Civil society protests in Spain: Almodóvar

Film director Pedro Almodóvar comments, “fortunately, what has grown in Spain is the civil society which is a universal society, not one of political parties.”

pedro almodovarHe points to protests in Madrid last year by doctors and auxiliary staff that helped to prevent the privatisation of the social security system – part of ongoing protest.

Earlier, David Gritten visited Almodóvar and reported several clashes including one in Valencia, where thousands took to the streets to protest against politicians ‘selling out’ to corporate and banking interests.

In Madrid itself, young members of 15-M, a peaceful protest movement disenchanted with all politicians and the two-party system, massed outside the home of an elderly man to prevent a bank from repossessing his home.

Elections will see “everything change” in 2015, he believes. “Three years is enough for people to realise that the government doesn’t listen to what they want.”

And here?


Posted on June 5, 2015, in Banking and finance, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Housing, Inequality, Privatisation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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