Celestino Corbacho, our new minister of Honest Endeavour, is also rebranding himself from faceless Volkssozialist of the periphery as a new metropolitan Che Guevara. Apart from the charming blurred little tourist booklets produced by the regional Delegation in order to give him name recognition, it now turns out that he, too, fought the fascists, tooth and nail:
A pesar de no tener antecedentes familiares de militancia política, de bien joven, se me despertó la vocación de luchar contra la dictadura… Fue la figura política de Felipe González … [que] finalmente, me hizo decidir pedir el ingreso en la Federación Catalana del PSOE en 1976.
Francisco Franco died on November 20 1975.
(Via José García Domínguez)
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Berlin is not Bonn, Bonn was not Weimar.
- Ethnic dress codes
On Saturday, while I was being chewed by a sheepdog with an intestinal disorder, that notorious socialist Catalan republican separatist (I
- Plus ça change…
I don’t normally read David de Ugarte, but this is strange: Las asociaciones de periodistas declaran como objetivo “luchar contra el intrusismo
- die tageszeitung compares Spanish regional nationalists to Franco
The taz has been obligatory reading for the thoughtful German green-left for the last 30 years. It has no particular sympathy
- Song in praise of salt cod
Toni is a retired fish porter in Barcelona harbour. I’ve lifted more weights than Arnol Shawarthanega, he says, and now I’m