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· May, 2011

Stories about Spain from May, 2011

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Spain: From Spanish Revolution to World Revolution

27 May 2011

Mobilizations in Spain have ignited what has been called a “World Revolution”, with more than 600 demonstrations and camp outs taking place in solidarity with Spanish protesters. Websites, Twitter hashtags, and Facebook accounts are being used to spread and share information, thoughts, and opinions.

Spain: Website #tomalaplaza

22 May 2011

Protesters in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, have posted their manifesto, communiques, and other information on their daily activities at the website Madrid #tomalaplaza [es].

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Spain: “Yes We Camp,” Mobilizing on the Streets and the Internet

20 May 2011

Since May 15, people in Spain have taken the streets to demand democracy in advance to the upcoming elections, with thousands camping out in cities across the country. Protesters and supporters are organizing in decentralized and horizontal networks, and employing social media tools to share and spread information, tell their stories, and collaborate on ideas, proposals and initiatives.

Spain: Photos of Protests

19 May 2011

The photographer Juan Luis Sánchez (@juanlusanchez) of the digital magazine Periodismo Humano is sharing his photos of the protests in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain: Thousands of People Take the Streets

17 May 2011

Spanish citizens have taken to the streets this week to protest against corruption, unemployment, and a political structure that favors a two-party system. "We're not merchandise in the hands of bankers and politicians," was the motto of tens of thousands who demonstrated all over the country on May 15. Protests and sit-ins will continue.

Spain: Real Democracy Now!

15 May 2011

The Spanish online movement Democracia Real Ya [es] demands the human right to live with dignity and the end of political and economic corporatism. They have convened a national protest for today, May 15th in many cities in Spain. You can follow the demonstrations on Twitter under the account @democraciareal.

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Spain: Earthquake Shakes Murcia

12 May 2011

Lorca, in the region of Murcia, Spain, was shaken by two earthquakes that have caused nine casualties to date and approximately 300 injured. Information, opinions, and support has spread through blogs and digital networks.

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Spain: Videos of the Earthquake in Lorca

12 May 2011

Citizen videos show the aftermath of the 5.1 and 4.5 earthquake which struck the city of Lorca in the region of Murcia, Spain on May 11th. According to the City Council, between 20 000 and 30 000 people slept on the streets, while brigades check buildings for safety.

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