Anarchist YouTube

Submitted by Noah Fence on January 13, 2019

A thread for posts linking Anarchist YouTube Channels

Everything welcome, both good and bad, but I’m particularly interested in content aimed at non anarchists or those very new to the topic.
Definitely interested in people’s views about particular content and the general idea of the use of YouTube as a propaganda tool as well. Thanks.

Rob Ray

3 years 8 months ago

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https://freedomnews.org.uk/adding-to-the-anarchist-media-list/

R Totale

3 years 8 months ago

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Only one I really know is Red and Black Telly - can't say I watch it that often, but it's decent. I remember really liking this little video about Lucy Parsons, which you'll either love or hate depending on how you feel about the aesthetic, but then I guess that's true of a lot of things. Oh, and then there's Sub.Media, some of their stuff is really good, I'm personally not a fan of the Stimulator though. Reel News and LabourNet are I guess not anarchist but of interest. There's a short series from Sub.Media of videos like "what is class?" that I suppose is comparable to the libcom intro guides. Oh, and Plan C's "WTF is social reproduction?" I remember being good as well, although the self-censorship in the title is a bit cringe.

Fozzie

3 years 8 months ago

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Red And Black TV isn’t to eveyone’s taste but his short clips on YouTube about current affairs are pretty good:

https://youtu.be/wzh7rSfPnYU

They do get a bit repetitive after a while (generally “why isn’t there a load of rioting in the UK”) but his equal contempt for the cobweb left and the right is something that needs hammering home.

Hopefully people will stumble across this sort of thing amongst the morass of pro-Corbyn and alt-right bollocks on there.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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Fozzie

Red And Black TV isn’t to eveyone’s taste but his short clips on YouTube about current affairs are pretty good:

https://youtu.be/wzh7rSfPnYU

They do get a bit repetitive after a while (generally “why isn’t there a load of rioting in the UK”) but his equal contempt for the cobweb left and the right is something that needs hammering home.

Hopefully people will stumble across this sort of thing amongst the morass of pro-Corbyn and alt-right bollocks on there.

Hi Fozzie

I’m actually a frequent commenter on Martin’s channel. I love his curmudgeon schtick.

Thanks RR, I’ve started looking through the stuff on the list and have watched a few vids. Christ, there’s some obscure stuff amongst it.

Also thanks to RT. I’ll get round to your suggestions probably tomorrow.

adri

3 years 8 months ago

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I think that covers all the YT channels (also the Sterling guy but he does video games, still some audience overlap.) There's also Marxist Yt content like brendanmcooney's series but I don't guess you're looking for that stuff.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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As much as anything I’m looking for confirmation that there are few, if any, channels that specifically cater for newbies/non anarchists, that have a really sound grasp of anarchism including good class analysis but are also non cringy and entertaining.
I don’t really want to criticise anyone that gets their shit together enough to start and maintain a channel, and I know there are some great channels out there(Contrapoints, for example, though not specifically anarchist, is mostly fantastic), but I feel that we are woefully lacking in good entry level videos that are going to appeal to the disenfranchised working class.
Still, I may be wrong - I’m familiar with quite a few of all your recommendations but there are as many of them that I don’t know so I won’t draw any conclusions till I’ve traveled through them all.

Rob Ray

3 years 8 months ago

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(also the Sterling guy but he does video games, still some audience overlap.)

Jim Sterling Son's clearly kind of lib-soc ish but very circumspect and mostly into consumer advocacy (hence his big audience numbers), Left Left Up is much more overtly politically analytical for gaming, and she's been heavily involved in Game Workers Unite setting up with the IWGB.

Rob Ray

3 years 8 months ago

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I think one of the things about all these channels btw is they tend to have extremely low viewing figures, even after a long series of programs. The UVW for example clearly made a big effort with filming and documenting stuff for at least a year, but viewer numbers never rose higher than the hundreds.

That sort of lack of improvement will kill people's enthusiasm over time, especially when way higher numbers can be gotten on a more social media-integrated platform like Facebook or Twitter. Problem there I think is that social media ones will just disappear (eg. all the Left Left Up episodes are now buried way down her Twitter channel, which is where she premiers them) and are much harder to share across our websites because they don't embed. I suspect that a solid anarchist Youtube channel needs a bunch of different factors:

- Regular uploads (maybe involving re-upload deals with other channels as well as bespoke stuff on a recognisible schedule)
- Solid backing from existing sites to push traffic (eg. libcom, IGD, enough is Enough, Freedom)
- Better production values (ie. someone to work up splash openings, produce decent coherent graphics for the teaser image, edit vids to make them shorter, snappier, more appealing etc)
- An understanding of Youtube cultural norms and what its audience tends to use it for/expect from it

Youtube actually does have some free training stuff available on that front btw, eg. for News Channels

R Totale

3 years 8 months ago

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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.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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This is useful input. Thanks.

adri

3 years 8 months ago

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Rob Ray

(also the Sterling guy but he does video games, still some audience overlap.)

Jim Sterling Son's clearly kind of lib-soc ish but very circumspect and mostly into consumer advocacy (hence his big audience numbers), Left Left Up is much more overtly politically analytical for gaming, and she's been heavily involved in Game Workers Unite setting up with the IWGB.

Ah, for a moment I thought he had an anarchist son, but then recalled that's the nickname he acquired (also goes by Chungus)... I grew really tired of him banging on about how dissatisfied he is with games; not really shocking game companies are after money, and will cut corners and mistreat employees etc.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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had a Joe Rogan video in my recommendations down the side - not the worst thing out there,

Depends who his guest is! Ok though, not the worst, but he’s still bloody awful.

adri

3 years 8 months ago

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Noah Fence

had a Joe Rogan video in my recommendations down the side - not the worst thing out there,

Depends who his guest is! Ok though, not the worst, but he’s still bloody awful.

Here's Stefan Molyneux's hour-long introduction to "anarchy."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L052vAoSiKU&t=3s

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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zugzwang

Noah Fence

had a Joe Rogan video in my recommendations down the side - not the worst thing out there,

Depends who his guest is! Ok though, not the worst, but he’s still bloody awful.

Here's Stefan Molyneux's hour-long introduction to "anarchy."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L052vAoSiKU&t=3s

Oh boy. That is painful.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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I remember really liking this little video about Lucy Parsons, which you'll either love or hate depending on how you feel about the aesthetic

I see what you mean about the aesthetic! Kinda challenging, right? The funny thing is that I enjoyed the visual aspect but feel I would enjoy both the visuals and the audio if I consumed them seperately!
The Plan C vid has very good production values and is delivered with great clarity yet they only have 192 subs! I know it’s the views that really count but all the same, less than 200 subs! Besides, apart from the social reproduction one most of their vids have less than 100 views. Clearly, it ain’t easy to create a wide reach on YouTube.

R Totale

3 years 8 months ago

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Just found this - again, vimeo rather than youtube, not found if it's duplicated on there, and not watched it all yet but it looks pretty decent production-quality-wise: https://vimeo.com/310957841 Not claiming that the Stansted 15 are anarchists (some of them may well be, I dunno), but certainly at least anarcho-relevant. Having said that, only watched a bit, so don't blame me if anyone says anything horrendously liberal in it!

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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If there’s anything liberal in it we’ll know the truth about you. Freudian click!

Edit: There’s a clip of an MP speaking at a rally in their support. Are you insisting you didn’t know that RT?
Joking aside, it’s a good little film.

pi

3 years 8 months ago

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Saw this on the libcom twitter feed today, Really well made and funny intro to anarchy that looks set to become a series. Black Cat Anarchy School: https://youtu.be/U3Rs7Pjd8gM

sabot

3 years 8 months ago

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CGT in Spain has has it's own outlet (Rojo y Negro TV):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAdtgt5slNceh_0z2dQqpLw

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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Still working my way through all of these. Still seen very little that’s good for attracting new people such as liberals or ancap/libertarian types to anarchism.

Agent - I haven’t heard any mention of anarchism so far but Shaun’s videos are fantastic. I’m not even completely certain why because the format is nothing special. I guess they are just really well thought through and delivered in a very relaxed manner. Thanks for this, a definite permanent addition to my list.

Ed

3 years 8 months ago

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Noah Fence

Agent - I haven’t heard any mention of anarchism so far but Shaun’s videos are fantastic. I’m not even completely certain why because the format is nothing special. I guess they are just really well thought through and delivered in a very relaxed manner. Thanks for this, a definite permanent addition to my list.

Yeah, I agree. I'd probably say he's one of or possibly my favourite lefty Youtuber that I've come across, probably for the relaxed manner Noah mentions. His take down of far-right 'Great Replacement' rhetoric is brilliant.

Noah Fence

Still working my way through all of these. Still seen very little that’s good for attracting new people such as liberals or ancap/libertarian types to anarchism.

Haven't given them a listen yet but it looks like that's part of what Left Sphere are about. Be interested to hear how ACG get on with putting their podcasts on Youtube as well and how that gets taken up.

Noah Fence

3 years 8 months ago

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His take down of far-right 'Great Replacement' rhetoric is brilliant.

Indeed. That’s one that I’d already watched. Pretty much perfectly executed.

Working Class …

3 years 8 months ago

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Was going to recommend that French black cat channel above.

Also not specifically anarchist as such, but WCH has a YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/workingclasshistory

Although as Rob commented, our viewing figures on that platform are not that high. We get far more video views on our other social media channels like Facebook, Twitter etc.

I kind of think to be a successful YouTuber, it really helps to understand YouTube culture. Which we don't, unfortunately. A lot of things which seem to get popular are quite self-referential with other popular YouTube phenomena, like replies to prominent YouTubers and things like that.

Method of Freedom

3 years 8 months ago

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I like SocialRevolution https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAM9Fz6AQtDuFUk0QceAaRA they also have a blog here at libcom https://libcom.org/blog/ivysyn

explainthingstome

3 years 7 months ago

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Does any anarchist here have an opinion about BadMouseProductions?

I could be wrong here, but sometimes he sounds a bit like an apologist for any African or South American leftist government? For example Sankara and Maduro?

But I might be so anti-leninist and anti-bolivarian that I gobble up liberal misinformation.

Reddebrek

3 years 7 months ago

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Nah, he took a hard turn into Tankie ville, haven't watched his vids in awhile but his twitter feed was basically CPGB-ML talking points.

explainthingstome

3 years 7 months ago

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Reddebrek

Nah, he took a hard turn into Tankie ville, haven't watched his vids in awhile but his twitter feed was basically CPGB-ML talking points.

Ugh, I looked him up on Twitter now. Depressing...

adri

3 years 7 months ago

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Some more Jim Sterling. Haven't seen it yet but he seems to be taking more shots at capitalism lately, within the context of video games (still don't think he's a commie or his politics extend beyond consumer advocacy as mentioned though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmW0GhdDOvw

Ed

3 years 7 months ago

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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)

Noah Fence

3 years 7 months ago

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Ed

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?

radicalgraffiti

3 years 7 months ago

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Ed

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-some-thoughts-on-whats-been-going-on-part-1-of-a08914eba45d

https://medium.com/@sharkle82/talking-about-the-elephant-in-the-room-part-2-angie-speaks-and-laurelai-bailey-1dfaee949bad

https://medium.com/@sharkle82/talking-about-the-elephant-in-the-room-part-3-the-last-what-then-should-we-do-1d4b1b34a439

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

Reddebrek

3 years 7 months ago

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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

Owentiffie

3 years 7 months ago

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

Noah Fence

3 years 7 months ago

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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/

R Totale

3 years 7 months ago

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

Ed

3 years 7 months ago

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Watching this now. It's very good.

R Totale

3 years 7 months ago

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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/

Mike Harman

3 years 7 months ago

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R Totale

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.

Noah Fence

3 years 5 months ago

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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!

Sike

3 years 5 months ago

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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. :)

Method of Freedom

3 years 5 months ago

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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

Reddebrek

3 years 5 months ago

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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

Reddebrek

3 years 5 months ago

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

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

R Totale

3 years 5 months ago

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Blimey, that is a big archive.

Fozzie

3 years 5 months ago

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

R Totale

3 years 5 months ago

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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.

Noah Fence

3 years 4 months ago

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

This vid about antifa is terrific though...

https://youtu.be/bgwS_FMZ3nQ

Noah Fence

3 years 3 months ago

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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

pi

3 years 3 months ago

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

Noah Fence

3 years 3 months ago

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That’s great pi! Glad you enjoyed it.

Lucky Black Cat

3 years 3 months ago

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Noah Fence

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.

pi

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-youtube-channel-here-s-my-first-video-03062019

Noah Fence

3 years 3 months ago

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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

Lucky Black Cat

3 years 2 months ago

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Hey everyone! After a long ordeal I finally finished a second video! :D 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-youtube-channel-here-s-my-first-video-03062019

[youtube]lyepf912aIg[/youtube]

Reddebrek

3 years 2 months ago

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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

Lucky Black Cat

3 years 2 months ago

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

Steven.

3 years 1 month ago

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Lucky Black Cat

Hey everyone! After a long ordeal I finally finished a second video! :D 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-youtube-channel-here-s-my-first-video-03062019

[youtube]lyepf912aIg[/youtube]

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!

Sike

3 years 1 month ago

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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.

Reddebrek

3 years ago

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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

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 12 months ago

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Thanks, Steven! Wow, it's been a long time since you made that reply. Sorry, I've just not visited libcom in ages! That's a great idea about posting the videos in the library. I will definitely be doing that. :)

Sike: Aw, that's a shame they left out such a hugely important part of the Makhnovist story! :( Well, thanks for telling it here. Even though it's a very plain description of the events I feel somewhat moved by reading it. They were real heroes.

Noah Fence

2 years 11 months ago

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Here’s a vid from the YouTube channel’Piper Thompkins’(formerly Social Revolution)...

https://youtu.be/lntzdSCcizk

Their material is fairly dry but it’s good educational stuff for not so learned commies such as myself.
Btw, they post on Libcom under the handle of ‘Ivysyn’.
I’m sure some support would be appreciated.

Cairde

2 years 11 months ago

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Hi Noah!

You should check out a French animation series called 'L'Ecole du Chat Noir' (which means: School of the black cat). English subtitles are available for the videos.

https://youtu.be/IoqcWoZU5to

The first episode is an introduction to the subject, and the second episode is entitled 'L'Anarchie c'est pas ce que tu crois' (Anarchy, it's not what you believe).

The third episode will be released in the coming month, and it's focus will be on religion !! This series is extremely informative and also very beautiful with stop motion animation. Hope you enjoy !

Reddebrek

2 years 11 months ago

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Here's a video I saw about the video game Dwarf Fortress and Anarchocommunism,
https://youtu.be/yup3hkmBj2Y

I actually didn't know anything about the game but her video and argument was easy to watch and follow.

also I've discovered a channel that reads out anarchist audio books in Esperanto

https://youtu.be/IRyA9zvVjYA

Noah Fence

2 years 10 months ago

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Cairde

Hi Noah!

You should check out a French animation series called 'L'Ecole du Chat Noir' (which means: School of the black cat). English subtitles are available for the videos.

https://youtu.be/IoqcWoZU5to

The first episode is an introduction to the subject, and the second episode is entitled 'L'Anarchie c'est pas ce que tu crois' (Anarchy, it's not what you believe).

The third episode will be released in the coming month, and it's focus will be on religion !! This series is extremely informative and also very beautiful with stop motion animation. Hope you enjoy !

Hey, sorry I missed this, thanks, I’ll check with t out and get back to you.

Noah Fence

2 years 10 months ago

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First vid from Libcommer JC, a good take on Corbyn etc. Please like, subscribe and comment to help the algorithm push this into people’s recommended vids!

https://youtu.be/vKo9Y8gf6ik

Reddebrek

2 years 10 months ago

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Noah Fence

First vid from Libcommer JC, a good take on Corbyn etc. Please like, subscribe and comment to help the algorithm push this into people’s recommended vids!

I don't see any links,

Recently I managed to find some time to upgrade my video editor and learn some editing and effects tricks and more importantly some shortcuts. So I've been practising with glitch effects

Here's a version of the music video I made with a friends remix of Mother Anarchy

https://youtu.be/j_cIVsGG4r8

Noah Fence

2 years 10 months ago

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Thanks Reddebrek. Amended!

Noah Fence

2 years 10 months ago

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Noah Fence

Cairde

Hi Noah!

You should check out a French animation series called 'L'Ecole du Chat Noir' (which means: School of the black cat). English subtitles are available for the videos.

https://youtu.be/IoqcWoZU5to

The first episode is an introduction to the subject, and the second episode is entitled 'L'Anarchie c'est pas ce que tu crois' (Anarchy, it's not what you believe).

The third episode will be released in the coming month, and it's focus will be on religion !! This series is extremely informative and also very beautiful with stop motion animation. Hope you enjoy !

Hey, sorry I missed this, thanks, I’ll check with t out and get back to you.

Oh my fucking god! Seriously everyone, you HAVE to watch this. It is spectacularly good! Even for the aesthetic alone it’s well worth watching. I’ve only watched the intro episode but I know the content will be great. An absolute copper bottomed winner!

Reddebrek

2 years 10 months ago

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Cairde

Hi Noah!

You should check out a French animation series called 'L'Ecole du Chat Noir' (which means: School of the black cat). English subtitles are available for the videos.

https://youtu.be/IoqcWoZU5to

The first episode is an introduction to the subject, and the second episode is entitled 'L'Anarchie c'est pas ce que tu crois' (Anarchy, it's not what you believe).

The third episode will be released in the coming month, and it's focus will be on religion !! This series is extremely informative and also very beautiful with stop motion animation. Hope you enjoy !

I've been subscribed for months but never took the time to watch. The two episodes are very good the production values are high and the information and presentation are great even with youtube captions.

I'm glad the next episode is coming out soon I'd feared the channel had been dormant.

Though I do see they have a lot of content on their soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/lecoleduchatnoir

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 10 months ago

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Noah Fence

First vid from Libcommer JC, a good take on Corbyn etc. Please like, subscribe and comment to help the algorithm push this into people’s recommended vids!

https://youtu.be/vKo9Y8gf6ik

I watched this the other day. Really well argued. Definitely worth sharing with people who think that "leftist" parties will ever get us to socialism, or people who spend their time/energy on campaigning for a party or candidate.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 10 months ago

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Reddebrek

Here's a version of the music video I made with a friends remix of Mother Anarchy

https://youtu.be/j_cIVsGG4r8

Nice work!

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 10 months ago

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Cairde

Hi Noah!

You should check out a French animation series called 'L'Ecole du Chat Noir' (which means: School of the black cat). English subtitles are available for the videos.

https://youtu.be/IoqcWoZU5to

The first episode is an introduction to the subject, and the second episode is entitled 'L'Anarchie c'est pas ce que tu crois' (Anarchy, it's not what you believe).

The third episode will be released in the coming month, and it's focus will be on religion !! This series is extremely informative and also very beautiful with stop motion animation. Hope you enjoy !

This is FANTASTIC! I watched all three videos. I literally felt awe and gratitude at the beauty of it and the thought of all the love, time, and hard work that goes into making these.

Cairde, are you involved in this project in any way?

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 9 months ago

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Here's a great video by Another Slice about how to organize your workplace. Really good editing and use of humor, clearly explained, the right balance between thorough and concise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrldZlUwe0

comradeEmma

2 years 9 months ago

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Anohter_slice also has a discord server that is suppose to be some type of resource network for organizing.

Reddebrek

2 years 9 months ago

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A fellow I know who used to be in the old Class War (I think second version, it was the one that worked with the old Anarchist Youth Network and he was at a meeting to raise funds to set up libcom.org) keeps getting his account information shared on far right message boards so he's moved onto youtube and given improvised vlogs a try.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqajFuoMZaEdhyvYuS3rpA

Noah Fence

2 years 9 months ago

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Reddebrek

A fellow I know who used to be in the old Class War (I think second version, it was the one that worked with the old Anarchist Youth Network and he was at a meeting to raise funds to set up libcom.org) keeps getting his account information shared on far right message boards so he's moved onto youtube and given improvised vlogs a try.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqajFuoMZaEdhyvYuS3rpA

Saw his vid on Antifa the other day - it was good stuff but he needs to keep still! His swaying around was disorienting!!!

Noah Fence

2 years 9 months ago

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They put it in their own thread but here’s the new video from Lucky Black Cat

https://youtu.be/OnKUVY4sQ0g

The channel is doing really well, this vid has had 2k views in a little over 48 hours. A lot of effort has gone into both the production and the circulation of the vid, so if you would like to help out, please could you share it and interact with in on YouTube? Thanks!

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 9 months ago

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Noah Fence

They put it in their own thread but here’s the new video from Lucky Black Cat

https://youtu.be/OnKUVY4sQ0g

Thanks for sharing it, Noah! :)

I felt it would be too much of me to share it on two threads but since you did it already, I will post it again here with an embedded link so everyone can see the thumbnail image which I think is the best part of the video, lol. No need to watch, people, you've already seen the best of it.

[youtube]OnKUVY4sQ0g[/youtube]

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 9 months ago

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Oh, and to plug another channel, Anarchopac is definitely one of the smartest, most knowledgeable political youtubers. She's read a ton about the history of anarchism, Marxism, and class struggle, she's read a ton of theory, she really knows her shit.

Here's her channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FD64RRsrCLpiZNkq7ZkSg

but I think the best introduction to her is this interview she did on Revolutionary Left Radio https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/in-dialogue-with-anarchism-anarchopac

I also recommend following her on twitter. Quality. https://twitter.com/anarchopac

Reddebrek

2 years 8 months ago

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A friend sent me a link to this

Alan Rickman - Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher (1989)
https://youtu.be/nXZqq2smuHs

Alan Rickman acts out a soliloquy about the enrages priest Jacques Roux

Who are still the oppressors? The rich. Who are still the oppressed? The poor. Your slavery is their liberty. Your poverty is their prosperity.

"Does it follow that I reject all authority? No. But I always keep my hat on in its presence."(edited)
"In the matter of bread, I consult a baker; in the matter of boots, a bootmaker; a house, a builder; for special knowledge, I apply to a specialist. But I don't allow the baker, the builder, or the bootmaker to impose their authority over me. I listen to them with the respect they merit--if any--but I keep the right to judge, criticize, and censure. Why should we treat politicians of any stripe, royal or revolutionary, any different?"

Reddebrek

2 years 8 months ago

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That was pretty good, not to long and was clear throughout.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 8 months ago

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@Reddebrek - Some good quotes there. I opened the video and watched the first 30 seconds. Holy visually intense! Will save the tab for later watching.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 8 months ago

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@Lugius: Posting the top comment on your video since it's quite enticing

nice to see an explanation of anarcho syndicalism that focusses more on how anarchist decison making actually works in practice rather than dwell on philosophical/theoretical aspects.

Reddebrek

2 years 8 months ago

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The Belarusian Anarchist I shared a while back has setup a separate channel for English language content in the hopes of reaching a wider audience.

https://youtu.be/gOYa7F_TW_I

Noah Fence

2 years 7 months ago

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I know LBC has posted this in her own thread but it belongs here too. https://youtu.be/CQujPLjtUdU

[youtube]CQujPLjtUdU[/youtube]

Noah Fence

2 years 7 months ago

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Noah Fence

I know LBC has posted this in her own thread but it belongs here too.

[youtube]CQujPLjtUdU[/youtube]

First time I've ever successfully embedded a video. Accusations of boomer are now null and void!

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 7 months ago

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Thank you, Noah! :D

Noah Fence

First time I've ever successfully embedded a video. Accusations of boomer are now null and void!

I thought it was a double post at first and I was about to accuse you of being a boomer. But I see now the second one was just a brag post on your transcendence of boomerdom. Although I'd like to congratulate you I'm afraid I can't, as bragging about being able to do basic embedding is a pretty boomer thing to do.

Noah Fence

2 years 7 months ago

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Lucky Black Cat

Thank you, Noah! :D

Noah Fence

First time I've ever successfully embedded a video. Accusations of boomer are now null and void!

I thought it was a double post at first and I was about to accuse you of being a boomer. But I see now the second one was just a brag post on your transcendence of boomerdom. Although I'd like to congratulate you I'm afraid I can't, as bragging about being able to do basic embedding is a pretty boomer thing to do.

Oh yeah? Well fuck you - everybody knows that you millennials are the biggest boomers around.
All may not be lost though - as the saying goes, ‘if there’s hope, it must lie in the zoomers’.
Now try that one on your pianola!

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 7 months ago

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:D

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 6 months ago

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Reddebrek

A friend sent me a link to this

Alan Rickman - Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher (1989)
https://youtu.be/nXZqq2smuHs

Alan Rickman acts out a soliloquy about the enrages priest Jacques Roux

Who are still the oppressors? The rich. Who are still the oppressed? The poor. Your slavery is their liberty. Your poverty is their prosperity.

"Does it follow that I reject all authority? No. But I always keep my hat on in its presence."(edited)
"In the matter of bread, I consult a baker; in the matter of boots, a bootmaker; a house, a builder; for special knowledge, I apply to a specialist. But I don't allow the baker, the builder, or the bootmaker to impose their authority over me. I listen to them with the respect they merit--if any--but I keep the right to judge, criticize, and censure. Why should we treat politicians of any stripe, royal or revolutionary, any different?"

Finally got around to watching this. A damn good speech. I hadn't heard of Jacques Roux, but he basically sounds like an anarchist, despite anarchism not really being a thing until the next century. Is this an actual speech he made? Or is it made up but based on his beliefs?

Reddebrek

2 years 6 months ago

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No its based on a theatrical sketch, though it closely mirrors his life and recorded views. I believe this was part of a series of televised monologues.

I've found a number of good prints of older films, including a really good version of Armand Guerra's the Commune that came with a soundtrack. I edited the English subtitles from a silent and heavily degraded print

https://youtu.be/AyALCIAhugA

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 6 months ago

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Nice work. You might also want to upload it to The Internet Archive https://archive.org/upload/

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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I'm way ahead of you, I've been building an archive on there for awhile now. https://archive.org/details/@reddebrek

I hope to add everything on my many hds and flash drives I've made or collected, (well everything that won't get shutdown by a copyright lawyer anyway)

I have some news on the youtube front. Currently I have 2 strikes on my channel, so I'll be putting it on hold and probably making susceptible videos private until at least one strike clears. So might want to watch them while you can and download what you like, or grab them from the archive.

In better news I came across another channel call Anarch, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1CjJYTUeor8EUFsbgwu5TQ

Does talks, but has a nice voice to listen to.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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Nice work.

I subscribe to Anark's channel. Good stuff. Their latest video looks good but I haven't had time for it.

Reddebrek

Currently I have 2 strikes on my channel, so I'll be putting it on hold and probably making susceptible videos private until at least one strike clears.

I have a very simple solution, my friend!

1. Create a separate YouTube channel using a different email address

2. Before uploading a video to your main channel, upload it to this alt channel and set the video as either unlisted or private

3. Wait a few days. The copyright AI bots work quickly and usually if you're gonna get hit with a copyright strike, it will happen within a day. But wait a few days to be safe.

4. If nothing happens you can delete it from the alt channel and upload it to your main channel. If you do get a strike, it won't affect your main channel.

A note on number 1: Best practice is to use a VPN and a different web browser, or if possible different device, when using the alt account.

Noah Fence

2 years 5 months ago

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Lucky Black Cat

Nice work.

I subscribe to Anark's channel. Good stuff. Their latest video looks good but I haven't had time for it.

Reddebrek

Currently I have 2 strikes on my channel, so I'll be putting it on hold and probably making susceptible videos private until at least one strike clears.

I have a very simple solution, my friend!

1. Create a separate YouTube channel using a different email address

2. Before uploading a video to your main channel, upload it to this alt channel and set the video as either unlisted or private

3. Wait a few days. The copyright AI bots work quickly and usually if you're gonna get hit with a copyright strike, it will happen within a day. But wait a few days to be safe.

4. If nothing happens you can delete it from the alt channel and upload it to your main channel. If you do get a strike, it won't affect your main channel.

A note on number 1: Best practice is to use a VPN and a different web browser, or if possible different device, when using the alt account.

Fucking smarty pants!

Noah Fence

2 years 5 months ago

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Cameron(Libertarian Socialist Rants) has just posted that he’s about to release a series of videos covering Marx’s Capital. Good news, I hope, for thickos like me who struggle with heavy going academic stuff.

comradeEmma

2 years 5 months ago

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I found this some what strange channel by an "intersectional maoist" that is currently doing like an audio reading of a pamphlet that tries to synthesize the views of Luxemburg, Gramsci and De Leon. I think it is interesting that someone on Bread Tube is engaging with a more theoretical topic and trying to tie it to organizational questions. (Though I do think they are very confused on what intellectuals are or what their role is...)

Cameron(Libertarian Socialist Rants) has just posted that he’s about to release a series of videos covering Marx’s Capital. Good news, I hope, for thickos like me who struggle with heavy going academic stuff.

Should Capital really be classified as academic? It was not written in an academic setting and the prefaces directs it towards like workers study groups. It is a tough book but we should not let the academics have it, it should be something we read together to empower our understanding of capitalism as a whole.

Noah Fence

2 years 5 months ago

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Fair enough, academic is the wrong word, my bad. On the positive side though, this mistake has proved my assertion that I’m a thicko - see, I got one thing right. A 50% rate of being correct is well above my average so today is a good day for me!

Noah Fence

2 years 5 months ago

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Agent of the International

Noah Fence,

Have you ever tried Marx's Wage Labour and Capital and Value, price and profit, both of which provide a condensed version of his analysis of capitalism?

I haven’t but I will now. Thanks very much for the recommendation.

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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Lucky Black Cat

Nice work.

I subscribe to Anark's channel. Good stuff. Their latest video looks good but I haven't had time for it.

Reddebrek

Currently I have 2 strikes on my channel, so I'll be putting it on hold and probably making susceptible videos private until at least one strike clears.

I have a very simple solution, my friend!

1. Create a separate YouTube channel using a different email address

2. Before uploading a video to your main channel, upload it to this alt channel and set the video as either unlisted or private

3. Wait a few days. The copyright AI bots work quickly and usually if you're gonna get hit with a copyright strike, it will happen within a day. But wait a few days to be safe.

4. If nothing happens you can delete it from the alt channel and upload it to your main channel. If you do get a strike, it won't affect your main channel.

A note on number 1: Best practice is to use a VPN and a different web browser, or if possible different device, when using the alt account.

This is good advice, unfortunately it doesn't help in this case since both strikes were by humans. When you're channels been up for a while and has some traction in the algorithm (praise be) you will find that there is now a cottage industry of people paid by intellectual rights holders to scour the tube. And annoyingly they're just as prone to slapping claims on things they don't actually own.

Its not just big corporations either, the worst ones are the independent film makers and professional activists.

Anyway, I thought I shared this but apparently did not, its a video on how to organise a workplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrldZlUwe0

One of the most persistent requests the IWW gets is for video versions of Organiser trainings, since this would get members who take part identified and victimised its not going to happen. But this isn't a bad substitute.

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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I have an exclusive, in a shocking move the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) once again rallies behind comrade Roseanne Barr and endorses her for President of the United states of Amerikkka.

I have live footage of her acceptance speech.

https://youtu.be/Hp3_PSqcL-A

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

I have an exclusive, in a shocking move the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) once again rallies behind comrade Roseanne Barr and endorses her for President of the United states of Amerikkka.

I have live footage of her acceptance speech.

https://youtu.be/Hp3_PSqcL-A

Lolol that was good

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

Anyway, I thought I shared this but apparently did not, its a video on how to organise a workplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrldZlUwe0

One of the most persistent requests the IWW gets is for video versions of Organiser trainings, since this would get members who take part identified and victimised its not going to happen. But this isn't a bad substitute.

Yep, a really well done and important video. I think I shared it on this thread already but deserves to be posted again.

R Totale

2 years 5 months ago

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There are various talks from Housmans bookshop up here, covering Louise Michel, Emma Goldman, Marie Louise Berneri, land justice and more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-89sv-V7DmuSkpe702fxQ

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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Thought these two recent videos might be worth a mention:

Marx was not a 'statist'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXvQuE9xO4

Should Socialists Take State Power?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMclidB0wYs

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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darren p

Thought these two recent videos might be worth a mention:

Marx was not a 'statist'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXvQuE9xO4

I watched this and its quite misleading. Its the usual argument that refuses to look at how Marx viewed political action and the type of workers movement he advocated throughout his life both before and after writing the Civil war in France, and just looks at a selective bibliography of his pamphlets.

He also says that Webers definition of the state is used by anarchists and this is the cause of the divide between Marxists and anarchists. Which is just plain dishonest.

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

I watched this and its quite misleading.

I disagree, it's based on a detailed reading.

He also says that Webers definition of the state is used by anarchists and this is the cause of the divide between Marxists and anarchists. Which is just plain dishonest.

He didn't say it's the cause of the divide, he said different definitions of "the state" end up in discussions going nowhere.

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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darren p

Reddebrek

I watched this and its quite misleading.

I disagree, it's based on a detailed reading.

.

Yeah a detailed reading of a handful of Marx's writings, it completely ignores Marx's views on political action and the workers movement he advocated and tried to build. Its just another "Marxist" reading of Marx that pretend he was an isolated intellectual who had nothing to say about political matters. It spends some time talking about the Gotha criticism but doesn't bother to discuss Marx's history with the social democratic party beyond that letter to take just one obvious example.

Its just the usual case of a self described marxist selectively using Marx's body of work to substantiate their own thesis. As a look into Marx its extremely shallow and vulgar at best, dishonest at worst.

He didn't say it's the cause of the divide, he said different definitions of "the state" end up in discussions going nowhere.

No he didn't, he makes the proposition that the anarchist definition of the state is based on Webers, doesn't bother to substantiate that bizarre claim. He then immediately goes on to to further claim that this is the cause of the confusion and divide between anarchists and marxists on the state.

He then spends the last third of the video talking about how Lenin agrees with him, as if that means anything in itself. It even does that thing where it quotes Engels and just assumes this means Marx agreed with it. Its honestly just sloppy as an argument.

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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The video isn't saying anything that has not been said before. Maximilien Rubel would have thought the same.

I can't be arsed to flick through the video, but I'm guessing he says Weber's definition is *like* the one used by anarchists, not it's *based* on it. Of course, the author of the video will be aware that anarchism, chronologically, comes before Weber..

The fact that anarchists and Marxists tend to use different definitions of 'the state' isn't something new, or controversial either... The other video says the same thing, what do you think about that?

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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darren p

The video isn't saying anything that has not been said before. Maximilien Rubel would have thought the same.

I'm not a fan of Rubel's argument either but that isn't really relevant since this video does not repeat Rubel's argument but makes its own. I don't want to be dismissive but if you're equating the two then I don't think you paid much attention to the video at all.

I can't be arsed to flick through the video, but I'm guessing he says Weber's definition is *like* the one used by anarchists, not it's *based* on it. Of course, the author of the video will be aware that anarchism, chronologically, comes before Weber..

Well, you really should watch the video you're making claims about because you're incorrect here. He literally does say anarchists use the definition of the state proposed by Weber. Honestly mate if you can't be arsed to check your own argument then I guess we're done here.

The fact that anarchists and Marxists tend to use different definitions of 'the state' isn't something new, or controversial either... The other video says the same thing, what do you think about that?

Never said it was, you know that wasn't my complaint stop putting words in my mouth please.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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(I can't weigh in on this debate because I don't know enough.)

Anyways...although I haven't had time to watch this video yet

Should Socialists Take State Power?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMclidB0wYs

I just want to say that the youtube channel it comes from (Red Plateaus) has put out a lot of great videos.

I've been really impressed with Cuck Philosophy's videos, too, though I've only seen a few of them.

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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Reddebrek

Honestly mate if you can't be arsed to check your own argument then I guess we're done here.

I don't think it's worth spending a lot of my time or energy over, I was just surprised that you thought the video was dishonest or a lie, that's all.

FWIW I'm not sure if Cuck Philosophy would say they are "Marxist", they do YouTube videos (well at least one that I know of) with Anarchopac (one of the better makers on YouTube) too.

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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darren p

I don't think it's worth spending a lot of my time or energy over, I was just surprised that you thought the video was dishonest or a lie, that's all.

Oh, so you didn't like my views but couldn't be bothered to check because your time is so valuable, but you decided to start an argument anyway and waste my time, and you don't see a problem with this?

FWIW I'm not sure if Cuck Philosophy would say they are "Marxist", they do YouTube videos (well at least one that I know of) with Anarchopac (one of the better makers on YouTube) too.

Well they have said they're a Marxist several times, that also isn't really the issue here is it?

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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Mate, you don't have to answer..

Reddebrek

2 years 5 months ago

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We're not friends and should take your own advice.

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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OK. Against my own advice I've found the quote about Weber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXvQuE9xO4&feature=youtu.be&t=1235
"So if we go on Max Weber's definition of the state, often used by anarchists..."
"A lot of confusion in the debate between marxists and anarchists on the state derives from the different definitions of the state that are used.."
"The truth is that the kind of state-socialism that Marx is so often accused of is actually closer to the socialism of german politician Ferdinand Lassalle."

I don't think any of this is dishonest. "often" and "A lot of" are quantifiers, he's not saying this is always the case or the only thing that the debate on the state is based upon. I've certainly seen some anarchists using a definition of the state similar to the one of Webers. (Though not all anarchists do have the same definition of the state)

What do you think Cuck Philosophy should have mentioned but has left out?

Sorry if I've been an irritating bugger..

Noah Fence

2 years 5 months ago

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Latest vid from Lucky Black Cat. Again it’s kind of generic lefty stuff but the explicitly anarchist content will start being released once the channel has grown somewhat. Very good well researched video though.

https://youtu.be/3GOZIsvLYpQ

[youtube]3GOZIsvLYpQ[/youtube]

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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The Museum of Modern Art put this video out a couple of days ago.
Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDJZizz7Jo

R Totale

2 years 5 months ago

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The 24th and final episode of Trouble, "Organize: For Autonomy & Mutual Aid" is up now, and imo it's a good one. Mostly filmed pre-pandemic with a bit of extra topical padding added.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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So I finally watched Cuck Philosophy's "Marx was not a 'statist'" video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXvQuE9xO4

I'm not able to say if Reddebrek is right in their criticism that this video cherry-picks Marx's views, since I've only read a little bit of Marx's huge body of work.

But even if the accusation is true, I'm really glad I took the time to watch because it taught me new and valuable information. I especially liked the clear explanation of how Marx defined these modes of production and political power:

Capitalism --> "dictatorship of the proletariat" (an unfortunate term IMO) --> Lower phase communism --> Higher phase communism

I thought that Marx believed the "dictatorship of the proletariat" coincided with the lower phase of communism. I didn't realize he viewed these as separate phases.

On the negative side, I thought Cuck Philosophy was too soft on Lenin and the Bolshevik leaders during Lenin's rule. Yes, the historical circumstances were a nightmare. But Lenin and the party leaders certainly did their part to help crush working class power.

Also, and this is a much more minor quibble, as far as I'm aware, most anarchists have a somewhat different definition of the state than Weber. In addition to a monopoly on violence over a given territory, there's an emphasis on the power to rule being concentrated within the hands of a tiny minority and organized hierarchically.

I hope that anyone who might have been disappointed in this video will still check out Cuck Philosophy's other videos. Here's one very interesting and disturbing one about K-Pop stars and the totalitarian working conditions they're subjected to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8LxORztUWY

Reddebrek

Its the usual argument that refuses to look at how Marx viewed political action and the type of workers movement he advocated throughout his life both before and after writing the Civil war in France, and just looks at a selective bibliography of his pamphlets.

Reddebrek

Yeah a detailed reading of a handful of Marx's writings, it completely ignores Marx's views on political action and the workers movement he advocated and tried to build. Its just another "Marxist" reading of Marx that pretend he was an isolated intellectual who had nothing to say about political matters. It spends some time talking about the Gotha criticism but doesn't bother to discuss Marx's history with the social democratic party beyond that letter to take just one obvious example.

Hey Reddebrek, can you explain what you mean by "Marx's views on political action and the workers movement he advocated and tried to build" ... "both before and after writing the Civil war in France"? And what Marx had "to say about political matters"?

This isn't something I'm educated on so I'm unaware what you're referring to.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 5 months ago

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Cuck Philosophy's video also raises this question: If Marx was not a statist, why was there such a bitter split between Marx (and those who agreed with him) vs. anarchists in the 1st International?

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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Lucky Black Cat

Cuck Philosophy's video also raises this question: If Marx was not a statist, why was there such a bitter split between Marx (and those who agreed with him) vs. anarchists in the 1st International?

Marx thought that the proletariat would have to seize state power in order to be able to make the transformation from capitalism to the stateless society of communism. The Bakunists did not. But does this make Marx a "Statist"?

darren p

2 years 5 months ago

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On the negative side, I thought Cuck Philosophy was too soft on Lenin and the Bolshevik leaders during Lenin's rule. Yes, the historical circumstances were a nightmare. But Lenin and the party leaders certainly did their part to help crush working class power.

To be fair, the video was more about how what Lenin meant by "socialism" rather than what he did. It would have been good to mention the difference between the dictatorship of the party *over* the proletariat, and the dictatorship of the proletariat.

comradeEmma

2 years 5 months ago

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Beyond the conquest of political power I think it is also a question of strategy and tactics. Marx and Engels, unlike people Bakunin and Proudhon, put a larger emphases on political struggle for reform and democratic rights as preparation for the conquest of political power.

sherbu-kteer

2 years 5 months ago

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Anyone seen noncompete's channel? I had a look through this thread but couldn't see him mentioned. He has some of the most viewed anarchist vlog-type content but his opinions seem a bit out there. I think he thinks Vietnam is socialist. Have people in the anarchist youtube world called him out on it?

He has a video here on platformism which is kinda strange to watch as he's interpreting the Makhno/Arshinov platform in a way I don't think I've ever seen anyone interpret it before.

comradeEmma

2 years 5 months ago

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I think he is viewing it as a "united front" but from understanding platformism was put forward as an organizational principle to build a revolutionary organisation and not these "one-issue" campaigns that he mentions as examples.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 4 months ago

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Thanks to everyone for the replies.

darren p

Marx thought that the proletariat would have to seize state power in order to be able to make the transformation from capitalism to the stateless society of communism. The Bakunists did not. But does this make Marx a "Statist"?

What did Marx say about how workers should organize their power during the DOTP? Did he advocate a federation of workers councils with mandated re-callable delegates, alongside the general arming of the proletariat? (Cuck Philosophy's video seemed to be saying that he did.)

Whether this type of organization constitutes a "state" is debatable.

Noah Fence

2 years 4 months ago

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Don’t think I ever posted this here. Ya’ll should definitely watch it though!

https://youtu.be/6k3DkEY0YHU

[youtube]6k3DkEY0YHU[/youtube]

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 3 months ago

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MARX IS TOO SEXY
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Pc-3EbSCm80

(Just a short bit of fun to brighten up your day.)

[youtube]Pc-3EbSCm80[/youtube]

Noah Fence

2 years 3 months ago

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New vid from Lucky Black Cat. A little different to the usual vids. A good one to share with coworkers if you’re trying to inspire them to take action - this one is about ORGANISING!

https://youtu.be/tKmIlAMIznQ

[youtube]tKmIlAMIznQ[/youtube]

R Totale

2 years 3 months ago

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Thanks, will have to get around to watching that - by the way, does anyone else find that youtube recommends Jordan Peterson on "Identity Politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege" as the next related suggestion after that video?

Reddebrek

2 years 3 months ago

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Its been well documented that youtube's algoritihim heavily favours right wing and reactionary channels and videos. Even videos by left wing creators often gives you recs on the same subject by far right vloggers.

Lucky Black Cat

2 years 3 months ago

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I don't think I've ever posted the anarchist youtube channels I watch, so here ya go. There are other youtubers I like/watch but these are the anarchists. I'm going off the top of my head, so I may be forgetting some.

In alphabetical order...

Alki
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnfHdFGB7IdhfTd07jsdoJA/videos
Twitter bio

I'm Alki. A black anarchist historian and full-time alcoholic who covers proletarian history on Youtube.

anarchopac
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FD64RRsrCLpiZNkq7ZkSg/videos
Channel description:

I'm a disabled trans woman (she/her) who talks about anarchism, feminism and marxism.
For recommended reading see my blog - https://anarchopac.wordpress.com/

Anark
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1CjJYTUeor8EUFsbgwu5TQ/videos
Channel description:

Anark is a channel which aims to explore the philosophical foundations of leftist ideas, especially those of the anarchist and libertarian-socialist variety.

Another Slice
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJzZZa-M6H52uDym0Rqzlnw/videos
Their channel description doesn't really describe what their channel is about. I don't think they're anarchist but honorable mention cuz they make a lot of practical videos, like "How to Unionize Your Workplace" (which is great), "How to Have a Meeting", "Activist Skills".

L'école du chat noir
A feast for the eyes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqJ4PgXsd2KFY2K2Vldc-MQ/videos
Channel description:

Hi Comrade!
Welcome you to the black cat school. This school is not like the others, because it is that of revolt and freedom.

Do you want to know more about anarchism? We recommend two texts to get you started:
Sebastien Faure "The Anarchists what they are, what they are not"
http://kropot.free.fr/Faure-anarchistes.htm
Malatesta "Anarchy"
https://cras31.info/IMG/pdf/malatesta_-_l-anarchie.pdf

Libertarian Socialist Rants
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVY0aIaw-V9GbWmlab4Z_dw/videos
Channel description:

Hello! I'm Cameron. I'm a hetero, white, cisgender man with Asperger's, and I'm an anarchist. To find out what that means, check out my playlist 'Anarchism in Four Parts'.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw7ewOoq0Z4vnCOsKoOIPdLQyKRVsdVgY
The transcript for those videos can be found here:
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/libertarian-socialist-rants-anarchism-in-four-parts-video-transcript

Anyone who wants to translate my videos into other languages is free to do so.

A lot of people ask me what books I can recommend about anarchism. I suggest checking out the following:
The Anarchist FAQ (Online resource)
Peter Kropotkin - The Conquest of Bread
Iain McKay - Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology
Frank Mintz - Anarchism and Workers' Self-management in Revolutionary Spain
Peter Gelderloos - Anarchy Works
Noam Chomsky - On Anarchism

NonCompete
I should note I have some significant political disagreements with him, but he's still a comrade, I like his channel and am highly impressed with his videos series "How Anarchism Works."
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZFKKK-0YB0FvwoS8P7nHg
Channel description:

Non-Compete is a leftist blog and video series dedicates to the principles of intersectionalist liberation, anarchism, communism, and puppet shows.

Red Plateaus
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsln1E-ttrNPsMivrnf9V7w/videos
Channel description:

We are a channel dedicated to explaining Marxist and anarchist theory at a high but accessible level.

Thought Slime
https://www.youtube.com/c/ThoughtSlime/videos
Channel description:

I'm a smug anarchist poseur vomiting out video essays for you. I love you.

Valium Sadfemme McGirlBoss
This channel is definitely the funniest on the list.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8zQaVEtRzVEprm4ESDDlg/videos
Channel description:

I'm an anarchist on the edge babey !

WHAT IS POLITICS?
Video description doesn't mention it, but this channel also sometimes does current events stuff, like their recent video (which is really good) on why cops get away with murder.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYvqQ-UuvvFsHNNfwjYEBw/video
Channel description:

We define ourselves with terms like "left," "right" and "center" and we believe in things like "democracy," "capitalism" and "socialism" even though we don’t exactly on what these words really mean.

Journalists use them incorrectly, schools teach them incorrectly, and PhD academics write entire books about these subjects without even defining them.

All of this makes us easier to manipulate, more apathetic, and robs us of our ability to communicate with each other, and to make the important decisions that affect out lives.

This series, aimed at political junkies and novices alike, seeks to make sense out of the political muddle that we've inherited from media, academia, and from decades of cold war propaganda, so that we can figure what it is that we want when it comes to politics, and how we can achieve it.

Working Class History
No new videos in a while but maybe one day.
This channel likely needs no introduction here, but...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS07I8wcmxtvUCMd-oMkbFw/videos
Channel description:

History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us

Reddebrek

2 years 1 month ago

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Recently discovered a Peertube instance called Kolektiva which is aiming to be a platform for all anarchist and autonomist video content that seems promising.

https://kolektiva.media/videos/watch/bcb4bbfa-c39d-4fd2-96cf-bc4747d2d9d9

R Totale

2 years 1 month ago

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A cute little video about prison letter-writing from the Dresden and Umea ABC groups ahead of the upcoming week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u4E6Hs5_BE

R Totale

2 years 1 month ago

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Not actually youtube, but certainly worth a watch: Touch The Sky: Stories, Subversions, & Complexities of Ferguson
As an aside, I would be interested if anyone can tell who the "It's not stealing" song used a bit over an hour in is by, I don't recognise the artist and couldn't turn anything up by searching. Sounds a bit like Parquet Courts but I don't think it's them?

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 11 months ago

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Some vintage anarchy in the UK for y'all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsX7xMJ9uOA

Martin Wright, renowned anarchist and anti-fascist, speaking here at the Class War Conference 1985. Martin is featured as a main character in Ian Bones autobiography "Bash The Rich" which is currently being adapted into a feature film by Writer/Director Greg Hall. Check out: http://bashtherichfilm.wordpress.com/

[youtube]JsX7xMJ9uOA[/youtube]

Reddebrek

1 year 11 months ago

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Wow that's a lot of old faces you don't see much of anymore. Shame the film appears to be dead since the page links to a blog template

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 11 months ago

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Martin Wright also has his own YouTube channel. 35 years later he seems like the same guy, just talks slower. https://www.youtube.com/user/RedAndBlackTelly/videos

Reddebrek

1 year 11 months ago

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Oh yeah I've seen the odd vid from him before, didn't realise he was the same Wright. He's alright, but he can be a bit "old man yelling at clouds" at times.

I don't remember if I shared this in the thread but if I did its worth looking at again.

The Simpsons Explain Statism and Anarchy by Mikhail Bakunin

A really well made video that mixes a reading from Bakunin with relevant simpsons clips.

https://kolektiva.media/videos/watch/2796e029-a6e3-49aa-aa2b-1c3a7d5b924e

Its pretty clever and effective, I reached out to the creator only to discover that I'd met them before and they were now a Stalin did nothing wrong type. They soon took the vid down. Fortunately I just found a copy I downloaded on a old flash drive while having to isolate thanks to a local outbreak of the virus.

Dannny

1 year 11 months ago

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That's class Reddebrek, nice one!

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 11 months ago

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Good save! Damn, that really sucks they became a Stalinist, tho. Will you upload the video on your YouTube channel?

Reddebrek

1 year 11 months ago

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To be honest I don't know, I like to credit sources for the stuff I find if I know them, but the channel appears to still be active and they were very, very abrasive in their interactions with me and everyone else who talked to them back when the vid was fresh, and we were singing his praises. I'd stumbled upon his rebranded twitter recently funnily enough because he appears to have pivoted again, now he's just a bitter Marxist (tm) zealot type who spends his time mocking other Marxists for not thinking the communist league manifesto was a perfect document, and alternating that with denouncing tenant organisers as infantile liberal moralists for focussing on eviction resistance because we're all too stupid to realise that everything is commodified.

A very unpleasant person and I don't which to interact with them ever again. I'll probably stick to sharing archive and kolektiva links, at least that way viewers can download copies if he does ever find it and decide to take action again.

Noah Fence

1 year 11 months ago

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Reddebrek

I say share it. The thing that matters is the ideas and the material. The guy being an asshole is just an extra reason to say publish and be damned, but even if he wasn’t it’s still the case that this is good material that belongs to the world, not to him, and if there’s a way to facilitate the world’s access to it then it should be done. Amiright?

Reddebrek

1 year 11 months ago

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Well thanks, but to be clear I am already sharing it, just not on the one platform I know this guy is still using. Both platforms I am sharing it on have download functions, so anyone else is free to take it and share on youtube or anywhere else if they like. I just don't want to risk my channel which has hundreds of hours of other important stuff on it.

Noah Fence

1 year 11 months ago

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I just don't want to risk my channel which has hundreds of hours of other important stuff on it

Ok, I get it. This is the problem with using stinking capitalist platforms for the spreading of ideas. That’s not a criticism btw, just an observation. I just hate the tendency of this reality to
force us to compromise principles, in this case the free access of information. LBC wanted to use a BBC clip in one of her vids and my position was to just get on and use it. She chose to seek permission(ugh, the very idea!!!) and of course was refused. I guess it’s a matter of risk aversion.

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 11 months ago

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Yikes. That does not sound fun and I don't blame you for wanting to avoid them.

Reddebrek

1 year 10 months ago

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Antimidia a Brazilian Anarchist group has been making some excellent videos, and now they've managed to collaborate with others to translate their videos into other languages, here's their criticism of democracy in English https://kolektiva.media/videos/watch/cb278ec9-f308-4617-9cec-38a31626f439

Oh and here's a short video I made of a cat rocking out to Mother Anarchy

https://youtu.be/RDHvceprOnc

Method of Freedom

1 year 9 months ago

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Reddebrek

Antimidia a Brazilian Anarchist group has been making some excellent videos, and now they've managed to collaborate with others to translate their videos into other languages, here's their criticism of democracy in English https://kolektiva.media/videos/watch/cb278ec9-f308-4617-9cec-38a31626f439

Oh and here's a short video I made of a cat rocking out to Mother Anarchy

https://youtu.be/RDHvceprOnc

There is also a interview with Brazilian anarchist Felipe Corrêa about anarchist history in brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-MBoQUr4m4&ab_channel=HistoryonTape

Reddebrek

1 year 1 month ago

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Haven't been watching many political videos recently, but I have set up a channel for the many public domain films I have on my hard drive. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sVYsy7eDcli7M7nZos4qA/videos

More relevant to this thread I've gathered a number of rare clips of anarchists from the 1910s-30s and have been adding them to the channel.

Including a recording of the IWA conference in Madrid in 1931 which has footage of Rudolf Rocker and Augustin Souchy https://youtu.be/vXttBQ3goIo

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 1 month ago

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It's a treasure trove! Thanks for gathering these into one place.

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 1 month ago

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Just shared it on twitter and tagged some anarchist channels that might want to use these resources.

Reddebrek

1 year 1 month ago

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Thanks, glad people are finding it interesting, unfortunately despite mostly being public domain there's still a lot of proprietary nonsense to bat against and a ton of important film footage that only exists in vaults or as part of montages of newer documentaries. The Emma Goldman clip is a portion from an 1980s documentary that had permission to show that minute and nothing else.

And the Kropotkin fragment from 1917 remains a mystery.

Lucky Black Cat

1 year 1 month ago

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Got a few replies to the tweet, thought I'd share them so you can see the appreciation

@AlkiHistoriker
Now this is a real treat! Thank you!

@AnarkYouTube
Actually yeah, these may very well get used in the upcoming videos! Thanks!

@WorbsIntoWords
ooh nice, thanks!

drlebronski

1 year ago

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hey guys

drlebronski

1 year ago

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What's so important about your channel?

Lucky Black Cat

1 year ago

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Anprim Anthem :D

https://youtu.be/2gv_Uil_62k

Phone Bad
Make Mad
Make Mad
Make Sad

...

Me no libertarian No boogaloo
Only booga we do Is Ooga Booga Boo
Ooga booga booga booga booga booga boo Ooga booga booga booga booga booga boo

[youtube]2gv_Uil_62k[/youtube]

Reddebrek

11 months 2 weeks ago

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A fellow on twitter is building a database of anarchist documentaries and lectures that are available on youtube and other video streaming platforms.

https://twitter.com/theo_slade/status/1447501494723518464?s=20

worth checking out, still a work in progress.

pi

11 months ago

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I'm a bit confused by that database. The first film I clicked on was a documentary about Jordan Peterson by a television news reporter. Second, a film made by a member of parliament. It also lists films by John Pilger and Adam Curtis. Maybe "rare anarchist media archive" is not the right name.

Reddebrek

10 months 3 weeks ago

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That is pretty strange, but I didn't see anything like that when I came across it, and looking back at it I don't see anything like that now either, it appears the list is porting material from other sources and then going through them. Probably just grabbed all the information in bulk and then whittled down the entries that aren't applicable.

Method of Freedom

9 months 1 week ago

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I stumbled on this playlist of interviews with various anarchist on YouTube for an unfinished anarchist documentary when I was searching for an interview with Felipe Correa

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1pAyKjcv77VogEdwPDEe7O-o2s6w5nvo