Wikipedia:WikiProject Anarchism/Participate

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Anarchism Task Force members
The Anarchist Task Force works to coordinate the efforts of all editors interested in improving the coverage of anarchism in Wikipedia, and invite you to participate in this project. If you would like to join, please add your name to the list using {{User}}. Welcome!

For a list of active editors, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Anarchism.

Anarchism WikiProject

  1. Shushugah (talk · contribs) As a wise Marxist once said I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member., but I cannot deny my strong interest in Anarchism, particularly WP:LABOR and Jewish anarchism. I regularly edit Radical Jewish newspapers.
  2. Ahwoooga (talk · contribs)
  3. allixpeeke (talk · contribs)
  4. Arms & Hearts (talk · contribs)
  5. benzband (talk · contribs)
  6. Bluerasberry (talk · contribs)
  7. Byelf2007 (talk · contribs) Create/update important articles
  8. Carptrash (talk · contribs) Mostly watching for vandalism
  9. Cast (talk · contribs)
  10. Chief Blackdawg (talk · contribs) Anarcho Punk Libertatia PyratePunx has knowledge of underground Anarcho punk movements world wide
  11. Cinadon36 (talk · contribs)
  12. Comrade Toaster (talk · contribs) Anarcho-Communist with interests in Anarchism in Japan, Democratic confederalism, and the EZLN
  13. Denisrodman88 (talk · contribs) Mostly watching
  14. DMT biscuit (talk · contribs)
  15. Eduen (talk · contribs) anticapitalist individualism, hedonistic communism, surrealist anarchism, dada egoism, fourierist situationism, anarcho-nietzschetianism, bohemian illegalism, groucho-marxism, insurrectionary cyrenaicism, pataphysical immediatism, polyamorist automatism, atheist absurdism
  16. Etriusus (talk · contribs)
  17. FederalDemocracy (talk · contribs)
  18. Full Shunyata (talk · contribs)
  19. Gobonobo (talk · contribs)
  20. Graveyardpansy (talk · contribs) anarcho-punk and anarcho-queer
  21. Gwen Gale (talk · contribs)
  22. jguard18 (talk · contribs)
  23. jrtayloriv (talk · contribs)
  24. LexPrivata (talk · contribs)
  25. Libertatia (talk · contribs)
  26. Lihaas (talk · contribs) Primarily anarcho-capitalism, and particulatrly the greatest project in the history of humankind (Commonwealth of Iceland), as well as the Amish (though im a little deficient there)
  27. Lquilter (talk · contribs)
  28. Malik Shabazz (talk · contribs)
  29. Manicatorman (talk · contribs) I have a master's degree in history, with a focus on anarchist history. I can be particularly helpful with American anarchist history, but I know a bit about the global history as well.
  30. Masrosauce (talk · contribs)
  31. Maziotis (talk · contribs)
  32. Mr. Schnellerklärt (talk · contribs) left anarchism and anarchist History
  33. Murderbike (talk · contribs)
  34. Owen (talk · contribs)
  35. Peter cohen (talk · contribs)
  36. Pinkville (talk · contribs)
  37. RepublicanJacobite (talk · contribs)
  38. Qsung (talk · contribs)
  39. Sentryward (talk · contribs)
  40. Skomorokh (talk · contribs)
  41. Soxwon (talk · contribs)
  42. SwitChar (talk · contribs)
  43. The Dracommunist (talk · contribs)
  44. TheGeniusPrince (talk · contribs)
  45. Tokelove (talk · contribs)
  46. violarulez (talk · contribs) (left libertarian)
  47. Wobble (talk · contribs)
  48. W1tchkr4ft_00 (talk · contribs) (individualist anarchist) willing to help with related stubs and bad pages. working on Informal_Anarchist_Federation
  49. Zazaban (talk · contribs) Currently working on Egoist anarchism
  50. Zellfaze (talk · contribs) (Anarchist Without Adjectives) willing to help watch for vandalism
  51. Гармонический Мир (talk · contribs)
  52. NatriumGedrogt (talk · contribs) I read the classics of Anarchism and like studying the intellectual history of the far left in general
  53. Grnrchst (talk · contribs)
  54. jamzze (talk · contribs)
  55. LittleDwangs (talk · contribs)

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Solidarity Among Rogues?
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Task Force.
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Controversy is nothing new on Wikipedia. Much time and effort has been spent constructively (or destructively) in the course of settling disputes, but anarchists have had a rather disproportionate amount of self-inflicted wounds to account for. Wikipedia's articles on anarchism were for years the most controversial, and at times editing anarchism-related articles has proven to be—at best—a heated proposition. Indeed, the main Anarchism article was once among the most heavily contested in the entire encyclopedia.

There does not exist an anarchist school of thought that has not been decried at one point or another as not true anarchism. The syndicalists are too beholden to stifling mass control; mutualism is profiteering with a human face; the communists are closet Stalinists; the capitalists are budding hierarchs; primitivism is nothing but luddite inhumanity; the post-leftists are bourgeois individualists; individualism dissolves into barbarism or government; the post-anarchists are academic opportunists who wouldn't recognise an anarchist if she slapped them in the face; and the anarchists without adjectives can't make up their damn minds. In short, everyone has an opinion, and there is no faction that emerges unsoiled from inter-anarchist mudslinging.

The Anarchist Task Force seeks to rectify this sad affair by encouraging inclusion and pluralism, with the intent to foster a culture of respect and solidarity among its editors. On this task force you'll likely work alongside anarchists and non-anarchists with whom you may have philosophical disagreement. The task force encompasses a wide spectrum of thought—classical and contemporary: pro-union; anti-market; pro-market; anti-property; pro-individualist; anti-capitalist; pro-collectivist; anti-civ; pro-left; pro-post-left—and many, many others who fall into categories neither "here" nor "there", and everywhere in between. This Task Force will not be kicking any school of thought out of the anarchist tree house.

The Task Force also seeks to uphold Wikipedia's larger goal of objectivity. It is not our business as an encyclopaedia to engage in these disputes, only to chronicle them veraciously. We do so by adopting a neutral point of view and not misrepresenting opinions as fact. This Task Force has no business saying such and such an anarchist philosophy is not truly anarchist, though it can and should report on notable opinions to that effect (cf. "The status of anarchist communism within anarchism is disputed, because most individualist anarchists consider communitarianism incompatible with political freedom"; "Because of the historically anti-capitalist nature of much of anarchist thought, the status of anarcho-capitalism within anarchism is disputed, particularly by communist anarchists."), where they are supported by reliable sources. For further guidance on this, please consult the Wikipedia:Anarchism referencing guidelines.

While you're editing articles, remember that we're all in this together as both editors and anarchists. As the former, we have chosen to volunteer our time and effort to promote our best ideals as the latter. We are comprised of a distinct minority of editors within the greater populous of Wikipedia, who may prefer to promote other concepts, histories, and biographies which run contrary to our ideals. This is unfortunate, given that what helps any article achieve greatness is the number of editors willing to apply their shoulder to the wheel. As such, we should seek partnership whenever possible. Throwing stones at each other along the path will aid no one, and the greater populace will hardly feel concerned over the consequences of an anarcho-pyrrhic victory. Anarchism is simultaneously among the most reviled and celebrated of philosophical traditions, and it would really be a shame if this task force stooped to proving the old cliché that anarchists are "good at creating firing squads, but only in circles."

So whether you're staring down blatant anti-anarchist propaganda, or being harassed by the Central Tree House of True Anarchists, take a page from Emma Goldman and encourage free love among the masses.

Leaving the Anarchism Task Force

While we appreciate your participation in this project, you are welcome to leave at any time you choose. If you should decide to leave the task force, please take the time to remove your name from the list of participants.

Participants are also neither expected to exclusively nor consistently edit anarchism related articles, nor take part in task force related discussions or projects. However, if members should go more than six-months without making any edits to Wikipedia, they will be presumed to have "retired" from the practice of editing in general, and will be respectfully removed from the listing.