34 Suicides a Week in Spain, many Due to Mass Evictions and No Work

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By Kaos. Madrid  There is a suicide every two days in Madrid due to mass evictions and lack of work, according to the Mortgage Affected Platform (PAH) which has produced a report with official data from the Police. They demand more involvement from mayor Carmena to stop the evictions.Resultado de imagen de SUICIDIO

Every five hours there is a suicide in Spain because of the economic crisis that plagues hundreds of thousands of families. In the Community of Madrid one  is estimated to occur every 54 hours, with evictions being a main focus.

These figures are more than dramatic data. The poor economic situation of hundreds of thousands of families in Spain, provokes in many occasions the loss of hope of the citizens.

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According to a report of the Platform of Mortgage Affected (PAH), which has had access to the Digital Confidential, there are about 34 suicides occur every week in the country. Occupying the Community of Madrid a mean of a suicide every 54 hours, which means three a week. Continue reading “34 Suicides a Week in Spain, many Due to Mass Evictions and No Work”

New Mega Prison attacked by Activists

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 Sabotage against Wrexham mega prison

wrexhamLast night an action took place at the site of Europe’s second largest prison in construction on Wrexham Industrial Estate in North Wales. The mega-prison, if built, will cage more than 2100 human beings at any one time. Multiple large diggers and construction equipment had their engines destroyed. Slogans were sprayed on the half-built prison fences including ‘Fuck Lend Lease’ and ‘Fire to the Prisons’. Continue reading “New Mega Prison attacked by Activists”

Spain: 6m empties, 400,000 families on street, 500 evictions a day!!

stop evictionsThe spokesman for the Platform of People Affected by the Mortgage, Chema Ruiz, criticized Spain’s economic model that defends banks and leaves people with a huge debt, that of being unable to pay their home mortgages.

This situation has meant that there are six million empty houses in Spain while 400,000 families have no place to return at the end of the day.

Ruiz reiterated the need for efforts to ensure that housing is a right rather than a commodity, and that called people to fight against evictions rather than suicide.

He also demanded a moratorium on evictions, a foreclosed law retroactively applied and also toi form a public park in social rented housing.

Evictions have become a social tragedy in Spain and many cases led to suicides. Since the financial crisis began, more than 350,000 families have lost their homes over unpaid mortgage loans to the bank. Continue reading “Spain: 6m empties, 400,000 families on street, 500 evictions a day!!”

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