Barcelona

Albert Einstein in Barcelona: "My name is Albert Einstein and I am also revolutionary, an anti-authoritarian"

In February 1923, Albert Einstein visited Barcelona at the invitation of the Mancomunitat (the forerunner of the Generalitat, the Catalan government, which was reestablished in 1932) to give a series of sponsored lectures explaining his theory of relativity. On arrival he insisted on meeting with — and giving talks to — members of the CNT, the anarcho-syndicalist labour union. The following account of Einstein’s Barcelona visit is excerpted from ‘¡Pistoleros! 3: 1920-24. The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg’:

The Nihilist Recuperation: A couple of communiques against communiques from Barcelona

Two texts from Barcelona, critiquing the trend of nihilist armed struggle groups such as the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Informal Anarchist Federation. These texts first appeared on Indymedia Barcelona and were formatted as a PDF by Subversion Press.

Barcelona ABC Communiqué

Article from Black Flag #216 1999.

Squatting in Barcelona - Black Flag

Article from Black Flag #214 1998.

1936: Report On The Revolutionary Movement In Barcelona

Documentary film made by the CNT/FAI showing the first days of the Spanish revolution in Barcelona. Spanish Audio with English subtitles.

Comunicat de CNT Catalunya arrel del atemptat a Barcelona de Agost de 2017

Les “amistats perilloses”: Els sàtrapes Felip VI i Salman d’Aràbia

A leaflet distributed by the Catalan CNT at the Barcelona anti-terrorism rally of August 26, 2017 and the concurrent protests against the visit of King Felipe VI.

CNT Catalunya leaflet from the Barcelona peace rally of August 26, 2017

“Dangerous liaisons”: The satraps Felipe VI and Salman of Arabia

A leaflet distributed by the Catalan CNT at the Barcelona anti-terrorism rally of August 26, 2017 and the concurrent protests against the visit of King Felipe VI.

General strike against state repression in Catalonia

Road blockade in Catalonia

Workers in Catalonia have launched a general strike today in response to the brutal police repression following Sunday's Catalan independence referendum.

巴塞罗那之夏——被遗忘的无产者革命

Anarchism and the City

历史记住的总是胜利者,但有些被历史偶然的波浪淹没的故事,比如一些伟大的实验,是值得我们记住的。Ealhalm在《无政府主义与城市:巴塞罗那的革命与反革命,1898-1937》记录的正是这样一段历史。

Merino Martínez, Julián (1897-1977) - Danny Evans

Headline of the underground newspaper Anarquía produced by FAI members in 1937

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist, who was a prominent ‘mid-level’ activist in the CNT, the FAI and the defence committees in Barcelona during the period of the Second Republic (1931-1936) and Civil War (1936-1939)