40 Spanish cities require "More facts and less" in the fight against world poverty.
Nearly one hundred thousand people took to the streets today in Madrid to ask the real and definitive political action in the fight against world poverty. Convened by the Spanish Alliance Against Poverty, formed by over 1,000 organizations, tens of thousands of people filled the street from Alcalá Puerta del Sol to the Plaza de Cibeles, with the slogan "Against Poverty Rebélate. More facts and less talk. "
The header was made by the convening organizations of the Alliance of NGOs, trade unions, environmental organizations, youth, women ...", and Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Rosa Regás, Iciar Bollaín and the rectors of the Autónoma and Complutense Universities.
"Today we're feeling a contradiction. On the one hand, we are in mourning because every day thousands of starving people and for every human being who dies we lose a part of humanity, and our own humanity. On the other hand, we are full of hope that millions of people worldwide are united in this fight, on this day in rebellion against poverty, "said José María Medina, spokesman for the Spanish Alliance Against Poverty. "How can we get to sleep when they die of hunger, lost tens of thousands of people every day? How can we reconcile the dream where arms spending 2800 billion dollars every day? It is time to rebel against poverty, we do not want charity, we call justice, "said Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
Rosa Regás Iciar Bollaín and read the manifesto claimed. "Our government, our parliament, all political parties demand that they listen to their citizens. We want no more declarations or promises, we want to fulfill what was promised, "said Rosa Regás. "Poverty is everybody's, nobody owns the world's wealth, more than ever, we demand zero poverty," said Iciar Bollaín.
Alliance claimed that Spain, which belongs to all the world's richest countries, with the utmost urgency drives a set of concrete measures to ensure that poor countries have real opportunities to escape poverty. Among the measures that are claimed stress level of 0.7% with the utmost urgency, abolish 100% of the bilateral debt of the least developed countries and eliminating the privileges of the rich countries in international trade rules.
Today was a day of demonstrations across Spain. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in over forty cities to demand that political leaders met against poverty agreements they have signed.
Spanish Alliance Against Poverty will continue to seek greater commitments and mobilize against poverty for our citizens and our governments that their proposals to become reality in politics in Spain.