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27.05.2011

“Toma la Plaza”: Frustration with Unemployment, Budget Cuts Fuels Grassroots Protests in Spain

Tens of thousands of Spanish protesters are demonstrating across the country calling for better economic opportunities, a more representative electoral system, an end to political corruption. The pro-democracy protests started on May 15 in Madrid when people gathered in the central plaza to advocate for change, calling the budding movement “Toma la Plaza,” or “Take the Square” »

27.05.2011

Gaddafi should go

Say leaders today at the G8 summit in France. They have issued a joint call - including the Russians, which have criticized Nato's campaign in Libya - for the embattled leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave the government of the country. "He has lost all legitimacy and has failed to fulfill his responsibility to protect the Libyan population", they said. »

26.05.2011

Real Democracy Now

Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, our governments have decided to make the people kneel instead of making the banks pay. The European democracies have been sequestered by the international financial markets. We have been taken by the throat by the austerity measures which have multiplied throughout Europe. »

26.05.2011

Greece in the footsteps of Egypt and Spain: is this the rise of a new civilisation?

Thousands of people in 20 cities have started the Greek Ethical Revolution. The Greeks took the message sent by the Spanish “Indignados” heard in the motto “Be quiet or you’ll wake Greece up …” Greece has awakened for good… »

25.05.2011

The Arab Spring reaches Europe: let it reach the whole world!

Regarding democracy demonstrations in Spain (M-15), World without Wars and Violence would like to express its warm support to the people of Spain who are mobilised and organising themselves in search of a better future. »

24.05.2011

A generation awakens

What began in Arabic countries has now gone beyond cultural borders. It has been strongly expressed in three European countries: Greece, Portugal and Spain, and is beginning to appear in many more. It is no longer only in capital cities, but has spread to many cities in order to expand, seeking local and student support. »

22.05.2011

The Assembly at Puerta del Sol has decided to stay camped at least one more week

The general assembly of Acampada Sol has decided in the morning meeting that they go on camping until the next Sunday, May 29 at least. Nobody of the participants opposed the idea. One of several reasons to continue is to export the working model to others places of Madrid. This was decided at 2:00 am and will be definitive when is published in www.madrid.tomalaplaza.net. »

19.05.2011

15-M in Spain: nonviolence is now on the streets

Those who interpreted the “Arab Spring” as a phenomenon that would only touch a few countries—in general dictatorships personifying the Arab world—have not understood the phenomenon that has awoken and that may not stop until it has covered and moved the consciousness of the entire planet. »

19.05.2011

“A society which gives priority to life over political and economic interests”

The movement "Real Democracy Now" has remained small, and has transformed into "Take the Plaza!". It has declared that it is political, but non-partisan. It has extended through all of Spain, to more than thirty European cities and to parts of Latin America. We are publishing the information that the organization has sent to us about who they are, as well as their objectives. »

18.05.2011

The Spanish Revolution

The actions of **Real Democracy Now!** monopolize the news, the front pages of newspapers, the debates on the radio. While some are accused of subverting the old order, others try to build bridges to be voted on themselves by the 'outraged'. A nonviolent revolution has begun to take shape, say participants in these gatherings. »

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