Spain

Sánchez Becomes Prime Minister of Spain

The rulers of all the major capitalist states have no solution to a world economic crisis which in various forms has now dragged on for decades. In the last few years chronic insoluble economic crisis has increasingly translated into political crisis. This has produced not just changes in government but questions about the institutions of these supposedly democratic regimes.

Helberg, Paul (1905-1989)

Winkelmann(l.) Helberg (r.)

A short biography of German anarchist Paul Helberg

Wüstemann, Martha (1908- 1992) aka Martha Lewin aka Julia Alino

Martha Wüstemann

A short biography of the German anarchist Martha Wüstemann

Behind the elephants ... The class struggle

This is translated from the website of the Spanish blogging collective Nuevo Curso whose work we frequently translate for the English reading audience. The reference to elephants arises from a recent accident involving these animals. The London Evening Standard of 3rd April described it thus; “An elephant was killed and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the huge animals overturned in south-eastern Spain. The vehicle toppled over when overtaking a slow lorry on the A-30 near Pozo Canada in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha on Monday.”

Lamberet, Madeleine (1908-1999)

Madeleine Lamberet

A short biography of French anarchist and artist Madeleine Lamberet

Lamberet, Renée (1901-1980)

Renée Lamberet

A short biography of French anarchist militant and historian Renée Lamberet

Why is Gibraltar a focus of European conflict?

The Irish-UK stand-off is not the only dispute over borders following Brexit.

Catalonian Election: Another Example of a Capitalist Impasse

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Translation of a commentary on last week’s election in Catalonia, from the Spanish blog Nuevo Curso.

Berenguer, Sara (1919-2010)

Sara Berenguer

A short biography of Sara Berenguer, Spanish anarchist

Catalonia: Competing Nationalisms against the Working Class

The conflict between the factions defending the existing Spanish state and those seeking a separate Catalonian state continues to accelerate. Whatever the outcome or the detailed twists and turns it is clear that class-conscious workers need to be equally independent from those arguing for either a separate Catalan state or the preservation of the existing state order – both represent the façade behind which the bosses’ class exercise their control.