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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:57 PM

Thousands protest to end evictions in Spain

Source: Agence France Presse

AFP - Thousands of people demonstrated in Spanish cities on Saturday pushing for a new law to end a wave of evictions of homeowners ruined by the economic crisis.

Several thousand marched yelling to the din of drums and horns in central Madrid, waving banners reading "Stop evictions" and yelling "We have no homes!"

Similar protests were called in Barcelona and 50 other Spanish cities, the latest of months of demonstrations driven by anger at Spain's recession and the conservative government, which is imposing austere economic reforms.

Campaigners passed a rare milestone on Tuesday when the Spanish parliament agreed to debate a popular bill of measures to protect poor homeowners, backed by a petition that received more than 1.4 million signatures. The organisation that brought that petition, the Platform for Mortgage Victims (PAH), called Saturday's nationwide protests to pressure lawmakers to follow through and vote it into law quickly.

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/all-wire



See also (Spanish): http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2013/02/16/actualidad/1361001933_478565.html

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:48 PM

1. EU (bank) bailouts: misery for old people, children, single mothers

14.02.13 @ 10:23 Austerity policies imposed in bailed-out countries like Greece and Portugal are taking a high toll on the poorest and most vulnerable in society, a study published on Thursday (14 February) by the Catholic charity Caritas says.

Based on its field work in shelters and social programmes in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland, Caritas noted that by cutting funding for the most deprived and by raising taxes for people on low income, the "cohesion of Europe and the very political legitimacy of the European Union are being put at risk."

The report contradicts recent statements by EU and national leaders claiming that the worst of the euro-crisis is over and that economic recovery is on its way.

Turning large private debts of banks into public ones, as happened in Ireland and Spain "must be recognised as unfair and unsustainable," Caritas said, because the price is mostly paid by single unemployed mothers, retired people, some of whom can no longer afford medicine, and young people facing years of unemployment.

/... http://euobserver.com/social/119059

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:53 PM

2. K&R. Glad to hear it.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:52 PM

3. People beginning to take back their countries.. !!!

If every nation would do this, the world would be a better place. What can the greedy scumbags do if EVERYONE refusses to move or pay up and law enforcement refuses to enforce economic related laws and judges refuse to try cases? What a notion!!

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