Summer 2012, Europe is in crisis and the vulnerable economies of the South are feeling the heaviest blow. One of the most affected industries in Spain is mining, where the cut of aid comes abruptly. In the absence of a plan to reconvert the sector and relocate workers, the entire mining basin is increasingly closer to the abyss.
In the mining regions of Asturias and León, the anger of the workers at the threat that hangs over their future has materialized in strikes and clashes with the police. While some believe that the miners believe they are special before the cuts that the entire country is suffering; others admire them for defending their jobs and their regions. Faced with this perspective, the workers' conflict has been projected above the initial demand to conglomerate popular discontent in the face of social setbacks and the lack of a solution to the crisis.