Photo gallery of anarchists and other workers who attempted a social revolution after the military uprising of the right-wing General Francisco Franco in July 1936. Thanks to anarchismus.at for supplying some of the pictures.
An essay on the nature of the Spanish Civil War and Revolution of 1936 that briefly summarizes the historical background of the military uprising and emphasizes the fact that immediately after the uprising began, spontaneously formed committees and workers patrols replaced the state and its repressive apparatus throughout most of Spain. Noting that these “revolutionary achievements . . . did not appear in the political program of any organization”, the author refers to these working class institutions as “organs of power” and asserts that they provide “irrefutable proof of the socialist character of the Spanish Revolution”.