Jacques Mesrine

R.I.P. Jacques Mesrine - Alèssi Dell’Umbria

A 2010 essay on the life, death and continuing appeal of the legendary French bank robber, kidnapper and escape artist, known as “Public Enemy No. 1” and “the man of a thousand faces”, Jacques Mesrine, the author of The Death Instinct, assassinated by the French police in 1979, who, despite his notoriety, said, just before he was killed: “some people want to transform me into a hero, but there are no heroes in crime. There are only men who have been marginalized and do not accept the laws because they are made for the rich and the powerful.”

Charlie Bauer is dead

Charlie Bauer in the 80s

Charlie Bauer, ultra-left anarchist sympathiser, former friend and associate of Jacques Mesrine, died of a heart attack on Sunday, 7th August, at the age of 68.