Martinez: Renaissance des Anarchosyndikalismus

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Aug 21 2008 13:05
Martinez: Renaissance des Anarchosyndikalismus

Comrades,

I just came across this tiltle on the FAU's publishing/distribution service website http://www.cafe-libertad.de/mat2/assets/s2dmain.html?http://www.cafe-libertad.de/mat2/ Has anybody read this pamphlet?
Could someone do a short review of it for this forum?

Thanks & solidarity.
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Martinez: Renaissance des Anarchosyndikalismus

Diese Broschüre liegt uns (als Anarcho-SyndikalistInnen) sehr am Herzen. Widerspricht sie doch den in Anarcho-Kreisen gern propagiertem Bild vom Anarcho-Syndikalismus als Relikt vergangener aber durchaus glorreicher Zeiten. Das dem nicht unbedingt so ist beweist dieser Text. Nicht ein vorurteilsbeladener "Außenstehender", sondern ein "Insider", ein CNTista aus Andalusien zeigt die heutigen Probleme des Anarcho-Syndikalismus schonungslos auf. Nicht besserwisserisch, sondern kritisch/solidarisch. Es ist ein moderner Text (2006), bezieht sich also auf unsere heutige Zeit und es ist verblüffend (vielleicht auch gerade nicht) wie sehr sich die Probleme in Deutschland denen in Spanien, dem Mutterland des Anarcho-Syndikats, ähneln. Vor allem auch Anarcho-SyndikalistInnen sei dieser Lesestoff wärmstens ans Herz gelegt.

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Aug 29 2008 09:35

Hi,

there exists a english version of this text from Sevilla, you'll get the title later today.

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Aug 29 2008 18:57

Hi M,

I'm back from work and here ist the link to the english version of "Martinez: Renaissance des Anarchosyndikalismus". It's a realy interesting text that explains some things for us outside Spain wink and in the FAU Frankfurt we had interesting discussions about some chapters.

Anarchism, anthropology and Andalucia, An Analysis of the CNT and the ‘New Capitalism’, by BELTRÁN ROCA MARTÍNEZ (2006)
http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/anarchiststudies/articles/Mart%EDnez.pdf

ABSTRACT
Systems theory can show us how organizations develop, allowing them to survive changes in their environments. Such analyses also demonstrate why the CNT is passing through such a profound crisis: it is a trade union which is completely excluded from the world of work. The CNT began in a society very different from today. Despite the many significant changes which have occurred since 1910, its organizational structures and ideological assumptions have remained practically unchanged.
The need for change has not met with a common response from its militants.
The CNT is currently split between two tendencies, which we will term ‘anarchist’ and ‘syndicalist’. Despite a general consensus around the principle of non-participation in trade union representation structures, both tendencies compete for control of the CNT. We end this paper by presenting some examples from the Seville CNT, which can be classified as following the ‘syndicalist’ tendency: it has had some success in the context of the ‘new capitalism’.

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Aug 29 2008 20:28
kc wrote:
Anarchism, anthropology and Andalucia, An Analysis of the CNT and the ‘New Capitalism’, by BELTRÁN ROCA MARTÍNEZ (2006)
http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/anarchiststudies/articles/Mart%EDnez.pdf

ABSTRACT
Systems theory can show us how organizations develop, allowing them to survive changes in their environments. Such analyses also demonstrate why the CNT is passing through such a profound crisis: it is a trade union which is completely excluded from the world of work. The CNT began in a society very different from today. Despite the many significant changes which have occurred since 1910, its organizational structures and ideological assumptions have remained practically unchanged.
The need for change has not met with a common response from its militants.
The CNT is currently split between two tendencies, which we will term ‘anarchist’ and ‘syndicalist’. Despite a general consensus around the principle of non-participation in trade union representation structures, both tendencies compete for control of the CNT. We end this paper by presenting some examples from the Seville CNT, which can be classified as following the ‘syndicalist’ tendency: it has had some success in the context of the ‘new capitalism’.

See also this thread - http://libcom.org/forums/thought/debate-cnt-27122007 - and if you can read Spanish the alasbarricadas thread that's linked to at the end of it.

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Aug 30 2008 14:41

Thanks K for the pdf. link.

And thanks JH for the libcom forum link.