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22 March 2017
Non-fiction review - 'Spain in our hearts': Left-leaning academic Adam Hochschild's remarkable latest work collects the visceral stories of Americans and Canadians who fought fascism as part of the 'International Brigades' in Spain's 1936-9 civil war
15 February 2017
The discussion focussed on the impact of Trump's victory internationally and the crucial role of a revolutionary party in the current and coming class battles
7 December 2016
Just days after the last general strike that was called by the Sindicato de Estudiantes against the "Revalidas Fanquistas" (introduction of matriculation), we have been proved correct in what we always said - struggle works.
30 November 2016
The government of conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy - under pressure from mass student strikes organised by the Sindicato de Estudiantes - has withdrawn its reactionary attacks on public education that include big cuts.
23 November 2016
300 young revolutionaries from 26 cities - along with dozens of trade unionists and working class militants - met in Madrid.
2 November 2016
A tidal wave of protest swept through the streets and squares of Spain on 26 October
27 October 2016
A magnificent general strike of school students throughout the Spanish state took place on 26 October
13 July 2016
The results of the 26 June re-run general elections in Spain were without doubt very disappointing for many activists, and for broad layers of workers and youth. All opinion polls pointed to the much-coveted 'sorpasso' - ie the alternative left overtaking the ex-social democratic PSOE as the main opposition to the right-wing PP (People's Party).
6 January 2016
Spain - elections mark shift to left: The elections on 20 December registered a fundamental change in the political situation and composition of the parliament. This change was also reflected in the local elections in May.
7 October 2015
Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state.
3 June 2015
On 24 May, Spain held local elections throughout the state, as well as elections to 13 of its 17 regional parliaments. The results represent a further step in Spanish capitalism's political crisis
11 February 2015
The election of a Syriza-led government in Greece has encouraged anti-austerity left forces throughout crisis-ravaged Europe and beyond. Nowhere is this more the case than in Spain, where a force widely seen as a 'Spanish Syriza', Podemos, is growing from strength to strength
11 June 2014
Victor Egio (CWI member, local councillor in Santomera, Murcia, and member of Izquierda Unida, writing in a personal capacity) responds to the results of the European elections in Spain
2 April 2014
"De Norte a Sur, de Este a Oeste, la lucha sigue, cueste lo que cueste" (From North to South, East to West, the struggle continues no matter what the cost). This chant rang through the streets of Madrid on 22 March
19 August 2013
Rajoy and Cameron governments distract attention from domestic crisis with new flaring up of tensions over Gibraltar
10 April 2013
"No nos vamos, nos echan" - we're not leaving, we're being thrown out. This was the message of hundreds of young Spanish people on a protest in central London on 7 April, writes Sarah Wrack.
31 October 2012
On 14 November a general strike called by Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Cypriot trade union federations will take place against government austerity measures - part of a "day of action and solidarity" called by the European Trade Union Confederation...
26 September 2012
On Saturday 15 September, workers from all over the Spanish state marched on Madrid to protest against the massive cuts to public services by the right-wing People's Party (PP) government
8 August 2012
Recent public disagreements between Europe's political elites over how to contain the eurozone debt crisis have increased capitalist speculators' nervousness, leading to a sharp increase in borrowing costs for Spain and Italy's governments...
25 July 2012
Workers' organisations must build for a 48-hour general strike: Like the wildfires that are ripping across the mountains of Catalonia, 'Spanic' is spreading around the world's financial markets, writes Hannah Sell
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