Edgar Rodrigues

Birth of the FAI


An article about the founding of the Iberian Anarchist Federation in 1923.

For some time now I have been of the opinion that our historians afford little if any attention to the Portugese-speaking movement and anarchists (in Brazil and Portugal).

Leuenroth, Edgard, 1881-1968

Edgard Leuenroth

Biography of the German-Brazilian journalist and typesetter who committed his life to anarcho-syndicalism and anti-clericalism.

Brazilian typesetter, journalist and anarchist. The son of a German doctor and a Brazilian mother, Edgard Leuenroth (1881-1968) spent 70 of his 87 years committed to the workers’ and anarchist movement.

Santos, the Barcelona of Brazil - Edgar Rodrigues


The struggle of dockers and carters in a Brazilian port city during the beginning of the 20th century.

Violent strikes broke out, some of them under the supervision of anarchists and supported by donations from the Spanish and Portuguese restaurants that fed the workers until they could go back to work victorious. Which is why the strikers were able to hold out until they had defeated the bosses who could always rely on help from the police dispatched from São Paulo.

A history of the anarchist movement in Brazil - Edgar Rodrigues


A short history of the anarchist movement in Brazil.

Currently occupying some 8,511,965 square kilometres and with a population standing now at 160 million, Brazil was ‘discovered by Portuguese navigators in 1500’, colonised through the use of the lash and enriched by the use of slave labour, as were other countries ‘discovered’ by the Spaniards, the Italians, the Dutch, the French, the British and others.