Sunday 15th September 2019
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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: 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

Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

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Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

Malaga is, as of today, a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants (*CIE). The commission for Social Rights of the Malaga City Council approved this morning, with the agreement of all political parties, the institutional motion –which must be endorsed by the plenary next week– which rejects the opening of a new CIE in [...]

February 16, 2015

Spain: A second chance for the radical populist right

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Spain: A second chance for the radical populist right

Ten years ago the radical populist right did not capitalise on the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment. Now discontent with the Popular Party (PP) could provide a new opportunity. [...]

February 16, 2015 Author: Sonia Alonso

Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

In 2013 the promo video for a videogame called “RIOT” was released on the Internet. "RIOT" is a simulation videogame containing clashes between protesters and the riot police in various locations around the world. The Hollywood-style trailer which was posted on the game’s website begins with the ostentatious phrase “In a world where all rights [...]

December 17, 2014 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

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A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

If one examines the political developments of recent months on migration issues, they will only reach alarming conclusions. Analysing them strengthens the suspicion that European migration policy is approaching a moment of transformation, in which the defence of rights for immigrants at the institutional level will be turned into a battle for their mere [...]

September 14, 2014 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

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

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*