Smart leaks

Indymedia was a big, almost world wide project, born in Seattle, VA, USA, in 1999. It was the first ‘place’, the very first internet outlet where any one with a computer and an internet connection could post their own news, their own text and media content. Continue reading

The Motorway

motorwayOlder people in Briviesca know full well that there was a before and an after the construction of the AP1, which in my home was never called that way, it was always The Motorway. In a town where ‘everyone knows each other’, where when one spoke of someone the name was of little use – if anything, the nickname, inherited from generations, or ” is the son of…” – new people were known, for information purposes, “Mengano, you know, who came to work on The Motorway”. Continue reading

The AP1

To make the “Motorway with Toll” AP1 (paid motorway between Madrid and France) completely free of tolls, and therefore the N1 (alternative, free road) less mortal, a group from Miranda demonstrated cutting the road, with the support of neighbours and the Platform of Briviesca.
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Arriving at Podemos

I do not know what they called us first. When I arrived in London there were many different groups of what some formal people came to call the ‘extraparliamentary left’. Each with their name, the group commanded and the media watched, and part of society watched too, through them. We called them “mainstream media” (we now call them corporate media when we mind our manners).
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Public Health cuts in Spain

After the announcement of even more imminent cuts in public health services, which would leave several villages without health services, without warning and without providing alternatives to the Burgos region of La Bureba, some three hundred people demonstrated today in front of the Health Centre of Briviesca, to demand that health not be messed with.

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8th of March

8M. feminist strike. bannerThis year an entire international women’s strike was called for March 8. Feminist activists and organizations from more than 30 countries called to taking the streets on this International Working Women’s Day, in order to fight against sexist violence, feminicide and capitalist and patriarchal exploitation of women around the world. Continue reading