Posts Tagged ‘ Spanish Civil War ’

More photos from Catalonia

Jan 8th, 2018 | By admin | Category: Articles

David Connolly and Aurelia Quinto Aznar at the Benjamin Franklin International School.

Training at the Lenin Barracks with George Orwell at the back and Staff Cottman three places in front of him. Aurelio Quinto is the officer front left, right hand in pocket.

Training at the Lenin Barracks with George Orwell at the back and Staff Cottman [...]



With Orwell, Cottman and Quinto in Catalonia

Jan 8th, 2018 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

ILP Chair DAVID CONNOLLY reports on his visit to Catalonia last year to mark the 80th anniversary of George Orwell’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War.

George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia is one of the great books of political literature of the 20th century. It records his time in Spain as a volunteer with the ILP in the first half of 1937, the political and social upheaval in Catalonia, the exhilaration of the workers’ takeover of large sections of the economy, the repression of the ILP’s sister party POUM by the government and his somewhat fraught escape to France, eventually returning to what he calls in the last page of the book, ‘the deep, deep sleep of England’.



Remember The Ebro: Commemorative Tour

Oct 20th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The North West Trade Union International Committee (NWTUIC) is organising a trip to Spain next April to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, the last great offensive against Franco.



Campaign to Honour Spanish Civil War Heroes

Sep 11th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Sculptor Frank Casey is aiming to raise £5,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to cast busts of Spanish Civil War heroes Bob Smillie and John Cornford.



Barcelona May Days: 80 Years On

Apr 25th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The street-fighting that took place in Barcelona in May 1937 remains one of the most controversial episodes of the Spanish Civil War. Hundreds died as the city was criss-crossed by a labyrinth of barricades.



Radical Readings for Salford’s Radical Library

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Actors Christopher Eccleston, Sheila Hancock, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mike Joyce and Maxine Peake will all be reading extracts from radical works of literature and history as part of the Working Class Movement LIbrary’s second ‘Radical Readings’ fundraiser on Sunday 27 November.



The ILP, POUM and the May Days of the Spanish Civil War

Sep 8th, 2016 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Frontpage, History

With a plaque to their memory due to be re-dedicated later this month, DAVID CONNOLLY tells the story of the ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and their connection to POUM.



The ILP and the Spanish Civil War

May 13th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Even after 80 years the role of the ILP in the Spanish Civil War is still a controversial topic. Its role was minor, says CHRISTOPHER HALL, but the contribution and sacrifice of ILP volunteers deserves to be remembered.

George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia’ is still the most famous and most read book about the Spanish Civil War; equally Ken Loach’s film ‘Land and Freedom’ is its best known cinematic portrayal. Both works cover a very small and distinct part of the conflict, which virtually ignores the war as a whole and the role of the International Brigades.



Soldiers for Spain

May 3rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Volunteers who fought in the Spanish civil war were political soldiers striking a blow against oppression across the continent, according to BOB HARRISON.



Talking Labour History

Apr 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Paul Preston and Jane Martin will be the key speakers at the Labour Heritage annual general meeting on 21 May when discussions will focus on the Spanish Civil War and the education reformist and socialist, Caroline Benn.