Esther Vivas

Activista e investigadora en movimientos sociales y políticas agrícolas y alimentarias. Es licenciada en periodismo y máster en sociología. Forma parte del Centro de Estudios sobre Movimientos Sociales (CEMS) en la Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Es autora de varios libros, entre ellos "Planeta indignado. Ocupando el futuro" y "Del campo al plato. Los circuitos de producción y distribución de alimentos". http://esthervivas.com

Telefonica-Movistar: a united fight against exploitation

The tentacles of Spain’s Telefonica Movistar spread far and wide. I refer not only to the interests of their shareholders, such as banks BBVA and La Caixa, or close links with political power, and their “representatives” on the board, but…

Spanish State: After the abdication of the king, it’s time to checkmate the regime

The regime is collapsing, it is dying and in its last-ditch struggle to survive, the king has abdicated. Never has the regime resulting from the Transition [[The Transition is the name given to the political process following the death of…

Catalonia: independence from Spain, independence from capitalism

[clear][clear][divide]Hundreds of thousands turned out last September 11 to demand independence for Catalonia. Some decided to surround the Caixa, form a human chain around the largest bank in Catalonia and third largest in Spain, to demand not only independence from…

Spanish State: They want us poor, silenced and straight

The governing Popular Party (PP) is on a crusade – not only against fundamental rights such as health, education, housing, work, but also against sexual and reproductive freedoms. The PP wants to impose a model of society, not only at…

United against the Troika

Who is the Troika? A year ago few knew the answer to this question. We knew it by reference, to its stay in Greece, and it wasn’t good. The Troika was synonymous with austerity, adjustment and cuts, hardship, hunger and…

From the World Social Forum to the Arab revolts

Tunisia, cradle of the revolts in the Arab world, hosts from today [26 March] and until Saturday the World Social Forum (WSF), the most important international meeting of social movements and organizations. And this is not by chance. The promoters…

Do we know what we eat?

Knowing what we eat has become something which is every day more difficult. The recent food scandal where horse meat was detected in beef highlights this clearly. Cannelloni from La Cocinera, burgers from Eroski, ravioli and tortellini from Buitoni, and…

Spain is in the hands of thieves

No doubt. We are in the hands of thieves. The Barcenas, Pallerols, Crespo, Nóos and Mercurio cases, added to the Gürtel case, Millet, Champion, Pretoria and many others, show that those who have been giving us lessons of austerity have…

When buying cheap turns out expensive

Three, two, one, zero… The sales are now on. Offers, discounts, % off… fill the shop windows of the high streets and the shopping centres. It is the time to buy and to buy cheaply. But… Is what we’re buying…