The alarming increase in foreclosures in thousands of homes in Spain is exacerbating an unprecedented public response.

Since I began the first meetings of concerned, until this fall, has come a long. The reality is made visible. More and more people are uncovering the shame of becoming homeless. The immigrant population, who have no family social cushion, are the ones who have taken the step to seek help from the platforms.
Many municipalities throughout the State, have adopted measures to support families in their municipalities, to consider the payment in a measure that alleviates the social vulnerability of its neighbors.


The thrust of the motion 15-M

With 15-M movement, has activated more the public response, which supports and sympathizes with the families affected by the mortgage and usury banks. In much of the assemblies of all camping, cited the initiative of action to protect families seized and choked by the banks, and invited to participate in neighborhood pickets to prevent evictions. A movement that challenges the foundations of which have caused the crisis, has turned and made part of his movement also change.

In the first eviction, the bulk of support came from the people of the PAH. Now, with the neighbors of the family affected, approach active members of the 15-M. The events of September 25 throughout the State, is the demonstration of a combination of both citizens’ movements in response to the abuse of capital and politicians who advocate it. It’s a very valid example of what it has achieved 15-M movement: Extend the fight to the neighborhoods and the real needs of the population suffering from the effects of the crisis and collapse of capitalism.

Serve the words written by Guillen Martinez, in his article El Pais, on June 19, to reflect reality which assumes 15-M movement, and try to ignore the political powers “PAH is a circle of those thousands of invisible circles that form the great circle of 15-M. And the culture of the transition can not draw or understand. Can not even identify the problems that the movement seems to point: violence and economic system’s inability to perceive it. ”

The first demonstrations were in Catalonia and Murcia

In these two communities the first protests began and the first eviction paralyzed.

The Region of Murcia has so far held the record of evictions. The number reaches 35 evictions that have managed to suspend the 70 in Spain. There are some families who have managed, through the work of PAH and the support of neighbors, stopping three times the eviction from his home. Neighborhood and civic response is becoming more numerous and spread to almost all provinces. The ruin of becoming homeless, hardly leave anyone indifferent.

Many families think they are responsible for signing mortgages so abusive, but there are many who recognize that it is the banks, the government and the main opposition party, who have allowed that to happen. Given that the cost of housing does not exceed € 60,000, “Something that people need to know” says Ruben Sanchez, a member of the PAH, how is it possible that the value of the house, mortgage and debt raised to exorbitant figures?

The Congress of Deputies lives in another world

The Congress of Deputies, backed by the two major parties in the vote, and CIU, have rejected and vetoed four times until the payment in kind, and have also blocked democratic initiatives such as the ILP, with collection of thousands of signatures, which contemplates and asks for payment in kind, moratorium of evictions and social rent. Democratic participation is viewed it appears that only by political leaders at the polls.

In addition to the policy against popular initiatives are also dragging the police to use excessive violence, away from social reality and totally incomprehensible. Most recently in a eviction in Malaga, Which had stopped after the visit of the judiciary.On the other hand, many judges are making changes in the execution of eviction, as the day and time, to prevent mobilization.

What happens after the 20-N?

Following the elections on November 20, and the expected change of government, not set to where guide social policy. With support for the reform of the constitution in favor of markets, cutting measures and the current government, is not expected to improve the situation of thousands of citizens who lose their jobs, their house, and even have the threat of social services away from their children. Nor is there much faith that evictions do not become a social conflict between neighbors and police confrontations. It is illusory to think that everything will change for the better, because the predictable next government party now in opposition, the Popular Initiative jointly vetoed.The mobilization of the citizenry is becoming more aware and are more organized and more numerous. That way may lead to changes in economic and social policy.