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(en) ANARCHIST RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

From Platform anarchist news <platform@geocities.com>
Date Tue, 10 Aug 1999 16:10:59 +0100


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     ANARCHIST RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
     (A SORT OF FAQ, 3.0, 10/Aug/1999)

This FAQ is on the web at
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/inter/faq.html

Anarchists have been active on the internet for many 
years now, this is a quick guide for newcomers to the net 
so they can discover the wealth of anarchist resources 
available.  There is also information on how to get free 
web pages and email accounts so you can provide 
information as well as consuming it.

As of August 1999 the FAQ was re-arranged considerably 
with new divisions being added to represent the huge 
boost in the number of mailing lists.  If your mailing 
list is not here please write a 20 word summary about the 
list and send it to platform@geocities.com for addition 
in the next version of this FAQ


    I.  Anarchist mailing lists
    II. Newsgroups
    III.Anarchist Web Pages 
    IV  Chat
    V   New pages on Revolt this month


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II   ANARCHIST MAILING LISTS

This is a listing of anarchist and related mailing lists 
broken into sections
1. General anarchist lists
2. Regional anarchist lists
3. Lists for particular interests
4. Lists for 'minorities'
3. Lists run for particular organisations
4. Anarchist project lists
5. Getting an additional, free email address
6. Other lists of interest to anarchists

Sections 1, 2 and 3 have most if not all lists currently 
publicly available (there are also some 'invite only' 
ones).

Anarchy-list is the oldest of the lists here and by far 
the busiest, when you subscribe to an email list all the 
mail from it goes into YOUR mailbox so unless you read 
you mail _VERY_ frequently I recommend you only subscribe 
to one or two of these lists at a time.  All the 
different lists have quite a different character to them 
so read the descriptions and pick one that seems to suit 
you.

If you are not an anarchist and want to argue with 
anarchists its not a good idea to subscribe to these 
lists as its not really their function, they are spaces 
for anarchists to talk to each other.  If this is what 
your looking for I recommend you use NEWS which is the 
last section listed here.  If your polite about it and 
don't post too much you might also be accepted on 
anarchy-list.

        1. GENERAL ANARCHIST LISTS

These are news/discussion lists not restricted to any 
particular region or organisation

A-Infos News [****  RECOMMENDED]
reports and analysis from international anarchist 
newspapers and individuals as well as news from more 
general sources of interest to anarchists.  Useful in 
particular for non-mainstream views of big international 
stories like the storming of the Japanese embassy in 
Peru. To join send mail with the words SUBSCRIBE A-INFOS 
in the body of the message to
lists@tao.ca.

A-Infos now offers single language lists, mail
a-infos-org@tao.ca for details.

You can send news to this service by mailing
a-infos@tao.ca, start your subject line with a
language code, eg (en) for English.

Research on Anarchism
This list is moderated, which means messages are approved 
before they go to the list.  As might be expected from 
the title can be a bit academic in focus but the quality 
is good and the volume is low.  
To join, send a message to :
 listserv@bred.univ-montp3.fr
leave "subject" empty
in the text write: SUBscribe  RA-L lastname firstname
do not add any signature..


Organise  [****  RECOMMENDED]
This is a list run by dedicated "class struggle 
anarchists" (libertarian socialists, anarcho-
syndicalists, and anarchist communists). New subscribers 
are required to agree with a list statement that defines 
the political makeup of the list.  To get a copy of the 
statement email platform@geocities.com or go to
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/org_list.html
where you can read the list statement and posting 
protocol.

Solidarity
A secondary, sister list to Organise, called 
"Solidarity", exists for people who do not agree with all 
of the statement of principles of the Organise list, but 
still wish to talk about class struggle oriented 
libertarian organizing. To subscribe to this list, send a 
message to majordomo@flag.blackened.net with "subscribe 
solidarity" in the message body. The rules of this list 
are the same as Organise, but they are not enforced.

Anarchy-list (the original one!!)
List for discussions about anarchism with over 500 
participants. To join send a message to 
send a message to majordomo@lists.village.virginia.edu 
with the line
    subscribe anarchy-list
in the body (not the subject) of the message

This is the most public and chaotic of the anarchist 
mailing lists and tends to be dominated by repetitive and 
low level debates.  Also liable to fill you mail box 
overnight when one of the recurrent flame wars break out.  
If you can handle the volume though it does grow on you 
as it's very social.

Anarchism - A list like the anarchy-list but claims to be 
of slightly better quality and much lower message-volume. 
To subscribe send an empty message to
anarchism-subscribe@egroups.com

Anarchism Discussion List 
A moderated general anarchist discussion list, more 
details and subscribtion via
http://www.findmail.com/list/anarchism/


        2. REGIONAL ANARCHIST LISTS

-- AFRICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --

Anarchy-africa 
Unmoderated list for discussion about anarchism in Africa 
and news from African anarchist groups.

To join anarchy_africa just follow this link
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/anarchy_africa
or send an empty message to
anarchy_africa-subscribe@onelist.com

WSF
Mailing list of the South African Workers Solidarity 
Federation.  To subscribe send the message
subscribe wsf
to
lists@tao.ca
see http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/wsf.html


-- NORTH AMERICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --

Atlantic Anarchist Circle
New regional anarchist network for east-coast US & 
Canada. To join send a mail lists@tao.ca with the words 
"subscribe aac" in the body of the message.

Washington, D.C. area
For anarchists and anti-authoritarians living in the 
Washington, D.C. area, including folks living in 
Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, 
and the DelMarVa Pennisula.To join, send an email with no 
subject to lists@tao.ca  In the body of the message 
include:
subscribe dc <your email address>

Red and Black
a regional list for all varieties of the Libertarian Left 
in the Midwestern USA
To Subscribe mail red-and-black-request@iww.org
with the SUBJECT subscribe

South U.S. 
A new listserv which hopes to become an online community 
for anarchists, left-libertarians, and anti-
authoritarians living in the
southeastern United States
To subscribe email
lists@tao.ca, with the message
subscribe south <your email address>

Michigan
Email list strictly for anarchists/activists/ 
progressives in the state of Michigan.  Outsiders are 
welcome so long as they respect the intention of the 
list. If you are interested, simply email  
michiganarchlist@umich.edu

Kansas City Anarchists List
Organizing and announcements list for anarchists living 
in the Kansas City/Lawrence region of the U.S.

To subscribe send an email to lists@tao.ca with:
subscribe kc

-- EUROPEAN ANARCHIST LISTS --

EASTERN EUROPE

Alternative Network for Eastern Europe
Started by the Polish Anarchist Federation. To join send 
mail listserv@plearn.edu.pl with the words "SUBSCRIBE 
ALTER-EE" in the body of the message.
Also see http://www.most.org.pl/alter/fa

EX-YUGOSLAVIA

Ex-yu-a-lista
Ex-yu-a-lista is meant for circulation of information and 
discussion among anarchists in countries which emerged 
from what was once SFR Yugoslavia.
Language(s): southslavic.
subscribe: send "SUBSCRIBE EX-YU-A-LISTA" in the body, to 
majordomo@zamir.net or check out at: 
www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/3707/lista.htm

Balkan war anarchist list
To counter the war propaganda of all sides and provide a 
source for dissenting information about the war, the 
situation in yugoslavia and of comrades in the area, 
carries mainly german and english- language mails. 
subscribe by
sending an empty message to
Balkan-Info-subscribe@onelist.com 

HUNGARY

Hungarian anarchist mailing list
Send the message subscribe rai@tao.ca
to lists@tao.ca

BRITAIN

Fpi
Freedom Press International News
To join send subscribe fpi
to lists@tao.ca

IRELAND

Ainriail 
An ultra-low volume list to which announcements from the 
Workers Solidarity Movement and Organise - IWA are 
posted. This list is moderated so there will be an 
average of less then five posts a week.  Subscribe by 
sending the message
subscribe ainriail
to
lists@tao.ca


Anarchy-Ireland
List for discussing events in Ireland from an 
anarchist/libertarian communist perspective.
To subscribe, go to 
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/anarchy-ireland
or email anarchy-ireland-subscribe@onelist.com


BELGIUM

Libertarian agora
Alternative Libertaire is recipient animation of a space 
of debates between libertarians of the south and north of 
the country.  To be registered it is necessary to send a 
message to: majordomo@agoranet.be with the following 
command in the text of the message: " subscribe anarchie 
"
also see http://users.skynet.be/AL/amisal/diffuse.htm


SWEDEN

Frihetliga ringen maillista
For (mainly) anarchists and leftwing people in Sweden. 
For discussions and for news, and to help people with 
campaigns, new homepages etc. To subscribe, send a 
message to 
jgrn@hata-staten.pp.se. 
http://www.hata-staten.pp.se/frihetliga.html

Motkraft
Motkraft is a libertarian socialist newsletter for 
anarchists, autonomes and syndicalists in Sweden. The 
Newsletter is a weekly electronic newsletter written in 
the Swedish 
language.

To subscribe to the newsletter send a message to
<nyhetsbrev@motkraft.net>

FINLAND

A-fem   
Anarcho-Feminism Finland
To join contact riikka.kaihovaara@sci.fi

Anarko
Anarchist list for Finnish-speaking anarchists. 
To join, contact bozo@kaapeli.fi

Anarko-helsinki  
Regional list for anarchists in Helsinki area. 
To join, mail  <otso.kivekas@kaapeli.fi>.

Musta Sateenkaari 
List of eco-anarchist group "Black Rainbow" in Helsinki 
university. 
contact <musta-sateenkaari@helsinki.fi>

Jyvaskylan opiskelevat anarkistit  
Anarcho-students at city of Jyvaskyla, also other 
regional issues
 to join, e-mail <jimisi@cc.jyu.fi>.

PORTUGAL

"Anarquismo Hoje" (anarchism today).
For discussions about activities in Portugal, in 
Portuguese. To subscribe mail m31@azul.net.

--  ASIA/OCEANIA ANARCHIST LISTS --

A-asia
List for anarchist and left-libertarian activists in 
Asia.
To subscribe, contact <owner-a-asia@tao.ca>

ISRAEL
Mailing list for Isrealis and Palestinians interested in 
anarchism, or general anti-authoritarian, libertarian 
socialist theory.

To subscribe, send a message to lists@tao.ca
with "subscribe israel" in the message BODY.

Spanet
Spanet (south pacific anarchist network) and encourages 
subscribers from Australia and other places in the South 
Pacific.  You can subscribe by sending a message to
majordomo@xchange.anarki.net saying subscribe

--  LATIN AMERICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --

Anarq-Lat [Spanish/ Portuguese language list for Latin 
American anarchism]
ANARQLAT es un foro para usuarios de correo electronico, 
constituido en torno a la tematica del Anarquismo en 
America Latina - Para suscribirse a la lista envie un 
mensaje  (majordomo@majordomo.ucv.edu.ve) sin subject, 
colocando en el cuerpo del mismo: subscribe anarqlat

3. LISTS FOR PARTICULAR INTERESTS

Law and Anarchy
An open forum for discussion and hopefully some practical 
help with legal issues relating to anarchists. Mail 
lists@tao.ca, with
subscribe lawandanarchy

Anarchist Science Fiction
For the discussion of anarchist SF and Fantasy, as well 
as anarchist/libertarian themes in SF books, films, and 
TV shows.
Mail lists@tao.ca with the message
subscribe anarchysf <your email>

Anarchism in the Spanish Revolution
A discussion list on the Spanish Revolution of 1936, 
subscribe via the Anarchism and the Spanish Revolution 
web page at
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/spaindx.html

The Anarchist History list  [*** New]
Interested in discussing anarchist history?  
Anarchy_history is an unmoderated discussion list.  To 
join it send send an empty message to anarchy_history-
subscribe@onelist.com

The Anarchist Teachers list {*** new]
A new list for anarchist and anti-authoritarian teachers, 
educators, schoolworkers, free skool instructors, and 
educational workers has been set up. You don't have to 
teach a class in anarchism to join. If you teach math, 
but consider yourself an anarchist, please feel free to 
join. If you work in a school cafeteria, you can also 
join.

To subscribe, send an email to lists@tao.ca
with the message subscribe teachers


Anarchist Educational List:
To Subscribe, send email to <majordomo@boink.clark.net> 
with
"subscribe anoked-l" in the message BODY

Anarkio
Listo por Anarkiistaj Esperantistoj
(Esperanto-speaking Anarchists' List)
Send the message subscribe anarkio
to lists@tao.ca


4. LISTS FOR PARTICULAR 'MINORITIES'

MujeresLibres
MujeresLibres is an anarcha - feminist mailing list. 
Mujeres Libres means 'Free Women' in Spanish. 
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/2159/mujeres_mail.html

Subscribe by mailing lists@tao.ca with the message
subscribe MujeresLibres

Anarcha-feminist
Monster, a anarcho-feminist group in the US is running an 
anarcha-feminist list. To join mail
listserv@socsci.smith.ed
[This list may no longer be functioning - could someone 
confirm this to me please so I can remove it]

Black-libertarians
A mailing list for African American/black people 
interested in anarchism.
To subscribe, send a message to lists@flag.blackened.net 
with 
subscribe black-libertarians in the message body.

Chicano/a, Mexicano/a Anarchists.
A place where we can discuss our ideas, culture and 
projects. This list is open to all regardless of their 
ethnicity, but please respect that this is a 
Chican@/Mexican@ list and if you are not of this 
background please do not post.
To join, send a blank message to: yabasta-
subscribe@egroups.com.

        3. LISTS RUN FOR A PARTICULAR ORGANISATION
These lists function primarily for news from  or 
discussion about a particular organisation

Ainriail 
An ultra-low volume list to which announcements from the 
Workers Solidarity Movement are posted. This list is 
moderated so there will be an average of less then five 
posts a week.  Subscribe by sending the message
subscribe ainriail
to
lists@tao.ca
see http://flag.blackened.net/revolt.html

Confederation of Anarchist Youth
is a new net work of young anarchists. To join their 
mailing list, send a mail to 
listserv@burn.ucsd.edu
 with "SUBSCRIBE CAY (firstname) (lastname)" in body of 
the message.

AIT-IWA-talk
Mailing list about the syndicalist international. To join 
send a message to 
AIT-IWA-talk-request@list.uncanny.net
 with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

WSA-talk
The list of the American section of the IWA. To join send 
a message to 
WSA-talk-request@list.uncanny.net
 with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

Alarm-listan
Alarmlistan is the electronic news-flash letter of the 
Malmö info magazine Alarmkalandern. 

Subscribe by sending a message to:
<alarmkalendern@geocities.com>

Autonomi-listan
The Autonomi list is a discussion list is based upon 
texts that the Swedish Autonomi collective place on their 
web-site. 

Subscribe by sending a message to:
<autonomi@mailcity.com>

4. ANARCHIST PROJECT LISTS

These are lists connected with doing various anarchist 
projects on and off the web.  The focus here is on doing 
practical work so please don't subscribe to them unless 
you actually intend to contribute to the work in progress 
and agree with the list guidelines.

Anetdev
Forum for discussing setting up an international 
anarchist computer network, linking BBS'es, internet 
sites, etc. To join mail 
lists@tao.ca
 with the words SUBSCRIBE ANETDEV in the body of the 
message.

Att
Anarchist Think Tank
Send the message subscribe att to
lists@tao.ca

A-Infos-Org
The mailing list where the collective that runs the a-
infos news lists (see above) organises these lists.  If 
you want to get involved mail a-infos-org@tao.ca
and ask how to join

Spunk Press
This list administers the anarchist Spunk Press 
electronic library, To be added email explaining that you 
want to join
spunk-list-request@lysator.liu.se

Anarchists Anti-Defamation League
http://www.greenspun.com/spam/home.tcl?domain=aadl

Infoshops network
For autonomous groups who run info-shops/ autonomous 
centres/ free cafes/ reading rooms
send the message subscribe infoshops
to majordomo@tao.ca

The economic development (econ_dev) mailing list
(1) To discuss projects and strategies for developing 
alternative grassroots based economic institutions and 
structures in society in line with general libertarian 
aspirations. (2) To facilitate networking in this area. 
To join the list, go to 
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/econ_dev 


5.        GETTING AN EXTRA FREE EMAIL ADDRESS

There are many reasons why you might what to gain an 
additional email address, perhaps just to keep your mail 
separate, perhaps because you don't want to use your work 
or your parents address, or perhaps because you live in a 
country where posting from an easily identifiable email 
address could be a threat to you life or liberty.

See the Tao entry below for a radical source
that provides some free email accounts, otherwise
the services below which are all capitalist companies 
give you an email address you can name yourself which 
will not be easily traceable to you [However they will 
know who you are and they may choose to give out this 
information so this is not 100% 'safe', it should however 
offer considerable protection from non-state threats and 
some limited protection from state ones].  They make 
money from it by selling advertising that appears when 
you read your messages.

Pmail
Pmail allows you to get your mail from your usual e-mail 
software and not necessarily by their web page.
http://www.pmail.net

Hotmail
A web based service where you can read your mail as 'web 
pages' visible only to you.  Easy to set up.
http://www.hotmail.com/

Juno
You don't actually need any internet access to use it. It 
comes with its own dialer.  It is unsuitable for use in 
other countries since you can't get your mail unless you 
can dial to the u.s. number and get it.
http://www.juno.com/

Rocketmail
This ones requires Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft 3.0
http://www.rocketmail.com/

Mailexcite
http://www.mailexcite.com

Newmail
http://www.newmail.net

There are now loads of others so look around

        6. OTHER LISTS OF INTEREST TO ANARCHISTS

Noam Chomsky
New listserv devoted to the work of prominent living 
anarchist, Noam Chomsky, both political/social and 
linguistic. To subscribe, send mail to  
LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU with the words "SUBSCRIBE 
CHOMSKY " in the body of the message.

IWW-news
IWW's list for alternative news. To join send mail 
majordomo@igc.apc.org
 with the words SUBSCRIBE IWW-NEWS in the body of the 
message. 

OneUnion
List for discussing syndicalism and libertarian 
socialism. To join send a message to
OneUnion-request@list.uncanny.net
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

Zapatista-list
To join send mail to majordomo@eco.utexas.edu with the 
words "SUBSCRIBE CHIAPAS95" in the body of the message.

AUT-OP-SY
"Exploring the changing nature of class composition and 
class struggle within the planetary work machine." To 
join send mail to 
majordomo@jefferson.village.virginia.edu with the words 
SUBSCRIBE AUT-OP-SY in the body of the message.

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    II. NEWSGROUPS

You access news group through USENET or News, these are 
completely public discussion boards where any message 
posted is visible to anyone on the internet who looks for 
it.  The discussions are divided into thousands of 
topics, some which contain discussion of interest to 
anarchists include.  Be warned though the level of 
discussion tends to be _very_ poor because of the public 
nature of these forums...

You can also access news by going to Dejanews. This is 
http://www.dejanews.com/

>From Dan Clore <clore@columbia-center.org>
Similar to DejaNews is:
http://www.reference.com/

alt.anarchism
alt.society.anarchy

alt.society.ati
alt.society.civil-disob
alt.fan.noam-chomsky
alt.society.labor-unions
alt.politics.radical-left
alt.society.resistance
alt.society.revolution
misc.activism.progressive

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III. ANARCHIST WEB PAGES

There are literally hundreds of anarchist web pages and 
more are appearing every week.  Rather then providing a 
very long list (which would quickly become outdated), I 
suggest you go to the Anarchist FAQ's list of web pages 
which is regularly updated and lists most current pages.  
This is at
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1931/links.html

The FAQ is the work of anarchists in many countries and 
aims to provide an exhaustive description of anarchism 
useful to beginners and people who have been in the 
movement for many years.  This is at
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1931/

If you want to put up your own web page various companies 
provide space in return for putting advertising on your 
pages.  Be warned though that they may well remove your 
pages if they don't like your what you say without either 
warning or appeal!!  Often such commercial pages also 
monitor who is looking at their pages and sell this 
information to third parties.  This has led some 
anarchists to suggest they shouldn't be used however for 
others they provide the simplest way of starting off an 
anarchist site.

Free commercial page providers include
http://www.geocities.com
http://www.tripod.com

TAO Communications, a worker-cooperative of radical 
activists and communications workers, offers pay-what-
you-can web site hosting for groups who's work coincides 
with their collective statement of demands 
(http://www.tao.ca/sky/). People and collectives 
requesting their services can fill out the form at 
http://www.tao.ca/sky/new.html to recieve e-mail accounts 
(web or shell-based), shell accounts, ftp, websites, 
etc... to request the creation of an e-mail list use the 
'create' button at http://major.tao.ca

Finally the FAQ is associated with the Revolt site to be 
found at
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt
I've been working on this site for two years now and it 
provides an example of the sort of activity anarchists 
are involved in in Ireland along with a huge number of 
anarchist documents.  All together there are over 2000 
documents now on Revolt.

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    IV Chat

Internet Chat Relay (IRC), allows real time communication 
between a number of people, there does not seem to be 
many anarchists using this at the moment.  I'd appreciate 
an up to date write up by any regular users of anarchist 
chat including an up to date list of channels

Anarchopunk IRC channel.
The channel name is #anarchopunkand it's in the EFNet 
servers (irc.ef.net)


Subject: Anarchy chat

For those of you who use irc, an anarchist discussion 
channel has been opened on the irc network called EFNet. 
The name of the channel is #red&black.

Email Social Anarchists International 
<intanark@flag.blackened.net> for more info

    V   New pages on Revolt this month

The following pages have been added to Revolt this
month, you can access them at
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/new.html


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If you want to put this on the web I suggest
you link to
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/inter/faq.html
instead as I keep this version updated

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