Spain

Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez on the Catalonian crisis – September 2017

Sceptical views on the Catalonian independence movement of 2017 from Miguel Amorós and Tomás Ibañez, who basically maintain that anarchists who join in the nationalist movement, a movement based on mass psychosis and the “marketing” of illusory identity politics (“the Catalonian people is just as abstract a concept as the Spanish people”), thinking they are taking advantage of an opportunity to advance their cause, are being cynically used as the “popular backdrop for a bad play in which an ordinary redistribution of power is being publicly screened”, and later “will have to be punished for snatching their [the Catalonian ruling class’s] chestnuts out of the fire”.

Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968). A biographical note – Agustín Guillamón

A brief biographical sketch of the remarkable life of Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968), who, disabled by polio when he was a child, but possessing a formidable intellect and an indomitable will, was an active member of the Libertarian Youth and the Peninsular Committee of the FAI, and then the chief of domestic intelligence for the CNT-FAI during the Spanish Civil War—a ruthless persecutor of fascists, priests and “incontrolados”, and “the most powerful figure in the CNT” in April-May 1937 when he played a decisive role in the outbreak of the May Events—and, after the war, he emigrated to Chile, where he wrote literary and cultural review articles for local newspapers.

General strike against state repression in Catalonia

Road blockade in Catalonia

Workers in Catalonia have launched a general strike today in response to the brutal police repression following Sunday's Catalan independence referendum.

“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.