Solidarity With The Arrested Comrades For Fighting In Spain.
Against The Reform Of The New Law Of "Public Safety"
Members of Bristol Solidarity Federation answered a call-out for solidarity and showed their opposition to the recent arrest of Spanish Anti-fascists and and the introduction of punitive anti-protest laws.
Below is the text of the leaflet produced by Spaniards living in Bristol.
In the last two days, in Seville and Madrid, more than 30 people have been arrested in their homes or nearby for their activism against a fascism that is growing in Europe by exploiting the economic crisis.
These arrests are part of a period in which the government intends to adopt a new law on public safety that limits the right to strike (making it virtually impossible) and also limiting other forms of protest. Limiting and disabling in general all ways of struggle that does not come within the channels of power, ie: the ways that work.
The arrests in the recent days are just meant to be a warning and an exemplary punishment, intended to intimidate any person who intends to move to fight the injustices of a system that has nothing in mind to people beyond economic profits at all costs.
None of this is new, in times of crisis, when people has a hard time, when they have no jobs or the one they have is precarious, when banks are evicting people from their homes, when they don't let us live, we can only fight back. And there's the political and economic power (but is it not the same?) to limit, restrict, prevent that struggle, fining, harassing, intimidating, torturing, imprisoning...
Today we want to show our solidarity with fellow repressed and express that solidarity should be a mainstay in the social movements, under the circumstances. We cannot continue to have isolated bursts of protest on here today and gone tomorrow after the first has gone.
MORE THAN EVER SOLIDARITY WITH ARRESTED COMRADES.
STOP SUPPRESSION OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS.
PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, RISE UP!