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‘Twilight…’

Solfónica.

A comic opera taking on Spain’s economic crisis offers a rousing alternative to mass demonstrations.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

In his southern Spanish town, the bearded, charismatic mayor claims to have established a socialist “utopia”, where cooperation, solidarity and relatively low unemployment buck the trend in one of the regions hardest hit by the recession.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Land and liberty

Manuel Sánchez Gordillo.

A Communist Party mayor in southern Spain is taking a no-nonsense approach to providing rural people with land to work. Let’s hear it for Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo.

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spanish government seeks to muzzle protest with reforms

A raft of changes to the Criminal Code seem designed to anticipate social unrest in Spain and the resurgence of the 15-M movement.

April 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Iberians of the Year 2011: Spain’s Indignados

The Spanish ‘revolution’ of 2011 may have fizzled out, but the legacy of the protests in Spain is still being felt in movements such as Occupy Wall Street. If anyone deserves to be named Iberians of the Year 2011 for their impact and influence, it is Spain’s indignados.

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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