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Hanfu

art, painting, drawing, China, history

Information about hanfu & tips for artists who want to draw traditional Chinese clothing

Anti-tankie resources and notes

socialism, resources, history, society, politics, economics

Modern use of the term “tankie” varies widely but tends to refer to those who white-wash or fully deny the crimes of both historical authoritarian-communist regimes and current tenuously socialist regimes. According to The Guardian, "tankie" is a term for Stalinists. The epithet has stuck because tankies also supported "sending the tanks in" in cases such as Czechoslovakia 1968 Prague revolt, Afghanistan 1979, Bosnia and Kosovo/a (in the case of the Serbian state), and so on (whereas the rest of the communist movement has gravitated towards anti-militarism). This document is a selection of trusted sources with information about socialism to make denialism, apologism and historical revisionism more difficult.

What made WWI a "World War?"

teaching, lessons, history, ww1, anti-racism

Lesson on the experience of colonized people during WWI. It looks at racist policies used against colonial troops, Chinese contract workers, the high death rates of the carrier corps, and more.

Anti-Communist myths debunked

politics, communism, history, reading

In today's world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces.

Resources for understanding Cuba and the Revolution

geography, Cuba, Americas, travel, history, guide, socialism

The goal of this doc is to provide resources tailored to an anglophone audience that outlines a history and political analysis of Cuba that addresses some of the gaps in information that exist.

Rethinking Thanksgiving Toolkit

USA, Thanksgiving, anti-racism, history

There are many different experiences we will have over Thanksgiving - some of us will have lots of food, some of us will struggle to have enough. Some will be surrounded by people and some will be alone or with just one other person. For many, it’s an important time of coming together with family. This day also gives us a chance to look at and change stories we have about our families and ourselves. Thanksgiving is based on myths that hide and erase the genocide that the United States is founded upon. What would it mean to tell a different story; an honest story?

Palestine Reading List

books, reading, history, Palestine

Readings lists on Palestine often list the same authors and books. We want to see recommendations for books and journal articles on Palestine written by Palestinian and Arab authors. This collective Google Doc invites people to share titles, and a short blurb regarding the reason for recommending this title if they wish.

The Enlightenment [Pear Deck] (shared)

teaching, teaching materials, philosophy, history, Enlightenment, PearDeck

A philosophy lesson slide deck about Enlightenment - do we need government? Natural rights, the social contract, main philosophers of the era and other topics.

Evolution of the European Knight:

history, armour, war, knights, medieval

Armour is always in the intersection between technology, fashion and the predominant weapons of a battlefield. The historical arms race between weapon makers and armourers can be seen in the evolution of both. This doc looks at historical background and changes of the ages. It showcases the development of armour over multiple centuries in small steps. Not with realistic drawings, but in a very stylized art style which is inviting, easily understandable and easily comparative for everyone.

Weimar Republic Hyperinflation through a Modern Monetary Theory Lens

economics, history, thesis, inflation

In this doc, we dispute the mainstream view that the inflation of the Weimar Republic was caused by a proactive expansion of the stock of money by the German government acting in concert with the Reichsbank. In part 1, we examine the source of the price level and causes of inflation, first from a neoclassical and then from an MMT perspective. In part 2, we analyse the Weimar hyperinflation. In part 3, we apply the insights of MMT to Weimar hyperinflation and present our alternative narrative.