Spain

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

Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race

February 12, 2018

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pressure from Spain’s ex-Prime Minister. Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains the panorama from the government’s perspective

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

Spanish Judge Orders Arrests of Catalan Independence Leadership

November 3, 2017

A Spanish judge has detained eight former Catalan ministers and issued arrest warrants for Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont and his cabinet. Protesters have taken to the streets to demand their release. Professor Sebastiaan Faber has more from Madrid

Catalonia Vows to Resist Madrid’s Direct Rule

October 27, 2017

Expect to see acts of civil disobedience, resistance from public servants, and election boycotts in the weeks ahead – as well as criminal persecution of Catalonia’s political leaders, says Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College