Wednesday, August 4

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Vindication of the new democratic memory law

We are before a bill that tries to cover the deficiencies of the popularly called historical memory law: the nullity of the trials of the Francoist courts, since then we could only reach the nullity of the sentences, the public responsibility of the exhumations that it remained in mere budget support, along with the resignification of the Valley of the Fallen and the outlawing of organizations in defense of Francoism such as the Francisco Franco Foundation, among others. ...
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Back to things. Good politics in times of collapse

A few days ago, in the black week of Gijón, Enric Juliana reminded us of the need to return to material things. "Spaniards, to things," he told us, adapting a popular phrase that Ortega made to the Argentines, who were, apparently, too concentrated on symbolic speeches and communicative flourishes. The left has gone through these debates several times, many of them traumatic, and has oscillated, historically, between identity issues and eating things. That one and the other are related, we already know. The demands for participation, recognition and redistribution, as Fraser told us, cannot be separated, just as political rights and social rights cannot be separated, because the former without the la...
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Decode the agreement for the expansion of El Prat

On August 2, the news broke that overshadowed the State-Generalitat bilateral commission: the Department of the Vice-Presidency and Digital Policies and Territory unblocked with the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) the investments planned for the expansion of the Airport from Barcelona. Thus, the wish of Aena and Mitma to include in the Airport Regulation Document an investment of 1,700 million euros is fulfilled. This is characterized, as defined by the airport manager, by lengthening the third runway in El Prat by 500 meters, entering a Natura 2000 area. However, the agreement has ambiguous a...
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An investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office concludes that the governor of New York has sexually harassed several women

The governor of the state of New York, the democrat Andrew Cuomo, has sexually harassed several employees and former employees, has created a "hostile work climate" and has even retaliated against at least one of them for publicly denouncing the situation, according to indicated this Tuesday by the State Prosecutor's Office in a 165 page research report. ...
The PP charges against the policeman who uncovered the Gürtel and asks the judge not to take into account his latest report
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The PP charges against the policeman who uncovered the Gürtel and asks the judge not to take into account his latest report

The Popular Party has accused Gürtel's main investigator, Inspector Manuel Morocho, of "malpractice" for providing the judge of the National Court who is investigating the finalist awards to the party in exchange for black money during the Government of José María Aznar a report that the formation considers plagued with "subjective evaluations" and unrelated to that cause, for which it has asked the magistrate Santiago Pedraz to expel that dossier from the judicial procedure, reports Europa Press. ...
The perpetrators of the murder of a woman in Nombela (Toledo) were hired by the victim to make a move
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The perpetrators of the murder of a woman in Nombela (Toledo) were hired by the victim to make a move

The two men arrested as the perpetrators of the murder of a 66-year-old woman, a neighbor of the Toledo municipality of Nombela, had been hired by the victim to perform a moving service. Precisely, the woman's body was found with "obvious signs of violence" on Monday morning inside the small truck that the detainees were transporting. The two men, who have ...
The Basque Superior cancels the mandatory mask on beaches and swimming pools and will only have to be used if there are no distances
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The Basque Superior cancels the mandatory mask on beaches and swimming pools and will only have to be used if there are no distances

In the umpteenth resolution unfavorable to the Government of Iñigo Urkullu so far as a pandemic, the contentious-administrative chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country (TSJPV) has agreed this Tuesday to annul the mandatory use of masks on trips and walks in beaches and swimming pools, so that in these areas the regulation will become the general one, that is, with the possibility of traveling without protection when there is an interpersonal distance greater than 1.5 meters. The speaker of the order has been, again, the magistrate Luis Garrido, who has already signed the reopening of the hotel bu...