Spain

1913: Barcelona Textile Strike

A strike by women in the cities textile industry against discrimination and working conditions.

The First Congress of the National Confederation of Labor (CNT) (Barcelona, September 8-10, 1911)

The Agenda and texts of the Reports presented to the assembly of delegates representing approximately 27,000 workers at the First (official) Congress of the National Confederation of Labor, held in Barcelona in 1911, providing a glimpse of the doctrinal spectrum represented by the founders of the CNT and the most urgent concerns of the membership of the new organization, including the “rights and duties” of disabled members of the CNT, the creation of rationalist schools, the formation of itinerant propaganda squads, and the need for a daily newspaper.

Freedom's crooked scars: John Cornford in Spain

John Cornford, 1936

A biographical, political, and literary introduction to John Cornford, the first man to go from England to fight the fascist takeover in Spain in 1936 - a poet, a revolutionary, and a military and political leader.

Beyond the IWA: An Interview with the CNT’s International Secretary

Discretely, almost silently, something is happening which will have serious consequences for the future of the international Anarchist movement: the reorganization of anarcho-syndicalism on a global scope, at the initiative of the CNT. Following the agreements of its XI Congress in 2015, the CNT – together with the German FAU and the Italian USI – has organized an international conference of anarcho-syndicalist and revolutionary unions (November 26-27, Bilbao). To understand the goals of this conference, we have interviewed people from the working group of the CNT’s International Secretary, in a conversation which aims to go to the root of the question, without dogmatism or mythology.

The CNT and the IWA, part 2: The crisis in the IWA as seen from the CNT

The CNT and the IWA, part 1: The CNT since Franco

The decision that the CNT took at its eleventh congress (December 2015) to re-found the IWA is the latest act in the process of updating anarcho-syndicalism which began with the resurrection of the CNT in 1977, and which still isn’t finished.

Valeriano Orobón: la porunuiga voĉo de la Konfederacio en 1934

Valeriano Orobon estis Anarkiisto-Syndikalisto en Hispanio. Li kredis en la "Laborista Alianco" revolucia per la unio de la NKL (CNT) kaj ĜUL (UGT) anstataŭe revolucia per politico venko aŭ la populara Fronto de la Komunista Partio.

National Anarchism? – Alexander Schapiro

Headline of Solidaridad Obrera, 26 May 1937

A 1937 article by Alexander Schapiro, criticising the nationalist rhetoric used in an editorial of Solidaridad Obrera.

Anarchist organisation: the history of the FAI

CNT-FAI militants during the Spanish revolution

The first book-length history of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) from 1927 until it was repressed at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, written by one of its members, Juan Gómez Casas.

La Anarkia Komunismo: Isaac Puente

La fama ezeo de Isaac Puente pri la temo liberecana komunismo, kaj la eblo de konstrui ĝin en Hispanio.