Category: Spain

Mickey Z: The A Word

There’s a petition making the rounds on the Internet that reads: “We demand that the government of the United States cease and desist its failed policy of appeasement concerning Saddam Hussein and with all dispatch and all force necessary, rid us of the terrorist Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction before he can Read more…

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Michael Albert: Participatory Economics

  First off, like all of you I despise capitalism. I don’t want an economy in which Bill Gates has as much wealth as the population of Norway. I don’t want homeless people living under bridges and CEOs having huge mansions. I don’t want people fleecing one another, oblivious to social well being, competing for Read more…

Marga Vidal: Immigration in Spain

Immigrants have a hard time in this country. Those without documents have no protection from criminal exploitation and racist attacks and instead are expelled or simply served with an order of expulsion. Legal immigrants are at the mercy of a poorly functioning public administration and civil servants who have discretionary powers that they use against Read more…

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Christian Bongard: Globalisation: Which One?

For some people globalisation is a sort of god, or the FACTOR, which – with the help of the markets – is going to solve all our problems. The gurus of liberalism or neo-liberalism have been proclaiming this since the Eighties. This means, for those who live on the wrong side of the planet, or Read more…

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Howard Zinn: Beyond the Soviet Union

Howard Zinn In the spirit of killing two obligations with one effort, I offer as my Commentary a response I just made to a letter by a retired professor in California, who wrote: "As a great admirer of Howard Zinn [should he have said "as a former great admirer…"?] I was profoundly disappointed by some Read more…

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