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 NYC Anarchist Book Fair 
 George Sossenko
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Anarchism Is The Only Hope: Lessons from the Durruti Column of The Spanish Civil War

Recorded 12 April 2008 at Judson Church during the 2nd Annual NYC Anarchist Bookfair

'Anarchism is the only hope that the working class have to improve their life and stop the exploitation. We, the Anarchists, follow this Bakinin statement : "The power pervert the man!" During the Spanish Civil War I witnessed how well organized the Anarchist Unions (Sindicados) were in Catalunya and Aragon. It's not a myth anymore. I am in close contact with the Spanish "compa eros" and I see how the working class is protected against the exploitation. We need to restore the workers pride and dignity, they should join us, the Anarchists, because the capitalists will never give them a chance to improve their lives; on the contrary, they use the cheaper workers overseas. We the Anarchists are the only hope of the proletariat and day by day we are growing and become important in our class struggle.'

George Sossenko is an 88-year old veteran of the Spanish Civil War. At the age of 16, he left his home in France to fight against Franco's fascists with the anarchists of the Durruti column. A dedicated, life-long anarchist, George is still an active organizer as he travels and gives lectures on this important period in revolutionary history.

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 Lessons from the Durruti Column Download Program Podcast
02:01:54 English 2008-04-12
 Judson Memorial Church
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