**Welcome! Say hello and introduce yourself on this thread**

Submitted by Steven. on February 10, 2005

Welcome!

This is a thread for new users to say hi, say how they found the site and ask any questions which they may not want to post a new thread about.

Coming into a community where everybody is throwing their Kropotkins and Bakunins about like tennis balls can often be daunting. In-jokes and people's cliques can seem off-putting, but every community has them - you will find that most people are pretty friendly once you start posting.

Don't forget to fill out your profile information by click on 'my account' at the top of the page.

Try and keep complex crap, in-jokes, flames and arguments off this thread and lets let newcomers feel at home :) A good way to get a basic introduction is to check out our posting guidelines.

Cheers, and welcome to our new users from the libcom.org crew 8-)
:rb:

Ghost_of_the_r…

19 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Ghost_of_the_r… on February 10, 2005

Hi there.

I would like a nice quiet life with a wife and kids and a boring job. Thanks in roughly equal measures to capitalism's ongoing destruction of the earth and the human mind, as well as this poxy revolution everyone keeps talking about, this easy life of mine will never come. This makes me angry and mad all at once. So i decided it's best to be inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in, so here i am trying to learn and develop with only the pretentious swine on this forum for help.

Yay.

lucy82

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on February 25, 2005

y'know, this thread just isn't working. maybe its because theres only one post on it and its like walking into a party first and being stuck near the lukewarm pizza in an empty room.....

Elleo

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Elleo on February 28, 2005

Well, being a fan of luke-warm pizza and also being new here I'll say Hi.

I'm currently a student studying software engineering. I have a big interest in Free (libre) software and from that have developed an interest in anarchy (My first real introduction to anarchism was finding an anarchist FAQ in the Debian GNU/Linux package repositories).

Jacques Roux

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Jacques Roux on February 28, 2005

Welcome to the forums....

If you havent already seen them elsewhere there are a couple of links to interesting radical tech. links on our page at :

http://enrager.net/culture/computer/index.htm

Which is embarrisngly out of date :oops: :oops:

Elleo

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Elleo on February 28, 2005

rkn

If you havent already seen them elsewhere there are a couple of links to interesting radical tech. links on our page at :

http://enrager.net/culture/computer/index.htm

Thanks, there were a couple of quite interesting articles that I hadn't read before.

ffaker

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by ffaker on March 1, 2005

Elleo

(My first real introduction to anarchism was finding an anarchist FAQ in the Debian GNU/Linux package repositories).

Hey - me too! When I came across that I think it was the first time I actually realised that anarchism was a serious philosophy and movement, rather than just masked-up rioters who just want chaos for its own sake as news coverage of May Days implied!

Shameless self promotion: my follow-up to that article on free software as anarchism in action is called The Limits of Free Software. Worth a read if I do say so myself.

Updates needed to that link page: add:

AktiviX: free email and mailing lists for activists. Maybe webhosting soon. A riseup.net style collective here in the UK. - www.aktivix.org

Bittorrent, the most efficient and most decentralised P2P system currently in existance - http://bittorrent.com

Wikipedia: a great project with some problems (e.g. the Zionists tend to rule the Israel/Palestine stuff) - www.wikipedia.org

Elleo

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Elleo on March 1, 2005

asa

Shameless self promotion: my follow-up to that article on free software as anarchism in action is called The Limits of Free Software. Worth a read if I do say so myself.

Nice article. Shows quite well how Free software is only one small part of the neccessary social/economic changes and how Free software itself is constrained in the freedom it can offer by external factors.

ffaker

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by ffaker on March 1, 2005

Elleo

Nice article. Shows quite well how Free software is only one small part of the neccessary social/economic changes and how Free software itself is constrained in the freedom it can offer by external factors.

Thanks. Yea I thought that was somthing important to talk about after writing the first article singing the praises of FLOSS. Freedom published that first article in two parts, interested in the second John?

PixiePaul

19 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by PixiePaul on March 3, 2005

Hello there,

I would be happy with a nine-to-five, a plasma telly, and twenty pints of Stella at Yates Wine Lodge of a saturday night, but I am a sad loser with no job, no money and no friends, so I decided to be a trouble-maker instead. Here is some trivia that you may not find interesting:

I am a bit older than my teeth.

I collect stones and spanners when I am not busy thinking, eating or sleeping.

I can't play the cazoo.

Paul the Pixie

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on March 30, 2005

.

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Bob Ebay

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Bob Ebay on April 17, 2005

MR LUSTBATHER

Do i want some? Yes I do swarthy boy . Feed me , feed me!

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 18, 2005

Bob Ebay

MR LUSTBATHER

Do i want some? Yes I do swarthy boy . Feed me , feed me!

not coming from the cosmopollitain south ive never actully had a bagel.

So go ahead stuff yer face and spit them out in galloways ugly mush.

the button

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by the button on April 18, 2005

As I've had cause to point out elsewhere on these boards, caramelised onion & poppy-seed bagels are the weekend breakfast of choice for all class-conscious workers.

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 18, 2005

the button

As I've had cause to point out elsewhere on these boards, caramelised onion & poppy-seed bagels are the weekend breakfast of choice for all class-conscious workers.

You sound like "the beast" lindsey german.

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 18, 2005

the button

MR LUSTBATHER

You sound like "the beast" lindsey german.

Damn.... exposed. And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those pesky U-75 exiles. :D

You should be put in a cage so you can stop writing about those groovy ethnics and there wonderuos spicy foods.

she should flung in one and never let out.

oisleep

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by oisleep on April 20, 2005

Hello,

I've just been banned from U75 at work, so finally got around to registering here, have been reading the forums for a while but never got round to registering / posting

libcom?

Steven.

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on April 20, 2005

oisleep

Hello,

I've just been banned from U75 at work, so finally got around to registering here, have been reading the forums for a while but never got round to registering / posting

libcom?

Hey oisleep, I'm a u75er aswell - was this a voluntary ban? Or did the boss catch you?

Welcome to the boards 8)

Er libcom? what? :confused:

oisleep

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by oisleep on April 20, 2005

thanks for the welcome guys

not a voluntary ban, just the site banned at work, not sure how long before they ban this one as well!

interesting view of u75 from some of the people here, i agree to an extent, but at the same time it's not meant to be any particular type of board, so it shouldn't be a great surprise that it's packed full of liberals & student trot types, but it doesn't mean that everyone who posts there are chareacterised by that image

it does seem a bit more serious here though, and I appreciate the reaons why, so i'll try to keep to topic

didn't know swarthy was here either!!

Steven.

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on April 20, 2005

oisleep

Steven.

[

Er libcom? what? :confused:

.org?

sorry!

so when will the actual site name change and logos and stuff?

Ah right - on May 1st

interesting view of u75 from some of the people here, i agree to an extent, but at the same time it's not meant to be any particular type of board, so it shouldn't be a great surprise that it's packed full of liberals & student trot types, but it doesn't mean that everyone who posts there are chareacterised by that image

Yeah totally - I like u75, it's a completely different kind of place to here.

it does seem a bit more serious here though, and I appreciate the reaons why, so i'll try to keep to topic

Lol some people think this forum's way too silly + not serious! I'd probably say it's still finding its natural balance... but anyhow enjoy!

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 20, 2005

oisleep

thanks for the welcome guys

not a voluntary ban, just the site banned at work, not sure how long before they ban this one as well!

interesting view of u75 from some of the people here, i agree to an extent, but at the same time it's not meant to be any particular type of board, so it shouldn't be a great surprise that it's packed full of liberals & student trot types, but it doesn't mean that everyone who posts there are chareacterised by that image

it does seem a bit more serious here though, and I appreciate the reaons why, so i'll try to keep to topic

didn't know swarthy was here either!!

YOUR BANNED!!

[pic of owner of u75 removed by admin.

stop doing this or i'll ban you- not hard.

It will create bad feeling between the boards that we do not want.

cheers

pingtiao]

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 20, 2005

MR LUSTBATHER

oisleep

thanks for the welcome guys

not a voluntary ban, just the site banned at work, not sure how long before they ban this one as well!

interesting view of u75 from some of the people here, i agree to an extent, but at the same time it's not meant to be any particular type of board, so it shouldn't be a great surprise that it's packed full of liberals & student trot types, but it doesn't mean that everyone who posts there are chareacterised by that image

it does seem a bit more serious here though, and I appreciate the reaons why, so i'll try to keep to topic

didn't know swarthy was here either!!

YOUR BANNED!!

[pic of owner of u75 removed by admin.

stop doing this or i'll ban you- not hard.

It will create bad feeling between the boards that we do not want.

cheers

pingtiao]

Gotcha wil stop it,for the sake of comminty relations.

MR LUSTBATHER

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by MR LUSTBATHER on April 20, 2005

oisleep

what a friendly bunch

see swarthy if you'd kindly desisted from doing that over the road you'd still be there!

I doubt it, the editor and the rest had it in for me from the beginning.

Its only when my "serail killer narrative pictures" where on that sight they started harresing me.Plus my bad spelling did not seem to go down well.

shelaw

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by shelaw on April 21, 2005

I prefer to remain anonymous.

I refuse to say Gidday.

But none the less I am here, therefore I am.

I wish I could come up with an issue to discuss. I can't believe Andrea Dworkin's death bought me here (to this forum). Is there no end to the impact her life is having on the cosmos?

[edit admin- annoying "whatever" sig removed]

lucy_parsons

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by lucy_parsons on May 14, 2005

Hey everyone, I'm new to this malarkey and worried that everyone'll think I'm a twat cos I've never read Baudrillard. Please be nice.

Steven.

19 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Steven. on May 14, 2005

lucy_parsons

Hey everyone, I'm new to this malarkey and worried that everyone'll think I'm a twat cos I've never read Baudrillard. Please be nice.

Alright Lucy and GRL. I've never read Baudrillard either :oops:

Hope you enjoy the boards though 8)

Che1990

19 years ago

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Submitted by Che1990 on May 21, 2005

Hi. I'm new here, joined today. I am a member on www.revolutionaryleft.com which is cool if you're not already a member. I am a Castroist mainly and I have very strong socialist beliefs. I am 15 years old and...well...hi!

Jacques Roux

19 years ago

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Submitted by Jacques Roux on May 21, 2005

South East London... I was born in ipswich tho ;)

Have u met the Ipswich anarchist lot at all? There's info on them:

http://libcom.org/britain/eastanglia/

What do you mean when you say you have "mainly Castroist beliefs"?

Che1990

19 years ago

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Submitted by Che1990 on May 21, 2005

Well I am not totally anarchist, I do have anarchistic views but I am more of a 'Fidel Castro believer' (Castroist). I joined these forums as they were mentioned on RevLeft and it said they were British. I might try and find out about the Ipswich anarchists meetings etc. though, should be good to get involved in. But I am more towards the Communist side of socialism rather than the anarchist side, although I am a great believer in fundamentals of both. I just think we should kind of 'mix the two together' (i.e. Castro). I guess I'm sort of anarcho-communist, I'm not really sure.

Jacques Roux

19 years ago

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Submitted by Jacques Roux on May 21, 2005

I see... i dont really understand how Castro could be thought of as anarchist (or communist for that matter). Many people might say that the communist side of socialism - is the anarchist side. Anyway you might wanna check out this page just to see the terms im talking in...

http://www.libcom.org/notes/glossary.php

Can you post a link to the revleft thread? I registered ages ago (and just re-regiestered there actually) but never really get stuck into it much...

Welcome to the boards!

lydia2600

19 years ago

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Submitted by lydia2600 on May 22, 2005

Just joined the forum about a week ago, but have been coming to the site for quite a while to read about the latest happening.

I live in the West Midlands near Wolverhampton but I’m originally from Yorkshire. I grew up in a mining and farming community which of course is now a posh commuter suburb of Leeds. My mother was always old school labour, with a bit of Liberal thrown in, so my anarchist leanings started there.

While I have to admit I have been pretty quiet on the getting off my arse and doing anything front. I realised that had to change after the election and my continuing war with the local council. Also I have become increasingly bitter over the last few years over the way the mainstream press lies to us or reports the news several weeks after the fact.

Just got in touch with the WMA on this board, so I should be around for a while.

Lydia…

lydia2600

19 years ago

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Submitted by lydia2600 on May 22, 2005

rkn

Hi Lydia.. welcome to the forums... hope you enjoy...

How'd you come across it?

Umm can’t quite remember, I think I just followed a link from some place else?

Well I am happy to be here amongst like minded folk.

STI

19 years ago

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Submitted by STI on May 23, 2005

Hey. I'm from Canada. Joined a few days ago. This place seems pretty cool so far (nice to get away from Leninists once in a while).

I found this site from a link somewhere on revolutionaryleft.com (probably the same one as che1990), but, unlike him, I'm no Castroist. I'm a libertarian Marxist and, uh, ya. That's my introduction.

pingtiao

19 years ago

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Submitted by pingtiao on May 23, 2005

STI

Hey. I'm from Canada. Joined a few days ago. This place seems pretty cool so far (nice to get away from Leninists once in a while).

I found this site from a link somewhere on revolutionaryleft.com (probably the same one as che1990), but, unlike him, I'm no Castroist. I'm a libertarian Marxist and, uh, ya. That's my introduction.

Alright there mate- welcome.

Wher ein Canada are you? I lived in Whistler for a year...

[I'm no toff though- worked for poverty wages!]

mng

19 years ago

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Submitted by mng on June 8, 2005

Hiya all,

The main reason I've signed up is that I'm trying to sort out the libcom-hosted website for Liverpool Social Forum. I was told that "john" had been dealing with it, & I left a pm for him on Monday, but no reply yet

What we desperately need to get sorted (so that we can stick it on posters and stuff) is hooking a domain name up to the site. Does libcom have a preferred/recommended domain registrar?

Would really appreciate quick reply about this. Could also do with knowing: can we use MySQL? what about any mailboxes using the LSF domain once we have it?

general intro: i work in a bookshop, I'm involved with Liverpool Defy ID, I've read the bookjacket blurb for every thinker that gets name-checked on these forums but haven't ever had the time to actually read any of them, I'll probably be mostly lurking to start with.

cheers,

maria

feistyfish

19 years ago

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Submitted by feistyfish on June 8, 2005

Hello all

I've joined cos... do you know, I'm not entirely sure...

I haven't even heard of most of the folks you chat about, and don't know what my 'politico classification' would be :oops:

Saying all that, I do love a good dialogue...

educate me!

lucy82

19 years ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on June 8, 2005

i've never read most of these books either ... (it makes me yawn)

i don't give a shit either what my politico classification is...

but hiya feistyfish, educate people back. politics doesn't just come out of books.

Jacques Roux

19 years ago

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Submitted by Jacques Roux on June 10, 2005

Welcome new users!

FeistyFish - Grim up north london is cutting edge social commentary ;) it will change once your post count increases or scroll to the top of the page and, clikc profile and you can change your title in there :)

Traitor

19 years ago

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Submitted by Traitor on June 15, 2005

hi i am also relitively new.

i have taken in interest in anarchism after studying the Spanish Civil War recently.

i agree with anarchists on some issues but disagree on others. But it is a very interesting topic to talk about.

Steven.

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on June 24, 2005

powertotheimagination

Hi, I posted in the main bit and then was directed here, so hi. I come here from another political site, same layout as this one, abit different on politics (Marxist-Leninist), basically i'm here because what i've seen from the site and the forum is more in tune with myself politically I feel. I'm 16, female, live in South London and am in 2nd year college.

So thats that--hi :mrt:

Welcome to the boards, er, ptti(?) 8)

the button

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by the button on June 24, 2005

Hello (again!). Welcome to the boards from another South Londoner. Truly we are at the heart of the struggle. :wink:

Oh yeah..... and I'm old enough to be your dad. :shock:

oisleep

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on June 24, 2005

powertotheimagination

Hi, I posted in the main bit and then was directed here, so hi. I come here from another political site, same layout as this one, abit different on politics (Marxist-Leninist), basically i'm here because what i've seen from the site and the forum is more in tune with myself politically I feel. I'm 16, female, live in South London and am in 2nd year college.

So thats that--hi :mrt:

afternoon

can i ask what was the site you came from?

lucy82

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on June 26, 2005

oisleep you'r like a professional greeter. there is a guy at work whose job it is to greet people. you do it very well. i'm going to sign on again just to be greeted with carnations

cheesy as fuck

evenin' squire :wink:

oisleep

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on June 26, 2005

why thank you kind madam <courtseys>

i dunno maybe she thought it was too much personal info, maybe us people who quoted her should edit our posts as well to get rid of it?

lucy82

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on June 26, 2005

well 16, lives in london, goes to college - way to much personal info there. or could it be the guy greeting her with the carnation? clearly theres a customer services training issue there oisleep. :P

sorry powertotheimagination hi to you and RedCelt

seeing as i'm greeting people today. :)

this is a boring job. i mean its not the customers but the pay is lousy and the working conditions are poor.

oisleep

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on June 26, 2005

lucy82

well 16, lives in london, goes to college - way to much personal info there. or could it be the guy greeting her with the carnation? clearly theres a customer services training issue there oisleep. :P

sorry powertotheimagination hi to you and RedCelt

seeing as i'm greeting people today. :)

this is a boring job. i mean its not the customers but the pay is lousy and the working conditions are poor.

what's the deal with you and editing posts this evening, your all over the place woman!

RedCelt

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by RedCelt on June 28, 2005

revol68

hello redcelt, why is it i have a feeling me and you won't be seeing eye to eye on some issues? :confused:

Why? I haven't posted any opinions yet. :confused:

:rb:

feistyfish

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by feistyfish on June 28, 2005

revol68 wrote:

hello redcelt, why is it i have a feeling me and you won't be seeing eye to eye on some issues?

Why? I haven't posted any opinions yet.

I've got a feeling that that wont matter to revol68... :twisted:

oisleep

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on June 28, 2005

RedCelt

revol68

hello redcelt, why is it i have a feeling me and you won't be seeing eye to eye on some issues? :confused:

Why? I haven't posted any opinions yet. :confused:

:rb:

don't worry it's all part and parcel, judging people before they have even opened their mouths

oisleep

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by oisleep on June 28, 2005

revol68

okay well since you apparently have seen a pic of me can i please see what you look like, missy.

:D

didn't seem to work there did it, get yourself over to the east anglia forums to see how it's done :wink:

malka-mai

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by malka-mai on June 29, 2005

hi,

I live in South - Bavaria and found that forum when I looked about some news about the G8 Summit in Scotland.

At the time I think about coming, but I still have school and it´s nit so easy to come cheep from Germany to Scotland.

I will se...

(Sorry for my bad English)

malka-mai

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by malka-mai on June 30, 2005

Vaneigemappreciationclub

yeah welcome to the boards mate, do you know of many people coming to the G8 from germany?

Yes, I think that especially from the North of Germany will come a lot people,

some of my friends from Munich want to come,too.

With some groups from Berlin, you can fly for 20 € to Britain(I don`t know to what city).

That`s very good, cause a normal flight is too expensive (for the most people), "only" to come to the G8 summit.

I think, it´s to late that I can come too, but the next G8 summit is in Germany, so see you there!

Cinders

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Cinders on July 6, 2005

ahem *creeps in timidly*

I'm Cinders. I'm from the wrong country (Aus.). I'm moving to the UK soon for part of my degree.

I am an armchair anarchist at the moment. Yay!

:@:

Bodach gun bhrigh

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Bodach gun bhrigh on July 14, 2005

Hello folks, I've just finished uni, temporarily, and have been an anarchist for the past few years, though I've not done much of a practical nature, just made minimal contributions to a Post-Platformist organisation, and taken lots of prescription drugs to stop me thinking. Although it doesn't work :shock: Anyhoo, just glad to be on the show.

longdog

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by longdog on July 20, 2005

Hello folks.

Salutations from the cultural metropolis that is Hull.

Where's the hobnobs and who do I have to lend a fiver to?

pingtiao

18 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by pingtiao on July 20, 2005

hello longdog- kropotkin from u75 here.

Welcome to the boards. No hobnobs here I'm afraid, and mutual aid sorts out the lending of fivers. Screw over your fellow workers though, and they are prone to witholding the necessities of life.

Heartless bastards :bb:

tallchris99

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by tallchris99 on August 5, 2005

Well here I am all the way from U75 having been banned yet again by the ego known as XXXX. I have anarchist leanings but am far removed from the 18 year old loon running around with CW that I once was 20 years ago. :)

editted by pingtiao to remove real name of U75 owner

Mike Harman

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on August 5, 2005

Hi tallchris99. Welcome to the boards.

We're not interested in becoming an slagging forum for urban75 bannees, far less becoming involved in disputes from there, but I'm sure you're here to discuss non-bbs politics so welcome again!

the button

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by the button on August 5, 2005

tallchris99

Now I know who you are reffering too and the Stalin crack by me may suggest that I am Mr Lynch, but no, tis I Topcat and not the one known as Ernesto...

A thousand apologies. Welcome to the boards, former Topcat. It's just, ern got a month ban this morning, and I got to thinking........ :wink:

Edited to add: I don't post on Urban that much, but understand you've been having a rough time of it lately, so it's good to see you here.

tallchris99

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by tallchris99 on August 5, 2005

Well hello to you all. I am indeed much better than I was expecting to be, in rude good health in fact. I noticed that ernie got a ban, I can still view but not post as it were.

Lots of heavy threads here, no trivia? :)

Steven.

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 5, 2005

tallchris99

Well hello to you all. I am indeed much better than I was expecting to be, in rude good health in fact. I noticed that ernie got a ban, I can still view but not post as it were.

Lots of heavy threads here, no trivia? :)

Hey Chris - icepick from u75 here, welcome!

Great to hear you're in good health, do you mean like you're properly better/cured etc.?

big al

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by big al on August 7, 2005

Hello hello hello, names Alex....naive 18 year old anarchist looking for some involvement.

And just to make this sound even more like a lonely hearts ad, I'm a Pisces I'll have you know :bb:

Steven.

18 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 7, 2005

big al

Hello hello hello, names Alex....naive 18 year old anarchist looking for some involvement.

And just to make this sound even more like a lonely hearts ad, I'm a Pisces I'll have you know :bb:

Hey there.

Now is that girl Alex or boy Alex? :wink:

Shallow Be Thy Game

18 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Shallow Be Thy Game on August 23, 2005

*cough* you completely forgot my mum there - i'm soo gonna tell her. lol!

jeez, like - honest, i did the whole anarchist thing myself. im a black sheep of a black sheep family, thats all.

Steve

18 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steve on August 24, 2005

Shallow Be Thy Game

*cough* you completely forgot my mum there - i'm soo gonna tell her. lol!

jeez, like - honest, i did the whole anarchist thing myself. im a black sheep of a black sheep family, thats all.

A real black sheep would have joined SolFed! :wink:

lucy82

18 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on September 8, 2005

i wondered what knightrose was going on about when he said Shallow Be My Game. I thought the lack of beer had gone to his head...

anyway hiya Tom, or was that Chris? :D

knightrose

18 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by knightrose on September 13, 2005

I thought the lack of beer had gone to his head...

It's amazing how quick total trivia finds it's way round the movement, however, I'm doing fine on cider, wine and gin - not always at the same time... :)

billysmith

18 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by billysmith on October 1, 2005

Hi there I'm Billy. Not an anarchist but sympathetic in some ways. Not really into web boards but thought I'd give this a go and maybe ask some questions as they occur to me.

billysmith

18 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by billysmith on October 3, 2005

I’m from an old Labour/leftwing socialist background looking for alternatives. I didn’t know that much about anarchism until I met a guy through my old job who was a member of the Solidarity Federation. I’m still not 100% convinced and I had a bad encounter with some anarchists on another web board who seemed intent on taking the piss and insulting me which didn’t help. Haven’t got much time to contribute but will check out the stuff on here and maybe chip in time to time.

Mike Harman

18 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on October 3, 2005

seemed intent on taking the piss and insulting me

er, quite a lot of that goes on here, although generally new posters are exempt and 90% of it is good natured.

What was the other web board? If you don't mind telling.

billysmith

18 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by billysmith on October 4, 2005

Catch

seemed intent on taking the piss and insulting me

er, quite a lot of that goes on here, although generally new posters are exempt and 90% of it is good natured.

What was the other web board? If you don't mind telling.

Yeah I've noticed but if I ask something on the introductory thought it will be ok? Not that I'm that sensitive or anything just I think people behave differently on web boards than they would face to face.

The other board was Burnley voice but there only seems about four people who post on there.

Steven.

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on November 14, 2005

Pixie

Hi, im only 15 but left school early so now have allot time to burn and will end up spamming this forum.

Welcome to the boards!

Mind if I ask how come you left school so early?

Admin edit - 2 posts of off-topic insults removed, below

kalabine

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by kalabine on November 14, 2005

Pixie

Hi, im only 15 but left school early so now have allot time to burn and will end up spamming this forum.

welcome - i left school when i was 15 8) (though i did go back for my gcses) are you planning to?

Pixie

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Pixie on November 14, 2005

Kind of expelled but not really. Got suspended for 2 weeks and in those weeks the school did allot to try and get rid of me (called the police, social services) so decided to go back for a 2 days to say goodbye and then leave.

I took 4 gcse's through the NEC last year and passed them all. I'm currently going to night school to get a gcse in English. (I left school when i was 14 btw, only just found this board though.)

Q

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Q on November 15, 2005

hi,

Im new to this board and intersted in persueing more libertarian politics that arent expressed in the scene- i.e The WOMBLES etc...

I align myself with libertarian communism and find it difficult to associate myself as an ANARCHIST. Are there regular socials or is this just online chat?

look forward to hearing from you,

Cath.x

the button

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by the button on November 15, 2005

Hi Q -- welcome to the boards. (Did you get your username from the book?).

As for offline meetings, a few of us know each other socially & through involvement in the same groups, but libcom is pretty much a website rather than a political grouping.

Unless they just haven't told me about it. :(

:wink:

silvermoon

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by silvermoon on November 18, 2005

rkn

Hey - welcome to the boards!

How'd you find the site?

I've heard rumours about it for quite some time but thought it was an urban myth as everytime I came here it was down

Mike Harman

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on November 19, 2005

silvermoon

rkn

Hey - welcome to the boards!

How'd you find the site?

I've heard rumours about it for quite some time but thought it was an urban myth as everytime I came here it was down

an urban75 myth, or just an urban myth?

We should be up all the time from now on with our lovely, lovely new hosts 8)

Mike Harman

18 years 7 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on November 20, 2005

suitsmeveryfine

Hello,

I've just registered and I don't know how much time I will spend here. I don't even know if I'm welcome here since I'm not from Britain.

Welcome to the boards! I saw you're post on the other thread about riff raff, are you involved with them?

My other question since you're from Sweden is do you know much about Democratic Alternative and what do you think of them? A mate of mine knew some of the people involved, but I've never seen any information on them in English anywhere.

magnifico

18 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by magnifico on November 29, 2005

Hi there folks, thought I'd finally start posting, have been checking the boards every now and then for a while but was worried that if I registered then I'd end up spending more time on here than was healthy. Which I probably will :) How do i change my thing that says 'grim up north london'?

Steven.

18 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on November 29, 2005

magnifico

Hi there folks, thought I'd finally start posting, have been checking the boards every now and then for a while but was worried that if I registered then I'd end up spending more time on here than was healthy. Which I probably will :) How do i change my thing that says 'grim up north london'?

Click "Profile" near the top of the page, then change your Custom Title.

Are you posting from home, or at work? If you're working, the more posts the healthier, surely?

Veganarkissed

18 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Veganarkissed on December 7, 2005

Hiya,

I'm new to this forum... been reading the threads on-line for a while as a 'guest' :bb: but never got around to registering... so here I am.

Bit of info on my profile... currently working in wholefood co-op, not sure for how much longer!

Sorry if I annoyed anyone with initial post re: vegan festival... ah well.

Blessings!

Lisa x

madjag

18 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by madjag on December 8, 2005

hi, found libcom via class war london site and being a member of IWW - saw the london bombing statement.

taken a look over the last few months, and suddenly felt the urge to type.

likes: sex, drugs, rock'n'roll

dislikes: aids, pop, repression

'mon the fucking jags and FTOF

saorsa

:@:

lucy82

18 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by lucy82 on December 10, 2005

Sorry if I annoyed anyone with initial post re: vegan festival... ah well.

its alright Lisa. you should meet JDMF in the Northwest forum. He even has a JDMFist follower on these boards. And hes vegan. So's Spike in the NW. Your not alone.

and they are all sweet. 8)

kindhorse

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by kindhorse on December 24, 2005

howdy comrades!

my name is martin, and i'm a twenty-one year old guy from the middle parts of sweden (thus not being a native english speaker, so please excuse me in advance for all the upcoming spelling- and grammatical errors).

since i graduated from highschool, i've attended this and that university course in different towns, but at the moment i work in the communication proletariat as a phone salesman (selling subscriptions of regional and local newspapers).

i'm not quite sure why i ended up here, since i would hestitate entiteling myself "libertarian communist". i started out as a leftist way back in 1999, when i joined a openly stalinist organisation called revolutionary communist youth, then and still the largest of the non-parliament left-wing youth groups/leagues in sweden (unfortunately), both regarding number of members (between 400-500 members would be a realistic approximation) as well as levels of activity.

eventually, i became somewhat of a cadre, and in 2002 i was elected into the central board. finally dropped out of the cult, for obvious reasons, you might think, in the later half of 2004.

today, i'm actually not very sure where i "stand" politically, but i suppose a title as good as anyone would be anarcho-communist, with a few negri-istic tendencies, and leaning heavily towards the ideas and standpoints of the journal [b]riff-raff[/b] (which, as i understand, has a few "representatives" here on the forums).

wow, this was an overly long introduction post. anyone who actually read it all is worthy of the order of lenin.

Steven.

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 24, 2005

kindhorse

howdy comrades!

my name is martin, and i'm a twenty-one year old guy from the middle parts of sweden (thus not being a native english speaker, so please excuse me in advance for all the upcoming spelling- and grammatical errors).

I don't think you made any. In fact I was just thinking about how excellent all the Swedish comrades' English is. Puts us to shame really. God bless cultural imperialism anyway, it is sowing the seeds of its own destruction by allowing communication across the world proletariat. Ha ha. Anyway welcome to the boards kindhorse!

cph_shawarma

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by cph_shawarma on December 26, 2005

Oops! I hadn't found this thread, so I'll just write a small presentation now instead. :)

Just as kindhorse I'm from Sweden, if you hadn't already noticed. Right now I'm in the middle of studies but in less than two years I'll be out on the harsh labour market trying to sell my only goods: my labour-power. :(

I'm associated with the journal riff-raff (English texts here: http://www.riff-raff.se/en/ or in the libcom archive). Earlier I have been mostly involved in activism of all sorts, but mainly mainstream bullshit like leaflet handouts. My abandonment of activism came quite naturally after a while, when the futility of this kind of practice became obvious and since I had criticized the ideological concepts on which it was based for almost two years I realised it was time to draw the conclusions of my own practice (both theoretically and workplace-related) and abandon activism once and for all.

I'm not what one would call "libertarian communist", since I find this notion somewhat ideological (no offense ;)). I'm a Marxist communist, even if I'm not a traditional Marxist. I base my theories largely on the critique of political economy proposed by Marx, however on points where I believe he can be superseded I will not hesitate to do so. :)

Submerge

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Submerge on January 2, 2006

Ello all, first of all, cheers so much for the mr T smiley :mrt:

Roite, serious this as this is the first forum ive joined that isnt related to music or footy.

London based 26 yr old teacher, dont really know how to class myself, wouldnt call myself a communist per se, but have deffinate leanings to the left (I teach Economics so I try and remain slightly impartial so I dont skew my kids too much, exam boards dont like all their essays written towards marx). Very interested in the effects of Communism on national economies, both historically and in more contemporary senses. Found Kapital to be a quality read (I know I know) - highly useful in the classroom.

Very anti-facist, would like more involvement in that respect, hopefully time will tell!

so ello all, good to be here.

selig

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by selig on January 3, 2006

Hello comrades,

I am yet another swedish commie invading this board. I'm associated with the Batko group and we publish the journal Dissident (in swedish only so far). I have efficiently avoided all forms of activism, and favour informal workplace organising, faceless resistance and militant inquiry etc.. I come from an anarchist communist background, but now I'm influenced by a broad set of theories; everything from classic anarchists to "heretical" marxists, via insurrectionary anarchists and french ultraleft, to postoperaists and Deleuze & Guattari etc.

I also want to excuse myself in advance for all upcoming spelling- and grammatical errors.

Fatty

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Fatty on January 15, 2006

Greetings, I'm fat and clueless - I aspire to be slim and knowledgeable.

I think a fair few of you here have met me in real life at Jack's birthday, I was otherwise referred to as "fatty" hence the alias. I may have also been introduced to you as "Kieran" ;)

Fatty

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Fatty on January 15, 2006

I don't have any dirt on you, it's not fair :(

You best have a damn decent justification for any blackmailing. Any way I can bribe you out of it if you ever do take it into consideration? ;)

jef costello

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 15, 2006

Fatty

I don't have any dirt on you, it's not fair :(

You best have a damn decent justification for any blackmailing. Any way I can bribe you out of it if you ever do take it into consideration? ;)

You want to bribe someone so that they won't blackmail you, what precisely do you think blackmail is?

wheresmyshoes

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by wheresmyshoes on January 16, 2006

Steven.

Fatty

Whilst eating my LOLLYLOPS yes.

I'll PM you some dirt on our little shoes now, don't you worry. Welcome to the boards. You're not even fat though.

Traitor! Me and you John....on the rocks!

jef costello

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 16, 2006

Fatty

I was being contradictive, you were meant to laugh ;)

EDIT: In fact, I think I'm going to laugh just because you said that. Hah. *cue applause here*

Its not my fault there's no deadpan smiley.

contradictive is not a word you smug bastard.

now as an act of solidarity I think someone say something that is actually funny and then claim I said it to them first :rb:

Fatty

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Fatty on January 16, 2006

Jef Costello

contradictive is not a word you smug bastard.

now as an act of solidarity I think someone say something that is actually funny and then claim I said it to them first :rb:

Haha, so damn good.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=contradictive

No, it's not a word, but the dictionary people know that people use it ;)

wheresmyshoes

Awwww because you're pretty I'll say pebbles

Pebbles are good, pebbles are fun, pebbles fit perfectly, up aimee's bum.

Why thankyou *bows*

jef costello

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 16, 2006

Fatty

Jef Costello

contradictive is not a word you smug bastard.

now as an act of solidarity I think someone say something that is actually funny and then claim I said it to them first :rb:

Haha, so damn good.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=contradictive

No, it's not a word, but the dictionary people know that people use it ;)

I couldn't be arsed to check and it really shouldn't be.

Anyway getting shown up by the fat new kid is really harming my cred, I'm heading off to introductory thought, I'm going to beat up the tiny kid with glasses and take his dinner money.

Fatty

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Fatty on January 16, 2006

Jef Costello

I couldn't be arsed to check and it really shouldn't be.

Anyway getting shown up by the fat new kid is really harming my cred, I'm heading off to introductory thought, I'm going to beat up the tiny kid with glasses and take his dinner money.

That'll be me then ;)

jef costello

18 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 16, 2006

Fatty

Jef Costello

I couldn't be arsed to check and it really shouldn't be.

Anyway getting shown up by the fat new kid is really harming my cred, I'm heading off to introductory thought, I'm going to beat up the tiny kid with glasses and take his dinner money.

That'll be me then ;)

Aw crap. I think I'll spit out the window at a law student or two at work.

Don't try to follow me I have a cab waiting.

.flux

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by .flux on January 24, 2006

hi

Thought as I've started posting in these forums thought I'd introduce myself. Rochelle, born in South Africa, left in '89. Been anarchist since my mid-teens, currently active in Manchester SolFed. Married to my toyboy JDMF (but don't hold that against me)

Steven.

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on January 24, 2006

rochelle

Thought as I've started posting in these forums thought I'd introduce myself. Rochelle, born in South Africa, left in '89. Been anarchist since my mid-teens

Did the being an anarchist and living in SA overlap? I've deliberately not added up the years in my head so please don't be offended if that would make you out to be really old!

So hmmm that's got to be what 4 couples on here now? You + JDMF, rkn+zobag, Wayne+lucy_parsons, Grace+Fatty. I can't wait till our first online lovers' tiff (and jack and revol don't count) 8)

.flux

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by .flux on January 24, 2006

yes, anarchism and living in SA did overlap. I'm 35, left when I was 18. So yep, I'm pretty old.

Thanks to a 'zine putting a letter from me in one of it's issues in 1986, I ended up having lots of anarchists from all over the world writing to me, I guess many people were interested in what it was like to be radically left under apartheid. I wouldn't classify myself as explicitly anarchist when I wrote the letter to the zine, but I was sent so much anarchist literature than I quickly identified as an anarchist.

I never actually met another South African anarchist until a couple of years ago, then I met 3 all at once- two of which only lived about 60 km away from where I grew up, and are in my age group, but yeah, we never met. Now of course I'm in touch with Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation and I think they are interesting. I'm not really a platformist though but I like their focused approach, and will certainly work with them when JDMF and I move to SA.

jef costello

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 24, 2006

Steven.

Grace+Fatty.

Some people should change their locations then.

Jef Costello

Does that mean we get a nobbing and sobbing forum?

Well?

I'm seriously hard up right now.

(God that's a killer line, I think I've started.)

Grace

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Grace on January 25, 2006

Jef Costello

Steven.

Grace+Fatty.

Some people should change their locations then.

Just because I have a fat boyfriend doesn't mean I'm not beautiful any more. Hmph. I feel most indignant. :P

jef costello

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 25, 2006

Steven.

So hmmm that's got to be what 4 couples on here now? You + JDMF, rkn+zobag, Wayne+lucy_parsons, Grace+Fatty. I can't wait till our first online lovers' tiff (and jack and revol don't count) 8)

No one said that. I just assumed Fatty was the new guy posting as Fatty and that you and Revol should change al the references to each other. Unless poor old Fatty is a stopgap. But he is a pleasant chap with a large cock so I reckon he's a keeper. :wink:

Grace

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Grace on January 25, 2006

Jef Costello

No one said that. I just assumed Fatty was the new guy posting as Fatty and that you and Revol should change al the references to each other. Unless poor old Fatty is a stopgap. But he is a pleasant chap with a large cock so I reckon he's a keeper. :wink:

You prude :P But yeah he is a keeper. For sure. 8)

jef costello

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on January 25, 2006

Grace

You prude :P But yeah he is a keeper. For sure. 8)

But you did change it (and Revol's out of prison too!). Might want to remove Revol68 from your hobbies too, just so Fatty doesn't get insecure. Might keep him on his toes tho...

Armchair Socialism

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Armchair Socialism on January 28, 2006

I just signed up and thought I should introduce myself....

I'm an "Ultra-Left" Marxist from Swansea and I'm 18.

Well I guess that's a decent introduction. :)

Anyway hello everyone!

Armchair Socialism

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Armchair Socialism on January 29, 2006

Volin

Howdy,

Howdy!

Volin

who's your influences when it comes to 'Ultra-leftism'?

Well first and foremost, I'd have to "Citizen Marx". However, I have read some Anarchist literature (mainly short pieces and FAQ's) and a lot of what I've read does impress me and I have also been impressed by some of the Left-Communist, Council Communist etc. literature I've read.

I suppose it could be said that I "gravitated" towards the "Ultra-Left" and then read pieces by people who would be considered "Ultra-Left" which confirmed (and expressed better) the views I already had.

3600

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by 3600 on February 3, 2006

hey, im chris...

currently live in watford, uk....occupation:school.

i belong to a group called hackbloc, dont know how well known they are.

we have just had a major overhaul, which has included a complete recoding of several sites.

hackbloc UK is under development.

hackbloc UK is an anarchist group, but who have specialities. we use our skills as computer hackers/computer programmers to help in our cause.

the community is active, and has recently undertaken, and will continue to undertake computer related attacks against opposition.

so....if you need help securing your website, or want help in computer related subjects, id be happy to help.

i dunno what else to say really...so eeerrr...*dances*

Lazy Riser

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Lazy Riser on February 3, 2006

Hi

we use our skills as computer hackers/computer programmers to help in our cause.

If you’re so good, why don’t you get Dunnes stores payroll to dish Joanne Delaney a nice big number? Or make all their goods magically free? Or wipe out working class debt?

What is the greatest extent of the help provided by hacking? It’s a friendly enquiry.

Love

LR CEng

3600

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by 3600 on February 3, 2006

Lazy Riser

Hi

we use our skills as computer hackers/computer programmers to help in our cause.

If you’re so good, why don’t you get Dunnes stores payroll to dish Joanne Delaney a nice big number? Or make all their goods magically free? Or wipe out working class debt?

What is the greatest extent of the help provided by hacking? It’s a friendly enquiry.

Love

LR CEng

well, firstly dont mistake this for a cop out...hell, we plan to be as active on the streets as off them.

however, in all reality, no lasting revolutions, or even changes happen without public support.

and think about the number of people who are connected to the internet. computers are a central part of life in todays capitalist society, they power everything from your mobile phones to space rockets.

ignoring this very big oppertunity to reach people, would be irresponsible at best.

and dont mistake the term computer hacker. the fact that we can hack, means we have a very complex and complete understanding of computers, and a very large range of related subjects.

things like web design are important if people want to get noticed. some rubbish looking site that looks really seedy and fake is only going to make people avoid it.

and there are right wing organisations that also attempt to destroy online sources of left wing news and infomation. how can a group of anarchists with relitively little experience in computer security hope to prevent attacks and such activities.

also, certain issues that relate to computers, directly or indirectly, need to be tackled, and there are many groups dedicated to changing the ways computers are seen and used.

for example, when you print something off, certain models of printers, especially in USA encode data in the a few dots of the image, which contains infomation about your pc. infomation that could be used to identify you.

the fact that you use an operating system such as windows means you are supporting capitalist multi national companies.

in america, there are many examples.

one cannot tackle, and overthrow a capitalist, corrupt system, and ignor a very large heart of it.

you cannot destroy a company like microsoft, without offering reasonable alternatives. no matter how many riots happen in the streets, how perfect a society we set up, it will not last if all parts are not subtably changed.

hell, you are using a computer to read what i am typing, so it shows how vital they can be.

If you’re so good, why don’t you get Dunnes stores payroll to dish Joanne Delaney a nice big number? Or make all their goods magically free? Or wipe out working class debt?

lol, i assume your not actually serious about that.

do you think that if i hacked into a bank, and transfered a load of money, the bank, victim, and police would just say "oh...ok...fair play...let them keep it"

all that would happen is the person who recieved the money would be arrested, the account would be frozen, and eventually the money transfered back, in most cases. not to mention, the fact that the govt seem to fabricate charges, and for such an act i could face a charge of computer terrorism, which can carry similar penalties to ordinary terrorism charges? ok, if there would be a gain from it, it could be worth it, but all that it would achieve is a life sentance for a few people.

Lazy Riser

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Lazy Riser on February 3, 2006

Hi

all that would happen is the person who recieved the money would be arrested

Say you did it to 50 million people.

the account would be frozen

Then the landlord won’t get paid. Anyway, hack it open again.

eventually the money transfered back

You’d have thought so, but the government is about to write-off a lot of computer-error overpayments. Not enough though, so fair enough.

i could face a charge of computer terrorism, which can carry similar penalties to ordinary terrorism charges? ok, if there would be a gain from it, it could be worth it, but all that it would achieve is a life sentance for a few people.

I deserved that. Sorry.

What country are you in?

Love

LR

jef costello

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on February 3, 2006

Good answers 3600, I think Lazy is joking, or he may be testing you to see if you're dumb enough to admit to crimes on the net.

If you were to hack their computers and reactivate her on the payroll then no one would notice.

Lazy Riser

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Lazy Riser on February 4, 2006

Hi

dont worry about lazy-riser

I would like to apologise for being such a confrontational phreek. Please forgive me, my tactless response to 3600’s opening post was totally uncalled for.

for example, when you print something off, certain models of printers, especially in USA encode data in the a few dots of the image, which contains infomation about your pc. infomation that could be used to identify you.

Ho ho. Really? Show me please. That would have to be planted at driver level wouldn’t it? I assume, therefore, that it can’t apply to clean room operating systems. In which case, what’s it got to do with the model of the printer?

Or is it just USB printers that perhaps can query the PC hardware? Please enlighten me.

Love

LR

3600

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by 3600 on February 4, 2006

http://www.macuser.co.uk/macuser/printers/news/78682/printers-leak-privacy-info-on-every-page.html

while it doesnt leak infomation to the extent of ip and such, it leaks serial numbers, and since the american secret service seem to use it, it must be pretty useful.

and there are also examples of the america secret services requesting that makers of routers, such as Cisco, put backdoors in their routers. obviously there isnt that much infomation around about the specifics.

Fatty

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Fatty on February 4, 2006

Lazy Riser

That would have to be planted at driver level wouldn’t it?

Yes it would - otherwise it would have to be third party software. Sony did the same thing with their CD drives. If the driver was removed then it would disable the drive. It is done by companies obviously as Sony proved it.

Also yes, it's dependant on the printer manufacturer, it couldn't be done just for any printer as it'd have to be implemented via the drivers which are made by the manufacturers

Steven.

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 4, 2006

paboy

to John: I know one person who is in CSAf and is Slovak. Unfortunately, It s not Sandra. I hear about her but I dont have chance to met her.

:| :wink:

Ah well I thought I'd ask!

Welcome to the boards 3600 8)

Lazy Riser

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Lazy Riser on February 4, 2006

Hi

it leaks serial numbers

Aaaah I see. The serial number of the printer (not the PC). I can see how that would be useful for a number of uses, nefarious included. Like when they traced people through the idiomatic impact signature of their typewriters.

Love

LR

IanB

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by IanB on February 17, 2006

Hey I'm Ian, I just signed up and thought I would introduce myself.

I'm from Livingston, near Edinburgh. I've been interested in leftist politics for a long time but only really got involved in the past year or so, particularly with the G8 summit so near-by. I've been involved with the SSP/SSY recently but I really don't agree with them on so, so much, or any of the parties that take part in electoral politics. I've read a lot of anarchist stuff recently and found it appeals to me and fits with the ideas that I had beforehand.

Cheers :mrt:

aketus

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by aketus on February 17, 2006

Hey all, I'm aketus and from Melbourne in Australia. Looks like this place is somewhat focused on Britain but it looks like a really active forum that I'm interested in participating in. Not sure if there are other Australians here or even any non-british, I haven't delved too deeply into the forum yet.

I am also found on the Australian Anarchist Forums as well as FightDemBack.org, and I run http://aketus.wordpress.com and also http://anarcobase.com

Good to see such an active forum. Look forward to discussing stuff :)

aketus

18 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by aketus on February 17, 2006

yah - the main site looks cool - heaps of condensed information.

Ah looks like there are other Aussies here. Dave Antagonism for one, I noticed. Cool

Cheers for the welcome!

sphinx

18 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by sphinx on February 27, 2006

Since there seem to be some others from the islands posting here, might as well introduce myself. I'm a communist living in Japan. I despise almost all of the Japanese left spectrum and don't have a lot of hope for a movement based on emancipation emerging. That said, it's where I'm at so I might as well have a go at it. I also speak passable spanish and am trying to learn arabic.

Bagels and hummus, fuck.

Steven.

18 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 27, 2006

Welcome, sphinx!

sphinx

Since there seem to be some others from the islands posting here, might as well introduce myself. I'm a communist living in Japan. I despise almost all of the Japanese left spectrum and don't have a lot of hope for a movement based on emancipation emerging. That said, it's where I'm at so I might as well have a go at it. I also speak passable spanish and am trying to learn arabic.

Bagels and hummus, fuck.

Oh dear... care to start a thread giving us a quick run down of why?

Mike Harman

18 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on February 28, 2006

sphinx

I suppose I could do something on the subject with full disclaimers as to my limited knowledge of the subject. What forum should I post it in?

:r:

Probably Thought. I'd be interested to hear it.

Comrade Scott

18 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Comrade Scott on March 3, 2006

Hello, I'm Scott. I'm 18, from the US, and I'm an anarchist communist.

I like, uh, art. Diego Rivera, Rene Magritte, and Georgio De Chirico.

I enjoy reading, especially Kropotkin, Berkman, and Bookchin. And I like good music.

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