Contribute

We want to publish as much as we can about syndicalism. If you’d like to help us in that endeavor, our needs mainly boil down to three things:

  1. Texts
  2. Metadata
  3. Images

That is, in addition to the actual text of some publication, we need the details about who authored it and when and where it was published, as well as an image to go along with it. Any context (for instance, if a particular text was in response to some other work or if it is a selection from a longer piece) is also useful.

The main bottleneck we have is with images. If you’d like to contribute one, we’re looking for original or public domain images (altered if you so desire) that have something to do with labor or direct action - scenes of people working, strikes, pickets, crowds at rallies or speeches, etc. Take a look at those that accompany our current set of texts for examples. Their aspect ratio should be 16:9, with a minimum size of 1280 x 720 pixels (and preferably 1920 x 1080). File size should be no larger than 2mb, and preferably closer to 1mb. For public domain images, please include the source and url where it can be found.

Our color palette is:

After images, our next biggest need is digitized copy of printed materials, which typically takes the form of scanned pdfs. Links to these from elsewhere or the actual files themselves will work. We need this not only for the actual content, but also for proofing against digital text that may already exist online.

Finally, we’re also interested in suggestions of materials to add, even if it’s just a title or a link to something.

If you would like to send something our way, please drop us a line at synd123icalismorg@pro123tonma123il.com. If you don’t have any files to send, you can also mention us or send us a direct message on Twitter. If you send an image that you created or altered, please let us know how you’d like to be attributed. If you’re on Twitter, let us know your username so we can mention you when we post the text (unless you don’t want us to).

Below you can find our up-to-date queue of things we’re going to publish, along with our progress/needs on them. If you can help with one of them in some manner, we’d greatly appreciate it.

Text Queue

This is a list of all the texts that we currently have queued up to publish, in roughly the order in which we intend to add them. Their statuses range from nearly done to “hey, we’ve heard of this one.” The tags on them show what work is still needed. If a text has no tag, it means it’s just about finished and no help is needed on it.

Anarcho-syndicalism and the IWW - Maxim Raevsky (1917)
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What's Wrong with the Unions? A Syndicalist Answer - Tom Brown (1955)
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Direct Action and Sabotage by William E. Trautmann (1910s)
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An Introduction to Anarcho-Syndicalism: The Tactics and Vision for a New Workers Movement - Organize! (1996)
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Syndicalism and Anarcho-Syndicalism in Germany: An Introduction - Helge Döhring (2004, translation by Carroll in 2006)
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The couriers are revolting! The Despatch Industry Workers Union, 1989-1992 - Des Patchrider (2000)
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Workers’ Control and the Wage System (Ideas: What is Anarcho-Syndicalism?) - Albert Meltzer (1952)
need graphic need printed text need metadata

The Charter of Amiens (1906)
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The Program of Anarcho-Syndicalism - Maximov (1927)
need graphic need metadata need printed text need digital text

Principles of Syndicalism - Tom Brown - 1943
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review of Black Cat's International Anarchist Congress - Dimitris Troaditis (2012)
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What Is Anarcho-Syndicalism? - Libertarian Reformism, Vanguardism or Revolutionary Unionism? - Peter Principle (1996)
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Direct Action - Emile Pouget (year?)
need graphic need printed text need metadata

Revolutionary Romanticism - Victor Griffuehles (1908)
need graphic need printed text need digital text

Syndicalist Tendencies in the American Labor Movement - Max Baginski (1912)
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Syndicalism - Hippolyte Havel (1912)
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A Syndicalist League - Harry Kelly (1912)
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The Syndicalist Educational League - Hippolyte Havel and Harry Kelly (1912)
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How We Shall Bring about the Revolution (review of the book) - Max Baginski (1913)
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Sorel and the Anarchists - R.A.P. (1915)
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Anarchist Methods in Revolutionary Syndicalism - author? (1911) (published in Freedom)
need graphic need metadata need printed text need digital text

International Anarchist Congress in Amsterdam - Freedom (1907)
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Anarcho-Syndicalism & the Rank and File Movement - author? (1961)
need graphic need metadata need printed text need digital text

ABC Syndicalist - Georges Yvetot (1908?)
need graphic need digital text need printed text

Anarcho-Syndicalism & Workers Councils - Albert Meltzer (1948)
need graphic need printed text need digital text

The relevance of anarcho-syndicalism - Chomsky interview (1976)
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Currents of Italian Syndicalism before 1926 - Carl Levy (2000)
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Syndicalism and the Cooperative Commonwealth (How we shall bring about the revolution) - Emile Petaud and Emile Pouget (1909)
need graphic need metadata need digital text

Anarcho Syndicalism - Rocker
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Anarcho-syndicalism in the 20th Century - Vadim Damier (2000)
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Histoire des Bourses du Travail - Pelloutier (year?) (book)
need graphic need printed text need digital text need metadata

proceedings of the First International Syndicalist Congress (1913) (not sure if this even exists)
need graphic need metadata need printed text need digital text

The Sonvilier Circular - The delegates to the Congress of the Fédération Jurassienne (1871)
need metadata need graphic need printed text

Sabotage: Its History, Philosophy and Function by Walker C. Smith (1910s)
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