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(en) fcs-villaverde cnt.es - Let's spread solidarity: it's time to bury fascism (ca, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:33:10 +0200

Apparently, after the elections last Sunday, Spain has risen fascist. 52 openly xenophobic, macho and homophobic (and ultra-liberal) deputies seem to confirm it and match us to the rest of Europe. ---- The supposed and highly praised Spanish exception is over and we enter fully into the reactionary wave that floods parliaments in Europe from Hungary to Italy, we already have our Le Pen, Salvini or Akesson in the figure of Santiago Abascal, a deserter of the very Catholic , conservative and vertebrate of the State, Popular Party, founded by a collection of ministers of the fascist dictatorship and parents of the Constitution of 78. Next to Abascal, an amalgam of marquises, real estate developers, opportunists and descendants of the Spanish elites.
Capitalism, given the impossibility of controlling the next everlasting economic crisis of the system, has chosen to dispense with its Democratic mask and return to its thugs to discipline the workers. In Latin America we are seeing it with police brutality in Chile and Ecuador or the control exercised by the oligarchies in Brazil and Bolivia. While in Europe the fascist discourse has been normalized and accepted as it had not been seen for years.

But let's not fool ourselves, fascism has not suddenly appeared as an art of magic. It is a consequence of years of decades of neoliberal politics and complicity of third-party social democracy. Fascism has been created in the construction of the fortress Europe that has turned the Mediterranean into a common grave, in the Civil Guard firing exhausted immigrants into the sea, in the banalization and justification of the murders and aggressions at the hands of Nazi bands .

These days we remember Carlos Palomino, killed by a Nazi while attending an anti-fascist demonstration and which was presented as a fight between gangs. We also remember Roger Albert or Guillem Agulló or Lucrecia Pérez, of whom we also remember in anger these days his murder at the hands of a group of Nazis led by a Civil Guard in which he was recognized as the first racist murder.

It is noteworthy that the rise of explicit parliamentary fascism coincided with the ruling of the Constitutional Court that supports the appropriate dismissal in case of justified leave. Judgment that joins the refusal to repeal the labor reform and the possible implementation of the Austrian backpack. It is as if the times themselves warned us of the authoritarian capitalist offensive that comes to put order in the systemic and institutional crisis of Spanish democracy.

The exhumation of the fascist dictator with almost honors as Head of State carried out by a social democratic government more than forty years after the formal end of Franco, and broadcast live on television, rather than restoring injuries and repairing injustices, is a metaphor for the continuity of the regime in its most spectacular aspect, where the police escorted a recognized fascist like Tejero and no one remembered the thousands of antifascists who are buried in the monument to glory of a dictatorship that does not finish leaving.

We live in a state in which more and more authoritarian and where capital is increasingly difficult to exercise basic rights such as housing, where speculation, vulture funds and evictions hit the working class, freedom of expression, association, health or decent working conditions. Where women must also face a new patriarchal reaction that seeks to eliminate their right to decide on the body, either on the conservative side by reducing the right to abortion to a minimum, or on the neoliberal side that seeks to commercialize their wombs being reduced to mere reproductive bodies.

The only way out of those who send has been an authoritarian closure from above on all fronts: judicial, legislative and social. A closure that has come to criminalize the mere fact of rescuing people drifting at sea or writing jokes on twitter.

Now we must add the strong presence of a fascist party that has had the support and understanding of the media, institutions and businessmen, who have bleached and normalized their discourse and their presence in public life, a party that has great presence among state repressive forces.

An institutional rise that will undoubtedly embolden all the most reactionary elements as we have already seen in the increase in aggressions against migrants, women and the LGTBI collective. Physical and verbal aggressions, threats and intimidations that have their objective set on the most disadvantaged and disadvantaged in our society such as the racialized working people, as well as the feminist movement and all other social movements.

For these reasons we join the call of the Antifascist Coordinator of Madrid , because we must stop them, show that they will face us with our people, with the racialized, the workers, the precarious.

We expect nothing from the institutions.

Fascism is not an opinion, it is a crime.

Madrid will be the tomb of fascism. Not pass!

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