Redacción Madrid

Redacción Madrid

News from the Pressenza Bureau in Madrid, Spain

03.10.2015

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

The South-West column of EuroMarches got up early to reach Cáceres at 9am. On the outskirts the marchers were met by around two hundred people who accompanied the march on foot to the town centre. A welcome and farewell event took place before the March left Extremadura to arrive in… »

03.10.2015

EuroMarches denounce big commercial shopping centres in Mérida, Spain

EuroMarches denounce big commercial shopping centres in Mérida, Spain

After a long stretch on foot, the South-West column of EuroMarches reached Mérida. On arrival, an action took place at a big Aldi hypermarket, the German multinational, in which the ruination of the small shopping centres of the towns and cities was denounced where Aldi and other chains, such as… »

02.10.2015

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

On the International day of Nonviolence, EuroMarches celebrated the meaning of this principle which underlines this citizen initiative. Yesterday’s events, which centred on the condemnation of tax havens located within the EU, culminated in Seville where a thousand people received the South-East column and walked together on the final 6… »

01.10.2015

UK bans the EuroMarches from entering Gibraltar

UK bans the EuroMarches from entering Gibraltar

The British government has refused entry into Gibraltar to those marching on the South-East Route, communicating its position through an official document passed to us by the organisers. By Rafael de la Rubia and Maribel Martínez (spokespersons for the EuroMarches2015) The EuroMarches today started its adventure in Gibraltar with a… »

20.07.2015

The 80 billion euros that Greece needs are in Switzerland… and are Greece’s

Carlos Enrique Bayo, director of the Spanish daily, Publico, has written an article that is well worth reading, in which he denounces the flight of Greek capital to tax havens in recent years. He deconstructs the argument that the Greek crisis is down to, for example, pension increases or early… »

01.02.2015

Pablo Iglesias: “We are dreaming but we take our dreams very seriously”

Pablo Iglesias: “We are dreaming but we take our dreams very seriously”

Hundreds of thousands formed a sea of people that literally took over the centre of Madrid in what was called the March for Change.  Podemos (the new Spanish left party that formed last year) wanted to measure their forces and today they can say that they are a serious alternative… »

23.10.2014

Podemos: an unusual process

Podemos: an unusual process

Deliberation in Podemos[1] is public and open, it allows for varying degrees of involvement, within it are participating people from social movements and its structure is designed not only for militants but rather for popular participation. By Olga Rodríguez for Zona Crítica Podemos [we can] uses the first… »

07.09.2014

Video of the first same-sex wedding in Turkey and interview with the happy couple

Video of the first same-sex wedding in Turkey and interview with the happy couple

Silo’s Message is a spiritual current developing on the basis of the book of the same name written by the Argentinean spiritual guide, Silo.  Adherents form themselves into Communities and generally meet weekly to interchange about their experiences with Silo’s teachings and to hold ceremonies that serve to strengthen the… »

02.08.2014

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on… »

15.02.2013

Demonstrations across Spain to demand the right to housing and the end of evictions

Following the report in Pressenza yesterday about the elderly couple in Majorca who committed suicide under pressure from their debts we report on social demonstrations taking part in Spain tomorrow.  The Platform of Mortgage Holders and groups of 15M (The Occupy movement in Spain) have called for protests across Spain… »

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