biographies

Postnikov, Vasily Matveyevich (1894-1937)

Vasily Postnikov

A short biography of Russian anarchist Vasily Postnikov

Elena Quinteros, 1945-1976

Elena Quinteros

A short biography of Uruguayan anarchist teacher Elena Quinteros, who was disappeared by the US-backed military dictatorship, written by Edgar Rodrigues.

Yakimova, Anna, 1856-1942

Anna Yakimova

A short biography of Russian revolutionary Anna Yakimova, a.k.a. Anna Vasilevna Yakimova-Dikovsky.

William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer (1978) Paul Meier

William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer (1978) Paul Meier

Part of the series of biographies of William Morris.
First published in 1972 in French as La Pensee utopique de William Morris. Translated into English by Frank Gubb. Preface by Robin Page Arnot. Paul Meier member of PCF (French Communist Party).

Domela Nieuwenhuis, Ferdinand Jacobus (1846-1919)

Domela Nieuwenhuis

A short biography of Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, a highly importance figure of Dutch socialism and anarchism

The assassination of the Rosselli brothers

On the 9th of June 1937, in the French spa town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the Rosselli brothers, Carlo and Nello, were savagely murdered by right-wing thugs. The perpetrators were members of the far-right French clandestine group La Cagoule. The act was sanctioned by the Italian Fascist government in exchange for, “one hundred semi-automatic Berretta rifles.” Carlo Rosselli was the epitome of the resistance; he was the “enfant terrible” of anti-fascist expatriates. This essay will briefly summarize their ideology and actions, and highlight what led up to their assassinations and its aftermath.

Michael Bakunin - E. H. Carr

Though hostile, E. H. Carr's text on Bakunin (1937, republished with minor revisions in 1975) remains the standard biography of the man in the English language.

Finisterre, Alejandro, 1919-2007

Alejandro Finisterre

A short biography of Spanish anarchist poet and inventor of table football (“foosball”), Alejandro Finisterre, born Alejandro Campos Ramirez.

On Jaime Semprun: an interview with Miguel Amorós

Miguel Amorós discusses the life and works of Jaime Semprun, with special emphasis on Semprun’s 1997 book, L'Abîme se repeuple (The Abyss Repopulates Itself).

Andrzej Stawar (1900-1961)

Andrzej_Stawar

A brief biography of Andrzej Stawar, the Polish literary critic who broke with Stalinism in the 1930s but remained an independent Marxist. The biography is an excerpt from the introduction to Stawar’s collected works, Pisma ostatnie (published posthumously in 1961), and was translated for the journal New Politics.