14 thoughts on “Spanish civil war, United States anti-fascists, and oil

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  3. Monday 12th September 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    ANTI-FASCISTS and trade unionists came together in Glasgow on Saturday to commemorate the International Brigades with speeches and music before laying wreaths.

    Vera Dehle Thaelmann, granddaughter of renowned German communist and anti-fascist leader Ernst Thaelmann, led the tribute at the La Pasionaria statue, saying the German-speaking brigade members had named their battalion after Thaelmann because of his “unwavering courage” in the face of nazi persecution and imprisonment during the Spanish civil war brought the brigaders close to him.

    She said the nazis feared her grandfather due to his ability to “mobilise working-class communities against fascism.”

    Even though the nazis kept him in solitary confinement for 11 years, she said they “couldn’t break him” and “he is in our hearts and in our actions” to struggle for a better world.

    Ms Thaelmann said the struggle that the International Brigades led against fascism 80 years ago is just as relevant today, highlighting the anti-refugee policies of many EU states and warning that fascism and racism feed off desperation in times of austerity.

    She called for unity against the far-right to honour the legacy of the International Brigades in their struggle against fascism.



  4. Monday 13th February 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

    MORE than 100 British trade unionists and supporters of the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT) marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama in Madrid at the weekend.

    They toured the battlefield, where over 120 members of the British Battalion were killed in February 1937 resisting Francisco Franco’s bid to encircle the city.

    Along with members of the CCOO union federation they also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the murder of five left-wing lawyers in Madrid’s Atocha Street.

    They were killed by fascists seeking to thwart moves towards the restoration of democracy after Franco’s death two years earlier.

    IBMT secretary Jim Jump noted that clandestine trade union activity had led the resistance to Franco during the years of dictatorship in Spain.

    “The Battle of Jarama showed that fascism could be checked on the battlefield,” he said.

    “Your underground resistance to fascism, which underlined the illegitimacy of the Franco regime, was also an inspiration to people around the world.”



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