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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.

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.

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.

ALTERNATIVE CANON

theatre, writing, books, history, anti-racism

Non-Western plays, plays by Black, Indigenous, people of color, by women and by queer writers from before 1945.

Sources for Digitized Archival Manuscript Collections

archives, history, manuscripts

Annotated list of archival collections available digitally. Many are publicly accessible; others require an institutional or personal subscription

Major Finals in Esport History (20 years) by @Dorian_Costanzo

games, esport, data, history, sport, CS:GO, CoD, LoL

Current and historic data about Major Finals in esport. All in one doc to make it easy to analyse and share with interested people.

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.

Azerbaijan and Turkey Bear Full Responsibility For Hostilities Against Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic)

politics, war, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, 2020, history, news

In the early dawn of September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a large-scale, unprovoked military attack along the entire line of contact with Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). While the Azerbaijani authorities are blaming Armenia for initiating the hostilities, an analysis of the developments that led up to the attack provide a starkly different picture.

HISTORY Bentos (sandovaL)

food, bento, teaching, history, template

Learn the history of Japanese food, bento box. You can also use this template to teach other historic topic at your class.

NOTES ON THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

politics, North Korea, reading, books, reading list, history

An ever increasing collection of notes, links, sources and observations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Collectivized + compiled by @blackskinlenin