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Conflict is heating up between Catalan separatists and the Spanish police state. But the "independence" movement only took center stage after a countrywide anti-capitalist struggle for liberation was undermined by democracy and nationalism.

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#SpainIsAFascistState
The Iberian peninsula has seen conflict between authoritarians and proponents of autonomy & solidarity since long before the Spanish Civil War.

In 2011, the 15M movement—a forerunner of Occupy—broke out in Spain, occupying plazas and clashing with police.
cwc.im/spain
That phase of struggle arguably peaked on March 29, 2012 with massive riots during a nationwide general strike.

All around the world, this was a high point of grassroots struggle against the inequalities of capitalism and the violence of the state.

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