What are the largest anarchist organisations internationally by membership? I am curious about the relative popularity of different anarchist ideologies, to understand if say, anarcho-capitalism is more or less popular worldwide than anarcho-syndicalism, or something else.

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    And, as a mere opinion, I think we should not mix anarcho-capitalism with classical (leftist) anarchism. True, they both want the abolition of state, but their motives are completely different and there are lots of politics in which they oppose. It sounds like mixing Hannibal Lecter and a surgeon because they both spend time amputating human limbs... – SJuan76 Aug 23 '16 at 17:27
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    @SJuan76 Excellent points. Regarding the latter, this is precisely why I ask, because I would agree that anarcho-capitalism isn't anarchism in any traditional or historical or indeed philosophical or practical sense. BUT, like the term "libertarian" it is being co-opted by its rivals, so the question of how many people are on each side is surely more important than ever to gauge which way the popular definition swings? – inappropriateCode Aug 23 '16 at 17:47
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    CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo) has some 50 000 members (down from about 1.5 million before the civil war and banning under Franco). – liftarn Feb 25 '19 at 9:21
  • Hmm, I'm not sure which one is biggest, CNT or CGT. There is also CNT-f in France (although they prefer to avoid the anarchist connotation). All of these follow some model of anarcho-syndicalism. There is also a lot of mutualism (including companies based on it). As for smaller groups, and from my own experience, I would argue that the norm is feminist, green, antifa, and pacifist movements with no unique model concerning economics but very homogeneous in ethics. – armatita Feb 25 '19 at 9:46

This heavily depends on how you qualify "movement" and how you measure popularity.

The most active revolutionary Anarchists worldwide are:

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation

The Worker's Party of Kurdistan

Anarchism was also saw increased popularity in Greece after EU crisis, however there are no clear organizations with mass support that I can point to.

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    The PKK has clear and definite ties to the DFNS, but the most active party in the region is the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The ideology of the PYD (as developed by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan) has been proliferated through the TEV-DEM coalition. The PKK itself is less influential in Syria. – esnowrackley Feb 25 '19 at 5:19
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    To be clear, these movements are significantly influenced by anarchist thought, but AFAIK they do not explicitly claim this as their primary political ideology. – Brian Z Feb 25 '19 at 18:12

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