Tag Archives: 15-M

Contemporary resistance to crisis and austerity: some reflections on dynamics, challenges and opportunities

*Keynote delivered to the Willi Münzenberg First International Congress “Global Spaces for Radical Solidarity: Transnational Movements, Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Ideas, Networks and Media of the 20th Century” in Berlin, September 20, 2015 Good afternoon. It is a real honour … Continue reading

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The State Strikes Back: The Criminalization of 15-M and Social Movements in Spain

  Resisting the criminalization of protest may be the most pressing task facing the 15-M movement as it commemorates its 3rd Anniversary As activists reflect on the third anniversary of the 15–M[1] encampment in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol (which later … Continue reading

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“Spain is Different”: Podemos and 15-M

In a dismal post-European election scenario, in which the extreme right has managed to emerge as the leading political formation in a number of European democracies, Spain has once again lived up to the 1960’s tourist slogan “Spain is different”. … Continue reading

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Spain’s Marches of Dignity 22M, 2014: Not Anti-Politics

On the 22nd of March, thousands of people will arrive in Madrid from all over Spain in six columns that form part of the Marches of Dignity. Dozens of civil associations and social movement groups across Spain have been organizing … Continue reading

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On the “decline” of Madrid, the state re-appropriation of public space, and strange hope

Cristina Flesher Fominaya During the Global Justice Movement the constant refrain in Madrid’s movement network was how to break out of the activist ghetto, how to reach out to the people on the streets. With 15-M it seems those dreams … Continue reading

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