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"The reproductive life of revolution" Felicia Denaud
Responding to a q about how to do political education in a moment when everything is moving so quickly:
"How do we prioritise building relationships, which is not as organic or as easy or as straightforward as I think we imagine... I'm trying to think about what the relationality of revolt actually is in learning. Learning is intimate. Learning is vulnerable. Learning is intense; it's emotionally intensive... Political education at its best has all of these things." --Felicia Denaud
"there's a way in which the stories of us being traumatised can only be consumed to a certain level and then we forget about people, including the people who are new political prisoners" --Joy James
Writing Opportunity, BIPOC
Alternating Current Press is accepting submissions for two upcoming publications: “Remapping Wonderland: Classic Fairytales Retold By People of Color,” and “Breathing While Black: Black Writers Respond to Police Violence.” The deadline for Remapping Wonderland is September 30. Unclear what deadline is for Breathing While Black. For more information on what and how to submit, see here and here (and scroll down to “Special Projects, Anthologies, and Open Calls”). If you have additional questions about deadlines or information, email them at email@example.com.
I've been watching a lot of his interviews recently and when you watching them back to back the gender dynamics seem more obvious .
Hartman's way with words is just--
If I had even 1/100000th of that talent...
I just reread this and it hit just like it did the first time.
Interview with Saidiya Hartman - The White Review
Dionne Brand: On narrative, reckoning and the calculus of living and dying | The Star
"The repetition of “when things return to normal” as if that normal, was not in contention....But, I and many other people hate that normal. Who would one have to be to sit in that normal restfully, to mourn it, or to desire its continuance?"
"These hymns we’ve heard, these enticements to something called the normal, gesture us toward complicity."
FOSS videos not by FOSS bros
Still, when you get off the beaten path of techbros with huge followings that YT keeps pushing (who are also frequently troll/4chan adjacent, ew), there's a much broader variety of people who aren't about the slick production values and attention-grabbing titles, just everyday people sharing their passions and frustrations with tech. I really enjoyed these, for instance:
- The writer who used Windows all his working life before throwing his hands up at Windows 10 and moving to Linux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwslhX7uK8 and the saga continues! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sn9ruNAW_4
- The British lady who grumbles tartly at Apple's bs while discussing her setup on Mac OS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8n3Ob_bQGE
- A young man discussing his history with Linux & Mac and how he installed Linux on a Macbook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOo42F-kLw&t=239s
I like these kinds of videos because they're not slanted by fanboys or ideologues, and they often have in-depth, thoughtful content foregone by the snappy and short videos from viewership-conscious big channels. They could be a bit long to sit down and watch in full, but given the specific way I consume YT content (downloaded as audio and listened to on headphones while I relax) they're a pretty good match for me.
That was really good. I wish I had known about it sooner so maybe we coulda watched together.
Today is last day to watch Sweet Sugar Rage on Lux.
From their site: "a 1985 doc by Sistren Theatre Collective, the working class women’s theatre collective founded in Kingston, Jamaica in 1977. In plays, workshops & film Sistren stage the histories and experience of black Caribbean women at the intersection of patriarchal oppression, racism and social class, to promote education, employments rights, unionisation, reproductive rights and decolonisation."
cuz im black bitch!!!!
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