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  Buenaventura Durruti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buenaventura Durruti (July 14, 1896 in León—November 20, 1936, Madrid) was a central figure of Spanish anarchism during the period leading up to and during the Spanish Civil War.
Durruti returned to Spain and Barcelona, becoming an influential militant within two of the largest anarchist organisations in Spain at the time, the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI), and of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT).
The influence Durruti's group gained inside the CNT caused a split, with a moderate faction under Ángel Pestaña leaving in 1931 (becoming the Syndicalist Party).
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 Buenaventura Durruti Page from the Anarchist Encyclopedia from the Daily Bleed's Anarchist Encyclopedia: A Gallery of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Buenaventura Durruti was born on July 14th 1896 in Leon, a mountainous area in central northern Spain.
Buenaventura was one of nine brothers (one was killed in the October 1934 uprising in the Asturias, another died fighting the Fascists on the Madrid front and all the others were murdered by the Fascists).
Durruti took an active and prominent part in the strike which, after the government had refused to accept the terms agreed between the employers and the Union, became a general strike throughout the area.
recollectionbooks.com /bleed/Encyclopedia/Durruti.htm   (6441 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti
Buenaventura Durruti (July 14, 1896 in Leon, Spain[?] - November 20, 1936) was a central figure of Spanish anarchism during the period leading up to and during the Spanish Civil War.
On July 24, 1936 Durruti led 2000 armed anarchists (later to become known as the Durruti Column[?]) from Barcelona to Zaragoza.
Durruti eventually managed to obtain weapons from Stalin by sending gold from the national treasury, although these were of poor quality and unreliable.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bu/Buenaventura_Durruti.html   (336 words)

 The Free Information Society - Buenaventura Durruti Biography
Buenaventura Durruti was born in Leon, Spain on July 14, 1896.
Buenaventura decided to take a large role in the strike, which ended up becoming a general workers strike after the government refused to accept the terms offered by the union.
Buenaventura managed to escape the crackdown and fled to nearby France, but he was left with a lasting imprint of the government's oppression.
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 Buenventura Durruti, 1896-1936 - libcom.org | history
Durruti managed to escape to France, where he came into contact with exiled anarchists, whose influence led to him joining the anarchist CNT union upon his return in January 1919.
Durruti embodied the feelings and goals of the workers in arms, being a peculiar "chief" whose main privilege was to fight in the first line and whose only rank was the esteem his equals had for him.
On the 15th Durruti arrived with a force of 1,800 men to reinforce the defence of Madrid, where they went immediately to the toughest section and on the 19th he was struck by a bullet.
www.libcom.org /history/articles/1896-1936-buenaventura-durruti   (1085 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti
Durruti embodiedthe feelingsand goals of the workers in arms, being a peculiar "chief" whose main privilege was to fight in the first line, his only rank the esteem his equals had for him.
On the 15 Durruti arrived with a force of 1800 men to reinforce the defense of Madrid, where they went inmediately to the toughest section and on the 19 he was struck by a bullet as he walked by a supposedly secure area.
Durruti was who he was, and also the best of what remains in us when we share his luminous trajectory.
www.anarchy.be /anarchie/thema/durruti.html   (2165 words)

 Anarchism - The Spanish Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Durruti was admired by the working class of Spain because of his relentless pursuit for better conditions for the working class of Spain.
Durruti wanted to fight to make Fascist governments like those in Spain and all over the world fall so that hopefully people of the working class could have liberation and freedom.
Durruti's fight is significant in the study of anarchism because it involved overthrowing the government to make a positive change for the helpless people of the country, not just fighting for selfish reasons.
www.wooster.edu /History/gshaya/courses/hterror/spancivil.html   (460 words)

 Artice about Durruti from Venezuelan anarchists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The bourgeoisie was then promoting a wave of assassination's of syndicalists and Durruti joins a self-defence group - Los Justicieros, they plan a sensational hit in reprisal: an attempt on the life of King Alfonso XIII who would be visiting the City in August 1920, but their plan is discovered and they must escape.
Durruti embodied the feeling sand goals of the workers in arms, being a peculiar "chief" whose main privilege was to fight in the first line, his only rank the esteem his equals had for him.
On the 15 Durruti arrived with a force of 1800 men to reinforce the defence of Madrid, where they went immediately to the toughest section and on the 19 he was struck by a bullet as he walked by a supposedly secure area.
struggle.ws /revolt/spain/durruti_correoa.html   (1182 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti
To put Durruti out of action, a statement was issued by the commander of the Karl Marx Division, inspired by us, about sending this division to Madrid (it was difficult to take the division out of battle, and, besides, the PSUC did not want to remove it from the Catalan front for political reasons).
Durruti was up in arms against sending reinforcements to Madrid, sharply attacked the Madrid government, "which was preparing for defeat," called Madrid's situation hopeless, and concluded that Madrid had a purely political significance - and not a strategic one.
Durruti was silent about the Left Republicans, although the chief of their detachment declared that he could give a battalion.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SPdurruti.htm   (1157 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti (León 1896 - Madrid 1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Due this reason, he had to escape to Argentina, where he organized anarchist syndicates and was soon pursued by the police forces.
The arrival of the Republic found Durruti either exiled or in prison.
That afternoon, Durruti was mortally wounded under not cleared yet circumstances.
www.spunk.org /texts/writers/durruti/sp001876.html   (431 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Durruti was shot and critically wounded by a sniper (A marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place)
Durruti was killed when a companion's machine pistol went off by mistake, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Durruti's body was transported across country to Barcelona for his funeral, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/buenaventura_durruti   (1306 words)

 Anarchist Brigades
Durruti's supporters in the CNT claimed that he had been murdered by members of the
Durruti, who has been at the front, has learned a lot, whereas Oliver, in Barcelona, is still nine-tenths anarchist ravings.
Oliver said that he agreed with Durruti, since "Communists and Socialists are hiding themselves in the rear and pushing the FAI-ists out of the cities and villages." At this point he was almost raving.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SPanarchistbrigade.htm   (1398 words)

 Buenaventura Durruti -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In 1917 the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) called a strike in which Durruti was an active and prominent participant.
Less than a week later, on July 24 1936 Durruti led over 3000 armed anarchists (later to become known as the Durruti Column) from Barcelona to Zaragoza, Spain.
At the time, the anarchists claimed he had been hit by a sniper's bullet 'for reasons of morale and propaganda'.
www.indogrid.com /mediawiki/index.php/Buenaventura_Durruti   (637 words)

 The Unlikely Feat of The Rider in The Ghosts Valley, novel by Stephan Ferry
Buenaventura speaks with an embarrassing ease and he continues like that for over an hour whithout a break except for lightning his cigar.
The old man’s backbone made some damaging noise and, he breathlessly murmurs “take it easy, please, don’t kill me”.When finally Buenaventura lets him fall on the ground, the old man looks anaemic and his conscience is faltering like his wobbling body and he faints completely on the yellow trodden grass.
Buenaventura is not in the tent anymore and the rider is piqued at it.
www.flyandrive.com /donquichotte2.htm   (5539 words)

 SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY: REVIEWS: The Devil’s Backbone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Buenaventura Durruti, a prominent anarchist whose historical actions spoke to and for the working class, died not too long after the beginning of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
It is with these ideas in mind that the politics espoused by Durruti become interesting in their flexible interpretation, especially when related to The Devil’s Backbone.
Several of the characters, Jacinto being the most obvious, evidence Durruti’s viewpoint without question, while the children have had politics forced on them when survival dictates it.
www.showbusinessweekly.com /archive/150/film-devil-backbone.html   (530 words)

 The Socialist Standard - Feb '98
Buenaventura Durruti was killed on the Madrid front early in the Spanish Civil War.
These were to oppose collaboration with the Spanish Republican Government which the majority of the CNT had entered into, and to convert the war into a revolution by seizing the land and factories.
The CNT (National Labour Federation), which Durruti belonged to, was the biggest workers' organisation in Spain with a claimed membership of over a million.
www.worldsocialism.org /spgb/feb98/reviews.html   (1155 words)

 Buenventura Durruti - Anarchist militant of the Spanish Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It can be said, without fear of exaggeration, that Buenaventura Durruti symbolised in his person the courageous struggle of workers and peasants in that country, and more specifically symbolises the spirit of Spanish anarchism.
He joins the fight against dictatorial employers in the Asturian mines and is arrested for the first time in March 1919; he escapes and over the next decade and a half he throws himslf into activity for the CNT and for the anarchist movement.
He died at dawn on the 20th, being buried two days later at Montjuich's cemetery in Barcelona, accompanied by 500,000 people carrying the red and fl flags of anarchism.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/ws/ws52_durruti.html   (1073 words)

 Our Daily Bleed: Rose Pesotta, Leo Tolstoy, James Guillaume, Liu Shih-p'ei, Dorothy Day, Buenaventura Durruti, Arturo ...
1936 -- Spain: Buenaventura Durruti y Domingo, the famous & beloved Spanish anarchist, shot in the lung yesterday, dies this morning at 6a.m.
Durruti's body was taken to Barcelona, where he was buried in a ceremony attended by over 200-500,000 people.
Durruti was a member of "Los Justicieros" & "Los Solidarios", who fought against the pistoleros of the capitalist employers & the clergy.
www.oz.net /~recall/DailyBleed/1120.htm   (3167 words)

 Àεð´ÙÅ¥Æ佺Ƽ¹ú2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It is not easy for us to imagine the revolutionist, Buenaventura Durruti's life who leaded a Anarchist military unit in Spain revolution.
However, his story comes closely like a folk song and fairy tail with starting of "Once upon a time, there are a town in Catalonia." Durruti's life revived with images, songs of street musician, and out of stage instant play, which produced the movie.
It is not easy for us to understand Anarchists power and passion, but the instant play and music refresh us to feel their life.
www.sidof.org /english/last/2001/focus01/anarchist.shtml   (103 words)

 Emma Goldmans obitury for Durruti from 1936 - Iberia History of anarchism - Anarkismo
This as the obitury Goldman wrote shortly after the death of the anarchist Durruti during the Spanish revolution in 1936.
Emma Goldmans obitury for Durruti from 1936 N26 2:41pm
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 About Buenaventura Durruti
The maim instrument in bringing about the repression and terror was the govemment of Dato which began in 1920.
And tens of thousands raised their fists in salute." Many important dignitaries were, of course, present, including the 'anarchist' Minister of Justice, Garcia Oliver, and the Russian Consul who said he was deeply moved (!
Frederica Montseny said that Durruti was a kind man, with a "Herculean body, the eyes of a child in a half-savage face".
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/scw/durruti.html   (6365 words)

 Our Daily Bleed:, Joe Hill, Liard-Courtois, Emma Goldman, Buenaventura Durruti, João Penteado (Joao Penteado), Neno ...
Spain: This afternoon, Buenaventura Durruti is mortally wounded under uncertain circumstances while helping to defend Madrid.
Earlier this month Durruti was persuaded by García Oliver & Federica Montseny to bring his anarchist column (composed of about 3,000 men) to the city to defend it against Franco's fascist army.
[Durruti & his close friend Francisco Ascaso were once bookshop owners in Paris when in exile there.
www.oz.net /~recall/DailyBleed/1119.htm   (2590 words)

 YIDFF: Catalog: YIDFF 2001 Official Catalog
Revolutionary Buenaventura Durruti: born in 1896, commander of an anarchist brigade during the Spanish revolution, killed in 1936.
Thus begins this story, like a gestual song, the romancero of Durutti evoked, sketched out, performed, carried out, by each in his or her own way, by a street singer and a group of theater actors.
All the distance that may exist between that time and us, between these men and us, and between their actions and us, is made to be inscribed, performed, questioned—and to have the power to move us.
www.yidff.jp /2001/cat021/01c025-e.html   (392 words)

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Keywords: Spain, Durruti, FOD, May days, CNT The Friends of Durruti THE WAR in Spain (1936-1939) has often been portrayed as a simple struggle between Fascism and democracy.
However even more worrying is the fact that the "anarchists" of the CNT made little attempt to combat these forces.
One tendency within the CNT; the Friends of Durruti resisted the growing reformism within the CNT.
www.textfiles.com /politics/SPUNK/sp000011.txt   (1348 words)

 Anarchism in the Spanish Revolution of 1936 - Spanish Civil War
The revolutionary message of the 'Friends of Durruti' (BOOK- includes sections of their paper, also available as a PDF file)
Durruti Is Dead, Yet Living by Emma Goldman
Centre Ascaso Durutti: A Center devoted to the life, times, and philosophy of Francisco Ascaso and Buenaventura Durruti.
struggle.ws /spaindx.html   (1379 words)

 Boston IMC: newswire/40855
This 60 minute film highlights the exploits of Buenaventura Durruti, the militia leader whose fabled 'Durruti Column' fought and died fighting for Anarchist ideals against the reactionary forces of Francisco Franco.
His life and spirit exemplified the best of Anarchist ideals, and at his funeral in 1936, 500,000 citizens of Barcelona turned out, many with the fl and red flag, to honor is memory.
I suppose this is the part where I come in and harass you.
boston.indymedia.org /newswire/display/40855/index.php   (509 words)

 BookCounter.com: Books by Abel Paz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A history of the Spanish revolution, as well as being the story of Buenaventura Durruti: uncompromising anarchist, intransigent revolutionary.
When things go bad, he puts himself at the head.
Wherever you go it's Durruti and Durruti again, spoken of as a wonder man." Toronto Daily Star
www.bookcounter.com /author/abelpaz/1   (182 words)

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