Michael Eaude: Remembering Bob Smillie 82 years on
Michael Eaude, author of Sails & Winds, a cultural history of Valencia (Signal, April 2019), remembers Bob Smillie, a Scottish anti-fascist volunteer during the Spanish Civil War who died in Valencia, aged just 20, 82 years ago today, who was commemorated last month in the city he was laid to rest
Ander Larunbe: The view from the Basque pro-independence left in a year of elections
Ander Larunbe looks at the spate of recent elections in the Basque Country, and the strong performance of the Basque pro-independence leftist coalition EH Bildu
THE YEAR 2019 has been marked by electoral cycles in the Basque Country: a Spanish General Election in April, regional elections, local elections and European Parliament elections in May.
Analysis: European elections confirm resilience of Catalan independence
Catalan democracy has functionally outgrown Spanish law
EVEN before the full results were in, many sought to interpret this month’s European parliamentary elections as a proxy for matters beyond the vote at hand, on everything from the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn to the uncertain strength of the far right.
Turkey, Spain and Britain: The radicalisation of hegemonic nationalisms
In the final contribution to our week of special coverage on international self-determination movements, Rhiannon Davies explores the nationalisms of hegemonic states, and how they can be radicalised in opposition to autonomy and independence movements
ONE of the more alarming outcomes of yesterday’s Spanish election was the arrival of Vox into the Spanish Parliament, and international consciousness. Their 24 seats is the first time a far-right party has won more than a single seat in congress since the death of dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975.
The Spanish election result: What you need to know in 1000 words
Your key questions on Spain’s General Election answered
THE Spanish elections on Sunday [28 April] has produced a fragmented political picture across Spain, and an uncertain situation in terms of how a coalition to govern will be formed.
CommonSpace answers some of the key questions about the result and what it means in just 1000 words.
What can we expect from Spain's 'deeply undemocratic' election?
While Spain’s political establishment tries to shut down the constitutional crises ripping the country apart, CommonSpace speaks to Basque candidate for the Spanish Congress Bel Pozueta
YESTERDAY [22 April], Spanish voters watched the first televised debate between candidates ahead of Sunday’s general election.
SNP MP questions UK Govt on whether its silence over Catalan rights is due to Brexit negotiations
Marian Fellows MP: “The UK Government is so desperate, it is allowing democracy in Catalonia to be trampled and even denying the existence of political prisoners to gain Spain’s support in Brexit negotiations”