Can the Feminist hype save Spain’s dying Left?

“The protest continued well into the night down the main avenues of Spain’s capital city, all the while the people eating in these restaurants were being waited on by women who probably couldn’t afford to strike.”

Why we should all support 8M, the Women’s Strike, in Spain

Since 2017, when 40,000 women ascended on Madrid the 8th March has become a big date in the Spanish calendar. 2018 was when it really hit it off with millions of women striking in the first ever 24 hour strike. Housewives hung out their aprons, next to the Spanish flags, in solidarity with their fellow strikers. Here is why, in 2019, it is more important than ever.

Worth a Read: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Worth a Read: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism By Kirsten Ghodsee Bodley Head Publications If you think this is a story with steamy descriptions of Soviet spies turning capitalist men in the USA to spy for the Russian regime, or the story of woman’s liberation from the clutches of the Iron Curtain, it […]

Where to become an activist in Madrid.

“The fascists are on the rise ” scream the left and “Cultural Marxism is consuming our community ” say the ultra right catholics.

Whatever your political standing, you cannot deny that Madrid is a city that likes voicing its opinion.

Even if you are an English speaker you can get involved. It’s just knowing where to turn.

Catalonia: Why can’t they have a referendum?

What is going on with Catalonia and why do they want independence? Is it the same as Scotland and are they really any different to the Spanish? Living in Madrid I am exposed to plenty of news, rumours, insults and praise for the region and its people, and I wanted to share and explore that […]

For the Many: Preparing Labour For Power – Book Review

For the Many, Preparing Labour For Power. Edited by Mike Phipps. Various contributors. OR Books 2017, Kindle February 2018 This book is an extension of the well received 2017 election manifesto, For The Many Not The Few. This book expands and leads the way for discussion about how a future Labour government could function. For […]

Pub series: My new found affection for no-frills Spanish bar

Photo from Madrid No-frills   As you may well know, there are many bars in Spain: one for every occasion and with several different names. Cafeteria, restaurante, cervecería and all the bars in between. Yet the best –and more authentic ones – have similar characteristics, though not all of them are visible. When I was […]