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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.
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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-)
Hello you two. David, don't
Hello you two. David, don't worry it doesn't last long ;)
Howdy folks. Just poking
Howdy folks. Just poking around. Guess I figured I just don't spend enough time on the internet...
j.rogue wrote: Howdy folks.
your more than welcome fellow worker!
hi Scuffer. The Anarchist
hi Scuffer. The Anarchist Federation are meeting on the 12th April at the Basement, 24 Lever St, Manchester M1 1HW - starts at 7.30. Planning actvities and a newsletter, plus time for discussion. You'll be really welcome.
Thanks knightrose. I'll get
I'll get along on Thursday, and I'll also pop into the IWW Meeting on Tuesday too.
Reading some of the other new members comments, I feel a bit more at home in not knowing exactly how to describe my politics.
The first thing I need to do is get reading!
I wouldn't have myself down as 'revolutionary', though some of my views would probably be considered that, and I have definite affinity with marxism, anarchism and syndicalism, if that isn't contradictory. Although I identify with some aspects of communism, I wouldn't sign up for that, probably too much bad history associated with it, though I know that no-one has ever really tried it.
Not sure exactly what this 'libertarian' label means though. Can anybody shed any light on this in layman's terms? Very definitely anti-capitalist, anti-theist and athiest though.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Hi Scuffer, welcome in. The
Hi Scuffer, welcome in.
The libcom glossary has libertarian as:
It'll be3 good to meet you
It'll be3 good to meet you scuffer. I may well not be along at the IWW meeting. I'll definitely be at the AF one.
Tere, everyone! I'm a crazed
I'm a crazed Alaskan of Estonian heritage, who has citizenship both there, and in Canada. As well as the U.S! Funkalicious, eh? I'm more of a socialist than an anarchist in many ways, although Kroptokin is one of my idols, and I wouldn't be where I am today without a healthy dose of working anarchy, bwahaha! I also have strong syndicalist leanings, and believe it is far more workable in countries that are affixated to capitalist growth. I also have some strange admirations, but I digress. This place looks absolutely incredible, and I'm glad I've found it. I only hope that my time here'll interest other people as much as I'm sure it'll interest me.
Aah, and some background. I'm a member in a lot of organizations, due to my cross-border ramblings. If you know 'em, great! Nice to meetcha, comrades! If not, no worries, I'll ramble for ya. I sometimes think of myself as a relic from the early nineteen-twenties, and act accordingly. So if I seem strangely old-fashioned, you now know why. Sorry for rambling and all, cheers!
Hello all I am new to the
I am new to the forums as well. I am an anarchist from Greece.
I found the site from myspace.com ..... I looked around a bit and decided to register as well..
Solidarity to all anarchist struggles
SMASH THE SYSTEM :circleA:
Hi Vasak and Spaced!
Hi Vasak and Spaced!
I popped into the IWW
I popped into the IWW Meeting in Manchester after work on Tuesday, but there was no-one around.
I thought I'd got the wrong night as the Socialist Party were next door!
Wish I'd hung around after I'd got home and realised I did have the right date.
I'll definitely be along to the AF meeting at Basement on Tuesday.
Just read loads of stuff about Dave Hann and Paul Marsh elsewhere on the site. What's all that about?
scuffer wrote: I popped
you should give them a ring or shoot them a email.
The Af meeting is Thursday -
The Af meeting is Thursday - today! See you there.
Oxfordreview, scuffer, daniel, spaced mockbill and all the other new people, welcome!
Any problems or questions here, ask on our feedback forum. otherwise, I hope you enjoy using the site!
Hey don't worry, been there, it'll pass ;)
Any of you new people in London, this Friday 13th we're having some drinks on old street if you fancied meeting up:
Hiya I started a thread on
I started a thread on the blood service in the 'organise' forum, + thought I would post a hello in here in case I go on to join in other discussions.
I haven't had much time (or inclination) to read much of any sort of left-wing theory, + have an ideologically wide ranging set of mates/people I do stuff with, but lately I am definitely starting to work out what 'tendencies' I have most in common with.
Democratic workplace organising makes my pulse race!
What a geek :p
germs90 wrote: Democratic
you're in good company germs :(
Yeah. I think it's safe to
Yeah. :) I think it's safe to say that the though of direct democracy makes heart go rat-a-tat-tat, so we're all good. :) Thanks for the welcomes, all!
Scuffer, it looks like you
Scuffer, it looks like you got the date wrong. We met last night. Our next meeting is in two weeks - 26th April. Keep your eye on the north forum for any further details.
Hi people. I'm a Londoner
Hi people. I'm a Londoner who's dabbled in various political groups so I've heard of this site off and on for ages but never got around to joining until now. At the moment I'm most interested in social ecology, though I've never felt comfortable with signing up to a particular creed and I don't think that's about to change. I'm also interested in cheese and its potential as a revolutionary catalyst when denied to the middle classes.
undercover wrote: Hi
Yeah they DO tend to get angsty when denied the Brie. :wink:
Welcome to the boards undercover. :cool:
Er we are not awash with social ecologists here tbh but there ARE a few. And quality not quantity. :smile:
Hi everyone, Im Daniel and I
Hi everyone, Im Daniel and I currently live in Eastbourne, I have been an anarchist for a couple years now. When it comes to how I got involved with anarchism what happened was I realised just how crap things are in the world and wish their was something I could do about it but I didont know anyone or any organisation that where trying to bring about any real change. The only ones I did know about were communists and back then I didont really know anything about communism except that they had it in russia and for some reason it didont work out and because of this I didont understand why some people would want to try and get communism going in this country. But I didont know anyone else who wanted real change at the time so I went on to the internet and did a search on the word communism and when looking at the results of that search I came across the website for the Anarchist federation and started reading the ideas they have on there. I agreed with all they stood although I was concern about their attitude towards religon but not any more.
Hi Dan. Have you got in
Hi Dan. Have you got in touch with the AF yet then? I'm not sure we've got any members down In Eastbourne, but we're always keen to talk to new people. It's possible we can put you in contact with others in that area, I know we have one "friend" who lives down that way.
Hey Dan, i live in Brighton
Hey Dan, i live in Brighton and work in Newhaven, don't know anyone over in Eastbourne but if you want to get the lowdown on / meet up with some brighton anarchos drop me a pm, welcome to the boards! :) (and all the other new people recently!)
Hi guys. To answer
Hi guys. To answer Knightrose qwestion I did get in touch with the AF a couple of years ago and a bloke called Nick came down to meet me. From what I know I am the only person in Eastbourne to consider himself to be an anarchist, there arnt any others.
I certainly wouldnt say no
I certainly wouldnt say no to meeting up with other anarchists but it will have to wait for a little bit though so I will get back to you.
yeah no problem, just give
yeah no problem, just give me a shout as and when
Ello. J, are you reading
Ello. J, are you reading this, alright geezer.....
Practical Anarchy?? LIfe and
Practical Anarchy?? LIfe and art conflict!
I'd be interested in knowing what everyone does for a living - cause till the revolution, we do need to buy train tickets and toothpaste and stuff. Well you cant shoplift everything...
I'im just getting properly into anarchy and alternative living/campaigning, now, and im also at a stage where im trying to focus my thoughts about what to do with my lfie and sadly that has to have a finance element. i want to make art and activism and politics and thats more important, but im finding it soo hard to work out a non-hypocritical way of existing and organising with my beliefs with any careers that are accessible to me.
This is because i dont want to be a lifestylist and also (watch out this sounds like womens magazine chat but it is fairly important)
Not so much - welcome to the
Not so much - welcome to the forums.
Maybe you should use some paragraphs? Try editing your post. What you have written isnt easy to read.
You are right rkn, sorry!
You are right rkn, sorry! Behold the wonder of paragraphs. ! x x I'd like to know what people are like in the 'real world' i guess. x
Well probably the best way
Well probably the best way to find out is to have a read through of some of the old threads in the General forums, would probably give you a much better idea than someone trying to summarise it into a post. Its kind of something you need to build up over time an idea of (weird grammar). Though feel free to start demographic question type thread in libcommunity forum if you are interested.
rkn, notice not so much's
rkn, notice not so much's post count still says 1? :confused:
not so much, welcome to the boards :)
uhh okay - tho there are
uhh okay - tho there are about a gazllion threads.
can you suggest specific threads?
its not really a demographic question its just trying to bridge the gap between theory and action, bw talk and praxis.
im not asking anyone to "summarise" anything in a post, just to contribute their own ideas (like..in a "forum"...)
how people manage their own financial security without ..
oh forget it
JK - yeah it was a bit
JK - yeah it was a bit wierd. he multiple posted, i deleted one and it came out saying 0.
Not so much - u keep posting multiple times, site is running slow today - just hit submit once and be patient ;)
Can't suggest specific threads, but short answer i think you will find most people here do whatever job they can to get by. The reason i suggested another thread is because we try and keep this one on topic for brief intro's so new people find it easy to use :)
If you want to know specifics, lots of people fill in their profile information, so this is a list of everyone who has filled in what their occupation is http://libcom.org/profile/user_occ/ you can use it to see what individuals do.
ok. thanks... im just trying
ok. thanks... im just trying to work it all out i suppose and didnt want to start my own thread fro fear of looking like a fool by re-posting something a hundred times or saying something stupiddd. (whoops!)
NSM - sorry about the gender
NSM - sorry about the gender :( But men get excited about babies too ;)
I think you will find when starting a new thread if you explain yourself and dont make rash assumptions people will generally be nice to you. If someone isn't you can always ignore them ;) You can search the forums by typing - yoursearchterms site:libcom.org/forums - into the google search box. You are right this has come up before, but I dont know the threads off by heart sadly :( As I said above though the general gist is that most people here think you can't bypass or dropout of the current state of affairs. Its best to make sure you can survive using all the means at your disposal so you dont end up making yourself miserable by trying to martyr yourself. If I come across the old threads on this I will let yo uknow but i imagine they are in thought/organise/libcommunity.
How'd you find the site btw?
found the site through some
found the site through some random trail of websites i was looking up situationism. theyw ere blimmi cool. thanks anyway x x
Np... hope you stick around
Np... hope you stick around :)
Not quite the same thing,
Not quite the same thing, but here's a couple of oldies (2004 and 2005) that touch on it - one about what jobs make you "middle class", and the other about small shops vs. big shops.
"My Dad was a yak farmer and Ma was a countess. What am I?"
I didn't go through and re-read them, plus they're pretty old and likely to be terrible, but still we used to have lots of threads like those up until a year or so ago.
Just to quickly note,
Just to quickly note, there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a job. It doesn't "support the system" or anything. In fact the main way to properly change and destroy capitalism is by power in the workplace.
Hi all, I'm Keyser Soze and
Hi all, I'm Keyser Soze and a recently joined member of this site, and thought I would introduce myself.
I have become interested in anarchism/libertarian communism. I have been interested in left wing politics for many years, since my teens (now early 30's) and have always been opposed to bigotry, facism, racism, exploitation etc. for many years, but would not have considered myself an anarchist etc. However over the last few years I have unfortunatley gained first hand experience of the exploitation of the working class through my employment in a wharehouse at the hands of out - and - out capitalists as well as the anti-working class bigotry inherant in the way in which workers are financially excluded from the further education system and then treated like dirt when they finally manage to save enought to gain an education in an attempt to better their lot and escape the oppressive capatalist system of employment.
I agree with much that has been said on the areas of this website that I have read. I admittedly don't know a lot about the finer points of anarchist thought but intend to read further. I also admit that I quite often get confused between the various different terms that apply to slight differences in schools of anarchist thought, I do however beleive in the fundamentals as I understand them and beleive that the world would be a better place if we lived according to the fundamentals of anarchist thought. I doubt I will contribute much to in-depth discussions due to my lack of knowledge but will be a regular visitor to this site in order to learn more and offer support when and where it is needed.
Just a quick-ish reply to
Just a quick-ish reply to not-so-much.
i currently work in museums, which is often seen as a "middle class" profession, however I believe that the work that I do does not support the system, and actually promotes anarchic/libertarian communist principles.
I work in a public sector museum to begin with - a non-profit making organisation, plus wages in museums are notoriously low, I am paid only slightly more than when I loaded lorries for a living.
Museums are also engaged in the collection of objects of interest/educational benefit/art etc. in order to make these objects and the interest/educational value they hold publicly availabe to all. The vast majority of museums attempt to be socially inclusive by ensuring that their displays are relevant and accessible by as many people as is possible - through not charging entrance fees, ensuring displays are accessible to people with disabilities and by ensuring that dispalys are relevant to as many people as is possible, such as diverse ethnic groups etc.
Museums/art galleries purchase objects and make them accessible to all rather than allowing them to fall into the hands of wealthy collectors who would restrict access to them as far as they could. this is something I agree and support and through working in museums I am encouraging this.
Museums also have important roles to play in fostering good relations between different groups in society by explaining the culture and history of differing social groups in a positive light, i.e. ethnic minorities, which can be vital in a community where facists have created racial tensions.
I fully agree that working for a living does not mean that you are supporting the capatalist state, if we are to take the control of the means of production away from the oppressive exploitative capatalist sytsem then we must uphold a prescence within industry etc in order to fight for equality, (via the use of trade unions, solidarity etc.) It's what you do for a living and wether you engage in exploitative behavior or not that is important, in my opinion at least
Knightrose, Just seen your
Just seen your latest post (too late for the 26th!)
What date is the next meeting?
scuffer you can email me
scuffer you can email me manchester[at]af-north.org
details are a little vague due to the fire/flood at the Basement
Welcome Keyser Soze
Welcome Keyser Soze :)
Only bought a computer a
Only bought a computer a couple of years ago and graduated to the internet about a month ago. Not very skilled with the equipment yet. Just completed one of those government funded beginners courses - the one's full of the over-50's who missed out on the IT explosion. It's tough out there!
Have already posted a couple of messages before I noticed this bit. So belated fraternal greetings to all.
I am a 50-something year old anarchist with a penchant for council communism and have been active in the movement for almost 30 years now. (Recently took part in the May Day dash down the Strand - red & black flags held aloft and blowing in the wind - proud as fuck!)
Libcom seems fun, you've made an old man happy.
playinghob wrote: Libcom
Its a hard relentless grind my friend.
Prepare to have to explain and re-explain each of your opinions until all joy and subtlety has been drained from them, and they become as ashes in your mouth.
Also revol is trying it on. He never charges more than £4.99
playinghob wrote: Only
It is great to have you on board my friend - 30 years - way cool - good for you!! :cool:
Just ignore Cardinal - he sounds a lil bitter!!! :wink:
Morning. Known as Red jezza
Morning. Known as Red jezza on U75, known the geezers behind this place for quite a time. How do
Hello - you know me then.
And welcome playinghob, nice to have some "more experienced" people on here. One of our main reasons for starting these forums was to try to help pass on lessons learned from one generation to the next.
yes, i think I've guessed
yes, i think I've guessed your U75 ID john! :)
i have been a registered
i have been a registered user for a while but never bothered to do much with my account until i got an email reminding me it existed
one quick password reset later and here i am
i don't have too much to say about my politics because, after all, i am on this site. i'd quite like the spgb if it weren't for the whole "no-one but us is right" vibe that they give out.
i am also an avid reader of the idler magazine (as it's ace) and i like a good cup of tea.
despite myself i am quite excited about gordon brown's premiership, but mostly because he seems more socially liberal than mr blair (he might even scrap id cards). plus, he's better than david cameron. work with what we have, eh.
my revolutionary anti-capitalist sentiment doesn't extend to refusing to use upper-case (capital!) letters, by the by, i'm just a lazy typist.
tcobo Welcome to the site!!
Welcome to the site!! :smile: Soz there has been a delay in anyone getting back to say hi - for my part the site is slow to load atm and was down last night late when i tend to post - i am a night owl!!
I have read the Idler too and noone on here loves tea more than me - do you also like yours fairly strong? :cool:
Have you got the "Idler Book of Crap Jobs - 100 Tales of Workplace Hell" ?? Well worth the £7.99 :p
Hi. I'm a 51 year old
Hi. I'm a 51 year old American (western Massachusetts), in the words of the bearded guy, "ruined petty bourgeois" living in old wood frame three-decker in a blue-collar suburb. I'd landed here at libcom a few times over the past few months doing google searches and so on. The other day Inigo posted a link to my blog, which led me to look around the site in more depth and there's some very nice stuff here indeed. I'm hugely enjoying the history library.
Did considerable community organizing in the 70s and 80s, after about 8 years of that burnout and life took me away. The catastrophic course of the 00s woke me up. The existing political system in the States is so wrecked, the institutions of workers and peoples power so enfeebled, I find that reformist politics now doesn't even achieve those first-aid ends which have always been its justification. I didn't expect to end up back where I started with the radicals and revolutionaries, but having spent the past five years or so trying to "work inside the system" has only taught me that the game is even more rigged than it was 20 years ago, it's nothing but a funhouse maze of shadows, walls and kabuki. Time to start fashioning new tools.
glad your here!
Hi Lauritz, welcome to the site, I must have missed the link to your blog. The admins usually ask people how they found the site but you're one step ahead already :)
It sounds like you have a lot of experience to share, if you want to write any accounts of actions you've been involved in then you can put them up in the library.
Yeah Lauritz good to have
Yeah Lauritz good to have you on here, look forward to hearing more about your experiences!
Hi. I am an 18 year old
I am an 18 year old student living in Mexico.
I have luiked this forums for a while, but it wasnt until some minutes ago that I registered!
I am a marxist at heart, but I do agree in many issues with libertarian currents.
I guess I don't like to nitpick my politics much.
What are my reasons to be a communist?
More than the usual rhetoric about poverty, equality, and justice, I sincerely want to invert concretely the present social order, for I want economic and political liberation. The day class society is destroyed will be the day when an unalienated, creative, and self-managed community will arise.
Well hello again lol! May
Well hello again lol! :grin:
May as well ask as i know the site admin will - how did you come across us? :p
Been reading these forums
Been reading these forums for a while so I thought I'd join up and here I am!
Hi ther walsh, nice to have
Hi ther walsh, nice to have you aboard!
I take it you are from wales
I take it you are from wales as well?
Hello Walsh It is good that
It is good that you are now posting. Welcome to our humble home. :wink:
heyhey, i only saw this
i only saw this thread after i had already made a few posts and commited the cardinal forum sin of making my first post a new thread ;)
i started calling myself an anarchist when i was 19 (now 26), went through an activistoid phase, but over the last two years haven´t done much of anything politically due to generally being annoyed with the antics of the left millieu and the whole israel-this-and-antisemitism-that-thingy becoming the dominant issue
in most parts of the german left that i had contact with. i want to get organized again though and will likely join the fau in a few months time if it makes sense for them and me(self-employed)
found the site via revleft
Hey tasty Way cool your
Way cool your first post was starting a thread! :cool:
So do you still live in Germany now ooh and also what kind of pudding does your name reference... Christmas, treacle, chocolate.. hope it is the latter... :wink:
Nice to have you with us. :cool:
hey lw Lone Wolf wrote: So
yes, i live in berlin. i curse myself for it every winter.
tasty pudding 8-) preferrably vanilla, but chocalet´s good as well ;)
Tasty Thanks for replying -
Thanks for replying - that has been on my mind i am ashamed to say [foodie] :oops:
Here is a lil welcome in pictorial form:
Hello , I am
I am glad I have come across this site and look forward to learning and commenting on all the interesting things life throws at us, with like minded people.
I am a lifelong socialist who has progressed with time to make my bed in anarchist wisdom.
I live in Liverpool with my wife and two teenage lads
And struggle with introductions lol as you can probably tell.
dammit, I thought for a
dammit, I thought for a moment we'd have novelty American anarcho-witch 'Starhawk' to play with.
Welcome to the boards though Skyhawk! ;)
posi wrote: dammit, I
I'm sure your initial disappointment will be short lived ;)
Thanks for the welcome :)
Hello everyone. I'm 25 and
I'm 25 and from Leeds.
I thought i'd make my way on here cos there's only so much you can learn from sitting in the same squat 3 days a week -we're getting evicted tomorrow :( - so thought i'd find a wider range of Anarchist / Libertarian thought.
I've visited this place before through Urban75 [you may know me as Punkrockfaggot] but only decided to join today...
My political mentality comes from Queer mutiny, but swaying closer to Class struggle politics due to most of QM not having enough balls and the ones that do aren't swaying in the appropriate direction [haha]
This is the most boring introduction so far I think.
Hi TC, welcome to Libcom. I
Hi TC, welcome to Libcom. I had a mate who were squatting in Leeds until recently. The guy with half an ear if that makes any sense?
You know which squat he was
You know which squat he was in? I'm not sure I remember a guy with half an ear...
hey TC Welcome to the
Welcome to the boards!! :smile:
FYI you are not required to entertain in the introduction..:wink: ...no worries tho i have to say your intro was far from boring...far from it boy!
Yeah welcome to the boards
Yeah welcome to the boards you two. I remember you TC from the days of urban... I rarely post now, as icepick.
TC, can't remember where he
TC, can't remember where he was squatting. I assumed it was one of the queeruption type places. Another lass I know, The Christian, was knocking around the squatting scene in leeds fairly recently. You definitely would have remembered the lad with one ear. He got it bitten off by a dog then fried it up and ate it. so I'm sure anyone would remember someone who did that.
Voline says hello from SW12.
Voline says hello from SW12.
FUCK! You'll know Holis and
FUCK! You'll know Holis and Ian then won't you?
I remember that story, happened at Titnore didn't it?
The dog seriously hates Ketamine and anyone who takes it and falls over gets attacked... to say that Ket can potentially desotry the rave scene, I'd have that dog round me local...
And yes Claire the crusty christianarchist. Fucking nutter... falls on the floor, cackles and snorts like she's on really good drugs instead of laughing. Many a time I've heard someone say or do something funny, then instantly became aware that Claire was behind me because of the *THUMP* of her body hitting the floor.
Aye the christian is a
Aye the christian is a proper character, a mate of mine agreed to go to church with her as long as she came to a free party with him and took what he called "three drug units". I.e speed, a pill and a wee line of K at the end of the night or she could have all three units as a hit of DMT. Mind you if she did that she probably would meet god! ;)
hi i am an angry forty
hi i am an angry forty something that has been non politicised for a long time, this was due mainly to marriage /divorce( couple of times) bringing up daughter, work and boring things like that. i used to be right into politics and anarchism when i was younger but lost my way. i think now is the time to get back into the swing of things. i live up in the north of scotland which is a challenge initself to find like minded individuals but a challenge i am up for. the use of lower case is not a homage to e.e. cummings but because i am a lazy sod and cant be bothered to change to caps.
Hi there jambo - welcome!
Hi there jambo - welcome! Were you involved in any groups in your earlier forays into anarchism?
thanks for the welcome. no
thanks for the welcome. no nothing in an organised sense it was mainly whatever was on. a few of us were into the punk scene and got interested in the anarchist side of it so we would get involved in various demos, strikes etc. nothing was very well organised tho. now im older it seems a bit silly but its part of growing up i guess. now there is a community of like minded people about and easier to reach out to thanks to the internet.
Well good to hear from you
Well good to hear from you jambo, hope you enjoy your time on the boards :)
There are a few jambos on
There are a few jambos on the boards already so you should feel at home.
hi! just joined myself. you
hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.
eighthraven wrote: hi! just
what are you trying to organize?
x357997 wrote: eighthraven
at this point, anything. I'm talking to a couple of people about starting an anarchist zine for dallas. at first, i was thinking about organizing a radical queer group like gay shame or something, but i don't think there are enough radicals in dallas to organize something issue-focused (yet). a food not bombs group just started, but from what i've heard, it's been difficult getting people to do anything. one problem is the metroplex is so sprawled out, it can be a long trip for those in the burbs to get together. and the mass transit situation here isn't good either.
eighthraven wrote: x357997
I see you are a member of the IWW. Why not be active in the local GMB or why not start one if there isnt already one?
x357997 wrote: eighthraven
The IWW just started a D/FW GMB last month. It's based in Ft. Worth, but I'm going to see what I can do. There is actually some activity going on in Ft. Worth, including an infoshop. There's just nothing here in Dallas (yet).
he best part of forums like
he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.
jambo1 wrote: he best part
very true. and it gives you a chance to find people you can meet in the real world. that's my hope, anyway! :)
Hi just joined after being a
Hi just joined after being a lurker :oops: . I'm 17, stay in Scotland and have just left school and will be going to University (depending on results). I became an anarchist gradually after reading orwell, chomsky and eventually the anarchist FAQ (as well as articles here ;) ). Recently I have read Kropotkin and books on the Spanish Revolution. Never been involved in activism, but hopefully will later on.
Websites like this and infoshop helped radicalise (or politcise) me and are a great resource, so thanks to anyone involved in running them.
hi there meh, welcome and
hi there meh, welcome and glad the site was of use!
a bit of advice for when you do get involved in activism (which hopefully doesn't sound patronising!), when you do get involved there's a lot of pressure to "do" stuff. But the anarchists you meet, their activity might not actually be very worthwhile, so don't feel pressured into doing something you do think is useful. A few of us got sucked into that kind of thing when we first got involved a few years ago.
I wrote some stuff from when i first got involved in the movement here
Good article John. I
Good article John.
I remember there was going to be walkouts at my school but anyone who did do it would be expelled. It's a pity that the anti-war protests couldn't have been more militant :bb: .
eighthraven wrote: jambo1
You're in TSEU? I'm not the biggest fan of CWA and all but why not be active in that (as well as whatever other stuff you want to do)?
I am, and it's probably accurate to say that I'm the most active activist in Dallas. We're pretty independent from CWA. I'm not sure how other unions are organized, but TSEU is actually pretty democratic. My organizer is a long-time anarchist, and she's said before how surprised she was about how democratic TSEU is, and I tend to agree, based on my limited knowledge on how other unions work.
Awesome. CWA affiliates tend to be fairly independant across the board for some reason. My dislike of CWA is more of their lack of industrial focus and their position on fighting against h1 visa immigrants instead of organizing them.
i am lost with this one!!! i
i am lost with this one!!! i am not in anyting especially TSE!!
jambo1 wrote: i am lost
Sorry, Jambo! We went off on a tangent. TSEU is the Texas State Employees Union which is part of the Communication Workers of American umbrella union.
thank god for that!! i got
thank god for that!! i got back from the pub on saturday night and was a little under the weather when i read it. it just did not compute!! cheers
Just got a reminder that I
Just got a reminder that I haven't logged in here for donkeys having created an account months ago. So thought I'd best say hello.
I'm English but I live In China now, where I freelance as a translator and try to involve myself in labour issues where I can.
Hoping to knock up a better history of aspects of the popular Chinese anarchist movement in the north east sometime, which i will post here if I ever conquer my terminal procrastination. 世界无政府主义革命万岁 as we say in these parts.
Hi Jim, a bit late to
a bit late to welcome you to the site but welcome to posting :)
Sounds like fun tobe out in Beijing a lot of us that use the site are very interested in China at the moment, it looks like a lot is going on, let us know if you hear of anything.
Is Libcom not blocked in China then? And, if you can remember, the admins like to know how people found the site.
Hi Jeff, thanks for the
Hi Jeff, thanks for the welcome.
I think I must have found the site through some random search on an anarchist topic, as have been involved in the politics to various degrees for almost twenty years now. In fact, I partly came out to China (many years back now) because class politics in a failed Leninist state interested me (though mostly because I got a full grant to come here back in the day and escape shit work back home :D).
Certainly a lot going on here now, though I suspect breakthroughs will come in bourgeois organisations like home-owners associations rather than the very disempowered and fragmented workers and peasantry. I'll bore you with me theories when the opportunity arises.
Libcom not blocked but the censorship is arbitrary for English-language stuff. Wonders of proxies help too. You can find anarchist material in Chinese but mostly historical and through a thick Marxist lens, including nicking early heroes as Bolsheviks when they weren't.
Anyway, will try to throw my tuppence in where useful and provide information from sources here.
Jim: just a note to say we'd
Jim: just a note to say we'd be very, very interested in any information about things going on in china, so please do. Our stats told us a few people were looking from China - you must have been one of them! Welcome to the forums (if not the site).
Hi Jim, good to have you
Hi Jim, good to have you here, look forward to hearing anything going on there. And yeah do let us know when you get that article done!
Hi. My name is Sean Sweeney
My name is Sean Sweeney and I've been reading Socialist writings, ideas etc, for two years now. I never really took much interest in anarchism, except with it's involvment in the Spanish civil war. But recently I came across a famous qoute by Bakunin and I supose it just grabbed my attention. I am 17 and live in a flat with my pretty middle class family, though there is a big story behind how we got here and my interests in socialism. Basically my Dad left secondary school at the age of fifteen and went into Joinary aprenticeship. He spent many years doing courses at night school and developing an education in socialism. He was a very active member in the communist party and got fired alot for his involvment in trade unions. When I was fairly young he went to university at the age of 35, we were always quite poor, but for five years after that we lived on my mums wage from a factory job. Once my Dad had finished he went into teaching Joinary and he stayed involved in politics. Slowly after that our standard of living raised and we eventually moved out of the old neighbourhood into one a mile away =]. Ever since the move my Dads been feeling extremely guilty and has been trying to get more involved in politics. I have just been quietly educating myself and observing (a privilage I don't take for granted) and i have discovered a soft spot for anarchism. So that's basically how my Family has a history with socialism and how I became interested in politics. I'm joining this forum to hopefully begin to understand Anarchism a bit better and to have a place to discuss.
Hello, I live in Britain and
I live in Britain and am starting to look at websites to cheer me up because the world is nicer on the internet than in 'orrible capitalist, repressive, real life. I hope it might be useful too!
Hello compete and Sean!
Hello compete and Sean! Welcome, and cheers for your introductions.
Just a word of advice though sean, it might be best not to have your real full name up here, especially with the town you live in which would pretty much identify you to anyone who might be hostile, like future employers, the far right, etc. If you like you can send me a PM and I can change your username to a different one?
Hey John, I wrote to you in
I wrote to you in a pm =].
I'd love to read about this anarchist movement in China.
Hi! I'm new here, I'm also
I'm new here, I'm also on revleft. you may know me.
Hi El Kablamo, I don't know
Hi El Kablamo, I don't know you, but welcome anyway.
Hey there I'm Pieter, 17
I'm Pieter, 17 years young, fresh anarchist from Belgium. Any chance I could get in touch with local anti-capitalists?
Welcome pieter - actually I
Welcome pieter - actually I don't know of any posters from Belgium here, you may be our first!
well i guess i could tell
well i guess i could tell you a bit about myself...
hi, i am los angeles. i am a filthy, smoggy city, where television is god, and its worshippers shop. my head is above the clouds.
no but really this is lost angles , cauliflower... and we will soon all be underwater
i just finished translating a couple vaneigem articles on oaxaca. there's lots more stuff on my site, live free or buy trying.
the bees are weakly scratching at the dead flowers; the seasons have been abolished.
this is me:
Hello everyone. I've been
Hello everyone. I've been using libcom as a source for info for a few years, but never registered until now at v.4.1
Previously I've been active in the swedish syndicalist youth federation 1997-2004. Right now my situation is precarious worker, doing different low-level tasks at offices usually relating to marketing and polls. Most of the time is spent unemployed, not in the SAC right now, but a steady supporter.
I used to work with the swedish libertarian internet magazine yelah.net and on some committees in SUF. Sometime I help out with the struggle of the copyfight organization Piratbyrån. In my spare time I tinker with computers, demoscene stuff and analog+digital synthesizers.
welcome altemark! we used to
welcome altemark! we used to have a few swedish posters but they kind of drifted away maybe a year ago, will be good to hear stuff from there again. One of our group is headed to stockholm for 3 months soon as well.
John: thanks a lot. Yes, I
John: thanks a lot. Yes, I saw there were some swedes registered.. active in riff-raff and polkagrisar - good projects. If anyone have any specific or general questions on the situation in Sweden, just give a shout and I'll see if it is something I am familiar with.
Hello, i'm from indonesia, i
i'm from indonesia, i was the member of the Revleft forum and i'm interested in Anarcho-Syndicalism and want to know more about it.
so, i hope i'll learn a lot of things here.
PS: sorry my english are not very good
Hello RBF, welcome to the boards. Don't worry about your English, it seems pretty good so far!
John: thanks a lot. oh and i
John: thanks a lot. oh and i almost forget my member name on Revleft is knight of cydonia, so it's nice to be here. :)
hello all, just started last
hello all, just started last week. had a couple of goes on the thought forum, which has been okay. would really like to chat to people about dodgy landlords; growing local food - allotments and coops; ownerships of land - where have all the diggers gone?; anarchist centres - making sure thay don't just turn into community projects - traps and pitfalls. spend a stack of my own time supporting people who are being screwed by the asylum system.
on a lighter note would also like to think about theimpact of CRASS and other 20+ years on and definitions of social anarchism.
bit about myself - probably much more cooped than a lot of the people on this site (which kind of makes me nervous about being here); connected a stack of community spaces/projects across the country through my work - some of these are far removed from my politics some much nearer. just about to turn 40 three kids...and feel like i have sold out far more than i should have and am determined to sort this out over the years ahead.
thought i would give this site a go to see if it was a space in which you can literally chat about anything and not feel like that you are going to get hammered because you have broken some unwritten codes - time will tell.
thats about it. oh yeah name used because its what me and a number of others will be using to develop some short films; local campaigns; maybe written stuff... :a:
Hey there. I was a Wobbly
I was a Wobbly organizer up until a handful of months ago. Worked on it pretty much constantly in Austin, Texas. I'm taking a bit of a break...being a good organizer means being constantly social, and that drains me, as I'm something of an introvert. So I'm doing a grad school thing for a bit, and I'd be surprised if I wasn't involved in some other campaign a year or two from now.
Welcome convect and alf..
Welcome convect and alf.. :smile:
Yeah convect this creating a revolution thing is hard work :wink: - makes sense you are more active at some times in your life than others..
alf - bet you have not "sold out" at all so much as just had to survive financially and support your family - i would classify that as living your life as best you can as opposed to selling out. If it were possible to live a "pure" life under today's conditions revolution would not be necessary IMHO.
And Crass were awesome. :cool:
Tho it has to be said that not all my fellow posters agree with me on that point. :grin: Their loss. :bb:
convect wrote: Hey there. I
What do you mean by social? I'm a good organizer. I'm not social.
Hi, I am playing Ultima IV.
Hi, I am playing Ultima IV. And I also have a 28 hour work week for the next four weeks.
I'd like to send mad love out to all my myspace mcanarchyst whom i miss very much while i try to break my myspace addicition.
bleh, it's like that.
Oh yeah, I started reading The Star Faction, today.
And I have never been paid by (or worked for) an Union.
And I have been a scab in the past, so i should be pretty safe from ever being banned from LibCom. =)
cheers LW i think that is
cheers LW i think that is mostly right but there is alway the question of 'have i lived hard enough'? anyway enjoying foraging around this site, libary has got some great stuff,
alf shawyer collective
alf shawyer collective
Hey that sounds like a different question - maybe one from a porn film?? :wink:
Yeah the library is indeed awesome - everyone says that. And everyone is right. And it is not often you get to say that. :P
Glad you are enjoying it and finding it useful. :cool:
hello LW was wondering if
was wondering if you have had a look at The story of Crass - George Berger? about two thirds of the way through, it where all this stuff started for me 13-16yrs old. never come across anything like it.
alf shawyer collective
alf shawyer collective
No i haven't - will look out for it tho now you have mentioned it - sounds awesome!!
Watch out for me starting a thread soon about Crass and their music and influence. :cool:
Lone Wolf wrote: alf
to be honest thought about doing exactly that today. being new didn't know how it would go down so thought i would just continue the chat with you. I was thinking along the lines of how Crass had influenced peoples politics; and what people made of their tactics combining music, film, written material, approach at gigs and of course dial house.......
anyway will look out for it - where are you going to post it?
Libcommunity - now. Why
Libcommunity - now. Why not?? A thread whose time has come... :cool:
yeah sounds great i meant where on LibCom - which forum?
Libcommunity is a forum for
Libcommunity is a forum for off topic chat and what not.
Welcome to Libcom alf S
thanks for that welshboy. okay LW who is going to post it - slighty confused now, but its is only 8.30!!
LW is a bit of a night owl
LW is a bit of a night owl and I tend to get up offensively early. :-)
no worries will wait to see
no worries will wait to see LW response, ta welshboy
ignore me just found the link :roll:
Yeah when i said i would
Yeah when i said i would start it straight away i meant it . And i did. :cool:
Straight talking. straight down the line. Like Crass. :cool: :wink:
Hello. I have been using
I have been using Libcom as a resource for a couple of years but only just signed up. After a few years out of politics, life is propelling me back in. If there’s one thing that can give your life meaning, it is politics. Am based in SE London, so if there’s people out there …
Hi barry, there's quite a
Hi barry, there's quite a few south-east londoners around. the solidarity federation local puts on a regular film night down that way, and there's a couple of other groups i think too.
welcome to the boards :)
Thanks Joesph K. - I shall
Thanks Joesph K. - I shall have a scout about. I have not been in the area for long, really. Guess I should say hello on the regional board too.
yeah, you can always start a
yeah, you can always start a thread there if you want to try and get them fighting over you ;)
Great! Off there now ...
Great! Off there now ...
Hey all... I joined
Hey all... I joined recently, then moved off to school. The school's wireless blocks forums, but evidently not this one. As I can't visit my usual forums until I learn the workarounds, I might be spending time here talking rather than just lurking. I look forward to it, at least.
I got a working proxy now
I got a working proxy now but don't worry I'll still try to hang around here :p
Sam B. wrote: I got a
That'd be cool. :cool:
Evenin', signed up a fair
Evenin', signed up a fair few months ago after my last bout of lurking on the forums, never posted though and I only remembered the place when I got an e-mail saying my account had been shut, at which point I started another round of lurking in dark corners and trawling through exceedingly long threads filled with stuff I didn't understand at all. So, here I am and here I am posting. Although I still have very little to say, so, exciting eh?
YouSir wrote: Evenin',
Well hi and welcome anyways! :p
You could start by saying how you found the site and how long you have been interested in anarco-commie politico type ideas? ?
After visiting this site a
After visiting this site a bunch I just registered because:
-I'm a wobbly from the San Francisco Bay Area GMB (though most of my organizing time goes to police accountability work in the south bay)
-people ask interesting questions on this site and have posted good info
-there was a discussion thread on "who has the coolest anarchist flags" and myself and another wob like to sew IWW flags (check the links in this post for photos: http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity/whos-got-best-anarchist-flag-then?page=2) so how could I not register after that?
Contact me for San Jose/South Bay Area issues or ideas or if you are traveling through the area.
Stitches wrote: After
Hey welcome Stitches :smile:
Ha police accountability huh? Must be quite a challenge to say the least!
There are a fair few wobs on here so you should feel right at home. :COOL:
I have no plans to travel through your area regrettably due to a lack of ker-ching which is a shame as it sounds like quite a happening area!
hello I am interested in
I am interested in progressive and different ideas, not 'ultra-left', who tend to be rich kids who grow out of it.... from experience. Pretty open to most things except sectarianism, etc.
You could have been a little
You could have been a little bit more subtle, you know.
madashell wrote: You could
Shoot! :eek: How did you work out that was me???
Seriously i would rather gouge out my own eyes than call myself Kitten! :P
Guess that's the part where
Guess that's the part where to say "Stuck around for a while and finally signed up". ;)
thepamphleteer wrote: Guess
Well then hi! :cool:
My name is chimx. I'm a
My name is chimx. I'm a roofer out in Seattle WA and part of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. I was a co-founder of RAAN years ago but have since become inactive in it. I identify with a wide range of leftist ideologies, from Marxism and anarchism to even sprinkles of Menshevism. I have a particularly strong interest in modern Korean history. Hopefully I'll be able to discuss some of these things with you folks in the future.
chimx wrote: I was a
I registered a while back
I registered a while back and have been mostly watching the forum. I'm not likely to post a lot as I'm not a Marxist and see no more reason to dwell on Marxism than on Nominalism, Socinianism, the Ghost Dance, or the Thuggi Cult.
x357997 wrote: chimx
This is probably telling of my noobishness to this forum, but I can't quite figure out what that emoticon is.
chimx wrote: x357997
it is someone banging their head against a brick wall.
Oh, I see. I don't
Oh, I see. I don't understand how that relates to RAAN.
CornetJoyce wrote: I
i'm not a marxist, nor are many here, but marx's work seems to have more relevence to my life than the rest of your list. but whatever, welcome to the boards :)
i think it means he's not a fan of raan.
anyone i've missed, here's a generic welcome to the boards :) we value your custom and we will endeavour to answer your call as soon as possible. if you would like libertarian communism, please press 1. if you would like to attach your boss to a ducking stool, please press 2. if you would like to bRiNg TeH AnARkY!!11, please press 3. for all of the above, please press 4. for any other enquiries, or to express general bafflement at this joke going on a bit too long please hold and an operator will telepathically correct you.
*hums muzak version of the
*hums muzak version of the internationale*
x357997, don't be a dick.
x357997, don't be a dick.
John. wrote: x357997, don't
have you not followed any of the threads on RANN?
No, I can't say that I have.
No, I can't say that I have. If you would like to direct comments, questions, or criticisms towards me, I would be happy to respond though.
chimx wrote: No, I can't
I would suggest starting a new thread on it.
x357997 wrote: John.
What does the first post say? "Try and keep complex crap, in-jokes, flames and arguments off this thread and lets let newcomers feel at home"
Hi everyone, i have been
Hi everyone, i have been interested in anarchist philosophy for like 6 months now. It started when i read an article in a magazine about how the private company that i was working for had recorded record profits and huge growth. The writer of this article expressed amazement at this due to the fact the the owner and acting CEO had spent the last 9 months sailing around the world in a giant yacht. I truly believe some of that yacht is mine, at least a bit of the rudder is mine. So due to this i want to be an anarchist but not sure exactly how to become an anarchist. Is there books i am supposed to read or support groups i am supposed to attend? Any help in pointing me in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.
i am beth.i have no idea
i am beth.i have no idea what to do with my life but its going to be amazing. though i do want kids. im a yankee and not so proud.
Hey ChrisS, check out the
Hey ChrisS, check out the home page and in particular the thought section and library. Fantastic resources and a great place to start. Don't be put off by the sometime combative nature of the forums, most people are pretty supportive actually.
beth... maybe you would also enjoy checking out the thought section.
All the best. gregg. :rb:
Hi all, My name is vimothy
My name is vimothy and I used to describe myself as a left-wing anarchist, but have in recent years gone through something of a transformation. Anyways, I'm really interested in politics, history, terrorism (add scare quotes to the latter, if you like) and especially economics. I'm here for intelligent debate (and intense argument), so hopefully I'll be able to contribute some of that.
First question: can you comment on articles directly, or should I start a thread somewhere? How do you find out the author's name? What are the chances of getting the author to respond?
vimothy wrote: Hi all, My
Hello new people!
You can't comment on articles directly, but feel free to start discussion in the forums (or renew old discussions if you find them via the search functions). Most people who post news are around on the forums, and some of the people whose articles are in the library, so you may well get a response. The person who posted the article is shown under the title, this is often not the same person that wrote it though.
catch wrote: Hello new
Aha! Good hands, my man. I shall start a thread. But where ...?
(The article I'm thinking of was posted by "libcom" (some sort of workers' gestalt?) and lists no author. Perhaps they will turn up when I post my thread).
thought or history forum is
thought or history forum is usually fine.
feedback for errors though.
ChrisS wrote: So due to
Here's an interview with Chomsky that makes a good introduction to the ideas on this site.
Hello everybody, My name is
My name is NatX and I am very interested in the anarchist movement and want to to get to to know more people who are ready or getting ready to just start working self substainable communities. How come no one ever talks about the true masters of anarchism like Balkin of Prodhoun I'm sorry if my spellings of but I wrote this in a hurry. Is any body in the comic writer Allan Moore he's an anarchist Well will be loking forward to talking to you all Peace!
NatX wrote: Hello
NatX wrote: Hello
why dont you start a thread about self sustaining communites in libcommunity... :bb:
Greetings all. I realise now
I realise now that I'm probably not going to be well accepted, but that's a risk I'm willing to take. I am currently located in Australia and a have been a keen Anarchist for a number of years now. I'm an Agorist and my reason for being on this forum is that I don't particularly care for the differences in economics between various Anarchist movements. I view myself as an Anarchist, even though in the past others haven't and have proceeded to ban me from their forums. Regardless of that I do hope that won't happen here. I look forward to posting, though I'm afraid I will simply be lurking in the background alot.
Eliot Pretty obscure stuff
Pretty obscure stuff but welcome anyway!! :p
Never even heard of this til i googled it just now - you will prolly get on with another poster on here who is also a bit strange and into markets!
It would explain tho the meaning of these lovely ruins at the foot of hill on which stands the Parthenon in Athens - i found them much more relaxing than the area around the Parthenon which is understandably hectic. They are called Ancient Agora so i guess this means the marketplace area hum? I didn't attempt to find out at the time, i just enjoyed their ambience but i can be forgiven - it was my 18th! :P
I prefer the term elegant
I prefer the term elegant over obscure. :D
Well it's always good to expand your knowledge, especially about other Anarchist philosophies, even if they are obscure. Well agora is the Greek term for market. You didn't happen to learn any Greek while you were over there did you?
Though I have no idea of your age, happy birthday for your 18th, better late than never. :D
ElliotParker wrote: I
No i didn't happen to learn any of the native language - it was all Greek to me lol! :grin: (You could actually get that on a t-shirt. :smile: )
My 18th is but a dim memory but thank you kindly sir.
Btw while i didn't speak any Greek in order to put off the lame predatory guys i did speak in a bit of school Latin and got my pal to "explain" that i was from a small and obscure part of Italy that still spoke only Latin. it worked lol. :p
Cody wrote: hello everbody.
Hi Dr. Nick!
need some cheap surgery?
need some cheap surgery?
Hi, I found the site by
Hi, I found the site by shearching «anarchist» in google I think lol, but it seems really interesting. By the way, I'm from Province of Quebec in Canada (that's why my english really sux, I usually speak in french so...) I consider my self an Anarchist whitout adjectives, but if I had to add an adjective, I think I'm more in the anarcho-communism things. Whatever, I think that's all...
Salut bolieu, bienvenu a
Salut bolieu, bienvenu a libcom c'est permis de parler en Francais mais il n'y en a pas trop qui vont comprendre ;)
Si tu veux discuter en Francais tu peux passer par le forum Afrique ou Monde.
On n'a pas trop de francophones donc c'est peut-etre mieux de parler en anglais. Si tu peux nous passer des informations, par exemple sur les greves des etudiants au Quebec, meme en Francais ca sera sympa.
Hi everyone. This site is
Hi everyone. This site is cool. So much better then all those "fluffy" sites out there. I became an anarchist a year or so ago after I took a class on American history from an anarchist perspective. That knocked the liberal right out of me! Anyway, I definitely need a better understanding of anarcho-communist theory. I've read some contemporary authors (Chomsky, Zinn, etc) but I want to read some of the more musty, theoretical crap (all those wieid Russian names... Bakunin, Kropotkin, etc) I just need a place to start. I also want to learn more about history from an anarchist perspective, understand Marx and Marxist economics (and/or mainstream economics) better.
I was directed here to give
I was directed here to give an introduction to myself... I've been a member of the IWW for coming up on 10 years. I live in the SF Bay Area region (actually just south of it) and have been involved in various aspects of the IWW, was a member, steward and organizer (briefly for the last one) with UFCW in my town, as well as being active in a number of other social movements in my city. I believe in the IWWs goals of building a radical form of militant alternative unionism as well as the need for political organization in the spirit of the Anarchist-Communist and Especifist traditions.
Hi, my name is Justin. I'm
Hi, my name is Justin. I'm from south texas and have been into anarchist philosophy since I was sixteen years old. I can't say what drove me to it, exactly; maybe one of those teenage searches for clarity.
Im just here waiting
Im just here waiting instructions.....
V wrote: Im just here
Hello Names Craig had a
Names Craig had a vague interest in anarchism for a while (intially due to that ubiquitous teenage desire to stand out and be thought of as radiclal) but lucky for me when i started looking at it more closely there are some genuinly good ideas. Wouldnt necessarely say im an anarchist though as ascribing to any one ideology seems a tad foolish in my opinion, its just that it seems to be the most appealing thing to my vague, malformed, developing ideas of the world (apologies for the unremitting pretention, im a teenager)
Welcome to all the new
Welcome to all the new people!
Hi, I've been browsing the
Hi, I've been browsing the Libcom library for a while now, which I came across googling for some things to read about anarchism or libertarian communism.
I'm an inactive member of a Dutch socialist party stuck in a dead-end education with a newfound antipathy towards parliamentarian politics. The party had a Trotskyist section which was one of the reasons I joined. But over a period of time I realized self-organization and state-socialism are at odds with each other and have drifted towards social-anarchism.
The plus side of this development is having some basic knowledge about things like class analysis and class struggle, but being able to ditch superfluous matter like dialectic materialism and the irrelevant apologetic crap about Lenin. The down side is the lack of groups to join since the few self-professed anarchists groups I know of are the vegan subcultural animal liberation variety...
Anyway most of all I wanted to give my compliments on the superb library which I will be reading for some time to come!
Welcome to the site inkt,
Welcome to the site inkt, glad you like the library!
yeah welcome to inkt and the
yeah welcome to inkt and the other new people! any questions/comments you have feel free to use our feedback forum
Hello, I didn’t notice
Hello, I didn’t notice this thread or I’d have posted on it before.
I have been looking at this site for a few weeks and I have to say it is one of the best political sites I have seen so far, but I have only had access for a short time.
I used to live in London and worked as a fireman but left the UK in 1987 thoroughly pissed off with a country that had re-elected Thatcher again, her being re-elected made me think that my politics was totally out of step with my class.
I ended up in North-East Brazil in the State of Paraiba where I have live since, I live in the winter in a Tupi village near the small town of Lucena, if you can call it winter as it doesn’t get below 24 degrees, and in the summer I live in Intermares about 2 kilometers from the capital city of Paraiba called Joao Pessoa.
Hi. I'm from Australia, I'm
Hi. I'm from Australia, I'm a vehicle detailer and soon-to-be member of the IWW. I'm involved in a number of smaller groups locally, many of which are comprised mainly of Anarchists, as well as the Ahimsa House anarchist centre and Total War Against Totalitarianism, TW(A)T. As part of my partiscipation at Ahimsa, I am going to be helping to reach out to other groups around the world. This seems like as good a place to start as any :)
Hi, I'm from South Wales.
Hi, I'm from South Wales. I'm an anarchist and I'm just looking to get involved in something.
You are WeTheYouth and I
You are WeTheYouth and I claim my free scarf.
Hi skinz, if you want to try
Hi skinz, if you want to try to make local connections or attend events then check out the local forum
You can also just try generally posting on the forums, it's a good way to make contacts.
I retract my WTY statement.
I retract my WTY statement. I read it as "I want to get involved in anything". :oops:
The last few weeks as seen a
The last few weeks as seen a nice influx of people. If your not sure ask...or better yet check the archive :wink:
Hi, I'm not so much new as
I'm not so much new as reincarnated. These forums are full of tossers - I despair I do really. But then at least most of you are interesting tossers. What more can I ask?
Yeah, you just called
Yeah, you just called yourself a tosser. :D
I'm a tosser, not an
I'm a tosser, not an interesting one though. Actually I did get nominated for "most interesting" on my pgce course - I didn't win.
Hi there, friends
Hi there, friends (hopefully). I'm Thos, I'm a sort of cautious anarcho-communist. I found this forum through a bunch of other links that go back to Anarchist Federation UK's website, and basically created this account to answer one thread that looked interesting. So yeah... I might not be on that much, depends how interesting I find the discussion.
Hi, so I am from sweden and
Hi, so I am from sweden and I am some kind of anti-state communist with no intention to building a formal party. I saw the page a few years back but didnt realise it had developed so much lately, the library is very nice.
Anyway I am rather workplace oriented (but not an unionist) and I work with different swedish projects with the effort of publishing and spreading tales from the indians of the shop-floor to other workers. I guess i will mostly discuss topics concerning workers struggles, but not just at the micro level but also about management theory, modes of production and the possibillities for struggles, communisation and stuff.
I am a member of Kämpa tillsammans! - http://kampatillsammans.wordpress.com
Welcome Thos and Kim.
Welcome Thos and Kim. :smile:
im new. hey.
im new. hey.
Hi everyone I am a
Hi everyone I am a trotskyist aghhh whose looking for likeminded people in the northeast. I have found I have to many political differences with existing groups. I believe as boring as it sounds that the act of socialism must be the conscious activity of the working class not only nationally but also internationally. If there are any other Troyskyists out there then get in touch.
Alreet, my name is Kevin and
Alreet, my name is Kevin and I am an undergraduate fourth year student in Edinburgh and i am currently doing my honours project on the experiences of Royal Mail workers within the recent industrial action. I am an independent researcher with no contact with the Royal Mail and looking to interview staff around the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.
If anyone can help then email me at [email protected]
Free the people!
Thanks for your time.
hi, I'm Harry, I'm 15 and in
hi, I'm Harry, I'm 15 and in fourth year in Scotland. I used to be Marxist but now I identify as an Anarchist. I'm not incredibly well read so if you guys could recommend a few books and such it would be a great help :rb: cheers :mrt:
AnarkIsta wrote:hi, I'm
Hi and Welcome. :cool:
hi, my name is mel.
hi, my name is mel.
hello you look like an
hello you look like an interesting bunch with a few abusive folk who could probably be ignored.
hello im SILENTRIOTNOW of
hello im SILENTRIOTNOW of corse thats not my real name that wud be cool if it was tho!
ummm wat else am i suppose to say???
ok ya bye! :a:
Hello! My name is Bil, 28
Hello! My name is Bil, 28 years old. 8 year military veteran (4 active, 4 reserves) . I was pretty apolitical until the war broke out. I began paying attention to politics and foreign affairs, that lead into reading political philosophy and lead me to this beautiful idea of anarchism.
I guess I had many of the stereotypes about anarchy, but the further i dug, the more it got to a point where I couldn't deny it. I've tried to pride myself as a moral person and always tried to do the "right thing". With anarchism, I've found the most moral philosophy there is.
I didn't come about anarchy through anarchists. I came to it through personal research. That being said, I do not know any anarchists! So I was excited to come across Libcom.org and look forward to networking with like-minded individuals!
I am very interested in tryng to lead a more anarcho-friendly lifestyle. I do what I can, but I would like advice from others who may have been into this longer than me.
So, hit me up! Lets talk, discuss, debate!
Hi there newbies! Yup
Hi there newbies! :smile:
Yup Bil, would be interesting to chew the fat with you. (My late father was disillusioned ex-military also! )
welcome to all the new
welcome to all the new people!
Hi all, my first post. Been
Hi all, my first post.
Been meaning to join this thing for quite some time now and here I am.
Some kind of anarchist in Brisbane, Australia. Seems I know a few of the other Australian poseters (spelling error, or not?)from my shady past. Also a member of the IWW.
I will be traveling internationally in the next few months. I might try and use this thing to catch up with people of a similar bent while I'm OS.
Fraternal greetings ,comrades, friends and fellow workers.
Looking forward to dialogue with you all
Love the literary reference
Love the literary reference EE...
hi i meant to post here when
hi i meant to post here when i first joined, but i forgot :oops:
i've been thinking of myself as an anarchist for about a year so far, but i have not been able to meet or contact any other anarchists so far, so does any one know of any anarchist or iww groups in the lincoln (uk) area?
Hiya all This is my first
This is my first post round here, but I've been using the newswire and library for some time.
I'd say I'm a Libertarian Communist more than anything, I don't mind being called an anarchist but most of my thinking comes from libertarian traditions within Marxism, I've not read vast amounts of anarchist literature. Been active for three years or so now.
Recently been doing some work with the IWW, I'm impressed with what they're up to and the attitude of members I've met.
hello I'm new on here. I
I'm new on here. I am one of the founding members of a collective community in upstate NY, I'm also the zine collaborator, and events organizer. you may notice whern I communicate I have a lot of emphasis on networking and strengthening the social movememnt of our generation. I think its a matter of life and death whether we get organized or not. I'm a no bullshit kinda guy, realness has gotta make the cut and cliche talk is social flatulence to me. I travel far and wide on adventures, much to do with art and social movement. I grew up in australia. and I'm psyched to dialogue and hopefully network.
anyone from upstate NY or western MA? northern CT? VT? thats the area I work and organize within but I collaborate on media projects with people much further and wider. I'm looking to collaborate with writers and network with everyone else. people should post me their instant messenger screennames, anyone who's interested in getting a stronger movement going and discussing solidarity.
Hey Rumpel Welcome and good
Welcome and good luck! :cool:
I live in London and don't have IM tho. :sad:
Can someone tell me what
Can someone tell me what this site is about? MY myspace is www.myspace.com/ecalrennat. What should we I do on this website? Someone told me it's an Anarchist website
Hey everyone, Having
Having recently taken interest in anarchism/libertarian socialism I though I'd join this forum. I have been a reader of socialist worker etc. for a number of years but since reading more on anarchism/libertarian socialism (not a great deal but a bit) I feel slightly more... er, awakened/excited or something like that, SWP doesn't seem to hold much appeal to me anymore (although I was never a member). I live in Aberdeenshire Scotland and was semi active for a while (around the G8 Gleneagles time and a bit after) but haven't been recently.
Hi everyone. I suppose
I suppose things could be worse (by the looks of our UK economy they soon will be), but generally it is still the case in 2008 that the few have most of the wealth, while many want for even quite basic things in life.
I am just an average person and have probably gained some of the average 'rewards' from the Capitalist system. Its just that I think these 'rewards' are not much compared to the things we are losing - I would rather have a decent National Health System and a pension and do without the 28 'free' ringtones for my mobile phone.
On a more serious note. For the past two and a half years I have been suffering a campaign of harassment from a neo-nazi who hacked my computer and stole my home address. I have not engaged in any serious political activity, and it seems the motivation may be Satanism (one of his other hobbies). I am disabled and it has emerged that he is concentrating on disabled people. He goes on disability message boards, pretends to be disabled and steals their addresses - there have been some other known victims.
Because the police have refused to help, this has gone on for a long time and I have been forced to learn as much as I can about the extreme Right. It makes for very distasteful reading and I think I understand now why they have had so little success.
I will post up some details in another thread soon. My personal experiences with the police give credibility to the theory that there was a cover up concerning the AdmiralDuncan/Brixton/BrickLane nail bombings.
Hows it goin, i just joined
Hows it goin, i just joined so this will be my first post. First of all you should all be forewarned: I am a terrible speller, so watch your asses! I dont like to categorize people, so i wont do it to myself, i like to think that the best strategy is to draw from many different ideologies and to keep your goals well difined, and above all to be wary that your theoretical ends dont become the justification for the means. Loyalty to people, not to Ideologies.
Hi my name is Brandon i have
Hi my name is Brandon i have been wanting to get involved with the NEFAC and USA Midwestern Anarchists to form a class struggle movement.
Hey there, I'm Ryan. Been
Hey there, I'm Ryan. Been hanging around and lurking a bit, and now I'm looking to get a bit more involved and connected with other anarchists. I'm a media-based activist, and have been dedicating pretty much all of my energies to Project Libr8 (www.libr8.org), a propaganda and education project of which I am co-founder. I've actually been wanting to get more connected and get radical activity moving in my area (Colorado, USA) for some time, but my longtime foe (chronic shyness) has been preventing it thus far.
Quote: I am a terrible
Hi, I'm Brian, but you can
Hi, I'm Brian, but you can just call me wpg1919 ;)
I've been involved in some radical activism and stuff around Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, where I am a student. I'm also a Wobbly.
I'm looking to learn more about anarchism and libertarian communism, which I sympathize with although I don't feel like I know enough about all the details to describe all my political views in 2 words or less ;)
Greetings, I am an
I am an Anarchist.
I am new to the forums.
I am looking forward to debate and interesting reading.
Hi there Brian and Brigate
Hi there Brian and Brigate and welcome :cool:
Hi all Joined a while back,
Joined a while back, posted a few things, but obviously forgot to check whether there was a newbie page. My bad.
I'm not sure if I'd want to give myself a particular label or affiliation (following Groucho Marx's famous quote) but my interests are in feminism and scepticism, allied with pub arguments on political/social repression.
speak to you soon
Hi dee! Welcome aboard. How
Hi dee! Welcome aboard. How do you feel about baseball, poetry, science fiction and cats?
Hi David Not sure about
Not sure about baseball - I was quite good at rounders when I was younger (swinging a stick wildly obviously appeals to me) Um, poetry, yep, when its Donne, or Wilde, or Yeats, or Shakespeare or anything that grabs me at the time. Science fiction: my main interest is horror, but they cross over a lot anyway. Cats? I currently have a vague entente cordiale with the cat who lives in my house. We have an agreement, I feed him, open the door for him, sort out his scars from fighting, make a fuss, and he does not vomit in my shoes. So far it's working.
How do you feel about comics, football and horror film?
Comics I can take or leave
Comics I can take or leave alone, although on some odd level Spiderman and Vaughn Bodé are part of why I'm here. Football I enjoy but I didn't grow up with it and don't completely understand it. Assuming you mean what we call soccer and not american football, which I loathe. Horror films, classic Universal and Hammer stuff? 8-) And some of the newer stuff. Romero and Craven can be fun, love the first two Poltergeist films, especially Reverend Henry Kane!
Not that odd - Spiderman is
Not that odd - Spiderman is all about taking responsibility (though the whole male adolescent coming of age thing left me a bit cold - sticky stuff from the hands? no thanks!) I'm more of an X-Men and Alan Moore fan myself, (V being my favourite) alongside Tales From the Crypt.
Yeah, its 'soccer' I mean - I'm particularly happy as my lot did incredibly well recently. And i salute your taste in horror - I prefer Romero, but you should check out Joe Dante's most recent one, Homecoming, which is a very nice re-using of the Zombie soldier idea, but this time they are coming back... to vote.Anyway, night hon. work tomorrow, so better get some rest
Watchmen is distilled
Watchmen is distilled genius, but V I just lent out to someone and specifically asked not to have it returned. It was worse than the movie.
treeofjudas wrote: Welcome
not quite the spirit of the thread.
No, its fair enough as a comment. V was incredibly messy as a narrative and as an attempt at political comment, but there you go. Anyway, if I wanted an all nicey nicey discussion with people, I'd be a woolly liberal. See you later - I'm off to see what arguments are developing over cricket vs. baseball as 'sports'.
Hi, I'm not quite sure what
Hi, I'm not quite sure what to write but I hope I can contribute something here. Let's get it on ;)
Christopher wrote: Hi, I'm
I hear your soundtrack playing, brother......:wink:
Hi all, first post. Hope to
Hi all, first post. Hope to contribute something in the future but my fear of forums has held me back so far.
Hi Tree - nice to have you
Hi Tree - nice to have you here.
Hey all. I've been
Hey all. I've been interested in anarchist history/action/theory/ideas for a while so thought I'd drop by.
Hi back atcha and welcome
Hi back atcha and welcome :smile:
Hello. You may address me as
You may address me as KRS. I am a 26 year old male. I live in St. Louis (U.S.), and I work as an Emergency Medical Technician. I have been active in the left community for several years now; I first became aware and interested in socialism in high school when I was about 14 or 15, and developed my first political stance when I was about 18.
I grew up in a near-poverty home with one disabled parent and another in and out of work constantly. When I was 19, I began community college, working and relying on financial aids to finish school. Initially I was a radiology student, but after playing with x-rays for a while I went back to school to become an EMT. In college my secondary focus was psychology, and if I had the means or desire to go to university, I have enough psych credits for a minor.
In my early 20s, I became somewhat of a che-kiddie, whereupon I found che-lives on the internet (it is now revleft.) This was the first time I had a chance to engage in discussions and debates with great numbers of other socialists.
I have been a member of che-lives/ revleft for years now, but I have decided to diversify my online presence. It is no fault of revleft's, but it has become a complex monster of a forum. I shall continue to be active on revleft, but I am looking around for a smaller, simpler forum. And don't worry; although I still admire the accomplishments of Guevara, my hero-worshiping days are over.
Politically, I consider myself a Trotskyist and support the 4th International, but I also consider many aspects of Democratic Socialism favourable. I am also active with feminism (specifically Radical and Individualist feminism of the Third Wave variety.)
However, I do not believe that any one ideology is infallible, and I can see positive aspects in all socialist movements (Marxist-Lenninists, Anarchists, Maoists, Hoxhaists, C-S Unionists, etc.) That said, I cannot see myself supporting Stalinists, Maoists, or Social Democrats; although I do not wish to be enemies with them; ultimately all socialist share the common goal of economic equality.
Hi. I'm a longstanding
I'm a longstanding (24 years) refugee from an eastern mystic guru thing which fried my brains and had me running away with the belief that the devil was chasing me, and stuff that made the exorcist look like an Enid Blyton trip. So I ran around in circles, with amazing co-incidences leading me straight to the Mormons, where I stayed for 8 years, and learned that I wasn't going to get my head sorted out for me, by a God, or anything else, but rather I'd have to first accept personal responsibility. I couldn't trust anything that could tell me of an easy escape anyway, so by trial and error, I hit on the Christian thing about free will, which has to mean not delegating responsibility to anything, so, if there's a God, it must be an Anarchist.. Wanting to meet what I had previously believed in down some subcoscious dark alley, with a psychological fucking lump hammer taught me that such things, in fact everything that might be called. "evil", paranoia, confusion, chaos, figments of the subconscious, etc, are parasitic. And everything manipulated by such things that deprive people of autonomy, (like governments), divert life, to things that are also, parasitic. So if evolution happens, it has to lead living things to autonomy. When evolution can't happen, we're fucked anyway, until something living replaces what is stagnant, and we're "saved", again. A pity I didn't realise from the start, that being still, does not mean being stagnant. That could have saved me 24 years of hell. So, I suppose this puts me amongst the Tolstoyists, and yes, I do find a label comfortable sometimes
Hey there KRS and John and
Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:
Hello... I'm Brandon, I
Hello... I'm Brandon, I inhabit the depths of Hialeah Florida... I live less than 10 miles away from Opa-Locka, so I guess that makes me a risk-taker...I found this site on Google and it seems pretty interesting...I like watching movies...still in school...I consistently use '...'s...
Well, that's enough about me, then.
Welcome to ya Brandon.
Welcome to ya Brandon. :cool:
hi all, i am not new, but i
hi all, i am not new, but i thought i'd let you know that i've changed my username from GenerationTerrorist to the more respectable name of Spartacus. and i'm now living in asia. i doubt i'll be posting much in the forums though, since i can't at work.
My name is Jeff, I'm a left
My name is Jeff, I'm a left communist library worker from Philadelphia. I posted a couple things before seeing this thread. I've been reading the news and archives of libcom for probably 3 years or so. Usually read ICC's news section (although I'm not a member) and the World Socialist Website (although I'm not a Trotskyist). Just thought I'd say hello.
GT Spartacus is a rubbish
GT Spartacus is a rubbish name.
Spartacus is a brilliant
Spartacus is a brilliant name, Jef.
Just because YOU'RE not Spartacus. :smile:
I'm Spartacus. :P
No I'M Spartacus
No I'M Spartacus :cool:
me as i arrived in taiwan:
me as i arrived in taiwan:
Hi! I'm a 35 year old male
Hi! I'm a 35 year old male from Canada. I've identified as an anarchist for about 20 years now, although I haven't associated with any others for some time now. I am an ex-Wobbly, once hailing from the Ottawa chapter - we were producing the Industrial Worker for a time there (great fun with glue-pots and brushes and Exacto knives - how primitive, and not so long ago!). Currently, I live and am employed by a housing co-op as a general handyman.
I have no higher education, and I am not greatly tolerant of Big Ideas or overly complex theories. I'm looking for a popular anarchism, free and unencumbered of complex theories and academic debate, that can serve as an accesible viewpoint for everyone. Fuck theory - I aspire to a fluid perspective.
Lone Wolf wrote: Hey there
Hi, L.W. Just trying to cut corners, 'cos I'm not only lazy, but also not computer clever, so, tell me, do anti - zionists here gravitate somewhere, you know, like people of a certain mentality mingle in the kitchen at parties ?
edgewaters wrote: Fuck
Hi, how about, no matter what anyone thinks genuine progress is, there's only one alternative to a lack of it ? And evolution happens, so, as long as the planet doesn't get wrecked, we're going to win, we just have to minimise the hurt, so's evolution can happen more smoothly ?
John Somebody wrote: Lone
Ha well sadly there are no specific groupings of any kind that hang out in particular areas. It is more complicated to navigate than a party. :wink: You could always start a thread; if it is of the jokey ilk in libcommunity, otherwise in Theory or News if it is about a current item.
Off for a week now so good luck
Hello, I am new. Just
Hello, I am new. Just getting back into radical politics after a 3 year malaise.
John Somebody wrote: Lone
Show me one person here who isn't opposed to Zionism. Unless of course you mean pro-Palestinian apologetics, those usually gravitate out, like the rest of the third worldists.
treeofjudas wrote: John
I was asking about people who just might be into Anarchist politics, and overtly anti -zionist, rather than simply with different interests, or aspiring to Anarchist politics, while retaining closet zionist attitudes. I think it probable. that all of the regulars here, count themselves as, "opposed to Zionism". Some, however, appear, despite this, to serve zionism, by sustaining zionist myths. Like the one , about the state that depends on a zionist majority, dependant on genocidal ethnic "cleansing", ruling democratically,.(Before you distort things again, I'm not saying that being ruled by anyone is good). That's quite different to the people here that I was looking for. Also, that such a myth was defended by a MODERATOR, who himself asked someone who was concerned by a lack of response to his posts about Israel/Palestine, if he didn't "give a shit", about people in his own country, is an indicator of this.
Yes, I'm quite sure that some people have got pissed of with some attitudes found here, (in fact I know of some). Some of those I'm sure you might conveniently, dismissively call, "third worldists". That doesn't make them wrong, or you right
I fail to see what your
I fail to see what your problem is in that thread. Can't you grasp that we class struggle libertarians (?) consider liberal democracy just a point on the liberal-fascist see-saw that most societies go through? Show me a liberal democracy that doesn't fascisize as soon as war or "national security" is on the line. We see liberal democracy a misnomer. It paints a picture that is opposite to its practice, unless one self-censors one-self to a great degree.
Israel is as much a liberal democracy as the US (Iraq, PATRIOT ACT, Vietnam, Korea, Jim Crow laws, slavery, ethnic cleansing of the native population), the UK (de jure and de facto in control of hundreds of milions throughout the world, most of which couldn't vote) or France (same) are. What's pro-Zionist about that?
Hey tree and John this is a
Hey tree and John this is a welcome thread, take this elsewhere.
Hi, All- Been snooping
Hi, All- Been snooping around here since being unemployed. Decided to officially sign up and say hi. Philly IWW. Anarchist. Heck of a gal.
Hi Cristina, do you know
do you know revolution rugger?
Hey, Jef- I don't think so.
Hey, Jef- I don't think so. Maybe? A Philadelphia person, or eastcoaster? PM me.
hello, i am jack. welcome me
hello, i am jack. welcome me all you want i will still envelop your identities.
i have been an un-affiliated anarchist for going on seven years now, i am particularly interested in revolutionary activity and class struggle throughout UK history. if anyone mentions the chartists, i will hunt you down and cover you with pieces of a redundant copy of the magna carta. i am not lying, i have a copy in my back bedroom. also, leeds united rule.
i believe i win.
Jack Infection :groucho:
Leeds United rule? What was
Leeds United rule? What was the score against Oldham? And last year too? three easy points, methinks.
I'm back from a break when I
I'm back from a break when I was taking exams, I am real!!!!!!!!
an interest in history and
an interest in history and politics led me here......it feels like home!!
What! I din;t know there was
What! I din;t know there was an introduction thread! Now I feel like such a noooooob! :cry:
Hello. i recently met up
Hello. i recently met up with an old friend and he suggested i watched zeitgeist. i did so and remembered all the stuff i thought about when i was younger. my old friends thought i was a loon back then, talking about stuff that seemed wierd. i lost contact with the people i could relate with and resigned myself to being a 'normal' person. Fuck it. i can't stand the world around me, i know it's not folks' fault so it makes me more angry. found this website after trawling about looking for 'therapy' for my anger. this is gooood. i try to vent my anger through various national newspaper forums but obviously theyre not gona put my thoughts of ripping bankers limb from limb on the sun website are they? Hope i haven't been too forward with my thoughts on my first post. Hopefully i'll be back on to vent this bulging spleen of mine soon.
hey folks i'm new to the
hey folks i'm new to the anarchist movement. I'm from dublin.
I am a wankstain.
I am a wankstain.
Hi folks, Im
Im from Dublin
glad u won leeds. betta
glad u won leeds. betta northumberland ?
Hello everyone, I'm new here.
Hello everyone, I'm new here. Grumpy middle-aged libertarian communist with anarcho tendencies. In London.
Hello, registered myself here
Hello, registered myself here a while ago, only now found this thread, so here goes... Discovered Libcom during the French anti-CPE revolt, 2006, when researching thething for blog articles. Been here now and then, for finding out about Greek events for instance;). When I discovered this site, I was still a Trotskyist (IS, Netherlands, sister group of the British SWP, been member for almost 20 years). Left, februari 2008, but then still more or less Leninist. Reading and thinking may way through (a lot of Russian 1917-1921) things, here and elsewhere, broke with Leninism this autumn 2009, registered here during that process. Exploring where I stand now, one may still call me a Marxist of sorts, but libertarian communist fits better (and I am not offended if anyone calls me an anarchist :-) )
Hail Comrades I'm "The
I'm "The Outlaw" live in the shit-tip that is Northampton.
Edit: If anyone wants any "hardcore" political discussions, add me on msn [email protected]
Viva La Revolucion!