JOINT MEETING - L.S.I. AND I.F.T.U. EXECUTIVES,
BRUSSELS, 28th JULY, 1936.
De Brouckere (in the Chair); Adler; Albarda; Gillies; Longuet; Abramovich; Waters; Hansen.
Citrine; Kuypers; Tayerle; Schevenels; Boardas.
Situation in Spain.
Schevenels said he had received news from Spain last week and the question had arisen as to whether the International could do something to help the Spaniards in the present situation. The Red Aid in Madrid had taken the initiative and that was one of the reasons why we had held a meeting. Also we had received an appeal from the students' quarters, the secretary of which was Loungevain, asking for a meeting with the Committee of the two Internationals. He had mentioned to Jouhaux, Mertens and Adler that we should have a meeting of the two Executives. Adler thought it was unnecessary to have the meeting but the I.F.T.U. Executive members thought we should have a meeting of the two Internationals and that the question of meeting representatives of other Organisations should be discussed there.
Los Rios was in Paris and had taken unofficially the place of the Ambassador who had resigned. On Saturday later, Schevenels had seen him and had re-received certain information regarding the position of the French Government and the situation of sending arms into Spain. At that time, the French Government thought that the various agreements between France and Spain concerning the transport of arms and aeroplanes, covered the situation and this could be carried out.