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Spain: Historic congress of Izquierda Revolucionaria

Spain: Historic congress of Izquierda Revolucionaria

Unanimous vote towards unification with the CWI The congress of Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR) in the Spanish state was held from 13 to 16 April in Madrid. This was the 22nd congress since the organisation of Marxists organised around the paper ‘El Militante’ was founded, but was the most special congress we have held for many […]

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Spain: Students’ Union Victory

Spain: Students’ Union Victory

Government rocked back by historic mobilisations 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. Following a meeting between the Ministry of Education and the representatives of the Autonomous […]

Spain:Historic student general strike

Spain:Historic student general strike

More than 200,000 students fill the streets against Francoist “revalidations” We publish below a translation of the Spanish School Students union (Sindicato de Estudiantes)’s first report of the historic general strike of students throughout the Spanish state on 26 October. The CWI fully backed this strike and organised active solidarity and support in over 20 […]

Spain: a break in the political establishment
By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Spain: a break in the political establishment

 Reprinted from the February 2016 issue of Socialism Today. December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity. […]

Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

On 20 December last, the Spanish government gave the green light to a new law on abortion that is amongst the most restrictive in Europe. The Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has pushed Spain back 30 years, with a system even more restrictive that that in place between 1985 and 2010. The Minister showed us […]

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Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

Debate centres on question of EU following massive human chain in favour of independence on 11 September On 11 September (la Diada, Catalan national holiday), up to 1.6 million Catalans took part in a massive human chain from one end of Catalonia to the other, to demand independence from the Spanish state. This follows last […]