The ethics of political solidarity – benefit night in the anarchist library

manifestacion-caso-scalaOn January 15, 1978 during a general strike in Barcelona, Spain, a building arson to Scala (event venue) resulted in the deaths of four people (members of CNT). Five teenagers (also members of CNT) served 5 months to 17 years in prison for the arson. The consequences of this incident was the low popularity and mass distrust of CNT. An additional result was the premature conclusion of the wave of protests against the government financing trade unions and thus making them dependent to the government. Continue reading