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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:22 AM

All the pain in Spain

Millions refuse to lie down and see their lives smashed for the benefit of a few bankers, says Escobar.
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 09:55

The longing for rest and peace must itself
be thrust aside; it coincides with the acceptance
of iniquity. Those who weep for the happy periods
they encountered in history acknowledge what
they want: not the alleviation but the silencing
of misery.

Albert Camus, The Rebel, 1951

Zaragoza, Spain - Make no mistake; the future of the euro is being played in Spain. The euro may win - but at a price; millions of Spaniards as "collateral damage".

It took less than 100 days in power for the right-wing Popular Party (PP) government led by Mariano Rajoy to face its first general strike, on March 29.

The strike was mostly called by minority unions; the major ones, the opportunistic and bureaucratic CCOO and UGT, have been in bed with the powers that be for years.

The strike was a response to Rajoy's EU-imposed labour market reforms that, according to Antonio Carretero from the CGT union, are "a counter-reformation that erases with a single stroke many labour and union rights acquired by the working class in decades and generations". That includes extremely harsh cuts in health, education and social services.

in full: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/04/20124712153186201.html

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Jefferson23 Apr 2012 OP
frankroberts Apr 2012 #1
Gibby Apr 2012 #2
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kenny blankenship Apr 2012 #4

Response to frankroberts (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:56 AM

2. "Who could imagine...?" - F.Z.


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Response to Gibby (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. Ha ha, very good! And welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:49 PM

4. "Millions refuse to lie down and see their lives smashed"

"for the benefit of a few bankers."

Well let's hope so! Let's hope their refusal is unbending and they have something strong in their character that we don't share. Here in America they would lie right the fuck down. All you would have to do is tie the fortunes of a popular politician to those bankers, through his corrupt policies, and millions will throw themselves onto the pyre for those bankers. The ones most hurt by him will bless the whip and praise their masters. This is proven daily.

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