Something needed to be done against fascism,...
I don't want to wake up in a world, realising I should have done much more against fascism in the past.
I am personally responsible for the world I'm giving to my children!
Everybody should undertake action in her or his way to stop fascism, some people are more likely to organise petitions or demonstrations, I'm good in computing, so I'm doing it on the Web, the virtual meeting-place of cultures =:-)
The Antifascist Web is far from being completed, many links are still empty pages...
It will grow better (and bigger)!
Tuesday 20 Nov. 1995:
I added some texts and decided to stop speaking of a 'country' as being fascist, but use the term 'state' instead.
This, because I realised the term 'country' refers to all the people of a certain territory (among many antifascists) while 'state' refers just to the apparatus of repression.
Tuesday 5 Dec. 1995:
I decided to put no direct or indirect links to fascist web pages on the Antifascist Web because the aim is to destroy fascism, you can't destroy fascism by giving them media attention.
Fascists are proven to be falsifiers of history.
So why would we want to listen, look or link to them?
At this moment in most countries there exist laws which prohibit the spreading of lies against a person and which prohibits the call to kill someone. Here the human rights to survive as an individual and the right of freedom of speech are in contradiction. Apparently in favour of the right to survive as an individual.
Concerning freedom of speech for fascists and racists there are also two human rights in conflict: the right to survive as a group and the right of freedom of speech.
The right to survive for blacks, Jews, communists, homosexuals and dissidents is threatened by the freedom of speech for fascists and racists.
Fascism and racism are crimes that lead to murder, therefor racist and fascist propaganda should be banned or boycotted!
Some people claim that propagating something can never be a crime, and that because of this, there isn't a conflict between the different human rights.
This is not true since this would mean that a person that propagated the Nazi party in Germany in the thirties and forties wouldn't be a criminal unless he personally and physically killed someone!
I'm trying to reduce the outside links to antifascist pages with fascist or racist links on them, however, this isn't always easy to verify, and sometimes there are really interesting sites that do contain those links.
In this case, I did not remove links to these Antifascist web pages although I highly regret that those dirty links are there.
I don't mean the links made because of reference, but lists of links to the fascists without any explenation. It increases the believe in the false idea that (extreme) right equals (extreme) left.
Saturday 16 Dec. 1995:
The Antifascist Web is almost ready to make publicity for but some texts are incomplete, and lots need to be worked on and I surely need to run a spelling correction program on the pages to eliminate the biggest mistakes to the English language.
But I promised myself that I'm going to announce the Antifascist Web soon after the new year. It makes no sense to be working on it, if nobody knows it, it's meant to be a public forum!
Tuesday 22 Dec. 1995:
Some explanations about The Antifascist Web: It's the initiative of one single person (me:-), and I'm related to _NO_ political group or party.
The Antifascist Web is _NOT_ funded at all, The Antifascist Web is a project that simply involves _NO_ money at all, the only contributions that are welcome are Antifascist action reports, other texts, links to The Antifascist Web and free Internet space. If you really want to donate money: give it to a local Antifascist group! These free donations of WWW-space, e-mail-account,... is everything The Antifascist Web, as you see it, exists on.
The aim of The Antifascist Web is to inform the people of the world about what's happening in their country and elsewhere, without the normal censorship of the media, by letting the participants or organisers of the Antifascist actions themselves submitting their reports to The Antifascist Web.
Additionally The Antifascist Web tries to help to unify all the people trying to block one or more of the roads towards fascism.
Thanks to the organisations enlisted in the list of mirrors for making this possible, free of any costs!
I announced The Antifascist Web on numerous web directories and search engines using submit-it: really a brilliant idea to do it fast!
Friday 12 Jan. 1996:
Texts from Nigeria, Mexico and more texts about Turkey are added. Links are added, background improved and graphics from which part of the world a country is, are also added toThe Fight against fascism.
I got really encouraging e-mails from all over the world. And also an e-mail from a person claiming that in Turkey "things are getting better now". Ironically, one day before, the Turkish state organised a fascist attack on political prisoners in a prison.
Sunday 24 March 1996:
I somehow neglected this page,... well,... after all it's IS the least important one;-)
I got MUCH very nice reactions from people all over the world: thanks alot, it really makes my day happy! The nicest reaction was probably from a teacher, telling me that he let his students visit the Antifascist Web. The yought is our future! I'm discussing with some people the "don't link to fascists"-policy of the Antifascist Web. Sometimes a fascist mailed me hate-mail,... I didn't liked it,... but what's a stupid little mail in comparisation with real-life bullets fired at the Kurdish strugglers?
Thuesday 6 Aug. 1996:
I promised to do an update in the mid of july,... I didn't managed to get it out before then, sorry for that.
Next week the next update should be done. I focused on a frames-version with nicer (not much bigger) graphics. I did also put my priorities wrong. After finding out that the new version of Lynx (WWW browser for UNIX) was capable of working with frames I focused on making a frames-version. I will make this frame version but the containts of the Antifascist Web are more important than the look.
Only half of the WWW-surfers like frames the other half thinks it just slows down the browsing, that's also a reason why I didn't want to push it through.
Some people don't seem to realise when mailing to me that the Antifascist Web isn't a real-life organisation, but just my cyberpages. I hope the new index-page makes it a bit more clear.
I feel bad because I couldn't participate in making the hungerstrike in Turkey more known on the Net bec I had some other activities then.
I hope to be able to get back to the old update-rate. I merged the two history-files (history of fascism and history of Antifascist struggle) into one file since I don't have that many history-related files and to have less choises on the main page.
Sunday 8 Sep. 1996:
I added nice graphics on the index-page and scaled enlargements (enlarged by the browser) on the index-page and all 'second' pages.
This just adds 2Kb of space bec they're so small, and it enhances the visibility and the look of the pages. Also, for people that visited these pages allready, they can see visually that things changed.
I also added a text on the main page about the possibility to help the Antifascist Web, since many people mail me asking to help.