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THE SPANISH REVOLUTION
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CIVIL WAR

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1936-1939

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"Spain the Forgotten War Remembered"

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INDEX

Spain 1936
The Forgotten War Remembered.
Original article written by Eugene W. Plawiuk, for the 60th Anniversery of the Spanish Civil War. With emphasis on the Canadian participation in the war.

Land & Freedom
My original promo & review article of Ken Loach's 1995 film on the Spanish Civil War.
The Edmonton May Day committee sponsored the public showing of this great movie.
Links to other sites about Land and Freedom, including reviews, movie clips and stills.

Other Films and Videos
on the Spanish Civil War

Academic Links

The Anarchist Origins
of the Spanish Revolution

Art and Artists

Background on the Spanish Civil War

Basque Autonomous Struggles

Bibliographies

Canadians
in the Spanish Civil War
Including links to sites about
Dr. Norman Betune

The Catholic Church
in the Civil War

Doctors, Nurses and Medicine in the Civil War

The Falange and the Right Wing

Flags of the Republic and the Civil War

Franco

Jose Ortega y Gasset,
Philosopher of Revolution

The International Brigades

The Literary Spanish Civil War
International Writers and Journalists in the Spanish Civil War

Frederico Garcia Lorca
Martyr of the Spanish Civil War

Map of Spain 1937
One year into the revolution/civil war
(Large JPG file 178K)

Map of Europe 1930-1939
(Large GIF file 119K)

The Monarchists and Nobility

Music

P.O.U.M.

Posters

Resistance to Franco
Continues after the War

Spanish Language Sites

Stalin and Spain

Stamps & Coins

Trotsky & Trotskyists on Spain

Wargamer Resources

Weapons and Militaria

Women in the Spanish Civil War

Miscellany

Real Audio
Spanish Civil War discussion on National Public Radio, August 1,1996.
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SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-1939 DISCUSSION
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-Spanish Civil War Veterans Poll-
Spanish Civil War Poll

Canadian Spanish Civil War Volunteers should be entitled to Veterans benefits
Canadian Merchant Marine should get veterans benefits
American Spanish Civil War Volunteers should be entitled to Veterans benefits
American Merchant Marine should get veterans benefits


Current Results

    Many countries banned volunteers from going to fight in Spain, calling them "premature-anti-fascists" as in the case of Canada.
    Many SCW vets went on to fight in WWII and earn veterans pensions.
    However they are still not recognized as veterans in their own right.
    Another group who have not been recognized are the Merchant Marine, who were civilian working class volunteers who provided much need supplies during the darkest days of WWII.
    These veterans as well deserve our support. Currently several Canadian Merchant Marines have been holding hunger strikes to get official veterans status as well as back pay they have been denied. In Canada theNew Democratic Party has been fighting for veterans pensions for both Merchant Marine and Spanish Civl War Veterans.

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L'Internationale

Poème de Eugene Pottier (Paris 1871)
Musique de Pierre Degeyter (1888)

Debout les damnés de la terre
Debout les forçats de la faim
La raison tonne en son cratère
C'est l'éruption de la fin
Du passe faisons table rase
Foules, esclaves, debout, debout
Le monde va changer de base
Nous ne sommes rien, soyons tout

C'est la lutte finale
Groupons-nous, et demain (bis)
L'Internationale
Sera le genre humain

Il n'est pas de sauveurs suprêmes
Ni Dieu, ni César, ni tribun
Producteurs, sauvons-nous nous-mêmes
Décrétons le salut commun
Pour que le voleur rende gorge
Pour tirer l'esprit du cachot
Soufflons nous-mêmes notre forge
Battons le fer quand il est chaud

L'état comprime et la loi triche
L'impôt saigne le malheureux
Nul devoir ne s'impose au riche
Le droit du pauvre est un mot creux
C'est assez, languir en tutelle
L'égalité veut d'autres lois
Pas de droits sans devoirs dit-elle
Egaux, pas de devoirs sans droits

Hideux dans leur apothéose
Les rois de la mine et du rail
Ont-ils jamais fait autre chose
Que dévaliser le travail
Dans les coffres-forts de la bande
Ce qu'il a crée s'est fondu
En décrétant qu'on le lui rende
Le peuple ne veut que son dû.

Les rois nous saoulaient de fumées
Paix entre nous, guerre aux tyrans
Appliquons la grève aux armées
Crosse en l'air, et rompons les rangs
S'ils s'obstinent, ces cannibales
A faire de nous des héros
Ils sauront bientôt que nos balles
Sont pour nos propres généraux

Ouvriers, paysans, nous sommes
Le grand parti des travailleurs
La terre n'appartient qu'aux hommes
L'oisif ira loger ailleurs
Combien, de nos chairs se repaissent
Mais si les corbeaux, les vautours
Un de ces matins disparaissent
Le soleil brillera toujours.

The Internationale

Words by Eugene Pottier (Paris 1871)
Adaptation of Charles H. Kerr translation from
The IWW Songbook (34th Edition)


Arise ye pris'ners of starvation
Arise ye wretched of the earth
For justice thunders condemnation
A better world's in birth!
No more tradition's chains shall bind us
Arise, ye slaves, no more in thrall;
The earth shall rise on new foundations
We have been naught we shall be all.

(Refrain):
'Tis the final conflict
Let each stand in his place
The International Union
shall be the human race.
'Tis the final conflict
Let each stand in his place
The International Union
shall be the human race.


We want no condescending saviors
to rule us from their judgement hall
We workers ask not for their favors
Let us consult for all.
To make the theif disgorge his booty
To free the spirit from its cell
We must ourselves decide our duty
We must decide and do it well.


The law oppresses us and tricks us,
the wage slave system drains our blood;
The rich are free from obligation,
The laws the poor delude.
Too long we've languished in subjection,
Equality has other laws;
"No rights," says she "without their duties,
No claims on equals without cause."


Behold them seated in their glory
The kings of mine and rail and soil!
What have you read in all their story,
But how they plundered toil?
Fruits of the workers' toil are buried
In strongholds of the idle few
In working for their restitution
the men will only claim their due.


We toilers from all fields united
Join hand in hand with all who work;
The earth belongs to us, the workers,
No room here for the shirk.
How many on our flesh have fattened!
But if the norsome birds of prey
Shall vanish from the sky some morning
The blessed sunlight then will stay.

La Internacional

Arriba parias de la tierra,
en pie famélica legión,
atruena la razón en marcha,
es el fin de la opresión.

Del pasado hay que hacer añicos,
legión esclava, en pie, a vencer,
el mundo va a cambiar de base,
los nada de hoy todo han de ser.

Agrupémonos todos
en la lucha final,
el género humano
es la Internacional

La ley nos juzga y el patrono
oprime y sangra al productor,
nos dan derechos irrisorios,
no hay deberes del señor.

Basta ya de tutela odiosa
que la igualdad ley ha de ser.
No más deberes sin derechos,
ningún derecho sin deber.

Agrupémonos todos
en la lucha final
el género humano es la Internacional

Ni en dioses, reyes ni en tribunos
está el saupremo salvador.
Nosotros mismos realicemos
el esfuerzo redentor.

Agrupémonos todos
en la lucha final
el género humano es la Internacional

Of course, this is not the only translation of the song.

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