1.6 Anarchism in/and the Spanish Civil War

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:00:00 AST

Kaarina chats with Hugh Goldring of Ad Astra Comix about Anarchism leading up to the Spanish Civil War, during the war, and in Canada and North America today. Hugh also shares his thoughts on anti-fascism today.

Show Notes: 

Check out Ad Astra Comix. They publish amazing social justice and political comics, distribute comics from around the world, and have a huge body of criticism on comics, especially comics with a political bent. 


  • Assé: Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (website: http://www.asse-solidarite.qc.ca/)
  • CNT: Condederacíon Nacional del Trabajo
  • POUM: Patrido Obrero de Unificación Marxista/Partit Obrer d’Unificacío Marxista 
  • SDS: Students for a Democratic Society


Acklesberg, Martha A. Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women. AK Press, 2004.

Eckhardt, Wolfgang. The First Socialist Schism: Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men’s Association. PM Press: 2016.

Libertarias. Directed by Vicente Aranda, Academy Pictures, 1996.

Orwell, George. Homage to Catalonia. 1938. (Many different editions available)

Pekar, Harvey and Gary Dumm. Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History. Hill & Wang, 2008. (Read Hugh’s review

Ross, Alexander Reid. Against the Fascist Creep. AK Press, 2017.

Biography of George Woodcock

Produced by Kaarina Mikalson Wonderful Guest: Hugh Goldring Supported by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Theme Song: "Libertad" by Iriarte and Pesoa