In the previous articles in this series we
have shown how the FAI tried to stop the definitive integration of the CNT into
the structures of capitalism.
In 1934 however there was a fundamental
change: the PSOE made a spectacular about face and, led by Largo Caballero,
along with its companion union , the UGT, raised the flag of the "revolutionary
struggle" pushing the workers of Asturias
into the dreadful trap of the October insurrection. The Republican state used a
new orgy of death, torture and prison deportations, which matched the savage
repression meted out in previous years, to liquidate this movement.