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wi·ki /ˈwikē/ Noun: 1. A Web site developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.

Activists in a large circle lock their arms together inside tubes, forming the center of one of many intersection blockades, Seattle, November 1999

How to Help

  • Edit a page:
    • Add writing
    • Add links to relevant, existing outside content
    • Help improve wiki content (edit for spelling, grammar, clarity, brevity, etc...) 
    • Request the creation of new pages, either by starting a new blank page, or by putting links around words or phrases on existing pages. 
  • Comment on pages: 
    • Use the "Discussion" tab found on most pages to talk about things that work, things that don't, examples of use, best practices, caveats, etc...
  • Get the word out: 
    • Help publicize the existence of the site, and solicit senior activists in your community to contribute knowledge of the tactics and techniques used in past struggles. Spread the word among eager young activists with innovating new ideas.

To become involved in the creation and maintenance of this set of resources, please edit or comment, create an account, or contact info@disarmy.org for more information.

Initial Work

Intial work involved setting up this Drupal site and configuring it with Wiki-like capabilities. Curators are needed for each of the major book sections (e.g. Self-defense, Civil Disobedience, Medical, Legal, Media, etc..).

Assistance is welcome from writers and contributors, from people willing to help assemble existing content, and to assist in the development of new content in a variety of formats.

Collaboration for a Public Resource

The wealth of content in a Wiki site depends on the participation of its visitors making incremental improvements. Ways to contribute include:

  • Edit the page using the 'Edit' tab above.
  • Request the creation of a new page by adding a link to potential topics, using [[ ]]
  • Additions can be point form, expanding an existing paragraph, original writing, helping correct spelling, grammar or clarity, adding wiki syntax to non-wiki content, adding links to existing internet content, etc… Additions need not be complete or even well-crafted in order to move the content building forward.
  • Discuss page concepts and content using the 'Discussion' tab above.
  • 'Watch' pages that you've edited or topics that interest you, and correct vandalism. Conceptual disagreements should be moved to the Discussion area.

Site Syntax

Notations that can be used while editing a page:

  • Sub-Headings: ==Top level sub-heading (H2)==, ===Second level (H3)===, ====Third level (H4)====, etc… An automatic table of contents will be generated using these.
  • Links: put square brackets [[ ]] around a word to create a link to an existing page, or to prompt the creation of a new page. Additional syntax permits [[<Page title for link>|<Text to appear on page>]] as well as alternate links such as [[wikipedia:<page title>|<text to appear>]].
  • Templates: {{Stub}}, {{WIP}} Work in progress. {{Wiki}} Page contains unformatted (non-wiki) content