“The wars are yours – the deaths are ours,” read one placard on a
demonstration in Madrid in the early hours, last Sunday morning. It
summed up the mood of millions throughout Spain just days after the
horrific bombings in Madrid had left 200 dead and 1,400 injured.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Seville last Saturday in a
massive anti-capitalist protest. The government and the police
desperately tried to play down the turnout. The local police claimed up
to 60,000 took part, and the government said 17,000.
The EU-summit in Seville was confronted with a very big anti-capitalist
demonstration on the evening of Saturday June 22. There were hundreds of
thousands demonstrators, probably around 300.000! The demonstration
remained peaceful and was very radical. There was a very political mood
in opposition to the rightwing...
Belgian CWI member, Els Deschoemacker, who took part in the general
strike demonstrations in Seville yesterday spoke to Geert Cool: "The
demonstrations yesterday were massive. Estimations say there were
200,000 in Seville. In Barcelona it was been between 500,000 and 600,000
and in Madrid there were another...
20 June 2002 - Today’s 24-hour general strike in protest at the Aznar
government’s decision to cut unemployment benefits has ground much of
Spain to a halt. BBC World Service comments, "The strike got under way
at midnight (2200 GMT) and the two main unions, each with a million
members, are expecting a...
Anti-capitalist protesters, trade unionists, and socialists will be
demonstrating against the upcoming European Union summit to be held in
Seville on 20-21 June 2002. CWI members and supporters from Spain and
also from a number of European countries will be part of the protests
against the bosses’ EMU. Published...