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Articles written by Sofia Tipaldou

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

A new (?) form of protest in Spain: The Iaioflautas

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A new (?) form of protest in Spain: The Iaioflautas

We are the generation that has fought to achieve a better life for our children. Right now, they are toying with the futures of our children and grandchildren… [...]

March 20, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

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Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

During the past two weeks, the residents of the Burgos neighbourhood of Gamonal have won “a great little victory” and have become a symbol of citizen participation in politics. Their protest against corruption, whose cause was their objection to the construction of a boulevard with a parking in their neighbourhood, has provoked a wave of [...]

January 19, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

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Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

Thousands of people (2,000 to 5,000) responded to the call of various groups and organisations, including the Coordinadora 25S, for a new demonstration outside the Congress on Saturday, December 14th, in protest of the new Public Safety Act. [...]

December 15, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

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Barcelona: Demonstration against Detention Centres for Migrants (CIEs), ​​December 9th 2013

The organisations Armenian Association “Ararat”, Close down the CIEs and Rereguarda, with the support of Antigonia, organised on Monday 9th of December a demonstration, in front of the station of the National Police in Vía Layetana in Barcelona, to protest against the death of Alik in a CIE. They demand that the witnesses of his [...]

December 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

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Spain: Platform of mortgage victims (PAH) – It is possible!

PAH was formed in February 2009 in Barcelona as a result of the Spanish real estate crisis and soon spread across the whole country. It is a social movement and an association whose aim is to promote the right to dignified housing. [...]

November 12, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Greece exports to Spain the silencing of Public Broadcaster

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Greece exports to Spain the silencing of Public Broadcaster

A massive protest followed the government's announcement for the shut-down of the Valencian Public Broadcaster (RTVV). The “non negotiable and rapid shut-down” of RTVV that will leave 1,200 of its employees without a job, cannot but remind us of the forced shut-down of the Greek Public Broadcaster (ERT), its self-management from the fired employees for [...]

November 10, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Portugal: “Fuck the Troika” movement

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Portugal: “Fuck the Troika” movement

The Portuguese movement “Que se Lixe a Troika” (“Fuck the Troika”) is a powerful, grassroots movement against the IMF, ECB, and EU imposed austerity measures – as its name proudly states. [...]

October 14, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain strikes back on N14

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Spain strikes back on N14

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the demos of the second general strike during this year – the eighth to date during Spain's post-Franco democratic history. The unions declared that the participation reached over 76 percent. The highest percentages were in Catalunya, Asturias, famous for the recent miners’ struggle, and Galicia (80 percent), followed [...]

November 14, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

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Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

“Allow me to show here, in New York, my recognition for the majority of the Spanish people who do not demonstrate, do not come out on the front pages, and do not watch the newscasts”. With these words, the Spanish President Mariano Rajoy, greeted the demonstration of September 25 that turned Madrid into a battlefield. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou