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Spain revolution

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:06 PM
Thousands citizens of Spain in several cities in Spain protesting 3 days against high unemployment,economic crisis,banking system ,politicans.. .Protesters are from all ages but mostly young people .The protests were promoted by an organization called "Democracia Real Ya" .European mediums like BBC and Spiegel compare Madrid square with Tahrir square in Egypt .

Tahrir Square in Madrid Spain's Lost Generation Finds Its Voice

Spanish youth rally in Madrid echoes Egypt protests

Translated video from Valladolid

more videos

Pics here

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:15 PM
The word beautiful in todays society is very over used and just for once i would like to claim it back for one moment for what it truly ment in days gone past.

That first video was 'beautiful'.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:25 PM
things must change !!!
the status quo by TPTB
will not endure much longer
in ANY nation.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 06:59 PM
Some truthers among the protesters

Bush, the CIA, and Mossad, the real perpetrators of 9/11

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:12 PM
As far as I am concerned the protests were about corruption within the government, corrupted politicians.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:15 PM
One day, it will be our turn in America.
Go Spain!!

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by Krzyzmo

Summer time?

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:30 PM
Here is Manifesto (English)

We are ordinary people. We are like you: people, who get up every morning to study, work or find a job, people who have family and friends.
People, who work hard every day to provide a better future for those around us. Some of us consider ourselves progressive, others conservative.
Some of us are believers, some not. Some of us have clearly defined ideologies, others are apolitical, but we are all concerned and angry about the political, economic, and social outlook which we see around us: corruption among politicians, businessmen, bankers, leaving us helpless, without a voice. This situation has become normal, a daily suffering, without hope. But if we join forces, we can change it. It’s time to change things, time to build a better society together.
Therefore, we strongly argue that: The priorities of any advanced society must be equality, progress, solidarity, freedom of culture, sustainability and development, welfare and people’s happiness.
These are inalienable truths that we should abide by in our society: the right to housing, employment, culture, health, education, political participation, free personal development, and consumer rights for a healthy and happy life.
The current status of our government and economic system does not take care of these rights, and in many ways is an obstacle to human progress. Democracy belongs to the people (demos = people, krátos = government) which means that government is made of every one of us. However, in Spain most of the political class does not even listen to us.
Politicians should be bringing our voice to the institutions, facilitating the political participation of citizens through direct channels that provide the greatest benefit to the wider society, not to get rich and prosper at our expense, attending only to the dictatorship of major economic powers and holding them in power through a bipartidism headed by the immovable acronym PP & PSOE.
Lust for power and its accumulation in only a few; create inequality, tension and injustice, which leads to violence, which we reject. The obsolete and unnatural economic model fuels the social machinery in a growing spiral that consumes itself by enriching a few and sends into poverty the rest. Until the collapse. The will and purpose of the current system is the accumulation of money, not regarding efficiency and the welfare of society. Wasting resources, destroying the planet, creating unemployment and unhappy consumers. Citizens are the gears of a machine designed to enrich a minority which does not regard our needs.
We are anonymous, but without us none of this would exist, because we move the world. If as a society we learn to not trust our future to an abstract economy, which never returns benefits for the most, we can eliminate the abuse that we are all suffering.
We need an ethical revolution. Instead of placing money above human beings, we shall put it back to our service. We are people, not products. I am not a product of what I buy, why I buy and who I buy from. For all of the above, I am outraged. I think I can change it. I think I can help. I know that together we can.I think I can help. I know that together we can.

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by xavi1000

Personally, this was awesome to see.

I can't wait untill people realize we're all on the same team, whether your American, Spanish, African, European, Asian, whatever. It's the people, we're the people.

The establishment and corporation cannot breath without it's oxygen --- US.

Power, love and peace to the PEOPLE.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:41 PM
I will never forget the 12 amazing years that I spent in Spain. There's not many countries which have so much love, passion and comradship in their everyday life. Here in the uk it seems everyone is for themselves.

Good on them, no doubt they will achieve.

Plus you have to respect the fact that they haven't absolutely dismantled the towns yet. Yet.

Play nicely with the spaniards and they will play nicely with you, if not youre a goner.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:50 PM
A world without a controlling government is a happy world.

America should do the same.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:14 AM

Protest spreading in Italy

A youth-led rebellion is spreading across southern Europe as a new generation of protesters takes possession of squares and parks in cities around Spain, united by a rejection of mainstream politicians and fury over spending cuts. Protests are also planned in Italy, where the tag #italianrevolution is a trend on Twitter. Plans have been announced for a piazza occupation in Florenceon Thursday night, and for further protests in Italian cities, including Rome and Milan, on Friday.

Big MSM have sort of little blackout on this.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:20 AM
Its all a complete waste of time. They must know that their governments have no intention of doing the right thing, because they cannot profit from it.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:26 AM
Amazing to see and bound to happen given the state of the world today..

It is good to see people standing side by side against the corrupt systems of governance..

I wish them them all the best..

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:34 AM
You gotta love the Spanish. Thats a great peaceful protest and should be a blue print for others around the world. The Anarchists in London detract from our protests. They may see what they are doing as legitimate, but it divides the protestors. It needs to 100% peaceful, no violence, no damaging of property. A positive united message is far more effective than any violence.

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:49 AM
Live Feed:
Spanish Revolution Live Feed

One tweet link:

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 06:07 AM
Being in the center of Madrid I didn't notice anything adn I'm glad it was peaceful.
When you get the unions here protesting that's when you have to be careful (cuidado huelga)
I had to close my restaurant that day because if you didn't they would boycott your business or somebody will silicone the locks of your business.This happened to a friend of mine.So we just took the day off even though the people that weren't part of the protest(union) were effected one way or another.
Here in Spain when there are protests usually the people are bussed in from all over the country and they park right in front of my business and are lined up all the way down the street.I've seen protests by the unions,protests against the banks, protests of unemployment in the last couple of years.Most of the time the police are escorting the protest or manifestacion because they don't want violence or they're right behind them.Sometimes there is vandalism that I've seen.
Sometimes I'm amazed to see this and have a sense of being proud of living in a place where these things happen because the people must be heard by each other.It's such a basic form of communication at a level of a group consciousness.Something that was rarely seen when I lived in the states.
Protest in Peace

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 06:10 AM
reply to post by crustas

Great link, they are still at it, just listening to the band playing. I'll be in Barcelona in a few weeks, I hope its still going on then. Would be great to be there with the spirit of Revolution in the air.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 06:20 AM

Originally posted by Krzyzmo
One day, it will be our turn in America.
Go Spain!!

One day, we will HAVE TOO do this at once as one. Wanna make a change?

(But yeah go spain, I just want us al to get infected. Freedom virus.)
edit on 20-5-2011 by TribeOfManyColours because: (no reason given)

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