#indignados: the fight continues
Local and regional elections were held yesterday in Spain. Right-wing People’s Party swiped out the socialists everywhere. One of the claims of the protests, not to vote any of the two major parties, was clearly not assembled.
Two clear conclusions can be agreed:
- Although it’s open to everyone, 15M is a purely left-wing movement. Conservatives have not joined in. Indeed, many right-wing media have criticised and manipulated information regarding the camps and the movement.
- From now on, political fight is not going to be held inside parliaments and councils. They will now need to face directly the people, organised through social media and internet.
After a slight feeling of defeat, the conscience that our fight was now more important than ever overtook us. Camps, that were to be held originally only until yesterday, decided to remain until a consensus on demands was reached and a solid organisation was running, with the idea to spread the protests to every district in Spain and every city in Europe.
Europe needs to awake. We cannot be dominated anymore by the markets. We have made a stand, and now it’s on us to go beyond the pure dissatisfaction.
People of Europe, rise up!