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Brandon Jourdan: Occupied Barcelona – The Spanish Election Rejection

Brandon Jourdan: Occupied Barcelona – The Spanish Election Rejection

By Brandon Jourdan In the midst of rising unemployment rates, extensive austerity measures and increased privatization, many Spanish people are losing faith in electoral politics. … Read entire article »

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Carlos Paredes: O15 Global Day Of Action

Carlos Paredes: O15 Global Day Of Action

By Carlos Paredes An international call for protest against austerity… … Read entire article »

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M15 Reflections: An Afternoon With David Marty In Puerta del Sol

M15 Reflections: An Afternoon With David Marty In Puerta del Sol

TNS Video Exclusive: An overview of the May 15, 2011 (M15) Spanish uprising three months later, as well as general assessment, current condition, and things to come. Produced, filmed, and edited by Chris Spannos Length: 8 min. 10 sec. For more information view all TNS Spain content. … Read entire article »

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Joint Statement By Puerta del Sol Economics Working Group & Syntagma

Joint Statement By Puerta del Sol Economics Working Group & Syntagma

The citizens of Puerta del Sol and Syntagma Square express our indignation and invite all the ‘indignados’ in all the squares around the world to join us. From the USA to Brussels, from Greece to Bolivia and from Spain to Tunisia, the crisis of capitalism is on the rise. A crisis caused by the same culprits who are imposing the reforms to get over it: pumping public funds into private financial institutions while forcing the citizens … Read entire article »

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Carolina:15M – The Mediterranean March To Brussels

Carolina:15M – The Mediterranean March To Brussels

By Carolina The Popular March to Brussels that left the Puerta de Sol of Madrid on July 26th, is now at the Pyrenees. Until today, over one hundred people have decided to go to Brussels. The Marchers are, among other places, from Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Russia, USA, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Tunisia, Poland and England. Women and men of all ages are sharing this experience. After twenty-three days on tour along towns and cities in Northern Spain, … Read entire article »

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Andrés Jaque: 15M & YES WE CAMP! Controversy As Urbanism

Andrés Jaque: 15M & YES WE CAMP! Controversy As Urbanism

By Andrés Jaque The widespread indignados protests in Spain saw not only a platform for political speech, but new opportunities to reclaim and create political space.   It started as a small-scale protest against the misrepresentation of its participants in democratic institutions, both in Spain and across the EU. It then moved with calls like “YES WE CAMP!” into a 500-person protest-camp—with thousands engaged in its daily offline activities, and millions discussing online through the hashtag #spanishrevolution, making it a … Read entire article »

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Jérôme E. Roos: Eviction of Puerta del Sol Backfires – Big Time!

Jérôme E. Roos: Eviction of Puerta del Sol Backfires – Big Time!

By Jérôme E. Roos Tens of thousands of indignados bring Madrid to a complete standstill in a spontaneous and defiant bid to reclaim Puerta del Sol from the police. It was to be expected. When municipal and national police evicted and destroyed the 15-M information booth at Puerta del Sol this morning, destroying the spiritual heart of the protest movement (including the banners, pictures and pieces of art which had been so painstakingly collected over the past 2,5 months), … Read entire article »

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Dahlia Ferrer: Egypt’s Tahrir Visits Spain’s 15M

Dahlia Ferrer: Egypt’s Tahrir Visits Spain’s 15M

By Dahlia Ferrer Source: Ahram Amidst global uproars against corrupt leaders, Madrid’s Tahrir, Plaza del Sol, receives protesters that marched in from all over Spain on 24 July. A wooden, shipwreck-looking structure intrudes in the middle of Madrid’s ample, historic and refined Plaza del Sol. One doesn’t know whether to first look at the white boards propped up in the middle of the square, completely covered with protesters’ artistic contribution in bright colours or to aim for the shack. … Read entire article »

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Arrival Of The Indignant Marches. International Encounters Madrid 23, 24 And 25 of July #spanishrevolution #europeanrevolution

Arrival Of The Indignant Marches. International Encounters Madrid 23, 24 And 25 of July #spanishrevolution #europeanrevolution

Source: European Revolution [French, German and Spanish version below] ARRIVAL OF THE INDIGNANT MARCHES. International encounters Madrid 23, 24 and 25 of July For a month, people of all the places of Spain are walking towards Madrid. They are the indignant marches that are taking the claiming and participating spirit that arose from 15M. In each villages and towns the walkers are crossing , they are organizing assemblies that serve as point of contact for the interchange of ideas, problematic, … Read entire article »

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Eduardo Galeano: A Moment At #Acampadabcn In Plaza Catalunya

Eduardo Galeano: A Moment At #Acampadabcn In Plaza Catalunya

By Eduardo Galeano: (video) A talk with writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano at the Acampadabcn in plaza Catalunya on the 23rd of May 2011. Length: 11:13 … Read entire article »

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#SpanishRevolution Video Documentary

#SpanishRevolution Video Documentary

A documentary about the indignant 15M movement. #SpanishRevolution, documentary about the indignant 15M movement from Lainformacioncom. Original title: #Acampadasol, historia de una ciudad Spanish version: especiales.lainformacion.com/​espana/​documental15m/​ vimeo.com/​25453255 Documentary about the indignant 15M movement in Spain Direccion: Adriano Moran Guion e imagen: David Tesouro / Adriano Moran Redaccion: Laura Albor, Laura Pintos, David Tesouro, Adriano Moran Ayudantes de redaccion: Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Victor Navarro Banda Sonora: Javier Alvarez / Duo Cobra Trailer: vimeo.com/​25872207 … Read entire article »

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Murray Smith: The May 15 Movement In Spain

Murray Smith: The May 15 Movement In Spain

By Murray Smith: On May 15, a new force exploded onto the Spanish political scene. A week before regional and municipal elections, tens of thousands of young people occupied the main squares in Madrid, Barcelona and many other Spanish cities. One of their key messages was “they don’t represent us.” “They” referred to the two major parties, the right-wing Partido Popular (PP) and the PSOE, social democrats committed to neoliberalism, which have exercised power in turn over … Read entire article »

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Why “Real Democracy Now” Doesn’t Support The October 15th Referendum

Why “Real Democracy Now” Doesn’t Support The October 15th Referendum

By Real Democracy Spain: Original statement published in Spanish, here www.democraciarealya.es. Special thanks to the translators. From European Revolution. WHY “REAL DEMOCRACY NOW” DOESN’T SUPPORT THE OCTOBER 15TH REFERENDUM 1. Not enough time and resources: For a referendum to have validity, it must guarantee the participation of all citizens. We consider that organizing an electoral process of such magnitude – not only using electronic identity cards, but with ballot boxes in every town and district- requires time. It seems to us … Read entire article »

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The Rise of the Indignant: Spain, Greece, Europe

The Rise of the Indignant: Spain, Greece, Europe

When Stephane Hessel wrote in Time for Outrage! that indignation with injustice should turn to ‘a peaceful insurrection’ perhaps he did not expect that the movement of ‘indignados’ in Spain and ‘aganaktismenoi’ (outraged) in Greece would take his advice to heart so soon and so spectacularly. Introduction by Costas Douzinas Order of speakers: Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS) Carlos Frade (Salford University) Illan Rua Wall (Oxford Brookes) Stathis Kouvelakis (King’s College London) Alex Colas (Birkbeck) Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck) All speakers: PLAY Audience Comments: PLAY Speakers’ final comments: PLAY Event Date & … Read entire article »

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Manifesto Against The persecution And Criminalization Of Democracy #democraciarealya #europeanrevolution

Manifesto Against The persecution And Criminalization Of Democracy #democraciarealya #europeanrevolution

Below is the translation of the manifesto against the criminalization of outraged movement original text (in Catalan) and list of signatories here: http://suportindignats.blogspot.com/. The document has been signed by hundreds of university professors, artists, writers, journalists, activists and professionals, including singers such as Lluís Llach, Paco Ibanez and Xavier Sarria (Obrint Pas), Xavier Muntanyà journalists, David Fernandez, and Joanna Manu Simarro Grezner, professors like Etxezarreta Jordi Borja, Xavier Domènech, Josep Fontana, Susana Narotzki, John Subirats and … Read entire article »

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Daniel Marty: The Spanish Uprising For Real Democracy

Daniel Marty: The Spanish Uprising For Real Democracy

By Daniel Marty: An overview of how the Spanish uprising came to the region of Valencia and affected the smaller areas of Benicassim and Castellon. (video) Produced by Chris Spannos for The New Significance. Length: 15:19   … Read entire article »

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People & Power: The Indignant

People & Power: The Indignant

Why Spain’s young people took to the streets in protest at the economic crisis gripping their country. (video) Demonstrations, marches, rallies. For months now hundreds of thousands of Europeans have been expressing their anger at government imposed austerity measures. Recently those voices have been especially loud in Greece, where the administration is trying to implement a savage programme of spending cuts to avoid the country defaulting on its loans. But it is in Spain that the protest movement has … Read entire article »

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