History: Anarchism and Anarchists Yesterday and Today

In the course of history, men come to see that “iron necessity” is neither iron nor necessary.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) “Man Alone With Himself,” aphorism 514 (1878).

(The picture represents Lucy Parsons, the wife of a Haymarket victim of U.S. Justice and one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World)
See :
History of anarchism
 by country
 by region of the world
 Creative thinkers (pages in construction)
 Historians of anarchism
 Internationalism, Transnationalism


Anarchist Combat against Fascism and Nazism (1920-1949)


Anarchists and their historians; philosophers and other interesting people. But also quite a few rats. See also

By Country

Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Bolivia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - China - Cuba - Czechoslovakia - Egypt - France - Germany - (...)

Historians of anarchism

"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it." Oscar Wilde Ackelsberg, Martha -Adamo, Pietro - Antliff, Allan W. - Antony, Michel - Auzias, (...)

Internationalism: Transnational anarchism

"Transnational is often linked to internationalism but differs in the sense that internationalism proper refers to global co-operation between (...)

Past Meetings and Events

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The Founders

They wrote a lot. They acted a lot. In most countries they were misunderstood and ridiculed.


David WATSON: Federico Arcos (July 18, 1920-May 26, 2015)

from: FIFTH ESTATE #394, Summer 2015, Vol. 50, No. 2, page 9

WATSON, David: Remembering Federico Arcos

This is a revised and expanded text of David Watson’s contribution to the remembrance for Federico Arcos at the Cass Café in Detroit on July 19, (...)

Historians of anarchism

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. Oscar Wilde Abad de Santillan A theorist of anarcho-syndicalism and an important actor in (...)

GOYENS, Tom. ""Social Space and the Practice of Anarchist History"

Rethinking History : The Journal of Theory and Practice, 13, 4 (December 2009) : 439-457.

TURCATO, Davide."Making Sense of Anarchist History: Anarchists, Historians and Rationality"

Author’s Abstract The problem of the "attribution of irrationality" has been widely debated in social sciences. The present paper discussed its (...)

LEVY, Carl. "Social Histories of Anarchism"

Journal for the Study of Radicalism. (Sep 2010), Vol. 4 Issue 2, p. 1-44. Article Abstract from Journal The article presents an overview of (...)

SIGMA GROUP (WARSAW): Polish Libertarians Under Martial Law

from Fifth Estate #313, Summer, 1983, Volume 18, Number 2, page 3. Retrieved January 29, 2020 from https://www.fifthestate.org/archive/313-summer-1983

PATTEN, John (ed.) Yiddish Anarchist Bibliography.

Kate Sharpley Library & Anarchist Archives Project, 1998.

The Historian’s Eye

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." Milan Kundera The anarchist movement has been for a very (...)

Anarchy in Yiddish: Famous Jewish Anarchists from Emma Goldman to Noam Chomsky

Presentation given at Temple Israel Temple Israel, Sat., March 2nd, 2002 It’s a bright May day in Paris in 1926, a quarter after two in the (...)

KINNA, Ruth: An Anarchist Guide to... A.C.A.B.

re-posted from Strike Mag, July 4, 2015 (http://strikemag.org/an-anarchist-guide-to-acab/)