Capitalism is in crisis, the politics of austerity and debt are crippling much Europe and the world. Meanwhile we face some of the biggest environmental challenges any generation has ever faced. But within the social, environmental and economic crisis, alternatives are being born. The squatted social centre movement in Spain has played a key role in shaping alternatives to Capitalism.
Indymedia spoke to sociologist and political scientist Dr Miguel A. Martínez who has been a long time squatter, researcher and activist in this movement. Miguel is a member of SqEK (Squatting Europe Kollective) and has published numerous articles and books about squatting and urban movements (available here: www.miguelangelmartinez.net www.sqek.squat.net)