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Anarchy in motion

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:57 am

As you all probably know while convincing people the question of 'anarchy never worked' and 'there's always been states' popps up. And usualy we reply with Spain 1936-39, Ukraine 1918-22, Christiania and (somewhat optimistically) Chiapas 1994-present. Here'a a list of places where anarchy lived for some time :

- Places/times with non-authoritarian/anarchic/stateless 'society' :
- Places where state was abolished for a varied period of time.

Spain 1936-39 (Maily provinces of Catalonia,Andalusia,Aragon & Asturias,region of Costa Brava)
Ukraine 1918-22 (aka 'Makhnovshtina','Vilna Ukraina' approx. 3/4 of nowaday Rep.Ukraine and parts of nowadays southern Russia)
France 1871 (The 'Paris Commune', also in many other cities a 'commune' was proclaimed but crushed after several days)
Rhode Island 1636-48
Tortuga 1640-80 (Pirate 'commune')
Albermarle 1640-63
England 1649-52 ('Diggers' run land, only one county)
Madagascar 1680-1715 approx. (aka 'Libertalia' Pirates and liberated slaves 'Pirate utopia')
Whiteway colony, England 1898-present
San Feliu libertarian republic 1909 (Catalonia)
Mexico 1910-1928 ('Zapatistas' in the south, 'Division del Norte' in the north)
Tambov, Russia 1919-21 ('Antonovshtina' mainly Essers and anarchists NOT bolsheviks)
Cangaco, Brazil 1920-40 (Sertao, Pernambuco / Lampiao & Corisco's cangaceiros)
Kronstadt, Russia 1921
Patagonia, Argentina 1921 ('La Patagonia rebelde' workers/peasants 'commune')
Tolstoyan communes, Russia 1917-37
Shinmin, Korea/China 1924-31
Hungary 1956
Western Sahara 1976-present (aka 'Saharawi', state 'exist' only in exile, no government, self-organization)
Kwangju, Korea 1980
Chiapas, Mexico 1994-present
Spartacus' slave liberation, Apenine peninsula b.c.
Matija Gubec peasant liberation, nowaday Slovenia & Croatia 1573
Wat Tyler, England 1381
Adamites, Bohemia (Czechia) 1400-21
Somalia 1991-present
Ireland / Celtic world cca. 1000 b.c - 1171 a.d.
Free cities of mediaeval Europe
Brothers & Sisters of the free spirit 1300-1400
Dong Hak peasants, Korea 1894-96
Cornwall 1497
John Wraw, East Anglia, Enlgand 1381
Munster, Johann of Leyden 1520-40
Kengir gulag, Soviet Union 1954
St.Kilda islands, off Scotland approx. 1500-1930
Thomas Munzer's peasants, Germany 1528-29

Are there any more? I'll be glad if there were. Please 'update' if you want...
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Zazaban » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:15 am

Iceland from C. 930-1262

Ireland was longer I thought. The number I usually see is closer to a millennium.
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby La Ravachole » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:03 pm

And here are places where people combated the state and state's henchmen in anarchistic or close to anarchistic manner without actually establishing a 'free zone' due to defeat at the hands of amry/police/paramilitary :

French Revolution 1789 - 'Les Enrages' proto-anarchists, most of the 'Sans-cuillotes'
Bounty mutiny/Pitcairn 1789
Luddites, England 1809-1817
Tollpudle martyrs, England 1834
Revolutions of 1848
Narodniki & Narodnaya Volya, Russia 1860-1900
Heymarket Chicago 1886
Barcelona 'Tragic week' rebellion 1909
German revolution 1918-21
Italian factory movement 1918-22
China 1920-30
Nicaragua, Augusto Sandino 1926-34
Moscow rebellion 1928
Norilsk uprising, USSR 1953
May-days 1968
Storozhevoy mutiny 1975
Argentina factory movement 2000-present
First Russian revolution 1905
Cartagena insurrection, Spain 1873
Colorado mine wars 1894-1923
Spithead & Nore mutinies, England 1797
The Wobblies
Calais mutiny, France 1919
Bande a Bonnot, France 1909-1912
St.Denis group, France 1886-1894
Xerez uprising, Spain 1877
Severino di Giovanni's gang, Argentina 1920-31
Boka Kotorska mutiny, Austria-Hungary 1918
Third Russian revolution 1918-21
Ned Kelly's bushrangers 1878-1880
Fernando Garrido co-op's, Spain 1860-1877
Matese uprising, Naples, Italy 1877
Chinese revolution 1911
Gasan peasant rebellion, Korea 1812
Jinju peasant rebellion, Korea 1862
Joaquin Murietta, Mexico 1880-90
Alcoy rebellion, Spain 1873
Barcelona uprising 1917
Catalan uprising 1919
Alto Llobregat insurrection, Spain 1932
Tarassa insurrection, Spain 1933
Aragon uprising, Spain 1934
Cayenne penal colony rebellion, 1894
Meuse valley & Heinault rebellion, Belgium 1886
Anarchists against artillery, Bern, Switzerland 1893
Mutiny on 'De Zeven Provincien' 1933
The rebellion of the hanged, Chiapas 1930's
Mutiny in Wilhelmshaven 1918/19
Seoul student uprising, Korea 1929
Bergama rebellion, Turkey 1997
Oaxaca rebellion, Mexico 2006 & 2007
'La Amistad' mutiny 1839
The Days of Rage, Chicago 1969-1970
Nat Turner's slave uprising 1831
Satyagraha movement, India 1870-present
Anarchist uprising, Greece 2008
Lyon & Reims uprisings, France 1831

and i guess there could be much more. From the dawn of time it seems there's been a battle between the statists and anti-statists...
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:51 am

Limerick Soviet, Ireland 1921
Jambol rebellion, Bulgaria 1923
Chinese Revolution 1911 ('EAC' anarchistic part of the revolution)
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby IAmAFishFlopFlopFlop » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:24 am

I like to cite the Russian Mirs.
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:09 pm

Bristol uprising, England 1832
Shamokin urpising, USA 1877
Los Angeles urpising, USA 1992
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Maggot » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:01 pm

Guest wrote:Los Angeles urpising, USA 1992
I was 7 1/2 years old at that time.
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:31 am

Do you remember anything? Were u in LA at the time?
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Maggot » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:59 pm

I wasn't in L.A. at that time. I was in Big Bear City, just like today. But I do remember watching the riots on TV. Particularly KTLA News at Ten (as it was called back then). I do remember seeing Reginald Denny getting pulled out of his truck and then get hit on the head with a concrete block.
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Insecuritykiller » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:00 am

I would just like to say fuck yeah
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Maggot » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:25 pm

Insecuritykiller wrote:I would just like to say fuck yeah
And I would just like to say "Shut the fuck up!"
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Insecuritykiller » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:52 am

ooo, you don't like me?
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Maggot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:14 pm

How can I like a troll? Trolls annoy the fuck out of me.
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby Insecuritykiller » Fri May 01, 2009 2:53 am

oh well. well try to bare with me.

I am cruel, but you have to be cruel to be kind sometimes. I guess lol!

I'm an arsehole. But this site needs a real arsehole. This world needs total arseholes.

Don't we have fun? Being the dictators of the world?

It wouldn't be good if everyone just agreed with you. Especially if you were sounding wussy.

I do understand that you don't want to be assosiated with me. This is kind of a joke for me so i guess i am a bit of a troll. But even so i do make my contribution to anarchist thought. You know anarchists can act exactly as they want to right? I'm just exercising this right. It's not a very social thing to do though.

Maybe i should be more social. My anger may be an excess. Though i think its genuine enough to have a wierd scary conversation about.

I'm always have wierd scary conversations with myself. It's good for us to express these things. Somewhere atleast. We humans do have to share with each other.
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Anarchy in motion

Postby scarydreams » Wed May 06, 2009 12:06 am

^what the fuck are you rambling about?

good lists in this thread. it made me take a couple extra trips to the library this week.
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