Sep 102013

FAIsmallNOSOTROS LOS ANARQUISTAS! Un Estudio de la Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI) 1927-1937, Stuart Christie ISBN 978-1-873976-64-7, published in 2013 by ChristieBooks, Hastings, East Sussex UK —  Check out all Kindle editions of ChristieBooks titles  NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.64/€3,13/$4.13  READ INSIDE!  ¡LEER EL INTERIOR!

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Desde el nacimiento oficial del anarquismo organizado en el Congreso de Saint- Imier de 1872, ninguna formación anarquista se ha visto sujeta a una tergiversación tan flagrante como la Federación Anarquista Ibérica. La FAI era un grupo de militantes del siglo XX dedicado a mantener el sindicato más grande de España, la CNT, en un camino revolucionario y anarcosindicalista.
Esta obra posee dos dimensiones. La primera es descriptiva e histórica: repasa la evolución del anarquismo en España y su relación con el movimiento obrero en general y, al mismo tiempo, permite comprender mejor las ideas que convirtieron al movimiento obrero español en uno de los más revolucionarios de los tiempos modernos. La segunda es analítica, puesto que el libro trata — desde una perspectiva anarquista— el problema de entender y saber sobrellevar el cambio en el mundo contemporáneo: ¿cómo pueden los ideales sobrevivir al proceso de la institucionalización? El libro constituye un relato apasionante y una rectificación histórica e informativa que va más allá de la historia aportando lecciones para las organizaciones contemporáneas y para las luchas individuales que buscan el cambio social y económico.

May 102013

DurrutiFrontThe Death of Durruti by Joan Llarch (translated by Raymond Batkin); 174pp, 230mm x 152mm, photos/illustrations, bibliography and index, £9.95 (p+p UK £1.80; Europe £4.50; US/Canada £7.00). ISBN 978-1-873976-61-6, ChristieBooks, PO Box 35, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ZS (Check out all Kindle editions of ChristieBooks titles) NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE — £2.65  READ INSIDE!

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Buenaventura Durruti was the most outstanding figure in Spanish anarchist history. Born in León on 14 July 1896, of Basque and Catalan parents,  he dedicated his life from the age of 16 until his untimely death at 40 to the struggle for justice, social revolution and the anarchist idea. It was his commitment to the ‘idea’ that led Durruti to spend the rest of his life in clandestinity, jail, exile and — ultimately — as the inspirational figurehead of the social revolution that confronted the clerical-fascist-military uprising of July 1936. Shortly after mid-day on 19 November 1936, at the height of the Francoist assault on Madrid, Durruti, accompanied by his driver and military advisers, was mortally wounded in mysterious circumstances and died in the early hours of 20 November. The circumstances surrounding his death have never been satisfactorily explained. La Muerte de Durruti (The Death of Durruti), first published in 1973,  remains, forty years on, the only book devoted, exclusively, to the events leading up to —  and after — the anarchist’s  death, some four months after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Written in the style of investigative journalism, the author sets out the many conflicting theories circulating at the time, and which have remained the subject of debate up to the present day. In addition he has interviewed those who either knew Durruti or had served in the Durruti column up to the time of his death

See also The Man Who Killed Durruti by Pedro de Paz (also available on Kindle)

Dec 092011

Pistoleros! 3: 1920-24 (Jacket design by Pierre Ellis)

Farquhar’s Chronicles are folk history (Catalan -ISSUU and PDF; SpanishISSUU and PDF), bringing the changes that shook the political and social landscape of Spain (and the world) between 1918 and 1977 into the framework of a contemporary adult lifetime. They make a vexatious but fascinating story that explains the spirit and Idea that moved the selfless, generous, occasionally naïve and recklessly idealistic people involved in the bitter social struggles that marked the hectic insurrectionary and utopian aftermath of the great imperialist war of 1914-18.

This third volume of Farquhar McHarg’s journal focuses on the remarkable adventures of the Glaswegian anarchist during the period 1920-24 as a member of the anarchist action groups: Los Justicieros (‘the Avengers’); Crisol (‘Crucible’); Los Solidarios (‘Solidarity’), and the armed clandestine defence cadres of the CNT, the anarcho-syndicalist labour union. Their militants faced extermination from the calculated violence of the security services of a vicious semi-feudal state, and the mercenary killers employed by landed grandees and an equally savage industrial and commercial bourgeoisie.

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