From ‘Man Monsters’ to Revolutionary, Democratic, Industrial Union

We live in a messed up world full of people messed up by it, yet the IWW seems to have a special gift for creating a certain type of “man monsters”. Particularly at our national level, but elsewhere too. Even more interesting, these tend to be nice, hard working, college educated, feminist, Robert’s Rules knowing, man monsters.

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FAU and IWA – looking back to look ahead

Reasons for the end of one history and the beginning of a new one. FAU and IWA – looking back to look ahead   In December 2016, the IWA, formerly the International of revolutionary syndicalism and anarcho-syndicalism, expelled its sections in Spain (CNT), Italy (USI) and Germany (FAU), thereby losing at least 90% of its […]

Italian syndicalists speak out

The USI-AIT denounces what happened at the latest “IWA Congress” in Warsaw[i] Once again, those who claim to represent the IWA have shown their true colors: bureaucracy, authoritarianism, paranoia, sectarianism. In fact, at this point they have expelled three sections (USI – Italy, CNT – Spain, FAU – Germany) which alone represent more than 90% […]

The CNT and the IWA, part 1: The CNT since Franco

The decision that the CNT took at its eleventh congress (December 2015) to re-found the International Workers Association is the latest act in the process of updating anarcho-syndicalism which began with the resurrection of the CNT in 1977, and which still isn’t finished. Originally written in Spanish by RABIOSO. Translated by Lifelong Wobbly. After the […]