By Alejandro López, 26 February 2021
In its article acknowledging the mass anger against the policies of Podemos, which it helped found, Anticapitalistas warns of mounting opposition on its left among workers and youth.
26 February 2021
By Alejandro López, 23 February 2021
The Socialist Party-Podemos government is making sure Spanish arms manufacturers cash in as the imperialist powers rearm and prepare for new wars.
By Alejandro López, 20 February 2021
The Lleida High Court has provocatively upheld another conviction, adding an additional two-and-a-half years to Hasél’s nine-month prison sentence.
By Alice Summers, 19 February 2021
There are growing calls by educators and parents to close schools, and strikes have broken out among students as infection rates in education centres soar.
By Santiago Guillen and Alejandro López, 19 February 2021
Having isolated the strike, the unions moved to shut it down precisely as it coincided with a broader upsurge of struggles in Spain and across Europe against job cuts and “herd immunity” policies.
By Alejandro López, 16 February 2021
On Tuesday morning, a detachment of riot police assaulted Lleida University, where Hasél had barricaded himself with over 50 students opposed to his arrest.
By Alejandro López, 14 February 2021
Hasél’s prison sentence for “insulting crown and state institutions” sparked mass protests and a petition for his release signed by 300 internationally-renowned artists including director Pedro Almodovar, actor Javier Bardem and folk singer Joan Manuel Serrat.
By Alice Summers, 11 February 2021
In leaked WhatsApp chats and videos, neo-fascists discussed plans to kill and maim migrant workers interned on Spain’s Canary Islands.
By Alejandro López, 8 February 2021
Left-wing rapper Pablo Hasél is being sent to jail to intimidate growing social opposition and legitimize fascistic politics.
By Alice Summers, 4 February 2021
Despite the mounting toll from the coronavirus pandemic, the Morenoites are bitterly hostile to lock-down measures needed to halt the pandemic.
4 February 2021
By Alejandro López, 1 February 2021
The vote exposes that the EU bailout policy, as well as the health and financial policies of the Podemos-social democrat government, enjoys the full support of the fascists.
By Alejandro López, 30 January 2021
The Constitutional Court ruling is a warning: If the crimes of Fascism are being rehabilitated, it is because sections of the ruling class are plotting a pre-emptive counter-revolution.
By Alice Summers, 28 January 2021
The blame for the explosion of cases and deaths in Spain lies squarely on the shoulders of the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, which has refused point-blank to take any serious measures to control the pandemic.
By Alejandro López, 25 January 2021
Anger is mounting in the working class after generals, royalty and politicians got the COVID-19 vaccination even as vaccines are running out for frontline health care workers.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 23 January 2021
The ruling class orders workers and youth back to work and school, knowing thousands will get sick and die, knowing they can illegally obtain the vaccine for themselves.
By Alice Summers, 18 January 2021
As COVID-19 infections reach new highs, medical professionals in Spain warn that hospitals will soon be overwhelmed by admissions to intensive care units.
By Alejandro López, 18 January 2021
The Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government immediately accepted Vox leader Santiago Abascal’s demand that no shelter-at-home be adopted against COVID-19.
By Alejandro López, 15 January 2021
Spain’s conservative Popular Party, the main parliamentary opposition to the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, is debating whether to endorse the campaign waged by army officers and the fascist Vox party for a coup d’état.
By Will Morrow, 14 January 2021
Scientists are warning that the pandemic is entering into an even more catastrophic stage than anything that has preceded it.
By Alejandro López, 13 January 2021
The Workers Revolutionary Current’s complacent response to the coup attempt in America is directly linked to their silence on generals’ calls for a fascist coup in Spain.
By Alice Summers, 11 January 2021
After a lull in new daily infections and deaths, the holidays saw a renewed surge of COVID-19 in Spain, with cases returning to levels last seen in late October.
By Alejandro López, 9 January 2021
As Trump attempted a coup in Washington, Spanish officers wrote to Defence Minister Margarita Robles, demanding she “change the course” of the elected government.
Based on a Jack London short story
By David Walsh, 9 January 2021
In the drama’s favor, one must say, first of all, that it is unmistakably of our day: riots in the streets, political and financial secrets concealed from the population, endless, antidemocratic machinations at the top of society.
By Alejandro López, 4 January 2021
Workers’ struggles erupted in Spain in December, anticipating an intensification of the class struggle across Europe as a winter of death opens in the new year.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 31 December 2020
The “left populist” Podemos party and its ruling social-democratic allies are hushing up active plotting for a coup that has taken place throughout virtually the entire year.
By Alice Summers, 31 December 2020
While handing out €140 billion in COVID-19 bailouts to the banks, the “left populist” Podemos party is moving to slash workers’ pensions.
By Alejandro López, 29 December 2020
Despite the PSOE-Podemos government’s denials, calls by retired officers for a fascist coup and mass murder of left-wing voters have broad support among serving officers.
29 December 2020
25 years ago: AT&T announces massive cuts, leading corporate assault on jobsOn January 2, 1996, AT&T announced it would slash over 40,000 jobs, bringing the new year in the same way the previous one ended, with major corporations posting record profits while destroying jobs on a massive scale.
By Barry Grey, 24 December 2020
The glorification of Ibárruri by Jacobin and the DSA is by no means an aberration. It is part of a calculated promotion of Stalinism and the American Communist Party as models for radicalizing workers and youth today.
By Alice Summers, 24 December 2020
Its letter to the Lancet defends a policy that led to around 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in the first five months of 2020 alone.
By Alejandro López, 23 December 2020
While Podemos officials downplayed the dangers from COVID-19, the Spanish Ministry of Defence was buying up personal protective equipment in anticipation of a pandemic.
By Alejandro López, 21 December 2020
This underscores the criminal role of the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, which downplayed fascist sentiment in the army.
By Alice Summers, 11 December 2020
The ELISA tool aims to detect “disinformation seeking to generate polarisation” amid mounting social anger at austerity and official handling of the pandemic.
11 December 2020
8 December 2020
7 December 2020
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 5 December 2020
This is a politically criminal attempt to lull workers and youth to sleep as anger mounts at officers’ calls to support fascism and murder of millions of left-wing voters in Spain.
By Joanne Laurier, 5 December 2020
Adu is a hard-hitting Spanish film about the global refugee crisis, dramatizing its vast dimensions through the travails of a young boy as he makes a life-threatening journey throughout Africa.
By Alejandro López, 4 December 2020
Dozens of high-ranking retired officers participated in a WhatsApp chat in which they proclaimed their loyalty to fascism and called to murder tens of millions of people.
By Alejandro López, 2 December 2020
Podemos is far more afraid of explosive opposition on their left, among workers and youth, than it is about far-right coup plots against its own coalition government with the PSOE.
By Alice Summers, 1 December 2020
At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 1 December 2020
Army and Air Force officers have sent letters to King Felipe VI and to the European parliament, asking them to support action against Spain’s elected government.
30 November 2020
75 years ago: General Douglas MacArthur, the effective leader of US-occupied Japan, ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and eight of the country’s other civilian and military leaders for war crimes, setting the stage for criminal prosecutions.
By Alejandro López, 30 November 2020
The integration of Podemos in European Union bailout mechanisms testifies to the bankruptcy of its middle-class and anti-Marxist “Left Populist” politics.
By Alice Summers, 25 November 2020
Like Syriza in Greece, the “left populist” Podemos party is supporting the building of mass internment camps to imprison thousands of refugees.
By Alice Summers, 23 November 2020
Despite the dangerously high infection figures, the Podemos-Socialist Party government has refused to take the action required to curb the pandemic, imposing only limited and ineffectual curfew measures, with some areas of the country beginning to scale back restrictions.
By David Walsh, 20 November 2020
The film fictionally treats an actual phenomenon, the dozens or more of left-wing opponents of Franco, known as “moles,” who concealed themselves in their own homes for 30 years following the defeat of the Republican forces in 1939.
By Will Morrow, 19 November 2020
On Tuesday, another 731 people died in Italy, and 753 on Wednesday, the highest tolls since the previous peak in March.
By Alice Summers, 17 November 2020
The “left populist” Podemos party is endorsing state censorship of the Internet, supposedly to fight “disinformation” and “foreign intervention.”
By Alejandro López, 14 November 2020
Alberto Garzón defended Spain’s deal with the Pentagon, citing the fact that Democrat Joe Biden recently won the presidential elections.
By Alice Summers, 10 November 2020
The priorities of the ruling class in Spain are clear: even if lockdown measures could largely eliminate the virus in only a few weeks, they would rather see mass contagion and death in order to ensure the working class keeps producing profits.
By Alejandro López, 3 November 2020
The “left populist” Podemos party is helping keep workers at work and children at school so that profits can continue accruing to major banks and investors.
By Alejandro López, 31 October 2020
Spain’s paramilitary police also made basesless allegations that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was party to a plot involving 10,000 Russian troops attacking Spain.
By Alejandro López, 24 October 2020
A dozen children in the Canary Islands had been separated from their mothers or relatives for months, while DNA testing was carried out to verify they were related.
By Alice Summers, 20 October 2020
Despite the devastation caused by COVID-19, the Socialist Party-Podemos government is refusing to take any serious measures to contain the pandemic.
By Will Morrow, 15 October 2020
Protests are driven by demands for desperately-needed resources for hospital workers to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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By Alice Summers, 12 October 2020
The interview with the partner of Podemos general secretary Pablo Iglesias aimed to reassure Vanity Fair’s affluent readership that Podemos is utterly corrupt.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 October 2020
New daily infections in Europe Friday surpassed the 100,000 mark for the second day running.
By Alejandro López, 5 October 2020
Regardless of who is in power in Madrid, the ruling class exploits the Catalan issue in order to shift politics further to the right and build a police state.
By Alejandro López, 3 October 2020
This week, the Spanish government reached a deal with Madrid regional authorities on policies for the working class districts hardest hit by the virus.
By Alejandro López, 28 September 2020
Madrid is the epicentre of the resurgence of COVID-19 in Spain, now the worst-hit country in Western Europe, with 51 dying last Friday alone.
By Alejandro López, 26 September 2020
As 7,500 army troops deploy to Madrid amid a Europe-wide resurgence of COVID-19, this crackdown is a threat aimed at the entire working class.
By Alice Summers, 25 September 2020
The Morenoite Workers Revolutionary Current, and its daily publication Izquierda Diario, is refusing to oppose the return to classrooms, aiming instead to divert opposition to it into impotent channels.
By Alejandro López, 15 September 2020
Though it had access to intelligence briefings on the deadly danger posed by the pandemic, Podemos adopted a criminally negligent policy.
“Practically all children, one way or another, will be infected”
By Alice Summers, 11 September 2020
The PSOE-Podemos government is deliberately implementing a reckless and criminal policy that will lead to an explosion of cases and many unnecessary deaths.
By Alejandro López, 22 August 2020
The drive to reopen schools after the summer break continues unabated throughout Europe as the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across the continent.
By Alice Summers, 22 August 2020
The deal adds a further year to the ticking time-bomb of mass firings, postponing the approximately 25,000 job losses from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021.
By Alice Summers, 12 August 2020
Another 1 million workers are still furloughed in Spain, and will likely be cast onto unemployment rolls when this scheme comes to an end in the autumn.
By Alejandro López, 11 August 2020
Former King Juan Carlos I de Borbón who reigned from 1975 until his abdication in 2014 has fled Spain amid investigations into suspected kickbacks and fraud.
By Alejandro López, 5 August 2020
The return to school is a criminal policy exposing children, teachers, families and neighbourhoods to serious illness and death.
By Alice Summers, 4 August 2020
Low-paid agricultural workers are seen as an entirely dispensable workforce, forced to work back-breaking days in appalling conditions.
29 July 2020
By Alejandro López, 28 July 2020
The EU bailout Iglesias calls a “breath of fresh air” is the roll-out across Europe of the model of Greek bailouts after the 2008 crash, to repay trillions of euros given to the rich.
By Alice Summers, 24 July 2020
The hacking occurred under the premiership of Pedro Sánchez of the Spanish Socialist Party, which is now backed by the pseudo-left Podemos party.
By Alejandro López, 20 July 2020
Regional authorities have asked over 4 million people not to leave their homes, as the back-to-work campaigns accelerates the contagion of COVID-19 across Europe.
By Alejandro López, 13 July 2020
Vox intends to exploit the reactionary role played by Spain’s main unions, which support the austerity policies of the ruling Podemos and Socialist parties.
By Alice Summers, 10 July 2020
After ending the national lockdown, the Podemos-PSOE government is rejecting a coordinated response, leaving regional authorities with managing outbreaks.
By Alice Summers, 8 July 2020
As assaults on jobs and conditions mount across Spain, the unions are trying to suppress autoworkers’ opposition to the closure of Nissan’s Barcelona factory.
By Alejandro López, 4 July 2020
New information emerging about the coup exposes Spain’s ruling “left populist” party, Podemos, as a tool of imperialism’s bloody foreign policy in Latin America.
By Alejandro López, 15 June 2020
This points to the explosive conflict emerging between the working class and the pseudo-left and the unions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and an upsurge of class struggle.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 11 June 2020
Anticapitalistas is being sent out of Podemos to function as a paid political agency of the state, intervening in protests and strikes against Podemos in order to strangle them.
By Alejandro López, 6 June 2020
Thousands of Nissan workers, their families and sympathisers are striking, protesting and blocking roads to protest the automaker’s decision to shut down its Barcelona plant.
5 June 2020
By Alejandro López, 18 May 2020
The “left populist” Podemos party is backing plans for Civil Guards to attack working class protests and monitor social media for signs of online dissent.
By Alejandro López, 11 May 2020
The state is placing the lives of millions of workers going back to work in danger, putting corporate profits above workers’ lives.
By Shannon Jones, 9 May 2020
The incompetence and callous disregard for human life by the capitalist authorities in country after country is fueling an upsurge in the class struggle.
By Alejandro López, 5 May 2020
Spanish courts ruled that the COVID-19 danger outweighs basic democratic rights, but Madrid does not believe it outweighs workers’ duty to produce profits for the capitalists.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2020
The European Central Bank has taken the same road as the US Fed, committing itself to pump still more money across the board into the financial markets.
By Alejandro López, 30 April 2020
On Tuesday evening, Sánchez outlined his government’s plan under the name “ Transition Plan to a New Normal.”
By Alejandro López, 28 April 2020
Serra was sentenced to a draconian 18 months in prison and a €2000 fine for attending a protest against the eviction of a disabled person in a working class area of Madrid.
By Alejandro López, 25 April 2020
Podemos bases its policy of forcing nonessential workers back to work in Spain on its willingness to accept millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths.
By Robert Stevens, 20 April 2020
The five major states in Europe—Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK—account for around 85,000 of the 100,000 plus deaths.
By Alejandro López, 20 April 2020
Telepizza workers are striking as the Socialist Party-Podemos coalition government orders millions of workers back to work facing unsafe conditions.
By Alejandro López, 14 April 2020
Working class anger is rising against the Socialist Party-Podemos government, which forced millions of non-essential workers back to work yesterday
By Robert Stevens, 13 April 2020
More than 30 National Health Service workers are reported to have died as the UK’s death toll rises above 10,000.
By Alejandro López, 13 April 2020
The order threatens to lead to hundreds of thousands of more infections and tens of thousands of deaths, while big business reaps massive profits.
By Thomas Scripps, 11 April 2020
As plans were being hatched over how to impose a return to work, over 4,000 new pandemic deaths were reported in Europe on Friday, bringing the total for the continent to over 70,000.
By Alejandro López, 11 April 2020
Podemos and the Spanish social democrats are needlessly sacrificing thousands of workers’ lives in order to boost corporate profits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.