Spain

Why Moors help Franco

Spanish Moroccan troops in 1936

A short article by George Padmore discussing the use of Moroccan troops by Francoist forces in the Spanish Civil War, after the Popular Front government had decided to maintain colonial rule.

Revolutionary Spain: Karl Marx

A series of articles written about the revolutionary upheaval in Spain during the 19th century, written by Karl Marx for the New York Daily Tribune.

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Exposición de la historia del concepto de comunización, acompañada de una crítica de algunos sus usos más recientes y frívolos

Signifo kaj graveco de la majaj tagoj antaŭ la kontraŭrevolucio: Andreu Nin

Samtempulo dokumento el la Laborista Partio pri Marksista Unuiĝo, pri la okazoj en Majo 1937.

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)

Barcelona, July 31, 1909

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.