Gaston Leval. Collectives in the. Spanish revolution. Detailed account of worker- controlled agriculture, industry and public services in. Robert Graham’s Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas presents Gaston Leval on the achievements of the Spanish. Gaston Leval is the author of Collectives in the Spanish Revolution ( avg rating, 7 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), COLLECTIVES IN THE SPANISH R. .

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The need for syndicates no longer exists when there are no more employers. He traveled as a stowaway in the hold of a ship and reached Montevideo, with no ID papers. Part of a series on Anarcho-syndicalism Core tenets.

On the one hand many militants, often the best, were, because of the war, mobilised and many died at the front. Anarcho-Syndicalism book Anarcho-Syndicalist Review. No, they were no longer thinking of liberty in the way workers in capitalist factories or day workers on the land of the owner-employer think.

The word itself was born spontaneously and spread into all the regions of Spain where the agrarian revolution had been brought about.

Gaston Leval

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The variety of methods used reflected the variety of the facets of life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He became a member of the International but later gave up communism, became an anarchist and translated Gasfon in French.

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Leval Biography

The police found him quickly and he spent three months in prison. We have seen how that Collective was born with characteristics of its own.

That made Gaston suspicious and he finally was told that the school was a special school for children of bolchevik leaders and members of the tsarist regime who had joined the oeval. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. And yes fascism is real, present, actual.

Gaston Leval Biography

Finally it demonstrated how an organized working class has the power to transform society. In Russia, Gaston asked a lot of questions, particularly about the thousands of anarchists who were in jail.

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This precision is important, because when the revolution burst out in Russia and the French workers were told about the soviets, they immediately made an analogy with their “bourses du travail”, and for quite a long time they thought the bolcheviks were anarchists. Trotsky got infuriated and answered that no anarchist was in jail because of his ideas and those who were were in fact bandits.

He tried to convince the other delegations to take action against the imprisonment of anarchist and socialist activists. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Spanish working class not only kept production going throughout the war, but in many cases managed to achieve increases in output. In return, for this to be possible, everyone had to carry out his duty, do his work like the other comrades, show solidarity according to the ethic of a universal mutual aid.


Then it brings them together at the complete human individual level and not just at a craft level.

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This was to explain that they were conscious their power was extremely fragile and that anything could overthrow them. These articles will constitute the basis of his report to the congress of the CNT in Saragossa in This site uses cookies. In Barcelona he contacts other French anarchists but very quickly he stops seing them for they all, directly or not, worked for the war industry.

Not that the Collectives had ignored these rights, but simply because the respect of these rights went without saying, and that they were already recognized by the standard of life guaranteed to everybody, in their access to consumer goods, to well-being and culture, to the attention, consideration and human responsibilities of which each one, as a member of the Collective, was assured.

It was in that period that he chose the pseudonym of Gaston Leval. There is no antagonism between the two approaches that are different, but complementary. Gaston showed a great scepticism concerning the development of the revolution in Russia.