Spain’s long-running controversy over the legacy of its 20th century leader, the fascist dictator General Francisco Franco, is entering a new phase
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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy conference was in Barcelona where PB was explored, how it can be used and what its limitations are.
Gen. Francisco Franco’s tomb painted dove in red, an attack that comes as debate rages in Spain over the exhumation of the country’s 20th-century dictator.
Hundreds outside main Catholic church in Madrid Thursday protested against the possibility that Spanish dictator Francisco Franco may be laid to rest there.
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who came to power in June, has made removing Franco’s remains from the monument one of his priorities.
Barcelona is the heart of a new global political phenomenon known as municipalism. Barcelona City Hall looks like it’s been occupied by protesters.
While I was in Cadiz, Spain, I attended an event at the Universidad de Málaga, where there was a showing of the film Existir Es Resistir and I interviewed activist Ahmad Jaradat from Hebron, West Bank.
This is the third of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Palestine’s Gaza. This article covers the flotilla’s time in the Spanish city of Cádiz.
There was not as much support in Cascais as there was in the Flotilla’s previous stops in Gijon and in Cadiz. The security at the marina told the Flotilla and activists to not have cameras in the marina area.
This is the first of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza. The photo essay and videos in this article are from the time I arrived at the Flotilla.