Spanish resistance

Garcia, Miguel's story

The fascinating memoirs of Spanish anarchist, former newspaper boy, civil war and resistance fighter, Miguel Garcia Garcia. Published as Miguel Garcia's story in 1982, this pamphlet includes comments and tributes from Stuart Christie, Albert Meltzer and more.

Digitised by, December 2012

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".



Preface: 1975 and the End of the Era of the "Progressive" State Civil Servant p.4

1. The Beginning of a New Era of Global Revolution p. 14

2. Archaic Corporatism and Its Modern Protagonists p. 16

3. Historical Development of Salazarism, 1945-74 p. 21

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)

Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts.

Review: Memoirs of a fighter - Miguel Garcia Garcia, Looking back after 20 years of jail

Review of pamphlet on Spanish anarchist militant. In KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 33, January 2003

When he first met Miguel Garcia in Madrid's Carabanchel prison in 1966, Stuart Christie found it staggering that the man before him had already spent seventeen years behind bars.

Serrano Valero, Basiliso, 1908-1955


A short biography of Spanish anarcho-syndicalist and anti-fascist guerilla fighter Basiliso Serrano Valero, a.k.a El Manco de La Pesquera.

Basiliso Serrano Valero was born on Wednesday, April 15, 1908 in the municipality of La Pesquera, as the fifth child of Francisco Serrano and Rosario Valerio. The family was poor like most in the area, and after his father's untimely death, young Basiliso would have an early awakening to the harsh life of the Spanish working class.

Edo, Luis Andres, 1925-2009

Luis Andres Edo

A short biography of Luis Andres Edo, one of the last historic figures of the CNT-FAI

I had the privilege of meeting many outstanding anarchists of both the French and the Spanish movement whilst living in Paris in the early 1970s. One of those that I encountered was the tough Spanish worker, Luis Andres Edo. He was then making a living working on building sites, spending his spare time in activity against the Franco regime.

Pan’s Labyrinth - review

Tom Jennings reviews Guillermo del Toro's Pan’s Labyrinth, a fantastical tale set in post-Civil War Spain.

Between a Roc and a Hard Place
This unusual film follows twelve year-old Ofelia to Galicia, North-West Spain, when her mother marries a vicious Civil Guard captain mopping up anti-fascist resistance in 1944.

Marti, Vicente, 1926-2006

A short biography of Spanish anarchist Vicente Marti who fought in the resistance to Franco and was involved in the anarchist movement in France.

Vicente Marti
Aka Vincent Marti, born 1926 – Madrid, Spain, died 14 June 2006, France

Vicente Marti was born in Madrid in 1926. His parents were anarcho-syndicalist militants who had to move abode because of their activities.

Obituary: Goliardo Fiaschi, 1930-2000 - Stuart Christie

Obituary of Italian anarchist Goliardo Fiaschi by Stuart Christie from the Guardian newspaper.

By Stuart Christie
From the Guardian, Wednesday August 16, 2000

- Goliardo's biography by Antonio Tellez on

Sabate Llopart, Francisco, "El Quico", 1915-1960

Francisco Sabaté Llopart 'El Quico'

A short biography of Sabate - the most famous and one of the most tenacious fighters in the armed resistance to Franco. Surviving longer than many other guerrillas, he finally succumbed to the bullets of the Civil Guard in 1960.

Francisco Sabaté Llopart (known as 'El Quico') was born 30 March 1915 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona.