Guillamòn's in-depth study of the hugely important anarcho-syndicalist CNT militants who opposed their union's collaboration with the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War. Copied to clipboard guillamon-the-friends-of-durruti-group.pdf (8.96 MB) Preface to the English-language edition Introduction and chronology Towards July 19 From July to May: uncontrollables or revolutionaries? Origins of the Friends of Durruti; the opposition to militarisation and Balius' journalistic career The Friends of Durruti Group from its inception up to the May events The May events After May Balius' pamphlet: Towards a Fresh Revolution Balius' thoughts from exile in 1939 The Friends of Durruti's relations with the Trotskyists Conclusions and concluding note Bibliographic information Printer-friendly version Spain Spanish civil war Friends of Durruti Agustín Guillamón PDF Do any critiques of this exist? I started reading it, and the whole "Them suckers lacked a vanguard ya'll!" strieks me as some serious bullshit. Gonna finish later, makes some interesting points. Any critiques anywhere? You have to remember that Guillamon and the Bilan group were Marxists, sort of dissident Trotskyists, existing in a mixed stew somewhere between/among the POUM, Left Communism, and councilism. So of course the primary problem of the most explicitly revolutionary faction of the CNT-FAI (the FoD) was that they refused to come together as a conscious revolutionary vanguard to set up a dictatorship of the proletariat. Uh huh. I actually was pretty unaware of Guillamon's history/political situationing, so thanks for that background! ;) Bilan was a journal produced in French by exiled Italian Bordiguists in the 30s. Guillamón is far too young to have had anything to do with it, and has criticised the limits of the group's approach in a recent interview (in Spanish): https://archive.org/details/23oct13AnabasisGuillamon Perhaps the confusion stems from the name of Guillamón's journal, Balance. A new, revised edition of this book has just come out in Spanish: http://www.kaosenlared.net/secciones/s2/memoria-historica/item/73544-los-amigos-de-durruti-historia-y-antolog%C3%ADa-de-textos.html The deeper you dig, the better the info; thx Dannny.