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 [Article from Christmas 2009, now out of date]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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Juan Conatz
Jan 29 2010 09:29

Just got the last english Blaumachen article that wasn't on here, so that can be crossed off now.

Juan Conatz
Jan 29 2010 09:34

If no one has claimed Subversion, I'll tackle it.

Steven.
Jan 29 2010 10:20
Dead End wrote:
If no one has claimed Subversion, I'll tackle it.

thanks for the Greek stuff!

And subversion, that would be great - I had a proper look at that site on reocities and unfortunately a lot of the actual articles are missing, but it would be great to get what we can from there then we can see what is missing

Juan Conatz
Feb 5 2010 07:32

Subversion is done. Or what is left of it is done. Reocities has an option if a page doesn't come up where you can give them your email and they will send you a message when they recover it. I did that with most of the articles that were down.

Anarchia
Feb 5 2010 07:46

Prob worth asking Knightrose if he has copies of the missing stuff, no?

p.s: thanks to all you folks who've been doing this, you've added a ton of stuff to my "to read" list that I'm slowly but surely working my way through.

Steven.
Feb 5 2010 17:38

Dead-end - thank you very much! And for setting up notifications for if they recover anything.

I spoke to knight rose, apparently he doesn't have anything else in electronic format he doesn't think. It really sucks, because we could have done it when we were archiving GeoCities, but I thought he said that everything was already on AF-North. But it wasn't.

He said he would look around on his computer to see if any of it was still there though I think.

I am currently working my way through Gurgaon Workers News now...

Steven.
Feb 12 2010 20:35

just added McDonald's workers resistance to the list of stuff to archive. I thought I did it all a couple of years ago, but actually I don't think I did everything. So I hand copying the rest of the English language stuff over would be great:
http://www.mwr.org.uk/

I'm still slowly working through Gurgaon workers news

Juan Conatz
Feb 15 2010 10:01

Couple that I found that I havent really looked through yet, but am posting them here anyway

alt.eRED
http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/3843/

Plawiuk pontificates
http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/5202/

MERSEY DOCKS DISPUTE (UK)
http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/3843/dockhome.html

Juan Conatz
Feb 15 2010 10:05

Oh, by the way the Internet Archive has a bunch of Subversion stuff that Reocities didn't have, so I'll be doing that this week.

Probably a good idea to check the Internet Archive for any sites that went down.

Steven.
Feb 15 2010 11:49
Dead End wrote:
Oh, by the way the Internet Archive has a bunch of Subversion stuff that Reocities didn't have, so I'll be doing that this week.

Probably a good idea to check the Internet Archive for any sites that went down.

hey, that would be great. I will check out those other sites you posted when I get a chance

Steven.
Sep 14 2010 10:45

bump, because I am getting going on archiving some of the left over sites again

Steven.
Sep 14 2010 23:57

a note to add to this to the list of stuff to archive, the decent texts anyway:
http://digitalelephant.blogspot.com/

Samotnaf
Sep 15 2010 05:07

This started last year - but now there are only 109 shopping-for-texts days till next Christmas; Anthony Barnett's thing in New Left Review on the early 70s UK strikes is interesting (though obviously flawed, given his perspective) - but it has to be bought from here.
Also Josef Weber's The Great Utopia.
Also the whole of Ciliga's "Russian Enigma" (only Chapter 9 of Book 3 is in the library) - but it's very long, and scanning will take ages.
Also, Berkman's Prison Memoirs Of An Anarchist. But maybe links are enough for texts that already exist online...?

Steven.
Sep 22 2010 09:00

bump, because McDonalds Workers Resistance and Mouvement Communiste websites have both been archived here now.

I copied the useful stuff over from digital elephant as well, but there could be more good stuff there in future so I'm leaving it up

Khawaga
Sep 22 2010 15:44

steven, could you clarify what you want to be done and what's been done. it's a wee bit confusing as it is now. I am up for adding stuff to the library, but I am not sure what the priorities are.

Steven.
Sep 22 2010 22:43

Hey, sorry if there is any confusion. I was thinking about doing a new post starting from scratch, but thought I might wait until the end of this year.

I have tried to edit the first post to make it clear, but I will try to explain it more clearly here.

The links at the bottom are ones that have been done already. Here are the ones which we would still like duplicated. The first set of sites I think we would like pretty much everything. The second set people could pick and choose particular decent texts, as the quality of some of it may be mixed.
Archive pretty much everything
collective action notes - http://redemmas.org/collective_action_notes/
http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/ - break their haughty power
http://www.processedworld.com/home.html
www.classagainstclass.com (currently offline - many texts here however: http://reocities.com/cordobakaf/)
http://www.nestormakhno.info/english/index.htm
kurasje - http://www.kurasje.org/
http://gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com/

Decent, relevant content to be archived:
www.insurgentnotes.org
www.midnightnotes.org
www.revoltagainstplenty.com
http://www.againstsleepandnightmare.com/
http://digitalelephant.blogspot.com/ - any good, mainly historical or factual texts

Many, if not most of the articles on the above sites will be on libcom already, so it would just be any individual articles that are not already here.

Is this a bit more clear?

Your assistance in copying any of them over would be much appreciated!

Khawaga
Sep 23 2010 14:37

makes much more sense! I'll take on the Goldner stuff.

Steven.
Sep 23 2010 15:57

excellent, thanks.

I did some of it, Django did some as well so might be worth dropping him a line to see how far he got, so you don't have to search libcom for every article to see if it is here already

Steven.
Sep 27 2010 12:20

class against class - all general texts done, just individual author texts remaining...

... edited to add class against class is completely done, thanks to Nate having already done all the author texts, so cheers!

Steven.
Sep 27 2010 22:54

just found this site which looks like it might have loads of amazing stuff, but it is organised really badly!

Would be great to copy a load of it here, in particular this book:
http://www.ditext.com/voline/unknown.html

Here is the whole list:
http://www.ditext.com/anarchism/

Juan Conatz
Oct 3 2010 02:42
Steven. wrote:
just found this site which looks like it might have loads of amazing stuff, but it is organised really badly!

Would be great to copy a load of it here, in particular this book:
http://www.ditext.com/voline/unknown.html

Here is the whole list:
http://www.ditext.com/anarchism/

I can help out with that site, did you already put up all of the Voline book?

Steven.
Oct 3 2010 15:18

hi, that would be great.

No, have done some of it but the book is pretty big. I am happy to finish it off next week though. Have also done History of the Makhnovist movement from there, but nothing else so it would be great if you could have a look through. I'm not sure if there is much other good stuff in there, I didn't have a proper look

Juan Conatz
Oct 4 2010 05:02
Steven. wrote:
hi, that would be great.

No, have done some of it but the book is pretty big. I am happy to finish it off next week though. Have also done History of the Makhnovist movement from there, but nothing else so it would be great if you could have a look through. I'm not sure if there is much other good stuff in there, I didn't have a proper look

Yeah it's scattered. Seems like a mixed bag of pieces already on here, classical progressive stuff and other writings that would be relevent. One of the things I got out of there is that 'militarisation of the militias'.

I just also got a stack of an Iowan radical underground newspaper from the 70s that I'm typing relevant pieces into the library as well.

EDIT: How about this? http://www.ditext.com/avrich/7.html

To me it seems like somewhat of a hatchet job, but I'm not entirely clear on the history so I'm not sure.

Steven.
Oct 4 2010 08:29
Dead End wrote:
Steven. wrote:
hi, that would be great.

No, have done some of it but the book is pretty big. I am happy to finish it off next week though. Have also done History of the Makhnovist movement from there, but nothing else so it would be great if you could have a look through. I'm not sure if there is much other good stuff in there, I didn't have a proper look

Yeah it's scattered. Seems like a mixed bag of pieces already on here, classical progressive stuff and other writings that would be relevent. One of the things I got out of there is that 'militarisation of the militias'.

I just also got a stack of an Iowan radical underground newspaper from the 70s that I'm typing relevant pieces into the library as well.

EDIT: How about this? http://www.ditext.com/avrich/7.html

To me it seems like somewhat of a hatchet job, but I'm not entirely clear on the history so I'm not sure.

Mate, that's excellent, thanks.

That biography doesn't look like a hatchet job, looks like a pretty good, balanced one to me, so it would be cool if you could post it up, and use your discretion with the rest of the stuff. If/when you reckon we have all the decent stuff from that site in here just say on this thread and I will remove it from the list. Cheers!

klas batalo
Oct 15 2010 19:08

http://web.archive.org/web/20080626072348/www.kurasje.org/arksys/archset.htm

kurasje is down...someone should archive this stuff asap!

Felix Frost
Oct 15 2010 19:23

What happened to kurasje.org? Did they just forget to renew their domain name?

klas batalo
Oct 29 2010 21:07

http://slobodnifilozofski.org/?p=1915 - occupation cookbook

for the organizing section???

Steven.
Dec 13 2010 12:01
Juan Conatz
Dec 17 2010 15:38

Been slow with compiling some from that ditext website. Much of the stuff is just links to Anarchy Archives. That site doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so I bypassed that stuff in favor of pieces that were directly hosted by the site. I'm putting links on here for easier access for myself to add to the library after lookin through them more thoroughly.

The Floodgates of Anarchy
http://www.ditext.com/christie/floodgates.html

Anarchist Squatting and Land Use in the West
http://www.ditext.com/corr/anarchist_squatting.html

The Centralization of the Revolutionary Struggle in Russia
http://www.ditext.com/drahomanov/centralization.html

Ideas on Social Organization
http://www.ditext.com/guillaume/social.html

Anarchism and State Violence in Sydney and Melbourne 1886-1896
http://www.takver.com/history/aasv/index.htm

The Anarchists
http://www.ditext.com/joll/anarchists.html

THE STATE ITS HISTORIC ROLE
http://www.ditext.com/kropotkin/state.html

Anarchism in Germany
http://www.ditext.com/landauer/germany.html

The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays
http://www.ditext.com/makhno/struggle/struggle.html

MODERN ANARCHISM: KROPOTKIN, ANARCHISM AND SOCIALISM
http://www.ditext.com/masaryk/19.html

Program of Anarcho-Syndicalism
http://www.ditext.com/maximoff/program.html

ERRICO MALATESTA OR The Romance of Anarchism
http://www.ditext.com/nomad/malatesta.html

THE WARRIOR Nestor Makhno, the Bandit Who Saved Moscow
http://www.ditext.com/nomad/makhno.html

PARTISANS of FREEDOM A STUDY IN AMERICAN ANARCHISM
http://www.ditext.com/reichert/partisans/partisans.html

PROPOSED ROADS TO FREEDOM SOCIALISM, ANARCHISM AND SYNDICALISM
http://www.ditext.com/russell/roads/roads.html

AFTER THE REVOLUTION
http://membres.multimania.fr/anarchives/site/syndic/aftertherevolution.htm

THE CAMPUS WAR A SYMPATHETIC LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY IN AGONY
http://www.ditext.com/searle/campus/campus.html

Chapter 11 1936-1939: The Spanish Civil War
http://www.ditext.com/souchy/11.html

AMERICAN LABOR VIOLENCE: ITS CAUSES, CHARACTER, AND OUTCOME
http://www.ditext.com/taft/violence.html

Ed
Dec 17 2010 15:50

Ooh, that shit does look good.. just a quick reminder though, make sure you check that we don't already have some of that on the site (for instance, we've already got 'The State: Its Historic Role' and 'The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays' in the library)..

Cheers for all the help though!