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 for Syndicalism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Syndicalism \Syn"dic*al*ism\, n. [F. syndicalisme.]
     The theory, plan, or practice of trade-union action
     (originally as advocated and practiced by the French
     Conf['e]d['e]ration G['e]n['e]rale du Travail) which aims to
     abolish the present political and social system by means of
     the general strike (as distinguished from the local or
     sectional strike) and direct action of whatever kind (as
     distinguished from action which takes effect only through the
     medium of political action) -- direct action including any
     kind of action that is directly effective, whether it be a
     simple strike, a peaceful public demonstration, sabotage, or
     revolutionary violence. By the general strike and direct
     action syndicalism aims to establish a social system in which
     the means and processes of production are in the control of
     local organizations of workers, who are manage them for the
     common good.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a radical political movement that advocates bringing
           industry and government under the control of labor unions

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "syndicalism":
     Bolshevikism, Bolshevism, Carbonarism, Castroism, Jacobinism,
     Maoism, New Left, Old Left, Sinn Feinism, anarchism,
     anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, chaos, confusion,
     criminal syndicalism, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization,
     disruption, extreme left, extreme left wing, extremism,
     left-wing extremism, lynch law, misrule, mob law, mob rule,
     mobocracy, nihilism, ochlocracy, primal chaos, radicalism,
     radicalization, rebellion, revolution, revolutionism,
     sans-culotterie, sans-culottism, terrorism, tohubohu, turmoil,
     ultraconservatism, ultraism, unruliness

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