Item description for Dreams of Freedom : A Ricardo Flores Magon Reader by Ricardo Flores Magon, Chaz Bufe & Mitchell Cowen Verter...
Along with Emiliano Zapata, Ricardo Flores Magón (b. 1874) is regarded as one of the most important figures of the Mexican revolution. Through his newspaper Regeneración, he boldly criticized the injustices of the country’s military dictatorship and worked to build the popular movement that eventually overthrew it. Exiled to the United States, Flores Magón continued to agitate for revolution in Mexico. Transcending nationalism, he also dreamed of a world free from all forms of injustice. Both the US and Mexican governments responded with harsh repression. Leavenworth Penitentiary ultimately murdered him in 1922.
This volume collects the first English translations of Flores Magón’s most important writings. A lengthy historical overview, chronology, maps, images, and bibliography provide context for his work.
"Mitchell Verter and Chaz Bufe have given us a great gift with this fascinating volume on Ricardo Flores Magón. He was a revolutionary from a very different time from our own, but today's activists will make an immediate and intense connection with his passion for social justice. This is a gift that will only grow as you pass it on to others!"—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch
"The life, words, and ideas of Ricardo Flores Magón are as important today as they were around 100 years ago. Bravo for this wonderful book that won't let us forget those days and those heroes. Today, as always, remembering is revolutionary"—Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running and My Name is Hunger
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 1904859240 ISBN13 9781904859246
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Another awesome book from AK Press! Apr 21, 2006
"Dreams of Freedom" is an amazing anthology of essays by the legendary Mexican radical, Ricardo Flores Magon, who was murdered by agents of the state in the Leavenworth Penitentiary back in 1922. Sadly, the injustices he so passionately wrote about and fought against almost a century ago are still among us today, like: the criminalization of immigrants, the suppression of civil liberties, union-busting, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, imperialist war, the militarization of the US/Mexico border and the violence of white supremacist militias (like the Minutemen). I especially enjoyed his writings on feminism and his committment to bringing issues of racial equality into the labor movement. In sum, "Dreams of Freedom" is a ground-breaking work. Thank you AK Press and Chaz Bufe for keeping alive this vital chapter in people's history!
Highly recommended particularly for students of political science and Mexican history Apr 3, 2006
Dreams Of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magon Reader presents a selection of the revolutionary journalist and agitator Ricardo Flores Magon. Born in Mexico in 1874, Magon dared to criticize the injustices of the Diaz military dictatorship that ruled Mexico, in his widely read newspaper Regeneracion. Exiled to the United States, Magon remained an influential agitator behind the Mexican Revolution, earning the wrath of both governments. He was finally murdered in Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1922. Dreams Of Freedom presents Magon's determined and vibrant revolutionary writings in English for the first time, along with a lengthy biographical sketch to place his words in historical context, a chronology, bibliography, and an introduction by Benjamin Maldonado. Most of the individual writings are brief yet passionate and sharply to the point. Highly recommended particularly for students of political science and Mexican history.