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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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INTERVIEW: Humour and the Carnivalesque in Anti-Austerity and Anti-Capitalist Social Movements

This is an interview that I gave to a Polish Radio Station on the Carnival Against Capitalism Protests in June 2013 that was never aired. I decided, therefore, to make it available here. Why do you think protesters use a … Continue reading

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In conversation with Cristina Flesher Fominaya, author of Social Movement and Globalization: How protests, occupations and uprisings are changing the world Interview by Andrea Teti

(This interview was originally published by the European Centre for International Affairs and can be found here: http://www.european-centre.org/in-focus/in-conversation-with-cristina-flesher-fominaya-by-andrea-teti/) AT: On Causation & Role of ICTs – ICTs have been frequently cited in both the press and in scholarship as central to … 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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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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Austerity Kills

During a recent anti-austerity pre-budget protest in Dublin (October 12, 2013) (see photos in the Gallery below) a community group called The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope, joined by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions and other groups, led a march … Continue reading

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