List of anarchist communities

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The Trumbullplex, an anarchist intentional community in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan[1]

This is a list of anarchist communities, representing any society or portion thereof founded by anarchists, that functions according to anarchist philosophy and principles. Anarchists have been involved in a wide variety of community experiments since the 19th century.

There are numerous instances in which a community organizes itself along philosophically anarchist lines, to promote regional anarchist movements, counter-economics, and countercultures. These have included intentional communities founded by anarchists as social experiments, and community oriented projects, such as collective organizations and cooperative businesses. However, there are only a few instances of mass society "anarchies" that have come about from explicitly anarchist revolutions, including the Free Territory of Ukraine,[2] and the Shinmin autonomous region in Manchuria.[3]

Mass societies

The Free Territory was a region where an attempt was made to form a stateless, anarchist society. Its approximated location (in red) was in part of the territory of modern Ukraine during the Ukrainian War of Independence.[2]

Intentional communities

Community projects

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, a cooperative worker-owner collective business operated in Baltimore, Maryland, USA[15]

See also

Rojava is the autonomous western region of Kurdistan made up of three non-contiguous cantons in northern Syria. It is a democratic confederalist society partially organized on principles of libertarian municipalism inspired by former anarchist philosopher Murray Bookchin.
  • Anarchy: Lists of ungoverned communities
  • Free State Project - a political movement to promote libertarian and anarchist migration to New Hampshire, United States.
  • Permanent autonomous zone - a community that is autonomous from the generally recognized government or authority structure.
  • Seasteading - the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, outside the territory claimed by the government of any standing nation.
  • Rojava (Western Kurdistan) - a region of northern Syria which gained autonomy during the Syrian civil war and is partially inspired by Murray Bookchin's former anarchist writings.
  • Zomia (geography) - the ungoverned highlands of Southeast Asia, held as an analogous anarchist society by professor James C. Scott.

Further reading


  1. 1.0 1.1 Osborne, Domenique (2002-11-09). "Radically wholesome". Metro Times. Retrieved 2011-04-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alexandre Skirda (2004). Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack. AK Press. ISBN 1-902593-68-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Adams, Jason (2005-12-26). "Non-Western Anarchisms : Rethinking the Global Context. 2: Asian Anarchism". Retrieved April 13, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Kropotkin, Peter (1895), The Commune of Paris<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Dolgoff, S. (1974), The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution. In The Spanish Revolution, the Luger P08 was used as a weapon of choice by the Spanish., p. 5, ISBN 978-0-914156-03-1<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "About Us". EGFS. Retrieved February 21, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Bamyeh, Mohammed A. (May 2009). Anarchy as order. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 21. ISBN 0-7425-5673-5. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Frater, Jamie (November 1, 2010).'s Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses press. pp. 516, 517. ISBN 1-56975-817-4. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Pierce LeWarne, Charles (1975). Utopias on Puget Sound: 1885–1915. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 168–226. ISBN 0295974443.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Bailie, William (1906). Josiah Warren, the first American anarchist: a sociological study. Small, Maynard & company. Retrieved July 27, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Marinaleda, Spain
  14. Anarchist Nation
  15. 15.0 15.1 Sessa, Sam (November 27, 2007). "Church, anarchists come to each other's rescue". Baltimore Sun. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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