Gaston Leval. Collectives in the. Spanish revolution. Detailed account of worker- controlled agriculture, industry and public services in. Robert Graham’s Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas presents Gaston Leval on the achievements of the Spanish. Gaston Leval is the author of Collectives in the Spanish Revolution ( avg rating, 7 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), COLLECTIVES IN THE SPANISH R. .

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This page has been accessed times since October 21, Galy wrote in the libertarian press under the name of “Lyg”.

In Barcelona he spent five months in prison for “lack of ID papers”. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In return, for this to be possible, everyone had to carry out his duty, do his work like the other comrades, show solidarity according to the ,eval of a universal mutual aid.

In Spain, since the CNT had decided not to join the International, the infiltration was much more difficult and the communists did not succeed. Bolchevik officials had once proposed a visit to a school. Bright but Lesser Lights. Additionally, he documented the revolution and the urban and rural anarchist collectives. It was the agricultural and sometimes the non-agricultural, syndicates which were there at the beginning, not to found other Syndicates, and this is most significant, but to found Collectives.

In there structures, workers of many industries could meet, discuss their problems, organise solidarity between different industries, compare wages, but also take actions on extra-working problems such as specific local problems housing, food, etc.

Nobody had spoken about it before. Nevertheless the repercussions were only favourable, for negative and positive consequences were about equally balanced. Email required Address never made public. They also shout the slogans “sharing and solidarity” against economic crisis and capital […].


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. During his time in Moscow, Leval’s attention turned to the fate of imprisoned Russian anarchists.

Collectives in the Spanish Revolution demonstrates clearly that the working class are perfectly capable of running farms, factories, workshops, and health and public services without bosses or managers. The need for syndicates no longer exists when there are no more employers.

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Gaston Leval

You are commenting using your WordPress. However, there had been a clandestine plenum in Lerida, which had been infiltrated by the communists. Now to get back to our subject, the French CGT, although there were many anarcho-syndicalists in it, made a favourable report concerning the question of joining in the Red international. Unfortunately, the school was closed under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera in In some cases, in the Levante for instance, we have seen it start with distribution then proceed towards socialisation of production, which was the opposite procedure to most other places.

Leval left for Argentina during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera where he would live from to He visited the towns and villages of revolutionary Spain where people had opted to live a libertarian communist lifestyle almost without precedent in history, collectivizing the land, factories, and social services.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He was then vaston years old. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. During the congress, certain delegations ask very precise questions to the head of the Komintern and particularly Boukharin who, considering them too embarrassing, orders the Red Guard to protect the tribune against the attacks of the “anarchist” syndicalists who dared ask the representatives of the Soviet workers accounts for their actions.

When he left prison, he went back to Barcelona where the anarchists were greatly preoccupied with the Russian revolution. The Accumulation of Freedom. There is no antagonism between the two approaches that are different, but complementary. Yes, of course, fascism comes from capitalism in crisis, in its neoliberal avatar. They created, out of nothing, an arms industry without which the war against fascism could not have been fought. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


This initiative produces gaeton great uproar in the congress room. Anarchist schools of thought Anarcho-communism Collectivist anarchism Council communism Libertarian socialism Mutualism Zapatismo. Anarchism Anarcho-syndicalist symbolism Co-operative economics Direct action General strike Industrial unionism Syndicalism Wage slavery Workers’ cooperative Workers’ council Workers’ self-management. Core tenets Anarchism Anarcho-syndicalist symbolism Co-operative economics Direct action General strike Industrial unionism Syndicalism Wage slavery Workers’ cooperative Workers’ council Workers’ self-management.

For this rea […]. Then it brings them together at the complete human individual level and not just at a craft level. On December 23,in the afternoon, gzston group of Prague activists and activists conducted a direct action to support Rojava at the headquarters of the Turkish Embassy in the Czech Republic.

Leval Biography

This precision is important, because when the revolution burst out in Russia and the French workers were told about the soviets, they immediately made an analogy with their “bourses du travail”, and for quite a long time they thought the bolcheviks were anarchists. He met Victor Serge. The Pramen group surveyed a dozen active Minsk anarchists and figured out how they represent the society of the future, what they propose to do to achieve it, and who needs it at all.

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