Alternative Media Project

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The Alternative Media Project is a non-profit organization that promotes alternative and independent media. Its projects include Infoshop.org, Practical Anarchy magazine, Breaking Glass Press, and Radical Street Distro.[1][2] It was founded by a group that included anarchist Chuck Munson.

Breaking Glass Press publishes pamphlets such as "Cop Watch 101" and the "Infoshop Guide to Grand Jury Investigations", and plans to publish the revised edition of the Black Bloc Papers in 2006.

Infoshop.org[edit]

Infoshop.org was founded in January 1995 as the Mid-Atlantic Infoshop by Chuck Munson.[3] Having previously co-founded an online archive of anarchist texts, the Spunk Library, in 1992, Munson established Infoshop as a general resource on anarchism, moving to the domain name Infoshop.org in 1998.[3] Munson reorganized the website as a collective project in 2001, and by November 2008, it is run by a core of nine people, supplemented by regular writers and volunteers.[3] Having previously being involved in publishing Practical Anarchy magazine, the collective announced plans on launching a quarterly magazine titled Infoshop News & Views to go "head-to-head against other American leftist magazines".[3]

A prominent feature of the site is Infoshop News, an open publishing newswire similar to that of Indymedia.[4] Initiated in 1997, the news service is one of several thousand English language publishers carried by Google News. The site has a number of other sections, including forums, and wikis. In April 2008, a link aggregator, Infoshop Links was launched, using software based on popular social bookmarking service Digg.[5] The site also mirrors the anarchist-written FAQ "An Anarchist FAQ". A 2003 academic study of anarchist websites found that Infoshop was "the key anarchist site" and the only core anarchist site to closely cover the contemporary anarchist movement in addition to anarchist theory.[4]

Practical Anarchy[edit]

Practical Anarchy
Publisher Alternative Media Project
Year founded 1991
Final issue 2007
Country USA
Based in Madison, Wisconsin
OCLC number 27432305

Practical Anarchy was an anarchist magazine that was published quarterly by the Alternative Media Project.[1][2] Begun in 1991 as an irregular publication, for many years it advocated anarchy as practice, such as organizing housing cooperatives, environmentalism, workplaces and DIY media. Its slogans were "put a little anarchy into your life" and "anarchy is everywhere". It was canceled in 2007 for the creation of a new magazine, Infoshop News & Views.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Pymm, Bob (August 2002). "Universal Texts (Rev. of Alternative Library Literature, 1998–1999: A Biennial Anthology)"Paid subscription required. The Australian Library Journal. 51 (3): 274–275. ISSN 0004-9670. doi:10.1080/00049670.2002.10755996 – via Taylor and Francis. 
  2. ^ a b Hawthorn, Tom (December 10, 2008). "Treasuring the West Coast's anarchic history". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on November 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alasbarricadas interviews Infoshop founder, Chuck Munson Archived 2008-02-23 at the Wayback Machine.", Infoshop.org, February 20, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Owens, Lynn; L. Kendall Palmer (2003). "Making the News: Anarchist Counter-Public Relations on the World Wide Web". Critical Studies in Media Communication. 20 (4): 335–361. doi:10.1080/0739318032000142007. 
  5. ^ "Infoshop Launches New Link Aggregator Service". Infoshop.org. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 

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