This is a little introduction post. It seems a good idea to tell something about myself before getting into deeper waters, and it will hopefully break the ice.
After having finished my law degree in 2010, I suppose I’m a Spanish lawyer, though I’m not practicing yet. Like many desperate Spaniards in these times, I am preparing civil service exams in order to access a relatively stable job. Before studying law and–so they say–selling out, I studied Computer Science at a British university, and I still have an abiding love for the discipline, even though there are few chances I will get paid work as a programmer. Complicating things (I’m already Spanish and young) I also have a disability, which makes getting a job a near-impossible task.
Politically, I regard myself as a Marxist. I’m just about equally dismayed by the tiny autonomists or trotskyist sects as I am by the “official” left in Spain, which leaves me somewhat disconnected from local struggles. Not many of the 15M movement comrades in my area, either. So I have a rather pessimistic outlook in the short term, as you can imagine; but I think we must remember the very core of the dialectic: things change.