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Spain’s university lecturers protest ‘economic strangulation’

University lecturers were joined by their students in the streets of Madrid Saturday in a protest against ‘ economic strangulation’ Led by a group of 600 lecturers, the action was against cuts to public universities by regional and central government, and measures that will part privatize universities while leading to the casualization of the workforce. … Continue reading

Put ‘Jobs First’ Mr Monti says Italian union as it holds national rally

Workers from Italy’s crisis-hit firms were out in force Saturday at a national rally in central Rome to demand an end to prime minister Mario Monti’s austerity policies that have cost the country hundreds of thousands of jobs and are laying waste to Europe’s second largest manufacturing sector. The day of action, called by Italy’s … Continue reading

‘They want to ruin the country. We must stop them.’

Spaniards took to the streets anew Sunday in a bid to stop the Government pushing through a new wave of anti-social, self-defeating spending cuts. Under the slogan ‘They want to ruin the country. We must stop them,’ unions and civi society organisers protested against the latest  austerity measures that ‘will sink Spain further into poverty’ … Continue reading

Against the theft of wages and pensions!

‘Everyone in Lisbon against the theft of wages, pensions and the reforms!” This is the slogan of major protests to be held today in the Portuguese capital that have been organised by the CGTP union. Together with the country’s largest trade union confederation there will be activists behind the one million strong rallies on September 15, … 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

Fresh anti-austerity protests hit Portugal

Thousands marched in Lisbon Saturday against the austerity measures of the right wing prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho. The protest, organised by the CGTP trade union confederation, follows marches and rallies in the country’s second largest city, Oporto, last weekend. Calling for a mobilisation ‘against exploitation and impoverishment’ , the CGTP was also demonstrating its … Continue reading

Italy: More than 200,000 take to streets in union-led protests against austerity

More than  two hundred thousand took part in a demonstration in Rome Saturday to defend welfare, and promote growth and fair taxation. Organised by the three main trade union confederations CGIL, CISL e UIL, it brought thousands from the capital and surrounding region who were joined by workers and their families travelling to Rome from … Continue reading

Spaniards back in the streets over education and health cuts

As many as 100,000 marched in more than 50 rallies and demonstrations across Spain Sunday to protest against cuts in health and education. Organised by the CCOO and UGT trade union centrals and the Social Platform in Defense of the Welfare State, 40,000 protestors defied the rain and marched in Madrid under the slogan: ‘We … Continue reading

Spanish students to take to streets over education cuts on May 10

Spain’s Students Union has called a day of protest against massive cuts in the public education system. General secretary Thoil Delgado is in talks with the UGT and CCOO trade union centrals to try and coordinate action with teachers to make May 10 a ‘response from the educational community.’ The action would come just five … Continue reading

More protests predicted as Rajoy unveils budget for privileged

Opposition parties have  slammed the right-wing government’s tax and spending plans for 2012  with the radical United Left party seeing them as demonstrating ‘intolerance’ towards the majority’ and a ‘give-away’ for a ‘privileged few’. The administration of Mariano Rajoy, elected last November in a landslide victory against the Socialists, revealed Tuesday details of one of the most … 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

Spain’s purple tide rises in defence of abortion rights

Thousands protested in Madrid Thursday night over a minister’s declarations on abortion and to demand gender equality. A ‘purple tide’ or marea violeta of thousands flooded central Madrid calling for the resignation of Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardon. The demonstration marched under the slogan ‘no step back in our rights. Now more than ever, a feminist revolution.’ … Continue reading

Tens of thousands protest against cuts

Tens of thousands turned out in the streets of Toledo, Spain on Saturday against cuts by the right-wing Popular Party regional government of Castilla-La Mancha. The measures include a 3% cut to public servants’  wages and an increase in the working week. People attended from across the region, arriving in dozens of coaches. The demo ended with … Continue reading

Rally against austerity, labour reforms ‘historic’ say Portuguese communists

Today’s rally against austerity and regressive labour ‘reforms’ in Lisbon was an ‘historic event,’ the biggest in terms of popular support for over 30 years, according to Jerónimo de Sousa, general secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party. The turn-out, estimated at 300,000 by the trade union confederation, CGTP, showed that the communists were correct to … Continue reading

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