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Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

Anarcho-Syndicalism in Puerto Real

From Shipyard Resistance to Direct Democracy and Community Control

Solidarity Federation (Author)

  • Publisher: Black Cat Press
  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Pages: 32
  • Released: No


The 1987 struggle against threatened closure in and around the shipyards of Puerto Real, Spain, in both workplace and community witnessed the anarcho-syndicalist union CNT playing both a prominent and decisive role.

The CNT’s involvement meant that the methods of organising and the forms of action taken departed from those common to reformist unions – with dramatic consequences. Mass assemblies both in the yards and surrounding localities involved workers, their families, neighbors and all supporters.

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