From a piece by Cecil Eby on the not particularly lovely time had by the Abraham Lincoln Battalion in the Civil War:
In their time off, the recruits prowled the city; they sampled the local conac [sic], said to have been blended from equal parts of rancid olive oil and low-octane gasoline; and they bought the local specialty, jackknives with handsome mother-of-pearl handles and worthless tin blades. There was little else to buy, unless one wanted to queue up outside a door in the barrio chino; but the female wares, recalled a volunteer, were “pretty awful.”
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The other day I did a libertarian Raval tour with a particularly dangerous Californian sociologist, and we got onto Orwell’s apparent
- Would you be arrested in Spain if you called for the (re)introduction of the death penalty for corrupt politicians?
Not that I’d dream of doing any such thing.
- Calling all Barcelona-based Ukrainian anarcho-communists
Local “anarchists” showing Nestor Makhno, paysan d’Ukraine this Friday.
- etymology of guay: update
Three people tell me that 10-15 years ago when they were kids they used to use guay amongst themselves in the
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‘“Bush is worse than Stalin” -Hitler’ gets 30 ghits while ‘“Bush is worse than Hitler” -Stalin’ gets 822. Is this because