Anarchist Resources on the internet
- A sort of FAQ

ANARCHIST RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET (A SORT OF FAQ, 3.5, 12/Dec/2000)   This FAQ is on the web at This is of course madly out of date having been last updated at the end of December. I'm leaving it online as a snap sot of online anarchist at that date   Anarchists have been active on the internet for many years now, this is a quick guide for newcomers to the net so they can discover the wealth of anarchist resources available. There is also information on how to get free web pages and email accounts so you can provide information as well as consuming it.   If your mailing list is not here please write a 20 word summary about the list and send it to for addition in the next version of this FAQ     I. Anarchist mailing lists II. Newsgroups III. Anarchist Web Pages IV Chat V New pages on Revolt this month     ------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- II ANARCHIST MAILING LISTS   This is a listing of anarchist and related mailing lists broken into sections 1. General anarchist lists 2. Regional anarchist lists 3. Lists for particular interests 4. Lists for 'minorities' 3. Lists run for particular organisations 4. Anarchist project lists 5. Getting an additional, free email address 6. Other lists of interest to anarchists 7. Setting up a mailing list 8. Other useful lists of mailing lists   Sections 1, 2 and 3 have most if not all lists currently publicly available (there are also some 'invite only' ones).   Anarchy-list is the oldest of the lists here and by far the busiest, when you subscribe to an email list all the mail from it goes into YOUR mailbox so unless you read you mail _VERY_ frequently I recommend you only subscribe to one or two of these lists at a time. All the different lists have quite a different character to them so read the descriptions and pick one that seems to suit you.   If you are not an anarchist and want to argue with anarchists it's not a good idea to subscribe to these lists as its not really their function, they are spaces for anarchists to talk to each other. If this is what your looking for I recommend you use NEWS which is the last section listed here. If your polite about it and don't post too much you might also be accepted on anarchy-list.   1. GENERAL ANARCHIST LISTS   These are news/discussion lists not restricted to any particular region or organisation   A-Infos News [**** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED] reports and analysis from international anarchist newspapers and individuals as well as news from more general sources of interest to anarchists. Useful in particular for non-mainstream views of big international stories like the storming of the Japanese embassy in Peru. To join send mail with the words SUBSCRIBE A-INFOS in the body of the message to   To receive a-infos in one language only mail the message: subscribe a-infos-X where X = en, ca, de, fr, etc. (i.e. the language code)   You can send news to this service by mailing, start your subject line with a language code, eg (en) for English.   Research on Anarchism This list is moderated, which means messages are approved before they go to the list. As might be expected from the title can be a bit academic in focus but the quality is good and the volume is low. See   To join mail leave "subject" empty in the text write: SUBscribe ra-l yourlastname yourfirstname QUIT   Organise [**** RECOMMENDED] This is a list run by dedicated "class struggle anarchists" (libertarian socialists, anarcho- syndicalists, and anarchist communists). New subscribers are required to agree with a list statement that defines the political makeup of the list. To get a copy of the statement email or go to where you can read the list statement and posting protocol.   Solidarity A secondary, sister list to Organise, called "Solidarity", exists for people who do not agree with all of the statement of principles of the Organise list, but still wish to talk about class struggle oriented libertarian organizing. To subscribe to this list, send a message to with "subscribe solidarity" in the message body. The rules of this list are the same as Organise, but they are not enforced.   Anarchy-list (the original one!!) List for discussions about anarchism with many participants. To join send a message to send a message to with the line subscribe anarchy-list in the body (not the subject) of the message   This is the most public and chaotic of the anarchist mailing lists and tends to be dominated by repetitive and low level debates. Also liable to fill you mail box overnight when one of the recurrent flame wars break out. If you can handle the volume though it does grow on you as it's very social.   Syndicalists   General, discussion on syndicalism, anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism but the owner has publically stated that he will not allow certain people to join so it can no longer be described as open Mail with the message subscribe syndicalists   Anarchism - A list like the anarchy-list but claims to be of slightly better quality and much lower message- volume. To subscribe send an empty message to   Anarchist &endash; Platform [*** Recommended] A list for people who agree with the points of the Anarchist Platform and committed to local and international organising. See Or email   2. REGIONAL ANARCHIST LISTS   -- AFRICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --   Anarchy-africa Unmoderated list for discussion about class struggle and anarchism in Africa and news of African anarchist groups. This list excludes non anarchist publications from regularly posting.   To join anarchy_africa just follow this link http://www.egroups/subscribe/anarchy_africa or send an empty message to       -- NORTH AMERICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --   Atlantic Anarchist Circle New regional anarchist network for east-coast US & Canada. To join send a mail with the words "subscribe aac" in the body of the message.   Washington, D.C. area For anarchists and anti-authoritarians living in the Washington, D.C. area, including folks living in Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, and the DelMarVa Pennisula.To join, send an email with no subject to In the body of the message include: subscribe dc <your email address>   Red and Black a regional list for all varieties of the Libertarian Left in the Midwestern USA To Subscribe mail with the SUBJECT subscribe   South U.S. A new listserv which hopes to become an online community for anarchists, left-libertarians, and anti- authoritarians living in the southeastern United States To subscribe email, with the message subscribe south <your email address>   Michigan Email list strictly for anarchists/activists/ progressives in the state of Michigan. Outsiders are welcome so long as they respect the intention of the list. If you are interested, simply email   Kansas City Anarchists List Organizing and announcements list for anarchists living in the Kansas City/Lawrence region of the U.S.   To subscribe send an email to with: subscribe kc   -- EUROPEAN --   BELGIUM   Anarchist List Belgium   Contact   BRITAIN   Fpi Freedom Press International News To join send subscribe fpi to   EASTERN EUROPE   Alternative Network for Eastern Europe Started by the Polish Anarchist Federation. To join send mail with the words "SUBSCRIBE ALTER-EE" in the body of the message. Also see   EEAS   East-European anarcho-syndicalism - name says it all., join by mailing   EX-YUGOSLAVIA   Ex-yu-a-lista Ex-yu-a-lista is meant for circulation of information and discussion among anarchists in countries which emerged from what was once SFR Yugoslavia. Language(s): southslavic. subscribe: send "SUBSCRIBE EX-YU-A-LISTA" in the body, to or check out at:   Balkan war anarchist list To counter the war propaganda of all sides and provide a source for dissenting information about the war, the situation in yugoslavia and of comrades in the area, carries mainly german and english- language mails. subscribe by sending an empty message to   FINLAND   A-fem Anarcho-Feminism Finland To join contact   Anarko Anarchist list for Finnish-speaking anarchists. Otso Kivekäs is currently political prisoners, so people interested about anarko-list should contact   Anarko-helsinki Regional list for anarchists in Helsinki area. To join, mail <>.   Jyvaskylan opiskelevat anarkistit Anarcho-students at city of Jyvaskyla, also other regional issues to join, e-mail <>.     HUNGARY   Hungarian anarchist mailing list Send the message subscribe to     IRELAND   Ainriail An ultra-low volume list to which announcements/news from the Workers Solidarity Movement and campaigns are posted. This list is moderated so there will be an average of less then five posts a week. Subscribe by sending the message subscribe ainriail to   Anarchy-Ireland List for discussing events in Ireland from an anarchist/libertarian communist perspective. To subscribe, go to or email   RUSSIA   road_rk General discussion about radical enviromentalism and anarchism in Russia. Join in, or mail to Present yourself (in Russian) to, otherwise you won't get in.   moskv@ List for anarchists in Moscow. Mail presentation (in Russian) to if you want to join.   srd List for initiative for social revolutionary movement. M ail presentation (in Russian) to if you want to join.   dikobraz List for anarchist group dikobraz of Moscow. Mail presentation (in Russian)to if you want to join.   SWEDEN   Most political discussions in the Swedish, extra- parliamentary left are conducted on Web-based discussion sites   A-listan   a mailing list for, by and of swedish anarchists. the purpose of this list is for constructive discussions between anarchists, not debate with people of other political views   homepage:   to subscribe to this mailinglist send a message with the word 'subscribe' in the body   Frihetlig Kommunistisk Debatt (fd FD):   Frihetlig Socialistisk debatt:   Motkraft Motkraft is a libertarian socialist newsletter for anarchists, autonomes and syndicalists in Sweden and Scandinavia. The Newsletter is a weekly electronic newsletter written in the Swedish language and has over 3000 subscribers.   To subscribe to the newsletter send a message to <>   (also see SAC list in organisational section)   PORTUGAL   "Anarquismo Hoje" (anarchism today). For discussions about activities in Portugal, in Portuguese. To subscribe mail   -- ASIA/OCEANIA ANARCHIST LISTS --   A-asia List for anarchist and left-libertarian activists in Asia. To subscribe, contact <>   ISRAEL Mailing list for Isrealis and Palestinians interested in anarchism, or general anti-authoritarian, libertarian socialist theory.   To subscribe, send a message to with "subscribe israel" in the message BODY.   Spanet Spanet (south pacific anarchist network) and encourages subscribers from Australia and other places in the South Pacific. You can subscribe by sending a message to saying subscribe   -- LATIN AMERICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --   Anarq-Lat [Spanish/ Portuguese language list for Latin American anarchism] ANARQLAT es un foro para usuarios de correo electronico, constituido en torno a la tematica del Anarquismo en America Latina - Para suscribirse a la lista envie un mensaje ( sin subject, colocando en el cuerpo del mismo: subscribe anarqlat   3. LISTS FOR PARTICULAR INTERESTS   Anarchist Trade Union Network General discussion of Anarchist issues in the Trade Union movement - Subscribe at   Law and Anarchy An open forum for discussion and hopefully some practical help with legal issues relating to anarchists. Mail, with subscribe lawandanarchy   Anarchist Science Fiction For the discussion of anarchist SF and Fantasy, as well as anarchist/libertarian themes in SF books, films, and TV shows. Mail with the message subscribe anarchysf <your email>   Anarchism in the Spanish Revolution A discussion list on the Spanish Revolution of 1936, subscribe via the Anarchism and the Spanish Revolution web page at   The Anarchist History list Interested in discussing anarchist history? Anarchy_history is an unmoderated discussion list. To join it send send an empty message to   The Anarchist Teachers list A new list for anarchist and anti-authoritarian teachers, educators, schoolworkers, free skool instructors, and educational workers has been set up. You don't have to teach a class in anarchism to join. If you teach math, but consider yourself an anarchist, please feel free to join. If you work in a school cafeteria, you can also join.   To subscribe, send an email to with the message subscribe teachers     Anarchist Educational List: To Subscribe, send email to <> with "subscribe anoked-l" in the message BODY   Anarkio Listo por Anarkiistaj Esperantistoj (Esperanto-speaking Anarchists' List) Send the message subscribe anarkio to   Anti-national anarchist, discussion on how to show that so-called third-positionist "national anarchists" have simply nothing to do with real anarchism. Subscribers should note that the list is open, and everyone who contributes with his name and e-mail adress may end up to some nazi database.   mail   4. LISTS FOR PARTICULAR 'MINORITIES'   MujeresLibres MujeresLibres is an anarcha - feminist mailing list. Mujeres Libres means 'Free Women' in Spanish.   Subscribe by mailing with the message subscribe MujeresLibres   Black-libertarians A mailing list for African American/black people interested in anarchism. To subscribe, send a message to with subscribe black-libertarians in the message body.   Chicano/a, Mexicano/a Anarchists. A place where we can discuss our ideas, culture and projects. This list is open to all regardless of their ethnicity, but please respect that this is a Chican@/Mexican@ list and if you are not of this background please do not post. To join, send a blank message to: yabasta-   5. LISTS RUN FOR A PARTICULAR ORGANISATION These lists function primarily for news from or discussion about a particular organisation   Ainriail An ultra-low volume list to which announcements from the Workers Solidarity Movement are posted. This list is moderated so there will be an average of less then five posts a week. Subscribe by sending the message subscribe ainriail to see   Confederation of Anarchist Youth is a new net work of young anarchists. To join their mailing list, send a mail to with "SUBSCRIBE CAY (firstname) (lastname)" in body of the message.   AIT-IWA-talk Mailing list about the syndicalist international. To join send a message to with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.   WSA-talk The list of the American section of the IWA. To join send a message to with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.   SAC Listan The revolutionary syndicalist union in Sweden, SAC, has their own internal, mailing list. Some non-members, resisiding outside of Sweden, are allowed to partake. If you are interested, please write a presentation letter with your particulatr interest in partaking, to:   Please note that all discussions are conducted in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish   Alarm-listan Alarmlistan is the electronic news-flash letter of the Malmö info magazine Alarmkalandern.   Subscribe by sending a message to: <>   Autonomi-listan The Autonomi list is a discussion list is based upon texts that the Swedish Autonomi collective place on their web-site.   Subscribe by sending a message to:     Class War Federation Low volume distribution list - Send "subscribe classwar" to       4. ANARCHIST PROJECT LISTS   These are lists connected with doing various anarchist projects on and off the web. The focus here is on doing practical work so please don't subscribe to them unless you actually intend to contribute to the work in progress and agree with the list guidelines.     Anetdev Forum for discussing setting up an international anarchist computer network, linking BBS'es, internet sites, etc. To join mail with the words SUBSCRIBE ANETDEV in the body of the message.   A-Infos-Org The mailing list where the collective that runs the a- infos news lists (see above) organises these lists. If you want to get involved mail and ask how to join   Spunk Press This list administers the anarchist Spunk Press electronic library, To be added email Contact spunk- explaining that you want to join   Anarchists Anti-Defamation League   Infoshops network For autonomous groups who run info-shops/ autonomous centres/ free cafes/ reading rooms send the message subscribe infoshops to   The economic development (econ_dev) mailing list (1) To discuss projects and strategies for developing alternative grassroots based economic institutions and structures in society in line with general libertarian aspirations. (2) To facilitate networking in this area. To join the list, go to   GSFocusing List for users of The libertarian General Sensate Focusing Technique. It let people resolve by themselves the emotional tangles they have Mail with subscribe GSFocusing Self-Help book at       5. GETTING AN EXTRA FREE EMAIL ADDRESS   There are many reasons why you might what to gain an additional email address, perhaps just to keep your mail separate, perhaps because you don't want to use your work or your parents address, or perhaps because you live in a country where posting from an easily identifiable email address could be a threat to you life or liberty.   See the Tao entry below for a radical source that provides some free email accounts, otherwise the services below which are all capitalist companies give you an email address you can name yourself which will not be easily traceable to you [However they will know who you are and they may choose to give out this information so this is not 100% 'safe', it should however offer considerable protection from non-state threats and some limited protection from state ones]. They make money from it by selling advertising that appears when you read your messages.   Pmail Pmail allows you to get your mail from your usual e- mail software and not necessarily by their web page.   HushMail - Encrypted access to your email from a free provider! As always, never trust any encryption service you haven't set up yourself...   Hotmail A web based service where you can read your mail as 'web pages' visible only to you. Easy to set up but now owned by Microserf   Juno You don't actually need any internet access to use it. It comes with its own dialer. It is unsuitable for use in other countries since you can't get your mail unless you can dial to the u.s. number and get it.   Rocketmail This ones requires Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft 3.0   Mailexcite   Newmail   There are now loads of others so look around   6. OTHER LISTS OF INTEREST TO ANARCHISTS   Noam Chomsky New listserv devoted to the work of prominent living anarchist, Noam Chomsky, both political/social and linguistic. To subscribe, send mail to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU with the words "SUBSCRIBE CHOMSKY " in the body of the message.   IWW-news IWW's list for alternative news. To join send mail with the words SUBSCRIBE IWW-NEWS in the body of the message.   OneUnion List for discussing syndicalism and libertarian socialism. To join send a message to with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.   Zapatista-list To join send mail to with the words "SUBSCRIBE CHIAPAS95" in the body of the message.   IMG-News for people who want one mail (or less) a day about Chiapas send an email to   AUT-OP-SY "Exploring the changing nature of class composition and class struggle within the planetary work machine." To join send mail to with the words SUBSCRIBE AUT-OP-SY in the body of the message.   7. SETTING UP A MAILING LIST   The main anarchist server that provides mailing lists is Go to for more details.   A number of commercial services also exist which will give you a 'free' email list but insist on including ads with some/all of your postings. Details of these at   8. OTHER USEFUL LISTS OF MAILING LISTS   IWW has many lists nowadays, check out   Discussion Forums on   The Anarchist FAQ's Anarchist and Syndicalist Mailing Lists   Corporate governance and globalisation-related e-mail resources     --------------------------------------------   II. NEWSGROUPS   You access news group through USENET or News, these are completely public discussion boards where any message posted is visible to anyone on the internet who looks for it. The discussions are divided into thousands of topics, some which contain discussion of interest to anarchists include. Be warned though the level of discussion tends to be _very_ poor because of the public nature of these forums...   You can also access news by going to Dejanews. This is   From Dan Clore <> Similar to DejaNews is:   alt.anarchism alt.society.anarchy   alt.society.ati alt.society.civil-disob alt.society.labor-unions alt.politics.radical-left alt.society.resistance alt.society.revolution   ----------------   III. ANARCHIST WEB PAGES   There are literally hundreds of anarchist web pages and more are appearing every week. Rather then providing a very long list (which would quickly become outdated), I suggest you go to the Anarchist FAQ's list of web pages which is regularly updated and lists most current pages. This is at   The FAQ is the work of anarchists in many countries and aims to provide an exhaustive description of anarchism useful to beginners and people who have been in the movement for many years. This is at   If you want to put up your own web page various companies provide space in return for putting advertising on your pages. Be warned though that they may well remove your pages if they don't like your what you say without either warning or appeal!! Often such commercial pages also monitor who is looking at their pages and sell this information to third parties. This has led some anarchists to suggest they shouldn't be used however for others they provide the simplest way of starting off an anarchist site.   Free commercial page providers include   TAO Communications, a worker-cooperative of radical activists and communications workers, offers pay-what- you-can web site hosting for groups who's work coincides with their collective statement of demands ( People and collectives requesting their services can fill out the form at to recieve e-mail accounts (web or shell-based), shell accounts, ftp, websites, etc... to request the creation of an e-mail list use the 'create' button at   Finally the FAQ is associated with the Revolt site to be found at I've been working on this site for three years now and it provides an example of the sort of activity anarchists are involved in in Ireland along with a huge number of anarchist documents. All together there are over 2500 documents now on Revolt.   -------   IV Chat   Internet Chat Relay (IRC), allows real time communication between a number of people, there does not seem to be many anarchists using this at the moment. I'd appreciate an up to date write up by any regular users of anarchist chat including an up to date list of channels   Anarchopunk IRC channel. The channel name is #anarchopunkand it's in the EFNet servers (     Subject: Anarchy chat   For those of you who use irc, an anarchist discussion channel has been opened on the irc network called EFNet. The name of the channel is #red&black.   Email Social Anarchists International <> for more info   V New pages on Revolt this month   The following pages have been added to Revolt this month, you can access them at     ---------------------------------     If you want to put this on the web I suggest you link to instead as I keep this version updated