National Sections of the L5I:

Spain

Podemos - A model for the European left?

Spain bucked the rightward trend in May’s European Parliament elections by electing five MEPs from the new “Podemos” (“We Can”) formation. Read more...

General Strike in Spain: A message has been sent

The Spanish working class showed its anger and opposition to the cuts policies of the right-wing government of PM Mariano Rajoy on November 14 by striking and demonstrating in more than one hundred ma Read more...

Anti-austerity struggle escalates in Spain

Hundreds of masked, black-clad police advancing, firing rubber bullets into the backs of fleeing protestors. Read more...

Madrid: 150,000 greet Miners' March

Spain: Victory to the miners of Asturias and León

Spainish elections: Another turn of the screw

By a macabre coincidence 20 November, the anniversary of the death of dictator Francisco Franco, saw his political heirs, the right-wing Partido Popular (PP), gain an absolute majority in the Spanish Congress of Deputies. Its leader Mariano Rajoy, now has a clear majority to carry out an even more savage austerity programme on Spain’s workers and peasants than that which has marked the last years of “Socialist” government. Read more...

The Lesson of Spain by Leon Trotsky

Seventy five years ago the Spanish revolution began as the working class and Republican forces fought to defend Spain from General Franco and his fascists army. Leon Trotsky wrote this article in July 1936, published in the US Socialist Magazine Socialist Appeal, where he outlines a way forward for the revolution and warns of the dangers of counter-revolutioanry Stalinism. Read more...

#spanishrevolution ¿por qué lucha y cómo puede ganar?

La ocupación de la Puerta del Sol en Madrid, la Plaza de Cataluña en Barcelona y de otras plazas en otras ciudades de España ha durado ya casi dos semanas. Después del intento de desalojar a los manifestantes la primera noche y la decisión de la Junta Electoral Central de que debían salir de la plaza antes de las elecciones regionales y locales del 22 de mayo, las autoridades se mostraron inseguras a la hora de cumplir esta orden. Read more...