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Spain is experiencing a wave of industrial unrest, as workers fight for secure jobs and to regain lost wages and conditions, reports Dick Nichols.

EH Bildu leader Arnaldo Otegi and Sortu leader Arkaitz Rodriguez cr Javier Etxezarreta (EFE)

In a historic declaration, left-independentist alliance EH Bildu has acknowledged the suffering caused by the actions of its former armed wing, Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA), reports Dick Nichols.

The Catalan parliament extended official recognition to the Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria (AANES), commonly known as Rojava, on October 19, reports Dick Nichols.

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The revelation that Spain's former king will probably get off scot-free on allegations of corruption has shone a torch down the sewer of the Spanish state, writes Dick Nichols.

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The arrest and subsequent release of Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s exiled ex-president, has caused a political storm in the Spanish State, reports Dick Nichols.

The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.

Following betrayal and expulsion, Forward Andalusia has regrouped and relaunched, reports Dick Nichols.

By releasing the Catalans leaders, the Spanish government is hoping to rebuild bridges with those alienated by their imprisonment, even as it insists on the impossibility of having a indepedence referendum, writes Dick Nichols.

It was inevitable that the 12th National Convention of Portugal’s radical Left Bloc, the third largest parliamentary force, would be unlike its predecessors, writes Dick Nichols.

Moroccan authorities have set in motion a wave of migration to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta to punish it for providing hospital care to leaders of the Polisario Front, writes Dick Nichols.

With negotiations over forming a Catalan government bogged down and a repeat election looming, pro-independence forces have reached an unexpected agreement, reports Dick Nichols.

Following Catalonia's February 14 election, writes Dick Nichols, pro-independence parties will need to find an agreed path to force the Spanish government to meet the demands of Catalans for amnesty and an independence referendum.

The upcoming Catalan election will be a test of the resilience of the pro-independence base, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Spanish state repression and attempts by Catalan counterparts of the governing coalition in Madrid to claw back support, writes Dick Nichols.

Unidas Podemos is engaged in a thuggish operation against members of the Forward Andalusia coalition, writes Dick Nichols.

The Spanish government is being attacked from the right over its new education reforms, writes Dick Nichols.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.

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