Syriza in Greece has a natural ally in Spain’s Podemos, the leftwing party that grew out of the demonstrations of 2011 and challenges the political status quo
Just a year after its founding, it’s the country’s leading party
Through direct democracy, direct action and mutual aid, PAH has been changing people’s lives from very concrete ways
The End of an Era and the Beginning of Podemos
Spain’s government tries to push back the tide
However inexperienced, naive, and lacking in machine-party discipline the new populist left in Europe is, it is setting the agenda
For those who hope for a democratisation of Irish society, this mass repoliticisation ought to be the best thing to happen in years. At any rate, optimistic engagement trumps pessimistic dismissal
Just who are Podemos? And could they be a force for change?
Trying to transform society by mimicking history, mimicking symbols, is ridiculous
Changes in Podemos’ program indicate a gradual move towards the political center. What does this mean for the party?