...in each hand a weapon
in each home a terrorist
in each barrio revolutionary cells
only in this way can we do it!
First published in Portugese as a mimeograph in São Paulo, Brazil, in June 1969,
Minimanual del guerrillo urbano, by Carlos Marighella, quickly
took its place as a classic of revolutionary warfare alongside the works
of Che Guevara (Guerrilla Warfare), Mao Zedong (On Guerrilla
Warfare and On Protracted War), and General Vo Nguyen Giap
(Guerrilla Warfare). While Guevara and Mao remain in print, and
Giap to the best of my knowledge unavailable, Marighella's work is
difficult to find in it's entirety. Thus, I have transcribed it here. The
text is taken from the following edition:
Marighella, Carlos. The Terrorist Classic: Manual of the Urban Guerilla.
Trans. Gene Hanrahan. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Documentary Publications, 1985.