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SPAIN: Open the Wall … Close the Wall

“Avalanche”; “Invasion of Foreigners”; “80,000 Sub-Saharans Hoping to Jump the Fences of Ceuta and Melilla and Cross the Straits into Europe”; “Is It Too Much to Ask That They Don’t Come Illegally?”   Above are some of the phrases used … Continue reading

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“Fenerism”: A World for Rent

Today, the right to property is denied to the majority of humans. The base of the capitalist system lies in the leasing of all types of “goods”, and loans with interest or usury are the greatest exponents. No-one talks about … Continue reading

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Julio Anguita: The Oligarchy Already Has a Plan

The social, political, and economic oligarchy (which has been in power in Spain since before the Transition) has a plan to ensure that the two-party system which sustains it continues to rule the country. After the ‘earthquake’ of the EU … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Third Spanish Republic

This June, an apparently significant change has occurred in Spanish politics, with the abdication of King Juan Carlos I (part of the Bourbon dynasty that has ruled Spain since 1713). If we analyse the recent history of Spain a bit … Continue reading

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SPAIN: The People’s Struggle and the Role of Adolfo Suárez

Adolfo Suárez González (1932–2014) was a Spanish lawyer and politician. He was Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister after Franco’s dictatorship, and the key figure in the country’s transition to ‘democracy’. Born into a rural, middle class Catholic family, he … Continue reading

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No More War! Fight Against the Arms Trade!

Behind each war lie economic interests. Business for a few comes at the cost of suffering and death for the world’s poorest. “When the rich make war, the poor are the ones who die”, wrote Jean-Paul Sartre. Today, there are … Continue reading

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We Need to Forge a Culture of Solidarity!

There are facts that, although they have been repeated many times, must not lose their impact. Hunger is one of these. This does not refer to malnutrition, which continues to condemn a thousand million people on our planet to suffer. … Continue reading

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Communiqué Regarding December Solidarity Marches in Spain and Latin America (English Translation)

Every day, more than 100,000 people – half of them children – die of hunger “HUNGER IS THE MAIN POLITICAL PROBLEM OF HUMANITY”   More than 2,500 million people in the world live on less than 1.50 euros a day, … Continue reading

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Interview with Julián Gómez del Castillo

Presentation of the ‘Campaign for Justice in North-South Relations’ Elche (Alicante) 1990   “At this moment, for every 100 people in the world, 74 suffer from hunger. The causes are very clear and internationally recognised.   Firstly, the system of … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Exodus (The Civil War)

I have just finished reading ‘Éxodo’, the testimonial of a woman who escaped Spain as Franco’s forces were approaching victory in the Spanish Civil War. A painful and emotional story of horrors, fear, exploitation, and poverty, it also shows the … Continue reading

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