Submitted by nosho18 in Anarchism

We have learned that Dutch police have seized the servers of the NoState tech collective, which hosts North Shore Counter-Info as well as Montreal Counter-Info and several other anarchist sites. We know it is in the context of a criminal investigation but not much else.

North Shore Counter-Info is inaccessible for the time being, but the project is not dead and we will be migrating to new servers in the coming days. In the meantime, we will still be accepting submissions by email at northshore at riseup dt net and we will repost them on our twitter (@nscounterinfo) and on raddle.me/f/Canada.

Although this most recent attack on anarchist online infrastructure is disappointing, it is not surprising. Our goal as a project is to allow for communication between anarchists across Ontario and more widely, with the goal of developing our ideas and practices to build a world without domination and based on autonomy. This simple goal will always be opposed by those in power and our task now is to find ways to carry on, as anarchists have always done in the face of repression.

We will post further updates on both those platforms as we receive them. In the meantime, it is useful to share this update widely.

-North Shore Counter-Info collective


Dutch police have seized the server hosting several anarchist projects, including Montreal Counter-information, as part of a criminal investigation. This is the reason that our website is currently not accessible. We don't have more information at this time. Our first objective has always been and will always be to provide a secure platform for anarchists of our region to share their ideas and practices.

La police hollandaise a saisi le serveur hébergeant plusieurs projets anarchistes, y compris Montréal Contre-information, dans le cadre d'une enquête criminelle. C'est la raison pour laquelle notre site est présentement inaccessible. Nous n'avons pas plus d'informations en ce moment. Notre objectif premier a toujours été et sera toujours de fournir une plateforme sécuritaire pour les anarchistes de notre région pour diffuser leurs idées et leurs pratiques.

-MTL Counter-info

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ziq wrote (edited )

Damn. This is why using a host that ties itself to ideology is a terrible idea.

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lautreamont wrote (edited )

Above that, a single host is also not very safe. Mirror mirror...

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cretin wrote

Huge blow, same server also hosts 325 and Act For Freedom Now 🙁

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cretin wrote

I wonder if this is a result of Arturo Vasquez (former editor of Atassa Journal) finally making good on his threat against the nostate.net collective or whether it is completely unrelated? Back in 2018 he sent an email to them threatening to "investigate legal action, as well as inform the FBI" if doxxing information pertaining to him was not removed from the 325 website (the email he sent them is reprinted at the end of this article):

https://anarhija.info/library/eco-extremist-mafia-arturo-vasquez-submits-legal-fbi-threat-to-anarchist-counter-info-en

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