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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Fozzie
Jun 5 2020 07:00

I read that PDF you uploaded about Obi Egbuna and early UK black power stuff just this week. It was cool but I didn’t think “this is cool” was a useful contribution to the site.

R Totale
Jun 5 2020 10:40

Yeah, for better or for worse this site seems to be largely dead as a place for discussion, but as an archive/library I think it still serves a useful purpose that definitely can't be met by social media sites.

Reddebrek
Jun 5 2020 16:16

I've been re-reading Negroes with Guns given the present circumstances, and I'm sure I have read more or added it to the queue. I think one of the limitations of the site is if people don't comment its almost impossible to see if what you've uploaded is making an impact. The twitter and facebook plugins don't always seem to work and I think edits to the page resets them?

Steven.
Jun 15 2020 15:08
wojtek wrote:
Does anyone read the stuff i upload or use this website? Seems like a waste of time.

Definitely! People don't normally comment any more, as most people use social media instead of website comment sections. But we continue to get as much/more traffic than ever, with hundreds of thousands of people reading articles every month. So please do continue the fantastic work!

R Totale
Sep 23 2020 11:47

Am I right in thinking there isn't a libcom Love & Rage archive yet? If so, would probably be worth getting these copied over: https://issuu.com/randalljaykay/stacks/b16cbabfba624530abe8e1eee29445ec
The Dragonfly Archive looks interesting too: https://issuu.com/dragonflyarchive Various ones I've heard of like News & Letters, Zero, Social Revolution, Black Flag, and then loads of others that are new to me.

Fozzie
Sep 23 2020 11:50

There are few things on there of interest (Zero and Black Flag are already on Libcom). But also a lot of nationalist / insurrectionist bits that should probably be avoided...

R Totale
Sep 29 2020 15:30

Another one to add to the to-do list, I'd like to get around to it soon but certainly won't complain if anyone beats me to it: Anarchist Black Dragon, a late 70s/early 80s publication produced by anarchist-communist prisoners at Walla Walla State Penitentiary. Might also be worth doing a gallery for Carl Harp's art, he had quite a nice visual style.

Steven.
Oct 1 2020 23:30
R Totale wrote:
Am I right in thinking there isn't a libcom Love & Rage archive yet? If so, would probably be worth getting these copied over: https://issuu.com/randalljaykay/stacks/b16cbabfba624530abe8e1eee29445ec
The Dragonfly Archive looks interesting too: https://issuu.com/dragonflyarchive Various ones I've heard of like News & Letters, Zero, Social Revolution, Black Flag, and then loads of others that are new to me.

yes definitely! There is no archive as yet, other than this tag containing the book about them: https://libcom.org/tags/love-and-rage

R Totale
Nov 17 2020 12:42

Do people think it'd be worth adding an archive of Insurrection Magazine?

Fozzie
Nov 17 2020 15:58
R Totale wrote:
Do people think it'd be worth adding an archive of Insurrection Magazine?

It's probably of historical interest but is not really my thing so I haven't read it?

I guess the question is: how awful are the politics?

R Totale
Nov 17 2020 16:40

Dunno, I haven't really read it either. From a quick glance, it looks very Bonnano/Weir/Elephant, so depends what you think of that stuff I suppose. Issue #0 has a lot of stuff about the struggle against the missile base in Comiso, Sicily, which is kind of interesting in that I'm sure I remember seeing some insurrecto texts that were just kind of like "people should organise like they did in Comiso" without giving that much more context. (Having had a quick look, it comes up in the Do or Die! insurrection article, and in Miguel Amoros' critique of Bonanno). Mind you, it was late September that I decided I should probably archive Love & Rage and Anarchist Black Dragon and I've not got around to starting on those yet, so if anyone's really really desperate for this stuff to be added to the library then they're probably best off not waiting for me to do it.

Fozzie
Nov 17 2020 17:42

None of this is especially pressing wink

Reddebrek
Nov 28 2020 20:12

I'm a bit worried about the fate of the contents of Stuart Christie's website now that he's passed away. https://christiebooks.co.uk/

Does anyone know if he had any friends or colleagues helping run the page? Since it doesn't even have a memorial entry I'm guessing it doesn't. I mostly used the massive film archive and bought the odd very cheap e-book, but the front page regularly featured translations and interviews.

The music and talk section is already riddled with dead links and my attempts to contact using the two e-mail addresses linked to the site have bounced back.

R Totale
Dec 10 2020 16:12

Sparrow's Nest have just digitised a load of new old stuff, including a lot of Solidarity: https://thesparrowsnest.org.uk/index.php/14-news-and-events/223-new-addi...

I'm not an expert on the various ins and outs of Solidarity so idk if there's anything that isn't on here already, but I think the 80s stuff is new, at least for a certain value of new?

Fozzie
Apr 28 2021 17:47

There is a complete online archive of Earth First UK's Do or Die here:
http://thetalonconspiracy.com/2014/04/do-or-die-earth-first/

I remember later issues of this being pretty great. Earlier ones slightly lumbered with ALF/ELF stuff. Probably good to include here.

Steven.
Apr 28 2021 20:03

Do or Die indeed was a great publication, and yes would be good to have here.
On this:

Reddebrek wrote:
I'm a bit worried about the fate of the contents of Stuart Christie's website now that he's passed away. https://christiebooks.co.uk/

Does anyone know if he had any friends or colleagues helping run the page? Since it doesn't even have a memorial entry I'm guessing it doesn't. I mostly used the massive film archive and bought the odd very cheap e-book, but the front page regularly featured translations and interviews.

The music and talk section is already riddled with dead links and my attempts to contact using the two e-mail addresses linked to the site have bounced back.

on this, I was worried about this as well, and have spoken to various people and be reassured that the website and film archive is being looked after.

Ed
Jul 1 2021 16:40

Would anyone be able to salvage some of the more interesting bits from this Radical Manchester blog?

There's lots of interesting stuff on it but it hasn't been updated since 2013 and wordpress blogs have a tendency to just disappear occasionally