Saturday 4:15pm

The Spanish revolution and civil war

Radical history
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Introduced by Brisbane socialist, Duncan Hart.

The Spanish Revolution of 1936 was one of the twentieth century’s deepest revolutionary convulsions. Workers across Spain democratized their workplaces and provided a glimpse of working class rule. Men and women rushed to take part in anti-fascist militias and it seemed that fascism was finally being challenged. Understanding how this workers’ revolution was defeated thanks to the political weakness of our side remains of crucial importance for those who are committed to the overthrow of capitalism.

Readings

The Spanish Revolution 1931-1939 by Pierre Broue

https://libcom.org/files/The%20Spanish%20Revolution%201931-1939%20%E2%80%93%20Pierre%20Broue%CC%81%20copy.pdf

The Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War by Geoff Bailey

https://isreview.org/issues/24/anarchists_spain.shtml

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