Ricard de Vargas Golarons, member of the armed anticapitalist groups MIL and OLLA, was imprisoned in Spain at the end of the Franco dictatorship. Upon his release, he became a movement historian, preserving the memory of generations of struggle against oppression and for human dignity. While leftwing parties struck a deal with the fascists upon Franco's death, creating a democracy that redressed none of the power imbalances nor wrongs after forty years of fascist rule, Ricard's has been an important voice for remembering those who dedicated their lives to fighting against the dictatorship, and preserving the dreams they were actually fighting for.
Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist originally from Virginia. He is the author of Worshiping Power, How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Consensus, among other works.