The pressure that is piling up has increased after yesterday's student
demos. This should help to convince the leaders of the unions to organise for the
General Strike to force the resignation of the Government. The demonstrations
called by the Students Union have been a great success, bringing on to the
streets thousands of students. 30,000 in Madrid, 20,000 in Barcelona, 10,000 in
Seville, etc are proof that the students will not stop until a real 24 hour
general strike is called.
With great sadness we have just learned of the sudden death of comrade Angel Val Mendizabal at the age of 81. The father of a remarkable family of revolutionaries, Angel was a proletarian class fighter all his life.
Marxists condemn the terrible slaughter that took place today in Madrid.
Ordinary men, women and children were mercilessly butchered. But the reason for
our opposition has nothing to do with the hypocrisy of the bourgeois politicians
who are not averse to violence and bloodshed when it suits them. We oppose
individual terrorism because it is counterproductive and always produces results
that are diametrically opposed to those intended. This act will strengthen the