Sunday, 22 May 2011

Libertad, vamos

The revolutionary Spring is now in Spain. After the right to protest was banned by their government, making it an act of civil disobedience, Spaniards now camp on the streets and tremendously stand in their spontaneous masses, democratically striking their non-representative politicians. The indignados declare in their manifesto

'We are people who have been freely and voluntarily, after the demonstration that we decided together to continue to claim the dignity and social and political consciousness.We do not represent any party or association. Vocation unites us exchange links. We are here for dignity and solidarity with those who can not be here. Why are we here? We are here because we want a new society that prioritizes life over economic and political interests. advocate for change in society and social consciousness. Demonstrate that society is not asleep and continue to fight for what we deserve [through] peaceful means.'

This is a message to be understood internationally.

It is a movement of every continent. From Madrid to Barcelona, to Athens to Paris, to Cairo and Tunis, to the streets of London and Madison, Wisconsin, the Orientalist narrative of the mass media can deny the revolution no longer, transcending every border, language and culture, in vehement solidarity of meaning, principle and cause. And it makes a point. If Internet activism is irrelevant to social change, why are protesters bearing signs with written Twitter hashtags?

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