Geography Archives: Spain

  • The Scorecard on Development, 1960-2010: Closing the Gap?

    Executive Summary: This paper is the third installment in a series (the first and second editions were in 2001 and 2005) that traces a long-term growth failure in most of the world’s countries.  For the vast majority of the world’s low- and middle-income countries, there was a sharp slowdown in economic growth for the two […]

  • NATO’s Fascist War

    The rebel leaders tipped their hand too early.  Now the whole of Libya, including the rebels, understand what they are: traitors dependent on invaders.  The rebels thus now lack motive force as well as military training: “Libyan Rebels Flee as Kadafi’s Forces Defend Surt” (Los Angeles Times, 29 March 2011).  The only way they can […]

  • Joint Statement of 58 Communist and Workers’ Parties against Imperialist Aggression in Libya

    The imperialist killers headed by the USA, France, Britain and NATO as a whole and with the approval of the UN started a new imperialist war.  This time in Libya. Their allegedly humanitarian pretexts are completely misleading!  They throw dust into peoples’ eyes!  Their real goals are the hydrocarbons in Libya. We, the Communist and […]

  • Nuclear Energy

    Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 16 March 2011.  | Print

  • Uncle Sam

    People accuse me of a double moral standard, but really I don’t have any moral standard! Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 3 March 2011.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi […]

  • Call for an Audit Commission on Greek Public Debt

    We the undersigned believe that there is a pressing need for an Audit Commission to examine Greek public debt.  Current EU and IMF policy to deal with public debt has entailed major social costs for Greece.  Consequently, the Greek people have a democratic right to demand full information on public and publicly-guaranteed debt. The aim […]

  • What Would NATO Do?

    “I’ve also asked my administration to prepare the full range of options that we have to respond to this crisis.” — Barack Obama, “On the Turmoil in Libya,” 23 February 2011 Ben Ali Mubarak Gaddafi NATO Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first […]

  • Spain: All for One and a Few against All

    The Six Mercenaries All for One and a Few against All Cf. “Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and the highest leaders of trade unions and employers signed . . . at the Moncloa Palace the economic and social accord to face the crisis.  The photo of the pact, featuring the six “musketeers” joining their […]

  • While You Are Watching Other People’s Revolutions. . .

      You are watching other people’s revolutions, in Tunisia, Egypt, etc., on TV, thinking, “Wow, that’s wild”; meanwhile, your pocket is being picked and your brain is being taken from you, too. . . . Juan Ramón Mora is a cartoonist in Barcelona.  This cartoon was first published in his blog on 29 January 2011 […]

  • At Your Age

    “At your age, I was already working.” “And, at your age, grandma, I’ll be still working.” Juan Kalvellido is a Spanish cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published in Kaos en la Red on 1 February 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  Cf. Kalvellido, […]

  • Islam as Democracy against the Dictatorships of the Western Powers

    The West has financed dictatorships in the Middle East and Arab World for more than a century. The pro-democracy protests against Western-backed dictatorships in the Arab world have shown, once again, the immense hypocrisy of our rulers.  Which side are the Western governments on — the side of protesters or the side of dictators?  The […]

  • Spain: The State of Dis-Unions

    Well-known Do-nothings’ GalleryUGT: Whatever you vote for, we’ll be with you!CCOO: Yeah, what he said!UGT: Of course, that’s already taken into account! Juan Kalvellido is a Spanish cartoonist.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  Cf. LibreRed, “Contra el ‘pensionazo’” (22 January 2011); Nigel Davies, “Spain Passes Pension Reform with Union Backing” (Reuters, […]

  • Social Pact in Spain

    Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 28 January 2011.  Cf. Nigel Davies, “Spain Passes Pension Reform with Union Backing” (Reuters, 28 January 2011). | Print

  • Spain: Stop the Bonfire of Pensions!

    J27: No to the Bonfire of Pensions! Let them pay for the crisis themselves! Juan Kalvellido is a Spanish cartoonist.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  Cf. LibreRed, “Contra el ‘pensionazo’” (22 January 2011); “Spain’s cabinet is expected to approve a pension reforms bill on Friday in another step to show investors […]

  • Economic Forecasts

    Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 11 January 2011.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). | Print

  • Paul Krugman on the Euro Crisis

    Paul Krugman does a very good job laying out the issues behind the euro zone crisis in his NYT Magazine piece.  There are two additional points that would have been worth noting. First, there are powerful forces who are working hard to prevent the partial or full Argentinification (partial default or a departure from the […]

  • A New Year for Capitalism

    “Happy New Swindle!” Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  The cartoon above was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 3 January 2011.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). | Print

  • The Battle against Cholera

    I am taking a second, between various important analyses that are currently taking up my time, to refer to two issues that should be known to our people. The United Nations, at the instigation of the United States, the creator of poverty and chaos in the Haitian Republic, decided to send into Haiti its forces […]

  • To Private Manning

    To Private Manning, sent to jail for exposing war criminals. . . . Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  This cartoon was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 27 October 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] […]

  • The Strange Story of the Single Market

    For the past few months global attention, especially in the international financial media, has been focussed on the eurozone.  The reasons are obvious.  The group of countries that make up the European Union together constitute the largest economy in the world.  Instability within it — which now seems inevitable, no matter how the current problems […]