Yesterday evening, while demonstrators were preparing to spend their third night in the square, a representative of the mortgage victim platform presented a popular bill in the senate economic commission, backed up by over a million signatures and a ninety percent approval rating.
She did an extraordinary job. In forty minutes she eloquently explained the nature of the mortgage scam, the devastating effects of foreclosures on society, the complicity of the government and the way in which neighbouring countries deal with these problems: generally a lot better. The bill demands immediate cessation of all evictions, the retroactive remission of debt in case of foreclosure and the redistribution of abandoned property among evicted families on the basis of a social lease.
In other news, this morning, students went on strike throughout the country. A national day of action is being planned for February 16. The occupation of Sol continues.