15M Revisited: A Diverse Movement United for Change
The 15M movement in Madrid is not just a movement of the young and marginalized.
Many participants are older, employed and a majority of them consider their current financial situation as relatively good. At the same time, many share a concern about their future financial situation.
Participants’ main concerns regard political corruption, global financial markets and banks as well as issues related to public spending.
Their main emotions are moral outrage and anger, but little hope when thinking about economic inequality.
The current situation is seen as an opposition between disadvantaged groups (such as the unemployed, workers and young people) and the powerful (such as politicians, banks and companies).