Leaflet to be distributed at NYC April 4th anti-war, anti-economic crisis march/rally
No, it’s not a 50’s singing group. It’s the real reason our economy and society is in the mess that it’s in. We can blame the banks, Wall Street, corporate greed, the Democrats or the Republicans, but while they all had their share of creating the disaster they are really a symptom not the disease itself. There is an underlying problem that got us here as it has gotten us into similar situations over many, many years.
(What Is Anarcho-Syndicalism?)
By George Woodcock. Ed. By Scott R.
Ed. Note: Anarcho-Syndicalism = Anarchism + Syndicalism [from greek an + archos (without+leader) + syn + dikale, (together+justice); the international Anarchist labor movement; an evolution of libertarian socialism].
Adapted from George Woodcock, Railroads & Society, 1943 (Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library, No. 18, April 1999).
Syndicalism is a method of social organization which goes away from all the traditional conceptions of authority and government, of Capitalism and the State. While Communism in abolishing individual capitalism, creates a worse monster in its place in the form of the economic state, Syndicalism leaves all the patterns of administration which have in the past resulted only in the oppression and exploitation of man by man, and sets out to build an organizational form based on the natural needs of man rather than on the interests of ruling classes, based not on the dictates of authority, but on the voluntary cooperation of free and equal individuals in satisfying the economic needs of the men who form society.
The Principles of Revolutionary Unionism
Adopted at the Berlin Congress of Revolutionary Unionist organizations, 1922.
l. Revolutionary unionism, basing itself on the class struggle, aims to unite all workers in combative economic organizations, that fight to free themselves from the double yoke of capital and the state. Read more