Democracy Now!: Longtime anti-eviction activist Ada Colau recently became the first female mayor of Barcelona, Spain. She has vowed to fine banks, stop evictions, expand public housing, improve wages, force utility companies to lower their prices and slash the mayoral salary. She has called bankers “criminals” and garnered support from the leftist Podemos party, which grew out of the populist Indignados Movement against economic austerity.
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