The libcom library archiving Christmas wish list!

The libcom library archiving Christmas wish list!

Well, it's the holiday season, here is a wish list of content we would like archived on libcom.org over the next year, if anyone felt like giving us a present! [Article from Christmas 2009, now out of date]

Of course we still want any new content, or any texts not currently online scanned in. This type of thing would be a priority, but is not something which everyone can do. So here is a list of other websites whose content we would like duplicated on libcom.org.

We think it is worth duplicating content elsewhere on the net on libcom.org for several reasons. Firstly, libcom is one of the world's most popular revolutionary/anarchist websites, so any content is likely to be read more here than on a smaller site. Secondly, content on our site appears highly in Google rankings, so articles posted here are more likely to be found and read by casual browsers. Thirdly, we are the biggest online anarchist/libertarian communist library, and so have big archives of related texts and background articles which can be linked to new additions. Finally, we have a good, sound and stable collective of administrators, editors, contributors and donors, so our website is much less likely than most to go down or be deleted. This happened to many anarchist/communist websites hosted on geocities recently - fortunately many of them were archived on libcom.org as outlined here. Furthermore, our site is shortly due to be archived permanently by the British Library, so whatever happens content posted to libcom.org will be available in perpetuity.

So here is our Christmas list of websites, in rough order of priority.

With these websites, generally we would want to prioritise hosting historical articles, with theoretical articles as a lower priority. As a general note, we would probably have a majority of the articles from these websites hosted on libcom.org anyway, and probably only a small minority would actually need copying over. For the time being, we are only interested in hosting the articles which are in English.

These are the main websites whose articles we would like archived on libcom.org:
List of websites now removed. Many were done, any still remaining will be put in a new, updated archiving thread to avoid confusion. January 2011.

Can anyone think of any others that we should archive as well? If so please post up here so we can edit them in.

If you would like to help us out with any of this, please say here below or drop one of us a private message. We can provide any assistance required, and any problems you can post up in our feedback/content forum for assistance from admins or some of our users.

So, any volunteers?

Updated later to add:

Done
Sites which have been done:
www.prole.info - by libcom
http://www.polkagris.nu/?cat=29
Tintin comic book - http://tintinrevolution.free.fr/ - it would be great if someone could just group the pages together in one PDF document and put it in the library. - both by Khawaga
wildcat Germany - http://www.wildcat-www.de/en/eindex.htm - by Khawaga
http://www.prol-position.net/- by libcom
Troploin - captain soap
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/kolinko/engl/e_index.htm - by libcom
John Gray - http://musicchat.reocities.com/CapitolHill/6397/sitelist.htm - by libcom
subversion site - http://www.reocities.com/knightrose.geo/- by dead end
http://www.mwr.org.uk/ - by libcom
http://www.mouvement-communiste.com/index.php?view=lettres&language=EN - the English language stuff- by libcom
class against class - http://reocities.com/cordobakaf/ - by libcom and Nate
TPTG
blaumachen
Www.ditexts.com/anarchism by Juan Conatz
kurasje - http://www.kurasje.org/
http://www.processedworld.com/home.html-by Ludd, with some help from libcom

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Dec 15 2009 11:23

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Spassmaschine
Dec 17 2009 04:49
kotob wrote:
there is some texts on troploin site that werent archived yet, eg "in for a crisis"..

Yeah there used to be quite a few troploin articles that weren't copied here; unfortunately they changed their site software a while ago and it became really hard to find anything.

edit: I take that back, I just looked at the site and they've rearranged it as it used to be. I might go through it over the holidays.

waslax
Dec 17 2009 11:11

The Troploin text(s) should definitely be put on here. Should be a priority, I'd think.

Red Marriott
Dec 17 2009 11:33
Khawaga wrote:
Choccy wrote:

Done the Ting Ling one, but the other one is not in that issue.
Give me the correct reference if you know it and I'll add it

I found the other one. It's in the same issue, but called Wild Lily. Anyway, it's in the library now.

That's great, cheers guys.

Choccy
Dec 17 2009 12:45
Khawaga wrote:
Choccy wrote:
Done the Ting Ling one, but the other one is not in that issue.
Give me the correct reference if you know it and I'll add it

I found the other one. It's in the same issue, but called Wild Lily. Anyway, it's in the library now.

sorry, i don't assume that everything chinese sounding is the same article wink

Steven.
Dec 18 2009 13:53

you guys are excellent, cheers! I'm going through doing prole.info

Khawaga
Dec 19 2009 20:22
Choccy wrote:
sorry, i don't assume that everything chinese sounding is the same article

Aren't you one of them scientisitc folks? Deduction mate, deduction wink

Red Marriott
Dec 20 2009 00:14

Intro and links made for those texts; http://libcom.org/tags/yenan-literary-opposition

Steven.
Jan 4 2010 21:21

prole.info done, going to move on to a new one soon.

Khawaga, is Wildcat Germany done ? and soap, is Troploin? If so I will update the OP

Khawaga
Jan 5 2010 01:17

Wildcat Germany is not done yet. I've got about a third or so left. Will be done hopefully in a week.

Steven.
Jan 5 2010 01:23

great.

We should do Loren Goldner's site has well:
http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/

Mark.
Jan 5 2010 12:47
Steven. wrote:
We should do Loren Goldner's site has well:
http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/

This might be a good one to start with:

“Socialism in one country” before Stalin, and the origins of reactionary “anti-Imperialism”: the case of Turkey, 1917-1925
http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/turkey.html

Steven.
Jan 5 2010 13:07

he e-mailed that to us to put up immediately, which we did! If you wanted to help out with some of the others that would be great - we can provide any advice or support required.

I'm now working through Prol-Position in reverse order, done all the archive and issues 1 and 2, doing 3 now. If someone else wanted to start with the more recent stuff (of which we have a lot already) and work backwards that would be okay as we could meet in the middle...

Mark.
Jan 5 2010 14:32
Steven. wrote:
he e-mailed that to us to put up immediately, which we did!

OK, I've found it now: http://libcom.org/tags/loren-goldner

Juan Conatz
Jan 5 2010 16:18

What about:

Abolishing the Borders From Below
http://www.abb.hardcore.lt/joomla/index.php

Anarchist International Information Service
http://www.ana rchy.no/ admin - hostile link broken

Big Flame
http://bigflameuk.wordpress.com/

Blaumachen
http://www.blaumachen.gr/

Translations of stuff
http://www.generation-online.org/t/translations.htm

Anarchists in the Gulag (and prison and exile)
http://gulaganarchists.wordpress.com/

Love & Rage Archive
http://www.loveandrage.org/

Marx Myths & Legends
http://marxmyths.org/index.php

The Red Menace
http://www.connexions.org/RedMenace.htm

Khawaga
Jan 5 2010 16:58

FARIDABAD MAJDOOR SAMACHAR
http://faridabadmajdoorsamachar.blogspot.com/

I think they are, (or at least connected to), Kamunist Kranti

Steven.
Jan 5 2010 17:07

yeah, a lot of that stuff looks good - anarchy.no however, no way! It is a nonsense website filled with disinformation and plain lunacy - it claims that Sweden had an anarchist revolution a few years ago, and is now 70% anarchy and things like that.

With abolishing borders from below, most of the content probably wouldn't be that appropriate, but the odd individual article could be good, about particular aspects of class struggle, a particular strike or something like that.

Steven.
Jan 5 2010 17:09
Khawaga wrote:
FARIDABAD MAJDOOR SAMACHAR
http://faridabadmajdoorsamachar.blogspot.com/

I think they are, (or at least connected to), Kamunist Kranti

yes, it is them.

Juan Conatz
Jan 5 2010 17:28
Steven. wrote:
yeah, a lot of that stuff looks good - anarchy.no however, no way! It is a nonsense website filled with disinformation and plain lunacy - it claims that Sweden had an anarchist revolution a few years ago, and is now 70% anarchy and things like that.

With abolishing borders from below, most of the content probably wouldn't be that appropriate, but the odd individual article could be good, about particular aspects of class struggle, a particular strike or something like that.

Yeah I was checking it out just now. It's something I linked to my blog a while ago but never looked at. It reminds me of a former housemate who was manic and some of the stuff she would write.

Spassmaschine
Jan 6 2010 01:42

Troploin is now done (the English stuff, at least).

Steven.
Jan 7 2010 21:18

awesome, thank you!

Khawaga
Jan 9 2010 06:04

I've done all the original Wildcat articles. There are four articles by various autonomist writers that are not in the library, but I'll post them as well.

I'll also do the FARIDABAD MAJDOOR SAMACHAR blog (should they have their own tag, or should I just use Kamunist Kranti?). Btw, I've been in touch them and mentioned that I could upload their stuff to libcom and they're cool with it.

Django
Jan 11 2010 19:25

I'll take on getting Loren Goldner stuff which isn't archived already yet up.

Steven.
Jan 12 2010 12:05
Django wrote:
I'll take on getting Loren Goldner stuff which isn't archived already yet up.

awesome. I'm still working through Prol-Position, only got three newsletters to go though I think

Steven.
Jan 18 2010 13:31

finally finished Prol-Position, that was a marathon, I didn't realise how much stuff there was!

Now have made a start on the John Gray archive, this doesn't look so bad as there aren't that many texts actually on the site, most of them are links to external texts. However, a fair few of them are quite long. I'm going through the "texts on this site" section, starting at the bottom and working up, so if anyone else wanted to do any John Gray feel free, but probably best to start from the top down.

in doing this, I noticed that the whole of the old subversion site is still online, as GeoCities got backed up - on reocities:
http://www.reocities.com/knightrose.geo/

Steven.
Jan 18 2010 14:02

bump, because I have also updated the original post with stuff done, and more suggestions of stuff to archive

Entdinglichung
Jan 18 2010 17:09

does anybody know why classagainstclass.com is offline?

Steven.
Jan 18 2010 17:33

I don't, no, sorry. Hopefully just a temporary thing.

The old version of the site is archived here:
http://reocities.com/cordobakaf/

Steven.
Jan 22 2010 01:00
Steven.
Jan 24 2010 16:13

^ now done.

Steven.
Jan 27 2010 20:29

I've now done everything on John Gray in English, apart from the couple of texts by groups connected with negationism