Plaques commemorating artists who were killed by the Nazis are marked with flowers in Austria in 2020.
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Spain has long avoided addressing the fact that tens of thousands of Spaniards were victims of Nazis, who collaborated with Spain’s former dictator, Francisco Franco.
A woman hugs a Polish volunteer before he crosses the border to go and fight against Russian forces.
AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided.
Supporters of the late Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, during a gathering of far right wing supporters in Madrid, March 2021.
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Spain has made it a punishable offence to praise the regime of General Franco.
Artwork and historic footage are projected on to Berlin’s Stasi Museum as part of the 30th anniversary commemorations.
The decision to move the Stasi files into the German national archive has sparked debate of how memories of life before reunification should be handled.
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Spanish dictator Francisco Franco no longer has a place in the Valley of the Fallen.
Lexxus Legal is a hip-hop artist and at the forefront of the activist movement in the DRC.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
New prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to move the remains from a national memorial site. But not everyone agrees.
“Human rights for stolen babies.”
As many as 300,000 babies were taken from their families for political gain.
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Franco visits Barcelona in 1942. Carlos Pérez de Rozas
Devoting all energies to fight over an imaginary border deflects attention from the real issues.
A worker removes graffiti reading ‘Gora ETA’ (Long live ETA) in support of the Basque terrorist group in Pamplona.
While politicians remain at loggerheads, the arts bring resolution to the Basque Country’s long history of violence.
Josef Jindřich Šechtl
How Hitler’s Germany, fascist Italy and other authoritarian states tried to win friends and influence people.
The Saatchi Gallery
A long time before their recent landmark concert in Cuba, The Rolling Stones played Spain: less than a year after the death of General Franco.
Flashmob Flo6x8 taking their flamenco protest to the bank.
A group of performers is using music and dance to highlight inequality, austerity and racism in Spain.
The language survived against the odds and is now a central part of Catalan identity.
There is a vaccine.
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Spain’s fascist past has complicated the state’s relationship with anti-vaccination groups, now a rare disease has appeared again after 28 years.
It’s best for Spain. But can Felipe revitalise the monarchy?
The Spanish monarchy has been thrown into crisis after the king, Juan Carlos I, announced his decision to abdicate the throne after 39 years in favour of his son Felipe. The news was conveyed via the royal…