Jacinto Lives! Memories from St. Louis

from Kate Sharpley Library

This week we discovered sad news. Jacinto Barrera Bassols, anarchist, historian, and friend, had died in July of Covid-19 at age 65. We spent only a handful of days with this funny, inquisitive, warm-hearted man. He defied all our stereotypes of an academic historian, and left a deep impression on us.

Will Davis (1992-2021)

The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)
September 15, 2021

Will Davis, age 29, died on Monday, September 13, 2021, as a result of a pedestrian/motorcycle accident in his hometown of Charlottesville. He leaves behind his mother, Sarah Peaslee of Charlottesville; his father, Bill Davis and his partner, Millie Fife, of Fluvanna County; his brother, Alex Davis and his partner, Augie Fairchild, also of Charlottesville; and sister, Emily Davis and her partner, Scott Ethier of New York City; as well as numerous friends and loved ones all across the country.

Pietro Ferrua (1930-2021)

by Marianne Enckell, CIRA Lausanne, August 2021, Translated by Paul Sharkey

This founding father of the CIRA died in Portland, Oregon, USA on 28 July 2021.

He was born in San Remo on 18 September 1930 to a housewife mother and a father who worked as a casino croupier. Whilst in his youth, he served in the Resistance as a runner. Come the Liberation, he and two comrades launched the ‘Alba dei Liberi’ anarchist group in San Remo. All three refused to perform their military service. Jailed in 1950 as a conscientious objector, Ferrua then went partly to ground, helping to organize international libertarian camp-outs, editing the review Senza limiti (1952-1954, 5 issues) and working on the sites of the International Civilian Service.

In Memoriam, Leon F. Litwack

December 2, 1929 - August 5, 2021
Emma Goldman Papers Public History Project
August 2021 Newsletter

Leon Litwack, friend, mentor, and inspiration, died on August 5th. A prize-winning historian, he now takes his place in the pantheon of great professors, loved and respected by thousands of students for shaking them out of their complacency, opening their eyes to the legacy of racism, systemic injustice, and to the centrality of exercising the right to dissent.

George-Thérèse Dickenson (1951–2021)

Poet, editor, and activist George-Thérèse Dickenson died June 15, 2021 in New York. The cause was a brain hemorrhage, according to her brother, John Dickenson.

With Will Bennett, Dickenson edited the magazine Assassin in the late 1970s.
She published two books:
Striations, from Good Gay Poets (Boston, 1976)
Transducing, from Segue (New York, 1986)

Enric (Henri) Melich Gutiérrez (1925-2021)

Enric (Henri) Melich Gutiérrez passed away during the night of 7 July 2021. Born in Esplugues de Llobregat (Lower Llobregat) on 5 November 1925, anarchist, cross-border smuggler, anti-Francoist resister and distributor of libertarian publications Enric Melich Gutiérrez was the son of the anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist activist Enric Melich Rodes and he spent his childhood in the La Torrassa quarter in Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) and the civil war years in Pi de Llobregat, the new name for Sant Joan Despi (Lower Llobregat).

You'll always be with us, Joan

You'll always be with us, Joan


This past Thursday, June 17, our friend and comrade Joan Liébana (1991-2021) lost his life while working as a firefighter in an machine shop in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona). For those who did not have the privilege of knowing him, we don’t have words that could express all that he was, as a friend and as an anarchist, but even then we still want to carry out an act of remembrance from the place of the struggle and the anarchist spirit which impregnated him.

In the Spirit of Total Resistance

In the Spirit of Total Resistance

From The Industrial Worker by Fellow Worker x409009 updated on May 20, 2021

The Life and Writings of Arthur J. Miller

Arthur J. Miller, a Wobbly of wide renown, passed away from natural causes at his home in Tacoma, Washington on May 4th, 2021. Arthur spent much of his working life pipefitting in shipyards of the United States’ west, east, and gulf coasts. He had also a fine flair for the written word, producing many accounts from his life as a Wobbly and class-conscious worker, as well as reflections, analyses, and stories about the ongoing struggles of the working class. These he published in the Industrial Worker; in his own anarchist journal, the Bayou La Rose, of which he was co-editor for over forty years beginning in 1978; and in various anarchist periodicals across four continents.

Death of an Anarchist

only anarchists are pretty

From Hard Crackers by A.M. Gittlitz — May 15, 2021

On May 13 Peter Ventantonio, better known as Jack Terricloth, frontman of the World/Inferno Friendship Society, passed away at the age of 50. Few others in the history of the genre so seamlessly and sincerely combined the poetry, aesthetics, innovation, and politics beating in the amphetamine-fueled heart of punk.

Anarchist Nelson Mendez has died of Covid-19

via email

In the early morning of this rainy May 5 in Caracas, Nelson Méndez has died at 68 years old. Tireless anarchist propagandist, editor of the publications Correo (A) and El Libertario, author of several books and dozens of opinion and research articles, Nelson died as a result of complications associated with Covid-19. Nelson Méndez: (Caracas, 1952) had a degree in Sociology and was a professor at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV).


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