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Spain: Podemos proposal for coalition government unmasks real intentions of ruling class

Written by Lucha de Clases (Class Struggle) Friday, 29 January 2016
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Podemos reu 20160122 143540495Podemos’ proposal to form a “government of progress” has upset the whole circus surrounding the formation of a new government in Spain.

 

Spain's deadlocked parliament a reflection of the crisis of the regime

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 18 January 2016
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spain-congress“I’d like Spain to get a stable government as soon as possible,” insisted president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, a few days ago. The reason why was explained by Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem: “Spain will have to present further adjustment.” European capital has already said that Spain’s budget is off-target and is demanding 10bn euro worth of additional cuts. However, forming the type of government the ruling class needs, is proving very difficult.

 

The Spanish elections: a blow to the regime

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Monday, 21 December 2015
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podemos-geAfter the election results came out, one of the spokespersons of the incumbent right-wing party PP described Spain as “ungovernable”. This is an apt picture of the country at the moment.

   

General elections in Spain: instability, volatility and radicalisation

Written by Arturo Rodriguez Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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piglesiasOn Sunday 20 of December, Spaniards are called to the polls in what is set to be a momentous election. These are possibly the most important elections since the fall of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.

 

Catalan elections: strong pro-independence vote falls short of overall majority

Written by Jorge Martin Tuesday, 29 September 2015
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20120911 Catalonia independence-Jordi Joan FabregaWith a hugely increased turnout of 77% (10 points more than in 2012), the Catalan elections gave an overall majority of seats to pro-independence parties, which, however, did not get an overall majority of votes.

   

Catalan elections - reactionary threats against growing pro-independence mood

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 25 September 2015
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catalunya-flagThe campaign for the Catalan elections on Sunday, September 27, has been dominated by a crescendo of attacks and threats by all the reactionary Spanish institutions against anyone defending Catalonia’s independence.

 

#AlfonLibertad - 4 years in jail for participating in a general strike

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 18 June 2015
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alfonlibertad1xOn Wednesday, June 17, police arrested Alfonso Fernández “Alfon” who will spend 4 years in jail for his struggle and political ideas. Hundreds of people, youth and working class activists, came out to the San Borromeo parish church in the Madrid working class district of Vallecas to protest his arrest. He had been denied the right to hand himself over voluntarily. This is yet another person jailed in Spain for his political ideas.

   

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