Homage to Catalonia | Study Guide

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Homage to Catalonia | Glossary of Political Terms

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  • anarcho-syndicalism: Syndicalism means unionism, and anarchists believe society would run harmoniously without a government imposed upon it. Anarcho-syndicalists propose to organize society through syndicates or unions, using direct action rather than representative democracy.
  • Assault Guards: A corps of militarized urban police; on the communist Republican government side in the Barcelona street fighting.
  • CNT: National Confederation of Labor (Spanish: Confederación Nacional del Trabajo), a confederation of anarcho-syndicalist unions. On the anarchist side in the Barcelona street fighting.
  • PCE: Communist Party of Spain (Spanish: Partido Comunista de España); on the communist Republican government side in the Barcelona street fighting.
  • POUM: Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (Spanish: Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista), a dissident, leftist communist party in Spain; on the anarchist side in the Barcelona street fighting.
  • PSUC: Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (Catalan: Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya), the Catalan division of the Communist Party of Spain; on the communist Republican government side in the Barcelona street fighting.
  • Stalinist: During the Spanish Civil War Joseph Stalin (1878–1953) was the premier of the Soviet Union; a Stalinist is one who supports Stalin's policies and especially his dominance over the direction of international communism.
  • Trotskyist: Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) was a Russian revolutionary and later a commissar in the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin (1878–1953), premier of the Soviet Union, ousted and exiled Trotsky. Trotskyism refers to a theory of permanent revolution; in Homage to Catalonia "Trotskyist" is a label put on the POUM by government propagandists. Orwell never uses the term without scare quotes around it.
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