Protesters in Spain Attempt to “Occupy Congress” in Opposition to Austerity Cuts

Tune in Wednesday when we will get a report from Madrid, Spain, where thousands of protesters today attempted to surround the country’s Parliament and ‘Occupy Congress’ to protest ongoing austerity measures. The manifesto for the #25s claims the people of Spain consider themselves “victims of a large scale scam” carried out by conservative policymakers who want to use the crisis to achieve long-sought cutbacks.

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman recently reported from Spain on how the major force pushing for ex-IMF and Bankia chief Rodrigo Rato’s prosecution has been the May 15 Movement, or M15, known around the world as the “indignados.”

Click here to see a recent report by former Democracy Now! producer Maria Carrion, an independent freelance journalist based in Madrid, Spain, on how workers in Spain recently staged a general strike, shutting down factories and parts of the transportation sector and holding massive marches. The strike was called by two major trade unions to protest labor rules that make it less costly for employers to hire and fire people in a country where unemployment is near 23 percent.”

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