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apoi_viitor
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May 5 2016 14:13

Was a member of revleft before being banned in the 2011 purge. They let me rejoin but the site has been driven into the ground so I signed up here.

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May 9 2016 01:52
apoi_viitor wrote:
Was a member of revleft before being banned in the 2011 purge. They let me rejoin but the site has been driven into the ground so I signed up here.

Hi, you.

Welcome to Libcom. It is mostly occupied by either libertarian communists or authoritarian librarians, with the occasional cross-over.

Revleft is a bit of a mess now, they don't even have a special user group for Welsh people. They probably think that the only person ever in an occupied or obscure country was Che Guevara.

Hopefully you'll like it here, then. There's been a recent trend towards discussing Zionism, Europe, and similar subjects, which has generally been quite different in tone to how it would have been when Libcom was also more relevant and so on, but it's still doing decently in a way. Other than that, topics of discussion can be quite varied, and there's a bit on more local things, events, etc., which you may or may not want to discuss. People here are slightly more reluctant to be labelled, which can mean that they are at least not posturing as Bordigists, but can also mean that they can enter discussions under a guise of neutrality which can be misleading. Still, you'll probably find it alright. Good luck.

apoi_viitor
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May 10 2016 19:19

thank you for that.

timthelion
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Sep 10 2016 14:08

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May 27 2016 14:08
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What is the point in being rich, when the most beautifull mountain valley in Slovakia is now filled with big ugly hotels and snoby tourists? It's not even beautiful anymore, so why do the tourists even come?

I enjoyed reading your little biography with the exception of the concessions to liberalism, such as:

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...you could devote your time to making the world a better place?

I think rich kids that go into business are just conforming to parental and pier pressures.

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I'd rather be a straight edge carless vegan and spend my days thinking how to get us out of this mess

Sounds like an admirable ambition – go for it!

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May 27 2016 14:27

Tim, I can appreciate your dillema but if you've ever lived in poverty or even if, like most people, you've always had to work to make ends meet, your 'difficulties are going be pretty hard to swallow' and you are going to have serious trouble understanding the pressures on the working class. That said, I appreciate your honesty and well, Kropotkin was a prince, right.
Stick around mate but go easy on the liberalism. Many, including myself see liberalism as a major obstacle to real change and that includes the more radical left of that particular spectrum. Liberal sensibilities will rightly get very short shrift around these here parts.

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Jul 5 2016 10:19

Hello!

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Jul 21 2016 11:12

Hello, everyone!

New user here. I'm a libertarian communist from Southern Europe (Spanish state). CNT card-carrying member for a few months now.
Interested in the content of communist to articulate it with an anarchist praxis, which implies that I'm kinda interested in what we can find useful in Marx's and left-com theories.

Been checking out on the site pretty often for a few years now, and finally decided to join the forums.

Salud!

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Jul 23 2016 15:02

Hello,

I am a young radical in the northeastern United States. I was radicalized in college through my involvement in climate change activism and seeing the failings of the liberal environmental movement. A major eye-opening moment for me was when I was venting to an anarchist friend about how angry I was during the Copenhagen climate talks, and how none of the political leaders negotiating these deals were going to be hurt by this at all. My friend just said "Well, that's class warfare for you," which really got me thinking. I didn't start to really delve deeply into Marxist, anarchist, and other radical thinking until Occupy Wall Street. I visited the encampments and became very active in the Occupy group at my college. It was around then that I started to really think of revolutionary change as something that could actually happen, rather than just a nice idea.

Around Occupy and for a few years after, I strongly identified as an anarcho-communist specifically, greatly influenced by David Graeber's writings. Lately, I've started to more broadly identify as "libertarian socialist." I'm fairly inspired by the news I've seen coming out of Rojava, but I feel I need to learn more. I've used Libcom as a resource to read lots of radical books and articles, but never bothered taking a look at the forum. I thought more actively participating in discussions would be a good way to continue learning and meet some likeminded folks.

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Jul 25 2016 10:22

Hello and welcome to both of you! Look forward to your thoughts and contributions

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Jul 27 2016 12:45
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OMG ZeroNowhere is here. It's been ages since we talked last time grin (formerly Menocchio at revleft)

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Jul 27 2016 17:30

Zeronowhere was banned quite recently for pretty much being a racist.

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Jul 27 2016 17:50

Or possibly even fash... unless his/her account was hacked, it was all very weird.

LinksRadikal
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Jul 27 2016 23:07
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Zeronowhere was banned quite recently for pretty much being a racist.

Fuck me blind, really?

The DeLeonist person? No signs of anything like it were known to me.

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Jul 27 2016 23:19

I think it came as a surprise on everyone. And around the same time another long time poster also revealed himself to be a raging racist. It's been fucking weird here lately.

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Jul 27 2016 23:24

The fuck.
I mean, I've seen people tangentially related to me (as in fb friends wholly of past political provenance) totally flip out given the recent news about France/Bavaria killings, and it was a sight to behold. A gruesome one.

It's just that I was really fond of that stupid site (revleft) as a gateway community for discussion with likeminded folks. It's been more than a few years since that, but it's always weird to see someone from there banned as fash.

Though people can and do change.

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Jul 28 2016 01:27

The sentiment you're expressing was pretty much the reaction here as well.

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Jul 30 2016 10:47

Pretty strange. I really can't see how Zero is a fascist, but then again, as his account has been closed it's not possible to track his posts so maybe the evidence is just floating about on the boards somewhere.

Anyway on reading this on signing in today:

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I thought I might post in the welcome thread.

Hi I'm Slothjabber, I'm a Left Communist, and have been for pretty much the whole time I've been here. I used to be an Anarchist-Communist, and called myself one for about 16 years (and just an Anarchist before that), though to be fair my political practice has been all over the place, especially in the 1990s.

I'm involved with the Midlands Discussion Forum, which is an open-tendency discussion forum based in the English midlands (currently people identifying with or at least influenced by strands of Anarchist, Left Communist, Council Communist and Communisation currents are attending regularly). At the moment we tend t meet in Birmingham or Sheffield, though we'ev also organised meetings in Leicester in the past, and we've talked about going elsewhere (eg Oxford) if there are people who want to discuss with us.

What else? I try to be nice to the SPGB because I don't think they're completely wrong. My main preoccupation at the moment is how the working class can re-discover the idea of struggle and the means (mass assemblies and workers' councils, in my estimation) when... well, when what we have is very little struggle and increasing atomisation and horror. Or maybe I'm just glum this morning.

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Jul 30 2016 11:34

Well, happy 10th libcom birthday at least!

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Jul 30 2016 15:53

My ten years are coming up next week.

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Jul 30 2016 15:54
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My ten years are coming up next week.

Nerd.

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Jul 31 2016 15:26

I'm pretty sure I made an introduction but since I keep on forgetting that LibCom has forums, I haven't posted much (really, the way I saw the site was as a huge and rich database with tons of good articles and even books).

I'm from Croatia, part-time working in translations (btw. if anyone needs some Serbocroatian to English translation done, feel free to get in touch) and trying to get an MA in English. Politics, eh kind of left communist, pretty similar to sloth's all-over-the-place in 90s though anchored in that thing actually.

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Jul 31 2016 22:11

Welcome! And hey, if you have any spare time, it would be great to get any of our introductory guides translated into Serbo-Croat! https://libcom.org/library/libcom-introductory-guide

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Aug 2 2016 17:02
Steven. wrote:
Welcome! And hey, if you have any spare time, it would be great to get any of our introductory guides translated into Serbo-Croat! https://libcom.org/library/libcom-introductory-guide

No problem, I'll get in touch once I have some time to do that as I'm swamped right now.

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Aug 2 2016 22:40

That would be amazing, thanks!

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Aug 7 2016 04:50

Hi, I'm Sea from Revleft. I joined this forum because I like discussion.

slothjabber
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Aug 7 2016 22:14

Are you a Stalinist? Or am I getting you confused with someone else?

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Aug 11 2016 03:36

I'm not a Stalinist.

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Aug 30 2016 19:08

Hello!

I'm a 20 year old libertarian communist from Ashford (near Heathrow, not the one in Kent) in the UK. I've been reading the articles and forums on LibCom for a while now, but I'm looking forward to participating in the forums.

Not currently involved with any organisations, although I'm in contact with my local Anarchist Federation.

I don't know what else to add, so I'll leave it at that!