To withstand and ultimately overcome the imminent Trump regime, "American activists must move from detached indignation to revolutionary engagement by using the techniques of social movement creation to dominate elections," says the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street.
Spaniards were given another opportunity to choose their leaders on Sunday after a general election six months ago resulted in a deadlock. And yet, the results feel a bit like déjà vu.
In the wake of the latest election, Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Socialists, announced that his party would not support acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, leader of the right-wing People’s Party, to continue in office.
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.
In an interview for "Democracy Now!" Noam Chomsky comments on the challenges faced by Greece's leading party, Syriza.
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.
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.
Like Greece, Spain has been wracked by the global recession and could soon elect an anti-austerity government.
On the heels of leftist Syriza's victory in Greece, Spain's own left party Podemos garnered outstanding support at a Madrid rally attended by tens of thousands Saturday.