The Unquiet Dead Chapter 3 – AudioZine

  • Posted on: 11 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro

The Unquiet Dead: Anarchism, Fascism, and Mythology – Chapter 3 the Spanish revolutionists and their betrayal – By Anonymous – MP3ReadPrint ArchiveTorrent YouTube

Chapter three of this multipart series discusses Spain before the war; the rise of the fascist; anarchist resistance; the betrayal of the revolution and its consequences.

The full text is available at unquietdead.tumblr.com; we will be posting recordings of other chapters in the future.

Helen Graham tells us of post-war Spain:

“The defeated cast no reflection. No public space was theirs. …The Republican dead could never be publicly mourned. The defeated were obliged to be complicit in this denial. Women concealed the violent deaths of husbands and fathers from their children in order to protect them physically and psychologically. In villages all over Spain, many kept secret lists of the dead. Sisters mentally mapped the location of their murdered brothers, but never spoke of these things. The silent knowledge of unquiet graves necessarily produced a devastating schism between public and private memory in Spain. It was a schism that would outlive even the Franco regime itself”

I write here in solidarity with these unquiet dead.

“People fight fascism to the extent to which they understand their own lives and freedom to be threatened by it. In the case of its immediate victims, the need for struggle is clear—which in no way diminishes the valor of their resistance. For those whose politics tell them that a threat to the freedom of any is a threat to the freedom of all, fighting fascism and its allies is a permanent necessity.”

 

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WHY CAN'T MORE PODCASTS BE HALF AS GOOD AS THIS??!!
(sorry for yelling but I get that excited about these)

That story about durruti and the guy asking for change?!

It's damn near perfect in tone. Funny and well researched and the writers aren't afraid to inject their opinions and biases but they do it in a nuanced way. The use of music and humour and little anecdotes keeps it engaging. It's history told as a story around the fire. A fuckin masterpiece!

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