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23 October 2019
The attempt to crush the aspirations of the majority of Catalans for self-determination by the Spanish state - now headed by the Psoe-led government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez - has not succeeded but instead has ignited widespread anger.
16 October 2019
The Spanish supreme court has condemned nine leaders of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum to between nine and 13 years in prison
2 October 2019
The verdict of 12 Catalan nationalist leaders on charges arising from the failed independence struggle in 2017 is expected soon. Nine have been charged with rebellion, which can result in 25 years in prison.
8 May 2019
To celebrate the defeat of the right and proclaim a "left victory" is not enough. The right and far right have not gone away
20 February 2019
Defeat the right in the ballot boxes and in the streets!: Pedro Sánchez's term is over. A government of the social democratic 'PSOE' party, formed eight months ago after the vote of no confidence against Rajoy of the traditional right-wing 'PP' party, has been brought down by a vote in parliament
15 February 2019
The trial against political prisoners accused of organising the 1 October referendum once again highlights the anti-democratic and reactionary nature of the Spanish state
21 November 2018
The general student strike called by the Students Union and Libres y Combativas (free and combative) was a powerful success.
19 September 2018
For a socialist Catalan republic of the working class and youth! Barcelona's Avenida Diagonal thoroughfare overflowed with around two million people in an unprecedented mass mobilisation
29 August 2018
Each year, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated - hosts a summer school bringing together its members based throughout Europe and the world. Here, we carry a report written by Kevin Parslow, outlining the opening discussion on the worldwide crisis of capitalism and the development of the workers' and socialist movement internationally
2 May 2018
On 26 April the classrooms in schools and universities in Catalonia were empty as students demanded democracy and freedom for the people of Catalonia and refused to accept the anti-democratic attacks which threaten to destroy our rights
18 April 2018
Over a million people came out onto the streets of Barcelona on 15 April to demand Catalan self-determination and show solidarity with Catalonia's imprisoned pro-independence parliamentary deputies
4 April 2018
The arrest of exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has reignited the Catalan independence struggle
3 January 2018
Movement mobilises once more for the Catalan republic: The Catalan election on 21 December was a massive defeat for the Spanish nationalist 'bloc of article 155' - the imposition of direct rule in Catalonia - and an even bigger blow to this bloc's main force, the right-wing People's Party (PP) of prime minister Mariano Rajoy.
13 December 2017
Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.
8 November 2017
250 workers and youth attended a vibrant rally to celebrate the centenary of the October Russian revolution in Madrid
31 October 2017
The proclamation of the Catalan Republic provoked an immediate, furious response from Spain's right-wing PP government as well as the ex-social democratic Psoe
25 October 2017
The events that have shaken Catalonia and the Spanish state have national and international implications
24 October 2017
The dramatic events that have shaken Catalonia and the Spanish state have national and international implications, writes Socialists must back Catalan struggle for self-determination.
11 October 2017
While thousands amassed outside, Puigdemont was asking the Catalan parliament to agree to 'suspend' a declaration of independence
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