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Hey /freedu/ I've been asked to repost some content here that I've submitted in a thread for an anarchist urban commune project in Detroit.

Some background, I didn't produce the collection myself. I acquired it in a 50gig plus torrent that was produced by an Anon that had been hoarding PDFs and infographics for years.

I'll submit links to collections via dropbox, but if anybody can share and rehost ITT that would help were I to clear my dropbox in future.

This collection consists of Cooking / How To / Energy & Fuel / Skills & Trades PDFs. Useful basic literature to get started in urban commune projects. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pq6b5bc59cm9z0q/AACpnzejq98C8V-64-w9Hhdga?dl=0

Also an additional website dedicated to aquaponic DIY & Theory as requested in the thread - http://www.japan-aquaponics.com/diy-aquaponics.html

And also a collection on survival manuals, because why not? - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1xtr9bjqg80umy9/AABUpK4S9Dwzcyfln0Ayz3jUa?dl=0

I'll make some further posts with other useful collections from the original torrent, since I'm unable to locate the original thread (or board) where I had sourced it. They may not all be on topic, but I'll give a quick overview and you can disseminate in to other threads if necessary.

Happy reading.

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Will say though, upload speed to a free account is atrocious. I've got about 27gig to upload, so I'll hope to do it in pieces in compiled rars. Will post with updates as individual pieces are uploaded.



First up on the new Mega account. Electrician PDFs https://mega.nz/#!GpRFCJhD

Crushingly slow upload speed for a 300mb file. Further uploads will take time to organize and complete.


You have to set the file to public or something when using Mega, otherwise it will require a key which is what your link is requiring write now. Alternatively, you can post the key here although that defeats the purpose of having a key.



Thanks for the tip anon, I'll make sure to have that toggled to public once I've finished this last upload.



Come on OP please deliver

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Kind of obscure maybe but I think it's really interesting - here is some information on the history of map-making. Maps are a really interesting way to look at history because it shows you how people at that time and place saw the world and their place in it.
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The History of Cartography by JB Harley


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Recent Trends in the History of Cartography


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The Anthropology of Cartography


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The Future of Historical Cartography




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A classic for anyone seeking to understand what happened to the Soviet Union from a Marxist perspective. Especially recommended for MLs and anyone who maybe lukewarm on the question of Kruschev/Deng (Porky's favorite communists :D)

The author combines a deep knowledge of Marxism with many different and hard to find sources from the Cold War era. Probably a decent work for sharpening the economics skills of comrades frustrated by Capital.

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Great, thanks OP. Need to know about Kruschev


How can I take a board about education seriously when its sticky endorses a reactionary political board and the top thread is just a Marxism dump?

I mean, can you guys at least have a little academic integrity and call the board "Free Reeducation"? Why do you always feel the need to be so manipulative and dishonest if you're trying to help people?



I don't think you're in any position to take education seriously if you think there is ever such a thing as an apolitical or unbiased education - most especially when it comes to any form of historical or social education.

Manipulation and dishonesty would be the pretense of objectivity, as such a thing is impossible. Better to be upfront about our angle and our theoretical basis, than to educate people through a false pretense of neutrality.



>True neutrality doesn't exist, thus it's not an ideal we should strive for, and we should be as manipulative as possible wherever possible to get what we want no matter how many young, unguarded people we screw over and use in the process

"We" and "our". You made a public board supposedly for people to post free educational resources, only you have it "run" by a specific group and agenda and advertise it everywhere.

And your defense for being a shitty person is that "objectivity is impossible", no evidence or citation, just "it's hard to not be a bigot so I won't bother", and then you'll turn and call everyone who disagrees with anything you say an x-phobe or a dumb hick or a corporate tool. It's pathetic. No wonder people listen to retards like Trump, anything to get away from your hypocritical bullshit.



…I use the terms "we" and "our" to describe the community of this board, just like anyone else would. It's not "run" by anyone except the Board Owner, its "agenda" is theirs' and that of the community that uses the place.

I don't need to cite the basic philosophical statement that objectivity is impossible. I have never called anyone an x-phobe, a dumb hick, or a corporate tool.

To be honest, it sounds like you're just angry. Why is a politically affiliated education board making you this mad?

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Documentary on the sex lives of East Germany.

East Germans had sex more frequently with more orgasms then their West German neighbors.


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What about just generally some interesting comparative studies of East and West Germany?

It makes for a pretty interesting case study, historically and geographically speaking



Thanks for this comr8


Too bad it was a total authoritarian surveillance state

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Hi /freedu/ could you post books regarding law. I was thinking about the basics. Lets say what would get u through the first 2 yeaars of law school.


I assume you are interested in the laws of the USA?


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I've got some old copies of the Harvard Law Review journal?

You might need to be more specific with your requests.

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Hey /freedu/ first time poster here. A newfag to this board, if you will.

I was wondering what leftist literature is absolutely necessary to read, or what literature you've read about far-leaning leftist ideology/philosophy that you enjoyed and recommend to me.

Basically, what Socialist/Anarchist books should I absolutely read?

This part isn't necessary but I'm also looking for some far-leaning right-winged literature, too. I want to hear both sides of the political spectrum. Maybe some good books on fascism, or Nationalism. Not necessary.


Too much to list, and too hard to say what is "necessary" and what is "extra". Try the leftist literature thread >>5 and there's a book on Fascism and Nazism in >>444

If you're a complete new-comer to leftist ideology, try this http://www.marxist.com/what-is-marxism-economics-materialism.htm for an introductory once-over on dialectical materialism, historical materialism, and Marxist economics.

Enjoy the board!



Thank you friend



This is pretty much required reading do to the fact it was so influential on leftism in general.


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Was told to post it here by the nice people of /leftypol/ , cheers!

Good day comrades

I just wanted to point your attention to this lovely site over here https://librivox.org , that has free, public to use audiobooks available, including lots of political theory.

Here is what they have on Marx


I thought it might help the people on here who always complain about having the attention span of a dead ferret.

If you are good with reading books and have a microphone that doesnt sound like its stuck in your ass, please contribute to the public domain by reading a book and recording it.

Thank you!


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What a great idea! Thanks OP, I'll certainly consider contributing and reading and recording something if I have the time as well - a lot of our Leftist Literature thread is pre-1923 (has to be books no longer under copyright, see https://librivox.org/pages/volunteer-for-librivox/ for those interested)

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There's nothing wrong with being allies with /leftypol/, I'm a leftist myself, but should this board really have politicized banners like this? It's supposed to be for learning, not spreading propaganda, even if I don't disagree with the ideology itself. Good board otherwise.

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> vague ideas

There is nothing vague about Marxist Socialism or Historical Dialectical Materialism. I choose to associate myself with those views, which are represented on a political board, as well as elsewhere in the world. I choose to associate myself with that political board because I don't think that most of its users are "retards".



>Starting to sage

Careful now buddy, this is a pretty fast moving board. Wouldn't want this to get lost somewhere on page 1.

I'm quite sure your version of those things are all well and good and work the right way so that everything is fairy tales and magic, but what of the rest of the board that doesn't agree with your brand of utopia? You do not have the same ideas as everyone on the board and you associate yourself with them?

>I choose to associate myself

You associate yourself because you have the unexplainable burning desire to associate yourself with something that is greater than you and you got stuck with /leftypol/. Nice one, m8.





Honestly guys, I'm sorry that a banner and a sticky are offending you. I'm not going to change them. Sorry. I hope you can still enjoy the board regardless.



I'm not offended, I just don't think political agendas are appropriate for a board about sharing information resources. I want to come here to to learn about things from different perspectives, not to be force-fed mindless propaganda.



Do all the adverts feel like being "force-fed mindless propaganda"? What about the banner with Homer Simpson (the one I can see now) is that propaganda to watch Simpsons? It's a banner mate just calm down. You can still come here and learn things from different perspectives.

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Hey guys, saw you all being promoted in /leftypol/, glad to see you exist!

I was wondering if any of you had any advice on how to disseminate my own scientific studies (grad student in physical sciences, but arXiv isn't really used by my field) to the public in a way that it can actually be used.

I'm so used to having access to the paywalled garden that I'm not familiar with how to throw my fruits over the wall.


If it's your own work there shouldn't be any legal issues with distributing it as you like, but yeah it's tough to get access to readers on your own. It's notoriously difficult to find a free way to publish academic articles, other than just posting them on places like this and sharing them that way. Not exactly hitting a huge audience, obviously.

Interesting article on the very same issue you're facing OP, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/sep/02/bad-science-academic-publishing

But unfortunately I don't know any physical sciences open-access platforms or journals or anything that are free to publish into.

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The Non-Designer's Design Book

This is very good for getting the basic principles of making things actually look good and not like shit. It's good for anything having to do with layout and colors (pamphlets, websites, etc, etc).

http://libgen.in/book/index.php?md5=65A85241CAAD8A2DD41B5B9F3B6CFD19 (it's to big to upload here)


> design thread

> "making things actually look good and not like shit"

> that pic


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Link is broken OP



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Rousseau was a prominent political philosopher and educationalist of the 1700s.
I'm going to post some of his work here.

To give you a feel for his angle on things:

"The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine," and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."
(JJ Rousseau, "The Discourse on Inequality", 1754)
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You can watch a lecture on Rousseau, the "State of Nature" and Education here: http://oyc.yale.edu/sociology/socy-151/lecture-6


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This is a short paper from the IBE (International Bureau of Education) on JJ Rousseau and Education.

Bumping 'cause Rousseau was a cool guy who doesn't get mentioned enough.


The whole thing is on Project Gutenberg:


Thank you,

~a teacher


This piece of shit ruined Europe, i hope he's rotting in hell now

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If you guys have any sources or files on languages in general (beginner levels preferred), it would be highly informative for everyone i think. Thanks in advance.


Do you mean like this thread >>11 ?

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First I'd like to say that the idea of this board is awesome, bookmarked. I know the intent of this board is to share material, but I think it makes sense to post what I want to discuss here.

Ever since I first had personal contact witht he Internet I got my mind thinking nervously on the possibilities of learning and sharing knowlege through it. [b]Do you have ideas for edu, specially freedu, sites or softwares?[/b]

When Steam came around I begun to think on something like this: Steam can give you "free" stuff if you do this or that, like participating in a vacation championship, etc. They can do this because as a business that relies on having people making accounts there, the relationship they have with their clients is more than straight, impersonal sales, like games used to be sold before steam.

So I thought on something like this: imagine that Gabe sets up paralel to steam an exam system, he could also create a learning system but I find this unnecessary since people could just use anything on the Internet like Khan Academy or Wikipedia. The idea basically is: you get good grades in our exams, you get credits to spend in our stuff. I don't know whether this would be better for people in school age or adults (testing stuff non-related to their area of knowledge). Of course, it would be better that whatever being evaluated must be related to what the person could spend credits on. So for a video game business, like Steam, some areas could be worked like everything related to computers, logics, some parts of Internet, storymaking, design, etc.

Do you think this idea could be developed further? What I always wanted to do is not to make a business then create an edu system paralel to it as if it was just charity, what I want to get at is a system where people will activelly dedicate themselves to go through the exams. Steam simply gave me the idea of doing it in an effort/reward based mechanism.


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> you get good grades in our exams, you get credits to spend in our stuff

I get the idea of a reward based system, but to be honest I don't think that's how people are best motivated, especially for learning (see video - it's worth it, if this is something you're really interested in). Besides, even if it was to be a reward based system, I don't think it should be on grades so much as effort or time put in.

Other than that, it sounds like a great idea but yeah, Khan Academy etc do already exist. You'd be competing with them, but if you make something better, then it's just about getting the name out there. What would be the "unique selling point" that makes it better or different to other free online learning programmes?



> What would be the "unique selling point" that makes it better or different to other free online learning programmes?

I don't know, I'm not trying to make a business. I'm not even trying to make a charity program. I'm basically trying to think on a good way, the best way, that the best features of the Internet can be used to create a universal system of learning and sharing.



Well I think a downloadable free software/application like Steam is a good idea - with programs that you can "play" through to learn, get "achievements" (qualifications) from etc.


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I don't really see the point of a stand-alone client, a website should be enough.

I think the first step should be collecting already working educational sites and their features and then we can think about innovation.

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Fucking, grammar.
I'm absolute shit at it. Post grammar stuff.


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Something like this be useful to you anon?
"Longman English Grammar Practice for Intermediate Students" by L Alexander


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Hello everyone, I created an history and social sciences board with a more academic perspective. I invite you to check it out and share some of your point of views of the world, well structure arguments about your ideas and materials to enrich our understanding of reality.


Hopefully you can visit it and if you do, please enjoy it. Luckily our boards will grow and have lots of materials and opinions to share between each other.


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Awesome, thanks!

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