2 new servers for Anarchist Federation Network

As announced last month, NGNM coop has purchased a new server to replace the aging Server 3 which hosts the forums. This restructuring of the network allows for increasing the financing of the server of AnarchistFederation.net which badly needs an upgrade. After long internal discussions with the technical team and an analysis of our options […]

Over 33 million visits per month

In February 2023, the total combined visitors of all websites hosted by the NGNM Tech Team was over 33 million unique visitors based on IPs, as reported by Cloudflare Analytics in the screenshot below.   Monthly Statistics for February 2023 33,370,000 unique visits 37,950,000 page views 101,210,000 requests to our servers 4.3 Terabytes of bandwidth […]

Server upgrade for the forums

A new server for the forums, again! NGNM network has just purchased a new server for the 3 forums and Infolibertaire, a migration is therefore planned in the coming days. The reasons have nothing to do with technical performance – Server 3 fully meets the needs of the hosted sites as can be seen on […]

Anarcho Punk Radio: discover new bands with a randomized playlist

Want to discover new bands? The Anarcho Punk Radio generates a streaming music playlist on every page load by randomly selecting 100 songs from albums uploaded by forum members. It is therefore a collective resource from the community and continuously updated as new music is added. Info about each song is available below the music player […]

Tutorial: how to use the monitoring tools

Here is a tutorial to introduce the new monitoring tools used by the tech team and explain the meaning of the graphics. We will focus only on the most important metrics in this tutorial to keep it simple.   What is the purpose of the monitoring tools? The tools are used on a daily basis […]

Our servers are powered by 100% Green Energy

Preserving the planet is a responsibility that we take very seriously. In order to reduce our carbon footprint by any means possible, all of our servers are powered by 100% green energy. The staggering ecological impact of cloud computing Digital technologies are responsible for 4% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) The internet’s energy consumption is projected to reach 21% of the […]

Direct democracy and self-management instead of forum moderators

All of our forums are collectively self-managed by their users using an anti-authoritarian moderation system. The decisions are voted through a direct democracy decision-making process involving all active forum members. Soon after the launch of the Libertaire.net Forum, an innovative direct democracy was implanted on the forum to replace conventional moderators which can be seen […]

Servers improvements: page speed, caching, security, and optimization

On November 24, members of the forums started reporting issues with two of our servers started experiencing intermittent downtimes due to overloaded CPUs. On December 1, the tech team finally completed its investigation and implanted various fixes and updates on the site to speed up page load times. It will have finally taken the intervention […]

Protests events calendar aggregator

(en) Protests events calendar aggregator We are currently testing a new custom-made aggregator for the protests calendar on Libertaire.net. It is based on the same principle as the concert aggregator for Pirate Punk – events published on more than 25 different sites are now added to the forum’s calendar. Our new scraper bots have been programmed […]

Punk shows calendar aggregator on Pirate Punk

(en) Automated concert announcements on Pirate Punk! You may have noticed a new member on the forum lately: @ConcertsPunk This bot is designed by the Tech Team and will automatically post concert announcements found on various websites and add the events to the Pirate Punk calendar. Eventually, the technical team would like this new project […]

Anarsist Haberler – a new Turkish version of the Anarchist Federation

At the request of our anarchist comrades from Turkey, we have launched a Turkish version of the Anarchist Federation platform. This is now the 10th language that we are supporting. We are very happy to see this platform’s continued growth and we look forward to expanding to new languages in the future! Visit Website: https://www.AnarsistHaberler.net […]

Newsletters with over 100,000 subscribers

In 2022 the team focused its efforts on one of the largest projects we have ever been working on, with the launch of 15 newsletters in 9 different languages. We grouped together all of the subscribers from each website we manage – over 125,000 unique subscribers in total – and built a weekly or monthly […]

Anarcho-Punk Newsletter

Each month, the newsletter is automatically sent to all forum members, usually 3 days before the end of the month. The email contains the list of the 50 latest anarcho-punk album releases with a link to the bands’ pages. As the forum has around 20,000 registered members, we are hoping that this new feature will […]

Memcached added to 3 of our servers

We have added Memcached support to many sites we are hosting to speed up the page load. It is connected both to WordPress Object Caching and Mod_PageSpeed. The main difference with other caching mechanisms we use is that Memcached will store the cached assets in the server’s memory instead of the disk cache. Since Memcached […]

No Gods No Masters is now available in 5 languages

We are excited to announce that No Gods No Masters is now available in German and Portuguese languages! We are now supporting 5 languages in total, thanks to the same team who helped us with the Anarchist Federation translations. English Version – No Gods No Masters https://www.no-gods-no-masters.com French Version – Ni Dieu Ni Maitre https://www.ni-dieu-ni-maitre.com/ […]

10 servers and 30 activist websites hosted by NGNM Cooperative

Our network now has 10 servers in total, which are fully funded by the NGNM coop, and hosts more than thirty activist sites free of charge. This logistical and financial support also includes web development, web design, backend programming, 24/7 system administration, cybersecurity, and technical support. These services normally reserved for professionals are made accessible […]

Disaster Recovery – Major fire at our Data Center

This Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 12:47 am, a major fire destroyed the data center where our European servers are hosted. These servers host around 30 websites of different anarchist associations, including 10 sites linked to our network. One of our main server was completely destroyed during the fire. About a hundred firefighters immediately intervened […]

New dedicated server for Anarchist Federation

After its successful first year online, the Anarchist Federation Network has now migrated to its own dedicated server. Following the launch of the project in 2020, the website went from a single site to an international platform available in 9 different languages and 9 sites, one for each language. In total, the number of sites […]

Anarchist news in greek language

Following a collaboration with local anarchists from Greece, AnarchistFederation.net is now available in the greek language! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project. Site: https://www.anarxiki-omospondia.gr/ Forum discussion: https://forum.anarchistfederation.net/d/26-anarxiki-omospondiagr-anarxika-nea-greek We are always looking into expanding our support to new languages. If you want your own language supported, join the forum and suggest it to the […]

The end for QuebecUnderground.net

(en) The end for QuebecUnderground.net After 12 years online, it’s the end for QuebecUnderground.net Launched in 2008, QuebecUnderground was the “little brother” of Pirate-Punk. Inspired by the same model, the site consisted of a forum for free downloads. The only difference is that the site was focused on the Quebec scene. With hindsight, we realize that the Quebec […]

Migration to 2 new dedicated servers

We have just acquired 2 new and more efficient dedicated servers. Our current servers were very old so this update was really needed. There were too many problems with the old servers which greatly complicated the work of the tech team. We’re starting all over again under the latest version of Linux CentOS 8, which […]

Anarcho-Punk Bands List & New Albums Releases

Introducing the largest online database of anarcho-punk bands! 3,500+ bands 7,800+ albums 55+ countries This new section is the perfect place to make new musical discoveries and get to know better the bands you download on this website. You can easily sort the bands by country or by musical genre, making it easy to find […]

PunkDownload.com – New file hosting server for APN

Back in 2013, we teamed up with 3 other punk forums to create our own server serving as a reliable web hosting solution for the music album downloads shared by the members of the forums Anarcho-Punk.net and Pirate-Punk.net and two other online communities. Today, this server is hosting over 10,000 music album downloads available for free, making it the […]

New Music Download System

After a lot of work, we’re very excited to introduce the new version of the Anarcho-Punk.net downloads system! Here’s a summary of the most interesting features of this custom system developed just for APN using modern technologies and professional tools.   Bands information with downloads To help people to learn more about the bands they’re […]

News from Anarchist Federation are now integrated into the forums

Two years ago, the No Gods No Masters cooperative partnered up with the Anarchist Federation to launch an online news platform AnarchistFederation.net – live news from 250+ anarchist collectives Today, AnarchistFederation.net is the home to over 400 anarchist collectives and over 100,000 articles To expand our partnership, Anarcho-Punk.net and Pirate-Punk.net are now displaying the latest […]

Peer2peer music sharing server on Soulseek

Did you know that PunkDownload.com also runs a music-sharing server on Soulseek since 2015? Soulseek is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network and application. It is known for making it easy to find underground albums including many rarities. Soulseek is widely used among the punk community and record collector enthusiasts. All of the albums are hosted […]

Launching the redesigned version of No Gods No Masters shop

The shop of the No Gods No Masters Cooperative was launched in 2009 as a non-profit clothing store. Because the shop didn’t make any profit, it didn’t have the funds for web development, and the shop suffered from a poorly-made website with a lot of problems. So the tech team got involved in the development […]

News from InfoLibertaire now integrated into the forums

The news from Info Libertaire is now displayed on the top of Libertaire.net and Pirate-Punk.net InfoLibertaire aggregates articles from over 200 news sources related to anarchism into one convenient place The forums receive a lot of visitors every day so this new feature will help to bring a lot more attention to the information and […]

Pirate Punk version 2.0

Bienvenue sur la nouvelle version de Pirate Punk entièrement reconstruit et modernisé ! Beaucoup de travaux ont été fait afin de complètement reconstruire ce site web Nouveautés Nouveau logos et nouvelle interface graphique revue et améliorée. Faites nous part de vos commentaires! Changement majeur du logiciel qui fait tourner le forum, passage à XenForo et acquisition de […]

Anarcho-Punk.net Version 2.0

New features   New features added in June 2017:   Why a new website? 8 years ago, Anarcho-Punk.net was launched using a customized version of a forum software called phpBB. The forum system was heavily modified to fit our needs for a music download database, making it almost impossible to upgrade and this is why […]

Acquisition of 2 new backup servers

In 2017 we added 2 new backup servers to the network. The purpose of those servers is to store our backups in a remote and secure location. Backups run on a schedule twice a week. We take backups of each site including the files, database, and emails, and then this backup is sent to a […]

Lancement de InfoLibertaire.net

infoLibertaire.net permet d’avoir rapidement des infos et des actualités quotidiennes provenant de sources diverses de la presse militante. Plus de 300 sources sont automatiquement diffusées ici dès que du nouveau contenu est disponible, réunissant ainsi les publications de médias alternatifs francophones influencés par les idées libertaires et antifascistes. Plus qu’un simple relai médiatique, infoLibertaire.net est […]

A new custom-made website for Libertaire.net

Resistance is now rebranded as Libertaire.net After more than 13 years of service under the Resistance.tk address, the forum will now be known as Libertaire.net. The reasons for this change are mostly technical and were explained in other posts. The network acquired the domain name Libertaire.net in 2012 and it was collectively decided to move […]

New server for the forums

We have just completed the migration to the new server ! All users should now be redirected to the new server but some of them may not be able to reach the new server until 48 hours depending on your internet provider. The last server that was purchased in 2011 and it began to show […]

Launching our first file hosting server!

As you may know, most of our downloads were offline for 1 year following issues with copyright (read more here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8983) We have finally came up with a permanent solution to the download’s file hosting problem by creating our own file hosting service. After 1 month of hard work, it’s finally ready ! What is […]

Archive of older news

This blog was launched recently and only the most important announcements have been imported. Previously, the news and technical issues reports were posted on the forums If you are looking for older news, please check the following links.   Libertaire.net Rapports de problèmes techniques & maintenances du serveur Resistance devient Libertaire.net : pourquoi ? InfoLibertaire.net […]