Acronyms

The anarcho-syndicalist International is commonly referred to by one of
several acronyms:
IWA International Workers’ Association (English, used in this book)
AIT Association Internationale des Travailleurs (French)
Asociacion Internacional de los Trabajadores (Spanish)
IAA Internationale Arbeiter-Assoziation (German)
MAT Mezhdunarodnaya Assotsiatsiya Trudyashchikhsya (Russian)
AAUD-E Allgemeine Arbeiter-Union Deutschlands-Einheits-organisation
General Workers Union of Germany – Unitary Organization
CCMA Comite Central de las Milicias Antifascistas de Cataluna
Central Committee of Antifascist Militias of Catalonia
CDS Comite de defense syndicaliste
Committee of Syndicalist Defense
CGL Confederazione Generale del Lavoro
General Confederation of Labor
CGT Confederation generale du travail
General Confederation of Labour
CGT Confederacao Geral do Trabalho
General Confederation of Labour (Portguese)
CGT Confederacion General de Trabajadores
General Confederation of Workers (Mexican)
CGT-SR Confederation generale du travail - syndicaliste revolutionnaire
General Confederation of Labour - Revolutionary Syndicalist
CGTU Confederation generale du travail unitaire - Unitary General Confederation of Labour
CNT Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo
National Confederation of Labour
CNT-AIT Confederation nationale du travail
National Confederation of Labour (French section of AIT)
CNT-f Confederation nationale du travail
National Confederation of Labour (CNT-Vignoles)
COB Confederacao Operaria Brasileira
Brazilian Workers Confederation
COM Casa del Obrero Mundial
House of the World Worker
CORA Confederacion Obrera Regional Argentina
Regional Workers’ Confederation of Argentina
CPSU See “KPSS”
CROM Confederacion Regional Obrera Mexicana
Regional Confederation of Mexican Workers
CSR Comites syndicalistes revolutionnaires
Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees
FAF Federation anarchiste francophone
Francophone Anarchist Federation
FAI Federacion Anarquista Iberica
Iberian Anarchist Federation
FAUD Freie Arbeiter Union Deutschlands
Free Workers‘ Union of Germany
FIJL Federacion Iberica de Juventudes Libertarias
Iberian Federation of Libertarian Youth
FOCH Federacion de Obreros de Chile
Federation of Chilean Workers
FORA Federacion Obrera Regional Argentina
Regional Workers’ Federation of Argentina
FORU Federacion Obrera Regional Uruguayo
Regional Workers’ Federation of Uruguay
FVdG Freie Vereinigung deutscher Gewerkschaften
Free Association of German Trade Unions
GCOM Gran Circulo de Obreros de Mexico
Great Circle of Mexican Workers
ISNTUC International Secretariat of the National Centers of Trade
Unions
IREAN Initsiativa revolyutsionnykh anarkhistov
Initiative of Revolutionary Anarchists
ISEL Industrial Syndicalist Education League
IWW Industrial Workers of the World
KAS Konfederatsiya anarkho-sindikalistov
Confederation of Anarcho-syndicalists
KPSS Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Sovetskogo Soyuza
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
KRAS Konfederatsiya revolyutsionnykh anarkho-sindikalistov
Confederation of Revolutionary Anarcho-Syndicalists
NAS Nationaal Arbeids-Secretariaat
National Labour Secretariat
NSV Nederlands Syndicalistisch Vakverbond
Netherlands Syndicalist Trade Union Federation
OBU One Big Union
PCE Partido Comunista de Espana
Communist Party of Spain
POUM Partido Obrero de Unificacion Marxista
Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification
PSUC Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya
Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia
RKAS Rossiyskaya confederatsia anarcho-sindikalistov
Russian Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists
RILU Red International of Labour Unions (Profintern)
SAC Sveriges Arbetares Centralorganisation
Central Organisation of the Workers of Sweden
UGT Union General de Trabajadores
General Workers’ Union
UON Uniao Operaria Nacional
National Workers’ Union
USI Unione Sindacale Italiana
Italian Syndicalist Union
VKPD Vereinigte Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands
United Communist Party of Germany
Archives:
SAPMO Stiftung Archive der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der
DDR (Berlin)
IISG International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)
RGASPI Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (Moscow)