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Why Podemos and els Comuns have so far failed the Catalan fight

Luke Stobart
| 30th May 2018
Progressive environmental and social policies have been won in Barcelona and across Catalonia. This has led activists around the world to examine Spanish grassroots movements. LUKE STOBART, who is researching a book for Verso on the new politics, warns that hard lessons do have to be learned

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Ada Colau

What's it like for a social movement to take control of a city?

The Symbiosis Research Collective
Aaron Vansintjan
| 11th May 2018
Ada Colau surprised many when she won the election to become mayor of Barcelona. The housing rights activist was part of a deep social movement aiming for participatory democracy. But this latest article from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE examines how winning the election was just the first step

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