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Libcom library archiving to do list

Libcom library archiving to do list

An updated list of documents and websites we would like to archive in our library.

Here are a list of links to websites and articles which we would like duplicated in our library.

This is to help ensure that as many people as possible read them, and also to ensure that the documents stay online, in case other websites disappear - as has happened to so many other radical sites in the past couple of years.

We would appreciate any help from our users in copying this stuff across. If people would like to help but don't have the technical know-how - not to worry, we can help you! Just ask in the comment section below.

Higher priority
we would like pretty much all of the content on the following links duplicated on libcom.org:
http://zerowork.org/ - articles from the journal are already all on libcom but we would like all of the supplemental materials
http://libcom.org/library/exhaustive-list-iww-pamphlets - some of these are currently hosted externally so it would be good to get them all on libcom
http://zinnedproject.org/news/page/2/ - any of the good historical texts here would be great
http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/ - break their haughty power
http://www.takver.com/history/index.htm - Australian radical history site, would be good to get all the history stuff
http://www.left-dis.nl/
http://www.generation-online.org/t/translations.htm
http://www.alphabetthreat.co.uk/pasttense/page2.html
http://www.marxists.org/history/spain/spanishrevolution/index.htm - it would be great to get all of these individual issues up in our incomplete archive which is here: http://libcom.org/library/spanish-revolution-newspaper
http://libcom.org/forums/history/living-marxism-archive-06062014 - would be good to get this archive in the library
http://www.connexions.org/RedMenace.htm Would be great to get the rest of these in our red Menace archive here: http://libcom.org/library/red-menace
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/goldman/ME/me.html - Mother Earth
http://forworkerspower.wordpress.com/category/the-solidarity-group/ - anything here by Solidarity would be great
http://www.rebeller.se/English.html - We have most of this but there are one or two texts we still don't have which would be good
http://kommunismus.narod.ru/books.html - the English stuff here would be the priority, but the foreign-language stuff would be good as well
http://libcom.org/library/kurasje-documents - having these file attachments added to the library as individual articles would be great
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_the_history_of_youth_and_childhood/summary/v004/4.2.getman-eraso.html - about youth groups in the Spanish revolution
http://gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com/workers-history/

Lower priority
The following websites contain some useful texts. We would like any decent, relevant ones which we do not host already to be copied into our library, but the higher priority ones above are preferred for the time being.
http://anarchalibrary.blogspot.co.uk/ - we have most of this already but anything missing would be good
www.midnightnotes.org
www.revoltagainstplenty.com
http://www.againstsleepandnightmare.com/
http://www.nestormakhno.info/english/index.htm
http://www.spunk.org/index.html
theanarchistlibrary.org
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/
http://www.bastardarchive.org/
zinelibrary.info
http://www.seesharppress.com/textsonline.html
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a2015 - any John Dos Passos novels with radical content/themes would be good, some here
http://www.bibliothekderfreien.de/lidiap/eng/index.htm - any decent publications from these ones online would be great duplicated on libcom
http://newsandletters.org/WritingsofRD.asp
http://www.arpnet.it/chaos/flexibility.htm - this text would be good
http://www.sojournertruth.net/main.html
http://bigflameuk.wordpress.com/
http://marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-1/index.htm
http://caringlabor.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/the-young-lords-reader-health-and-hospitals/

New content
The following websites are active and continually having new content posted. As such, duplicating content from them is not as high a priority, however we would still like to duplicate new additions or older articles from these websites as they come out eventually:
www.insurgentnotes.org
http://faridabadmajdoorsamachar.blogspot.com/
http://gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com/ Gurgaon workers news
http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/
http://ngnm.vrahokipos.net/translations.html

Underway
These sites are currently being copied over. However, help with them would still be appreciated. Post in the comments below for more information
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Done
Here are the websites and articles which we have moved over so far:
http://users.resist.ca/~jon.beasley-murray/aut_02.html -autopsy texts
http://users.rcn.com/ceverett.massed/Grad-Paper%202.htm organised labour in Brazil - by libcom
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/bright/dolgoff/cubanrevolution/toc.html Cuban revolution-a critical perspective - by libcom
http://www.negations.net/libero/default.htm - Asian anarchism - by Spartacus
http://ngnm.vrahokipos.net/translations.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boatmen_of_Thessalon%C3%ADki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinos_Speras - by libcom
http://www.reocities.com/athens/acropolis/8195/ - subversion
collective action notes
Friends of Durruti - http://www.spunk.org/library/places/spain/sp001780/index.html - DONE
Vanzetti - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Bartolomeo_Vanzetti__The_Story_of_a_Proletarian_Life.html
http://www.mediafire.com/?mvyjmzizzn1 - books for burning
http://www.generation-online.org/t/ppp.htm - post-political politics
http://nntk.net/main.php?g2_itemId=251 - Spectacular Times - done by Reddebrek
http://dl.lib.brown.edu/radicalamerica/shelf.html?PHPSESSID=b676554282b5b37b5af9b5280b2fe25d - Radical America - done by Reddebrek
http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org/the-heavy-stuff/

If you would like to help out, please say in the comments below. Also, if you do help copy any of this stuff over, please let us know by posting below. We will keep this original post updated as we move forwards with the archiving.

If anyone spots any other websites they think we should copy, please let us know about them below.

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Jan 15 2011 19:10

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wojtek
May 2 2018 14:55

'The Class Strikes Back: Self-Organised Workers' Struggles in the Twenty-First Century'
I haven't read it so not sure if it's worthwhile:
https://library.memoryoftheworld.org/b/XMCJFIbQqQIpX0xpmPrQYsTS1gStxuan-...

wojtek
Aug 13 2018 00:12

Is there anything that needs uploading/adding to the library?

Mike Harman
Aug 13 2018 01:25

It's not a straight archive-to-library job, but I was looking for information on the 1965 'March Intifada' in Bahrain - which was a strike of hundreds of oil workers, followed by suppression by British police and a general strike.

There is almost nothing in English online, and the Arabic sources from the wikipedia entry are dead.

The best I could find was this from archive.org, which would need to be run through google translate then tidied up: https://web.archive.org/web/20110911051221/http://www.alwaqt.com/art.php...

There's what I guess could be called an 'online historical novel' here about it, the novel can be skipped but the photos look genuine: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/tliad-the-triumph-of-the-...

Another one would be this PDF on the Mau Mau uprising. The first link in the PDF goes to a malware site now, so it would be better to scrub it from the PDF, but I guess we could also just post it with a warning. http://www.socialiststories.com/liberate/Mau%20Mau,%20A%20Revolution%20B...

Also afaik we don't have any archives of Base Publication yet. There are PDFs, and also individual articles online: http://www.basepublication.org/

Steven.
Aug 13 2018 12:53
wojtek wrote:
Is there anything that needs uploading/adding to the library?

yeah in addition to the stuff Mike mentions, any of the stuff in the "higher priority" section of the OP would be great as well!

Mike Harman
Aug 13 2018 14:11

Hmm the OP is from 2011, do we want to put a 'valid as of date' note on it and/or strike through anything that's been done?

Steven.
Aug 14 2018 13:42
Mike Harman wrote:
Hmm the OP is from 2011, do we want to put a 'valid as of date' note on it and/or strike through anything that's been done?

I thought I have kept this post up to date, and put everything that has been done in the "done" section at the bottom…

Kate Sharpley
Sep 13 2018 09:51

Could you not gather together the issues of SWF's 'Direct action', please? All tagged Syndicalist Workers Federation but otherwise no listing

Entdinglichung
Sep 14 2018 16:00
Reddebrek
Nov 22 2018 18:06

There's an archive of texts about the 1848 Revolutions that is interesting.

https://www.ohio.edu/Chastain/contents.htm

I've added some of them about France and Germany using the tags for both, and I guess I could create on for Italy if the texts about the revolt in the Italian states has any useful information about workers movements, but the problem is that a lot of the uprisings and political events happened in the Hapsburg Empire which is a nightmare to map using modern geography.

So I don't really know how to archive stuff about them.

Reddebrek
Feb 26 2019 22:16

After listening to the working class history podcast on the Aussie IWW I went looking for stuff on Monty Miller, and some biographies and some of his writing on this site http://www.takver.com/history/indexbooks.htm

Which also host a lot of stuff from the Aussie labor movement from many different groups and individuals, it goes back at least to the 1910s and despite the really old site layout seems to have been updated as late as 2009.

Fozzie
Feb 27 2019 13:05
Kate Sharpley wrote:
Could you not gather together the issues of SWF's 'Direct action', please? All tagged Syndicalist Workers Federation but otherwise no listing

Now here: http://libcom.org/library/direct-action-world-labour-news-1960s

It would be good if someone could do an introductory blurb and check the title I have given it.

Ed
Mar 2 2019 22:52

Hey, so this isn't really a request to archive new stuff but more helping us out with older stuff in the archive. I noticed again that a lot of our older anarchist entries (like this page from our Malatesta tag, but more or less true for any of the texts that got added 10+ years ago) don't have images or introductions.

Would anyone be up for editing those in? It wouldn't have to be too involved; just one line about what more or less the articles are about, vaguely related image. Just feel it would make the pages look better, be more likely to be shared on social media, etc.

zugzwang
Mar 3 2019 20:51
Ed wrote:
Hey, so this isn't really a request to archive new stuff but more helping us out with older stuff in the archive. I noticed again that a lot of our older anarchist entries (like this page from our Malatesta tag, but more or less true for any of the texts that got added 10+ years ago) don't have images or introductions.

Would anyone be up for editing those in? It wouldn't have to be too involved; just one line about what more or less the articles are about, vaguely related image. Just feel it would make the pages look better, be more likely to be shared on social media, etc.

I'll see if I can edit a few

edit:

Maybe delete this duplicate article?

http://libcom.org/library/democracy-anarchy-errico-malatesta

Ed
Mar 4 2019 11:52

Unpublished it for now (some recent comments about different versions of articles being on the site, some with missing paragraphs, has combined with my general hoarding mentality to make me reluctant to delete anything!).

Thanks so much for helping with this. It's much appreciated!

Mike Harman
Apr 9 2019 12:24

New translation of Munis here that'd be good to add https://www.workersoffensive.org/single-post/2019/01/30/Revolutionary-Cl...

zugzwang
May 14 2019 08:44
Ed
May 17 2019 11:01

If anyone has the time, we'd really appreciate someone adding all the stuff from New Syndicalist and generally keeping us updated with their new stuff. We've already got some but it'd be great to have the rest as it is, imo, some of the best libertarian writing/media being produced in the UK atm.

zugzwang
Mar 29 2020 08:20

https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/browse#workersdreadnought

Be worth adding Pankhurst''s Woman's/Workers' Dreadnought to the library? I could make ocr pdf's from the images.

something like this maybe

https://easyupload.io/7d1omd

R Totale
Mar 29 2020 21:25

For what it's worth, just to plug that the Sparrow's Nest has a great collection of scanned PDFs, it's where I've been getting all the old ORA/AWA stuff from... and looking at their site, I see they've just recently added a big set of 80s Direct Actions if anyone wants another project to take on.
Other archives I'm thinking of trying to back up are the Anti-Fascist Archive, and then there's the Irish Anarchist History archive, again if anyone feels like taking that on it'd be very welcome.
EDIT: oh, and the 1 in 12 Publications Library as well.

Fozzie
Apr 1 2020 17:49

Some bits here of interest like Careless Talk, Red Menace (UK), Libertarian Communist Review etc.

Some but not all of this seems to be taken from here, Sparrow Nest etc - but to my nerd eyes some of it only exists as scans there:

https://splitsandfusions.wordpress.com/left-communists-and-libertarians/

https://splitsandfusions.wordpress.com/anarchists/

Spikymike
Apr 1 2020 16:45

Blimey Fozzie how did you dig that up, my personal political history on line (via a Trot site!) from just before leaving/being expelled from the spgb via the discussion journal eventually titled 'Libertarian Communism' up to 'Subversion' and including most of the other left/council communist groups we had links with. Some continuity but more positive evolution from shaky beginnings I'd claim. I've never wanted to see it all reproduced myself since couldn't really recommend most of that early stuff and some maybe plain embarrassing. Still it does remind me of old friends and comrades many no longer around.
PS; Does still have gaps of course especially missing all the better printed Social Revolution magazines which did have some good articles including a few from John Crump.

Fozzie
Apr 1 2020 18:30

Well I am sure we all have embarrassing skeletons in our closets, Mike - a sign of a misspent youth and also subsequent development smile

I found that site while looking for something else whilst cooped up in bed with very mild symptoms of the currently fashionable virus...

R Totale
Apr 16 2020 15:25

If anyone feels in need of another archiving project to take on, I had planned to get around to tackling the Sparrow's Nest collection of scans of Direct Action, 80s paper of the Direct Action Movement, at some point, but looking into it a bit more, I see they also have scans of Direct Action, 40s-50s paper of the Anarchist Federation of Britain, and Direct Action, 60s paper of the Syndicalist Workers' Federation, although they haven't got around to scanning their collection of Direct Action, 90s/2000s SolFed mag yet... bloody anarchists and their unimaginative naming habits.

Reddebrek
Apr 17 2020 21:08

a friend showed me this http://cedall.org/Documentacio/Castella/cedall203502000_Tierra%20y%20Lib...

The complete archive of the FAI newspaper, shame I don't read Spanish, but some users may find it interesting.

R Totale
May 1 2020 09:06

If anyone wants yet another archive to look around and maybe duplicate, check out Leftovers: https://leftove.rs/tmp/#about - looks to have copies of everything from the Commonweal to WSA documents to anti-Poll Tax stuff to d-beat zines, from looking around for about a minute.

Fozzie
May 1 2020 21:21

That’s quite cool - quite hard to navigate but I guess that will improve. Some good stuff in there I’d not seen online.

zugzwang
May 16 2020 23:42

Some of the documents scanned by the LSE are not in the best condition (chunks of text missing, pages torn, etc.). British newspaper archive seem to have better scans but they're behind a paywall (not sure what book or source they're digitizing from). I'll continue uploading from LSE unless I find something better.

R Totale
Jun 4 2020 11:55

I've put my archiving on hold for the moment because there's more interesting stuff going on, but if things slow down enough that archiving seems a reasonable use of time again, just to mention that there's a more-or-less full set of Love & Rage up here - the archivist's full collection is a bit hit-and-miss insurrecto-maoist, but would be good to get some of the old ARA On the Prowl stuff and the Anarchist Labor Bulletins in the library as well.

wojtek
Jun 5 2020 00:46

Does anyone read the stuff i upload or use this website? Seems like a waste of time.

zugzwang
Jun 5 2020 01:43
wojtek wrote:
Does anyone read the stuff i upload or use this website? Seems like a waste of time.

I'm sure people do sooner or later; there's lots of content hosted here without comments. Not sure what all they're introducing/removing in the site upgrade but I imagine a re-design would attract more people. I mean technically for stuff hosted on other sites, I think you could archive all of it from the command line (wget something something?) and make it available here somehow, but poring through communist stuff and uploading it manually can be fun/rewarding, and makes it available to others.