81 YEARS SINCE THE 1936 SPANISH REVOLUTION
FOR ANARCHY AND LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM
On July 19th 1936, the sirens of the factories in Barcelona do not sound for the beginning of the shift. It is the agreed signal of the CNT factory committees towards the defense committees. The fascist army, having previously neutralized the government of Catalonia (who have refused to provide CNT with weaponry), invades the city. CNT, FAI and Libertarian Youth have already organized the social and class defense, by expropriating weapons, which are distributed to the organized proletariat. Barricades are built, while thanks to information gathered by CNT-FAI it is known to the revolutionaries as to when the fascist army would attack the city.
During the next two days, the decades of work in the base, the years of prosecutions and imprisonments, the endless discussions, the tons of paper of political propaganda, the uprisings and strikes, the consistent and mass political, social and class organization were integrated into the victorious street battles. The fascists are crashed at the barricades of Barcelona not by the government troops but by workers who defend freedom and equality, by the anarchist movement who have prepared themselves for this crucial battle.
The revolution achieves its first victory of others yet to come. The worker and agrarian communes become a reality, CNT and FAI manage what from now on is no longer inconceivable. Social and class emancipation, a society of federated communities, the world of libertarian communism is not just the most beautiful idea, it is a fact which is realized in the revolutionized Spain.
It is this idea that anarchists worldwide hold in our hearts, it is this reality that we hold in our hands every time we oppose the world of authority. We honor and draw our inspiration from those comrades who have written one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the humankind, in the history of the struggle for social liberation.
The struggle continues…
A LAS BARRICADAS!
Anarchist collective ”circle of fire“-
Member of the Anarchist Political Organization