This new e-book by ROAR editor Carlos Delclós recounts the story of the struggle for radical democracy in Spain.
In the wake of economic crisis and widespread unemployment, Podemos has quickly become one of the most dynamic political forces in Europe, offering a radical democratic alternative to austerity and the status quo.
Barcelona-based activist Carlos Delclós was there to witness this rise first-hand, and in Hope is a Promise offers a timely narrative of the party’s origins within the wider indignados anti-austerity movement, as well as this movement’s successes in building popular support from below.
Featuring unique testimony by many of those involved in the party, this insightful and often inspiring account considers what the rise of Podemos means for the future of Europe, as well as for similar movements around the world.
Carlos Delclós is a Barcelona-based writer and political activist. He is an editor at ROAR Magazine and a contributor to OpenDemocracy.net. His work has appeared in media outlets such as Democracy Now!, Adbusters, ElDiario.es, Periódico Diagonal, and Cadena SER amongst others.
Carlos also writes about music and social change, and has guest-hosted specials for DJ Rupture’s Mudd Up! radio program on New York’s WFMU, Andy G’s Music Beyond Borders on Houston’s KPFT and Slow Walk Radio on Bipolar FM.
Hope is a Promise is published in October 2015 by Zed Books, priced £1.99 | $2.99 | ISBN 9781783607532
Source URL — https://roarmag.org/2015/11/01/hope-is-a-promise-carlos-delclos/