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2.3 million Catalans vote despite Spain’s ban

Written by Jordi Martorell Tuesday, 11 November 2014
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20120911 Catalonia independence-Jordi Joan Fabrega-thOn Sunday, November 9, over 2.3 million Catalans mobilised to vote in a “consultation” over their future status in Spain defying Rajoy’s government which had twice banned the vote. The vote was on two questions, the first asking if Catalonia should have a state of its own and then, if so, whether such a state should be independent. Of those who voted, 80% or 1.8 million said they wanted Catalonia to be an independent state (Yes-Yes), 10% voted for what is interpreted as a federal solution (Yes-No), and 4.5% voted against statehood.

 

Spain: The masses must take power and kick out this rotten regime

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Tuesday, 11 November 2014
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juntos-podemosPODEMOS has become the focal point of Spanish politics. There is no party in the establishment that is not panicking about the dangers of ‘populism’. The last words of the one of the biggest bosses in Spain, the recently deceased president of Santander Bank, Emilio Botin, to a selective group of journalists days before he passed away, expressed his concern about the rise of PODEMOS.

 

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.

   

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