You have to read this on the origins of Occupy Wall Street, it is truly marvelous.
See also this video of Occupied Barcelona:
Katharine Ainger discusses the election in Spain. The indignados took the risk of letting the PP win. Am I right in my impression that they can afford this risk in a way the US cannot, or are my thought-streams too traditional? Or is it simply that the crisis there is more advanced, with an unemployment rate of 46% for people under 30?