Overview of ROAR’s coverage of the protests in Spain

by Jerome Roos on May 25, 2011

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An updated list of all our coverage so far on the unprecedented youth uprising in Spain — and its repercussions for Europe.

Call to action: Syntagma calls for blockade of Parliament

The popular assembly of Syntagma square calls for the blockade of Parliament on Wednesday, June 15th — the new IMF agreement shall not pass!
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One last tour around Puerta del Sol

Today, protesters took down their tent city in Madrid. Oscar ten Houten, a volunteer at the Acampada del Sol, takes us on a final tour through the camp.
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The Spanish revolution is only just getting started

Indignados decide to dismantle tent camp, but are already planning a giant march on Madrid and a number of major demonstrations over the summer.
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Why we need a European Revolution

Blaming bankers and politicians is not enough. To solve the crisis, radical change will be needed at the European level.
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Españistán: the Spanish debt crisis explained

Aleix Saló came up with this highly informative (and equally hilarious) cartoon-style explanation of the causes of the Spanish debt crisis — with English subs.
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From Tahrir, solidarity with Puerta del Sol

A direct video link was set up between Tahrir square and Puerta del Sol for Egyptian revolutionaries to express their solidarity with the protesters in Spain.
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Próxima Estación: Esperanza — Manu Chao y los indignados

Manu Chao gave a surprise solidarity concert at the Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona to support the indignados of the 15-M movement.
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No nos moveran: solidarity with Spain from Wisconsin

One world, one struggle. The people of Wisconsin just sent us this beautiful and touching message of solidarity for the protesters in Spain.
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15-M movement only grows stronger — in videos

Exactly two weeks ago, spontaneous protests broke out in Spain. Here’s some footage to show that the movement is only growing stronger.
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Protesters take to the streets of 100+ European cities

From Athens to Paris, tens of thousands of Europeans heed the online call for a #europeanrevolution.
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Indignez-vous: a time for outrage, by Stéphane Hessel

How a tiny book by a 93-year old French war veteran helped inspire a European youth uprising.
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List of specific demands from the 15-M movement

The protesters who have been occupying the Puerta del Sol in Madrid for the past 12 days have sent us the following set of demands  (in Spanish and English).
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Why the police violence in Barcelona was a big mistake

The violent assault on peaceful protesters will only further reinvigorate the 15-M movement and boost the resolve of the Spanish youth uprising.
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Spanish police fire at peaceful protesters in Barcelona

Police just cleared the protest camp on the Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona, firing rubber bullets at protesters and hitting indiscriminately (videos here!).
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Acampada Barcelona: we will not let you sleep!

Here’s a beautiful short documentary that was sent to us by our friends in the protester camp at Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona.
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Democracy Now covers Toma la Plaza movement

Amy Goodman’s excellent TV/radio show, Democracy Now, just put some good coverage up on the Toma la Plaza movement in Spain.
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Manifesto and demands from Puerta del Sol

We are ordinary people. We are like you: people, who get up every morning to study, work or find a job, people who have family and friends.
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French group calls for Spain-style street protests

A French group has called for a large demonstration in Paris this weekend to show solidarity with tens of thousands of youth protesters demonstrating against austerity in Spain.
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TIME Magazine: “has the revolution come to Spain?”

“Unprecedented demonstrations in 60 cities across the country have put even more pressure on a political establishment in crisis. But just what can be done now?”
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15-M movement shakes the system

A reporter for El País spent a week at the heart of the #spanishrevolution, and wrote this incredible piece, translated into English for the first time here.
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Spanish protests spread across Europe — in videos

An unprecedented wave of spontaneous protest is washing across Europe as outraged Spanish protesters seek to export their nascent revolution.
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Defiant Spaniards to continue protests beyond elections

On the eighth consecutive day of demonstrations, the protest camp in Madrid has decided to continue its occupation for at least another week.
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Manifesto – Spain’s real democracy now!

Items of agreement for the plural manifesto prepared during the morning of the 18th of May in Puerta del Sol.
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The hands of the #spanishrevolution

Very nice video of the protests on Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona, where thousands of people are defying a protest ban a day ahead of local elections.
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Call for global solidarity with the people of Spain

Solidarity protests and sit-ins are spreading around the world like a wildfire — find a rally near you and join the revolution!
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Photo gallery: ¡la revolución ha comenzado!

Historic images from the streets of Spain speak volumes about the energy and passion of the youth movement that’s spearheading the European revolution.
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Revolutionary wave crosses Mediterranean, reaches Spain

Demanding real democracy now, tens of thousands of ‘indignados’ have taken control of squares around the country in an Egyptian-style uprising against austerity and unemployment.
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Live stream of Puerta del Sol protests

Europe finally has its Tahrir square: tens of thousands of protesters have occupied Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to demand real democracy now — watch the live stream here!
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BBC: Egypt-style rally grows in Spain

About 2,000 young people angry over high unemployment have spent the night camping in a famous square in Madrid as a political protest there grows.
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Tens of thousands protest against austerity in Spain

Tens of thousands of Spaniards in over 50 cities rallied against harsh austerity measures, rampant unemployment and persistently low wages.
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