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23.09.2015

Spanish Unity: A sacred and indissoluble marriage “by the grace of God”?

Spanish Unity: A sacred and indissoluble marriage “by the grace of God”?

In recent days we have heard President Obama calling for Spanish Unity, as if he were acting as a matchmaker or a marriage broker, just as in the past we heard the same from General Franco. And it’s true that the relationship between Catalonia and the Spanish state was never… »

14.09.2015

The Humanist Party of Spain held its VII Congress

The Humanist Party of Spain held its VII Congress

On Saturday 12th of September, the VII Congress of the Humanist Party of Spain took place in a public institution of Madrid. With a programme based on nine papers written about different subjects and groups of interchange, the Congress, which was open to the participation of all members of the… »

30.08.2015

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Spanish anti-war groups are organising demonstrations against NATO exercises on their territory from October with the participation of nearly 36,000 troops. The Platform ‘Let’s Recover El Retín’, based in the Andalusian town of Barbate in the south of the country, reported that the presence of the military affects the inhabitants… »

02.08.2015

Vicente Rubio on Face 2 Face

Vicente Rubio on Face 2 Face

This week’s show starts with our friend, singer and guitarist, Mark Lesseraux and continues with Vicente Rubio to discuss Spain’s new political landscape with Podemos and the political structures emerging form the Indignados/M15 movement. »

06.07.2015

#Greferendum: Thank you people of Greece!

#Greferendum: Thank you people of Greece!

The people of Greece say NO to the troika’s proposals in the referendum. The democratic system and the hope in the future of Europe emerge strengthened. »

22.05.2015

Humanist Party, Spain, again enters the political fray

Humanist Party, Spain, again enters the political fray

“Nothing above the Human Being and no Human Being above another” Humanist Party (HP) Spain: The Election Campaign begins with the slogan: “Nothing above the Human Being and no Human Being above another”. Again – since it was founded in 1984 – the Humanist Party participates in the Local and Regional… »

16.04.2015

Constituent alternative to monarchy proposed in Spain

Constituent alternative to monarchy proposed in Spain

The State Republican Board, made up of more than 50 Spanish organizations, on Wednesday demanded a republican model for the country as a way to counter the problems affecting society. In a statement published on the 84th anniversary of the 2nd Republic, overthrown by a coup d’état staged by Francisco… »

31.03.2015

Spaniards refuse to be silenced despite new anti-protest law

Spaniards refuse to be silenced despite new anti-protest law

by Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence Students and free speech defenders hit the streets of Madrid last week to protest two controversial new laws — one targeting students and the other dissent. Spain’s “3+2” law, which shortens undergraduate degrees from four to three… »

14.02.2015

Katerina Sergidou (Syriza): “We need the support of people from Spain and the whole of Europe”

Katerina Sergidou (Syriza): “We need the support of people from Spain and the whole of Europe”

Katerina Sergidou, secretary of the coordination committee of Syriza in Athens, is currently in Spain to support the launch of the manifesto “For the change in Greece”.  “If he’s a star that says no to the troika, then he’s welcome,” she says about Yanis Varoufakis.  “Unfortunately, the KKE (Greek Communist… »

01.02.2015

Pablo Iglesias: “We are dreaming but we take our dreams very seriously”

Pablo Iglesias: “We are dreaming but we take our dreams very seriously”

Hundreds of thousands formed a sea of people that literally took over the centre of Madrid in what was called the March for Change.  Podemos (the new Spanish left party that formed last year) wanted to measure their forces and today they can say that they are a serious alternative… »

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