[cs_edworkers] We are protesting against police repression in Catalonia, Friday, 4 p.m., opposite Grand Central Station

  • From: Marjorie Stamberg <marjoriestamberg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cs_edworkers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cs_edworkers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 21:52:16 -0400

The Internationalist Group and Trabajadores Internacionales Clasistas are
calling a protest to protest the brutal police attack on the October 1
referendum on independence in Catalunya. Almost 900 people were injured as
thousands of riot police brought in from elsewhere in Spain dragged
retirees out of voters lines to beat them bloody. It was a throwback to the
days of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and a  clear attempt to
intimidate and humiliate the population of this restive region who dared to
defy the neo-Francoist Spanish government. Two days later there was a work
stoppage throughout Catalonia as hundreds of thousands marched to denounce
the vicious repression.

We are calling for "International Workers Solidarity Against Police
Repression in Catalonia." In New York, the protest will be held tomorrow,
Friday, October 6 from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. outside the Spanish government
tourist office at 60 East 42nd Street
<https://maps.google.com/?q=60+East+42nd+Street&entry=gmail&source=g>,
opposite Grand Central Station in Manhattan. This is a last-minute effort
as the government appears to be preparing to cancel Catalonia's regional
autonomy and impose direct rule from Madrid through a military/police
occupation (army units are already being brought in). It would be important
if you could make it and bring friends.

There are important articles on the Internationalist Group/League for the
Fourth International web site (www.internationalist.org) providing detailed
coverage of the rapidly developing events. See:

Mass Resistance to Police Repression in Catalonia
(http://www.internationalist.org/cataloniadefiespolicerepression1710.html)

Defend the Right to Self-Determination and Independence for Catalonia
(http://www.internationalist.org/cataloniaselfdetermination1709.html)

The Left in Catalonia and Independence
(http://www.internationalist.org/cataloniaselfdetermination1709
.html#catalonialeft)

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