It has been truly incredible to witness the Democracia Real Ya! (Real Democracy Now!) movement explode all over Spain over the last week, and even more exciting to participate in these days where the whole idea of “Democracy” is being completely re-examined and re-constructed. In streets, squares and parks all over Spain people are asking themselves what sort of world do they want and how are they going to create it. In fact, the simple yet truly powerful gesture is being replicated right the way around this planet at present. Strange and amazing days to be alive, YA!
Must Reads: From Arab Spring to Spanish Summer: The Protests Continue | Notes from Barcelona’s Tahrir Square | Spain’s Tahrir Square | Spain’s impossible realists (Guardian) | The #Spanish Revolution (El Pais) | Infos: Tahrir > Spain > World | Tahrir comes to Spain | #spanishrevolution goes global | LIVE STREAMS: Madrid 1 2 3 4 (11+ million views in few days) | Barcelona 1 2 | Valencia | Alacante | Tarrassa | Murcia | Valladolid | Sevilla
Is inspired by thinking from Web 2.0 (the participative side of the internet)
Democracy 2.0: In English – Democracy 2.0 – Next Generation Democracy – 2011-05-19 The #Spanishrevolution starts in Madrid as an experiment in participatory democracy #acampadasol #yeswecamp #democraciarealya Democracy 2.0: In Spanish – System failure. Error DEMOCRACIA 1.0. Downloading DEMOCRACIA 2.0… – TEMA: Instaling democracy 2.0 █████░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ 10% – Democracia 2.0 participativa @ #Spanishrevolution – 60 MEDIDAS QUE CAMBIARÁN ESPAÑA DEMOCRACIA 2.0 – La democracia 1.0 deja paso a la versión 2.0 (publico.es) – Instalando Democracia 2.0 en España – España: Spanish Revolution, Democracia 2.0 y marketing político – Recogida de firmas Democracia 2.0; para promover la Democracia Participativa – Seminario Internacional DEMOCRACIA 2.0: Campañas Políticas, Comunicación Gubernamental y Legislativa – Democracia 2.0: paradigma de transformación politica
The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
Video:The instigator of the Icelandic revolution, Hörður Torfason, sends a message of support to the Spanish people (vid in english, with spanish subtitles) transcripted in both languages here BARCELONA REVOLUTION First video from Dublin, as the #spanishrevolution spreads: Ya Basta! Solidarity with #spanishrevolution in Dublin 21st May 2011
London: DEMOCRACIA REAL YA LONDRES
#SPANISHREVOLUTION: Instalando Democracia 2.0 en España
Democracia Real Ya! (Real Democracy Now!)
Wiggling hands means “I agree” at @acampadaBCN
Nearly there, now for the rest of the world: Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Mexico…
Whose World? – (Y)our World
#Spanishrevolution now has 650 areas of Revolutionary action around planet – Map
Cambiamos el mundo – Were changing the world