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[edit]

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[edit]

Community projects[edit]

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, a cooperative worker-owner collective business operated in Baltimore, Maryland, USA[14]

See also[edit]

  • 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
  • Zomia - the ungoverned highlands of Southeast Asia, held as an analogous anarchist society by professor James C. Scott
  • Exarchia - District in Athens run by the Anarchist movement with no Police presence and the government only intervenes during riots. Marijuana is unregulated. Famed for graffiti, cafes and comic book stores, it has become a popular place for international Anarchists to visit when in Athens.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Osborne, Domenique (2002-11-09). "Radically wholesome". Metro Times. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Alexandre Skirda (2004). Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack. AK Press. ISBN 1-902593-68-5. 
  3. ^ a b Adams, Jason (2005-12-26). "Non-Western Anarchisms : Rethinking the Global Context. 2: Asian Anarchism". Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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 
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  6. ^ Searching For Happiness In 'Utopia'
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  8. ^ "About Us". EGFS. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bamyeh, Mohammed A. (May 2009). Anarchy as order. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 21. ISBN 0-7425-5673-5. 
  10. ^ Frater, Jamie (November 1, 2010).'s Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses press. pp. 516, 517. ISBN 1-56975-817-4. 
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  12. ^ Pierce LeWarne, Charles (1975). Utopias on Puget Sound: 1885–1915. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 168–226. ISBN 0295974443. 
  13. ^ Bailie, William (1906). Josiah Warren, the first American anarchist: a sociological study. Small, Maynard & company. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b Sessa, Sam (November 27, 2007). "Church, anarchists come to each other's rescue". Baltimore Sun. 

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