Friday 22nd September 2017
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Spain

For God and Spain

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For God and Spain

It is alright to discover that politics is not the art to do what you want, but what you can, given the resources that you count with and the enemies that you face. [...]

June 30, 2016 Author: José Saturnino Martínez García

The left’s failure leaves the Popular Party in Moncloa

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The left’s failure leaves the Popular Party in Moncloa

It is a collective failure: the failure of the left, incapable to come to an agreement in the last three months that now is leaving this PP in Moncloa. [...]

June 27, 2016 Author: Ignacio Escolar

Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

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Spain: Enric Duran on social movements and the institutional path

What we saw in Greece is that no government of an EU state can confront the troika and neoliberal capitalism without having the people of the streets on its side. What makes me write these lines is that this social demobilization has started to take place in Catalonia and Spain. [...]

September 26, 2015 Author: Enric Durán

Spain: The loneliness of the stateless

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Spain: The loneliness of the stateless

An analysis that seeks to break with the dilemma between the Spanish nationalist and the Catalan nationalist discourse [...]

September 26, 2015 Author: Santiago López Petit

Catalunyan People’s Legislative Initiative against evictions and fuel poverty is unanimously approved

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Catalunyan People’s Legislative Initiative against evictions and fuel poverty is unanimously approved

The Catalunyan parliament has unanimously approved the People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) for urgent measures to take on the housing and energy poverty emergency. [...]

July 29, 2015 Author: Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH)

Spain: “Going to jail is something that can happen to anyone”

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Spain: “Going to jail is something that can happen to anyone”

On June 15, 2011, in Barcelona the Occupy movement (15M) called for an action to "Surround the Catalan Parliament". Interview with Ciro Morales, one of those convicted for surrounding the Parliament in June 2011. [...]

May 7, 2015 Author: Hibai Arbide Aza

Spain: The latest governmental manoeuvre will leave thousands without voting on the May 24 elections

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Spain: The latest governmental manoeuvre will leave thousands without voting on the May 24 elections

Any self-respecting democracy celebrates and fosters the participation of its citizens in the election. Yet, this seems not to be the case of our country, where the systematic violation of the right to vote from abroad is growing worse as the electoral calendar moves forward. [...]

April 22, 2015

Spain: Police raided six occupied social centres and arrested 26 people

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Spain: Police raided six occupied social centres and arrested 26 people

The Police conducted multiple raids today in 17 locations -six social centres included- in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Palencia and Granada. The Interior Ministry reported that the police has arrested 26 people. 12 of them are accused of "sabotage and placing explosive and incendiary devices", and, based on this, they are being charged with "membership in an [...]

March 30, 2015

Spain: The Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of the 8 accused of blocking the Parliament and sentences them to 3 years in prison

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Spain: The Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of the 8 accused of blocking the Parliament and sentences them to 3 years in prison

The Supreme Court has overturned the ruling of the High Court, which acquitted the accused of blocking the Parliament of Catalonia, and has sentenced eight of them to three years in prison for a crime against high state institutions. The magistrates do not contradict the proven facts in the first sentence, but consider that the [...]

March 17, 2015 Author: Pedro Águeda

Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

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Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

After three weeks of internment of the Renaud Belletti in the CIE of Zona Franca de Barcelona, ​​his lawyer, Andrés García Berrio, announced at a press conference the filing of a lawsuit against the Civil Guard. He accuses them of perversion of justice for pushing him back to Morocco last May during a group jump [...]

March 16, 2015 Author: David Bou