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Pablo Iglesias Steps Down from Spanish Government to Avoid Electoral Defeat in Madrid

The leader of the Spanish political party Podemos announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Vice President of the coalition government to run in the upcoming Madrid elections. The move is aimed at mitigating the crisis in Podemos, taking a step back from the central government and forcing an agreement with his former political partner, Íñigo Errejón.

8M: The Feminist Movement Defied Prohibitions and Took the Streets in Madrid

Although the "progressive" government of Pedro Sánchez did everything it could to prevent mobilizations, a major demonstration took place in the Spanish capital for International Women's Day.

Antonia Civelli

March 9, 2021

Protests Erupt Across Spanish State After Rapper Jailed for “Insulting the Monarchy”

Across the Spanish State, young people have been protesting the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasél and facing heavy police violence under the command of a supposedly "progressive" government. These young people need a revolutionary party that fights against repression, the monarchy, and the whole Regime of ‘78. 

Nathaniel Flakin

February 19, 2021

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

Scott Cooper

January 16, 2021

Santiago Lupe: We Are Fighting for the United Socialist States of Europe

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Santiago Lupe, a historian and member of the Revolutionary Workers Current in the Spanish State, explains how the pandemic has shown clearly that the European Union is nothing but a unified force of Europe’s imperialist powers to impose the interests of capitalists. Only a united working class across borders can put a stop to the death and destruction facing millions of people and find a way out of the current crisis.

Santiago Lupe

May 12, 2020

Spanish State: “This Partial Lifting of the Quarantine Puts Capitalist Profits Before Our Lives!”

We publish below a political declaration by the Revolutionary Workers Current (CRT) in Spain, issued in the wake of the government’s announcement that it will begin a gradual lifting of the quarantine — which will put millions of workers’ lives at risk.

IzquierdaDiario.es

April 11, 2020

Catalan Labor Union Calls Strike on International Women’s Day

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in Catalonia has called for a 24-hour strike on International Women’s Day, March 8.

IzquierdaDiario.es

March 3, 2020

Is it a Betrayal for Podemos to Join the Spanish Government?

In the aftermath of the November 10 elections in the Spanish State, the left-wing Podemos party has agreed to join a government with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE. It is an alliance fraught with traps for the Spanish working-class.

Scott Cooper

November 25, 2019