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Eoghan Gilmartin is a writer, translator, and Jacobin contributor based in Madrid.

Pablo Iglesias’s Madrid Campaign Can Shake Up Spanish Politics

On Monday, Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias announced he is resigning as Spain’s deputy prime minister to run for election in the Madrid region. Iglesias’s move to regional politics is aimed at blocking the formation of another far-right government in the capital — but it also highlights his own party’s need to go beyond relying on one brilliant communicator.

Joe Biden Should Quit Stalling and Reverse Trump’s Colonial Handover of Western Sahara

One of Donald Trump’s last decisions in office was a squalid diplomatic deal with Morocco, granting US recognition of its occupation of Western Sahara in exchange for Moroccan recognition of Israel. Since the move, the Saharawi population has faced intense military repression — yet the Biden administration refuses to say whether it will reverse Trump’s colonial handover of the territory.

Spain’s Left Is Winning the Battle for Welfare — But Not the War on Neoliberalism

A year into Spain’s coalition government, today’s budget offers major public health care investment and a commitment to expand the Guaranteed Minimum Income plan. These promises show how Unidas Podemos has changed the political agenda — and yet centrist ministers are still stonewalling on measures that risk upsetting business.