The Spanish government has been using the economic crisis as an excuse to make healthcare profitable. Against the cuts and privatisation, healthcare workers and communities have been fighting back.
In summer 2011 I was on holiday in Barcelona with my partner when I got a stomach bug. Unable to access a doctor, I decided to go into the local hospital.
Anti-austerity protests in Spain are continuing to grow, with many cities witnessing near-daily protests.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Madrid on 25 September and marched on Spain’s parliament building as MPs discussed its 2013 budget.
So far 870 Spanish doctors have signed a manifesto which states: “My loyalty to patients does not allow me to ignore my ethical and professional duty and abandon them”.
Despite the return to work by Spanish miners, resistance to the government’s austerity measures continues.
As the Spanish government teeters on the brink of a bailout, the Spanish working class has responded with a spectacular burst of militancy that sets the tone for a fightback against Europe-wide austerity.
Tyneside Irish Centre 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG
Benefit Gig with Dog Years (and other bands to confirm)
Miners in Northern Spain have been on all out strike since 29 May, against the threat to end thousands of careers in pits, and destroy communities. This is Spain's 'Miners Strike'.
As well as that metro cleaners in Newcastle are on the strike again against poverty pay, with terrible conditions. This benefit will raise money for both.
The Spanish miners’ strike against a cut in the subsidy to the industry is now in its tenth week.
The Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross
A discussion of the Spanish miners' struggle, its history, its politics and building solidarity.
We have invited a speaker from the Spanish Miners' Solidarity Committee and hope to discuss the possibilities for setting up a Support Group in London.