Toni Strubell i Trueta

febrer 05
Spain: the last refuge of fascism
Divendres, 5.2.2010. 21:53 h| 2 comentaris

Dear friends. I think every cause deserves a day like today. A day in which the transparency of the air enables you to see the very last wrinkle of your opponents' sullied face. And this is what today's newpapers have informed us about. Firstly, that judge Baltasar Garzón is to be tried and possibly suspended from the Audiencia Nacional Court (a Special court which admittedly, should not exist) for having dared to open up the possibility of investigating the truth about the mass graves and other crimes perpetrated by the Franco regime. But that is not all. The newspapers also inform us that the huge monument honouring the Cruiser Baleares in Palma bay -the pride of Franco's fleet sunk by the Republicans after having shelled thousands of fleeing refugees on the coastal roads of Andalusia- is not to be demolished. It is to be conserved! What an example for today's youth, to be sure! Can you image the same occurring with a monument dedicated to a Fascist-manned warship in any other part of the democratic world? But there is yet more. Today the Basque Parliament (where PP, PSOE and Rosa Diez's clique have the majority allowed them by the suppression of the Basque left) have voted against instating a Truth Commission (such as the ones established by Nelson Mandela in South Africa in the early nineties) to discover the truth about the crimes of Franco.

Today has therefore been a good day for the Catalan cause, and the cause of democracy, which are indeed part and parcel. We may go to democrats the world over and point to Spain's huge democratic deficit without fear that anyone with eyes in their head might fail to perceive it. Europe largely ridded itself of Fascism in 1945. The one place it lives on is in putrid old Spain where 56 streets in Madrid still bear the names of Franco generals. As Euronews said today, who can be surprised that Catalans want to be free of this? 

Dear friends. Excuse me for writing all this in English, but I feel the sooner the whole world knows, the sooner we can put an end to so much iniquity and disgrace.

2 - Rèplica de Libertad Digital
9 de febrer de 2010, 11.44 h

"España es el último reducto de fascismo de Europa"

Este es el dictamen de la Comisión de la Dignidad,apoyada por la Generalidad, y el Col•lectiu Emma cuyo fin es corregir a la prensa internacional "aclarando conceptos sobre la realidad catalana". En una misiva achaca la inminente suspensión de Garzón a que somos "El último reducto fascista"



La sentencia corresponde a Toni Strubell, coordinador de la Comisión de la Dignidad, entidad que como puede verse ... Llegir més

1 - Col.lectiu Emma
8 de febrer de 2010, 13.13 h

Per si pot ser del seu interès, hem fet arribar la carta que Toni Strubell, bon amic del Col·lectiu Emma i Coordinador de la Comissió de la Dignitat, als mitjans internacionals, on denuncia que l'estat espanyol es nega a erradicar les restes franquistes presents encara a molts pobles i ciutats, posa obstacles a investigar crims durant el franquisme o es nega a crear qualsevol mena de Comissió de la Veritat. Quan abans sàpiga el món aquests lamentables fets, abans es podran solucionar.

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