The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) Crisis, Armed Struggle and Dictatorship, 1967–1985

Paul Sharkey (Editor)


Publisher: Kate Sharpley Library
Format: Pamphlet
Binding: pam
Pages: 50
Released: January 7, 2009
ISBN-13: 9781873605691

The FAU (Federación Anarquista Uruguaya), founded in 1956, was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. As legal avenues of struggle were closed down, through the Worker-Student Resistance (ROE) and OPR-33 (People's Revolutionary Organisation) it expanded its tactics to include armed struggle in defence of the workers movement. Banks were raided for funds, and factory bosses were kidnapped in support of workers' demands. After Argentina became a military dictatorship in 1976, many FAU militants there were 'disappeared' in joint repression by the Uruguayan and Argentine armed forces. Elements of the FAU were fundamental in the creation of the People's Victory Party (PVP). The FAU is still active today.
This pamphlet collects translated writings on the FAU from Juan Carlos Mechoso, Jaime Prieto, Hugo Cores, and others.
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