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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.

Spain At a Crossroads

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.

The Battle for Spain’s Soul

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.