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Friday, 21 March 2014

Solidarity & Respect to those on the “March of Dignity” in Spain

Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants sends solidarity greetings to the thousands of Spanish unemployed on the “March of Dignity” that runs through Spain culminating in Madrid tomorrow March 22nd.

Social and political collectives have called in Spain the “March of the Dignity” that will come together in Madrid on the 22nd March after walking thousands of kilometers throughout Spain. 
Eight columns of workers, unemployed, precarious workers, homeless, young people, students are walking towards Madrid. The march is convened against unemployment, precariousness, cuts and repression.
The Party of the European Left (EL) supports the March of the Dignity and will participate with its Secretariat in the demonstration in Madrid on Saturday 22nd of March. The EL supports the demands raised by the organizers, most of them matching the EL’s proposals for Europe: the rejection to the social cuts, the sanctions of the governments which carry out the policies of the Troika; the demand for bread, work and social minima for all.
- See more at: http://www.european-left.org/positions/el-supports-march-dignity-runs-along-spain-and-it-will-come-together-madrid-march-22nd#sthash.cDj023fY.dpuf
Unemployed campaigners & trade unions have organised the “March of the Dignity” that will come together in Madrid on the 22nd March after walking thousands of miles throughout Spain.

Eight columns of workers, unemployed, low paid insecure workers, homeless, young people, students are walking towards Madrid. The march is against unemployment, governmental cuts and repression of benefit claimants.

Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants sends solidarity greetings to the thousands marching demanding 'Dignity & Respect' from politicians. We support the demands raised by the organisers, most of them marching share our concerns in the UK:  we reject social cuts, we reject governments that carry out the policies of the Troika; we demand bread, work and social protection for all.

In Spain there are hundreds of thousands who have lost their homes, don’t receive benefits. There are more than 6 million without paid work and unemployed. There are more than a million living below the poverty line – meanwhile the “Popular Party” continues with its cuts agenda, destroying and robbing the health system, education, culture, pensions, closing down local television stations that are essential to the survival of minority languages and other public services. The government continues to privatise state assets in return giving tax benefits to the rich.

Fines and criminal penalties are imposed for exercising the right of freedom of speech or the right to disobey unjust laws, but the corrupt elite never go to prison and never have to pay for the damage they caused. Meanwhile the Government continues to hand out cash to building firms, to the energy companies, to bankers. They’re leaving the people of Spain with no work, no home, no health care, no pensions, no university grants, no schools, no education, no future: in a word no life.

Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants is in solidarity with Spanish society that suffers from the effects of the economic crisis & austerity as in the rest of Europe. Today millions are without employment, without homes, without basic resources for survival, while in the meantime the employers and governments implement new austerity measures that impoverish and increase insecurity – creating – an even worse cost of living crisis for the population of the EU.

Governments both here in the UK and Europe are exploiting the economic crisis to implement austerity policies and to attack human rights, those policies are causing real suffering, poverty, hunger and even death. Meanwhile the banking elite and economic powers continue to make massive profits at our expense !

The March for Dignity calls for an end to the patriarchal system, that drags us back into the 'dark ages. The 'March' is a strong mobilisation against the policies that violate human rights and social justice. Tomorrow the people of Spain will be marching to demand 'basic human rights':  to demand to right to put food on the table, to demand employment, social protection while unemployed, to demand a roof over their heads, to demand decent health provision, decent education, and finally to demand 'Dignity & Respect'.

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supports the “March of Dignity” that runs along Spain and it will come together in Madrid on March 22nd - See more at: http://www.european-left.org/positions/el-supports-march-dignity-runs-along-spain-and-it-will-come-together-madrid-march-22nd#sthash.cDj023fY.dpuf
supports the “March of Dignity” that runs along Spain and it will come together in Madrid on March 22nd - See more at: http://www.european-left.org/positions/el-supports-march-dignity-runs-along-spain-and-it-will-come-together-madrid-march-22nd#sthash.cDj023fY.dpuf
supports the “March of Dignity” that runs along Spain and it will come together in Madrid on March 22nd - See more at: http://www.european-left.org/positions/el-supports-march-dignity-runs-along-spain-and-it-will-come-together-madrid-march-22nd#sthash.cDj023fY.dpuf
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