Spain’s Uprising and Censorship

In the recent days, thousands of young Spaniards angered over unemployment have taken to the streets across the country, demanding a boycott of the big political parties in local elections on Sunday. Thousands demonstrated in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Bilbao, but many Western mass media has ignored the young Spaniards. The Western media are so shameless. Now the young Spaniards ask: “Why aren’t “the Guardian” and many other mass media covering the current uprising in Spain?” . The movement, co-ordinated through online social media, marks a shift in Spain, where people have until now scarcely protested against the European Unions highest jobless rate, a stagnant economy and government spending cuts. Reuters said : “Most of the protesters are young, from what the International Monetary Fund has called Spains potential lost generation, given youth unemployment of 45 per cent” . “We want politicians who are concerned about our lives, not their own political and economic interests, said a spokesman for one of the protest movements, tomalaplaza.net, surrounded by campers who spent the night under awnings in Madrids Puerta del Sol square. Thousands of protesters who filled Puerta del Sol on Sunday and Monday were removed by police on Tuesday, then more returned on Tuesday night. Protesters called the plaza Solution Square and covered it banners demanding Real democracy now and slogans such as Dont vote for them. Were not afraid. Weve been saying for days that were not going away, one of the protesters said on Cadena Ser, Spains most popular radio station.”

Reuters added: “The protesters, who also gathered in dozens of other cities around the country, are calling on people not to vote for the ruling Socialists. Politicians from both national parties have been implicated in corruption scandals in their traditional strongholds. Government spending cuts aimed at avoiding a fiscal crisis that could trigger a fourth euro zone bailout have worsened the hangover from a housing boom and bust. Spanish growth is lagging that of Central Europe and is not robust enough to create jobs. Smaller nationwide parties such as the United Left (IU), itself tainted by corruption accusations, have seen their representation squeezed by Spains voting system, which favours large national parties and strong regional ones.The protests have captured the mood of young Spaniards, many of whom have their lives on hold as they search for work, and sites related to the movement occupy three of the top trending topics on Twitter for Spain. This is about being an outsider in your own country. There is the sense that the youth is the most important thing in a country, they should be providing the cutting-edge ideas, they should feel like they are the future, said David Bach, a specialist in strategy and economics.” The Western mass media is really hypocrite and charlatan. “The Guardian” has not covered the current uprising in Spain. It’s really meaningful. Now the young Europeans, especially the young Spaniards, can understand the Iranian protesters. When the Western mass media closed their eyes on Iranian protesters and distorted the facts about Iran, it was very obvious that sooner or later they would do the same thing about western protesters and western countries, and now we can see a shameful censorship about Spain Shame on Western mass media, and Shame on all Western corrupt politicians.

2 Responses to Spain’s Uprising and Censorship

  1. C.H. says:

    I think it was interesting that Press TV had headline space to cover the protests in Spain…but no room to mention the dozens of protesters mowed down by Bashar Assad’s bloodthirsty regime. They also had a lot to say about Bahrain in Yemen, which have been no where near as violent.

    Its not surprising, but the hypocrisy is grotesque.

  2. PB says:

    Why the blame on “western journalist”?
    Are they resposonsible for the action and inadept socialist polices who restrict journalist activities

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