Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 4 - No. 2
Fall, 2000

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IAS Grant Awards

The IAS Board of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following individuals in June 2000:

$1000 to Kevin Doyle for Orange Fire, a three act theater play about the life, beliefs and struggles of Irish activist Captain Jack White (1879-1946), who strongly identified as an anarchist. White's life and anarchist beliefs have all but been obliterated due to the destruction of his memoirs and papers by his family (White came from a privileged Protestant family loyal to the British monarchy) and the fact that, as a revolutionary, he has been "written out" of the history books. In order to provide a framework with which activists can challenge sectarian divisions in Ireland, this play aims to situate White within Irish revolutionary history as well as anarchism and draws on the destruction of White's papers as a metaphor for the repressive mentality of a sectarian society. Kevin Doyle is an award winning short story writer and political activist. He is a founding member of the Workers Solidarity Movement, an anarchist organization in Ireland.

$1000 to Lucien van der Walt for "Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism in South Africa, 1904-1921", which expands upon a project previously funded by the IAS. This new work will deal with the influence of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism on broader social movements in the same period. The specific focus is on the impact of libertarian socialist ideas on trade unions and Black Nationalism. This project builds upon the original research into the influence of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism on revolutionary groups in South Africa. Lucien van der Walt is a student, teacher and activist in South Africa. His work focuses on trade union activity in Africa and he has written extensively on historical and contemporary labor politics.

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; or print an application from our website,

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 4, No. 2 - Fall 2000