Spanish Civil War

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The ABC of National Liberation Movements
Draper, Hal
Article
1969
A war is politics continued by other, that is forcible, means. Our attitude toward a war must be congruent with our attitude toward the politics of which it is the continuation. This determines our pr...
The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
2007
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1974
Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War
Bailey, Geoff
Article
2002
For workers around the world, the Spanish Civil War was a beacon of hope against the tide of reaction then sweeping Europe. As the promise of workers' revolution was being dashed by the rise of fascis...
Anarchists In The Spanish Revolution
Peirats, Jose
Book
A history of the anarchist movement in Spain from the late 1800s up to and through the Spanish Civil war, written by an anarchist who lived through the war.
Appendix to Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution
Peirats, Jose
Article
Jose Peirats traces the story of the half million refugees who left Spain when Franco came to power in 1939. This text sterves as appendix to his carefully documented Anarchists in the Spanish Revolui...
Bethune, Norman: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian Communist physician, and medical innovator who developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. (1890-1939).
A Classic Study Revisited: Against The Current vol. 143
Horn, Gerd-Rainer
Article
2009
Pierre Broué (1926-2005) was one of the few Trotskyist historians who carved out a niche in academia, though this career choice had to overcome many obstacles. Coming of age at a time in France when t...
Collectives in Spain
Leval, Gaston
Article
1938
A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in th...
Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
Leval, Gaston
Book
1971
An account of the collectives set up in Spain during the struggle against Franco.
Fascism Shall Not Pass
Ibárruri, Dolores
Article
1936
On all fronts communists, anarchists, socialists and republicans are fighting shoulder to shoulder. We have also been joined by non-party people from town and country, because they too have realized w...
Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
Murphy, Pauline
Article
2017
A history of the role played by Irish citizens who enlisted to fight against General Franco's fascist forces in Spain in 1936.
Fighting Franco: the First Irish Casualties of the Spanish Civil War
Murphy, Pauline
Article
2017
A brief biography of Tommy Patten and Jack Barry focusing on their involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
The Green Trees Beyond: A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
Book
1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
The Historical Failure of Anarchism
Day, Chris
Article
1996
Day examines anarchism's failure to genuinely critique itself, understand history or theory, and grasp the conditions in the world today. "Anti-capitalism doesn't do the victims of capitalism any good...
Homage to Catalonia
Orwell, George
Book
1938
George Orwell's account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
International Brigades: Connexipedia Article
Article
Republican military units made up of many non-state-sponsored, anti-fascist, mostly socialist and communist, volunteers from different countries who traveled to Spain to fight for the Republic in the ...
Introduction to Spain's Revolution & Tragedy: Against The Current vol. 143
Finkel, David, The Editors
Article
2009
The year 2009 marks a tragic 70th anniversary, not only globally – the beginning of the Second World War, which would claim the lives of tens of millions and give rise to a whole new lexicon that incl...
Introduction to the POUM's Seven Decades: Against The Current vol. 143
The Editors
Article
2009
We present this leading participant’s account of the Party Of Marxist Unity (POUM) as an historical document. The POUM was the most important organization of the revolutionary left in the Spanish Revo...
Lincoln Brigade: Connexipedia Article
Article
Volunteers from the United States who served in the Spanish Civil War in the International Brigades.
The Mackenzie - Papineau Battalion: Canadian Participation in the Spanish Civil War
Hoar, Victor
Book
The story of over twelve hundred Canadians who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
A Marxist History of the World part 86: The Spanish Civil War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
In 1936, after General Franco had led an unsuccessful coup against a democratically elected government, revolution swept across Spain. Neil Faulkner explains why the workers were ultimately defeated.
The May Days in Barcelona
Nin, Andres
Article
1936
The struggle under way in Spain between revolution and counter-revolution is now entering a new phase, in which the proletariat, educated by the experience of these months of struggle and, above all, ...
Momentos: Compendio Poetico
Arcos, Federico
Book
The author of these peoms was a teenage activist in Barcelona during the 1936 revolution. His commitment to anarchist principles and to his ideal are communicated in these poems.
Nin, Andrés: Connexipedia Article
Article
Spanish Communist revolutionary. (1892-1937).
Nin Andrés - Writings - Index
Nin, Andrés
Article
Writings of Andrés Nin (1892-1937).
Orwell in the Maze of Memory: Against The Current vol. 148
Lancina, Victor Pardo
Article
2010
On 23 June 1937, George Orwell and his wife Eileen boarded a train in the Barcelona station, destination Portbou.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
The Political Situation and the Tasks of the Proletariat
Nin, Andres
Article
1937
In the present, unequivocally revolutionary situation the slogan "fight for the parliamentary-democratic Republic" can serve no other interests than those of the bourgeois counter-revolution.
The POUM's Seven Decades: Against The Current vol. 143
Solano, Wilebaldo
Article
2009
The Partido Obrero de Unificacion Marxista (The Workers Party of Marxist Unification, POUM) was founded in Barcelona on September 30, 1935 in a small house in the Horta district. That was 70 years ago...
Presenting Insurgent Notes
Article
2010
We take our Marx and Engels seriously. Recent history, beginning perhaps (in the US) with the UPS strike of 1997 and the 'battle of Seattle' in 1999, now quickened by the abject financial and ideologi...
Prisoners of the Good Fight: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Geiser, Carl
Book
This book tells of the hope young Americans had to stop Hitler and Mussolini in Spain, how they were captured, and what happened to them after their capture. It reveals the amazing breaks which allowe...
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Remembering Spain's Revolution: Against The Current vol. 143
Slaughter, Jane
Article
2009
On the second page of Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell's memoir of the Spanish Revolution, he writes, “I had come to Spain with some notion of writing newspaper articles, but I joined the militia al...
Slippery Slopes (the Anarchists in Spain)
Azaretto, Manuel
Book
1939
Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book — a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their “betrayal” of anarchist principles —...
Social Anarchism, Individualist Anarchism, the State and Leninism: A Reply to the International Socialist Organization
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2009
I take it that social or Left-anarchism and libertarian socialism are the same thing. Both stand opposed to Leninism, and both stand opposed to individualist anarchism.
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The Socialist Register 1981: Volume 18: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Spanish Civil War
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1961
A history of the Spanish Civil War.
Spanish Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Article
A workers' social revolution that began during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Spanish Revolution 1934 - 1939 - History
Article
Documents on the history of the Spanish Revolution and Civil War.
The Spanish Revolution, Past and Future: Grandeur and Poverty of Anarchism: Howe the Working Class Takes Over (or Doesn't), Then and Now
Goldner, Loren
Article
2013
Looking at the Spanish Revolution, arguably the richest and deepest social revolution of the twentieth century.

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AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
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Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...

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Bombing of Guernica
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937) was an aerial attack on the Basque town of Guernica, causing widespread destruction and civilian deaths during the Spanish Civil War.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Spanish Civil War
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. It began after a military rebellion by a group of conservative generals led by Francisco Franco against th...

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Mackenzie-Papineau veterans organize
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991