On July 10, to coincide with the start of the trial of the neo-nazi Óscar
Colino Damián, the Gasteiz Antifascist Platform organised a demonstration at
11am in front of the court. The demonstration which attracted more than 40
workers and young people was organised by the Gasteiz Antifascist Platform with
the participation of various trade unions, associations, left parties, student
unions and left and progressive collectives.
On Monday over one
hundred people crowded into the CAUM Centre in Madrid to hear Alan give a
speech launching his latest book, which is an in-depth reply to the reformist
ideas of Heinz Dieterich, who has been providing a theoretical back-up to the
bureaucracy within the Bolivarian movement which is attempting to slow down the
pace of the revolution. If listened to, these reformist ideas would lead to the
derailing of the revolution.
After six months of struggle, 18 days of strike action and
on the first day of their all out strike for a reduction in working hours, the
bus drivers of Barcelona have achieved an important victory. And they won as a
result of their united mobilisation, based on mass workers' assemblies taking
all decisions, and coordinated through an elected committee.
PP controlled Guadalajara
council has denied the Frederick Engels Foundation a stall at the Guadalajara
Book Fair. Please sign and send a letter of protest against this attack on the
freedom of expression.
The PSOE has won a decisive general election victory after a heated and
bitter campaign in which the right wing Popular Party mobilized the forces of
reaction, using language that was reminiscent of the period before the Civil
War in the 1930s. Alan Woods in Madrid looks at the meaning of this result.
Morala and Carnero, the two trade unionists
jailed in Spain, have been released - although they have not been acquitted and
have only been granted a conditional release. Despite their ordeal, they remain
in good spirits and are prepared to continue the fight for a better world.