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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.

Catalonian independence hangs in the balance as Puigdemont hesitates

26 October 2017
 The Spanish state is on the attack. Only radical measures can repulse the assault.

Protesters say “don't give into the Spanish state”

26 October 2017
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont seems ready to bow to pressure from the Spanish state by dissolving parliament for new elections.

Catalan struggle can damage smug bosses

24 October 2017
“When the first reports of serious disorders in Catalonia were reaching Madrid, the English ambassador wrote home that he saw ‘nothing in the business that is hard to settle’.”

Half a million demonstrate in Barcelona against Spanish state’s crackdown

22 October 2017
Around half a million people demonstrated in Barcelona on Saturday.

Breaking point in Catalonia as Spanish state begins push for direct rule

19 October 2017
The political crisis between the government of the Spanish state and Catalonia has deepened again.

Movement back on the streets in Catalonia

17 October 2017
The Spanish state could regain the upper hand if the mass movement is demobilised, writes Dave Sewell

Updated: Solidarity call after Puigdemont betrays hopes of Catalan independence

10 October 2017
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has betrayed the hopes of the movement for independence from Spain by saying that “dialogue” must come first.

Catalan movement needs to stay on streets to beat right

10 October 2017
The Spanish state is fighting tooth and nail to undermine any declaration of independence by the Catalan government. It will take the power of the working class to win

Mariano Rajoy’s repression in Spain props up the European Union too

09 October 2017
“When one joins the civil guard, one declares civil war,” wrote the novelist Ramon Sender in 1936, the year his native Spain disintegrated into war.

After Catalonia’s independence referendum - national struggles, Marxism and class

09 October 2017
Some on the left see battles for independence as dividing workers, while others back them as fights for liberation. Dave Sewell looks at how to judge national struggles

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