Confédération Générale du Travail-Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire
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The Confédération Générale du Travail-Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire (General Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions) was a trade union federation in France founded in 1926 by Pierre Besnard with the help of the Spanish CNT. It was affiliated to the International Workers' Association.
Its legacy comprises the charter of Lyons, which founded anti-political syndicalism.
It took part in the major struggles of its time, like anti-colonialism, the strikes of June 1936 in France, or the support to Spanish Republicans during the Spanish Civil War and the resistance to the Nazis.
The CGT-SR actively opposed French colonialism, both in Algeria and in France. For the occasion of the centenary of the colonisation of Algeria, in 1930, a declaration denouncing colonialism was signed by the Union Anarchiste, the CGT-SR and the Association des Fédéralistes Anarchistes.
- Pierre Besnard
- Victor Giraud
- Paul Lapeyre
- Sail Mohamed (1894–1953)
- Adrien Perrissaguet
- Vincent Joseph (1920- )
- Antoine Turmo
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- Syndicalism and the transition to communism: an international comparative analysis, Ralph Darlington, Ed. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008, ISBN 0-7546-3617-8, ISBN 978-0-7546-3617-5, page 172
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