Dear cyberspace comrades,
Responding to a call from the Solidaritygroup Political Prisoners (http://www.xs4all.nl/~tank) in The Netherlands, Arm The Spirit has just established a mirror site for the banned German resistance magazine "Radikal". According to SPG, the German authorities are planning to block all access by German Internet subscribers to the Dutch provider xs4all.nl because of the fact that a web page for Radikal had been established there. Both zipped and tar compressed versions of the Radikal page can be downloaded there, so if you or your group would also like to set up a Radikal mirror site, please do so! We must show the German authorities that any attempts by them to crack down on left-wing communications structures, including those on the Internet, will be met with redoubled efforts on our part to propagate the free flow of left-wing news and information.
Whether or not the German authorities are actually able to block all access to the Amsterdam site remains to be seen, but we decided to act right away and establish a mirror site. It can be found at our web site at http://burn.ucsd.edu/~ats/RADIKAL/index.htm.
In brief, Radikal is a paper "by and for the autonomous left" which has been consistently published in Germany since the 1970s. Since being banned under Germany's repressive anti-leftist laws, the magazine has been published cladestinely. Topics in the magazine include political prisoners, communiques and discussions from and about armed struggle organizations, historical analyses of patriarchy and fascism, updates on anti-fascist activity in Germany, critiques of and solidarity with the PKK and the Kurdish national liberation struggle...and usually some "practical" tips, such as how to safely use computers for political work and what devices can best hinder the rail transport of nuclear waste, etc.
Arm The Spirit are proud to have translated and distributed several articles from Radikal in the past, and we look forward to doing so in the future. At present, some of these can be found at our ftp site in the Autonomous.Left directory; we hope to covert some of them to HTML format in the near future.
For an uncontrollable resistance media!
Create one, two, many Radikal Mirror Sites!!
Arm The Spirit, September 3/96