Catégorie : 1922 : La création de l’AIT – 1922 IWA founding

11 janvier 1924 : Les communistes assassinent deux ouvriers anarchistes. Ni oubli, ni pardon …

Il y a cent ans, le 11 janvier 1924, un évènement tragique allait marquer l’histoire du mouvement ouvrier en France : l’assassinat de sang froid de deux militants ouvriers anarchosyndicalistes par des communistes, en plein coeur de la maison des syndicats. Cet article rappelle les faits, ainsi que la stratégie du Parti Communiste pour devenir […]

For 100 år siden: IAAs stiftelseskongress ble avbrutt to ganger av tysk politi!

Da den syndikalistiske internasjonalen, Internasjonale Arbeider- Assosiasjon, holdt sin stiftelseskongress ved årsskiftet 1922-1923, var det mot en bakgrunn av store omveltninger. Første verdenskrig var avsluttet noen år tidligere, en krig som umiddelbart ble fulgt av omfattende revolusjonære bevegelser i en rekke land, og satte varige trender i verdens utvikling. Under krigen kollapset den sosialdemokratiske internasjonalen, […]

From revolutionary syndicalism to anarchosyndicalism: The birth of the International Workers Association (AIT-IWA)

Pamphlet, 64 pages. You can download the PDF here: To receive the paper version send an email to with your address or write to CNT-AIT, 7 rue St Remesy, 31000 TOULOUSE, FRANCE Table of Contents From revolutionary syndicalism to anarchosyndicalism: The birth of the International Workers Association (IWA) in Berlin, 1922 AIT-IWA’s founding […]

From revolutionary syndicalism to anarchosyndicalism: The birth of the International Workers Association (IWA) in Berlin, 1922 [Arthur Lehning]

[1] Lecture delivered at the Congress on Anarchosyndicalism organized by the Instituto di Storia Contemporánea del Movimento Opéralo e Contadino, Ferrara, 1977 Before the First World War, revolutionary syndicalism was largely assimilated to that of the French CGT, it considered in some way a model for several organizations in other countries, all of which approved […]

AIT-IWA’s founding congress twice interrupted by German police

Source : When the anarchosyndicalist international, AIT-IWA held its foundation congress at the turn of the years 1922-1923, it was against a background of great upheavals. World War I had ended a few years earlier, a war which was immediately followed by widespread revolutionary movements in a number of countries, setting lasting trends in […]

“Sanya” Schapiro, a forgotten figure but instrumental in the founding of THE AIT-IWA

Alexander « Sanya » Moiseyevich Schapiro or Shapiro (in Russian: Александр « Саня » Моисеевич Шапиро; 1882 or 1883 – December 5, 1946) .[1]  is one of the prominent – yet forgotten – figures of the international libertarian movement of the first half of the 20th century. Born in southern Russia, Schapiro left Russia at an early age and […]

Kropotkin and the rebuilding of the International Workers Association (AIT)

Source : In December 2022, international anarchosyndicalism celebrates two anniversaries : the 100th anniversary of the rebuilding of the International Workers Association (AIT-IWA), and 180 years since the birth of the most prominent theorist of anarcho-communism, Peter Kropotkin. This coincidence of dates can be considered symbolic. Kropotkin was never a member of any revolutionary-syndicalist […]

“SANYA” Schapiro, une figura olvidada pero instrumental en el nacimiento de la AI

Alexander « Sanya » Moiseyevich Schapiro o Shapiro (en ruso: Александр « Саня » Моисеевич Шапиро; 1882 o 1883 – 5 de diciembre de 1946)[1]. es una de las figuras destacadas, aunque olvidadas, del movimiento libertario internacional de la primera mitad del siglo XX. Nacido en el sur de Rusia, Schapiro abandonó Rusia a una edad temprana y pasó […]

MPT Acharya : from Indian nationalism to anarchosyndicalism

M.P.T. Acharya was born on 15th April 1887 in Chennai into a Bhramin family. From early years he was involved in the nationalist struggle. He edited a nationalist magazine for his uncle. When the periodical was suppressed by the colonial authorities Acharya had to escape to French controlled Pondicherry. Sensing he was not safe there […]

MPT ACHARYA: del nacionalismo indu al Anarcosindicalismo

MPT Acharya nació el 15 de abril de 1887 en Chennai en una familia Bhramin. Desde los primeros años estuvo involucrado en la lucha nacionalista. Editó una revista nacionalista para su tío. Cuando el periódico fue suprimido por las autoridades coloniales, Acharya tuvo que escapar a Pondicherry, controlado por los franceses. Sintiendo que no estaba […]

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