By Rudolf Rocker, Noam Chomsky

Rudolf Rocker's (1873-1958) vintage survey of anarcho-syndicalism used to be written through the Spanish Civil battle to give an explanation for to the broader interpreting public the ideology which galvanized the social revolution in Spain. It continues to be unsurpassed as a common creation to anarchist concept and an authoritative account of the early background of overseas anarchism by way of one of many movement's prime figures. Rocker's prolific lectures and writings made him one of many best-known proponents of liberty and freedom. "Anarcho-Syndicalism", the main available of his works, is now considered as a vintage survey of anarchism at a severe element in international politics. This version offers an entire facsimile replica of the 1938 variation in addition to corrected transcript of the epilogue to the Indian variation of 1947.

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Canals and waterways fell into ruin, and vast stretches of country were transformed into deserts. Down to this day Spain has never recovered from that set-back. The aspirations of a particular caste for political power had laid economic development fallow for centuries. Princely absolutism in Europe, with its silly" economic ordinances" and" industrial legislation:' which punished severely any deviation from the prescribed methods of production and permitted no new inventions, blocked industrial progress in European countries for centuries, and prevented its natural development.

A fair day's wage for a fair day's work .. was the slogan of these first unions, and when the employers resisted this modest and cer­ tainly fully justified demand of the workers with the 1 Lord Byron felt a strong sympathy for the Luddites. by one of his poems, the first stanza of which runs : as .. As the Liberty lads o'er the sea Bought their freedom, and cheaply, with blood, So we, boys, we Will die fighting, or live free. And down with all kings but King Ludd I .. is shown Modern LaboU1' Movement 49 utmost brutality, the latter were obliged to resort to whatever methods were available to them under the exist­ ing conditions.

The story of child labour, on which no legal restrictions of any kind were imposed at first, is one of the darkest chapters in the history of capitalism. It shows to what lengths of heartlessness a Christian management would go, untroubled by ethical considerations, and unthink­ ingly accustomed to unrestricted exploitation of the masses. " Not until then did parliament enact laws for the protection of child labour, laws which were for a long time evaded by the factory owners, or simply broken.

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