Tag Archives: Democracy

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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“ICTs, (Digital) Media and Democratic Participation and Communication.” Rethinking Ourselves: Podemos and the Emergence of an Alternative Left in Europe, London Welsh Centre, September 13, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Owen Jones, Ken Loach, Podemos European Parliament member Tania González and Podemos lead strategist Iñigo Errejón at the invitation of the Podemos Londres Circle, who asked me to speak about digital media … 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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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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Occupation as Inspiring Practice for Youth Political Participation

*Speech delivered to Link Me In Youth Policy and Practice, Budapest, December 12, 2013. Seminar hosted by the Hungarian “Youth In Action” National Agency and jointly organised by the SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation and SALTO–YOUTH Participation Resource Centres, and the … Continue reading

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