biographies

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.

The Anarchist Woodcuts of Alexandre Mairet (1880-1947)

A short account of the work of Jean Mairet, radical artist

Torrano, Serge, 1950-2015

Serge Torrano

A short biography of the French libertarian communist railworker Serge Torrano.

Rumsey, David (1937- 2015)

A short biography of Dave Rumsey, active in Brighton Anarchist Group

Bakunin - Guy Aldred

A pamphlet by Scottish anarchist communist Guy Aldred on Mikhail Bakunin, the founding figure of modern anarchism, published in 1940.

Sanchez Guevara, Canek: Che’s anarchist grandson, 1974-2015

Canek Sanchez Guevara

A short biography of Canek Sanchez Guevara, grandson of Che.

Parker, Colin, 1948-2015

Colin Parker

A short biography of Colin Parker, one of the founders of the Anarchist Federation

Rybin, Peter, 1885-1921

Peter is second from left, pictured in November 1920

Historical information about Peter Rybin, a Russian anarcho-syndicalist who joined the revolutionary Ukrainian Makhnovist army and was also active in the US, gleaned largely from his Soviet secret police file and focusing on his final months before he was sadly executed.

Reclus, Jacques (1894-1984) aka Shao Kelu

Jacques Reclus

A short biography of the French anarchist Jacques Reclus, active in both France and China