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crime wrote

Regarding other texts you might be interested in, I've found some solace in reading about gender nihilism. It gets at the root of a lot of my thoughts and understandings and experiences of queerness, and it's been pretty helpful for me lately. Sounds like you might get something out of it based on your post.

Little Black Cart has a solid reader, "What is Gender Nihilism" that serves as a good sampler

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crime wrote

I have a number of thoughts about the original article, and the response linked here hits on a couple of them.

The biggest thing that struck me in the original was called out in this response: why did Nerd Teacher keep it all so vague? It's clear they had specific examples and orgs/projects/people in mind. Why not say what they're refering to and apply the criticisms to actual projects instead of vague allusions? It seems pretty clear to me who and what they're reffereing to most of the time, but only because I'm steeped in anarchist/rad media shit. Without that, I'd be pretty lost in this essay, and even still I'm left to guess and infer a lot of shit. Like, lets be real-- they clearly seem to be refering to: AK press PM press Fifth Estate (maybe?) Alexander Reid Ross Shane Burley Kim Kelly (I think?) Robert Evans Behind the Bastards/all of the spinoff shows like It Could Happen Here and Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff or whatever/all the bullshit on that network

Why not say this and call out specific people and projects and then level their criticisms at specific examples?

And maybe it fell outside the scope of their essay, but what about the rad media projects that very much don't succumb to these pitfalls? Submedia and the Earth First! Journal (tho a little defunct lately, it seems?) come to mind pretty immediately as overtly anarchistic projects that do a lot of the shit Nerd Teacher says/implies anarchist media should do but aren't. Same with It's Going Down for the most part. Unicorn Riot comes to mind as another example to counter some of their points, too, but I'm not sure if its fair or accurate to call them anarchist media.

I dunno. I wish they were more specific and addressed some of the projects that do the shit they say others don't.

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crime wrote

I've had good luck with cardboard and binder clips. Just find a slab of cardboard thats big enough to fold in half and still cover the stencil. Alternately, depending on the size of the stencil, you could find two seperate, large pieces of cardboard or posterboard. Then binder clip around the edges to keep it closed and hold the stencil in place. Be sure the stencil is dry before sandwiching it between cardboard, but otherwise it's pretty simple and has worked well for me.

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Not trying to be snarky or anything, but I'm actually curious: why do anarchists still engage with Reddit at all? Maybe there's value there that I dont see (cause I dont spend time there), but based on the posts I've seen shared here chronicling what looks like an escalatingly shitty scene over the past few years, it seems like little more than just a place to go and be disappointed at best, pissed off at worst. Am I missing something? Why do yall still interact with wack lefty reddit?

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Reply to by subrosa

Heads up that Deep Green Resistance aka DGR, where this article is cross posted from (dgrnewsservice), is an openly trans exclusionary shitshow that works closely with out-and-out TERF orgs that target and harass trans people.

I dont expect everyone to keep up with lefty green niche politics, so I mention it here so that people who otherwise might not know can have a heads up. If you care about queer and trans folks, please steer clear of DGR and their bullshit. And please dont share their links/material/info.

You can find a basically identical service minus the terf bullshit at https://earthfirstjournal.news

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crime wrote

Oh, Marvin. I want so badly to love this story, and I do in a lot of ways, but I can't quite fully embrace it. I love that he went after the banks and politicians, but his whole boderline (or maybe even overt) libertatian motivations leave a bad taste in my mouth that prevents me from fully embracing him as a heroic figure. Inspirational, no less. The podcast Love and Radio put out a pretty good episode a few years back about Marvin and his Killdozer.

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crime wrote

Trying to save some rage for the weekend, though.

Love this.

As I was reading your post and this thread, I was scratching my head trying to figure out what reasoning shitty people could possibly use to turn this into a victim blame fest. Then I saw your examples....

The fucking nerve of these people to talk down to and belittle people who didn't vote. Like YOU'RE the naive one for not voting hard enough and they're somehow blameless and not at all naive for not only continually voting for these ineffectual fucking ghouls, but being duped by (or willfully ignoring) their perenial bait-and-switch bullshit. As if people who abstain from electing these fuckers are somehow ignorant or stupid, nevermind that these asshole seem to get duped every time.

But THIS elsction cycle will be different, little lady! And until then, I guess you can just sit and think about all the stuff you didnt do to counter a decades long concerted political operation propelled by a multibillion dollar machine. Hope you dont get knocked up between now and then!

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“My employees were the victims in this case, not the plaintiff.”

That bullshit combined with the accusation of him "stealing other co-workers’ joy"...

I can just hear the party planning committee leader crying to the manager. How joy-robbing it must have been for her and all the other coworkers, inducing multiple panic attacks like that. Poor things.

But forreal, I hope that dude gets every cent of that settlement and then some.

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It's my humble opinion that this flashy wanted poster isn't worth the space it takes up on the web. The state department and other feds have released similar wanted posters and held big spooky press events to flex their muscles and scare people they accuse of hacking, knowing full well that China, and in this case Russia, are never going to extradite their own nationals, especially state sponsored hackers, to the US to face charges. Seems like little more than propaganda to show that they think they know who to attribute attacks to and make it seem extra srs cause $$$.

That said, this seems like an extension of a growing and concerted effort by these alphabet bois to pay people to snitch. Kudos to whatever graphic designer they hired in the last year or so, though. Really stepped up the poster game.

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Not sure how much of a read-through text either of these are, but two highly practical anarcho-friendly texts that come to mind are Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching and the slightly less sabotage-y Earth First! Direct Action Manual.

Ecodefense is a little dated, but still worth a read, if for nothing more than inspiration. The Direct Action Manual is a decent reference that can help with ideas for interference beyond just ecodefense. Neither are page turners, but they're about as practical as you can find.

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I was on the fence about which one to post. I love them both, but that second version you linked to feels a lot brighter, pluckier, and more up beat, and it's perfect for that. I find the one I linked to makes me feel a lot more sentimental and melancholy, but in the best of ways, like wearing an old friend's scratchy wool sweater.

Theyre both great, and all of Noel'le Longhaul's music is just splendid.

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I listened to this song for the first time a day or two ago, and it's since ensnared me like an ethereal, pop-infused vine emerging from the mist. I love it -- the melancholy, the distance, the vacant twee. Now I'm poring over their catalogue, thoroughly tangled in their musical bramble. Thanks for the share.

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