Buenaventura Durruti

  • Spanish revolutionary
  • Born July 14, 1896
  • Died November 20, 1936

José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange (14 July 1896 – 20 November 1936) was a Spanish insurrectionary, anarcho-syndicalist militant involved with the CNT, FAI and other anarchist organisations during the period leading up to and including the Spanish Civil War. Durruti played an influential role during the Spanish Revolution and is remembered as a hero in the anarchist movement.

No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.

The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history.

We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that.

We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government.

There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser.

We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.

It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins.