Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla

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Minimanual Of The Urban Guerrilla
Author Carlos Marighella
Original title Minimanual do Guerrilheiro Urbano
Subject revolution
Publication date
June 1969
ISBN 1-894925-02-5

Minimanual Of The Urban Guerrilla (Portuguese: Minimanual do Guerrilheiro Urbano) is a book written by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella in June 1969. It consists of advice on how to disrupt and overthrow an authoritarian regime, aiming at revolution. The text has been banned in many countries, but remains in print and on bookshelves in several others, including the United States.

It is necessary for every urban guerrilla to keep in mind always that he can only maintain his existence if he is disposed to kill the police and those dedicated to repression, and if he is determined to expropriate the wealth of the big capitalists, the latifundists and the imperialists.

This book was written to be short and concise. It gives support to transform Brazil into a Communist country like Cuba. The book is still used by some guerrilla organizations, but its importance has declined in the past few decades.[citation needed]

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