Spain

22M: Madrid Protests on March 22, 2014

Clashes broke out as hundreds of thousands converged in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

Over 100 people were injured and at least two dozen arrested after clashes broke out following an anti-austerity rally in Madrid last night. Arriving in six columns from all over the country (many of them on foot), hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon the Spanish capital as part of a nationwide “March of Dignity”.

Diverse flags, four demands on the march to Madrid

Map showing routes and start dates of the six columns marching to Madrid

25th of February. 5 people set out walking from Barcelona. A few days later on 28th February, another 500 start walking from Iruñea and 216 more are marching in Asturíes. They've been the first to start the journey that will converge in Madrid this Saturday the 22nd of March.

The Marches for Dignity started to be organised in September and since then around 150 groups have formed statewide, according to Susana, member of the Marches for Dignity's communications committee in Madrid. In total 6 columns with people from all regions represented will enter Madrid via the state highways and they will join 1000s of people arriving that morning by coach and car.

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.

Tomado desde Fondation Bresnard

*introduccion*

La legalización (de la CNT)

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

The revolution now and always - Miguel Amorós

In this new Preface to the 2014 Spanish critical edition of Manuscript Found in Vitoria, Miguel Amorós discusses the historical background of the Manuscript (first published in 1977) and two other important post-situationist texts (La sociale guerre au Portugal (1975) [The Social War in Portugal] and Précis de récuperation (1976) [Manual of Recuperation]) with particular emphasis on the roles played by Jaime Semprun, Guy Debord and several of their comrades, including other former situationists, in attempts to foment subversion in Portugal and Spain in the 1970s, and the volatile disputes typical of the Debordian milieu.

The Revolution Now and Always1 – Miguel Amorós

  • 1. Published as the Preface to the 2014 critical edition of Los Incontrolados, Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria (“Manuscript Found in Vitoria”), Pepitas de Calabaza, Logroño, 2014.

Responses to a questionnaire submitted by Txema García Crespo on behalf of El Diario - Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós, co-author with Jaime Semprun of Los Inconrolados: Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria [“Los Incontrolados: Manuscript Found in Vitoria”] (first published in 1977), responds to a journalist’s questions concerning the events of the Spanish transition and their significance.

Responses to a Questionnaire Submitted by Txema García Crespo on behalf of El Diario - Miguel Amorós

The social war in memory - Miguel Amorós

The Preface to the 1999 Spanish edition of Los Incontrolados: Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria (“Los Incontrolados: Manuscript Found in Vitoria”), emphasizing, against the background of the tragic events of the Spanish “Transition” of the 1970s and their distortion and concealment by the mainstream media, the importance of historical memory for emancipatory change.

The Social War in Memory1 – Miguel Amorós

  • 1. This text was first published as the Preface to Los Incontrolados: Manuscrito encontrado en Vitoria, radikales livres, Madrid, 1999.

Polarization past & present

An article by J Pierce on the polarization of society during revolutionary upsurges.

Two summers ago, the Phoenix IWW held an event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Revolution. That same summer, while visiting a friend, I toured various abolitionist, African American, and Civil War historical sites around Virginia. Meanwhile, the struggle over the rights of immigrant workers in Arizona was heating up and everyone, it seemed, had an opinion on the subject.

Spain: mainstream unions support big business, CNT fights back

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

Easter week, one of the busiest travel weeks in Spain, was supposed to see three strike days at Iberia Airlines, the country’s flagship carrier.