biographies

Ascaso Abadía, Francisco, 1901-1936

Ascaso on the Ramblas, Barcelona, on July 20, 1936

A very brief biography of leading Spanish anarcho-syndicalist militant, Francisco Ascaso, who was killed on the dawn of the Spanish revolution.

Torres Escartín, Rafael, 1901-1939

Members of the Los Solidarios group

A short biography of Rafael Torres Escartín, a Spanish anarchist pastry cook who was active in the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union and Los Solidarios action group.

Lorry, Anthony (1972-2014)

Anthony Lorry

A short biography of the French social historian and anarchist Anthony Lorry

Franchini, Mauro 1930-2012

Mauro Franchini

A short biography of Mauro Franchini, Italian anarchist active in Carrara

“I never met a man I admired more”: Vincent St. John (1876-1929)

A short biography of Vincent St. John, who was a hugely important and influential member in the IWW's early years.

Lesser Known Wobblies series

Lesser Known Wobblies series

A series of short biographies of members of the IWW who aren't as remembered as some of the more famous names.

Martín Bellido, Antonio, 1938-2014

Antonio Martín Bellido at l'Escorial de Madrid (July 1963)

A short obituary and biography of anarchist and anti-Franco urban guerrilla Antonio Martin Bellido, who sadly died at 5.00 am yesterday, 17 August , by his friend and comrade Stuart Christie.

Hermosilla Sagredo, Julia (1916-2009)

Julia Hermosilla Sagredo

A short biography of lifelong Sopanish anarchist militant Julia Hermosilla Sagredo

Denais, Paul (1922-2014)

(l. to r.) Denais, Sanchez Ruano, Martin, Alberola

A short biography of Paul Denais, doctor and libertarian communist, active within French movement

Bill Pritchard, Revolutionary Socialist

Bill Pritchard, Revolutionary Socialist

Bill Pritchard
Revolutionary Socialist
Life in the Socialist Party of Canada and the OBU, 1910-1922
Bill Pritchard is probably best known for being jailed under a bogus conspiracy charge in the aftermath of the Winnipeg General Strike. He was also a militant of the Socialist Party of Canada, the editor of its newspaper, The Western Clarion, and a founder of the One Big Union. After the demise of the SPC, he was an early member of the CCF and was Reeve of Burnaby for a number of years. Later in life, he returned to the "Impossibilist" socialism of his roots.