9. 3. 29. Take to Congress
DOCUMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS
SUPPLEMENT FOR RECORD PURPOSES TO " INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION "
published by the Secretariat of the Labour and Socialist International
Vol XIV. No.11. - 81 - (I.I. - 326 -) August 12th, 1937.
Meeting of the National Council of the Spanish Socialist Party.
(D.D.) The resumé given below is based on reports published in "El Socialista", the official organ of the Spanish Socialist Party.
The National Council of the Spanish Socialist Party met at Valencia from July 19th - 21st last.
The agenda contained the following points, all of them of prime importance both to the Party and to Spain itself: unity; the political position of the Party; the trade union policy of the Party; the agrarian problem; the international problem; the problem of Socialist youth; the economic, financial and industrial problem; the press and propaganda.
The meeting was presided over by Comrade Gonzalez Pena who welcomed the delegates. In his opening speech he stressed the fact that both at the front and on the home front every possible effort must be made to win the war.
The Secretary, Lamoneda, made a number of communications and read apologies for the absence of, among others, Comrade De los Rios, ambassador to the United States, and Comrade Prieto, absent on account of Ministerial duties.
At the request of Comrade Amutio, delegate of the provincial committees of the Levant, Lamoneda read a communication from these committees demanding a transformation of the National Council in such a manner that it should be made up of representatives of the provincial committees. Lamoneda reproached the comrades of the Levant for having raised the question in an irregular fashion.
After various statements had been made the meeting decided, with only one dissentient vote, that of Amutio, to reject the previous question moved by Comrade Amutio.
In the afternoon the meeting discussed and adopted the report of Comrade Mauel [ Manuel ] Cordero on the agrarian problem.
It then proceeded to the discussion, in the following order, of Comrade Azorin's report on international policy, Comrade Jeronimo Bugeda's report on economic policy, and Comrade Lamoneda's report on the trade union policy of the Party. This last was adopted without discussion. The session of July 19th closed with the adoption of Lamoneda's report on the financial position of the Party.
At the session on the following day Secretary Lamoneda read a letter from Comrado Amutio in which he announced that those who had elected him to the National Council had now withdrawn his mandate and that he was therefore unable to continue to be present at the meeting. This Lamoneda characterised as a notorious act of indiscipline on the part of the provincial committees of the Levant. He accused the comrades of the Levant, and in particular the Socialist Federation of
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