Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 3 - No. 2
Fall, 1999


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IAS Grant Awards

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) annually awards $6000 in grants to writers whose work is important to the anarchist critique of domination, who have a clear financial need, and whose piece is likely to be widely distributed. The IAS Board of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following individuals in June 1999:

Congress of the Federación Libertaria Argentina
Congress of the Federación Libertaria Argentina (FLA). The Federación Anarquista Comunista Argentina became the FLA in 1955.

$2200 to Fernando Gustavo López Trujillo for this piece, The FACA and the Anarchist Movement in Argentina, 1930-1950. This piece will be a historical study of the Federación Anarquista Comunista Argentina (FACA). He will examine the growth of the FACA from 1935 and into the 1940’s, a development that is exceptional given that the Argentine anarchist movement and its organizations were shrinking at this time (after being the largest anarchist movement in Latin America). He will then look at the decline of the FACA in the 1940’s and 1950’s and the relationship of its decline to the rise of the Peronist movement. Lopez will search for the deep reasons of the FACA’s demise, arguing that state repression cannot be counted as a primary cause. It will contain chapters such as “The Coup D’Etat of Uriburu and the Rise of the FACA”; “The 1930’s Strikes”; “The Civil War in Spain”; and “The Dictatorship of 1943 and the Rise of the Peronism.” The work will be written in Spanish.

The scheduled date for the completion of this project is March 2000. López lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

$800 to C.W. Brown for “Vanguards of the Crusaders: Freedom and Domination in Right-wing Discourse.” This project will study the social and political theory of the patriot right in the US as seen through the lenses of classical anarchist theory. It has two objectives: first, to understand the patriot right discourse in the contemporary US in the context of anarchist studies in fascism, and second, to grasp the extent to which that patriot right discourse resonates with everyday American ideology and thus expresses the clean outlines of the ideology of domination in the ‘new world order’. The scheduled completion date for this project is Fall 1999. Brown lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the IAS at P.O. Box 1664, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY, 10009 – USA. You may also download a grant application from the IAS’s website.