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Spain’s general strike: too much, too late

The organisers of the September 29 strike have sought to blame international markets and capitalism as much as the Zapatero government, but their protest nonetheless appears unlikely to have any major impact on policy.

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

The strikers who have nothing to protest

The generous employment contracts enjoyed by many of those taking part in the September 29 general strike leave a generation of Spaniards out in the cold, drawing the question: who do these protesters represent?

September 28th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Labordeta: Aragon’s protest-song politician

The northern region has lost a favourite son, a man who combined political activism with the writing of iconic songs.

September 28th, 2010 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Basque deal with Houston derailed by improper practice

A program to help get the United States economy back on track looked like good business for Spanish companies. But one rail firm’s attempts to clinch a major deal with an American city have been deemed legally questionable.

September 27th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Acquaintance rape: the trauma and shame of a hidden crime

The vast majority of serious sexual assaults are by people known to the victims. Social taboos and the lack of an adequate legal framework mean that this crime all too often goes unpunished.

September 24th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Sarkozy’s Gypsy policy a boon for Spain’s xenophobes

France’s expulsion of Roma citizens left the Spanish government in an uncomfortable situation but has given free rein to the Popular Party’s most extreme wing.

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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