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Stories about Spain

30 June 2018

With the provisional release of accused gang rapists, many ask if Spain is trivializing violence against women

"Not every man is a rapist, nevertheless, now that the five men charged with sexual abuse have been released from jail, we all become potential victims."

1 May 2018

In Spain, the “la manada” sexual assault case verdict triggers mass protests

"A group of five men cornered and raped a woman, and then filmed and shared it. However, the courts decided that it was not a rape."

18 April 2018

‘Sometimes, embracing the Afro identity…means having unpleasant conversations with people you love’

In Spain, "it's not uncommon to hear phrases like 'I'm not racist, but,' as if that preamble were to invalidate the racist remark that usually follows."

27 March 2018

Top Manta: A Brand and a Victory in the Fight of Street Vendors of Barcelona

With Top Manta's creation, Spain's informal workers open the door to new possibilities and recognize a victory in their daily confrontation against police violence and European authorities' institutional racism.

16 March 2018

Why Did Women Journalists Strike in Spain?

"...it only took a few women initiating the movement for all of us to dive in headfirst, because the inequalities we face are the same."

23 February 2018

Photoshopped Image of Christ Reveals Limits of Spain's Right to Free Expression

Advox

The fine imposed on a young man from Andalucia opened an intense debate about censorship in Spain.

30 November 2017

Scrutiny and Doubt Over Rape Victim's Testimony Sparks Outrage in Spain

"Not content with raping us, men also have to tell us how to behave before, during and after the rape."

23 November 2017

The Young Musicians From “Symphony for Peru” Touched Souls at Madrid's Royal Theater

The organization, created by renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez to take music to disadvantaged youth, expanded its work to Spain, to show how they "sing, play, grow!"

24 October 2017

Kebab, Yes; Revolution, No: Migrants and the Fight for Catalonia

The Bridge

"I was surprised that people sporting dreadlocks, turbans, braids, and other Afrocentric apparel failed to acknowledge the word "migrant" at an event supporting those being persecuted in Catalonia..."

17 October 2017

One Activist's Vision of a Feminist Democracy for Catalonia

"I would like to continue thinking that I tried to create a revolution in the best way I knew how."

14 October 2017

Climate Change Is Claiming Aspen Groves—and the History of Basque Immigrants in the US

Basque sheep herders left their mark in remote forests across the American West across nearly a century. Now their words are being lost to climate change.

13 October 2017

Netizen Report: Free Speech Is Under Fire in Catalonia’s Push for Independence

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

10 October 2017

Beyond the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ of Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

Opinions on the October 1 referendum are much more diverse than might first appear.

9 October 2017

In a Polarized Spain, What Does It Mean to Be Spanish?

"To be Spanish is not to carry the flag, nor is it to furiously shout phrases of hate that I hope you don't feel."

2 October 2017

Spanish Court Case Tests the Challenges of Universal Jurisdiction on Syrians

"[Our legal team] will exhaust all available means and legal resources at its disposal to pursue justice for the thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict."

21 September 2017

Equatoguinean Artist Carmen Bolena Explores Her History and Identity Through Her Drawings

"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."

31 August 2017

From Afro-Spanish Identity to De-colonial Studies in Anthropology

"Today I want to believe that we are in a different phase, with greater empowerment, visibility, and recognition of African descended populations, although there is still a lot of ignorance."

27 August 2017

After the Catalonia Attacks: Hate Messages and Social Network Confrontations

"This cannot be just another story. We have to learn from it, we have to make a better world. Leading by example, educating in non-violence, conveying non-hatred, equality."

26 August 2017

Why I Don’t Identify With Feminism, Even When It's Intersectional

The Bridge

"In a space where my vitality is neither disrespected, ignored nor discarded, I, as a black woman, can thrive."

18 August 2017

A Day After the Attack at Las Ramblas, Barcelona Says #NoTincPor: ‘I Am Not Afraid’

"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."

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