The Agenda and texts of the Reports presented to the assembly of delegates representing approximately 27,000 workers at the First (official) Congress of the National Confederation of Labor, held in Barcelona in 1911, providing a glimpse of the doctrinal spectrum represented by the founders of the CNT and the most urgent concerns of the membership of the new organization, including the “rights and duties” of disabled members of the CNT, the creation of rationalist schools, the formation of itinerant propaganda squads, and the need for a daily newspaper.
We see revolutionary theory as an aid to organising workers struggle and not, as is so often the case, as a means of dominating and controlling it. It is only through our collective immersion in day-to-day struggles that we can adapt and change tactics to meet changing conditions.
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