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This is of course madly out of date having been last updated at the end of December.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for addition
in the next version of this FAQ
I. Anarchist mailing lists
III. Anarchist Web Pages
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
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
email@example.com the message:
where X = en, ca, de, fr, etc. (i.e. the language code)
You can send news to this service by mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com leave "subject" empty
in the text write: SUBscribe ra-l yourlastname yourfirstname
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
where you can read the list statement and posting
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with the line
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.
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
Mail email@example.com with the message
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
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. REGIONAL ANARCHIST LISTS
-- AFRICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --
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
To join anarchy_africa just follow this link
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
with the SUBJECT subscribe
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message
subscribe south <your email address>
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 email@example.com with:
-- EUROPEAN --
Anarchist List Belgium
Freedom Press International News
To join send subscribe fpi
Alternative Network for Eastern Europe
Started by the Polish Anarchist Federation. To join
send mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the words
"SUBSCRIBE ALTER-EE" in the body of the message.
Also see http://www.most.org.pl/alter/fa
East-European anarcho-syndicalism - name says it all.
email@example.com, join by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex-yu-a-lista is meant for circulation of information
and discussion among anarchists in countries which
emerged from what was once SFR Yugoslavia.
subscribe: send "SUBSCRIBE EX-YU-A-LISTA" in the body,
to email@example.com 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.
sending an empty message to
To join contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anarchist list for Finnish-speaking anarchists.
Otso Kivekäs is currently political prisoners, so people
interested about anarko-list should contact email@example.com
Regional list for anarchists in Helsinki area.
To join, mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jyvaskylan opiskelevat anarkistit
Anarcho-students at city of Jyvaskyla, also other
regional issues to join, e-mail <email@example.com>.
Hungarian anarchist mailing list
Send the message subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org
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
List for discussing events in Ireland from an
anarchist/libertarian communist perspective.
To subscribe, go to
or email email@example.com
General discussion about radical enviromentalism and
anarchism in Russia.
http://road_rk.listbot.com, or mail to
Present yourself (in Russian) to firstname.lastname@example.org,
otherwise you won't get in.
List for anarchists in Moscow. Mail presentation
(in Russian) to email@example.com if you want to join.
List for initiative for social revolutionary movement. M
ail presentation (in Russian) to firstname.lastname@example.org if
you want to join.
List for anarchist group dikobraz of Moscow. Mail
presentation (in Russian)to email@example.com
if you want to join.
Most political discussions in the Swedish, extra-
parliamentary left are conducted on Web-based
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
to subscribe to this mailinglist send a message
with the word 'subscribe' in the body
Frihetlig Kommunistisk Debatt (fd FD):
Frihetlig Socialistisk debatt:
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)
"Anarquismo Hoje" (anarchism today).
For discussions about activities in Portugal, in
Portuguese. To subscribe mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- ASIA/OCEANIA ANARCHIST LISTS --
List for anarchist and left-libertarian activists in
To subscribe, contact <email@example.com>
Mailing list for Isrealis and Palestinians interested
in anarchism, or general anti-authoritarian,
libertarian socialist theory.
To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "subscribe israel" in the message BODY.
Spanet (south pacific anarchist network) and encourages
subscribers from Australia and other places in the
South Pacific. You can subscribe by sending a message
email@example.com saying subscribe
-- LATIN AMERICAN ANARCHIST LISTS --
Anarq-Lat [Spanish/ Portuguese language list for Latin
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com, with
Anarchist Science Fiction
For the discussion of anarchist SF and Fantasy, as well
as anarchist/libertarian themes in SF books, films, and
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
with the message subscribe teachers
Anarchist Educational List:
To Subscribe, send email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"subscribe anoked-l" in the message BODY
Listo por Anarkiistaj Esperantistoj
(Esperanto-speaking Anarchists' List)
Send the message subscribe anarkio
Antiemail@example.com, 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
4. LISTS FOR PARTICULAR 'MINORITIES'
MujeresLibres is an anarcha - feminist mailing list.
Mujeres Libres means 'Free Women' in Spanish.
Subscribe by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the message
A mailing list for African American/black people
interested in anarchism.
To subscribe, send a message to
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
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
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
Mailing list about the syndicalist international. To
join send a message to
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
The list of the American section of the IWA. To join
send a message to
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
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
Alarmlistan is the electronic news-flash letter of the
Malmö info magazine Alarmkalandern.
Subscribe by sending a message to:
The Autonomi list is a discussion list is based upon
texts that the Swedish Autonomi collective place on
Subscribe by sending a message to:
Class War Federation
Low volume distribution list - Send
"subscribe classwar" to email@example.com
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask how to join
This list administers the anarchist Spunk Press
electronic library, To be added email Contact spunk-
email@example.com explaining that you want to join
Anarchists Anti-Defamation League
For autonomous groups who run info-shops/ autonomous
centres/ free cafes/ reading rooms
send the message subscribe infoshops
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
List for users of The libertarian General Sensate
Focusing Technique. It let people resolve by themselves
the emotional tangles they have
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe GSFocusing
Self-Help book at http://www.shalif.com/psychology/
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 allows you to get your mail from your usual e-
mail software and not necessarily by their web page.
- Encrypted access to your email from a free provider!
As always, never trust any encryption service you
haven't set up yourself...
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
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.
This ones requires Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft 3.0
There are now loads of others so look around
6. OTHER LISTS OF INTEREST TO ANARCHISTS
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's list for alternative news. To join send mail
with the words SUBSCRIBE IWW-NEWS in the body of the
List for discussing syndicalism and libertarian
socialism. To join send a message to
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
To join send mail to email@example.com with the
words "SUBSCRIBE CHIAPAS95" in the body of the message.
for people who want one mail (or less) a day about Chiapas
send an email to
"Exploring the changing nature of class composition and
class struggle within the planetary work machine." To
join send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.tao.ca. Go to http://new.tao.ca for more
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
8. OTHER USEFUL LISTS OF MAILING LISTS
IWW has many lists nowadays, check out
Discussion Forums on tao.ca
The Anarchist FAQ's Anarchist and Syndicalist Mailing Lists
Corporate governance and globalisation-related e-mail resources
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 <email@example.com>
Similar to DejaNews is:
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
(http://www.tao.ca/sky/). People and collectives
requesting their services can fill out the form at
http://www.tao.ca/sky/new.html 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 http://major.tao.ca
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.
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
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
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 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