Thursday, October 27, 2011

"El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!"

This is a video made from images collected during the first phase of the Indignado occupation of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid and other plazas throughout Spain -- which began on May 15, 2011. The Indignados have been an inspiration for the global Occupy Movement that has gained so much strength since the September 17, 2011 launch of the Occupy Wall Street action in New York City.

The song is by Sergio Ortega, a Chilean composer, who heard the chant "El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!" while passing by the main square of Santiago de Chile in 1973 just months before the Pinochet coup which overthrew the elected government of Salvadore Allende.

The song became an anthem of resistance against Pinochet and other Latin American dictatorships, and eventually for resistance and social justice movements all over the world.

After what happened in Oakland -- and the aftermath of what happened in Oakland -- "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" is now one of the global anthems of everyone who believes in


Nobody expects the #SpanishRevolution -- now the #GlobalRevolution.

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