Saturday, 25 July 2015

Workers, Remember Your History, The State Is Brutal.

      Today, July 25th marks the 106 anniversary of a week of brutal repression and bloodshed in Barcelona. July 25th. 1909 was the start of a week when the Spanish army took to the streets against its own people and with vicious brutality, put done a wave of anger and discontent in the city, similar attacks on the people took place in other cities across Catalonia. It became know as the "Tragic Week". We should always remember, the state, Spanish or any other, will have no hesitation of killing its own people when ever it feels that its power is threatened. It has happened time and time again in country after country.
      Tragic Week (in Catalan la Setmana Tràgica, in Spanish la Semana Trágica) (25 July – 2 August 1909) is the name used for a series of bloody confrontations between the Spanish army and the working classes of Barcelona and other cities of Catalonia (Spain), backed by anarchists, socialists and republicans, during the last week of July 1909. It was caused by the calling-up of reserve troops by Prime Minister Antonio Maura to be sent as reinforcements when Spain renewed military-colonial activity in Morocco on 9 July, in what is known as the Second Rif War.
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