Barcelona

'The struggle for the streets': Unemployed hawkers, protest culture and repression in the Barcelona area, c1918-1936

An article by Chris Ealham on the CNT's mobilisation of street traders, whom the Spanish Republic considered 'undesirables' and repressed, and the militancy of the vendors themselves.

Account of the March 29 Spanish general strike from Barcelona

A short account for libcom.org from a comrade in Barcelona, on Spain's first general strike for 18 months.

Betrayals and outbursts in Barcelona

Student protestors smash bank in Barcelona

On the transport strike, the student strike, and the riots, protests, and sabotage carried out in Barcelona in the month of February, in response to the Labor Reform and the austerity measures, and the role of anarchists and anarcho-syndicalists.

Barcelona student strike against austerity met with police violence

c/o Lluis Gene

A report for libcom.org from Barcelona, as thousands of young people march in cities across Spain to protest austerity measures for the 29F: Vaga General d'Universitats

La Révolution Espagnole: The collectivized CNT taxis (1936)

A contemporary article in the POUM's journal La Révolution Espagnole on the CNT's collectivised taxis during the Spanish Revolution.

Organizing women: first steps - Martha A. Ackelsberg

An excerpt from Martha A. Ackelsberg's Free Women of Spain: anarchism and the struggle for the emancipation of women about women's struggle for autonomy within the CNT.

From Barcelona With Love: The spectre of Spanish anarchism in Liverpool

A look at the early influence of Spanish anarchism on Merseyside.

Indignados in Seville and Barcelona: reports from the #spanishrevolution

Reports from anarchists in two different cities in Spain about the assemblies movement there. From late May/Early June 2011. Translated for The Commune.

Class, culture and conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937 - Chris Ealham

Workers' barricade in revolutionary Barcelona

This is a study of social protest and repression in one of the twentieth century's most important revolutionary hotspots. It explains why Barcelona became the undisputed capital of the European anarchist movement and explores the sources of anarchist power in the city. It also places Barcelona at the center of Spain's economic, social, cultural and political life during 1898-1937.

¡Pistoleros! 2:1919 - The Chronicles of Farquhar McHarg

Extracts from Pistoleros! The Chronicles of Farquhar Mcharg, the fictional memoirs of a Scottish anarcho-syndicalist based in Spain.