Tag: Spain

Repression and revolt in Catalonia

The Catalan revolt has revealed the flawed nature of the Spanish 1978 constitutional settlement, writes Paul Amby.

Pétain, Franco and chemical warfare in the Rif

French President Emanuel Macron has recently courted controversy through his valorisation of Marshal Pétain - leader of Nazi collaborationist Vichy France - as a...

After the elections, what next for Catalonia?

Andy Durgan outlines the political landscape following Catalonia's recent elections.

Video: Can Catalonia Survive?

On 16 November rs21 hosted in London a discussion of the movement for Catalan independence.

Catalonia: crisis puts the working class centre-stage

Seb Cooke argues that the level of ongoing mass struggle will determine the result of the current stand-off in Catalonia. ‘It was the red vision...

Scottish solidarity with Catalunya

Pete Cannell of International Socialists Scotland (Scotland rs21) reports back from recent solidarity protests with Calatunya. On Sunday, as Catalunya voted on its independence in the...

Spanish state out to smash Catalan independence referendum

Andy Durgan writes from Catalonia On 1 October the people of Catalonia go to the polls to decide if their country will become an independent...

The contradictions of Corbynism

Support to mainstream parties of the left must be made tactically alongside work to organise a mass revolutionary party.

Letters from an anti-fascist fighter in Spain

Following the Battle of Cable Street, Scottish communist Jim 'Jock' McKissock travelled to Spain to fight against fascism 80 years ago.  He wrote letters to...

1936: revolution in Spain

Andy Durgan is author of The Spanish Civil War (Palgrave 2007) and Comunismo, revolución y movimiento obrero en Cataluña 1920-1936. Los orígenes del POUM...

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Review: The Twittering Machine

Mark Murphy reviews Richard Seymour's latest book, which uses a psychoanalytical framework to understand the phenomenon of social media.
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What a way to make a living | An agency worker in the hospitality...

A former agency worker recounts their experiences in the hospitality industry.
An aerial shot of the stage at the labour party conference in 2019

Labour manifesto – what the grassroots membership demands

Hanna Gál reports on the campaigns of the grassroots Labour Party membership for a progressive election manifesto.

Defend workers’ rights – against McCluskey

Unite activist Ian Allinson responds to Len McCluskey's attempt to undermine the free movement policy agreed at Labour conference.

Education struggles in Greece

A struggle against neoliberal reforms to Higher Education in Greece has come to a head this week.

Bolivia #ThisIsACoup

The Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been forced from office in a coup following two weeks of civil unrest and a disputed presidential election. 

Battles rage across Hong Kong

The confrontation in Hong Kong has entered a new phase with pitched battles across the city running through the week.

Report: Jeremy Corbyn in the O2 Apollo, Manchester

Kate Bradley reports on Jeremy Corbyn's Manchester rally.

Grief and anger in Hong Kong

Following the death of student Chow Tsz Lok, the protests are intensifying, but the need to link up with the mainland is pressing.

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

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Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

Fight for a Labour government

We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government

What a way to make a living | The Royal Mail sorting office

In the latest instalment of our What a way to make a living series, Daniel Freeborn tells us about the daily grind at a Royal Mail sorting office.

revolutionary reflections | Endgames of US petro-imperialism?

Brian Parkin explains some of the contradictions of the energy markets and the process of US imperial decline in an era of climate catastrophe