Online Reading Group : Rudolf Rocker "Anarcho Syndicalsim"

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Apr 17 2007 09:46
Online Reading Group : Rudolf Rocker "Anarcho Syndicalsim"

"For us, the development of theoretical views is dictated by the necessities of vital life, by the need to solve practical problems. Our theoretical views must lead to new, better, more suitable action and the mastering of practical tasks. Our theory has value only insofar as it confirmed by practice. Everything else, we leave to the intellectual jugglers, to the guardians of the hierarchy of "values." - Wilhelm Reich

PROPOSAL: We are looking to start a reading group to study various "classics of subversion" old and new. Not for some abstract desire to amerce ourselves in philosophy but for the practical purpose of developing a better understanding of our position in class society, capital and our struggles against it. The suggested text for initial reading is:

Rudolf Rocker "Anarcho Syndicalism"

If interested please join the forum, reading to start May 14th 07. All suggestions and ideas welcome.

visit :
http://www.theoryandpractice.org.uk/forumintro.html

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May 9 2007 01:21

I'm up for it. I've always been interested in autodidacticism and it will be neat to put our collective heads together...
kudos for the initiative for sure!

Here's a link to the text if anyone cares for it:
http://www.spunk.org/library/writers/rocker/sp001495/rocker_as1.html

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May 9 2007 09:24

happened to scan this a few days ago, in the wake of a visit from the IWA's gen sec (Rocker helped found the organisation). It's regrettably pretty anti-communist and proudhonist, but has some pretty interesting if labyrinthine histories of the syndicalist labour movement...