Dec 202012
 

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PraxedisCover1Práxedis G. Guerrero, anarchist, militant, propagandist, poet and secretary to the ‘Junta Organizadora del Partido Liberal Mexicano’ was the first Mexican anarchist to give his life for Land and Liberty, when he was killed, at the early age of only 28, during an attack on the town of Janos, Chihuahua, in the early months of the Mexican Revolution. Together with Ricardo Flores Magón, Práxedis was one of the main animators of the early revolutionary attempts made by the P.L.M. to rid Mexico of its ageing and dictatorial ruler, Porfirio Díaz who, for forty years, had subjected the Mexican people to the most cruel despotism and slavery; and during the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magón, between 1907 and 1910, Práxedis took on this revolutionary task almost single-handed. Joining the P.L.M.’s Junta Organizadora in 1907 soon after its foundation. Práxedis not only became its most able and important ‘military’ organiser, but also a clear-sighted propagandist who contributed much to the anarchist ideas of the P.L.M. In his short but heroic life Práxedis translated the anarchism of theory into the anarchism of practical action.”
Contents: Biography of Práxedis G. Guerrero; Writings of Práxedis G. Guerrero: Racism, Women, Tyranny and a literary essay, Blow!

Dec 182012
 

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Cipriano Ricardo Flores Magón (September 16, 1874 – died, Leavenworth Penitentiary, November 21, 1922)

“A succinct biography of Ricardo Flores Magón together with a collection of his essays, a history of Mexican anarchism, and a chronology of the anarchist movement. “It contains the finest collection of Magón’s writings yet seen in English. It also presents important evidence in support of the argument that Magón’s influence within the Mexican left between 1910 and 1920 was far stronger than we have previously recognised.” John M. Hart, Hispanic American Historical Review.”

‘This collection of articles under the title Land and Liberty was first published by the Organising Junta of the Mexican Liberal Party in Los Angeles, California, in 1913. It was intended to be the first of a series of booklets to explain to English speaking readers, mainly in North America, the aims and ideas of the Mexican Liberal Party, and the true social aspect of the Mexican Revolution ignored by the general press. Some of articles published in ‘Land and Liberty’ first appeared in Regeneración during the years 1910-1912 and were written by Ricardo Flores Magón, William C. Owen and Antonio de P. Araujo.

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Dec 062012
 

Librado Rivera (17 August 1864, Aguacatillos, Rayón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Died 1 March 1932 in Mexico City.)

Librado Rivera and Ricardo Flores Magón

Of the many comrades and collaborators of Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magón, Librado Rivera was by far the closest. It was a revolutionary partnership that lasted twenty years, rivalling that of Durruti and Ascaso, ending only with Ricardo’s murder (directly or indirectly by the US authorities) in Leavenworth Federal Prison, Kansas. Librado, a founding member of the Partido Liberal Mexicano, was a man who made fundamental and major contributions to its anarchist orientation.

1913 – Arrest of the PLM Organising Committee prior to their imprisonment on McNeil Island (Washington State): Ricardo Flores Magón, with Pinkerton agent; Anselmo L. Figueroa, Librado Rivera (and Pinkerton agent); Enrique Flores Magón.

Librado, however, has been badly neglected on his own account, partly due to his own natural modesty and reticence. He always shunned the limelight while remaining at the same time in the forefront of the struggle, preferring to adopt the role of a seemingly ‘simple militant’. The reality was very different. A tireless anarchist revolutionary and propagandist, he spent more than thirty years fighting, as he would say, ‘for all the oppressed and exploited of the earth’ against injustice and ‘a new society which would have, as well as liberty, love and justice for all!

In addition to Dave Poole’s English text, the book contains many of Rivera’s most important articles, but unfortunately these are IN SPANISH ONLY.

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Dec 042012
 

 

Emiliano Zapata (born in the pueblo of Anenecuilco in the Mexican state of Morelos on 9 August 1879), possibly the ‘purest embodiment’ of the Mexican Revolution, was betrayed and murdered in the patio of the Hacienda de San Juan, in Chinameca, on 10 April 1919.

Who, and what, was Zapata? This book describes what Emiliano Zapata sought to achieve—and just how much he and his compañeros of the Liberation Army of the South actually dld achieve, in Morelos and southern Mexico, between 1910 and 1920. It also includes an account of the evolution of the ejldos and common lands of that country. PHOTO ALBUM

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Nov 302010
 

A film dramatisation of John Reed‘s newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution. John Reed, Harvard graduate and American journalist, became a socialist in the period running up to World War I. In 1913, he travelled to Mexico with his lover, Mabel Dodge, to report on the ongoing Mexican Revolution. In 1910, Francisco Madero, a wealthy landowner, seized control of the government, and overthrew General Porfirio Diaz. Failing to live up to his promises of land reform, Madero was challenged by the peasant leader Emiliano Zapata. Madero was assassinated by a group of rightist generals and replaced, ultimately, by the American-backed General Huerta who, in turn was challenged by Pancho Villa. For four months, Reed followed Villa on his march south from Texas through Chihuahua and south towards Torreon. Traveling in the company of peones, Reed got to know firsthand the people who supported Villa in his ultimate overthrow of the Mexican government. This FILM and BOOK tells Reed’s account of those four months. Reed left Mexico before Villa’s job was completed. After a short time in the United States, he travelled to Europe where he witnessed, first hand, the Russian Revolution.

TEXT: Insurgent Mexico (English)

BOOK: México insurgente (Spanish PDF and ISSUU)

Search also: FILMS: Cananea, Zapata en Chinameca, The Fighter, Corrido(s), Zapata and Villa Enter Mexico City, The Funeral of Emiliano Zapata

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