Mass Protests in Portugal, Spain, Greece

Portugal:

The mass protests were even able to celebrate a success: the government was forced to cancel the latest austerity measures.

Spain:

On 25th September, movements called to Occupy the Parliament (Ocupa el Congreso) by surrounding the building, well, to surround the police lines around the parliament. The police brutally charged the protesters, there were many injuries. They even followed protesters into the subway and train station at Atocha in Madrid.

Greece:

In Greece, there was another general strike on September 26th, thousands took to the streets again to protest against austerity measures imposed by the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund).

There was a solidarity demonstration in Berlin with the protests in Spain and Greece:

http://griechenlandsolidaritaetberlin.blogsport.eu/2012/09/27/demonstration-in-berlin-und-spanien/

25.9.2012: Ocupa el Congreso:
https://coordinadora25s.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/notas-tras-los-hechos-del-25s/

 

Berichte zu Griechenland bei Labournet:

http://www.labournet.de/internationales/gr/krisenstreiks.html

Spanien:

http://www.labournet.de/internationales/es/empoerung.html
http://www.labournet.de/internationales/es/krisenstreiks.html
http://www.labournet.de/internationales/es/krise.html

Press reports:

El Pais:
25 S: http://politica.elpais.com/tag/manifestacion_25_septiembre_2012/a/

“¡Estáis locos! ¡Estáis locos!”
26 Sept. 2012
30 antidisturbios bajaron a los andenes de Atocha en busca de un grupo que estaría rompiendo el mobiliario, según la versión de la policía. No detuvieron a nadie.
http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/09/26/actualidad/1348687650_075542.html
Video: La policía entró en la estación de Atocha porra en mano y disparando salvas:
http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2012/09/26/videos/1348678161_695382.html
Espagne:
http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2012/09/27/en-espagne-un-patron-de-cafe-devient-un-heros-national_1766790_3214.html

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Occupy Wall Street Anniversary

First Anniversary 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012:
Occupy’s Protest Is Not Over. It Has Barely Begun
by Frances Fox Piven

“A good many observers wonder, is Occupy over? After all, the encampments that announced the movement a year ago have largely disappeared, and no obviously similar protest demonstrations of young people have taken their place, at least not in the United States.”

Conitnued at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/17/occupy-protest-not-over

See also:
Occupy Your Victories: OWS’ First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnit

“Occupy is now a year old.  A year is an almost ridiculous measure of time for much of what matters: at one year old, Georgia O’Keeffe was not a great painter, and Bessie Smith wasn’t much of a singer. One year into the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was still in progress, catalyzed by the unknown secretary of the local NAACP chapter and a preacher from Atlanta — by, that is, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. Occupy, our bouncing baby, was born with such struggle and joy a year ago, and here we are, 12 long months later.

Occupy didn’t seem remarkable on September 17, 2011, and not a lot of people were looking at it when it was mostly young people heading for Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. But its most remarkable aspect turned out to be its staying power: it didn’t declare victory or defeat and go home. It decided it was home and settled in for two catalytic months.”
Continued at: http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175593/

More information: http://s17nyc.org

www.occupywallst.org

Timeline: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/09/occupy-wall-street-anniversary-timeline

Meanwhile in Europe…

Mass protests in Spain and Portugal

On September 15th, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in several cities in Portugal. Simultaneously, there was a huge march to Madrid in Spain. The protests will continue on September 25th when activists plan to surround the parliament: Ocupa el Congreso.

Meanwhile in Germany…

Preparations are underway for a continuation of Blockupy Frankfurt on October 20th/21st 2012.

See: www.blockupy-frankfurt.org