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Otto Bauer

Otto Bauer, a prominent Austro-Marxist theorist, addressed the “national question” primarily in the context of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was a diverse and multi-ethnic state. His solution, detailed in his work “The Question of Nationalities and Social Democracy” (1907), was innovative for its time and focused on a cultural and personal autonomy model. Here’s a brief overview of his approach: Bauer’s ideas were influential in socialist circles and contributed to discussions about how to manage national diversity within a socialist framework. However, his ideas were not implemented in practice, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire eventually dissolved after World War I. His

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Delusional Anarchy

A response to: https://anarchistnews.org/content/totw-delusional-thoughts One intriguing book I read that I still haven’t integrated into my habitual way of thinking about things is Ludwig Binswanger’s “Dream and Existence”: “Swiss psychiatrist Binswanger’s 1930 essay “Dream and Existence” is paired with Foucault’s first published work, “Dream, Imagination, and Existence” (1954), a lengthy introduction to Binswanger’s pioneering essay in existential psychiatry. Originally published in Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, v.XIX, no.1, 1985. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR”  ( here’s one place you can read it: https://archive.org/details/dreamexistence0000fouc ) What’s interesting to me about it is this idea that Foucault talks about in

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Future Episodes: Israel-Palestine and Anarchism, Anarchist Artists, Bakunin, Means and Ends, Libertarian Communism, Italian Marxism

Israel-Palestine and Anarchism with Uri Gordon https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/topic/israel-palestine Anarchist Artists with Salomé Buzzard I. Biography of Pissarro A. Born in 1830–between two major French revolutions. B. Major friendships, colleagues, influences–Paris 1. Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas. 2. Kropotkin, Proudhon, Goldman C. Collapse of the Commune/Expatriation to London D. Later years–Belgium II. Anarchist themes in Pissarro’s Works A. Consistent centrality of workers 1. Dignity of the worker 2. Utopian themes B. A pacifist, not a revolutionary C. <<Les turpitudes sociales>> III. Anarchism and Impressionism A. Rejection of (what we would call) photorealism B. Rejection of hagiographic portraiture of the aristocracy C. Pastoralism,

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Bakunin Notes

https://www.libertarian-labyrinth.org/bakunin-library/welcome-bakunin-library/ http://www.monde-nouveau.net/?lang=en https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/rene-berthier-mikhail-bakunin-against-insurrectionism https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/rene-berthier-social-democracy-anarchism

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Social Media and its Discontents

Following up with more writing on some self-reflection I’ve been doing – mostly from being somewhat depressed – this is going to be about how social media has impacted my life… I’m a child of the internet. I grew up with a PC that my parents used for accounting. It was built by one of their friends, it had a “turbo” button, it ran DOS, and it came with hundreds of games that I assume had been downloaded from BBS instances. At some point, we added Windows and later subscribed to AOL. The AOL subscription wasn’t something my parents used

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Djene Bajalan Interview Notes

https://history.missouristate.edu/profile-display.aspx?p=DRBajalan https://jacobin.com/author/djene-bajalan Djene Rhys Bajalan is an associate professor in the department of history at Missouri State University. He is also a cohost of the podcast This Is Revolution. https://compactmag.com/contributor/djene-rhys-bajalan Djene Rhys Bajalan is an associate professor of history at Missouri State University and the co-host of the This is Revolution podcast. https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Djene-Rhys-Bajalan-2050778309 https://www.sublationmag.com/writers/djene-rhys-bajalan Originally for the United Kingdom, Djene Rhys Bajalan is a historian of the Middle East at Missouri State University in Springfield. He is an editor at the journal Kurdish Studies, a contributor to the This is Revolution Podcast, and a member of the editorial board for Sublation Press. His work has been

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My Disappointment with People

There are so many things that I find disappointing about popular, supposedly critical thinking about the world. It’s not a comforting feeling and I want to write about this without humble bragging. I can’t really write about the disappointments though without also writing about why my expectations are so fucking whack to begin with. So, I have to begin with myself. From what I can remember, I always hated school… When I was 8, my family moved from a standard Arizona suburb to a new development that was about to rapidly expand and gobble-up its rural outskirts. It was close

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Notes on Samih K Farsoun and Christina E Zacharia’s Palestine and the Palestinians

Quotes The modern history of Palestine before al-Nakbah—Palestine’s catastrophic destruction—begins around 1800 and ends in 1948. It is divided into two main historical periods: The first covers the nineteenth century and World War I (1914-1917), and the second begins after WW1 with the establishment of the British Mandate of Palestine under the auspices of the League of Nations. The transforming forces of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries affected the social history of the entire Arab Mashreq and the whole Middle East. Their particular configuration in Palestine, however, had consequences far more devastating for the indigenous Arab population of the country.

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The Co-op Economy

I was watching this and got frutstrated: I left a couple of comments on the video, but they should be kept as notes: @21:37 and had to stop. There is a cooperative movement in the USA and an even more established one in the UK. Why can’t Leo answer these basic questions about something that already exists? Anyway, the coop sector needs better distribution options, something like an Amazon that offers goods produced by producer coops. It also needs better finance. Not just credit unions, but community owned investment banks that can fuel new cooperative enterprises. The Consolidated Appropriations Act

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Between Autonomy and Assimilation: Notes on Colonization, Nationalism, and Resistance in the Middle-East

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18u9KYo3MvRpyI0SDqD2AzseTvuSn3S8T Introduction I have been mentally and emotionally consumed by the ongoing war between the State of Israel and a handful of other belligerents: Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, etc. This isn’t the first time and I am sure that it will not be the last. Like so many others, I am in search of meaning in all of this bloodshed. I deeply feel that my situation as a working class, American, Ashkenazi Jew intensifies the relationship that I have with this war: that the meaning of my existence is changing with every moment. As an anarchist, this war and

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Israel-Palestine is Just the Tip

A lot of leftists and anarchists have accepted a narrative about Israel-Palestine that is pretty warped. The basic problem isn’t limited to anglophone ignorance about Jews and/or Palestinians; it’s a problem that leftists and anarchists seem to have in comprehending multinational conflicts in general. The comfortable lense through which leftists/anarchists see the world don’t help them see the power dynamics of these sorts of situations clearly. That lense sees the world as divided between oppressors and oppressed, rulers and ruled, indigenous and settler, and other dichotomies that provide a sharp picture of the most intense regions of conflict at the

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Notes on Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason

https://libcom.org/article/critique-dialectical-reason-vol-1-2-jean-paul-sartre Volume 1 INTRODUCTION I THE DOGMATIC DIALECTIC AND THE CRITICAL DIALECTIC 1 Dialectical Monism Sartre sets out to prove that historical dialectic and materialist dialectic are true: “It must be proved that a negation of a negation can be an affirmation, that conflicts – within a person or a group – are the motive force of History, that each moment of a series is comprehensible on the basis of the initial moment, thought irreducible to it, that History continually effects totalisations of totalisations, and so on, before the details of an analytico-synthetic and regressive-progressive method can be grasped.” Sartre

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An Overview of Nation States and their Constitution

Beginning here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnogenesis https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_identity https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westphalian_system https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_state https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_by_date_of_formation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_constitutions https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateless_nation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_state Defining the Nation State Nation-building is a long evolutionary process, and in most cases the date of a country’s “formation” cannot be objectively determined; e.g., the fact that England and France were sovereign kingdoms on equal footing in the medieval period does not prejudice the fact that England is not now a sovereign state (having passed sovereignty to Great Britain in 1707), while France is a Republic founded in 1870 (though the term France generally refers to the current French Fifth Republicgovernment, formed in 1958). An unambiguous measure is the date of national constitutions; but as constitutions are an almost entirely modern concept, all formation dates by

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Don Carveth Interview

Professor Carveth teaches Sociology and Social & Political Thought at York University, Glendon College, in Toronto. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis (IPA) and a member Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. He serves on the faculties of the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, the Toronto Child Psychotherapy Programme, and the Advanced Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society (of which he is a former Director). He is past Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse and a member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalysis &

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American Identity Crisis Episode Script Ideas

American Identity Crisis – Episode 1 Intro Welcome back, Dandies! Now sit down, cause we need to talk… You’re allllll familiar with the words: cancel culture, wokeness, priviledge. Perhaps you’ve even heard the term “IdPol”. I know that I can’t seem to find a safe space away from these buzzwords! I could be on an Alaskan glacier tour, shivering in the midsts of an ocean blizzard, watching mounds of ice crash into the water through binoculars and somehow, somewhere within earshot, I’ll hear some BOOMER complaining about their freedom of speech or the way that people want to use the

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Benjamin Studebaker Interview Notes

The Chronic Crisis of American Democracy: The Way is Shut Product detailsASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BVZ7V4T6Publisher ‏ : ‎ Palgrave Macmillan (March 17, 2023)Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 17, 2023Language ‏ : ‎ EnglishFile size ‏ : ‎ 1252 KBText-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ EnabledScreen Reader ‏ : ‎ SupportedEnhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ EnabledX-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not EnabledWord Wise ‏ : ‎ EnabledSticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle ScribePrint length ‏ : ‎ 306 pagesBest Sellers Rank: #1,244,856 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store) 143 in Leadership (Kindle Store) 435 in Political Leadership 1,447

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