John Foster / 05 Mar 2021

Catalunya in the 1970s

Salvador Puig Antich: Collected Writings on Repression and Resistance in Franco’s Spain

A concrete platform occupies a bend in the road in the El Roquetes neighbourhood of Barcelona. It overlooks a dusty playground and a climbing wall, and then beyond the broad sweep of the city and the azure sea.(...)

Communism has been replaced by fascism. Student protestors, Hong Kong.
Ernst Stetter / 29 May 2020

Beijing on the Brink

Xi Jinping’s Globalisation Gamble

The orchestration of Chinese politics by the Communist Party continues. But this year, the National People’s Party Congress was different.(...)

Neoliberalism is everywhere. Alexanderplatz, Berlin
John Foster / 11 May 2020

Poor and Poorer

Coronavirus and the EU

The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (...)

Before the deluge. Keir Starmer (L) with Jeremy Corbyn, October 2019.
Josh White / 17 Feb 2020

Destroying the Labour Party

The False Promise of Centrism

“You can’t change things if you’re in opposition,” says the centrist dad. “Labour has to get back into power to help the majority of people. That means we have to appeal to the centre-ground. Otherwise, you’re just a protest party.”(...)

Big shoes to fill. London, June 2017.
Josh Kitto / 29 Jan 2020

Rebuilding the Labour Party

The Search for Intelligent Life

X left defeated by x far-right. It doesn’t matter where it is. It always happens, in every country.

It happens so regularly, in fact, you’d think it was preprogrammed. Conspiracy theory, anyone?(...)

Maxime Sattonnay / 09 Dec 2019

Changing the Debate on Immigration

The Berta Barbet Porta Interview, Part II

It ranks as high as class. Few issues have become as common to politics as migration. Whether it be the United States, the EU or Russia, we live in an era in which foreigners are as much a source of social anxiety as the poor.(...)
Maxime Sattonnay / 02 Dec 2019

The Problem With Vox

The Berta Barbet Porta Interview

Spain was thought to be safe. Despite the persistence of Partido Popular governments since 2011, over the last few years, the party to watch was the leftist Podemos. An anti-austerity movement that emerged following the 2008 financial crisis, Unidas Podemos, as it renamed itself, managed to stick to its guns where other progressive parties of its generation, such as Greece's Syriza, did not.(...)

Civil rights marchers. Madrid, April 2019.
John Foster / 27 Sep 2019

Keeping It Real

Podemos and the European Left

In a development that is very much emblematic of the state of politics in Europe, Spain is spiralling toward another round of elections to be held in the second week of November. (...)

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