Saturday, April 08, 2023

Main Blog Moved to Kersplebedeb.com!

Since March 2013, the main Kersplebedeb website has been migrated to a primarily wordpress format.

What this means in practical terms is that everything you are used to seeing on Sketchy Thoughts is now being posted straight to Kersplebedeb and simply being automatically mirrored here. So in general, you will probably have a better reading/viewing experience if you head over to Kersplebedeb.

For those who prefer the Sketchy Thoughts blogger layout for whatever reason, this page will continue to be automatically updated whenever something is posted to Kersplebedeb, for at least the short-term future. However, as additional functionality is added to the Kersplebedeb site via wordpress, the Sketchy Thoughts page will probably begin to show its age more and more.



Saturday, May 18, 2019

White Supremacy Beyond a White Majority



President Trump is trying to maintain white dominance as the nation’s demographics change. The white male racist patriarchy will not be denied. It is having a moment. It has its own president.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at White Supremacy Beyond a White Majority



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Toronto is segregated by race and income. And the numbers are ugly



In Toronto, the colour of money is mainly white. New demographic charts show a strikingly segregated city, with visible minorities concentrated in low-income neighbourhoods and white residents dominating affluent areas in numbers far higher than their share of the population.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Toronto is segregated by race and income. And the numbers are ugly



As Far Right Rises, a Battle Over Security Agencies Grows



VIENNA — As well as anyone, Sybille Geissler knows the threats from Austria’s far-right extremists, who in recent weeks have likened migrants to rats and blithely defended campaign material that evokes Nazi propaganda.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Decolonization-Decoloniality-Marxism



I am not a marxist-leninist, nor a marxist-leninist-maoist, nor a trotskyist.

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Une organisation criminelle créée de toutes pièces par la police



Des trafiquants pensaient bien avoir mis au point un plan infaillible pour importer illégalement, et à grande échelle, du tabac au Québec, en 2015 et 2016.

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Outsourcing Exploitation to Europe’s Periphery



Yes, the main sources of our study were interviews with workers. As for the difficulty of approaching people, it is very contextual. For instance, more militant or organized workers are clearly more open to such studies.

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CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring “Operation Condor” To Europe



SANTIAGO, CHILE — A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish “an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA’s Operation] Condor” in their own countries.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

La Chine appuie le projet de loi sur la laïcité



Au moment où le projet de loi sur la laïcité de l’État suscite de nombreuses critiques, le gouvernement Legault vient d’obtenir un appui inattendu venant de… la Chine.

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The land of the long white stain



The killer was an Australian. But New Zealand has a long history of white supremacist ideology, writes Scott Hamilton. Content warning: this article contains descriptions of racist behaviour and quotes racist language.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at The land of the long white stain



Sunday, March 03, 2019

Jewish-Indigenous inmate alleges prison guard ‘brutality’ in new lawsuit



In his unproven statement of claim, Timothy (Mitch) Nome, 44, who is serving an indeterminate sentence for punching a guard in 2005, makes several allegations against correctional officers he says warrant compensation of more than $1.4 million — half in punitive damages.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Jewish-Indigenous inmate alleges prison guard ‘brutality’ in new lawsuit



Saturday, February 23, 2019

Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century



The globalization of production and its shift to low-wage countries is the most significant and dynamic transformation of the neoliberal era.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Empire of the periphery



Boris Kagarlitsky is one of Russia’s best known Marxist dissidents and who has written widely on a range of issues. His latest offering is one of his best. It is a history of Russia (and the Soviet Union) that situates it firmly in a wider European and world framework.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Empire of the periphery



Monday, December 31, 2018

Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time



Jalil Muntaqim, a former Black Panther who has been in prison for 47 years, has been told he must spend at least another 15 months behind bars having been denied release for the ninth time by a New York state parole board.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas and Resistance to Slavery in the Americas



It was a humid Christmas day in 1820 when twenty-five-year-old Santiago Martínez presented himself before the army commander stationed in the frontier Colombian town of Quibdó for service in the republican army.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Christmas and Resistance to Slavery in the Americas



Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Flip Over Police Vans and Riot in This New Board Game for Anarchists



The first time you loot a shopping center in Bloc by Bloc—"The Insurrection Game"—you'll leave the streets covered in mutinous graffiti. The second time through, you'll set the buildings ablaze and salt the earth.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time



Jalil Muntaqim, a former Black Panther who has been in prison for 47 years, has been told he must spend at least another 15 months behind bars having been denied release for the ninth time by a New York state parole board.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time



Monday, December 17, 2018

Dans les manifs de gilets jaunes, la guerre souterraine entre « antifas » et « fachos »



C’est une opposition souterraine, avec ses codes, ses points de rendez-vous et ses batailles.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Macron and French racism as social relationship



References to “secularism”, “national identity” or “immigration” by Macron are not a mere “diversion” to from the supposed “real problems” put on the table by the #giletsjaunes movement.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Macron and French racism as social relationship



Sunday, December 09, 2018

Anti-Anti-Antifa



Today’s fascists aren’t like yesterday’s fascists. Today’s antifascists aren’t like yesterday’s antifascists. What will tomorrow bring? 2017 was the year the “alt-right” entered the mainstream.

Read the rest of this post on the original site at Anti-Anti-Antifa