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  • 1. The 2011-2013 Spanish Protests The Hottest New Ideology Sweeping Europe: “Indignant” Joe Weisenthal
  • 2. The 2011-2013 Spanish Protests • Also known as: • 2011-2013 Spanish protests • 15-M Movement (Movimiento 15-M) • The Indignants Movement • Take the Square • #spanishrevolution
  • 3. The 2011-2013 Spanish Protests • Series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain • Started: May 15, 2011 • Place: Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain • Inspired by: • France uprisings (1968) • South Korea (1980 and 1987) • Greece (2008) • Tunisia, Egypt revolution (2011) • Origins: • Real Democracy Now (Democracia Real YA) • Youth Without a Future (Juventud Sin Futuro)
  • 4. The 2011-2013 Spanish Protests • Where? • Began in Puerta del Sol, Madrid • Spread to other parts of Spain • Barcelona • Valencia • Seville • Bilbao, etc.
  • 5. Background • During the Eurozone crisis • Fall of the banking sector • Housing bubble • Unemployment (1 out of 3 are unemployed) • Welfare cuts • Soaring borrowing costs (investors are driven away) • Implementation of Sinde Law DEAD ECONOMY
  • 6. What’s the big fuss? • Spain low levels of civic and social participation • Spanish economy as 4th largest after Germany, France and Italy (11% of the bloc’s GDP) • A MAJOR movement organized through social media and those who are called “The Facebook Generation” and is broadcast and spread through social media
  • 7. Demand • Democratic representation • Junk SINDE law • Change in the Political System • Democratic representation • PP and PSOE
  • 8. Effect • Spread of the concsiousness • Organization of different mass movements made easy through social networking • Issues were addressed
  • 9. Sources • Spain eurozone crisis: Where jobs are a lottery • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20512382 • How the indignidados motivated Spain • http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/12/opinion/spain-indignados- opinion • Crisis in Spain, a solution? • http://www.culturespain.com/tag/indignado-movement/ • 2011–2013 Spanish protests • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%932013_Spanish _protests • Spain set to reveal the pain in its books • http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/07/business/spain-euro-crisis