Institute for Anarchist Studies at 25

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

Beware Lest a Statue Slay You

by Thomas Martin

Anyone who reads the news is familiar with recent demands for the removal of Confederate monuments, and the related push to rename military bases like Fort Bragg and Fort Hood. These controversies raise a broader question for anarchists: Do we even need public statues at … Read more

25 Moments for 25 Years

Here are 25 historic moments relevant to anarchism, in no particular order. To mark the occasion of our 25th anniversary, the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) is working to raise $25,000, in part to award grants again in 2022. We could use your help. Please support … Read more

IAS 25th Anniversary Design

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) is excited to announce a collaboration with artist and designer Amanda Priebe. Priebe was commissioned to produce an artwork on the theme of Resiliency in honor of the IAS’s 25th year. Many of us on the West Coast have … Read more

How to Tan a Hide

by Mattie Ecklund

Fleshing The teacher hands me a deer hide from a 50-gallon drum. My arm strains as I hold its heavy, slimy, dripping weight out in front of me, high so that it won’t drag in the dirt. I carry it to my fleshing beam, a … Read more