Podemos to demand ‘rights for all’ in marches Saturday

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (right) during street march against energy poverty in Spain. Photo: EFE via El Confidencial
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• Party to launch series of marches to push for full access to basic services
• Podemos say politico-economic-media cabal denies to majority of Spaniards

Spain’s three-year-old anti-austerity party Podemos has set Saturday 25th March as the kick-off date for what it says will be a series of nationwide marches demanding full and equal rights for everyone in Spain and an end to the political and economic cabal that it says is ruling the country.

Acording to Rafa Mayoral, Podemos’ civil society secretary, marches in cities across the country on Saturday will set the agenda for the upcoming protests, which he said will focus on an ongoing ‘plot’ between leading Spanish corporations listed on the Ibex stock exchange with the governing conservative Partido Popular (PP), the Socialist party (PSOE) and establishment media organizations to deny real participation in the political process and full access to basic services to the majority of Spaniards.

Marchers will take to the street on Saturday under the banner of “nobody without rights,” Mayoral said, to demand that Spain’s government comply with article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, which states that everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living that ensures their health and well-being and that of their family, especially in the areas of food, clothing, housing, medical care and basic social services.

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