[Week 4] Suggestion and Vote Thread

Submitted by RosaReborn in readingclub (edited by a moderator )

Welcome to the Suggestion and Vote thread for club meeting 4.

Please only vote if you in intend on doing this session's reading.

Each top level comment should only contain the details of one reading. You may make multiple suggestions - they should just be separate top-level comments.

It should include at least the title, author(s), and be linked to an online version of the piece. Ideally also there should be a link to an audio version, and also an indication of how long the text is in time/pages/whatever, and a brief description of what readers are in for if they choose it.

Other conversation and responses to texts should be limited to child comments. Voting is tallied based on the score of the top-tier comments. For a more decisive vote, you are encouraged to vote up or down on each option.

If you find a particular choice problematic, please post a [VETO] comment with your reasons explaining why.

The tentative deadline for the vote is Monday 8.00am UTC.

Happy Reading!


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Fossidarity wrote


RosaReborn wrote

I've been wanting to read this. It is about the same page length as the last text 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance but without illustrations so a bit longer. Seems to cover a variety of topics from ecology to militarization to anarchist courses of action


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education (PDF): just the introduction together with its Chapter 6: Anarchist Pedagogy in Action: Paideia, Escuela Libre. (Total 21 Pages)

Will be a really cool intro to thinking about learning from an anarchist perspective, and Chapter six is about a great example of an anarchist school in action that will make you start to see what wonderful things become possible.


DokiDokiLove wrote

Boleslaw Plus : The Pharaoh and the priest.

Book lvl: difficult, was written 100 years ago. 696 pages. Hard book to get a hold of

About: making changes to a society for the benefit of workers from a position of influence, against the wishes and best efforts of those who hold true power.

Synopsis: a young prince feels that society in Egypt is unfair, when he becomes Pharaoh he hopes to make sweeping changes, but soon learns that despite being the Pharaoh, he has very little actual power. The priests have the actual power, in real terms, economic terms and generally control the narrative of society. They have warped society to benefit themselves. Hording wealth, controlling information and news, and political schemes are all stacked in favour of the priests. Yet the Pharaoh is determined to give workers more rights for the benefit of Egypt as a whole.

One of Stalin's favourite books.