anarcho-syndicalism

Revolution and counterrevolution in Catalonia - Carlos Semprún Maura

First published in France in 1974, a “critical analysis of the bureaucratization of the CNT, with regard to both the political as well as the economic terrain”, bureaucratization which the author claims was “total and complete”, with discussions of certain historical turning points and watershed moments (e.g., the militarization of the militias, the May Events and the overthrow of the Council of Aragon), and extensive passages quoted from eyewitness accounts (e.g., Marcel Ollivier’s Les journées sanglantes de Barcelone), newspaper articles and official documents that have not previously appeared in English translation.

The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years, 1868-1936

The seminal history of Spanish anarchism: from its earliest inception to the organizations that claimed over two million members on the eve of the 1936 Revolution. It has been hailed as a masterpiece.

Ready to fight: Developing a 21st century community syndicalism

As we develop new strategies to work on community organizing campaigns, what ideas and strategies can we port over from the history of syndicalist workplace struggles?

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.

"The Forgotten International", by Vadim Damier

A review of a Russian-language history of the worldwide anarcho-syndicalist movement between the two World Wars.

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - CNT-AIT, IWA-AIT Secretariado

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - CNT-AIT, IWA-AIT Sec.

A.I.T. La Internacional del Sindicalismo Revolucionario - Editado por la C.N.T. española con la colaboración del Secretariado A.I.T. Compilación presentada por Ramón Liarte [auto-translation english http://tinyurl.com/kjo4d6g ]

Wayne Thorpe - El Ferrol, Rio de Janeiro, Zimmerwald, and Beyond: Syndicalist Internationalism, 1914-1918

"International syndicalism is our holy family"(1). Thus declared Die Einigkeit, the journal of the German syndicalist trade unions, on 25 July 1914, on the eve of the outbreak of war in Europe. This declaration constituted not only an identification with syndicalist organizations elsewhere but a pledge to honour labour internationalism in the event of war.

Anarchism and Ecology - Graham Purchase

Humankind has since it became aware of its ability to radically alter its natural and social environment, dreamt of ideal societies in which future generations of our species might live and evolve in radically different ways to that of"the present day.

The green city - Graham Purchase

Whatever the shortcomings of his writings, Purchase is one of the few contemporary anarchist writers willing to consistently tackle subjects of immediate relevance to those actually wanting to change society in OUR lifetime....

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.