Showing posts with label Spanish Civil War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spanish Civil War. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Josep Almudéver Mateu, last fighter of the International Brigades, dies at 101

Josep Eduardo Almudéver Mateu, the last surviving member of the International Brigades who fought against the fascist Franco regime in Spain, died on Tuesday 26 May at the age of 101. 

Almudéver, who was born on 30 July 1919 in Marseille to Spanish parents, was 16 and living in the Valencian town of Alcàsser when Franco’s coup triggered the Spanish civil war.

In 1936, at the age of 17, he enlisted to join the fight in defense of the Republic. He participated in the Aragon front where he was wounded. He was sent home when his true age emerged. However, Almudéver didn't give up. He used his French nationality to join the International Brigades so he could carry on fighting.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

PCPE and KKE paid tribute to the legendary International Brigades in Madrid

In a joint event that took place at Morata de Tajuña, in the community of Madrid, the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) paid tribute to the heroic International Bridages (Brigadas Internacionales) which fought against the fascists during the Spanish Civil War. 

The event took place on November 10th at the memorial dedicated to the men and women of the International Brigades, where representatives of the two parties laid wreaths in memory of the heroic fighters.

The General Secretary of the PCPE Ástor García attended the event, while the KKE was represented by the member of the Political Bureau Giorgos Marinos.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Federico García Lorca: 82 years since his assassination by Franco's fascists

The 18th of August marked the 82nd anniversary of the assassination of the famous Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca, who was shot by dictator Franco's death squads in 1936. 

Back then, the fascists thought that they killed him; what they didn't know was that Lorca's legacy, through his extraordinary poetry, was immortal and would remain eternal as a universal symbol of democratic Spain

Through his poems, Lorca glorified the notions of love, as well as the one of death, he hated despotism and the exploitation of man by man. A conscious anti-fascist, he stood against any form of injustice. Although he never joined the organized revolutionary communist movement, he was a consistent and outspoken critic of the capitalist society. In his work he condemns Capitalism's results, including poverty, misery, alienation and racism.