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15M goes global

Monday, October 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4113" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Demonstrators in Seville earlier this year."][/caption] Although I wasn't around to witness it myself (pressing prior social engagement), the indignados were back on the street again on Saturday - 15 October, following the lead of the original 15M (15 mayo) group who started the famous sit-in in ...

Every breath you take

Monday, January 17th, 2011

I don't know if is the case throughout Andalucia - perhaps you can let me know? - but there have been loads of roadblocks around here recently to breathalyse people. We were driving back from going out to lunch on Sunday a week ago, and at a roundabout between two towns, ...

Will he or won’t he?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Ask for a bail-out, that is. Zapatero is full of the "We're fine, thank you very much", while Economy Minister Elena Salgado tells us the banks' improved transparency, as insisted by the Bank of Spain, is working (and soon they'll have to spill the beans on how up to their ...

End of the party?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

If my posts at the beginning of the year tended to be about the weather (more specifically, the endless rain), lately they are dwelling on the state of the economy, and the government's handling of it, namely the public sector pay cuts. It's unavoidable - sorry. The crisis is affecting ...

Joining the ranks

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I'm not talking about the armed forces here. No, the four million-odd people in Spain who are now out of a job. For those of us who are unaware (I can't believe anyone who lives in Spain hasn`t heard), the numbers of unemployed in Spain hit 4,612,700, or 20% of ...