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Eurozone leaders panic as bailouts fail to stem crisis

31 July 2012
A coordinated eurozone bailout of Spain’s economy looks increasingly likely. But there is also deep confusion about when and how this could happen.

Protests against austerity cuts erupt across Spain

20 July 2012
Massive demonstrations against austerity rocked cities across Spain on Thursday night.

The miners of Asturias and their long history of struggle

17 July 2012
In the region of Asturias, north western Spain, most of the country’s coal mines are to be found. On banners or painted on pit village walls three dates symbolise the fight of these workers—1934, 1962 and 2012.

The madness of Spain's rulers

17 July 2012
The 63 percent cut in mining subsidies and attacks on workers has been implemented by a right-wing Popular Party (PP) government that despises working class people.

Spirit of revolt spreads across Spain

17 July 2012
The miners’ struggle in Spain has become a focus for the fight against austerity.

Striking miners march on Madrid and say: 'We can be the spark!'

17 July 2012
We didn’t expect such an amazing reception when we marched into Madrid on Tuesday. I didn’t dare to dream that it would be like that. The sheer size of the march meant we could barely move.

Miners spark wave of militant workers' protests across Spain

15 July 2012
Spain has been rocked this week by a wave of resistance by workers and unemployed activists. They are protesting at a £50 billion cuts package announced by Mariano Rajoy, the country’s right wing prime minister.

Spain's riot cops lash out at miners' solidarity demo in Madrid

11 July 2012
Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets into today’s mass demonstration in support of striking miners in Madrid.

Extraordinary scenes in Madrid as crowds greet striking miners

11 July 2012
Over 150,000 people in Madrid saluted the "black march" of striking miners, which triumphantly entered the city on Tuesday night after marching halfway across Spain.

Madrid puts on a show of solidarity for striking miners

10 July 2012
Striking Spanish miners were set to arrive in Madrid late on Tuesday night of this week.

International news round-up

03 July 2012
Miners on the march to Madrid Spanish miners on all-out strike to defend jobs are marching from mining regions to the capital Madrid. Miners on the march from Teruel were met by a large solidarity demonstration in Zaragoza, Aragon.

New eurozone deal—but it won't solve fundamental problems

03 July 2012
Europe’s leaders struck another bailout deal last week. It allows the use of European rescue funds to directly prop up ailing Spanish banks.

Eyewitness from Spain: 'If the miners win, the government is stuffed'

26 June 2012
I’ve worked in the mines for 31 years. Life is tough, it’s dangerous. But I wouldn’t change my job for anything else.

Striking Spanish miner to address Unite the Resistance conference

20 June 2012
A striking miner from Spain is on his way to speak at the Unite the Resistance conference in London this Saturday.

Spain's rushed bank bailout betrays the fear of our rulers

12 June 2012
The government of Spain—the fourth biggest eurozone economy—has turned to the European Union for a bailout estimated at up to £81 billion.

Spanish crisis: cuts for all, except army and royals

12 June 2012
The impact of the crisis in Spain affects all aspects of life for ordinary people.

Spain: Striking miners fight police

12 June 2012
A militant strike by 8,000 coal miners has brought parts of northern Spain to a standstill. They have been on strike for over three weeks against cuts to mining subsidies.

Eyewitness Spain: Bank crisis fuels the rage against a rotten system

29 May 2012
Spain’s rulers are in a panic as economic indicators point to a Greek-style collapse of the economy.

Eurozone turmoil spreads to Spain

22 May 2012
Could Spain be the next eurozone domino to fall? With a near-run on one of its biggest banks, Bankia, last week, market chaos has become the norm.

Spain's indignados make a return to the streets

15 May 2012
The streets of the Spanish state echoed with opposition to banks and calls for "real democracy" last Saturday as the indignados (outraged) marked the first anniversary of their 15 May movement.

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