Category: Spain

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

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

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…

Sergi Cutillas: What’s at Stake in Spain

A guide to Spain’s election

Oscar Reyes: Five keys to understanding the Spanish election

The insurgent left has also shown that it is here to stay

Various Contributors: Spanish Left: 50 Steps to Govern Together

The coalition between Podemos and IU (called “Unidos Podemos” – Together We Can) is the only one that, on 26 June, could overturn the situation created by the 20 December Spanish election. In order to do that, Podemos and IU have agreed on a 50-point programme to end austerity and bring democracy to the country. Read more…

Dick Nichols: Spanish general election: United We Can knocking at the door

In this war of old corruption and privilege against hope for change, the powers-that-be and their media are pulling out every last stop to block United We Can’s advance

Dick Nichols: Spain: Can the Left’s economic plan turn back austerity?

The left-wing coalition Unidos Podemos (United We Can), is currently polling over 25% and looks set to surpass the vote of the social-democratic Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE)

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