Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 28, 2012, 1:18 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
surround the congress
Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 24, 2012, 12:10 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
real democracy now
The 25th of September the Spanish Parliament building will be surrounded as a symbol to
rescue it from the kidnapping which has turned this institution into a useless organ. A
kidnapping of the popular sovereignty by the Troika and by The Markets, executed
under the blessing and collaboration of most of the political parties. Parties which
have betrayed their electoral programs, their voters and the people in general, breaking
their vows and contributing to people’s gradual pauperization.
A government chosen by the people that once it reaches the power operates on the
opposite that the candidates promised has no legitimacy. Winning an election does not
give the government the right to make do as it wills, betraying the voters who elected it.
The people, under these conditions, have the right to require the government to quit. The
people have the right to have a government which governs according to the popular
choices. This is the essence of democracy and popular sovereignty.
The Parliament will be surrounded by the 25S to tell those who unjustly govern us: we will
disobey their unfair and illegitimate impositions to pay their debt. We will defend our
collective rights: our houses, public education, public health system, employment,
democratic participation and our decent life. We will initiate the process to stop the
responsibles for this crisis. The arsonists who have caused our crisis will be judged
instead of rewarded.
The demonstration on September 25th around the Parliament takes place in order to
recover our responsibility of our own future, rejecting impositions. We want to tell the
ones who have kidnapped Democracy that it is their time to leave. We will require the
resignation of this government, as a first step. Set it free. Let’s start anew our constitutive process: an open process with direct participation where we all determine together political institutions, participation tools, juridical and political mechanisms that we need to guarantee the efficiency of our collective decisions. A continuous constitutive process which collective definition starts, but does not end, on 25S.