The colors black and red have been used by anarchists since at least the late 1800s, though generally used by anarcho-communists. The flag was used as the symbol of the anarcho-syndicalists by the CNT during the Spanish Civil War. The black represents anarchism and the red represents leftist and socialist ideals. George Woodcock writes that the bisected black-and-red flag symbolized a uniting of "the spirit of later anarchism with the mass appeal of the First International"
Proletarian internationalism is the perception of all revolutions as being part of a single global class struggle rather than separate localized events. It is based on the theory that capitalism is a global system and therefore the working classes of all nations must act in concert if they are to replace it with anarchism or communism. Internationalism is an important component of revolutionary political theory, based on the principle that working-class people of all countries must unite across national boundaries and actively oppose nationalism and war in order to overthrow capitalism. In this sense, internationalism is closely related to the concept of international solidarity. S… Read more