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Feb 12 2019 11:13
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Can anyone summarise the current beef within lefty Youtube? I see there's accusations of Peter Coffin supporting a friend who is an abuser, but this has somehow sucked in a whole host of others who I don't understand how they're connected (Non-Compete, Thought Slime plus random others who I'd never heard of but seem to be essential to the story)

Lucky Black Cat?

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Feb 12 2019 13:06
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Can anyone summarise the current beef within lefty Youtube? I see there's accusations of Peter Coffin supporting a friend who is an abuser, but this has somehow sucked in a whole host of others who I don't understand how they're connected (Non-Compete, Thought Slime plus random others who I'd never heard of but seem to be essential to the story)

the friend is Laurelai Bailey who is an fbi snitch and has been accused of rape by multiple people, coffin shas defended her and said he was going to make a video "debunking" the allegations against her, he also apparantly has her moderate his twitch chat some other people have defended him. there has understandably been a reaction, some of which is excessive (eg Angie Speaks was doxxed and hacked), or people using it opportunistically and people on coffins side have been presenting the selves as entirely the victim

i saw this series of articles about it

https://medium.com/@sharkle82/talking-about-the-elephant-in-the-room-som...

https://medium.com/@sharkle82/talking-about-the-elephant-in-the-room-par...

https://medium.com/@sharkle82/talking-about-the-elephant-in-the-room-par...

and this twitter has some sources
https://twitter.com/NightinGem/status/1073334018706268161

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Feb 21 2019 23:16

Not a channel but I've been adding things I find on YouTube to a play list,

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs2TxwyLLUrj_ZlcxxHSm3Cnhs0CPqOio

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Feb 22 2019 17:00

Thanks, fellas! Now, it's time to binge watch.

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Feb 28 2019 17:09

I’ve enjoyed watching this little video occasionally since I first came across it three or four years ago.

https://www.facebook.com/JeffreyTheLibertarian/videos/1279257095464100/

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Feb 28 2019 21:56

Found this via Freedom: https://freedomnews.org.uk/lost-on-the-lane-to-love-aaas-offering-a-uniq... Probably also relevant to the discussion on the older "incel" thread.

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Feb 28 2019 22:46

Watching this now. It's very good.

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Feb 28 2019 22:59

Yeah, I've not got around to that one yet but Trouble is generally a pretty high-quality series. If you've not seen it, the This Is Parkdale film they made about a rent strike is great: https://sub.media/video/this-is-parkdale-2/

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Mar 1 2019 11:22
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I guess also being able to work the algorithms? I have no idea how that actually works, but I just looked at a Red & Black video out of curiosity and straightaway had a Joe Rogan video in my recommendations down the side - not the worst thing out there, but not really anarchist content either. Idk, I think about this article a lot, no idea what to actually do about it though. At least Alex Jones getting deplatformed solves the problem where I watched one or two "funniest Alex Jones freakout"-type videos and then youtube kept on trying to show me more Infowars forevermore.

Joe Rogan might not be the worst thing out there, but I think he's probably one of the major vectors of people towards the far right at the moment - a lot more effective than an actual pro-Nazi video which would turn more people offi.

Just this week he just had Alex Jones on, solving Alex Jones' de-platforming issue for him: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=-5yh2HcIlkU

He was also pushing South African 'white genocide' farm murders conspiracy theories on twitter not long ago: https://twitter.com/joerogan/status/1041448632535273472

Or with Sam Harris (and Majid Nawaz) defending Charles Murray https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=5r_E0bXF54U

So as soon as you find Joe Rogan, you're immediately exposed to Alex Jones, race science, and far-right Afrikaaner conspiracy theories, even if all Joe Rogan wants to do is give those a 'fair hearing' or whatever.

I've seen one or two podcasts which seem to be trying to do a 'Joe Rogan of the left', revleftradio seems to be the main one - it has everyone from anarchists to Stalinists on it, including Dengists like Ajit Singh who claim China is socialist.

I can see how the scattershot incoherency helps the far right where you this cast of characters with a whole range of contradictory and reactionary views reinforcing each other. Joe Rogan and Dave Rubin are the epitomy of where you have these kind of mainstream channels that lead to far right ones via their guests.

I don't see how mirroring this approach on the 'left' (let alone from the point of view of anti-state communist politics) is a counter-strategy. Especially given the red/brown crossover of so many Stalinists/Dengists at the moment. But I also just do not get on well with video, or even podcasts unless it's something I'm really desperate to hear, so a positive idea for an alternative is harder to come by.

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Apr 18 2019 20:23

This is a really interesting interview with a former alt-right-leaning youtuber, who apparently got into it via self-help and Stefan Molyneux stuff - educational for people like me who don't really understand "youtube culture" as a thing.

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Apr 18 2019 22:31

Haven’t clicked on it but I’m guessing it’s Faraday Speaks? Been meaning to post about this and the fantastic White Right on Netflix. I’ve watched it three times now and it’s really moving stuff. Too tired to say more right now except that whilst the right should obviously be condemned, confronted and even have the shit beaten out of them when appropriate, we should not dehumanise them in the way that they dehumanise others.
I really can’t recommend White Right strongly enough - the conflict and doubt displayed on the faces of these outright fucking fascists when their natural instincts of care, compassion and friendship momentarily were stronger than all the hateful shit they have so deeply entrenched in them gave me a thrill of hope. I thought it beautiful.
Faraday Speaks now has a channel that last time I looked had picked up around 15k subscribers pretty quickly. It’s good that this is out there but tbh, I would have hoped for a more eloquent person to start what I think is gonna be a big trend on social media now. Still, better him than nobody, eh?
There are a few pretty good YouTubers out there condemning all the right wing stuff. Shaun and Contra have done a great job in a fairly sophisticated way and from a liberal POV Dusty Smith is fucking great at showing just how stupid all the anti SJW, anti feminism, race realism, great replacement shit is, and I think he’s more likely to influence a wider range of alt righters than the others will. His channel is called Cult of Dusty btw. Oh, and this... https://youtu.be/-zeh2q9gke0 is just relentlessly hilarious!

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Apr 18 2019 23:10

Radical Reviewer

I liked his 'Fascism and Big Business Review' enough to go out and obtain a copy of the book. I'm about one hundred pages into it and it offers a good overall history of and analysis of the factors involved in the rise to power of Italian and German fascism in 1920s and '30s.

Oh, and all of this guys videos have a delightful little dog featured in them as well. smile

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Apr 19 2019 14:08

I saw this video Why equality is unhelpful as a political goal which I thought was nice but I don't know if the author is anarchist but is mainly about Marx on equality

Why equality is unhelpful as a political goal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQZ_NDEzVo&t=329s

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Apr 20 2019 11:12

Not sure what is going on here but I found this

Survey of Anarchism
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwdFrCRHVr1YcZ2PQA1U7C7r2kdYdfHFK

A playlist of audiobooks edited and remixed

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Apr 24 2019 19:38

Not youtube, but this is a massive archive of Anarchist films

https://christiebooks.co.uk/anarchist-film-archive/

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Apr 24 2019 20:39

Blimey, that is a big archive.

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Apr 25 2019 07:36

Anarcho Agony Aunts:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKq20e5nPDEok0loksTqEyQ

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Apr 26 2019 12:17

Yeah, it's an interesting project that, no idea if it'll reach the people who need to see it but respect to them for trying.

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May 4 2019 17:50

Found the Anarcho Agony Aunts to be pretty painful viewing tbh.

This vid about antifa is terrific though...

https://youtu.be/bgwS_FMZ3nQ

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Jun 3 2019 11:46

Ok then folks, brand new libcom YouTube channel: Lucky Black Cat. The first vid went up last night.
Please view, subscribe and like - the more attention it gets, especially the likes, the more YouTube’s algorithms will drop it into people’s recommended videos. It’s also important that you subscribe as there won’t be another video for quite a while. This one has been rushed out because it uses Game of Thrones as a device to explore possibilities for alternative social and economic systems and it made sense to get it out now after the recent finale of the series. If you’re subbed it will help us to ensure that the subsequent vids are getting out there.
This is part of a fairly substantial project so any help you can offer in getting it out there would be much appreciated. Please share it anywhere you can think of. Go on, spam the fuck out of this shit!
This project is aimed at non anarchists - liberals, right libertarians, and the non partisan disenfranchised, so please don’t expect deep theory or even the usual class struggle language. The whole thing, both videos and books, will have a non confrontational, mildly humorous vibe which will hopefully get people thinking about how fucked up capitalism is how how communism is actually very sensible.
Ok, thanks in advance for any sharing etc you do. Here it is then...

https://youtu.be/FCW7EzlIZk0

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Jun 3 2019 17:31

Great stuff. Well put together and funny. I spat my tea at the slapstick opening. Ouch. Liked and subscribed.

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Jun 3 2019 18:07

That’s great pi! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Jun 3 2019 18:17
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Ok then folks, brand new libcom YouTube channel: Lucky Black Cat. The first vid went up last night.

https://youtu.be/FCW7EzlIZk0

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! This means so much to me. There's nothing I want more in the world than to help spread dissent against capitalism and support for libertarian-communism.

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Great stuff. Well put together and funny. I spat my tea at the slapstick opening. Ouch. Liked and subscribed.

Thank you, Pi. Hearing this really makes my day!!! Humor can help make revolutionary ideas spread to those who otherwise might not have been interested.I hope you didn't get tea on your phone/computer, LOL.

To everyone: This is the type of video you can share with your liberal or non-political friends, because it’s fun, down to Earth, and won’t make anyone feel preached at.
I made a post here for anyone who wants more info https://libcom.org/forums/general/i-started-libertarian-communist-youtub...

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Jun 16 2019 15:57

New video from Non- Compete

I haven’t laughed so much in a long while. The Max Stirner character is pure gold!

https://youtu.be/XcPHG-ro3VA

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Jul 20 2019 07:42

Hey everyone! After a long ordeal I finally finished a second video! grin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyepf912aIg

From now on I'll be posting my future videos on this thread: https://libcom.org/forums/general/i-started-libertarian-communist-youtub...

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Jul 20 2019 14:52

Nice,

Anyway I've found a few other things of interest, someone has finally started translating the Russian TV series Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUirap465e-cGyzJeQOtvA

Oh and also a friend of mine remixed Mother Anarchy, so I used it to make a sort of Music Video

https://youtu.be/IbCI8t2Cfwc

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Jul 22 2019 04:10

Cool music video. And I'm really excited for the translation of Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno! I hope it's good.

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Aug 6 2019 02:40
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Hey everyone! After a long ordeal I finally finished a second video! grin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyepf912aIg

From now on I'll be posting my future videos on this thread: https://libcom.org/forums/general/i-started-libertarian-communist-youtub...

can't wait to watch it! BTW you could feel free to post them to libcom as library entries, where you embed the videos, and tag yourself as Author

Also I would totally recommend you starting a patreon! These videos take so much time to do, if you want to be able to spend enough time on them to do them properly in a sustainable way moving forwards, unless you're independently wealthy you'll probably need to generate some income in order to allow you to take the time away from wage labour!

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Aug 6 2019 11:17
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And I'm really excited for the translation of Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno! I hope it's good.

I lost interest in the series once I discovered that the Battle of Peregonovka was omitted entirely from the series .

For those that don't know the Battle of Peregonovka is where Makhno's Anarchist led forces routed General Anton Denikin's counter-revolutionary White Army in the Ukraine just as Denikin's forces were making a final push on Moscow after having defeated the Bolshevik Red Army in a series of battles.

The Makhnovist Peter Arshinov and others considered the routing of Denikin's forces in Peregonovka to have been the pivotal battle of the Russian Civil War as Makhno's victory in Peregonovka and his subsequent follow up actions throughout the rest of the East Bank of the Ukraine compelled Denikin to re-route a number of troops to the Ukraine from the Moscow Front in order to avoid being totally cut off from re-supply from the sea ports of the Black Sea, most of which had been re-taken by the Makhnovists in a series of swiftly executed raids carried out on the heels of Makhno's victory in Peregonovka.

The interruption to Denikin's push to capture Moscow caused by Makhno victory in Peregonovka and his subsequent follow up actions in the Ukraine is said to have thrown Deninkin's entire campaign off balance, which in turn allowed Trotsky an opportunity to reorganize the Red Army into a force capable of turning the tide on the Whites on the Moscow Front.

Arshinov's account of the battle can be found in this chapter from his book on the Makhnovist movement.

A dramatized and rather flowery account of the battle can be found here.

A. Skirda's book has a good account of the battle that includes some brief commentary lifted from the memoirs of a White Officer that was apparently within earshot of the artillery deployed in the battle but did not participate in the actual battle himself.

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Sep 15 2019 13:55

Recently I found a Belarusian Anarchist youtube channel Radix https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4jQFSjNgvazZmdFN5a2mPA

Most of the videos are Belarusian language but some (the ones with English in the titles) have English subtitles.

Like for example Cops and Nazism
https://youtu.be/YpK9MOrsdKI