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.
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.
This the second interview of our „Barcelona Interview Series“. On November 18, 2017, we spoke with anarchist comrade Xavi (name changed) of the Negres Tempestes collective in Barcelona, about the so-called Catalan process.
On November 22, Catalan cops evicted the Sucursal squat on the Travessera de Gràcia 173 in Barcelona’s Gràcia district. During the morning hours there was a street vlockade and in the evening a demonstration.
This the first interview of our „Barcelona Interview Series“. On November 17, 2017, we spoke with anarchist comrades Jordi and Maria (both names changed) of the Oca Gracia collective in Barcelona, about the so-called Catalan process.
During yesterdays anti-fascist demonstration in Barcelona, Catalonia, fascists again and again provoked the demonstration and threatened anti-fascists. The demonstration against the increasing number of violent fascist attacks on the Catalan territory was applauded by some neighbours, others joined the demonstration.
Image: Fascist provocating the anti-fascist demonstration in Barcelona on November 18.
An introductory article about the situation of Catalonia and the position of some Catalan anarchists.
Some anarchists and libertarian Marxists oppose the concepts of national self-determination and national liberation. They argue that these slogans deny class struggle, endorse nationalism, is contrary to anarchist principles, and lead to Leninism. I respond to these arguments, saying that anarchists should be in solidarity with the people of oppressed nations without endorsing their nationalist leaders.
Several hundred people marched through Barcelona last night to protest against the fascist attacks on Friday and Sunday. Fascists of Último Bastión showed up and were protected by Catan cops (Mossos).
Image: Antifa demo in Barcelona last night. Image by Twitter account @BCN_Anarchists.