Recent comments in /f/Blackness

itsalways1312somewhere wrote

So, yeah. My recent impression from both online and offline interactions is that I should shut the fuck up more. These page-long responses are not normal. I'll try to do better in the future.

Oh don't worry, I do the same. And some of those irl interactions haunt me when I try to sleep. I actually just now wrote an embarassingly long reply on another site. They wrote 3 lines and I replied with a whole ass novel.

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idioomsus wrote (edited )

The author responded immediately to my email and just said that the paper was available on academia.edu. So it is!

I wrote him a very apologetic email in response about how Google search has been failing me lately. Like, for real, there's a webpage I know for sure exists, I google it with quotation marks and everything and it doesn't show up. Hit up the same search request on yandex.com and it gives the results Google used to.

(For real, once I realized something was off I tested the most popular search engines and to my bitter disappointment yandex.com seems to be the best search engine atm. I hate to say this.)

Anyway, yeah, I got the paper. The crucial information I was looking for turned out to be disappointing but the paper itself overall looks pretty interesting and I've added it to my reading list. (If I do make it around to reading it then you will get to read about it on some forum or other.)

Yeah, and, on the technical side, I have that extension installed on my Firefox back when it was posted. A few weeks ago when I decided to break away from reddit and move over here, I started using Edge. ...On Linux (Mint). I'm fairly sure that Edge is bloat and buggy and why my poor lappy crashes now in a way it didn't use to, but it was a way to make clear break.

The extension wouldn't help me anyways as I've already checked the usual suspects (sci-hub, etc.) but I just wanted to vent how frustrating modern technology can be. (Why doesn't my Edge let me install SponsorBlock? - While writing this I actually managed this, now.)

So, yeah. My recent impression from both online and offline interactions is that I should shut the fuck up more. These page-long responses are not normal. I'll try to do better in the future.

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itsalways1312somewhere wrote

tho I maybe don't know how to use it properly (tried it now and failed).

u/yaspora recently posted this firefox extension that can find scientific papers and books from anna's archive, sci-hub and libgen. Since the author updated it to work on firefox mobile, that is exclusively how I use these libraries now.

https://raddle.me/f/books/182857/break-down-the-walls-extension-for-free-reading-on-firefox

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idioomsus wrote (edited )

Sorry - Did Not Finish. Goodreads or Tumblr terminology, I guess. (Edit: You're looking for an apt? "1 bedroom, private bathroom?" Sorry, the best I can do is -get.)

Sci-hub is where I get most of my readings. Anna didn't help either - tho I maybe don't know how to use it properly (tried it now and failed).

It's a relatively new paper (2022), so it might become available later on. I'm hoping that the author will respond to the personal email I sent and will be one of those academics who take pride in and freely share work.

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itsalways1312somewhere wrote (edited )

What does dnf mean in this context? To me that's a package manager.

I'm writing this comment a week after this was posted because I'm currently trying to fenagle the author of this paper to send me a copy, and it's on this very subject and looks much less biased and much more informative than this Aljazeera piece.

Is it not on anna's archive or scihub, etc?

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idioomsus wrote (edited )

Didn't know about the disco vs soul dichotomy. Toddintheshadows did a video on how Ringo Starr's 4th album killed disco and there's an interesting history to how the Soviets imported disco in the 1980s to catch up with the West, and it worked out as well as you can imagine - it's probably what spurred the downfall of the Soviet Union (see this comedic Finnish documentary).

I'm a bit miffed that the article mentions Rapper's Delight but goes into none of the interesting history behind it - see The Early Years of Hip-Hop (Drunk History - Youtube).

Overall, it's Aljazeera so they emphasize the 5% nation. Emphasis on "Malcolm X, a Muslim American minister" rather than 'Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian American minister".

DNF because I don't really like religion acting up in my political hip-hop.

I'm writing this comment a week after this was posted because I'm currently trying to fenagle the author of this paper to send me a copy, and it's on this very subject and looks much less biased and much more informative than this Aljazeera piece.

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yaspora wrote (edited )

I think Bay Area Intifada gave some clear suggestions for long-term organization. I don't believe they ID as anarchists but I think their proposals are relevant regardless. Kuwasi Balagoon's piece "Anarchy Can't Fight Alone" (also on the Internet Archive as a printable zine) & the conclusion to "The Continuing Appeal of Anti-Imperialism" (Internet Archive, Anarchist Library) offer some ideas too.

For the Important White Dudes' perspectives here's Peter Gelderloos & Alfredo Bonanno.

I meant to get even more people but got distracted; feel free to remind me later & share your thoughts on the above when you get a chance.

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yaspora wrote

Yeah, I get it. If you're into it there are definitely some anarchist perspectives on ways to make & use organizations that should limit the kinds of problems leftist parties tend to have. But it can also be good to just take some time away from all this shit too.

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yaspora wrote

AAPRP isn't even good by "rigid top-down party" standards. Glad your energy's being freed up to try other things!

I'm not as down on "political organization" as you are overall, but I don't blame you given the organization you're coming out of.

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AReadingAttack OP wrote

Abstract:

Racial justice social movements often fragment when their goals do not seem completely achievable. Former participants in the radical Black freedom struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, most of whom were Black Panther Party (BPP) members (and also participants in the Black Liberation Army) and identified with Marxist-Leninism, became disaffected with the hierarchical character of the Black Panthers and came to identify with anarchism. Through the lens of radical factionalization theories, Black anarchism is seen as a radical outgrowth of the Black freedom struggle. Black anarchists were the first to notably prioritize a race analysis in American anarchism. This tendency has a number of contemporary manifestations for anarchism, including Anarchist People of Color caucuses within the movement, and, more indirectly, the many anarchist strategies and organizations that share similarities with the BPP, prior to its central

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ruminator wrote (edited )

Omg, this is very important. There is a book project here, on blackness, being and absence. Some of the best work I’ve read recently is coming out of Black studies, but the field is overwhelmingly US focused. A project like this might be in rich convo with ppl like Calvin Warren and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, among others. Would obviously also be a big contribution to ME Studies and African Studies. Am here to talk more if you’re ever interested.

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yaspora OP wrote (edited )

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yaspora OP wrote

Here are 2 Black Palestinian journalists on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/hatem.h.rawagh/

صحفي فلسطيني

بدوي

النبي روبين بلدتي الاصلية

بعمل على تغطية الحرب الإسرائيلية على غزة، عشت 5 حروب وعدد من التصعيدات والعمليات العسكرية على غزة.

https://www.instagram.com/lama_jamous9/

My name: Lama Jamous🤎

my age:9Years🥀

From Palestine | Gaza🇵🇸

"Palestinian journalist

I don't know anything about either of them—just found their pages today—but I wanted to make notes I could come back to later to learn more about their origins & experiences. (I also want to know who's involved in the whole child journalist thing & how.)

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