The Indignados of Spain: A Precedent to Occupy Wall Street

@article{Castaeda2012TheIO,
  title={The Indignados of Spain: A Precedent to Occupy Wall Street},
  author={Ernesto Casta{\~n}eda},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={309 - 319}
}
Faced with an economic crisis, people took to the streets and camped in urban plazas throughout Spain in May 2011. Many people were successfully mobilized by a generalized sense of frustration, indignation and impotency in the face of coming elections where many citizens felt there were no real alternative economic and social policies offered, nor the possibility to vote for government programmes that would deal with the crisis in a way that prioritized the concerns of the population. In online… 
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