Note: This mostly recapitulates a comment I made on the earlier article about Sherman Austin and raisethefist.com. I'm posting it separately here in the hopes it can get featured.
Sherman Austin is about to become the latest political prisoner in the USA, essentially for the crime of running an anarchist web site (an analysis of how this is the case, written by a conservative college professor nonetheless, can be found at
I've exchanged a few e-mails with Sherman. At this point it looks like raisethefist.com will survive the incarceration of its founder. Volunteers have been found to take over the running of the site. What he needs now most of all is people with five gigs or more (more is better since the site tends to grow) of storage space and a fast net connection who are willing to mirror the site, because it would come as no surprise if the FBI continues to fuck with it. Having access to a high-capacity tape drive or DVD burner so multiple copies could be stored offsite is even better.
If anyone does have such capability, contact Sherman (his sentence doesn't start until early next month, so he can still be e-mailed for a few more weeks) at email@example.com .