Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Spanish Revolution - 80 years

Escape the cold Wellington winter and remember one of the great moments of working class history, the sunny days of 80 years ago when ordinary Spaniards seized control of their lives, fought fascism and showed how pleasant life could be when capitalism and the state are consigned to the dustbin.

Come along to 17 Tory St from Thursday 7th July to Sunday 10th July and view the exhibition or join us for a variety of events including film screenings, discussions & more...


Thursday, 7 July

-Open from 5pm
  • 6pm: Barry Pateman - "Some thoughts about why the Spanish Revolution is important to us today". Barry is from the Kate Sharpley Library (KSL) and editor at The Emma Goldman papers. KSL has published many pamphlets by participants in the Spanish Revolution as well as a number of books including “The Friends of Durruti” and "Ready for Revolution”.
Pan y vino incluido


Friday, 8 July

-Open all day
  • 12.30 - 1.30pm: lunchtime discussion ‘What is Anarchism?'
  • 6.30pm: film screening ‘Living Utopia’, followed by cerveza y patatas

Saturday, 9 July

-Open from 10am-

  • 1-2pm: Mujeres Libres - film screening ‘Toda la Vida’ followed by discussion

  • 7pm: movie screening ‘La Lengua de las Mariposas (Tongue of the Butterfly)’

Sunday, 10 July

Open all day from 10am
  • 4pm: Mark Derby will talk about New Zealanders who went to Spain. Mark’s the author of ‘Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘Petals and Bullets. Dorothy Morris: New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War.’

  • Mark’s talk will be followed by a screening of Ken Loach’s ‘Land and Freedom’.

As Noam Chomsky put it, the Spanish Revolution is "a glimpse of a future that differs by orders of magnitude from the tendencies inherent in the state capitalist and state socialist societies that exist today."

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