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Rise up on May 12th

epaulo13
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In 2011 we showed another world was possible. Our struggle continues in 2012; together we will rally against corruption, human-rights violations, censorship, police brutality and corporate greed. May 12th, 2012 — everywhere. Join us.

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epaulo13
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Rise up on May 12th, 2012 - We are the 99%

On the 15th of October 2011 we took to the streets in over 1000 cities in 82 countries. We got organized and took the first steps on the road to dignity and global change. That was more than six months ago yet we continue to have to raise our voices to make politicians and bankers understand that they in no way represent us. We are united in our demands: the welfare of the 99% must be respected.

Governments only represent us if they follow the will of the vast majority, not just the privileged few.We are united, we are everywhere, we are where you least expect us.

We demand, firmly but without violence: social justice, wealth distribution and an ethic of commons. We condemn poverty, inequality, environmental devastation and corruption as tools of subjugation by the powerful on society.

We will not stop until we achieve our objectives: the 99% will take to the streets again and again until we have a say in the world in which we live. We want global change. Let's turn the streets into the world's biggest loudspeaker on the 12th of May.

Because we are the 99%, we are not owned by politicians and bankers. Take to the streets on May 12th!

http://www.may12.net/

Camino al 12M

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There will be no social progress if not from and for all

Note: This video shows pics mostly from Spain as it tries to describe the beginning of the "Spanish Revolution" that started on May 15th 2011 (the map shows the tweets sent between the different cities during that month) and its continuation to other countries as well as we were inspired by the "arab spring"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfcz1WZmsqs


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Summary of confirmed cities: Soria, Menorca, Malaga, Leon, Sevilla, Ibiza, Vigo, Barcelona, Madrid, Tarragona, Santander, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Badalona, Spain; Bratislava, Slovakia; Belgrad, Serbia; Calgary, Toronto, Quebec, Canada; Oral, Kazakhstan; Kompassi, Finland, London, Manchester, England; Tirana, Albania; Klagenfurt, Austria; Tolouse, Paris, Montpellier, Lyon, Marseille, Clermont Ferrand, Perpignan, France; Sidney, Australia; Lisbon, Portugal; New York, Detroit, USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Amsterdam, Enschede, Netherlands; Berlin, Bochum, Dusseldorf, Freiberg, Munich, Germany; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; Brussels, Belgium; Tucuman, La Plata, Argentina; Budapest, Gyor, Hungary Haifa, Israel; Sofia, Bulgaria; Athens, Patras, Greece; S�o Paulo, Salvador, Bel�m, S�o Luis, Brazil...

 


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The sun shines in SOL tonight, This movement continues to grow! photo Madrid 12/5/12


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#12MGlobal Actions in Over 50 Countries

updates and photos.

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#NoNosVamos: The Indignad@s Return Across Spain

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people in Spain took the streets and camped in public squares in defiance of a curfew on protesters. The government swept in late at night as riot police evicted the peaceful protesters. Across the world, people in over 50 countries demonstrated in solidarity. (See here for more on what happened.) Now, the indignad@s in Spain are returning to the plazas for assemblies, discussions, and festivities. Follow live: AlasPlazas13M, @takethesquare, @acampadabcn_int, or @democraciareal.


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12M: Barcelona once again becomes a revolutionary hub

With the re-occupation of Plaça Catalunya, the movement in Barcelona once again finds itself on the front-line of a Global Spring of resistance.

Tens of thousands of Catalans took to the streets, responding to the call for a second global day of action after October 15.

“We demand, firmly but without violence: social justice, wealth distribution and an ethic of commons. We condemn poverty, inequality, environmental devastation and corruption as tools of subjugation by the powerful on society”, according to the 12-M website. And in a country with 24 percent unemployment (6 million people) and 50 percent youth unemployment, these demands seem more urgent than ever before.

Plaza Cataluña was again full of people: young, old, locals, foreigners, students, workers, pensioners, unemployed. It was no general strike, no 1st of May, no football victory celebration. No political party was involved in the mobilization and no trade union organized it.....

http://roarmag.org/2012/05/acampada-barcelona-12-m-indignados/

 

Photos by Rieko and Teresa, via AcampadaBCN FotoMovimiento

In red, Brave Iberian Bride.
Barriochino’s lights are turning on.
(You) My sea-rider Spaniards and (you, my) Greeks
Greco and Lorca – Spain and Passionaria.

From “Resistance”
Nikos Kavvadias*, 1910-1975
(Greek sailor-poet and writer)

May 12, 2012 — “15-M”– Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona


epaulo13
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Indignados take back square on movement’s anniversary

Hundreds of thousands flock into Puerta del Sol as part of a global day of action to commemorate the first anniversary of the 15-M movement.

Why would we need political parties if we can have a political party? That’s the question that rang through my head as I roamed around Puerta del Sol last night, climbing on top of the metro station to see a crowd of hundreds of thousands amassed in the square. In one corner, people were actively debating alternatives to capitalism and representative democracy — in another, hundreds were dancing wildly to the revolutionizing beats of a professional drum circle.

At midnight, the square was still crammed with people. Earlier, tens of thousands had marched to Sol from four different corners in the city. Walking along with the Southern march, we witnessed the incredible sight of more people joining us in every single neighborhood we passed through. In a sign that the 15-M movement has effectively decentralized itself, neighborhood assemblies amassed locally and then joined the larger marches to Sol....

http://roarmag.org/2012/05/indignados-12-m-puerta-del-sol-madrid/


epaulo13
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Thousands take part in May 12 protests, ten arrested

Rallies were part of international day of protest. The largest event took place in Tel Aviv, where speakers denounced the new unity government.

UPDATE: A video showing protesters expose and confront an undercover policeman was added to this piece.

Around 5,000 protesters in Rabin Square. took part yesterday (Saturday) night in what was labeled “the first social justice demonstration of the summer.” Smaller events took place in other Israeli cities. The protest was part of the international May 12 protest movement, and a live feed from similar rallies around the world was displayed in the square.

The demonstration was organized by a network of local activists, and not by the leaders of last year’s J14 movement. It also did not feature any speeches from politicians, though many of the activists who spoke denounced the recent unity deal between Kadima and the Likud. One of the popular slogans in the rally was “the entire nation is the opposition.”

At least 10 protesters were detained by police after the rally. According to the police, protesters were trying to block central roads in Tel Aviv.....


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Press release Madrid May 12th #12M15M

May 12th in Madrid was the second day of global action after October 15th. After another six months of being in the streets, universities, schools, health centers, in the houses and work places, of thinking and rethinking about how to build the world we dream, we needed to meet in the streets again. Many people decided to join this action in over 50 cities around the world (London, Lisbon, Paris, Brussels, Coimbra, Pissa, Helsinki, …). In Madrid, 80 thousand and 120 thousand people  took to the streets once more. 

In Madrid we are organized in neighborhood assemblies that began working after the end of the encampment, the demonstrations was composed by four marches heading out to Sol from four directions, that are expressed in a chant: “from north to south, from east to west, the fight goes on, whatever the cost” . The Northern March left Guadalix at 12: 00 and grew continuously as demonstrators joined in from the different villages and neighborhoods in the northern part of the community of Madrid, until it arrived at 19: 00 to the roundabout of San Bernardo....

http://takethesquare.net/2012/05/14/press-release-madrid-may-12-12m15m/


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quote:

Last week the government announced the partial nationalization of the country’s fourth largest bank, which holds €32 billion in distressed property assets. It also declared an independent audit of all of Spain’s banks in an attempt to restore confidence and stave off a possible collapse.

Under these conditions, the government mobilized 2,000 riot police in Madrid alone to prevent protesters from setting up camps as they did last year....

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30836


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