Spain

Hassana Aalia, the long struggle of the Saharawi people

On 8 November eleven years ago, the experience of 28 days of peaceful encampment in Gdeim Izik ended with the violence of the Moroccan army. We interviewed one of the young protagonists of that experience. I met Hassana Aalia a…

Why is a Basic Income necessary?

The situation of precariousness and inequality that emerges from the latest social statistics is reaching levels that are difficult to assume, and the pandemic has contributed to its aggravation. Given the manifest ineffectiveness of the benefits that should provide a…

The peace that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is building

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has 55 States Parties and entered into force on 22 January 2021. As 122 states voted in favour of its adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, it can be…

Loueila Mint: “There is nothing more revolutionary than treating others well”.

We open this second series of builders of the future, with the Saharawi lawyer and activist, Loueila Mint, protagonist of the documentary Aquí estamos by Javier Ríos, in which the plight of migrants arriving in the Canary Islands from Africa…

Pepe

Cupressus pyramidal stricta is the scientific name, I still remember it, by which the cemetery cypress, which is as tall as it is narrow, is known. The story goes that it is planted in cemeteries so that its roots can…

We must refuse the Europeanization of French deterrence through the FCAS

· Mounir Satouri (Greens/EFA, EELV) · Jordi Solé i Ferrando (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Özlem Demirel (GUE, Die Linke)   Germany, Spain and France have entered, these past few…

The colours of Western Sahara flood the centre of Madrid, calling on Spain to fulfil its obligation as an administering power

This Saturday, 19 June, saw the closing of the March for the Freedom of the Sahrawi People, with a demonstration that brought together tens of thousands of Spaniards and Sahrawis to demand that the government of Pedro Sánchez assume the…

Morocco uses migration to win economic improvements and support from Europe in the Western Sahara conflict

In the early hours of Monday morning, 17 May, dozens of Moroccans, who ended up numbering around 8,000, began to enter Ceuta, the Spanish enclave city on Moroccan Territory. They did so by swimming, crossing the Tarajal and Benzú spurs…

Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housing

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56…

4-day working week: Spain to launch nationwide trial

Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más País (meaning “More Country”) party.…

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