Mujeres Libres Anthem


I don't know the music, but the lyrics are from the book "Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women" (1991) by Martha A. Ackelsberg.

For Anarchism.

Scott
Insurgency Culture Collective
Los Angeles


Mujeres Libres' Anthem
Lucia Sanchez Saornil
Valencia 1937

PuÒo en alto mujeres de Iberia
hacia horizontes preÒados de luz
por rutas ardientes,
los pies en la tierra
la frente en lo azul.
Afirmando promesas de vida
desafiamos la tradiciÛn
modelemos la arcilla caliente
de un mundo que nace del dolor.
°Que el pasado se hunda en la nada!
°Que nos importa del ayer!
Queremos escribir de nuevo
la palabra MUJER.
PuÒo en alto mujeres del mundo
hacia horizontes preÒados de luz
por rutas ardientes
adelante, adelante
de cara a la luz.

Fists upraised, women of Iberia
towards horizons pregnant with light
on paths afire
feet on the ground
face to the blue sky.
Affirming the promise of life
we defy tradition
we mold the warm clay
of a new world born of pain.
Let the past vanish into nothingness!
What do we care for yesterday!
We want to write anew
the word WOMAN.
Fists upraised, women of the world
towards horizons pregnant with light
on paths afire
onward, onward
toward the light.


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