This is a three-part series of short articles on collective learning and the struggle for a new society written by Mamos Rinelli, a member of Black Orchid Collective in Seattle.
The first article, “Steal the the Ability to Read this Book,” makes a case for seizing the reading skills that slave-masters and capitalist bosses have systematically denied oppressed communities.
The second article, “Clowns to the left of me, Leninists to the right, here I am - Chillin and reading with you…,” argues for developing a learning praxis (reflective practice) that can break from the alienated and oppressive dynamics of capitalist classrooms.
The third article, “DIY Study Strategies,” is more practical. The writer argues that how we read to make a revolution is different from how we are taught to read in school. They attempt to outline some of the more revolutionary reading strategies that they’ve learned and co-created in the hope that others will build upon these and share their own.
To read more by Black Orchid Collective, visit their blog at http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/
TO PRINT: Download the PDF and print onto 8.5x11 paper, flip on short-edge.
TO COPY: To make multiple copies from the original print, configure the copier settings to print both sides by selecting 2>2 SIDED or something similar if the option is available and STACK after each printed batch (if you select sort, you will have to compile each copy afterward - which is tedious.)
This was a great reading. Black Orchid Collective puts out some solid stuff.
it’s becoming more evident that our school system, K-Higher Ed., are straight up failing us. We gotta develop our own methods of reading, studying, and producing new types of critical knowledge.