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TÉLLEZ SOLÀ, Antonio.- Anarchist International Action Against Francoism From Genoa 1949 to The First Of May Group

translated by Paul Sharkey

Sunday 21 March 2010, by ps

Kate Sharpley Library (Anarchist Sources series 13) 25 pages. ISBN 9781873605851

From the end of the Spanish Civil War, the anarchist movement fought to
undermine the Francoist dictatorship. Solidarity actions in Western Europe
aimed to isolate the regime, and bring pressure to bear in defence of
militants inside Spain. Determined to avoid casualties, their campaign of
armed protests saved many activists from the death penalty.

Contents:

- The attack on Spain’s embassy in Genoa in 1949
- The Libertarian movement in the fight against Franco (1962-1974): The
- Internal Defence agency (DI) and the Iberian Libertarian Youth
- Federation’s (FIJL) First of May Group
- The 1962 abduction of Spain’s honorary vice-consul in Milan
- One Episode in the Libertarian Movement’s Struggle against Francoism : The
"First of May Group" and the kidnapping in Rome of Monsignor Marcos Ussia,
the ecclesiatical attaché at Spain’s embassy to the Vatican (Friday 29
April 1966-Wednesday 11 May 1966)
- Antonio Téllez Solà, the Herodotus of the anti-Franco maquis by Stuart
Christie