Regions / Spain
After a year of earthshaking victories and devastating setbacks, Europe's new progressive parties are slowly learning how to balance governance with activism.
With its elections, Spain takes steps to free itself from the European Union’s tight-fisted policies.
Whatever party ends up on top in the Spanish election, it will have to form a coalition, thus ending the reign of the two-party system that has dominated the country since Franco.
The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
In upcoming votes for the EU's most indebted countries, the left will have to battle both the forces of austerity and a resurgent xenophobic right.
It's a new kind of barbarism, one that sacks countries with fine print.
Parties linked to Spain's "Occupy" movement now lead governments in the country's three largest cities — and they're already ruffling feathers.
U.S. civil society is more critical of Israeli actions in Palestine than ever. When will the U.S. government catch up?
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe's elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Borders in Europe may appear immutable, but of course they are not.