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Feb 29 2020 08:53

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Mar 10 2020 22:45
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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

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

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"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?

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Mar 14 2020 08:12

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

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Mar 19 2020 00:52

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

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Apr 1 2020 21:03

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.

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Apr 2 2020 06:25

Nice work.

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

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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.

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Apr 2 2020 14:23
Lucky Black Cat wrote:
Nice work.

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

Reddebrek wrote:
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!

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Apr 2 2020 14:26

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.

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Apr 2 2020 18:06

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...)

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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.

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.

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Apr 2 2020 19:42

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!

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Apr 4 2020 17:48

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?

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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.

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Apr 10 2020 02:53
Lucky Black Cat wrote:
Nice work.

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

Reddebrek wrote:
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.

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Apr 10 2020 18:08

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

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Apr 11 2020 15:12

If anyone feels like they've not got enough Zoom calls in their life, the Black Rose youtube channel now has the video of last night's conversation between tenant/rent strike organizers from a variety of cities across the US, and they'll be livestreaming an international conversation between comrades from various anarchist communist orgs tonight - they list it as 7:00 PM (GMT), which is actually 8 in British Summer Time.

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Apr 14 2020 09:59
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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

Lolol that was good

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Apr 14 2020 10:00
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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.

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Apr 14 2020 13:16

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

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Apr 16 2020 13:55

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

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Apr 17 2020 22:26
darren p wrote:
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.

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Apr 18 2020 06:40
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I watched this and its quite misleading.

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

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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.

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Apr 18 2020 13:22
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I watched this and its quite misleading.

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

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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.

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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.

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Apr 18 2020 13:58

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?

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Apr 18 2020 15:07
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 18 2020 16:28

(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

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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.

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Apr 18 2020 16:59
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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.

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Apr 18 2020 18:04
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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?

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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?

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Apr 18 2020 18:12

Mate, you don't have to answer..

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Apr 18 2020 18:24

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

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Apr 18 2020 19:09

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..