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Homeless, jobless and fearless: is it Spain’s turn for a revolution?

Defying a ban on demonstrations, tens of thousands of protesters have been hitting the streets of 52 Spanish cities, to express anger against the government’s poor policies and a crisis that has...

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In Pictures: Spain’s Graphic Voices

The #spanishrevolution is divided into camps and manifestations, on the web and in neighborhoods throughout the country – but it is also graphically visible. It’s the creative voices we saw on photos...

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In Pictures: Spain’s #19J Protest

According to El Pais [ES], the march that took place on Sunday, June 19 [#19J] gathered 200,000 people throughout Spain in protest over the crisis. The mass organization was not a coincidence – the...

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Escif: Street artist or revolutionist?

Within the last few years, the Spanish artist Escif created street artworks which are centered around themes relating to revolution, civil disorder, and social change. Click here to view the embedded...

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Madrid: Spotlight on Finance

On September 17, among world-wide events, stock exchanges around the world will be occupied from New-York to Athens, as well as Tokyo and London.  That same day, the Indignados march that begun in July...

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Politics 2.0: Inside Spain’s Connected Revolution

It’s Tuesday morning in Madrid, and word is spreading that a man who has fallen behind on his mortgage payments is about to be evicted. From the neighborhood where the affected house is located, the...

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The Week In Data

As you’re maybe already aware, this endless torrent of information known as “data” is one of our greatest passions here at OWNI. As it seems you lot are quite interested in it too, we thought we would...

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2011 In Pictures: The Year of the Protester

2011 will be remembered most of all as the year of people power, with unprecedented numbers of ordinary citizens taking to the streets throughout the world to protest against old systems of power. Here...

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Protest Infatuation and the 4th Wave of Democratization (2)

Growing Up With a Gameboy I was born in 1980, two years before Margaret Thatcher claimed that we were reaping what was sown in the Sixties. I was nine years old when crowds of East and West Germans...

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In Pictures: The Art of Surveillance

Since the mid-90s several informal collectives have been addressing the issue of video surveillance in public places, particularly in the United States. The Surveillance Camera Players draw the...

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Drone Activism Takes To the Skies

Mike Tassey and Rich Perkins are heavy-duty hackers, the kind who give presentations at BlackHat or DefCon, some of the biggest annual pilgrimages in the hacking calendar. Last year, they presented...

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