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Dec 7 2012 20:39
Libcom Awards 2012

Is this going to happen again ? Steven ? I can't seem to find the thread from last year but it definitely existed because I remember Steven casually suggesting me for best newcomer, I was flattered.

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Dec 9 2012 12:40

I thought you won best newcomer last year.

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Dec 9 2012 14:49

I don't even know if it was like done properly and actually was finally decided on or if it was just a fun little thread. I think it got de railed/binned and thats probably why I cant find it.

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Dec 10 2012 06:34

I liked that thread. Happy to flog it until it gets binned. Oceania has a good nomination for crappest action and worst thread.

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Dec 11 2012 03:49
Lumpen wrote:
I liked that thread. Happy to flog it until it gets binned. Oceania has a good nomination for crappest action and worst thread.

I was thinking something along the lines of "worst place to be an anarchist on the internet." (I assume people aren't such dicks there irl.)

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Dec 11 2012 21:46

ComradeAppleton and his nemesis omen: "Blockhead of the year" and "Most effective take-down of the year" (or something along those lines), respectively.

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Dec 11 2012 21:57

Yeah fuck it we might as well just start with categories and stuff if no one can be bothered/can find the old thread from last year or admins want to make it official.

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Dec 13 2012 00:08

lol

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Dec 13 2012 10:56
reddisease wrote:
I was thinking something along the lines of "worst place to be an anarchist on the internet." (I assume people aren't such dicks there irl.)

You might be assuming a bit too much.

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Dec 16 2012 23:03

We are happy to make this thread official. Please feel free to start nominating categories/people/groups and everything now!

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Dec 17 2012 00:26

Most thorough use of an English dictionary in a single thread: Regicide

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Dec 17 2012 01:12
Rob Ray wrote:
Most thorough use of an English dictionary in a single thread: Regicide

How the hell did I miss that? LOL. What a guy!

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Dec 17 2012 05:15
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Oceania has a good nomination for crappest action and worst thread.

As an Oceania poster, I wholeheartedly support this nomination. Finally something to unite around wall

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Dec 17 2012 08:19

I think last year's awards thread got binned. Some sort of nasty scuffle broke out on it if I recall.

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Dec 17 2012 08:20

I'm also excited to see that stats on page/blog views, too...

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Dec 17 2012 08:27

2012 best thread for Big Lebowski references never getting old: http://libcom.org/forums/theory/critiques-nihilist-communism-29042012

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Dec 17 2012 10:34

best bloggers: Chili Sauce, Phil, Recomposition

best new poster: omen
…also: working class self organisation (him/her may not qualify, but I still wanted to give props for all their contributions this year).

best meme: http://libcom.org/forums/general/meme-thread-09022012#comment-467885

best article/book:
Fighting for Ourselves- SolFed
The Housing Monster- Prole Info (A late 2011 entry but another I wanted to give props too).

best take down: Omen’s comic strip series

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Dec 17 2012 10:45

Thanks Sabot, although I think JK needs a blog shout-out, too (although he's probably gotten recognition each year past as well).

Def with you on the articles/books, but let's not forget as well that Duruti biography went up this year and Glaberman's Punching Out, too.

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Dec 17 2012 11:21
Chilli Sauce wrote:
I think JK needs a blog shout-out, too (although he's probably gotten recognition each year past as well).

I figured it goes without saying that JK's blog is always amazing.

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Glaberman's Punching Out, too.

What?!? Link plz. I haven't been able to locate my copy in a while. sad

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Dec 17 2012 20:25

Shit, I think it did, but I can't seem to find it either.

Admins, am I mistaken?

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Dec 17 2012 23:28

Hey, we have Punching out by Paul Clemens in the library, but not Glaberman. You gave me Glaberman's one to scan but it's a pretty big book and I haven't been able to yet, and probably won't be able to for a little while

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Dec 18 2012 01:22

To all the many posters who try and have constructive, comradely discussions!

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Dec 18 2012 03:52

Most awesomest blog: Recomposition, working class solidarity

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Dec 18 2012 11:55

Cant find the thread but worst post revolutionary suggestion = have a sort of simulation of capitalism in some next place as an education thing, sort of like visits to auschwitz. Think it was HorrorHiro that suggested it.

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Dec 20 2012 09:18

Best new anarcho-communist theoretician of 2012: Anarchomedia

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Capital is just stuff: tools, machines, finished products and of course tokens of exchange (money) and you can't abolish stuff, that doesn't make any sense. The problem with state-capitalism is that all the stuff that really matters ends up in the hands of the nasty minority of idlers, those we call the capitalists. Hence why we want to get back control of the means of production, the workers want to be capitalists too.

Markets is just the exchange of owned stuff. Society can't function if people don't exchange stuff because no one nor any collective can possibly be entirely self-sufficient so to get things they lack they have to either steal or trade with others. Trade is plainly more moral and beneficient than stealing. Trade is a kind of mutual aid, stealing is mutual strife.

As for direct action:

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...It is great that those workers got a little feeling of power from challenging the boss but they haven't really changed anything they are still just dispossessed wage slaves. This is supposed to be better than founding a coop? That's just fucked up.

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Dec 20 2012 09:20
the croydonian anarchist wrote:
Cant find the thread but worst post revolutionary suggestion = have a sort of simulation of capitalism in some next place as an education thing, sort of like visits to auschwitz. Think it was HorrorHiro that suggested it.

Oh yeah, I do remember that, that would be fucking awesome.

We should do it for patriarchy and racism, too. Just, ya know, so we never forget.

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Dec 20 2012 17:56

most beautiful musical summarisation of libertarian communist sentiment:
whitesnake

subforum i most enjoy reading:
the bin

massive admin fail of 2012:
not adopting my logo for the redesign

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Dec 20 2012 23:33

As to my earlier post:

Anarchomedia wrote:
Here's a thought, isn't the market dynamic essentially a dialectical process? Like so:-

I want an ipad, give me an ipad for free! (thesis)
I could give you an ipad but in return I want a million bucks! (anti-thesis)
Okay I'll give fifty quid for it.
Done. Here you go! Enjoy! (synthesis)

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Dec 21 2012 03:00

so many conflicting levels of wrong to that quote its developed its own dialectic of wrongness. i could totally peter jackson that into three 3D films of wrong.

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Dec 22 2012 14:28
iexist wrote:
Can someone li.k me to omens comics

most of them are in this thread, starting here

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Dec 23 2012 11:31

Yeah, that atheism thread was epic.

Just want to second Omen as best new poster.

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