23 Articles by: Eoghan Gilmartin

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Eoghan Gilmartin is a writer, translator and Jacobin contributor based in Madrid.

Spain’s Former King Has Fled, But His Cronyism Remains

On Sunday night, Spain’s former king Juan Carlos fled the country in order to evade prosecution over mass-scale money laundering. Once hailed as a leader of the transition away from dictatorship, the monarch’s corrupt dealings show how Spain's powerful business interests continue to stand above democratic scrutiny.

Lucio Urtubia, 1931–2020

The anarchist bricklayer Lucio Urtubia made his name robbing banks in order to fund clandestine revolutionaries in Franco’s Spain. He insisted that there was nothing criminal about his expropriations of firms like Citibank — arguing that “he who robs a thief is a thousand times forgiven.”