Keep your eye on Spain these days. Sometimes, a little spark is all you need. The recent corruption scandal involving the governing Popular Party and in particular prime minister Rajoy, has provided that spark.Corruption is nothing special in Spain. It is one of the prime roots of the country’s economic misfortunes, so the news can hardly be called surprising. But when it comes in a situation where the government imposes harsh austerity measures on its citizens, selling off their health care, their education, their water, then the news of government officials taking bribes is enough to turn rage into action.
For three days the general assembly of Sol has been in session. And for as many days, thousands have marched to the popular party headquarters to demand the resignation of the government. In Madrid, and throughout Spain.
Yesterday late at night, after peacefully resisting police intimidation, the people who…
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