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Tom Brown

Story of the Syndicalist Workers Federation: Born in Struggle

Tom Brown's 1968 description of the Syndicalist Workers' Federation, a UK based organization that was affiliated to the International Workers Association and was the predecessor to the Direct Action Movement and by extension, Solidarity Federation.

Principles of syndicalism - Tom Brown

IWW syndicalist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn speaks, Lawrence strike 1912

Written by the well known activist and propagandist Tom Brown, the article explains clearly the principles according to which syndicalist unions organise, and the new society they aim to create "within the shell of the old".

1926: The social general strike - why 1926 failed - Tom Brown

Tyldesley miners outside the Miners Hall during the 1926 General Strike.

Written in the early 1940s, British syndicalist Tom Brown's article The Social General Strike - Why 1926 Failed examines the failure of the 1926 General Strike. It makes suggestions for future action, and argues for worker's control.