This is an illustration of an anarchist militia-women in Spain during the Spanish Revolution of 1936. Many brave women and men fought and died to defend the workers revolution against Franco’s fascist forces. During this period, revolutionary Catalonia was controlled by the radical trade unions Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) and Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI) where they established a worker’s self management society. Though it lasted only a short period before being crushed by outside force, it showed the world what a worker controlled society might look like. To learn more about these amazing anarchists, I recommend reading George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia” and Noam Chomsky’s “On Anarchism”.