The November 2011 General Elections in Spain: Indignation Trapped in the Ballot Box

Date Written:  2012-01-15
Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14057

The “outrage” expressed in the Spanish streets, deflated after the electoral ritual, is confronted with the limitations of the movement’s citizen-based abstractions (electoral reform, the affirmation of democracy, denouncing corruption, etc.) when confronted with the reality ( labor reform, social cuts) imposed by capital and its democratically elected administrators. Or, perhaps, indignation has completed its cycle and we are at the beginning.

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