Category: Spain

Timothy Ginty: The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

Oscar Reyes: Spain’s Democratic Spring

Parties linked to Spain’s “Occupy” movement now lead governments in the country’s three largest cities — and they’re already ruffling feathers

Marc Herman: Under Spain’s gag law, covering the news could cost you

The so-called Citizen Security Law makes it illegal to disseminate pictures, video and other content deemed “damaging” to Spain’s police and security forces

Dick Nichols: Spain: Huge advance for left in local/regional elections, but ‘Spanish SYRIZA’ sorely needed

In Greek terms, the all-Spanish left now has no choice but to work out what it will really take to create “the Spanish SYRIZA” that is so sorely needed

Peter Gelderloos: Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model

Fusing gentrification, technology, tourism and anti-terrorism, the Barcelona model of urban redevelopment has sparked an upsurge of popular resistance

Claire Fauset: Four reasons to join the Frackanpada

A look ahead to an international anti-fracking camp in the Basque Country next month

Simona Levi: 24M: It was not a victory for Podemos, but for the 15M movement

The victory on 24 May has shown that we are on the right track, and that the last 4 years have only been the first stage in this era that is full of hope

Dick Nichols: Madrid and Barcelona show — the greater the unity on the left, the bigger the win

The results of May 24 were the first step in a democratic revolution by a people who have been put through misery by six years of economic and social crisis

Jérôme Roos: Barcelona en Comú’s victory puts movements in control of the city

“Barcelona has decided that for the next four years it will be governed not by a party, but by the legitimacy we built as a radical democratic movement”

Guerrilla Translation: Municipal Recipes

Since the 15M movement, Spain has seen the rise of a democratic revolution from the bottom up

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