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  Andrés Nin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nin became a leader of the Spanish workers' movement, and was among the founders of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE).
In June 1937, Nin and most of the leadership of POUM were arrested and sent to a camp near Madrid.
Andrés Nin was murdered, under direct orders from Stalin and the supervision of the NKVD, by the Republican Government's secret police on June 20; apparently "Comandante Contreras" Vittorio Vidali, and Iosif Romualdovich Grigulevich were involved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Andres_Nin   (502 words)

 Andrés Nin Internet Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Nin broke with Trotsky in 1935 to form the POUM (Workers’ Party of Marxist Unity) with Joaquin Maurin of the BOC (Workers’ and Peasants’ Bloc).
During the Spanish Revolution the POUM had some influence in Catalonia and Nin joined the Generalidad, the Catalan government, as minister for justice, but after threats from the Soviet consul in Barcelona, Antonov-Ovseyenko, Nin was sacked in December 1936.
In June 1937 Nin and most of the POUM leadership were “arrested” by Stalinist agents and Nin was executed shortly afterwards.
www.marxists.org /archive/nin/index.htm   (129 words)

 Andres Nin
In June 1937 Nin and most of the leadership of POUM were arrested and sent to a Soviet camp at Acala de Henares near Madrid.
Nin was wellbuilt and healthylooking and probably looked younger than his age; he had a ready childish laugh that showed a set of solid white teeth.
On 15 June the police had suddenly arrested Andres Nin in his office, and the same evening had raided the Hotel Falcon and arrested all the people in it, mostly militiamen on leave.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SPnin.htm   (1263 words)

 Socialist Organizer: Fourth International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
But Andrés Nin and the other leaders of the Communist Left of Spain turned their backs to the movement of the workers, looking only at the apparatuses, condemning the PSOE leadership and glorifying that of the CNT.
Andrés Nin himself joined the regional government of Cataluna (the area where the POUM was the most powerful), while accepting the dissolution of the central committee of the militias of Cataluna.
But Nin accepted the decision of the Popular Front to liquidate the central committee of the anti-fascist militias of Cataluna, an organisation that was not a "soviet" of the Russian type (the militias were controlled by their respective parties), but which embodied the unity of the workers.
www.theorganizer.org /FI/TrotskySpain.html   (7470 words)

 League for the Fifth International | TI Issue 18
Andrés Nin, the leader of the POUM until his murder at the hands of Stalinist agents in Spain, was expelled from the Spanish Communist Party (PCE) in 1927.
The fatal ?aw in the political make-up of Nin and the POUM’s leaders was that they refused to criticise the errors of the anarcho-syndicalist (CNT) and Socialist leaders and thereby failed to educate the working class vanguard in the need to break with their leaders and build a revolutionary party.
Worse, while Nin was critical of many of the measures proposed in the name of the Popular Front by the PCE, he made the POUM act as a “loyal opposition” inside the Popular Front, agreeing to abide by policies that were fatal for the prospects of a successful revolution.
www.fifthinternational.org /index.php?id=49,193,0,0,1,0   (1369 words)

 Revolutionary History
It was a Spanish political party that was formed by Andres Nin and Joaquin Maurin in 1935 and it was most active from this date until December 1936.
Nin went so far as to define the dictatorship of the proletariat as a united front of workers' parties and trade union leaders who assume governmental power.
Nin was also willing to accompany President Companys on a tour of Lerida to convince the workers that the powers of the revolutionary committees should be dissolved.
www.ucl.ac.uk /leaders-project/Papers/GB01038-a.xml   (798 words)

 Nin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Trotsky and the POUM
Trotsky’s political ties with Nin were effectively broken in 1933 although Nin did not publicly break with Trotsky until 1935 when he joined forces with Maurin to form the Workers Party of Marxist Unification (POUM).
In the intervening period Trotsky upbraided Nin for failing to enter the PSOE (the Spanish Socialist Party) and its union (UGT) whose rank and file were undergoing massive radicalisation in l934 and 1935.
However, Nin’s criticism of the Popular Front after February was not that it tied the workers' organisations to the programme of the bourgeoisie but that it was not genuinely a Popular Front.
www.revolutionary-history.co.uk /backiss/Vol1/No2/poumwp.html   (1297 words)

 Rafael Soler Martinez: The Origins of Trotskyism in Cuba (TEMAS 2001)
He came in contact with Trotskyism while in the Soviet Union, under the influence of the Spaniard, Andrés Nin, who had been a leader of the IRU and who was linked to the Russian left opposition and later became one of the most noted figures of international Trotskyism.
Juan López sent a letter on March 31, 1933, to Andrés Nin, main leader of the Spanish Communist Left, where he reported the existence of the Cuban Communist Opposition, of its main activities and asking theoretical material from the Spanish Trotskyists and the International Left Opposition.
Nin and the Spanish Trotskyist leadership criticized Trotsky and the International Secretariat for applying incorrect methods; for his part Trotsky accused Nin of holding up the formation of the Spanish Opposition and doing everything possible to isolate it from the International Opposition.
www.walterlippmann.com /otc.html   (5466 words)

 TIME.com: Trotskyist Trial -- Oct. 24, 1938 -- Page 1
Nin was taken from a jail in Madrid last year by Communists of the Stalin persuasion and murdered.
In court last week the Government prosecutor took the position that Señora Nin is the wife of a traitor who escaped from jail, fled abroad and has been in hiding for the past 26 months.
Dead or alive, Andrés Nin was the focus of the Barcelona trial last week, just as Leon Trotsky was the focus of the Moscow trial after which 16 Trotskyists were executed (TIME, Aug. 31, 1936).
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,883776,00.html   (625 words)

 Trotsky and the POU M
From Nin's `national Trotskyism' to the POUM and the Popular Front was a logical evolution.
This was at the outset of the Civil War, which represented a qualitative change in the situation, at a time when the POUM was organising workers' militias, and the Trotskyists were dispatching international comrades to fight in Spain.
Hassell's article documents well a number of examples of the POUM's opportunism, but there is one betrayal by Nin and Andrade he doesn't mention: their abandonment of the struggle for the Fourth International in favour of vague references about `international revolutionary unity on a new basis'.
www.revolutionary-history.co.uk /backiss/Vol2/No2/Poum.html   (1209 words)

 The Political Situation and the Tasks of the Proletariat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Nin’s critique of the popular front strategy in Spain, and the Communist Party’s role in it, was intended to provide the basis for a discussion on political strategy at the POUM national conference in June 1937, but the party was outlawed before it could take place.
This translation is taken from David Beetham, ed., Marxists in Face of Fascism (Manchester University Press, 1983).
The 1931-5 experience had more than shown the inability of the bourgeoisie to resolve the fundamental problems of the bourgeois-democratic revolution and the need for the working classes to put themselves resolutely at the head of the emancipation movement to carry out the democratic revolution and to start the socialist revolution.
www.whatnextjournal.co.uk /Pages/History/Nin2.html   (1769 words)

 David Pryce-Jones, National Review on Radosh, Spain Betryed
Another Comintern representative with special responsibility for the International Brigade was the Frenchman Andre Marty, known as "the butcher of Albacete" and commemorated by Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls for his indiscriminate use of terror against friend and foe alike.
The anarchist leader Andres Nin was murdered, and the crime made to look like the deed of German agents.
Andre Marty kept the firing squads busy and members of the International Brigade were among his victims.
www.yale.edu /annals/Reviews/review_texts/Pryce-Jones_on_Radosh_National_Review_06.23.01.htm   (2173 words)

 Nin N Biography Reference
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 Spanish Revolution
Andres Nin (2) conceded that it was "a proletarian revolution more profound even than the Russian Revolution itself." (Broue and Temime, p.
Adept as they were at political chicanery and seizing power, these "builders of socialism" had not the foggiest notion of how to organize even a village collective, much less to restore the economic life of the great Russian nation.
Andres Nin liked to tell his companions that the return of public services to normal working order had been incomparably faster in Barcelona in 1936 than in Moscow in 1917.
www.efn.org /~danr/dolgoff1.html   (2653 words)

The NKVD established numerous secret prisons around Madrid, which were used to detain, torture and kill hundreds of the NKVD's enemies.
In June 1937, Andres Nin, the secretary of the anti-Stalinist POUM, was tortured and killed in an NKVD prison.
Cooperation of NKVD and Gestapo: In March 1940 representatives of NKVD and Gestapo meet for one week in Zakopane, for the coordination of the pacification of resistance in Poland.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/nk/nkvd.html   (1952 words)

 1937 World History - Din Timelines
Andres Nin is arrested and charged with conspiring with General Francisco Franco.
Bilbao is captured by Nationalist forces with the aid of the German and Italian air forces (ending a lengthy, feirce battle).
Andres Nin, leader of POUM, is murdered by agents from the Soviet Union.
din-timelines.com /1937_timeline.shtml   (921 words)

 Chapter 18: Before Coming Events | libcom.org
The mysterious disappearance of the P.O.U.M. Ieader, Andres Nin, which the government hushed up for weeks, has roused a storm of indignation.
Nin, who after the May events in Barcelona was arrested with other leaders of his party and taken to Valencia and from there to Madrid, has vanished without a trace.
The Nin affair has called forth even in these quarters protests such as one would not previously have expected there.
libcom.org /library/the-tragedy-of-spain-rudolf-rocker-chapter-eighteen   (1382 words)

 Seventy years since the Spanish Civil War Right wing in Spain attempts to rehabilitate Franco-Part Two
Within Spain, the party of the International Left Opposition was the Izquierda Comunista Española (ICE), led by Andrés Nin, a founding member of the Spanish Communist Party and secretary of the Communist International’s Red International of Labour Unions.
In particular, Trotsky warned Nin about his reluctance to collaborate internationally and advised that he not underestimate the numerically weak PCE, because behind it stood the power of the Soviet bureaucracy.
But Nin’s nationalist and opportunist tendencies were to prevail, and rather than orienting towards the most militant workers, the ICE fused in September 1935 with Juaquin Maurin’s Workers and Peasant Bloc to form the Workers Party of Marxist Unification (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista—POUM).
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/mar2006/frnc-m14.shtml   (2950 words)

 Andrés Nin: Austro-Marxism and the National Question (1935)
From Andrés Nin, The Austrian School, National Emancipation Movements, Part 2, Section 2 (English titles).
As Plekhanov said, it represented “the adaptation of socialism to nationalism”, leaving political power in the hands of the State of the dominant imperial nation.
Nin’s work on the national question has been unjustly neglected, not least by those who consider they uphold the Marxist tradition.
www.marxists.org /archive/nin/1935/xx/austromarx.htm   (2412 words)

 TIME.com: "Trotskyists Liquidated" -- Nov. 7, 1938 -- Page 1
The trial in absentia at Barcelona of famed Andrés Nin (secretary to Leon Trotsky in Russia during the Revolution) and seven members of his Spanish P. Party ended almost unnoticed this week by the world press.
Star witness for the defendants was Francisco Largo Caballero, former Premier of Leftist Spain, who testified during the trial that the Poum did not instigate the May 1937 uprising in Barcelona, that Poum Party executives were "sincerely anti-Fascist," not the reverse, as charged by the prosecution.
In Manhattan last week Alexander Kerensky commented that he talked recently with a former fellow prisoner of Nin in the Madrid jail where Nin was held for a time last year.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,788849,00.html   (500 words)

The Workers Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) was formed by Andres Nin and
Many advanced workers, disillusioned with the Socialists and Stalinists, have been willing to believe that in the P.O.U.M. there is some hope that the workers will be able to surmount their difficulties and establish the dictatorship of the proletariat and a socialist regime.
They point out that the most influential leader, Andreas Nin, was closely connected with Trotsky for many years and was a strong adherent of the theory of peasant revolution.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SPpoum.htm   (5240 words)

 Nin, - Andres Nin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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This brief video presentation explains what NIN is, who this special mission offering serves, and why it positively impacts our world.
Entitled Nin City, the one-page comic (drawn by Arkion), shows Reggie at his best.
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 The Aesthetics of Resistance (Peter Weiss) - review
Looming over this is the recent suppression of anarchists and independent Marxists (and the killing of Andrés Nin) and the existence of a United Front with socialist and bourgeois parties.
There's one set piece debate at a meeting of leaders — Hodann, Ilya Ehrenburg, Willi Bredel, and Karl Mewis, among others — and a chilling, understated climax when one of the narrator's too outspoken colleagues is taken away by the military police.
Fascism is an everpresent menace, but remains in the background: uniformed figures in a museum, triumphant Nazi propaganda on the radio, Franco's armies pressing in on the Spanish Republic.
dannyreviews.com /h/Aesthetics_Resistance.html   (1236 words)

 TheAgitator.com: Gossip Post: Comments
(And really, to be honest, Nin's shared leftism made his collaboration far less of a betrayal than your proposed collaboration with Howard Dead and the Democrats.
Andrés Nin was executed on 20th June 1937."
Okay,maybe I went too far implying that Radley Balko is the Andrés Nin of libertarianism.
www.theagitator.com /archives/009003.php   (1444 words)

 The politics of opportunism: the "radical left" in France Introduction: Trotskyism and Centrism
Centrism represented an adaptation to this requirement that in words tended towards revolution but in practice rejected a clean break with the reformist and Stalinist apparatuses.
The classical case of a centrist organisation was the Spanish POUM, the Workers Party of Marxist Unification, led by Andrés Nin.
In 1936, at the highpoint of the revolutionary wave, Nin went so far as to enter the ranks of the People’s Front government in Catalonia that subsequently strangled the revolution.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jul2004/left-j08.shtml   (1564 words)

 The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939 - 6. The May Events
Andres Nin "El problema de los órganos de poder en la revolución española." Published in French in No. 1 of Juillet.
The shortsightedness and political ineptitude of the CNT personnel defied belief: they thought that it was enough that they should have bared their teeth, that the barricades had to come down now, because the Stalinists and Republicans, having tested the strength of the CNT, would not dare go beyond that.
Then again, we have already pointed to the interest which Nin displayed in Balius's stance and in the birth of the Friends of Durruti, from as early as March 1937.
www.spunk.org /texts/places/spain/sp001780/chap6.html   (4678 words)

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