Marxists Internet Archive MIA

(in many languages)

The Marxists Internet Archive MIA is an all volunteer, non-profit public library, started 17 years ago in 1990. In 2006, MIA averaged 1.1 million visitors per month, downloading 15.5 million files per month. This represents a 25% increase in visitors since 2005, and a 380% increase in visitors since 2000. In 2007, MIA has 62 active volunteers from 33 different countries. MIA contains the writings of 592 authors representing a complete spectrum of political, philosophical, and scientific thought, generally spanning the past 200 years. MIA contains these writings in 45 different languages, comprising a total size of over 53,000 documents and 29 GB of data, all created through the work of volunteers around the world … (full long Introduction text).

Homepage; MIA Sitemap;
The Internete Archive: by Selected Marxist Writers; by Subject; by History; by Library Items; The MIA DVD;
Encyclopedia of Marxism: MIA Photo Gallery; (Past) Events; by subject; about the Encyclopedia;
Administrative Index; MIA Charter and ByLaws; Volunteers; Donate;
Contact for glossary; Contact for MIA Volunteers and Administrators.

Who we are: We have built these archives from the ground up through the hard work of volunteers around the world. All our volunteers work in more or less complete autonomy, held together by our charter, bylaws, and cooperative work with one another. Volunteers come into the project to do work on what they like — there is no top down or centralized planning structure — so if we don’t have something in these archives, it is because no one has volunteered to contribute it! :) If there is a certain author or work you’re looking for that we do not have, volunteer to put that information that is important to you on the internet so it can be shared with others!  

The volunteers who have built the Marxists Internet Archive are from all over the world — from Indonesia to Greece, from the US to the United Arab Emirates. The political practices of MIA volunteers are as diverse as our different backgrounds, age, and race. Most of us are not professors, teachers, students or otherwise involved with academia. We are all involved with activities other than building this archive, from our day-jobs (and we hold a diverse array of them!) to being with our families and friends. The MIA has been built simply by workers who give a few minutes of labour at the end of the day — Keep this in mind when you write to us with a suggestion — the best way to build this archive is to help in making it happen! :)

The following people and organizations have built our library as it stands today: … (full long list).

Thank you also to all those people from around the world who have sent letters of support. (And you have written from everywhere: from Korea to India to Argentina to Russia). Your encouragements are always sincerely welcomed.

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