A communist uncle was instrumental in stimulating teenage Noam's fascination with politics, but even as a young man he leaned more towards anarcho-syndicalism
or libertarian socialism.
Raymond Craib's consideration of Casimiro Barrios's expulsion from Chile challenges the myth carefully constructed by the Chilean authorities that political opposition, and particularly anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism
, was of foreign importation.
English speakers interested in historic anarcho-syndicalist ideas have generally had to rely on texts from the 1930s onwards, such as Rudolf Rocker's Anarcho-Syndicalism
: Theory and Practice or Tom Brown's Syndicalism.
(Bookchin, "Deep Ecology, Anarcho-syndicalism
puts emphasis on organizing labor unions which could, through direct action, seize control of industry and administration.
But one of the most interesting aspects of this was that many of the same people who were making these arguments were also talking about the need to go back to the original inspirations of New Labour--the early radicalism, idealism and optimism--the influence of guild socialism, the New Left and the co-operative movement, even (by some accounts) anarcho-syndicalism
. This wasn't about resisting change, then, but about seizing it and taking it in a different direction.
Old-school Catalan radicalism took the form of classical anarcho-syndicalism
based on workers' direct control of production and various anarchist (the FAI) and independent Marxist political groupings (the POUM).
While the Occupiers in Canada and the US may not form the next government, their open and consultative organizational style offered us a useful lesson in genuine participatory democracy, sometimes called anarcho-syndicalism
. Most detractors condemned the Occupiers' ostensible failure to provide 'solutions' and fault them for rejecting the formal mechanisms of governance.
Specific chapters explore methodologies of insurrection in art history, participant observation, postanarchism, social ecology, anarchist anthropology, genders and sexualities, literature under the anarchist lens, race as a factor in anarchist research and organizing, Spanish-speaking anarcho-syndicalism
, anarchism in the People's Republic of China, and more.
The work of Georges Sorel (1847-1922), a French theorist of anarcho-syndicalism
, is important for the proper understanding of our second paradox.
The author describes how, in subsequent years, many Anarchists threw their energies into unions and Anarcho-Syndicalism
, and made tangible gains.
By the time the migrants arrived in Australia they were highly politically literate, and had been exposed to anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism
, socialism and a variety of millenarian social protest movements.