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Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

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Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

What we saw in Greece is that no government of an EU state can confront the troika and neoliberal capitalism without having the people of the streets on its side. What makes me write these lines is that this social demobilization has started to take place in Catalonia and Spain. [...]

September 26, 2015 Author: Enric Durán

Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

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Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

"My sense is that there are two parallel worlds running, that of institutional politics reproduced by the mainstream media, and that of the reality experienced by the citizens, which is clearly present in any initiative or social group." [...]

October 27, 2014 Author: x-pressed

Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

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Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

Since its presentation, on the 26th of June, ‘Guanyem Barcelona’ (Let’s win Barcelona) has already collected 12,000 signatures in support of an initiative that aspires to break from Barcelona's current model and instead assign the city to serve of the basic needs of the majority. Even though promoters of the project have barely brought the [...]

July 8, 2014 Author: Àlex Romaguera

Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

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Spain: New campaign of the Platform for those Affected by Mortgages (PAH)

The PAH demands that municipalities and Autonomous Communities act against the housing emergency. [...]

January 3, 2014 Author: PAH

“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

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“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

"Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves" (Let's not live like slaves) is a documentary about life in in the crisis Athens and other Greek cities. It underlines a particular aspect of Greek life, that is how normal people (doctors, students, worker, merchant etc) react in a collective to these imposed conditions and how they try [...]

December 13, 2013 Author: Eleonora Lugarà

Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

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Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

PAH was formed in February 2009 in Barcelona as a result of the Spanish real estate crisis and soon spread across the whole country. It is a social movement and an association whose aim is to promote the right to dignified housing. [...]

November 12, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

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Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

A phantom is haunting the Mediterranean: the phantom of yet another Latin America, in which today, after decades of subjugation to the neo-liberal "Chicago guys", new liberating knowledge and achievements arise daily and become integrated parts of a new fantasy for organising collective life on the basis of solidarity and self-organisation. In the Mediterranean region [...]

August 4, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

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LET’S NOT LIVE LIKE SLAVES

"Let's not live like slaves!" is a slogan that sums up many things. Yannis Youlountas has used it to create a song and a film so that movement of resistance and alternative solutions that is growing in Greece travels first to France and then to the rest of the world. [...]

August 2, 2013 Author: Yannis Youlountas

A non-symbolic action

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A non-symbolic action

Following the Arab spring, the European movement of the squares started in Spain on the 15th of May. A few days before the local elections the Spaniards gathered spontaneously at Puerta del Sol to declare their frustration for the current political system. The movement spread quickly to all the main squares of Spain with its [...]

May 17, 2012 Author: Lena Theodoropoulou