Lucio Urtubia

Lucio, The Good Bandit: Reflections of an Anarchist
Marie Trigona
Toward Freedom
June 5, 2008

Lucio Urtubia could be described as a modern day Robin Hood, a man who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Lucio, a 76-year old Spanish anarchist and retired bricklayer carried out bank robberies, forgeries and endless actions against capitalism. His actions helped to fund liberation movements in Europe, the US and Latin America.

Outspoken and charismatic, Lucio speaks like a true anarchist. When asked what it means to be an anarchist, Lucio refutes the misperception of the terrorist, “The anarchist is a person who is good at heart, responsible.” Yet he makes no apologies for the need to destroy the current social order, “it’s good to destroy certain things, because you build things to replace them.”


About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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6 Responses to Lucio Urtubia

  1. dj says:

    Andy, shame on you for publicising this bourgeois degeneracy!

  2. @ndy says:

    If there’s one thing worse than a petit-bourgeois anarchist, it’s a petit-bourgeois bank-robbing anarchist bricklayer. The left should offer no comfort to these crazies. We should do whatever we can to isolate them. They are wreckers. If they grow in Australia it will simply make it harder to build future protests and movements.

  3. vents says:

    I think dj means this – ‘His actions helped to fund liberation movements in Europe, the US and Latin America.’ In which case I would agree.

    Looks alright though but no subtitles!

  4. Gabs says:

    I wanna see it. If only i was a brick layer… we could do with some printing money here.

    As for bourgeois rebels! Robin Hood tops the lot!

    A noble whose property was confiscated after returning from war, leads the peasants in a revolt to reclaim his former lands, and re-install the monarch.

  5. grumpy cat says:

    Hi all.
    I watched this film as part of the recent spanish film festival. Lucio is very charming and the actual story mind blowing, but the film itself is, as far as I’m concerned, pretty annoying and too flashy. The film gets in the way of the story. Still a remarkable and inspiring piece of history.

    rebel love

  6. sonia garcia guerrero says:

    necesito conactar con lucio urtubia por favor se trata de mi abuelo jose guerrero gutierrez, alias jose guerrero bocanegra. gracias

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