Spain: can the socialist-populist embrace last?

Podemos and the PSOE have formed a coalition against a marked swing to the right

Dave Stockton  ·  22 November 2019

Spain heads to the polls

Spain heads to the polls on 28th April in a snap election which has exposed the political bankruptcy of all five main parties and threatens to propel the far right to power.

Urte March  ·  04 May 2019

Spain: Sánchez ousts Rajoy but what next?

By Dave Stockton PEDRO SANCHEZ, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), is now in the Moncloa Palace as prime minister of Spain. Every progressive person in the Spanish state will be glad to see the back of the Popular Party’s autocratic leader Mariano Rajoy. The critical moment came when the Basque Nationalist Party […]

Workers Power  ·  02 June 2018

Rajoy loses Catalan elections – now it’s time to throw him out

The Spanish Prime Minister has been punished for his handling of the Catalan separatist crisis. Now is the moment for a united movement to kick out his austerity government

Workers Power  ·  23 December 2017

Catalan elections set for inconclusive result

The struggle between Catalan separatists and the Madrid government has poisoned relations in the province, with neither side able to offer a satisfactory way forward

Workers Power  ·  16 December 2017

Catalan nationalists collapse with a whimper

After the nationalist debacle, it's time for working class unity to fight for a socialist and democratic alternative

Workers Power  ·  31 October 2017

Spain: after the nationalist debacle, unite the working class

ON OCTOBER 27, the Catalan Parliament declared independence by 70 to 10, with 55 abstentions. The Spanish state responded by removing the Catalan First Minister and his government from office, dissolving the Parliament, and assuming control of the region’s government, police and media. New elections have been called for December 21. Until then, Soraya Sáenz […]

Workers Power  ·  30 October 2017

Rally to defend democracy in Catalonia, Spain and Europe!

IN CATALONIA, the Madrid government’s refusal to grant bail to the “two Jordis”, Jordi Sánchez chairman of the ANC and Jordi Cuixart, chairman of Òmnium Cultural, and the threats to dissolve Catalonia’s Parliament and arrest its President, have been met with the largest demonstrations yet. Half a million marched in Barcelona, with tens of thousands […]

Workers Power  ·  24 October 2017

International solidarity against imperialism and terrorism

ISLAMIC STATE has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100. The whole working class movement should stand united in condemning these indiscriminate acts of terror and extend our sympathy and solidarity to the families, friends and bystanders traumatised by these horrific events. The […]

Workers Power  ·  18 August 2017

The political crisis in Spain

AFTER TEN months of political wrangling and two inconclusive elections, Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP) has secured the support of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) to form a minority government. In a warning to PSOE MPs whose abstentions broke the deadlock, Rajoy said his government would be one “that can govern, not a government that […]

Dave Stockton  ·  07 November 2016

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