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Sam Mainwaring

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anarchol
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Oct 3 2007 09:20
Sam Mainwaring

I got this as a comment to my blog, obviously it relates to the mainwaring article on here that i linked to.

"It was not Meltzer who made the claim that Sam senior coined Anarcho Syndicalism. Meltzer reports a conversation with Emma Goldman who made that claim about Sam.

I spoke to Sam junior, and he said that senior did not say Anarchist Syndicalism because he knew of no working Anarchy at that time, and working people would have rejected the idea as impractical. A libertarian syndicalism working towards Anarchy should be the objective."

Battlescarred
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Oct 18 2009 11:55

Actually Meltzer specifically makes this claim on page 10 of his The Anarchists in London 1935-1955: "At this point, to distinguish the more libertarian forms of Anarchist Syndicalism, Sam Mainwaring used the term "Anarcho-Syndicalist....."