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Salvador Seguí Rubinat (Lérida, 1887 - Barcelona, 1923), known as "El Noi de sucre" ("The sugar boy") was one of the most prominent leaders of anarcho-syndicalism in Catalonia in the early twentieth century.

Sought to give new impetus to the proletarian struggle without forgetting the essence of anarchist ideology.He trained as a painter, a profession he always exercised and which earned a living. Even as a young man was concerned about the political and libertarian ideas, follower of the Modern School of Francisco Ferrer Guardia, and several authors such as Sorel, Kropotkin, Reclus and Cornelissen, where self-training was also associated with cultural and political figures the time, and with members and participants of Ateneo Popular Enciclopèdic as Francesc Layret. Promoted the training and education of the working classes from the unions and revolutionary weapon: the intellectual, cultural and technical workers.

He was president of Ateneo Unionist Ponent the street from Barcelona, where he founded and organized the library in 1915, where it assumes the functions of university studies unionists and anarchists. Driving the creation of Solidaridad Obrera, as part of the board (and vocal) for some time.

In 1916 began negotiations for a pact of unity of action between the CNT and the UGT as a united front of the Spanish labor movement which involved an initial 24-hour general strike to protest the price keeps increasing and continued with a general strike indefinitely, in 1917, the Spanish government request for a system which guaranteed the people the development of emancipatory activities and minimum conditions of quality of life.

Elected general secretary of the CNT of Catalonia at the Regional Congress held in Sants, in 1918, proposed that it allowed the intervention of teachers unions rationalistic aspects of "wherever corporate organizations" supported by all delegates in his favor was adopted as a resolution.

In subsequent meetings, along with Angel Pestana and Juan Peiró opposed most exalted actions taken by other members of the CNT. It is worth mentioning that held in the Teatro de la Comedia (Madrid) or the regional plenary Zaragoza in which submitted the proposal for removal of the CNT of the Third International.

He was arrested several times because of its syndicalist activity. During the strike of the Canadian, was detained but was released the same day he was called off and was able to bring out his great gifts as an orator at the meeting organized by the strike committee in the bullring of "Arenas" Barcelona) to report on the agreements reached with the government.

In November 1920, along with Lluis Companys, the union Martí Barrera and thirty-six people, was deported to Castle Mola (Mahon).

On March 10, 1923, in full maturity to promote among the workers the idea of ​​emancipation as a driver for an existing company, was killed by a shot in the corner of Chain San Rafael, in the Raval district of Barcelona by white gunmen Free Trade Union of the Catalan employers protected by the Civil Governor of Barcelona Martínez Anido, grouped around the Regionalist League. In the same episode also left wounded to anarcho Francisco Comes, known as "Peron, who died a few days later.

Wikipedia contributors. Salvador Seguí; [online]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2007 [date accessed: December 2, 2007]. Available at http://es.wikipedia.org