"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Six Days Of Protests In Spain

As I was putting this together I was amazed to hear it being reported on BBC News24. Are the msm beginning to report fully on the large-scale demos in Spain, Greece, Portugal?  The Guardian published a short article yesterday but beyond that I haven't seen much.

With local & regional elections due on Sunday the High Court has upheld an electoral board ruling that protests are banned today but it hasn't had any impact on the demonstrators who are turning out in their thousands at large cities across the country. Overall unemployment is running at roughly 20% (more than 4m people) with 18-24yr olds being very badly hit at 43+%.






Photos:
Cellar Door
Ian Simms
In Focus
Twitpic
Live stream - Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Twitter:
#spanishrevolution
#estoesreflexion
#acampadasol
#nonosvamos


Blog:
#SpanishRevolution for outsiders

PS It's happening in Italy, Germany & France too - check it out - and here's the front page of today's El Pais

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