It was a General Strike on March 29 in Spain, and further mobilizations are initiated from May 29th to June 15th.
The CNT-AIT has through the International Secretary made a new call
of support to the mobilizations. There will during these days be
rallies, demonstrations, workshops, consumer strikes, days of action and
all kinds of action. The purpose is to be heading toward another
General Strike and the target is to revert back all the brutal cuts
suffered, revert back the Labor Reform and get back all the rights.
The right- wing government is embarking austerity cuts which will
further drive down the conditions of life of Spanish workers and it aims
to crush or/and weaken the ability of workers to organize and fight.
Austerity measures are also made by regional governments as those in
Andalusia, Asturias and Catalonia that recently imposed a new round of
But what governments and employers want is not necessarily what they
get. While austerity measures create more exploitation and repression of
workers, they also make the conditions for workers direct actions and
solidarity. The only path to emancipation for us as workers is to take
control of our own struggle: A struggle that is directed against and
outside the class collaborationist structures, and that through Direct
Action confronts and defeats the attacks and the evil that is
The Secretariat of the International Workers Association (IWA) sends
hereby its support to the mobilizations of Spanish CNT-AIT and the
further Direct Actions that are so strongly needed!
Long live the CNT-AIT and anarchosyndicalism!
Long live the AIT!
Oslo, May 28 2012, IWA-Secretariat