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The Buenos Aires Tragedy

The Buenos Aires Tragedy

The Last Fight of Severino di Giovanni & Paul Scarfo

L. Adunata Dei Refrattari (Author); America Scarfo (Author); Paul Sharkey (Translator)

  • Publisher: Kate Sharpley Library
  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Pages: 34
  • Released: Dec 12, 2003
  • ISBN-13: 9781873605585


No discussion of Italian anarchism, the movement in Argentina, or illegalism can pass over Severino di Giovanni and his comrades in silence. With written propaganda and acts of violence, they attacked fascism, the framing of Sacco and Vanzetti, the Argentinian dictatorship, and the entire capitalist order. Their uncompromising revolt led them into conflict with other anarchists and eventually to a final, fatal showdown—January 29–February 2, 1931—with the State that they defied. This pamphlet is a tribute originally published in L'Adunata dei Refrattari, drawing on letters from comrades in Argentina who had escaped the final repression. Also included is a letter from America Scarfo—lover of Severino, sister of Paulo, and comrade of both.

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