CNT

Slippery slopes (the anarchists in Spain) - Manuel Azaretto

Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book—a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their “betrayal” of anarchist principles—contains, in addition to official documents and proclamations of the CNT and FAI and articles from the Spanish and international anarchosyndicalist press, relevant passages drawn from Max Nettlau, Diego Abad de Santillán, David Antona, Federica Montseny, Juan García Oliver, Pierre Besnard, Alexander Schapiro, Sebastién Faure, Camillo Berneri, Mariano Vázquez, Mikhail Bakunin and other anarchists and anarchosyndicalists.

Internationale 1938.05

This is the May issue of the 1938 Internationale, the monthly review of the IWA-AIT which discusses the 1938 congress and the Spanish civil war.

Las Pendientes Resbaladizas (Los anarquistas en España)

Un libro de un militante de Federación Obrera Regional Uruguaya (FORU), Manuel Azaretto, sobre anarcosindicalismo en España y un critica desde perspectiva forista de la CNT y su acciones durante la revolución española. El texto tiene cuatro partes, y un introduccion con el autor desconocido.

La legalización (de la CNT)

Un articulo sobre la legalizacion de la CNT en 1977 de un periodico de la CNT.

Spain: mainstream unions support big business, CNT fights back

An article by Brandon Oliver about the CNT's response to austerity in Spain.

Introduction: Ready for revolution

The Kate Sharpley Library team discuss Guillamón's work on the CNT's Defence Committees in relation to what we know about the start of the Spanish Revolution and why it's important.

Interview with new IWA-AIT general secretary

The new general secretary of the anarcho-syndicalist International Workers’ Association, Laure Akai, answers questions from the newspaper “CNT”, organ of the Spanish section of the IWA-AIT.

The Spanish civil war: revolution and counterrevolution - Burnett Bolloten

This monumental book offers a comprehensive history and analysis of Republican political life during the Spanish Civil War.

A critical look at the Spanish revolution - Ricardo Fuego

A 2010 essay in which the author attributes the defeat of the Spanish Revolution not to its betrayal at the hands of a naïve and incompetent leadership, but to the fact that “If the Spanish proletariat valued acronyms and leaders more than their own interests this was because objective and subjective difficulties stood in the way of their potential to attain a level of class autonomy sufficient to do without such mediations”.

The theorization of historical experiences - Agustín Guillamón

A critique of Roi Ferreiro’s critique of Andrés Devesa’s essay on the Spanish civil war and revolution, in which Guillamon derides Ferreiro for idealism and the use of elitist jargon, and for his failure to “perceive that the battle for revolutionary history is not just a bookish, theoretical and abstract question, but another battlefield in the class war between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat”.