anarcho-syndicalism

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

Solidaridad Obrera: another way of understanding anarcho-syndicalism

A description of Solidaridad Obrera, a split from the Spanish CGT, by one of its members.

The Zizek/Chomsky Debate: a Pragmatist View

Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek are useful for fulfilling different kinds of needs.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution - José Peirats

Extensive, three volume work by chronicling the history of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT - "National Confederation of Labour"), the anarcho-syndicalist union and largest workers' union in Spain at the time during the Spanish civil war and revolution 1936-9.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 1

A careful chronicle of political change and hope in 1930s Spain, this staggering work examines how the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), rose up against the oppressive structures of Spanish society.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 2

Second volume of José Peirats' extensive work on the Spanish anarchist union the CNT, which in this volume focuses on the battles raging at both the front and rear guards. Additionally, a biographical chapter, "The Life and Struggles of José Peirats" gives a great deal of insight into this CNT fighter and historian.

A short history of the 'Star of Peru' Bakery Workers' Federation (FOPEP)

On 10 April 1887 a few dozen bakery employees in Lima got together to launch the ‘Star of Peru’ (Estrella del Peru) Bakery Workers’ Society (SOPEP: Sociedad de Obreros Panaderos Estrella del Perú), affiliating to the Universal Union Artisans’ Confederation as federated branch No 9.

Letters of the Committee of correspondence for an anarcho-syndicalist liaison group / anarcho-syndicalist organizing committee

The Committee of correspondence for an anarcho-syndicalist liaison group and Anarcho-Syndicalist Organizing Committee were 1974 initiatives towards forming a North American IWA section. The first letter details the attempt to link interested wobblies, student syndicalists and class struggle anarchist militants. The second letter to the IWW's General Organizing Bulletin explains the initiative's goal was not to affiliate the IWW to the IWA but an effort to form a separate anarcho-syndicalist group.

Slippery slopes (the anarchists in Spain) - Manuel Azaretto

Written in 1939 by a member of FORU (Regional Workers Federation of Uruguay), this book—a scathing indictment of the leaders of the Spanish CNT and FAI for their “betrayal” of anarchist principles—contains, in addition to official documents and proclamations of the CNT and FAI and articles from the Spanish and international anarchosyndicalist press, relevant passages drawn from Max Nettlau, Diego Abad de Santillán, David Antona, Federica Montseny, Juan García Oliver, Pierre Besnard, Alexander Schapiro, Sebastién Faure, Camillo Berneri, Mariano Vázquez, Mikhail Bakunin and other anarchists and anarchosyndicalists.

The anarcho-syndicalist movement in China in 1910s and 1920s - Vadim Damier

Notes on the early 20th century history of anarcho-syndicalism in China by Vadim Damier.