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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

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.

Elections in Catalonia: a bittersweet victory for independence

22 December 2017
The headline result of the elections to the Catalan parliament is that pro-independence parties retained an overall parliamentary majority.

What’s at stake in Catalonia’s election?

18 December 2017
Elections are set to take place for Catalonia’s parliament on 21 December.

Jailings in Catalonia spur fight on streets

07 November 2017
Successfully resisting the Spanish state will mean looking beyond elections, writes Dave Sewell

Outrage after Spanish state jails and abuses Catalan government ministers

02 November 2017
The Spanish authorities jailed the vice president and eight ministers of the deposed Catalan government, and then mistreated them

Catalonia declares independence after people power defies state blackmail

27 October 2017
People all over Catalonia are celebrating the long-awaited declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament.

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