obituary

Italian poet-anarchist Sante Notarnicola thought he was Robin Hood

By Alan Howe, The Australian
April 3, 2021

Sante Notarnicola. Anarchist, poet. Born Taranto, Italy, December 15, 1938; died Bologna, Italy, March 22, aged 82.

Sante Notarnicola is dead. Maybe not such a bad thing. Notarnicola couldn’t decide if he was an anarchist or a communist, and seems to have spent his life suspended between both while imagining himself to be a poet.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Anarchist Poet

from Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog via The Free

Here’s to Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), anarchist, poet, publisher of the Beat poets, and host of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, who died on February 22, 2021 at the grand old age of 101, a month shy of his 102nd birthday.

Rare video from Pyotr Kropotkin's funeral

Breadtube was different back then...

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h_X7ZJIg9c

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin born a prince on 9 December 1842, died as an anarchist activist, scientist, philosopher, writer and scholar on 8 February 1921 from pneumonia.

His funeral took place from the 10th to 13th of February 1921, and it was documented by "Section of social chronicles of all-Russian cinema and photo publishing".

Eduardo Vivancos has died

January 28, 2021
From libcom.org

In December life long CNT member, Spanish civil war fighter, member of the exile resistance and worker Esperantist Eduardo VIvancos passed away at the age of 100.

https://twitter.com/_SATeH_/status/1353365261118812160?s=20

https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Vivancos
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Vivancos

Obituary: Ken Weller (1935-2021)

January 29, 2021
By Nick Heath, Anarchist Communist Group
https://www.anarchistcommunism.org/2021/01/29/obituary-ken-weller-1935-2...

Ken Weller, a former leading light in the libertarian socialist organisation Solidarity, which dissolved in 1992, has died at the age of 85 on January 25th 2021. Born in Islington on June 30th, 1935, to a working class family, Ken joined the youth wing of the Communist Party, the Young Communist League (YCL) in 1951. He was an active member in its Islington branch, the second-largest in the YCL. He was at the large demonstration in Whitehall in 1956, protesting British involvement with Israel and the USA in Egypt, the so-called Suez Crisis. He witnessed mounted police exiting Downing Street to attack the crowd without provocation.

Tobi, Anarchist Compañero from the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir, Passes Away

Tobi, Anarchist Compañero from the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir, Passes Away

From It's Going Down

A translated statement from Noticias de Abajo and the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir (Social Reconstruction Library – an anarchist library and social space in Mexico City), on the passing of longtime anarchist organizer Tobi.

Obituary: Alexandre Skirda (1942-2020)

Obituary: Alexandre Skirda (1942-2020)

From Freedom News UK, Dec 30th

The influential French historian and translator, best known for his research on revolutionary Ukraine in the early 20th century, died on Wednesday December 23rd.

Alongside his extensive series of works on Russian radicalism, the Makhnovtchina and Krondstadt, Skirda published Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organisation (Autonomie Individuelle et Force Collective: Les Anarchistes et l’Organisation de Proudhon a nos Jours), the as yet untranslated biography of Jan Vaclav Makhajski Le Socialisme des Intellectuels and a number of highly critical works on Leninism, listed (in French) here.

David Graeber: The Anarchist Anthropologist-Provocateur 1961-2020

occupy everything!

From Politico By TIMOTHY NOAH 12/26/2020

The economics profession can tell you everything there is to know about money except what money is. If you want to stump an economist, or a Wall Street banker, or a Washington economic policymaker, just ask, “What is money?” You might as well ask a fish to define water.

David Graeber, who died in September at age 59, from necrotic pancreatitis, was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. It’s the job of an anthropologist to explain to a fish what water is, and in that spirit Graeber defined money as an overly precise tool to measure the debt around which all societies are organized.

Bob D’Attilio is Gone

Bob D'Attilio Tribute, Kate Sharpley Library

The American "Memory” of the Sacco and Vanzetti Case

For many years Robert (Bob) D’Atillio was an inexhaustible source of material on the Sacco and Vanzetti case. His loss is a tremendous one to those of us interested in the nuances of anarchist history. Mentored by Raffaele Schiavina (Max Sartin) he devoted much of his life to the search for undiscovered material on the case. He helped us on numerous occasions with patience and humour and he is a great loss to the movement as this beautiful obituary by Luigi Botta shows. A final thought. Perhaps there are people near you who were involved in the movement. Talk to them. Get their memories in writing or on tape. We can’t afford to lose them. Vale, Bob D’Attilio.

R.I.P. Jerimarie Liesegang, Transgender Revolutionary Anarchist

Jerimarie Liesegang, who died of cancer Nov. 3 at the age of 70, was a tireless advocate for transgender rights in Connecticut. She is being remembered online and on the streets with glowing tributes from the Hartford transgender community she helped transform.

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