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10 years of Anarchist News

This is the date that is more-or-less 10 years after the first entry of a very early (think php-nuke) version of anarchistnews on the Wayback Machine. The original mission of anarchistnews was to improve on deficiencies of the active news wires of that time These deficiencies were being too broad (as to not be particularly […]

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Winners of the 2013 Anarchist News Awards

Context A lovely event space, or as lovely as a cold theater/warehouse space can be. Bright graffiti on the walls, people dressed up in a mixture of thrift store fabulous and job interview/funeral attire. An emcee who directed over a dozen different anarchist luminaries to present and present awards for the variety of “big awards” […]

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Initial query about 2013 “best of @” awards

Consider this a warning and an invitation. We are putting together an event, several awards (including a statue and art), and categories for the 2013 awards. We would like your input before we settle on the categories of awards. Who would you like to see recognized for their work in the past year (or […]

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Anarchist News: June 2012 updates

Anarchist infrastructure. What do we need and how do we get it? It took a while for me to come around to the idea we needed infrastructure of the sort that anarchist news provides. Of course it isn’t enough but it is what we have and it is reliable. Often times it is reliably frustrating: […]

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Editorial – How you gonna come?

It might not seem like it (especially when contemplating the absurdity of certain threads or the disrespect in others), but @news is a project of infrastructure. This building of infrastructure for anarchists is a challenging endeavor–not because many anarchists are young and sure of themselves (so much so that they can’t imagine any perspective other […]

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What is anarchist news?

At best, anarchists are heterodox. They share a few simple ideas with each other and run with them in a thousand different directions. Those anarchists who strive for a pedagogical unity–in the name of a revolutionary program or idealized revolutionary subject–are missing a serious point. It is the vibrancy of anarchism that continues to draw […]

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Editorial: Are we losing?

Some anarchists have made the audacious claim that the fall of the Soviet Union and the resulting rise of neo-Liberalism (aka the new Corporatism) have put anarchism into the position of being the radical opposition for our time. This claim seems to make sense as anarchism is international (not NIMBY localism), uncompromised (by victory), and […]

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Anarchist News: December 2010 Digest and unrelated notes

December is the time of lists. Here is mine.

This months

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Is The Internet Real? – November 2010 editorial

This month hasn’t been a particularly eventful month. There were no major international events that mobilized anarchist forces from around the globe. There hasn’t been a big conference or book fair where some scandal or revelation has occurred. There has been police repression across the globe but it has been mostly ignored. Instead there has […]

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The line between privacy and transparency – October 2010 Editorial

This month has been another set of airings of dirty laundry on the anarchist Internet. With all the different ways that people have to air their issues with one another in a more-or-less public way, this is probably a good time to review some thoughts around privacy and transparency, as they pertain to anarchists, in […]

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Non-Sectarian means incoherent – editorial September 2010

Anonymous commenting means both that there are plenty of problematic ideas and ways of expressing ideas (problematic or not) to comment on AND that ill-thought-out criticism can easily get lost in better criticism. It also means that people share their ideas with relatively little fear of censure or abjuration. A recent poll*, the following comments, […]

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Anarchist News Digest 2010 & other updates

There are several updates here so please read if you are interested in the site. 1) The August 2010 issue of the Anarchist News Digest is online. It has stories on attacks against the existing order, the states (over)reaction, prisoners, analysis and some errata. Check it out. 2) There will be more on moderation in […]

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Editorial: Six years of Anarchist News

You may be surprised to know that Anarchist News is six years old this week. The first year was rough as we formalized our look and software but not long after we started we had decided that our goal was two fold. One we wanted to be non-sectarian in regards to the kind of anarchist […]

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