Uses own distribution. This is what a government should be doing to save money
Up to 1.5 million people flood Catalonia's capital, Barcelona, demanding independence and blaming the Spanish government for their economic woes.
A Spanish mayor who became a cult hero for staging robberies at supermarkets and giving stolen groceries to the poor sets off this week on a three-week march that could embarrass the government and energise anti-austerity campaigners.
The Spanish field workers union the SAT has gone en masse to two supermarkets to take food by direct action. Unemployed fieldworkers and other members of the union went to two supermarkets, one in Ecija (Sevilla) and one in Arcos de la Frontera (Cadiz) and loaded up trolleys with basic necessities.
Police have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda members in southern Spain. Explosive material was seized at an address in San Roque where a Turkish man was arrested. Two other men were held near Almuradiel. They are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, according to the Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz. The arrests are part of one the biggest international operations to date against al-Qaeda, Mr Diaz said.
Anniversary of the outbreak of Spanish Civil War this week...
As Mariano Rajoy announces new austerity measures, capital welcomes miners fighting huge cuts in subsidies
After two years of denials, we finally have the right answer: Spain IS Greece. Only much bigger (it is also the US, although while the US TARP was $700 billion or 5% of then GDP, the just announced Spanish tarp is 10% of Spanish GDP, so technically Spain is 2x the US). So now that the European bailout has moved from Greece, Ireland and Portugal on to the big one, Spain, here are the key outstanding questions.
@Big, Google Translate doesn't mean video!
The Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced on Wednesday that the plan to combat tax evasion on Friday approved the Cabinet prohibit the payment in cash transactions of over € 2,500 and n which at least involved a businessman professional.
Less cash = More government control.
While Spaniards desperately sought work or struggled to meet basic needs, the king was on a hush-hush, all-expenses-paid hunting trip, blasting at animals in one of the world's most exotic landscapes – Botswana's Okavango delta.
Police and pickets clashed in a handful of places, but it was a largely peaceful general strike in a country whose sinking economy, with 23% unemployment, has become the focus of worry about the future of the whole eurozone area.
Spain's main trade unions called a general strike for March 29 today against regressive labour reforms and other austerity being heaped on the country by the right wing government.
Spain is already planning to breach its budgetary targets, defying European leaders on the day they signed their historic fiscal pact.
Spanish unemployment broke through the 5-million barrier on Friday as the new government of Mariano Rajoy began to quietly beg the European Union to ease up on deficit targets that are sending the country hurtling back into recession.
The new right-wing Popular Party government, headed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, has announced 16.5 billion worth of budget cuts and outlined details of the first nine billion.
The International Monetary Fund is being lined up potentially to help Italy and Spain amid growing fears that a European rescue scheme will not be able to prop up the countries.
If nothing is done ~10 days until a eurozone collapse (http://www.businessinsider.com/wolfganc-munchau-the-eurozone-has-10-days-at-most-2011-11), this "rescue package" will just buy more time and further expose the UK.
The conservative People's party (PP) of Mariano Rajoy has swept to a landslide victory in Spain's general election, inheriting sky-high unemployment and one of the shakiest economies in Europe.
Spanish politicians took a dramatic step to try to win back market confidence by agreeing on a reform of the country's constitution to introduce a cap on future deficits.
Anyone moving to spain?
In another chapter in our seemingly never-ending tale of global financial collapse, financial markets in Europe and North America were gripped by a new sense of crisis as the turmoil caused by the narrowly averted US debt default moved back across the Atlantic and infected Italy and Spain – two key members of the eurozone....
ffs just die already.
Seventy-five years ago, Spain's future hung in the balance--between the rising forces of fascism and the potential of a working-class revolution.
Spanish farmers gave away 30 tones of fruit and vegetables on Wednesday to dispel health fears they say are still hurting producers after being erroneously blamed for an E.coli outbreak in Germany. On Tuesday the European Union offered farmers 150 million euros in aid to reimburse producers who have been unable to sell fruit and salad vegetables for nearly two weeks.
Russia on Thursday extended its ban on vegetable imports to all of the EU in a bid to prevent a deadly European bacterial outbreak that has left 17 people dead from spreading into the country. Researchers are still unable to pinpoint the cause of the outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations, which has infected 1,500 people.
Spain's royal academy of history has triggered a row after publishing a publicly funded dictionary of national biography which includes an admiring description of the country's bloodiest 20th-century figure, General Francisco Franco.
A statement by the anarchosyndicalist CNT of Spain on the May protests and occupations which have swept the country
Statement of solidarity with Wisconsin workers from the CNT-AIT, a Spanish anarcho-syndicalist union.