Housing is not a privilege

In Spain there are 31,000 people without a home. We call this social problem ‘homelessness’. Approaching social reality in a different way requires new words, new looks. Speaking of ‘homelessness’ instead of talking about homeless people means having a broader view not only of the problem but, above all, of…

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Saudi Arabia, the world’s human rights cloaca

There is no week in which Saudi Arabia does not show the world why it maintains the reputation of being one of the worst sewers in the world when it comes to human rights. The Saudis may have beheaded more people this year than the Islamic State, but these cases…

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Spain suspends in human and labor rights according to the UN

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations (ESC Committee) has urged the Spanish Government to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the full exercise of these rights. With regard to working conditions, there is concern about precarious employment, especially temporary hiring that affects mainly women…

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The “No-Case” of 14N: a process against CNT

The next April 9 begins the trial against our colleagues Jorge and Pablo for the events that took place in Logroño during the general strike of November 14, 2012. That six years later we continue talking about this day underscores the importance it had then. It was the second and…

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The “No-Case” of 14N: a process against CNT

The next April 9 begins the trial against our colleagues Jorge and Pablo for the events that took place in Logroño during the general strike of November 14, 2012. That six years later we continue talking about this day underscores the importance it had then. It was the second and…

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What are the rights of consumers who are most vulnerable?

The sectors in which the rights of consumers are most violated are those of telecommunications and energy supply. There are also particular situations that generate other claims, such as the situation of the floor clauses or the dieselgate. Rights such as privacy of personal data, access to pre-contractual information and…

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Caregivers and the disabled say enough

Caregivers have mobilized very little historically in the sector, in which different categories of centers (special education centers, special employment centers and interpretation centers for sign languages) operate and a multitude of agreements coexist, when the one that should operate is the service for people with disabilities … “Pirate companies…

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We will win if our adversary allows it

Pensions will be updated periodically enough if the revaluation factor allows it. Poverty will be eradicated from the world if wealth allows it. We will grow above the European average if Germany and the rest of European economies allow it. The salaries of public officials will maintain their purchasing power…

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The homeland of the bracelet or the homeland of the fridge

Sampedro said that there are two types of economists: “those who work to make the rich richer and those who work to make the poor less poor”. Paraphrasing Don José Luis, I go further and argue that there are two types of politicians, journalists, jurists, organizations, laws, speeches and also…

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Hymns, languages and flags: when the rights stir the emotions

Rajoy’s defense of the hymn sung by Marta Sánchez delves into an idea of Spain that shakes the red and white against the senyera and the Castilian against the Catalan. That construction of the political debate hides corruption and inequalities, and polarizes: the Spanish nation against the Catalan, Spain against…

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