Spanish civil war

International Council Correspondence Volume 3, Number 7-8

The Volume 3, Number 7-8 (August 1937) issue of International Council Correspondence.

International Council Correspondence Volume 3, Number 3

The Volume 3, Number 3 (March 1937) issue of International Council Correspondence.

International Council Correspondence Volume 2, Number 12

International Council Correspondence, Vol. 2, no. 12, November 1936

International Council Correspondence Volume 2, Number 11

International Council Correspondence, Vol. 2, no. 11, October 1936

International Council Correspondence Volume 2, Number 5

International Council Correspondence, Vol. 2, no. 5, April 1936

The POUM's seven decades - Wilebaldo Solano

A history of the POUM, written by a longtime member, Wilebaldo Solano.

Spanish Marxism vs Soviet Communism: A History of the P.O.U.M. in the Spanish Civil War - Victor Alba

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Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism is the first historical study of the P.O.U.M. to appear in English. Drawing from his multi-volume work on the subject, which was published in Spanish and Catalan, Victor Alba has collaborated with Stephen Schwartz to produce a condensed and amplified study that is far more than a translation.

Laguarda Batet, Pepita (1919-1936)

Pepita Laguarda

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist militia woman Pepita Laguarda

Spain 1936: images of the social revolution

Revolutionary militia women in Spain

Scanned PDF of a photo book of the Spanish civil war and revolution in English, French, Italian and Esperanto and Spanish.

Lessons of the collectives - Victor Alba

Published by Victor Alba, a former member of the POUM, in 2001, just before his death, this text addresses problems that the author believes will be faced by any resurgence of collectives of the kind formed in Spain during the Civil War, specifically problems of a “psychological” kind, warning that any future attempts to form collectives—in a society that has become an “amorphous mesocratic miasma” that has suppressed working class culture and militant traditions—will be dominated by a desire for more money and possessions rather than concerns about the environment, natural resources, and energy, for instance, which require the acceptance of “austerity”, and quality rather than quantity.