Tuesday, April 24, 2007

200 organisations....

200 organisations……. in the Valencia region called at the end of April to protest marches in the 3 provincial capitals, against the urbanistic policy of the regional government, against massification, abuse and corruption. Tens of thousand citizens rallied to the call.

200 organisations…..mostly local protest initiatives, going against a monster plan that some promoter has paid to get the approval for. The civic uproar against the perverse urbanistic policy in the Valencia region has become a social factor of great importance, not only among smaller groups of foreign property owners, but among the Spanish themselves.

200 organisations….so many and so active that the politicians have to take note. Not the regional government of the arrogant Francisco Camps, that with his tasteless defence of the property promoters and even more tasteless attacks on the representatives from the European Parliament, investigation the abuse has manoeuvred himself into a corner, without escape possibilities.

200 organisations…..instead joined by the leaders of the opposition parties in the regional parliament, greens, nationalists and socialists. The latest Gallup indicates that PP will loose their absolute majority. And the socialist leaders in the region have promised that they will change the urbanistic policy.

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?