biographies

A Historical Background to The Bulgarian Anarchist Movement

A short summary of the history of the Bulgarian anarchist movement

Simov, Tinko (1887-1935)

Tinko Simov

A short biography of the Bulgarian anarchist guerilla Tinko Simov

Basevich, Aida Issakhorovna (1905-1995)

Aida Basevich

A short biography of the Russian anarchist Aida Basevich

Great Lives - Louise Michel

An audio biography and discussion of the life of Louise Michel.

Berenguer, Sara (1919-2010)

Sara Berenguer

A short biography of Sara Berenguer, Spanish anarchist

In memoriam: Arif Dirlik (1940-2017)

Arif Dirlik

An obituary for Arif Dirlik, noted author on Chinese anarchism who passed away on 1 December, written by Rebecca Karl, one of his former pupils.

Siuda, Pyotr Petrovich (1937-1990)

Piotr Siuda

A short account of the life of Piotr Siuda, Novocherkassk striker and later anarcho-syndicalist.

Masera, Pedro (1877- 1938)

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist miner Pedro Masera, murdered by the Francoists in 1938

Tsesnik, Grigori Anatolievich or Antonovich (1890-1938)

A short biography of Grigori Tsesnik, Russian anarchist hounded by the Soviet authorities

Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968). A biographical note – Agustín Guillamón

A brief biographical sketch of the remarkable life of Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968), who, disabled by polio when he was a child, but possessing a formidable intellect and an indomitable will, was an active member of the Libertarian Youth and the Peninsular Committee of the FAI, and then the chief of domestic intelligence for the CNT-FAI during the Spanish Civil War—a ruthless persecutor of fascists, priests and “incontrolados”, and “the most powerful figure in the CNT” in April-May 1937 when he played a decisive role in the outbreak of the May Events—and, after the war, he emigrated to Chile, where he wrote literary and cultural review articles for local newspapers.