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The circle-A symbol of Anarchism

Last modified: 2006-04-15 by antonio martins
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all-black flag with (A)
image by António Martins, 08 Aug 2004
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About the circled A symbol

The circle-A is one of several devices used on anarchist flags.
Matthias Speer, 05 Feb 2003

The circle-a means "anarchy is order".
Ben, 02 Feb 2000

The origin of this symbol is unkown but it was used by anarchists during the Spanish Civil War.
Marcus Wendel, 16 Aug 1999

Circled A on black flag

It is a black flag with a circled A.
Jamal Hannah 05 Oct 1995

I heard that the black flag with A was for ultra-anarchist named "Acratas". This acratas (I don’t know the english equivalent) are anarchist that believe that each man is like an independent state.
Jaume Ollé, 21 Aug 1999

The only anarchist flag I’ve seen in Portugal was the black flag with encircled "A".
Jorge Candeias, 16 Aug 1999