anarcho-syndicalism

An open letter to the IWA from SAC, 1998

An open letter from a member of the Malmö local of the SAC to members of the IWA about their relations as well as anarcho-syndicalism more generally.

Bonometti, Ettore, 1872-1961

Ettore Bonometti.

A short biography of Italian anarchist militant Ettore Bonometti, who helped found the anarcho-syndicalist union the USI.

1860-today: The International Workers Association

The history of the anarchist international from its origins in the 1860s through its height of several million members, to its later decline and current resurgence.

1917-1918: The Brazilian anarchist uprising

Sao Paolo, general strike, 1917.

A short history of the attempted revolution in Brazil of 1918. The uprising failed when it was infiltrated by security forces, and the army did not join the side of the workers.

1936-1939: The Spanish civil war and revolution

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A short history of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out in response to the right-wing and fascist coup attempt of General Franco.

Interview with a CGT member about the union, 1998

An interview with a member of the Spanish syndicalist union, the CGT. We do not necessarily agree with many points in this article, but reproduce for reference.

Spain: Supermarket strike in Barcelona to enter second month

This Saturday the 22nd of April will mark the end of the first month of an indefinite strike in Barcelona by workers at the Sant Sadurni d'Anoia logistics centre for the major Spanish Supermarket chain Mercadona.

Spain: Thousands march against new labour laws

As millions fight new employment laws in France, last week 5,000 people marched in Madrid against new proposed labour reforms in Spain.

Swedish syndicalist postmen black extreme right-wing propaganda

On Monday the 27th of March the postal workers syndicate of the Stockholm area, affiliated to anarcho-syndicalist union the SAC, refused to deliver extreme right-wing propaganda from the party Nationaldemokraterna - the National Democrats.

An interview with the Awareness League of Nigeria, 1994

Here we publish extracts of an interview with Samuel, General Secretary of the Awareness League, the newest section of the International Workers Association, the anarcho-syndicalist international. The interview took place in Spain in August 1994, and is translated from "Le Combat Syndicaliste".