When Ajoblanco was founded in 1974, its creators wanted to escape from any kind of authoritarianism. They identified themselves with libertarian ideals. They accidentally made the Franco supporters and the Communist Party agree! Those young kids were a serious threat to the system: they drew from different models like the new left California and moreover they were frivolous people who talked about ecology or humanistic urbanism...


Whatsoever, Ajoblanco connected with a radical, young audience who was hungry for different information, and they marked a decade of countercultural journalism until its closure in 1980. Later, between 1987 and 1999, the publication lived a second life, although with a different approach.



Ajoblanco, chronic in red and black, seeks to mention one of the most exciting periods in the modern history of this country: the transition and subsequent disappointment suffered by those who were betting on a radical transformation of the country. Ajoblanco created a portrait of seizures that were experienced in various disciplines: political (anarchist vs communists), cultural (traditional vs counter) or social (classical workers' struggle vs new productive and ecological models). In all of them Ajoblanco was there, and in all of them many contradictions surfaced to maintain the independence while transforming the system.