Amazing #documentary about how #Cuba survived the peak oil crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union, and transitioned from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one: that is, from large farms and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers, to small #organic #farms and urban gardens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2TzvnRo6_c
On the voting day after massiv police violence broke out, she spoke to the public, that it's now not longer about a split between #spain and #catalonia, but a split between spain and #Rojoy's goverment
and #EU like: violence is sometimes nessasary to protect the institution.
She's even not in favour of indipendence, and critical about Puigdemont gov.
her last statement:
"They broke my fingers on purpose, one by one" Police violence #catalonia https://twitter.com/ErnestoEkaizer/status/914472901306470403
Map of Catalonian polling stations open vs successfully closed by Spanish state police. Green = open. Red = closed. #catalonia https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/914468312112943104 https://social.coop/media/zYWcNGRiKXJy0Xbheo0
Firefighters protecting people from the thug cops in #Catalonia Hell yeah! https://twitter.com/15MBcn_int/status/914420925034057728
@StuC @Antanicus No, the paper's argument is stated pretty clearly, 'that macrolevel inequality and violence were associated with greater individual-level support of group hegemony.' In other words, it's more to do with systemic issues, rather than individual choices (i.e., you might be 'interested' in figuring out why 'other' people often seem so willing to be fucked over, but if this paper's findings are right, your question is irrelevant, or at the very least, not that interesting)
Hey @StuC @Antanicus . Here's a good research study on why some people are more likely to abdicate their power: "Individuals differ in the degree to which they endorse group-based hierarchies in which some social groups dominate others. Much research demonstrates that among individuals this preference robustly predicts ideologies and behaviors enhancing and sustaining social hierarchies (e.g., racism, sexism, and prejudice)." http://www.pnas.org/content/114/21/5407.full
@Antanicus This article seems to sum up the happenings on the ground pretty well: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/09/22/barc-s22.html
There are some coop structures already in place in Catalonia, one initiative I know about is the Catalan integral coop: http://commonstransition.org/catalan-integral-cooperative/
As for echoes, seeing footage of Madrid's heavy-handed militaristic response so far (with numerous tanks being brought in by train), it certainly feels like it. Only time will tell what shit's about to go down, though it doesn't feel good
@Antanicus Totally agree - if you look at the authorities pushing for independence in Catalonia they are the same power-happy, austerity-happy, xenophobia-happy folks wanting to place down invisible lines for their own benefit. Have you seen this article? https://roarmag.org/essays/catalan-sovereignty-emancipation-or-politics-as-usual/
The Spanish crackdown on inconvenient speech, politics, and assembly in #Catalonia is a violation of human rights.
here some impressions of the protests: https://mastodon.social/media/lHEiCh8F8dqUZOyHmlk
Spain sending paramilitary to barcelona by ship, Dockworkers boykott Show more
'#Dockworkers in #Catalonia’s two main ports, #Barcelona and #Tarragona, are refusing supply services to vessels carrying riot #police and paramilitary Civil Guard units sent by #Spain’s Ministry of Interior to crush the secessionist #referendum.'
'...agreed not to give any service to the two cruise ships, “in defence of civil rights”, and against what they defined as “repression ships.”