VERANO DE 1936: ¿POR QUE NO SE TOMO ZARAGOZA? by Eduardo Pons Prades (1979) PDF

VERANO DE 1936: ¿POR QUE NO SE TOMO ZARAGOZA? by Eduardo Pons Prades. (Nueva Historia, num. 26 – marzo 1979)

The decision by the Central Committee of Anti-Fascist Militias, — skilfully manipulated by President Companys with the complicity of two ‘notable’ leaders of the CNT-FAI, Diego Abad de Santillan (FAI) and Juan Garcia Oliver — NOT to proceed to liberate Zaragoza in July/August 1936 was undoubtedly one of the pivotal mistakes of the Spanish Revolution. In this article (in Spanish), anarchist historian Eduardo Pons Prades, considers the causes and tragic consequences of this decision (and the light it casts on the subsequent ‘accidental’ death of Durruti three months later, in November 1936). An English language translation will be posted shortly. Click HERE for Spanish pdf. (First published in Nueva Historia 26, March 1979)

Republicanos en la liberación de París por Eduardo Pons Prades (1985) PDF

La Nueve‘, consisting almost entirely of Spanish anarchists and Spanish republican soldiers, commanded by Raymond Dronne, was the first company of General Leclerc’s 2nd Armoured Division to liberate Paris and take the Nazi surrender. This article, in Spanish, was written by anarchist journalist Eduardo Pons Prades and appeared in Historia 16 in July 1985. An English language translation will be posted shortly. Click HERE for Spanish pdf

Killing No Murder by Edward Sexby (1657) (PDF – ISSUU)

CLICK HERE TO READ PAMPHLET: KILLING NO MURDER is a pamphlet published in 1657 during The Protectorate period of the English Interregnum era of English history. The pamphlet of disputed authorship advocates the assassination of Oliver Cromwell. The publication was in high demand at the time of its distribution. Cromwell was said to have been so disturbed after the publication of Killing No Murder that he never spent more than two nights in the same place and always took extreme precaution in planning his travel.
To his Highness, Oliver Cromwell.

To your Highness justly belongs the Honour of dying for the people, and it cannot choose but be unspeakable consolation to you in the last moments of your life to consider with how much benefit to the world you are like to leave it. ‘Tis then only (my Lord) the titles you now usurp, will be truly yours; you will then be indeed the deliverer of your country, and free it from a bondage little inferior to that from which Moses delivered his. You will then be that true reformer which you would be thought. Religion shall be then restored, liberty asserted and Parliaments have those privileges they have fought for. We shall then hope that other laws will have place besides those of the sword, and that justice shall be otherwise defined than the will and pleasure of the strongest; and we shall then hope men will keep oaths again, and not have the necessity of being false and perfidious to preserve themselves, and be like their rulers. All this we hope from your Highness’s happy expiration, who are the true father of your country; for while you live we can call nothing ours, and it is from your death that we hope for our inheritances. Let this consideration arm and fortify your Highness’s mind against the fears of death and the terrors of your evil conscience, that the good you will do by your death will something balance the evils of your life.

(Cover illustration by Lesley Prince)



Angry women confront Bob Hope at ‘Miss World’ 1970 – click Film link above

20 November 1970: Following that morning’s ‘Angry Brigade’ bombing of the BBC’s outside broadcast lorry at the Royal Albert Hall in West London, North American compere Bob Hope, who was due to crown ‘Miss World’, was performing when a protest started inside the hall. As the flour bag missiles began raining down on him he tried to flee the stage, but was prevented from doing so by Julia Morley, the wife of the organiser, who grabbed him by the ankle. The police, who had been prepared for the demonstration, soon restored order and Hope was persuaded to get back on stage where, for once, not reading from idiot boards, he said:

‘These things can’t go on much longer. They’re going to have to get paid off sooner or later. Someone upstairs will see to that. Anybody who wants to interrupt something as beautiful as this must be on some kind of dope’.

The Mail described the demonstrators as ‘Yelling Harpies’…

Los Servicios Secretos en España. La represión contra el movimiento libertario (1936-1995) by Juan J Alcalde. Click on individual chapters for PDF download.

ADVISORY: These pdfs can only be read on-screen, and cannot be copied, or printed.



Capítulo I: Los servicios secretos; Antecedentes históricos; Técnicas

Capítulo II: Los servicios secretos en España; Los servicios en la guerra civil (1936-1939); Los servicios secretos franquistas; Las relaciones con la Alemania nazi

Capítulo III: El SECED; La Organización Contrasubversiva Nacional (OCN); La creación del Servicio Central de Documentación (SECED)

Capítulo IV: La Transición; El Primer Período: 1974-1982; La Trama Negra

Capítulo V: La Red Gladio; La OTAN y Gladio; La conexión Gladio en España y sus relaciones con la “internacional negra”; La opción Italiana; Paraguay. Refugio de la ultraderecha

Capítulo VI: El Centro Superior de Información de la Defensa (CESID); Del SECED al CESID; La actuación del CESID en las tramas golpistas; El CESID en la actualidad (1995-1996); La guardia civil, cuña del ejército en la sociedad civil; El CESID y la trama árabe

Capítulo VII: El segundo período de la Transición (1982-1995); La opción francesa. EL G.A.L; Implicaciones directas de los servicios de seguridad en la guerra sucia; Atado y bien atado; El Ejército Español por encima de la Ley

Capítulo VIII: El tercer período de la Transición (1996); Notas de la Primera Parte


Capítulo I: La represión en la España franquista (1940-1945); Los infiltrados de los servicios de información franquistas (1945-1950); A la caza del dictado; Continúa la represión

Capítulo II: El D.I. (Defensa Interior); Hay que romper el bloqueo Internacional; La O.A.S; La infiltración en el exilio

Capítulo III: El cincopuntismo; !! Hay que “verticalizar” a la CNT !!; La relación de los “cincopuntistas” con los servicios de información franquistas; El exilio libertario contra los “cincopuntistas”; La lucha del Movimiento Libertario contra el franquismo (1968-1974)

Capítulo IV: La guerra sucia contra el movimiento libertario español; Primer período de la transición 1975-1982; El caso Scala; El canto del Grillo; El caso Agustín Rueda Sierra; Continua la infiltración; Continua la represión (1978-1982); Cronología

Capítulo V: El segundo y tercer período de la transición (1982-1995)

Capítulo VI: La infiltración empresarial en la CNT y la FAI; El montaje FAI; Fuera la careta; Los anarcosindicalistas se resisten

Epílogo; Fuentes utilizadas; Índice de nombres propios; Índice de fotografías