Missak Manouchian
Missak Manouchian (classical Armenian: Միսաք Մանուշեան; [misɑkʰ manuʃjɑn], 1 September 1906 – 21 February 1944) was a French-Armenian poet and a communist activist. An Armenian Genocide survivor, ...
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Pierre Lambert
Pierre Lambert (real name Pierre Boussel; June 9, 1920 – January 16, 2008) was a French Trotskyist leader, who, for many years acted as the central leader of the French Courant Communiste Inter...
Jack Tanner (trade unionist)
John Shirley Frederick Tanner (28 April 1889 – 3 March 1965), known as Jack Tanner, was a British trade unionist.Born in Whitstable, Tanner grew up in London and became a fitter and turner at th...
Philippe Poutou
Philippe Poutou ([filip putu]; born 14 March 1967 in Villemomble, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French far left political figure and trade unionist, and worker in a car factory.He is secretary of the Genera...
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Robert Lacoste
Robert Lacoste (5 July 1898 – 8 March 1989) was a French politician. He was a socialist MP of the Dordogne from 1945 to 1958 and from 1962 to 1967, then senator from 1971 to 1980.
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Simone Weil
Simone Weil (/veɪ/; [simɔn vɛj]; 3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and political activist.Weil's life was marked by an exceptional compassion for the suffer...
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Marcel Paul
Marcel Paul (July 12, 1900, Paris — November 11, 1982) was a French trade unionist and communist politician. He was also a Nazi concentration camp survivor and later served as a member of the Fr...
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Henri Krasucki
Henri Krasucki (2 September 1924, Wołomin, Poland - 24 January 2003) was a French trade-unionist, former secretary general of the Confédération générale du travail (CGT) from 1982 to 1992.
Henri K...
Victor Griffuelhes
Victor Griffuelhes (14 March 1874, Nérac – 30 June 1922, Saclas) was a French socialist and leader of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) in France. He was drawn to anarcho-syndicalism and advo...
Bernard Thibault
Bernard Thibault, born in 1959, was the secretary of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) between 1999 and 2013, a French workers' union. He represents the moderate wing of the CGT, as opposed ...
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Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont
Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont (14 May 1914 – 2 August 2006) was a militant communist who took part in the French Resistance during the Second World War, and a French politician. Along with General Leclerc...
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Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Jean-Pierre Timbaud (Payzac, Dordogne, September 20, 1904 - Chateaubriant, October 22, 1941) was the secretary of the steelworkers’ trade union section of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT). ...
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Red Poster
The Affiche Rouge ("Red Poster") is a famous propaganda poster, distributed by Vichy French and German authorities in the spring of 1944 in occupied Paris, to discredit 23 French Resistance fighters, ...
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Alexandre Hébert
Alexandre Hébert (4 March 1921, Alvimare, Seine-Maritime - 16 January 2010), was a French activist, anarchist and trade unionist. He had a pivotal role in the accession of anarchists to the French t...
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Fernand Pelloutier
Fernand-Léonce-Émile Pelloutier (1 October 1867, Paris – 13 March 1901, Sèvres) was a French anarchist (anarcho-syndicalist).He was the leader of the Bourses du Travail, a major French trade union, ...
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Léon Jouhaux
Léon Jouhaux (July 1, 1879 – April 28, 1954) was a French trade union leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951.
Jouhaux was born in Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. Jouhaux's father wor...
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Roland Silly
Roland Silly (-) was a French trade unionist and politician. In the 1930s, Roland Silly was Secretary of the Federation (or section) of technicians of the CGT and member of the Socialist Party SFIO, l...
Georges Marchais
Georges René Louis Marchais (7 June 1920, La Hoguette in Calvados – 16 November 1997, Paris) was the head of the French Communist Party (PCF) from 1972 to 1994, and a candidate in the French president...
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Benoît Broutchoux
Benedict Broutchoux (November 7, 1879 – June 2, 1944) was a French anarchist opposed to the reformist Émile Basly during a strike in the north of France, in 1902.
He was born in Essertenne, ...
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Robert Louzon
Robert Louzon (1882–1976) was a French engineer, revolutionary syndicalist, anarchist and socialist.Louzon was involved in the Confédération générale du travail and then in the anarchist Confédération...
Émile Pouget
Émile Pouget (Pont-de-Salars, Aveyron, 12 October 1860 - Lozère, now part of Palaiseau, Essonne, 21 July 1931) was a French anarcho-communist, who adopted tactics close to those of anarcho-syndicalism...
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Pierre Monatte
Pierre Monatte (15 January 1881 – 27 June 1960) was a French trade unionist, a founder of the Confédération générale du travail (CGT, Generation Confederation of Labour) at the beginnin...
Pierre Semard
Pierre Semard (15 February 1887, Bragny-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire - 7 March 1942, Évreux, Eure) was a trade unionist, secretary general of the federation of railway-workers and leader of the French Co...
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