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A convention was drawn up on June 17, 1925, in which the principle of supervision, as opposed to that of simple propaganda, was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members, of whom I was one.
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At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition.
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Expressing the thoughts of my comrades, I suggested, among other means, the organization of an international information service on inventories, on production, and on the needs of the various countries for raw materials.
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From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire for peace through a rational organization of the world.
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Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R. was recognized by the majority of the great powers.
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I had suffered personally from the social order. My school work, my intellectual gifts, my eagerness to study, had all come to nothing. I had been brutally compelled to leave the upper primary school and even the vocational training school and to become a wage earner of the humblest order.
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I would not go so far as to say that the French trade unions attached greater importance to the struggle for peace than the others did; but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart.
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In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe.
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My father's vigorous example and my own experience led me quite naturally to participate in the worker's movement.
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My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
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Neither my friends nor my family, who should know me better than anyone else does, have ever doubted the strength of my nerves.
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Nor did it take me long to see therein one of the most effective means for freeing the world of the always menacing specter of war.
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On completion of my military service, I went back to the factory and to the trade union.
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Reading the books that I found there reinforced my feelings of rebellion against the established order and against social injustice.
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The Inter-Allied Labour and Socialist Conference which took place in London in February of 1918 was perhaps even more important.
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The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations, established international liaisons and supported every policy based on pacification and understanding.
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The trade-union movement was emerging from its infancy and beginning to be aware of the magnitude of its future.
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The working classes were becoming more and more sharply aware of the complex causes of international malaise.
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This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal; on the contrary, from the very first months of the conflict, it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
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This led me to understand that trade unionism, the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could, and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
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True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.
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We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
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When I was sixteen, I became a member of the trade union at the match works where I had rejoined my father. I did so without question.
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