biographies

Rodenas, Libertad (1893-1970)

Libertad Rodenas

A short biography of Libertad Rodenas, Noted Spanish anarchist and member of Mujeres Libres

Cavani, Renzo (1901-1966) aka Bruno

Renzo Cavani

a short biography of anarchist bricklayer Renzo Cavani who twice tried to kill Mussolini

Cores, George 1869-1949

A brief autobiography of George Cores an English anarchist active for over sixty years.

Teresa Rebull, dead at the age of 30 – Pepe Gutiérrez

An obituary published in April 2015 on the occasion of the death of Teresa Rebull (1919-2015)—scion of a well-known libertarian family, sister-in-law of David Rey (a/k/a Daniel Rebull, co-founder of the CNT), textile worker at the age of 12, member of the POUM since 1936, volunteer nurse during the Civil War, participant in the May Days of 1937, prisoner of the Stalinists in a “cheka” in Barcelona, exile in France, participant in the French Resistance, and singer-songwriter of the Catalonian folk music revival of the 1960s, among other things—a remarkable woman and one of last survivors of a generation of women who “tried to win the war by carrying out the revolution”.

Gilioli, Rivoluzio (1903-1937)

Rivoluzio Gilioli

A short biography of Italian anarchist Rivoluzio Gilioli who died in Spain.

Nils "Nisse" Lätt (1907-1988)

 Lätt (front left0

a short biography of Nils Lätt, Swedish anarchist who fought in Durruti Column

Dulcet Marti, Rosario (1881-1968)

Rosario Dulcet

A short biography of Rosario Dulcet, Spanish anarchist organiser

Inglès, Pepita (1910-1937)

A short biography of Spanish anarchist Pepita Inglès, who fought and died with the Durruti Column.

Tufró Rua, Pedro (1907-1937)

Pedro Tufro

A short biography of Uruguayan anarchist Pedro Tufro, murdered by the Stalinists in Spain in 1937

A look at the past: the revolutionary career of Joaquín Pérez – Miguel Amorós

A vivid biographical sketch of Joaquín Pérez (1907-2006), based on a manuscript he wrote during the last few years of his life, who joined the CNT at the age of sixteen in the early 1920s, and was, successively, a specialist in the CNT’s Defense Committees in Barcelona during the 1930s, a militiaman in the Durruti Column during the first months of the Civil War, one of the original members of The Friends of Durruti, a fugitive, a prisoner in Montjuich, and then, after escaping from Montjuich as Franco’s forces closed in on the citadel, an exile, first in labor camps in France, and then, after stowing away on a British warship during the evacuation of Brest, in London.