4 responses to “MANIFIESTO de SOCIAL-ESTATAL para 18s”


    Sunday Sept. 18 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from Cibeles to SOL
    State Social Assembly 15M(grupotrabajosocial15m@gmail.com)
    • Ask about the cuts in social support: in 2010 a cut of 300 million euros and in 2011 a cut of 918 million= 1.218 billion LESS for the PEOPLE
    • In Spain, 2 million children=one out of four minors are close to the poverty line. Spain ranks last of 27 EU members.
    • In order to reduce poverty we have to prioritize social resources, both in the design and the planning of social policy.
    • Spain ranks among the lowest in the EU in public spending on family and infants, with 0.7% of the GDP, well below the EU average (2.3½%).
    • 20.5% of the population is out of work = 5 million unemployed, the unemployment rate for youth is 41.7% of the active population
    • In 2009 almost 50% of unemployed households in Spain are poor, compared to a 37% average in OECD countries.
    • Ask about the failure by the members states to fulfill the objectives announced in the Lisbon Strategy 2000-2010, especially with regards to the eradication of poverty.
    • Especially in the Municipality of Marid and the Autonomous Community of Murcia, which has eliminated the call for development funding for the years 2010 and 2011.
    • In 2011 a cut of 1 billion euros for Official Development Support compared to 2011 for social services for those who suffer most: basic social services (water, health), in absolute as well as relative terms.
    • Spain has the highest number of prisoners per inhabitant in the EU,
    157 for every 100,000 inhabitants, even being one of the European countries with the lowest rates of violent crime.
    • Law 20//5/2010(“the trim”), includes: freezing of pensions, raising of the reitrement age, a cut in public salaries, the end of baby-check payments, etc.
    • Social services are the key element for the social defense of our society,so that with adequate resources and professionals the right of all people to live with dignity is ensured.
    • The current economic crisis has placed a greater number of people in a position of risk and/or social exclusion.
    • Political institutions, responsible for protecting and regulating social well-being, have treated people as a second concern, giving priority to the problems of banks and corporations.
    • We have proressively lost professional, economic, and material resources in the social arena: resources that allowed the enactment of programs for the well-being of all, the prevention of situations of social risk, and that favored the integration of people into economic, political, social, and support networks when they found themselves disadvantaged.
    • We have seen the ultimate consequence of this progressive dehumanization of the system with the recent Constitutional Reform (art. 135) which imposes a cap on public spending in the Constitution, obliging agencies to reduce their investment in public services. The consequence will be that private enterprise will be left to control those services that bring economic benefits, leaving other social services outside the reach of both public and private investment. We should invest in our citizens.
    • Today we find ourselves with a greater number of dependent people who have no home, no job, no family support networks, who cannot buy school supplies for their children, who have no access to health care, no training, with relationship problems and family conflicts, etc.
    • Within the social arena we have limited possibilities for offering assistance. We find ourselves in a system in which it is difficult to work inclusively, a system which does not allow people to participate in social, economic, and political life, in which political institutions prioritize the rescue and bailout of big banks to the detriment of the well-being of people.
    • Social rights are for all people without discrimination. We want everyone to have a quality education, public health care, access to a good home, real possibilites for employment, a healthy environment, clean water that’s not privatized, etc.

  2. Notis

    Yo te lo explico: Los recortes sociales a los que se refiere el primer párrafo son estatales, “hacia dentro”. Salud, educación, servicios sociales en general… El párrafo de Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo se refiere precisamente a eso: La Ayuda a países en vías de desarrollo en los que la Cooperación Española tiene programas ya lanzados a los que se les recorta la financiación con el consiguiente desamparo de las poblaciones afectadas y la frustración de los trabajadores expatriados.


    1. Lupas

      Sigo sin enterarme. .La ayuda al desarrollo (1.000 millones menos, presuntamente) se conceptualiza en este texto como recorte social (se supone no estamos hablando de la financiación de empresas), pero los ” Recortes Sociales en ayudas” son supuestamente 918 millones. Pero todo este dinero sale de los mismos impuestos!!. Asi que en realidad no sé si los recortes sociales son 1.918 millones ó las cifras se las inventan.

  3. lupas

    No lo entiendo: Dicen que el recorte en “2011 ha sido de 918 millones” y que “en 2011 recorte de más de 1000 millones a la Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo con respecto a 2010”. ¿No lo entiendo ó el segundo dato está mal? ¿Alguién me lo podría explicar? Gracias.