Galicia Socialista

Galicia Socialista (transl. Socialist Galicia) was a clandestine anti-francoist group that operated in Galicia, mainly in the city of Vigo.

Galicia Socialista
Secretary-GeneralCamilo Nogueira Román
Xan López Facal
Founded1968 (1968)
Dissolved1972 (1972)
Merged intoGalician People's Union
HeadquartersVigo
IdeologyRevolutionary socialism
Galician nationalism
Antifascism

HistoryEdit

The group was founded by Camilo Nogueira and Xan López Facal, and was basically composed of industrial workers, especially from the Citroën factory of Vigo, were they tried unsuccessfully to create a Galician nationalist union. Galicia Socialista also had a relevant presence in Santiago de Compostela, mainly among college students.[1]

Originally, the group maintained contacts with the Popular Liberation Front (FLP) and worked within Comisiones Obreras (CCOO). In 1972 Galicia Socialista broke with the Spanish movements and joined the Galician People's Union (UPG). Many of its political cadres would later participate in the foundation of the Galician Workers Party (POG).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fermí Rubiralta Casas. De Castelao a Mao. Santiago de Compostela, 1998. page 143
  • Justo Beramendi and Xosé Manoel Núñez Seixas. O nacionalismo galego. A Nosa Terra. Vigo