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Thousands Of Spaniards Protest Proposed Security Law

AP | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching in Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for of...

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.

LOOK: Spanish Anti-Monarchy Protests Attract Thousands

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

MADRID -- Thousands of people demonstrated against the Spanish monarchy Sunday, demanding the return of a democratically elected head of state, anothe...

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.

Anti-Austerity Protestors Storm Streets In Spain

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

MADRID -- Several thousand anti-austerity protesters in Spain marched down a major street in the capital banging pots and pans Saturday. Many protest...

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.

I Work In A Hospital, But I'm About To End Up Unemployed'

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

MADRID — Several thousand people marched in downtown Madrid on Saturday to protest austerity measures they say will lead to cuts in cherished na...

Dozens Of Cities March Against Austerity

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people marched in 56 Spanish cities Sunday to protest punishing austerity cuts they say will only increase unemplo...

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...

Thousands Of Spain Protesters Stormed Parliament, Many Beaten By Police

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

MADRID — Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutba...

Hundreds Flock To Madrid To Protest Unemployment

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

MADRID — Several hundred demonstrators have traveled to Madrid from many parts of Spain to protest the country's near 25 percent unemployment ra...

Spanish Workers Protest Christmas Payment Cuts

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish civil servants, many dressed in mourning black, took to the streets Friday in angry protest as the government approved new swee...

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.

In Spain, Protests By Tens Of Thousands Against Health, Education Cuts

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people across Spain protested Sunday against education and health care spending cuts as the country slid into its ...

PHOTOS: Protests Heat Up Spanish Cities

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

MADRID — Spanish workers enraged by austerity-driven labor reforms to prevent the nation from becoming Europe's next bailout victim slowed down ...

Meanwhile, Outside America: Humongous Protests Against New Labor Reforms

AP | By HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business

MADRID -- Hundreds of thousands of protesters were marching throughout Spain on Sunday in the first large-scale show of anger over new labor reforms t...

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 ...