Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Those Were the Days, Mis Amigos.

Worker-run transit? Yes! It really happened.

During the revolution, most of Spain came under self-management. Nowhere was the anarchist spirit stronger than in Catalan where workers ran the Barcelona transit system. Unfortunately, it only lasted three years. Franco and the Fascists, with help from the Stalinists who viewed anarchists as "uncontrollable elements," won the war and quickly brought an end to this experiment in democracy.

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