Friday, February 8, 2013

Andalusia: another Capitalism-caused desperate suicide

An Andalusian citizen killed himself in Cordoba after getting an eviction notice. The exact circumstances are unknown to me at the moment but the Spanish mortgage law, which overprotects Capitalist interests to limits not reached in any other advanced state (or any other country I know of), allowing the mortgage debt to persist even after foreclosure, is surely to blame in part. Beyond it, the inability of the Capitalist socio-economic and political regime to provide citizens with their basic human needs (a dignified job, a decent home, health care, etc.) is clearly the murderer because, as Brecht famously wrote:

There are many ways to kill. One can stab a knife in your guts, take away your bread, deprive you of a cure for your illness, put you in a miserable housing, torture you to death with work, take you to war, etc.

Only a few of these are prohibited in our country.

The Platform Against Evictions has called for a demo in Pamplona (Navarre, Basque Country) for February 16th in solidarity and in demand that the Spanish mortgage law is abolished for good and the remaining debt is condoned retroactively for all its victims.

Source: Ateak Ireki[es].

Update: the name of the victim is José Lema Bretón, a member of the Stop Evictions! platform. The name of the culprits is Kutxabank-Cajasur and the Bourgeois Regime in general.

José killed himself jumping from a 4th floor after receiving notification for his eviction. Months earlier he had given back the home to the bank in payment but he was actually required to pay €22,000 even after losing all.

A protest was held today before the Kutxabank see in Bilbao. 

Source: Bilboko Branka[es] (incl. video of the protest).

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