The Anarchist Expropriators: Buenaventura Durruti and Argentina's Working-Class Robin Hoods

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by Osvaldo Bayer

AK Press/Kate Sharpley Library

2015, paperback

SKU: 9781849352239

 

Osvaldo Bayer's study of working-class retribution, set between 1919 and 1936, chronicles hair-raising robberies, bombings, and tit-for-tat murders conducted by Argentina's working men. Intense repression of labor organizations, newspapers, and meeting places by authorities set off a wave of illegal acts meant to secure funds and settle scores. Escaping similar repression at home, future Spanish Civil War hero Buenaventura Durruti joins the cast on a spree of robberies, ending in a narrow escape back to Europe.

About the Author:

Osvaldo Bayer is an anarchist pacifist, author, and screenwriter living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the author of Rebellion in Patagonia, also from AK Press.