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(en) [Spain] Demonstration against bookmakers -- They profit. The working class is ruined By ANA (pt) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:59:54 +0300

Bookmakers are a plague in the working quarters. In recent years they have multiplied uncontrollably in the lower-income districts of Madrid such as Puente de Vallecas, Usera, Villaverde or Carabanchel. This growth occurs in these neighborhoods after the crisis that implies a low price of the rent of the places to extract more benefits. ---- The stakes are becoming the 21st century addiction. This addiction begins with small bets that assume minimal spending but increasingly increase until you are betting large amounts of money as a result of losing control over yourself. This vicious behavior is fueled by the possibility of betting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on online casinos. Everything in the construction of these places is focused so that we lose track of time, as it has no natural light or windows. As a result of all these ingredients we find that 30.9% of players are under 35 years old.

These companies exercise their power in the state and in the universities to legitimize their right to steal from our class by recognizing the idleness of misery offered by their establishments. But not only do they influence through institutions, but they win over thousands of people through the sponsorship of charismatic characters like Carlos Sobera, sportsmen like Rafa Nadal and Neymar, or theoretical youth references like Chojin or ZPU.

Bookmakers are another tool in the system to keep the working class asleep and tricked. We take the little money we have in these places with the remote hope that a stroke of luck will fix our lives and ultimately improve our living conditions. However, the reality is that lucky strokes do not arrive. We left these bookmakers with less money and courage, thinking maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile, owners keep rubbing their hands because the more "you lose, the more they earn."

So we say enough. Just plunder us, sell us illusions, degrade our neighborhoods, foster precarious work, take advantage of our misery.

It is for this reason that several collectives, organizations, associations and residents of Madrid have called a demonstration against these businesses and the wreckage they make to the lives of thousands of working families, next Sunday, October 6th, from Cuatro Caminos to Tetouan at 12 pm .


CNT Comarcal Sur


Translation> Sol de Abril

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https://noticiasanarquistas.noblogs.org/post/2019/05/31/spanish-jornada-of-luta- find-as-salas-de-apostas/

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