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Protest: for a true democracy now! (Dublin)
Friday May 20, 2011 14:25 by Por una democracia real Ya! - Por una democracia real Ya!
#acampadadublin #spanishrevolution #democraciareal #nolesvotes #yeswecamp
I think you might be interested to read about this, and if you support the cause that is moving the whole Spanish people to protest and demand a true democracy, you might want to publish it in your blog and spread the word.
Please have a look at this video to know what´s going on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ55PC-ElSE
This is a post from an English blogger living in Spain: http://blogs.elpais.com/trans-iberian/2011/05/spain-get....html
And here is the manifesto that we are supporting, and also the date and time of the demonstration that we are planning in Dublin (there is another one in Cork as well) https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202503726457580 (presently 493 attendees on the FB page)
Thank you in advance and I hope you can help us! May our example drives other countries to fight for what is ours, a true democracy, without having to pay for the crisis they have created.
Protest: for a true democracy now! (Dublin) #acampadadublin #spanishrevolution #democraciareal #nolesvotes #yeswecamp
21 May · 14:00 - 17:00
Location: O'connell street (in the spire), Dublin
Created by: Por una democracia real Ya!
You can follow the movement on twitter:
#acampadadublin #spanishrevolution #democraciareal #nolesvotes #yeswecamp
Manifesto in 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.
Caption: Spain Taken the street for a TRUE DEMOCRACY - May 15th 2011