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23 November 2016
A joint recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of Spain's Students' Union, and the 40th anniversary of Izquierda Revolucionaria, the revolutionary Marxist organisation which formed the union and continues to lead it.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
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
19 October 2016
Theatre - Dare Devil Rides to Jarama: "Adelante!" A moving, funny and inspiring account of the life of Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. A great feat considering the cast is just two people, but it portrays with realism dirt track races, mass protests and war.
5 October 2016
The Spanish students' union Sindicato de Estudiantes has called a general strike of students for 26 October, which has won the support of parents' associations and teachers' unions
5 October 2016
Following extensive discussions, a joint declaration was agreed between the CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria. The degree of agreement means there is sufficient basis to work towards wider and deeper collaboration on a principled political basis.
28 September 2016
This month marks the 80th anniversary of what has gone down in history as the Battle of Cable Street. On 4 October 1936 thousands of workers across the East End of London rose up to prevent a march through their areas by the uniformed thugs of Oswald Mosley's fascists.
14 September 2016
Theatre - 'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama': The 1930s was a decade sharply divided between left and right. It was also a time when intrepid motorcycle racers stunned spectators with 'speedway' stunts. Socialist theatre company Townsend Productions combines the two in its upcoming show.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
27 July 2016
For a brief moment 80 years ago, in a hint of what Spain as a whole would become, Barcelona became the focus of opposition to fascism. In July 1936, 6,000 athletes arrived in the city, greeted by banners and bunting welcoming them. They were no ordinary athletes; the socialist hurdlers and the anarchist shot putters were there for the Olimpiada Popular, the People's Olympiad.
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).
20 April 2016
Panama papers: Poverty charity Oxfam has detailed yet more of the capitalists' obscene hypocrisy. Its latest report exposes the lie that capitalism is an effective system for allocating global resources.
23 March 2016
A serious, thoughtful, optimistic and lively national congress of the Socialist Party took place on 19-21 March.
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.
9 December 2015
Labour MP Hilary Benn's 'electrifying' speech for bombing Syria outrageously invoked the International Brigades in support of imperialist bloodletting.
21 October 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Iberian political school, Hong Kong socialist election campaign, Kshama Sawant's birthday.
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.
8 July 2015
Ian Pattison reviews Portillo on Picasso, an episode from the ITV series Perspectives.
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
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