All against Franco's repression! For the Catalan republic of the workers and the youth!
Giving a lesson in dignity, millions of us have taken to the streets against the Francoist ruling of the Supreme Court. In this exemplary response, the youth has played an impressive role: we emptied the classrooms of institutes and faculties, and in the 72-hour student strike called by the Sindicat d´Estudiants we flooded the streets of all Catalonia in massive protests. Youth have also been at the forefront during the occupation of Prat, in the massive marches for freedom, in the sit-ins and mobilisations every afternoon, and in the huge demonstrations — more than one million in Barcelona and another million in dozens of Catalan cities — that crowned the great general strike of October 18.
A Nauseating Campaign of Violence, Criminalization, and Lies
The PSOE government, together with the PP, Cs, and Vox, and counting on all the media as allies, have launched a campaign of criminalization and lies to try to present the mass and peaceful mobilizations as "terrorism". They also seek to introduce the maximum confusion among the population of the rest of the State, in order to prevent our struggle from spreading.
But the truth, and we know it very well, is precisely the opposite. The more than 500 wounded people who were not burning containers know this, but they have been victims of truncheons, rubber balls, smoke cans, and run over attempts, as we have seen in dozens of videos that circulate on social media. The tens of thousands of young people and workers who have mobilized in our support in Madrid, Valencia, Donosti, Palma and dozens of cities in all territories also know this.
Student general strike on October 30th and 31st!
The brutal repression unleashed by the national police and the Mossos has not been able to silence us, just as they could not bend us on October 1, 2017. Millions of us voted for a Catalan republic to disassociate ourselves from the monarchic regime and its neo-Francoist state, and to put an end to all the scourges to which the capitalist system condemns us: unemployment, cuts, precariousness, evictions, privatisations... We want a Catalan republic of the workers and the youth, not for the Catalan oligarchy, enveloped in the Estelada, to continue making policies that benefit the elites.
It is necessary to have a plan of struggle that pushes forward and is well organised, that coordinates and unifies all our forces, which are enormous. This is why the Sindicat d´Estudiants calls on all the students and the youth as a whole to join the 48-hour general strike on October 30 and 31, and to go out and massively join the protests on Thursday 31 at 12pm.
We also call for the holding of assemblies in all the institutes and faculties to vote the strike and form committees of struggle that can make the mobilization massive. It is time to take a decisive step forward, and also to contribute to the organisation as quickly as possible of a new 48-hour general strike of workers that will paralyse the whole of Catalonia.
Not one step back!
Freedom to political prisoners!
Forward to the general strike!
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