Alexandre Skirda has died

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Dec 30 2020 06:48
Alexandre Skirda has died

The anarchist historian Alexandre Skirda has died after a long illness on December 23rd. Author of books on Makhno, Kronstadt, and Makhaiski. More to follow.

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Dec 30 2020 15:09

Sad to hear. Monde Libertaire have published a short piece and here is English version just finished (with link to original): http://libcom.org/forums/announcements/skirda-obituary-translated-english-monde-libertaire-site-30122020

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Dec 30 2020 17:29

Very sad news, condolences to his family friends and comrades

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Dec 31 2020 16:01

We have put a tribute up from the KSL at https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/msbf5w (drawing heavily on the Monde Libertaire piece).
Frank Mintz has a tribute on the Fondation Besnard site [see http://www.fondation-besnard.org/spip.php?article3618 for the French text; http://www.fondation-besnard.org/spip.php?article3617 in Castillian].

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Jan 2 2021 15:09

So sad.A great theorist and stalwart of our Depleted ranks.Sincere condolences to his friends and family.

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Jan 2 2021 21:19

Franks Mintz states that Skirda published all of Makhno's articles in Russian and in French, but that is not the case since some articles were not accessible to Skirda while others he considered not worth reprinting as their subjects had been overtaken by events in the USSR. Nor is his translation of Makhno's pre-1917 memoirs complete, again owing to lack of access to sources.

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Jan 3 2021 14:31

ACG obit of Skirda here:

https://www.anarchistcommunism.org/2021/01/02/obituary-alexandre-skirda-1942-2020/