Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Showdown in Spain

Striking Spanish miners are now on the front lines of opposition to IMF-European Union austerity attacks. Eight thousand miners at over 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue to set up road blocks as barricades & strike & sit in at mines to oppose cuts in what are called “coal subsidies” but which mean slashed wages & pensions, & removal of already minimal safety protections. Using riot police against protestors & strikers is now an international phenomenon which means the oligarchs are girding for battle to wrench from us what they call “entitlements” & we call human rights. It’s no coincidence media is making such a spectacle over all this royal crap; they want us to get used to serfdom & bending the knee again. Our fullest solidarity with the miners of Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano/AP)

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