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Black Flag BoricuasAnarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921$
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Kirwin R. Shaffer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037641

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.001.0001

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Conclusion and Epilogue

Conclusion and Epilogue

Anarchist Antiauthoritarianism in a U.S. Colony, 1898–2011

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(p.167) Conclusion and Epilogue
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Black Flag Boricuas
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Kirwin R. Shaffer

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.003.0009

This concluding chapter explores the legacy of anarchism in Puerto Rico. While anarchist agitation and organizing came to an end in the early 1920s, individual anarchists continued to write to anarchist publications in New York and Havana. In addition, the global economic recession that began in 2008, coupled with efforts by the Puerto Rican government and the Universidad de Puerto Rico to impose new fees on university students in 2010, gave birth to new interest in anarchism on the island as anarchist groups took to the internet, the cafés, and the university grounds. They began working with other groups in cross-sectarian alliances, offering classes on anarchism, reviving anarchist theatre, and drawing attention to the ravages of joint state–corporate attempts to seize private lands. In short, these new Black Flag Boricuas were resurrecting in the present the very history of anarchist agitation and antiauthoritarianism developed a century earlier.

Keywords:   anarchism, Puerto Rico, anarchism, Black Flag Boricuas, anarchist agitation, antiauthoritarianism, anarchist publications, anarchist groups

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