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List of anarchist communities

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 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 1
  • Intentional communities 2
  • Community projects 3
  • See also 4
  • Further reading 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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[13]

See also

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

  • Amster, Randall (2003), "Restoring (Dis)Order: Sanctions, Resolutions, and "Social Control" in Anarchist Communities", Contemporary Justice Review 6 (1): 9–24,  


  1. ^ a b Osborne, Domenique (2002-11-09). "Radically wholesome".  
  2. ^ a b c Alexandre Skirda (2004). Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack. AK Press.  
  3. ^ a b Adams, Jason (2005-12-26). "Non-Western Anarchisms : Rethinking the Global Context. 2: Asian Anarchism". Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  4. ^  
  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,  
  6. ^ "About Us". EGFS. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
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  9. ^ Pierce LeWarne, Charles (1975). Utopias on Puget Sound: 1885–1915. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 168–226.  
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  12. ^ Marinaleda, Spain
  13. ^ a b Sessa, Sam (November 27, 2007). "Church, anarchists come to each other's rescue".  

External links

  • An Anarchist FAQ - Section I - What would an anarchist society look like?, hosted on
  • An Anarchist FAQ - What are some examples of "Anarchy in Action"?, hosted on
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