Last week, Spain imprisoned rapper Pablo Hasél for insulting the monarchy. It’s just the latest episode in a broad attack on progressive politics carried out by the country’s politicised right-wing judiciary.
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.
Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias on the Spanish government’s response to Covid-19, the right-wing campaign of ‘lawfare’ against his party – and why building a republic remains the goal of the country’s Left.
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.
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.
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.
The final survivor of La Nueve, the company of Spanish Republican soldiers who were the first to enter Paris in 1944, died earlier this year from coronavirus. We remember Rafael Gómez Nieto.
Spain’s coalition between PSOE and Unidas Podemos gambled on rowing back austerity measures in a period of relative calm – but now, facing a historic recession, its forces find themselves increasingly at odds.
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.
Today Spain elected its first left-wing coalition since the civil war in the 1930s. Already, it is under siege from the country’s elite – but if it succeeds, it can improve the lives of millions.
After months of refusal, Spain’s PSOE has finally agreed to a left-wing coalition with Unidas Podemos. Now the hard work of defining its programme begins.
By rejecting a left-wing coalition to placate business interests, Spain’s PSOE has badly miscalculated ahead of today’s election – and may hand the far-right a historic victory.
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.
Four years ago progressive platforms won power in some of Spain’s biggest cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. The international left can learn a lot from their successes – and failures.
Spain’s left swept to victory in last week’s election. But the risk of a centrist government shows the need to do more than just mobilise progressives against the far right.
Eighty years after the civil war, Spain is deeply divided between left and right once again. Today’s election will determine whether its future is one of progress or reaction.
Tomorrow’s Spanish election pits an increasingly hardline right-wing against the country’s Left in a fight over the future. Unidos Podemos MP Alberto Garzón discusses the polarised political landscape.