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Green syndicalism has been used as a name for the philosophy of the green guild or sustainable trades movement. It is related to Anarcho-syndicalism and Eco-anarchism methodologically, but lacks specifically anarchism and Marxism as ideologies. (However, the term has also been used by those embracing both anarchism and syndicalism, such as author Graham Purchase). Anarcho-syndicalism is a branch of anarchism which focuses on the labour movement. ... Eco-anarchism argues that small eco-villages (of no more than a few hundred people) are a scale of human living preferable to civilization, and that infrastructure and political systems should be re-organized to ensure that these are created. ... Anarchism is a political philosophy or group of doctrines and attitudes centered on rejection of any form of compulsory government (cf. ... Marxism refers to the philosophy and social theory based on Karl Marxs work on one hand, and to the political practice based on Marxist theory on the other hand (namely, parts of the First International during Marxs time, communist parties and later states). ... An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ...


Its methods are a fusion of the trade union, more robust methods from formal syndicalism, and the direct action and workplace democracy movements (the most prominent proponent of green syndicalism is the IWW). It may work closely with green movement and fair trade groups. However, it does not usually adopt the larger political goals of these movements. It is more likely to be an outgrowth of craft and heritage worker movements, e.g. to preserve wooden ship building, or traditional organic ranching methods. A Trade Union (Labour union) ... is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... Syndicalism refers to a set of ideas, movements and tendencies which share the avowed aim of transforming capitalist society through action by the working class on the industrial front. ... Direct action is a form of political activism which seeks immediate remedy for perceived ills, as opposed to indirect actions such as electing representatives who promise to provide remedy at some later date. ... Workplace democracy is the application of democracy in all its forms (including voting systems, debates, democratic structuring, due process, adversarial process, systems of appeal, and so on) to the workplace. ... The IWW Label A Wobbly membership card The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, having much in common with anarcho-syndicalist unions, but also many differences. ... It has been suggested that Greens be merged into this article or section. ... Certified Fairtrade quinoa producers in Ecuador. ... Look up craft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft. ...


Some think the eco-syndalicalists are closely related to the back to the land or survivalist or hippie movements, or to ethical traditions that resemble those movements such as Mennonites, e.g. the Amish, especially for their focus on appropriate technology. However, they are not usually unwilling to adopt new technologies, and quite willing to work with other such groups worldwide. Eco-syndicalism is probably more closely related to the eco-gastronomy movement. Today, the phrase back to the land movement usually refers to a North American social phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s (which is discussed further, below in this article). ... A survivalist is a person who anticipates a potential disruption in the continuity of local, regional or worldwide society, and takes steps to survive in the resulting unpredictable situation. ... Singer at contemporary Russian Rainbow gathering Hippie, usually spelled hippy in the United Kingdom, refers to a subgroup of the 1960s and early 1970s counterculture that began in the United States, becoming an established social group by 1965 before declining during the mid-1970s. ... Ethics is a branch of philosophy dealing with right and wrong in human behaviour. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). ... The Amish (IPA: ), are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Ontario, Canada that are known for their plain dress and limited use of modern devices such as automobiles and electricity. ... Appropriate technology is the term used to describe objects which meet the needs of the local people and the environment in which they live. ... The Slow Food movement preserves an ecoregions cuisine and the associated food plants and seeds, domestic animals, and farming methods of that region. ...


External links

  • Anarcho-Syndicalism, Technology and Ecology, by Graham Purchase
  • Radical Ecology and Class Struggle: A Re-Consideration
  • Green Unionism In Theory and Practice, by Dan Jakopovich
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Sustainable Design Forum

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Green syndicalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
Green syndicalism is the philosophy of the green guild or sustainable trades movement.
Its methods are a fusion of the trade union, more robust methods from formal syndicalism, and the direct action and workplace democracy movements (the most prominent proponent of green syndicalism is the legendary IWW).
It may work closely with green movement and fair trade groups.
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