The Spanish Revolution - 80 Years
Escape the Wellington winter and celebrate one of the great moments of history when ordinary Spaniards seized control of their lives, fought fascism and showed how pleasant life could be when capitalism and the state are consigned to the dustbin.
From Thursday, 7 July to Sunday, 10 July, the Freedom Shop will be holding a series of events at 17 Tory St, Te Aro, including: exhibition, film screenings, talks and discussions, books and pamphlets, and more...
Remember one of the great moments of working class history, the sunny days of 80 years ago when ordinary Spaniards seized control of their lives, fought fascism and showed how pleasant life could be when capitalism and the state are consigned to the dustbin.
Join in a celebration of what Noam Chomsky called "a glimpse of a future that differs by orders of magnitude from the tendencies inherent in the state capitalist and state socialist societies that exist today."
Thursday, 7 July
- Open from 5pm
- 6pm: Barry Pateman - "Some thoughts about why the Spanish Revolution is important to us today". Barry is from the Kate Sharpley Library (KSL) and editor at The Emma Goldman papers. KSL has published many pamphlets by participants in the Spanish Revolution as well as a number of books including “The Friends of Durruti” and "Ready for Revolution”. Pan y vino incluido .
Friday, 8 July
- Open all day
- 12.30 - 1.30pm: lunchtime discussion ‘What is Anarchism?'
- 6.30pm: film screening ‘Living Utopia’, followed by cerveza y patatas
Saturday, 9 July
- Open from 10am-
- 1-2pm: Mujeres Libres - film screening ‘Toda la Vida’ followed by discussion
- 7pm: movie screening ‘La Lengua de las Mariposas (Tongue of the Butterfly)’
Sunday, 10 July
- Open all day from 10am
- 4pm: Mark Derby will talk about New Zealanders who went to Spain. Mark’s the author of ‘Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘Petals and Bullets. Dorothy Morris: New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War.’ Mark’s talk will be followed by a screening of Ken Loach’s ‘Land and Freedom’.
Hosted by the Freedom Shop