Manifesto for unity supported by the world of culture adds 2000 signatures

The manifesto in favor of unity and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus, promoted by Cuts Zero and which has been seconded by prominent personalities in the field of culture, has added 2,000 signatures in one day.

The manifesto underlines that it is necessary to get out of the crisis caused by the stronger COVID-19 and that, for this, unity and solidarity among all Spaniards is needed.

For this reason they demand to put aside partisan interests, collaboration between all the autonomous communities, help the most vulnerable, support to the sectors that are allowing the country not to collapse, and a redistribution of wealth and a reindustrialization with ecological and social criteria .

Among the signatories are writers such as Juan José Millás, Rosa Montero, Javier Marías, Elvira Lindo, Juan Marsé, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Fanny Rubio or Fernando Schwartz; actors like José Luis Gómez; the painter and sculptor Antonio López and the philosopher Fernando Savater.

Also the film directors Fernando Colomo and Fernando Trueba; the singers Miguel Ríos and Soledad Jiménez; politicians and politicians such as Cristina Almeida, Francisco Frutos and Joan Baldoví; and Rafael Matesanz, founder of the National Transplant Organization,

The manifesto, which has been joined by diverse and private associations, stresses that "creating division with partisan interests, generating hoaxes and defamation, undermines unity and morale, weakens and lowers the defenses that our society needs against the virus."

It also calls for unity between citizens of different nationalities and regions and adds that the only ethically admissible position is solidarity between all communities and, to the extent that conditions allow, helping other countries.

Likewise, they defend support for sectors of society such as the elderly and dependents, health professionals, those in the food sector, farmers, ranchers, pharmacists and all those who are part of essential services.

He also regrets the consequences that he believes can now be evidenced by the cuts and advocates reversing them in areas such as health, pensions, social services, education and science.

Along with this they claim to get out of the crisis with more employment and less precarious.


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