Parchment in the Fire: Upstart party Podemos emerging as third political power, says new poll | In English | EL PAÍS

Upstart party Podemos emerging as third political power, says new poll | In English | EL PAÍS. New party Podemos has taken a further step toward becoming the third power on the Spanish political scene, according to the latest opinion poll from the Center for Sociological Research (CIS). The group – which was the surprise ...

Drive-by Planet: English Defence League humiliated by no-show Aarhus summit

The English Defence League (EDL) suffered a humiliation in Aarhus, Denmark, where it arrived to set the stage for the rather grand sounding pan-European anti-Islamic Movement. Problem for the EDL’ers is that hardly anybody showed up. The turn out was so poor in fact, anti-fascist demonstrators outnumbered EDL supporters twenty-to-one. Guardian: Estimates suggested as few ...

Drive-by Planet: Rise of the pirates: a new way of doing politics

The old way of doing politics is increasingly leaving a lot of people disenchanted and disengaged. Low election turnouts and the apathy of voters often comes down to the conviction that it makes little difference who you elect because the mainstream parties play the same old game by the same old rules. This in part ...