Categories

Content on libcom.org is divided up in several ways. The main types of categorisation are: sections, regions, sectors and tags.

More detailed descriptions of these categories is given in the pages listed below.

Sections
Sections are the different areas of libcom.org which index different types of content. The main sections are news, history, thought, organise, library, the forums and notes.

These are linked to at the top of every page, and can also be accessed from the home page http://libcom.org.

Regions
Most of our content is classified by the geographical region to which it is most relevant. These are divided into Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Oceania, North America, South America, UK and Western Europs.

Sectors
Our content is also classified by the industrial or work sector it is about. We have thirteen main sectors: claimants and unpaid, communications, construction, education and learning, energy, health and medicine, manufacturing and materials, media and culture, military and law enforcement, public and third sector, retail and food, services, and transport.

Tags
Tags are more specific classifications which group content into different topic areas. Tags group together articles according to any number of features, including the subject of the articles, the country or city they are about, key events, individuals, corporations, decades or centuries.

Sections

A quick guide to finding the information you want on libcom.org.

Short descriptions of each of the main sections - Forums, History, Library, Listings, News, Notes, Organise and Thought - and the type of information they each contain, as well as related sections elsewhere.

If you are looking for a particular piece of information, use the search function at the top of the page.

Home
The front page of the site, which contains links to all the other main sections

News
News and analysis. Focussing on grassroots struggles of workers and communities, but also providing a libertarian look at big national and world events and how they impact on ordinary people.
Related: Features - big news features, General forum - discussion of current affairs

History
A people's history website, with concise articles about history, from about 800BC up until yesterday!
Listed by date, subject and region, articles are mainly about historical events as they affected ordinary working people, and the actions of large masses of people during those events. There are also biographies of people involved in those events, as well as some important world figures, and grassroots histories of whole countries.

The articles are mostly written to a standard format, and are mostly under 2,000 words. Where the word limit is insufficient to cover an issue in detail, links and references for more information are provided.
Related: Library - Longer, or further reading texts in a mix of formats, Thought - the ideas formed due to the past

Thought
A series of short introductory texts to various ideas and issues. Articles are mostly to a standard format and under 2,000 words. Where this is insufficient links to more information are provided.
Related: Glossary - explanations of frequently-used terms, Introductory thought forum - for basic queries, Thought forum - for in-depth discussion, Library - archive of many theoretical texts

Organise
Tips and advice for organising and taking action. A series of concise articles divided by the type of organising. This section covers everything from the basics of setting up a group, running a successful campaign, organising your workplace and taking strike action, and much more. Includes a personal section with helpful advice on issues such as debt, bullying and dealing with the police.
Related: Organise forum - discuss with people, News - people organising now, History - the past lessons of organisation

Library
A large archive of left and anarchist texts, including material for reference and further reading for articles on History, Thought and Organise. It contains a lot of material that libcom.org group does not agree with, but it is there because we feel that it is interesting or useful in some way.

The articles are in many different formats, from short 500 word pieces and leaftets to PDFs of books with hundreds of pages. It is sorted by author, group and format, and where relevant by subject, or region for historical material. Many of these articles were taken from elsewhere on the 'net, including the endpage archive, AF North, Anarchy Archives, prole.info and Class Against Class. If you find an article you wrote or put on-line, but which isn't credited, please contact us.

For introductory texts various topics or events we would recommend looking in Thought or History first.
Related: Thought, History

Forums
Discussion boards for debate, information-sharing, upcoming events, talking about current affairs, networking, advice and general chit-chat. It is divided by topic, with some - thought and history and organise - being more serious than others - libcommunity, with a more irreverant atmosphere. It also contains regional forums for local events and issues.
Related: History, Listings, News, Organise, Thought - different sections of the forums relate to other sections of libcom.org

Notes
Notes are pages, like this one, which contain technical information or features about this website itself.