Spanish civil war

Six articles on the Spanish Revolution - Pierre Besnard

In this collection of articles originally published in 1947-48 in the Toulouse journal, Universo, the prominent French anarchosyndicalist Pierre Besnard contributes to the debate over the government collaboration of the Spanish anarchosyndicalist organizations between 1936 and 1939 during the Revolution and the war against Franco’s forces; for the most part, Besnard lets the documents speak for themselves, and presents an interesting selection of contemporary texts, from the official CNT and FAI press and resolutions from CNT and FAI Congresses to articles published by opponents of collaboration, many of which are being made available in English translation for the first time.

Ubu saved from drowning: worker insurgency and statist containment in Portugal and Spain, 1974-1977 - Loren Goldner

Salazar and Franco.

An analysis of the end of the Salazar and Franco regimes and the transition crises that marked " the last major working class upsurges in the West in the era of the big factory".

The anarchist collectives: workers' self-management in the Spanish revolution 1936-1939 - Sam Dolgoff

This was the first book in English that is devoted to the experiments in workers’ self-management, both urban and rural, which constituted one of the most remarkable social revolutions in modern history. Libertarian communism was truly the creation of workers and peasants—a “spontaneous” creation, for which the groundwork had been laid by decades of struggle and education, experiment and thought.

Living Utopia (Documentary)

A unique feature-length documentary (90 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles) which chronicles the origins and evolution of the Spanish anarchist movement and its important role during the Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

Anarchist economics - Abraham Guillen

PDF book about the economics of the Spanish libertarian collectives 1936-1939.

Spanish Civil War and Revolution poster gallery, 1936-39

Archive of posters from the Spanish Civil War and Revolution, 1936-39. Includes posters from the CNT, FAI, Mujeres Libres, Friends of Durruti, FIJL, the Iron Column, UHP (Uníos Hermanos Proletarios - Union of Proletarian Brothers) and some joint posters between the CNT and the reformist UGT.

Spanish civil war and revolution photo gallery, 1936-39

Anarchist workers in the Spanish revolution

Photo gallery of anarchists and other workers who attempted a social revolution after the military uprising of the right-wing General Francisco Franco in July 1936. Thanks to anarchismus.at for supplying some of the pictures.

Morality and biology in the Spanish Civil War: Psychiatrists, revolution and women prisoners in Málaga

Michael Richards on the Spanish Civil War, women and psychiatry.

Collectivized creativity: The rediscovered films of the CNT

Christiane Passevant interviews Richard Prost and Andres Garcia-Aguilera about the CNT film industry, which was directed by SIE Films (‘Union of the amusement industry’).

La Révolution Espagnole: The collectivized CNT taxis (1936)

A contemporary article in the POUM's journal La Révolution Espagnole on the CNT's collectivised taxis during the Spanish Revolution.