biographies

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.

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

Andrea Salsedo of Pantelleria

A short account of the life of Italian anarchist Andrea Salsedo, who was killed in 1920 by a "fall" from a police station window in New York.

Stjepan Filipović: everlasting symbol of anti-fascism

Stjepan Filipović on the gallows

Short account of the execution of Croatian communist partisan Stjepan Filipović by the Nazis in 1942, which was made famous by his final act of defiance.

Marx Without Myth (1975) Maximilien Rubel

Marx Without Myth (1975) Maximilien Rubel

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced for reference.

Andrea, Virgilia d', 1890-1933

Virgilia d'Andrea: anarchist, anti-fascist, teacher, poet

A short biography of Virgilia d'Andrei, an Italian anarchist teacher, anti-fascist and poet.

Jean Grave

Biografio pir la vivo de la fama anarkiisto Jean Grave.