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  • Spain: Peaceful protests for jailed rapper see more clashes

    02/20/2021 8:48:23 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 02 19 2021 | Staff
    A fifth night of peaceful protests to denounce the imprisonment of a Spanish rap artist once more devolved into clashes between police and the members of fringe groups who set up street barricades and smashed storefront windows Saturday night in downtown Barcelona. Small groups made up mostly of young people began their nightly cat-and-mouse game with officers an hour after several thousand protesters gathered in the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, which also was where the worst violence took place during earlier demonstrations this week over rapper Pablo Hasél’s detention. Police were also pelted by rocks after a march in...
  • Spain Sees Second Night of Rioting After Rapper’s Arrest

    02/18/2021 1:42:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Andalou Agency ^ | 18.02.2021 | Alyssa McMurtrty
    Total of 18 people were arrested Tuesday and more than 30 injured, with one protestor losing her eyeSpain sees second night of rioting after rapper’s arrestProtesters start a fire as they gather for a second day demonstration against the arrest of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel in Barcelona, Spain on February 18, 2021. - Spanish police stormed a university to arrest the rapper barricaded inside after being sentenced to nine months' jail over tweets attacking the monarchy and the police in a case denounced as an attack on freedom of speech. in Barcelona on February 18, 2021. ( Adria Puig...
  • 46 residents in Spanish nursing home die after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

    02/15/2021 8:01:15 PM PST · by lasereye · 86 replies
    LIfesite News ^ | Feb 15, 2021 | Celeste McGovern
    SPAIN, February 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) —Forty-six nursing home residents who had received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s fast-tracked vaccination against COVID-19 at the beginning of January had died by the end of the month, Spanish media have reported. Staff first reported a coronavirus outbreak at Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), a nursing home in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia in Spain on January 12, in the wake of a vaccine distribution campaign. The Ministry of Housing and Families intervened in the private facility which houses up to 145 residents and where local media reported on February...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 2/14/2021

    02/14/2021 5:29:14 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/14/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Late News: Syrian government media reporting air defenses in operation tonight... White House Deputy Press Secretary T.J. Ducklo resigning this weekend. The resignation one day after he received a one week suspension for threatening a reporter... Responding to his acquittal at the second impeachment trial, President Trump said: "Our movement has only just begun"... ..Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump was: "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day" regarding the incident at the US Capitol... President Joe Biden said in a statement: "the substance of the charge is not in dispute"... From Ogden, Utah the...
  • Gender identity bill divides Spain’s feminists, left-wing

    02/13/2021 5:36:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 13, 2021 | By ARITZ PARRA
    MADRID - Victòria Martínez continues to sign official documents with the name that she, her partner and their two daughters ditched four years ago. Barring any surprises, she expects the Spanish government to recognize her as Victòria by May, closing a patience-wearing chapter familiar to transgender people around the world. Changing her legal identity at a civil registry office in Barcelona will allow Martínez to update her passport and driver’s license and to carry a health card that correctly states she is a woman. But the process, which the pandemic prolonged, has been, in her words, “humiliating” — requiring a...
  • Spain to reform free speech laws after rapper ordered jailed

    02/10/2021 3:10:50 AM PST · by RandFan · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 9 | By Emma Pinedo
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will ease its restrictions on free speech, the government said on Tuesday, in response to a nationwide furore over a rapper ordered jailed over a song and tweets. A change in the law would not by itself prevent the jailing of Pablo Hasel, who has been ordered to surrender by the end of this week to serve a nine-month prison sentence imposed in 2018 under a security law known in Spain as the “gag law”. He has said he will not turn himself in. Hasel’s lyrics and tweets, which included references to banned guerrilla groups, compared...
  • Discrimination worsens in Spain, far-right and fake news largely to blame

    02/01/2021 12:56:02 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/25/21 | Clara-Laeila Laudette
    Racial and ethnic discrimination in Spain has worsened in the past few years, especially in housing and education, the Equality Ministry said on Monday, fuelled by far-right politicians and fake news. In its 2020 report, the ministry said almost one in three Black or ethnic minority respondents said they had experienced discrimination while house-hunting, starting with real estate and housing agencies and extending to landlords. This was double the levels reported in the previous 2013 study. “The media noise about squatters mean people associate North African, Latino and Sub-Saharan people with over-crowding and squatting,” said study coordinator Anabel Suso. “People...
  • Spanish Model With Down Syndrome Shows ‘There Are No Barriers If You Have a Dream’

    01/26/2021 8:38:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 26, 2021 | Jenni Julander
    One girl from Spain is proving that anyone can make their dreams come true, even people like her who were born with Down syndrome. Marian Avila has made a successful career as a model, despite how difficult it can be for people with Down syndrome to find a job. She is leveraging the media attention she’s received to bring awareness to the chromosomal disorder and encourage people to pursue their dreams no matter what. As a child, Marian always dreamed of becoming a model. Not only was she born with Down syndrome, she is only 5-foot-3. Her height alone would...
  • Mayor in Spain Removes Cross from Convent, Throws it in Dump

    01/26/2021 5:48:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/25/21 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina — The mayor of a small town in southern Spain forcibly removed a cross from the doors of a convent. The crucifix was then found in a garbage dump. The events took place last week in the town of Aguilar de la Frontera, in the Diocese of Cordoba, in the Andalusia region in southern Spain. The cross was located at the entrance of the church that belongs to the adjoining convent of the Discalced Carmelites, and had been there since 1939. It was erected to honor the Nationalist victims of Spain’s civil war, although the plaque noting this...
  • Bishops Advise Spaniards to Carry Letter Protecting Them from Euthanasia

    01/22/2021 6:56:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 1/22/21 | John Burger
    If passed, law would make Spain sixth country to allow "mercy killing."Don’t leave home without it. That’s the message, basically, from the Catholic Bishops of Spain, who are renewing their longstanding invitation for concerned citizens to draft a living will to protect against being involuntarily killed under a government-backed euthanasia law. In December, Spanish lawmakers voted in favor of a law decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If the Senate gives it final approval, Spain would be Europe’s sixth country to allow active euthanasia. “This proposed law says euthanasia cannot be applied if the person has previously signed a document with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Berard and Companions, 01-16-19

    01/16/2019 9:05:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 01-16-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Saint Berard and Companions Saint of the Day for January 16 (d. January 16, 1220) Audio Player Saint Berard and Companions’ Story Preaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom caps all the other sacrifices. In 1219, with the blessing of Saint Francis, Berard left Italy with Peter, Adjute, Accurs, Odo and Vitalis to preach in Morocco. En route in Spain, Vitalis became sick and commanded the other friars to continue their mission without him. They tried preaching in Seville, then...
  • Historic snowfall buries Madrid as storm slams Spain (most snow in 50 years)

    01/09/2021 3:43:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/2021 | Greg Porter
    A severe winter storm, the worst to hit Spain in decades, has overwhelmed its capital, Madrid, where around a foot of snow has fallen since Friday. The blockbuster storm has wreaked havoc across a region not used to seeing any snow, let alone up to a foot or more. A significant amount of snow had not fallen in Madrid in a decade. As the snow started to pile up Friday night, transportation became impossible, with airports shut down, train services canceled and over 1,000 motorists trapped in their cars on major roadways around Madrid, according to the Associated Press.
  • Alec Baldwin told David Letterman, 'My wife is from Spain,' in 2013 clip

    12/29/2020 11:50:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 hrs ago | David Aaro
    Alec Baldwin impersonated the accent of his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, and claimed, "My wife is from Spain," during an appearance on David Letterman's late-night talk show in 2013, according to an old clip that has surfaced online. Hilaria Baldwin's heritage has faced new scrutiny after she recently confirmed she was born in Massachusetts -- and not Spain, as she had previously claimed. In a 2013 interview with Letterman on CBS's "The Late Show," Baldwin told the host his wife was from Spain, then used a fake accent while impersonating her on the phone with a hairdresser or friend. "My wife...
  • Spain to keep registry of those who refuse COVID-19 vaccine

    12/29/2020 2:01:24 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times - Tuesday, ^ | December 29, 2020 | By Jessica Chasmar -
    Spain will keep a registry of individuals who refuse to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the country’s health minister announced Monday. Salvador Illa said during an interview on Spain’s La Sexta TV that the registry will not be made public and vaccinations will be voluntary. “What will be done is a register, which will be shared with our European partners … of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it,” Mr. Illa said, the BBC reported. Mr. Illa stressed that people who decide not to get vaccinated are making a “mistake” but are still within their rights....
  • Spain’s Lower House Votes to Legalize Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    12/28/2020 5:18:32 AM PST · by xomething · 4 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/26/2020 | Right to Life UK
    Spain’s Congress of Deputies, the lower house of Spain’s legislative body, has voted in favour of legalising euthanasia by a vote of 198-138. On Thursday 17th December, the Spanish Parliament took the country one step closer to making euthanasia and assisted suicide legal. The legislation will now pass on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. The bill was opposed by the Popular and Vox parties. The proposed legislation will allow both euthanasia and assisted suicide, whereas previous failed attempts to introduce legislation to the United Kingdom have only proposed to allow assisted suicide. The criteria under which...
  • Remembering those martyred by socialism during the Spanish Civil War

    12/27/2020 10:03:01 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 22 replies ^ | 11-06-2017 | Ángel Manuel García Carmona
    Every November 6, the Roman Catholic Church in Spain commemorates the saints martyred by the Communists during the Spanish Civil War. During the Red Terror of the 1930s, Communists killed more than 6,800 bishops, priests, monks, and religious. Yet outside Spain, their story is largely forgotten.
  • Merry Christmas from spain

    12/24/2020 2:15:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/25/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Merry Christmas from Spain. It may be a Socialist country but at least they still allow religious symbols on town land. This is our town hall decked out for Christmas.
  • Gibraltar to join Schengen, meaning border checks for Brits – but not Spain

    12/22/2020 9:58:16 AM PST · by Meatspace · 5 replies
    The London Economic ^ | 12/22/20 | Henry Goodwin
    Gibraltar is poised to strike a deal to enter the Schengen free movement area – meaning Brits will be required to show their passports on arrival, but people coming from Spain will not. Up to 15,000 Spaniards cross the country’s land border to work on the Rock – which has a population of less than 34,000 – each day. Brexit means that, from 1 January, Madrid would have been able to create a hard border between Spain and Gibraltar – which would have drastic effects for the territory’s economy.
  • General Flynn to Maria Bartiromo: “We Have Conclusive Evidence of Foreign Influence in US Election Right Now”

    12/13/2020 9:32:42 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 66 replies
    GP ^ | December 13, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    We Have Serious, Serious Foreign Influence with Dominion Voting Machines” – General Flynn Says “We Have Conclusive Evidence of Foreign Influence in US Election Right Now” General Flynn joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.
  • Twitter allows pro-Marxist burn priests alive hashtag to trend in Spain: Threats to burn down churches also not removed by social media platform

    11/30/2020 6:39:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    A hashtag calling for Catholic priests to be burned alive, which several pro-Marxist accounts started, has not been removed by Twitter despite numerous complaints. Twitter, which has censored posts containing Christian praise and worship videos for purportedly violating its rules, has not taken any action to remove the hashtag in Spanish that says, #FuegoAlClero, which means set fire to the clergy, despite its policy that says users cannot “threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.” The hashtag was started by pro-Marxist groups in support of a bill to reform Spain’s education system by giving control of religious...