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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

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Spain: The deeper the crisis, the more the repression

“Allow me to show here, in New York, my recognition for the majority of the Spanish people who do not demonstrate, do not come out on the front pages, and do not watch the newscasts”. With these words, the Spanish President Mariano Rajoy, greeted the demonstration of September 25 that turned Madrid into a battlefield. [...]

September 27, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

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‘They want to destroy the country, we have to prevent it’: Spain takes to the streets

The battle in Spain against the government’s austerity measures continues with a new series of massive protests. With the miners’ mobilisation still fresh in people’s minds they have taken over the streets again today saying no to government policies. More than 80 demonstrations have taken place across the country under the banner ‘They want to [...]

July 19, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

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Spain: After austerity, the rescue?

Mariano Rajoy’s government won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections on November 2011 with promises to decrease the risk premium, to create jobs, and above all to recover the lost trust in Spain. Shortly after, the government announced cuts of €16.5 billion. On June 9, Rajoy asked the EU for a banking bailout of [...]

June 15, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

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Spain: People flood the streets in Labour Law protests

Spain’s biggest trade unions - CCOC (Comisiones Obreras, Workers Committees) and UGT (Unión General de Trabajadores, General Workers’ Union) - organised a massive clamor against the labour market reforms that the government is planning on February 19. They did so on a Sunday, without calling a general strike yet, and with the objective of informing [...]

February 28, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou