Spain

Striking Coca-Cola women speak out

12 women in red anti-Coke T-shirts at the gates of the factory

On Saturday 1st March we met with 12 Coca-Cola workers. In this group interview we wanted to find out how the closure of the Fuenlabrada plant would effect their lives. They wanted to talk because each has a story to tell. A story very different from looking "on the Coke side of life."

Madrid sex workers call for an end to criminalisation

Around 150 sex workers demonstrated this afternoon (Saturday 15th Feb 2014) between Puerto del Sol and Gran Vía in Madrid, protesting against the criminalisation of prostitution and against the city government's Civil Space Ordnance and the Interior Ministry's proposed Law of Civil Safety.

Dies Irae: The Gamonal Syndrome - Revista Argelaga (Miquel Amorós)

A short article by Miquel Amorós (a/k/a Miguel Amorós), published in the Barcelona journal, Revista Argelaga, on the significance of the riots in Burgos, Spain, that took place in January, 2014.

Indefinite strike at Coca Cola's Madrid plant

Coca-Cola workers in Alicante.

On Wednesday the business put 1250 workers under ERE (notification of termination). Three other sites (in Asturias, Alicante and Palma) debate how to respond to the stoppage.

Introduction: Ready for revolution

The Kate Sharpley Library team discuss Guillamón's work on the CNT's Defence Committees in relation to what we know about the start of the Spanish Revolution and why it's important.

Selections from Perspectivas Antidesarrollistas – Miguel Amorós

Six short texts from a book published in 2012 (Anti-developmentalist Perspectives) largely based on talks given in 2009-2010 on the topic of the need for a transition from the economically, environmentally and spiritually unviable city-centered system of globalized capitalism to a new territorial dispersal of human society and productive activities, attaining a higher synthesis of the restoration of the liberating aspects of the city (freedom, public space) and the traditional virtues of the “territory” (local production, self-sufficiency) that can only be brought about by an anti-capitalist revolution.

Gallardón's Law would force women to give birth

Grafitti saying "Aborto LIbre" on a church building in Salamanca

Proposed new Spanish abortion law which would force women to give birth stuns womens' organisations.

The battle for Burgos

Plans to redevelop a street in Burgos, Northern Spain at cost of €8m spark an uprising against corruption and police brutality in the Spanish State.

Indisputable proof - Miquel Amorós

A discussion of some recent trends in state repression, considered against the background of the decline of the classical forms of class struggle in the last fifty years, which must now be revitalized by adapting to the new conditions in which “defense of the territory and anti-developmentalism” are the indispensable elements of the next stage of the “social war”, in which “the prevailing legality, not inspiring any respect, must instill fear and in order to do so it must endow itself with a greater capacity for repression”.

The Spanish civil war: revolution and counterrevolution - Burnett Bolloten

This monumental book offers a comprehensive history and analysis of Republican political life during the Spanish Civil War.