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¡Democracia Real YA! - movimiento social de España. / Real Democracy NOW! - grassroots citizens' organization that was started in March 2011 in Spain.
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Democracia Real YA

ESP: La plataforma ¡Democracia Real YA! es un movimiento social de España que se autodefine como apartidista, asindical, pacífico, contrario a formar parte de cualquier ideología pero no apolítico. Fue una de las organizaciones convocantes a la Manifestación del 15 de mayo 2011 y apoya las acampadas que se organizaron a continuación, si bien no las convocó. Nació en Internet y en las redes sociales, en los primeros meses de 2011. La plataforma considera que los ciudadanos no están representados ni son escuchados por los políticos actuales, y exige un cambio de rumbo en la política social y económica que ha llevado a numerosas personas al paro y a la precariedad, dentro del contexto de la crisis económica de 2008-2011. Denuncia además las prácticas de las grandes corporaciones y plantea una serie de reivindicaciones. El movimiento se ha organizado desde sus orígenes en torno a tres colectivos especialmente castigados: los parados, lo desahuciados por no poder hacer frente al pago de las hipotecas y la juventud autodenominada "juventud precaria". En marzo de 2011, la plataforma publicó un manifiesto que definía su postura y sintetizaba sus objetivos.

 

Demandas generales de la plataforma

Las demandas propuestas por Democracia Real YA, y acordadas entre todas las organizaciones que la conforman, se articulan alrededor de 8 grandes temas:

  • Eliminación de los privilegios de la clase política
  • Medidas para combatir el desempleo
  • Medidas para promover el derecho a la vivienda
  • Medidas para unos servicios públicos de calidad en la enseñanza, la sanidad y los transportes públicos
  • Control de las entidades bancarias
  • Medidas fiscales
  • Medidas a favor de las libertades ciudadanas y la democracia participativa
  • Reducción del gasto militar

 

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ENG: ¡Democracia Real YA! (Real Democracy NOW!), also known as Plataforma Democracia Real Ya!, is a grassroots citizens' organization that was started in March 2011 in Spain, and that by May 15 sparked the political movement of the 2011 Spanish protests, which gained world wide attention and has been inspired by the 2010-2011 Arab Spring which started in Tunisia and Egypt. The revolt has been compared to the May 1968 social movement in France. Democracia Real YA is made up of around 200 various smaller organizations. Democracia Real Ya began out of a desire to change the political environment from one the stifled the youth, unemployed, underpaid, and middle class to one that represented the will of the people. DRY is apolitical and merely wants to change the political course of Spain. The platform wants to avoid being associated with leftist groups, though clearly the desires of DRY and some leftist groups are mutual. The movement drew inspiration from 2011 revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and uprisings in 1968 France, and Greece in 2008.

The protest movement gained momentum on May 15 with a camping occupation in Madrid's main square, Puerta del Sol, and soon spread to squares in 57 other major and smaller cities in Spain, and then to Spanish embassies all around the world. The initial founders of Real Democracy NOW! are Fabio Gándara, Eric Pérez and an anonymous person; spokespeople are Carlos Paredes, Paco López, Aída Sánchez and Fabio Gándara.

Real Democracy NOW! states in its manifesto that it is a broad social movement and has no affiliation with any political party or labour union, does not advocate violence of any kind and is unwilling to join any of the existing political bodies, albeit, it is not an apolitical movement."Democracia Real YA Manifesto". It was one of the principle associations that organized the 15M demonstration and supported the camp that appeared shortly thereafter. It currently makes extensive use of the Internet and social networks for communication and organization purposes. Real Democracy NOW! considers the current political and economic system unable to listen to and represent its citizens and hence demands changes to the social an economic policies which have led many people to into unemployment, loss of their homes and poverty. The organization denounces the way big businesses and banks dominate the political and economic sphere and aims to propose a series of solutions to these problems through grassroots participatory democracy based on people's assemblies and consensus decision making.

 

Demands of Democracia Real Ya

Democracia Real Ya and the protesters have stated that their demands of the Spanish government are: elimination of privileges for the political class, measures to combat unemployment, measures to promote rights to housing, measures to improve public services in teaching, health, and public transport, increased regulation of the banking industry, implementation of new fiscal measures, measures in favor of citizen’s rights and participatory democracy, and a reduction in military spending. Together they believe that this culmination will bring about the change in society needed to assist those who are not among the country's priviliged elite.

 

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October 30,2011

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