Xarxes d'indignació i d'esperança
In a world struggling against economic crisis, political cynicism, cultural emptiness and despair. People, connected through social networks, began to join together in these free spaces and occupy the streets, to dream and to formulate projects for social change, moving outside the dominant interests and ideologies. They dismissed the input of political parties, distrusted the media, rebelled against all forms of leadership and rejected formal organisation, entering instead into collective debate and reaching decisions through local assemblies and online. Turning his gaze from Tunisia to Iceland, the Egyptian revolution and Occupy Wall Street and the 15-M movement in Spain, Manual Castells analyses the origins, dynamics, values and aspirations of social change of a raft of population movements that spread across 82 countries.