L'Humanité in English
Translation of selective papers from the french daily newspaper l'Humanité
decorHome > World > The people’s Europe
 

EditorialWorldPoliticsEconomySocietyCultureScience & TechnologySport"Tribune libre"Comment and OpinionTranslators’ CornerLinksBlog of Cynthia McKennonBlog of Tom GillBlog of Hervé FuyetBlog of Kris WischenkamperBlog of Gene ZbikowskiBlog of G. AshaBlog of Joseph M. Cachia Blog of Peggy Cantave FuyetBlog of Nicola Miguleuff
About Spain, read also
decorMarch in Madrid against domestic violence decorMercedes Vidal: “Without unity, we cannot stand up to the crisis” decorSpain: the right presents a toned down version of its abortion law decorSpain : Demonstration against Healthcare Privatisation decorSpain: Three Suspected Al Qaeda Members Arrested decorLeft-Wing Activists Evicted By Guardia Civil decorRaids Target Supermarkets in Spain decorSterdyniak: “Spain is Being Asked to Adopt Socially-Burdensome and Economically-Ineffective Measures” decor"Los Indignados": The New Don Quixotes decorThe Indignants: A Movement Born on the Web decorSpain: Contesting Elections decor"Spanish Spring" Grows
About Greece, read also
decorGreece “angrily” denounces Europe’s failure to take charge of the migrant issue decorOnly the Acropolis Remains Not Yet For Sale decorFrom Lesbos to Idomeni, everyday life for refugees oscillates between solidarity and barbed wire decorGeorges Katrougalos: “We do not have the right to fail in our reforms” decorThe capitalist reality is worse than its caricature... decorAthens’ lesson decorThe future of Greece (and Europe) is not written in stone! decorThe Greek Spectre decorWhen the Greek debt crisis fills German coffers decorGreece – Europe: a real plan B decor"It’s time to wake up", Mr Hollande! decorThe BRICS feel sympathy for Greece, says Jeremy Cronin
World

ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: L’Europe des peuples

by Jean-Emmanuel Ducoin

The people’s Europe

Translated Saturday 27 June 2015, by Adrian Jordan

The editorial of Jean-Emmanuel Ducoin: “In Spain, in Greece like elsewhere, between humiliation suffered and burgeoning social anger, fists continue to clench to say ‘stop’.”

These lines, written with no excess of enthusiasm, just placed under the aegis of reality, simply witness the need to understand such emotion in the light of the situation. The Spanish well and truly issued a warning to the dominant austerity parties on Sunday, during local and regional elections. For example, by leaving ajar the door to Barcelona town hall for alternative candidate, Ada Colau - admirable anti-deportation activist. Podemos, principal heir of the indignant, now firmly rooted in the political landscape and making progress in many places, which vividly demonstrates, if needs must, a “lowly” popular movement linked to traditional party of social resistance, can “do” politics and “make” policies. Dual party Spain is rocked, soon it might be swept. This election therefore constitutes a nice surprise of recent months. It is not yet a tidal wave but a new breech at the heart of Europe. A strong signal!

This breach, with uncertain consequences, shows that nothing is fixed, In Spain, in Greece like elsewhere, between humiliation suffered and burgeoning social anger, fists continue to clench to say “stop”. Everyone knows, since the accession to power of Syriza in Athens, the entire coalition of austerity powers has rallied to prevent credible alternatives seeing the light of day. In Spain too, that liberal rage, endowed with considerable means, does not give in so easily. From the Commission of the market, the IMF of the banks, passing through the Merkels, Hollandes and all the others... none of the powerful relax the pressure. The Greeks and the Spanish have already suffered enough to know what they must endure to ride it out. They deserve our unwavering support, even if Podemos and all the Spanish left wing movements cannot be compared to Syriza. Everyone makes their own path. Others must be created and made to converge. The future of Europe depends on it. That is, the People’s Europe.


Follow site activity RSS 2.0 | Site Map | Translators’ zone | SPIP