Adiós, Catalonia! In the Aftermath of the Spanish Civil War

December 28, 2015 / 0 comments

By Manolo Gonzalez, AJODA #38 & #39, Fall 1993 / Winter 1994 In 1939, 350,000 Spaniards went into exile. Many Anarchists took refuge in Latin America — in Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Here is a personal memoir of an Anarchist family escaping Franco’s fascists and the horrors to come. Part I. Catalonia! At last we…

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Life in Revolutionary Barcelona

August 4, 2015 / 0 comments

By Manolo Gonzalez, AJODA #35 & #36, 1993 Part One: The libertarian idea in a modern city Our house in Barcelona, in the Ramblas, conveniently close to the Rialto Cinema, was an ancient, respectable building. It was reconstructed in the late 1800s, on the site of a dwelling that we like to believe was originally…

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