The United Citizens Waves have been subject to internal power struggles and disintegration. Enthusiasm has vanished from the streets. Many activists have become disillusioned and disconnected.
Many youngsters who have no future in Spain have already left the country. Symbolic of the situation is Sol itself. This is where the whole Spanish revolution took off in This square, for a short while, was the light of the world. Now, as if to mock the 15M movement and to savour its demise the city council has sold off the name of the Sol metro station to a telecom company. The signs are there — on our square! And the saddest thing is that nobody has had the decency to vandalize them. Last year on September 25, the Spanish parliament was besieged by an impressive crowd.
The action had been planned for months. People were talking about it, the press was talking about it. It was going to be big. It will most likely be a flop of insignificant proportions. And not just because the king is beside the point at the moment, but because the whole action is incredibly uninspiring and naive. I was rather displeased to find out they still existed. They failed last time. So why was 25S a failure? Not because of all the people who participated, which were many, from all over the country and beyond.
It fizzled out because the organization had no idea what the action was really about. It was an a priori admission of defeat. There was one vague idea connected to the action. Every now and then there is still some talk about these constituent assemblies.
madrid | PostVirtual
Do we really think that if you sit around in a circle with 30 perroflautas , somehow a new Spanish constitution will be drafted that has some sort of legitimacy? I doubt it. And besides, the current constitution of Spain is not so bad. It includes all the basic rights to health care, education, and housing. The one question that I never heard with regard to the constituent assemblies is: constituent of what? The city, the region, the state? It seems many people are seriously talking about a new constitution for all of Spain.
But what is Spain? The whole idea of a nation-state is outdated. If we really want to constitute a space, then first we need to conquer and control it. Spanish Royal Palace in Madrid. Via Wikipedia. Unlike last year, hardly anyone is talking about it. There will be a demonstration on September 28 which will culminate on Plaza de Oriente in front of the Spanish royal palace.
After that, who knows?
- Hometown Whore: Two Dicks, One Chick;
- Autonomie und Demenz: Welche Autonomiekonzepte werden beim „innovativen Umgang“ mit Menschen mit Demenz zugrunde gelegt und wie muss ein Autonomiebegriff ... gelegt werden sollte? (German Edition).
- UKC Logbook - S'estret.
- El | Spanish to English Translation - SpanishDict.
- Climbs at this crag!
Others, undoubtedly, are dreaming of occupying the palace. In fact, the Spanish royal palace in Madrid, with well over three thousand spaces, is uninhabited and ready to be squatted. It would make a great social centre. Plus, it comes with a huge green area which can be used for anything ranging from an urban vegetable garden to a Woodstock-style rock festival.
EL COMANDO PERROFLAUTA 3
The occupation of the palace — as a space for evicted families, as a free clinic for immigrants who are denied health care, as a soup kitchen for the poor, as a cultural and political space for the movement, and as an example for similar occupations — would really be a republican and revolutionary statement.
But no-one really dares, not even to place the call. Outline of the Palace and the gardens. The Spanish uprising in was marked by widespread popular support and participation. But ever since the beginning, it has been extremely naive, also when compared to similar resistance movements of the last few years. The indignados did not have a clear objective like the Egyptians had when they demanded the fall of the regime. Neither did they have the determination of the Turks and their capacity to bring sworn enemies together.
The Occupy Wall Street movement was just as naive as the indignados in a certain respect, but at least the Americans had a very strong public relations strategy. As a movement, on the streets, Spain is going nowhere. But far away from the limelight, the struggle continues. He was on his last week of work in Madrid.
As from next week he will be full-time occupying an abandoned village in the mountains which was squatted last May. They are in six, working hard on the main house to prepare it for winter. Theirs is but one of many similar projects.
Climbs at this crag
And there are still lots of abandoned villages left to be reoccupied. They are particularly strong in eviction defence, they have good communications, and they make effective use of diversity of tactics to further their broad political strategy. But the most interesting revolutionary front is not in Spain right now, nor anywhere else. The daily revelations from the NSA vault that embarrass the agency, and the U.
It also opens up possibilities. Knowing what they know that we know is very useful knowledge in creating encrypted, anonymous, decentralized social media on a large scale. We have been on this for some time. Such a system will be vital to organize revolutionary action, and to report on it safely, anywhere in the world. Yesterday two photographers who regularly cover demonstrations in Madrid, were arrested at home, accused of defamation via social networks.
- Geister - wahre Begebenheiten (German Edition).
- UKC Logbook - S'estret?
- The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World;
Earlier today they were released with charges and this evening there was a solidarity protest outside the office of the Delegate of the Government in Madrid. I also met comrades from the marches, with whom I have a bond that was forged over hundreds, even thousands of kilometres on the road.
Comrade Abdelatif, battlename Abdullah, has died three weeks ago. He was over sixty years old when he marched all the way from Madrid to the heart of Europe, and apparently he was already sick. Nobody really know who he was, where he came from. What we do know is that his family had him buried in Algeria. Some people say Abdelatif was as old as Methusalem. They say he is still alive, just like Elvis, just like Andreotti.
Otherwise, may he rest in peace. It was an honour and a pleasure to march with him. Sector Cabra Zombi - Walk into the woods and, just before the old gate, head up left to the crag.