Paul Geddis

News

Violent Protests in Burgos Have Caught the Spanish Government's Attention

Until recently the town of Burgos in northern Spain was best known for a kind of blood sausage made with rice. But four days ago it made headlines for something even less palatable—protests over a new road through the town that turned so violent the...
Paul Geddis
1.14.14
News

The Spanish Government Is Trying to Outlaw Peaceful Protest

They've come up with a new law that looks at the recent history of dissent and bans it all.
Paul Geddis
11.22.13
News

Greenpeace Activists Climbed the Sagrada Família Today

Early this morning, some Greenpeace activists hung off the north face of Sagrada Família—Barcelona's iconic, Gaudi-designed cathedral—to protest against the Russian government’s treatment of their pals who were imprisoned after trying to climb an oil...
Paul Geddis
11.8.13
News

The Gibraltar Standoff Is About More Than Fishing and Cigarettes

While the chest-puffing scenes of Spanish fishing "armadas" facing off against British warships has been good fun from a media point of view, it's detracted from the real issue surrounding the tension: the Spanish government is trying to hide from the...
Paul Geddis
8.29.13
News

This Guy Took Out a Gigantic Loan to Destroy the Financial System

In 2008, anticapitalist campaigner Enric Durán borrowed €492,000 ($642,306) from 39 different financial entities with absolutely no hope or intention of paying it back. Instead he used the money to fund a number of unspecified causes and now faces jail...
Paul Geddis
3.16.13
News

Chavez Has Six More Years in Power

This past Sunday, amid a political climate so polarized that it makes Romney and Obama look like sexed up newlyweds, Venezuela celebrated their presidential elections. Hugo Chavez beat opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, giving him another six...
Paul Geddis
10.10.12
Stuff

These Boobs Kill Capitalists

Although the overthrowing of the Spanish government is hitting some kinks, one image from last week's protests shone like a ray of karmic light through all the police brutality and debris of smashed dreams. Or actually a bunch of images, most of which...
Paul Geddis
10.2.12
Stuff

The Christians Tried to Firebomb Bruce LaBruce

Bruce's latest art show really freaked out God lovers in Madrid.
Paul Geddis
2.23.12
News

The Police Are Fighting Schoolkids in Valencia

Things are getting fighty as Spain goes down the shitter.
Paul Geddis
2.22.12
Noisey

Mujeres

The Black Lips may be responsoible for kickstarting the garage-rock movement in the US, but Mujeres is spreading that rough-hewn gospel across Spain.
Paul Geddis
7.15.11
Vice Blog

#spanishrevolution or #dumbcrusties?

Last weekend anti capitalist marches took place in 50 Spanish cities under the banner "Democracia Real Ya." Although the turnout was much higher than expected, most people's attitude was, "another day, another bunch of crusties on the street."
Paul Geddis
5.18.11
Fashion

Luis Venegas is a Geek

Beneath its veneer of elitism, the fashion world is just full of geeks.
Paul Geddis
4.29.10
0102