Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie (born 10 July 1946) is a Scottish anarchist writer and publisher. Christie is best known for being arrested as an 18-year old while carrying explosives to assassinate the Spanish dictator General Franco. He was later alleged to be a member of the Angry Brigade, but was acquitted of related charges. He went on to found the Cienfuegos Press publishing house, later ChristieBooks and in 2008 the online "Anarchist Film Channel", which hosts over 850 films and documentaries with anarchist and libertarian themes. Christie was born in the Partick area of Glasgow and was raised in Blantyre, by his mother and grandparents, becoming an anarchist at a young age. He ascribes this to his grandmother's influence, "Basically, what she did was provide a moral barometer which married almost exactly with that of libertarian socialism and anarchism, and she provided the star which I followed," and joined the Anarchist Federation in Glasgow in 1962, at the age of 16.

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