The Spanish Revolt

The series of posts that used to be prefaced with “FYI” is now up on my Twitter stream (apologies to the one respondent who didn’t think I should tweet, but I’ll make it up to you, Phil, promise). In following the thread around the revolts in Spain, though, I came across Not Yet Dead NYC, a feminist reading group in New York City. No idea who runs it, but they’ve a great report from the joyful streets in Spain, and also a fine caution about the prospects and possibilities of the Spanish Revolution…

This is not defenitively a revolution . This is a moment where radical people and people that have never been involved in politics before are meeting in the squares around spain and are talking about capitalist system, financial crisis, political crisis, etc… It’s a process of ridding fear to raise our voices. And it is complicated for people who are super radical to work with people who have never heard the word patriarchy, you know. But it is beautiful and very important that new people is getting involved, outside the political ghetto. The camp in Plaza Catalunya is very very organized, full of people cooking for free, free radios, free tv programs, people making gardens, nurseries, workshops, talks, music…

More here.