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Anti-tankie resources and notes
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.
World History Lessons (Responses)
A collection of presentations with World History lessons for your students
Anti-Communist myths debunked
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.
Debunking anti-capitalist myths
This document will seek to correct your anti-market bias by giving you a list of resources that debunk anti-capitalist and pro-communist myths spread around the internet.
Resources for understanding Cuba and the Revolution
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.
Information about hanfu & tips for artists who want to draw traditional Chinese clothing
Rethinking Thanksgiving Toolkit
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
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.
Evolution of the European Knight:
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.