Contact the grassroots Catalan movement for independence

If you are interested in talking to activists in the grassroots movement for independence, we may be your target. Sants-Montjuïc District is the widest one in Barcelona. It has a population of 177,636. Sants-Montjuïc for Independence is one of the +500 local assemblies of the Catalan National Assembly. It is a big one and a very active one.

  • Bel Galera, Joan Vilallonga and Enric Blanes attend to media and foreign politicians
  • You can contact us by mail, belgalera@katch.org (Saturday), joanwilly@gmail.com (Sunday from 4.00 pm) and eblanesp@gmail.com (Sunday), or by our twitter account in English, @IndySants
    • Try our Twitter list inBarcelona, journalists and observers who will be in Barcelona on November 9th
  • On Sunday, we will be in Sants: our office is in carrer Alcolea 75 (15 minutes from the center of the city by bus, underground or train)
  • Further information in our main page in English

Talking to a Scottish friend, last August

Meeting a Scottish friend, last August (photo by Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez, Creative Commons by-nc-sa)

 


We want to vote, and we will vote yes to independence

On September 11th, 1,800,000 demonstrators repeated two simple sentences: “in- inde- independència” and “volem votar” (“we want to vote”). It was a peaceful, great, joyful day –the photos in this article were taken in Sants district. We feel free. We do respect those who do not want an independent Catalonia. We know we have the right to vote. We deserve freedom, despite Spain’s denial to a referendum.

Trams 35-43

Trams 35-43 (foto de Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez CC by-sa-nc)

Esquivant el túnel d'Espanya

Esquivant el túnel d’Espanya (foto de Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez CC by-sa-nc)

Plaça Espanya: doncs We want independence

Plaça Espanya: doncs We want independence (foto de Ranarr Loðbrók)

Admirables barres al revolt de la plaça Espanya

Admirables barres al revolt de la plaça Espanya (foto de Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez CC by-sa-nc)

Tram 42, el pas estret

Tram 42, el pas estret (foto de Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez CC by-sa-nc)

La reivindiació festiva

La reivindiació festiva (foto de Pere Romero CC by-nc-sa)

El repòs de les segadores

El repòs de les segadores (foto de Pere Romero, CC by-sa-nc)

L'estelada gegant de Can Batlló: n'heu vist alguna foto aèria?

L’estelada gegant de Can Batlló: n’heu vist alguna foto aèria?

 


Vam fer campanya al Barça – Manchester City

Dimecres de la setmana passada, coincidint amb el partit de Champions FC Barcelona – Manchester City, vam fer campanya a la travessera de les Corts amb la Gran Via de Carles III, amb una parada informativa, repartint els fullets que van irritar la premsa de Madrid, aplegant adhesions a la campanya Signa un vot. Hi teníem també un codi QR gegant que conduïa a una pàgina del web, que va rebre obtenir 175 minuts de lectura independentista. Contenia la informació següent:

Català

Som Sants-Montjuïc per la Independència, assemblea territorial de l’Assemblea Nacional Catalana. Estem en campanya permanent: 151 parades informatives l’any 2013, desenes d’actes, butlletins i articles publicats, més de dos mil simpatitzants:

English

You may have seen some Catalan flags in Barcelona. So, you may wonder what’s up with Catalonia:

You can follow us on Twitter: our account is IndyBarcelona (@IndySants)

Carles Puyol: Real Madrid 2 - Barça 6
Carles Puyol: Real Madrid 2 – Barça 6

El text anglès, traduït

El text anglès diu el següent; els aclariments que hi afegim figuren entre claudàtors:

Deu haver vist algunes banderes catalanes per Barcelona. Deu preguntar-se, doncs, què passa a Catalunya:

Pot seguir-nos a Twitter: el nostre compte és IndyBarcelona (@IndySants) [donem la referència del nostre compte de Twitter en anglès]


We want to vote, we want independence

There was a lot of people in the 6 segments of the Catalan Way (3 km in Sants’ main street). A very nice, peaceful, memorable day: 1,6 million people according to official data. We remember Bill Clinton’s words in Barcelona (october 2001):

“the world will be Catalan or Taliban. In a Catalan world we would celebrate the differences, because they are a manifestation of the common Humanity. In a Taliban world, the differences are the only thing that matters.”.

We are hope. It is not about Catalonia, indeed. It is neither about Spain. It is about democracy in Europe. Peacefully, democraticly, we want to decide the future of this old nation. Some photos from Sants district (Barcelona), and two videos, at 17.14 h (0′ 38”), by Christine Memminger, and after 17.14 h (1’12”), by Albert Baranguer, and more, from now on, in our Picasa album:

Una gentada a Sants, més que una cadena

More than a human chain, a crowd (photo by Jaume Colom Gabarró)

La geganta de la Núria Feliu ha al·lucinat

I’d wish to be a giant (photo by Gerard Ferrer)

Més carretera de Sants (foto de Raul Duran)

Sants main street (photo by Raul Duran)

Via Catalana in Barcelona (11.09.2013, 17:14) from Frau Barcelona on Vimeo. Albert Baranguer: The Catalan Way for Independence in Sants

We want independence

We want independence (photo by Cris Altabella)

 PS: This evening, some nazis attacked in Madrid the Catalan Office :-(

There is a great work here, made by a good reporter: it is a sad video (2′ 01”) by Barcelona’s newspaper La Vanguardia. The Pro-Nazis –you can see a Falangist flag– shout “No nos engañan: Cataluña es España”: “They do not fool us. Catalonia is Spain”. We consider the Spanish Home Office Minister, Jorge Fernandez, is inefficient and not a democrat. He tolerates harassing against people who speak Catalan by Spanish policemen. He spies. He leaked lies before Catalan elections against President Mas. We think he must resign. We believe the European Comission agrees.

We peacefully fight against Madrid’s government. We fight for independence. This video does not represent in any way the people of Madrid.

 


We are the pro-independence activists in Sants district (Barcelona)

The Catalan National Assembly is the grassroots, democratic, peaceful, self-funded, non-partisan movement that organized the 1.5 milion strong demonstration of September 11th 2012. It comprises more than 400 territorial assemblies and about 50 sectorial assemblies which articulate 30,000 people working selflessly for collective freedom throughout the country. We are Sants-Montjuïc per la Independència (Sants-Montjuïc for Independence; 2,600 activists in the neighborhood), a territorial assembly of the Catalan National Assembly in Barcelona (although the city is divided in 10 districts, there are 16 assemblies in the CNA). Since June 2011, we have been campaigning tirelessly in favor of independence.

An ordinary stand

Campaign in our district together with other associations, on September 7th (Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez : Creative Commons by-sa)

Last year, we organized 151 stalls in the streets, lectures every month. Sants-Montjuïc per la Independència has been working for months on a new demonstration on September 11th, Catalonia’s National Day since 1714. The V for Voting demonstration in Barcelona will be 12 km long you can compare it with some maps (14 cities you may know). 530,000 people previously enroled in it.

Also worth reading and surfing:

 

CATALAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

The Catalan National Assembly program contains three points:

    1. The sovereignty of Catalonia resides in the people of Catalonia. The people of Catalonia are the one who must be consulted in order to decide which kind of political relationship they want to establish with other people and other states of the world.
    2. We are working to achieve that Catalonia becomes a new state in Europe.
    3. We are working together with all other political groups in the process of constitution of the new independent state to obtain the broader consensus and to become the State of all the Catalan people.

The Catalan National Assembly’s leader, Carme Forcadell, stated on August 23rd, on the 24th anniversary of the Baltic Way, that the day after the Catalan Way, the exact date and question for the self-determination vote should be announced. We are pushing to hold Catalonia’s self-determination vote before the end of September 2014, a week before the referendum in Scotland. However, the Spanish Government totally opposes Catalonia’s independence, its self-determination, and the organisation of a vote.

Catalan National Assembly's president, Carme Forcadell

Catalan National Assembly’s president, Carme Forcadell

Who is Carme Forcadell? “Despite her relatively low profile, this former city councillor was central both to organising the local plebiscites and, as president of the new assembly, in planning the September rally.  ‘Mas agreed with us that Catalans should decide whether we want our own state,’ Ms Forcadell told the FT in her home town of Sabadell, near Barcelona. PM Artur Mas later made the promise of an official referendum, she says, because the rally turnout, which she estimated at over a million and a half, was so formidable. ‘Our job now is to check that the next Catalan government delivers’.” (Julius Purcell, “The town that started Catalan deluge”. Financial Times, October 26 th 2012).

Catalan National Assembly in Sants, last December

The Catalan National Assembly supported the agreement between Catalan parties on independence on December 19 th. This photo was taken in Sants on December 15th. It was made by Josep-Lluís Gonzàlez (Creative Commons by-sa)

 

FREQUENT PRO-INDEPENDENCE HASHTAGS, TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH

  • #11s2014 = Sept 11th 2014
  • #araeslhora = it’s time

 

ABOUT US

Centre Social de Sants

The Centre Social de Sants was an essential place in the antiFrancoism fight for freedom. It has the biggest permanent secessionist flag of Barcelona. Photo by Josep-Lluís González (CC by-sa)