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The Spanish crisis – from private sadness to public indignation

“You have taken everything from me!” These were the words of Inocencia Lucha, a 47-year-old Spanish woman who recently walked into her bank in Almassora, Valencia, poured petrol over her body and set herself on fire. She was indebted to […]

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The Spanish public won’t accept a financial coup d’etat

Spain’s government is right to fear the public reaction to this new round of suffering mandated by the financial markets The attempt by the Spanish “Occupy” movement, the indignados, to surround the Congress in Madrid has been compared by the secretary general of the […]

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The indignados make change contagious

The recurring image of the indignados – the Spanish movement that protested against the “economic dictatorship of the markets” – is a kind of democratic Mexican wave of upraised, waving hands. Rippling in a crowd of thousands, the emotion that […]

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