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

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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

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

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

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…


Madrid: huge march demands “bread, jobs and housing”

Written by Jorge Martin Monday, 24 March 2014

soloelpueblo-thSunday March 22 was another milestone in the struggle against cuts and austerity in Spain. Hundreds of thousands, probably over a million marched in Madrid on Saturday 22, in the final stage of the Dignity Marches which have walked from all over the country to the capital over the last few weeks. Their demands "Bread, Jobs and Housing" cannot be contained within the limits of capitalism.


Dignity marches - Everyone to Madrid on March 22

Written by Lucha de Clases (Spain) Friday, 21 March 2014

Marchas de la Dignidad-thOn Saturday, 22 March, Madrid will witness one of the main social and political mobilisations of the year, the March for Dignity. The aim is to gather hundreds of thousands of people in Madrid, from around the country in order to show opposition to the anti-working class and anti-social policies of the past few years. The demonstration will march under the slogans "Do not pay the public debt", for a "Basic income to all those without resources", "No more cuts", "Bread, Housing and Jobs for all" and "Down with the Troika Governments."


Spain: The government fears the organised people on the streets

Written by Lucha de Clases (Spain) Friday, 21 March 2014

austeridad-basta-ya-thIn the State of the Nation debate, Spanish president Rajoy announced that 2014 will be "the year of recovery." Before this bombastic statement, the government had frozen the meagre minimum wage (€ 645.3 per month), raised the price of transportation by 1.9% and consolidated the huge rise in electricity prices of recent years.


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