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The Spanish Revolution - 80th Anniversary

In Volume One of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, I included a chapter on the Spanish Revolution that included writings from before and during the revolution regarding the Spanish anarchist movement and its role in the often misrepresented and sometimes ignored contributions of the anarchists to the social revolution in Spain that began with the Civil War that was precipitated by a fascist military coup on July 19, 1936. 990 more words

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On "The Shape of Punk to Come" by Refused: Intro & Track 1

Refused’s most powerful record, which was to be their swan song, was released in 1997, just a few months before their hate-fuelled breakup. They were so fed up with each other in the band that they recorded and released a 30 minute documentary about their awful last tour and shows called Refused are Fuckin’ Dead. 865 more words

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Laurens Otter's Memoirs

Laurens Otter was born in 1930 and lives in Shropshire, England. He grew up during WW2, began campaigning against nuclear weapons in the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in time became a dedicated anarchist peace activist, advocating and practising non-violence and close to the tradition of anarcho-syndicalism. 206 more words

The First of May Anarchist Alliance

The First of May Anarchist Alliance (M1) describes itself as an “organization with its members having a… history of collaboration, in some instances reaching back to the 1980’s through an array of revolutionary anarchist organizing. 4,546 more words

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The CNT Splits from the IWA

The CNT in Spain has apparently decided to break from the existing International Workers’ Association and to “refound” the IWA on a new organizational basis, with each affiliate to have a minimum number of members, to have votes at IWA congresses proportional to the number of members in each affiliate, and to be a functioning anarcho-syndicalist trade union. 2,758 more words

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