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Date Mon, 25 May 2020 09:46:16 +0300

Hello, for French speakers, and for those who are interested in Spanish Revolution and also by public health questions, we would like to point out that we have just released a second volume devoted to the public health system implemented during the Spanish Revolution. Inspiring after the bankruptcy of our current healthcare system ... ---- HEALTH THROUGH THE REVOLUTION, REVOLUTION THROUGH HEALTH ---- ANARCHOSYNDICALISTS AND HEALTH DURING THE SPANISH REVOLUTION (1936-1938) ---- II. The establishment of an anarchist public health ---- Download the booklet: http://blog.cnt-ait.info/post/SANTE_36-2 ---- We continue our series on the anarchosyndicalists' Public Health work during the Spanish Revolution.

The first volume (http://blog.cnt-ait.info/post/2020/05/11/SANTE_36-1) was devoted to emergency measures taken in the face of an unexpected and brutal health and political event, namely a Revolution. We have seen how the anarchosyndicalists had to face, in an emergency, to take control of the public health system, when they lacked qualified personnel and materials, and adding they had moreover to face a civil war. The fact that anarchosyndicalists were prepared, ideologically and practically, for decades, for this eventuality, including in the health field, enabled them to demonstrate the qualities required for the management of health crises: anticipation, preparadness, responsiveness. Thus there was no collapse of the health system in the republican camp, there was no epidemic for example, to the great astonishment of the delegations of the Red Cross and the Health Committee of the League of Nations which came to inspect on the spot.

In this second volume, we tackle the question of what long-term public health policy was put in place by anarchosyndicalists once the time of absolute emergency was settled. Because it is a significant fact that - even if the health situation has always been under a very critical tension because of the civil war - the anarchosyndicalists nevertheless tried to sketch out what it would be a "Post-crisis Public Health" ": universal, serving the population, emphasizing prevention, socialized and decentralized.

Ambitious and visionary structural reforms - which were sometimes implemented only several decades later in our "liberal democracies" - were initiated: secularization of health and assistance services, socialization, preventive medicine, legalization of abortion, reform of psychiatry, integrated approach to health ("One health" concept) ... This vision culminated with the National Health Congress of 1937 which made a proposal for a concept of Public Health from an anarchist point of view , which remains very topical. Health is indeed described as a total state of well-being, physical, mental and social, a definition that WHO will take up on its own but without really emphasizing the social field ...

This second volume contains translations of period articles or university articles, some of which for the first time in French, such as the 1936 abortion decree in Catalonia, Federica Montseny's retrospective analysis of his action in the field of health or the work of Félix Martí Ibáñez, who wrote a psychoanalysis of the Spanish Revolution in the heart of the action in 1937, and which can always serve as a support for reflection and debate on the objectives and the organization of a revolutionary movement.

Your comments and remarks are always welcome,

Good reading!

The brochure is 104 pages long, in form A5. It can be downloaded here: http://blog.cnt-ait.info/post/SANTE_36-2

You can also order it in hard copy format by sending an email to contact@cnt-ait.info.
INTRODUCTION: Health through Revolution, Revolution through Health

- Spanish anarchism in the debate on health in Spain: health, illness and medicine (1930-1939)
1.Introduction: the debate around health, sanitation and hygiene
2. The CNT and the concept of social medicine
3. The anarchist discourse on "social diseases"
4. The health problem during the civil war: the CNT and the control of Catalan health
5. Conclusions

- Towards a definition of Anarchist Health: the National Health Congress of March 1937
Purpose: health from an anarchist point of view
Principle: The health system from an anarchist point of view
Tactics: implementation of the principles to achieve the end
- Health in the Social and Libertarian Revolution of 1936

- Health culture in the libertarian movement
The Revolution in Catalonia and its impact on the health system
The Revolution in Valencia and its impact on the health system
The Revolution in Aragon and its impact on the health system

- Health and Social Assistance during the Civil War by Federica MONTSENY (1986)
Organization of the Ministry
The Health Committee of the League of Nations
Invitation from the Health Committee of the League of Nations
Creation of the Central Office for Evacuation and Refugee Assistance
The problem of abortion
The fight against prostitution
Final considerations

- History of abortion in Spain: the decree of the Generalitat of Catalonia, DECEMBER 1936.
From infanticide to abortion
1930s Spain
Félix Martí Ibáñez
The Decree on artificial termination of pregnancy
The ideology of the decree on artificial termination of pregnancy
The application of the decree of artificial termination of pregnancy
Influence of the decree on the artificial termination of pregnancy in Spain

- Were there any legal abortions in Spain during the Revolution? Doctors' obstacles to the implementation of the 1936 Decree

- Abortion reform decree approved in 1936 by the Generalitat of Catalonia.

- Psychology and Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War: the work of Félix Martí Ibáñez
Biographical data
Martí-Ibáñez and psychology before the civil war
The reform of psychiatry during the civil war
Civil War Psychoanalysis
The psychological work of an exile

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