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Vote for far right Vox rocks elections in Spain

Vote for far right Vox rocks elections in Spain 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

Eyewitness from mass protests and police repression in Catalonia 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

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.

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

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

Refugees storm Spanish border fence

23 October 2018
One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco in north Africa on Sunday.

Refugees storm border fence in effort to reach Spain

22 August 2018
At least 100 refugees stormed a border fence in Morocco on Wednesday. It is the latest successful attempt by refugees to force their way into the Spanish-controlled territory of Ceuta in North Africa.

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.

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.

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