**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:

Mike Harman

15 years 5 months ago

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Hello you two. David, don't worry it doesn't last long ;)

j.rogue

15 years 5 months ago

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Howdy folks. Just poking around. Guess I figured I just don't spend enough time on the internet...

Bubbles

15 years 5 months ago

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j.rogue

Howdy folks. Just poking around. Guess I figured I just don't spend enough time on the internet...

your more than welcome fellow worker!

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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hi Scuffer. The Anarchist Federation are meeting on the 12th April at the Basement, 24 Lever St, Manchester M1 1HW - starts at 7.30. Planning actvities and a newsletter, plus time for discussion. You'll be really welcome.

scuffer

15 years 5 months ago

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Thanks knightrose.

I'll get along on Thursday, and I'll also pop into the IWW Meeting on Tuesday too.

Reading some of the other new members comments, I feel a bit more at home in not knowing exactly how to describe my politics.

The first thing I need to do is get reading!

I wouldn't have myself down as 'revolutionary', though some of my views would probably be considered that, and I have definite affinity with marxism, anarchism and syndicalism, if that isn't contradictory. Although I identify with some aspects of communism, I wouldn't sign up for that, probably too much bad history associated with it, though I know that no-one has ever really tried it.

Not sure exactly what this 'libertarian' label means though. Can anybody shed any light on this in layman's terms? Very definitely anti-capitalist, anti-theist and athiest though.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Scuffer

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi Scuffer, welcome in.

The libcom glossary has libertarian as:

Libertarian means aspiring for greater liberty, and reduction of the powers over the individual, whether by the state, capital or any other hierarchy.

Was originally synonymous with "anarchist" but now often associated with capitalist neoliberalism which has wrongly tried to claim the term as its own.

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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It'll be3 good to meet you scuffer. I may well not be along at the IWW meeting. I'll definitely be at the AF one.

Vasak

15 years 5 months ago

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Tere, everyone!

I'm a crazed Alaskan of Estonian heritage, who has citizenship both there, and in Canada. As well as the U.S! Funkalicious, eh? I'm more of a socialist than an anarchist in many ways, although Kroptokin is one of my idols, and I wouldn't be where I am today without a healthy dose of working anarchy, bwahaha! I also have strong syndicalist leanings, and believe it is far more workable in countries that are affixated to capitalist growth. I also have some strange admirations, but I digress. This place looks absolutely incredible, and I'm glad I've found it. I only hope that my time here'll interest other people as much as I'm sure it'll interest me.

Aah, and some background. I'm a member in a lot of organizations, due to my cross-border ramblings. If you know 'em, great! Nice to meetcha, comrades! If not, no worries, I'll ramble for ya. I sometimes think of myself as a relic from the early nineteen-twenties, and act accordingly. So if I seem strangely old-fashioned, you now know why. Sorry for rambling and all, cheers!

Spaced

15 years 5 months ago

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Hello all

I am new to the forums as well. I am an anarchist from Greece.

I found the site from myspace.com ..... I looked around a bit and decided to register as well..

Solidarity to all anarchist struggles

SMASH THE SYSTEM :circleA:

Mike Harman

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi Vasak and Spaced!

scuffer

15 years 5 months ago

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I popped into the IWW Meeting in Manchester after work on Tuesday, but there was no-one around.

I thought I'd got the wrong night as the Socialist Party were next door!

Wish I'd hung around after I'd got home and realised I did have the right date.

I'll definitely be along to the AF meeting at Basement on Tuesday.

Just read loads of stuff about Dave Hann and Paul Marsh elsewhere on the site. What's all that about?

Bubbles

15 years 5 months ago

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scuffer

I popped into the IWW Meeting in Manchester after work on Tuesday, but there was no-one around.

I thought I'd got the wrong night as the Socialist Party were next door!

Wish I'd hung around after I'd got home and realised I did have the right date.

you should give them a ring or shoot them a email.

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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The Af meeting is Thursday - today! See you there.

Steven.

15 years 5 months ago

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Oxfordreview, scuffer, daniel, spaced mockbill and all the other new people, welcome!

Any problems or questions here, ask on our feedback forum. otherwise, I hope you enjoy using the site!

Daniel Brennan

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.

Hey don't worry, been there, it'll pass ;)

Any of you new people in London, this Friday 13th we're having some drinks on old street if you fancied meeting up:
http://libcom.org/forums/south-east-and-london/london-libcom-drinks-13th-april-shoreditch

germs90

15 years 5 months ago

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Hiya

I started a thread on the blood service in the 'organise' forum, + thought I would post a hello in here in case I go on to join in other discussions.
I haven't had much time (or inclination) to read much of any sort of left-wing theory, + have an ideologically wide ranging set of mates/people I do stuff with, but lately I am definitely starting to work out what 'tendencies' I have most in common with.

Democratic workplace organising makes my pulse race!

What a geek :p

Joseph Kay

15 years 5 months ago

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germs90

Democratic workplace organising makes my pulse race!

What a geek

you're in good company germs :(

;)

Vasak

15 years 5 months ago

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Yeah. :) I think it's safe to say that the though of direct democracy makes heart go rat-a-tat-tat, so we're all good. :) Thanks for the welcomes, all!

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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Scuffer, it looks like you got the date wrong. We met last night. Our next meeting is in two weeks - 26th April. Keep your eye on the north forum for any further details.

undercover

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi people. I'm a Londoner who's dabbled in various political groups so I've heard of this site off and on for ages but never got around to joining until now. At the moment I'm most interested in social ecology, though I've never felt comfortable with signing up to a particular creed and I don't think that's about to change. I'm also interested in cheese and its potential as a revolutionary catalyst when denied to the middle classes.

Lone Wolf

15 years 5 months ago

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undercover

Hi people. I'm a Londoner who's dabbled in various political groups so I've heard of this site off and on for ages but never got around to joining until now. At the moment I'm most interested in social ecology, though I've never felt comfortable with signing up to a particular creed and I don't think that's about to change. I'm also interested in cheese and its potential as a revolutionary catalyst when denied to the middle classes.

Yeah they DO tend to get angsty when denied the Brie. :wink:

Welcome to the boards undercover. :cool:

Er we are not awash with social ecologists here tbh but there ARE a few. And quality not quantity. :smile:

Love

LW X

Dan

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi everyone, Im Daniel and I currently live in Eastbourne, I have been an anarchist for a couple years now. When it comes to how I got involved with anarchism what happened was I realised just how crap things are in the world and wish their was something I could do about it but I didont know anyone or any organisation that where trying to bring about any real change. The only ones I did know about were communists and back then I didont really know anything about communism except that they had it in russia and for some reason it didont work out and because of this I didont understand why some people would want to try and get communism going in this country. But I didont know anyone else who wanted real change at the time so I went on to the internet and did a search on the word communism and when looking at the results of that search I came across the website for the Anarchist federation and started reading the ideas they have on there. I agreed with all they stood although I was concern about their attitude towards religon but not any more.

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi Dan. Have you got in touch with the AF yet then? I'm not sure we've got any members down In Eastbourne, but we're always keen to talk to new people. It's possible we can put you in contact with others in that area, I know we have one "friend" who lives down that way.

Joseph Kay

15 years 5 months ago

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Hey Dan, i live in Brighton and work in Newhaven, don't know anyone over in Eastbourne but if you want to get the lowdown on / meet up with some brighton anarchos drop me a pm, welcome to the boards! :) (and all the other new people recently!)

Dan

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi guys. To answer Knightrose qwestion I did get in touch with the AF a couple of years ago and a bloke called Nick came down to meet me. From what I know I am the only person in Eastbourne to consider himself to be an anarchist, there arnt any others.

Dan

15 years 5 months ago

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I certainly wouldnt say no to meeting up with other anarchists but it will have to wait for a little bit though so I will get back to you.

Joseph Kay

15 years 5 months ago

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yeah no problem, just give me a shout as and when

jackiewilson

15 years 5 months ago

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Ello. J, are you reading this, alright geezer.....

not so much

15 years 5 months ago

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Practical Anarchy?? LIfe and art conflict!

I'd be interested in knowing what everyone does for a living - cause till the revolution, we do need to buy train tickets and toothpaste and stuff. Well you cant shoplift everything...

I'im just getting properly into anarchy and alternative living/campaigning, now, and im also at a stage where im trying to focus my thoughts about what to do with my lfie and sadly that has to have a finance element. i want to make art and activism and politics and thats more important, but im finding it soo hard to work out a non-hypocritical way of existing and organising with my beliefs with any careers that are accessible to me.

This is because i dont want to be a lifestylist and also (watch out this sounds like womens magazine chat but it is fairly important)

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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Not so much - welcome to the forums.

Maybe you should use some paragraphs? Try editing your post. What you have written isnt easy to read.

not so much

15 years 5 months ago

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You are right rkn, sorry! Behold the wonder of paragraphs. ! x x I'd like to know what people are like in the 'real world' i guess. x

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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Well probably the best way to find out is to have a read through of some of the old threads in the General forums, would probably give you a much better idea than someone trying to summarise it into a post. Its kind of something you need to build up over time an idea of (weird grammar). Though feel free to start demographic question type thread in libcommunity forum if you are interested.

Joseph Kay

15 years 5 months ago

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rkn, notice not so much's post count still says 1? :confused:

not so much, welcome to the boards :)

not so much

15 years 5 months ago

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uhh okay - tho there are about a gazllion threads.
can you suggest specific threads?
its not really a demographic question its just trying to bridge the gap between theory and action, bw talk and praxis.
im not asking anyone to "summarise" anything in a post, just to contribute their own ideas (like..in a "forum"...)
how people manage their own financial security without ..
oh forget it

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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JK - yeah it was a bit wierd. he multiple posted, i deleted one and it came out saying 0.

Not so much - u keep posting multiple times, site is running slow today - just hit submit once and be patient ;)

Can't suggest specific threads, but short answer i think you will find most people here do whatever job they can to get by. The reason i suggested another thread is because we try and keep this one on topic for brief intro's so new people find it easy to use :)

If you want to know specifics, lots of people fill in their profile information, so this is a list of everyone who has filled in what their occupation is http://libcom.org/profile/user_occ/ you can use it to see what individuals do.

not so much

15 years 5 months ago

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ok. thanks... im just trying to work it all out i suppose and didnt want to start my own thread fro fear of looking like a fool by re-posting something a hundred times or saying something stupiddd. (whoops!)

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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NSM - sorry about the gender :( But men get excited about babies too ;)

I think you will find when starting a new thread if you explain yourself and dont make rash assumptions people will generally be nice to you. If someone isn't you can always ignore them ;) You can search the forums by typing - yoursearchterms site:libcom.org/forums - into the google search box. You are right this has come up before, but I dont know the threads off by heart sadly :( As I said above though the general gist is that most people here think you can't bypass or dropout of the current state of affairs. Its best to make sure you can survive using all the means at your disposal so you dont end up making yourself miserable by trying to martyr yourself. If I come across the old threads on this I will let yo uknow but i imagine they are in thought/organise/libcommunity.

How'd you find the site btw?

not so much

15 years 5 months ago

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found the site through some random trail of websites i was looking up situationism. theyw ere blimmi cool. thanks anyway x x

Jacques Roux

15 years 5 months ago

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Np... hope you stick around :)

Mike Harman

15 years 5 months ago

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Not quite the same thing, but here's a couple of oldies (2004 and 2005) that touch on it - one about what jobs make you "middle class", and the other about small shops vs. big shops.

"My Dad was a yak farmer and Ma was a countess. What am I?"
http://libcom.org/forums/thought/questions-bout-middle-class-ness

ethical shopping:
http://libcom.org/forums/introductory/local-shops

I didn't go through and re-read them, plus they're pretty old and likely to be terrible, but still we used to have lots of threads like those up until a year or so ago.

Steven.

15 years 5 months ago

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Just to quickly note, there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a job. It doesn't "support the system" or anything. In fact the main way to properly change and destroy capitalism is by power in the workplace.

Keyser Soze

15 years 5 months ago

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Hi all, I'm Keyser Soze and a recently joined member of this site, and thought I would introduce myself.
I have become interested in anarchism/libertarian communism. I have been interested in left wing politics for many years, since my teens (now early 30's) and have always been opposed to bigotry, facism, racism, exploitation etc. for many years, but would not have considered myself an anarchist etc. However over the last few years I have unfortunatley gained first hand experience of the exploitation of the working class through my employment in a wharehouse at the hands of out - and - out capitalists as well as the anti-working class bigotry inherant in the way in which workers are financially excluded from the further education system and then treated like dirt when they finally manage to save enought to gain an education in an attempt to better their lot and escape the oppressive capatalist system of employment.
I agree with much that has been said on the areas of this website that I have read. I admittedly don't know a lot about the finer points of anarchist thought but intend to read further. I also admit that I quite often get confused between the various different terms that apply to slight differences in schools of anarchist thought, I do however beleive in the fundamentals as I understand them and beleive that the world would be a better place if we lived according to the fundamentals of anarchist thought. I doubt I will contribute much to in-depth discussions due to my lack of knowledge but will be a regular visitor to this site in order to learn more and offer support when and where it is needed.

Keyser Soze

15 years 5 months ago

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Just a quick-ish reply to not-so-much.
i currently work in museums, which is often seen as a "middle class" profession, however I believe that the work that I do does not support the system, and actually promotes anarchic/libertarian communist principles.

I work in a public sector museum to begin with - a non-profit making organisation, plus wages in museums are notoriously low, I am paid only slightly more than when I loaded lorries for a living.

Museums are also engaged in the collection of objects of interest/educational benefit/art etc. in order to make these objects and the interest/educational value they hold publicly availabe to all. The vast majority of museums attempt to be socially inclusive by ensuring that their displays are relevant and accessible by as many people as is possible - through not charging entrance fees, ensuring displays are accessible to people with disabilities and by ensuring that dispalys are relevant to as many people as is possible, such as diverse ethnic groups etc.

Museums/art galleries purchase objects and make them accessible to all rather than allowing them to fall into the hands of wealthy collectors who would restrict access to them as far as they could. this is something I agree and support and through working in museums I am encouraging this.

Museums also have important roles to play in fostering good relations between different groups in society by explaining the culture and history of differing social groups in a positive light, i.e. ethnic minorities, which can be vital in a community where facists have created racial tensions.

I fully agree that working for a living does not mean that you are supporting the capatalist state, if we are to take the control of the means of production away from the oppressive exploitative capatalist sytsem then we must uphold a prescence within industry etc in order to fight for equality, (via the use of trade unions, solidarity etc.) It's what you do for a living and wether you engage in exploitative behavior or not that is important, in my opinion at least

scuffer

15 years 5 months ago

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Knightrose,

Just seen your latest post (too late for the 26th!)

What date is the next meeting?

Scuffer

knightrose

15 years 5 months ago

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scuffer you can email me manchester[at]af-north.org
details are a little vague due to the fire/flood at the Basement

Jacques Roux

15 years 4 months ago

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Welcome Keyser Soze :)

playinghob

15 years 4 months ago

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Only bought a computer a couple of years ago and graduated to the internet about a month ago. Not very skilled with the equipment yet. Just completed one of those government funded beginners courses - the one's full of the over-50's who missed out on the IT explosion. It's tough out there!

Have already posted a couple of messages before I noticed this bit. So belated fraternal greetings to all.

I am a 50-something year old anarchist with a penchant for council communism and have been active in the movement for almost 30 years now. (Recently took part in the May Day dash down the Strand - red & black flags held aloft and blowing in the wind - proud as fuck!)

Libcom seems fun, you've made an old man happy.

In solidarity

Cardinal Tourettes

15 years 4 months ago

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playinghob

Libcom seems fun...

Yeah right!
Its a hard relentless grind my friend.
Prepare to have to explain and re-explain each of your opinions until all joy and subtlety has been drained from them, and they become as ashes in your mouth.

Also revol is trying it on. He never charges more than £4.99

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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playinghob

Only bought a computer a couple of years ago and graduated to the internet about a month ago. Not very skilled with the equipment yet. Just completed one of those government funded beginners courses - the one's full of the over-50's who missed out on the IT explosion. It's tough out there!

Have already posted a couple of messages before I noticed this bit. So belated fraternal greetings to all.

I am a 50-something year old anarchist with a penchant for council communism and have been active in the movement for almost 30 years now. (Recently took part in the May Day dash down the Strand - red & black flags held aloft and blowing in the wind - proud as fuck!)

Libcom seems fun, you've made an old man happy.

In solidarity

Hey welcome

It is great to have you on board my friend - 30 years - way cool - good for you!! :cool:

Just ignore Cardinal - he sounds a lil bitter!!! :wink:

Love

LW X

streathamite

15 years 4 months ago

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Morning. Known as Red jezza on U75, known the geezers behind this place for quite a time. How do

Steven.

15 years 4 months ago

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streathamite

Morning. Known as Red jezza on U75, known the geezers behind this place for quite a time. How do

Hello - you know me then.

And welcome playinghob, nice to have some "more experienced" people on here. One of our main reasons for starting these forums was to try to help pass on lessons learned from one generation to the next.

streathamite

15 years 4 months ago

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yes, i think I've guessed your U75 ID john! :)

tcobo

15 years 4 months ago

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i have been a registered user for a while but never bothered to do much with my account until i got an email reminding me it existed

one quick password reset later and here i am

i don't have too much to say about my politics because, after all, i am on this site. i'd quite like the spgb if it weren't for the whole "no-one but us is right" vibe that they give out.

i am also an avid reader of the idler magazine (as it's ace) and i like a good cup of tea.

despite myself i am quite excited about gordon brown's premiership, but mostly because he seems more socially liberal than mr blair (he might even scrap id cards). plus, he's better than david cameron. work with what we have, eh.

my revolutionary anti-capitalist sentiment doesn't extend to refusing to use upper-case (capital!) letters, by the by, i'm just a lazy typist.

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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tcobo

Welcome to the site!! :smile: Soz there has been a delay in anyone getting back to say hi - for my part the site is slow to load atm and was down last night late when i tend to post - i am a night owl!!

I have read the Idler too and noone on here loves tea more than me - do you also like yours fairly strong? :cool:

Have you got the "Idler Book of Crap Jobs - 100 Tales of Workplace Hell" ?? Well worth the £7.99 :p

Love

LW X

LauritzTheAgitator

15 years 4 months ago

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Hi. I'm a 51 year old American (western Massachusetts), in the words of the bearded guy, "ruined petty bourgeois" living in old wood frame three-decker in a blue-collar suburb. I'd landed here at libcom a few times over the past few months doing google searches and so on. The other day Inigo posted a link to my blog, which led me to look around the site in more depth and there's some very nice stuff here indeed. I'm hugely enjoying the history library.

Did considerable community organizing in the 70s and 80s, after about 8 years of that burnout and life took me away. The catastrophic course of the 00s woke me up. The existing political system in the States is so wrecked, the institutions of workers and peoples power so enfeebled, I find that reformist politics now doesn't even achieve those first-aid ends which have always been its justification. I didn't expect to end up back where I started with the radicals and revolutionaries, but having spent the past five years or so trying to "work inside the system" has only taught me that the game is even more rigged than it was 20 years ago, it's nothing but a funhouse maze of shadows, walls and kabuki. Time to start fashioning new tools.

Bubbles

15 years 4 months ago

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LauritzTheAgitator

Hi. I'm a 51 year old American (western Massachusetts), in the words of the bearded guy, "ruined petty bourgeois" living in old wood frame three-decker in a blue-collar suburb. I'd landed here at libcom a few times over the past few months doing google searches and so on. The other day Inigo posted a link to my blog, which led me to look around the site in more depth and there's some very nice stuff here indeed. I'm hugely enjoying the history library.

Did considerable community organizing in the 70s and 80s, after about 8 years of that burnout and life took me away. The catastrophic course of the 00s woke me up. The existing political system in the States is so wrecked, the institutions of workers and peoples power so enfeebled, I find that reformist politics now doesn't even achieve those first-aid ends which have always been its justification. I didn't expect to end up back where I started with the radicals and revolutionaries, but having spent the past five years or so trying to "work inside the system" has only taught me that the game is even more rigged than it was 20 years ago, it's nothing but a funhouse maze of shadows, walls and kabuki. Time to start fashioning new tools.

glad your here!

jef costello

15 years 4 months ago

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LauritzTheAgitator

Hi. I'm a 51 year old American (western Massachusetts), in the words of the bearded guy, "ruined petty bourgeois" living in old wood frame three-decker in a blue-collar suburb. I'd landed here at libcom a few times over the past few months doing google searches and so on. The other day Inigo posted a link to my blog, which led me to look around the site in more depth and there's some very nice stuff here indeed. I'm hugely enjoying the history library.

Did considerable community organizing in the 70s and 80s, after about 8 years of that burnout and life took me away. The catastrophic course of the 00s woke me up. The existing political system in the States is so wrecked, the institutions of workers and peoples power so enfeebled, I find that reformist politics now doesn't even achieve those first-aid ends which have always been its justification. I didn't expect to end up back where I started with the radicals and revolutionaries, but having spent the past five years or so trying to "work inside the system" has only taught me that the game is even more rigged than it was 20 years ago, it's nothing but a funhouse maze of shadows, walls and kabuki. Time to start fashioning new tools.

Hi Lauritz, welcome to the site, I must have missed the link to your blog. The admins usually ask people how they found the site but you're one step ahead already :)
It sounds like you have a lot of experience to share, if you want to write any accounts of actions you've been involved in then you can put them up in the library.

Steven.

15 years 4 months ago

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Yeah Lauritz good to have you on here, look forward to hearing more about your experiences!

marmot

15 years 4 months ago

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Hi.

I am an 18 year old student living in Mexico.

I have luiked this forums for a while, but it wasnt until some minutes ago that I registered!

I am a marxist at heart, but I do agree in many issues with libertarian currents.

I guess I don't like to nitpick my politics much.

What are my reasons to be a communist?

More than the usual rhetoric about poverty, equality, and justice, I sincerely want to invert concretely the present social order, for I want economic and political liberation. The day class society is destroyed will be the day when an unalienated, creative, and self-managed community will arise.

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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Well hello again lol! :grin:

May as well ask as i know the site admin will - how did you come across us? :p

Love

LW X

walsh

15 years 4 months ago

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Been reading these forums for a while so I thought I'd join up and here I am!

welshboy

15 years 4 months ago

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Hi ther walsh, nice to have you aboard!

walsh

15 years 4 months ago

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I take it you are from wales as well?

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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Hello Walsh

It is good that you are now posting. Welcome to our humble home. :wink:

Love

LW X

tastypudding

15 years 4 months ago

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heyhey,

i only saw this thread after i had already made a few posts and commited the cardinal forum sin of making my first post a new thread ;)

i started calling myself an anarchist when i was 19 (now 26), went through an activistoid phase, but over the last two years haven´t done much of anything politically due to generally being annoyed with the antics of the left millieu and the whole israel-this-and-antisemitism-that-thingy becoming the dominant issue
in most parts of the german left that i had contact with. i want to get organized again though and will likely join the fau in a few months time if it makes sense for them and me(self-employed)

found the site via revleft

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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Hey tasty

Way cool your first post was starting a thread! :cool:

So do you still live in Germany now ooh and also what kind of pudding does your name reference... Christmas, treacle, chocolate.. hope it is the latter... :wink:

Nice to have you with us. :cool:

Love

LW X

tastypudding

15 years 4 months ago

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hey lw

Lone Wolf

So do you still live in Germany now

yes, i live in berlin. i curse myself for it every winter.

ooh and also what kind of pudding does your name reference.

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tasty pudding 8-) preferrably vanilla, but chocalet´s good as well ;)

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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Tasty

Thanks for replying - that has been on my mind i am ashamed to say [foodie] :oops:

Here is a lil welcome in pictorial form:

:wink:

:p

Love

LW X

skyhawk

15 years 4 months ago

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Hello ,
I am glad I have come across this site and look forward to learning and commenting on all the interesting things life throws at us, with like minded people.
I am a lifelong socialist who has progressed with time to make my bed in anarchist wisdom.

I live in Liverpool with my wife and two teenage lads

And struggle with introductions lol as you can probably tell.

Take care

Skyhawk :)

posi

15 years 4 months ago

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dammit, I thought for a moment we'd have novelty American anarcho-witch 'Starhawk' to play with.

Welcome to the boards though Skyhawk! ;)

skyhawk

15 years 4 months ago

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posi

dammit, I thought for a moment we'd have novelty American anarcho-witch 'Starhawk' to play with.

Welcome to the boards though Skyhawk! ;)

I'm sure your initial disappointment will be short lived ;)

Thanks for the welcome :)

Thrashing_chomsky

15 years 4 months ago

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Hello everyone.

I'm 25 and from Leeds.
I thought i'd make my way on here cos there's only so much you can learn from sitting in the same squat 3 days a week -we're getting evicted tomorrow :( - so thought i'd find a wider range of Anarchist / Libertarian thought.
I've visited this place before through Urban75 [you may know me as Punkrockfaggot] but only decided to join today...

My political mentality comes from Queer mutiny, but swaying closer to Class struggle politics due to most of QM not having enough balls and the ones that do aren't swaying in the appropriate direction [haha]

This is the most boring introduction so far I think.

welshboy

15 years 4 months ago

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Hi TC, welcome to Libcom. I had a mate who were squatting in Leeds until recently. The guy with half an ear if that makes any sense?

Thrashing_chomsky

15 years 4 months ago

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You know which squat he was in? I'm not sure I remember a guy with half an ear...

Lone Wolf

15 years 4 months ago

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hey TC

Welcome to the boards!! :smile:

FYI you are not required to entertain in the introduction..:wink: ...no worries tho i have to say your intro was far from boring...far from it boy!

Love

LW X

Steven.

15 years 3 months ago

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Yeah welcome to the boards you two. I remember you TC from the days of urban... I rarely post now, as icepick.

welshboy

15 years 3 months ago

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TC, can't remember where he was squatting. I assumed it was one of the queeruption type places. Another lass I know, The Christian, was knocking around the squatting scene in leeds fairly recently. You definitely would have remembered the lad with one ear. He got it bitten off by a dog then fried it up and ate it. so I'm sure anyone would remember someone who did that.

voline

15 years 3 months ago

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Voline says hello from SW12.

Thrashing_chomsky

15 years 3 months ago

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FUCK! You'll know Holis and Ian then won't you?
I remember that story, happened at Titnore didn't it?

The dog seriously hates Ketamine and anyone who takes it and falls over gets attacked... to say that Ket can potentially desotry the rave scene, I'd have that dog round me local...

And yes Claire the crusty christianarchist. Fucking nutter... falls on the floor, cackles and snorts like she's on really good drugs instead of laughing. Many a time I've heard someone say or do something funny, then instantly became aware that Claire was behind me because of the *THUMP* of her body hitting the floor.

welshboy

15 years 3 months ago

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:D
Aye the christian is a proper character, a mate of mine agreed to go to church with her as long as she came to a free party with him and took what he called "three drug units". I.e speed, a pill and a wee line of K at the end of the night or she could have all three units as a hit of DMT. Mind you if she did that she probably would meet god! ;)

jambo1

15 years 3 months ago

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hi i am an angry forty something that has been non politicised for a long time, this was due mainly to marriage /divorce( couple of times) bringing up daughter, work and boring things like that. i used to be right into politics and anarchism when i was younger but lost my way. i think now is the time to get back into the swing of things. i live up in the north of scotland which is a challenge initself to find like minded individuals but a challenge i am up for. the use of lower case is not a homage to e.e. cummings but because i am a lazy sod and cant be bothered to change to caps.

Jacques Roux

15 years 3 months ago

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Hi there jambo - welcome! Were you involved in any groups in your earlier forays into anarchism?

jambo1

15 years 3 months ago

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thanks for the welcome. no nothing in an organised sense it was mainly whatever was on. a few of us were into the punk scene and got interested in the anarchist side of it so we would get involved in various demos, strikes etc. nothing was very well organised tho. now im older it seems a bit silly but its part of growing up i guess. now there is a community of like minded people about and easier to reach out to thanks to the internet.

Steven.

15 years 3 months ago

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Well good to hear from you jambo, hope you enjoy your time on the boards :)

jef costello

15 years 3 months ago

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There are a few jambos on the boards already so you should feel at home.

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.

Bubbles

15 years 3 months ago

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eighthraven

hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.

what are you trying to organize?

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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x357997

eighthraven

hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.

what are you trying to organize?

at this point, anything. I'm talking to a couple of people about starting an anarchist zine for dallas. at first, i was thinking about organizing a radical queer group like gay shame or something, but i don't think there are enough radicals in dallas to organize something issue-focused (yet). a food not bombs group just started, but from what i've heard, it's been difficult getting people to do anything. one problem is the metroplex is so sprawled out, it can be a long trip for those in the burbs to get together. and the mass transit situation here isn't good either.

Bubbles

15 years 3 months ago

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eighthraven

x357997

eighthraven

hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.

what are you trying to organize?

at this point, anything. I'm talking to a couple of people about starting an anarchist zine for dallas. at first, i was thinking about organizing a radical queer group like gay shame or something, but i don't think there are enough radicals in dallas to organize something issue-focused (yet). a food not bombs group just started, but from what i've heard, it's been difficult getting people to do anything. one problem is the metroplex is so sprawled out, it can be a long trip for those in the burbs to get together. and the mass transit situation here isn't good either.

I see you are a member of the IWW. Why not be active in the local GMB or why not start one if there isnt already one?

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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x357997

eighthraven

x357997

eighthraven

hi! just joined myself. you don't have to live in north scotland to have a difficult job finding like-minded people. dallas is nearly devoid of anarchists, at least i've had a difficult time finding any. the first i met moved here from austin last year, the second i met last week. two anarchists (out of five million people) after searching for a couple of years. now i'm trying to organize something in dallas, so this'll be one possible place to do so.

what are you trying to organize?

at this point, anything. I'm talking to a couple of people about starting an anarchist zine for dallas. at first, i was thinking about organizing a radical queer group like gay shame or something, but i don't think there are enough radicals in dallas to organize something issue-focused (yet). a food not bombs group just started, but from what i've heard, it's been difficult getting people to do anything. one problem is the metroplex is so sprawled out, it can be a long trip for those in the burbs to get together. and the mass transit situation here isn't good either.

I see you are a member of the IWW. Why not be active in the local GMB or why not start one if there isnt already one?

The IWW just started a D/FW GMB last month. It's based in Ft. Worth, but I'm going to see what I can do. There is actually some activity going on in Ft. Worth, including an infoshop. There's just nothing here in Dallas (yet).

jambo1

15 years 3 months ago

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he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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jambo1

he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.

very true. and it gives you a chance to find people you can meet in the real world. that's my hope, anyway! :)

Mike Harman

15 years 3 months ago

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http://libcom.org/profile/profile_location/Texas

meh

15 years 3 months ago

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Hi just joined after being a lurker :oops: . I'm 17, stay in Scotland and have just left school and will be going to University (depending on results). I became an anarchist gradually after reading orwell, chomsky and eventually the anarchist FAQ (as well as articles here ;) ). Recently I have read Kropotkin and books on the Spanish Revolution. Never been involved in activism, but hopefully will later on.

Websites like this and infoshop helped radicalise (or politcise) me and are a great resource, so thanks to anyone involved in running them.

Steven.

15 years 3 months ago

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hi there meh, welcome and glad the site was of use!

a bit of advice for when you do get involved in activism (which hopefully doesn't sound patronising!), when you do get involved there's a lot of pressure to "do" stuff. But the anarchists you meet, their activity might not actually be very worthwhile, so don't feel pressured into doing something you do think is useful. A few of us got sucked into that kind of thing when we first got involved a few years ago.

I wrote some stuff from when i first got involved in the movement here

meh

15 years 3 months ago

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Good article John.

I remember there was going to be walkouts at my school but anyone who did do it would be expelled. It's a pity that the anti-war protests couldn't have been more militant :bb: .

thugarchist

15 years 3 months ago

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eighthraven

jambo1

he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.

very true. and it gives you a chance to find people you can meet in the real world. that's my hope, anyway! :)

You're in TSEU? I'm not the biggest fan of CWA and all but why not be active in that (as well as whatever other stuff you want to do)?

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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thugarchist

eighthraven

jambo1

he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.

very true. and it gives you a chance to find people you can meet in the real world. that's my hope, anyway! :)

You're in TSEU? I'm not the biggest fan of CWA and all but why not be active in that (as well as whatever other stuff you want to do)?

I am, and it's probably accurate to say that I'm the most active activist in Dallas. We're pretty independent from CWA. I'm not sure how other unions are organized, but TSEU is actually pretty democratic. My organizer is a long-time anarchist, and she's said before how surprised she was about how democratic TSEU is, and I tend to agree, based on my limited knowledge on how other unions work.

eighthraven

15 years 3 months ago

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Mike Harman

http://libcom.org/profile/profile_location/Texas

Thanx, catch!

thugarchist

15 years 3 months ago

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eighthraven

thugarchist

eighthraven

jambo1

he best part of forums like this and the internet in general is that you can at least contact like minded people no matter how far away and swap ideas and thoughts. it gives you a feeling of not being alone.

very true. and it gives you a chance to find people you can meet in the real world. that's my hope, anyway! :)

You're in TSEU? I'm not the biggest fan of CWA and all but why not be active in that (as well as whatever other stuff you want to do)?

I am, and it's probably accurate to say that I'm the most active activist in Dallas. We're pretty independent from CWA. I'm not sure how other unions are organized, but TSEU is actually pretty democratic. My organizer is a long-time anarchist, and she's said before how surprised she was about how democratic TSEU is, and I tend to agree, based on my limited knowledge on how other unions work.

Awesome. CWA affiliates tend to be fairly independant across the board for some reason. My dislike of CWA is more of their lack of industrial focus and their position on fighting against h1 visa immigrants instead of organizing them.

jambo1

15 years 3 months ago

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i am lost with this one!!! i am not in anyting especially TSE!!

eighthraven

15 years 2 months ago

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jambo1

i am lost with this one!!! i am not in anyting especially TSE!!

Sorry, Jambo! We went off on a tangent. TSEU is the Texas State Employees Union which is part of the Communication Workers of American umbrella union.

jambo1

15 years 2 months ago

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thank god for that!! i got back from the pub on saturday night and was a little under the weather when i read it. it just did not compute!! cheers

JimW

15 years 2 months ago

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Just got a reminder that I haven't logged in here for donkeys having created an account months ago. So thought I'd best say hello.
I'm English but I live In China now, where I freelance as a translator and try to involve myself in labour issues where I can.
Hoping to knock up a better history of aspects of the popular Chinese anarchist movement in the north east sometime, which i will post here if I ever conquer my terminal procrastination. 世界无政府主义革命万岁 as we say in these parts.

jef costello

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi Jim,
a bit late to welcome you to the site but welcome to posting :)
Sounds like fun tobe out in Beijing a lot of us that use the site are very interested in China at the moment, it looks like a lot is going on, let us know if you hear of anything.
Is Libcom not blocked in China then? And, if you can remember, the admins like to know how people found the site.

JimW

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi Jeff, thanks for the welcome.
I think I must have found the site through some random search on an anarchist topic, as have been involved in the politics to various degrees for almost twenty years now. In fact, I partly came out to China (many years back now) because class politics in a failed Leninist state interested me (though mostly because I got a full grant to come here back in the day and escape shit work back home :D).
Certainly a lot going on here now, though I suspect breakthroughs will come in bourgeois organisations like home-owners associations rather than the very disempowered and fragmented workers and peasantry. I'll bore you with me theories when the opportunity arises.
Libcom not blocked but the censorship is arbitrary for English-language stuff. Wonders of proxies help too. You can find anarchist material in Chinese but mostly historical and through a thick Marxist lens, including nicking early heroes as Bolsheviks when they weren't.
Anyway, will try to throw my tuppence in where useful and provide information from sources here.

Mike Harman

15 years 2 months ago

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Jim: just a note to say we'd be very, very interested in any information about things going on in china, so please do. Our stats told us a few people were looking from China - you must have been one of them! Welcome to the forums (if not the site).

Steven.

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi Jim, good to have you here, look forward to hearing anything going on there. And yeah do let us know when you get that article done!

Sean

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi.

My name is Sean Sweeney and I've been reading Socialist writings, ideas etc, for two years now. I never really took much interest in anarchism, except with it's involvment in the Spanish civil war. But recently I came across a famous qoute by Bakunin and I supose it just grabbed my attention. I am 17 and live in a flat with my pretty middle class family, though there is a big story behind how we got here and my interests in socialism. Basically my Dad left secondary school at the age of fifteen and went into Joinary aprenticeship. He spent many years doing courses at night school and developing an education in socialism. He was a very active member in the communist party and got fired alot for his involvment in trade unions. When I was fairly young he went to university at the age of 35, we were always quite poor, but for five years after that we lived on my mums wage from a factory job. Once my Dad had finished he went into teaching Joinary and he stayed involved in politics. Slowly after that our standard of living raised and we eventually moved out of the old neighbourhood into one a mile away =]. Ever since the move my Dads been feeling extremely guilty and has been trying to get more involved in politics. I have just been quietly educating myself and observing (a privilage I don't take for granted) and i have discovered a soft spot for anarchism. So that's basically how my Family has a history with socialism and how I became interested in politics. I'm joining this forum to hopefully begin to understand Anarchism a bit better and to have a place to discuss.

compete

15 years 2 months ago

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Hello,
I live in Britain and am starting to look at websites to cheer me up because the world is nicer on the internet than in 'orrible capitalist, repressive, real life. I hope it might be useful too!

Steven.

15 years 2 months ago

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Hello compete and Sean! Welcome, and cheers for your introductions.

Just a word of advice though sean, it might be best not to have your real full name up here, especially with the town you live in which would pretty much identify you to anyone who might be hostile, like future employers, the far right, etc. If you like you can send me a PM and I can change your username to a different one?

Sean

15 years 2 months ago

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Hey John,
I wrote to you in a pm =].

I'd love to read about this anarchist movement in China.

El Kablamo

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi!
I'm new here, I'm also on revleft. you may know me.

Mike Harman

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi El Kablamo, I don't know you, but welcome anyway.

bloedverwant

15 years 2 months ago

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Hey there

I'm Pieter, 17 years young, fresh anarchist from Belgium. Any chance I could get in touch with local anti-capitalists?

Steven.

15 years 2 months ago

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Welcome pieter - actually I don't know of any posters from Belgium here, you may be our first!

anarchyjordan

15 years 2 months ago

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well i guess i could tell you a bit about myself...
hi, i am los angeles. i am a filthy, smoggy city, where television is god, and its worshippers shop. my head is above the clouds.
no but really this is lost angles , cauliflower... and we will soon all be underwater
i just finished translating a couple vaneigem articles on oaxaca. there's lots more stuff on my site, live free or buy trying.
the bees are weakly scratching at the dead flowers; the seasons have been abolished.
this is me:

http://situationist.gq.nu
http://lnnrd.cjb.net

altemark

15 years 2 months ago

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Hello everyone. I've been using libcom as a source for info for a few years, but never registered until now at v.4.1

Previously I've been active in the swedish syndicalist youth federation 1997-2004. Right now my situation is precarious worker, doing different low-level tasks at offices usually relating to marketing and polls. Most of the time is spent unemployed, not in the SAC right now, but a steady supporter.

I used to work with the swedish libertarian internet magazine yelah.net and on some committees in SUF. Sometime I help out with the struggle of the copyfight organization Piratbyrån. In my spare time I tinker with computers, demoscene stuff and analog+digital synthesizers.

Steven.

15 years 2 months ago

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welcome altemark! we used to have a few swedish posters but they kind of drifted away maybe a year ago, will be good to hear stuff from there again. One of our group is headed to stockholm for 3 months soon as well.

altemark

15 years 2 months ago

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John: thanks a lot. Yes, I saw there were some swedes registered.. active in riff-raff and polkagrisar - good projects. If anyone have any specific or general questions on the situation in Sweden, just give a shout and I'll see if it is something I am familiar with.

red_black_flag

15 years 2 months ago

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Hello,

i'm from indonesia, i was the member of the Revleft forum and i'm interested in Anarcho-Syndicalism and want to know more about it.
so, i hope i'll learn a lot of things here.

PS: sorry my english are not very good

Steven.

15 years 2 months ago

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red_black_flag

Hello,

i'm from indonesia, i was the member of the Revleft forum and i'm interested in Anarcho-Syndicalism and want to know more about it.
so, i hope i'll learn a lot of things here.

PS: sorry my english are not very good

Hello RBF, welcome to the boards. Don't worry about your English, it seems pretty good so far!

red_black_flag

15 years 2 months ago

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John: thanks a lot. oh and i almost forget my member name on Revleft is knight of cydonia, so it's nice to be here. :)

alf shawyer co…

15 years 2 months ago

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hello all, just started last week. had a couple of goes on the thought forum, which has been okay. would really like to chat to people about dodgy landlords; growing local food - allotments and coops; ownerships of land - where have all the diggers gone?; anarchist centres - making sure thay don't just turn into community projects - traps and pitfalls. spend a stack of my own time supporting people who are being screwed by the asylum system.

on a lighter note would also like to think about theimpact of CRASS and other 20+ years on and definitions of social anarchism.

bit about myself - probably much more cooped than a lot of the people on this site (which kind of makes me nervous about being here); connected a stack of community spaces/projects across the country through my work - some of these are far removed from my politics some much nearer. just about to turn 40 three kids...and feel like i have sold out far more than i should have and am determined to sort this out over the years ahead.

thought i would give this site a go to see if it was a space in which you can literally chat about anything and not feel like that you are going to get hammered because you have broken some unwritten codes - time will tell.

thats about it. oh yeah name used because its what me and a number of others will be using to develop some short films; local campaigns; maybe written stuff... :a:

convect

15 years 2 months ago

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Hey there.

I was a Wobbly organizer up until a handful of months ago. Worked on it pretty much constantly in Austin, Texas. I'm taking a bit of a break...being a good organizer means being constantly social, and that drains me, as I'm something of an introvert. So I'm doing a grad school thing for a bit, and I'd be surprised if I wasn't involved in some other campaign a year or two from now.

Lone Wolf

15 years 2 months ago

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Welcome convect and alf.. :smile:

Yeah convect this creating a revolution thing is hard work :wink: - makes sense you are more active at some times in your life than others..

alf - bet you have not "sold out" at all so much as just had to survive financially and support your family - i would classify that as living your life as best you can as opposed to selling out. If it were possible to live a "pure" life under today's conditions revolution would not be necessary IMHO.

And Crass were awesome. :cool:

Tho it has to be said that not all my fellow posters agree with me on that point. :grin: Their loss. :bb:

:P

Love

LW X

thugarchist

15 years 2 months ago

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convect

Hey there.

I was a Wobbly organizer up until a handful of months ago. Worked on it pretty much constantly in Austin, Texas. I'm taking a bit of a break...being a good organizer means being constantly social, and that drains me, as I'm something of an introvert. So I'm doing a grad school thing for a bit, and I'd be surprised if I wasn't involved in some other campaign a year or two from now.

What do you mean by social? I'm a good organizer. I'm not social.

H

15 years 2 months ago

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Hi, I am playing Ultima IV. And I also have a 28 hour work week for the next four weeks.

I'd like to send mad love out to all my myspace mcanarchyst whom i miss very much while i try to break my myspace addicition.

or not.

bleh, it's like that.

Oh yeah, I started reading The Star Faction, today.

And I have never been paid by (or worked for) an Union.
And I have been a scab in the past, so i should be pretty safe from ever being banned from LibCom. =)

alf shawyer co…

15 years 2 months ago

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cheers LW i think that is mostly right but there is alway the question of 'have i lived hard enough'? anyway enjoying foraging around this site, libary has got some great stuff,

alf S

Lone Wolf

15 years 2 months ago

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alf shawyer collective

cheers LW i think that is mostly right but there is alway the question of 'have i lived hard enough'? anyway enjoying foraging around this site, libary has got some great stuff,

alf S

Hey that sounds like a different question - maybe one from a porn film?? :wink:

Yeah the library is indeed awesome - everyone says that. And everyone is right. And it is not often you get to say that. :P

Glad you are enjoying it and finding it useful. :cool:

Love

LW XXX

alf shawyer co…

15 years 2 months ago

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hello LW

was wondering if you have had a look at The story of Crass - George Berger? about two thirds of the way through, it where all this stuff started for me 13-16yrs old. never come across anything like it.

Lone Wolf

15 years 2 months ago

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alf shawyer collective

hello LW

was wondering if you have had a look at The story of Crass - George Berger? about two thirds of the way through, it where all this stuff started for me 13-16yrs old. never come across anything like it.

No i haven't - will look out for it tho now you have mentioned it - sounds awesome!!

:P

Watch out for me starting a thread soon about Crass and their music and influence. :cool:

Love

LW XXX

alf shawyer co…

15 years 2 months ago

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Lone Wolf

alf shawyer collective

hello LW

was wondering if you have had a look at The story of Crass - George Berger? about two thirds of the way through, it where all this stuff started for me 13-16yrs old. never come across anything like it.

No i haven't - will look out for it tho now you have mentioned it - sounds awesome!!

:P

Watch out for me starting a thread soon about Crass and their music and influence. :cool:

Love

LW XXX

to be honest thought about doing exactly that today. being new didn't know how it would go down so thought i would just continue the chat with you. I was thinking along the lines of how Crass had influenced peoples politics; and what people made of their tactics combining music, film, written material, approach at gigs and of course dial house.......

anyway will look out for it - where are you going to post it?

Lone Wolf

15 years 2 months ago

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Libcommunity - now. Why not?? A thread whose time has come... :cool:

alf shawyer co…

15 years 1 month ago

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Lone Wolf

Libcommunity - now. Why not?? A thread whose time has come... :cool:

yeah sounds great i meant where on LibCom - which forum?

welshboy

15 years 1 month ago

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Libcommunity is a forum for off topic chat and what not.
http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity
Welcome to Libcom alf S

alf shawyer co…

15 years 1 month ago

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welshboy

Libcommunity is a forum for off topic chat and what not.
http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity
Welcome to Libcom alf S

thanks for that welshboy. okay LW who is going to post it - slighty confused now, but its is only 8.30!!

welshboy

15 years 1 month ago

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LW is a bit of a night owl and I tend to get up offensively early. :-)

alf shawyer co…

15 years 1 month ago

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no worries will wait to see LW response, ta welshboy

ignore me just found the link :roll:

Lone Wolf

15 years 1 month ago

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Yeah when i said i would start it straight away i meant it . And i did. :cool:

Straight talking. straight down the line. Like Crass. :cool: :wink:

Marshall

15 years 1 month ago

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Hello.

I have been using Libcom as a resource for a couple of years but only just signed up. After a few years out of politics, life is propelling me back in. If there’s one thing that can give your life meaning, it is politics. Am based in SE London, so if there’s people out there …

Cheers

Barry

Joseph Kay

15 years 1 month ago

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Hi barry, there's quite a few south-east londoners around. the solidarity federation local puts on a regular film night down that way, and there's a couple of other groups i think too.

welcome to the boards :)

Marshall

15 years 1 month ago

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Thanks Joesph K. - I shall have a scout about. I have not been in the area for long, really. Guess I should say hello on the regional board too.

:)

Barry

Joseph Kay

15 years 1 month ago

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yeah, you can always start a thread there if you want to try and get them fighting over you ;)

Marshall

15 years 1 month ago

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Great! Off there now ...

;)

Sam B.

15 years 1 month ago

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Hey all... I joined recently, then moved off to school. The school's wireless blocks forums, but evidently not this one. As I can't visit my usual forums until I learn the workarounds, I might be spending time here talking rather than just lurking. I look forward to it, at least.

Steven.

15 years 1 month ago

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Welcome, Sam!

Sam B.

15 years 1 month ago

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I got a working proxy now but don't worry I'll still try to hang around here :p

Lone Wolf

15 years 1 month ago

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Sam B.

I got a working proxy now but don't worry I'll still try to hang around here :p

That'd be cool. :cool:

YouSir

15 years 1 month ago

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Evenin', signed up a fair few months ago after my last bout of lurking on the forums, never posted though and I only remembered the place when I got an e-mail saying my account had been shut, at which point I started another round of lurking in dark corners and trawling through exceedingly long threads filled with stuff I didn't understand at all. So, here I am and here I am posting. Although I still have very little to say, so, exciting eh?

Lone Wolf

15 years 1 month ago

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YouSir

Evenin', signed up a fair few months ago after my last bout of lurking on the forums, never posted though and I only remembered the place when I got an e-mail saying my account had been shut, at which point I started another round of lurking in dark corners and trawling through exceedingly long threads filled with stuff I didn't understand at all. So, here I am and here I am posting. Although I still have very little to say, so, exciting eh?

Well hi and welcome anyways! :p

You could start by saying how you found the site and how long you have been interested in anarco-commie politico type ideas? ?

Love

LW XX

Stitches

15 years 1 month ago

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After visiting this site a bunch I just registered because:

-I'm a wobbly from the San Francisco Bay Area GMB (though most of my organizing time goes to police accountability work in the south bay)
-people ask interesting questions on this site and have posted good info
-there was a discussion thread on "who has the coolest anarchist flags" and myself and another wob like to sew IWW flags (check the links in this post for photos: http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity/whos-got-best-anarchist-flag-then?page=2) so how could I not register after that?

Contact me for San Jose/South Bay Area issues or ideas or if you are traveling through the area.

Lone Wolf

15 years 1 month ago

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Stitches

After visiting this site a bunch I just registered because:

-I'm a wobbly from the San Francisco Bay Area GMB (though most of my organizing time goes to police accountability work in the south bay)
-people ask interesting questions on this site and have posted good info
-there was a discussion thread on "who has the coolest anarchist flags" and myself and another wob like to sew IWW flags (check the links in this post for photos: http://libcom.org/forums/libcommunity/whos-got-best-anarchist-flag-then?page=2) so how could I not register after that?

Contact me for San Jose/South Bay Area issues or ideas or if you are traveling through the area.

Hey welcome Stitches :smile:

Ha police accountability huh? Must be quite a challenge to say the least!

There are a fair few wobs on here so you should feel right at home. :COOL:

I have no plans to travel through your area regrettably due to a lack of ker-ching which is a shame as it sounds like quite a happening area!

Love

LW XX

KITTEN

15 years ago

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hello
I am interested in progressive and different ideas, not 'ultra-left', who tend to be rich kids who grow out of it.... from experience. Pretty open to most things except sectarianism, etc.

Love

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

madashell

15 years ago

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You could have been a little bit more subtle, you know.

Lone Wolf

15 years ago

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madashell

You could have been a little bit more subtle, you know.

Shoot! :eek: How did you work out that was me???

:wink:

Seriously i would rather gouge out my own eyes than call myself Kitten! :P

thepamphleteer

15 years ago

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Guess that's the part where to say "Stuck around for a while and finally signed up". ;)

Lone Wolf

15 years ago

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thepamphleteer

Guess that's the part where to say "Stuck around for a while and finally signed up". ;)

Well then hi! :cool:

chimx

15 years ago

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My name is chimx. I'm a roofer out in Seattle WA and part of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. I was a co-founder of RAAN years ago but have since become inactive in it. I identify with a wide range of leftist ideologies, from Marxism and anarchism to even sprinkles of Menshevism. I have a particularly strong interest in modern Korean history. Hopefully I'll be able to discuss some of these things with you folks in the future.

Bubbles

15 years ago

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chimx

I was a co-founder of RAAN.

:wall:

CornetJoyce

15 years ago

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I registered a while back and have been mostly watching the forum. I'm not likely to post a lot as I'm not a Marxist and see no more reason to dwell on Marxism than on Nominalism, Socinianism, the Ghost Dance, or the Thuggi Cult.

chimx

15 years ago

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x357997

chimx

I was a co-founder of RAAN.

:wall:

This is probably telling of my noobishness to this forum, but I can't quite figure out what that emoticon is.

Bubbles

15 years ago

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chimx

x357997

chimx

I was a co-founder of RAAN.

:wall:

This is probably telling of my noobishness to this forum, but I can't quite figure out what that emoticon is.

it is someone banging their head against a brick wall.

chimx

15 years ago

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Oh, I see. I don't understand how that relates to RAAN.

Joseph Kay

15 years ago

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CornetJoyce

I registered a while back and have been mostly watching the forum. I'm not likely to post a lot as I'm not a Marxist and see no more reason to dwell on Marxism than on Nominalism, Socinianism, the Ghost Dance, or the Thuggi Cult.

i'm not a marxist, nor are many here, but marx's work seems to have more relevence to my life than the rest of your list. but whatever, welcome to the boards :)

chimx

Oh, I see. I don't understand how that relates to RAAN.

i think it means he's not a fan of raan.

anyone i've missed, here's a generic welcome to the boards :) we value your custom and we will endeavour to answer your call as soon as possible. if you would like libertarian communism, please press 1. if you would like to attach your boss to a ducking stool, please press 2. if you would like to bRiNg TeH AnARkY!!11, please press 3. for all of the above, please press 4. for any other enquiries, or to express general bafflement at this joke going on a bit too long please hold and an operator will telepathically correct you.

chimx

15 years ago

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*holding*

Joseph Kay

15 years ago

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*hums muzak version of the internationale*

Steven.

15 years ago

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x357997, don't be a dick.

Bubbles

15 years ago

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John.

x357997, don't be a dick.

have you not followed any of the threads on RANN?

chimx

15 years ago

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No, I can't say that I have. If you would like to direct comments, questions, or criticisms towards me, I would be happy to respond though.

Bubbles

15 years ago

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chimx

No, I can't say that I have. If you would like to direct comments, questions, or criticisms towards me, I would be happy to respond though.

I would suggest starting a new thread on it.

Steven.

15 years ago

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x357997

John.

x357997, don't be a dick.

have you not followed any of the threads on RANN?

What does the first post say? "Try and keep complex crap, in-jokes, flames and arguments off this thread and lets let newcomers feel at home"

ChrisS

14 years 11 months ago

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Hi everyone, i have been interested in anarchist philosophy for like 6 months now. It started when i read an article in a magazine about how the private company that i was working for had recorded record profits and huge growth. The writer of this article expressed amazement at this due to the fact the the owner and acting CEO had spent the last 9 months sailing around the world in a giant yacht. I truly believe some of that yacht is mine, at least a bit of the rudder is mine. So due to this i want to be an anarchist but not sure exactly how to become an anarchist. Is there books i am supposed to read or support groups i am supposed to attend? Any help in pointing me in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.

Yours Anarchically,

Chris.

blueyedbum

14 years 11 months ago

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i am beth.i have no idea what to do with my life but its going to be amazing. though i do want kids. im a yankee and not so proud.

hello all!!!

anna x

14 years 11 months ago

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Hey ChrisS, check out the home page and in particular the thought section and library. Fantastic resources and a great place to start. Don't be put off by the sometime combative nature of the forums, most people are pretty supportive actually.

beth... maybe you would also enjoy checking out the thought section.

All the best. gregg. :rb:

vimothy

14 years 11 months ago

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Hi all,

My name is vimothy and I used to describe myself as a left-wing anarchist, but have in recent years gone through something of a transformation. Anyways, I'm really interested in politics, history, terrorism (add scare quotes to the latter, if you like) and especially economics. I'm here for intelligent debate (and intense argument), so hopefully I'll be able to contribute some of that.

First question: can you comment on articles directly, or should I start a thread somewhere? How do you find out the author's name? What are the chances of getting the author to respond?

Best wishes...

Mike Harman

14 years 11 months ago

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vimothy

Hi all,

My name is vimothy and I used to describe myself as a left-wing anarchist, but have in recent years gone through something of a transformation. Anyways, I'm really interested in politics, history, terrorism (add scare quotes to the latter, if you like) and especially economics. I'm here for intelligent debate (and intense argument), so hopefully I'll be able to contribute some of that.

First question: can you comment on articles directly, or should I start a thread somewhere? How do you find out the author's name? What are the chances of getting the author to respond?

Best wishes...

Hello new people!

You can't comment on articles directly, but feel free to start discussion in the forums (or renew old discussions if you find them via the search functions). Most people who post news are around on the forums, and some of the people whose articles are in the library, so you may well get a response. The person who posted the article is shown under the title, this is often not the same person that wrote it though.

vimothy

14 years 11 months ago

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Mike Harman

Hello new people!

Aha! Good hands, my man. I shall start a thread. But where ...?

(The article I'm thinking of was posted by "libcom" (some sort of workers' gestalt?) and lists no author. Perhaps they will turn up when I post my thread).

Mike Harman

14 years 11 months ago

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thought or history forum is usually fine.

feedback for errors though.

Mark.

14 years 11 months ago

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ChrisS

So due to this i want to be an anarchist but not sure exactly how to become an anarchist. Is there books i am supposed to read or support groups i am supposed to attend? Any help in pointing me in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.

Here's an interview with Chomsky that makes a good introduction to the ideas on this site.

NatX

14 years 11 months ago

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Hello everybody,
My name is NatX and I am very interested in the anarchist movement and want to to get to to know more people who are ready or getting ready to just start working self substainable communities. How come no one ever talks about the true masters of anarchism like Balkin of Prodhoun I'm sorry if my spellings of but I wrote this in a hurry. Is any body in the comic writer Allan Moore he's an anarchist Well will be loking forward to talking to you all Peace!

Refused

14 years 11 months ago

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NatX

Hello everybody,
My name is NatX and I am very interested in the anarchist movement and want to to get to to know more people who are ready or getting ready to just start working self substainable communities. How come no one ever talks about the true masters of anarchism like Balkin of Prodhoun I'm sorry if my spellings of but I wrote this in a hurry. Is any body in the comic writer Allan Moore he's an anarchist Well will be loking forward to talking to you all Peace!

:D

Bubbles

14 years 11 months ago

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NatX

Hello everybody,
My name is NatX and I am very interested in the anarchist movement and want to to get to to know more people who are ready or getting ready to just start working self substainable communities. How come no one ever talks about the true masters of anarchism like Balkin of Prodhoun I'm sorry if my spellings of but I wrote this in a hurry. Is any body in the comic writer Allan Moore he's an anarchist Well will be loking forward to talking to you all Peace!

why dont you start a thread about self sustaining communites in libcommunity... :bb:

ElliotParker

14 years 11 months ago

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Greetings all.

I realise now that I'm probably not going to be well accepted, but that's a risk I'm willing to take. I am currently located in Australia and a have been a keen Anarchist for a number of years now. I'm an Agorist and my reason for being on this forum is that I don't particularly care for the differences in economics between various Anarchist movements. I view myself as an Anarchist, even though in the past others haven't and have proceeded to ban me from their forums. Regardless of that I do hope that won't happen here. I look forward to posting, though I'm afraid I will simply be lurking in the background alot.

Elliot Parker

Lone Wolf

14 years 11 months ago

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Eliot

Pretty obscure stuff but welcome anyway!! :p

Never even heard of this til i googled it just now - you will prolly get on with another poster on here who is also a bit strange and into markets!

It would explain tho the meaning of these lovely ruins at the foot of hill on which stands the Parthenon in Athens - i found them much more relaxing than the area around the Parthenon which is understandably hectic. They are called Ancient Agora so i guess this means the marketplace area hum? I didn't attempt to find out at the time, i just enjoyed their ambience but i can be forgiven - it was my 18th! :P

Love

LW XX

ElliotParker

14 years 11 months ago

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I prefer the term elegant over obscure. :D

Well it's always good to expand your knowledge, especially about other Anarchist philosophies, even if they are obscure. Well agora is the Greek term for market. You didn't happen to learn any Greek while you were over there did you?

Though I have no idea of your age, happy birthday for your 18th, better late than never. :D

Lone Wolf

14 years 11 months ago

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ElliotParker

I prefer the term elegant over obscure. :D

Well it's always good to expand your knowledge, especially about other Anarchist philosophies, even if they are obscure. Well agora is the Greek term for market. You didn't happen to learn any Greek while you were over there did you?

Though I have no idea of your age, happy birthday for your 18th, better late than never. :D

No i didn't happen to learn any of the native language - it was all Greek to me lol! :grin: (You could actually get that on a t-shirt. :smile: )

My 18th is but a dim memory but thank you kindly sir.

Btw while i didn't speak any Greek in order to put off the lame predatory guys i did speak in a bit of school Latin and got my pal to "explain" that i was from a small and obscure part of Italy that still spoke only Latin. it worked lol. :p

Love

LW XX

Cody

14 years 11 months ago

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hello everbody.

Refused

14 years 11 months ago

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Cody

hello everbody.

Hi Dr. Nick!

Cody

14 years 11 months ago

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need some cheap surgery?

bolieu

14 years 10 months ago

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Hi, I found the site by shearching «anarchist» in google I think lol, but it seems really interesting. By the way, I'm from Province of Quebec in Canada (that's why my english really sux, I usually speak in french so...) I consider my self an Anarchist whitout adjectives, but if I had to add an adjective, I think I'm more in the anarcho-communism things. Whatever, I think that's all...

jef costello

14 years 10 months ago

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Salut bolieu, bienvenu a libcom c'est permis de parler en Francais mais il n'y en a pas trop qui vont comprendre ;)

Si tu veux discuter en Francais tu peux passer par le forum Afrique ou Monde.
On n'a pas trop de francophones donc c'est peut-etre mieux de parler en anglais. Si tu peux nous passer des informations, par exemple sur les greves des etudiants au Quebec, meme en Francais ca sera sympa.

tastybrain

14 years 10 months ago

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Hi everyone. This site is cool. So much better then all those "fluffy" sites out there. I became an anarchist a year or so ago after I took a class on American history from an anarchist perspective. That knocked the liberal right out of me! Anyway, I definitely need a better understanding of anarcho-communist theory. I've read some contemporary authors (Chomsky, Zinn, etc) but I want to read some of the more musty, theoretical crap (all those wieid Russian names... Bakunin, Kropotkin, etc) I just need a place to start. I also want to learn more about history from an anarchist perspective, understand Marx and Marxist economics (and/or mainstream economics) better.

-tastybrain

Weaver

14 years 10 months ago

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I was directed here to give an introduction to myself... I've been a member of the IWW for coming up on 10 years. I live in the SF Bay Area region (actually just south of it) and have been involved in various aspects of the IWW, was a member, steward and organizer (briefly for the last one) with UFCW in my town, as well as being active in a number of other social movements in my city. I believe in the IWWs goals of building a radical form of militant alternative unionism as well as the need for political organization in the spirit of the Anarchist-Communist and Especifist traditions.

Ness

14 years 10 months ago

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Hi, my name is Justin. I'm from south texas and have been into anarchist philosophy since I was sixteen years old. I can't say what drove me to it, exactly; maybe one of those teenage searches for clarity.

V

14 years 10 months ago

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Im just here waiting instructions.....

Bubbles

14 years 10 months ago

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V

Im just here waiting instructions.....

wut?

InchoateExistance

14 years 10 months ago

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Hello
Names Craig had a vague interest in anarchism for a while (intially due to that ubiquitous teenage desire to stand out and be thought of as radiclal) but lucky for me when i started looking at it more closely there are some genuinly good ideas. Wouldnt necessarely say im an anarchist though as ascribing to any one ideology seems a tad foolish in my opinion, its just that it seems to be the most appealing thing to my vague, malformed, developing ideas of the world (apologies for the unremitting pretention, im a teenager)

Steven.

14 years 10 months ago

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Welcome to all the new people!

inkt

14 years 10 months ago

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Hi, I've been browsing the Libcom library for a while now, which I came across googling for some things to read about anarchism or libertarian communism.

I'm an inactive member of a Dutch socialist party stuck in a dead-end education with a newfound antipathy towards parliamentarian politics. The party had a Trotskyist section which was one of the reasons I joined. But over a period of time I realized self-organization and state-socialism are at odds with each other and have drifted towards social-anarchism.

The plus side of this development is having some basic knowledge about things like class analysis and class struggle, but being able to ditch superfluous matter like dialectic materialism and the irrelevant apologetic crap about Lenin. The down side is the lack of groups to join since the few self-professed anarchists groups I know of are the vegan subcultural animal liberation variety...

Anyway most of all I wanted to give my compliments on the superb library which I will be reading for some time to come!

Mike Harman

14 years 10 months ago

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Welcome to the site inkt, glad you like the library!

Steven.

14 years 10 months ago

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yeah welcome to inkt and the other new people! any questions/comments you have feel free to use our feedback forum

Paraiba

14 years 10 months ago

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Hello, I didn’t notice this thread or I’d have posted on it before.
I have been looking at this site for a few weeks and I have to say it is one of the best political sites I have seen so far, but I have only had access for a short time.
I used to live in London and worked as a fireman but left the UK in 1987 thoroughly pissed off with a country that had re-elected Thatcher again, her being re-elected made me think that my politics was totally out of step with my class.
I ended up in North-East Brazil in the State of Paraiba where I have live since, I live in the winter in a Tupi village near the small town of Lucena, if you can call it winter as it doesn’t get below 24 degrees, and in the summer I live in Intermares about 2 kilometers from the capital city of Paraiba called Joao Pessoa.

Champion Ruby

14 years 10 months ago

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Hi. I'm from Australia, I'm a vehicle detailer and soon-to-be member of the IWW. I'm involved in a number of smaller groups locally, many of which are comprised mainly of Anarchists, as well as the Ahimsa House anarchist centre and Total War Against Totalitarianism, TW(A)T. As part of my partiscipation at Ahimsa, I am going to be helping to reach out to other groups around the world. This seems like as good a place to start as any :)

Skinz

14 years 9 months ago

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Hi, I'm from South Wales. I'm an anarchist and I'm just looking to get involved in something.

Refused

14 years 9 months ago

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You are WeTheYouth and I claim my free scarf.

jef costello

14 years 9 months ago

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Hi skinz, if you want to try to make local connections or attend events then check out the local forum
http://libcom.org/forums/south-west

You can also just try generally posting on the forums, it's a good way to make contacts.

Refused

14 years 9 months ago

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I retract my WTY statement. I read it as "I want to get involved in anything". :oops:

severin

14 years 9 months ago

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Hi.

JoeMaguire

14 years 9 months ago

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The last few weeks as seen a nice influx of people. If your not sure ask...or better yet check the archive :wink:

Ariege

14 years 9 months ago

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Hi,
I'm not so much new as reincarnated. These forums are full of tossers - I despair I do really. But then at least most of you are interesting tossers. What more can I ask?

Refused

14 years 8 months ago

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Yeah, you just called yourself a tosser. :D

Choccy

14 years 8 months ago

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I'm a tosser, not an interesting one though. Actually I did get nominated for "most interesting" on my pgce course - I didn't win.

Thomas_Paris_Sharpe

14 years 8 months ago

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Hi there, friends (hopefully). I'm Thos, I'm a sort of cautious anarcho-communist. I found this forum through a bunch of other links that go back to Anarchist Federation UK's website, and basically created this account to answer one thread that looked interesting. So yeah... I might not be on that much, depends how interesting I find the discussion.

Kim Müller

14 years 8 months ago

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Hi, so I am from sweden and I am some kind of anti-state communist with no intention to building a formal party. I saw the page a few years back but didnt realise it had developed so much lately, the library is very nice.

Anyway I am rather workplace oriented (but not an unionist) and I work with different swedish projects with the effort of publishing and spreading tales from the indians of the shop-floor to other workers. I guess i will mostly discuss topics concerning workers struggles, but not just at the micro level but also about management theory, modes of production and the possibillities for struggles, communisation and stuff.
I am a member of Kämpa tillsammans! - http://kampatillsammans.wordpress.com

Lone Wolf

14 years 8 months ago

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Welcome Thos and Kim. :smile:

Love

LW XX

Black Donnelly

14 years 8 months ago

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im new. hey.

Lone Wolf

14 years 8 months ago

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Hey. :cool:

silkandmatt52

14 years 7 months ago

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Hi everyone I am a trotskyist aghhh whose looking for likeminded people in the northeast. I have found I have to many political differences with existing groups. I believe as boring as it sounds that the act of socialism must be the conscious activity of the working class not only nationally but also internationally. If there are any other Troyskyists out there then get in touch.

Refused

14 years 7 months ago

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HAhahahahahahahaha.

kev_russ

14 years 7 months ago

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Alreet, my name is Kevin and I am an undergraduate fourth year student in Edinburgh and i am currently doing my honours project on the experiences of Royal Mail workers within the recent industrial action. I am an independent researcher with no contact with the Royal Mail and looking to interview staff around the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

If anyone can help then email me at [email protected]

Free the people!

Thanks for your time.

AnarkIsta

14 years 7 months ago

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hi, I'm Harry, I'm 15 and in fourth year in Scotland. I used to be Marxist but now I identify as an Anarchist. I'm not incredibly well read so if you guys could recommend a few books and such it would be a great help :rb: cheers :mrt:

Lone Wolf

14 years 7 months ago

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AnarkIsta

hi, I'm Harry, I'm 15 and in fourth year in Scotland. I used to be Marxist but now I identify as an Anarchist. I'm not incredibly well read so if you guys could recommend a few books and such it would be a great help :rb: cheers :mrt:

Hi and Welcome. :cool:

mel

14 years 7 months ago

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hi, my name is mel.

astonished

14 years 7 months ago

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hello you look like an interesting bunch with a few abusive folk who could probably be ignored.

silentriotnow

14 years 7 months ago

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hello im SILENTRIOTNOW of corse thats not my real name that wud be cool if it was tho!
ummm wat else am i suppose to say???
ok ya bye! :a:

bilgreen

14 years 7 months ago

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Hello! My name is Bil, 28 years old. 8 year military veteran (4 active, 4 reserves) . I was pretty apolitical until the war broke out. I began paying attention to politics and foreign affairs, that lead into reading political philosophy and lead me to this beautiful idea of anarchism.
I guess I had many of the stereotypes about anarchy, but the further i dug, the more it got to a point where I couldn't deny it. I've tried to pride myself as a moral person and always tried to do the "right thing". With anarchism, I've found the most moral philosophy there is.
I didn't come about anarchy through anarchists. I came to it through personal research. That being said, I do not know any anarchists! So I was excited to come across Libcom.org and look forward to networking with like-minded individuals!
I am very interested in tryng to lead a more anarcho-friendly lifestyle. I do what I can, but I would like advice from others who may have been into this longer than me.
So, hit me up! Lets talk, discuss, debate!

Lone Wolf

14 years 6 months ago

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Hi there newbies! :smile:

Yup Bil, would be interesting to chew the fat with you. (My late father was disillusioned ex-military also! )

Love

LW XX

Steven.

14 years 6 months ago

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welcome to all the new people!

Citizen K

14 years 6 months ago

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Hi all, my first post.

Been meaning to join this thing for quite some time now and here I am.

Some kind of anarchist in Brisbane, Australia. Seems I know a few of the other Australian poseters (spelling error, or not?)from my shady past. Also a member of the IWW.

I will be traveling internationally in the next few months. I might try and use this thing to catch up with people of a similar bent while I'm OS.

K.

Ernest Everhard

14 years 6 months ago

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Fraternal greetings ,comrades, friends and fellow workers.

Looking forward to dialogue with you all

In solidarity

Ernest :r:

JoeMaguire

14 years 6 months ago

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Love the literary reference EE...

radicalgraffiti

14 years 6 months ago

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hi i meant to post here when i first joined, but i forgot :oops:
i've been thinking of myself as an anarchist for about a year so far, but i have not been able to meet or contact any other anarchists so far, so does any one know of any anarchist or iww groups in the lincoln (uk) area?

Django

14 years 6 months ago

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Hiya all

This is my first post round here, but I've been using the newswire and library for some time.

I'd say I'm a Libertarian Communist more than anything, I don't mind being called an anarchist but most of my thinking comes from libertarian traditions within Marxism, I've not read vast amounts of anarchist literature. Been active for three years or so now.

Recently been doing some work with the IWW, I'm impressed with what they're up to and the attitude of members I've met.

rumpelstillzkin

14 years 6 months ago

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hello

I'm new on here. I am one of the founding members of a collective community in upstate NY, I'm also the zine collaborator, and events organizer. you may notice whern I communicate I have a lot of emphasis on networking and strengthening the social movememnt of our generation. I think its a matter of life and death whether we get organized or not. I'm a no bullshit kinda guy, realness has gotta make the cut and cliche talk is social flatulence to me. I travel far and wide on adventures, much to do with art and social movement. I grew up in australia. and I'm psyched to dialogue and hopefully network.

anyone from upstate NY or western MA? northern CT? VT? thats the area I work and organize within but I collaborate on media projects with people much further and wider. I'm looking to collaborate with writers and network with everyone else. people should post me their instant messenger screennames, anyone who's interested in getting a stronger movement going and discussing solidarity.

Lone Wolf

14 years 6 months ago

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Hey Rumpel

Welcome and good luck! :cool:

I live in London and don't have IM tho. :sad:

Love

LW XX

PrioryofAnarchists

14 years 6 months ago

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Can someone tell me what this site is about? MY myspace is www.myspace.com/ecalrennat. What should we I do on this website? Someone told me it's an Anarchist website

Matt

14 years 6 months ago

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Hey everyone,

Having recently taken interest in anarchism/libertarian socialism I though I'd join this forum. I have been a reader of socialist worker etc. for a number of years but since reading more on anarchism/libertarian socialism (not a great deal but a bit) I feel slightly more... er, awakened/excited or something like that, SWP doesn't seem to hold much appeal to me anymore (although I was never a member). I live in Aberdeenshire Scotland and was semi active for a while (around the G8 Gleneagles time and a bit after) but haven't been recently.

river

14 years 6 months ago

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Hi everyone.
I suppose things could be worse (by the looks of our UK economy they soon will be), but generally it is still the case in 2008 that the few have most of the wealth, while many want for even quite basic things in life.

I am just an average person and have probably gained some of the average 'rewards' from the Capitalist system. Its just that I think these 'rewards' are not much compared to the things we are losing - I would rather have a decent National Health System and a pension and do without the 28 'free' ringtones for my mobile phone.

On a more serious note. For the past two and a half years I have been suffering a campaign of harassment from a neo-nazi who hacked my computer and stole my home address. I have not engaged in any serious political activity, and it seems the motivation may be Satanism (one of his other hobbies). I am disabled and it has emerged that he is concentrating on disabled people. He goes on disability message boards, pretends to be disabled and steals their addresses - there have been some other known victims.

Because the police have refused to help, this has gone on for a long time and I have been forced to learn as much as I can about the extreme Right. It makes for very distasteful reading and I think I understand now why they have had so little success.

I will post up some details in another thread soon. My personal experiences with the police give credibility to the theory that there was a cover up concerning the AdmiralDuncan/Brixton/BrickLane nail bombings.

Human_Bean

14 years 6 months ago

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Hows it goin, i just joined so this will be my first post. First of all you should all be forewarned: I am a terrible speller, so watch your asses! I dont like to categorize people, so i wont do it to myself, i like to think that the best strategy is to draw from many different ideologies and to keep your goals well difined, and above all to be wary that your theoretical ends dont become the justification for the means. Loyalty to people, not to Ideologies.

rot_und_schwartz

14 years 5 months ago

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Hi my name is Brandon i have been wanting to get involved with the NEFAC and USA Midwestern Anarchists to form a class struggle movement.

Reverend Tap

14 years 5 months ago

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Hey there, I'm Ryan. Been hanging around and lurking a bit, and now I'm looking to get a bit more involved and connected with other anarchists. I'm a media-based activist, and have been dedicating pretty much all of my energies to Project Libr8 (www.libr8.org), a propaganda and education project of which I am co-founder. I've actually been wanting to get more connected and get radical activity moving in my area (Colorado, USA) for some time, but my longtime foe (chronic shyness) has been preventing it thus far.

posi

14 years 5 months ago

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I am a terrible speller, so watch your asses!

:eek:

wpg1919

14 years 4 months ago

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Hi, I'm Brian, but you can just call me wpg1919 ;)

I've been involved in some radical activism and stuff around Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, where I am a student. I'm also a Wobbly.

I'm looking to learn more about anarchism and libertarian communism, which I sympathize with although I don't feel like I know enough about all the details to describe all my political views in 2 words or less ;)

Brigate Galleani

14 years 4 months ago

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Greetings,

I am an Anarchist.

I am new to the forums.

I am looking forward to debate and interesting reading.

Lone Wolf

14 years 4 months ago

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Hi there Brian and Brigate and welcome :cool:

dee

14 years 4 months ago

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Hi all
Joined a while back, posted a few things, but obviously forgot to check whether there was a newbie page. My bad.
I'm not sure if I'd want to give myself a particular label or affiliation (following Groucho Marx's famous quote) but my interests are in feminism and scepticism, allied with pub arguments on political/social repression.

speak to you soon
dee

David in Atlanta

14 years 4 months ago

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Hi dee! Welcome aboard. How do you feel about baseball, poetry, science fiction and cats?

dee

14 years 4 months ago

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Hi David
Not sure about baseball - I was quite good at rounders when I was younger (swinging a stick wildly obviously appeals to me) Um, poetry, yep, when its Donne, or Wilde, or Yeats, or Shakespeare or anything that grabs me at the time. Science fiction: my main interest is horror, but they cross over a lot anyway. Cats? I currently have a vague entente cordiale with the cat who lives in my house. We have an agreement, I feed him, open the door for him, sort out his scars from fighting, make a fuss, and he does not vomit in my shoes. So far it's working.
How do you feel about comics, football and horror film?

David in Atlanta

14 years 4 months ago

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Comics I can take or leave alone, although on some odd level Spiderman and Vaughn Bodé are part of why I'm here. Football I enjoy but I didn't grow up with it and don't completely understand it. Assuming you mean what we call soccer and not american football, which I loathe. Horror films, classic Universal and Hammer stuff? 8-) And some of the newer stuff. Romero and Craven can be fun, love the first two Poltergeist films, especially Reverend Henry Kane!

dee

14 years 4 months ago

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Not that odd - Spiderman is all about taking responsibility (though the whole male adolescent coming of age thing left me a bit cold - sticky stuff from the hands? no thanks!) I'm more of an X-Men and Alan Moore fan myself, (V being my favourite) alongside Tales From the Crypt.
Yeah, its 'soccer' I mean - I'm particularly happy as my lot did incredibly well recently. And i salute your taste in horror - I prefer Romero, but you should check out Joe Dante's most recent one, Homecoming, which is a very nice re-using of the Zombie soldier idea, but this time they are coming back... to vote.Anyway, night hon. work tomorrow, so better get some rest

Tojiah

14 years 4 months ago

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Watchmen is distilled genius, but V I just lent out to someone and specifically asked not to have it returned. It was worse than the movie.

jef costello

14 years 4 months ago

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tojiah

Welcome to the boards, I'm treeofjudas and I think you have shit taste.

not quite the spirit of the thread.

dee

14 years 4 months ago

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jef costello

tojiah

Welcome to the boards, I'm treeofjudas and I think you have shit taste.

not quite the spirit of the thread.

No, its fair enough as a comment. V was incredibly messy as a narrative and as an attempt at political comment, but there you go. Anyway, if I wanted an all nicey nicey discussion with people, I'd be a woolly liberal. See you later - I'm off to see what arguments are developing over cricket vs. baseball as 'sports'.

Christopher

14 years 3 months ago

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Hi, I'm not quite sure what to write but I hope I can contribute something here. Let's get it on ;)

Lone Wolf

14 years 3 months ago

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Christopher

Hi, I'm not quite sure what to write but I hope I can contribute something here. Let's get it on ;)

I hear your soundtrack playing, brother......:wink:

Tree

14 years 2 months ago

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Hi all, first post. Hope to contribute something in the future but my fear of forums has held me back so far.

dee

14 years 2 months ago

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Hi Tree - nice to have you here.

Zakalwe

14 years 2 months ago

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Hey all. I've been interested in anarchist history/action/theory/ideas for a while so thought I'd drop by.

Cheers.

Lone Wolf

14 years 2 months ago

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Hi back atcha and welcome :smile:

krazyrabidsheep

14 years 2 months ago

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Hello.

You may address me as KRS. I am a 26 year old male. I live in St. Louis (U.S.), and I work as an Emergency Medical Technician. I have been active in the left community for several years now; I first became aware and interested in socialism in high school when I was about 14 or 15, and developed my first political stance when I was about 18.

I grew up in a near-poverty home with one disabled parent and another in and out of work constantly. When I was 19, I began community college, working and relying on financial aids to finish school. Initially I was a radiology student, but after playing with x-rays for a while I went back to school to become an EMT. In college my secondary focus was psychology, and if I had the means or desire to go to university, I have enough psych credits for a minor.

In my early 20s, I became somewhat of a che-kiddie, whereupon I found che-lives on the internet (it is now revleft.) This was the first time I had a chance to engage in discussions and debates with great numbers of other socialists.

I have been a member of che-lives/ revleft for years now, but I have decided to diversify my online presence. It is no fault of revleft's, but it has become a complex monster of a forum. I shall continue to be active on revleft, but I am looking around for a smaller, simpler forum. And don't worry; although I still admire the accomplishments of Guevara, my hero-worshiping days are over.

Politically, I consider myself a Trotskyist and support the 4th International, but I also consider many aspects of Democratic Socialism favourable. I am also active with feminism (specifically Radical and Individualist feminism of the Third Wave variety.)

However, I do not believe that any one ideology is infallible, and I can see positive aspects in all socialist movements (Marxist-Lenninists, Anarchists, Maoists, Hoxhaists, C-S Unionists, etc.) That said, I cannot see myself supporting Stalinists, Maoists, or Social Democrats; although I do not wish to be enemies with them; ultimately all socialist share the common goal of economic equality.

John Somebody

14 years 1 month ago

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Hi.
I'm a longstanding (24 years) refugee from an eastern mystic guru thing which fried my brains and had me running away with the belief that the devil was chasing me, and stuff that made the exorcist look like an Enid Blyton trip. So I ran around in circles, with amazing co-incidences leading me straight to the Mormons, where I stayed for 8 years, and learned that I wasn't going to get my head sorted out for me, by a God, or anything else, but rather I'd have to first accept personal responsibility. I couldn't trust anything that could tell me of an easy escape anyway, so by trial and error, I hit on the Christian thing about free will, which has to mean not delegating responsibility to anything, so, if there's a God, it must be an Anarchist.. Wanting to meet what I had previously believed in down some subcoscious dark alley, with a psychological fucking lump hammer taught me that such things, in fact everything that might be called. "evil", paranoia, confusion, chaos, figments of the subconscious, etc, are parasitic. And everything manipulated by such things that deprive people of autonomy, (like governments), divert life, to things that are also, parasitic. So if evolution happens, it has to lead living things to autonomy. When evolution can't happen, we're fucked anyway, until something living replaces what is stagnant, and we're "saved", again. A pity I didn't realise from the start, that being still, does not mean being stagnant. That could have saved me 24 years of hell. So, I suppose this puts me amongst the Tolstoyists, and yes, I do find a label comfortable sometimes

Lone Wolf

14 years 1 month ago

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Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:

Absyrd

14 years 1 month ago

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Hello... I'm Brandon, I inhabit the depths of Hialeah Florida... I live less than 10 miles away from Opa-Locka, so I guess that makes me a risk-taker...I found this site on Google and it seems pretty interesting...I like watching movies...still in school...I consistently use '...'s...

Well, that's enough about me, then.

Lone Wolf

14 years 1 month ago

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Welcome to ya Brandon. :cool:

Spartacus

14 years 1 month ago

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hi all, i am not new, but i thought i'd let you know that i've changed my username from GenerationTerrorist to the more respectable name of Spartacus. and i'm now living in asia. i doubt i'll be posting much in the forums though, since i can't at work.

rtotalexvii612

14 years 1 month ago

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My name is Jeff, I'm a left communist library worker from Philadelphia. I posted a couple things before seeing this thread. I've been reading the news and archives of libcom for probably 3 years or so. Usually read ICC's news section (although I'm not a member) and the World Socialist Website (although I'm not a Trotskyist). Just thought I'd say hello.

-Jeff

jef costello

14 years 1 month ago

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GT Spartacus is a rubbish name.

hello Jeff

Lone Wolf

14 years 1 month ago

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Spartacus is a brilliant name, Jef.

Just because YOU'RE not Spartacus. :smile:

Refused

14 years 1 month ago

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I'm Spartacus. :P

Lone Wolf

14 years 1 month ago

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No I'M Spartacus :cool:

Spartacus

14 years 1 month ago

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me as i arrived in taiwan:

edgewaters

14 years 1 month ago

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Hi! I'm a 35 year old male from Canada. I've identified as an anarchist for about 20 years now, although I haven't associated with any others for some time now. I am an ex-Wobbly, once hailing from the Ottawa chapter - we were producing the Industrial Worker for a time there (great fun with glue-pots and brushes and Exacto knives - how primitive, and not so long ago!). Currently, I live and am employed by a housing co-op as a general handyman.

I have no higher education, and I am not greatly tolerant of Big Ideas or overly complex theories. I'm looking for a popular anarchism, free and unencumbered of complex theories and academic debate, that can serve as an accesible viewpoint for everyone. Fuck theory - I aspire to a fluid perspective.

John Somebody

14 years 1 month ago

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Lone Wolf

Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:

.
Hi, L.W. Just trying to cut corners, 'cos I'm not only lazy, but also not computer clever, so, tell me, do anti - zionists here gravitate somewhere, you know, like people of a certain mentality mingle in the kitchen at parties ?

John Somebody

14 years 1 month ago

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edgewaters

Fuck theory - I aspire to a fluid perspective.

Hi, how about, no matter what anyone thinks genuine progress is, there's only one alternative to a lack of it ? And evolution happens, so, as long as the planet doesn't get wrecked, we're going to win, we just have to minimise the hurt, so's evolution can happen more smoothly ?

Lone Wolf

14 years 1 month ago

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John Somebody

Lone Wolf

Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:

.
Hi, L.W. Just trying to cut corners, 'cos I'm not only lazy, but also not computer clever, so, tell me, do anti - zionists here gravitate somewhere, you know, like people of a certain mentality mingle in the kitchen at parties ?

Ha well sadly there are no specific groupings of any kind that hang out in particular areas. It is more complicated to navigate than a party. :wink: You could always start a thread; if it is of the jokey ilk in libcommunity, otherwise in Theory or News if it is about a current item.

:cool:

Off for a week now so good luck

corvidae

14 years 1 month ago

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Hello, I am new. Just getting back into radical politics after a 3 year malaise.

Tojiah

14 years 1 month ago

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John Somebody

Lone Wolf

Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:

.
Hi, L.W. Just trying to cut corners, 'cos I'm not only lazy, but also not computer clever, so, tell me, do anti - zionists here gravitate somewhere, you know, like people of a certain mentality mingle in the kitchen at parties ?

Show me one person here who isn't opposed to Zionism. Unless of course you mean pro-Palestinian apologetics, those usually gravitate out, like the rest of the third worldists.

John Somebody

14 years 1 month ago

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tojiah

John Somebody

Lone Wolf

Hey there KRS and John and welcome. :cool:

.
Hi, L.W. Just trying to cut corners, 'cos I'm not only lazy, but also not computer clever, so, tell me, do anti - zionists here gravitate somewhere, you know, like people of a certain mentality mingle in the kitchen at parties ?

Show me one person here who isn't opposed to Zionism. Unless of course you mean pro-Palestinian apologetics, those usually gravitate out, like the rest of the third worldists.

I was asking about people who just might be into Anarchist politics, and overtly anti -zionist, rather than simply with different interests, or aspiring to Anarchist politics, while retaining closet zionist attitudes. I think it probable. that all of the regulars here, count themselves as, "opposed to Zionism". Some, however, appear, despite this, to serve zionism, by sustaining zionist myths. Like the one , about the state that depends on a zionist majority, dependant on genocidal ethnic "cleansing", ruling democratically,.(Before you distort things again, I'm not saying that being ruled by anyone is good). That's quite different to the people here that I was looking for. Also, that such a myth was defended by a MODERATOR, who himself asked someone who was concerned by a lack of response to his posts about Israel/Palestine, if he didn't "give a shit", about people in his own country, is an indicator of this.
Yes, I'm quite sure that some people have got pissed of with some attitudes found here, (in fact I know of some). Some of those I'm sure you might conveniently, dismissively call, "third worldists". That doesn't make them wrong, or you right

Tojiah

14 years 1 month ago

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I fail to see what your problem is in that thread. Can't you grasp that we class struggle libertarians (?) consider liberal democracy just a point on the liberal-fascist see-saw that most societies go through? Show me a liberal democracy that doesn't fascisize as soon as war or "national security" is on the line. We see liberal democracy a misnomer. It paints a picture that is opposite to its practice, unless one self-censors one-self to a great degree.

Israel is as much a liberal democracy as the US (Iraq, PATRIOT ACT, Vietnam, Korea, Jim Crow laws, slavery, ethnic cleansing of the native population), the UK (de jure and de facto in control of hundreds of milions throughout the world, most of which couldn't vote) or France (same) are. What's pro-Zionist about that?

Jason Cortez

14 years 1 month ago

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Hey tree and John this is a welcome thread, take this elsewhere.

Cristina

14 years 1 month ago

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Hi, All- Been snooping around here since being unemployed. Decided to officially sign up and say hi. Philly IWW. Anarchist. Heck of a gal.

Best,
C.

jef costello

14 years 1 month ago

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Hi Cristina,
do you know revolution rugger?

Cristina

14 years 1 month ago

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Hey, Jef- I don't think so. Maybe? A Philadelphia person, or eastcoaster? PM me.

jack infection

14 years 1 month ago

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hello, i am jack. welcome me all you want i will still envelop your identities.

i have been an un-affiliated anarchist for going on seven years now, i am particularly interested in revolutionary activity and class struggle throughout UK history. if anyone mentions the chartists, i will hunt you down and cover you with pieces of a redundant copy of the magna carta. i am not lying, i have a copy in my back bedroom. also, leeds united rule.

i believe i win.

Jack Infection :groucho:

knightrose

14 years 1 month ago

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Leeds United rule? What was the score against Oldham? And last year too? three easy points, methinks.

Anyway, welcome.

Refused

14 years 1 month ago

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FUCK LEEDS

anarcho-punk

14 years ago

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I'm back from a break when I was taking exams, I am real!!!!!!!!

Aarfy

13 years 10 months ago

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an interest in history and politics led me here......it feels like home!!

Steven.

13 years 10 months ago

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Welcome!

Bisc

13 years 9 months ago

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What! I din;t know there was an introduction thread! Now I feel like such a noooooob! :cry:

juniorchubbs

13 years 6 months ago

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Hello. i recently met up with an old friend and he suggested i watched zeitgeist. i did so and remembered all the stuff i thought about when i was younger. my old friends thought i was a loon back then, talking about stuff that seemed wierd. i lost contact with the people i could relate with and resigned myself to being a 'normal' person. Fuck it. i can't stand the world around me, i know it's not folks' fault so it makes me more angry. found this website after trawling about looking for 'therapy' for my anger. this is gooood. i try to vent my anger through various national newspaper forums but obviously theyre not gona put my thoughts of ripping bankers limb from limb on the sun website are they? Hope i haven't been too forward with my thoughts on my first post. Hopefully i'll be back on to vent this bulging spleen of mine soon.

anarchopunx81

13 years 5 months ago

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hey folks i'm new to the anarchist movement. I'm from dublin.

Skips

13 years 5 months ago

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I am a wankstain.

Choccy

13 years 5 months ago

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fair play

Graham

13 years 4 months ago

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Hi folks,
Im from Dublin

meenab

13 years 3 months ago

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glad u won leeds. betta northumberland ?

Sammy Rosenstock

12 years 10 months ago

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Hello everyone, I'm new here. Grumpy middle-aged libertarian communist with anarcho tendencies. In London.

Yorkie Bar

12 years 10 months ago

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G'day.

~J.

rooieravotr

12 years 9 months ago

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Hello, registered myself here a while ago, only now found this thread, so here goes... Discovered Libcom during the French anti-CPE revolt, 2006, when researching thething for blog articles. Been here now and then, for finding out about Greek events for instance;). When I discovered this site, I was still a Trotskyist (IS, Netherlands, sister group of the British SWP, been member for almost 20 years). Left, februari 2008, but then still more or less Leninist. Reading and thinking may way through (a lot of Russian 1917-1921) things, here and elsewhere, broke with Leninism this autumn 2009, registered here during that process. Exploring where I stand now, one may still call me a Marxist of sorts, but libertarian communist fits better (and I am not offended if anyone calls me an anarchist :-) )

The Outlaw

12 years 9 months ago

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Hail Comrades

I'm "The Outlaw" live in the shit-tip that is Northampton.
Edit: If anyone wants any "hardcore" political discussions, add me on msn [email protected]

Viva La Revolucion!