Praxedis G. Guerrero

 

1882 - 1910

 

Mexican anarchist

Si os parece que andando no Negais a la
libertad,corred entonces.
P.G. Guerrero


"Praxedis G. Guerrero, anarchist, militant, propagandist, poet and secretary to the 'Junta Organizadora del Partido liberal Mexicano' was the first Mexican anarchist to give his life for Land and Liberty, when he was killed, at the early age of only 28, during an attack on the town of Janos, Chihuahua, in the early months of the Mexican Revolution. Together with Ricardo Flores Magon, Praxedis was one of the main animators of the early revolutionary attempts made by the P.L.M., to rid Mexico of its ageing and dictatorial ruler, Porfirio Diaz, who for forty years, had subjected the Mexican people to the most cruel despotism and slavery; and during the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magon, between 1907 and 1910 Praxedis took on this revolutionary task almost single handed. Joining the P.L.M.'s Junta Organizadora in 1907 soon after its foundation. Praxedis not only became its most able and important 'military' organiser, but also a clear-sighted propagandist who contributed much to the anarchist ideas of the P.L.M.

In his short but heroic life Praxedis translated the anarchism of theory into the anarchism of practical action."


All material on this page from 'The anarchists and the Mexican Revolution Praxedis G. Guerrero 1882 - 1910' by Dave Poole. First published in 'Cienfugos Press Anarchist Review No 4', 1978

Works consulted by the author

Cumberland, Charles C, Precursors of the Mexican Revolution of 1910., Hispanic American Historical Review 22, May 1942.

Feurrua, Peitro, Gli Anarchici Nello Rivolazione Messicana: Praxedis G. Guerrero, Edizioni "La Fiaccola", Ragusa 1976.

Guerrero, Praxedis G., Articulos de Cormbate, Ediciones Antorcha, Mexico D.F., 1977


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