From daily The Morning Star in England today:
Several thousand demonstrators marched in Spanish cities on Saturday to protest against the mismanagement of banks that left them on the verge of bankruptcy.
A family of Spanish fishing barons has been handed millions of pounds in EU subsidies despite being charged with illegally fishing in British waters: here.
There has been a dramatic rise in poverty, hunger and inequality across Spain since the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008. Spain has now become the country with the most inequality of all 27 countries of the European Union (EU): here. And here.
Spanish campaigners said today that the government’s partial two-year suspension of evictions for those who can’t pay their mortgages doesn’t go nearly far enough: here.
Spain’s labour ministry admitted today that unemployment rose by 1.5 per cent, or 74,296, in November to a record high of 4.9 million: here.
Tens of thousands of Italian workers rallied in Rome on Saturday in protest against pension cuts and soaring taxes: here.
For German banks it’s ‘do as we say, not as we do’: here.
- Bankia Posts $9.1 Billion Loss as EU Prepares Bailout Funds – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Large anti-austerity protest in 56 Spanish cities (metronews.ca)
- Anti-austerity protests grip 56 Spanish cities (sfgate.com)
- Spain police protest austerity measures in Madrid (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)
- Spanish ‘bad bank’ to pay big discount (bigpondnews.com)
- You: Thousands join new Spain protest (bbc.co.uk)
- Spanish police protest the loss of Christmas bonus (sacbee.com)
- Thousands march in Madrid against government austerity measures (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (rt.com)
- Anti-austerity Protest in Spain Draws Thousands (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
- #23F: Citizens’ Tide of Austerity Protests Swamps Spain (commondreams.org)