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No gods, no masters is an anarchist and labor slogan. It has been in common use by anarchists in England since the late 19th century. The phrase is derived from the French slogan "Ni Dieu ni maître!" coined by the socialist Louis Auguste Blanqui in 1880 when he published a journal by that name. Today the slogan continues to find use in anarchist politics. The slogan has also found use in musical cultures, largely associated with the punk
movement. But it was first used in the French chanson field, by the anarchist poet and singer-songwriter Léo Ferré
who released the song "Ni Dieu ni maître" on an EP in 1965.