Thursday, May 19, 2011


This is the real globalization, comrades!

"Spain’s people’s movement has finally awoken, la Puerta del Sol in Madrid is now the country’s Tahrir Square, and the ‘Arab Spring’ has been joined by what is now bracing to become a long ‘European Summer’. As people across the Arab world continue their popular struggle for justice, peace and democracy, Spain’s disillusioned citizens have finally caught on with full force. Slow at first, hopeful that Spain’s dire economic conditions would magically correct themselves, the Spanish street has finally understood that democratic and economic justice and peace will not come from the pulpits of the country’s corrupt political elite. Amidst local and regional election campaigns, with the banners of the different political parties plastered across the country’s streets, people are saying ‘enough!’ Disillusioned youth, unemployed, pensioners, students, immigrants and other disenfranchised groups have emulated their brothers in the Arab world and are now demanding a voice – demanding an opportunity to live with dignity." (Click here for more)

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The secret word is Rise


Aleleeinn said...

OH yeah!! Just hope we get it right THIS TIME!

Khourma said...

a wake up wave :)
happy for them, and i hope that this will spread in the whole world.

The Steampunk said...

They don't appear to be demanding anything other than pithy signs and the opportunity to march about patting themselves on the back for being such a bunch of courageous revolutionaries. Taking power back from financial speculators and corrupt governance does not consist of loudly insisting that they fix things for you, coupled with a threat to keep waving your arms about if they don't. Once they've given themselves a little emotional ride they'll go home and watch they're beloved tv, waiting for good news to fall out of the sky again. Very nice article, informative and very pretty, but I've heard the new era heralded once or twice before.

SW is tinspeak, as though my words were doomed to a hollow ring.