Anarchy SRAF

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In the early 1970s, the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (SRAF) was formed, existing until the late 1980s. This network allowed any organization in North America that identified as an anarchist group to join. The network included an interesting mix of communist, capitalist, individualist, and “yippie” groups from various North American cities. While the larger network agreed upon anarchist ideas, each smaller group held wildly different opinions about politics and life. This created a less than ideal situation for joint gatherings. However, individuals found comfort and acceptance within their chosen groups, which gave them a sense of belonging and a place to discuss issues important to them. The network published pamphlets, bulletins, and magazines created by the various groups, which allowed for back and forth debates. These publications can still be found in archives, such as the Kate Sharpley Library, and provide an interesting glimpse into the issues anarchists found important in the 1970s and 80s. 


Anarchist Publishers. (2009, July 13). The Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation: Revolution by the book. Revolution by the Book | The AK Press Blog.…;

1972: Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation declaration. (2010).…;


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