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CONCERNING “BLACK FLAME” : Digression on anarchism and syndicalism
Article published on 27 August 2018
last modification on 3 April 2019

by Eric Vilain

To mechanically link the foundaton of revolutonary syndicalism to the founding of the CGT in 1895 is a mistake. At this date, the new organizaton was very weak, small, not very active, without real structuration and still tainted by the Guesdist iniuence of the Natonal Federaton of Trade Unions. At its foundaton, “the CGT seemed stllborn,” writes Jacques Julliard9, adding that the day after its founding congress in Limoges, “it was not without difficulty that the CGT succeeded in constituting an embryo of organizaton”! At that tme, the “real business” was going on in the “Bourses du travail”. So we are far from the mythology of revolutonary syndicalism usually conveyed by certain authors.


CONCERNING “BLACK FLAME” : Anarchism and Social change