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Spanish radicals ‘ready to govern the exit from neo-liberalism’ – Interview with Cayo Lara

Interview with Cayo Lara, leader of Izquierda Unida (United Left) Cayo Lara, 61, is general co-ordinator Izquierda Unida (United Left). During the party’s last Congress he was re-elected by a unanimous vote to lead the party, that in parliamentary elections in November 2011 achieved almost 7% of the vote, winning 11 seats. Since then, under his … Continue reading

Grillo: Both near and far from the indignados

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO By Donatella della Porta Italy’s elections certainly did not produce the best possible outcome, but nor, for the anti-austerity cause, did they produce the worst. Two other results would certainly have been much more risky. One, a very close victory for the Right, with or without Monti, would have … Continue reading

Stéphane Hessel: A crisis caused by a non-regulated neoliberal economy

Interview with the late resistance fighter, deportee, diplomat and co-author of the Declaration of Human Rights Stéphane Hessel, published in l’Humanité on 31 December 2010 on the publication of his famous work, Indignez-vous! Here 

Iberian revolt continues

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries’ capitals Saturday to protest against deepening austerity plans imposed by their right wing governments. In Madrid, demonstrators sought to ‘encircle’ parliament for the third time this week to show their anger at government spending cuts, tax rises hitting the majority and … Continue reading

Photos of Tuesday’s Indignados protests in Spain

Check out photos of Tuesday’s Indignados protest in Spain. El Publico slideshow here

Portugal’s protest movement unites to fight cuts

Portugal’s anti-austerity protest this Saturday promises to be another big one after the organisers that brought as many as a million into the streets on September 15 swung behind the demonstrations and rallies planned by the CGTP trade union central. The signatories of the manifesto ‘Fuck the troika! We want our lives!’  (see below) are … Continue reading

The New Indignados

By Carlos París* Fifteen months have passed since the ‘indignados’ started their encampments in Madrid, Barcelona and in different places of Spain. Camps from which protest marches were called and massively swelled the streets of our country. And today, or more precisely during these past days that have extended endlessly, again urban spaces have filled … Continue reading

Indignados march to the ‘Cave of Ali Baba’

Thousands marched in Madrid Saturday evening  to the ‘Cave of Ali Baba’ , otherwise known as the HQ of freshly ‘rescued’ bank, Bankia. Setting off 7pm local in time in Spain’s capital, crowds of indignados also expressed their anger at the wider €100 billion bail out of the country’s banking sector, agreed by the EU last … Continue reading

Spaniards in mega-strike over labour reforms

Two months ago almost to the day Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy was caught telling other EU leaders that his labour reform plan “is going to cost me a general strike.” Well, if he’s been wrong on most things since being elected in a landslide victory over the Socialists in November last year, he’s right on … Continue reading

Indignados camp out in Rome during Xmas

ITALY Indignados camped out since November in central Rome remain for Xmas. Although some have left to be with friends and family, 20 tents remain a short distance from the Terme di Caracalla. The ‘Indignati’ include youths and middle aged people, immigrants, disabled and homeless. Many people have brought then food to eat. A march … Continue reading

More pain in Spain

Yet another European government has been claimed by the bankers’ crisis on the continent. This time it was the turn of Spanish prime minister Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialists. The landslide victory of the Popular Party was widely predicted in polls – as was the devastating defeat of the Socialists. The Socialists’ 110 seats was their … Continue reading

Students to protest against Italy’s new ‘technocratic’ government

Students will lead nationwide protests in Italy today. In Milan protestors against the new ‘technocratic’ Government will head for the Bocconi University, which is headed by the new prime minister Mario Monti. In Rome, there will a march through Piazza Cavour to Piazza Santi Apostoli. The Bank of Italy will be the destination of protests … Continue reading

Greek Communists: The hope for the people is in the class struggle

KKE Statement The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE, Aleka Papariga, spoke on Sunday at a large political rally of young people. In a jam-packed indoor stadium the GS of the CC of the KKE made reference to the political developments in Greece. Posing the question “What determined the current developments which led … Continue reading

Spanish occupy movement faces electoral test

by Tom Gill Spain gave the world the ‘indignados’, the movement of ‘indignant ones’ that become a global phenomena October 15 when millions from dozens of countries took to the streets. Yet less than a month from general elections in the home of this momentous street rebellion, it is as if nothing ever happened. On … Continue reading

“It’s not a crisis, it’s the system”

By Tom Gill  “No es una crisis, es el sistema! (“It’s not a crisis, it’s the system”): this was the key message the indignados sent to their politicians as they returned in their tens of thousands to the centre of Madrid last weekend. Hundreds had arrived after a month long journey on foot from 50 odd towns … Continue reading

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