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Through his newspaper Regeneraci n , he boldly criticized the injustices of the country's military dictatorship and worked to build the popular movement that eventually overthrew it. Transcending nationalism, he also dreamed of a world free from all forms of injustice. Both the US and Mexican governments responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary ultimately murdered him in This volume collects the first English translations of Flores Mag n's most important writings.
A lengthy historical overview, chronology, maps, images, and bibliography provide context for his work. He was a revolutionary from a very different time from our own, but today's activists will make an immediate and intense connection with his passion for social justice. This is a gift that will only grow as you pass it on to others!
Bravo for this wonderful book that won't let us forget those days and those heroes. In the summer of , I worked for an anarchist labor organization in the city of Tehuacan, Puebla in Mexico, then the blue jeans manufacturing capital of the world. This organization the Tehuacan Ricardo Flores Mag n. Through his newspaper Regeneration, he boldly criticized the injustices of the country's dictatorship.
Exiled to the United States, Flores Mag n continued to be the most radical agitator for the Mexican Revolution and for universal liberation. Both countries responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary finally murdered him in Chaz Bufe has written for publication for the alternative press for a third of a century, beginning with a gig as a staff writer for "New Times Weekly" Phoenix in His writings have appeared in many publications.
Charles Bufe , Mitchell Cowen Verter.
Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader
ISBN 13: 9781904859246
Transcending nationalism, he also dreamed of a world free from all forms of injustice. Both the US and Mexican governments responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary ultimately murdered him in A lengthy historical overview, chronology, maps, images, and bibliography provide context for his work. He was a revolutionary from a very different time from our own, but today's activists will make an immediate and intense connection with his passion for social justice. This is a gift that will only grow as you pass it on to others!
Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magon Reader [Review]
AK Press have to be congratulated on bringing to a wider public the writings of Ricardo Flores Magon in this well-produced volume. This is a substantial piece of work in its own right, some 80 pages, with relevant notes and maps. Every change in government had occurred with much bloodshed, nearly all of it by the working classes, who, unsurprisingly, had rarely seen any direct benefit. The Magon brothers, had originally been partisans of a more reformist program but their experiences had led them to the understanding that only a thoroughgoing revolution, in which the working classes expropriated the owning classes, taking direct control of the means of production and distribution, could satisfy the basic means of Mexicans for food, liberty, peace and land. Their initial vehicle for this assault on the ruling classes was the PLM Partido Liberal Mexicano , which was instituted to co-ordinate their activities. Sadly by the time the PLM had issued this Manifesto they had been defeated militarily by the forces of Madero, but the cause was taken up by the Zapatistas, though by the PLM leadership were unable to join forces with Zapata as they were under legal threat in the USA , where they had been based.
Dreams of Freedom : A Ricardo Flores Magon Reader
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