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Mass protests and strikes for democracy in Catalonia

Mass protests and strikes for democracy in Catalonia A general strike brought much of Catalonia to a standstill on Friday.

Stand with Catalonia after new wave of repression

Stand with Catalonia after new wave of repression Massive protests erupted across Catalonia this week after a Spanish court sentenced nine pro-independence Catalan leaders to vicious prison terms.

Mobilisation in Catalonia after more repression

Mobilisation in Catalonia after more repression Nine Catalan independence activists have been arrested on charges of terrorism and rebellion. The Spanish state deployed 500 police officers to carry out the arrests.

Spanish elections: the mainstream right shattered, but the far right rises

Spanish elections: the mainstream right shattered, but the far right rises Elections in the Spanish state on Sunday saw the victory of the Labour-type party but also the entry into the congress of the far right VOX party

Mass march for Catalan referendum

Mass march for Catalan referendum At least 200,000 people—half a million according to the organisers—marched in Barcelona last Saturday against the show trial of 12 Catalan nationalist leaders.

Spanish elections will highlight Catalan struggle and continuing austerity

Spanish elections will highlight Catalan struggle and continuing austerity Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez of the Labour-type PSOE party has dissolved parliament and called elections for 28 April.

Mass resistance and police repression in Catalonia

21 December 2018
Thousands protested as the Spanish state held a cabinet meeting in Barcelona

Mariano Rajoy gone after he's implicated in corruption crisis

01 June 2018
The fall of right wing Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy is a blow against supporters of austerity across Europe.

Right wing government in Spanish state could be on brink of collapse

25 May 2018
Prime minister Mariano Rajoy is in trouble after a court case revealed systematic corruption in his party.

Spain faces a fresh crisis over Catalonia

22 May 2018
A new political crisis was looming this week for Spanish Tory prime minster Mariano Rajoy over Catalonia and a crucial budget vote.

Reports round-up: Anger grows over pay and cuts in Scotland

17 April 2018
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to stump up more money for public sector workers as she addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Monday.

Fury as Catalan leader arrested in Scotland

27 March 2018
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon has exposed her government’s fake radicalism by cooperating with the clampdown on Catalan independence.

Elections in Catalonia: a bittersweet victory for independence

22 December 2017
The headline result of the elections to the Catalan parliament is that pro-independence parties retained an overall parliamentary majority.

What’s at stake in Catalonia’s election?

18 December 2017
Elections are set to take place for Catalonia’s parliament on 21 December.

Jailings in Catalonia spur fight on streets

07 November 2017
Successfully resisting the Spanish state will mean looking beyond elections, writes Dave Sewell

Outrage after Spanish state jails and abuses Catalan government ministers

02 November 2017
The Spanish authorities jailed the vice president and eight ministers of the deposed Catalan government, and then mistreated them

Only the mass movement can push Spanish state onto the back foot

31 October 2017
A tumultuous week in the struggle over Catalonia saw a declaration of independence

Catalonia declares independence after people power defies state blackmail

27 October 2017
People all over Catalonia are celebrating the long-awaited declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament.

Catalonian independence hangs in the balance as Puigdemont hesitates

26 October 2017
 The Spanish state is on the attack. Only radical measures can repulse the assault.

Protesters say “don't give into the Spanish state”

26 October 2017
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont seems ready to bow to pressure from the Spanish state by dissolving parliament for new elections.

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