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The rise of Bolshevism, with its distinctively anti-imperialist and militant posture, radically changed matters. Meanwhile, anarchists and syndicalists had inscribed a record of mass mobilisation across the colonial and postcolonial world, and (see below) of anti-colonial struggle. With Bakunin, these revolutionaries envisaged the “completed and real emancipation of all workers, not only in some but in all nations, ‘developed’ and ‘undeveloped’ ”,11 without supposedly necessary intermediate stages.

18 This, as both Marx and Friedrich Engels noted, maintained that workers “must . . 20 14 Van der Walt and Schmidt, 33–81. Ralph Darlington, Syndicalism and the Transition to Communism: an international comparative analysis, Aldershot, Hampshire and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008, 4–7. 16 Rudolph Rocker, Anarcho-syndicalism, London: Pluto Press, [1938] 1989, 86. 17 Wayne Thorpe, ‘The Workers Themselves’: revolutionary syndicalism and international labour 1913–23, Dordrecht, Boston, London/Amsterdam: Kulwer Academic Publishers/International Institute of Social History, 1989, xiii–xiv.

University of Kansas, 1998. 41 Shaffer, vii, 2. 42 Manuel Caballero, Latin America and the Comintern, 1919–1943, Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney: Cambridge University Press, 1986, 8–9; Julio Godio, El movimiento obrero de américa latina, 1850–1918, Bogotá: Ediciones Tercer Mundo, 1978; Ricardo Melgar Bao, El movimiento obrero latinoamericano: historia de una clase subaltern, Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1988. ), 194, 197. 44 John Hart, Anarchism and the Mexican Working Class, 1860–1931, Austin: Texas University Press, 1978, 156; Hart, “Revolutionary Syndicalism in Mexico”, 200–201.

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