List of anarchist periodicals

The following is a chronological list of noteworthy anarchist and proto-anarchist periodicals.

Dates of publication Title Format Language Base
1833 The Peaceful Revolutionist Monthly newspaper English Cincinnati, Ohio (US)
The Word Magazine English Princeton, Cambridge (US)
1879 El Descamisado[1] Newspaper Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina
1879–1910 Freiheit Newspaper German London (UK), New York City (US)
1879–1885 Le Révolté Newspaper French Geneva (Switzerland)
1881–1908 Liberty Biweekly newspaper English Boston, Massachusetts (US)
1883–1907 Lucifer the Lightbearer Weekly newspaper English Valley Falls, Kansas and Chicago, Illinois (US)
1884–1888? The Alarm Weekly newspaper English Chicago (US)
1886–present Freedom Biweekly tabloid English London (UK)
1890–1977 Fraye Arbeter Shtime Tabloid Yiddish United States
1891–1894 L'EnDehors Newspaper French Paris (France)
Arbeter Fraynd Newspaper Yiddish London (UK)
1893 El Oprimido[3] Newspaper Spanish Valparaiso (Chile)
1895–1904 The Firebrand, 1895–1897

Free Society, 1897–1904[4]

Newspaper English Portland, Oregon ('95-'97), San Francisco, California ('97-'01), Chicago, Illinois ('01-'04) (US)[5]
1896–1897 La Voz de la Mujer[6][7] Newspaper Spanish Rosario (Argentina)
1896–1932 Der Eigene Journal German Berlin (Germany)
1898–present Brand Magazine Swedish Stockholm (Sweden)
La Revista Blanca Magazine Spanish Madrid and Barcelona (Spain)
1900–?? Regeneración Newspaper Spanish Mexico and United States
1905–1914 L'Anarchie Journal French Paris (France)
Germinal Journal Yiddish London (UK)
1903–1918 Cronaca Sovversiva Newspaper Italian New Jersey (US)
1907–1910 Xin Shiji (新世纪 = New Era, Nouveau Siècle), periodical of the Chinese students abroad in France Monthly newspaper Chinese Paris (France)
1906–1917 Mother Earth Monthly magazine English United States
1907–present Solidaridad Obrera Weekly newspaper Spanish Spain
1907–1932 Die Aktion Weekly periodical German Germany
1911–1923 Bluestockings Journal Magazine Japanese Japan
1911–1919 Golos Truda Monthly, weekly, later daily newspaper Russian New York City, Petrograd, Moscow
1916–1917 The Blast Biweekly magazine English San Francisco, California (US)
Umanità Nova Weekly newspaper Italian Italy
1971–present A Rivista anarchica monthly newspaper Italian Italy
1922–1939 L'EnDehors Newspaper French Paris (France)
1923–1928 De Moker Magazine Dutch Netherlands
1927–1931 Road to Freedom Newspaper English New York City, New York (US)
1929–1937 Iniciales Magazine Spanish Barcelona and Valencia (Spain)
1932–1939 Vanguard Monthly journal English New York City, New York (US)
1937–1940 Jingzhe (Chengdu) Newspaper Chinese Chengdu
1942–1952 Why? An Anarchist Bulletin and Resistance Magazine English New York City (US)
1945–1956 L'Unique Journal French France
1960–1992 Solidarity Magazine English London (UK)
1961–1994 Our Generation Biannual newspaper English Montreal (Canada)
1966–1968 Black Mask Journal English New York City, New York (US)
1965–present Fifth Estate[8] Tri-yearly magazine English Detroit, Michigan (US)
1969–present The Match![9] Irregular magazine English Tucson, Arizona (US)
1970–present Black Flag Annual newspaper English United Kingdom
1970–present Gateavisa Newspaper Norwegian Oslo (Norway)
1975–1980 Libero International Newspaper English Kobe (Japan)
1980–present Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed[8] Quarterly magazine English Berkeley, California,[10] originally Columbia, Missouri (US)[11]
1981–1997 Ideas and Action Magazine English United States
1981–present Social Anarchism Irregular journal English Baltimore, Maryland (US)
1982–present Rebel Worker Bi-monthly magazine English Sydney, Australia
1983–present Class War Newspaper English London (UK)
1984–present Green Anarchist Magazine English United Kingdom
1985–present El Libertario Newspaper Spanish Buenos Aires City (Argentina)
1986–present Anarcho-Syndicalist Review Quarterly English United States
1988 The Arousal Newsletter English Pakistan
1988–present Slingshot! Quarterly newspaper English Berkeley, California (US)
1988–present Organise! Biannual magazine English Great Britain and Ireland
1989–present Profane Existence Irregular zine English Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)
1993–present Anarchist Studies Biannual magazine English London, UK
1994–2014 SchNEWS Weekly A4 sheets English Brighton (UK)
1995–present El Libertario Newspaper Spanish Caracas (Venezuela)
1996–2010 Direct Action Quarterly magazine English Manchester (UK)
1996–present Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Biannual magazine English Washington, DC (US)
1998–present resistance Monthly bulletin English London (UK)
2000–2008 Green Anarchy Quarterly magazine English Eugene, Oregon (US)
2001–present Abolishing the Borders from Below Irregular magazine English Berlin (Germany)
2005–present Rolling Thunder Biannual magazine English United States
2011–2012 Tides of Flame Fortnightly newspaper English Seattle


  1. "The first Argentinian anarchist newspaper, according to Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine (site of an extensive list of anarchist periodicals in Argentina)
  2. Arbeter Fraynd was originally launched in 1885, but only became anarchist in 1892. Publication was interrupted during the First World War.
  3. For information in Spanish on early anarchist propaganda in Chile, see
  4. "Free Society was the principal English-language forum for anarchist ideas in the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century." Emma Goldman: Making Speech Free, 1902–1909.
  5. Smith, Steven. "Further Notes on Abraham Isaak, Mennonite Anarchist". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. "The paper was briefly revived in 1901. A similar paper with the same name was reportedly published later in Montevideo, which suggests that Virginia Bolten may also have founded and edited it after her deportation."
  7. Molyneux, Maxine (2001). Women's movements in international perspective: Latin America and beyond. Palgrave MacMillan. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-333-78677-2.
  8. Porton, Richard (1999). Film and the Anarchist Imagination. Verso. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-85984-261-4.
  9. Polt, Richard (2015). The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century. Countryman Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-58157-587-3.
  11. Feeney, Mary K. (November 22, 2001). "Voices You May Not Want to Hear". Hartford Courant.

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