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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

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

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

Move to restart economy is driven by state’s rivalry 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

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

Wave of protests in Madrid to pile pressure on climate talks 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.

‘We have millions of reasons to protest’ on International Women’s Day

01 March 2019
On International Women's Day, 8 March, mass protests and strikes are planned in some countries. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of the activists involved.

Mass march for Catalan referendum

19 February 2019
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

16 February 2019
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

Far right takes step forward and could make it into government in Andalusia

04 December 2018
A far right party has won seats in a Spanish regional election for the first time since the days of dictator Francisco Franco

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