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Absurd Gibraltar bluster reveals what ‘kind of people’ the Tories really are

04 April 2017
A succession of Tories have threatened to go to war to “defend” Gibraltar, the British possession on the southern tip of the Spanish state.

Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona to say ‘refugees welcome’

21 February 2017
Up to 300,000 people marched in Barcelona last Saturday demanding the Spanish state welcome more refugees.

Millions of students join national strike in Spain

01 November 2016
School and college students struck and protested across the Spanish state last week against exams they fear will bring back the elitism of former dictator Francisco Franco.

Compromises on the left set to help the Tories form a new government in Spain

20 October 2016
A leadership coup inside the Spanish equivalent of the Labour Party may have restored the Spanish Tories to office.

The left’s advance stalls in Spanish election disappointment

27 June 2016
The results of the general elections in the Spanish state yesterday, Sunday, brought disappointment for the left.

Left set to make gains in new Spanish election

15 June 2016
A new left alliance is poised to replace the Labour-type Socialist Party (PSOE) as the main force on the parliamentary left in the coming Spanish election.

Deadlock continues in Spanish state

02 February 2016
The Spanish state’s four leading political parties met with its king on Monday and Tuesday of last week to break the deadlock produced by elections six weeks ago.

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

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