New legal framework in Spain hinders access to Justice

New legal framework in Spain hinders access to Justice

The Spanish Ministry of Justice has been working hard on legal reforms ever since the People’s Party came to power in 2011. Most of these reforms have to do with the Judiciary itself, but -contrary to the Government’s statements– they seem to be aimed at separating Justice from ordinary citizens. The first step in this new legal framework was the creation of a set of […]

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New Pirate Confederation in Spain

New Pirate Confederation in Spain

The Spanish Pirate Confederation has been was born. Last week, representatives from five different Pirate Parties in Spain (Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Catalonia and La Rioja) signed up to the official statutes of the new political grouping

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According to Spanish Law, internet piracy is the same as torture

According to Spanish Law, internet piracy is the same as torture

In the last days, the rough draft of the new Spanish Criminal Code -prepared by the right-wing People’s Party, which currently has an absolute majority in the Congress- has been leaked. It contains many disturbing aspects, such as the criminalization of several forms of peaceful protesting –however, one of the most debated topics has been its treatment of internet piracy.

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Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca

Spanish Pirate Confederation attends Democratic Organizations Congress in Salamanca

On 10 – 11 May 2013, the first Democratic Organizations Congress took place in Salamanca, hosted and coordinated by USAL students who are members of the oldest University in Spain.

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Collaboration between the Galician Pirates and “Graba tu Pleno”

Collaboration between the Galician Pirates and “Graba tu Pleno”

The Galician Pirates have recently started a collaboration project with the Spanish NGO “Graba tu Pleno” (“Record your Plenary”). In short, the Pirates will coordinate the NGO’s actions in Galicia, and will receive full media/logistics support in exchange.

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Corruption scandal in Spanish Government

Corruption scandal in Spanish Government

A huge corruption scandal has erupted in the Spanish Government.It has important implications since it involves the Partido Popular (People’s Party, the leading political party in Spain), several Ministers and even the current Prime Minister, Mr. Mariano Rajoy.

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