ⓘ Isidoro Acevedo, communist. Isidoro Acevedo was a Spanish politician and activist who participated in the founding of the Communist Party of Spain. Acevedo bega ..

                                     

ⓘ Isidoro Acevedo (communist)

Isidoro Acevedo was a Spanish politician and activist who participated in the founding of the Communist Party of Spain.

Acevedo began working as a typographers apprentice at the age of thirteen in Madrid, where he had moved with his family three years before. In 1898, he moved to Santander, where he became president of the Socialist Federation. Because he had a major role within the party, highlighted by his debate as a socialist representative against anarchist Emilio Carral, he was called upon by the socialists of Bilbao to be the editor of the newspaper La Lucha de Clases Spanish: The Class Struggle. He was imprisoned several times because of his articles.

In 1914, he returned to Asturias, where he edited La Aurora Social. He was arrested in 1917 for his participation in the revolutionary strike of that year. In 1921, as a delegate of the Asturian Socialist Federation, he participated in the Socialist Congress of Madrid. There, along with other supporters of the Third International, he founded the Communist Party of Spain.

After founding the publication La Aurora Roja and traveling to Russia as a representative of Spains Communist Party in the congresses of the Third National, he gave various lectures throughout Spain. These experiences led to his book Impresiones de un viaje a Rusia Spanish: Impressions of a Trip to Russia, published in Oviedo in 1923. He also published a novel in 1930 called Los topos, in which he criticized Manuel Llaneza, a socialist mining leader.

With the rise to power of Miguel Primo de Rivera, he was jailed for a few months and returned to Madrid.

After the Spanish Civil War, he went into exile in Russia. There, he held the position of president of International Red Aid until he died in 1952.