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It’s not just any reddit-like website. Although it has a focus on privacy (like lemmy.ml and raddle.me), what distinguishes ramble.pw from others is it’s run and operated by fascist sympathizers on principles of so-called “free speech”. In the first days/weeks of ramble.pw i took a look on there to see how that would turn out. The admin made it very clear they were 100% open to nazis, fascists and other hate groups, as long as they were not forced by law to remove it.

Free speech is something we may wish to defend (or not) but does not exist in practice. When your speech disturbs the people in power/privilege, then it is removed, and you face the consequences. Free speech has rarely protected anarchists, communists, feminists, queer and anti-colonization activists. In the United States, antimilitarist propaganda was illegal during WWI; here in France, there were entire laws (les lois scélérates) dedicated to making it illegal to promote anarchism. More recently, Jean-Marc Rouillan was condemned to a prison sentence for refusing to serve State propaganda about Daech on the radio, while artists and militants who denounce police crimes are often taken to courts for insulting police and country. So the Nation-States who promote free speech are in fact profoundly opposed to free speech in their foundations. “Free speech” is then used as a magic formula when dominant speech is under attack, but can never be invoked when minority speech is repressed.

Personally, i’m in favor of “free speech” in the sense that institutions of power should not have a say in what is legal to think/say, because that will always be used against minority struggles to shut them down. However as an individual claiming to offer nazis a space to organize and advertise their views in the name of free speech is at the very least delusional, if not outright manipulative. To be honest, i’d even be tempted to flag this article so we can get it removed from the lemmy.ml homepage. Not gonna do it though because we have a conversation here. But how do you all folks feel to have a link to a nazi website on our homepage?

Mandatory XKCD:

About free speech


It’s based on postmill, developed by anarchist comrades from the raddle.me community. There was a lot of drama involving ramble.me which is an actual PRO-FASCIST postmill instance, including the postmill devs considering stopping everything because of that. Just imagine, you’re writing a piece of software for friends & comrades to find a space, just for it to be used by nazis? Wow…

On the centralized side of things, yes it’s centralized, no it’s not proprietary nor bullshit. It’s centralized because it’s intended to be a small, closed-off community. I’m on there too and been advocating for federation with other news aggregator, but given the history between raddle and lemmy (with early days lemmy having heavy hand on censoring critiques of chinese government, and raddle devs being happy to ban marxist-leninists and other authoritarians on sight) that didn’t gather a lot of support.

I sometimes laugh in my bed, thinking that marxists are building a federated network while anarchists are building a centralized one. It’s funny, the differences between theory and practice? (For those who don’t understand, those respective philosophies/ideologies advocate the exact opposite, where marxist-leninists promote so-called democratic centralism, and anarchists promote federation of autonomous communes).


Racial supremacy and misogyny are not just american though. They’re valid divides on the political spectrum in most regions/cultures. But i agree with you “liberal” is a very weird term that in for example french context means rather conservative, because pro-business…


“A faster response”? Is this a satire? Matrix is the slowest chat network ever. 500ms is considered a good latency on the Matrix network! The Element client is the worst and unusable (because of latency) over Tor. I love what matrix is doing with P2P (among other) but “faster” is definitely not their selling point ;) ;)


ICANN probably has nothing to do with this. I couldn’t find a list of all domains seized but the one given in example in the article is a .com which is operate by US companies (not sure which at the moment)


Interesting to see yet again that DOMAINS were seized. In what jurisdiction your domain operates is becoming a more and more crucial question. They first started with copyright infringement, then “terrorist” content and we’re slowly crossing the line where domain seizures are considered normal business by law enforcement.

More than ever, we need to replace DNS with a more solid protocol like the GNU Name System.


Fellow anarchists, organize!

Sorry for the clickbait title i’m just checking out on you all. How are you doing? How’s summer coming along? …


Well yes we anarchists are very vague in “our program” precisely because we don’t want a program. We are against the dogma and we believe the best course of action depends on the actual circumstances (which we cannot foresee) and can only be decided by the wisdom of the crowds of concerned folks, not by enlightened philosophers from their ivory tower.

Now if you want some economics-oriented anarchist works, i’d suggest you read Proudhon. Cast aside the obvious misogyny and antisemitism, he’s the spiritual founder of revolutionary cooperativism. I also thought Crimethinc’s Exercise: what does an anarchist program look like? was really good.

Also, economics is in my view one of the least interesting things to discuss. Because we cannot predict the future, but economics has to make a lot of assumptions. For example, if you’re studying local growing/sharing practices then you don’t need formal economics: we just work the fields and collect food for everyone. But if you’re studying on a wider scale, then you have very serious questions: who gets to decide what should be extracted/produced or not? how to you funnel resources from one place to another without fossil fuels? etc.


If we’re talking about anti-authoritarian marxists, sure. If we’re talking about marxist-leninists or other traditional marxists then no our goals are fundamentally incompatible because they are against self-determination of the people.

Abolishing private property to replace it with State property, and replacing the bourgeoisie with a State bureaucracy full of privileges… that’s not a revolution. But fortunately we’ve had over a century of leninist counterrevolution to think this through and make sure we NEVER repeat the same mistakes that turned the soviet revolution from early 1917 into a State-capitalist hell-hole after october, when Lenin and Trotski started executing the real revolutionaries (i.e. not power-hungry psychopaths like themselves).

Reading Emma Goldman is always a good approach to those topics.


What’s accurate about predicting the system will collapse under its own contradictions for over 150y? Not that i entirely disagree with some marxist analyses, but claiming they can predict the future…


A commercial processor may be tempted to seize your money. I know people who had really bad experience with that so the only collective funds i ever organized was 100% cash only.

There’s a lot of dedicated support networks such as Anarchist Black Cross sections to support anarchist prisoners. I’m not sure how useful a big centralized one would be? Also if it’s centralized and starts being useful surely it’ll be seized…


How is building a new dogma helping anarchism spread? Sounds like the opposite…___


I am for anarchy. Freedom and equality for all, and nothing less than that. Which requires you don’t fuck up your environment to produce useless junk ;)


That looks great thanks for the link :)


Wow great resources here! I feel like we have a lot to discuss! Do you hang out a lot on anarchist chatrooms?


Thanks for the kind words. It was not only me but also other people from ~fr.

If you’d like to play Mr. Robot in the hackbloc that’s a perfectly fine strategy, just be careful. I’m personally not into such things because i don’t have the knowhow and the operational security.

Personally i’m more interested in hosting cooperatives and collectivized production/learning spaces (hackerspaces). It’s a shame it’s so hard even for people who want to do without GAFAM services to actually do it. By pooling resources we can develop entirely free ecosystems so that militant folks worldwide don’t have to (entirely) betray their ideals in order to use the computer or the Internet.

Get the tech people you know to release their source code, and to operate radical and friendly communities. Get them to follow standards (or make up new ones) so that their services can interoperate with others and users don’t get trapped in walled gardens. Get them to organize on their workplace to defend their own interests and that of the users against the managers. Get them to unionize and maybe evolve into worker-owned/people-owned cooperatives… just like non-tech people.

With some secondhand hardware and an Internet access you can start your own servers. If you feel like that’s beyond your reach, you can join and help build a hosting cooperative. With a room and some hardware donations you can kick off a hackerspace so that more folks can learn about the dangers of computing and what digital emancipation can look like in practice, experiment and build new tools. Or build a non-profit Internet Service Provider like freifunk that offers free services for all and does not offer avenues for surveillance.

Get your militant circles involved in “digital self-defense” and “digital autonomy” concerns. Even better, get your non-militant geek friends to open their eyes and see this fucked up society for what it is. Get you and your surroundings organized to fight against injustice and oppression. Never give up, ever. And try not to reproduce unhealthy power structures along the way ;)

No state, no bosses, no owners and no borders. So that’s a very generic answer sorry about that if you have more precise questions i’d be happy to go into more details.


Soooo to answer this question i’ve started to translate Emilie Lamotte’s “Birth limitation, or how to avoid Big Families”, in which she has strong arguments against having children. Not finished yet, but you can check it out here: https://pad.riseup.net/p/lamotte

i’ll publish it once translated is finished and reviewed by native english speakers :)












What difference do you make between “anarchists” and “anarcho-communists”? Apart from nihilists, i don’t know any branch of anarchism that would not fall into communism as well.


For federated app stores… On Android, there’s F-Droid. On free desktop systems (GNU/Linux, BSD) there’s Flatpak. I don’t know of a cross-platform solution, though. An emerging alternative to Flatpak is GNU guix which is way more reliable/secure/consistent, but it doesn’t have a graphical user interface yet.

For non-federated, but multi-provider software “stores”, there’s gamehub, pegasus, athenaeum, lutris and a bunch of others. I don’t think any of those has a free-software, selfhostable server code (to distribute your own games) yet. But one or two have a Windows/Mac version i believe.

An open standard protocol could help improve the ecosystem, but i don’t know anyone working on that.


Fair enough question. I’m in the same situation as you. To be honest i don’t think polluting processes like manufacturing computers should be ENTIRELY stopped. Maybe if we built more durable computing and reduced software bloat we could enjoy using the same computers for decades, not months/years? There’s more smartphones in circulation than human beings on earth, so i would argue planned obsolescence is a crime against nature/humanity.


Literally all the countries you have cited have a history of conquest, subjugating people, and repressing popular movements. Yes, even India, China and Russia. India has hindu nationalism. China has han nationalism. Russia has whatever they call their brand of christian-orthodox authoritarianism. All three countries have severe political repression against minorities.


Free-software (alternative to) Itch?

I love the cool DIY vibes on itch, but it’s troubling how much commercial closed-source tech you see on there. Also itch itself is not a free-software platform. They encourage gamedevs to share their games, but themselves don’t share their software… just as hypocrit as evil Github! …


Yet despite all the unprecedented recent events, 2020 and 2021 also feel very familiar to some of us. The mood has been similar to that of Anonymous’ highs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Instead of groups like LulzSec, we have people like Keyser Soze and groups like APT-69420. Documents and source code s…


Yet despite all the unprecedented recent events, 2020 and 2021 also feel very familiar to some of us. The mood has been similar to that of Anonymous’ highs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Instead of groups like LulzSec, we have people like Keyser Soze and groups like APT-69420. Documents and source code s…


Yet despite all the unprecedented recent events, 2020 and 2021 also feel very familiar to some of us. The mood has been similar to that of Anonymous’ highs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Instead of groups like LulzSec, we have people like Keyser Soze and groups like APT-69420. Documents and source code s…


Yet despite all the unprecedented recent events, 2020 and 2021 also feel very familiar to some of us. The mood has been similar to that of Anonymous’ highs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Instead of groups like LulzSec, we have people like Keyser Soze and groups like APT-69420. Documents and source code s…


In a recent tweet, Hyppönen mentioned that the software company removed one of his tweets that linked to an old copy of Acrobat Reader for MS-DOS. This software, hosted on WinWorld, came out more than 27-years ago, shortly after the PDF was invented…


In a recent tweet, Hyppönen mentioned that the software company removed one of his tweets that linked to an old copy of Acrobat Reader for MS-DOS. This software, hosted on WinWorld, came out more than 27-years ago, shortly after the PDF was invented…


In a recent tweet, Hyppönen mentioned that the software company removed one of his tweets that linked to an old copy of Acrobat Reader for MS-DOS. This software, hosted on WinWorld, came out more than 27-years ago, shortly after the PDF was invented…


In a recent tweet, Hyppönen mentioned that the software company removed one of his tweets that linked to an old copy of Acrobat Reader for MS-DOS. This software, hosted on WinWorld, came out more than 27-years ago, shortly after the PDF was invented…