Our GSOWATCH Home Page
link directs you to the old GSOWATCH website, where most of our content originates. We are currently in the process of revising the content, appearance, and presentation of that content. You can see our 'work in progress' at GSOWATCH Revision's Home Page
We currently host the AABBSG Website [AA Big Book Study Group]
. We are attempting to make more of that content available at the new AABBSG Revised Home Page
. The AABBSG is the group that published thousands of FREE Big Books in a variety of languages. The books were distributed to Seccion Mexico
, jails and prisons all over the US, H&I committees, and in countries were the cost of our basic text was prohibitive. They retranslated the Big Book in to various languages. You can find online downloadable copies of these productions at our download page
The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
, (AAWS) and Anonyme Alkoholiker Interessengemeinschaft e. V
. (The German GSO - AAeV) were quite upset about this AA Big Book Study Group 12th step effort to carry the message, so they sued one individual member of the AABBSG. You can review some of that story at the German Litigations
Violating our Traditions and Concepts for World Service was not new to AAWS. They tired and failed to sue Frames of Mind and Creative Arts
for producing sobriety tokens. As early as March of 1985 they were threatening folks about publishing the Big Book. They abandoned that effort after receiving this
There are a lot of issues regarding AAWS and the violations of our Traditions and Concepts for World Service. After changing Article 2 of the Conference Charter from "Sections
" to "Countries
" they went after Section Mexico for publishing AA literature. You can review a lot of our information about that at our Section Mexico Litigations
Section Mexico broke away from Central Mexicana de Servicios Generales de Alcohˇlicos Anˇnimos, A.C
on account of motives of money and power, the "Central Mexico Section" structure had dangerously deviated from the AA tradition and principle. So on August 24th, 1986 about fifteen hundred AA groups in Mexico decided to withdraw from Central Mexicana de Servicios Generales, A.C., and simultaneously approved the creation of a new general service structure, named General Service Conference, Mexico Section (Seccion Mexico de la Conferencia de Servicios Generales). At that time the Article 2 of the Conference Charter still referred to "Sections", so all was well and good. We're far from finished updating the Seccion Mexico Litigations page, but we hope you'll take some time to review what we've done so far.
At our IWS Controversy Documents
link (Intergroup World Services) we've detailed most all of the communications between the IWS Group, IWS, Inc., and AAWS Inc. regarding the first "Little Big Books" and "The Study Edition". IWS Inc. was the "service arm" of the IWS Group, much like AAWS is the "service arm" of the A.A. Fellowship. IWS Inc. has dissolve and went out of business many years ago but where there is a vacuum, something usually fills in. Anonymous Press
started shortly after IWS Inc. went out of business. Anonymous Press, like AAWS provides service to anyone who seeks out their services. Contrary to AAWS beliefs and the mistaken belief of many others, Anonymous Press is an entirely different thing from IWS Inc. It was a new, fresh start-up effort from the beginning and has no relation to the old IWS Inc.
In the future we hope to considerably improve our German Litigations Page and our Seccion Mexico Page. We hope to add a page about the Circle Triangle Litigations, and build a page about the copyright of the Big Book. If you have any content you'd like to see us cover or if you'd like to share with us, feel free to click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of every page.
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