FAI (Italy)

Towards anarchism No. 50 (Summer 1965)

The No. 50 (Summer 1965) issue of Towards Anarchism (formerly Views & Comments), an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

The moral foundations of anarchy by Pietro Gori

In this 1904 short pamphlet, italian anarchist composer and poet, Pietro Gori draws the evolution of human history from its origins to the present day, in which the relationships between people are still regulated by predatory drifts. Gori challenges the idea of anarchy as disorder spread by authoritarian institutions in order to defame the anarchists, and rejects the argument that violence has anything to do with the anarchist movement; to him, indeed, violence streams from power, and popular struggle is always a favorable reaction against it. The moral foundations of anarchy, then, is the dawn of a new future, founded on new principles, such as mutual aid and solidarity.

Failla, Alfonso, 1906-1986

Alfonso Failla.

A short biography of inspirer of the Siracusa uprising, fighter in the resistance and a key figure in the rebuilding of the Italian anarchist movement after World War II, Alfonso Failla.

Bibbi, Gino, 1899-1999

Mugshot of Gino Bibbi.

A short biography of Italian anarchist militant Gino Bibbi, who used his engineering skills to develop weaponry to fight the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.

Marzocchi, Umberto, 1900-1986

Umberto Marzocchi.

A short biography of Italian anarchist shipyard worker Umberto Marzocchi who fought Mussolini's fascists in Italy, Franco's in Spain and Hitler's in France.

Nicolazzi, Alfonso, 1942-2005

Alfonso Nicolazzi - picture taken by libcom

A short biography of Italian anarchist air steward and organiser Alfonso Nicolazzi.

Masini, Pier Carlo, 1923-1998

A short biography of Italian anarchist historian Pier Carlo Masini.