➡ BARRICADES IN BARCELONA Ebook ➧ Author Agustín Guillamón – Thomashillier.co.uk BARRICADES IN BARCELONA focuses on Barcelona in 1936 1937; it provides an account of the street battles and victory of July 1936 examines the defence and neighborhood committees that defeated the upri BARRICADES IN BARCELONA focuses on Barcelona in ; it provides an account of the street battles and victory of July examines the defence and neighborhood committees that defeated the uprising in the city and addresses the arbitrary decision of the CNT FAI superior BARRICADES IN MOBI :↠ committees to collaborate with counterrevolutionary parties and social groups to preserve anti fascist unity at any price and how this decision culminated in May in the defeat of the revolution It also focuses on the emerging discontent among the anarchosyndicalist rank and file and the role of The Friends of Durruti Group in crystallizing opposition to official CNT policies This book is about the barricades erected by the workers of Barcelona in July and May only ten months apart It is a study of the reasons why they were built as well as their similarities and differences It attempts to explain the “offensive” character of the workers insurrection of July and the “defensive” character of the May insurrection How did the practically unarmed workers manage to defeat the rebellious army and the fascists in July And how was it possible that in May a proletariat armed to the teeth could be politically defeated after having demonstrated its military superiority in the streets Why were the barricades of July still standing in October while the barricades built in May were immediately dismantled The myth of the barricades which appeared in Barcelona on numerous occasions during the th century in the general strike of during the Tragic Week of and the general strike of was not propagated in vain As history teaches us barricades are structures for defensive purposes and almost always presage the defeat of the workers at the hands of the army or the police In July the first victory of the proletariat over the army took place at the Brecha de San Pablo against some soldiers entrenched behind the barricades This book considers the barricades as one instrument among others of the irrevocable decision of the proletariat to confront the class enemy; not as a myth that chains it to the past It contemplates the barricades as a class frontier with the proletariat on one side and the enemy on the other Today’s class frontiers would include on the enemy side those who deny the existence of the proletariat confuse the Stalinist dictatorships with communism propose the conuest of the state instead of its destruction or proclaim that capitalism is eternal In the epilogue the committees that arose during the Spanish revolutionary events of are considered in the context of the international experience of the Russian soviets and the German councils in order to recognize them as a form of revolutionary organization of the working class July was a victorious insurrection; but was the insurrection of May a victory or a defeat This book aspires to understand why and above all how some of the revolutionary leaders of July became the most disastrous and influential counterrevolutionaries of May To put it another way it attempts to explain the history of the workers movement and to discard the ridiculous comic strips of supermen and traitors as well as the bourgeois or Stalinist biased arbitrary interpretations that are characteristic of university academic studies The book also tries to respond to the uestions posed by the French surrealist poet Benjamin Péret who was in Barcelona between August and April “What is the nature of the revolution of July bourgeois anti fascist proletarian Was there a situation of dual power on July If so to whose benefit did it evolve What forces presided over its liuidation Have the workers seized control of the apparatus of production Has the nationalization of production led to or created the mat.
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- BARRICADES IN BARCELONA
- Agustín Guillamón
- 15 July 2016 Agustín Guillamón