Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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when the state needs soldiers inspo / anti-capitalism

The politics of Wages for Housework was shaped by women who had an understanding of capitalism, imperialism, and the anti-colonial struggle. Thus we could not accept that women’s liberation could be a struggle for “equality with men” or that it could be limited to equal pay for equal work. We sa...

—p.1 Every Woman Is a Working Woman by Silvia Federici
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a reality which seems all- powerful and overwhelming

[...] domination is itself objectively divisive. It maintains the oppressed I in a position of "adhesion" to a reality which seems allpowerful and overwhelming, and then alienates by presenting myste­ rious forces to explain this power. Part of the oppressed / is located in the reality to which...

—p.146 Chapter 4 (98) by Paulo Freire
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the status quo has been good for the country inspo / anti-capitalism

You are part of the leadership of a popular movement that has just seized power in your country. Your commitment is not to bourgeois nationalism, but to socialism. You are from a country that had been under colonial rule and then neo-colonial subordination or else from a country that was not form...

—p.1 With Samir Amin By Our Side by Vijay Prashad
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workers can and will adapt

Warehouse workers have the capacity to make history, but not as they please--the circumstances inherited require innovation and novel forms of organizing and resistance. The obstacles to organizing posed by capital mobility, automation, political/legal uncertainty and the sheer structural power o...

—p.92 “Work Hard, Make History”: Oppression and Resistance in Inland Southern California’s Warehouse and Distribution Industry (81) by Ellen Reese, Jason Struna
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behind possession of any sort: dispossession topic / meritocracy

[...] The lineage of the control and ownership of land traced back invariably to violence. Behind possession of any sort: dispossession. Today's notion that wealth testified and attached to merit - to the quality of ideas and tenacity of labor - made an attractive but thin veneer on the true st...

—p.178 Country & Eastern (174) by Greg Jackson
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the empty calories of consumption inspo / anti-capitalism

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and cynical about the state of the digital economy right now. In return for what mainly amounts to small measures of consumer convenience, massive economic control has been ceded to platforms. But this consolidation has also changed the configuration of capital a...

—p.1 Two-Faced by Daniel Joseph
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making that question easier for other people to answer advice / living

[...] Yes, my own personal brain chemistry is something I must reckon with, but doing so while navigating a cruel health care system, with the goal of remaining healthy enough to face a laughably uncertain financial future, all in service to surviving a world that is everywhere immiserating, hard...

—p.1 Dear Fuck-Up: How do you live when everything sucks? by Brandy Jensen
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we’re doing this for you inspo / anti-capitalism

So we went back in and showed them our proposal, and they said no. Doris stood up and pounded on the table and said, “Are we not worth it? We’re doing this for you. We’re cleaning and working for you. Are we not enough?” And then she just looked at everybody and said, “Come on, guys,” and we all ...

—p.1 “They Don’t Understand the Value of Life” by Meagan Day
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there is no quick fix for the Left’s impasse inspo / anti-capitalism

There is no quick fix for the Left’s impasse. The attempt to revive ideas of self-management are admirable in that they highlight the fundamental importance of challenging private property.

But the project’s dominant populism underestimates the limits of doing so within capitalism and overlook...

—p.1 Chasing Utopias by Sam Gindin
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ineluctably translate into anticapitalist politics inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] the recognition of capitalism's bankruptcy does not ineluctably translate into anticapitalist politics [...]

The obstacles to conceiving a new emancipatory politics are formidable [...] Neoliberalism has meant a gloves-off form of class war, borne out by the assault on militant unions, r...

—p.11 Introduction (1) by Sasha Lilley
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broad emancipatory change archive / dissertation inspo / anti-capitalism

This is not, however, a book of prescriptions. No glorious blueprint for the left resides within its pages. Rather it brings together crucial perspectives for understanding capitalism and the world we inhabit. While the assessment of capitalism and its opponents may seem bleak, the conclusion of ...

—p.2 Introduction (1) by Sasha Lilley
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in order to bring about the impossible inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] the left was not established so as to have things easy but in order to bring about the impossible. It was created to improve the world and the condition of human beings in the teeth of adversity and apparent hopelessness, to fight for human rights and democracy and to flood the societies of...

—p.128 The courage to be audacious (117) by Robert Misik
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not only danger but also opportunity inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] Trump's victory marked a defeat for the holy alliance of emancipation with financialization. But his presidency offers no resolution of the present crisis, no promise of a new regime, no secure hegemony. What we face, rather, is an interregnum, an open and unstable situation in which hearts...

—p.48 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser
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not moral condemnation but political validation inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] Does anyone believe that a Clinton presidency would have gone after Wall Street and the 1 per cent? That it would have diminished rather than stoked populist rage? In fact, the rage felt by many Trump supporters is quite legitimate, even if much of it is currently mal-directed towards immig...

—p.46 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser
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not moral condemnation but political validation inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] Does anyone believe that a Clinton presidency would have gone after Wall Street and the 1 per cent? That it would have diminished rather than stoked populist rage? In fact, the rage felt by many Trump supporters is quite legitimate, even if much of it is currently mal-directed towards immig...

—p.46 Progressive neoliberalism versus reactionary populism: a Hobson's choice (40) by Nancy Fraser
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meekly submitting to technolibertarianism archive / dissertation

It is not helpful to have politicians across the political spectrum meekly submitting to this technolibertarianism—assuming that bureaucrats, and by extension themselves, are inherently incapable of influencing technical innovation. We must curb the tendency to reify the tech giants—to assume tha...

—p.196 Toward an Intelligible Society (189) by Frank Pasquale
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a new regime of accumulation archive / dissertation inspo / anti-capitalism

Third, we need a legal framework for a new regime of accumulation. This takes vision; it's today's equivalent of what a social democratic or socialist economic policy used to be. It means bringing state back in, not only as neutral gatekeepers of economic fair play but as a volonté générale tha...

—p.58 SpongeBob, Why Don't You Work Harder? (54) by Christoph Spehr
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the myth of scarcity inspo / anti-capitalism

The time is past due when hackers must come together with workers and farmers--with all of the producers of the world--to liberate productive and inventive resources from the myth of scarcity. The time is past due for new form of association to be created that can steer the world away from its de...

—p.23 Abstraction (1) by McKenzie Wark
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the overthrow of the capitalist media system inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] Smythe does not celebrate audiences as always rebelling and does not argue for social-democratic reformism that tolerates exploitation and misery. His analysis rather implies the need for the overthrow of capitalism in order to humanize society and the overthrow of the capitalist media syst...

—p.91 Dallas Smythe and Audience Labour Today (74) by Christian Fuchs
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there's no such thing as taxpayer money topic / taxation

Not only is the “taxpayer money” frame damaging, it doesn’t reflect how public spending actually works. A household or a business may have to stash or borrow money before it can spend any, but we are users of the currency. The U.S. government, which is the issuer of the currency, works differentl...

—p.1 The Dangerous Myth of 'Taxpayer Money' missing author
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we focus on the rank and file inspo / anti-capitalism

In the months after the election, the media focused on tech leadership. Who did or did not trek to Trump Tower? How much diversity of opinion was there in this room of white people? How far would they Lean In to fascism? Who cares?

We focus on the rank and file, because the reality is that...

—p.12 Far From Mar-a-Lago (8) missing author
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automation from the point of view of capital

[...] what characterizes a capitalist economy is that this surplus of time and energy is not simply released, but must be constantly reabsorbed in the cycle of production of exchange value leading to increasing accumulation of wealth by the few (the collective capitalist) at the expense of the ma...

—p.387 Red Stack Attack! (379) by Tiziana Terranova
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accelerationism as an anti-capitalist strategy inspo / anti-capitalism

[...] The abstract processes of decoding that capitalism sets off must be contained by improvised archaisms. lest capitalism cease being capitalism. Similarly, markets may or may not be the self-organising meshworks described by Fernand Braudel and Manuel DeLanda, but what is certain is that capi...

—p.345 Terminator vs Avatar (335) by Mark Fisher
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no map is available inspo / anti-capitalism

No existing social theory is sufficiently powerful to even begin to construct such a comprehensive chart of possible social destinations beyond capitalism. It may well be that such a theory is impossible even in principle—social change is too complex and too deeply affected by contingent concaten...

—p.1 Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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limits of possibility are not independent of beliefs about limits inspo / anti-capitalism

The exploration of viable alternatives brackets the question of their practical achievability under existing social conditions. Some have questioned the value of discussing theoretically viable alternatives if they are not strategically achievable. The response to such sceptics would be that ther...

—p.1 Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright