Comandos Autónomos Anticapitalistas

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The Comandos Autónomos Anticapitalistas (CAA) (Basque: Komando Autonomo Antikapitalistak; English: Autonomous Anticapitalist Commandos) were a Basque armed group in Spain with Autonomist Marxist politics, defined as an anarchistic breakaway of ETA.

The group was very active in the 1970s and 1980s. The most important attack was the assassination of Spanish Socialist Workers Party Senator Enrique Casas in 1984, which was rejected by all the political spectrum including ETA, which at the time, rejected violence against politicians.[citation needed]

Soon after, one of the few operating CAA commandos was ambushed by the Guardia Civil at the bay of Pasaia, killing four – all but one. That was the practical end of CAA, whose members joined ETA.

CAA members killed in action[edit]

Painting in the coast of Pasaia where four members of CCAA were shot dead by Policía Nacional in April 1984
  • Gregorio Fernández Riaño (1979)
  • José Miguel Etxeberria, "Naparra" (1980)
  • Javier San Martín Goikoetxea (1983)
  • José Ignacio Segurola Maioz (1983)
  • José Mari Izura (1984)
  • Rafael Delas (1984)
  • Pedro Mari Isart (1984)
  • Dionisio Aizpurua (1984)