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Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Polisario Front chief leaves Spain after top court rejects pleas for his arrest

The Polisario Front, which is fighting for independence of Western Sahara from Morocco, claimed that allegations of war crimes against chief Brahim Ghali are Morocco’s attempts to discredit the movement

Pensioners Protest-Spain Pensioners in Spain mobilize in defense of social security

Pensioners and other working class sections protested the privatization of pensions and proposed cuts in social security. The State Coordinator for the Defense of the Public Pension System (COESPE) also demanded an independent audit of the social security funds

Thousands of migrants sent back by Spain

Over the past week, thousands of migrants who arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco were repressed and forced back. Spanish security personnel used metal batons and smoke bombs at them

Moroccan migrants in Spain Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing

The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta

90 years of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic

Groups including the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE), Communist Youth of Peoples of Spain (JCPE), Red Roja, Communist Initiative and Workers Front (FO) participated in the mobilization on Wednesday.

Progressives call to end monarchy on the 90th anniversary of the Second Spanish Republic

90 years ago, on April 14, 1931, republican forces in Spain proclaimed the Second Spanish Republic by ousting the Monarch Alphonso XIII. Later, the Second Spanish Republic was sabotaged by right-wing groups under the leadership of General Francisco Franco.

Protest for health-Spain Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare

The protesters demanded strengthening of the public health sector through increased investments and the repeal of laws allowing privatization of health care 

Protests demanding the release of Pablo Hasel gain momentum in Spain

Since 2011, Hasel has been accused in several cases including for allegedly ‘praising communist leaders’ and ‘terrorist groups’ in his work and tweets.

Police arrest Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel

The Spanish national court served a notice to rapper Pablo Hasel in January asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of “glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions” and faces a two-year prison term.

Pablo Hasel Spain Protests take place in Spain against persecution of rapper Pablo Hasel 

The Spanish national court served a notice to Hasel last week asking him to surrender within ten days to face imprisonment. Hasel was convicted on charges of “glorifying terrorism, insulting the crown and state institutions”, and faces a two-year prison term

Alcoa Workers Protest-Spain Workers of Alcoa’s San Ciprian plant in Spain start indefinite strike

US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has decided to close down its San Ciprian smelter. The company’s sale negotiations with the UK-based Liberty group also failed last week

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