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13 June 2012
As on a rickety rollercoaster, the euro train could shoot off the rails at any moment. Will it be triggered by the soaring loop of the Spanish banking crisis? Or the crazy corkscrew of the Greek crisis...
4 April 2012
Months of protest against the right-wing Spanish government's vicious austerity measures culminated in a massive general strike on 29 March
28 March 2012
The right-wing People's Party prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has provoked a 24-hour general strike on 29 March by Spain's trade unions, by making it easier for employers to sack workers...
7 March 2012
Hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets of Spanish cities on 29 February to protest against the right-wing Popular Party government's swingeing austerity cuts in education...
4 January 2012
In this special new year feature, Peter Taaffe looks back at 2011, a year of crisis, struggle and revolution. This article is based on a statement prepared for the Committee for a Workers' International, the world socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
23 November 2011
Poisoned chalice of dealing with the crisis handed to PP: As widely expected, last week's Spanish general election saw the right-wing Popular Party (PP) win an overall parliamentary majority, although its percentage share of the vote barely rose
19 October 2011
Break the power of the banks and big business: On 15 October, all around the globe, the "enraged", the "indignad@s", the "occupiers of Wall Street", took to the streets to challenge the power of big business...
17 August 2011
Capitalists unable to stop the turmoil: As their system continues to slide further into its worst crisis since the 1930s, the frantic efforts of world capitalist leaders to reverse the process are farcical, contradictory and ineffective, writes Clare Doyle
3 August 2011
"The indignados don't take holidays", commented one newspaper. "Instead they came in their tens of thousands from all over Spain to turn the heat up on an already sweltering capital.
8 June 2011
"We are not commodities in the hands of politicians and bankers!" say Spanish protesters. Their "real democracy" movement expresses genuine aspirations for a society in which people have control over...
25 May 2011
Since 15 May, central squares in towns and cities across Spain have been occupied. In the run up to the local and municipal elections which took place on 22 May, the mainly young protesters demanded real democracy
23 May 2011
Members of the CWI in Spain have participated in the Spanish youth movement in eight different cities with a special leaflet calling for unity with the working class and a general strike, for elected democratic committees of workers and young people to prepare such a movement and for a revolutionary socialist policy
15 December 2010
The tenth world congress of the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), took place in Belgium between 1 and 9 December...
6 October 2010
On 29 September the general strike marked the entrance of the Spanish working class onto the stage of struggle with all its weight and power...
22 September 2010
Any glance at newspapers or TV news programmes anywhere in the Spanish state in the last days and weeks would leave no-one in doubt as to the change that has taken place in the situation here, writes CWI reporters.
16 June 2010
ON 8 June, almost two million public sector workers went on strike in opposition to Spain's PSOE government's austerity programme, which, among other brutal attacks on public spending, social welfare and pensions, involves a 5% across the board pay cut for public sector workers, writes Danny Byrne.
9 June 2010
General strike: A GENERAL strike involving 2.5 million public sector workers hit Spain on 8 June. The trade unions involved in the mass walkout are opposed to the Zapatero government imposing a 5% cut in salaries, starting...
5 May 2010
Turmoil reveals limits of European integration: The countries that adopted the euro are facing the most precarious situation for their currency union since they started using the euro in 2002...
3 March 2010
Mass protests took place in Spain last week against the PSOE governmentīs attacks on the countryīs pension system...
10 June 2009
ON 21 May, a general strike took place in the Basque country and nearby Spanish province of Navarra. Organised by Basque trade unions, the day was a resounding success, writes Danny Byrne from Spain.
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