Pop Culture and the Third World

Aug 31

Climate change: a Marxist analysis

braginskies:

A pamphlet of ours. Exampes are a bit old now but the core argument remains the same. 

A talk that goes over the basics of the Marxist argument.

An extract from a book on the topic.

There’s also an argument against the carbon tax as a way to solve the problem. Here’s an article on it.

And a talk.

popthirdworld

Thank you so much for this!

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. -

(Washington Post) When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.

Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment. It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesn’t have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations.

(Source: quickhits, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

when is Cher gonna adopt me and teach me her ways

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

when is Cher gonna adopt me and teach me her ways

(Source: 2003yr)

Aug 30

[video]

Transfield

"It is South American dictatorship stuff."

That’s what Transfield chairman, Tony Shepherd, said about the carbon tax in 2011. Transfield is the company that runs our detention centres. Now I find out, they played a big role in big business’ push against climate action. But at least they support the arts.

I love how much our culture has shifted on bullying. Bullying was so normalised merely 10 years ago as a thing to build your character or even to laugh along with. It’s amazing to see those moments when society wakes up, names a problem, and does not back down in saying no this is abnormal, unnatural, harmful and has to go.

I got a new comic up.

think-progress:

“Fully combating climate change is going to require women’s full empowerment everywhere.”
544 young women want to tell the UN about the urgency of climate change.

think-progress:

“Fully combating climate change is going to require women’s full empowerment everywhere.”

544 young women want to tell the UN about the urgency of climate change.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

hvix:

"بغداد حبيبتي" “Baghdad My Beloved” Mural. North Wing Republican Palace - Baghdad - 14 May 2003

hvix:

"بغداد حبيبتي"
“Baghdad My Beloved” Mural. North Wing Republican Palace - Baghdad - 14 May 2003

(via 3iraqiya)

ugh, Marxists need to impose a word limit on themselves. Everything they write is so long and dense. Generalisation obviously but ugh. I want to learn more but I don’t wanna have to wade through a big dense thing that is super not reader friendly.