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Oct 9 2012 17:08

Hi guys! Been reading a hell of a long time before finally getting round to making an account here. I'm studying anthropology in London and I'm an anarcho-syndicalist with a fair leaning towards green anarchism. Been active in the past amongst small groups in Camden which have grown as quickly as they vanished. Fell out of the loop somewhat after that but looking to get back and being more active (away from the petit-bourgeois rhetoric I get from many at my uni, although not all). Glad to join you all!

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Oct 10 2012 01:23

Hello. I'm a young black woman isolated in the suburbs of GA. Currently living at home with my parents because I could not find steady employment though I have been working on and off online. I guess I've always had skepticism and hatred of hierachies from childhood, but I figured for years that I couldn't be a socialist because of my background until I started reading up on anarchy and anarchists. I am disgusted by how people around me constantly defend capitalism to no end no matter how much damage it causes and lives it ruins from the family all the way to the entire planet. So I would like to do my little part to help bring it down. This site is informative and I enjoy going here. Props to all who run it.

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Oct 10 2012 08:54

Thanks Major, glad you like the site! Look forward to hearing your contributions.

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Nov 15 2012 21:59

Hi folks,

my name is Sergio. I' from Spain. I have found this web almost by chance. I was looking for some anarchist group near Hull, where I live with my partner, to talk (or try it because my English...) about libertarian communism and exchange views on what is happening in our environment. Sorry to the mistakes and thank you in advance.

Salud!

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Nov 15 2012 22:06
Sergio_36 wrote:
Hi folks,

my name is Sergio. I' from Spain. I have found this web almost by chance. I was looking for some anarchist group near Hull, where I live with my partner, to talk (or try it because my English...) about libertarian communism and exchange views on what is happening in our environment. Sorry to the mistakes and thank you in advance.

Salud!

welcome smile there's a branch of SolFed in Hull you might want to get in touch with: http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=local/hull

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Nov 16 2012 10:27

Thank you Jonthom I'll tried to contact them!
Salud!

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Dec 2 2012 16:35

Hi there,
I'm a student based in London learning graphic design. We just finished a lecture module entitled 'graphic agitation' and found it massively interesting. Our tutor recommended these forums as a place to speak with like-minded (or otherwise) people, so here I am. I'm particularly interested in models of anarchism and means of organisation.

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Dec 2 2012 23:41

Welcome tcmspark! People with graphic design skills are always good to know!

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Dec 3 2012 00:57

That's really interesting, tcm. Can I ask which uni you attend?

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Dec 12 2012 10:53

Hello,

I'm Bertie, anarchist in my 30's, work in the private sector. I'm bullshit free, here for honest debate and I'm not into flaming.

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Dec 12 2012 11:42

I'm curious too, but online security Chilli...

Tom de Cleyre
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Dec 17 2012 04:03

Hello,

I have heard about Libcom for years, of how terrible it is, of how awesome it is... I've seen people more upset about what happened "on libcom" than about anything life under capitalism ever did to them, so I got curious.

Although I'm already confused and intimidated by the supposedly "friendly" section, so I am not sure how long this experiment will be.

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Dec 17 2012 08:05
Tom de Cleyre wrote:
Hello,

I have heard about Libcom for years, of how terrible it is, of how awesome it is... I've seen people more upset about what happened "on libcom" than about anything life under capitalism ever did to them, so I got curious.

Although I'm already confused and intimidated by the supposedly "friendly" section, so I am not sure how long this experiment will be.

Friendly section?

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Dec 17 2012 10:40

As in, this supposedly newbie-friendly sub-forum. Am I already mistaken? It said "Try and keep complex crap, in-jokes, flames and arguments off this thread and lets let newcomers feel at home smile" on the door...

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Dec 17 2012 12:01

Hi Tom, all of the forums apart from libcommunity are no flaming and have reasonably rigid posting guidelines.

You can use the down vote to flag up any comments which breach these guidelines, and if you have any problems send a private message to me or another admin. All the best

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Dec 21 2012 06:38

hi everybody. leftcom here with luxemburgist sympathies. I enjoy reading your articles and maybe I'll even post something in the forums once in a while. anyways this looks like a great site!

Harrison
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Dec 21 2012 16:10
tcmspark wrote:
Hi there,
I'm a student based in London learning graphic design. We just finished a lecture module entitled 'graphic agitation' and found it massively interesting. Our tutor recommended these forums as a place to speak with like-minded (or otherwise) people, so here I am. I'm particularly interested in models of anarchism and means of organisation.

what a brilliant tutor.

i guess your module referred to this bloke:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerd_Arntz
http://libcom.org/tags/gerd-arntz

also, welcome

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Dec 30 2012 17:45

Sithsaber has come. Sithsaber has come! Bow before the leader of the funny brigades!!! Death to revleft, all HAIL LIBCOM!!!!!

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Dec 30 2012 18:25

Phew! Thank god you have come Sithsaber! Things were getting hairy!

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Jan 14 2013 06:20

Hello from the UK!

I'm 24, Vegan and I live with two slightly mad cats.

I attended my first big demo outside of my home city last year on Oct 20th at the TUC march, where I swiftly merged with a Black Bloc(also my first), which included some fun Spainish guys, and we narked the unionists off by going through them doing the conga,I dearrested three people that day and danced on Oxford Street with some people to a portible sound system.Oh and after a swift deblocing after finding myself alone, two guys I talked to asked me if I saw those guys in black running around, I just nodded and said "Yeah,Yeah, I saw them)

And I'm going to the Greece Solidarty with Greek anti-fascists demo(not on my own) on the 19th, where some Nazi types want to come to so they can "Oppose the red scum". And they promise it'll be a "lively day".

We'll see.

That's me, don't know what the heck I plan on doing here (both on the fourm and in lfe), But here I am! wink

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Jan 14 2013 07:04

I'm from Tampa Florida, and I'm here to fuck shit up and get nasty.

batswill
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Jan 18 2013 14:05

Yeah, I've been away long enough living with this bunch of hunter-gatherers, umm, almost 2 years, not that time means anything if their 'mind-set' rubbed off on me, but I've changed enough to ,,,,re-introduce a,,,,changed person. But still, fuck capitalism and loath yuppies for their narcissistic dantiness and meakness.

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Feb 3 2013 07:26

Hi guys! I'm Yazman. I am a non-sectarian communist with a technocracy (the economic system, not the political term) preference. However, I try not to categorise myself.

I registered here since, I used to be a regular user and a moderator at Revleft until very recently. I heard a lot about this site over the years but never really felt an urge to come here until now. So, here's hoping this place is better than the last one I went to!

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Feb 3 2013 21:09

Hello

I like reading libcom as an alternative to the Daily Mail.

I'm disillusioned about main stream polictics and want to find new ways to improve my own small bit of the world.

I live with one mad cat (ditto for him) I stole his name for my logon. He is always leaping up on the keyboard so if I've ever posted any unwise things in the past (or future) that'll be the reason.

Truly sorry to hear about the fire at the bookshop - I'll be ordering some books soon.

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Feb 6 2013 10:53

The history and theory sections on here are great.

I live a long way from home in the Balkans, having finally sickened of the UK a while back

don't think I'll post so much on the forums mind, mainly here to read the articles.

grim news about Freedom books which I read about over on U75, will also send on some cash when I have it to help you get up and running again

smile

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Feb 7 2013 16:46

Hi, I'm Alex.

I'm a leftist who wants to communicate with fellow leftists so as to stave off the feeling of isolation and lonelieness that has been creeping into my psyche as of late, whilst also feeling that my opinions are somewhat justified.

I promise to try and not erode the community from the inside or something :3

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Feb 10 2013 08:10

Hello everyone!
You can call me Boba. Full disclosure, I am a statist.
I got interested in communism in high school primarily through reading the works of the classical economists and the more radical of the French revolutionaries like Gracchus Babeuf. I am not a Marxist but, generally belonging to the 'Ricardian' school of economics, I have some sympathy with Marxism. I tend to hold a more lenient view of the Soviet state and democratic centralism than many of you probably do, but I am more dubious on anarchism than opposed to it.
My exposure to anarchism comes from three primary sources:
1) Reading 19th-20th century AnComs like Makhno and Syndicalists like Rudolf Rocker.
2) Reading AnCom blogs and news sites (like LibCom).
3) My brother, who is into Max Stirner.

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Feb 21 2013 06:04

Hey all,

My name is Nicole and I am starting to get back into the online forum thing. I was at Revleft, but got banned when they did their purge of leftcoms last year. Since then, I haven't done much online except for Facebook, but want to again because I learned a lot from debates. I am from Vegas and don't have people to organize here so I like to connect with others from around the country and the world. Hopefully this place is good to do that.

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Mar 20 2013 15:34

Hello,

I'm from Montevideo, Uruguay, now living in the United States. I got involved with anarchism after dropping out of high school - I've been working since - and became self-educated through works of Noam Chomsky (he has a statist approach to anarchism, apparently) and Mikhail Bakunin.

I love grass-fed beef, vintage bikes, and reading articles/books on Libcom.

This site is gold.

Peace and love to all.

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Mar 20 2013 15:56

Welcome to both of you!