Communist Organization of Spain (Red Flag)

The Communist Organization of Spain (Bandera Roja) (Spanish: Organización Comunista de España (Bandera Roja), Catalan: Organització Comunista d'Espanya - Bandera Roja; OCE-BR), commonly known as Bandera Roja (red flag) was a Maoist communist party in Spain. The newspaper of the organization was Bandera Roja.

Communist Organization of Spain (Red Flag)

Organización Comunista de España (Bandera Roja)
Secretary-GeneralIgnasi Faura
Founded1970 (1970)
Dissolved1994 (1994)
NewspaperBandera Roja
Youth wingJuventudes de Bandera Roja
IdeologyMarxism-Leninism
Maoism
Antifascism
Federalism
Republicanism
Political positionRadical Left
Trade union affiliationComisiones Obreras (CCOO)

HistoryEdit

OCE-BR was founded in 1970 as a split of the PSUC by a sector of its youth wing. The original name was Communist Organization-Red Flag. In 1973 OCE-BR adopted its later name and expanded throughout all Spain. The main goal of the organization was a democratic revolution against the Francoist State, as the first step towards a full socialist revolution.[1]

OCE-BR was legalized in late 1977. The same year the party suffered a split in Catalonia. The splitters, led by Joan Oms i Llohis, founded the Communist Collective of Catalonia. In 1989 OCE-BR joined the PSUC again, finally disappearing as an organization in 1994.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PARTIDOS, SINDICATOS Y ORGANIZACIONES CIUDADANAS EN LA PROVINCIA DE ALICANTE DURANTE LA TRANSICIÓN (1974-1982) - BANDERA ROJA. Francisco Moreno Sáez. Archived 2012-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mestre i Campi, Jesús (director). Diccionari d'Història de Catalunya. Edicions 62, 1998, p. 1.147 p.; p. 92 entrada: "Bandera Roja". ISBN 84-297-3521-6.