Thursday, 12 April 2012

Film on Spanish general strike against austerity (March 29th)

Activist researchers Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh have made a lovely short (7-min) film in English about the recent general strike in Spain - very interesting in terms of the current Irish situation. With unemployment soaring, the strike included conventional strike activity along with neighbourhood activity, a consumption strike, direct shutting down of brand shops which refused to shut - and more generally a coming together of the indignados with workplace and neighbourhood activity.