Spain: 81 year-old woman dies in fire caused by a candle she used as electricity had been cut off

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 16 November 2016

canldes blackout - Public An 81 year-old woman died in a fire in her flat in Reus, Catalonia in the early hours of Tuesday, November 15. The fire was caused by a candle she kept by her bed. Two months ago, the electricity company had cut off her supply as she was unable to pay. This tragic incident reveals the barbarism of a system which puts private profit above the needs of the people and highlights the brutal impact the crisis of capitalism is having on millions of families in Spain.


Spain: a government with feet of clay

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Mariano Rajoy - www.congreso.esAfter almost a year without a government, two inauspicious general elections, and the looming prospect of third elections, the incumbent Mariano Rajoy, leader of the right-wing People’s Party (PP), was made president at the eleventh hour with the support of the liberal party Ciudadanos and the abstention of the social-democratic PSOE.


Spain: Socialist Party crisis opens the way for a right wing government

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 03 October 2016

Pedro Sánchez - crisis in the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), which opened with a coup against its leader Pedro Sanchez, was resolved at the weekend with a decisive victory of the coup plotters. That opens the way for the victors, around Susana Diaz, President of Andalucia, to allow the formation of a government of the right wing Popular Party.


Civil war erupts in Spanish Socialist Party

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 30 September 2016

PSOE crisis - anticapitalistes.netTwo consecutive Spanish elections have culminated in a deadlocked political situation in which no party has enough seats in parliament to form a majority government on its own. The enormous pressure that this has created has now exploded in an internal coup in the Socialist Party, PSOE, with an attempt to remove its leader, Pedro Sanchez. This could even lead to a split, a possibility that reveals the enormous political, economic, and social instability rooted in the acute crisis of Spanish capitalism.


The Spanish elections: a poisoned chalice for the ruling class

Written by Jorge Martín and Arturo Rodríguez Monday, 27 June 2016

Mariano Rajoy By European Peoples Party CC BY 2.0On June 26 Spaniards were called to the polls in an atmosphere of polarisation and expectation. These elections came after months of political stalemate, where no party was able to form a government. The polls predicted that the radical left coalition Unidos Podemos (UP) would do well, coming second, and that the parties of the establishment would take a serious hit.


Spain: Unidos Podemos makes gains in election campaign

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Unidos Podemos LogoThe June 26 election campaign in Spain is coming to an end. The coalition between Podemos and United Left seems poised to overtake the Socialist Party, and according to some opinion polls is closing the gap with the ruling right wing Popular Party, which remains in first place. What are the implications for the day after, and what is the program on which Unidos Podemos stands?


Spain: Podemos - United Left electoral agreement makes the right wing tremble

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 11 May 2016

iglesias-and-garzon jose-camoOn May 9, an electoral unity agreement between United Left [IU] and Podemos for the country's June 26 general election was announced. Members of both organisations will have a chance to vote on it during this week in a referendum.


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