Buenaventura Durruti

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Buenaventura Durruti
José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange
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BirthplaceLeón, Spain
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Mechanic

Durruti, Buenaventura

 

Born in 1896; died Nov. 20, 1936. Prominent in the Spanish workers’ movement. Metalworker.

After 1920, Durruti became a prominent leader of the Spanish anarchists, directing their fighting organization. He was very popular among the workers. Durruti was sentenced to death on numerous occasions. On July 19-20, 1936, Durruti was instrumental in routing the fascist revolt in Barcelona and then commanded one of the columns on the Aragon front. In the first months of the civil war of 1936-39, Durruti led the revolutionary elements of the anarcho-syndicalists and supported the unity of the workers’ movement and the creation of a regular army. In November 1936 he participated in the defense of Madrid as the commander of the column of Catalonian anarchists. He was treacherously murdered from behind while positioning his column on the Madrid front.

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Mike Buenaventura Durruti said: "To be honest I think the novelty of watching a load of tribute acts wore off pretty quickly.
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The anarchist Kokoczinski, a member of the International Group of the Durruti Column, served as both a miliciana and a nurse (Gimenez, 2006, pp.
A group of anarchist milicianas from the International Group of the Durruti Column were killed in the fighting at Perdiguera in October 1936.
Si el tema del nacionalismo vasco acapara las paginas del capitulo dos, en el tercer capitulo Luengo contrasta en La hija del Canibal el discurso historiografico y la ficcionalizacion de la retorica anarquista dentro de la novela, simbolizada en la figura del personaje historico Buenaventura Durruti.
Perhaps the most famous and admired of the Spanish anarchists, Buenventura Durruti (1896-1936) played a central role in the events of the Spanish Revolution, the anarchist response to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War, especially through his activities with the Federacion Anarquista Iberica (FAI) and the anarcho-syndicalist trade union Confederarion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT).
Other issues include such virtually inconceivable-in-the-US items as Mariana Valverde's sympathetic review essay on Derrida, William Eric Perkins' appreciation of Brian Cross' rap scholarship anthology It's Not About a Salary, praises for Al Grierson's A Candle for Durruti CD (on the Folkin' Eh
Buenaventura Durruti, Anarchiste, directed by Jean-Louis Comolli and produced by the German-French television consortium ARTE, chronicles the extraordinary life-history of Buenaventura Durruti, aniconic figure of twentieth-century Spanish anarchism, who was killed in 1936 defending Madrid against Franco.
LONG A CLASSIC in French, this recent translation of anarchist writings includes excerpts from standard works by writers such as Max Stirner, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, Michael Bakunin, Buenaventura Durruti, and Errico Malatesta, and manifestoes, letters, and unpublished material to provide a rich collection of primary documents on the theory and history of anarchism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Al Grierson, A Candle For Durruti (Austin, Texas: Folkin' Eh
I had a chance to do that again recently when I listened to Al Grierson's new disk, A Candle For Durruti, an enjoyable 13-song romp through various folk styles and the mind of an impressive musician and story teller.
Nowhere is this more obvious than on the CD's title track, a lament for the death of both Buenaventura Durruti, leader of the anarchist militia during the Spanish Civil War, and the idealism of that revolutionary moment.