Friday, March 28, 2014

¡No pasarán!

Madrid, Dignity March, March 22, 2014, a Million or More Take It To the Streets


  22M: Madrid Protests on March 22, 2014 from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

You may have heard there was a big march and protest in Madrid last week. Or maybe not. Big marches and protests aren't much covered by our media -- unless they're led by Fascists on behalf of the global oligarchy, such as we've seen in various capitals like Kiev and Caracas.

¡No pasarán! -- "they shall not pass" -- was one of the slogans during the Spanish Civil War

International Day Against Fascism. Hm. Who knew?

What with the apparent victory of the Fascists in Kiev and their continuing presence in Caracas (among other places), it's hard to imagine that the People might be opposed to Fascism, no? How could it be???

There have been rumblings that this will be a year of demonstrations, perhaps eclipsing 2011's banner year for protest. But we should be aware and vigilant. Rightist forces are using this moment of anger and frustration to advance their own causes, overthrowing one government so far, working on the overthrow of another, in their constant quest for more power. We will hear constant pleas not to worry about them, after all, they are so very few.

Indeed they are. They don't need to be very many in order to take over populist movements, especially the "leaderless" kind that we were introduced to with Occupy.

Vigilant alert is called for.

They shall not pass -- unless they are allowed to.

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