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.
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.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 April 2020
While over 4,100 people died of COVID-19 yesterday, stock markets finished the week with huge gains as the ruling elite’s plan to force workers back to work emerges.
By Robert Stevens, 6 April 2020
There is mounting evidence that fatalities are much higher when deaths outside hospitals are factored in.
By Alex Lantier, 4 April 2020
The catastrophe now unfolding in Europe is rooted not in the biological properties of the coronavirus, but in the political bankruptcy of European capitalism.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 30 March 2020
The police assault on the Sidenor steel factory in the Basque Country was carried out under the authority of the pseudo-left Podemos party and the Spanish social-democrats.
By Thomas Scripps and Alice Summers, 28 March 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is preying on Europe’s 500 million-plus population whose health care services have been decimated by years of government austerity and private sector looting.
By Gregor Link, 28 March 2020
The criminal inactivity of European governments has led to a murderous and vicious circle of overwork, infection and work absences in hospitals throughout the continent.
By Thomas Scripps, 25 March 2020
WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom insisted it was still possible to “change the trajectory,” but warned that governments were failing to devote the necessary resources to the crisis.
By Robert Stevens, 21 March 2020
Italy, Spain, Belgium and the UK all recorded their largest single-day death tolls in the global coronavirus pandemic on Friday.
By Alex Lantier, 18 March 2020
Europe is set to soon have more coronavirus cases than China and already has seen more deaths: 3,401 people have died in Europe, and 3,226 have died in China.
By Alejandro López, 11 March 2020
The decision came after Spain’s Ministry of Health said there were 1,622 registered cases, compared to 1,200 the day before.
By Alejandro López, 9 March 2020
The pseudo-left is complicit in the dispatching of police to Greece, where far right thugs are attacking refugees with the complicity of the government.
By Alejandro López, 2 March 2020
Iglesias is sworn to secrecy as he oversees an organization with a long history of brutal repression and targeted assassinations of militant workers and left-wing groups.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 13 February 2020
Amid growing protests against the right-wing policies of Podemos, its Anticapitalistas faction called for a “civilized, respectful, empathetic and even loving” separation from Podemos.
By Alejandro López, 6 February 2020
As thousands of farmers don yellow vests, echoing mass social protests in France, the reactionary Socialist Party-Podemos government fears a social explosion in Spain.
By Alejandro López, 3 February 2020
The central issue is to take the struggle out of the hands of the unions and appeal for broad support in the Spanish working class against the Podemos-PSOE government.
By Alejandro López, 27 January 2020
Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Pedro Sánchez reiterated that his new Spanish Socialist Party coalition government with Podemos is committed to austerity.
By Alejandro López, 13 January 2020
Described by its architects as Spain’s most progressive government since the Second Republic (1931-1939), it is in fact committed to austerity, repression and militarism.
By Alex Lantier, 8 January 2020
The formation of the government capped two months of manoeuvres within the Spanish ruling elite after the November 10 elections produced yet another hung parliament.
By Alejandro López, 8 January 2020
On Sunday, acting Socialist Party (PSOE) Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez failed in a first vote to obtain the required majority to establish a government in coalition with the pseudo-left Podemos party.
By Alejandro López, 24 December 2019
According to El País, this call from the former chief of staff of the Spanish army is circulating widely in the officer corps among WhatsApp groups.
By Alejandro López, 23 December 2019
Madrid nevertheless kept Junqueras in jail over his role in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum and did not allow him to take his European parliament seat.
By Thomas Scripps, 21 December 2019
David Morales, a former Spanish military officer, is accused of spying on Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy and was charged in October with privacy violation, bribery and money laundering.
By Alejandro López, 10 December 2019
Spain’s two largest trade unions are directly complicit with the attempt by Podemos and the Socialist Party to install a pro-austerity, police-state regime.
By Alejandro López, 4 December 2019
The Catalan nationalist parties are negotiating with the social democrats, even as the social democrats assault mass protests in Catalonia and target the nationalist parties.
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 December 2019
British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.
By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, 29 November 2019
The about-face of Podemos after the November 10 elections to back censorship is yet another bitter lesson in the treachery of this petty-bourgeois, “left populist” party.
By Alejandro López, 25 November 2019
The Podemos-backed social-democratic government threatens to impeach the Catalan regional premier and reduce the use of the Catalan language in Catalonia’s public schools.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019
Middle-class parties in Spain are peddling illusions in factions of Podemos even after it has agreed to govern with the Socialist Party on a program of austerity and repression.
By Alex Lantier, 15 November 2019
With its anti-worker policies, the “left populist” party Podemos allows the neo-fascists to grow by posturing as the only opposition to a corrupt political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 13 November 2019
Podemos is aware that the PSOE is organizing violent repression in Catalonia that strengthens the fascistic Vox party, and supports the PSOE on this basis.
By Alejandro López, 12 November 2019
Sunday’s elections resulted once again in a hung parliament, the fourth in as many elections in Spain since 2015.
By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2019
Vox is part of a broad trend in European capitalist politics toward the promotion of neo-fascist parties, nationalism and the furious public legitimization of fascist dictators.
By Alex Lantier, 11 November 2019
The rise of the fascistic right follows a reactionary election campaign oriented around all the major parties’ support for police crackdowns on mass protests in Catalonia.
By Alejandro Lopez, 9 November 2019
On Sunday, Spain will hold its fourth general elections in as many years, six months after the last elections this April.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2019
As Podemos and the social democrats back austerity, nationalism and militarism, the ruling class is creating the conditions for the fascistic Vox party to rise rapidly.
By Alejandro López, 4 November 2019
By making support for police repression in Catalonia the centre of the election campaign, Spain’s major parties are accelerating the rise of the fascistic Vox party.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 2 November 2019
Last week, the Spanish Socialist Party government exhumed the remains of fascist dictator General Francisco Franco from his vast “Valley of the Fallen” mausoleum.
By Alejandro López, 28 October 2019
Two weeks before the November 10 general elections in Spain, hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona Saturday afternoon.
By Alejandro López, 22 October 2019
The ruling class is terrified that protests will erupt across Spain and beyond, linking the defence of democratic rights to the growing upsurge of working class struggles.
By Alejandro López, 21 October 2019
This crisis is giving workers and youth internationally yet another bitter lesson in the reactionary role of affluent middle class, “post-Marxist” populist parties.
By Alejandro López, 19 October 2019
Broad sections of youth and workers mobilized to protest the police state that is emerging in Spain, and more broadly across Europe.
By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2019
The Spanish Supreme Court’s sentencing Monday of a dozen Catalan nationalists to a decade in prison for sedition is a politically illegitimate ruling that will live in infamy.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 15 October 2019
The ruling against defendants involved in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum is the outcome of a show trial and part of the Spanish ruling class’s drive toward dictatorship.
Ahead of ruling in Catalan show trials
By Alejandro López, 12 October 2019
The Catalan bourgeois nationalists are terrified of growing opposition in the working class to the austerity and police-state policies of the Spanish ruling class. Jordi Sànchez,
By Alejandro López, 11 October 2019
Despite the legitimate hatred that millions of workers feel for Franco, the fascist dictator and mass murderer, the exhumation ruling is a dangerous political fraud.
By Alejandro López, 26 September 2019
Spain’s Civil Guards have launched a widely publicized “anti-terror” police operation against Catalan nationalist activists, code-named “Operation Judes.”
By Alejandro Lopez, 24 September 2019
Last Friday, Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias announced his party would back repressive measures against Catalonia if it were part of a Socialist Party-led government
By Alejandro López, 19 September 2019
King Felipe VI declared that social-democratic Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had failed to secure enough support to be confirmed as premier.
Part III: The class issues posed by state foreknowledge of Islamist attacks
By Alejandro López, 12 September 2019
Revelations of state foreknowledge of the terror attack in Barcelona point to the premeditated, counterrevolutionary class policy pursued by the financial aristocracy.
Part II: The Barcelona daily La Vanguardia tries to discredit Público
By Alejandro López, 11 September 2019
The spearhead of the ruling elite’s counterattack on the Público exposure was a series of one-sided and provocative articles in La Vanguardia.
Part I: Podemos and the Catalan nationalists cover for Spanish intelligence
By Alejandro López, 10 September 2019
The exposure of NATO intelligence agencies’ complicity in Islamist networks’ August 2017 terrorist attack in Barcelona has provoked a deep political crisis in Spain.
By Alejandro López, 4 September 2019
There is deep, growing anger among workers over the massive growth of social inequality and worsening working conditions.
By Alejandro López, 6 August 2019
Their call to back the PSOE from outside government is a cynical ploy to avoid taking responsibility for the right-wing policies of the PSOE regime they are supporting.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 29 July 2019
Podemos took a calculated decision not to enter government with the PSOE, fearing rising opposition on its left in the working class in Spain and internationally.
By Alejandro López, 22 July 2019
The reactionary forces promoted in the bourgeois media as the “left” in Spain are downplaying or ignoring Spanish intelligence’s complicity in the 2017 attacks.
By Alejandro López, 22 July 2019
Readers are writing in to denounce the silence at explosive revelations of intelligence complicity in the 2017 Barcelona attacks in the online daily Público.
By Alex Lantier, 20 July 2019
The report is prima facie evidence of criminal behavior by the Spanish state, abetted by other NATO powers, to create the climate to build a fascistic police-state regime.
By Alejandro López, 15 July 2019
Aware that its falling electoral support reflects growing social opposition to the entire political establishment, Podemos is seeking to obtain as many posts as possible.
By Alejandro López, 12 July 2019
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called for the “immediate release” of Catalan nationalist political prisoners held in a show trial in Madrid.
By Alejandro López, 6 July 2019
Spain’s social-democratic government has warned it will impose hundreds of thousands of euros in fines on vessels for rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean.
By Alejandro López, 27 June 2019
Amid the growing promotion of far-right politics by the Spanish ruling elite, this decision opens the door to attempts to revise the bloody history of Spanish fascism.
By Alejandro López, 17 June 2019
If Franco is rehabilitated, it is because powerful factions of the ruling class are considering another break with legality and democratic forms of rule, in order to defend their wealth.
By Alejandro López, 3 June 2019
Podemos aims to join Spain’s social democratic government, which is preparing draconian attacks on social programs and new measures against Catalan political prisoners.
By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2019
The EU elections revealed the deep discrediting of the political establishment and its imperviousness to growing demands from the working class for political change.
By Alejandro López, 28 May 2019
A major factor in the decline of Podemos has been the experience of workers and middle-class people with this party as it ran numerous town and city halls.
By Alejandro López, 22 May 2019
The ability of companies to impose redundancies is dependent on the collaboration of Spanish unions.
By Alejandro López, 17 May 2019
The bourgeoisie hailed Rubalcaba because his defence of austerity and violent repression epitomize what it sees as desirable in a ruler.
By Alejandro López, 11 May 2019
Iglesias stressed that during their parliamentary collaboration, both parties were able “to build a relationship of trust” and dealt with each other “with frankness and empathy.”
By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, 3 May 2019
Even as the PSOE’s police-state and austerity policies fuel the far right’s rise, Podemos is asking to join a PSOE government and defending it from criticism on its left.
By Alex Lantier, 29 April 2019
Heavy voter turnout reflected, at least in part, significant numbers of people trying to cast a vote to prevent the far right from coming to power.
the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, Socialist Equality Party and Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 27 April 2019
A struggle against capitalist reaction can only proceed through the building of a new revolutionary leadership in the Spanish and international working class.
By Alejandro López, 26 April 2019
European Union sources are warning of prolonged political instability and looking to the PSOE and Podemos for an answer.
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 22 April 2019
The concessions hailed by Podemos were included in the 1978 Constitution to legitimise the filthy compromise between the PSOE and the Communist Party (PCE) with the Francoites, to “forgive and forget” the crimes of fascism.
By Alejandro López, 13 April 2019
In the Orwellian atmosphere being stoked up by the ruling class in the run up to the April 28 general election, it is the victims of police brutality that are denounced as aggressors.
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 2 April 2019
A major reason the party’s loss of support is mass abstention, particularly among the youth, who no longer identify Podemos as a radical alternative.
By Alejandro López, 25 March 2019
Vox and the army feel emboldened to hail Franco, a fascist mass murderer, because of the reactionary role of the Spanish Socialist Party and of Podemos.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 4 March 2019
The Catalan nationalists’ prosecution on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for organising the 2017 independence referendum has no substance.
By Alejandro López, 18 February 2019
There is broad opposition, centered above all in the working class, to EU-backed attempts to establish a police state in Spain based on anti-Catalan propaganda.
By Alejandro López, 16 February 2019
The major parties are set to run the most right-wing election campaign in Spain since the 1978 Transition to parliamentary rule, under cover of opposing Catalan separatism.
By Alex Lantier, 14 February 2019
In line with official politics across Europe, the ruling class in Spain is moving to build a police state and defending the legacy of 20th century fascism.
By Alejandro López, 11 February 2019
Spain’s right-wing parties are targeting its minority social-democratic government, backed by Podemos, that is unpopular for imposing austerity and police state rule.