On October 29, high school students and teachers, called by the teachers' unions CCOO and UGT and the Students Union and with the support of the parents' associations, went out on the streets. This was the largest mobilisation in the education sector since 1986-87 and had been called to protest against the new education reform imposed by the right wing PP government, the misnamed "Quality Law". The strike was followed by 90% of students and by 60% of the teachers, despite a campaign against on the part of the conservative teachers' unions, and there were also strikes in some universities.
On October 29, more than half a million students and education workers
went out on the streets to show their opposition to the counter-reform
of the education system which the Spanish right wing government wants
Increasingly, more sections are
participating in mobilisations against the government. Furthermore,
of the youth are looking for revolutionary ideas able to provide an
to this system and to the trade union leaders who are not up to the
struggle against the PP has barely started.
For the last fifteen days a massive oil slick has been flooding 400 km of the Galician coast. The inaction of the Spanish and regional governments, both in the hands of the right wing PP, and their continuous lies regarding the accident, provoked yesterday, Sunday December 1, a demonstration of 200,000 people, despite the torrential rain. This is the tranlation of the leaflet distributed by the Galician Marxists of El Militante. The leaflet is also available in Galician (O capitalismo é o problema) and Spanish
(El capitalismo es el problema).