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Sunday, December 2, 2012

First World Revolt



General Strike. Armed peace keepers circle around the demonstrators, leaving only one way out. A rubber bullet fired into the crowd takes a left eye. No apology is issued. She will march again.


                         wanted us to write exactly 33 words about rebellion and/or revolt.

Ester Quintana, 42 yrs old, begs to differ with Catalonia's Dept. Public Safety Minister, who said that no shots were fired.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksm7f3ey1bc&feature=player_embedded
(Use the interactive transcript for translation)

16 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the shootings at Kent State in the early 70s. Good work.

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    1. As much as police-state attitudes provoke needless tragedies.

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  3. "Peace keepers" my ass >__>
    I like the determination at the end.

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    1. Yeah, sarcasm. The writer's revolt. Thanks, Draug.

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  4. A sad history. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for giving it a place to be shared.

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  5. I too like her determination at the end.

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  6. I admire those who will not be deterred from standing up for what they believe in.

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    1. Me, too. That's what makes a revolution, right?

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  7. It's a great but weird juxaposition of emotions to cheer for something principled but tragic, isn't it. well done, ma'am

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    1. Thank you, sir. One of those spots between rocks and hard places.

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