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This Congress expresses its deep abhorrence of the murderous attacks on defenceless men, women, and children in Spain by Franco's Fascists, aided by German, Italian, and Moorish forces. It further deplores the fact that the British and other Governments continue to deny the legal Government of Spain the right under international law to purchase necessary arms and equipment, thus affording support to the Fascist rebels.
The Congress declares its complete solidarity with the Spanish Government in its new appeal to the League of Nations. The presence of a regular Italian army on Spanish soil is now officially and defiantly avowed by the head of the Italian Government. Acts of aggression against Spanish merchant ships and ships of other nations have been committed recently in different parts of the Mediterranean by ships of the Italian Navy. It should be obvious that armed foreign intervention in Spain, which now endangers the freedom of shipping in the Mediterranean, threatens to disturb international peace. It is therefore the duty of the Council of the League of Nations to examine this problem in all its aspects and to promise measures, including the withdrawal of foreign troops from Spain, which will effectively safeguard the peace of nations and enable the Spanish people to recover their political and territorial independence.
Mover: General Council.
Seconder: National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association.
Supporter: Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers.
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