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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: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

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Spain: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

With the pretence of tackling the jihadist phenomenon, the PP (People’s Party) and the PSOE (Socialist Party) have come to an agreement regarding the reform of the Penal Code which widens the definition of “terrorism” so as to include behaviours that have nothing to do with crimes that fundamental Islamists could commit, as consulted experts [...]

February 3, 2015 Author: Pedro Águeda

Large protest against a Nazi squat in Madrid

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Large protest against a Nazi squat in Madrid

Around 500 people took to the streets of the Tetúan neighbourhood to demand the eviction of the “Hogar Social Madrid” (Social Home Madrid), occupied recently by extreme rightists to help exclusively Spanish families who are in need. [...]

August 30, 2014 Author: Jairo Vargas

Spain: The government approved the law that will prohibit demonstrations in front of the Parliament

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Spain: The government approved the law that will prohibit demonstrations in front of the Parliament

The Ministry of Interior announces the approval of the law that considers as a serious offence demonstrating in front of the Parliament and photographing police officers. Fernández Díaz defends the guaranteeism of the regulation, which has been criticised for giving police more room for manoeuvre. [...]

July 11, 2014

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

Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

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Greece: People vs. corporate rule: Some personal notes from my participation in Thessaloniki’s great #vote4water referendum

This is a personal assessment of the grassroots referendum that took place in Thessaloniki on May 18 regarding water privatisation. You can read all about the background to the referendum here. [...]

May 27, 2014 Author: Theodoros Karyotis

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