Ricardo Flores Magon

Broken Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion in Victory, Defeat, and Beyond - Collective Reinventions

Oaxaca street barricade, 2006

An analysis of the 2006 Oaxaca rebellion and its contradictions. Its diversity encompassed workers, indigenous groups, Stalinists, anarchists and others. Its weapons and tactics included general assemblies, strikes, barricades, mirrors and fireworks.

Revolutionary Syndicalism in Mexico - John M. Hart

A short history of Mexican revolutionary syndicalism, which dominated the early labour movement prior to and during the Mexican Revolution.

"The Mexican revolutionary syndicalists: their form of organization - anarchosyndicalist; their leadership - artisan and professional; their numbers - 150 000; their goals - the seizure and operation of the means of production and the onset of worldwide proletarian revolution; their means - revolutionary war against capitalism by workers' militias and the general strike."

Magon, Ricardo Flores, 1873-1922

Ricardo Flores Magon

A short biography of Ricardo Flores Magon, the Mexican anarchist who took part in the Mexican revolution and was imprisoned several times throughout his life.

Ricardo Flores Magon
Born 1879 - Mexico, died November 22nd 1922 - Kansas, USA

Letter to Miss Erma Barsky

In this letter to a friend, Ricardo Flores Magon expresses his feelings on being locked up for being an anarchist...

Letter to Mr. Harry Weinberger

In this letter by Ricardo Flores Magon, he gives a personal account of all the repressive action taken against him by both the American and Mexican governments...

Without Bosses

The famous Mexican anarchist states why we'd be better off without bosses and governments...

To want bosses and at the same time to want to be free is to want the impossible.


"No, there is no need to fear life without government; we long for it with all of our hearts."

The Right of Property

Written in the midst of the Mexican Revolution, a critique of private property...

To Women

Written during the Mexican Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magon addresses women and their social conditions...


Revolution approaches! With angered eyes, and flaming hair, her trembling hands knock anxiously on the doors of our nation.

Manifesto of the Mexican Liberal Party, 1911

Manifesto issued by the Organising Council of the anarchist Mexican Liberal Party, September 23, 1911, scattered at that time broadcast and republished in its official organ, Regeneracion, January 20, 1912.