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An Introduction to Anarcho-SyndicalismThe Tactics and Vision for a New Workers Movement

Our class is suffering attack after attack: the “Welfare State” is being carved up, our bills and taxes go up while real wages go down, working conditions are getting worse and worse, “job security” is a thing of the past, anti-social crime is increasing in our communities, unemployment is r…

Direct Action and Sabotage

Awful! An Awful Thing!A street speaker, once being asked by a bystander, was pressed to answer whether the socialists approved of direct action and sabotage. “Oh no, no, they are opposed to it, they are denouncing it, it is an anarchist doctrine.” Again the persistent bystander put the question…

What’s Wrong with the Unions? A Syndicalist Answer

There are several ways of beginning a book or pamphlet on a labour question. One may start, as many pundits do, with Adam and Eve and work on through history until one has reached the Tolpuddle martyrs on the second last page. Or one might begin, continue, and end by quoting the writings of bearded…

Aims and Principles of the Direct Action Movement

The Direct Action Movement is a working class organisation. Our aim is the creation of a free and classless society. We are fighting to abolish the state, capitalism, and wage slavery in all their forms and replace them by self-managed production for need, not profit. In order to bring about the new…

SabotageThe Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers’ Industrial Efficiency

The interest in sabotage in the United States has developed lately on account of the case of Frederic Sumner Boyd1 in the state of New Jersey, as an aftermath of the Paterson strike. Before his arrest and conviction for advocating sabotage, little or nothing was known of this particular form of labo…

The International Anarchist Congress

An International Congress! The suspicious mind will at once conjure up horrors of majority rule, of politicians and platforms — platforms carefully devised to appeal to the stupid, and politicians who will make it appear that the stupid themselves have chosen their programs. The majority has but t…

Review: Anarcho-Syndicalism: History and Action

The ideas of anarcho-syndicalism (anarchism applied to the workers’ movement) invariably bring forth either slavish adoration or churlish dismissal from within the ranks of the anarchist movement today – both responses doing an equal injustice to a subject of critical importance in the battle fo…

Anarcho-Syndicalism: History and Action

IntroductionAnarchism Though anarchism as a socio-political philosophy has only come into existence in the nineteenth century, there have been anarchists in both thought and deed before then. The Digger movement in the English Civil War certainly contained elements of anarchist thought in its philos…

Dare to be a Daniel!

Dare to be a Daniel Dare to stand alone Dare to have a purpose firm And dare to make it known.1 Life as an Apprentice Cook I was born in 1877, watched Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1887, left school at twelve years of age, got a job at a hotel in Westminster Bridge Road, working from 10 a.m. to 2 a…

The New Unionism

Syndicalism is the latest victim of journalistic enterprise. The book mart is being flooded with works dealing with the new phase of the labor movement. In innumerable articles, pamphlets, and books we are supposed to get the genesis, the true meaning, and the aim of the new Unionism. What an army o…

Syndicalism and Workers’ Committees

In case the critics of revolutionary industrial unionism — Syndicalism — wish to know what it is about, let us recapitulate the main idea. What the historians of labour call the “Syndicalist Tendency” in the English-speaking world must include the IWW, the Industrial Workers of the World an…

Syndicalism and Shop Stewards

Syndicalists are often accused of wanting to form new industrial unions out of turn, and even of wishing to wait until that event occurs before taking any action. A reading of British labour history during the past 70 years, by almost any author, will prove how false is this charge. We claim, certai…

Engineering Workers Fought Back

The general post-war slump hit most of British industry about two-and-a-half years after the 1918 Armistice, but shipbuilding was in depression almost at once, for the Coalition government’s policy of “Make Germany Pay” took from her a great deal of merchant shipping and set the German yards m…

Fighting for the Nine-hour Day

When I last visited my native city of Newcastle, I saw the sports shop of Stan Seymour, one-time footballer and director of a Cup-winning Newcastle United. I looked up at the heavy stone walls and recalled that the shop was a converted dwelling house, the house where my father was born, the home of…

Greeting to You All

THE AGITATOR, long hoped for by many and never expected by some, makes its entrance into the world on this memorable date — Nov. 11 — a date that will go down in the labor history of America as recording the most important event in the nineteenth century.The publishers are glad to commemorate th…

Trafalgar Square and the Free Speech Fight

“But you have free speech in England. Look how the Government allows you to use Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park for meetings.” How often we hear such statements, usually accompanied by a rebukeful suggestion that we ought to be grateful. The truth is we were never granted such rights. The means o…

Anarchism and the Workers’ Union

Just as some workers of my acquaintance, for all that they are fed up with parliamentary socialism, are loath to confess their libertarian socialism, because, as they see it, anarchy boils down to the individual recourse to dynamite, so I know a number of anarchists who, as a result of a once well-f…

Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice

In view of the fact that the ideas embodied in Syndicalism have been practised by the workers for the last half century, even if without the background of social consciousness; that in this country five men had to pay with their lives because they advocated Syndicalist methods as the most effective…

The Trouble at Lawrence

A few weeks ago a company of about forty children of the Lawrence strikers, bound for Philadelphia, were forcibly prevented from leaving Lawrence by the order of City Marshal John J. Sullivan. He was led to this act by the belief that some of these children were leaving town without the consent of t…

The Truth About the Paterson Strike

Comrades and Friends:The reason why I undertake to give this talk at this moment, one year after the Paterson strike was called, is that the flood of criticism about the strike is unabated, becoming more vicious all the time, drifting continually from the actual facts, and involving as a matter of c…





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