Info-night and benefit “Surround the Parliament”, Barcelona

Monday May 26th 2014, Info-night and benefit for people arrested after “Surround the parliament” action in Barcelona, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On 15th June 2011 thousands of people gathered at the gates of the Park de la Ciutadella in Barcelona to demonstrate their opposition to the deeply antisocial proposals being voted on that same day inside the Parliament of Catalonia. The mobilization was a decision taken during the open, transparent and horizontal debates in the massive public assemblies that were taking place at that time.

In the first week of October of that same year, the Catalan Police, the Mossos d’Esquadra made 20 random arrest. People were held for hours in cells in different police stations when the only motive for their arrest was to summons them to appear before the National High Court in Madrid, accused of a “crime against the institutions of the State”.

Almost two years after these arrests, in April and May of this year (2014) the trial will take place at the National High Court, in San Fernando de Henares, close to Madrid. The 20 defendants are facing between 3 and 8 years in jail.

Since the trial is taking place in Madrid, a crowd-funding initiative is born of the need to cover the costs of paying the lawyers and transportation. We have done all we can to ensure that the defence be as cheap as possible. The 20 defendants share six lawyers who are working for solidarity rates, because they support the cause. Visit the web site to have more information and donate (in English)

All the money collected from the Voku will go to cover the costs of the defendants and there will be a presentation about the case and the current situation of the defendants.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 19:00 PM, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe[at] and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Volkseten Vegazulu