One hurdle cleared on the road to left unity
The immediate key to Iglesias’s victory was the big jump in participation in voting: with nearly 20,000 new members joining up in January
After 20 months in charge of Barcelona, here are eight things we have learned from Ada Colau and Barcelona en Comú
Barcelona wants to welcome refugees. Only a radical movement can substantiate the city’s demands.
The mandate from the Podemos Assembly is to go forwards in unity and with humility
The left-wing anti-austerity party Podemos is planning to hold its second country-wide citizens’ assembly (Vistalegre II) on February 11th-12th to decide the political direction, organisational structure and its electoral strategy for the next regional and general elections. In the last several months, tensions have risen between the two major figures within Podemos — Pablo Iglesias Read more…
2017 will be the year of showdown between Catalonia and the Spanish state over whether the Catalan people have a right to vote on how their country should relate to Spain.
In the end, on October 29, it all worked out pretty well for Mariano Rajoy. After patiently implementing his motto that “all things come to he who waits”, the leader of the minority conservative People’s Party (PP) was that day confirmed as Spain’s prime minister for a second four-year term. Two days later, Rajoy was Read more…
In one hurrying day, eighty years ago, in Albacete, a center of Spain’s La Mancha region, a few officers somehow created quarters for five hundred men arriving the following day, then five hundred more, and more. Soon three or four thousand, somehow organized in units despite a mad variety of languages, were issued a motley Read more…
The left needs to hurry lest xenophobia, racism, hate and repression, the four horsemen of the right’s apocalypse, engulf Europe