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 the name given in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Spain to a type of demonstration in which a group of activists go to the homes or workplaces of those whom they want to condemn and publicly humiliate in order to influence decision makers and governments into a certain course of action. This term was born in Argentina in 1995 and has since spread to other Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Itchy and Scratchy (1) The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a fictional animated television series featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. It usually appears as a part of The Krusty the Clown Show, watched regularly by Bart and Lisa Simpson. Itself an animated cartoon, The Itchy & Scratchy Show depicts an anthropomorphic blue mouse, Itchy, who repeatedly kills an anthropomorphic black cat, Scratchy. The cartoon first appeared in the Tracey Ullman Show short "The Bart Simpson Show," which originally aired November 20, 1988. The cartoon's first appearance in The Simpsons was in the 1990 episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home." Typically presented as 15-to-60-second-long cartoons, the show is filled with over-the-top violence. The Simpsons also occasionally features characters who are involved with the production of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, including Roger Meyers, Jr., who runs the studio and produces the show.
  • Spain (1555)
  • 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 a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.
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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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