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Syndicalism is an anti-capitalist revolutionary movement based on trade union organisation. Most commonly associated with the ideas of Georges Sorel, syndicalism advocates direct action (including the general strike and popular revolt) to overthrow capitalism and create a stateless society based on workers’ syndicates, grouped according to occupation. These syndicates or groups exercise common ownership and cooperate freely with each other for mutual benefit. The anti-statist and anti-political features of syndicalism have obvious similarities with anarchism, hence the emergence of anarcho-syndicalism.

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