• paulfree14 – Wednesday, 29 November - 12:48

    Introduction to Mix Networks and Anonymous Communication Networks by David Stainton

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  • If you like #audiobooks, you'll love this:

    paulfree14 – Wednesday, 29 November - 12:44

#Librivox free public domain audiobooks free for anyone to listen to

"LibriVox audiobooks are read by volunteers from all over the world. Perhaps you would like to join us?" https://librivox.org/

Also some of our favourite anarchist and communists are present:

Emma #Goldman https://librivox.org/anarchism-and-other-essays-by-emma-goldman/

#Marx https://librivox.org/author/2426?primary_key=2426&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

#Bakunin https://librivox.org/author/730?primary_key=730&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

#commons #anarchism #communism #audiobooks


  • 29 November paulfree14

    ah and all the audiobooks can also be downloaded via torrent :)

  • What search engines do you suggest friends?

    paulfree14 – Sunday, 26 November - 18:21 - Sunday, 26 November - 18:23

(remember, one doesn't suggest friends tool that spy on them or exploid them 😜 )

Here are just 3 I have in mind:

searx.me/ opensource meta search engine

#yacy p2p search engine....sounds damn cool, but haven't tested https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/YaCy

#deuSu #opensource and no tracking. Has it's own search index. Yet just a project developes by one person in their spare time (someone adviced it me yesterday) https://deusu.de/

#privacy #searchengine


  • 26 November Marzanna

    I use Startpage and DuckDuckGo.

  • 26 November paulfree14

  • 26 November paulfree14

    @Marzanna if you like startpage I can recoment searx.me very much. There you can choose which search engines you like to use....and there is a great vararity you can choose from.

  • 26 November paulfree14

    qwant and duckduckgo, aren't opensource sofar as I know. So I wouldn't trust them much. Lilo.org never heard of. I'm gonna have a look :)

  • 26 November paulfree14

    ...ah, nope I know lilo.org. In germany ppl use ecosia with simliar purpose. Thought it's just nothing for me as I dislike advertisment where those offering more cash will get the loudest vioce very much.

  • 26 November Timothée Jaussoin

    DuckDuckGo for me with a fallback to Google :)

  • 26 November Timothée Jaussoin

  • 28 November ThurahT

    To add one not mentioned here so far: https://metager.de/en and onion version: http://b7cxf4dkdsko6ah2.onion/en privacy aimed and open sourced.

  • 28 November ThurahT

    Oh, and as paulfree14 already mentioned P2P stuff I might add skytorrents "Sky torrents search engine Maximum Privacy, Minimal tracking" found here: https://www.skytorrents.in/ It reminds me a bit of torrentproject, which I miss sorely.

  • 5 December Roelof Pieter

    But does using open source software mean you can trust the site? There is no way of knowing whether your searches are being logged and you being profiled is there?

  • paulfree14 – Saturday, 18 November - 14:48

    Anyone experience with using smartphones as a sever?


  • 18 November Dominik George

    Not apart from irregularly serving some directory via FTP.

  • 18 November paulfree14

    On mastodon someone linked me to #postMarketOS http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/104926

  • 18 November paulfree14

  • 19 November Noo

    No, i didn't. But good question! They have everything a small homeserver needs. But Android-OS for Servers!? ahhhhhh... So I'd need a smartphone with an alternative os like debian, etc... :)

  • 20 November Timothée Jaussoin

    A server that is connected over WiFi, meh :/

  • 21 November paulfree14

    that's how you'll do it in emergency situations. Cables are broken, so you'll need to do it with a wireless solution. For 2018 we'll propably see a couple of earthquakes happening. Knowing how to build usefull infrastructure for those situation can be very usefull.

  • A big recommendation for one of the best #movie that I saw this year: Your Name (Kimi no na wa.). There is something truly special about it.

    paulfree14 – Thursday, 26 October - 00:21

  • A big recommendation for one of the best #movie that I saw this year: Your Name (Kimi no na wa.). There is something truly special about it.

    A big recommendation for one of the best #movie that I saw this year: Your Name (Kimi no na wa.). There is something truly special about it.…

    Timothée Jaussoin 26 September


  • 27 October Nara

    I'll look for it! I've just watched Princess Mononoke and Angel's Egg recently :)

  • 27 October Nara

  • 26 November paulfree14

  • Indyweb implements ActivityPub and Ostatus

    paulfree14 – Tuesday, 24 October - 00:24

Bridgy Fed lets you interact with federated social networks like Mastodon and Hubzilla from your IndieWeb site. It translates replies, likes, and reposts from webmentions to federated social networking protocols like ActivityPub and OStatus, and vice versa.

This isn't syndication or POSSE! You don't need an account on Mastodon, Hubzilla, or anywhere else. Bridgy Fed lets your site act like a first class member of the fediverse. People on federated social networks (aka fedsocnets) will see your posts directly from your own site, and vice versa.


  • 25 October Noo

  • Voting in #Catalonia – an anarchist glance on the Catalan Referendum from Athens

    paulfree14 – Thursday, 19 October - 01:16

The independence of Catalonia is a complicated issue. It may have entered the European public discourse with a blast, partly due to the referendum and partly due to the raw and disproportionate suppressive violence that the – addicted to this sort of behaviors – centralized Spanish state exercised, however it is a matter that occurred and has been solidly developing throughout the years.... #catalonia #spain #anarchy #anarchism #nationalism

  • thoughts by anarchist about their position towards the current events in catalonia/spain

    paulfree14 – Thursday, 19 October - 01:12

We are not exactly enthousiastic about states and nations. We won’t jump on the nationalist bandwagon but we do see the ugly Francoist and fascist face of the Spanish state. After the massive wave of repression, which is ongoing, its not just about nationalism anymore.

15M was the first movement which was able to mobilize large parts of Spanish society which questioned the political architecture of the “Regime of ’78”, named after the constitution of 1978.

The so-called “transition” from the fascist Franco regime into a parlamentary democracy, left the Francoist political and military class untouched and actually was just a reform of the Franco regime. On October 9, 1976 former Francoist minister Manuel Fraga founded the People’s Alliance (Alianza Popular, AP). Fraga authorized the execution of political prisoners under the Franco regime. A notable case is the execution of communist leader Julián Grimau, whom he called “that little gentleman” (Spanish: ese caballerete) in a press conference when asked about his detention and death sentence. Fraga was also one of the writers of the new Spanish constitution which was approved in 1978 and was never charged for the crimes he committed during the Franco years.

The now governing Partido Popular (PP) of prime-minster Mariano Rajoy was a re-foundation (in 1989) of the People’s Alliance (Alianza Popular, AP), again founded by Manuel Fraga. The 15M mobilizations made the political establishment increasingly nervous. Demonstrations were surpressed with police violence and the political class also reacted with new repressive and authoritarian laws like the “Ley Mordaza” (Gag law). With this law the cops are the ones who can charge and punish people for civil disobedience, without any form of interference or verdict by the courts.

lot has happened since the massive 15M mobilisations across Spain in 2011 and 2012. In May 2017 we republished a piece by Autonomies about 15M in which Tomás Ibáñez stated that the “worst that could have happened to 15M, and the future of social struggle, would have been for it to have allowed itself to be led by the libertarian movement … or that it have assumed as its own the principles and objectives of the the libertarian movement.” (Ibáñez, Anarquismos a contratiempo, 269) The “worst” thing, he qualifies, excluding 15M ending up in the hands of some left-wing, extreme left-wing or nationalist political parties. The rise of Podemos would seem to confirm the worst. The Spanish streets were empty again.

But not in Catalonia. The independence movement was already growing but the end of the massive 15M mobilizations and the rejection by the Spanish Constitutional Court, at the request of Rahoy’s Partido Popular, of a draft Regional Statute approved by the Catalan courts, was also the start of an enormous boost for the struggle for independence. The regional Catalonian political class became under pressure after social movements and large parts of society demanded the right to decide about the independence of Catalonia. As a result many politicians started to support the project of an independent state.

After the Catalan government announced to held a referendum for independence on the first of October, the Spanish state reacted with a wave of repression. Regional government buildings were raided, ballot boxes confiscated and thousands of riot cops and paramilitary Guardia Civil squads were send to Catalonia by the central government. The .cat domain registration office was raided, websites and google apps banned just to name a few of the measures taken by Rajoy’s central government in Madrid. Rajoy again and again stated that the referendum about the independence of Catalonia will not take place.

Given the wave of repression by the Spanish state many anarchist comrades in Catalonia will support the struggle against repression and for the right of self-determination and freedom of information. Many of them will do so although they are not supporting the idea of another state.

We don’t believe in new states, especially not within a capitalist framework. We are convinced that we need an anti-capitalistic social transformation where production, consumption and decision-making are self-organized and in the hands of the people, a social transformation without states and borders. But we also can’t look away when the Spanish state is showing its ugly fascist Francoist face and repress people. We can’t look away when basic rights like the freedom of information and the right to determine peoples political will is being attacked by the authoritarian government in Madrid.

The opinions of anarchist comrades in Catalonia are mixed. While some people think that Catalonian independence is an opportunity to boost the struggle for social and emancipatory issues in a new and possibly unstable state (at least in the beginning), others think that the struggle for independence is distracting from these struggles. There should be no doubt about the objectives of the neoliberal ruling class in Catalonia. As soon as they do not need the social movements anymore, they will be the first to repress the emancipatory forces in the movement. We are not very optimistic but will support the struggle against repression and for social transformation as good as we can. In Catalonia and elswhere.

#catalonia #spain #anarchy #anarchism #nationalism


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