Notes on a Common Insurrection: Violence and Transversal Solidarity in Occupied Barcelona

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action

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Title Notes on a Common Insurrection: Violence and Transversal Solidarity in Occupied Barcelona
 
Creator Helepololei, Justin Allen Keoki; University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
Subject Anthropology
squatting; occupations; direct action; social centres; repression
 
Description Drawing from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Barcelona between February and August of 2012, this article discusses changes in policing strategies leading up to the one year anniversary of the May 15th indignado mobilizations. It describes activist responses towards attempts at targeted repression and surveillance of specific populations. By highlighting transversal and especially inter-generational moments of resistance, the article describes ways in which non-state actors have collectively sought to reject dominant frameworks of violence. As liberatory struggles face increasing levels of repression, these emerging solidarities present an argument for the necessity of connecting direct action to more widely-accessible discourses, in order to build more sustainable forms of resistance.
 
Publisher Affinities Editorial Board and Publishing Collective
 
Contributor National Science Foundation
 
Date 2013-11-21
 
Type Invited Commentary
ethnography; participant observation
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/affinities/index.php/affinities/article/view/78
 
Source Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action; Vol 7, No 1 (2013): Violent Encounters from Social Movements to Terrorism
 
Language en
 
Coverage Barcelona; Spain


 
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