Workers Unite!: The International 150 Years Later

Workers Unite!: The International 150 Years Later

By: Marcello Musto (editor)Paperback

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Major political and economic shifts have succeeded one another over the past twenty-five years. The rise to prominence of ecological issues, social changes generated by neoliberal globalization, and - most recently - one of the worst world economic crises ever, compels us to reflect urgently on the need for alternatives to the capitalist system. In its brief life, the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) became the symbol of class struggle and influenced the ideas of millions of workers all over the planet. The 150th anniversary of its birth (1864-2014) offers an important opportunity to reread their resolutions, to learn from the experiences of its protagonists, and to better theorize solutions to our contemporary issues. This sourcebook includes the most valuable documents (30 appearing for the first time in English) of all the currents of the IWMA, and, in his introduction, acclaimed scholar Marcello Musto provides critical evaluations to the texts and to their historical context. Carefully selected and translated, this volume is an invaluable resource for all those interested in the foundations of labor movement history's as well as in the critique of capitalism.

About Author

Marcello Musto is Assistant Professor of Sociological Theory at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has edited and authored numerous publications on Marx and Marxisms including Karl Marx's `Grundrisse': Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later (2008) and Marx for Today (2012). His work has been published worldwide in 16 languages.


I. Prologue II. Marcello Musto, Preface III. Dedication IV. Marcello Musto, Introduction V. The International Working Men's Association: Addresses, Resolutions, Interventions, Documents The Inaugural Address 1. Karl Marx, Inaugural Address of the International Working Men's Association The Political Program 2. Karl Marx, [Resolutions of the Geneva Congress (1866)] 3. Karl Marx, [Resolutions of the Brussels Congress (1868)] Labour 4. Karl Marx, [Inquiry on the Situation of the Working Classes] 5. Francois Dupleix - Ferdinand Quinet - Jean Marly - Adrien Schettel - Jean Henri de Beumont, [Machinary and its Effects] 6. P. Eslens - Eugene Hins - Paul Robin, [On Woman's Emancipation and Independence] 7. Karl Marx, [The Influence of Machinery in the Hands of Capitalists] 8. Eugene Steens, [The Effect of Machinary on the Situation of Workers] 9. Pierre Fluse, [The Effect of Machinary on the Wages and Situation of Workers] 10. Eugene Tartaret, [For the Reduction of Working Hours] 11. V. Tinayre, [On Working Women's Equality and the Inclusion of Different Political Opinions] Trade Union and Strike 12. Karl Marx - [The Necessity and Limits of Trade Union Struggle] 13. Karl Marx, [Against Strike Breaking] 14. Various Authors, [Interference in Trades' Disputes] 15. Cesar De Paepe, [Strikes, Unions, and the Affiliation of Unions with the International] 16. Karl Marx, The Belgian Massacre 17. Jean Louis Pindy, [Resolution on Resistance Funds] 18. Eugene Hins, [Resistance Societies as the Organization of the Future] 19. Robert Applegarth, [On the Resistance Societies] 20. Adhemar Schwitzguebel, [On Resistance Funds] 21. Alfred Herman, [Promoting Solidarity for Strikers] 22. Johann Philipp Becker, [International Trade Union Organization] Cooperative Movement and Credit 23. Cesar De Paepe, [Credit and the Emancipation of the Working Class] 24. Ludwig Buechner - Cesar De Paepe - Andre Murat - Louis Mueller - R. L. Garbe, [On the Cooperative Movement] 25. Johann Georg Eccarius - Henri Louis Tolain, [Fourth Estate and Modern Production] 26. Various Authors, [The question of Mutual Credit Among Workers] 27. Aime Grinand, [Cooperative and Workers' Emancipation] 28. Eugene Hins, [Cooperative Associations as a Model of the Future Society] On Inheritance 29. Karl Marx, [On Inheritance] 30. Mikhail Bakunin, [On Abolition of Inheritance] 31. Karl Marx, [On the Right of Inheritance] Collective Ownership and the State 32. Jean Vasseur, [Definition and Role of the State] 33. Cesar De Paepe, [On the Collectivization of the Land] 34. Karl Marx, [On Landed Property] 35. Mikhail Bakunin, [On the Question of Landed Property] 36. Cesar De Paepe, [On the Reorganization of Landed Property] 37. Emile Aubry, [On Workers Capacity to Administer Society] 38. Karl Marx - Friedrich Engels - Paul Lafargue, [Critique of Bakunin's Politics] 39. Cesar de Paepe, [On the Organizaation of Public Services in the Society of Future] 40. James Guillaume, [On the Abolition of the State] 41. Cesar de Paepe, [On the People's State (Volksstaat)] 42. Various Authors, [On Collective Ownership] Education 43. Les Relieurs de Paris, [On Free Education] 44. Karl Marx, [On Education in Modern Society] 45. Cesar De Paepe, [On State Education] The Commune of Paris 46. Karl Marx, [On the Paris Commune] Internationalism and Opposition to War 47. Various Authors, [International Solidarity] 48. Eugene Dupont - Johann Georg Eccarius - Peter Fox - Hermann Jung - Karl Marx, [On the Necessity of an International Organization] 49. Cesar de Paepe, [On the True Causes of War] 50. Cesar de Paepe, [Strike Against War] 51. Louis Henri Tolain, [Against War] 52. Hafner, [The Real Causes of the War] 53. Karl Marx, [England, Metropolis of Capital] 54. Karl Marx, [First Address on the Franco-Prussian War] 55. Karl Marx, [Second Address on the Franco-Prussian War] 56. Karl Marx, [The Novely of the International] 57. Karl Marx, [On the Importance of Having the International] The Irish Question 58. Eugene Dupont, [On the Fenian Question] 59. Karl Marx, [Ireland and the English Working Class] 60. Friedrich Engels, [Relations Between the Irish Sections and the British Federal Council] Concerning the United States 61. Karl Marx, To Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America 62. Karl Marx, Address from the International Working Men's Association to President Johnson 63. Karl Marx, Address to the National Labour Union of the United States 64. Johann Georg Eccarius, [Eliminating Nationalism from the Minds of Working Men] Political Organization 65. Friedrich Engels - Karl Marx, General Rules of the International Working Men's Association 66. Johann Georg Eccarius - Karl Kaub - George Odger - George Wheeler - William Worley, To the Working Men of Great Britain and Ireland 67. Charlse Perron - Pioley - Jean Reymond - Vezinaud - Sameul Treboux, [On the Deprivation of Political Liberties] 68. Karl Marx, [Against Secret Societies] 69. Friedrich Engels, [On the Importance of Political Struggle] 70. Edouard Vaillant, [On Working Class Politics] 71. Karl Marx, [On the Political Action of the Working Class] 72. Karl Marx, [On the Question of Abstentionism] 73. Friedrich Engels, [Apropos Of Working-Class Political Action] 74. Karl Marx - Friedrich Engels, [On the Political Action of the Working Class and Other Matters] 75. Karl Marx - Friedrich Engels, [Against Sectarianism] 76. James Guillaume - [Anarchist politics] 77. Paris Section, [On the Importance of a Central Organization of the Working Class] 78. Mikhail Bakunin - James Guillaume, [The Distruction of Political Power] 79. Friedrich Adolph Sorge, [The Struggle With Bourgeois Society] 80. Friedrich Adolph Sorge - Carl Speyer, [Passing on the Torch] VI. Appendix. The Workers' Anthem Eugene Pottier, The Internationale VII. Bibliography

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