May 2011

WSF and the #Spanishrevolution

Albert Caramés's picture

Activism & crisis: WSF and the #Spanishrevolution

On the answers being given to confront the global crisis, it’s not only important to focus on the (inter) governmental measures applied around the world. It’s also important to drive attention on the different movements and inquiries that civil society is doing, with special attention to Catalan society: its participation in the World Social Forum and the #spanishrevolution.

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The positive change in Barcelona

Xavier Trias's picture

Barcelona needs a New Vision and a New Ambition. After 32 consecutive years of a municipal government run by the PSC and Socialist mayors, the Catalan capital has exhausted the model on which it moved forward during the 1980s and 1990s. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Barcelona has not been well guided; Barcelona has missed out on opportunities. While Barcelona society was pushing forward and offering itself to face the new challenges of a global world, the City Council was restricting the initiative of society.

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United we will push forward

Jordi Portabella's picture

The current economic crisis, together with the fiscal treatment Catalonia receives from the Spanish government, is making things difficult for many working and middle-class families, as well as our country’s entrepreneurs. In addition, the implementation of restraint policies and budget cuts means directly and negatively affecting the welfare state’s basic pillars, such as healthcare, education and infrastructure.

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Barcelona: Catalan and great Spanish capital

Alberto Fernández Díaz's picture

The objective of the People’s Party in these municipal elections is to obtain the needed support of citizens to steer political change in Barcelona’s City Council in the right direction. We cannot go beyond three decades of Socialist government, which has left the Catalan capital in a deplorable situation regarding security, antisocial behaviour, and with severe cases of non-fulfilment in infrastructure; a nationalist government backed by pro-independence supporters, who base their strategy on identity-related objectives and not on city-model ones.

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More green left for a better Barcelona

Ricard Gomà's picture

A more human and more sustainable Barcelona. This is our coalition the ICV-EUiA’s objective, a left-wing and environmental force with great experience in the Catalan capital’s municipal government.

Over this last number of years, we have left our footprint on Barcelona City Council, with an advance in social and environmental policies, the areas we have led; a footprint that has added to our influence on the local government’s global action, always prioritising policies for the people, participation and proximity.

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