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Podemos Rising: The Spanish path from dissent to a new democratic reality.


And then we thought – what if we can do this in our neighborhoods, what if we can do this in our cities, what if we can do this in our country? We realized that democracy from below was something real.

Parliamentary candidate Jesús Castillo connects the rise of Podemos to the lessons learned by the Indignados, and talks about building a new political future for everyday Spaniards tired of the ‘same shit’ offered by the mainstream left.

The origins of Podemos are covered by Luke Stobart in a must-read, three-part series at Left Flank.

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Jesús Castillo

Jesús Castillo is a Professor of Ecology at the University of Seville and a parliamentary candidate for Podemos.


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