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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.

Hong Kong Protesters Rally for Leadership Change

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Pro-democracy demonstrators continued to throng the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday -- a conspicuous day, as it was a Chinese national holiday -- calling for the resignation of Chief Executive CY Leung as well as for a change in how candidates for the country's top positions are chosen.

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