May Days 1937

1 May 1937: Controllers and Controlled – Lucía Sánchez Saornil

Lucía Sánchez Saornil addresses a gathering of Mujeres Libres

An article by one of the founders of the Mujeres Libres grouping, which appeared in its review in April 1937, on the eve of the Barcelona May days. The article sets out the retrocession of the revolution begun in July 1936 and how its momentum might be regained.

Merino Martínez, Julián (1897-1977) - Danny Evans

Headline of the underground newspaper Anarquía produced by FAI members in 1937

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist, who was a prominent ‘mid-level’ activist in the CNT, the FAI and the defence committees in Barcelona during the period of the Second Republic (1931-1936) and Civil War (1936-1939)

Signifo kaj graveco de la majaj tagoj antaŭ la kontraŭrevolucio: Andreu Nin

Samtempulo dokumento el la Laborista Partio pri Marksista Unuiĝo, pri la okazoj en Majo 1937.

The May days: Barcelona 1937

CNT barricade on the Ramblas, May 1937

Interesting collection of writings on the May days in Barcelona: the combination of the "civil war within the civil war" as workers fought back against a counter-revolutionary Communist Party takeover.

The One Big Union Monthly (May 1937)

The May 1937 issue of The One Big Union Monthly, with articles on the Spanish Civil War and the Barcelona May Day. Contributors include x102287, Melvin W. Jackson, Walter Pfeffer, Eugene M. Fisher and Justus Ebert.

Tufró Rua, Pedro (1907-1937)

Pedro Tufro

A short biography of Uruguayan anarchist Pedro Tufro, murdered by the Stalinists in Spain in 1937