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  •  En Pie (3+ / 0-)

    Well it looks like there is a new movement in Spain. Thanks for the article about it, joe.  I assume this movement includes the Indignados but am not sure.

    I found a video, uploaded today.  My Spanish isn't very good anymore. I can make out some of the words and they sound pretty tame but I'll just include the description and a link, just in case. The video is set to music and is well done. I'm not sure if this is the music of their revolution or a popular song, etc.

    I do note that they say that they are a peaceful protest, but are tired of being beat up on and will exercise self defense. I wonder if this is a turning point of some kind.  Given our own history with protests and provocateurs I guess that is a possibility too.  With a 27% unemployment, and no end in sight, and austerity policies, there will be uprisings.  It is inevitable.

    # 25A Lay siege to Congress
    Published on April 26, 2013
    CALL # 25-A: besieges CONGRESS '25/04/2013
    The 'siege' Congress ends in riots and arrested 15 "The revolution of the lions." This platform defines the 'In Pie!' the "siege to Congress" that convened after five pm on 04.25.2013. Mobilization organizers claim that "the original character of course is peaceful", but warned "they are not willing to tolerate attacks on the legitimate exercise of fundamental rights." Thus, from the Platform "are encouraged to exercise self-defense when necessary, and to respect the different forms of struggle used for this purpose (provided they do not infringe people's lives, and that actions are justified as defensive action or politics and not free) "defend. The 15-M and the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) have distanced themselves from the call and reject it.
    , Cadena Ser http://www.cadenaser.com/... ... -La Vanguardia http: / / www.lavanguardia.com/politica/ ... -Critical Journal http://www.diariocritico.com/... ... -The World http://www.elmundo.es/... ... The organizers of the siege to Congress considered met its objectives 25S Coordinator said that the protest was "a first mobilization" and denounced "the brutal campaign media criminalization "suffered the call" La Vanguardia " http://www.lavanguardia.com/... ...


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:09:39 PM PDT

    •  evening joanne... (3+ / 0-)

      there is a lot of ferment all over europe, especially the southern tier lately.  it seems to me that if an event like cyprus were to occur in one of the larger countries in the south, it might spark a significant response.  italy, greece, portugal and spain all seem ripe for a social explosion.  it seems like the wealthy people behind the organizations that are imposing austerity are ready to push things further than they have previously dared.  i hope they get a suitable, poetic reward for their greed and corruption.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:23:41 PM PDT

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