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.
Spain articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Spain. According to Freedom House, Spain is an electoral democracy and "people have the right to organize in political parties and other competitive groups of their choice". Regionalism is very strong in Spain. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Europe.
Public pressure has grown to turn the site into a memorial honoring those who died on both sides
A female-dominated cabinet is taking shape as part of Spain’s new Socialist government
I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
Installation by a controversial Spanish artist which refers to Catalan separatists as “political prisoners” was removed
The computer model was designed to predict which Spanish provinces will have a greater propensity for future corruption
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about things that matter”. So my fellow Americans, do not keep silent! Speak up when you see abuse and mistreatment. Puerto Ricans are human beings!
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Madrid for a “March of Dignity” to demand better wages
Spain’s opposition parties voted to move the remains of dictator Franco out of a state-funded mausoleum
Wikileaks cables provide a peek into the American view of Equatorial Guinea’s government in recent years: of the terrible corruption, unseemly ruling family, and general embarrassment to know.