Spain

“I saw the bright ones arrive”: Idealism, alienation, and persistence in the personal legacies of Australian involvement in the Spanish Civil War

This article explores the little-acknowledged story of Australians who volunteered in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War.

Specific focus is placed on understanding how the experience affected their later years, particularly in the historical context of the Cold War society in which they lived out the remainder of their lives.

Excerpts of congressional testimony of Crawford Morgan

Crawford Morgan

Extracts from the testimony of African-American Spanish civil war volunteer Crawford Morgan, who was called to testify in response to a petition to label his veterans’ group a subversive organisation.

巴塞罗那之夏——被遗忘的无产者革命

Anarchism and the City

历史记住的总是胜利者,但有些被历史偶然的波浪淹没的故事,比如一些伟大的实验,是值得我们记住的。Ealhalm在《无政府主义与城市:巴塞罗那的革命与反革命,1898-1937》记录的正是这样一段历史。

Rejecting the Legend

An anarchist veteran of the Durruti column takes issue with uncritical views of the Spanish Revolution.

Armand Guerra (1886-1939) Movie-maker and pioneer of militant moviemaking

A short biography of Spanish anarchist filmmaker, Armand Guerra, written by Eric Jarry.

The Spanish anarchists of Merthyr in the early 20th century (video)

Video of a talk by James Yeoman on migrant Spanish anarchists living and working in the Welsh valleys in the early 20th century.

A history of trade unionism in the Philippines

Workers demonstrate in the Philippines

A detailed account of the history of the workers' movement in the Philippines, by the International Communist Current. We disagree with the articles references to decadence theory, however reproduce it for its detailed historical information.

Finisterre, Alejandro, 1919-2007

Alejandro Finisterre

A short biography of Spanish anarchist poet and inventor of table football (“foosball”), Alejandro Finisterre, born Alejandro Campos Ramirez.

Problems of syndicalism and anarchism – Juan Peiró

A pamphlet first published in 1930 composed of a series of articles by Juan Peiró—anarchist glass worker, twice National Secretary of the CNT, “Treintista”, Minister of Industry under Caballero, executed by the Franco regime in 1942—arguing for a dual strategy for anarchism and syndicalism, in which syndicalism pursues the “political” goals of anarchism (resistance, general strike, expropriation, meeting the needs of the population immediately after the revolution), while anarchism serves as a guide for syndicalism and works for the “social”, or truly constructive goals of the revolution that are not class-based but “human” (the “Commune”, generalized liberty and cultural progress).

Review: The anarchists of Casas Viejas

Aftermath of the Casas Viejas massacre

A review by "Anarcho" of the book The Anarchists of Casas Viejas, by Jerome R Mintz, the most detailed history of the unsuccessful anarchist uprising in 1933.