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Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized on San Francisco's Embarcadero
by Workers Memory Project
Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 6:01 PM
Direct Action to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...
July 19th is the anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 -- the beginning of the last significant attempt at an anti-capitalist revolution in the period of revolutions that began in Mexico in 1915 and accelerated after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The revolutionary movement in Spain was defeated by a counter-revolution spearheaded by the Stalinist Soviet Union and it's global puppets and public relations hacks. (See George Orwells's 'Homage to Catalonia' for the best brief introduction to the events surrounding the revolution and counter-revolution in Spain.)

A public art work celebrating the role played by the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the US dupes of and cannon fodder for the Stalinist counter-revolution in Spain from 1936 to 1939, was dedicated this past May on San Francisco's Embarcadero, behind the fountain on Justin Herman Plaza at the foot of Market Street. Sometime this past week, some person or persons unknown gave this monument to the one of the big lies of 20th century history an appropriate makeover. The Stalinist art work was grafittied with the message, "Viva Durruti Y Orwell," in what appears to be red and black spray paint.

Workers Memory Project
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this reeks of cointelproand another thingThursday Aug 14th, 2008 5:33 PM
Grossin struggleThursday Aug 14th, 2008 5:30 PM
Yes, cretinmilesTuesday Aug 5th, 2008 10:04 PM
No, "Miles"....that's just semantics.Tuesday Aug 5th, 2008 2:20 AM
Uh oh, the political comissar lays out the partyline for everyone to follow@-commieSaturday Aug 2nd, 2008 11:20 AM
I am not Kevin Keating, and neither is my wifemilesSaturday Aug 2nd, 2008 7:30 AM
Arguing with Kevin Keating is a waste of timeobserverSaturday Aug 2nd, 2008 7:14 AM
Sad as fuck, indeed...anti-capitalistFriday Aug 1st, 2008 1:00 PM
Sad as fuckMikeWednesday Jul 30th, 2008 4:43 PM
sectarianismmilesTuesday Jul 29th, 2008 8:40 PM

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