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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But in that region the role of the Levall was often to become more important, both through direct participation and as inspirer and guide, which it gasotn not in Aragon. At that period Spain knew a great social unrest due to many strikes.

Each of its activities is organised within its organism, and the whole population takes part in its management, whether it is a question of a policy for agriculture, for the creation of new industries, for social solidarity, medical service or public education.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Leval left for Argentina during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera where he would live from to levap He traveled as a stowaway in the hold of a ship and reached Montevideo, with no ID papers.

Gaston Leval’s levak to the congress of the CNT in had important consequences. There is no antagonism between the two approaches that are different, but complementary. It was considered at that time that the workers had to organise in two different types of structures: It is not the Syndicate, for it encompasses all those who wish to join it whether they are producers in the classic economic sense or not. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.


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Get to Know Us. A question of euphony perhaps, and of a breadth of views, of humanism: These articles will constitute the basis of his report to the congress of the CNT in Saragossa in Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He returned to Spain and became a militant fighter. Workers’ Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution It is striking to observe how in the agricultural districts, it was more often than not spontaneously relegated, almost forgotten, in spite of the efforts that the libertarian levwl and the anarcho-syndicalists, had previously made.

In Barcelona he spent five months in prison for “lack of ID papers”.

We have said and repeated that the fascist attack created a favourable situation for the libertarian sector to take over an important part of the general situation and of almost the whole economy.

Levql little later Gaston will write a pamphlet, “Los anarquistas rusos in prison”, where he develops his observations, denounces the bolchevik repression and the regressive character of the bolchevik regime. In Spain, on the contrary, the Communist party in was constituted of hardly a few thousands of members, among whom a minority of workers. And on the other hand, the number of those who became a part of the government bureaucracy were also numerous enough for their absence to be felt.


It is for this reason we so often read that same gsston in the Charters though there had been no previous discussion between Collectives hundreds of kilometres apart: Many of those who, behind the black flag, had adopted heroic attitudes went to the front.

Galy wrote in the libertarian press under the name of “Lyg”. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Gaston Leval

Within a few years, the whole CGT fell under the control of the communists. Gaston Leval born Pierre Robert Piller October 20, — April 8, was an anarcho-syndicalistcombatant and historian of the Spanish Revolution. Robert Graham’s Anarchism Weblog Topics:.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: He was then 18 years old. Therefore, gqston activists progressively took control of the whole organisation, although they had more difficulty to do so in the “bourses du travail”. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: