Tag Archives: Madrid

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’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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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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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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