Eighty years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, tens of thousands of Franco’s victims still lie in unmarked graves. Identifying the dead is a vital means of providing Spain with closure — and making sure fascism doesn’t rear its head again.
Tommy Greene is a freelance journalist and translator based in Madrid.
This week nine Catalan leaders will be put on trial for sedition. With the 2017 bid for independence thwarted, the Catalan left finds itself more divided than ever.
After years of momentum, the Spanish left has stalled — clearing the way for the dangerous rise of the Franco-nostalgist right.
This June Podemos helped the Socialists kick the Spanish conservatives out of office. But for Íñigo Errejón, defeating the oligarchs in the long term requires a new “national-popular” strategy.
Podemos’s backing for Spain’s Socialist cabinet risks making it a prop to the institutions it once rebelled against. Yet it has also imposed its own stamp on the government’s agenda.
Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias talks to Jacobin about the Catalan elections, the future of Spain’s left, and the fight for state power.