SPANISH WORKERS BULLETIN
(INFORMACION DE LA C.N.T.—F.A.I.)
The Fighting call
All social administration to the communes
All social economy to the workers
Published in confederacy by
Freedom Group, London and Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation, Glasgow
Vol. 1 No.1
Address by EMMA GOLDMAN to the Spanish comrades at a mass-meeting attended by ten thousand people in Barcelona, Sept. 1936.
I greet you in the name of our comrades in England, the United States and Canada. We, outside of Spain, have already been given a new impetus by your great courage in the battle you are making against Fascism and for our ideas. And all of us are determined to aid you to the last drop of our blood and with all our energies until you have triumphed in your grand and wonderful aim.
I realise, as do all the comrades in Europe and the States, that you must first concentrate your efforts to drive out of Spain the base sinister forces that are threatening your liberty and that are holding the people in many countries by the throat. In freeing Spain from this devastating scourge you will also break the back-bone from Fascism in the rest of the world. Your splendid battle is therefore of universal scope and magnitude. I know only too well the fortitude needed, the concentration, and the tremendous power of endurance to bring such a task as yours to victory. But also I know that you have all these qualifications and that you will succeed.
I am in your midst only a few days. But thanks to the solidarity and cooperation of the C.N.T. and F.A.I., I have already been placed in a position to learn that over and above your struggle to crush Fascism you are laying great stress on the constructive side of your battle. The factories I visited and the houses you have requisitioned for your great task are in perfect condition and order as if there had been no pitched battles with our enemies in Barcelona. Work and life has continued under your supervision perhaps much better than under the old owners. You have thereby proven that our grand teacher, Michael Bakunin was right when he said that the spirit of destruction is also the spirit of construction. And you have done more. You have branded as