Monday, November 29

📩 NEWSLETTER | Burned


There is (pre) agreement. The unions and the metal employers have reached a meeting point after 9 days of strike that have ignited Cádiz, which have caused a wave of transversal solidarity and which began to have political consequences beyond Andalusia.

Majority unions and businessmen have agreed to an extension of the agreement that had expired for three years, with a salary increase of 2% and revisions that guarantee that if the price of life rises above 2% (right now we are with a CPI of 5.5%), it will be covered at 80%, with the other 20% to be paid within two years.

If the street in Cádiz sees this as a victory, which technically seems to be, or yet the overwhelmed tension has no return … we will see that in the next few hours. Not all the unions that are in the mobilizations are in the negotiation, although last night’s demonstration dissolved as soon as they heard the news. The assemblies of workers have lengthened during the early morning.

Let’s see how it dawns.

155

The mantra of 155 is back. The PP asks the Government to activate the intervention of Catalonia through article 155 of the Constitution to force the Government to abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court to guarantee that at least 25% of the classes in the classrooms are taught in Spanish. Pablo Casado has offered parliamentary support if Pedro Sánchez decides to do so.

The Government looks to be in profile and let justice do. The Government does not want to comply with the order of the Supreme Court, although we will surely see imaginative formulas to find an intermediate solution that avoids greater evils without looking like a great cession.

Forces and bodies

Santiago Abascal and Pablo Casado were planted yesterday in the protests of the Jupol police union to support them with arguments as “the left wants to disarm the police and arm the criminals.”

Beyond those who want to take the photo with those of the ‘A for them’, it is surprising how many media and journalists are accepting completely ideological approaches as something aseptic (for example, they ask that the DNI cannot be in Catalan or Galician) or directly wrong: they criticize that the reform of the PSOE and United We can allow the dissemination of recordings of police charges and other operations, when it is something that is already totally legal in the current law. They criticize that they want to ban rubber balls, when the Government’s proposal is limited to ordering protocols and recommending that the “least harmful means” that are appropriate in each case be used (nothing to do with the text of the resolution in Catalonia which does prohibit them). And so with everything. Here you have a detailed analysis of errors, of which you are surely aware but what difference does it make.

Here male violence is judged

Courts of sexist violence in Spain receive more than 400 complaints a day. About 17 complaints per hour.

What is one of those courts like? What do the judges, the psychologists, the officials who deal with dozens of complaints every day have to tell us? Today on the podcast, we show you inside what they are like and we talk to those who work there.


Today is 25N, day against sexist violence. In this report The victims also speak about the psychological and bureaucratic difficulties to report: “No, I did not want to report, what I wanted was to leave and leave me alone.”

Do not pass

  • Eye elections. The approval of the Budget of Andalusia has failed. Neither the PSOE, nor Vox, nor Podemos have given oxygen to Juanma Moreno Bonilla, who will now be able to exercise his “freedom” granted by Pablo Casado and call early elections.
  • Shielding the private. The Government has approved a money injection plan to increase the network of nursery schools from 0 to 3 years old. And you know what? That there are communities that do not want it because that would be bad for the charter schools, which provide an unequal service.
  • Accident. One dead and three injured due to a CO2 leak in the fire-fighting system of the Ascó nuclear power plant, in Tarragona.
  • German traffic light. Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals form a government coalition in Germany. They have just reached an agreement, which gives Olaf Scholz the presidency and six ministries to his party. Important: the Ministry of Finance is left to the liberals and that may have European repercussions.
  • Resign It is a Swedish name. Sweden’s prime minister has resigned her post just seven hours after her appointment. She was the first woman to lead the country, but she decided to leave it after losing a budget vote and after the departure of the Greens from the government coalition. More details.

Things i didn’t know

  • Did not know that wine, as we know it now, is also the consequence of a crisis, the one caused by an insect. Phylloxera arrived in Europe as a ‘stowaway’ on a ship in 1845 and devastated the vineyards of Spain and France. It took a century to end it, and some things were learned along the way. All the details.
  • Did not know the story of the 1970 hijacking of Flight 351 in Japan. The hijackers (with bombs and katanas that could get on board, they were other times) were communist militants who wanted the plane, with gasoline only for a local flight, to take them to Cuba. In the end, after negotiations and cheating by the authorities, they ended up in North Korea, where they lost track of them for years. Details without waste in this Twitter thread.
  • Did not know the story of Eunice Newton Foote, the forgotten scientist who discovered how the atmosphere warms. If Newton Foote had been a man, she might not have been patronized when, in 1856, he discovered through rudimentary experiments that increasing CO2 warms the atmosphere. Of course, their findings were capitalized years later by male researchers. The complete history.

Come on, one more day. Tomorrow we read each other again.

A hug,

Juanlu.





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