An announcement that we have started an online fundraiser for the purpose of tracking down, purchasing and digitizing older North American anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publications.
update: this fundraiser has now closed. However we still rely on user donations to fund our work, so please support us on patreon if you wish to do this: https://patreon.com/libcom
The libcom.org library hosts an enormous amount of material. Some of this was digitized and put online for the first time by either our users (thanks!) or one of us who run the site.
Over the years we've been able to track down many older radical publications. The journal of the UK libertarian socialist group, Solidarity. Pamphlets and issues of the 1970s-era American Root & Branch magazine. Robert Lumley's out-of-print book, States of emergency: cultures of revolt in Italy from 1968 to 1978.
But there is still much work to do.
Many older publications are in danger of being forgotten. Many more are deteriorating, victim to poor storage and fragile newsprint.
We would like to change that.
Donating to our fund will allow us to be better able to digitize these pieces of radical history.
All money we receive will be greatly appreciated and go towards purchasing titles such as Why?, Resistance, Retort, Man!, Challenge, Views & Comments and The Road to Freedom, which were North American anarchist newspapers produced during the 1930s-1950s.
We are also hoping to track down, purchase and digitize copies of the Industrial Worker, which as of now, mostly reside in academic institutions, rare book sellers and people's attics.
With your help we can ensure that this history can be a freely available resource for all.
GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/2c5zfg84