Tag: Spanish Revolution

Collectivities and collectivizations during the Spanish Revolution

5 September, 2021 · Emancipation

"Estampas de la Revolución Española", Quim's famous notebook and first use of off set color in Spain, was printed in 1936 and 1937 in the collectivized workshops "Grafos", Barcelona.
"Estampas de la Revolución Española", Quim's famous notebook and first use of off set color in Spain, was printed in 1936 and 1937 in the collectivized workshops "Grafos", Barcelona.

We are publishing a new booklet in our School of Marxism on collectivities and collectivizations in the Spanish Revolution.

Riots and democracy: 2 keys to dismantling the same reactionary ideology

23 February, 2021 · Critique of ideology

riots and democracy Barcelona

Riots and democracy are the buzz on all the front pages and television news these days in Spain. Politicians and protesters oppose these two concepts while remaining within the same ideological universe: some say riots occur because there is no democracy, while others say there is no place for riots in a democracy. If we already discussed the counterproductive nature of riots ariots as a tactic, today we will critique the reactionary ideology peddled to us by one or the other side during this empty debate.

What happened on July 19th?

19 July, 2020 · History

Rey Vila, "July 19" published in "Images of the Spanish Revolution".
Rey Vila, "July 19" published in "Images of the Spanish Revolution".

1936, on July 17 and 18, a military uprising confirmed that a sector of Spain’s ruling class -the most reactionary one- had decided to take that path. But on the 19th, the “unexpected” general insurrection of the Spanish proletariat, overriding parties and unions, disarmed the armed reaction and seized power in 4/5ths of the territory.