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The syndicalism political theory places control of both industry and government to labor union federations. It often choses to use Direct Action, such as general strikes and sabotage to achieve its objectives.

In History these methods & theories have been put into effect during the Spanish Civil War by the Spanish anarchist-syndicalist union (Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo - CNT)

  • The anarcho-syndicalist CNT was the largest labor organization in Spain & was most prominent in fighting the attempted fascist coup by Franco, leading to the Spanish Revolution & civil war in 1936.
  • A major figure & proponent of anarcho-syndicalism was Rudolf Rocker. In the US the best known syndicalist union is the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
  • An intersting page on General Strikes maps locations they have occured globally & includes resource links.