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international anarcho-punk community with ~2000 albums available to download is a new online community and anarcho music sharing forum. We just opened to the "general public" and you are welcome to join this new and growing community!


We are an international and multi-lingual community for anarcho-punks from all around the world.
The website is available in over 20 different languages, and we offer a variety of language-specific forums for non-english-speaking peoples.


WWW.ANARCHO-PUNK.NET is an international and multilingual community made BY anarcho-punks FOR anarcho-punks where you can download thousands of complete high-quality albums of anarcho-punk bands! Our main objective is to make this music widely available and more easily accessible for everyone, while providing a community and necessary organisational tools for anarchists and punks from all over the world to group together and discuss their interests and projects. We believe that the internet is a great way to spread this form of music in the true spirit of do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) and we want to use it at it's full potential.

WWW.ANARCHO-PUNK.NET offers a wide variety of music - we are not only limited to Punk. We share any bands that fit within the site's general principles and, of course, we also share different kind of music genres. You will not only find Punk music here, there is also various other music genres, starting from Oi! and Ska to Hardcore, Grindcore and Metal.

This site is not only a place to download music, this is also a great way to meet people who have similar musical tastes and probably share the same ideas as you. Think of it as a sort of anarcho-punk federation making it easier to meet new people and organize together with other anarcho-punks from all over the world while having all your favorite music at the same place!

We also target on the global level: this is why the website is available in a few different languages and there are various regional forums for punks and anarchists from all around the world.
We also welcome redskins and anarcho-skinheads to join us since anarchist music is not only limited to the punk community (and we already publish a couple of skinhead bands!)



Our community is built and based on the ideas and basis of anarchism, but we are not dogmatic elitists and our community is not exclusively limited to anarchist thinkers. We welcome anybody sharing the same interests as us: music and politics. Even if you are just curious you are welcome to join us.

However, our tolerance has some limit and we refuse to let fascists and capitalists reappropriate our community. The website is a TOOL for people wanting to organize, and is NOT a free tribune nor a place for useless ideological wars between people and their different converging ideas.

Please understand that by distributing music we choose to take responsibility for the content of the lyrics and that we refuse to spread those that contradict our basic ideologies - those that inspired the creation of this website. Also understand that by claiming to be anarchist this site has to keep a minimum of coherence between words and action. This site is a sort of a federation of bands and people sharing similar interests - and NOT a battleground for political opponents. This is not a place to publish absolutely anything (there is already tons of other places to do this), we want to make sure that when you see a band here you like you can be sure that others in the list are issued from similar scenes.

We will not distribute the propaganda of the ones targeted by our main political activities, it's as simple as that.



Without entering into detail, we can define ourselves as being united behind the banner of the following 4 converging points. You will find a large variety of ideas here, but they all share the same common ideals, and this is why we are stressing on these points of unification.

3.1) ANTI-CAPITALISM -- This project is issued from the underground movement: we are strong believers in anti-capitalism.This is not the place to publish commercial bands having no common ideals with the rest of the bands present on the site. The project is part of the D.I.Y. community, we do not support commercial / capitalist projects and this is not the place to advertise your eBay albums for sale or your high-priced shitty music. We believe in music for social change, not profit. Promotion of the music business will not be tolerated (D.I.Y. distros and non-capitalist labels are welcome).
Capitalism is not a idea we recognize ourselves as part of (not even anarcho-capitalism). We demand that you understand that anarcho-capitalism is NOT one of our unification points, so for the sake of productivity please keep this debate for another forum.

3.2) ANTI-FASCISM -- We are radically against fascism of all kinds. Provocation from nazis, fascists, racists, sexists, xenophobic or homophobic people will not be tolerated here, of course. Like Oi Polloi says, "We are peaceful peoples, but not when it comes down to fascism".
We do not support R.A.C. music and demand members of the site to not promote this kind of music here.

3.3) ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN -- Following the true spirit of anarchism, we are strongly anti-authoritarian thinkers inspired by the first anarchist philosophers. We insist on the opposition of authoritarianism in all it's forms.
Note that opposition to authoritarian communism is included in our anti-authoritarian ideas, we want to make it clear that we will not let this place become a propaganda tool for authoritarians.

3.4) STATELESSNESS AND GLOBAL UNITY -- Another point we insist on is global unity: anarchists deny the mainstream principles of borders and nations, so we are radically against all kinds of nationalism and state patriotism. We don't recognize ourselves as having nationally based values, so please understand this is not the place to write if you claim to represent these kind of ideas.


WWW.ANARCHO-PUNK.NET is a project launched and supported by a group of french anarchist activists from canada and europe who are also behind a few other well known projects that have been active a few years. The site is part of "Resistance Network", an online network of anarchist communities for activists and punks/skins. ANARCHO-PUNK.NET's webmaster is also behind the world's two biggest french punk/oi! music distribution forums offering thousands of albums, and are also the biggest and oldest french-speaking anti-capitalist forums online. We have strong long-term radical ideas and also the technical knowledge to make this project become as notorious as our others are in the anarchist community, and more importantly to make it last a long time!

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Why not register yourself an account and come talk with us in this new community?
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author by Anarcho-Punkpublication date Sat Jan 15, 2011 01:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The individual behind this site has a very poor understanding of anarchist principles and practice, and he reacts extremely childishly to any criticism of his theft of the labour of others (music) without their consent. While there are bands who are happy to have their music shared this way, it has to be their choice as it is their hard work and harder-earned cash that has gone into creating it in the first place. Bands like Oi Polloi rely on record sales to support their ability to play benefit events for political causes. This is something that the website's creator refuses to countenance, instead prefering to throw around unfounded accusations and insults at any band or label that dares to challenge his selfish actions. Simply repeating 'property is theft!' shows both an ignorance of anarchist theory and an inability to create a coherent argument for his actions (probably because there isn't one).

With a few exceptions it's not even a particularly good forum, and the level of debate leaves a lot to be desired if you've moved past the immature mindlessly angry teen phase of your life.

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