check out the awesome class war shit going on in 1913
"anarchist shoots at king of Italy"
"outlaws shoot judge dead on the bench in court"
"convict mutiny at Nebraska jail"
"miners reject terms of peace in coal fields"
All on the same front page.
March, 1921, Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato was gunned down by three Catalan anarchists, Lluís Nicolau, Pere Mateu, and Ramon Casanelles, who were riding a motorcycle. Pictured above is Dato’s car, riddled with bullet holes, in the aftermath of his assassination. Dato was the second Spanish Prime Minister to be slain by anarchists within a decade.
February 10th, 1916, a high society banquet to honor Archbishop George Mundelein was held in Chicago. Unbeknownst to the 200 some attendees, however, was the ill intent of the chef, Nestor Dondoglio aka “Jean Crones”. A fervent anarchist of the Galleanist persuasion, Dondoglio had poisoned the soup with arsenic. However, in his haste, Dondoglio had added too much poison, inducing his victims to vomit up the mixture and thus killing no one. Though over a hundred diners became violently ill, the Archbishop remained unscathed, having passed on the soup.
"Jean Crones" was able to escape the scene and into hiding. Police later raided his apartment, discovering the would-be assassin’s true identity, Nestor Dondoglio, a German immigrant, as well as a score of carefully prepared poisons (see bottom image) alongside a variety of "anarchist materials".
From hiding, Dondoglio sent taunting letters to the New York Times boasting of his plot, saying “I am sorry that all or not at least 100 got killed for the world would be better without them”. He promised to strike again and laughed at the feeble attempts of the police to find him. He was never caught.
TOP: The University Club kitchen where Dondoglio prepared his soup.
BOTTOM: Investigators search Dondoglio’s apartment.
Sophie Parovskaya (1853-1881)
Participant in the Russian anarchist-nihilst group Narodnaya Volya’s numerous conspiracies to assassinate Tsar Alexander II. On March 1st, 1881, Parvoskaya’s careful planning paid off when co-conspirator Nikolai Rysakov tossed an explosive beneath the Tsar’s carriage. Rysakov’s explosive succeeded only in killing one of the Tsar’s men and wounding others in his entourage, due in part to the armoring of the Tsar’s bulletproof carriage. However, Tsar Alexander II stepped from his protective shell to inspect the damage, whereupon another conspirator, Ignacy Hryniewiecki shouted “It is too early to thank god!” and threw a second explosive. Both Tsar and Hryniewiecki were killed in the blast.
Though Parovskaya was able to escape the scene of the crime, Nikolai Rysakov was arrested and tortured until he gave up the names of his fellow conspirators. On April 3rd, 1881, Parovskaya and four others, including Rysakov, were led to the gallows dressed in black with the word “Tsaricide” on a placards hung around their necks.
Further reading on the life of Sophie Parovskaya:
Galleani himself gave the example in words and deeds. His ultimate aim was Anarchist Communism, more or less according to the Kropotkin philosophy. He knew, however that before the ultimate aim could be realised much was to be done in order to pave the way. So he used to insist more on the details of a social order he very passionately wished for but could hardly hope that he would have a hand in shaping. “Our children will see to that,” he used to say. “Our task is to bequeath to them an environment as free as possible from the hindrances of private property and political power. No free construction is possible unless preceded by thorough destruction.”
, A Fragment of Luigi Galleani (via becoming-vverevvolf
"Hurrah for Anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life!"
Adolf Fischer, Haymarket Martyr, his last words as he stood in the gallows with a rope around his neck, hooded and in chains.