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Spain’s Marches of Dignity, 22M, 2014: not anti-politics

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by Cristina Flesher Fominaya
ECIA Fellow
on OpenDemocracy - 25 Mar 2014

The marches continue the collective resistance that has galvanized Spanish civil society since the 15-M occupation of the Puerta del Sol, but which is rooted in a long tradition and practice of autonomous politics of resistance and civil disobedience in Madrid and around Spain over the past decades. According to Cristina Flesher Fominaya, ECIA Fellow, these social movements have renewed and redefined the notion of good governance, which involves more than inclusion in an electoral system, or the provision of basic state services, such as education.