The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action

(wsm.ie) A detailed introduction to the role anarchism played in the Spanish Civil War and the anarchist revolution within the republican zone.

Much has been written about the Spanish Civil War but the contribution of the Anarchists has been either totally ignored or reduced to a few footnotes which were often composed of blatant lies. To set the record straight this pamphlet was produced. It is not a history of the Civil War, that would require many hundreds of pages to do justice to the subject. It is an uncovering of the “hidden history” of the Anarchist participation in Spain’s anti-fascist struggle.

The anarchist masses threw themselves into a fight against fascism, and its cause, capitalism. Unfortunately the revolution was not complete, the CNT leaders held it back. Indeed their behaviour highlights the effect that power can have on even those who lay claim to anarchism. Spain provided important lessons for anarchists.

1st published 1986
2nd edition 1993
e-mail addition 1994
HTML Markup 1995
This web publication June 2011

PDF file of the entire text for download

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Source: http://www.wsm.ie/c/spanish-civil-war-anarchism-action

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