National Sections of the L5I:

Spain

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...

#spanishrevolution - what does it fight for and how can it win?

The occupation of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square, the Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona, and those of other cities across Spain has lasted for nearly two weeks now. Read more...

Youth uprising in Madrid

Thousands of people have begun protests across Spain in the run up to the elections, a camp modelled on Tahrir square has been set up in Madrid's city centre. So who are the protesters and what do they want? Read more...

Europe fightback: Spain

Like Greece, Spain faces a major budget crisis, with a deficit of almost 12 per cent of GDP. Its economy has not yet emerged from recession and there is a 20 per cent unemployment rate, the highest in the Eurozone. Read more...