Category: History

Spain clamors for freedom and justice

The Spanish government is like a rabid dog that needs putting down, that should have been put down long ago. But there is no one to do it as it has all the power, and so it will keep on biting. Today begins a new round of hearings for those accused of rebellion and secession and the trial of the Altsasu 8.

Guillem Agulló: 25 years of anti-fascist struggle

Last Wednesday, 11 April, was the 25th anniversary of the murder of young Guillem Agulló. The crime was key in uniting much of the Valencian left against fascism. The trial, however, reflected the impunity afforded to the far-right in the Community of Valencia. Nothing has changed, as we saw in the violent attacks of last October 9.

Welcome to Catalonia, your majesty

Dear Felipe,
Welcome to Catalonia, your Majesty. Excuse me if I don’t bend and kiss your hand. It’s just that people here are pissed off about everything that’s been going on. You know, what you and yours have been putting them through, again.

Atonement: Spain’s problem with the past

Albert Rivera might one day become the first Catalan president of Spain. As a Catalan, to pull it off he will have to repress Catalan nationalism more than any fellow Spanish nationalist. According to the latest polls, Rivera is doing well, and the media at home and abroad have generally swallowed the liberal centrist pitch.