Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grassroots Spain

A new movement for change has taken over the main squares all over Spain, a grassroots movement called 15M, the 15th of May, that surprised many when last Sunday thousands joined together to call for a new vote, a new politics in Spain not tied to either of the two major political parties, who month after month since the crisis began have shown themselves to be the same talk in different colors. The Spanish are tired of high unempolyment, poor pensions, and a youth with much preparation and few possibilities, and they are taking it to the street until the local and regional elections on Sunday, where they hope people will vote for a new party, a new voice in democracy. Change is in the air, and it's so inspiring to see people really taking a stand. Check out CNN's report here and more from El País in Spanish, and here, plus incredible photos here and all over Spain here.

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