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The politics of the rising European left

15 May 2012
Europe's political leadership is bankrupt. This is true literally, as we can see with the latest stage of the banking crisis unfolding in Spain. If the eurozone continues to unravel, there simply won’t be enough money to save it.

Size does matter if Spain goes Greek

17 April 2012
Alex Callinicos recently argued in these pages that the global economic crisis is far from over. The ink had hardly dried on his words when the crisis in Spain started growing to "Greek" proportions.

Anger explodes on the streets of Spain

03 April 2012
Our angry, gigantic general strike across the Spanish state last week was a new step forward in the fight against austerity in Europe.

Spanish government feels the heat from education protests

06 March 2012
Some 750,000 school and university students marched throughout Spain on Wednesday of last week against government plans to slash education funding.

Spain: Resistance erupts against worst attack on workers since Franco

21 February 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people all over Spain took part in demonstrations called by trade unions in defence of workers’ rights last Sunday.

Spain’s new rulers face pressure over austerity

22 November 2011
Big business is celebrating the absolute majority won by the right wing Popular Party (PP) in Sunday’s elections in Spain.

Market chaos shows the crisis is far from over

22 November 2011
There is huge uncertainty across Europe. Bank shares are plunging, France is facing a possible credit rating downgrade and the markets are falling sharply in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

More than a million light up the outrage in Spain

18 October 2011
On Saturday more than a million people joined jubilant protests across Spain in another show of strength by the indignados movement.

Fighting Fascism, Fighting Franco exhibition

11 October 2011
The Mitchell Library in Glasgow is putting on a special one-day event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

Activists plan to Occupy London

11 October 2011
Activists plan to bring the spirit of the US and Spanish demos to Britain this Saturday.

Cable Street - they did not pass

27 September 2011
IT was 1936 and fascism was spreading across Europe. Adolf Hitler had become chancellor of Germany. Benito Mussolini had seized control in Italy. Franco was on the march in Spain. And the British Union of Fascists (BUF) was trying to do the same in Britain.

Has the crisis changed the nature of work?

23 August 2011
Young people not in regular work have been significant to the resistance in both Greece and Spain. What do you think is happening?

Franco’s victory was not inevitable

09 August 2011
The victory of General Francisco Franco’s army over the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War is often presented as inevitable.

How Spain's flames of hope were extinguished

02 August 2011
We showed last week that Spain in 1936 was a country on the brink of revolutionary change. Tragically, forces that the revolutionaries believed were on their side extinguished this flame of hope.

Revolutionary days in Spain

26 July 2011
Spain’s workers successfully threw back an attempted military coup against a radical government in 1936. Their heroic acts were the beginning of three years of bloody fighting for the soul of Spain.

Million march against austerity across Spain

21 June 2011
Around one million people took part in 50 demonstrations all over Spain against austerity, the bankers and the political system last Sunday.

Some of the demonstrations that took place across Spain last Sunday:

21 June 2011

Spain: ‘Nothing will ever be the same’

07 June 2011
The protests sweeping Spain are reaching a crucial point. In the capital, Madrid, arguments rage about what to do next.

Are we divided by generation?

31 May 2011
From the Arab revolutions to the protests sweeping Spain, militant mass mobilisations have had a tremendous impact this year. New activists have been brought into struggle.

Fighting for ‘A future without capitalism’ in Spain

31 May 2011
Thousands of mainly young people are involved in the new movement in Spain. Young people have suffered from poor employment conditions, poor wages and temporary contracts for years.

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