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The Case for Universal Basic Income

Support for a universal basic income is growing. In Europe, for example, the Dutch city of Utrecht is about to introduce an experiment that aims “to challenge the notion that people who receive public money need to be patrolled and punished.” Here, the political, philosophical and economic arguments are made clear.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Meet the Spanish Occupy Activist Who Became Mayor of Barcelona

Longtime anti-eviction activist Ada Colau recently became the first female mayor of Barcelona, Spain. She has vowed to fine banks, stop evictions, expand public housing, improve wages, force utility companies to lower their prices and slash the mayoral salary. She tells “Democracy Now!” about her victory and her plans for her city and her country.

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 READ MORE

Progressives Win Big in Spain as ‘Anti-Eviction Crusader’ Ada Colau Is Elected Mayor of Barcelona

In a triumphant win, the anti-poverty activist, who rose to fame fighting for Spaniards being evicted from their homes, was elected to head the Catalan city of Barcelona on Sunday. Meanwhile, in Madrid, the 20-year conservative grip on power could be coming to an end.

Posted on May 26, 2015 READ MORE

France’s President Hollande: ‘No Survivors’ in Germanwings Crash

French leader François Hollande announced Tuesday that there were no survivors in the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, which went down that morning in a remote area of the Alps in southern France.

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 READ MORE

Catalonia to Vote

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 READ MORE

Meet the People ‘Being the Change’

In search of communities striving to build viable alternatives to scorched earth capitalism, a documentary team profiled people in Spain, Estonia and Indonesia who are creating underground economies that serve them, rather than waiting for political parties and corporate institutions to engender humane social change.

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3-D Printers: Coming Soon to a Kitchen Near You

We’ve seen 3-D printers used to forge the worst kind of items (guns, for one) but now the devices are being employed to make cooking quick and painless. The Foodini, a new machine created by a startup in Barcelona, Spain, may revolutionize the way we prepare and eat food, and it’s barely in the prototype stages.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE

Violent Response to Occupy Is No Surprise

The violent police assaults in response to the Occupy movement are proof that Occupy has hit a political nerve; Britain is preparing for the demise of the euro; meanwhile, the student wing of Occupy tries to encourage higher education. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 READ MORE

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Porn, Politics and Soccer

Who says you can’t mix politics and pleasure? The former chairman of Barcelona’s football (soccer) team has created a new Catalonian separatist party. His strategy is to use the Barcelona team’s fame and the support of the area’s most popular porn star to win an upcoming regional election.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 READ MORE

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Pope Gets Preachy About Gays, Abortion in Spain

While in Barcelona, Spain, to dedicate Antoni Gaudi’s famous, yet unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica, Pope Benedict XVI got down to some unfinished business of his own, zeroing in on a short list of favorite family values issues he sees as causes for concern ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 READ MORE

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Olé! Catalonia Takes Steps to Stop Bullfighting

The northeast Spanish province of Catalonia has made the first step toward banning the practice of bullfighting, a cultural phenomenon but also a sizable thorn in the side of animal rights activists.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 READ MORE

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