Ada Colau: The radical housing activist elected first female mayor of Barcelona
Housing activist Ada Colau has been elected the new mayor of Barcelona. CommonSpace looks at her credentials and her plans to shake up the political system
THE Spanish local and regional elections on Sunday saw anti-austerity coalitions working in coordination with the left-wing Podemos party to secure victories against the establishment parties.
George Monbiot: SNP, Syriza, Podemos, Sinn Fein and Greens spark end of 'neoliberal consensus'
Now is the time to start voting out of hope instead of fear, says Mobiot
THE rise of parties such as the SNP, Greens, Greece's newly-elected Syriza, Spain's Podemos and Ireland's Sinn Fein signal the beginning of a new left which will leave 'bank and corporate press-appeasing' Labour behind - but only if people have the courage to vote with their convictions, writes George Monbiot in the Guardian.
Spanish elections: Podemos refuses to form government with rightwing party
In her first dispatch from Barcelona this week, CommonSpace journalist Jen Stout reports that fresh Spanish elections look increasingly likely as Podemos grassroots vote against deal
SPANISH ANTI-AUSTERITY party Podemos has refused to enter a coalition deal with rightwing Ciudadanos and centrists PSOE after polling members over the weekend.
Unwilling to end the election stalemate in Spain if it meant doing a deal with Ciudadanos, Podemos put the question to its nearly 396,000 members who voted overwhelmingly to reject the deal.