Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spanish Protests

  • MADRID — Hundreds of thousands of people, many waving red and white union flags, protested across Spain on Sunday against sweeping labour market reforms that make it easier to slash pay and lay off workers.
  • (Raw Story)
  • Spains conservative government faced its first mass protests on Sunday as hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against austerity, spending cuts and radical changes to labour rights.
  • (The Guardian)
  • The Iberian peninsula enters written records as a land populated largely by the Iberians, Basques and Celts. After an arduous conquest, the peninsula came under the rule of Rome.
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  • With millions now out of work and the Spanish economy contracting, one of the countrys biggest problems is the vast number of people who now cannot afford the repayments on their mortgage.
  • (BBC News)
  • Photo: AFP' A demonstrator is dressed as the "Grim Reaper" at Sol square in Madrid on February 19 during a protest against the Spanish government's recently approved labour reforms.
  • (Australian Financial Review)
  • A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.
  • (Public Radio International PRI)
  • "Obscenity," an exhibition of 50 photographs by the Canadian artist Bruce LaBruce, includes a portrait of Spanish actress Rossy de Palma outside the venue on Friday.
  • (Global Nation)

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