pablo iglesias

pablo iglesias

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feb 2015

Amy interviews Pablo Iglesias in new york (video):

The Next Syriza? As Greece Rejects Austerity, Meet the Activist Who Could Become Spain’s New PM

While Syriza has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. On January 31, as many as 150,000 people rallied in Madrid to show support for the Podemos party, which translates into “We can.”

48 min – going from a movement to a party

austerity: inequality, unemployment & debt

in democracy – if something doesn’t work – you change

52 min – even after being evicted – you continue to pay bank for house

i like the wire – how it explains how power works



Pablo’s talk at cuny (with Amy):

Hope is Changing Sides: Understanding Spain’s Political Change

17 min – when we have a center left and a center right party – the banks win

20 min – politics is not just to have the best analysis of the situation.. it’s very important to use a language understandable for the majority of the people

amy – ghandi – First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

36 min – the austerity programs have destroyed the economy in greece – and europe

39 – on ambiguity

1:01 – on why vote for me for president – i don’t know – that’s what democracy is about – you get to choose


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Pablo Iglesias Turrión (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo iˈɣlesjas tuˈrjon]; born 17 October 1978) is a Spanish politician who has been the Secretary-General of Podemos since 2014.

Iglesias was previously a lecturer in political science at the Complutense University of Madrid, and a television presenter. He was first elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 elections as the leading candidate of the newly-formed party Podemos, along with four other members of his party. He presents the television programmes La Tuerka and Fort Apache, and frequently appears in Spanish political TV shows.


mar 2015:


podemos (we can) info:


mar 2015 – podemos revolution changing politics..

But what is certain is that Iglesias has proved the point he liked to make to his students: the powerful really can be challenged.




scotland yet

ireland – at 48 min at cuny





12 ideas en 12 tuits sobre sobre lo que está ocurriendo hoy en Catalunya y España 

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