**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:

Comrade Scott

16 years 7 months ago

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revol68

Comrade Scott

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.

Welcome Scott,

Hope you have an enjoyable time here. Just before you can be on your merry way may I ask you one question, are you or do you know anyone in this picture?

:D

Haha, no I dont. Quite frankly, I'm glad that I don't. :mrt:

Mike Harman

16 years 7 months ago

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Comrade Scott

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.

Hi Scott, welcome to libcom. How did you find the site? Did you hear about the anti-fascist stuff going on in Toledo?

http://libcom.org/news/search.php?query=ohio&type=all&mode=search

Comrade Scott

16 years 7 months ago

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I often visit libcom to read news/articles. Big Al got me to join the forums.

I've heard about the stuff in Toledo. Thanks for the link. :)

big al

16 years 7 months ago

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Comrade Scott

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.

I love you Scott. Don't be a lurking non poster like me :wink:

jef costello

16 years 7 months ago

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Is the green and black star for environmental anarchists or for weird shamrock anarchists?

Lone Wolf

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi comrades!

Just wanted to say this seems an excellent community and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. Didn't realise in this crap celeb dominated media nightmare that is Britain today there were so many people with an abundance of brain cells remaining! Good stuff - I find brain cells quite useful me - good for getting me up in the morning and washed/dressed etc. Anyone else have good/bad uses for their brain cells??

I'll save my main intro bit for the "how did you become an anarchist/communist thread" - seems the right place.

In the meantime - cheers!

Ramona

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi there Scott and Lone Wolf!

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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zobag

Hi there Scott and Lone Wolf!

yeah hey guys

welshy

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi there, i've posted before but had tech probs so hopefuly all is now ok.

I didn't introduce myself properly before so here goes. I'm from Newport in South Wales but have lived in London for 11 years. I used to call myself a socialist but i got disillusioned with the swp types and came to realise that my views were closer to anarchist/libertarian.

I decided to register with libcom as a lot of the discussions are interesting & thought provoking though i won't pretend that i understand all of it. I've been lazy in getting involved apart from some anti fascist stuff, so maybe this may help.

Regards to all out there.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Welcome welshy :)

Someone very unsure

16 years 6 months ago

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Hello,

I'm new here. I hope to exchange some useful dialogue with like-minded misfits. Hopefully anything, which makes me feel even more astranged from er...life I guess.

I have a conventional life really with wife and kids (which I like) and a sodding job in the "belly of the beast" that I don't.

I'm an ex-Trot too. But one day I read some Gramsci, who said that every political party is an embryonic state, which got me thinking and as the Trots only like dishing out orders to drones I thought shit and escaped just in time.

Mike Harman

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi Someone very unsure, I think there's some people from Bristol posting here. How did you find the site?

Someone very unsure

16 years 6 months ago

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I think I must have found it mentioned in Freedom.

Is it the same people who run this site?

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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Someone very unsure

I think I must have found it mentioned in Freedom.

Is it the same people who run this site?

No, me and Tommy Ascaso from here were editors for a year or two recently though, now Saii has taken over. Saii posts on these forums but's not in the collective.

Joseph Kay

16 years 6 months ago

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hello. having lurked a bit (from work 8) ) i figured i might as well sign up. does posting on libcom count as "living without dead time"? :P

I like the site. the library's keeping me sane in amongst all these spreadsheets!

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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Joseph K.

hello. having lurked a bit (from work 8) ) i figured i might as well sign up. does posting on libcom count as "living without dead time"? :P

If you're at work - definitely!

I like the site. the library's keeping me sane in amongst all these spreadsheets!

Glad you like it mate, hope you enjoy the forums

fjulle

16 years 6 months ago

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Hey there

Iam fjulle (nickname) from Denmark, Odense. What do is keeping up my study in philosphy at my local university meanwhile practicing different forms of direct actions. You know what i mean when saying: Theres so much to do and so little time to do it ... :)

Writing is mostly my priority, absolutely but iam also doing alot of webdesign (unfortunately my private homepage is down right now -- fjulle.dk).

Its cool to visit you blog and find all the information i need from france in english :) Thanks alot.

Me and politricks - Somewhere between individualist anarchism and collectivism (its spelled like that in english?). And dont tell me iam a borgouise bastard child, i hate when people do that!

ronan

16 years 6 months ago

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heya, im an irish living in k town for the next few months welcome aboard me hearty.

Haraldur

16 years 6 months ago

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Greetings, comrades!

My username is my real name also. I live in the village of Netley Abbey, near Southampton (though I will be moving soon, I will still be in Hampshire).

I consider myself both an Anarchist (probably Communist) and a Technocrat (www.technocracy.ca if you care to look), and an Anarchist Technocrat (I am still thinking about this, but they are most definitely compatible, especially if you take the parts of Technocracy I do not like out. :wink: ). I am pretty new to Anarchism, only really first hearing about it as an ideology when I read Homage to Catalonia (I am a mild Orwell fan) in September, which has also resulted in me being more than a bit obsessed about the SR&CW, despite my knowledge of almost no Spanish (except for words such as "miliciano"). I am currently reading The Conquest of Bread.

I got directed here by the user Additives Free at RevLeft.

Salud, camaradas!

EDIT: Oh, and I have also recently e-mailed AFed saying I wanted to join, but I have received no response so far.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Welcome!

The Af post on here and have a forum aswell, you could ask there:

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=62

Enjoy :)

jef costello

16 years 6 months ago

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fjulle

Its cool to visit you blog and find all the information i need from france in english :) Thanks alot.

Hey fjulle, welcome to the boards. Can I ask where you heard about the blog? Did you find libcom from the blog?

borgouise bastard child

we'd only call you that if you'd picked it as your username. There are also threads on the unrest in France:

here here and

here.

Enjoy

Acto

16 years 6 months ago

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Hello, I'm from Kent and I'm here to find out what anarchists actually think about government, commerce, the world and other important issues.

Mike Harman

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi Acto, welcome to the forums!

How did you find the site?

Acto

16 years 6 months ago

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It was a coincidence. I was looking at www.infoshop.org and at the Flag forums, and tried to sign up but the image from which you have to type a code before you can sign up was not being displayed. I looked through the list of links for other forums, and found this place.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Sounds like a good coincidence there ;)

Welcome!

Acto

16 years 6 months ago

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Some forums seem to ban anyone who wants to even discuss the positives of capitalism (if you believe there are any of course). I hope that isn't the case here.

pingtiao

16 years 6 months ago

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Well, that sort of depends. The point of this site is as a place for anarchists and libertarian communists to discuss theory, history and more importantly: organise for intervention into the class struggle.

If your purpose here was to undermine that goal, it should not be a suprise if were were banned.

But that's not why you are here, is it?

Acto

16 years 6 months ago

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I came here to share ideas and to learn, however, I do not believe that I can learn much from anyone who will not debate ideas and counter-ideas.

I try not to make judgements without being informed, I'm here to be informed of the ideas of anarchism.

diva

16 years 6 months ago

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greetings one and all

Mike Harman

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi Diva!

diva

16 years 6 months ago

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Catch

Hi Diva!

Back atcha from the great Pacific Northwest of the US of Amerikkka :P

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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diva

Catch

Hi Diva!

Back atcha from the great Pacific Northwest of the US of Amerikkka :P

you seen our new north america forum?

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=111

diva

16 years 6 months ago

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Steven.

diva

Catch

Hi Diva!

Back atcha from the great Pacific Northwest of the US of Amerikkka :P

you seen our new north america forum?

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=111

Shall I leave? I do spend a good deal of time on your side of the pond.

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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diva

Steven.

you seen our new north america forum?

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=111

Shall I leave? I do spend a good deal of time on your side of the pond.

no not at all, the forums are all linked, but you can use that forum to chat about local stuff to you

diva

16 years 6 months ago

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Steven.

diva

Steven.

you seen our new north america forum?

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=111

Shall I leave? I do spend a good deal of time on your side of the pond.

no not at all, the forums are all linked, but you can use that forum to chat about local stuff to you

Gotcha.

lankyleftist

16 years 6 months ago

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i first got interested in anarchist theory after reading 'homage to catalonia' about the spanish civil war.

after doing mental battle with various fuckers on various unfriendly forums, i have decided to retreat to more friendly ground. hello.

Mike Harman

16 years 6 months ago

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welcome. We're friendly sometimes.

lankyleftist

16 years 6 months ago

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i basically support anything that is the opposite of the BNP.

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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lankyleftist

i basically support anything that is the opposite of the BNP.

But you don't like paedophiles do you?

;)

welcome to the boards btw

K-TownBootboy

16 years 6 months ago

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hey i'm from denmark (must have taken a wrong turn somewhere on the net to end up on a british forum), hope you don't mind me hanging here (please let me, my son threw up on the floor an hour ago)

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Hey welcome to the forums!

International users are welcome, but the focus is UK.

Hope it didnt stain ;)

Ramona

16 years 6 months ago

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Hello diva, lankyleftist and K-TownBootboy! (and anyone else I've missed recently!) Good to have you here :)

imposs1904

16 years 6 months ago

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Should have posted on this thread when I originally joined the list.

An SPGBer* now living in New York. Always interested in what is going on back in Britain.

Regards

*No, I wasn't born into the SPGB.

*No, I am not over the age of seventy.

*Yes, I do have an armchair.

*Yes, I have been known to get my hands dirty in life.

* Yes, I've heard most of the jokes and rumours against the small party of geriatric bookworms. :wink:

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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imposs1904

* Yes, I've heard most of the jokes and rumours against the small party of geriatric bookworms. :wink:

Ah I thought it was Good Boys ;)

Welcome to the boards imposs

imposs1904

16 years 6 months ago

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Steven.

imposs1904

* Yes, I've heard most of the jokes and rumours against the small party of geriatric bookworms. :wink:

Ah I thought it was Good Boys ;)

Welcome to the boards imposs

In fairness, it is Good Boys, but I thought I would come up with my own variation of it. :)

Zapatista

16 years 6 months ago

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Hu-llo Lib-com-mers! (said in the style of Roger Moore)

I'm the only anarchist I know in Newcastle and also more of a lurker in forums than a poster probly 'cos I'm a bit scared I'll say summit daft (see above for a perfect example!) and everyone'll hate me...though I do need to get involved more in the movement so maybe this'll spur me on to do that.

Cheers

Steve

Joseph Kay

16 years 6 months ago

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Zapatista

I'm the only anarchist I know in Newcastle and also more of a lurker in forums than a poster probly 'cos I'm a bit scared I'll say summit daft (see above for a perfect example!) and everyone'll hate me

Hi :) I didn't register for ages probably for those reason too. They're mostly all bark no bite 'round here afterall it seems. I'm sure i've said some daft things and i seem to have got away with it ... so far at least ;)

welcome mate :rb:

Ramona

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi Zapatista, welcome to the boards!! We're all nice here really :wink:

Zapatista

16 years 6 months ago

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Thanks for the welcome Joseph K. and zobag, looking forward to checking out the boards more regularly now I can post on them. But now I've gotta grab me some lunch and go to...work *grumble*

Proletariat

16 years 6 months ago

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Hello I'm from Canada I post over at revleft,rebel alliance,workers world, Marxism online,and youth for international socialism. I saw a link to this site over at revleft someone was complaining about the banning of a certain individual and they linked to a locked topic on your site. So after a few days of lurking and reading some of your posts I decided to join up.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Hey there... welcome in!

I find RevLeft a really frustrating place. Who was the banned guy? The Maoist?

edit// ah, now i see what u are talking about...

Whats the url for workers world forum?

Proletariat

16 years 6 months ago

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I find RevLeft a really frustrating place. Who was the banned guy? The Maoist?

Yeah revleft has become increasingly authoritarian and elitist most of this is due to the CC. That's one of the reasons I joined NovelGentry's rebel alliance his forum is much more democratically rumn everyone can have a say and vote on how the board is run.

Whats the url for workers world forum?

http://www.rebelforums.org/forum/index.php?act=idx - this is the one for rebel alliance.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/193761/ -this is the one for workers world

Proletariat

16 years 6 months ago

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I find RevLeft a really frustrating place. Who was the banned guy? The Maoist?

I dont know who the banned person was however I found the message they posted on your board as well as on ours.

http://libcom.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8907

The same Identical topic was posted at revleft.

CoB

16 years 6 months ago

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Hello, I recently found this site while doing research for school and I decided to join. I am an anarchist communist from the U.S. Thats me in a nutshell I guess...

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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Hey there welcome.

We have some new boards for discussion of any stuff local to you here:

http://libcom.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=111

Catch 22

16 years 6 months ago

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hey everyone I'm an anarcho syndicalist from the US, that's bout it.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Hey Catch 22... onwards to much confusion between you and the poster called Catch no doubt ;)

keely

16 years 6 months ago

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hello all - i'm keely, a SolFed member in Manchester

Ramona

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi keely, welcome to the boards! :)

gaf

16 years 6 months ago

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hello,from a french guy living in the netherlands,i know some knows me(RA or Revleft netizens) :wink:

See you around,and time for action ti diou

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Hi there, welcome...

Lots of RevLeft turning up at the moment ;)

Catch 22

16 years 6 months ago

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When chat moderators threaten banning for talking about "white" as a cultural demarcation (actually happened to me) libertarians tend to get turned off.

Jacques Roux

16 years 6 months ago

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Catch 22

When chat moderators threaten banning for talking about "white" as a cultural demarcation (actually happened to me) libertarians tend to get turned off.

I dont understand?!

lem

16 years 6 months ago

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I never introduced myslef. Hi, I'm lem. I had never heard of libertarian communism until I stumbled across libcom.

Steven.

16 years 6 months ago

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lem

I never introduced myslef. Hi, I'm lem. I had never heard of libertarian communism until I stumbled across libcom.

Mind if I ask how you stumbled across libcom then? Welcome, btw 8)

lem

16 years 6 months ago

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Searching wiki or google for a poltitical philosophy intro module (not sure if I can remember).

Mike Harman

16 years 6 months ago

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What sort of political philosophy were you searching for?

lem

16 years 5 months ago

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Communst, and liberal/libertarian - wasn't sure of the difference back then.

:oops:

katie

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi, I'm katie, and I'm growing into anarchy...

I speak french and I'm studying feminist thory at university.

:vb: :@: anarcha-feminism is my current research topic.

All helpful info on lifestyles for anarchafemmes in your neighbourhood would be welcome!

:)

aketus

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi katie!

We've got a couple other kiwis at the Oceania forum :)

Welcome to libcom :)

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi katie - welcome, did you email in offering to help out with the france blog?

hotautumn

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi, im an old anarcho from London. I was once but I am no longer, interested in petty group rivalries, 'true faith' positions or crude activism, instead Im seeking to chat with peeps about communism and how we can help to bring it about. :rb:

Ramona

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi there hotautumn 8)

Kate Sharpley

16 years 5 months ago

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hello there, gosh little old me on libcom...

will try and be good,

K

RevolutionReversal

16 years 5 months ago

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Hello all,

In this cyberian wastleand of board activists and computer chair revolutionaries I go by nicknameishly Rev Rev.

I'm not really even into any of these ideological labels anymore, fuck it. I just want people to freely organize themselves into the most libertarian life possible, by gun or pen etc.

Yes I have buggered myself with starting a degree at university, political science, with small parts in sociollgical theory and feminist theory, all it does is make me sound like an ass.

I have definitely some green aspirations in my mind for an idealized society, but really no one anarchy is ever gunna be uniformly across the world nor is anarchy itself. I always think the best one can ever hope for is a world that lets anarchist do their thing and we let others do theirs.

I am from the settler society of Canada, ugh thats it for the intro.

cheers.

petey

16 years 5 months ago

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hello, revrev. please visit the north america board, and spill the dope on canada.

RevolutionReversal

16 years 5 months ago

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newyawka

hello, revrev. please visit the north america board, and spill the dope on canada.

will do I already notice the culture shock on this board, its funny.

nunu

16 years 5 months ago

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Hiya

My name is Nuria, I am from spain so please don´t mind my english very much because obviously is not my first language.

I have been envolved with cnt, fai and Mujeres Libres long time ago, although I am virtually linked with them, I cannot do very much from here.

salud

:vb:

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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Welcome nunu - how'd you find the site?

Ramona

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi nunu 8)

nunu

16 years 5 months ago

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hi to you all , nice to be here, 8)

Mi partner is a member of Solfed, I use to be a member too. So he told me about this nice place... :wink:

also mentions about I can meet more "compañeros and compañeras" especially anarchofeminist... but it´s taking me long sooo long to read everything ummm

I will try my best to catch up with you guys!

salud

Admin - Discussion about Spain, anarchists, communists and CCOOs under and post-Franco split to here:

http://libcom.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9308

tazer

16 years 5 months ago

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Hey there

Im from Gothenburg, Sweden. I guess i found the site from the attention the libcom.org/blog has gotten.

I work with http://socialism.nu, which i guess you could call a swedish counterpart to this community and http://motkraft.net. Motkraft has been around since 1997 and is a newsservice and radical portal of the extraparlamentary left wing in Sweden.

And some local activist groups in my town. Originally from Copenhagen Denmark, so if you are curious about something concerning sweden or denmark, dont hesitate to send a PM or email.

cheers

/J

Steven.

16 years 5 months ago

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Welcome to the boards tazer!

We used to have a bunch of riff-raff people on here, they haven't been in a few weeks though...

Kipper

16 years 5 months ago

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I live in Leicester, I'm an anarcho-communist who, apart from handing out some anti-war stuff when the Iraq war kicked off (they didn't work, and the war went ahead), hasn't done much for the cause.

Lazy bugger, basically.

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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Welcome K - this is the ultimate place to be lazy in ;)

jef costello

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi Kipper

there there seem to have been a fair few new posters from leicester and surrounding areas, do you guys know each other or is it just a coincidence?

If you're feeling lazy then head off to libcommunity and make yourself at home. Or get some inspiration here :wink:

Kipper

16 years 5 months ago

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I don't know anyone here (that I'm aware of), but it's encouraging that there are other Leics-based anarchists out there!

Steven.

16 years 5 months ago

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We also have listings for your region here:

http://libcom.org/britain/midlands/

happychaos

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi, Simon from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Read these forums on and off. Have been involved in activist stuff in A/NZ for a while. Was a union organiser and campaign coordinator/media person for the SupersizeMyPay.com campaign here (organising fast food workers.) I'm an anarchist-communist. Negative, opinionated, talk heaps, frustrated, you name it. (Gotta be honest.) Lot's of energy but frustrated at lack of direction/building things. Need a break! :-) Just quit from the campaign (which involved some of the best stuff I've ever done...) but otherwise currently directionless and looking for inspiration/ideas/campaigns etc etc... hope some leader can put me straight in true anarchist fashion lol :rb:

McCormick

16 years 5 months ago

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There are defintately anarchist communists and wobblies in Leicester. Some of them are even the same people...you should get in touch.

:rb:

skankfish215

16 years 5 months ago

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Hello!

I'm Dom, studying Sociology at Exeter University, England. Erstwhile head of Respect and SWSS on campus. I'm a pacifist dual systems revolutionary marxist (or something like that).

I'm also very glad I found this website, what a great resource

Steven.

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi dom, welcome to the boards. If you're in SWSS, can I ask if you've read this?

http://libcom.org/library/the-bolsheviks-and-workers-control-solidarity-group

MikeSchafer

16 years 5 months ago

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I'm Mike from Michigan, USA. I'm a libertarian socialist who is a student and part-time writer/activist.

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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Welcome Mike!

Imanouel

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi

what can i say... i'm an ecologist wannabe...

i am confident we can build something on capitalism, which would wipe it away, and then hopefully get rid of military wars.

i wish to find here people who are as convinced as i am.

we all deal with money, wether we want it or not, don't we?

let's put it together with our differences and create a parallel International Monetary Fund or call it People's Bank,...

red green black from the left or under, but together in peace.

Kicksnare

16 years 5 months ago

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I've been meaning to join-up here for a while.

Just thought I'd say a quick 'hi'.

I don't honestly know how much I'll contribute and how much I'll lurk (hope thats alright). Not much of an arguer but I'll stand-up if theres a point to be made. I enjoy reading the opinions of others, especially if they happen to co-incide with my own and I can reel them off in the pub, so people will think i'm dead clever, loike. :D

Much love

Ks

Mike Harman

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi Kicksnare, how'd you find the site?

Serge Forward

16 years 5 months ago

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Kipper

I don't know anyone here (that I'm aware of), but it's encouraging that there are other Leics-based anarchists out there!

Well, like McCormick says, here's one Leicester based anarcho-communist and wobbly for you. Get in touch.

Thora

16 years 5 months ago

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Kicksnare

I've been meaning to join-up here for a while.

Just thought I'd say a quick 'hi'.

I don't honestly know how much I'll contribute and how much I'll lurk (hope thats alright). Not much of an arguer but I'll stand-up if theres a point to be made. I enjoy reading the opinions of others, especially if they happen to co-incide with my own and I can reel them off in the pub, so people will think i'm dead clever, loike. :D

Much love

Ks

Alright lovely! I think you're dead clever :D

Kicksnare

16 years 5 months ago

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Cheers Catch. :)

Through the urban75 grapevine I guess (been over there for yonks)

Kicksnare

16 years 5 months ago

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Hello thora - didn't know you were here too.

I'm not stalking you honest :bb:

Thora

16 years 5 months ago

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Kicksnare

Hello thora - didn't know you were here too.

I'm not stalking you honest :bb:

Sure :wink:

Steven.

16 years 5 months ago

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Kicksnare

Hello thora - didn't know you were here too.

Hiya I'm icepick from u75, do we know each other? you can pm me if you wanna keep it on the down-low :bb: :wink:

Thora

16 years 5 months ago

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Steven.

Kicksnare

Hello thora - didn't know you were here too.

Hiya I'm icepick from u75, do we know each other? you can pm me if you wanna keep it on the down-low :bb: :wink:

Don't tell him kicksnare - it's a trap! John is THE MAN!! :bb:

blindedbyscience

16 years 5 months ago

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hello all, i sort of used to lurk around this site when it was enrager, without really posting (under the username blueporta) but ive now managed to buy an old computer, so i am hoping to contribute to and learn from these boards from now on. im 35 year old male from a crappy rural town in warwickshire and ive worked with homeless people and drug misusers for about 13 years, most recently with rough sleepers in the midlands. i would describe myself as a libertarian communist i spose, but with a definate 'green' perspective. to be honest, ive got a lot to learn and have a thousand questions about anarchism, so im hoping to ask a few of em in the beginners forum. heavyweight political theory has never come easy to me, i just have an innate hatred of capitalism! i'm quite sceptical about anarchism in some ways, but thats why im here and my scepticism is meant in the right spirit, ie to learn. i am vegan and and a hunt saboteur, which im aware may well incur the wrath of some people round here, somewhat unfairly i have to say, but i believe very deeply in those things, so i aint about to change for anyone. ive never really been a member of any anarchist group, im happy enough to do my own thing. anyway, take care all, s.

Steven.

16 years 5 months ago

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Hey there - i remember you blueporta you've been around for ages! Welcome with your new name.

blindedbyscience

i am vegan and and a hunt saboteur, which im aware may well incur the wrath of some people round here, somewhat unfairly i have to say

Hey don't be silly - a huge proportion of posters here are vegan/veggie/pro-animal rights or whatever. The only issue people take is anarchists who say that all anarchists must be vegan/huntsab/punks whatever. Some critics take the piss out of this and go a bit too far, but it's all in good humour. If anyone did slag you off for your lifestyle choices they would be being as bad as the people they are criticising.

Catch 22

16 years 5 months ago

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Although I do entertain myself for hours waving hamburgers and steaks in front of PETA types(trying to organize a barbecue in front of one dude's house). I have no malice towards non self-righteous animal lib folks.

Basta

16 years 5 months ago

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hi.

i am introducing meself.

this is me.

i'm here

lalalala lets all sing and dance and have fun.

i suspect that i am meant to be more forthcoming with my introduction. but this will do for now, i'm tired.

retroboy

16 years 5 months ago

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Hi, this is Serge Forward's son, I am interested in anarchism and generally think that it is a very intelligent and fair idea. My dad didn't make me say all this stuff as I am very independant. I'm doing a paper round and want to join the IWW too, and try and get all the other kids organised as well. :rb:

Ramona

16 years 5 months ago

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Hey retroboy! Welcome to the boards. My mum was posting on here for a little bit, it was a great laugh. Anarchokinship or something :wink:

retroboy

16 years 5 months ago

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Thanks Zobag and thanks for your warm welcome too.

retroboy

16 years 5 months ago

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Freddy

Hi, so this is the thread where everyone says they post on Urban, I found this place on Urban today and I'd already registered a month ago. My head hurts.

Hello freddy, welcome to the boards. (My head hurts too)

Serge Forward

16 years 5 months ago

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retroboy

Hi, this is Serge Forward's son, I am interested in anarchism and generally think that it is a very intelligent and fair idea. My dad didn't make me say all this stuff as I am very independant. I'm doing a paper round and want to join the IWW too, and try and get all the other kids organised as well. :rb:

Yeah, just don't show me up son - you know well, if there's any showing up to be done, then that's my job :wink:

redflag32

16 years 5 months ago

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Hello comrades,

I am socialist republican from Ireland,im very interested in the site but as yet do not know too mauch about it,i intend to stick around to learn more and hopefully help with the input also.

redflag32

16 years 5 months ago

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Cheers mate........

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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How'd u find the site RF32?

redflag32

16 years 5 months ago

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rkn

How'd u find the site RF32?

To be honest i have only got round to reading what the whole libcom movement is about,i had it saved on my pc for ages but never got round to reading up on it.I am delighted with the response and welcome from the members though.that is allways a big plus as many forums can be a bit cold.

redflag32

16 years 5 months ago

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Ok you were asking me how did i find the site.lol,Cant remember to be honest,maybe a link of a link of a link sort of thing.Ive had it on my favourites for ages,just never got round to checking it out properly.

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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Yeah thats cool, I was just asking about how you came across it. Have a read and enjoy :)

little_grrl_lost

16 years 5 months ago

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Haven't been around for a while, so waned to pop in and say hi.. as I may well be contributing to the forums abit more. So hullo!

x x

Jacques Roux

16 years 5 months ago

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nice to see u back!

Prospekt Mira

16 years 4 months ago

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Greetings. I hope you lot don't bite. Well, not too much. Debate is to be expected at a place like this. I have known about this place for a while, mainly from a site called Urban 75, and so have decided to see what this place is like, seen as political discussion has gone downhill over there at that site.

I am not aligned to any group or particular politics in a practical and activist sense, but I am interested in the ideas of anarchism as a tool for workplace organisation. Hopefully I can learn a little bit of something here. I am also interested in feminism, in regard to libertarian class politics that is.

Anyway. "Hello" and all that....

Steven.

16 years 4 months ago

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Welcome! I post on u75 as well as icepick, though not very much any more...

Prospekt Mira

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi there. I know you a little from U75, but don't think I have interacted with you on there that much. I won't give away my username from U75...fresh start and all that. U75 had been deteriorating for a while. I don't post on there at all now, and quite a few other posters from there have gone on to make something of their own site - The Tolling Gang, which has become a lively little place.

sista autonomista

16 years 4 months ago

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hwa!

- from sydney.

love'n'rage

Prospekt Mira

16 years 4 months ago

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Hello.

Female I presume? Or nice play on words?

Jacques Roux

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi new people :)

Prospekt Mira

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi there.

Tacks

16 years 4 months ago

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Prospekt Mira

Hi there. I know you a little from U75, but don't think I have interacted with you on there that much. I won't give away my username from U75...fresh start and all that. U75 had been deteriorating for a while. I don't post on there at all now, and quite a few other posters from there have gone on to make something of their own site - The Tolling Gang, which has become a lively little place.

one way of putting it yeah :D

Prospekt Mira

16 years 4 months ago

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:wink:

milk

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi.

:vb:

Jacques Roux

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi milk... are you from the UK? How'd you find the site?

milk

16 years 4 months ago

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I'm from the UK and currently reside in the northwest of England. This site has been linked to from posts on other message boards and sites. Being in the UK I came across Urban 75 a few years ago, probably like a lot of peole interested in radical/working class politics. But I no longer post there. The place is too big I feel, overripe and increasingly liberal. and there isn't really much of a sense of community if you know what I mean. I am sure this place will be what I have been looking for in regard to debate, learning and laughs too. :)

TheWillsWilde

16 years 4 months ago

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Welcome, Milk, I'm Wills, one of the more confusing-yet-well-intentioned regular posters here, a Wobbly/Anarchist/Situationist type. Have fun. :rb: :rb: :rb:

milk

16 years 4 months ago

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Thanks for the welcome. I have been interested for some time in the IWW. I have never been involved with either radical politics, nor been a member of an established trade union. I am just an ordinary worker, but wish that the influence of the IWW grows. :) I am also interested in feminism, and how that is useful for the working class.

:vb:

Steve

16 years 4 months ago

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Which part of the North West are you from? There are plenty of things going on in the North West. :)

milk

16 years 4 months ago

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Semi-rural I'm afraid. Manchester is a 2 hour train ride though. Not really a hotbed of poltical activity where I live. :P I don't have the confidence to get involved in much, by reasons of experience and knowledge, but will probably offer future support, even if it is donations and the like, to groups like the IWW.

Alex...

16 years 4 months ago

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Yo, I'm Alex (obviously). I found the site...well I can't really remember how. But just thought I'd say hey and all that :)

Jacques Roux

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi Alex... Thanks for stopping by and helping out :)

Alex...

16 years 4 months ago

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Cheers rkn, more to come!

dannymc

16 years 4 months ago

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Im from the Northwest too, hour from Manchester, but work there, and can completely empathasise with what Milk said about lack of hotbed of activity!

Oh, hello by the way. Names Danny, 30, Male, and really f*cking disgusted with the way this world is being run. Hence me trying to find a way of doing something about it.

Recieved my welcoem pack thingy off the National Secretary for Al-Fed, is that affiliated with this organisation? Bit confused by the differing sites and groups, all help would be appreciated!

Steven.

16 years 4 months ago

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Do you mean the Anarchist Federation?

They're not linked to us at libcom.org, though we host their website www.afed.org.uk and host discussion boards for them here:

http://libcom.org/forums/index.php?f=62

A lot of their members post here. Welcome to the boards!

milk

16 years 4 months ago

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dannymc

Im from the Northwest too, hour from Manchester, but work there, and can completely empathasise with what Milk said about lack of hotbed of activity!

Oh, hello by the way. Names Danny, 30, Male, and really f*cking disgusted with the way this world is being run. Hence me trying to find a way of doing something about it.

Recieved my welcoem pack thingy off the National Secretary for Al-Fed, is that affiliated with this organisation? Bit confused by the differing sites and groups, all help would be appreciated!

Welcome, fellow noob. :)

knightrose

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi New Guys - I'm NW too - live in Oldham. I'm a member of the Anarchist Federation (AF or AFED) and also am in the IWW - there's four of us wobblies in Oldham, but it's early days yet The AF's got members in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston. The NW is also something of a hotbed for the Solidarity Federation (Solfed). There are also anarchists dotted around here and there - Lancaster and Burnley come to mind and thye don't seem to be affiliate dto any group.

Maybe Libcommers should arrange a drinks get together like the Londoners are doing?

dannymc

16 years 4 months ago

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Yeah, The Anarchist Federation's the one!

Thanks for the welcome, just feeling myself around (not in that way!) anarchism and what it meas, what it can do. Read Guerin's book on thew history and theory of Anarchism this week, fascinating reading.

A drink sounds good to me, doesnt seem an awful lot going on, from research Ive made so far. Im all ears though! I live in Chester, but work in Manchester, so am pretty flexible location wise as far as meetings and the like go. Everything seems to be down in London.

Viva Zapatista!

knightrose

16 years 4 months ago

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you're not the guy with the website in chester are you?

workingclassandproud

16 years 4 months ago

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Just to say hello and to say this is a great forum to join and look forward to adding my twopennies worth to the subjects on these boards

Jacques Roux

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi... how'd you find the site?

And btw - why is your username all in caps?!

workingclassandproud

16 years 4 months ago

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Well i was told that a website called Lib com was covering the protests in France against the CPE youth employment law so i checked it out and then i started to browse a little and i came across the forum and eventually i decided to join up. The block caps for my name is to emphasise that i am working class and proud.

Steven.

16 years 4 months ago

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Hey WCP unfortunately we don't permit all caps usernames so yours has been edited. If you'd like it different, say with some capitals, please PM me and I'll sort it.

Enjoy the boards!

J

dannymc

16 years 4 months ago

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knightrose

you're not the guy with the website in chester are you?

Nope, not me!

knightrose

16 years 4 months ago

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Danny - This is the website from Chester that I wrote about the other day: http://www.freewebs.com/peopleoffreedom/.

If you want to find out more about the AF, then I'm open to a chat over a drink - alcoholic or coffee one evening after work. It's easy enough for me to get into Manchester from Oldham.

jef costello

16 years 4 months ago

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Steven.

Hey WCP unfortunately we don't permit all caps usernames so yours has been edited. If you'd like it different, say with some capitals, please PM me and I'll sort it.

Enjoy the boards!

J

J?

What kind of a nickname is that J-bird?

joroberts17

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi, my name is Joanne, I have just joined this forum and I have a few questions to ask.

1) How and when do Anarchist groups such as the Anarchist Federation hope to achieve revolution? Is it a case of waiting until they have enough recruits? If so, how do groups like the Anarchist Federation go about recruiting?

2) I keep seeing the phrase 'Anarchist Communism'. Maybe I am being naive, but aren't the two things separate? I always thought that communism still involved having leaders, which I am totally opposed to. Does this mean that people involved in 'Anarchist Communism' still want to have leaders? If so, why?

Pardon my ignorance on this matter, I have only just began looking into joining anarchist groups.

Cheers,

Joanne

Steven.

16 years 4 months ago

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joroberts17

Hi, my name is Joanne, I have just joined this forum and I have a few questions to ask.

1) How and when do Anarchist groups such as the Anarchist Federation hope to achieve revolution? Is it a case of waiting until they have enough recruits? If so, how do groups like the Anarchist Federation go about recruiting?

2) I keep seeing the phrase 'Anarchist Communism'. Maybe I am being naive, but aren't the two things separate? I always thought that communism still involved having leaders, which I am totally opposed to. Does this mean that people involved in 'Anarchist Communism' still want to have leaders? If so, why?

Pardon my ignorance on this matter, I have only just began looking into joining anarchist groups.

Cheers,

Joanne

Hi joanne, I'd recommend taking a bit of a look through the site. The answers to all your questions are around somewhere. For example, your first question you could look at the AF's website www.afed.org.uk or ask on their board here, and your second there's a thread on anarchism + communism in this intro forum. You can also look in our glossary and our thought section. Welcome to the boards!

Jacques Roux

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi Joanne - the AF forum is http://www.libcom.org/forums/index.php?f=62 .

Super quick answers to your Q's -

1. 'how' - people have varying interpretations, but i think everyone agrees on the need for a movement which involves all working people, rather than any sort of minority group who will lead it - be they self-defined anarchists or whoever.

2. Anarchist Communism has nothing to do with wanting leaders. Sorry if this is wrong but i take it your interpretation of the meaning of the word Communist is associated with the old USSR? If so, i dont think you will find anyone here would refer to that as a communist society. As john says - have a look through the glossary.

knightrose

16 years 4 months ago

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Hi Joanne. I'm one of the AFers who posts on here. Firstly, if you want to find out more about us, then send an email to either: info{at}afed.org.uk or info{at}af-north.org. I run the af-north site, so if you send me an email you'll get a quick response.

We are anarchist communists. That means we want a society that is communist - with no bosses or workers, just people, co-operatively organised, producing for need, not profit and without money to ration consumption (we reckon enough can be produced to satisfy everyone's needs without having to pay for it). We want a world with no countries, states or governments.

We believe that communism can best be organised in an anarchist way - that means with no state and no institutionalised authority. We try to organise ourselves in that way too.

To be honest, at the moment we are basically an anarchist communist propaganda group. We are trying to spread our ideas as widely as possible. Our belief is that eventually a "community of resistance" will develop and then anarchist ideas and practice will become much more widespread.

We don't just go out and recruit. We want people who are anarchist communists to join us - that means that they agree with our basic principles http://af-north.org/principles.htm, and that they are willing to work with us on some of our activity. that can mean distributing our propaganda - a monthly news sheet called Resistance or our journal Organise - maybe writing for one of them, maybe plastering up stickers - maybe being involved in some workplace or community struggles, but in the process spreading our ideas and keeping us informed of what they are doing (which helps us learn from others.) Members get an equal say in our conferences - which are held four times a year and which decide what we do - and have the chance to take up one of the posts we need to keep going. Oh and we've got an internal email list which they can belong to.

We've got members all over the country. There are groups in London, manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Nottingham with the prospect of one starting up soon in Halifax too. Members live in many other towns.

Hope that all helps!

Ch4r

16 years 4 months ago

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Hey, I'm Ch4r. I generally try to stay away from labels, but I'm basically a libertarian communist (and an ex-Marxist-Leninist). A few of you might have seen me around revleft.com. This looks like an interesting and fairly active forum, so I hope to stick around.

Steven.

16 years 4 months ago

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Ch4r

Hey, I'm Ch4r. I generally try to stay away from labels, but I'm basically a libertarian communist (and an ex-Marxist-Leninist). A few of you might have seen me around revleft.com. This looks like an interesting and fairly active forum, so I hope to stick around.

Welcome! (From another ex-leninist)

chris98

16 years 3 months ago

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Hi I'm Chris. I'm a socialist with anarchist tendencies, non-party member, anti-lifestyle anarchism, pro-working class, pro-green but anti green fascism, anti-violence but not a pacifist, pro-state if under proper electoral control - not found one yet but live in hope - plus I once understood dialectical materialism for 2 whole days immediately before my university finals.

Lazy Riser

16 years 3 months ago

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Hi

Just to confirm, we're not the same person. I'm a dagger-eyed insurrectionist.

LR

chris98

16 years 3 months ago

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Who said we were? :confused:

Robert Berry

16 years 3 months ago

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Hi, my name's ... my username. :D

I'm a student of English at Liverpool University. Matt (ticking_fool) was one of my tutors and introduced me to libcom. er ... not sure what else to say.

I was mostly introduced to anarchism through fiction -- The Illuminatus! Trilogy being a bizarre example; Orwell's stuff on the Spanish Civil War perhaps less so. I'm a libcommunist by default; the other options all seem a bit pants, really, and I have a fiery hatred of anything that claims to be an authority. I don't really understand how anything can claim to be ... I don't see there being any grounds for claiming it. I'm interested primarily in gender issues, situationalism and anti-consumerism.

I think we should make July 4th a national flag burning day. "Celebrate your independence this July 4th -- burn your country's flag". That kind of thing. It'd be a good publicity stunt, a reminder to people that people are more important than "countries", and would piss off obsessive, serious football fans, BNP members, and American Republicans, which is always a plus.

er. end.

Refused

16 years 3 months ago

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Robert Berry

I'm a student of English at Liverpool University. Matt (ticking_fool) was one of my tutors and introduced me to libcom. er ... not sure what else to say.

Newfound respect for tickling_fool. I can imagine him going off on a rant about Kronstadt in the middle of a paragraph from "Wuthering Heights".

Robert Berry

16 years 3 months ago

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Refused

Robert Berry

I'm a student of English at Liverpool University. Matt (ticking_fool) was one of my tutors and introduced me to libcom. er ... not sure what else to say.

Newfound respect for tickling_fool. I can imagine him going off on a rant about Kronstadt in the middle of a paragraph from "Wuthering Heights".

One of the articles he asked us to analyse was called "Why I want to fuck Ronald Reagan".

Refused

16 years 3 months ago

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Why couldn't any of my English teachers have been that cool? :x

magnifico

16 years 3 months ago

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Robert Berry

I think we should make July 4th a national flag burning day. "Celebrate your independence this July 4th -- burn your country's flag". That kind of thing. It'd be a good publicity stunt, a reminder to people that people are more important than "countries", and would piss off obsessive, serious football fans, BNP members, and American Republicans, which is always a plus.

Not all of us! I like to think that I'm slightly less contemptible than a BNP or US Republican member.... :wink:

I like burning flags. I was once pictured in the local paper burning a union jack 8)

ticking_fool

16 years 3 months ago

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Why couldn't any of my English teachers have been that cool?

I'd like to scotch any rumours about me being cool right now. I nicked the idea of using 'Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan' from an article I read ages ago and kept all ranting to the barest minimum possible.

Dreamcatcher

16 years 3 months ago

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Hello, hello. (Ignore the poncy name).

Have been snooping around and have decided to plunge into this little place. I am kind of new to the whole anarchist train of thought, but have been finding a wide range of issues that I agree on with most people branded as anarchists. I still read a fair few 'Marxist' writers, but things have been a-changing.

I am a student, hoping to study history from October. Right now I am in mid-exam crisis.

I try to think about things, and write a bit. An example of one of my little tinkerings can be read here: www.action-online.org - a little critique of education and all.

Well, I will probably see you on the forums, but I thought I should let you know that...well, yeah. Hi.

Ironzide_c

16 years 3 months ago

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Hi. I am Ironzide_c. My pet hates are fascists, tories, trots and fake environmentalists. I love pipe tobacco, proper beer and Stravinsky. Anything else will become apparent later. So yeah, erm, hello

Lone Wolf

16 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Hi there Dreamcatcher and Ironzide..Welcome to the boards...come and have fun with us! :P

farleftprol

16 years 3 months ago

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Hello,

I am new here.

Not sure what to say about myself really. To pigeon hole myself, I guess I am a Marxist, I post most of the time on www.revleft.com but want to go somewhere that isnt just talk.

What I would like to do, or attempt to do is de-value money, to decrease our dependency on it.

I mean why pay £250.00 for MS Ofiice when Open Office is free and does the same?

I would like to bring things like this to peoples attention.

Last night I was thinking I would like to make stuff (headbands, bandanas, flags etc etc) red and black of course and give them away to anyone who wants them.

Before you ask, no I cant sew haha but I know someone who can and they are willing to teach me.

I live in London, I have been here for 2 years roughly and I don't know many anarchists or communists so I am happy to meet anyone for a chat or to work on projects.

Thanks,

:@:

madashell

16 years 3 months ago

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Hey farleftprol, nice to have you with us :)

One small point though.

farleftprol

I mean why pay £250.00 for MS Ofiice when Open Office is free and does the same?

Because you can download the infinitely superior MS Office via bittorrent ;)

farleftprol

16 years 3 months ago

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madashell

Hey farleftprol, nice to have you with us :)

One small point though.

farleftprol

I mean why pay £250.00 for MS Ofiice when Open Office is free and does the same?

Because you can download the infinitely superior MS Office via bittorrent ;)

Thanks :) quick reply

How is MS Office "infinitely superior" ?

Also some people (not myself) dont liek doing things illegally, so I would say do this instead.

madashell

16 years 3 months ago

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farleftprol

How is MS Office "infinitely superior" ?

Open Office is a pain in the arse to use and it's too slow, IME. MS Office works perfectly well for my purposes and it's compatible with the software I already have.

Firefox is a better example, IMO, what with being the nuts and all.

Also some people (not myself) dont liek doing things illegally, so I would say do this instead.

I don't know many people who have a problem with downloading, personally, though I see your point.

farleftprol

16 years 3 months ago

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madashell

farleftprol

How is MS Office "infinitely superior" ?

Open Office is a pain in the arse to use and it's too slow, IME. MS Office works perfectly well for my purposes and it's compatible with the software I already have.

Firefox is a better example, IMO, what with being the nuts and all.

Also some people (not myself) dont liek doing things illegally, so I would say do this instead.

I don't know many people who have a problem with downloading, personally, though I see your point.

Well that's fair enough, Open does everything I need it to do and is compatible with everything, windows or otherwise.

Sometimes it's nice just to have something that isn't MS :)

Ketlan

16 years 2 months ago

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Wotcher. Ketlan here, from Lancaster, which is somewhere oop North.

Steve

16 years 2 months ago

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Hi Ketlan. Are you in contact with anyone in Lancaster? I'm in Preston and a member of SolFed.

Ketlan

16 years 2 months ago

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Hi Steve. Yep, I know the Lancaster gang. Nice guys every one. Except for the ones that aren't. Guys, that is. :D

JonC

16 years 2 months ago

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Hello, I'm new; I've actually just posted on another thread. I've been an inactive anarchist for a while, and my political trajectory has been from Labour Party Young Socialists in the 80s to the SPGB for a short while in the 90s (I left them because of their lack of activity and fell into absolute inactivity for years) to now. Until very recently I thought of myself as a socialist still, but have drifted into thinking of myself as an anarchist or a libertarian communist, and that seems the most accurate.

So, for now, hello. And could anybody tell me how you get boxes around your quotations when you reply?

Cheers,

Jon

Mike Harman

16 years 2 months ago

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Hi JonC.

Use:

[code:1]

[quote]

text you want to quote

[/quote]

[/code:1]

(ignore that it says code above it, that's to show you how it works instead of actually quoting).

JonC

16 years 2 months ago

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Catch

Hi JonC.

Use:

[code:1]

[quote]

text you want to quote

[/quote]

[/code:1]

(ignore that it says code above it, that's to show you how it works instead of actually quoting).

Like this, does this work? Yes it does. Thanks for that.

Postal

16 years 2 months ago

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alrite. hello from sumwair nr glasgow

-postal

Mike Harman

16 years 2 months ago

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Hi postal, how'd you find the site? Do you know any of our Glasgow people?

Postal

16 years 2 months ago

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a friend uses the forums here and introduced me to it in the midst of a three-day linux-installing and general nerderie orgy

having recently rediscovered my long-denied love for staring at a VDU screen all day long pretending to be busy fixing the network, thought i'd say hello as browsing wikipedia and downloading all the music i used to listen to when i was a teenager is getting tiresome

to your second question, i'd be surprised if i didn't know some of the glasgow peeps, i haven't been invovled in any groups of any kind for a long while having grown extremely disillusioned with the movement through being let down by unreliable peeps (getting stranded in the highlands the morning after an action cause the driver wanted to go home early was the straw that broke the camel's back) but have decided recently that i need to get involved with stuff again

am specifically interested in the fight against dawn raids and showing solidarityy and helping out the refugees in glasgow, cause the shit they're going through is fucking appaling.

i'll be through in glasgow next week for a few days and would quite like to meet up with Unity and No-Borders, see in what way i can put myself to use in showing this government that the way they're treating these people is unacceptable by any civilized standards, letalone libertarian ones

=p

RedCelt

16 years 2 months ago

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Welcome to the new lot. :)

:rb:

studs_and_leather

16 years 2 months ago

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hello every one

iv joined this site to learn...

i no about libertarian communism

and agree

but im hear to learn more about

anarchism i have a basic understanding

so if every one could help me

that will be great ....

eney way hello all

Joseph Kay

16 years 2 months ago

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hello :rb:

sushil_yadav

16 years 2 months ago

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Dear friends,

I am a new member from India. I have posted my article "Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment" in the "Thought Forum". You are requested to kindly read the article. Thank you.

sushil_yadav

Sontaran

16 years 2 months ago

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Hi :)

Heard about the site through the now defunct tollinggang and menwhileatthebar which the new filtering software at work won't let me on at the mo' :x

Great library and resources on here. I look forward to posting!

Sontaran

Joseph Kay

16 years 2 months ago

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welcome to the boards :)

the filtering software blocks my holiday pics as 'porn' (don't remember it being that exciting), but it has no problem with a libertarian communist site. Hurrah :rb:

jason

16 years 2 months ago

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Howdy, my names Jason. I live in Australia. Looking forward to some chats.

P.s. This guy looks like our Prime Minister = :shock:

Mike Harman

16 years 2 months ago

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Welcome to the forums jason.

hi winston, orwell fan i presume ;)

I'm a tragic hero myself of the kafka variety :P

Joseph K.

I'm a tragic hero myself of the kafka variety :P

That's funny, I always pictured you as a six-foot-long insect.

no thats gregor samsa, he is registered here too though ;)

Don't worry I picture everyone as giant insects, it must be the medication. Besides, I gave up reading Kafka because the copy of his short stories I bought had half the full-stops missing!

Apparently I'm a Jules Verne hero. Though I received a dishonourable discharge from the navy. I'd rather not go into why, but lets just say that it took six hours to scrub down the poop deck afterwards.

I see myself more as a Huxlian hero, anyway. Anyone up for a game of naked Centrefugal Bumble-Puppy?

:D

i just thought the full stops thing was Kafka's anarchic disregard for grammar and/or artistic genius ;) The double bluff being i'm actually a giant insect like in starship troopers. As to huxley, anyone have an arpeggiated smell-o-symphony or whatever they're called? ;)

Sorry winstonsmith, i appear to be hijacking your hello into a quick jaunt through distopian literature 8)

Joseph K.

i just thought the full stops thing was Kafka's anarchic disregard for grammar and/or artistic genius ;)

Is that Kafka then, and not just my copy? The print quality in my copy is pretty bad, so I assumed the missing stops were due to that. I've read some Burroughs so, I can put up with bad punctuation if I have to.

i think its a cheap print run, i assume kafka had mastered full stops, capital letters were all there ... :P

fenella

16 years ago

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Hi I've just discovered this site whilst looking online for people that would be supportive to an anti-deportation campaign I'm involved with.

I didn't want to just jump in with links etc. Thought I should say hi to you all first and see if it would be ok to promote the campaign via the forum.

Many thanks

Hi I've just discovered this site whilst looking online for people that would be supportive to an anti-deportation campaign I'm involved with.

If it's a campaign for a specific person you may be better off asking on the regional boards. I know the North West board covers asylum quite a lot, don't know about the Midlands (does Coventry count as Midlands? I've been there but it didn't register where exactly it was.).

And Hi.

fenella

Hi I've just discovered this site whilst looking online for people that would be supportive to an anti-deportation campaign I'm involved with.

I didn't want to just jump in with links etc. Thought I should say hi to you all first and see if it would be ok to promote the campaign via the forum.

Many thanks

Hi, welcome :P

There's an 'Events and Announcements' board here and a midlands regional forum here (yes ticking_fool, coventry's midlands ;)). Any news you have could be posted in current affairs and if you want to try and organise stuff with others online there's the organise forum.

the announcement board is probably better for 'hit and run' type posts whereas the other boards are better if you're looking to stick around and discuss it. best of luck.

Hi everyone,

I`m relieved to finally have found an anarchist forum that seems to be up and running :)) Seems like tens and tens of anarchist sites lay there un-updated in the internet?

Anyways, I`m 30-years old,a dad of two and a husband from Helsinki. I`ve been "an extreme leftist" at least for the last ten years,but only quite recently I`ve felt the need to get at least a bit more organized,or at least contacted to others doing the same things,so that`s why I`m writing this.

BTW; I`ve been trying to contact the AFED for a couple of times, as it`S the current secretariat of international affairs of the IAF-IFA, yes? But I`ve received no answers yet,so is it a working e-mail address thats up there? I would be interested in joining the International and starting something here in Helsinki,again,as it seems there`s no groups active here at the moment.

OK;I`ll get into reading stuff through here,and I`ll see you all somewhere there between the posts soon!

Hi Crane, welcome to the boards :P

there are a couple of AFed people on these boards (list here) - hopefully one of them will see this or maybe you could pm them to see if they can help.

There's also at least one other guy from finland here too (though he lives in the UK i think), if that makes any difference to anything :D

Hi everyone,
I'm on here really to educate myself. I don't have any specific views or political motivations, but will keep reading and educate myself along the way.
I'm 23, come from *cough* Dagenham, but don't live there anymore.
Cheers!

hi chinagirl,

welcome to the boards! ... a good place to start is the thought section here: http://www.libcom.org.uk/thought/ (it's still on the old server, the admins are in the middle of moving the site over and expanding it)

:rb:

hi everyone. for a good few years now i have identified as anarchist but due to smoking too much pot at uni and some desperate shyness i have never immersed myself into the movement. but now i'm looking to right that.
now i want to make much better use of my time and get involved with some proper actions. walk the walk instead of talking the talk you could say.

Hiya Ana. There are some other people on here from Brighton as well...

fenella

Hi I've just discovered this site whilst looking online for people that would be supportive to an anti-deportation campaign I'm involved with.

I didn't want to just jump in with links etc. Thought I should say hi to you all first and see if it would be ok to promote the campaign via the forum.

Many thanks

Hi fenella.

It might also be worth getting in touch with the Birmingham No Borders group (email: noborders-brum[at]lists[dot]aktivix[dot]org).

They're a busy lot, but if they can help I'm sure they will.

hi everyone

i'm luke. i live in leeds, and i don't feel i post enough on this board. was in the CWI, and hated it. looking to join SolFed, but don't know of any members in Leeds.

i've not been doing anything radical since the new year, and i'm looking to be active as soon as

luke
alt media person

Hi Luke, there are regional forums here, I think that this one would be the best place to start if you're looking to get in touch with people in your area. There are a fair few Manchester SolFed people on here, not sure about Leeds.

hairmonster85

looking to join SolFed, but don't know of any members in Leeds.

There's a West Yorkshire SolFed group. They don't advertise an email address but I've met one of them so I know they exist! You can write to them at PO Box 75, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8WB. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you, especially if you are indeed capitalism's worst nightmare :wink: Welcome to the boards!

CoeXisT

16 years ago

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Hello,

I found out about this place from a reference @ the revleft forums. I consider myself Anarcho-Pacifist, but I am hesitant to label myself beacuse my opinions on life change so often. I'm in constant argument with myself in an attempt to realize, or hope to understand, how things should be.

I am now a university student studying anthropology and sociology. After undergrad I hope to get my PHD in anthropology focusing on revolutionary theory and the place of theology in society, and if it holds a place in future societies.

hi CoeXist, welcome to the boards! (i just said this on another thread, but this one's specifically for it ;) )

anna x

16 years ago

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Hi, I'm Gregg and am just coming to the surface after laying low by choice for the last few years. My outlook on life has found a home under the umbrella of anarchist-communist thinking. I live quite isolated outside of Brisbane, Australia and am looking to reengage with the community.

Joseph Kay

16 years ago

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hi greg

theres a fair-sized aussie contingent here now ... not sure if anyones near you though, big place and all (there's at least one poster from brisbane ...)

mrsmaintenance

15 years 11 months ago

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Hello!
My name's Anna - I'm a married mom of one (thankfully, only one; he's a handful!) I'm 25 years old and I live in the United States. For fun I like to dumpster dive and I often live off capitalism's castoffs. I always hate writing these things because I never know what to say about myself. I'm pretty boring, actually. But I'm an anarchist chick who found your forums, so I figured I'd jump in.

caitlin69

15 years 11 months ago

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hi my name is kate and i live in caerfyrddin in cymru (carmarthen in wales). i am a lone mother aged 47 who has recently recovered from a bout of agitated depression (text-book definition). i am looking for productive activities to stem my consumeristic tendencies, which have been running rampant recently. however rather than indulge in self-chastisement and degradation i have decided to whoop it up to the best of my ability at least until we get regime change in the so-called united (queen)kingdom. i am constantly looking for cheaper ways of doing it. i have produced 3 offspring. a 21year old daughter who studies at warwick university. an 18 year old son who is involved with a family who sell cars and petrol. and a 13 year old son who attends "our monarch" high school. my main interest in the work sphere is permaculture permaculture permaculture. somebody asked me if i was a tree hugger last night and i told him i would rather plant one than hug one. i am in the process of reestablishing myself as a proper human being after a personal disaster this year. i would be interested in being involved with forming an anarcho-syndicalist/ anarchist group or free association node in caerfyrddin/carmarthen if i could find 2 or 3 like- minded individuals who can cope with diversity, flexibility and fluid lines. i think i am going to be starting a woodland skills course and i also like studying the earths crust (geology-ish) my main recreational hobbies are walking and/to beaches especially marros. nuff said

Jacques Roux

15 years 11 months ago

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Hi C. welcome in!

That's some in-depth description ;) Glad things are going better for you... :)

Ramona

15 years 11 months ago

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Hello Caitlin! Glad to hear you have so much energy! Welcome to the boards. Have you checked out the Wales forum?

I wish I could get more walking on beaches done in my life...

Nemo

15 years 11 months ago

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Hi caitlin69,

Welcome to the group. I live nowhere near Wales, so I can't help you with that. :( But there is a forum here for Wales [as zobag said] http://libcom.org/forums/wales though it doesn't appear to be very active at the mo. Good luck with it though. And there are plenty of people here (and entries in the library) to answer any questions you might have, or give advice. The Thought and Organise forums would be a good place to start. And you can always socialise in the libcommunity forum.

David W

15 years 11 months ago

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Hello I came across this webforum through searching for Anarchist literature and it seems like a great place .
Im really interested in seeing what real,living anarchists have to say as opposed to 50 year old books on the topic.

So a good day/evening to you all .

Joseph Kay

15 years 11 months ago

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hi david, welcome to the boards! :P

or, as mikhail bakunin said ... just kidding ;)

jef costello

15 years 11 months ago

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zobag

I wish I could get more walking on beaches done in my life...

And swimming in the sea!

casseur

15 years 11 months ago

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Hello there,

For some reason its taken me far too long to join the libcom community...but better late than never eh?!

Where am I coming from? Insurrectionary/class struggle anarchist or ultra-leftist would be useful shorthand I guess, but lots of influences including Frankfurt School and Situs.

To the libcom team: sorry I missed you at the bookfair - but I'm guessing there will be other opportunities!

Jacques Roux

15 years 11 months ago

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Welcome Casseur.

Sorry we missed you too - have we met before?

casseur

15 years 11 months ago

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Hey rkn,

No we haven't but I meant to change that last Sat; unfortunately got their a bit late and ended up trying mostly unsuccessfully to get to seminars whilst tearing myself away from the bookfair part!

aswad

15 years 11 months ago

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Hi,
I just heard about this forum last weekend (international @ meetings can be instructive...) and here I am.
I'm from Grrmoney but spent a year in Manchester waaay back in the 70ies and consider this my second home town. I'm also a member of Grrman Forum of German speaking Anarchists.

Joseph Kay

15 years 11 months ago

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wilkommen aswad!

welcome to the boards :P (there's a fair few people on here from manchester)

Sam

15 years 11 months ago

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Hello, I am from Stockport near manchester, i would identify myself as an anarcho-communist, although i am fairly new to the ideology compared with others. I certainly couldn't go back to any statist ideology. I am a second year college student studying politics, sociology and film studies. I look forward to discussing some political events with you all later. Peace and happiness.

Fustian

15 years 11 months ago

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Hey all,
I've known about libcom for a fair while and saw some of your stuff at the recent A Bookfair.
I'm not too good at discussing theoretical politics as I'm more used to just getting on with what I believe makes a difference on a day to day basis.
However, recently I feel I am becoming increasingly obliged to justify my position just when I feel most isolated from my usual support. So I've come here to, hopefully, gain some strength :-)

ftony

15 years 11 months ago

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i don't think i've said hello on this thread yet.

hello.

wangwei

15 years 11 months ago

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Hi all! I've been reading this board and the library at this site since I stumbled across it googling for information during the Student revolts in France last year.

My tag is named after my favorite Chinese poet from the T'ang dynasty.

I really stumbled across anarchism when I walked into an anarchist bookstore and bought "Kropotkin" by Brian Morris in an attempt to disprove the anarchist I was talking to. Well, after actuall reading anarchist literature, instead of just the marxists' interpretations of it, I've been on a quest to fully understand Marx and Anarchism in much more depth.

I fully believe that Marx's dialectical materialism is fundamentally a philosophy of anarchist communism. That anarchist communism is the fundamental dialectic of a communist society. You can't have a struggle for communism without anarchist methods, and you can't have anarchy not burn out into petty rebellion without communism as the goal.

I love this article, as it is one of the few that I've read that really gets to what my position on anarchist communism is. http://www.marxists.org/archive/rubel/1973/marx-anarchism.htm

I'm working on a book in my spare time to illustrate the dialectics of Anarchist Communism. It's tentativley titled Anarchist Communism 101 "Anarchism for Marxists".

So, I took a pretty long path to get to Anarchism, but yeah, that's the pretty long story short of it.

Tacks

15 years 11 months ago

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wangwei

I really stumbled across anarchism when I walked into an anarchist bookstore and bought "Kropotkin" by Brian Morris in an attempt to disprove the anarchist I was talking to. Well, after actuall reading anarchist literature, instead of just the marxists' interpretations of it, I've been on a quest to fully understand Marx and Anarchism in much more depth.

Excellent! Welcome to LC.

Fuego Revolucinario

15 years 11 months ago

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Hi,

I used to be involved in eco protests in last decade and for various reasons I've had to retreat from active politics. They were pretty much on a starting point and pretty fuzzy then but at least it gave me time to soak up more theory and information and have my politics more defined and rooted. I'd like to get more active though therefore I searched for a place to shout out to comrades in the area and found this place and found myself here. I like what I have seen so far and would try to contribute in any way I can.

Within the theory, I'm more heavy informed via Marx. Within the practice, I'm more heavy on the anarchist side.

why aye man

15 years 11 months ago

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hello. i thought i'd say hi. i'm from the north of england, a "normal" family bloke been anarchist since about 1980 when I first heard Crass and all that stuff. Was involved in stuff years ago but family stuff taking priority at the moment. do as much as I can fit in at the mo. just want to hear what other people are up to and not feel so isolated.

kronstadt

15 years 10 months ago

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Hello, I just joined the forums and thought that I ought to introduce myself.

I'm a Wobbly, originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, but currently living in Leicester. I'm a first year Phd student in the politics department at Loughborough Uni. I consider myself an anarchist on the libertarian communist side of things.

I've known about Libcom for awhile now, mostly through reading articles in the fantastic on-line library, but hadn't considered joining the forums until moving to England.

Jacques Roux

15 years 10 months ago

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Welcome all :)

And hello to any lurkers out there thinking of joining up!

Tacks

15 years 10 months ago

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Fuego Revolucinario

Within the theory, I'm more heavy informed via Marx. Within the practice, I'm more heavy on the anarchist side.

Sounds good to me :))

coversall

15 years 10 months ago

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after saying that i wasn't one to introduce myself on forums on another thread i changed my mind. libcom seems like more of a community than other forums i've been on before so i thought it might be bit rude not to...

anyway, i'm just a young'un still. considered myself a lefty of sort in school although i didn't really have any real knowledge of all the different forms of ideologies etc then. got into anarchism since i found out my dad was a syndicalist back in the day (i had no idea of what anarchism really was until then, just the vague impression of bomb throwing you get from here and there ;) ) and all the things that i read seemed to make a lot of sense. been reading various things since then (two or three years) although mostly along a critical theory line. i'd like to get a better understanding of some sort of practical enactment of theories now. also not entirely sure what i would call myself, anarchist, libertarian communist etc. i suppose i'll just have to read more.

i'll probably take more of a backseat in here and learn what i can for now

cheers

Steven.

15 years 10 months ago

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welcome to coversall and all the other new people who have introduced themselves here (sorry I forgot about this thread and haven't been checking it).

It's always interesting to hear how people discovered libcom as well. So yeah hope you all get something from being on here!

Lee

15 years 10 months ago

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I'm new today - just found the site... good stuff.

From an apathetic adolesence I've been inspired by academic studies in History, Economics and Human Geography, particularly emphasis on Marx, and now Chavez (as well as the historic giants). Out of the classroom further encouragement towards a socialist perspective came when our non league close nit community football clubb was fucked over by a builders company, who managed to steal public funds as well as destroy the club... other issues such as the destruction of community services and amenities within Rugby (Warks), where a friend has stood in elections have also cleared the haze of a pathetically biased school based 'liberal' ways of thinking and living. Environmental issues are a biggy, as well as the more general topics of social justice/redistribution of wealth, provision of services, discrimination etc...

I'm currently an undergraduate at University of Northampton (previously at Leeds Metropolitan University), studying Human Geography. I live with my partner and 2 children...

Steven.

15 years 10 months ago

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Alright Lee, welcome to libcom.

bugbear

15 years 10 months ago

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Looks like this thread hasn't been getting much love recently so I'll keep things ticking over by introducing myself.

I came upon Anarchist thought via another internet forum and this inspired me to go and learn more about it myself. Ironically, despite being a History student I can't be bothered to read books very often, so most of what I've picked up has been from internet sources (mainly forums) and a couple of books I bought and subsequently skimmed through. I'm very aware of the fact I'm a complete armchair Anarchist right now and I'll probably spend most of my time reading and occasionally chip in. Hopefully I'll get physically involved at some point in the future, but I'm always very concious that I don't really know 'the rules' of being an Anarchist, (yes, I recognise how stupid that sounds, but hopefully you understand what I'm trying to say :P) having come upon it from a theoretical angle rather than a social angle.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to being the internet message board equivalent of the guy on the tube that stands too close and breathes heavily while reading your paper over your shoulder. Fondling is optional.

Joseph Kay

15 years 10 months ago

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hi bugbear, welcome to the boards!

(and try to keep the fondling 'til after 9 o'clock yeah, there might be kids watching ;))

rosa_sub_rosa

15 years 9 months ago

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Hi, Im rosa. I don't spend a lot of time on line but I've been browsing the forums here as i've had the chance and I also think that libcom has the most fantastic library I've seen. There is a very engaging quality to the discourse here, one well worth indulging in, so i'll pipe in when I can.

Cheers to the class, and thanks.

Abood

15 years 9 months ago

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Hello! I'm a Kuwaiti libertarian socialist. I'm 18 years old and I'm in my final year of high school. Nothing much to say really.. ask me anything.

:@:

PineNut

15 years 9 months ago

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alright all, am an anarcho communist, with an emphasis on eco issues, though not a primmo, no way, not me! am from worcestershire but currently staying on the hebrides for a while. tend to use the site more for the excellent library, but might dip my toes into the thought and organise forums hopefully. am not really a member of any group, tend to do my own thing, although i want to rejoin the IWW when i get back to blighty as it would be good to get a west midlands local going. all the best, pinenut.

Durruti

15 years 9 months ago

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hello all, i am a spanish anarchist. i have been reading for a whole day on these forums verry interesting, the best anarchist forum i have seen so far.

salud!!

Steven.

15 years 9 months ago

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durruti - welcome! are you in the CNT or FAI? There are a couple of occasional spanish posters here - miguel garcia being one, would be great to get some more of you.

and hello rosa, good to see you getting involved in discussions already. greetings as well to pinenut and abood - from kuwait eh? very interesting! are there many libertarian socialists in kuwait? are you allowed to be one openly? is there much history for radical working class/libertarian movements there?

Durruti

15 years 9 months ago

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Hey, yes i form part of the local CNT, and proud of it.

ah, and john, i pm´d you about making a video library alsow on libcom i thought it might be a good idea.

salud

Faithles xVx

15 years 8 months ago

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Hello all

I'm Faithless

I'm vegan stright-edge (xVx), and gender-queer.

im into veganism, nihiliism, queer/ smashing gender, disrupting the patriarchy, anticapitalism, and some other fun stuff.

Im curently wondering why this fourm has no Animal liberation/ vegan section

Joseph Kay

15 years 8 months ago

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hey Faithles, welcome :)

Faithles xVx

Im curently wondering why this fourm has no Animal liberation/ vegan section

this is a class struggle site, so that's the focus of the forums rather than other issues that tessellate (or not) with anarchist politics. we're not without a vegan/straight edge contingent on the boards though

boozemonarchy

15 years 8 months ago

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hey everybody,

i haven't given a hello on this forum yet. I've probably been using libcom for about a month maybe. I was born in eastern wyoming (usa), and now live in western montana. I've been using anarchist forums to debate theory for about a year and finally came across this one. Libcom is fucking great, so many people and viewpoints. So many people totally unafraid to put their views at there and get them destroyed or defend them, its really refreshing. I live amongst the mountains and the rivers, so I enjoy backpacking, fishing, and the outdoors in general. The best thing in my world is reaching the summit of an unnamed peak, and looking about the world. The worst thing in my world is the local police (they all know my ass). In about a month I'm taking off to visit eastern europe and see the sites. Me and two friends land in athens, greece we will start our journey. I'm excited to meet comrades involved in the struggle throughout eastern europe. If you have any suggestions for places to visit let me know please!

Steven.

15 years 8 months ago

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Welcome, bozeman!

There are a few eastern european friends here, so you can look out for their posts. You can also see some on our networking pages:
http://libcom.org/profile/profile_region/eastern+europe

boozemonarchy

15 years 8 months ago

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thanks for the info John!

Faithles xVx

15 years 8 months ago

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Joseph K.

hey Faithles, welcome :)

Faithles xVx

Im curently wondering why this fourm has no Animal liberation/ vegan section

this is a class struggle site, so that's the focus of the forums rather than other issues that tessellate (or not) with anarchist politics. we're not without a vegan/straight edge contingent on the boards though

yeah but im a working class militant vegan....

There are many realitons bewteen anarchism, and animal liberation, and even if some on this fourm refuse to question certin privlages and recognize this, that is no reason why people should not have a place to exchange vegan recipies and talk about freedom for all animals.

Joseph Kay

15 years 8 months ago

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there's a thread here discussing just that. imho, and that of the other admins afaik, there isn't any more necessary connection between class struggle and the lifestyle choice of veganism as there is between class struggle and allotment gardening, or class struggle and listening to punk. I mean it may be complimentary, but there's no necessary connection, and i think an association of class struggle with a particular lifestyle would create the kind of subcultural ghettoisation libcom is trying to avoid. I'm a vegan worker too btw ;)

mikabill

15 years 8 months ago

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John.

Welcome!

This is a thread for new users to say hi

Hi John my name is bill and i live in adelaide australia. I am married with 5 kids and im 44 years old. My political life started with the ALP (Australian Labor Party) and has moved through Socialist groups to where i am now with the Australian Greens. After reading Parliament and democracy by kevin doyle and the IS/SWPs very peculiar Anarchism its like a cloud has moved away from the sun. what great articles. The problem is net sites like http://flag.blackened.net www.struggle.ws and http://surf.to/anarchism are not working. as a person who hungers for info to read im looking or anarchist pdf books etc . can anyone comment?
bill

jef costello

15 years 8 months ago

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mikabill

as a person who hungers for info to read im looking or anarchist pdf books etc . can anyone comment?
bill

Hi Bill,
http://libcom.org/library is a good place to start. There are also various reading lists and advice on reading put up in the forums, I'd suggest having a look in the 'thought' forum for topics that interest you.

Spassmaschine

15 years 8 months ago

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Hi, I'm Michael from Australia. I was very briefly a Trot in my early uni days in 2002, mostly as they were the only socialist group i was aware of. I wasn't active much at all and quickly moved on from them.

I read some bits and pieces on anarchism and it melded better with my own thoughts. Discovered your site while googling, back when it was still enrager. Came back to it a few months ago to look at your lovely library and have been a forum-voyeur since.

I currently identify as libertarian communist; need to do a lot more reading before i decide on any particular current. My practical activity is currently non-existent, but this may very well change in the future.

Joseph Kay

15 years 8 months ago

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welcome aboard, captain ;)

there's a fair few melbourners on the boards now:
http://libcom.org/profile/profile_location/Melbourne
... and we're not short of former student trots either :P

welshboy

15 years 7 months ago

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Hi there, I should have done this months ago :oops: I'm Andy and currently reside in the glorious city of Edinburgh. I've been using Libcom for ages now but rarely post. I'm hopefully only going to be in this country for the next month or so as I want to move to Europe and explore a wee bit. Will probably post a bit more over the next month as I am staying somewhere with an internet connection for the first time in years.:biggrin: :@:

Steven.

15 years 7 months ago

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alright welshboy well look forward to hearing more from you in the near future!

where will you be moving?

welshboy

15 years 7 months ago

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Going to stay with some old mates in Amsterdam and Utrecht, also want to be in Germany before this summers spectacular showdown. I've always wanted to go on an anarcho-geek tour round spain. Visit sites from the revolution and what not. I used to live in Belgium years ago but came back about seven years ago and have been threatening to leave this island ever since. Actually going to make it this time.

Lone Wolf

15 years 7 months ago

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welshboy

I've always wanted to go on an anarcho-geek tour round spain. Visit sites from the revolution and what not.

Me too!!! :p

Glad you are gonna be here for a lil while at least. You have already been helpful to me on the boards so i am liking you already. :p

welshboy

15 years 7 months ago

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Cheers LW, the Mark Thomas thing? Yeah I did a Faslane Peace Camp/CND stall at his show during the Edinburgh festival a few years ago. I must have seen the columbia/coca-cola show five or six times. I can pretty much remember it all by heart. It was funny the first time but I saw part of his show in Brighton last year, was really looking forward to it but couldn't sit through yet another show. Always preferred Bill Hicks.

zawapete

15 years 7 months ago

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John.

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.

hi all :)
i'm zawapete (it doesn't mean anything but sounds nice...)

anyone reading the forum these days should know how i found this site ;)

i'm 28 yo from italy, i'm a wannabe screenwriter and a comics editor by passion.
meanwhile i earn minum wage as a php coder

Steven.

15 years 7 months ago

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er hmm how did you find it?

Do you live in italy? and php coding minimum wage? damn my old work the web guy who did php coding for our website got £40 (€60) an hour for it!

zawapete

15 years 7 months ago

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John.

er hmm how did you find it?

there's a censored-title thread where you can find the whole truth ;)

John.

Do you live in italy?

since the day i was born

John.

damn my old work the web guy who did php coding for our website got £40 (€60) an hour for it!

well, i got a third of that an hour and i thought i was well paid until now... ;\

indeed the cost of life in italy is lesser than in uk, so you can't simply make a currency conversion, i think that £1 here has the same purchasing power of £3 or £4 in uk, if it isn't so please tell me 'cause i'll come there in a hurry ;)

robbo203

15 years 7 months ago

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Hello

I'm Robin. I contribute to a number of forums (or should that be fora?) and belong to the world in common group .See:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldincommon/
and
www.wordincommon.org

WiC was set up to promote closer collaboration between individuals and different strands in the braod non-market anti-statist sector

I look forward to interacting with comrades on this site

Regards

Robin

Steven.

15 years 7 months ago

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zawapete

John.

er hmm how did you find it?

there's a censored-title thread where you can find the whole truth ;)

ah i see

well, i got a third of that an hour and i thought i was well paid until now... ;\

indeed the cost of life in italy is lesser than in uk, so you can't simply make a currency conversion, i think that £1 here has the same purchasing power of £3 or £4 in uk, if it isn't so please tell me 'cause i'll come there in a hurry ;)

yeah it does - not as much as it used to though since the euro. I'd say it's probably only about 1.5x now, for consumer goods anyway, property it's probably still triple or quadruple. But yeah now worth packing your bags for anyway ;) he was a private freelancer anyway.

holyworrier

15 years 6 months ago

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I'm primarily here to listen and learn, though I'm not a wallflower. Have to get the feel of the place. Cheers.

Jacques Roux

15 years 6 months ago

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Welcome in HW, hope you enjoy :) How'd you come across the site?

holyworrier

15 years 6 months ago

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I don't recall exactly how I got here. It was a random click on a link on some site. Indymedia perhaps. My reading is limited to current events and related essays, usually. I thought here I might get some theory, some feedback on ideas.

sbeth

15 years 6 months ago

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Hi!! Discovered this site accidentally while researching a paper!
Kind of got distracted by the interesting theology...
Could anyone tell me what ILS is?

xx

Steven.

15 years 6 months ago

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sbeth

Hi!! Discovered this site accidentally while researching a paper!
Kind of got distracted by the interesting theology...
Could anyone tell me what ILS is?

xx

Hi sbeth. The only ILS I know is a now-defunct informal network of anarchist groups and syndicalist unions, International Libertarian Solidarity: http://www.ils-sil.org/

ChrissyBoy

15 years 6 months ago

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I'm Chris, 18, and I'm a long time lurker, usually coming on at college because its always more interesting than proper work. I live in Stoke-on-Trent but moving to Manchester this year for university. I'm an anarcho-syndicalist and plan on joining SolFed sometime soon. :rb:

Joseph Kay

15 years 6 months ago

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hey chris, welcome to the boards! (even though you've been here a while, but still :P)

there's a new-ish syndicalist group at manchester uni you might like to check out if you haven't already - student direct action (they might be SolFed linked, not sure but there's overlap of members at least)

canna_fleur

15 years 6 months ago

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[b] :roll:
hy...helloo...my name is monica...and i am happy to find myself here..at this gathering for the FTS* meeting!!!!
it'll do if i mention that i live in...romania....

*Fuck The Society

Jacques Roux

15 years 6 months ago

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Hi Monica where abouts in Romania are you from?

scuffer

15 years 5 months ago

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Hello all (comrades?),

Despite having a life-long interest in leftist/anarchist/anarcho-syndicalist politics, I have never really got involved in any way before. Read a bit of the theoretical stuff, the odd paper and magazine, but not up to speed really.

Reading through the Boards confirmed a lot of like-minded individuals, and influences!

I live in Salford, and wondered whether there is a local group?

It's about time I started to do my bit!

Scuffer

Mike Harman

15 years 5 months ago

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There are branches of both solfed and the AF in Manchester - for Salford specific stuff you might want to try the North forum.

Bubbles

15 years 5 months ago

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http://www.iww-manchester.org.uk/

http://www.iww.org/branches/UK

Manchester IWW

* Phone - 0791 413 1647
* E-Mail [email protected]
If you want to join the IWW, follow this link - www.iww.org.uk - or write to IWW, P O Box 1158, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE99 4XL, UK or e-mail [email protected]

scuffer

15 years 5 months ago

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Thanks for the info catch and x357997.

Feels a bit like coming out of a coma or something.

I'm tired of numbly stumbling from one day to the next.

mockbill

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi everyone,

i am a French guy studying in London, i am really glad i found this forum, by chance. Although i have never been involved properly in any politics, i try to keep a critical eye on information and capitalism has always struck me as utterly absurd.

I just finished Leontiev's book, "political economy", which is absolutely brilliant. Not only does it explain very simply marxism, it also tells some things that are not taught in history classes, even in France (lol). Like the fact that, although more than 2 million of people died of hunger during 1934 as a consequence of the black thursday, several millions of railcars of food (cereals, rice, meat) were volontarily distroyed to keep the prices high. But you probably know this already!

++

Mockbill

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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Welcome Mockbill - how'd you find the site?

(and no i didnt know that ;))

Bubbles

15 years 5 months ago

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mockbill

I just finished Leontiev's book, "political economy", which is absolutely brilliant.

It appears as if there are a few people with that name....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leontiev

oxfordreview

15 years 5 months ago

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:) Hello all;

Had a look around the forum and you all seem like a decent bunch .
I'm not up to speed on all the ideological stuff, so this is a steep learning curve for me
Hope you can bear with me.

Found the site on www.stumbleupon.com

I'm just a hard working guy trying to the best for his family, and believe a better world is possible.

I always considered my-self to be pretty liberal, but the political landscape has moved so far to the right in recent years I'm moving further and further to the left (don't hold that against me).

The main reason for being here is, I guess, to learn about alternative ideas and to educate my-self.

mockbill

15 years 5 months ago

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Thanks!

To answer both your questions:

- if i remember well i found the site by trying to find out if there were some open-minded people in London...so, it is not completely "by chance" i guess ;)

- yep, sorry, it is Lev Leontiev. I saw that the book was on a reading list in the libcom library section, I was amazed because I think the book is hard to find (maybe it is not that hard when you know where to look for it). I myself have it from my father (it was published in France after May 68, thanks to the pseudo-revolution climax, under the name "Elements d'économie politique marxiste"), editor Novosti, i am thinking of scanning it...would it be the case, i'll let you know.

See ya!

Mike Harman

15 years 5 months ago

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Yeah if you scan/OCR please let us know. Welcome to the site mockbill and oxfordreview!

Refused

15 years 5 months ago

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Joseph K.

there's a new-ish syndicalist group at manchester uni you might like to check out if you haven't already - student direct action (they might be SolFed linked, not sure but there's overlap of members at least)

We're not linked with SolFed as far as I'm aware. A couple of members are in SolFed and a couple are in AFed.

Daniel B

15 years 5 months ago

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Hey all, Name's Daniel, as is probably quite obvious, and I happen to be here completely by accident as it happens.
I'm not terribly good at all the talking about myself stuff so in short I'm taking my A levels in Kettering, Northants, I don't follow any doctrine in particular but (and I get the impression this may make me somewhat unpopular) I am a wee bit of a Leninist. I'm by no means well educated on anything political, I just happen to be interested. Cheers.

hummingbird

15 years 5 months ago

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hi, just stumbled across this site looking up what 'libertarian communist' meant... and realising it described my views so well that this might be a place I can read interesting stuff and engage with similar minded-people. Seems barmy that I hadn't come across the term before. I got involved with anarchist politics in the early 1980s, miners' strike, greenham, all that kind of stuff, then the tail end of Thatcherism crushed the political will out of me & I escaped abroad and carried on spending as much time out of the country as I could until the late 1990s. Now feel as if I've become all that I swore I'd never be - property-owning, 2 kids, safe job, sensible car etc. - and it's time to get back to some of the things I believe in...