Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla

...in each hand a weapon
in each home a terrorist
in each barrio revolutionary cells
only in this way can we do it!

Carlos Marighella

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.

Contents

Introduction

PART I
The nature of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 2
Personal Qualities of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 3
How the Urban Guerrilla Lives and Operates
PART 4
Technical Preparation of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 5
The Weapons of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 6
Shooting: The Urban Guerrilla's Reason for Being
PART 7
The Fire Team
PART 8
Urban Guerrilla Logistics
PART 9
Urban Guerrilla Tactics
PART 10
The Initial Advantages of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 11
Surprise
PART 12
Familiarity with the Terrain
PART 13
Mobility and Speed
PART 14
Intelligence
PART 15
Decisive Action
PART 16
Strategy
PART 17
Targets and Tactics
PART 18
Armed Assaults
PART 19
The Tactics of Bank Assault
PART 20
Raids and Infiltration
PART 21
Occupation of an Area or Place
PART 22
The Ambush
PART 23
Street Tactics
PART 24
Strikes and Sit-ins
PART 25
Encouraging Desertions, Creating Diversions, and the Expropriation of Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
PART 26
The Liberation of Prisoners
PART 27
Executions
PART 28
Kidnapping
PART 29
Sabotage
PART 30
Terrorism
PART 31
Armed Propaganda
PART 32
Conducting a War of Nerves
PART 33
Carrying Out Revolutionary Action
PART 34
Some Tactical Observations
PART 35
Rescue of the Wounded
PART 36
Urban Guerrilla Security
PART 37
The 7 Deadly Sins of the Urban Guerrilla
PART 38
Mass Support
PART 39
Urban Guerrilla Warfare as a School for Recruiting

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