Author Archive for Andrew Plotch

Pro-Choice protesters removed from Spanish Parliament

October 12, 2013
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Pro-Choice protesters removed from Spanish Parliament

While Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon was giving a speech on proposed abortion reforms three pro-abortion activists, associated with the feminist group Femen, staged a protest in the public gallery of Madrid’s parliament. The three women who had written “abortion is sacred” on their chests while chanting the phrase were taken into police custody. Lara...
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New book challenges cultural wasteland notion of Franco Spain

October 2, 2013
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New book challenges cultural wasteland notion of Franco Spain

In his new book, Franco’s Crypt, British biographer Jeremy Treglown challenges the idea that during the years of the Franco regime Spain was a intellectual and cultural wasteland. Mr. Treglown writes about subversive elements in the arts. Many paintings, books, and other works of arts in Spain, he argues, used symbolism, hyper realism, and...
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Catalan Town to Honor British Battalion

September 18, 2013
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Catalan Town to Honor British Battalion

Corbera d’Ebre, a village in north-eastern Spain, will be honoring members of the British Battalion of the International Brigade. A plaque will be unveiled on September 24th with the names of 23 soldiers who died on the last day of the Battle of Ebro. The 16th Battalion of the International Brigade was formally named...
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