Saturday, April 08, 2023

Main Blog Moved to Kersplebedeb.com!

Since March 2013, the main Kersplebedeb website has been migrated to a primarily wordpress format.

What this means in practical terms is that everything you are used to seeing on Sketchy Thoughts is now being posted straight to Kersplebedeb and simply being automatically mirrored here. So in general, you will probably have a better reading/viewing experience if you head over to Kersplebedeb.

For those who prefer the Sketchy Thoughts blogger layout for whatever reason, this page will continue to be automatically updated whenever something is posted to Kersplebedeb, for at least the short-term future. However, as additional functionality is added to the Kersplebedeb site via wordpress, the Sketchy Thoughts page will probably begin to show its age more and more.



Saturday, February 06, 2016

Red Guards Austin – A Year Summation of the Life of a Militant Maoist Organization in the U.S. Central South (repost)

We received this summation of the Red Guards Austin collective and are publishing it with their permission.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Red Guards Austin – A Year Summation of the Life of a Militant Maoist Organization in the U.S. Central South



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Red Guards Austin – A Year Summation of the Life of a Militant Maoist Organization in the U.S. Central South



We received this summation of the Red Guards Austin collective and are publishing it with their permission.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Red Guards Austin – A Year Summation of the Life of a Militant Maoist Organization in the U.S. Central South



Thursday, February 04, 2016

We are the Russian Maoist Party, the Party of Rednecks, Dirty Migrants, Chicks and Faggots (repost)

We are the Russian Maoist Party, the party of rednecks, dirty migrants, chicks and faggots. That is what the bourgeoisie named us. If only it were not half-blind and could tell us apart – us little, dumb, wicked inbreds.

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We are the Russian Maoist Party, the Party of Rednecks, Dirty Migrants, Chicks and Faggots



We are the Russian Maoist Party, the party of rednecks, dirty migrants, chicks and faggots. That is what the bourgeoisie named us. If only it were not half-blind and could tell us apart – us little, dumb, wicked inbreds.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at We are the Russian Maoist Party, the Party of Rednecks, Dirty Migrants, Chicks and Faggots



Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Revealed: Why and How the FBI Operate a Child Porn Site (repost)

The FBI is under fire after Department of Justice court filings revealed agents operated a large child pornography site for two weeks in 2015. The FBI originally hacked the site, called Playpen, to identify visitors.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Revealed: Why and How the FBI Operate a Child Porn Site



The FBI is under fire after Department of Justice court filings revealed agents operated a large child pornography site for two weeks in 2015. The FBI originally hacked the site, called Playpen, to identify visitors.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Revealed: Why and How the FBI Operate a Child Porn Site



Monday, February 01, 2016

Masked marchers beat migrants in Stockholm (repost)

Published: 30 Jan 2016 11:05 GMT+01:00 A gang of up to a hundred black-clad masked men marched in central Stockholm on Friday evening, singling out and beating up immigrants, and handing out leaflets threatening further violent attacks against unaccompanied refugee youth.

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Interview with Out of the Flames of Ferguson (repost)

See an intro to this piece and an update on We’re Hir We’re Queer here. Who is Out of the Flames of Ferguson (OOTFF)?  How did you all get together?  What are your politics and what kind of work do you all do?

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Interview with Out of the Flames of Ferguson



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Masked marchers beat migrants in Stockholm



Published: 30 Jan 2016 11:05 GMT+01:00 A gang of up to a hundred black-clad masked men marched in central Stockholm on Friday evening, singling out and beating up immigrants, and handing out leaflets threatening further violent attacks against unaccompanied refugee youth.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Masked marchers beat migrants in Stockholm



Interview with Out of the Flames of Ferguson



See an intro to this piece and an update on We’re Hir We’re Queer here. Who is Out of the Flames of Ferguson (OOTFF)?  How did you all get together?  What are your politics and what kind of work do you all do?

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Interview with Out of the Flames of Ferguson



4 Free Ebooks from Kersplebedeb Publishing

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Since 1998 Kersplebedeb has been an important source of radical literature and agit prop materials. The project has a non-exclusive focus on anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist politics, framed within an anticapitalist perspective, with particular attention being paid to the experiences of armed organizations, and political and radical prisoners.

Celebrate the past year’s new books from Kersplebedeb Leftwingbooks.net — 4 ebook versions of Kersplebedeb books are available for free for 1 week on Amazon:

Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead (http://ift.tt/Vdb8Eqproduct/B015YKQUYU) When a thirteen-year-old Mead ends up in the Utah State Industrial School, a prison for boys, it is the first step in a story of oppression and revolt that will ultimately lead to the foundation of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group, and to Mead’s re-incarceration as a fully engaged revolutionary, well-placed and prepared to take on both his captors and the predators amongst his fellow prisoners. This is his story.

Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin “Rashid” Johnson featuring exchanges with an Outlaw (http://ift.tt/Vdb8Eqproduct/B013RU5M4S) Poetry and essays from behind the bars of Attica prison. Combining the personal and the political, affording readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life—over forty years—behind bars for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement. EIncludes an extensive examination of the U.S. government’s war against the Black Liberation Army in general, and Jalil in particular, by Ward Churchill, and an introduction by Walidah Imarisha.

Eurocentrism and the Communist Movement, by Robert Biel (http://ift.tt/Vdb8Eqproduct/B00W5TY37K) Exploring the relationship between Eurocentrism, alienation, and racism, while tracing the different ideas about imperialism, colonialism, “progress”, and non-European peoples as they were grappled with by revolutionaries in both the colonized and colonizing nations. Teasing out racist errors and anti-racist insights within this history, Biel reveals a century-long struggle to assert the centrality of the most exploited within the struggle against capitalism.

Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black: Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim (http://ift.tt/Vdb8Eqproduct/B01AIUDW9C) Poetry and essays from behind the bars of Attica prison. Combining the personal and the political, affording readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life—over forty years—behind bars for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement. Includes an extensive examination of the U.S. government’s war against the Black Liberation Army in general, and Jalil in particular, by Ward Churchill, and an introduction by Walidah Imarisha.

At the same time, be sure to check out all of the books available fromhttps://http://ift.tt/1pxRDaV (those specifically published by Kersplebedeb: http://bit.ly/1iFhdw5)

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Towards the History of Maoist Dissidence in the Soviet Union – an article by Alexei Volynets. Part 1 (repost)

This is a translation of an article in Russia by Alexei Volynets which appeared here: http://ift.tt/23CNQOo with the title: The Soviet Red Guard: The Soviet Union Needs Mao Zedong. It was published on July 10.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Towards the History of Maoist Dissidence in the Soviet Union – an article by Alexei Volynets. Part 1



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Eamonn McCann: State role in IRA killings changes everything (repost)

The question arising from this week’s revelations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was that all about?

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How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World (repost)

This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred personal narratives from middle class women activists of different generations.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World



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«La Meute» vue de l’intérieur (repost)

AmiEs #GAPPA! Les individus derrière cette enquête cherchaient un lieu où publier leur article anonymement: GAPPA s’est fait un plaisir de le reproduire ici. Un aperçu de l’intérieur de «La Meute» où se côtoient propos racistes, sexistes, colonialistes et ultra-nationalistes.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at «La Meute» vue de l’intérieur



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Towards the History of Maoist Dissidence in the Soviet Union – an article by Alexei Volynets. Part 1



This is a translation of an article in Russia by Alexei Volynets which appeared here: http://ift.tt/23CNQOo with the title: The Soviet Red Guard: The Soviet Union Needs Mao Zedong. It was published on July 10.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Towards the History of Maoist Dissidence in the Soviet Union – an article by Alexei Volynets. Part 1



How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World



This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred personal narratives from middle class women activists of different generations.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World



Eamonn McCann: State role in IRA killings changes everything



The question arising from this week’s revelations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was that all about?

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Eamonn McCann: State role in IRA killings changes everything



«La Meute» vue de l’intérieur



AmiEs #GAPPA! Les individus derrière cette enquête cherchaient un lieu où publier leur article anonymement: GAPPA s’est fait un plaisir de le reproduire ici. Un aperçu de l’intérieur de «La Meute» où se côtoient propos racistes, sexistes, colonialistes et ultra-nationalistes.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at «La Meute» vue de l’intérieur



Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Maoist Enemy: China’s Challenge in 1960s East Germany

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This article examines the challenge of Chinese communism in East Germany in the1960s. It shows how the Sino–Soviet Split and the Chinese Cultural Revolution endangered the public transcripts of East German state socialism by undermining its organizing metaphors and principles. Chinese cadres used their East Berlin embassy as a stage, showcase and megaphone for their dissenting vision of communism throughout the decade, winning some support from elderly communists, young anti-authoritarianand students from the Global South. Studying the East German campaign againswhat was known as ‘Mao Zedong Thought’ sheds light on the transnational traffic of actors and ideas within the Second World in the turbulent decade of the 1960s. The official and vernacular response to the Maoist challenge suggests that East German ideology was constituted by a double demarcation in the 1960s, against Western social democracy and capitalism to its right and Chinese communism to its left

This article, from the Journal of Contemporary History 0(0), makes for a pretty fascinating read. Uploaded by Quinn Slobodian on Academia.edu  (also mirrored here).



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Meet The Women Of The Occupied Refuge (repost)

Kristi Jernigan arrived alone at the Redmond airport from Tennessee with nothing but a carry-on bag and her Bible.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Meet The Women Of The Occupied Refuge



Kristi Jernigan arrived alone at the Redmond airport from Tennessee with nothing but a carry-on bag and her Bible.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism



THE QUESTION OF "Eurocentrism" is a vexing problem not only for academia but for the left. In the broadest sense, Eurocentrism can be understood as the implicit view that societies and cultures of European origin constitute the "natural" norm for assessing what goes on in the rest of the world.

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Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism (repost)

THE QUESTION OF “Eurocentrism” is a vexing problem not only for academia but for the left. In the broadest sense, Eurocentrism can be understood as the implicit view that societies and cultures of European origin constitute the “natural” norm for assessing what goes on in the rest of the world.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ottawa Anti-Prison Triple Launch, January 28th (Certain Days, Escaping the Prism, Lumpen)

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WHERE: University of Ottawa, Gradate Student Association, 601 Cumberland, Room GSAED 307 (in the same building as Cafe Nostalgica — see map below)

WHEN: Thursday, January 28th – 7pm

TRIPLE LAUNCH for …
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
– Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
– Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

AGAINST PRISONS, SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS!
AGAINST REPRESSION, SPREAD RESISTANCE!
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Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing: Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black by Jalil Muntaqim, and Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Former political prisoner Ed Mead will be joining us by skype.

This event is FREE; the Certain Days calendar and books from Kersplebedeb Publications will be sold.

Food will be served
Space is wheelchair accessible
Traduction chuchotée disponible de l’anglais vers le français
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TRIPLE LANCEMENT
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
– Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
– Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

Jeudi le 28 janvier à 19h
Édifice GSAÉD, pièce 307
601 rue Cumberland

CONTRE LES PRISONS, EN APPUI AUX PRISONNIER(E)S POLITIQUES!
CONTRE LA RÉPRESSION, ÉTENDONS LA RÉSISTANCE!

Rejoignez-nous pour une soirée de discussion, de poésie et de célébration anti-prison, avec le lancement du calendrier Certain Days et de deux nouveaux livres de chez Kersplebedeb: Escaping the Prism… Fade to Black, et Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Ed Mead, ancien prisonnier politique, nous rejoindra par skype.

Cet événement est GRATUIT; les calendriers Certain Days et les livres de Kersplebedeb seront en vente sur place.

Nourriture comprise
Espace accessible par chaise-roulante
Traduction chuchotée disponible de l’anglais vers le français
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*Le calendrier Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners 2016, qui en est à sa 14e année d’édition, est un projet conjoint de financement et d’éducation entre des militant.es de Montréal et Toronto et les prisonniers politiques David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes et Herman Bell, emprisonnés dans l’État de New York.

*Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black
Jalil Muntaqim est prisonnier politique depuis 1971, ayant été ciblé par le programme du genre COINTEL du FBI. Ce recueil de poèmes et d’essais combinant le personnel et le politique nous font mieux connaître un militant pour la libération des noirs qui a passé presque toute sa vie en tôle. Avec une introduction signée Walidah Imarisha et un essai historique détaillé de Ward Churchill.

* Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
Emprisonné pour la première fois à l’âge de 13 ans pour avoir brûlé une école et volé des cigarettes, Ed Mead a co-fondé la brigade révolutionnaire George Jackson de Seattle, avant d’être emprisonné après un hold-up raté et de devenir un organisateur dans plusieurs prisons, devenant actif dans le mouvement prisonnier queer notamment. Sorti de prison en 1991, il milite encore contre le système carcéral aujourd’hui.

* Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
Now in its 14th year of existence, the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell.

* Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black
Captured in 1971 and railroaded by a COINTELPRO-type FBI operation, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world today. This collection of Jalil’s poetry and essays, written from behind the bars of Attica prison, combines the personal and the political, affording readers with a rare opportunity to get to know a man who has spent most of his life — over forty years –- behind bars for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. With an introduction by Walidah Imarisha, and a detailed historical essay by Ward Churchill.

* Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
First imprisoned at the age of thirteen for burning down a school building and stealing cigarettes, Mead would become a revolutionary and co-founder of the George Jackson Brigade, a Seattle-based urban guerrilla group. Reincarcerated following a bank robbery gone wrong, he subsequently organized on the inside in numerous prisons, including with queer prisoners in the legendary Men Against Sexism. Released in 1991, he continues to work against the prison system to this day.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Women In Baltimore Public Housing Were Forced To Trade Sex For Basic Repairs (repost)

M.G.’s refrigerator in her apartment in Gilmor Homes, a public housing complex in Baltimore, had been broken for years. She filed numerous work orders seeking to get it fixed or replaced, but nothing ever happened.

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Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”) (repost)

On the night of New Year’s Eve numerous women were sexually attacked in Cologne and other German cities in public spaces. These crimes demand thorough and comprehensive investigations. The prevailing impunity regarding crimes of sexualised violence must end.

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Women In Baltimore Public Housing Were Forced To Trade Sex For Basic Repairs



M.G.’s refrigerator in her apartment in Gilmor Homes, a public housing complex in Baltimore, had been broken for years. She filed numerous work orders seeking to get it fixed or replaced, but nothing ever happened.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Women In Baltimore Public Housing Were Forced To Trade Sex For Basic Repairs



Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”)



On the night of New Year’s Eve numerous women were sexually attacked in Cologne and other German cities in public spaces. These crimes demand thorough and comprehensive investigations. The prevailing impunity regarding crimes of sexualised violence must end.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”)



Thursday, January 07, 2016

Frameworks

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Frameworks are sets of definitions, ideas about how things relate to each other, construed relationships, or even (especially!) of other frameworks, with which people make sense of phenomena and of themselves. Interlocking sets of frameworks which are cohesive enough can create and maintain a distinct identity, a kind of super-framework called an ideology, creating distinct ways of seeing and explaining things, which may not be easily translateable or compatible with analysis created through another ideological lens. It’s like people with different ideologies are watching different movies, even when they observe the same reality. But each of those ideologies or uber-frameworks are made up of more specific less all-encompassing frameworks which can often (with some work) be transposed from one ideological frame to another.

At all levels frameworks have multiple functions, however not of equal importance. They always constitute tools with which to either to clarify or obscure different aspects of reality, implicitly (sometimes explicitly) encouraging or discouraging certain forms of action or behaviour. At the same time, they always constitute a signifier of identity, a flag people can wave, indicating they are on the same side, or at least the wish or illusion that that were so. Or put another way, different frameworks make reality appear differently; both external reality (the observed) and internal reality (the observer).

As frameworks get in more explicit contradiction with other frameworks, more complex and all-encompassing, closer to the level of ideology, their identity-aspect grows. Which is not to say that their tool-aspect necessarily diminishes right away. But a trend is clearly visible. For instance, beyond the level of ideology – on the level of broad ideological families, frameworks collecting and connecting frameworks of frameworks, for instance “left” and “right” – at this level it does indeed seem like the identity-aspect is almost always far greater than the tool-aspect, which often seems reduced to nothing. Conversely, frameworks that are shared by “everyone” will appear “non-political”, and will often have no visible identity-function, other than separating “normal” people from crazies and imbeciles.

Frameworks can be free floating, integrated into different ideological structures, built upon in various ways. But not without consequence. Frameworks carry with them implications, once one is integrated into an overarching ideology, that can affect what else might or might not be integrated into that ideology, and how. Frameworks can be duplicated, integrated into multiple, even adversarial, ideological structures. When that happens, they can provide a backdoor channel, a wormhole of sorts, connecting these adversarial structures. Allowing other ideas to flow between them, often unobserved. Potentially allowing one to reach into the other, to take control of each other, to flip sides. The ability to do so is not normally symmetrical.

Frameworks can clarify things. The more robust a framework, the more things it can clarify or reveal. Even a shoddy framework is normally good at revealing or clarifying something. But beyond what a framework is good at revealing, there are always a set of phenomenon for which it is suboptimal, i.e. that it partially clarifies, but also distorts. These phenomenon would often be completely invisible without the framework in question, and so the framework improves matters somewhat despite its distortions. But unless a much better framework is found for them, they will often come to be understood primarily through the lens of the framework which is suboptimal for them. The scope of phenomenon observed increases, but the clarity and focus of the framework is diminished. This process can be ongoing, and the more powerful the framework in question, the more difficult it is to resist or reign in. Furthermore, as people think in frameworks, and as phenomena often repeat certain patterns or resemble other phenomenon occurring on different levels or in different ways, a powerful framework will often be adopted as a metaphor or a fill-in for understanding things for which it was not initially intended, but which it superficially seems to fit well. This is another factor by which frameworks can end up distorting or occluding more and more things. The end point of these processes is normally not attained, but when it is, the framework becomes an empty signifier.

In 1999, two Dutch anti-capitalists, Eric Krebbers and Merijn Schoenmaker, wrote about the way in which certain arguments adopted by the left, fit very well into the ideological structures of the right, and how this laid a theoretical basis for left-right crossover:

“In his analysis of the crisis of antiracism, Pierre-André Taguieff describes the appropriation of leftist discourses by the neoracists as retorsion (not in the sense of revenge, but in a slightly less common French meaning of the use of an argument against its author). This raises the question of when a leftist discourse is open to retorsion. Or the other way around: How would a discourse have to be structured so that it would not serve right-wing propaganda.” (“De Fabel van de illegaal quits Dutch anti-MAI campaign” http://ift.tt/1OD7djQ)

Krebbers and Schoenmaker hit upon an interesting, and important, question. How do frameworks, when adopted by both left and right, work to prepare the ground for “left” groups and individuals to find themselves on the right? Do all such shared frameworks enjoy this potential equally? What determines whether frameworks play more in favor of one ideological structure or another? Is it the assumptions or implications carried by the framework itself? Or does it depend on external factors – which side has the wind in its sails, so to speak?

Several years ago, i wrote about this in what was basically a note-to-self, Afterglow, which was spurred by conversations i had been having at the time. Some of the concrete observations i made there – about gender and race being undertheorized by insurrectionary anarchists for instance – i now think were premature and possibly off-base. However, the process i was trying to think about, about conclusions surviving the death of their arguments, about ideas losing their mooring, is not unrelated to what i’m thinking about here.

Another question: what is the relationship between frameworks and that consensus reality known as hegemony? Modern “democratic” capitalism seems unparalleled in its ability to coopt countercultural and even politically adversarial phenomenon. How do ideological structures, i.e. meta-frameworks, relate to hegemony? How do they become integrated therein? Is the process similar to that whereby shared frameworks created shared connections between mutually antagonistic ideological structures? Or is something different at work?

In any case, this is really just another not to self, neither conclusive nor even looking for conclusions, more just sketching out some rough ideas and definitions for possible future use.

 



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Monday, January 04, 2016

The Terror of Modi: an Interview With Arun Ferreira



On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi became the 15th Prime Minster of India.

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The Terror of Modi: an Interview With Arun Ferreira (repost)

On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi became the 15th Prime Minster of India.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Star Wars



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Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed: Anarres as Description of the Communist Future (repost)

Ursula K. Le Guin’s is not only a criticism of present-day capitalism by way of science fiction but also a description of what an alternative system could look like. In the novel’s universe, there are the two worlds Urras and Anarres.

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