Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona
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Spanish Protests: The N14 Vaga General in Barcelona

This Wednesday, Barcelona participated in the worldwide November 14 General Strike. It’s been about a year and a half since the indignados movement really took off here and there have been tons of Barcelona protests in 2012, so what’s changed? Well, here’s what happened on Wednesday’s strike.  The whole city was eerily quiet in the … Continue reading

Spain & The American Presidential Election – Obama, Obama, Obama!
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Spain & The American Presidential Election – Obama, Obama, Obama!

There’s some serious election fever going on, even in Spain! I’m always surprised at how interested my friends in Barcelona are in American politics. They consistently know enough about the U.S. to be reasonably well-informed and have opinions.  And the most popular of those opinions? Lots of pro-Obama sentiments. Check out this graphic from the BBC … Continue reading

Spain’s 15M Protests: Barcelona’s 12M-15M Occupation
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Spain’s 15M Protests: Barcelona’s 12M-15M Occupation

This weekend is the 1-year anniversary of the 15M protestors, so they’re holding a 3-day event to mimic the events that happened last year. They started with a “Day of Global Mobilization” yesterday, and will have a “Day of Action” on the 15th. In Barcelona, they started occupying the city center, Plaça Cataluyna, yesterday evening. Continue reading