Spanish anti-Franco trade unionist Camacho dies


This is a music video of the Spanish anti fascist song Ay Carmela.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Lifelong trade unionist and communist dies at 92

Friday 29 October 2010

Marcelino Camacho, a lifelong communist who fought in the Spanish civil war before going on to become one of the country’s foremost union leaders, died at 92 today.

Mr Camacho died in a Madrid hospital after several days in serious condition.

He is survived by Josefina Samper, his wife of 61 years, a son and a daughter.

After fighting in defence of the Popular Front government against Francisco Franco’s fascist coup d’etat in the 1936-39 Civil War, Mr Camacho opposed General Franco’s dictatorship until its end in 1975.

He spent a total of 14 years in prison for his political activism.

The son of a railwayman, he founded the initially clandestine and communist Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) and led it to become one of Spain’s two largest trade unions, alongside the General Workers Union.

Mr Camacho was general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain from 1976 until 1987 and a member of parliament from 1977 to 1981.

The CCOO remembers Camacho: here. The Communist Party of Spain remembers Camacho: here.

Neo-Fascists Teaching In Top Spanish University: here.

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