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"Underneath movement slogans, such as the Spanish indignados’ demand for “Real Democracy Now!” or Occupy Wall Street’s “We are the 99%”, lies the crisis of political representation. The collapse of both the revolutionary and reformist projects has left political elites unable to either reform themselves or funnel movement demands into institutional change. Yet the types of action we have so far adopted, from symbolic one-day strikes to the occupation of non-vital public squares, don’t reflect this new reality. We need to develop forms of struggle that materially interrupt the roll-out of austerity while directly enacting other values."
politics  organisation  ukriots  Occupy  indignados  representation  socialMovements  debt  crisis 
april 2013 by petej
Critical Legal Thinking › From the Spanish Indignados: In Praise of Optimism
"The squares of the country already hold their own memory, vocabulary and conviction, but they are not bound by any testament. Their political future is open, it is neither branded nor codified: they will make of themselves what they will and can be. As always, this freedom can be a source of weakness or wealth, of desperation or pure strength. On the other side, we know what there is: the enemy and the challenges to be confronted are undoubtedly colossal. For this, everything remains to be done. To act and think as if the future were going to go in our direction is the best way of being prepared to seize it fully."
Spain  protest  indignados  15-M  spanishrevolution 
january 2012 by petej

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