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Podemos news and analysis from The Nation
March 1, 2017
Has Spain’s Podemos Party Squandered Its Prospects?
While the Madrid-based leadership has been mired in factional infighting, regional representatives and allies offer inspiring alternatives.
December 15, 2016
America in Populist Times: An Interview With Chantal Mouffe
One of the preeminent theorists on democracy, social movements, and populism, her work was an inspiration to Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece.
November 4, 2016
Spain’s Socialists May Have Destroyed for Years the Chances of a Left-Wing Government
The party’s leaders would rather see continued right-wing rule than form a progressive coalition with Podemos.
October 13, 2016
Populism’s Two Paths
Throughout the North Atlantic, insurgencies on the left and the right are challenging mainstream politics. The question is: Which popular movement—the left’s or the right’s—will prevail?
August 11, 2016
Welcome to Sunny Barcelona, Where the Government Is Embracing Coops, Citizen Activism, and Solar Energy
The city that resisted Franco is looking to its radical past to build a progressive future.
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June 29, 2016
Did Brexit Help the Right Win in Spain?
It certainly played a role—and the disappointing result should reignite debates within Podemos over long-term strategy.
May 20, 2016
Could the Left Finally Win in Spain This June?
A new progressive alliance could break the stalemate—but whoever wins will face a hamstrung economy and deep discontent with politicians.
May 5, 2016
The Left Is Winning the Debate. Now What?
The days of standing for office just to make a point may be over.
December 14, 2015
Will Spain Replace Its Old Guard in the December 20 Elections?
While the new-left hope Podemos has seen its support drop in recent months, the center-right Ciudadanos has risen meteorically.
October 5, 2015
Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain
Left-right divisions, amid continuing public anger at government austerity and corruption, have stymied unity in both the anti- and pro-independence camps.