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(en) Out now: With the Poor People of the Earth: A Biography of Doctor John Creaghe of Sheffield & Buenos Aires by Alan O'Toole.

Date Fri, 03 Jun 2005 17:27:16 +0300


Irishman John (Juan) Creaghe (1841-1920) turned his back on the chance of
a prosperous medical career to live - and struggle - among the workers.
He spent an extraordinary lifetime working for anarchism: fighting
bailiffs and establishing the scurrilous "Sheffield Anarchist", working in
Argentina on "La Protesta", (for years the main voice of the labour
movement), and supporting the Mexican anarchist Flores Magon brothers at
the time of the Mexican revolution.

Mat Kavanagh, speaking of Creaghe, in Freedom in 1934, said, "He was one
of those remarkable personalities that Anarchism alone seems able to
produce, who, seeking not place or power, live to serve the cause of Human
Emancipation… August Spies, one of the Chicago Martyrs… described
Anarchists as 'stormy petrels, harbingers of the coming storm'. This
description very aptly fitted Dr Creaghe".

Alan O'Toole's biography rescues the story of this inspiring figure and
his worldwide agitation.

Published by the Kate Sharpley Library, 2005.
Anarchist Library Series #7
ISBN: 1873605781 £3(£2 to individuals) /$3
www.katesharpleylibrary.net
From: info@katesharpleylibrary.net
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