"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."
Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.
Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.
The Spanish Civil War ended over 70 years ago. But families and supporters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade have never stopped their fight to end wars and crimes against humanity.
Mariano Rajoy's promise went the same way as his pledges on not raising tax - in the shredder.
The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.
As expected, the Nov. 20 election to the the Spanish parliament was a massive defeat for the ruling Socialist Workers' Party
There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.
Friday's bloody police action against demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.
On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.