Who we are
A/I was born more than 10 years ago to provide internet support (through website hosting, e-mail accounts, mailing lists, chat, instant messaging, anonymous remailing, blogs, and much more) to activists and collectives coming from the world of grassroot and social movements. Our principles are fairly straightforward: the world should not be run on money, but it should be rooted in solidarity, community, mutual help, equal rights and freedoms, and social justice. Easy, isn't it? We support individuals, collectives, communities, groups and so on whose political and social activities fit within this worldview and who share with us some fundamental principles: anti-fascism, anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-militarism. And on top of that, one has to share our basic attitude towards money and the capitalistic world: a deep feeling of uneasyness and unrest.
Our resources live thanks to the donations of the community who uses them. The work the collective does to keep it all running is strictly voluntary. We don't host commercial projects, that we are sure will find more suitable servers than ours. We don't host institutions and political parties that should be able to run their own servers with the money they have instead of preying a self-managed and voluntary-run network like ours. Our services are thought and setup to protect the freedom of speech and the privacy of our users: that's why we do not keep sensitive information about them (ie logs, IPs, IDs, ecc.) nor we do any sort of commercial data mining.
Learn more about us and our goals:
- Our policy
- A short short tale about why we are who we are and why we do what we do.
- The manifesto we wrote in 2002
- Some words about our history as a collective (less poetry and more facts)
- Propaganda, flyers, banners and graphics
- The R* Plan
- Infrastructure costs
Our servers are legally managed by Associazione Investici, whose office is located in Via Fara 6, 20124, Milan (Italy). Any legal or other issues should be addressed to our e-mail contact: info at investici.org.