Spain

Views and Comments No. 32 (November 1958)

The No. 32 (November 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Views and Comments No. 31 (October 1958)

The No. 31 (October 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Views and Comments No. 30 (August 1958)

The No. 30 (August 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Views and Comments No. 29 (July 1958)

The No. 29 (July 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Spain turns

Republican troops in the Spanish Civil War

Contempory account and analysis of events in Spain, particularly concerning the social revolution, from anti-Bolshevik Marxist journal International Review, Vol.2 No.3, New York, April 1937.

Resistance Vol. 7, No. 2 (July-August 1948)

The Vol. 7, No. 2 (July-August 1948) of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

Spain and the world newspaper

Partial archive of Spain and the World, an anarchist newspaper published by Freedom Press in London throughout the course of the Spanish civil war.

Speech at the Madrid Ateneo - Salvador Seguí

A speech delivered by Salvador Seguí in 1919 in Madrid in which the CNT leader denounces Catalonian separatism as an alibi for the repression of the workers movement, denies that socialist parties or anarchist groups are capable of assuming responsibility for production, calls upon the unions to focus on an educational program to prepare the Trade Unions, based on occupational categories, to guarantee the normalization of production and consumption after the revolution (so that “all the material needs of life for all humans will be assured”), and claims that this preparation (“We have to read a lot, and discuss even more”) is an indispensable precondition for communism.

The May days: Barcelona 1937

CNT barricade on the Ramblas, May 1937

Interesting collection of writings on the May days in Barcelona: the combination of the "civil war within the civil war" as workers fought back against a counter-revolutionary Communist Party takeover.

The anarchist question in the Spanish revolution - Pepe Gutiérrez-Álvarez

A critical, yet sympathetic assessment of the role of the anarchists in the Spanish Revolution and the “circumstantialism” and collaborationism of the CNT-FAI, in which the author portrays the Workers Alliance (a revolutionary insurrection initiated by communist left groups in 1934, largely restricted to Asturias, based on the principle of trade union and proletarian unity) as not just a missed opportunity but also as a possible model for an alternative to the fatal choice between collaboration and an unacceptable “anarchist dictatorship”.