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Catalonia set for new elections after failing to form new government

05 January 2016
Catalonia’s parliament looked set to call new elections after failing to form a government last Sunday.

The left is the real winner of Spanish elections as two party system crumbles

21 December 2015
Elections last Sunday brought political instability--with big gains for left party Podemos, no prospect of a stable government, and a potentially decisive role for Catalan nationalists. The real test will be deepening resistance, argues Andy Durgan

Poor choice for voters in the Spanish State as Podemos shifts to the right

15 December 2015
Andy Durgan looks at the roots of the political crisis gripping Spain—and says this month’s election won’t resolve the turmoil

International round-up

10 November 2015
Selection of short international news stories

Greek movement resists Nazis' attempts at revival

29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

Radical shift in elections brings victories for left in Spanish state

16 June 2015
The ruling Tory PP lost control of more than 12 provincial capitals and many smaller towns as 8,000 local governments were formed around the Spanish state last weekend.

Breakthroughs for new parties in Spanish elections

02 June 2015
Election results in the Spanish state reflect a mood for change. But there needs to be a clear left alternative, argues Dave Sewell

New parties break into Spanish mainstream

26 May 2015
Women from the radical left were expected to become mayors of the Spanish state’s two biggest cities after last weekend’s local and regional elections. 

International round-up

24 March 2015
Water charges demo in Dublin | Breakthrough for Spanish left | US oil workers return to work

Mass rally for Podemos in Spain

03 February 2015
Up to 300,000 people rallied in Madrid’s Puerta de Sol square last Saturday in a “March for Change” called by new radical party Podemos.

Madrid marchers demand dignity

02 December 2014
A quarter of a million people from across Spain came together in Madrid last Saturday in the second March for Dignity.

Is the left breaking through in Europe?

18 November 2014
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system

International round-up

11 November 2014
Catalan independence vote; mass protests in Belgium; plan for civilian rule in Burkina Faso

International round-up

04 November 2014
Beijing set for Hong Kong demo | Putin calls talks after election | Podemos tops poll in Spain

International news round-up

21 October 2014
Nigeria; Catalonia; Russia

International round-up

23 September 2014
Greek workers strike; Egyptian socialist Mahienour el-Massry released;Spanish Tories drop plans to overturn abortion rights

Can new left party Podemos make a change in Spain?

10 June 2014
As the Spanish state strains under the pressures of the crisis, activists told Dave Sewell about the new party Podemos they are building to take the fight to its rulers

Get rid of the monarchy, and the myths that make it

03 June 2014
Within hours of vile Spanish monarch Juan Carlos announcing plans to abdicate, tens of thousands took to the streets of Spain protesting for a republic.

International round-up

03 June 2014
Barcelona riots halt demolition - Clashes on Gezi Park anniversary - Craigavon Two lose their appeal

Student walkouts in Spain

01 April 2014
Over two million students stayed away from class and more than 100,000 took to the streets across the Spanish state last week.

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