Pierre Besnard

Syndicalism and Authority - Pierre Besnard

Cartoon of Pierre Besnard

French anarcho-syndicalist Pierre Besnard's exposition of the libertarian nature of anarcho-syndicalism, or as he refers to it, federalist syndicalism. Besnard deals with potential anti-organisationalist criticisms by elaborating how these free syndicates are formed, and how decisions are made within them, making clear that syndicalism is not something totally new to humans, but is merely, in a sense, a new expression of the universal, primordial tendency towards co-operation. Note: the translator is an amateur, so please forgive any errors.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 7 (April 1946)

The Vol. 1, No. 7 (April 1946) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 3 (November 1945)

The Vol. 1, No. 3 (November 1945) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 1945)

The Vol. 1, No. 2 (October 1945) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 1945)

The Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 1945) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

The One Big Union Monthly (April 1937)

Articles from the April 1937 issue of The One Big Union Monthly, with articles on the Spanish Civil War and fascism. Contributors include Justus Ebert, S.I. Stephens, Evert Anderson, Raymond Corder and Pierre Besnard.

A new age begins in Spain - Pierre Besnard

Preceding the French Syndicalist delegation composed of member of the C.G.T.S.R., and the C.G.T., I wen t to Puigcerda on Dcecmber 10, together with some comrades from the Local Federation of Barcelona and the Regional Confederation of Catalonia. The welcome organized by our friends in Puigcerda was most cordial.

Vanguard (Vol. 4, No. 7, February 1939)

The February 1939 issue of Vanguard, an anarchist journal published out of New York, with articles by Sam Dolgoff, Rudolf Rocker, Pierre Besnard and Emma Goldman.

Vanguard (Vol. 3, No. 8, August 1937)

The August 1937 issue of Vanguard, an anarchist journal published out of New York, with articles by Rudolf Rocker, Sam Dolgoff, Gregori Maximov and Pierre Besnard.

No more compromise - Pierre Besnard

An article by former IWA secretariat Pierre Besnard about avoiding the mistakes of the CNT during the Spanish Civil War.