RELACIÓN DE DESAPARECIDOS MUNICIPIO ARUCAS (GRAN CANARIA). (A list of the names of the ‘disappeared’ of Arucas  under Franco.)

Asociación por la Memoria Histórica de Arucas

Paseo de San Patricio, n. º 42, Trasmontaña – 35400 – Arucas – Gran Canaria

Teléfonos 928 261 764 y 928 600 968

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BARRETT Vladimiro Muñoz, Ediciones Germinal Asunción – Montevideo, 1994 (PDF)

Biography of Rafael Barrett (Torrelavega, Spain, January 7, 1876 – Arcachon, France, December 17, 1910). a Spanish writer, narrator, essayist and journalist, who developed most of his literary production in Paraguay, becoming an important figure of the Paraguayan literature during the twentieth century. He is particularly known for his stories and essays with profound philosophical content that in some way anticipated existentialism. His philosophical and political statements in support of anarchism are also well known.

Three of the greatest South American writers have expressed their deep admiration for Barrett’s work and his influence on them. In Paraguay, Augusto Roa Bastos, in Argentina, Jorge Luís Borges and in Uruguay, José Enrique Rodó.

My Anarchism:Barret defined himself as anarchist from 1908 in his famous pamphlet My Anarchism.: The etymological sense of “absence of government” is enough for me. We have to destroy the spirit of authority and the prestige of the laws. That’s it. That would be the work of the free exam. The fools think that anarchy is disorder and that without government the society will always end in chaos. They don’t conceive other order that the one imposed from the exterior by the terror of the weapons. The anarchism, as I understand it, is reduced to the free political exam. […] ¿So what we must do? Educate the others and us. Everything is resumed in the free exam. That our children examine our laws and despise them!


La jornada de seis horas – 1936 (the Six-Hour Day) (PDF)

LA JORNADA DE SEIS HORAS — 1936: Movimiento obrero y reducción de la jornada de trabajo en el ramo de la construcción de Sevilla por A.M. Bernal, M.R. Alarcón y J.L. Gutiérrez

Resumen: La jornada laboral en 1936 quedó establecida en 36 horas semanales. El sindicato de la Construcción de la CNT de Sevilla negoció unas Bases de Trabajo (Convenio) cuya vigencia y aplicación fue truncada por los hechos que siguieron. Sin embargo, constituye hoy en día una referencia necesaria para la reivindicación de la reducción de la jornada de trabajo, reivindicación histórica del movimiento obrero que ha ido mejorando sustantivamente las condiciones de vida de la clase trabajadora.


Murray Bookchin – Interview (2004) see Films above

Pacific Street Films interview (unedited) with libertarian socialist, social philosopher, environmentalist, ecologist, conservationist, speaker, and writer Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006).

ADVENTURES IN BUKHARA. The Tales of Khoja Nasreddin by Leonid Solovyev (Kindle Edition)

eBook £1.50/€2.00 (see eBookshelf ). Also available from Kindle and Kobo

Adventures in Bukhara are tales told with irreverent wit and earthy wisdom. Tyranny is its villain; liberty its hero. Like Robin Hood, Khoja Nasreddin is the champion of the poor and downtrodden who cannot champion themselves. There is no danger he will not brave, no disaster he cannot avert, no villain he cannot bring to ridicule or destruction.

These zestful tales are set in ancient Bukhara, then a great centre of Islamic power. Nasreddin, masquerading as a beggar, returns taxes to the oppressed, rescues a lovely maiden from the Emir’s harem, and with ingenuity confounds usurers, hypocrites and all tyrants. He outwits his enemies even at his own scheduled execution.

The Nasreddin stories are known throughout the Middle East and have touched cultures around the world. Superficially, most of the Nasreddin stories may be told as jokes or humorous anecdotes. They are told and retold endlessly in the teahouses and caravanserais of Asia and can be heard in homes and on the radio. But it is inherent in a Nasreddin story that it may be understood at many levels. There is the joke, followed by a moral – and usually the little extra which brings the consciousness of the potential mystic a little further on the way to realization.

The anecdotes attributed to him reveal a satirical personality with a biting tongue that he was not afraid to use even against the most tyrannical rulers of his time. He is the symbol of Middle-Eastern satirical comedy and the rebellious feelings of people against the dynasties that once ruled this part of the world.