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Trump's "Coalition of the Willing" Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

Trump’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

March 10, 2019

Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump’s effort to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras. Others are deeply dependent on the US, such as Argentina and Colombia. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes the coalition

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

February 22, 2019

The trial against 12 Catalan independence leaders exposes the extent to which Spain’s status as a coherent nation-state is being questioned. The governing socialist party is now feeling the consequences when it lost a budget vote because of the Catalan issue, says Sebastiaan Faber

When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case of Barcelona, Spain

When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case of Barcelona, Spain

December 17, 2018

Ada Colau, who had been a long-time housing activist, won the Mayoral election of Barcelona in 2015 and a tough battle against long-entrenched forces, but is managing to gradually transform the city. Paul Jay talks to her about her experience

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path

August 12, 2018

At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú’s Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance

Dimitri Lascaris Reporting From Spain Aboard The Freedom Flotilla

June 25, 2018

Podemos MEP Miguel Urban-Crespo and Spanish Playwright Lola Blasco Explain Why They Are Participating in the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza  

European Left Divided Over Brexit

March 20, 2018

A panel of progressive parties of Europe discuss the UK’s plan for Brexit, with reps from the UK’s Labour Party, Spain’s Podemos, Greece’s Syriza and Germany’s Dei Linke

Trump and the Rise of the European Right, with Reps of UK Labour Party, De Linke, Podemos, and Syriza

March 19, 2018

Is Trump fueling the rise European homegrown anti-immigrant movements, racism, xenophobia and extreme nationalism – with representatives of progressive parties from the UK, Germany, Spain and Greece

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 12, 2018
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network

Catalonia Independence Crisis Intensifies Spain’s Political Divide

January 17, 2018

Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Spain Is Turning the Political Problem of Catalan Independence into a Judicial Issue

November 8, 2017

As Spain issues European arrest warrants for Catalan independence leaders who are in Belgium, the conflict is becoming a judicial matter when it really should be political, says Sebastian Faber