Lara, Maruja aka Angustias Lara Sanchez (1913-2012)

Maruja Lara

A short biography of Spanish anarchist Maruja Lara.

Mesa, Isabel, 1913-2002

Isabel Mesa in 1930s

A short biography of Isabel Mesa Delgado, life-long Spanish anarchist.

Perez, Maria, 1917-1942, aka La Jabalina

Maria Perez

A short biography of Spanish anarchist Maria Perez, who fought with the Iron Column and was murdered by the Francoists in 1942

Perez, Concha, 1915-2014

Concha Perez

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist militant Concha Perez

Rafael Garcia Muñoz : A Micro-biography

Biography of an anarchist militant described by the fascists as “Chief leader and life and soul of the CNT in Sanlúcar"

Rius, Maria, 1909-c.1970

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist Maria Rius.

Not, Josepa “Pepita” (1900-1938)

Pepita Not (right)

A short biography of Pepita Not, active in the Spanish anarchist group Los Solidarios.

Slippery slopes (the anarchists in Spain) - Manuel Azaretto

Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book—a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their “betrayal” of anarchist principles—contains, in addition to official documents and proclamations of the CNT and FAI and articles from the Spanish and international anarchosyndicalist press, relevant passages drawn from Max Nettlau, Diego Abad de Santillán, David Antona, Federica Montseny, Juan García Oliver, Pierre Besnard, Alexander Schapiro, Sebastién Faure, Camillo Berneri, Mariano Vázquez, Mikhail Bakunin and other anarchists and anarchosyndicalists.

Daybreak in dark times: the origins and vicissitudes of the village commune, the municipality, the nobility and the urban oligarchy in Catalonia - Miguel Amorós

A brief essay reviewing the social, economic, political and demographic changes that affected the urban centers of Catalonia during the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the West and the consolidation of a united Spanish state in the 1400s, depicting the development and decay of feudalism from the perspective of the struggle of the common people for democratic rights of assembly and self-government against the engrossing tendencies of the competing feudal, royal and nascent bourgeois powers.

Can Vies: violent protest as the only answer – Antonio Maestre

In this short article about the recent (May 2014) riots in Barcelona in the neighborhood of Sants in response to the attempt to close down and demolish a popular cultural center known as “Can Vies”, the author argues that the “arrogant” and “irresponsible” attitude and behavior of the City Government forced the “citizens” to resort to violence as a sort of last resort to defend their “social conquests”.