Category: Spain

Isa Ferrero: Pablo Iglesias quits Spanish government ‘to stop’ the far Right in Madrid

Members of the left-wing party Unidas Podemos explain their leader’s extraordinary decision to stand in Madrid’s regional elections in May

Brett Wilkins: Spain to Experiment With 4-Day Workweek

“The benefits of a four-day workweek include reduced unemployment, increased productivity, and greater employee well-being.”

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Damian Wilson: Escaping Franco’s Legacy

Millions of Spaniards still remember life under fascism. Now, with lockdown’s limits on freedom compounded by the erosion of free speech under Franco-style laws, as seen by Pablo Hasél’s jailing, a new generation is fighting back

Manuel Garí: Spanish state: Splendour and decline of Podemos – Reasons for a farewell

Interview on the evolution of Podemos and explains why the decision to leave was taken

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Pablo Iglesias: We Want a Spanish Republic

Spanish deputy prime minister and Unidas Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias talks to Jacobin about the experience of Spain’s left in government, the current historical moment, and Podemos’s trajectory over the last six years

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Juan Cole: At Townhall, Biden Promises Big Green Infrastructure and Jobs

Spain’s Example Suggests he is Right

Chris Gilbert: The Spanish State’s “Nationalization” of Clinics Resembles Privatization

The pattern of how capitalist countries respond to the crisis – namely, by putting private profit over shared wellbeing and overemphasizing individual responsibility while avoiding controls on profit-making activities that are the key sources of contagion

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Kate Shea Baird: Lessons from the pandemic for the municipalists in Spain

The pandemic has damaged municipalism in Barcelona, but it has strengthened the municipalist hypothesis itself: our strength must be rooted in togetherness

Joseph Zeballos-Roig: Spain moving to establish permanent basic income in wake of coronavirus

“We’re going to do it as soon as possible. So it can be useful, not just for this extraordinary situation, and that it remains forever,” the minister of economic affairs said

Dick Nichols: The COVID-19 crisis in the Spanish state

“We can’t go on living as per usual”

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