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Rajoy ‘legalises precarious employment’ with sweeping labour reforms

Labour reforms passed today by the right-wing government of Mariano Rajoy will ‘make it easier and cheaper to fire workers, legalise precarious employment and force the long-term unemployed into volunteering,’ according to Cayo Lara, leader of the radical United Left. Spain’s Popular Party government announced a sweeping labour reform that included slashing employees’ maximum severance … Continue reading

Time for radical change in the anti-crisis strategy, says Spain’s United Left

United Left has attacked Spain’s right wing Popular Party government for accelerating the failed ‘hard ajustment’ policies of the previous Socialist government, as new figures showed a further rise in unemployment to a near 17-year high. Official data released today put the jobless total at 5.3 million or 23%, underlining the damage of sharp spending … Continue reading

United Left protests over bankers’ takeover of Spanish constitution

United Left today boycotted the traditional anniversary celebrations of Spain’s move to democracy in 1978 in protest at a “broken constitutional consensus”. The communist-led party, whose deputies were absent from parliament when the 33rd anniversary was marked earlier on Tuesday, points the finger at the Socialists and Popular Party who paused election campaigning over the … 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

Spanish elections – not just a two horse race

It’s been widely seen as a two-horse race between the incumbent Socialists and main opposition Popular Party, but Spain’s parliamentary election on Sunday will likely see a strong showing for the communist-led United Left. Despite promising the same failed austerity medicine pursued by the Social government over the past 18 months, the right wing Popular … Continue reading

Spain’s United Left unveils economic ‘shock’ plan

Spain’s United Left, the third largest national party, has announced an economic “shock” plan to create more some 1.5 million jobs in two years by investing in greening the economy, protecting the environment, tackling the housing crisis and boosting essential public services. Unveiled 10 days before parliamentary elections, the plans include creating 300,000 jobs for … Continue reading

Radical reactions to Greek referendum drama

Communist Party of Greece (KKE) KKE: No if there is a referendum, No if there isn’t. Yes to overthrow the monopolies ‘The dilemma Euro or drachma is misleading for the people. The interest of the people is the disengagement from the EU with people’s power and economy, which will cancel the whole debt unilaterally and … 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

Spain’s ‘neo-liberal coup d’etat’

 Spain’s lower parliament has passed draconian legislation enforcing a “balanced budget”. The law, proposed by the governing Socialists and supported by the right-wing opposition Popular Party, is now expected to be passed without delay in the Senate. The law calls for a balanced long-term budget to be enshrined in Spain’s constitution, allowing for the deficit … 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

Spanish artists and intellectuals call for “reconstruction of the Left”

Film-maker Pedro Almodóvar and a number of other leading Spanish artists and intellectuals who were once supporters of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s governing socialists have signed a manifesto calling for the “reconstruction of the Left.”. The manifesto, also signed by radical journalist Ignacio Ramonet, says: “The discrediting of politics, the repeated complaints about corruption of … Continue reading

“A peaceful rebellion that has identified the oppressors”

By Tom Gill Spaniards face a deepening of anti-working class policies following the historic defeat of the ruling Socialists – unless the May 15 protests that have erupted across the country can help build a progressive majority for an alternative. The local and regional elections results were the worse for the socialists since the return … Continue reading

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