[Marxism] Spain: Huge general strike could mark turning of tide

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 23:10:07 MDT 2012

By Dick Nichols, Barcelona

Since the global economic crisis broke out in 2008, the many-sided protest
movement against neoliberal austerity has yet to gain enough strength to
force any real retreats from governments doing the bidding of capitalism’s
ruling elites.

But the March 29 general strike against the new labour law in Spain —
hugely supported and backed by often vast demonstrations in 111 cities and
towns — could well point to a turning of the tide.

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“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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