About this site
19 January 2016
My online life so-to-speak, began about 1979 when I purchased a Commodore 64 and discovered Bulletin Boards, Email and above all, Compuserve, the first commercial, online ‘community’.
Later, around 1984, I bought a Macintosh computer, initially for its graphics capabilities but questions were beginning to pile up concerning the impact of computers on capitalism so I launched New York Online (NYOL), a dial-up Bulletin Board System, or BBS that ran on my first Mac. NYOL broke new ground in networking out independent news to the planet (in 1984 only the big corporates had access to leased lines). NYOL lasted until 1992 when I relocated to South Africa due to my work with liberation movements in Southern Africa.
On my return to the UK in 2002, I eventually resurrected NYOL but on a different platform, initially a hand-coded site that was intended just for my own writing. Hah! That didn’t last long. Currently InI contains over 18000 essays of which around 1000 or more are my essays (though not all are yet in the WordPress Database).
Here’s a link to an archive by month of almost every article on the site from September 2004 to February 2010. There has to be something like 25,000 pages in total plus thousands of links by subject including extensive archives of Information Clearing House (almost from Day 1), VTJP Palestine Newslinks, Military Resistance, URUK Net, CounterCurrents, IPS and so forth. In addition there are currently over 17,000 articles on the WordPress site).
I have just copied around 500 of my essays to the new site, dedicated solely to my own writing. Eventually, I hope to transfer all my writing over to this new site but it’s a slow and tedious process.
You can also find my own work published on a number of sites including Global Research, Dandelion Salad, Strategic Culture Foundation, ColdType, Black Agenda Report, Dissident Voice, 4th Media and a bunch of other sites across the world as well as being translated into an unknown number of languages which include Portugese, Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, German…
William Bowles, Writer, Editor and Publisher