A Video history of The Spanish Civil War
A video history of the Spanish Civil War, which was effectively the beginning of World War Two, sometimes described as a war against fascism. More accurately it was a war of different varieties of nationalist and corporatist fascism. It was also used as a proving ground for industrial warfare to be used during the wider European and Asian conflicts.
Each of the six you-tube videos is about one hour long, and is assembled from different segments. This appears to be a Spanish version of the Spanish history of that civil war, over-dubbed in English. Actually well done, though long for the attention span of most people. It gives a as blunt and direct as possible re-telling of the Spanish Civil War. It is up to you, in part to see the similarities to our current political and economic gridlock.
My point is that the consequences of economic "austerity" and the absolute lack of economic and political reform of the the criminality of the wealthy, particularly in the finance sector, could be a similar sort of resistance. This is why so much time and resources has been invested in surveillance and the suppression of resistors or protesters such as the rising of the OWS as if it involved an insurrection, which it didn't represent. This repressive over-reaction was intended to validate corporatist sponsored authority, which by its brutal and planned suppression only has prevented the development of peaceful change. The nature of the Spanish Republican resistance was politically ill-informed. The nominal progressive Spanish Republicans, were also co-opted by the fascism of the Stalinist Soviet Communist state. Nominally Franco won the Spanish civil war, at least until his passing. The current Spanish regime is a moderated legacy of Franco.
My thanks to the blog: Raging Bullshit http://ragingbullshit.com/2013/10/27/a-complete-history-of-the-spanish-c...
first video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81RhewkQbOk#t=3052
second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YhBDJvbl4k
third video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgvBxGiqp0
fourth video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5TbqzxQBg
fifth video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5TbqzxQBg
sixth video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaxd3pU_UQI