Article on the Spanish protests, May 2011
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"...What makes this political hole in the heart of European radicalism seem particularly poignant is that this year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the start of the Spanish civil war – a truly historic struggle over the future between the twentieth-century forces of left and right, at the centre of which was the bloody three-year siege of Madrid by Franco’s fascist forces. The streets of the city were home to a very different order of political debates and battles back then. The civil war is now a distant history to the young protestors of today. Yet the story of those who fought against fascism in Spain has a tale to tell them about the importance of political clarity and courage."
Mick Hume, Spiked