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Escrache in Spain

  The term “escrache” comes from Argentina, where it was coined in in 1995 by the human rights activist group H.I.J.O.S, to condemn the genocides committed by members of the military dictatorship that had been pardoned by Carlos Menem, who was prime minister at the time. When justice fails to signal a violation of human rights, the …

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Those in Charge

On August 2012, seven black Mercedes drove through the Gran Vía, one of Madrid´s main streets. It seemed like it were a State funeral. On top of each of the luxurious cars, there was an academic-style painting of a person that has been in “in charge”: king Juan Carlos, preceded the representations of all of …

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The Sounds of the Spanish Revolution

After a demonstration, on May 15 2011, around forty people decided to sleep in Puerta del Sol, one of Madrid´s central squares. This was the origin of a complex protest camp, that would take a phenomenon which had its origins in the Arab Spring to the Western World. On that first night, Kamen Nedev was …

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Creativetime 2012: How to disrupt the financial order with humor, creativity and a dash of mischief

In Creativetime 2012, artist-activist Leónidas Martín from Enmedio Collective in Spain gives different guidelines on how make protest artistic, effective and fun.  

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