CNT's 10th Congress - Cordoba 2010
In 2010, CNT turns 100. A hundred years of struggle, peopled by our comrades, men and women who have been building the libertarian ideal with their lives and work. A century of triumphs as well as of false moves, but one always filled with the firm belief that the working class can create a different society through direct action, solidarity and self management. A society for people and not for money. This was the aspiration behind the birth of CNT 100 years ago and it is still behind it today.
Despite the time gone by the ideas of anarcho-syndicalism and its analysis of society and work hold true and although there are always voices piping in to insist we don't exist, nothing could be further from the truth: we're still here, working day in day out to transform our principles into practice. Our union action shows that even with the stumbling blocks constantly being piled in front of us there is such a thing as unionism without the misrepresentation of union elections, without paid union running boys, without state subsidies, based on mutual aid and solidarity and not in lifeless “representitivity.”
In December 1872, Cordoba hosted the International Anarchist Congress in the building that is now the Góngora Theater. On December 4 – 8, 2010, 130 years later, we will be holding CNT's 10th Congress, back in Córdoba.