In the following chapter, Tomchuk engages directly with the experience of the anarchists in the US, offering a review of anarchist cultural production and, in particular, of two newspapers, the anarcho-syndicalist
Il Martello and the anti-organizationalist L'Adunata dei refrattari.
In April of 1936, a few months before Spain's Civil War is set into motion by rebel members of the military in July, Sanchez Saornil and others formed Mujeres Libres, an anarcho-syndicalist
group for women's liberation.
In 1909/10, Marinetti undertook numerous attempts to gather the support of Anarcho-Syndicalist
groups and associations and to forge a coalition between revolutionaries in both the political and aesthetic fields.
Whatever has occurred, I do not see any huge appetite for transforming our society into an anarcho-syndicalist
Marxist co-operative, at least not from Terry who cut my hair this morning or Billy in the sandwich shop.
This leaves some aspects to be covered less than satisfactorily and even at times for errors to creep in, including an incorrect date for Germany's Spartacist uprising, the claim that Antonio Gramsci died in prison, and an anarcho-syndicalist
poster from the Spanish Civil War that claims to be of communist origin.
(1.) The Unionist Guild was founded by Chinese influenced by the anarcho-syndicalist
Apart from Borovoi, the collection featured a number of other well-known anarchists, chief among them Nettlau, who contributed a long exposition on Bakunin; Apollon Karelin, the populist veteran and anarcho-communist biographer of Bakunin who had died the previous March; Sazhin, who offered memoirs of Bakunin; Solonovich and Otverzhennyi, who had accompanied Borovoi at the anarchist meeting of 1 July; the "Soviet" anarcho-syndicalist
Daniil Novomirskii, and others.
Now correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that an anarcho-syndicalist
Chomsky approvingly quotes the anarcho-syndicalist
thinker Rudolf Rockers's statement to the effect that Anarchism is a tendency rather than a fixed system; one which attempts to provide for "the free unhindered unfolding of all the individual and social forces in life." Recognizing the vagueness of such a formulation and the temptation to dismiss it as purely "utopian," Chomsky argues instead "that at every stage of history our concern must be to dismantle those forms of authority and oppression that survive from an era when they might have been justified in terms of the need for security or survival or economic development, but that now contribute to--rather than alleviate--material and cultural deficit."
At this Jesuit school he received his first exposure to anarcho-syndicalist
ideas from a professor who had his students read Proudhon on the sources of poverty.
The concluding essays by Claire Curtis and Avery Plaw reaffirm the skeptical or qualified nature of Le Guin's advocacy of anarcho-syndicalist
values, and the ways in which her dialogic utopia "counters the passivity of both complacency and pessimism" (265).
A similar nostalgia for the local informs his early praise for the regionalist poetry of Edgar Lee Masters and Robert Frost, and it extends into his admiration for Mussolini's program of autarchia, designed (in theory, at least) to empower regional self-rule, a vestige of II Duce's (and Pea's) anarcho-syndicalist