Buenaventura Durruti

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Buenaventura Durruti
José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange
BirthplaceLeón, Spain

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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Buenaventura Durruti and Argentina's Working-Class Robin Hoods, translated by Paul Sharkey Oakland and Edinburgh: AK Press, 2015; 160pp; ISBN 9781849352239
Mike Buenaventura Durruti said: "To be honest I think the novelty of watching a load of tribute acts wore off pretty quickly.
Estamos ante un gran "cuento chino", una fabula parabolica en la que se entreveran varias historias a partir de una leyenda central: la de Margarita Cugat de Lee, Ita, la madre adoptiva del presunto hijo del anarquista catalan Buenaventura Durruti (pues a Eulalio Ferrer la tradicion acrata no lo ha dejado indiferente).
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.
Al estallar la guerra revolucionaria de julio de 1936, el legendario anarquista Buenaventura Durruti respondio con una frase celebre ante la exigencia gubernamental de restituir armas requisadas por sindicatos catalanes: "Hay ordenes que no se pueden obedecer.
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.
Abel Paz) monumental biography of Buenaventura Durruti, the celebrated activist who most embodied the heroism, resistance and spirit of sacrifice of the Spanish anarchist movement.
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