• Spain decides

  • The political system of Spain has been changed after the December 2015 elections.



  • Analysis
  • What is Going on in Catalonia?

  • By Marga Ferré | 28 Nov 17
  • Historian Enzo Traverso denounces the cultural supremacy of neo-liberalism imposing “presentism” on the narration of events, meaning that an event is always told in the present, as if there were no causes from which they originated or resulting consequences.
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  • Catalonia
  • A Question of True Democracy

  • By David Companyon | 23 Nov 17
  • Images depicting the severe brutality of the Spanish police clashing with voters at the October 1st referendum in Catalonia spilled across social media and TVs around the world. Faced with these images, many asked: What is happening in Catalonia?
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  • Spain: Unidos Podemos
  • 50 Steps to Govern Together

  • 24 May 16
  • The coalition between Podemos and IU (called “Unidos Podemos” – Together We Can) is the only one that, on 26 June, could overturn the situation created by the 20 December Spanish election. In order to do that, Podemos and IU have agreed on a 50-point programme to end austerity and bring democracy to the country. Here we present transform!’s translation of said agreement.
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  • Spain
  • Podemos-IU Agreement: Good News from the South

  • By Marga Ferré | 18 May 16
  • New elections on 26 June raise hopes for an unprecedented political scenario: As Podemos and Izquierda Unida (IU) have reached an agreement, this is the only coalition that could overturn the situation created by the 20 December election. All the polls currently attribute this coalition about 24% of votes – far more than PSOE.
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  • Parliamentary election
  • What happened in Catalonia on 27 September?

  • By Toni Salado | 12 Oct 15
  • Social and democratic issues were completely overshadowed by the yes/no polarisation of the Catalan independence debate in the recent elections. Now, the Catalan political system is in deadlock until Catalonia and a Spanish government that is more open to political dialogue on the matter can arrive at a democratic solution.
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  • Trench Warfare and Electoral Strategy

  • By Pablo Iglesias | 05 May 15
  • In the legendary paragraphs of his Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci reflected on the war strategies of World War I, both position and manoeuvre warfare, to understand politics in the West. In Western politics, manoeuvre warfare (the assault) lost relevance in the face of complex position warfare in...
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  • A “provisional report”
  • What’s going on in Spain

  • 31 May 15
  • By Martin Lucea. – I’m writing these lines days after the elections held in Spain on 24 May. Just to make it clear, we elected municipal councils for the whole of Spain and regional parliaments for all regions except Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia and Andalusia. Mayors are elected by the councils and regional governments by their respective parliaments.
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  • Opinion
  • A Scenario of Political Change in Spain

  • By Pedro Chaves Giraldo | 28 May 15
  • The most important and immediate conclusion of the local and regional elections that took place on 24 May in Spain is the creation of an unprecedented political scenario in our country; the new political and representational map has brought about realistic expectations for a real change in Spain.
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  • Municipal elections in Spain
  • Commons conquer Barcelona! A victory for David over Goliath

  • By Mayo Fuster Morell | 27 May 15
  • Last Sunday the candidature “Barcelona in common” won the municipal elections (the option of 1 of each 4 people voting). “Now Madrid” – a candidature also connected to commons ethos – became a key force for the governance of Madrid city. Those are only two of the many surprises from the municipal and regional elections in Spain on 24 May.
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  • Women, Work, Economic Crisis and Labor Law in Spain:
  • From Bad to Worse

  • By Adoración Guamán | 05 May 15
  • As most people are well aware, Spain and the country’s labour market in particular have been deeply hit not only by the economic and political crisis but also by austerity measures. The rise in unemployment has been dramatic, as has the rise in social inequality and the growing risk of poverty: the rate of unemployment has risen from 8.2% in 2008 to 26% in 2013 and 24% in 2014.
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