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ReMine, the Latest Working Class Movement (2014)

11 Oct

(ReMine, El Último Movimiento Obrero, Marcos Martinez, DCP, Spain 2014, 102 min., Spanish w/subtitles)
In 2012, as global financial institutions harassed debt-ridden Spain, the government introduced crushing austerity measures, including a 63% reduction in subsidies to the coal industry. In northern Spain, a stronghold of militant trade unions, Asturian miners declared an unlimited strike, occupied mines, blockaded highways, fought police, and organized a mass protest march to Madrid, nearly 300 miles away. Across Spain and internationally, the miners’ traditional methods of struggle and organization won wide sympathy and admiration, culminating in a joyous demonstration of solidarity. Yet the future of Spanish coal mining remains in doubt.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/gxaK_YVwSQQ

 
 

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