cet texte est une présentation critique de la traduction française du livre de Michael Seidman "Workers against work", « Ouvriers contre le travail : Barcelone et Paris pendant les fronts populaires ».
This short text, drawing on H. E. Kaminsky's testimony, discusses the Spanish Revolution in regard to what was wrong in the CNT and UGT’s lack of critique of labour and work, as well as their unwillingness to address patriarchy.
"The implications of workers' resistance to work are far-reaching. The study of their reluctance to work shows that the claim by unions and political parties of the left to represent the working class is somewhat questionable. French and Spanish workers continued their traditional ways of resistance to labour in spite of calls by communists, socialists, anarchists or syndicalists for greater production.
Michael Seidman on the farming collectives during the Spanish revolution.