List of anarchist periodicals

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The following is a chronological list of noteworthy anarchist and proto-anarchist periodicals.

Dates of publication Title Format Language Base
1833 The Peaceful Revolutionist Monthly newspaper English Cincinnati, Ohio (US)
The Word Magazine English Princeton, Cambridge (US)
1879–1910 Freiheit Newspaper German London (UK), New York City (US)
1879–1885 Le Révolté Newspaper French Geneva (Switzerland)
1881–1896 La Tramontana [es][1] Newspaper Catalan Barcelona (Spain)
1881–1908 Liberty Biweekly newspaper English Boston, Massachusetts (US)
1883–1907 Lucifer the Lightbearer Weekly newspaper English Valley Falls, Kansas and Chicago, Illinois (US)
1884–1888? The Alarm Weekly newspaper English Chicago (US)
1886–present Freedom Biweekly tabloid English London (UK)

1930–1949 1977–present

Tierra y Libertad (newspaper)


Newspaper Spanish Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid (Spain)

Mexico City (Mexico)

1890–1977 Fraye Arbeter Shtime Tabloid Yiddish United States
El Corsario Weekly periodical Spanish A Coruña (Spain)
1891–1894 L'EnDehors Newspaper French Paris (France)
Arbeter Fraynd Newspaper Yiddish London (UK)
1894–1896 Liberty Monthly newspaper English London (UK)
1895–1904 The Firebrand, 1895–1897

Free Society, 1897–1904[4]

Newspaper English Portland, Oregon ('95-'97), San Francisco, California ('97-'01), Chicago, Illinois ('01-'04) (US)[5]
1896–1897 La Voz de la Mujer[6][7] Newspaper Spanish Rosario (Argentina)
1896–1932 Der Eigene Journal German Berlin (Germany)
1897–1899 The Adult Journal English London (UK)
1898–present Brand Magazine Swedish Stockholm (Sweden)
La Revista Blanca Magazine Spanish Madrid and Barcelona (Spain)
La Réveil Anarchiste [fr] Newspaper French and Italian Geneva (Switzerland)
1900–?? Regeneración Newspaper Spanish Mexico and United States
1905–1914 L'Anarchie Journal French Paris (France)
Germinal Journal Yiddish London (UK)
1903–1918 Cronaca Sovversiva Newspaper Italian New Jersey (US)
1907–1908 Tianyi bao Magazine Chinese Tokyo (Japan)
1907–1910 Xin Shiji (新世纪 = New Era, Nouveau Siècle), periodical of the Chinese students abroad in France Monthly newspaper Chinese Paris (France)
1906–1917 Mother Earth Monthly magazine English United States
1907–present Solidaridad Obrera Weekly newspaper Spanish Spain
1907–1932 Die Aktion Weekly periodical German Germany
1911–1923 Bluestockings Journal Magazine Japanese Japan
1911–1919 Golos Truda Monthly, weekly, later daily newspaper Russian New York City, Petrograd, Moscow
Huiminglu (Cock Crow Journal, also titled with Pingminzhisheng, 'Voice of the Common People')
Minsheng (Voice of the People)
Weekly magazine Chinese Guangzhou, China
Portuguese Macau, later moved to Shanghai International Settlement
Guangzhou, China
1916–1917 The Blast Biweekly magazine English San Francisco, California (US)
1918 Labor Monthly magazine Chinese Shanghai, China
Umanità Nova Weekly newspaper Italian Italy
1922–1939 L'EnDehors Newspaper French Paris (France)
1923–1928 De Moker Magazine Dutch Netherlands
1927–1931 Road to Freedom Newspaper English New York City, New York (US)
1929–1937[9] Iniciales Magazine Spanish Barcelona and Valencia (Spain)
1932–1939 Vanguard Monthly journal English New York City, New York (US)
1936–1939 Spain and the World Newspaper English London (UK)
1937–1940 Jingzhe Newspaper Chinese Chengdu
1939–1945 War Commentary Newspaper English London (UK)
1942–1952 Why? An Anarchist Bulletin and Resistance Magazine English New York City (US)
1945–1956 L'Unique Journal French France
1960–1992 Solidarity Magazine English London (UK)
1961–1970 Anarchy Monthly magazine English London (UK)
1961–1994 Our Generation Biannual newspaper English Montreal (Canada)
1966–1968 Black Mask Journal English New York City, New York (US)
1965–present Fifth Estate[10] Tri-yearly magazine English Detroit, Michigan (US)
1969–present The Match![11] Irregular magazine English Tucson, Arizona (US)
1970–present Black Flag Annual newspaper English United Kingdom
1970–present Gateavisa Newspaper Norwegian Oslo (Norway)
1975–1980 Libero International Newspaper English Kobe (Japan)
1980–present Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed[10][12] Quarterly magazine English Berkeley, California, originally Columbia, Missouri (US)[13]
1981–1997 Ideas and Action Magazine English United States
1981–present Social Anarchism Irregular journal English Baltimore, Maryland (US)
1982–present Rebel Worker Bi-monthly magazine English Sydney, Australia
1983–present Class War Newspaper English London (UK)
1984–present Green Anarchist Magazine English United Kingdom
1985–present El Libertario Newspaper Spanish Buenos Aires City (Argentina)
1986–present Anarcho-Syndicalist Review Quarterly English United States
1987–2003 The Raven: Anarchist Quarterly Quarterly journal English London (UK)
1988–1991 The Arousal Newsletter English Pakistan
1988–present Organise! Biannual magazine English Great Britain and Ireland
1989–2013 Profane Existence Irregular zine English Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)
1993–present Anarchist Studies Biannual magazine English London (UK)
1994–2014 SchNEWS Weekly A4 sheets English Brighton (UK)
1995–present El Libertario Newspaper Spanish Caracas (Venezuela)
1996–2010 Direct Action Quarterly magazine English Manchester (UK)
1996–present Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Biannual magazine English Washington, DC (US)
1998–present resistance Monthly bulletin English London (UK)
2000–2008 Green Anarchy Quarterly magazine English Eugene, Oregon (US)
2001–2010 Abolishing the Borders from Below Irregular magazine English Berlin (Germany)
2005–2015 Rolling Thunder Biannual magazine English United States


  1. ^ Vicente i Izquierdo, Manuel (1994). "La Tramontana (1881-1896), periòdic vermell escrit en català". Gazeta (1): 371–394. ISSN 2013-9977.
  2. ^ "Tierra y Libertad". Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  3. ^ Arbeter Fraynd was originally launched in 1885, but only became anarchist in 1892. Publication was interrupted during the First World War.
  4. ^ "Free Society was the principal English-language forum for anarchist ideas in the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century." Emma Goldman: Making Speech Free, 1902–1909.
  5. ^ Smith, Steven. "Further Notes on Abraham Isaak, Mennonite Anarchist". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ "The paper was briefly revived in 1901. A similar paper with the same name was reportedly published later in Montevideo, which suggests that Virginia Bolten may also have founded and edited it after her deportation."
  7. ^ Molyneux, Maxine (2001). Women's movements in international perspective: Latin America and beyond. Palgrave MacMillan. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-333-78677-2.
  8. ^ Leonardo Bettini, Bibliografia dell'Anarchismo, v. I, t. 2, Periodici e numeri unici anarchici in lingua italiana pubblicati all'estero (1872–1971), Firenze, Crescita politica, 1976, p 251, 258-260.
  9. ^ Preston, Paul (2019). Republic Besieged: Civil War in Spain 1936–1939. Edinburgh University Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-4744-7176-3.
  10. ^ a b Porton, Richard (1999). Film and the Anarchist Imagination. Verso. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-85984-261-4.
  11. ^ Polt, Richard (2015). The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century. Countryman Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-58157-587-3.
  12. ^ Atton, Chris (1996). Alternative literature : a practical guide for librarians. Aldershot, England: Gower. p. 48. ISBN 9780566076657.
  13. ^ Feeney, Mary K. (November 22, 2001). "Voices You May Not Want to Hear". Hartford Courant.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hughes, H.G.A (2011). "Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833–1955): An Annotated Guide". Reference Reviews. 25 (1): 19–21. doi:10.1108/09504121111103047. ISSN 0950-4125.
  • Longa, Ernesto A. (2009). Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833–1955): An Annotated Guide. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-7254-7.
  • Turcato, Davide (2017). "The Other Nation: The Places of the Italian Anarchist Press in the USA". In Ferretti, Federico; Torre, Gerónimo Barrera de la; Ince, Anthony; Toro, Francisco (eds.). Historical Geographies of Anarchism: Early Critical Geographers and Present-Day Scientific Challenges. Routledge. pp. 40–64. ISBN 978-1-315-30753-4.
  • Walter, Nicolas (October 1970). "Anarchism in Print: Yesterday and Today". Government and Opposition. 5 (4): 523–540. doi:10.1111/j.1477-7053.1970.tb00514.x. ISSN 0017-257X.

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