“I am not a miliciano, but I have been to Russia, where I experienced the revolution and was able to observe the way in which the anarchists were liquidated (at this point the comrade summarised the Makhnovist movement). I have been in Spain for the past eight months, and I know that as long as we have weapons in our hands, everything is possible.”
by Sacha Pietro aka Sacha Piotr see http://libcom.org/history/sacha-piotr-sascha-pjotr-aka-alexander-shapiro-aka-sergei-18891890-1942
Taken from the minutes of the Extraordinary assembly of militians, Barcelona, March 1937, as reprinted in The Story of the Iron Column: Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War by Abel Paz. Which has just been copublished by AK Press and the Kate Sharpley Library.
The story of the Iron Column by Abel Paz published: a personal view