25 Years of Anarchism

Anarchism emerged out of the socialist movement as a distinct politics in the nineteenth century. It asserted that it is necessary and possible to overthrow coercive and exploitative social relationships, and replace them with egalitarian, self-managed, and cooperative social forms. Anarchism thus gave new depth … Read more

The IAS awarded $3,000 in grants this year, expanding what we fund beyond the written word to audio and visual presentation. One of the recipients is Tajh Morris, who received a grant for his project “The Origins of Black Anarchism from within the Black Panther … Read more

2021 IAS Grant Awards Are Out

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) rebooted our grants’ program in 2021 to include multimedia. This year’s call for grant proposals prioritized short audio and video projects that would serve as foundations, definitions, or further education on: Black and Indigenous Anarchism(s); Police Abolition and Alternatives; … Read more

Anarchist Cybernetics

by Thomas Swann

What can anarchist engagements with the cybernetic science of self-organization, buried in an obscure anarchist journal from the 1960s and written by an elusive computer scientist, reveal about the effective functioning of anarchist organization?   Anarchy, freedom, and self-organization In comparison to how overused it … Read more

Death Futures

by Catherine Marr

The highway that connects Los Angeles to Phoenix is called many things, but the strip between these two cities is known as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental highway. A sardonic name given the elimination of First Nations and Native peoples in the southwest United States. While … Read more