WARNING: May contain opinions
On Friday June 18 was held in the afternoon, in the liberated and self-managed cultural center The EKO, a roundtable discussion and reflection on the 15-M a year of his birth and attended by more than 80 people. The event was attended by Yayo Herrero (ecofeminist ecology in action), Mary O'Neill (University Nomad and Atravesad * s by culture), Germain Cano (philosopher) and Montserrat Galcerán (social activist, essayist and professor of philosophy of the Complutense University). After the presentation of the speakers, who were responsible for critical elements pose very interesting, it became a very rich group discussion with the audience.
The discussion centered around the characterization of the following:
a) The process of maturation of 15-M. About it was mentioned that the 15-M managed to unite thousands of people of great diversity of thought around a huge social movement. Who have managed to build and strengthen neighborhood assemblies that have served to address complex social issues: evictions, racist raids, water privatization, privatization of education, fight against patriarchy, creation of new squatters, solidarity economy, etc. . That the character capitalist asentúa of 15-M, and even assuming a deep ecologist and anti-neoliberal discourse. And it even takes place a kind of "cultural revolution" in the way of life of all people that make up the 15-M.
b) The international context of the 15-M. It was mentioned that the 15-M is part of a series of post-Soviet social struggles, which got its start with the armed uprising of the EZLN in Chiapas in 1994. That in turn the 15-M can not be explained without considering the Arab spring. The context of great economic crisis in Spain and throughout Europe and in general throughout the world have achieved an internationalization of the 15-M, but in turn the overall response of the past 12-M was much lower than last 15-O and with it the danger that this movement is focused only in Spain.
c) The challenges to take the 15-M. He said there were fewer people in the presence of massive acts Anniversary 15-M in comparison to what I had last year. Lack of articulation of a control program (as was the case of Iceland). The role of general strikes in the fight against the imposition of neoliberal reforms. Insufficient support, as the social bases of neoliberal capitalism Spanish are still very large. Lack of international diffusion of 15-M.
In this link you can see the talk, which was broadcast live over the Internet (streaming video)
link to the original source in Spanish:http://carabanchel.tomalosbarrios.net/2012/05/21/analisis-del-prime...
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