Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona
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Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona

This Wednesday, Barcelona participated in the worldwide November 14 General Strike. It’s been about a year and a half since the indignados movement really took off here and there have been tons of Barcelona protests in 2012, so what’s changed? Well, here’s what happened on Wednesday’s strike.  The whole city was eerily quiet in the … Continue reading

Spain’s 15M Protests: Barcelona’s 12M-15M Occupation
indignados / Spain

Spain’s 15M Protests: Barcelona’s 12M-15M Occupation

This weekend is the 1-year anniversary of the 15M protestors, so they’re holding a 3-day event to mimic the events that happened last year. They started with a “Day of Global Mobilization” yesterday, and will have a “Day of Action” on the 15th. In Barcelona, they started occupying the city center, Plaça Cataluyna, yesterday evening. Continue reading

The 29M Protest in Barcelona
2012 / Barcelona / indignados / Spain

The 29M Protest in Barcelona

Last Thursday, Spain had a massive strike, the 29M. Barcelona, where we like to do things in style, held the biggest, craziest protest in the country.  I was in Spain for the big October protest, but this time it was different. The tone of the vaga general was much more aggressive, much more violent…and much more desperate. Interestingly, it … Continue reading