One problem with escraches

There's also this phenomenon called Iche.

Trebots @ Tuesday April 16th 2013 15:27

Of expat bloggers, Tom’s revolutionary armchair is rumoured to be in a van, Mathew of this Parris is too worried about the imminent (2014) revaluation of his stately home, but Colin and Lost seem to think that direct action may in this case work better than parliament democracy. That may be true, but self-proclaimed saviours of humanity and homeland do not always agree, and I wonder whether C&L's enthusiasm would be damped if the undoubted success of the anti-PP mob over the past decade were to be imitated by those, for example, who would like to close abortion clinics, or who resent having shooting targets painted on their front doors for daring to suggest that Spanish should enjoy de facto official status in the regions.

  • Escrache (1) Escrache is a type of demonstration to publicly shame those who are above the law or who refuse to represent those who have elected them, usually by congregating around their homes, chanting and publicly shaming them. In Argentina the term was coined in 1995 by the human rights group HIJOS, to condemn the genocides committed by members of the PROCESO who were pardoned by Carlos Menem.
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  • Spain (1659)
  • The Simpsons (2) The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
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  1. Tom
    April 24th 2013 17:21

    Right. The PAH has quite widespread popular support. As far as I can see, much more than Manos Limpias, AVT, or Arran for that matter. There's a poll out there somewhere (can't find it) which found that the PAH is the most popular social movement in Spain at the moment.

    It's also a progressive movement, rather than a regressive one (that cancels out the anti-abortion rights groups).

    Death threats and Francoist daubs - even when received by malevolent types whose intention is to sow ethnicconflict and attack democracy - should be opposed by any decent person.

    Campaigning against evictions caused by a nasty property bubble and made worse by pathetically inept government is sweet and noble.

  2. kalebeul » On the other hand…
    May 3rd 2013 11:54

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