We Are Not the 99% – We’re More Like the 70%

“We are the 99 percent!” is a slogan that originated in the Occupy movement in 2011 and inspired people around the world. These four short words express our disgust at the inequality inherent in the global capitalist system. But do they represent a strategy for change?

From the Podemos hypothesis to the test of power

Podemos was born one and a half years ago. It presented itself as something new, a participatory movement “open to all citizens”. Referring to the movement of the Spanish “indignados” (the ‘indignant’ or ‘outraged’) that emerged on May 15, 2011, Pablo Iglesias at the time announced that, “We said in the plazas that it can be done and we are saying today that we can do it”.