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 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

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Community projects

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

Further reading


  1. 1 2 Osborne, Domenique (2002-11-09). "Radically wholesome". Metro Times. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  2. 1 2 3 Alexandre Skirda (2004). Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack. AK Press. ISBN 1-902593-68-5.
  3. 1 2 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
  6. Searching For Happiness In 'Utopia'
  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.
  12. Pierce LeWarne, Charles (1975). Utopias on Puget Sound: 18851915. 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. 1 2 Sessa, Sam (November 27, 2007). "Church, anarchists come to each other's rescue". Baltimore Sun.
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