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By Julián Casanova

ISBN-10: 0203022807

ISBN-13: 9780203022801

ISBN-10: 041532095X

ISBN-13: 9780415320955

The Spanish Civil struggle turned the surroundings for the fight among revolution and counter-revolution in addition to being, for plenty of outsiders, where of armed clash among the forces of democracy and fascism. This publication is a path-breaking synthesis of political, social and cultural heritage in regards to the anarchist revolution through the Spanish Civil battle through Spain's major historian of the Civil struggle.

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A census had been drawn up for the election of speakers on the arbitration committees, but the CNT union leaders did not register their affiliates. Manuel Azaña captured the importance of this ‘civil war’ between the two union practices, with his habitual precision, when on 26 September he describes them as perhaps the most vigorous political realities in Spain at this point in time. The CNT unions have been refusing to comply with social legislation in Catalonia. They do not recognise the arbitration committees nor accept the work inspections.

However, it was fairly common for these acts of delinquency to be repeated and this led to heavier sentences. The penalties imposed were also usually ‘small, although when this was placed in relation to the individual’s level of wealth, the effects might be considerable’. The problem did not end there because ‘the need to feed their families … drove them not only to steal, but also to insult the authorities’. Demands for employment were made forcefully, and might even be accompanied by death threats.

A census had been drawn up for the election of speakers on the arbitration committees, but the CNT union leaders did not register their affiliates. Manuel Azaña captured the importance of this ‘civil war’ between the two union practices, with his habitual precision, when on 26 September he describes them as perhaps the most vigorous political realities in Spain at this point in time. The CNT unions have been refusing to comply with social legislation in Catalonia. They do not recognise the arbitration committees nor accept the work inspections.

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