Nobody expects a #spanish revolution
May 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Six weeks before June 30 – where up to one million workers will be going on strike – Spanish youths and students have shown the way how to fight back against cuts and austerity. They have succeeded in bringing the spirit to Tahrir square to cities and towns across Spain – and even to London.
After a hundred thousand-strong demonstration last Sunday, people in more than 200 towns and cities across the country decided to occupy their town and city centres. They have been growing stronger in numbers despite the fact that the electoral commission of Spain has banned the protests.
In London and other cities and towns across the UK, the Spanish community has mobilized as well. In London we have had more than 800 protesters outside the Spanish embassy most of them even staying the night.
As mass occupations have spread to Europe all eyes have to be on June 30. Students raised the banner of resistance at Millbank last November. Now it’s time to strike together and for our future
We are asking Education Activist Network supporters, groups and affiliates to join the protest outside the Spanish embassy at Belgrave Sq (tube Hyde Park corner) from 7pm on Monday and throughout the entire week. It is a good opportunity to get a glimpse of what A campa de sol in Madrid is like. If you can’t make it down for any reason, here are two video links from the occupation. (They might even convince you to go down)
This represents a possibility re-activiate our networks around our anti-cuts groups in the build up to June 30 and shows what kind of a resistance to austerity is possible.