Category: Spain

Ellie Mae O'Hagan: The great Spanish hope: reflections on the 2016 Podemos party conference in Madrid

They understand politics, they lack ego, they’re interested in strategy, and they work hard

Dick Nichols: Catalonia and Spanish state: million-strong rally brings showdown closer

How long can the present rulers of the EU maintain the convenient fiction that the Catalan national question is simply a Spanish domestic issue?

Palestinian BDS National Committee: Dozens of Spanish cities declaring themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’

Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”. With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins more than 50 cities and towns Read more…

Various Contributors: Catalans believe their problem is Spain

Up to 800,000 of people in five towns have gathered to call for speedup of separation of Catalonia from Spain, taking the movement to a new level

Yusef Quadura: Barcelona’s Wide Front

Barcelona en Comú has channeled the city’s militant social movements to mount a successful electoral project

Juan Antonio Gil de los Santos: Spain: Podemos MP on understanding transversality

Pushed to the limit, and having discovered the establishment’s deception, popular movements took to the streets to get rid of those who put their own interests above the social majority

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Oscar Reyes: Five keys to understanding the Spanish election

A second Spanish general election in six months saw gains for the right-wing PP, which is again expected to form a government. But the insurgent left has also shown that it is here to stay

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Conn Hallinan: The Brexit & Spain: Europe On The Edge?

The xenophobia stems from the anger and despair of people who have been marginalized or left behind by the globalization of the labor force

Kate Shea Baird: Spanish elections: ceiling or turning point for the ‘new politics’?

Creating a real democracy is about more than winning elections. It’s about changing how politics is done from below, starting with our daily lives, in our homes, neighbourhoods and cities

Dick Nichols: Spanish general election: snapshot of a big disappointment

The key question about the result of the June 26 Spanish general election is also the most difficult to answer: why did 1.09 million people, who in the December 20 elections voted for Podemos, the United Left (IU) and the three broader progressive convergences Together We Can (Catalonia), Podemos-Commitment (Valencian Country) and In Tide (Galicia), Read more…

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