Diaries & Dialogues

All handwritten diaries and dialogues, straight from my Moleskine.

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This collection of photos and short stories recounts the historic events that took place in Puerta del Sol at the start of its occupation one year ago.

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“We are going slow because we are going far!”

by Jerome Roos on September 18, 2011

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On #Sept17, the indignados of Spain joined the indignés of France on a march through the heart of Paris as part of a global day of action against the banks.

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Fear and loathing in Southern Europe

by Jerome Roos on September 3, 2011

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Underneath the blistering summer sun and humid skies of the Mediterranean, the façade of the Rennaisance is slowly beginning to wither away.

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Voices are calling from the other side of the sea

by Jerome Roos on August 28, 2011

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The sun shines out of a corner. Its crystalline laughter unfolds a bridge over the sea. People cannot cross over it. But you can hear their whispers.

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The past three days in Madrid revealed a lot: the indignados are more organized than ever — and the authorities are growing increasingly fearful.

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Indignados re-occupy Puerta del Sol

by Jerome Roos on July 24, 2011

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Yesterday, the popular marches of the indignant arrived in Madrid — and took back the square. Another major demonstration is planned for today.

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Exarchia and the Greek spirit of resistance

by Jerome Roos on July 18, 2011

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The neighborhood that played such a key role in the overthrow of Greece’s military dictatorship once again finds itself at the heart of a popular uprising.

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Syntagma, where the small things still matter

by Jerome Roos on July 13, 2011

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Amid all the grand schemes of crisis and revolution, it’s sometimes all too easy to forget about the beauty of the moment. Here is one of those moments.

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What we are witnessing here in Athens is a genuine experiment in democracy for and by the people — without representation, hierarchy or borders.

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Economic collapse and police brutality bring back painful memories of years of military dictatorship and decades of financial hardship.

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