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based on the writings on this blog i think CLR James and Frantz Fanon and I are on a pretty simpatico wavelength
Even before the city street fully absorbs the resonant sounding of shattering glass, the press—mainstream media or citizen journos, it doesn’t matter which—introduces us to a stock figure whose words are nonetheless accorded ...
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some relevant reading. all pdfs, sorry.

James E. Barrett and David Roedinger, How White People Became White
http://ross.mayfirst.org/files/barret-j-white-people-became-white.pdf

Bell Hooks, Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination
http://comm283.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/representingwhitenessbellhooks.pdf

Karen Brodkin Sacks, How Jews Became White
http://educ.jmu.edu/~brysonbp/336/readings/BrodkinJews.pdf

George Lipsitz, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mseth2/com417s12/readings/LipsitzWhiteness.PDF
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anyone know a tax specialist willing to help out Arthur Silber for free? he's in trouble with the IRS.
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yuks from the twitter

"amirite, n., (1) a snarky mineral in need of constant reassurance"

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(the fact I want to ask you whaddaya mean, plus one-ing that last comment, sort of proves my original point.)
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"If you are a radical, at least with conservatives you know where you stand: they are your enemies. If they wish to understand you, it is only to facilitate your being violently suppressed. This leads to a certain clarity. It also means they often honestly do wish to understand you."

David Graeber is one of the most important intellectuals of our time.
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so what with the late political vicissitudes here on earth, there's been a lot of talk about legitimate accession to power. inevitably it gets pointed out that Hitler gained power in a quasi-legitimate, and certainly legal, way.

unfortunately people making this point often state it as "Hitler was elected." this claim is factually inaccurate, and know-it-alls rarely miss the opportunity to jump on the inaccuracy; however, in doing so, they miss the real point, which is that even an accession to power that is viewed as aboveboard can be catastrophic in its outcomes.

they also miss the underlying accuracy of the claim, which is that Hitler's appointment to the chancellorship was a direct result of the electoral success of the NSDAP in the spring 1933 election, in which they took 44% of the popular vote, becoming the largest single-party bloc in the Reichstag and driving the old-money oligarchs von Papen and von Schleicher to a dangerous and ultimately disastrous behind-the-scenes courtship of their power. yes, Hitler was appointed due to non-electoral machinations; but to quibble over the use of the term "elected" is to ignore the reflection of the popular will that his accession to power represents.
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peter gelderloos's How Nonviolence Protects The State is easily the most important thing i've read this year. really looking forward to this release.

there's a preview pamphlet here, but it's in printer proof format, so the pagination is a mess for reading onscreen: https://ia600909.us.archive.org/15/items/Failurepreview3/failurepreview3.pdf

and How Nonviolence Protects The State is available in its entirety, for download or online reading, here: http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-how-nonviolence-protects-the-state
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