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New Publications from the Kate Sharpley Library

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers

Our pals at the Kate Sharpley Library have been busy, First, they’ve just published the February/March edition of their Bulletin:

KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 61, February/March 2010

They’ve also got a new pamphlet out:

New pamphlet on the resistance to Francoism by Antonio Téllez

The Kate Sharpley Library are pleased to announce our latest publication:
“Anarchist International Action Against Francoism From Genoa 1949 to The First Of May Group” by Antonio Téllez Solà, translated by Paul Sharkey

From the end of the Spanish Civil War, the anarchist movement fought to undermine the Francoist dictatorship. Solidarity actions in Western Europe aimed to isolate the regime, and bring pressure to bear in defence of militants inside Spain. Determined to avoid casualties, their campaign of armed protests saved many activists from the death penalty.


  • The attack on Spain’s embassy in Genoa in 1949
  • The Libertarian movement in the fight against Franco (1962-1974): The Internal Defence agency (DI) and the Iberian Libertarian Youth Federation’s (FIJL) First of May Group
  • The 1962 abduction of Spain’s honorary vice-consul in Milan
  • One Episode in the Libertarian Movement’s Struggle against Francoism : The “First of May Group” and the kidnapping in Rome of Monsignor Marcos Ussia, the ecclesiatical attaché at Spain’s embassy to the Vatican (Friday 29 April 1966-Wednesday 11 May 1966)
  • Antonio Téllez Solà, the Herodotus of the anti-Franco maquis by Stuart Christie

ISBN 9781873605851 Anarchist Sources series 13. 25 pages $3/£3 (£2 to subscribers)

And they made a ton of new documents available online in February:

To stay up to date, check out their feed here.

And for a complete list of KSL publications available from AK Press, go here.