Omnium organizes the colloquium ‘Amnesty. Let’s be free ‘at the Cultural Center

Marina Gallés, secretary of the Board of Directors of Òmnium Cultural, and Joan Manuel Tresserras, former Minister of Culture and Media of the Generalitat de Catalunya, took part this Thursday in the ‘Amnesty’ colloquium. Let’s be free ‘, organized by Omnium Cultural Montserrat Plan. The event took place at the Cultural Center, moderated by the journalist from Martorell and communication consultant, Míriam Riera.

The colloquium is part of Omnium Cultural’s ‘Let’s be free’ campaign in favor of the right to amnesty for political prisoners and those accused of the independence process and the right to self-determination to decide the future. of Catalonia.

The organization demands that all open cases be annulled as a result of the “judicialization” of the sovereignty process and that the conflict return to the realm of politics. It demands the renunciation of the paths of legal and procedural exceptionality that put an end to all kinds of political “repression”. He also called for amnesty “for all those prosecuted,” and the opening of a negotiation process.

Marina Gallés stated that “repression cannot affect us, we must use it as a lever. We are clear that no one will change our convictions and from Òmnium Cultural we will continue to make language, culture and country. And now it’s up to us to add civil and political rights, demand democracy and continue to claim the right to self-determination until we can live in freedom. “

Marina Gallés, secretària de la Junta Directiva d'Òmnium Cultural

“The difference between a pardon and an amnesty is that the pardon does not erase the crime. I don’t think our president, Jordi Cuixart, should be forgiven for exercising a right. We will continue to bet on amnesty, which leads us to the global solution, to the field of politics and to the exercise of the right to self-determination ”.

Marina Gallés, secretària de la Junta Directiva d'Òmnium Cultural

Former Minister Tresserras has said that “as long as the Spanish left does not dare to rethink, as long as there is the conception of a monolithic and uniform Spain, which is largely rooted in the Franco regime, it will be very difficult to change things , because every time the Spanish government is willing to negotiate it will receive bestial pressure ”.

Joan Manuel Tresserras, exconseller de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació

“For there to be amnesty, the state must assume that it has been wrong. And this will only be possible if a substantial part of the state assumes that in any future Spanish nation-state hypothesis there is no way that there is a whole community of millions of people who are part of Spain against the will. most people ”.

Joan Manuel Tresserras, exconseller de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació

“We must assert amnesty in the cultural argument. We must win the battle of ideas in Spain and have more alliances. We need the Basques, the Andalusian or Galician sovereignist left. We must build a discourse powerful enough to erode the hegemony of the right. ” “We have to see what the representatives of the other party can see with a heart to do without it being a political suicide for them,” he said.

Joan Manuel Tresserras, exconseller de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació

Through the campaign ‘Let’s be free‘, Omnium Cultural wants to push for a civil society agreement against repression, and in favor of amnesty and self-determination. Return to the streets to demand rights, freedom and to denounce the powers of the state. They will work to continue generating great consensus that will allow us to move towards a strategy that culminates the process of self-determination, which has the support of parties, institutions, organized citizenship, political prisoners and exile.

Among other actions, they also want to create the Guillem Agulló School for training in democracy, civil rights and disobedience. And strengthen Omnium’s presence in Europe, expanding its campaign abroad.


Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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