Poumist ephemera

This blog has been around long enough to now be the number one google hit for the term “Poumista”, and people clearly are coming here to find out about the POUM. However, I realise that I don’t have much actually about the POUM on this site. This post is not an attempt at any kind of comprehensive account of the POUM, but rather a disorganised pointer towards various sources of information, including some pieces of ephemera that I have recently come across.

First, some introductory texts: Poum at Wikipedia, Poum at Spartacus.

Other key wikipedia pages: Anti-Stalinist left, ILP Contingent, International Revolutionary Marxist Centre (aka London Bureau, Three and a Half International).

Recent bloggery: Justice Triumphs at La Bataille Socialiste, Markin on Trotsky on the POUM, Markin on the ortho-Trot International Communist League on the POUM, Markin on Andy Durgan on the POUM, Liam on Pierre Broué and Emile Teminé on the Spanish Civil War. All POUM posts at La Bataille Socialiste.

From the journals: The Spanish Left in its own words, Andy Durgan on the POUM and the Trotskyites, A Brandlerite militant in the POUM militia on the Huesca front, Keith Hassell on Trotsky on the POUM, Don Bateman on Georges Kopp and the Poum militias, Richardson and Rogers on Schwartz and Alba (Revolutionary History); A Danish Trotskyist in the POUM militia (What Next); The Foreign Legion of the Revolution (Libcom); Land and Freedom, Martine Vidal, The Hidden Story of the Revolution, Andy Durgan, The Meaning of a Defeat, Pelai Pagès (New Politics).

From the Marxist Internet Archive: The Manifesto of the POUM; Walter Held on Stalinism and the POUM; Pietro Fancelli Letters from Barcelona; The Weisbord Archive.

Ephemera: A Poum militia uniform. The flag of the Lenin Barracks; The flags of the Poum; The Philosophy Football POUM T-shirt.

My Poum pages: Roma Marquez Santo 2, Vicente Ferrer, Not Just Orwell…, Roma Marquez Santo, May 1, Poumish (a bloggish miscellany), From the archive of struggle, no.26, From the archive of struggle, no.7, Benjamin Péret: songs of the eternal rebels, Ramón J. Sender, Stephen Suleyman Schwartz on POUM historiography.

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  1. Not sure if it really falls within the remit of this catalogue of sources, but a really interesting novel that deals with the POUM which I just happen to be reading at the moment is Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s “The Pianist” (Montalbán is of course more well known for his Pepe Carvalho novels such as “Murder in the Central Committee”).

    Great blog by the way!

  2. an obituary for POUM activist Pepita Reimundi who died on 15th August: http://www.fundanin.org/romano1.htm

  3. Thanks both. I have read some of the Carvalho novels. Didn’t know about this one, so will get it. I am a big crime fiction fan. Not a POUM theme, but related stuff: Philip Wilson The Blind Man of Seville, and of course the best-selling Shadows of the Wind.

    P

  4. […] Poumista posts some Poumist Ephemera […]

  5. […] antistalinistische linkse stemmen, van anarchisten, radencommunisten, soms ook trotskisten. Over de eerder genoemde POUM heeft Poumista bijvoorbeeld ook een verzameling met informatieve links op het blog […]

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  7. Thanks for sharing. The links are very helpful to finding what the blog is about.


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