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My Eighty-One Years of Anarchy

My Eighty-One Years of Anarchy

A Memoir

May Picqueray (author); Paul Sharkey (translator)


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  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 220
  • Released: Mar 13, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781849353229

Published by AK Press


May Picqueray (1898–1983) was a French anarchist-feminist labor organizer and newspaper editor who missed none of the major historical events of her lifetime. In 1921, she sent a parcel bomb to the US ambassador in Paris to protest the death sentence of Sacco and Vanzetti. In 1922, she attended the Red Trade Union International in Moscow, where she stood on a table and denounced the congress for feasting while workers starved. Years later, she joined the May 1968 movement and the 1975 Fight for Larzac. Picqueray’s autobiography is available in English for the first time, translated by Paul Sharkey.

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