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Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

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Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

Since its presentation, on the 26th of June, ‘Guanyem Barcelona’ (Let’s win Barcelona) has already collected 12,000 signatures in support of an initiative that aspires to break from Barcelona's current model and instead assign the city to serve of the basic needs of the majority. Even though promoters of the project have barely brought the [...]

July 8, 2014 Author: Àlex Romaguera

The people´s Olympiad of Barcelona (1936)

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The people´s Olympiad of Barcelona (1936)

We are so used to seeing big sport events in this way that nothing different would come to mind. Nevertheless, precisely in Barcelona an event was gestated with the goal of being the antithesis of this high-profile show: the People´s Olympiad of 1936. [...]

July 7, 2014 Author: Valeria Giacomoni

Spain: the friends of the King

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Spain: the friends of the King

“All my warmest thanks for your appreciation. Go ahead, I will always be by your side” 6th May 2014. First speech after his abdication in the presence of the IBEX35 main business owners. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: cafeAMBllet.com

Spain: Social struggle against repression is not a crime, solidarity!!!

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Spain: Social struggle against repression is not a crime, solidarity!!!

SOCIAL STRUGGLE IS NOT A CRIME FACED WITH REPRESSION, INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY! FOR OUR COMRADES WHO ARE DETAINED, CHARGED AND IMPRISONED. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: Stop Represión Granada

Barcelona: Solidarity with CSA Can Vies

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Barcelona: Solidarity with CSA Can Vies

Solidarity with Barcelona's recently evicted squat Can Vies [...]

June 6, 2014 Author: Red Antifascista por Grecia

Spain: An urgent call against the fiscal reform that the government is preparing

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Spain: An urgent call against the fiscal reform that the government is preparing

Dozens of people from the academic, financial, and social research world have signed a manifesto against the fiscal reform. They criticise the spiral according to which government expenditures are being cut while taxes are lowered as much as possible, especially for companies and high incomes. “In all the countries that have built a strong welfare state, [...]

May 16, 2014 Authors: BIbiana Medialdea, Bruno Estrada, Carlos Berzosa, Carmen Castro, Francisco Álvarez, Gloria Alarcón, Gosta Esping Andersen, José Manuel Naredo, Lourdes Benería, María Pazos, Santos Ruesga*

Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

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Spain: Social housing privatization: “Either you pay or you’re out in the street”

"Either you pay or you are out, homeless. We are not a charity. We are investors. We have invested millions and we want to make money”. That was the answer IVIMA´s (Social Housing Institute of Madrid) young social housing tenants received from Encasa Cibeles, the front company hiding Goldman Sachs and Azora, to which Community [...]

April 17, 2014 Author: F. Fafatale

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC

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Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC

Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, perhaps best known for his well-publicized act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he described his having attained roughly half a million Euros in bank loans and subsequently distributing these funds to support anti-capitalist activist movements. [...]

March 29, 2014 Authors: John Restakis, Michel Bauwens, Neal Gorenflo

Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

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Spain is the second country in the EU in child poverty

Spain is the second country in the European Union (EU) with the highest child poverty rate, second only to Romania, according to the Cáritas Europa report –presented today in Athens– about the social impact of austerity measures on the countries most affected by the crisis. [...]

March 27, 2014 Author: El Diario