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Eoghan Gilmartin

Eoghan Gilmartin is a writer and translator who covers Spanish politics for Tribune and Jacobin.

So Long, Pablo Iglesias

Former Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias has retired from politics after last night’s election defeat – he was a pioneering figure on the European left, but couldn’t transcend the limits of Spain’s coalition government.

The Evil Empire of Florentino Pérez

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez wasn’t just a key player in the botched European Super League – he is also a voracious capitalist, profiteering from outsourcing and privatisation at the expense of the Spanish public.

The 18th Brumaire of Donald Trump

This week we saw the natural culmination of Trumpism: a politics of pure conflict, which harnesses anger without a project of transformation, a revolt against a state of affairs which in reality it seeks to preserve.

Madrid’s Covid Class War

In Madrid, authorities have imposed a new lockdown on 850,000 people living in the city’s working-class neighbourhoods – the very places where key workers at the front lines of the virus are most likely to live.

Francoism on Trial

A human rights case brought against key Franco-era politician Rodolfo Martín Villa in Argentina has united Spanish and European elites – in opposition to justice for fascism’s historic crimes.

Towards a New Spanish Republic

As Spain’s former king flees the country after a string of corruption revelations, Podemos co-founder Juan Carlos Monedero makes the case for abolishing the country’s monarchy – and building a new republic.

Spain’s Left Turn

Podemos MP Txema Guijarro sits down with Tribune to discuss the challenges facing Spain’s new left-wing coalition government, its mission to fight for working people – and its commitment to deliver justice for the victims of the Franco dictatorship.

Spain’s Divided Left

After April’s general election it looked like Spain would have its first left-wing coalition government since the 1930s. Instead, the country heads to new elections with the Left more divided than ever.