September 22, 2020

We need a strong anarchist media alliance

From raddle.me/f/Anarchism/ by ziq

The recent erasure of anarchist spaces from corporate platforms shows we need a strong anarchist media alliance

We can’t keep expecting platforms owned by far-right billionaires to stay honest. Anarchists are the biggest threat to any capitalist, so of course they’re going to shut us down at every opportunity.

Crimethinc / It’sgoingdown / Anarchistnews / sub.media / Unicornriot / Anarchists Worldwide / 325 / A-Infos / AMW English / ROAR Magazine / mastodon.social / littleblackcart / AKPress / theanarchistlibrary and raddle.me are all incredibly important anarchist projects that each serve a different purpose, but they can’t continue to exist in a vacuum while the social media behemoths are busy closing ranks to ensure all our efforts are stifled.

Every one of our projects is wholly dependent on corporate platforms for promotion and growth. The capitalists who own those corporate platforms are making it crystal clear to us that they’re no longer going to tolerate us radicalizing their users against them. They’ll continue to erase any anarchist, anti-capitalist or anti-fascist project that grows enough on their platforms to pose a threat to the established order.

Here on raddle, we try to promote and support other anarchist platforms as much as possible. Our sidebar here links to all the anarchist news outlets and we regularly discuss anarchist podcasts, book fairs and events. We’ve always encouraged anarchists to use our platform to grow their own platforms. But it’s not a one-way street. There needs to be a concerted effort between all the aforementioned anarchist venues to amplify each other’s voices. Cross promotion is the only thing that will keep us all alive and kicking. If we all work together it will benefit all of us. If raddle thrives, sub.media thrives and if sub.media thrives, theanarchistlibrary thrives.

We need to lean on each other now that we can no longer rely on individually promoting our platforms on corporate media. Every anarchist site should be prominently linking to and working with every other anarchist site to help the entire anarchist network thrive. We need each other now more than ever.

If you work with one of the other anarchist platforms, I’d love to hear your suggestions for achieving better integration of the anarchist web.

Source: https://raddle.me/f/Anarchism/117186/the-recent-erasure-of-anarchist-spa…

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