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Anarchopedia was an online wiki-style encyclopedia written from an anarchist point of view. The wiki was founded in September 2004 by Serbian anarchist Miloš (or Milos) Rancic,[1][2][3] who was a steward and administrator on Meta-Wiki. Anarchopedia was a multilingual encyclopedia with editions in different languages. The website was critical of statism and capitalism.

It had an anti-censorship policy and controversial articles that get deleted from Wikipedia were found there. While the wiki had very few editors and most of its articles are copied from Wikipedia, it had some interesting original coverages that are quite difficult to find elsewhere in the Internet:

  • Collections of articles criticizing the establishment left (liberals), including Barack Obama, from a far left point of view.[4][5]
  • A list of US military interventions and war crimes committed by the US military.[6]
  • Lists of independent left-wing publications and online (English-language) periodicals published by left-wing parties throughout the world.[7][8]
  • Lists of leftist organizations and political parties in the United States and throughout the world.[9][10]
  • Documentation of CIA activities throughout the world, including articles deleted from Wikipedia and links to existing Wikipedia articles.[11]
  • Sadly, a number of far-left conspiracy theories. For example, it has an elaborate article[12] supporting the pseudohistorical view that the moon landing was a hoax.
  • A number of articles that originated from BoyWiki, a pro-pedophilia activist group.[13]
  • An interesting collection of various lists.[14]

An article about Anarchopedia was created in the very early days of the English Wikipedia, but it was deleted in 2005[15] and nobody apparently tried to recreate it after 2006. At one point they had a stub in the "Simple English" Wikipedia, and had articles in other language branches, including Esperanto. Surprisingly, the most elaborate article is in the Italian branch.[16]