From:   Martin <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:34:36 PM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: Speaker Suggestions

 Hey guys,

       Gonzalo Palomo from Spain is gonna be in New York from November

6-10.He would be an excellent guest speaker. Comrade Gonzalo is from

the legendary Confederation National del Trabajo (CNT). The CNT is a

libertarian industrial union that lead perhaps one of the best

examples of a democratic "occupy" movement in history! In 1936 the

CNT lead the Spanish revolution in which worker's occupied factories,

peasants occupied farms, and popular assemblies replaced the roles of

the state in Barcelona and broader Catalonia.

         Today the CNT is active in the workers' struggle in Spain and

was one of the first unions in Spain to support the 15M movement.

Gonzalo could discuss historical and current work of the CNT and

lessons that we can learn from our brothers and sisters of the Spanish

occupy movement. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone knows how

Gonzalo could be a guest Speaker.

         In Solidarity,