Podemos




 


 

 

  • "PODEMOS - translated in English: "we can""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the party was founded in March 2014 in the aftermath of the 15-M Movement protests against inequality and corruption"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it currently has 457,018 members"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the party stands for social democracy - and direct democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Pablo Iglesias: “together with our people, we must carry on the social project of building a country,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that is fairer, more equal, more representative, more democratic - and more modern"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Podemos came from the aftermath of the Indignados movement against inequality and corruption in 2011"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""the citizens' assembly" defines the political and organizational principles of the party"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "internal elections take place - with the participation of all members - to fill the positions defined by this structure"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "most of the positions are submitted by "circles""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- PODEMOS PROGRAMME - ( collaboratively written )



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Economy
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  • "emphasis on public control, poverty reduction, and social dignity via a basic income for everyone"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "lobbying controls and punitive measures against tax avoidance by large corporations, and multinational organizations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as promotion of smaller enterprises"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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promoting Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "breaking down barriers across Europe and allowing people to cooperate fairly and freely"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "without intelligence gathering"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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redefining Sovereignty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "withdrawing from some "free trade agreements""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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healing the Environment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "deals with reduction of fossil fuel consumption, promotion of public transport"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and renewable energy initiatives"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reduction of industrial cash crop agriculture"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and stimulating local food production by small and medium enterprises"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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what is Podemos ?
- London Circle: LINK ¤ PODEMOS

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  • "Podemos is a tool for citizen empowerment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to transform popular outrage into political change capable"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of reclaiming the institutions and putting them at the service of the citizens"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was registered as a party in March 2014, and ran what’s been described as the most effective campaign of the European Elections"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "since then popular support for Podemos has kept growing, becoming the second political force in direct voting intention in Spain"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "nevertheless, Podemos is not just a party"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it’s a citizen’s initiative"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that aims to build democracy through citizen participation and popular unity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at its heart are over a 1000 assemblies, or "circles" - horizontally-organised, locally-held meetings"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which people gather to discuss and decide how to turn their frustration into effective political action"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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we propose simple but deep changes
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  • "to reclaim democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "place politics at the service of people and human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to be able to choose the economic model, in which we work and live"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



 

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PODEMOS
- Website: LINK ¤ PODEMOS

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