guerrillas

Uruguay's Tupamaros: The Urban Guerrilla

Uruguyan police operatives search for members of the MLN-Tupamaros in the sewer

A comprehensive and analytical account of the birth, growth, and destruction of Uruguay's Tupamaro urban guerrilla movement.

Communist armed struggle in Belgium: An introduction to the CCC and their ideological ground

The CCC were a Belgian communist armed struggle group that was active in the mid-eighties. They did not only place bombs but they also produced a lot of propaganda material, that intellectually fed their different campaigns and they kept writing and publishing during their imprisonment. Upon a few of these documents, this article aims at reflecting on how the group conceived itself and the use of armed struggle as part of a larger communist revolution.

The 1975 Spaghetti House siege: making the rhetoric real - Jenny Bourne

A history of the Spaghetti House siege of 1975, when three armed black liberation activists intent on a small-scale robbery ended up holding nine waiters hostage for five days. The piece also looks at the life of Wesley Dick (Shujaa Moshesh), one of the ‘gunmen’ protagonists, and is interspersed with his poems on black politics, imprisonment and world events.

Zapata of Mexico

Emiliano Zapata

A detailed look at one of the most iconic rebels in history: Emiliano Zapata by Peter E Newell. Chronicles the development of the Mexican revolution in southern Mexico.

Lucio, the good bandit: reflections of an anarchist - Marie Trigona

Lucio Utubia

A conversation with Spanish anarchist, forger, bank robber, Franco-resister and bricklayer, Lucio Utubia.

Anarchy in the UK: the Angry Brigade - Tom Vague

Time Out Angry Brigade cover

Detailed book on the Angry Brigade urban guerrilla group in 1970s London. While it overly romanticises the group, it contains detailed historical information, photographs and anecdotes.

Sabate: guerrilla extraordinary - Antonio Tellez

Sabate cover illustration by Clifford Harper

Fantastic and detailed biography of legendary anti-Franco guerrilla, Francisco Sabate Llopart. Written by Antonio Tellez and translated by Stuart Christie, this book recounts the life, actions and death of the longest-surviving underground resistance fighter.

Televisionaries: the Red Army Faction story - Tom Vague

RAF attack on a US military base, 1981

A short book on Germany's most notorious urban guerrilla group, the Red Army Faction, aka the Baader-Meinhof gang. While very uncritical of the group's authoritarian politics and attacks which harm civilians, it contains useful information and so is reproduced here for reference only.

Fighting to win: the history of an anarchist amongst a thousand others - Boris Dumont

A short pamphlet by Boris Dumont written in 1993 about his experiences as a revolutionary urban guerrilla. Published by Black Economy Books and the Anarchist Black Cross.

Until all are free: the trial statement of Ray Luc Levasseur

FBI sheet for Ray Luc Levasseur

The 1989 trial statement of US urban guerrilla Ray Luc Levasseur, published by Attack International in October 1989.