That is not completely true; it tends to underrate the global significance of pro-democracy movements which originated in Tunisia and Egypt. Burkina Faso is not Arab. Swaziland is not Arab. Albania is not Arab. Italy is not Arab. Wisconsin in the USA is not Arab. Etc.
And Spain is not Arab.
This video says about itself:
Hoping to repeat the success of Egyptian people power, various groups in Spain have occupied Madrid’s main square of “Puerta del Sol”.
Like the Arab Spring activists they use twitter and the internet to rally support.
Calling for fewer police and more education the demonstrators say their arms are their weapons.
This is a Dutch TV video on the Puerta del Sol demonstrators.
From ThinkSpain today:
Thousands join Puerta del Sol protest
More than 10,000 people have gathered at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to demand political and social change.
There is a notable police presence, but there so far the protest has been a peaceful one in a carnival atmosphere and there have been no major clashes to date.
In the centre of the Puerta del Sol square, there are thousands of people chanting and waving banners with slogans like “make the guilty pay for the recession” or “the struggle is on the streets, not in parliament”.
The demonstration has attracted huge media attention, with journalists from a number of different newspapers and TV stations down in the square with the protestors.
At 11pm, one group of protestors starting preparing a to camp out over night, as was the case last night and as the protestors intend to carry on doing until election day on Sunday.
The original protest was held in central Madrid on Sunday and resulted in 19 people being arrested for public order offences and many others sustaining minor injuries.
Similar protests are being held in 13 different Spanish cities, as well as at Spanish embassies around the world, including London.
Meanwhile the Greek government, as a Nato member, has bought in the last years military aircraft from Lockheed Martin: 20 F16Cs and 10 F16D52s, the latter at a cost of $2 billion. That is billion not million: here.