Tag Archives: Austerity

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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Protest and social movements: a sine qua non for democracy/ An interview on my new book Social Movements and Globalization

Laurence Cox interviews Cristina Flesher Fominaya about her new book, Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World – on the mutual impact of social movements and globalisation, the ongoing influence of nation states, the rise … 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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Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World.

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book  Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World.  It is available in paperback, (or hardcover for library copies). The book is available from: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=513046   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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Hunger Strikers Against Austerity and Corruption

Jorge Arzuaga (top photo) is a young man from Bilbao, Spain who has participated in 15-M protests, especially in university related assemblies and protests. In October 2013 he travelled to Madrid and set himself up in the Puerta del Sol with … Continue reading

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