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Spain’s greatest export: protest and outrage

Anger and frustration, Spanish-style: protesters in London on October 15.

The country’s indignados protesters are yet to see solid results of their ongoing push for political and economic change. But they can claim credit for helping spark the worldwide unrest seen on October 15.

October 16th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Malcontents in search of democracy


In recent weeks Spain has witnessed campouts and protests over the political system and the economy. In different cities citizens, mostly young, have taken over public squares to express their opinions, highlight their grievances and try to create, at least initially, a (non-virtual) social network that they hope will translate into a movement that makes clear the real power of citizens in a democratic society. Although some of the protests have been violent, the movement has acted quickly to distance itself from illegal courses of action.

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June 21st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Video: “15-M movement moving on…”

Video: “15-M movement moving on…”

The 15-M movement has packed up the camp in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square after almost a month of protests demanding political change. Guy Hedgecoe asks what impact it has had and where it will go from here.

June 13th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

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