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Sol Shines

The Democracia Real Ya movement (which has come to be known as the 15-M for its May 15th start) cited the Arab Spring as its inspiration. With the Wall Street movement about to enter a second month [who ever would have thought?], during last night’s massive rally in Madrid, the Spanish were happily recounting how their movement had inspired Occupy Wall Street. El Pais, the national paper, reported it as “Sol ilumina medio mundo” (Sol lights up half the world). There were no untoward incidents reported in Spain and the mood last night among the hundreds of thousands who marched in Madrid was one of solidarity and determination. Many, many things are going wrong in Spain but a substantial part of the Spanish people is determined not to let their fledgling democracy fall victim to neo-liberalism.

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