Podemos’ Alternative For Catalonia

By Eoghan Gilmartin, www.jacobinmag.com -

By Eoghan Gilmartin for Jacobin Magazine - The stakes were increased when Regional Premier Carles Puigdemont told the BBC that Catalonia would unilaterally declare independence within “in a [...]

 Where Government Is Embracing Coops, Citizen Activism, & Solar Energy

By Sebastiaan Faber and Becquer Seguin, www.thenation.com -

By Sebastiaan Faber and Becquer Seguin for The Nation. Barcelona, Spain—“When we moved into city hall, there were only paintings by men,” Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau tweeted in March, attaching a [...]

Newsletter: Brexit Backlash Against EU, Revolt Against Elites

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The globalized economy is not working for most people of the world. International trade agreements and new government structures like [...]

Is This The World’s Most Radical Mayor?

By Dan Hancox, www.theguardian.com -

By Dan Hancox for the Guardian. Ada Colau was there to discuss the housing crisis that had devastated Spain. Since the financial crisis, 400,000 homes had been foreclosed and a further 3.4m [...]

Newsletter: Looking Back And Ahead

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. As we look back over 2015, we see progress and, as we look forward to 2016, we see continued challenges ahead. Overall, the strategic [...]

Two Party System In Spain Comes To End

By Ashifa Kassam, www.theguardian.com -

By Ashifa Kassam for The Guardian. Spanish politicians are gearing up for what could be weeks of complicated negotiations after the general election resulted in a deeply fragmented parliament, [...]

“Occupy” Spanish-Style… Big Lessons For Us?

By Francis Moore Lappe, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Francis Moore Lappe in Huffington Post. Back from the first global conference on money in politics in Mexico City, I'm bursting with stories that might carry messages of possibility that [...]

Newsletter: Transformation – Elections & Movements

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance - The United States has unusual challenges for movements working in the electoral system. The two party system is deeply embedded in law [...]

Podemos Madrid Mayor Halts Social Housing Evictions

By Sonya Dowsett, www.reuters.com -

By Sonya Dowsett for Reuters - The newly-elected left-wing mayor of Madrid on Tuesday overturned eviction orders for 70 families living in social housing and safeguarded more than 2,000 similar [...]

Spain: Welcome To The Post-Party Political Era

By Bernardo Gutiérrez, www.occupy.com -

By Bernardo Gutiérrez in Occupy - Madrid, Barcelona and other major Spanish cities are now governed by independent citizen fronts called “confluences.” Ahora Madrid, Barcelona en Comú, Zaragoza [...]

Militants Who Reject The Ballot Box In Spain Form New Network

By Mark Bray, www.roarmag.org -

Four years ago this month, the 15-M movement, commonly referred to as the indignados, burst forth in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol. The movement united a wide variety of political factions and [...]

Spanish Local Elections: Upstart Podemos, Ciudadanos Parties Shine

By RT, www.rt.com -

Preliminary results from Spain’s regional elections show big gains for upstart leftist and center-right parties and the Conservatives losing their majority. While receiving the most total votes, [...]

Thousands Rally In Spanish Anti-Austerity Protest

By Al Jazeera, www.aljazeera.com -

Thousands of people have marched in the Spanish capital denouncing the government and calling for an end to harsh austerity measures that have deepened poverty among the worst-off. Gathering [...]

The Metamorphosis Of Podemos

By Samuel Pulido, www.quilombodphere.wordpress.com -

Since Podemos unveiled itself in January 2014 as a ‘method for participation open to the entire public’[ii], the initiative has evolved to the point that it has formalised as a political party. [...]

Podemos March For Change

By Alistair Dawber, www.independent.co.uk -

A week on from the seismic political shift delivered by the people of Greece, tens of thousands gathered in the Spanish capital today to tell their ruling elite that they too had had [...]

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