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.
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.
Joint statement from October 26, 2017 by CGT, Solidaridad Obrera and CNT about the situation in Catalonia.
You might have noticed that apart from our own statements, we also published a lot of texts with different anarchist positions on the “Catalonia issue”. Here is another piece that contributes to the debate about Catalonia.
Statement by the CNT Barcelona on the latest actions by the Spanish state.
Facing Tuesday’s general strike in Catalonia, CNT wants to show its satisfaction with the response which thousands of workers have given throughout the day and across professional categories. Popular mobilization responds again against the severe repression under which Catalan society is living. Worker’s solidarity shows once again that it can do anything.
Call for a general strike on October 3 by anarchist and libertarian unions and initiatives in Catalonia. Last night other initiatives and some of the big unions also called for a general strike on October 3. Today we publish a communiqué of the CGT, CNT and Solidaritat Obrera on the situation in Catalonia and an explanation for the call for a General Strike on October 3.
Several Anarchist groups and unions, but also student unions and initiatives are calling for a general strike in Catalonia on October 3. The number of people and groups calling for a general strike is growing after todays violence by Spanish cops. We re-publish a statement by CNT Catalunya – Balears. Update 22:30 CET: Several of the bigger unions decided to join the general strike after todays police violence.
Statement by the anarchist CNT union of Catalonia and Balearic Islands.
In the febrile atmosphere of Catalonia’s attempted independence referendum and repression from Madrid, activists with the anarchist CNT union report that national police have been shipped in from all over Spain and are holed up at Barcelona’s port, seemingly in preparation to crush any significant upheavals.
Image by Twitter account @PortuariosCNT
Statements by the National Confederation of Labor, CNT, and Embat, the libertarian organisation of Catalonia about yesterdays terror attack on the Rambla in Barcelona.