Category: Spain

Carlos Delclos: Podemos: the political upstart taking Spain by force

Just who are Podemos? And could they be a force for change?

Pablo Iglesias: The Left Can Win

Trying to transform society by mimicking history, mimicking symbols, is ridiculous

David Alexandre: Is Podemos Slowly Moving Towards Social Democracy?

Changes in Podemos’ program indicate a gradual move towards the political center. What does this mean for the party?

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Podemos Wave

Podemos is the end result of a learning process originated in the South and which eventually made it possible to creatively channel the outrage that ran through the streets of Spain

Dick Nichols: Rebellious Catalan vote rocks Spanish establishment

Participation exceeded the most optimistic expectations of the organisers, who had informally set 1.5 million as a respectable target

Julian Coppens: Podemos on road to sweeping away two-party system

The economic and political crisis in Spain has produced a new way to fight back

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Jérôme Roos: The Winds Over The Mediterranean Are Blowing Left

The meteoric rise of Spain’s new leftist force, Podemos, may yet spell the end of the two-party regime the country inherited from Franco’s dictatorship

David Alexandre: ‘Podemos’ phenomenon leads to a new workers union: SOMOS

The relatively new left-wing party continues to makes ripples in Spanish politics

Andy Robinson: Will Catalonia Secede From Spain?

Catalonia has decided to recast its planned November 9 referendum on independence as a nonbinding consultation

David Alexandre: Where to Stand on Catalonia

Catalonia’s independence is one that typically confuses many observers on the left, in and out of Spain

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