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 The Cunningham Amendment: Volume 11 No 3
The Cunningham Amendment: Volume 11 No 3
Looking Back After 20 Years in Jail: Miguel Garcia £3.50

Pamphlet, 14 pages, 1969. Miguel Garcia (1908-1981) was a Spanish anarchist activist, forger, and writer, and was a political prisoner under Franco. Born in Barcelona, Garcia worked first as a newspaper seller, then a printer. He was a member of the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), the largest anarchist organization in Spain and one of its major trade unions at the time. He fought in the Anarchist militias and then the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War, and was imprisoned at the war's end. During the Second World War, he was part of a resistance network smuggling Jews, escaping Allied airmen and resistance fighters from France into Spain. His speciality was forgery, having been a printer; he also received training from the British secret service. After 1945 he was part of the continuing resistance against Franco's regime as part of the "Tallion Group." He was arrested in 1949 and sentenced to death. In 1952 his sentence was commuted to twenty years imprisonment. In 1969, on his release, he was invited to move to London by Scottish Anarchist Stuart Christie who he had met in prison. He then worked with Christie and Albert Meltzer in the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) working to support Anarchist prisoners, mainly in Spain. He made lecture tours and wrote pamphlets to oppose the Francoist system. In 1972 his autobiography, Franco's prisoner, was published recounting his experiences of resistance and imprisonment. Miguel Garcia was a significant figure in twentieth-century anarchism, not only for his role in the Spanish Anarchist resistance, but for reaching out to and inspiring a new generation of activists.

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