Thursday, 12 July 2012

Solidarity with the Striking Spanish Miners

The Spanish miners are now over a month of action against the Spanish Popular Party Government, and the International banking aristocracy. They are demonstrating against 60% cuts in subsidiaries, which are expected to result in the loss of 40,000 jobs.
An indefinite strike was launched on 31st of May when 2 sets of mining crew immediately withdrew  their labour whilst working in dangeous and unsanitary conditions,
They have been converging since Tuesday on Madrid, for huge protest rallies, joined by thousands of sympathisers in the city. One group of about 160 miners have walked all the way from the Northern Asturia and Leon Regions, as much as 250 miles away.
They are angry, passionate and well organised. Militant and disruptive, when attacked they will fight back, their will is strong. The governments position is a weak one, especially when it looks as if they have the people on their side. They are an inspiration to us all.

International Support for
the Asturian Spanish Miners

A Spanish Miners message from the burning barricades.

This is their civil War

Spanish Miners Battle Austerity 

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