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Thousands protest in Spain against plan to ban abortion

04 February 2014
Tens of thousands of protesters from all over the Spanish state marched in Madrid last Saturday against government attacks on the right to abortion.

Solidarity protests against Spain's vicious anti-abortion law

14 January 2014
Around 200 people marched through Edinburgh last Sunday in solidarity with protests against attacks on abortion rights in Spain.

Workers and students fight for education in Spain

29 October 2013
Education workers and students across the Spanish state took part in a second “general education strike” against education reforms last week. 

European Union extends its austerity deadline to defuse fury

04 June 2013

Spain protests at unemployment

21 March 2013
Over 60 demonstrations against austerity and for political reform took place across Spain on Sunday of last week.

Locksmiths' direct action blocks evictions in Spain

12 January 2013
Locksmiths in Pamplona in northern Spain are refusing to co-operate in evictions. This is part of a growing backlash across the Spanish state.

Catalan elections show support for independence from Spain

27 November 2012
Elections in Catalonia this week returned a parliament where more than two thirds of MPs want independence from Spain.

Europe rocked by general strikes in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece

14 November 2012
Workers walked out today in general strikes across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Belgium.

General strike bites in cities across Spain and Portugal

14 November 2012
The general strike against austerity began in Spain and Portugal in the middle of last night, with picket lines at bin, bus and post depots.

Protests and strikes across Europe can beat austerity

13 November 2012
Workers in Spain and Portugal planned to walk out in their first ever joint general strike on Wednesday of this week.

14 November will be a day of strikes across southern Europe

30 October 2012
Millions of workers in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are set to walk out together in less than two weeks time, in an unprecedented general strike across southern Europe.

Spanish workers get ready for general strike against Rajoy

23 October 2012
Next month’s general strike, set to take place on 14 November, will be the second against the government of conservative Mariano Rajoy, after 10 million workers came out on 29 March.

Occupy London stages anniversary protest

16 October 2012
Hundreds of people turned out at St Paul’s Cathedral last Saturday to celebrate the first anniversary of Occupy London. They heard speakers from Greece, Spain and the student movement in Quebec before marching to City Hall.

The debt crisis spreads from Greece across Europe

02 October 2012
France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and—last but not least—Spain. A storm of anti-austerity protest has been sweeping through Europe.

Workers strike against austerity across Europe

02 October 2012
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s government must feel under siege. And on Tuesday of last week it was literally besieged, as more than 40,000 people surrounded the Congress building in Madrid.

Guy Smallman's pictures of the mass protests in Madrid

26 September 2012
Hundreds of thousands of protesters laid siege to the Spanish congress building in Madrid on Tuesday in the country’s latest mass mobilisation against austerity.

Cuts and crisis fuel Catalan mood to go it alone

25 September 2012
Among its many problems, Spain’s right wing government faces a mass revolt for Catalan independence.

Anti-austerity marchers take to the streets in Spain and Portugal

15 September 2012
There were massive demonstrations against austerity in Spain and Portugal today (Saturday).

International news round-up

07 August 2012
Spanish miners end their strike The majority of Spanish miners have ended their solid all-out strike and returned to work. The 8,000 miners, from the north western Asturias region, walked out against government cuts to coal subsidies.

Eurozone leaders panic as bailouts fail to stem crisis

31 July 2012
A coordinated eurozone bailout of Spain’s economy looks increasingly likely. But there is also deep confusion about when and how this could happen.

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