Freedom for Fraguas! Because repopulate is not a crime.

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Finished 18 / 05 / 2023
Funded!
Received
$ 78,373
Minimum
$ 21,868
Optimum
$ 76,538
1225 Backers
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  • Contributing $ 5

    Thank you!!!

    Mention of the donor on our campaign wall as a thank you.

    > 71 Backers
  • Contributing $ 11

    Mention + raffle of 24 beers

    Mention of the donor on the wall of our campaign as a thank you and at the end of the campaign, we will raffle a pack of 24 organic craft beers.

    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs will be paid by the donor.

    > 313 Backers
  • Contributing $ 22

    Print with illustration of Fraguas

    Beautiful signed drawing of the great Pipetron, magnificent artist of the neo-rural movement.
    There is a maximum of 100 sheets, will be delivered to the first 100 people.

    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs will be paid by the donor.

    > 100 Backers
  • Contributing $ 55

    Mención y 3 boletos para en sorteo de pack de 24 cervezas

    Mención del donante en el muro de nuestra campaña en forma de agradecimiento y al final de la campaña, 3 boletos para el sorteo del pack de 24 cervezas artesanas ecológicas.

    Solamente envíos dentro del Estado español y Portugal. Para el resto de Europa, gastos de envío corren a cuenta del donante.Mención del donante en el muro de nuestra campaña en forma de agradecimiento y al final

    > 98 Backers
  • Contributing $ 55

    CD with greatest hits by Fraguas' friends artists

    There will be 100 units distributed among the first donors.
    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs will be paid by the donor.

    > 100 Backers
  • Contributing $ 109

    CD grandes éxitos+ lámina con ilustración Fraguas

    CD con grandes éxitos de artistas amigxs de Fraguas+Precioso dibujo firmado del gran Pipetron, magnifico artista del movimiento neorrural.
    Solamente envíos dentro del Estado español y Portugal. Para el resto de Europa, gastos de envío corren a cuenta del donante.CD con grandes éxitos de artistas amigxs de Fraguas+Precioso dibujo firmado del gran Pipetron, magnifico artista del movimiento neorrural.
    Solamente envíos dentro del Estado español y Portugal. Para el resto de Europa, gastos de envío corren a cuenta del donante.

    > 91 Backers
  • Contributing $ 820

    12 organic craft beers + handcrafted oregano tincture

    Pack of 12 craft beers brewed with organically produced malts and hops.
    Artisan tincture of cultivated oregano, with antiviral properties.

    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs are to be paid by the donor.

    > 03 Backers
  • Contributing $ 1,093

    concert of the rapper Calla La Orden

    Great concert of the rapper Calla La Orden, you can listen to it:
    https://callalaorden.bandcamp.com/album/ideas-del-kaos
    https://callalaorden.bandcamp.com/album/ideas-del-kaos-vol-ii

    Date to be agreed with the musicians and accommodation, transport and per diem expenses to be paid by the donor.

    > 01 Backers
  • Contributing $ 1,367

    Concert of the Payos Klezmer Orkestar

    Great concert of this klezmer and balcan guitar duo that you can listen to:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/3GsScZr90ujB6PaUXuEyZ7?si=bn0V8UVYSYCMuUP4SJQdIA
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsFT4omFt-HvbU_PBwtwsQ?app=desktop

    Conditions:

    Date to be agreed with the musicians and accommodation, transport and per diem expenses to be paid by the donor.

    > 00 Backers
  • Contributing $ 1,640

    Concert of ¨ni Jota ni Jazz¨

    Concert of ¨ni Jota ni Jazz¨, fusion of popular musical styles. The repertoire experiments with traditional Hispanic songs along with universal classics of Afro-American music (blues, swing, bossa nova,...), European (Jazz Manouche, Celtic music) or own compositions.
    The base of the group are three people, but we always like to expand the team on stage with intentional or spontaneous collaborations and thus create connections with colleagues in the guild or with musical projects elsewhere.
    You can listen to it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    Date to be agreed with the musicians and accommodation, transport and per diem expenses to be paid by the donor.

    > 01 Backers
  • Contributing $ 2,187

    24 craft beers + medicinal hypericum oil.

    Pack of 24 craft beers brewed with malts and lion hops from organic production.
    Artisan wild hypericum oil for skin care.

    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs are to be paid by the donor.

    > 00 Backers
  • Contributing $ 3,280

    36 craft beers + echinacea tincture.

    Pack of 36 craft beers brewed with malts and hops from organic production.
    Handmade tincture of Echinacea purpurea that strengthens the immune system.

    Only shipments within Spain and Portugal. For the rest of Europe, shipping costs are to be paid by the donor.

    > 00 Backers

About this project

Support the condemned people of Fraguas case and help the avoid going to jail.

Needs Task Minimum Optimum
First stage of collection
Minimum we need to reach to be able to continue with the collection.
$ 21,868
Second stage of collection
It would also be essential to reach this amount to avoid the prison of Lxs 6 de Fraguas, but we put it as an additional amount in case we do not achieve it, at least to have a part of it and be a little bit closer.
$ 54,670
Total $ 21,868 $ 76,538
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

In 2013 the Fraguas Revive project was born in a village abandoned since 1968, expropriated (by force and illegaly) by Franco´s dictatorship and destroyed with military practices.
The project aimed to rebuild the village of Fraguas around values such as self-sufficiency, ecology, historical heritage recovery and community life.

Despite being a project with a positive impact on local demographics and economy, (as it is located in one of the most depopulated areas in Europe ), despite having the support and help of the former inhabitants and despite being strongly supported by civil society, the regional goverment, owner of the land, does not look allow it.
In 2017, 6 of us were condemned as construction speculators even though the requirements for this were not met, we had not built new constructions, there was no urbanistic development and everything can be authorized.
Furthermore, we were not allowed to appeal the sentence to the Supreme Court, which infringed our right of defense. Neither has the scientific community been listened to, which has warned on several occasions, both the administration and the judge, of the illegality of the sentence, which aims to demolish Fraguas, assuming an irrecoverable loss of heritage.

The sentence imposes to pay for the demolition of the village, valued at 110,000 euros or that 6 people go to jail for 2 years and 3 months.
This sentence is unfair and exorbitant but it is already firm.

Today, after 10 years of legal battle and after having ended all possible ways, the Fraguas project is focused on avoiding the imprisonment of 6 people and that is why we are forced to make this crowdfunding.

It is unbleivevable that we go to jail for repopulating an abandoned village while real ecological attacks such as the Algarrobico or Isla Valdecañas are still standing.

To avoid the imprisonment of Lxs 6 de Fraguas and to face this heavy penalty, we call for solidarity by launching this crowdfunding.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

It is incredible that a project like Fraguas Revive, awarded by Ecologistas en Acción and with a positive impact in all its readings, is persecuted and condemned for repopulating and adding value to the historical heritage.
To fight against this injustice and to safeguard the freedom of the 6 people condemned, Fraguas Libertad was born to raise the money to avoid imprisonment.

Currently, through other funding campaigns and thanks to solidarity, we have managed to raise about 40,000 euros, so we need 70,000 euros to cover the amount of 110,000 euros, which is the total penalty. In relation to the minimum, we have established 20,000 euros, sincerely, to put a figure that we hope to get in the first round and move on to the next one so if in the second round we do not reach the total at least to have achieved a part.

The economic penalty is a joint and several penalty so it is paid among all the convicted persons. When the court asks us for the money if we do not have it all, we will ask them to split the payment making us pay approximately 5 thousand euros per month for two years, so even if we do not reach the total we will have time to pay some installments while we get the missing money.

We want to emphasize that if we do not pay everything and we finally go to jail they will never remove the economic penalty, so we would have to pay it then, and having already paid something there would be less left.

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Why this is important

The harsh repression that the Fraguas project has suffered has led us to launch this campaign, however the motivations of the project are coexistence and care for the environment, energy and food self-sufficiency and the recovery of tangible and intangible heritage.

Who does not have relatives or friends who had to move from small villages to big cities? However, in the case of Fraguas, a group of young people tried to make the opposite way, to return to the countryside, in Castilla la Mancha, whose government spends millions of euros annually to fight against depopulation without achieving but does not allow projects like Fraguas.
It is aimed for people with social, cultural, agricultural, repopulation, subsistence concerns and sor the majority of society that supports us and knows the outrage that has taken place in Fraguas.

REMINDER: when making a contribution you can deduct up to 80% of the amount of the same, for example, if you donate 100 euros when making the tax return you would get back 80 euros or if you donate 180 euros you would only pay 50 euros because they would be returned to you.
Here we leave you the tax calculator so that you can do your calculations.
https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Team and experience

Fraguas Revive is 10 years old, since 2013 it has been creating networks and being a "nursery" of projects and people with aspirations to rural repopulation.
The support group Fraguas Libertad is currently promoting the campaign for its legal defense.

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Social commitment

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Affordable and Clean Energy

    Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

  • Reduced Inequalities

    To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

    There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

  • Responsible Production and Consumption

    Responsible Production and Consumption

  • Climate Action

    Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

  • Life On Land

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss