On Wednesday, 70% of Spanish workers went on strike. In reading this article, though, we see some complex struggles on the left. Unions, the governing left and the far left are in an identity struggle.
Workers went on strike in opposition to the austerity measures and anti-labour reforms implemented by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) government of President José Zapatero.
When left wing leaders obey EU neoliberal demands, there will be blowback. This article tracks some of the complexity of how progressive elements are interacting.
Socialist and leftist forces are not immune from the carnage of capitalist crises. The solutions, however, ought to be more progressive than the standard neoliberal tripe bouncing around the world.