[Marxism] 'If we've come so far, this can't go wrong' -- Interview with CUP deputy in Catalan parliament

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 05:33:33 MDT 2015

*Antonio Baños*, journalist and author of *The Catalan Rebellion*, was the
lead candidate for the anti-capitalist left nationalist People's Unity
Candidacies—Constituent Call (CUP) in the September 27 Catalan elections.
The CUP scored a major success at the poll, increasing it presence from
three seats to ten in the 135-seat Catalan parliament (for further
analysis, see here) <http://links.org.au/node/4583>.

Presently involved in negotiations with the the winning pro-independence
ticket Together For Yes, Baños outlines the CUP's view of the present stage
of the Catalan independence process.  Below is the text of an October 2
interview on the Catalan web site Vilaweb.1
<http://links.org.au/node/4589#endnote-1> It has been translated for Links
International Journal of Socialist Renewal by Dick Nichols.


“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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