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Bakunin, Mikhail

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de Cleyre, Voltairine

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Luxemburg, Rosa

Malatesta, Errico

Neal, Dave

Perlman, Fredy

Zerzan, John

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - What part of Infoshop.org should be improved or expanded?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the this section of the survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

What part of Infoshop.org should be improved or expanded? What new directions should Infoshop.org pursue?

Oklahoma: "I noticed that there is little information on the "Green" page. I really like the Youth section, and I think it should definitely be expanded/promoted."

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - Any other comments that you'd like to add?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the FINAL RESULTS from the survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

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Infoshop Survey 2002 Results - Other politics?

At the end of December 2002 and throughout the month of January 2003, Infoshop.org ran a comprehensive online poll of our visitors and what we hoped would be a cross section of the anarchist movement in the United States. Few polls have been done with anarchists as the subjects, so there is little empirical data on who anarchists are, how they live their lives, and what they think about stuff.

Below you will find the PRELIMINARY RESULTS from the first half of the survey (people are invited to take the survey, but results won't be included in this set of data). The data below covers ALL INFOSHOP VISITORS, so no assumptions should be made that this data represents just anarchists. A future update to the results will break out the data just on anarchists who answered this survey.

The data below was taken from 922 surveys.

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Toronto G20 Main Conspiracy Group: the charges and how they came to be

It has now been almost a year a half since the mobilizations against the G20 in Toronto. Six of the seventeen people who had been accused of conspiracy for being the masterminds behind the riots – the ringleaders of anarchy, the generals and lieutenants of the black bloc, the Board of Directors of mayhem – have plead guilty to a lesser charge. This brings to a close the story of the G20 Main Conspiracy Group. So far though, this story has gone largely untold, but there have been many rumours. It's known in a general way that the people who co-ordinated logistics, transportation, and networking with other cities all got arrested. This has created fear among both the many people for whom the G20 demos were their first brush with protest culture, and even among some more experienced organizers who find themselves thinking twice about stepping forward.

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The Truth About Electoral Politics

by Michael Chisari

This is an adapted version of a post and subsequent threads that appeared on the Slashdot.org website.

We hear constantly that the USA is a "democracy", as though everything that occurs in this society is due to the will of the people. This is completely false, and any basic knowledge of history and political science will prove this point.

Our state is an Electoral Republic. We choose, every so many years who will rule for the next term. In the case of the president, our vote can be completely overwritten by the Electoral College. Therefore, a Green Party candidate has no opportunity to win the presidency unless the Electoral College has a large contingency of Green Party members.

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Netwars: Activists Power the Internet

By Jason Wehling

Since the so-called Republican victory in the last U.S. election, the political Left has been reeling. In many places, including the major media, we have been told that this victory spells a new revolution, a revolution for the Right. Regardless of the truth, many have felt their activist work to be largely ineffectual. Interestingly, a Rand corporation researcher, David Ronfeldt, argues that contrary to the impotence felt by many social activists, they have become an important force fueled by the information revolution. Through computer and communication networks, especially the Internet, grassroots campaigns have flourished, and, most importantly, government elites have noticed.

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Reflections on J18 from RTS

Discussion papers on the politics of the global day of action in financial centres on June 18, 1999.

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Reflections on J18 by RTS - Section 1

EDITORIAL

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Reflections on J18 by RTS - Section 2

MUSTN'T GRUMBLE

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Reflections on J18 by RTS - Section 3

KEEP IT UP, DON'T LET VIOLENCE DIVIDE US

I've been trying to write something for the J18 "critique" publication for some time now, but I have been finding it difficult after being swept up in Friday's events in London, and the subsequent media fall-out. Originally, I wanted to write a piece about the ups and downs of electronic discussion groups, the challenges of global networking, etc., but I find myself unable to. I should have done it before Friday! Now I have seen so much vitriol written about the "violence" at the carnival, that I feel compelled to write a more sympathetic account.

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