On Monday March 18th (6pm for London), the PAH calls to action all housing rights
collectives and other social movements located beyond our national borders.
We want to show this international solidarity by pressuring the Spanish
government with peaceful demonstrations in front of as many Spanish
embassies as possible. The moment is especially important for putting pressure cause it’s just been accepted for consideration in Parliament the Popular Iniciative for revision of Mortgages law…..
Monday 18TH March, 6pm, *Spanish embassy in London*. 39, Chesham Place London SW1X8SB. Underground stations: Sloane Square, Knightsbridge & Victoria. Buses 73, 8, 74, 14. http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Embajadas/Londres/es/MenuPpal/Embajada/PresentacionEmbajada/Localizacion/Paginas/localizacion.aspx
video with English subtitles
facebook event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqw3ifINh9c&feature=youtu.be
The People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) is the citizens’ response to
Spain’s mortgage lending fraud. Endorsed by nearly a million and a half
citizens, this ILP was submitted to congress by the Mortgage Holders
Platform (PAH). We stand now at a crossroads as the ILP has yet to be
approved by congress. The governing party, Partido Popular, which holds
majority in congress, has already advanced that it will not vote in favour
of the proposed measures.
At an international level, European social movements that struggle for the
right to housing, also support this ILP. Furthermore, they assert that
Spain’s mortgage law is unjust in unparalleled measure with regards to
similar legislation across the European Union. For this reason they
actively support the PAH’s proposals. Spanish citizens need all the backing
they can gather so that the ILP’s basic requests can be approved in
congress in the upcoming weeks. In addition, on March 14th, the EU’s Court
of Justice will issue a verdict on Spain’s mortgage law. The Court of
Justice’s lawyer has already advanced that the law in Spain is unjust.