NEWS ROUNDUP: Week of 15th May 2017

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In case you missed Progressive Spain’s daily news deliveries, here is the weekly news roundup of stories on progressive issues, activism and politics in Spain:

MONDAY:
Lively debate kicks off final lap of PSOE leadership race
Díaz, Sánchez & López face off in intense debate prior to leadership elections • Vote by party membership next Sunday to…
Thousands turn out for Madrid anti-bullfighting march
‘Bullfighting is violence’ focuses on sacrifice of bulls during San Isidro festival • More than 200 animals killed over multi-day fete…
Opposition parties demand Franco remains be moved
Non-binding resolution calls for removal of Franco, Primo de Rivera remains • Opposition want ‘Valley of Fallen’ converted to site of…

TUESDAY:
Environmental NGOs urge pesticide bans to save bees
Greenpeace delivers 400,000 ‘Save the Bees’ signatures to gov’t ministry • Activists push for ban on Glysophate, most commonly used pesticide…

WEDNESDAY:
Congress rebukes Minister, prosecutors over ‘Lezo’ case
No confidence vote over alleged obstruction of investigations into PP corruption • Censure marks another corruption-related blow to Partido Popular government…
Local govt’s across Spain come out against homophobia
Proclamations, roundtables, rallies, flags mark intn’l day against homophobia • In Madrid, evening march called by COGAM, celebration hosted by Arcópoli…
Spain slides to ninth spot in EU LGBT-rights ranking
Spain remains within top-10 countries in acceptance of LGBT communities • Assaults, discrimination, hate-speech caused slide on Rainbow Europe index Spain…

THURSDAY:
Unidos Podemos can’t stop CETA trade deal in Congress
PP, PSOE, other parties vote to move ahead with EU-Canada free-trade deal • Accord to cut 98pct of tariffs, settle disputes in court beyond EU jurisdiction…

JoinIn solidarity app begins global rollout in Spain
New mobile app to connect users with socially responsible causes worldwide ► JoinIn platform aims for 10k users, 5k participating NGOs within two years…

 

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