[Marxism] Spain: Workers occupy TV station in battle to keep public broadcaster on air

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 19:34:38 MST 2013

Dick Nichols

If you were asked to pick a TV network in Spain least likely to be occupied
and managed by its workers, you would probably choose Radio and Television
Valencia’s (RTVV) Channel Nine.

Worker control over this mouthpiece for the corrupt People’s Party (PP)
government of Valencia would seem about as likely as worker control of
Australia's Nine Network. Yet, at the time of writing, in response to a bid
to close down the station, RTVV Channel Nine is being run by its employees.

The station is broadcasting uncensored news and free-ranging political
debates. Its average ratings have tripled, and a debate over its own future
was the best-rating program of the night in Valencia on November 6.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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