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Will the Spanish Prime Minister Withstand the Corruption Tsunami?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

While the most likely outcome is that Mariano Rajoy will withstand this tsunami, a complex judicial investigation and a potential new wave of indignados in the streets may threaten Spain's political stability after the summer break. Here are the three possible scenarios in the next few months.

VIDEO: Police Beat Up 13 -Year-Old In Anti-Austerity Protest

Posted 11.15.2012 | World

A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show Spanish riot police hitting a 13-year-old boy during an anti-austerity protest in the Catalonian city of T...

The Disaster of Evictions

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Pedro Almodóvar

Evictions are a real disaster that like tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, require governments to take immediate and effective action to help solve the desperation and absolute helplessness of their victims.

Touring Europe In The Age Of Unrest

Rick Steves | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Demonstrating is woven into European democracies. And, while protesting is generally just too much trouble for most Americans, Europeans are quick to hit the streets when they want to raise their collective voice.

Reality and Narration

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Pedro Almodóvar

It sometimes happens that when you're hard at work making fiction, you get invaded by the feeling that what's important is happening elsewhere -- something much more powerful than the story that you have been creating, with care and obsession. That's what happened to me on Tuesday.

Police Admit Secret Agents Infiltrated Madrid Protests

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

Spain's National Police Headquarters admitted on Wednesday that a number of secret agents infiltrated Tuesday's protests against the conservative gove...

Anti-Austerity Protests Break Out In Athens And Madrid

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Renee Maltezou and Julien Toyer ATHENS/MADRID, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of Athens and Madrid on Wedn...

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

Hundreds Of Thousands Protest In Spain

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

By Paul Day and Tomás Cobos MADRID, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people protested across Spain on Sunday against refor...

Lessons From Spain: "Los Indignados," Occupy Wall Street, and the Failure of the Status Quo

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

Just as solutions to the problems facing Europe and America are not going to be found in traditional political ways, the truth of what's happening is not going to be found in traditional media coverage either.

Spain's 15 Mayo Protests: What Will It Mean for U.S. Youth Election Year Activism?

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Ellen Freudenheim

Democracy in action is a beautiful thing to see. For the past few weeks, a colorful, makeshift camp erected by young Spanish protestors demanding gov...

Has The Arab Revolution Come To Spain?

TIME | Lisa Abend And Eric Karlsen | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

Two earthquakes have shaken Spanish political life in the past week. First were the massive sit-ins that had tens of thousands of citizens camping out...

Spain Protests Rock Nation, Tens Of Thousands Fill The Cities Over Joblessness

Posted 07.21.2011 | World

By Tracy Rucinski and Fiona Ortiz MADRID - Tens of thousands of Spaniards angry over joblessness protested for a sixth day on Friday in cities all ...