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Spain peace activists Peace activists protest docking of Saudi ship at Spain’s Sagunto port

Activists allege that the ship, Bahri Abha, is carrying weapons for use by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Since 2015, the ship has transported military equipment worth €143 million on eight voyages from the United States to Saudi Arabia

Spain protest Spanish unions oppose court’s decision on dismissal of workers

In October, the Spanish Constitutional Court (STC) ruled in favor of terminating job contracts of workers based on leaves of absence, even if justified or availed intermittently

spain march against racism Hundreds of migrants march against racism in Spain

It united hundreds of migrants from across the globe who are living in Spain, under the banner ”We will not forget, we will not forgive. We demand compensations.”

Spanish elections Socialist Party maintains lead in Spanish elections amidst far-right surge

The far right party, Vox, has almost doubled its seat share in the congress from 24 to 52, and has become the third largest force in the Spanish parliament

Spanish energy workers Energy workers in Galicia demand job security from Spanish government

Thousands of jobs are at risk due to the energy transition policy pursued by the Spanish government which will lead to the closure of several coal mines in the country

Catalan independence movement flares up

Barcelona and multiple cities in Spain have been witnessing mass protests. What will it take to bring peace again?

Pensioners demand dignity in Spain

Thousands of pensioners from all over Spain took to the streets of Madrid on October 16 and marched from the Puerta del Sol to the Congress of Deputies demanding an increase in pensions and for a dignified life.

Alcoa workers protest prosecution of trade union activists in Spain

Workers have rallied behind the trade union activists who are being prosecuted by the state for participating in a march and allegedly inciting violence. The march was taken out with the demand that the closure of two Alcoa plants be halted

In Sabadell, Spain, thousands of people protested on September 23 against the arrests of nine pro-independence Catalan activists. These arrests occurred days before the 2nd anniversary of the Catalan referendum that was held on October 1, 2017, and days before the verdict for the jailed pro-independence leaders is to be announced, who were arrested for organizing the referendum. Catalans demand end to repression, release of pro-independence leaders

In Sabadell, Spain, thousands of people protested on September 23 against the arrests of nine pro-independence Catalan activists.

Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain

The workers of the Cordoba and Vizcaya power grid plants of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) staged protests under the leadership of the unions, Workers’ Commission (CCOO) and UGT

PSOE victory rally Spain general elections: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party emerges as the single largest party

The ultra-nationalist Vox party gained 24 seats, while the conservative People’s Party lost half of its seats

Iberian anti-nuclear movement seeks closure of nuclear power plant in Spain

Three companies, Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, which run the power plant want to extend the operation of the nuclear infrastructure beyond the license, which ends on June 19, 2020. Activists have been demanding the closure of the plant which has been operational since 1983

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