biographies

Rybin, Peter, 1885-1921

Peter is second from left, pictured in November 1920

Historical information about Peter Rybin, a Russian anarcho-syndicalist who joined the revolutionary Ukrainian Makhnovist army and was also active in the US, gleaned largely from his Soviet secret police file and focusing on his final months before he was sadly executed.

Reclus, Jacques (1894-1984) aka Shao Kelu

Jacques Reclus

A short biography of the French anarchist Jacques Reclus, active in both France and China

Mairet, Alexandre, 1880-1947

Mairet's Sacco and Vanzetti woodcut

A look at the life and work of the Swiss anarchist artist Alexandre Mairet, noted for his woodcuts.

A biographical sketch of Edgar Bauer (1820-1886)

William E. Trautmann, New Zealand Wobbly

A biographical article by Mark Derby and Jay Miller of William E. Trautmann, an early and important member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Fontanillas Borras, Antonia (1917-2014) aka Aurora, Tona

Antonia Fontanillas

A short biography of Spanish anarchist militant Antonia Fontanillas

Prophet of community: the romantic socialism of Gustav Landauer - Eugene Lunn

Eugene Lunn's in-depth study of Gustav Landauer's life and thought.

Ben Fletcher: portrait of a black syndicalist

A biography of IWW member Ben Fletcher, written by Jeff Stein.

Ascaso Abadía, Francisco, 1901-1936

Ascaso on the Ramblas, Barcelona, on July 20, 1936

A very brief biography of leading Spanish anarcho-syndicalist militant, Francisco Ascaso, who was killed on the dawn of the Spanish revolution.

Torres Escartín, Rafael, 1901-1939

Members of the Los Solidarios group

A short biography of Rafael Torres Escartín, a Spanish anarchist pastry cook who was active in the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union and Los Solidarios action group.