Tag: FTP

read in november 2015

Robert Parry, Reviving the “Liberal Media” Myth

Gabrielle Bellot, Flight of the Ruler: A Transwoman in Exile

Scott Esposito, That Revitalizing Fever

10 Trans Women Prisoners They Definitely Didn’t Tell You About in History Class

Benjamin Balthaser, Jews Without Money: Toward a Class Politics of Anti-Zionism

Black Lives Matter Supporters in Oregon Targeted by State Surveillance

Your Social Media Posts are Fueling the Future of Police Surveillance

Stephen Corry, The Colonial Origins of Conservation

Marcel Bois, Hitler Wasn’t Inevitable 

ONKWEHÓN:WE RISING, Nican Tlaca Communism Part 1, Towards a Synthesis

Israel to Coordinate with Google, YouTube, to Censor Palestinian Videos of Conflict




read in october 2015

Tom McKay, Scientists Gauge How Fast the Earth’s Ecosystems are Dying

The BDS Ceiling

5 Black Churches in Ferguson Area Have Burned Since Last Week [10/19], Media Shrugs

Benjamin Dixon, When the Police Turn Someone You Know Into a Hashtag

SPLCenter Report, White Homicide World Wide [White supremacy]

Juno Diaz Just Lost an Award for Speaking Out Against the Dominican Republic’s Anti-Hatian Progrom

George Monbiot, Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

More than 20 women detained in Texas immigration facility begin hunger strike

read in august 2015

Nicholas Brady, A Few Notes to the Intramural on Afropessimism

chico, A Primer on “Libidinal Economy” in Relation to Black Folks

Emily Strasser, Letter from Hiroshima

[Salon] 8 stats that reveal just how badly the police state hurts black women

Imani Gandy, #BlackLivesMatter More Than the Hurt Feelings of White Progressives™

[Crimethinc] Reflections on the Ferguson Uprising

Next Time it Explodes


Jenny Noyes, Activists paint whitewashed Stonewall statues to remember transgender women of color

Justin Mueller, Taking Trump’s Fascism Seriously

have the courage to read this book


[CN: Anti-black violence, n-word mention]

It’s really exciting that a piece of literature so completely dis-interested in appeasing whiteness is getting the scale of attention this book is receiving. Yes, you should read it. Yes, it’s every bit as beautifully written as they are saying it is. It really is an open letter to Coates’s son; it has the language of a letter in its simplicity, its anaphoras. The paragraphs are breaths, extensive and measured, containing an incredible rage at a cosmic injustice, and they end on powerful and sometimes enigmatic imagery.

You can almost see the struggle of the publishing industry in trying to market this book. The blurbs i hear on it, regurgitated from press kits, is that it’s part autobiography and part historical examination of the Civil War and of black power struggles in the time after the Movement. And it has those elements. The language includes history, grapples with it, shows much of it to be an illusion conjured by the white establishment, the Dreamers. But it’s not for your edification. The jacket says Coates’s language builds towards “a transcendent vision for a way forward,” when nothing could be more diametrically opposed to the author’s framework. Coates is a thorough materialist, the body is the spirit, and this makes the violence wrought on black bodies in Amerikkka, the power lorded over these bodies, all the more tragic and criminal.


read in july 2015

bree newson
“I did it because I am free.”

Sam Keeper, Repent, Feminist!” said the Wiki Man (Or: Deface Wikipedia Today!) [sexism, transmisogyny, white supremacy]

Bryce Peake, “WP: THREATENING2MEN: Misogynist Infopolitics and the Hegemony of Asshole Consensus on English Wikipedia [sexism, misogyny]

Reagan Ali and S. Wooten, Baltimore Police Called Out For Making Up ‘Gang Violence’ Stories to Scare Public [cop violence, racism]


[Bloomberg] What Does Harper Lee Want?

Taylor Gordon, Telling Poor, Smart Kids That All It Takes Is Hard Work to Be as Successful as Their Wealthy Peers Is a Blatant Lie [classism]

Phoenix Singer, Marriage Equality, but Now What? Homonationalism and Jennicet Gutierrez in Marriage Politics [transmisogyny, racism, Gay Inc.]

Mehlab Jameel, Rainbows and Weddings: The Neoliberal and Imperialist Politics of LGBT Rights [white supremacy]

Banna Desta, Where Brooklyn At? The Rise of Gentrification and the Fall of Hip-Hop [classism, racism, urban colonization]

[The Atlantic] How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to its Rise

Aragorn, Children of the new Earth: Deleuze, Guattari, and Anarchism

brain-chaos in the muffin factory

Evan Dara’s THE LOST SCRAPBOOK pp. 175-225


The patchwork of oral history continues with two long, strange stories, and some smaller pieces that introduce highly specialized knowledge and a peppering of technical language. We meet a character who changes from a “she” to a “he,” and the book begins to embody more characteristics of encyclopedic narrative and postmodern play. While there are a lot of mysteries going on, only one of which is “solved,” there’s still nothing yet about a scrapbook, lost or otherwise (apart from the work itself as a lost scrapbook, of course), but there are more corporate shenanigans.


read in june 2015

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Shannon Nasha-Miller, Disciplining Black Queer Motherhood [Misogynoir, police surveillance]

Anarchist News, What Happened Here? The Events in Olympia on the Evening of May the 30th [anti-fa]

Collier Meyerson A guide to debunking ‘black-on-black crime’ and all of its rhetorical cousins [racism, white supremacy]

Associated Press, FBI behind mysterious fleet of aircraft conducting surveillance over US cities [surveillance]

Janet Mock, ‘Aloha’ Movie: Hollywood’s Historical Misappropriation of Hawaiian Language [racism, erasure]

Chelsea Manning, The years since I was jailed… [The Guardian]

BlackMagicalGirlMisandry, Three Historical Instances of American Anti-Black Transmisogyny

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Director Lexi Alexander dismantles Hollywood’s persistent sexism


Mariame Kaba, Summer Heat [racism, white supremacy, cop violence]

Chauncey Devega, Black America is so very tired of explaining and debating [antiblackness, white supremacy]

Carl E. Kandutsch, Rachel’s Choice [Israel occupation, protest killing]

Democracy Now, The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging” [Genocide]

Frank Guan, Why Are Racists Always Called “White Trash”? [white supremacy]

Dark Matter, #NotProud Resistance to Gay (Racist) Pride [racism, homonationalism]

Michelle Chen, Fit For Citizenship? A Photo Essay [Eugenics]