Galliners, Catalonia: On Thursday 10th of May ther Kan Bici squat was evicted.
Catalan-Balears CNT: The “Catalan problem” is actually all of Spain’s problem. It’s a unique opportunity to overturn the “Regime of ’78”; we are the only ones that have the legitimacy speak against this regime. We were the only ones who didn’t sign their conciliation treaties, and we are the only ones who never stopped denouncing the pseudo-democratic mafia which has been governing us for the last 40 years.
Last night the Ateneu social center was attacked by fascists. The social center was attacked several times before, but the attacks intensified since the referendum on Catalan refendum at the first of October (2017).
Statement by the CNT branch of Catalonia & Baleares on the ongoing state repression.
Dockworkers and members of the CNT, a revolutionary anarchist union in Spain, have won a complete victory after just 1 day on strike, forcing the company to rehire 3 workers it had attempted to fire.
This Free book by Antonio Téllez tells of the life, the action, and the death of one of the best-known of all the Spanish resistance fighters: El Sabaté! Introduction by Alfredo M. Bonanno.
Tomorrow there will be elections in Catalonia. On Novermber 20 we spoke with Aitor Tarradella of Embat.
On July 19, 1936, the Spanish Revolution and Civil War began (Anarchism, Volume One, Chapter 23). Anarchists in the anarcho-syndicalist trade union federation, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), and the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) were instrumental in preventing fascist military forces from taking over Spain in one fell swoop, organizing armed resistance and collectivizing the fields and factories in areas where they were able. This is a translation of a CNT-FAI pamphlet approved at the December 6, 1936 Regional Plenum of the FAI for distribution to Spanish peasants unfamiliar with the CNT-FAI, in order to assure them that the CNT-FAI was opposed to the forced collectivization of the land, but also to convince them of the benefits of libertarian communism.The translation is by Paul Sharkey.
Interesting article by Deirdre Hogan about the collectivisation and worker control of industry in revolutionary Spain during the civil war. This article was originally published on Libcom.org in 2005.
The rebellion of Catalonia, falsely presented as a mere exercise in institutional and national self-determination, and its repression, demands reflection. What was lived and continues to be lived, resonates well beyond judicial decisions, constitutional debates or future regional elections (scheduled for the 21st of December). In a step towards greater understanding of what is at stake, we re-publish a short essay, in translation, by Santiago López Petit, entitled Catalonia as political laboratory.