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).
On Wednesday March 26, a million students marched through the streets of more than 70 cities in Spain against the imperialist war. This protests had been called by the Marxist-led Spanish Students Union (Sindicato de Estudiantes) and are part of a campaign to demand a general strike against the war.
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
Today hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Madrid and
other Spanish cities in a spontaneous outpouring of pain, grief and rage. The
people of the Basque Country were to the fore in expressing their indignation at
the massacre in Madrid. Ordinary working class people extended their hand in
friendship and solidarity from one end of the country to another.