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Madrid elections see left punished for record in government

Madrid elections see left punished for record in government The conservatives and the far right surged to new heights and will govern the capital

Letters—Catalan political prisoners and the fight for independence

Letters—Catalan political prisoners and the fight for independence Catalonian struggles + International Working Women's Day + Trans rights + Anti-Traveller racism

LETTERS—India’s vaccine rollout driven by power politics, not need

LETTERS—India’s vaccine rollout driven by power politics, not need The Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest producer of vaccines, with the ability to produce 1.5 billion doses per year.

Catalan elections show backing for independence but far right also advances

Catalan elections show backing for independence but far right also advances In the new parliament there is a leftist majority and a—different—pro-independence majority

Fighting fascism—remembering the International Brigades

Fighting fascism—remembering the International Brigades A new book tells the remarkable stories of the International Brigades who fought fascism in Spain. It’s a fascinating part of the Civil War

Interview with Catalan political prisoner Jordi Cuixart - ‘The state does not tolerate being questioned’

Interview with Catalan political prisoner Jordi Cuixart - ‘The state does not tolerate being questioned’ Jordi Cuixart, president of the biggest pro-independence organisation in Catalonia, was interviewed by David Karvala, just as the Spanish Supreme Court sent Cuixart back to prison after a short period of parole in his nine-year sentence for organising protests

As car bosses want job cuts, we need unity to resist

02 June 2020
Auto bosses are setting workers against each other as they seek to restart profit-making.

Letters: ‘Radical’ left in Spain failed the test of coronavirus

17 April 2020
I was angry to see the Spanish state relax its coronavirus lockdown last week and workers in manufacturing and construction being told to return to work.

Move to restart economy is driven by state’s rivalry

13 April 2020
Global deaths from the ­coronavirus surpassed 100,000 at the end of last week. In many countries there is no let-up in the grim statistics of infection and deaths.

New coalition government in Spain marks a shift to the right for Podemos

14 January 2020
A new coalition government in Spain is vowing to create “a Spain of moderation and not a Spain of tension”.

Wave of protests in Madrid to pile pressure on climate talks

10 December 2019
The streets of Madrid were filled with defiant scenes last week as thousands of climate campaigners protested outside United Nations (UN) climate talks.

Vote for far right Vox rocks elections in Spain

12 November 2019
Elections in Spain last Sunday produced almost the same result as in April—except for a very disturbing rise for the far right party Vox.

Eyewitness from mass protests and police repression in Catalonia

28 October 2019
Angry protests swept Catalonia last weekend over harsh jail sentences handed down to activists who called the 2017 independence referendum. Over 350,000 people marched last Saturday.

Mass protests and strikes for democracy in Catalonia

20 October 2019
A general strike brought much of Catalonia to a standstill on Friday.

Stand with Catalonia after new wave of repression

15 October 2019
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

01 October 2019
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.

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right

19 August 2019
Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees

04 July 2019
Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan faces up to 20 years in jail for helping to rescue desperate refugees who would otherwise have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. He spoke to Nick Clark about why states are going to war on migrants – and what we can do about it

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

29 April 2019
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

Millions join International Women’s Day strikes in Spain

08 March 2019
Women struck across the Spanish state on Friday, International Women’s Day, in a howl of rage against oppression.

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