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Spain: – Where did Podemos come from and why has it been so successful?

Written by Jonas Foldager - Denmark Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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podemos-thLike lightning out of a clear blue sky a new party has appeared on the Spanish political landscape: Podemos. Jonas Foldager interviewed David Rey of the IMT in Spain, the editor of Lucha de Clases on the rise of this phenomenon.

 

The right to abortion in Spain – what Gallardón’s counter-reform would mean

Written by Carmen Maximo Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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20140214-abortion rights demo-Victor Serri-thOn September 19th, the right wing Popular Party government decided to abandon its unpopular plan for a reactionary reform of the abortion law. We publish here this article written in March by a member of Lucha de Clases (Class Struggle), the Spanish section of the IMT, explaining the motivations behind the proposal and outlining the reasons why Marxists opposed it.

 

Catalonia and the November 9 referendum

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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20120911 Catalonia independence-Jordi Joan Fabrega-thLucha de Clases (Class Struggle) is in favour of the Catalan people’s right to self-determination, a basic democratic right. Denying this right to the historic nations that make up Spain has always been a central policy of the regime set up in 1978, together with the re-establishment of the monarch who chosen by Franco and impunity for the crimes of Francoism.

   

Spain: Hundreds of thousands take to the streets demanding a republic

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Wednesday, 04 June 2014
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republic-protest-thYesterday evening [Monday] hundreds of massive demonstrations and rallies took place in a semi-spontaneous manner across Spain to celebrate the abdication of King Juan Carlos and to call for a republic. The central slogan was the demand for a referendum for the people to decide whether they want a monarchy or a republic.

 

Edinburgh Spanish community demonstrates for a republic

Written by Julia Sanz Vidania and Paul Cumming Tuesday, 03 June 2014
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edinburgdemo03061-thAn impressive rally was held in Edinburgh on Monday only hours after King Juan Carlos announced his abdication thousands of miles away in Spain. The protest of upto 150 people was called to coincide with mass demonstrations in cities all across Spain and amongst Spanish communities abroad. Edinburgh has a very large community of young Spaniards and they now constitute one of the largest groups in the city. They have come in their thousands after being driven into economic exile by the failures of the capitalist economy in Spain to provide even a basic living and hope for the future.

   

Spain: The people must decide: Yes to the republic, no to the monarchic succession – referendum now!

Written by Declaration of Lucha de Clases (Spain) Monday, 02 June 2014
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abdication-thThe abdication of King Juan Carlos is an attempt to rein in the crisis of the post-1978 regime, which has been widely discredited in the eyes of the people in the midst of the greatest economic and social crisis that the Spanish state has undergone in decades.

 

Spanish student strike shows the way forward

Written by Arturo Rodriguez Wednesday, 02 April 2014
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student-strike-thThe major student organizations and unions in Spain called a national university strike on the 26th and 27th of March. I joined the picket lines in the University of Alicante, in the Valencian region. The strike was called to fight the austerity policies of the current PP (right-wing) government that are destroying public education in Spain. Tuition fees have rocketed throughout the country, the number of scholarships has plummeted, classes are overcrowded, certain modules and even whole degrees are being scrapped…

   

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