Assemblies & self-organization in Spain




Indignant and Organized: from 15-M to 19-J
By David Marty

By late June, when 250,000 people marched in Madrid, David Marty reports on ZNet, “15-May was no longer just the date of a protest, but also the name of a very organized movement with immediate demands as well as long-term political ambitions. The movement now has its own institutions, its own proposals and its own history. It even has its own newspaper, its own artwork and even a 4-sign language. This is a movement that frightens a select few because it creates hope for many.”

The article explores the dimensions of horizontalism and self-organization in the Spanish Puerta del Sol encampment and neighborhood assemblies throughout Madrid: