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Forums

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 to learn more about the bands. Click on the album image to discover the group’s biography, the list of albums,

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Tech Team

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 by the Tech Team to monitor the entire network Managers of hosted sites can monitor the server hosting their sites

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Servers

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 world’s electricity supply by 2025 The internet emits 1.6 billion annual tons of greenhouse gas emissions, more than airplanes More than 50 million tons

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Forums

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 as authoritarian. Our programmers built a custom-made voting system where all decisions regarding forum moderation are taken, whether it is

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Servers

Server update: 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 of 3 different people and 7 days of collaborative work to overcome these problems because 2 servers and 15 sites

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Forums

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 to scan the web for activist events on various sites such as Demosphere and Mobilizon. The events are then sorted

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Forums

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 to end up being included in the newsletter. We plan to eventually send a summary of announcements of upcoming concerts

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Anarchist Federation

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 Forum thread: https://forum.anarchistfederation.net/d/241-turkish Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this project a reality!

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Newsletters

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 newsletter for each site, to send relevant content to its members. The main objective was to help the news media

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Newsletters

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 help give more visibility to bands releasing albums after this difficult pandemic period for musicians. We also hope that it

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Servers

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 uses a lot of memory, it is enabled only on the websites receiving the most traffic. Memcached is a distributed

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Shop

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/ Spanish Version – Ni Dios Ni Amo https://www.ni-dios-ni-amo.com/ German Version – Keine Götter Keine Meister https://www.keinegotterkeinemeister.de/ Portuguese Version – Sem

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Servers

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 to the activist community through the sales of t-shirts. The Anarchist Federation Network is a self-managed federation of anarchist websites.

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Technical Problems

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 on the site to protect the teams and limit the progress of the fire. They thus proceeded with the complete

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Servers

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 hosted on this server exceeded thirty and the server was constantly overloaded. An upgrade was required to correct this problem.

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Anarchist Federation

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 team!

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Forums

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 scene is much too small to justify having a site that is exclusively dedicated to it. Quebec punks are not very

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Servers

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 allows us to update all the other software we use. We also decided to drop cPanel and migrate to Plesk

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Forums

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 the exact type of music you are looking for. The list contains all the bands shared by the members of

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PunkDownload

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 largest online collection of underground punk music. By making all this music available in one convenient place, we help punks

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PunkDownload

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 listening to, a lot of information about the band is displayed when downloading an album. We use multiple online services

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Forums

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 news from AnarchistFederation.net at the top of the page. So when you visit the forum, you can keep up with

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Anarchist Federation

Anarchist Federation partners up with NGNM to launch a multi-lingual news platform in 9 languages

Since 2016, Info Libertaire has been relaying articles from 300 anarchist collectives in a unique, tailor-made platform. As of 2020, the site is now the one that receives the most visitors in our network, surpassing even the forums. We can say that it is a success!From the start, the plan was to use InfoLibertaire as a staging ground in anticipation of the addition of an English version. After testing and improving the platform since 2016,

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PunkDownload

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 on PunkDownload.com and are available as fast, unlimited downloads on Soulseek. It includes all of the albums uploaded on Anarcho-Punk.net

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Shop

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 of a brand-new website. This is the first major website redesign in 10 years, needless to say, the old version

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Forums

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 contribute to making punks more involved in the activist struggles    

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Forums

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 licenses de divers logiciels plus performants et avec plus de possibilités. Site web entièrement optimisé pour les appareils mobiles Nouveau

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Forums

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 the website didn’t have any major updates since 2009. The Web changed a lot since 2009 and APN couldn’t keep

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Servers

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 separate server for storage. For maximum safety, our EU data center stores its backups in NA while our NA servers

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Anarchist Federation

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 un répertoire à jour de la presse alternative, militante et révolutionnaire. Une présentation pour découvrir les sources est ajoutée à

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Forums

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 to the new address. Our web designers have also made a new unique, custom-made graphic theme for the new site

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Servers

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 some difficulties through the last year which manifested itself by recurrent failures and general slowness. So we invested in a

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Servers

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 it ? In a few words: better than mediafire, faster than other hosts, no ads, no paid subscribtion, no waiting,

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News

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 infoLibertaire.net – actualités et infos militantes en direct Pirate-Punk.net Rapports de problèmes techniques Lancement de Pirate-Punk version 2 NOUVEAU: L’infolettre

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