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15.10.2019

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine if the Scottish government declared the… »

22.09.2019

“Nuclear weapons are no longer justified… fighting them can open up the future for us,” according to Álvaro Orús.

“Nuclear weapons are no longer justified… fighting them can open up the future for us,” according to Álvaro Orús.

Taking advantage of the Madrid premiere of the documentary The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, we interviewed its director, Álvaro Orús, about the documentary and the current situation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The premiere will take place on the 23rd, at 7pm,… »

28.07.2019

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

In 2016 a team of the Humanist Party in Madrid decided to transform their proposals into audiovisual productions. Then, together with a team of volunteers including a documentary director, a film student, a psychologist and some neighborhood supporters, they decided to take on the issue of parents who were being… »

29.04.2019

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

Strong electoral results against the insane dreams of neofascism. The participation in the general elections of April 28 has exceeded 75% in all of Spain, almost 9 points more than in the 2016 elections. The increase was even more marked in Catalonia, above 76%. The PSOE wins the general elections. »

28.04.2019

The extreme right international movement gets ready to fight its next battle in Spain

The extreme right international movement gets ready to fight its next battle in Spain

Hours before the closing of the campaign, an investigation by openDemocracy reveals the widespread international coordination behind the rise of Spanish far right Vox party.  Francesc Badia I Dalmases for openDemocracy 25 April 2019 Surveys show an imminent explosion of ultra-right party Vox in the legislative elections for… »

06.04.2019

Spain: the city of A Coruña declares October 2 the “Day of Active Nonviolence”

Spain: the city of A Coruña declares October 2 the “Day of Active Nonviolence”

A Coruña declara el 2 de Octubre “Día de la Noviolencia Activa” en la ciudad »

08.01.2019

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Valencian by birth, Muslim, Honorary President of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Valencia, Honorary President of the Citizens’ Platform against Islamophobia and businesswoman behind the Balansiya restaurant. We met Amparo for a delicious Andalusian meal at her restaurant Balansiya. We started the interview over dessert. Among many other awards, last… »

14.12.2018

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

NATO member countries have no legal impediment to signing the TPNW. Signing it or not is purely a political matter. If Spain signs it, it would be a revolutionary step that would contribute enormously to reducing nuclear hegemony. By Carlos Umaña. On the 7th of July last year, at the… »

06.12.2018

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and… »

05.12.2018

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the city in collaboration with Fundipau, ICAN and Mayors for Peace. »

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