1. We are downtrodden victims all
of all the wars,
wars now and wars back in the past
Exploited by tyrants and made
to serve the rich and wealthy gov'ning class
But we will not accept again
a system that gave our parents pain
We want to free ourselves
from that which keeps us bound
in our own misery.
2. We workers and we farmers all
3. The state taxes us freely all
4. We're told we must protect the banks,
Sébastien Faure (born January 6, 1858 in Saint-Étienne, Loire, France; died July 14, 1942 in Royan, Charente-Maritime, France) was a French anarchist, freethought and secularist activist and a principal proponent of synthesis anarchism.
Before becoming a free-thinker, Faure was a seminarist. He engaged
in politics as a socialist be fore turning to anarchism in 1888.
The universal pain (1895)
He was also the founder of the Anarchist encyclopedia, as well as the namesake of the Sébastien Faure Century, the French-speaking contingent of the Durruti Column during the civil war in Spain.