The New Democratic Memory Law: a Discussion with Tom Wardle

The New Democratic Memory Law: a Discussion with Tom Wardle

Massacre in Melilla The Sobremesa Podcast

In this week's episode we talk about the brutal killing of 37 migrant people at the hands of Moroccan security services along the border of the Spanish enclave of Melilla, as well as discussing the fallout from the results of the Andalusian elections.
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  2. Andalusian Elections and Spain's Right-Turn
  3. The Spanish Government's Historic Feminist Agenda
  4. The Other Special Relationship: Aznar & Blair and the Iraq War with Nathen Jones
  5. Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War

In 2007, the Spanish government passed the historical memory law to address issues from the country’s past. Since then the law has been starved of funding and criticised as not going far enough regarding victims’ rights.

The new coalition government has put forward a new law named the Democratic Memory. This law will look at exhumations of mass graves, education, prosecutions, the removal of honors and medals that go against democracy and the Valley of the Fallen. It is set to be brought before parliament this week.

Tom Wardle joined me to discuss the proposals.

For a full and clear breakdown of the proposed law, then look here

If you want to know more about the historical memory movement, then listen to my previous interview with Tom.

I would also recommend watching the documentary The Silence of Others.

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