Letter sent to: the people responsible in the youth platform in Placa Catalunya: Congratulations! It was about time: – That you moved your young backsides -from in front of consoles and video games It was about time: – That you moved your young backsides -from in front of computer screens It was about time: - That you said you exist. It was about time: –That you went out to – fight - sweat- and demand your - no longer ‘uncertain future’- but INEXISTANT future. It was about time: - That you mobilised yourselves for nobody will fix it for you It was about time: - That you demonstrated you’re alive! It was about time: -That you started to show your feelings as a person It was about time: -That you demanded back what so many times was offered to you as false promises. “Work” “Future” and “Social Well Being” It was about time: -That you realised that the politicians only used you to get to their thrones and to rob you blind. It was about time: -That you realised that shutting up gets you nowhere. It was about time: -That you took off your gags. It was about time: -That you demonstrated that you have dignity. It was about time: -That you made yourselves be heard It was about time: -That you realised you need more than the LEFTOVERS that they have been giving you It was about time: -That you woke up from this couldn't -care-less dream you’ve been in for far too long. It was about time: -That you realised you have no future It was about time: -That you realised that without expressing yourself nobody would take a damned bit of notice of you It was about time: -That you understood that the future in your, ‘the youths’, hands, and that your struggle and your demands will be the conditions which you will live in. It was about time: -That you stopped living with your parents It was about time: -That you thought that life is more than: Party – Mega Cars –Fun Come on youth: You are the future of the world Come on youth: Fight for your future and your tomorrow, today the majority of you have nothing! Us: your elders had to fight a lot to get what we have, and between: Robber – Chorizos – Thieves – Delinquents –Etc, they’re fucking up all that we got through our struggles. Now it’s your turn to fight! You can do it! Good Luck! A pissed off old lady,
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This video published on 9th June was sent to us by a contributor today.
2011-06-13 Camps in Madrid and Barcelona dismount #AcampadaSol & #AcampadaBCN of #SpanishRevolution #EuropeanRevolution
The camps slowly disappear After weeks of tension and negotiations last week the General Assembly of Puerta del Sol (Madrid) and Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) agreed to lift camp today. Starting early in the morning the squares have been progressively stripped bare and will be lifted completely this evening, almost 25 days after they started. In Madrid, the makeshift furniture, tents and posters have been slowly removed all week long. Today various trucks are being loaded and the last remaining parts are being taken down, the 4000 books donated to the library will end up in various social centers, while most of the furniture will be recycled or destroyed by a disposal vehicle brought in by the city authorities. Some of the protestors, in both cities, have decided to remain, arguing that initial idea was to stay indefinitely. Their freedom to do so has been respected but they fear that it will result in police action. Some of them also proposed the idea of making it an itinerant camp that could move through squares around the city but a consensus was not achieved on this matter. It is also to be seen if a permanent information booth will be installed and left behind.
(Video of the demonstration that took place this night in the main street of Madrid (Gran Via) to end Plaza Sol Camp) A restructuring of the movement “We are not leaving, we are expanding” is the motto behind the lifting of the tents. This coincides with the idea that the central camp of Sol will hand over the baton to the neighborhood assemblies, who are in charge of local action, such as the ones carried our already: protests outside health centers that are to be privatized, gatherings before local government representatives or debates for specific action in each district. All of these smaller assemblies will carry the movement onward, while Sol square will remain as an extraordinary gathering place, a symbol for the movement and a space for the General Assembly. Other camps in Spain The camps in Huelva, Granada, Mieres, Langreo, Aviles, Gijon, Oviedo, Teruel and Salamanca have chosen to follow the examples of the main cities and leave the squares. Some of them, like Pamplona will have a permanent information point where people can ask for ways to participate. In other places such as in Tenerife, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia and Santander the camps will go on indefinitely. Live feed from Madrid: http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/spanishrevolutionsol?layout=4&autoplay=false
#Europeanrevolution ignites after #spanishrevolution leads the way: massive protests happening now in #France, #Italy and #Greece
(Originally posted at http://www.wlcentral.org)
As the main camps in Puerta del Sol (Madrid) and Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) prepare to pack their tents and leave on Sunday, organizers have started to spread their message to the rest of Europe. From the beginning the Internet was abuzz with proposals of a European revolution or a #globalcamp, and for that purpose thousands of blogs and independent websites have been opening, planting the roots of the protests happening now in over twenty cities in France and Italy. Greece has also taken the streets and an estimated 30 thousand people are protesting outside of Athen’s Parliament as we can see from this live feed. Here you can find a live streaming of the General Assembly in Paris.
Protests planned worldwide for the next days (updated):
- Barcelona. Catalunya Square occupation ends to start assemblies in the suburbs!
- Madrid. Sol Square occupation ends to start assemblies in the suburbs!
- P A R I S. Bastille Square massive gathering on 19th June.
- London. Trafalgar Square occupation continues.
- Bruxelles. Carre de Moscou occupation continues, Flagey Square occupation evicted by police last Friday.
- Athens. Syntagma Square occupation continues.
- Oporto and Coimbra square occupations continue. Lisbon square evicted by police using violence on 4th June, a new gathering planed for 19th June.
For information about #Europeanrevolution, visit: http://www.europeanrevolution.net
19TH JUNE DEMONSTRATION ALL AROUND EUROPE: