Mein Katalonien

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257602480
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ende 1936 kam Orwell als Zeitungsreporter nach Barcelona, um über den Bürgerkrieg zu berichten. Er schloß sich der Miliz P.O.U.M. an, der Arbeiterpartei der marxistischen Einigung, und kämpfte den Winter über an der Front in Aragonien. Als er wenig später mit ansehen mußte, wie die Kommunisten bei der Ausschaltung der ihnen nicht genehmen Truppen Methoden der faschistischen Geheimpolizei anwandten, wurde er zu einem der erbittertsten Feinde des sowjetischen Totalitarismus.

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Author: Abel Paz
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859505
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A political biography, history of of a revolutionary era, and nonstop adventure story across three continents.

Collectives in the Spanish Revolution

Author: Gaston Leval
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1629634670
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gaston Leval's study brings together two aspects that are generally difficult to unite—analysis and testimony. He visited the towns and villages of revolutionary Spain where people had opted to live a libertarian communist lifestyle almost without precedent in history, collectivizing the land, factories, and social services. Collectives in the Spanish Revolution demonstrates clearly that the working class are perfectly capable of running farms, factories, workshops, and health and public services without bosses or managers. It proves that anarchist methods of organizing, with decisions made from the bottom up, can work effectively in large-scale industry, involving the coordination of many thousands of workers in many hundreds of places of work across numerous cities and towns, as well as broad rural areas. Leval's history of anarchy in action also gives insight into the creative and constructive power of ordinary people. The Spanish working class not only kept production going throughout the war, but in many cases managed to achieve increases in output. They improved working conditions and created new techniques. They created, out of nothing, an arms industry without which the war against fascism could not have been fought. The revolution also showed that without the competition bred by capitalism, industry can be run in a much more rational manner. Finally it demonstrated how an organized working class has the power to transform society.

The Spanish Civil War

Author: Burnett Bolloten
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807819067
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A detailed account of the war describes Republican political life during the period and recounts the rise of the Spanish Communist Party

The Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War

Author: Robert J. Alexander
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 1857564006
Format: PDF
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Re-examines the role of the anarchists in the Spanish Civil War, from their participation in the military to the management of substantial segments of the Spanish economy.