When the combined power of the Troika–European Central Bank, European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund–puts the squeeze of austerity on places like Spain and Portugal, a lot of people feel severe economic pain. But in the Iberian countries, they are fighting back, successfully. Unlike America, where people seem to accept powerlessness, the people of places like Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal are taking back power, taking back democracy. On this show, Foreign Policy in Focus’s Conn Hallinan explains how.

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