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​Spanish 15-M Movement as Consensual Dissent - P2P Foundation

​Spanish 15-M Movement as Consensual Dissent - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Since May 2011, the Spanish 15-M Movement (commonly referred as los indignados [the outraged]) has become a major player in the domestic political scenario. Public opinion data reveal that there is a cross-sectional support for the 15-M among the general population in Spain, affecting people of different ages, genders, employment situations and levels of urbanization. The data present a “movement of dissent” and confirm the crisis of the consensual culture of the Spanish political transition from Franco's regime to democracy. The 15-M challenges previous consensus and expresses the need to reform or to overcome the close-knitted institutional map designed by the elites driving the transition. The outraged movement advances and leads a new political culture based on widespread social dissent. Our data suggest an imbalance between the cultural and the political impact of the 15-M, and how this tension will be a central element of cultural and civic life in the next decades in Spain."

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From 'Occupying' A Spanish Bank To City Hall: Barcelona's New Mayor - NPR

The status quo took a hit in Spanish elections over the weekend. A major upset came in Barcelona with a win by Ada Colau, a prominent activist who fought evictions during Spain's economic crisis.
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24M: It was not a victory for Podemos, but for the 15M movement | P2P Foundation

24M: It was not a victory for Podemos, but for the 15M movement | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
X-net's Simona Levi corrects some popular misconceptions resulting from international press coverage on the role of Podemos.
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Recetas municipales. Una conversación sobre el cuidado de las ciudades

What’s underlying the municipalism movement? What have we lived since 15M (Spanish Occupy)? How did we get to the point to try to get back the institutions? What are the experiences agents deeply involved in these parties have been living these months?

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A Charter for Democracy

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Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go? Three years after the groundbreaking revolutionary ruptures of 2011, violent repression and media invisibility have relegated these thriving movements to a grey area. The perception seems to shift between mainstream derision and niche-group interest. Occupy’s roots have spread out and sprouted a multitude of initiatives, though perhaps the source inspiration is not always publicly recognized. But in Spain, the popular experience of austerity – the murderous palliative prescribed as a cure for the crisis – and the resulting political movements in reaction have been giving the lie to the mainstream narrative that 15-M is a “has been”.


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