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rooieravotr
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Dec 21 2009 17:26

Hello, I'm from the Netherlands, into writing (a political weblog, among other things) and music. Formerly a trotskyist, for almost 20 years an active member of the Internationale Socialisten. Left in 2008, now (re)discovering anarchism and other non-leninist revolutionary traditions (I sympathized with anarchism before I joined the IS, and apparently never absolutely lost that:-) ). I'm thinking now that the distance between the best of anarchism and the best of marxism is much less that both many marxists and many anarchists think. I feel close to both.
Libbom is a very useful resource for me in this exporation of ideas. I hope to learn much more here, to find new comrades/ co-thinkers, discuss things, to share and to contribute.
salud!
peter

Boris Badenov
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Dec 21 2009 17:54
rooieravotr wrote:
I'm thinking now that the distance between the best of anarchism and the best of marxism is much less that both many marxists and many anarchists think.

I agree, and welcome. smile

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Feb 7 2010 23:10

Hey
I'm a danish libertarian socialist, I used the forum some years back, calling myself K-Townbootboy, Mainly dabbled in anti-fascism and legal rights/prisoners rights.

Kirillov
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May 20 2010 23:18

Hi, I'm a mutualist-anarchist. Originally from the North-East of England I now carve out a living as a law librarian in Dundee, Scotland.

Studied Economics and Mathematics at Dundee University; spend my free time now voraciously reading (prefer late 17C, early 18C novels but have a soft spot for post war Kafka inspired existentialist authors), listening to music (baroque - shoe-gazing), and visiting art galleries (again baroque is a favourite but impressionism and the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood have place in my heart).

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Jun 19 2010 01:59

While I am not 'new' to libcom, I don't post a lot, but I do read the posts. I guess I've been reading them off and on for three years, but I don't have a lot to say. My philosophy is closest to anarcho-syndicalism. I don't have a lot of contact with Wobblies but wish I did. There don't seem to be a lot of like minded people near me in St. Louis, so I feel isolated. There are some anarchists squatting near where I live, but they don't seem to want to connect. If you have any suggestions on who to meet up with, please tell me.

For six years I have tried to organize at my 'day job' without success. I don't work at Starbucks, but I do have an inside scoop on their internal affairs because they are a customer of the boss. I think if they understood my sympathies they would be paranoid. It's hard to organize when there is so much apathy; it's like trying to heard cats.

My art is photography. I've been doing that for years now. I am trying to develop some independent fiction and documentary film projects. Off and on I've worked with people in prisons on a humanitarian basis. Once I saw the state execute a prisoner in Missouri. I get the idea I'm older than a lot of people on libcom.

cobbler
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Jul 18 2010 14:08
Ron Obvious wrote:
I get the idea I'm older than a lot of people on libcom.

You and me both wink

gypsy
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Jul 18 2010 14:17
Ron Obvious wrote:
While I am not 'new' to libcom, I don't post a lot, but I do read the posts. I guess I've been reading them off and on for three years, but I don't have a lot to say. My philosophy is closest to anarcho-syndicalism. I don't have a lot of contact with Wobblies but wish I did. There don't seem to be a lot of like minded people near me in St. Louis, so I feel isolated. There are some anarchists squatting near where I live, but they don't seem to want to connect. If you have any suggestions on who to meet up with, please tell me.

For six years I have tried to organize at my 'day job' without success. I don't work at Starbucks, but I do have an inside scoop on their internal affairs because they are a customer of the boss. I think if they understood my sympathies they would be paranoid. It's hard to organize when there is so much apathy; it's like trying to heard cats.

My art is photography. I've been doing that for years now. I am trying to develop some independent fiction and documentary film projects. Off and on I've worked with people in prisons on a humanitarian basis. Once I saw the state execute a prisoner in Missouri. I get the idea I'm older than a lot of people on libcom.

ive worked in prisons aswell(not as a prison guard) I can't imagine what its like to see a prisoner executed. Ain't there quite alot of anarchists in Chicago, which aint too far from there?

svenne
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Jul 20 2010 18:38

I've read pretty much on the forums and in the library here on libcom for some years, but i just registered (to do some advertising, he he). Not too good at english, but can read a lot better than i read (and speak) the language.

I'm from Sweden, somewhere halfway between 20 and 30 and a member of the local anarcho-syndicalist youth group in Sweden (SUF), and has been for some years now. Mostly influenced by autonomist marxism, but has learnt to live with ideological differences (both in my organisations and in the left in general), since people seems to be able to cooperate in practice pretty much anyway.

Likes the idea of using Marxism as a weapon in the class war, not as a sectarian dogma.

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Jul 21 2010 18:25
svenne wrote:
I've read pretty much on the forums and in the library here on libcom for some years, but i just registered (to do some advertising, he he). Not too good at english, but can read a lot better than i read (and speak) the language.

I'm from Sweden, somewhere halfway between 20 and 30 and a member of the local anarcho-syndicalist youth group in Sweden (SUF), and has been for some years now. Mostly influenced by autonomist marxism, but has learnt to live with ideological differences (both in my organisations and in the left in general), since people seems to be able to cooperate in practice pretty much anyway.

Likes the idea of using Marxism as a weapon in the class war, not as a sectarian dogma.

Valkommen hit kamrat!!!

good to see some Swedes posting on here.
if you like some af or solfed material let me know and ill post some for you
maybe we can swap some material local to local?

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Aug 18 2010 19:58

Hello,

I'm currently unemployed at the moment, but in the process of getting that sorted and i'm from Great Yarmouth. I've just sent a membership request to the Anarchist Federation. I guess you could say it was the musical influence of Crass that made me open up my mind to the philosophy of anarchy and peace, and I wish to further my knowledge.

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Aug 30 2010 20:08
Bill Shatner wrote:
Here's a shout out to all my mates from the formerly relevant but now completely detached from the people Leninsist graveyard known as Revleft - where "The great Mummy's" corpse is on display for worship from 12 am to 12 pm Monday through Sunday.

Sorry Malte, the truth is the truth.

Since I have been recently "purged" after many years of posting there, I have been looking for a good site with the majority of members sharing my anti Leninist and anti Orthodox Marxist ideology- hopefully this is it.

Raffie is back in the saddle again.

(acronym for laughter)

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Oct 22 2010 07:12

Hello.

I've noticed the artwork on the banner looks a lot like the stuff on prole.info. Any connection?

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Oct 22 2010 15:04
El Vagoneta wrote:
Hello.

I've noticed the artwork on the banner looks a lot like the stuff on prole.info. Any connection?

Hi, yes the artwork is by prole.info.

The guy who does prole.info is a comrade of ours, and we support each other's projects.

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Oct 22 2010 16:24

howdy,

I'm from glasgow and have been lurking here for a couple of months as it seems to be a good way to pass the time when i should be doing some work for uni.

i'd say im to the left and probably by my simple understanding would catagorise my hazey opinions as libertarian socialist. I baulk at using the word anarchist simply because of bad experiences with crusties back in the day.

been working as a community worker for the past 3 years so im into that kinda stuff but dont have much of a theortical backing to it. have found that the less 'ideological' i am the more i seem to be able to do...

before that i was into a mixture of vegan sxe infused islamism.

gypsy
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Oct 22 2010 16:32

Welcome xslavearcx. Don't worry there are not that many 'active' crusties here.

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Oct 22 2010 22:21

Ahoy, im a refugree from revleft, I was banned by a particulary draconian admin for being one of the revleft members who edited the Encylopedia Dramatica article which parodys Revleft. Shame, but good to be here

gypsy
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Oct 23 2010 05:23
ContrarianLemming2 wrote:
Ahoy, im a refugree from revleft, I was banned by a particulary draconian admin for being one of the revleft members who edited the Encylopedia Dramatica article which parodys Revleft. Shame, but good to be here

Yes, Ciaran we know all about you. wink

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Oct 28 2010 09:50

Welcome to the forum

any anarchist organizations in singapore?

dominic80
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Oct 28 2010 15:17

Hello, my name is Dominic and the number beside my name is my birthdate not my age.

I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I work for an anti-Racism charity (the best job I've EVER had, the worst being cleaning cinema seats - disgusting!). I've recently joined Organise! and have gotten active after years of thinking about it. The boot up my arse was the silent scream of the great unwashed and reading Howard Zinn's People's History and V for Vendetta bizzarely. I wish Alan Moore was my friend. I'm a musician but have never really been political with my music for some reason. Formerly I played country, now I'm closer to prog but if you've ever listened to Poco that's not so weird. Favourite bands are Pixies, King Crimson and of course the Beach Boys...or Devo or whatever is good. Grandmaster Flash of course. This isn't a music forum... It feels good to be contributing and I look forward to learning alot. Have already found some good reading on this place and book suggestions. This site fucking rocks. Ta ta

TeflonMaster
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Nov 27 2010 14:25

My name is Robert and I am an ICC sympathizer in Atlanta Georgia.

Yorkie Bar
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Nov 27 2010 14:48

Wlecome Dominic and Robert!

Vonn
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Jan 26 2011 00:49

I call myself Vonn after Kurt Vonnegut. Just joined libcom, have desperately posted like crazy and am desperate for orientation. I live in the Dominican Republic.

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