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Hakim Bey & Steve Piccolo, a reading from "Pirate Utopias"
Hakim Bey & Steve Piccolo, a reading from "Pirate Utopias"
DATE: 2012/12/13::
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Slaughter Politics - Pirate Utopia
Slaughter Politics - Pirate Utopia
DATE: 2015/01/02::
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El Jesus De Magico: Pirate Utopia
El Jesus De Magico: Pirate Utopia
DATE: 2012/02/24::
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PIRATE UTOPIA 2 : Albion Moonlight
PIRATE UTOPIA 2 : Albion Moonlight
DATE: 2013/09/30::
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The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto
The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto
DATE: 2014/12/30::
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DOWNLOAD PDF Crypto Anarchy Cyberstates and Pirate Utopias
DOWNLOAD PDF Crypto Anarchy Cyberstates and Pirate Utopias
DATE: 2015/07/02::
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Eva Richie & Pirate Jack - Utopia
Eva Richie & Pirate Jack - Utopia
DATE: 2011/06/08::
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Utopia vs. the Pitch Pirate
Utopia vs. the Pitch Pirate
DATE: 2007/11/19::
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Uncharted 4: A Thief
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End E3 2015 Stage Demo - PS4
DATE: 2015/06/18::
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Dark Leviathan: The Failure of Silk Road’s Libertarian Utopia (w/ Henry Farrell)
Dark Leviathan: The Failure of Silk Road’s Libertarian Utopia (w/ Henry Farrell)
DATE: 2015/03/10::
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Stardust Utopia   Rin Pirate
Stardust Utopia Rin Pirate
DATE: 2014/02/21::
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LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 5
LOVE UTOPIA Experiments 5
DATE: 2013/09/25::
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Minecraft Road to Utopia Episode 3 Pirate ship and lighthouse!
Minecraft Road to Utopia Episode 3 Pirate ship and lighthouse!
DATE: 2014/02/15::
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B.P.M. FILMS:FUTURA vs JOSE PARLA@ElmsLestersPaintingRooms.
B.P.M. FILMS:FUTURA vs JOSE PARLA@ElmsLestersPaintingRooms.
DATE: 2008/01/18::
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Utopia - Black Sector
Utopia - Black Sector
DATE: 2011/12/20::
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How to: Burn Dreamcast games, and play them.
How to: Burn Dreamcast games, and play them.
DATE: 2010/03/17::
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PrjRev invades Utopia Lounge
PrjRev invades Utopia Lounge
DATE: 2013/02/28::
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Introduction to Dreamcast Modding (Utopia 1.5 Boot Disc, Self-Bootable Games, No BS Tutorial)
Introduction to Dreamcast Modding (Utopia 1.5 Boot Disc, Self-Bootable Games, No BS Tutorial)
DATE: 2013/01/13::
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Cicada 3301 Revealed?
Cicada 3301 Revealed?
DATE: 2014/05/29::
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Red Ice Radio - Rick Falkvinge - Hour 1 - Pirate Party: Intellectual Property & Big Brother
Red Ice Radio - Rick Falkvinge - Hour 1 - Pirate Party: Intellectual Property & Big Brother
DATE: 2014/02/14::
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"Utopia" on the Mattel Aquarius
"Utopia" on the Mattel Aquarius
DATE: 2008/10/05::
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Neal Mitchell - Utopia (live acoustic version at the Cellar Bar, Worcester - 27th June 09)
Neal Mitchell - Utopia (live acoustic version at the Cellar Bar, Worcester - 27th June 09)
DATE: 2009/08/02::
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Utopia synth vs the Zvex Ringtone
Utopia synth vs the Zvex Ringtone
DATE: 2007/11/19::
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Radio Utopia 1620
Radio Utopia 1620
DATE: 2013/03/21::
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Call of Duty AW : Mission #7 (Utopia)
Call of Duty AW : Mission #7 (Utopia)
DATE: 2015/06/20::
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Assassin
Assassin's Creed IV Walkthrough Part 8 No Commentary 1080p HD
DATE: 2015/07/02::
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Assassin
Assassin's Creed IV Walkthrough Part 9 No Commentary 1080p HD
DATE: 2015/07/03::
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Cory Doctorow on Utopias in Fiction
Cory Doctorow on Utopias in Fiction
DATE: 2014/01/01::
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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Walkthrough Gameplay Part 8 - Utopia - Campaign Mission 7 (COD AW)
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Walkthrough Gameplay Part 8 - Utopia - Campaign Mission 7 (COD AW)
DATE: 2014/11/06::
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Drunken Sailor HQ  Assassin
Drunken Sailor HQ Assassin's Creed Pirate Naval Battle HD Dishonored ♫ Drunken Whaler ☠ Black Flag
DATE: 2013/08/11::
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Cobra - OAV - The Psychogun - 1/4 - (2011)
Cobra - OAV - The Psychogun - 1/4 - (2011)
DATE: 2012/08/08::
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Dr David Luke & Poncho Nava - Peyote Hunters of the Holy Mountain
Dr David Luke & Poncho Nava - Peyote Hunters of the Holy Mountain
DATE: 2014/09/05::
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5. A day -  Levitation - Only dreaming - Utopia
5. A day - Levitation - Only dreaming - Utopia
DATE: 2013/04/08::
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Interferenze - How to make a pirate TV
Interferenze - How to make a pirate TV
DATE: 2014/02/27::
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Hackers: Hero or Villain?
Hackers: Hero or Villain?
DATE: 2010/09/27::
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Cobra - OAV - The Psychogun - 4/4 - (2011)
Cobra - OAV - The Psychogun - 4/4 - (2011)
DATE: 2012/08/09::
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[utopia] contest entry
[utopia] contest entry
DATE: 2008/11/29::
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Utopia on the Horizon: Documentary on the Greek Debt Crisis (English subtitles)
Utopia on the Horizon: Documentary on the Greek Debt Crisis (English subtitles)
DATE: 2012/11/17::
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Utopia Soundtrack
Utopia Soundtrack
DATE: 2013/01/22::
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Utopia -  Survival, Friendly, Staff, PVP,  Protected, Mazes, SpleefArena, Freebuild, SkyBlock World
Utopia - Survival, Friendly, Staff, PVP, Protected, Mazes, SpleefArena, Freebuild, SkyBlock World
DATE: 2014/09/14::
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Guude and JSano19 - Survivor and Utopia Weekly Recap - Survivor 29 Begins
Guude and JSano19 - Survivor and Utopia Weekly Recap - Survivor 29 Begins
DATE: 2014/10/01::
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China Miéville: The Limits of Utopia - 2014 Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
China Miéville: The Limits of Utopia - 2014 Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
DATE: 2014/05/19::
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EL Saturn #436 SEL  ¤ RELOADET ¤  | TØS
EL Saturn #436 SEL ¤ RELOADET ¤ | TØS
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EL Saturn #447 THE PHOENICIAN RAIDERS TRUTHER CLUB | TØS
EL Saturn #447 THE PHOENICIAN RAIDERS TRUTHER CLUB | TØS
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Wilson and Lee Together | Utopia (S2-Ep3) | Channel 4
Wilson and Lee Together | Utopia (S2-Ep3) | Channel 4
DATE: 2014/07/16::
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Axxis - Utopia
Axxis - Utopia
DATE: 2009/10/25::
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Utopia - JOSHH (MLP Season 5 Premiere "The Cutie Map" Original Song)
Utopia - JOSHH (MLP Season 5 Premiere "The Cutie Map" Original Song)
DATE: 2015/04/05::
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MPO Utopia Ltd  Act1
MPO Utopia Ltd Act1
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EL Saturn #253 THE CRADLE (of EVOL) [REVISITED]  | TØS
EL Saturn #253 THE CRADLE (of EVOL) [REVISITED] | TØS
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EL Saturn #454 ¤ EVOL IS THE LAW  | TØS
EL Saturn #454 ¤ EVOL IS THE LAW | TØS
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Pirate utopias were described by anarchist writer Peter Lamborn Wilson, who coined the term, in his 1995 book Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes as secret islands once used for supply purposes by pirates. Wilson's concept is largely based on speculation, although even he admits a bit of fantasy.[1] In Wilson's view, these pirate enclaves were early forms of autonomous proto-anarchist societies in that they operated beyond the reach of governments and embraced unrestricted freedom.

On the Barbary Coast[edit]

Located on the Barbary Coast (Salé, Algiers and Tunis), those bases were havens for renegade Muslim pirates from the 16th to the 18th century. The pirates, dubbed "Barbary Corsairs", ravaged European shipping operations and enslaved many thousands of captives. However, thousands of Europeans also converted to Islam, forming the "Renegados" and joining the pirate holy war. Wilson writes that these men and women were not only apostates and traitors, as they were considered in their homelands, but their voluntary betrayal of Christendom can also be thought of as a praxis of social resistance. Wilson focuses on the Pirate Republic of Salé, in 17th century Morocco, which may have had its own lingua franca. Like some other pirate states, it even used to pass treaties from time to time with some European countries, agreeing not to attack their fleets. Wilson/Bey's idea of Temporary Autonomous Zones developed from his historical review of pirate utopias. When describing them Wilson says "We've certainly had to use our imagination more than a "real" historian would allow, erecting a lot of suppositions on a shaky framework of generalizations, and adding a touch of fantasy (and what piratologist has ever been able to resist fantasy?). I can only say that I've satisfied my own curiosity at least to this extent: That something like a Renegado culture could have existed; that all the ingredients for it were present, and contiguous, and synchronic."

Libertatia[edit]

Libertatia (also known as Libertalia) was a possibly fictional anarchist colony founded in the late 17th century in Madagascar by pirates under the leadership of Captain James Misson. Whether or not Libertatia actually existed is disputed. It is described in the book A General History of the Pyrates by Captain Charles Johnson, an otherwise unknown individual who may have been a pseudonym of Daniel Defoe.[2] Much of the book is a mixture of fact and fiction, and it is possible the account of Libertatia is entirely fabricated.[2]

According to Johnson's description, Libertatia lasted for about 25 years. The precise location is not known, however, most sources say it stretched from the Bay of Antongil to Mananjary, including Île Sainte Marie and Foulpointe. Thomas Tew, Misson, and an Italian Dominican priest named Caraccioli were involved in founding it.

In literature and popular culture[edit]

Cities of the Red Night, a novel by American author William S. Burroughs, revolves around a group of radical pirates who seek the freedom to live under the articles set out by Captain James Misson.

The attempted establishment of a pirate utopia (free from either British or Spanish rule) is a significant plot element in the Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hakim Bey, TAZ - The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism ISBN 1-57027-151-8 (Autonomedia, 2003)
  • Peter Ludlow, Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias ISBN 0-262-12238-3 (2001)

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