My grandmother used to tell us that when she arrived in the neighbourhood with her mother and her two brothers, there were only two buildings on Lersundi Street: the nuns’ school and the six-storey house where four generations of our family lived, including their own. And everything else was fields.
Ayer, 8 de marzo, salimos muchas y muchos a la calle, a estos últimos hay que agradecer el esfuerzo por ceder el protagonismo a las primeras.
En Briviesca el día empezó en la Casa Amarilla, con permiso y colaboración del Ayuntamiento. A las once empezamos con una sesión de yoga que incluyó compartir corazones. Hacia la una aprendimos un montón de derechos y consecuencias legales en diversas situaciones en las que chicas y mujeres nos vemos muy comúnmente envueltas, como convivencia de hecho, matrimonio, maternidad, abusos y agresiones. Continue reading →
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 →
Older 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 →
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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And we raided the heavens, or what is equivalent to saying that some members of Podemos were elected in various elections, to the point of having representatives in Parliament, and mayors ‘of the change’ in important cities and in mine. Continue reading →