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‘Monarchy? No, Thanks’: Thousands Demand Referendum After Spanish King’s Abdication [Video]

RT  June 3 2014

People awaken around the globe.

Thousands gathered in Madrid to celebrate the abdication of the Spanish King Juan Carlos. The crowd jumped and chanted slogans “Spain tomorrow will be republican”, alongside calling for a referendum to end the monarchy in Spain. The demonstration coincides with protests that were held throughout the world demanding a referendum. Read More: http://on.rt.com/kjvw3h

Christina Sarich ~ Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Kills Cancer Completely

NaturalSociety  March 17 2014

From Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez has been studying the anti-tumor effects of THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. She delivers sound information that explains exactly how THC kills cancer cells entirely – without adverse effects to healthy cells.

Her research is an addition to other’s work, such as British scientist, Wai Liu, an oncologist at the University of London’s St. George’s medical school. Liu’s research also reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity,’ and can significantly ‘target and switch off’ pathways that allow cancers to grow.

Liu points out that pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drugs that do the very same thing, while the cannabis plant does it naturally. In the following video, Dr. Sanchez explains exactly how THC does the dirty work of eliminating cancer cells by activating the body’s own cannabinoid receptors, creating endocannabinoids. What’s more, is cannabis can do this without any psychoactive effects.

“There’s quite a lot of cancers that should respond quite nicely to these cannabis agents,” Liu said. “If you talk about a drug company that spent billions of pounds trying to develop these new drugs that target these pathways, cannabis does exactly the same thing – or certain elements of cannabis compounds do exactly the same thing – so you have something that is naturally produced which impacts the same pathways that these fantastic drugs that cost billions also work on.”

This comes at an important time when states are legalizing medical marijuana and the federal government is receiving pressure to de-list cannabis as an illegal drug – an archaic and erroneous definition of a plant which the Feds say ‘has no medicinal value’, even though they hold numerous patents on the plant. The feds are still fighting marijuana, despite having numerous patents on the plant.

Patent No. 6,630,507, for example, is for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Could this be why they are dragging their feet on declassifying this valuable plant?

In fact, three scientists from the Department of Health and Human Services said in the abstract — or summary — of their findings submitted with the patent application:

“The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroproectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

Surely they knew it could treat cancer too.

In Hindu texts cannabis was known as ‘sacred grass.’ It has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Cannabis can replace toxic medications, and drastically reduce pain. Dr. Sanchez’s studies just add to the age-old wisdom surrounding the medicinal use of this phenomenal plant.

Bix Weir ~ The Human Spirit is Alive and Well in This Darkness! [Video]

roadtoroota | January 15 2013

Even though a darkness has fallen across our planet in the form of poverty, fraud and suffering at the hands of those who wish to control us, human beings are REFUSING to lay down for the benefit of these “Bad Guys”. We are all WAKING UP and there is BEAUTY and GOODNESS in this new awake state which will EVENTUALLY dissolve the darkness.

Case in point is what just happened at the Unemployment Office in Madrid, Spain…

Here Comes The Sun” at the Unemployment Office

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Amy Goodman ~ The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity

Nation Of Change | November 15 2012

Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and threw herself out of her fifth-floor apartment window, dying instantly on impact on the sidewalk below. She was the second person in two weeks in Spain to commit suicide as a result of an impending foreclosure action. Her suicide has added gravity to this week’s general strike radiating from the streets of Madrid across all of Europe. As resistance to so-called austerity in Europe becomes increasingly transnational and coordinated, President Barack Obama and the House Republicans begin their debate to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The fight is over fair tax rates, budget priorities and whether we as a society will sustain the social safety net built during the past 80 years.

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Europe, Spain, Portugal And Greece Shut Down As Massive Austerity Riots Sweep Country

Govt Slaves | November 14 2012 | Sky News

A wave of anti-austerity anger is sweeping across Europe with general strikes in Spain and Portugal and walkouts in Greece and Italy – grounding flights, closing schools and shutting down transport.

Millions of workers are taking part in the dozens of co-ordinated protests in a so-called European Day of Action and Solidarity against spending cuts and tax hikes.

In Portugal, violent clashes took place between activists and police officers in Lisbon, and one woman was seen being repeatedly struck with a baton.

In Italy, local media reported that six police officers were injured, including one seriously, as clashes broke out with protesters at demonstrations in Milan and Turin.

Around 20 activists allegedly beat an officer with a stick and baseball bats in Turin, while five officers were hurt during running street battles in central Milan.

In Spain – the fourth-biggest eurozone economy – activists and unions will be staging an evening rally outside the parliament in the Madrid.

Spanish police used night-sticks to quell unrest on picket lines

Protests got under way early in Madrid and Barcelona, with protesters clashing with police as they attempted to blockade buses and cause disruption at food markets.

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Alexander Higgins ~ NO Banker Bailout! Thousands Flood Madrid Spain Demanding Government Resigns

Alexander Higgins | September 26 2012

Update October 8 2012 ~ Spain Protestors Evict Police Amid Wave Of Brutality

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside Madrid’s Parliament, September 26, 2012. (Reuters/Sergio Perez)

Thousands of Spaniards have returned to Madrid’s Plaza de Neptune to demand the government resign in protests against the latest banker bailout austerity measures.
Protestors against harsh austerity measures in Spain to pay for banker bailouts are demanding the government resign as the country teeters on the brink of civil war.

For the second day thousands of protestors filled the streets following yesterday’s wave of police brutality during which riot police incited violence which was followed by the beating of protestors including young girls and boys indiscriminately.

As police fired upon protestors surrounding congress some fought back after watching friends get beat.

The violence was also marked with police targeting journalists and smashing their cameras to cover up their criminal activity.

Watch Live: Massive Protests Following Yesterday’s Police Violence

As the protestor’s where joined by major unions today police engaged in running street battles against the protestors while 15,000 workers walked out off their jobs in Athens to join protestors firebombing riot police there for the same reasons.

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Massive Protests Expected Today In Spain, Greece, Portugal With Smaller Protests In London, Rome And Netherlands

The Jeenyus Corner | September 29 2012

Coal Miners protest in Spain

Today, Saturday, September 29th, a huge protest is planned: Spain, Greece and Portugal look to be the big ones. Smaller protests are expected in London, Rome and the Netherlands. It all starts at six pm (Madrid is six hours ahead of EST, so the protests will start at 12 noon – our time, 9 am PST). 40 cities in Spain will be joining the protest, calling it a global emergency and some have tweeted that the Revolution might happen today.

The Spanish Citizens will be surrounding Congress again, demanding the resignation of their government and new elections.A new tactic of global resistance is emerging: “Surround the Congress.” Following #25S, when thousands of protestors converged on Spain’s parliament building in Madrid to denounce austerity and the kidnapping of popular sovereignty by the Troika and the Markets, similar actions will take place Saturday September 29th across Spain and in a number of European capitals, including Rome, Lisbon, London, Brussels, and Amsterdam. With momentum behind the new tactic growing, AdBusters has called for an October 31 “Halloween Party” on Capitol Hill. http://ht.ly/2sqdVH

Live Streams:

Global Revolution: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
All Livestreams Here: http://ht.ly/2sqdVH
Spain LiveStream: http://bit.ly/OqbUks
Spain LiveStream: http://www.rtve.es/noticias/directo2
Greece Live Stream: LiveStream:http://www.livestream.com/stopcarteltvgr

On Twitter, you can follow the #29S hashtag:http://bit.ly/QmE5Mp and the #S29 hashtag:http://bit.ly/P1nNNM

#29S Main call:

http://25sbcn.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/we-come-back-on-26s-and-on-saturday-were-surrounding-the-congress-again/

Portugal:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A300IsFCQAAeVTf.jpg
http://acampadabcninternacional.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/portugals-occupy15setembro-movement-unites-to-fight-cuts-on-s29-29s/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f … levant_count = 1

Italy:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3003ZyCIAAjhvo.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/CATENAUMANA.PARLAMENTO.ITALIANO

The Netherlands:

http://dutchrevolution.blogspot.fr/2012/09/29s-demonstration-1900-dam-square.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/431544976902857/

Belgium:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3zY_jKCQAA5whc.jpg

London:

https://www.facebook.com/events/331009573661835/

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JG Vibes ~ Police Provocateurs Exposed At Spanish Protests

theintelhub.com | September 27 2012

Police Agent Provocateurs were caught on video inciting violence by media cameras at the September 25th bailout and financial crisis protests in Madrid Spain.

There were also several videos uploaded to youtube and liveleak showing similar events.

As expected it is looking like there is a widespread coordinated effort on the part of the police to create violence, which they could then use to justify controlling the situation with violence.

A description of the video below was found through Spanish media organization “HispanTV”, according to their website:

“Our cameras collect when a plainclothes policeman is arrested and blindfolded by their peers in a burden UIP. The secret police is identified as a partner. It is proof that police had infiltrated the concentration of 25-S”

VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/zrO_t3vHovQ

Agent Provocateurs are people that work for the police but pretend to be a part of an anti establishment mob.

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Common Dreams Staff ~ Spain Anti-Austerity Protests Continue Into Second Night Following Clashes, Arrests

Common Dreams | September 26 2012

‘We Are Bleeding!’ — Hundreds of thousands demonstrate against latest proposed of cuts

(Photo: Reuters/Paul Hanna)

Anti-austerity protests continued for a second consecutive night in Madrid on Wednesday. Thousands of protesters filled the streets throughout the day on Wednesday, some facing off with police who had beaten protesters with batons and fired rubber bullets into the crowds the night before. Prime Minister Rajoy still plans on announcing a new round of drastic austerity measures on Thursday, despite national outrage, including public sector pay cuts, privatization of public assets, tax increases, and a raise in retirement age by two years.

The Bank of Spain said Wednesday that the country is entering an extreme depression, but protesters argue that more cuts to public budgets are not the answer and will be devastating to the county’s struggling middle and working classes. Currently Spain continues to suffer a 26% unemployment rate as 22% of Spanish households now live below the poverty line. Today, as thousands continued to gather outside of barricades, which were set up to blockade Spain’s Parliament building, many chanted “government, resign” and held signs simply saying “No” as a sign of refusal to the ongoing austerity program. Katharine Ainger writes for the Guardian today:

The attempt by the Spanish “Occupy” movement, the indignados, to surround the Congress in Madrid has been compared by the secretary general of the ruling rightwing People’s party (PP) to an attempted coup.

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