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-Why are there two leftypols now?

The leftypol board owner banned people for defending the Kurdish factions in the Syrian war, on the basis that they were supported by the USA and were thus tools of US imperialism. Unable to post on, and unhappy with, the moderation of leftypol, this board was created.

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/leftylit/

I started reading Thomas More's Utopia recently and was wondering if we could get a thread going about left wing literature. Anyone else read this and have thoughts on the book? Can it be considered proto-socialist?

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Now, for something a bit more light-hearted.

Are there actually any legitimate links between anime/lolicon or whatever and the slippery slope? I just used Google Scholar a little bit but couldn't find anything but was wondering if anyone here knew of anything. Obviously people say "they're just drawings", but is there any real connection between looking at these drawings and people committing real life acts?

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Should I (or other Americans here) join any of these? Are there any past or current members here that want to share their thoughts?

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Trump trolls the elites once again

OK this is epic.

These elites are used to eating caviar and truffles while snorting coke of a whores pussy lips.

Its fucking genuis to serve them a load of Macdonalds fast food.

Its cheap and quintissentially American, but even better if they refuse to eat it they willl be turning their noses up at the food that common Americans eat. Which would further highlight the disconnect between American elite politicians and regular Murricans.

Im British and they did the same thing in the early Brexit negotiations when they made the EU politicians eat beans on toast. It reflected really badly on the EU elites when they demanded caviar and champagne instead of the crap regular British people eat. Shame they fucked the rest of the negotiations up.

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Found out the DOX to a rape appologist

I was molested on multiple occasions when I was a child & the people that I thought I could trust, you know, FAMILY, kept it all hidden away even threaten to put me up for adoption if I spoke out. the recent events With Peter Coffin had me go through a legit PTSD mental breakdown. you get no sympathy from me Peter, rape apologist & rapist are one in the same

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Trump ready for US shutdown to last 'for years'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46763940

>US President Donald Trump has said he is prepared for a partial shutdown of the US government - now entering its third week - to last years.

>After meeting top Democrats, he also said he could declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build a US-Mexico border wall.

>[…] he acknowledged in response to a journalist's question that he had threatened to keep federal agencies closed for years if necessary.

>"I did say that, absolutely I said that," said Mr Trump in the executive mansion's Rose Garden. "I don't think it will but I am prepared."

>Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters: "We told the president we needed the government open. He resisted.

>"In fact he said he'd keep the government closed for a very long period of time. Months or even years."

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Jordan Peterson Hierarchy Thread

I'm a bit late to this but…

>Hierarchies are natural

>The top of the hierarchy has the most competent people and therefore everyone benefits

>A failed hierarchy is one where the top is tyrannical

>Free speech is the only way to prevent a failed hierarchy

>Hierarchies are not a problem everywhere in life because plumbers don't have hierarchies

>managers are not likely to be psychopaths

>As you go up the hierarchy there is an increase in responsibility

These are his responses to anarchists from his most recent interview with Joe Rogan. How do you respond?

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alt right white guy here

I agree with lots of leftist economic ideas as long as the ethncitiy is homogeneous and majority ruled by members of the same ethnicity. What do you think of this? I ask for individual replies rather than what some think the consensus is

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You're worthless and weak.

You do nothing. You are nothing.

You sit around all day on that sick repulsive electric twanger

I CARRIED AN M16 IN VIETNAM.

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Whats the mentality behind Nazbol?

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Brocialists, Let's Talk Feminism

https://youtu.be/etQsDZzXEUA

The major breadtube/lefttube channels are recommending this, I just wanted to know what your thoughts are.

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E-prime

does the verb "to be" create spooks

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Porky Laughs

>“It is too late to stop serious global warming," warns scientist.

https://thinkprogress.org/study-2018-is-shaping-up-to-be-the-hottest-year-on-record-as-ocean-warming-speeds-up-a08a85c8438a/

Don’t Worry for the small price of ten million dollars you can buy a house in an underground bunker.

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News 1/14

Lebanese Envoy Urges UN to Act Against Israel Border Wall

Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali filed a complaint with the UN Security Council on Sunday over Israel’s construction of a concrete wall on its border with Lebanon.Mudallali accused Israel of violating Lebanese sovereignty by continuing to build the wall and other structures inside Lebanon and at points along the blue line near Kibbutz Misgav Am.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-lebanese-envoy-urges-un-to-act-against-israel-border-wall-1.6831081

Polish Mayor Dies In Stabbing Attack During Charity Event

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, has died a day after he was stabbed in the heart and abdomen at a charity event attended by thousands of people.Adamowicz, 53, was onstage after speaking at Sunday's finale of the annual Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity event, which raises money for medical equipment to treat sick children.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/14/685061200/polish-mayor-stabbed-in-heart-and-abdomen-during-charity-event

Take our outstretched hand, Germany's Weber urges UK lawmakers

German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job this year, urged British lawmakers on Monday to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which he said could not be renegotiated.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-weber/take-our-outstretched-hand-germanys-weber-urges-uk-lawmakers-idUKKCN1P8258

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia.

https://www.apnews.com/08ad4abfa0fb43778076dbcf3336d4ab

Nervous Brits stockpile food with 'Brexit box' during uncertainty

An increasing number of British people are stockpiling food ahead of Brexit in fear that the UK will crash out of the European Union with no-deal, leading to shortages of food and medicine.Manufacturer Emergency Food Storage said around 600 people have purchased a €331 "Brexit box" since it launched the product in December.

https://outline.com/KAJZSm

France’s mass “yellow vest” protests continue to grow in 2019

Demonstrations by French “yellow vest” protesters on Saturday, January 12, grew again, amid rising opposition among broad layers of the population to President Emmanuel Macron. Interior Ministry sources claimed 84,000 people demonstrated in the ninth straight weekend of mass protests against Macron, compared to 50,000 the week before.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/14/yell-j14.html

Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

Now, it turns out that variations in the axial tilt—what scientists call "obliquity"—of the planet have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world's coastlines.

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-antarctic-ice-sheet-one-two-climate.html

Brazil to Treat Landless Workers Activists as Terrorists: Govt

Brazil's far-right government under President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify "invasions" of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-to-Treat-Landless-Workers-Activists-as-Terrorists-Govt-20190114-0016.html

Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya

The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.

https://www.apnews.com/63a15d4aa08247c5b9115f7b5db91eb2

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/Leftypol/ Whine thread

post all your totally undeserved bans/screenshots of mod abuse here, and stop clogging up the rest of the catalog.

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Rosa Luxemburg & Karl Liebknecht

They killed them 100 years ago today…

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Statism is the real problem! States have always been the reason why there was oppression and exploitation! Every government in history has been corrupt and has used its power for its favor! Every so-called leftist, who still believes in parties and states today, is completely stupid and should kill themself!

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News 1/10

China moves 'ship killer' missiles into firing range as US warships infuriate Beijing in the South China Sea

Chinese media touted the mobilization of a "far-reaching, anti-ship ballistic missile" Thursday, specifically highlighting its ability to target ships in the South China Sea.China's DF-26 ballistic missile has reportedly been mobilized in northwestern China, according to the Global Times, citing state broadcaster China Central Television.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/china-mobilizes-missiles-able-to-sink-us-warships-in-south-china-sea-2019-1

Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base

A drone attack on a Yemeni government base by the rebel Houthi movement has reportedly killed six soldiers.The drone exploded above a podium at al-Anad base, in the southern province of Lahj, where high-ranking officers and officials were watching a parade.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46822429

'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion

The “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/10/right-to-be-forgotten-by-google-should-apply-only-in-eu-says-court

Worker killed as Bangladesh police attack striking garment workers

Thousands of striking Bangladesh garment workers continued demonstrations for a fourth day on Wednesday in the face of increasingly violent police attacks. The workers, who are among the lowest paid garment employees in the world, have long been fighting for decent wages to compensate for price increases in food and other basic necessities.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/10/bang-j10.html

I must fight Macron as he leads EU pro-immigration forces – Hungary’s PM Orban

Hungarian right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he must oppose French leader Emmanuel Macron, calling him a key player in EU pro-immigrant agenda. Both nations’ futures are at stake, he added.

https://www.rt.com/news/448468-viktor-orban-criticizes-macron/

UK government accepts plan-B demand if May's deal is rejected

The British government will accept a demand by parliament to set out its plan B within days if Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is rejected next week, Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-planb/uk-government-accepts-plan-b-demand-if-mays-deal-is-rejected-idUSKCN1P419N

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Withdraws From U.N. Compact On Migration

In his second week in office, far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pulled the country out of a U.N. migration pact, fulfilling a pledge he made before taking office.Brazilian diplomats told local media on Tuesday that the country officially left the agreement. A diplomat also told Reuters that Brazil has exited the pact.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/683634412/brazilian-president-bolsonaro-withdraws-from-u-n-compact-on-migration

‘Officials' worst nightmare’: Yellow Vests hope to trigger bank run with financial protest

Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms.

https://www.rt.com/news/448426-yellow-vests-financial-bank-protest/

Opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party “break the deadlock” over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-labour/opposition-leader-corbyn-calls-for-election-to-break-brexit-impasse-idUSKCN1P41AT

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News 1/15

Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election.The confidence vote is expected to be held at about 1900 GMT on Wednesday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46885828

U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan grows as Trump argues for wall

A new U.S.-bound caravan of Honduran migrants grew to nearly 1,000 people as it neared the Guatemalan border on Tuesday, a Honduran official said, while U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the group to try to drum up support for a border wall.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan/us-bound-honduran-migrant-caravan-grows-as-trump-argues-for-wall-idUSKCN1P92KX

Trump considering recognizing opposition leader as Venezuela's president: report

The Trump administration is considering recognizing Venezuelan opposition party leader Juan Guaidó as the country's legitimate president, CNN reported Tuesday.Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro's began his second term last week. But the Trump administration slammed his inauguration as the "illegitimate result of a stolen election."

https://outline.com/5eCwkb

Brazil’s Bolsonaro increases drive for “pensions’ reform,” more state powers in second week of government

The second week of Brazil’s new government led by President Jair Bolsonaro, the fascistic former Army captain, has seen frenzied preparations to send a so-called “pensions reform” to the next session, which is to begin in February.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/15/braz-j15.html

Launching national debate, Macron makes another faux pas about the poor

France’s Emmanuel Macron began a national debate on Tuesday meant to calm protests against high living costs, but he may have started on the wrong foot by suggesting some poor people were “screwing” with the system.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/launching-national-debate-macron-makes-another-faux-pas-about-the-poor-idUSKCN1P92B0

After years of speculation, IDF chief admits Israel supplied Syrian rebels with weapons

The outgoing IDF chief of staff has spilled the beans on a poorly guarded secret of the Israeli military, that it has supplied Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s government with weapons “for self-defense.

https://www.rt.com/news/448818-israel-arming-rebels-admission/

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation

He says he paid the equivalent of about $9,200 to a Vietnamese broker and signed a contract with a private construction company in Koriyama, Japan, to get on-the-job training as a rebar worker."I expected to come to a country more developed, clean and civilized than my own," he recalls. "In my mind, Japan had many good things, and I wanted to learn professional skills to take home."

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/683224099/as-japan-tries-out-immigration-migrant-workers-complain-of-exploitation

All the Ways East Jerusalem Palestinians Get Rejected in Bid to Become Israelis

Interior Ministry says the years-long delays are the result of the volume of requests, but lawyers are convinced the backlog is a deliberate policy to prevent the city’s Palestinians from becoming citizens

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-east-jerusalem-palestinians-face-uphill-battle-in-bid-for-israeli-citizenship-1.6844543

Italy Urges France to Extradite Left Guerrilla Fighters

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini urged French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday to extradite leftist guerrillas who have been hiding out in France for decades to avoid being imprisoned by Italy.“I appeal to the French president to return to Italy the fugitives that should not be drinking champagne under the Eiffel tower, but should be rotting in jail in Italy.”

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Urges-France-to-Extradite-Left-Guerrilla-Fighters-20190115-0016.html

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>Staff at a Chinese company are forced to CRAWL on the street after 'failing to hit their annual targets'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6593631/Staff-forced-CRAWL-street-failing-hit-annual-targets.html

>According to China's employment contract law, employers are not allowed to humiliate and give corporal punishment to workers. Furthermore, the employer shall be liable for compensation if any harm is done to the worker.

>Nevertheless, many Chinese companies have been known for carrying out public humiliation rituals as punishment, from crawling on the streets to worm-eating.

>Last month, workers at a Chinese hair salon were forced to slap themselves in the face 100 times, eat raw chillies and run 10km because their work performance hadn't reached their boss's expectation.

>In November, employees at a home improvement firm in Zunyi, Guizhou province, were whipped with belts, forced to drink urine and eat insects after failing to reach their targets.

Eat shit faggots. Or should I say worms?

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/lefttrash/

If we're moving here we may as well bring the best part of /leftypol/ along with us.

Movies, anime, music, feels, e-celebs, internet drama, fetishes and shitposting ITT

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Alt-right IS NOT a Gen Z phenomenom

Any zoomer spouting out Pepe memes on 4chan or YouTube is an auxiliary member. The alt-right is a Millennial/Generation X phenomenon.

- They spout memes of 80s/90s culture.

- They ruminate an awful lot on the women in their lives: neigbors, coworkers, mothers, sisters, exes, etc. They always bitch about the spats said women start. They also  gossip about said womens' sex lives, especially if the men said women date are darker than sand.

- They always talk about out-of-print games or novels that have radical-right themes

- They always reminisce about their hometowns when they were mostly-white.

- They use the term "millennial" for any under-30 person, especially if said person has no political convictions.

In fact, for the past decade, the arch-nemesaries of the Millennials and Gen Z are not the Boomers but Gen X and early Millennials (simply, anyone born 1960 - 1990). Most of the hate is pop-cultural, rather than economic. Most of the "politically incorrect" Xennials love snark and darkness, hence the love for grunge, heavy metal, goth, and punk and all their fashion trends and mantras. Anything bright and/or melodic is "wrong." They have a sick obsession with masculinity to the point where they use it as a moral compass, peddling folk tales about  correlations between fashion/music tastes and testosterone and advocating Templar Christendom.

They are the original "angry white males", the armchair historians who root for the tyrants, the neocon Republicans, and the right-wing podcasters rocking the airwaves. Most of our popular right-wing pundits online are Gen X or early-Millennial:

- Alex Jones (b. 1974)

- Mark Dice (b. 1977)

- Jordan Peterson (b. 1962)

- Steven Crowder (b. 1987)

- Gavin Mc Innes (b. 1970)

- Glenn Beck (b. 1964)

- Ben Shapiro (b. 1984)

In short, the whole "Gen Z is first post-WW2 conservative breed" headline made by conservatives is a farce. Gen Z may be politically incorrect or have right-wing fancies, but they are not conservative.

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Why would anyone want their money, nay, their labor spent on sending something to space if they are not going to get something back from it?

They wouldn't.

SpaceX, and private space companies have an incentive to go to Space, which is profit, which is also the incentive to the employees, as they get paid. If the company does not make money, they do not get paid.

However, there is no such deal under a nationalized space program. What does the worker get out of sending something into space? Nothing.

This, is why Private Space is the future.

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Eugenics

Is eugenics compatible with leftist thought?

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Book Club #3 - Society of the Spectacle

We're reading buckos!

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/guy-debord-the-society-of-the-spectacle

http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/debord/

https://libcom.org/library/society-of-the-spectacle-debord

All links appear to have the same edition, linking multiple sources instead of posting a pdf so we don't have any bullshit where page 36 is blank or if a site goes down.

Supplementary/alternative reading

Annotated edition:

https://libcom.org/library/society-of-the-spectacle-debord

Comments from the author:

https://libcom.org/library/comments-society-spectacle

For this reading we should stick with the regular version of the text, with the annotated version being there to re-read in the future and the Comments being something to read afterwards individually. Update with observations, ask questions, and have lively discussions.

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Eggy targeted by FBI

https://youtu.be/9Efcotev_TU

Obviously they're not dedicating all that much resource to Drumpf

Or somehow a rap video is gonna brainwash young Sassenachim but somehow I don't see this kind of fervor to investigate YouTube or reddit whom actually host and hold some tangible liability for content. Only difference is those institutions make money and can more directly be used as a utility to the bourgeois state interests HMMMMM

Your country is a turd. Incels are the modern gypsie during your transition to fascism.

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The woman problem

There is a serious problem with the left as the she-woman man hater's club. The Democratic Party, the Labour Party, and many other institutional parties have succumbed to the man hating menace. How do we rise above feminism? How do we cultivate the incel vein of wrath towards women and use it against the powers that be?

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Book Club

This board needs to read more, and something besides a low traffic sticky is needed. To this end I think we need to revive the /leftpol/ reading group, this time without titofag being the only guy who read anything. We can start off with some basic texts of anarchism and marxism, then move on to more specfic stuff.

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Why does no one create videos like this for us?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhGYo9TExU

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This is unironically the only Socialist country in all of Europe.

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Right-wingers are so incredibly stupid!

If you look at the comments under the yellow-west protest videos, you can see that the right-wingers seriously think that the protests in France are only happening because Macron has let migrants into France…

Furthermore, right-wingers think that anarchists, communists and liberals are all the same and therefore are all leftists and that's why they consider Macron a left-wing politician…

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Link between the political right and developing mental retardation?

Does becoming right wing basically make you retarded or what? I've been watching acquaintances get onto the Jordan Peterson train, then fall down the "Anti-SJW" rabbit hole and I've noticed that the more and more right wing and reactionary they become, the more absolutely fucking retarded they become in their ability to rationally think or process any sort of information or often even spell or string together coherent sentence structures or points. For example, I see them on social media like facebook talk about Climate Change and they're like "hur dur lefties are so dum if climite change is real why is it cold outside?", "how r fires linked to global warming lol? Its because lefties hate backburning", I've even literally had friends that went reactionary say to me "if evolution is real why do monkeys still exist?" and I just don't get it? like, these people were absolutely not retarded before, actually a few of these people, before I know were 100% pro-climate change action and would even argue with right wingers over it debunking the same stupid arguments they themselves are making now, but over a period of often just a few months, they become absolute drooling braindead dipshits.

I honestly cannot understand it. Is there some sort of brainwashing that goes on or what?

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Feminism Containment Thread

Stop shitting up other threads and make your arguments for or against feminism here you faggots.

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Thoughts on Climate Change

What are you guy’s thoughts on Climate Change? Personally I think it will get worse, destroy a large chunk of the biosphere, cause mass displacement, but ultimately modernity will survive it. But not before it cause a lot of pain and suffering. The damage from it will peak around 2050-2080, but by 2100 it will be over.

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/leftpol/… it's time to talk. why are you doing this to yourself?

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What characteristics of Zac Efron makes him adept at national-socialism?

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News 1/11

New far-right German party adopts former secret Nazi symbol

A German politician has left the far-right Alternative for Germany to set up a new party with a logo that uses a symbol adopted as a secret sign by Austrian Nazis in the 1930s.His new party Aufbruch der deutschen Patrioten (Awakening of German Patriots) will use a cornflower against the background of a German flag.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/11/new-far-right-german-party-adopts-former-secret-nazi-symbol

Nearly 600 homeless died on UK streets in 2017

Homelessness and rough sleeping have reached record levels in the UK. After 10 years of relentless austerity, nearly 600 people died on the streets in 2017. The number of people sleeping rough has grown 169 percent over the decade, and charities warn the death toll is set to rise.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/11/home-j11.html

Israel accused of ruining Palestinian crops by spraying pesticides along Gaza border

Human rights groups have called on Israel to stop spraying herbicides along the Gaza border – a practice that is blamed for destroying Palestinian crops and causing health problems. RT spoke with a farmer affected by the policy.Dubbed “farm warfare” by critics, Israeli authorities insist that they only spray Israeli crops with herbicides, but Palestinian farmers dispute this claim.

https://www.rt.com/news/448578-herbicide-israel-farm-palestine/

Gilets jaunes: small French town braces for mass demonstration

More than 80,000 police officers are mobilising across France for the ninth weekend of gilets jaunes anti-government protests as Emmanuel Macron prepares to launch a three-month public debate process that he had hoped would channel protesters’ anger away from the streets.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/11/france-braced-for-ninth-weekend-of-gilets-jaunes-protests

==Greek police fire teargas at protesting teachers in Athens

Greek police on Friday fired teargas to disperse hundreds of teachers protesting against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector.About 2,000 protesters, most of them with the Communist affiliated group PAME, marched through central Athens waving red flags and chanting slogans against an education ministry bill currently under public consultation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-protests-teachers/greek-police-fire-teargas-at-protesting-teachers-in-athens-idUSKCN1P51NB

‘Apartheid Road’ opens in West Bank, with one side for settlers & the other for Palestinians

Israel has opened a segregated road in the West Bank divided by an 26 foot wall, with one side for Israeli settlers and another for Palestinians. The stretch has been dubbed the ‘Apartheid Road’.Route 4370 opened Wednesday after a long delay. The east side of the road is for settlers only, and connects the Geva Binyamin settlement to the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.

https://www.rt.com/news/448566-israel-apartheid-wall-road/

Man Arrested After Suspicious Packages Sent To Consulates Throughout Australia

Australian police arrested a Shepparton man accused of mailing 38 packages containing a dangerous substance to diplomatic missions throughout southeast Australia.Savas Avan was charged with sending dangerous articles through the postal service, Australian law enforcement officials said in a statement. The offense carries a maximum 10-year jail term.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/10/683471371/man-arrested-after-suspicious-packages-sent-to-consulates-throughout-australia

Syrian jihadists cement grip, forcing deal on Idlib rebels

Blacklisted jihadist fighters tightened their grip over Syria’s last major rebel-held region on Thursday after nine days of battle with t*rkey-backed groups, putting a deal to prevent a massive army assault on the area in jeopardy.The northwest of Syria near the t*rkish border is the last part of the country still in the hands of fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, but control has been divided between jihadist factions and other rebels backed by t*rkey.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib/syrian-jihadists-cement-grip-forcing-deal-on-idlib-rebels-idUKKCN1P41QS

Trump warns of invasion as he tries to pitch crisis on the border

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed there is an “invasion” and “humanitarian crisis” along the southern border, as the government shutdown has stretched into its 21st day and as Trump weighs declaring a national emergency to secure funds for his border wall.“Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/trump-invasion-border-crisis-1097589

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Ocasio-Cortez thread

I really just wanna know if she's a CIA plant like I've seen allusions to tbh

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POL POT DID NOTHING WRONG

*ahem*

There once was a man from Phnom Penh

who lived to exploit labor 'n' men

The revolution came

his whole class was to blame

kneeling, trembling, death in Tuol Sleng!

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What does leftpol think about terrorism? It wouldn't be so bad if a few terrorists slaughter the porkies and cops!

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/leftydoomer/

>will forever owe huge student debts

>will forever have a shit wage

>will forever have to pay super high rent

>will never own a home

>will never have a family

Why can’t things get better? Capitalists ruled the world during the socdem era of the fifties and sixties, why did they have to be such dicks, and take people’s few comforts from them just for a few extra percentage points of profitability? The fact that socialism is inevdible and a nice communal utopia is on he horizon is the only thing that keeps me going. I hope I won’t be to old when socialism happens.

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Right-Wing Cringe Thread

I’ll start with two examples that are much more common than what they claim. Exhibit A: the anti-fun crusaders browse a diaper-fetish board and display their copies of Evola proudly as the other considers himself a traditionalist. So this is the power of anti-fun

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/Leftselfimprovement/

New Years resolutions are a marketing scheme to sell fad diets, but I see no reason why leftists shouldn't pursue self-improvement. Let's have a thread to talking about getting fit, getting read, and developing skills.

I've got my current routine down, but I'm looking for books on syndicalism and communization. Can some anons help me out?

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How to solve this problem?

Is communism the answer to this problem /leftpol?

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We're at our bar when this bourgeois comes up and smacks our ass which is on our female girlfriend. What do?

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Burgers: not even once

The war cry raised against the Church, by Luther, was responded to by two insurrections of a political nature; first, that of the lower nobility under Franz von Sickingen (1523), then the great Peasants' War, 1525. Both were defeated, chiefly in consequence of the indecision of the parties most interested, the burghers of the towns

Frederick Engels

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

1892 English Edition Introduction

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Starting to read through Capital, any tips from you lovely anons?

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Pacifism is bourgeois

Self explainatory.

If you embrace pacifism, you're not only a pussy; you're a liberal LARPing as a leftist. You are a wolf in sheep's clothing; telling the working class to always submit to the bourgeoisie because "muh violence is evilz!!!111".

Reminder that peaceful "protests" serve absolutely no purpose, because the bourgeoisie will use force to supress you and everyone else. They are more than willing to kill you, while you masturbate to MLK and Ghandi's pussified pacifism.

And yes. "Anarcho"-pacifists are faggots and class traitors.

Man the fuck up, grow a pair of hairy balls and embrace violence against the porkies; because they certainly do so.

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Soviet aviation

I never got how anyone could say the Soviet bloc didn't have innovation when the west still has yet to catch up to Soviet aviation. The AN-2 is still the world's best bush plane in terms of its carrying capacity for just requiring a clearing to land and take-off and the AN-2V got you covered if you have to use lakes.

The An-225 is still the king of the sky with nothing coming close to their carrying capacity except its little brother the An-224.

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Tulsi Gabbard

Let me tell you a story.

There was once a man in the 60s called Dr Willis Butler.

He was a comrade who was driven out of Louisiana and tracked by the CIA for his communist ideas.

Later in the 70s his son Khris Butler, created a hindu hippie cult in Hawaii, They lived in a commune where he preached enviromentalism,extreme anti imperialism and some homophobia (which I know is a bad thing but it was 50 years ago). Butler was interested in making his movement bigger and getting into politics but he didnt have the power to do that. He needed a vessel and this is the part where Tulsi Gabbard is involved. (The daughter of his close friend Mike Gabbard) who grew up in the commune. Butler is now her guru.

The marxist ideas were passed on from generation to generation, and I have no doubt that she is /ourgirl/ who plans to fight imperialism and make the world a better place.

Leftypol should support her.

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Why did German Marxists lose to the Nazis?

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ITT: Speeches/Lectures

Post speeches, lectures, debates, etc. in which Socialist professors, philosophers and pundits talk for a while about a subject.

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Even Jews are not safe from moderators

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/benjamin-netanyahu-son-yair-banned-facebook-muslims-israel-palestine-middle-east-a8686521.html?amp

Is there any doubt what Jim is saying is true when mods will even start shit with Netanyahu? Even America doesn't fuck with Israel

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News 1/12

Macron blasted for saying many French want to get things ‘without proper effort’

President Emmanuel Macron criticized the citizens of France for not making enough effort, as the Yellow Vest protests against his economic policies entered their ninth week. The statement was met with fury.Many of our citizens think that it’s possible to obtain something without proper effort,” he said on Friday.

https://www.rt.com/news/448668-macron-citizens-effort-reactions/

Jaguar Land Rover announces nearly 5,000 UK job losses in global restructuring

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK’s biggest car maker, has confirmed that 4,500 jobs will be lost in Britain.The redundancies represent around a tenth of its 44,000 strong UK workforce. The company, owned by Indian-based Tata Motors, has UK plants in Halewood, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/12/jagu-j12.html

Mexico City pipeline hit by 'sabotage' amid crackdown on fuel theft

A major fuel pipeline that supplies Mexico City remained closed after two ruptures in a single day, the president said on Friday, as the government works to stem shortages that have frustrated motorists and triggered economic risks.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s offensive against fuel robbers marks the leftist’s first attempt to tackle entrenched corruption since taking office on Dec. 1.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-oil-theft/mexico-city-pipeline-hit-by-sabotage-amid-crackdown-on-fuel-theft-idUSKCN1P52C3

Sudan worshippers turn on imam over protests against President Bashir

An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46846612

Israeli gunfire kills Gaza woman during border protests

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian woman during Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, and the military said it opened fire in response to grenade and rock attacks and breaches of the frontier.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/israeli-gunfire-kills-gaza-woman-during-border-protests-idUSKCN1P51V2

‘Israeli jets’ target Damascus airport warehouse, ‘most’ missiles intercepted – Syrian media

Syrian air defense systems have been activated against a “number of hostile targets,” local media report, claiming that Israeli jets targeted Damascus airport but the damage was limited as most the missiles were intercepted.A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid.

https://www.rt.com/news/448622-syria-air-defense-damascus/

The oceans are heating up 40% faster than scientists realized — which means we should prepare for more disastrous flooding and storms

Earth's oceans absorb a whopping 93% of the extra heat that greenhouse gases trap in the atmosphere.A new study has revealed that this absorption process is happening far faster than scientists had realized.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/oceans-warming-faster-than-we-thought-2019-1

U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias: Study

"It calls to attention the need to more critically evaluate the scope of coverage of the Israeli occupation and recognize that readers are getting, at best, a heavily filtered rendering of the issue."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/12/us-news-headlines-israel-palestine-show-systemic-bias-study

Venezuela: opposition leader declares himself ready to assume presidency

The head of Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament has thrown down the gauntlet to his country’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, declaring himself ready to assume the presidency, in a rare and potentially destabilizing challenge to two decades of Bolivarian rule.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/11/venezuela-maduro-juan-guaido-assume-presidency

Frankfurt Airport braces for 'massive' strike havoc

With security staff at Frankfurt Airport set to go on strike, Germany's biggest air traffic hub has urged the passengers to stay away during the disruption. The move follows smaller strikes at other German airports.

https://www.dw.com/en/frankfurt-airport-braces-for-massive-strike-havoc/a-47052852

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What is stopping you from establishing a socialist/communist-like system under a capitalist system?

You could start some sort of business and the workers could all privately own the means of production.

You could take from each worker according to his ability and distribute it to each according to their needs.

You could write a contract saying that all private property brought into the group is owned collectively by the group, so there effectively wouldn't be any "private" property.

You could treat everyone in the group the same, and with out any official leadership, effectively eliminating social class within you group.

And so on. What is stopping you from doing this?

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http://archive.fo/BdcLB

=====COMRADE TUCKER?????

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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/leftywebm/

Post mp4s and webms of speeches, songs, films, documentaries, etc..

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Jose Antonian falangist third positionist here. I just foun out about this board and how you actually dont ban differing opinions here, I wanted to ask you, why do you think my position is capitalism in decay since its anything but that, yes I know mussolini's corporatism sounds like capitalism ( its a bit more deeper than that) and "muh hortler"

What about labour focused, rather left leaning fascism like falangism, peronism and the ba'ath, tell me how we are just capitalism in decay

I hace to confess, you lefties are the ones that recognize what is wrong with the country(at least in economy) we just acnkowledge it and tried to go for a different solution rather than communism, we see it as innecesarily corruptive since you want to destroy things like race, family and states and that turns off a whole lot of the workers

My great grandfather was one co founder for the Falange Española, a really smart man, I wont say his name though

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Oh God What Have I done?

It's hideous… You can make the 4th Reich if you really try hard enough.

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/DPRK/

Making this thread for the express purpose of discussing the Current Geo-Political Situation / Debating about / General Discussion about the D.P.R.K and so on

Preferably this thread could serve the same Purpose as the DPRK thread on /left*pol/ with it being the containment thread for discussions about the DPRK

Also if someone can get the Tank-poster whose been to NK who as far as i know still posts on the DPRK thread /left*pol/ to come here that would be nice

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Have you completely shed your reactionary views? Which ones do you still cling to if you're honest?

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I Made A New Porky Meme!

what do you guys think?

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How many layers of self-interest are you on?

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Your honest opinion on Nathan J. Robinson and Current Affairs maganize?

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What have you done for the communist revolution so far? Was someone here at demonstrations?

Is someone here in a union or communist party?

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News 1/9

Millions of Indian workers hold two-day general strike against Modi government

Over 180 million workers began a two-day general strike across India yesterday in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big business assault on the working class. Tens of thousands of workers defied threats of sacking and pay cut by state governments to join the national walkout.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/09/indi-j09.html

Venezuela's Maduro warns of 'diplomatic measures' against LatAm critics

Members of the so-called Group of Lima, which includes Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, said Maduro’s new term would be illegitimate because the 2018 election that gave him a second term was not free or fair and that they would not recognize his leadership.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-maduro-warns-of-diplomatic-measures-against-latam-critics-idUSKCN1P32C0

Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours

Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May's government in a Commons Brexit voteIt means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46805269

Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault

Two days after a right-wing politician was assaulted in Germany, drawing international attention, the authorities on Wednesday said that several elements of the account given by his political party appeared to be false.Frank Magnitz, 66, a member of Parliament from the Alternative for Germany party, suffered head injuries in the attack in Bremen on Monday.

https://outline.com/JCB9jV

Widespread Gas Shortage In Mexico As Government Tries To Thwart Fuel Thieves

Drop by drop, gallon by gallon, thieves have been draining the pipelines and coffers of the Mexican government.Last year, $3 billion worth of fuel was stolen from Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, according to the country's new president. But a crackdown by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has left many ordinary Mexicans struggling to find gas.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683381485/widespread-gas-shortage-in-mexico-as-government-tries-to-thwart-fuel-thieves

Israeli former minister Gonen Segev to be jailed for spying for Iran

In his latest brush with the law, Gonen Segev agreed with Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday to plead guilty to spying charges.The justice ministry said in a statement that Segev would serve 11 years in prison as a result of the plea bargain in which he had admitted to "serious espionage offenses and reporting to the enemy."

https://www.dw.com/en/israeli-former-minister-gonen-segev-to-be-jailed-for-spying-for-iran/a-47004578

'Suspicious packages' found at foreign missions in Australia

Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade said it had been called to "a number of incidents" across the city.Consulates of the UK, Switzerland, the US and Pakistan are among those evacuated there.There were no reports of harm to any staff."The packages are being examined by attending emergency services. The circumstances are being investigated," the Australian Federal Police said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46805944

Matteo Salvini says Italy and Poland could build new Europe

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said that Italy and Poland could trigger a “European spring” that could break the dominant “Germany-France axis” as he strives to forge far-right alliances before the European parliamentary elections in May.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/matteo-salvini-says-italy-and-poland-could-build-new-europe

Turkey calls for joint control with Russia & Iran over US troop pullout from Syria

As the US is experiencing “certain difficulties” with the withdrawal from Syria, it should be coordinated with Iran and Russia to prevent “terrorists” from taking up the vacated space, the t*rkish foreign minister said.“The United States [has] been facing certain difficulties with the process of the troops' withdrawal from Syria. We want to coordinate this process with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process,” t*rkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.

https://www.rt.com/news/448351-turkey-russia-joint-control-syria/

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LeftPol Unpopular Opinions

You know the drill.

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A Record 66% of Russians Regret end of USSR

Russian nostalgia for Soviet Union reaches 13-year high

>The number of Russians who regret the break-up of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005, amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system, the Levada pollster said on Wednesday.

>The number of Russians pining for the Soviet past has been steadily rising under Putin since he returned to the presidency in 2012, poll data issued by the independent Levada Center on Wednesday showed.

>In the survey, 66 percent of Russians said they regretted the Soviet break-up, a level not seen since 2005 when Levada recorded 65 percent and Putin was on his second term in the Kremlin.

>The number of nostalgic Russians fell gradually from 2004, reaching a low of 49 percent in 2012, before rising to its current level, the pollster found, on a par with the 1990s after the Soviet collapse.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-sovietunion/russian-nostalgia-for-soviet-union-reaches-13-year-high-idUSKBN1OI20Q

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/OURSHOW/ .

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Is pay for sex morally wrong?

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Socialism must be anti-theist

Reminder that if you claim to be left wing, yet embrace religion and/or religious "ethnicity", you're a class traitor.

"Anti-semitism" is a meaningless buzzword, since semite people are just people that speak semitic languages (which also includes arabs and other groups). It has no relation whatsoever with judaism of jews.

"Islamophobia" is also a snarl word. Islam is neither an ethnicity, nor a race, much like judaism. Islam is also the most oppressive religion out of all abrahamic religions and is the most reactionary of them.

If you embrace judaism/islam, you cannot complaing about being called a k¡ke or a goatfucker, because you deserve it for embracing the liberal construct known as religion.

And no. Fuck christians as well. Socialism must be atheist; it's not even debatable. Religion is incompatible with leftist ideology.

To all jewish/muslim/christian "born" leftists, it's up to you to renounce your cancerous religion and become an atheist; otherwise don't complain when people demonize you for embracing the systems that created capitalism and oppresses us all.

Tl;dr: religious-"ethnicity" is a spook and is idpol. "Antisemitism" and "islamophobia" is a liberal buzzword to divide the working class and distract us from class struggle.

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Global Capitalism Jan 2019

EVERYBODY GET IN HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOCIeunmObk

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Jim Jones Appreciation Thread

Can we admit he was based? His use of religion to de-religionize people in such a reactionary environment as the United States was ingenious and continues to be a valid tactic to this day. Upon his move to Guyana he and his comrades, with their advanced conception of socialism, set up a pure communist society in the depths of the jungle and were fraternal with socialist states such as North Korea and the USSR. Jones himself was admirer of Juche. In the end, Jones and his followers were the victim of an organized and violent CIA plot and MKULTRA. Nearly a thousand comrades died in revolutionary suicide – in the sense used by Huey Newton. All true revolutionaries are doomed men, as shown by our comrades at Jonestown.

This is why I am a Pol Pot-Jones-ist

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I don't understand the mentality of "serving your country" or being able to carry out tasks without question as a troop in the military. Why do people join the military and feel like they're doing something objectively good by taking orders? They could be told to take orderers that would involve saving a specific person, or one that involved killing them. And they would likely do either of those because they're told to. What is wrong with military cucks?

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News 1/8

Far-right politician beaten within an inch of his life in Germany

A local leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen, an assault that drew condemnation Tuesday from some of the party’s fiercest opponents.

https://outline.com/cqBXg4

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Global warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, according to analysis of new research.More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas, with just a few per cent heating the air, land and ice caps respectively.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/07/global-warming-of-oceans-equivalent-to-an-atomic-bomb-per-second

French Prime Minister says masks will be banned at protests amid 'yellow vest' movement

France is planning to jail protesters who wear masks in the wake of weeks of violent demonstrations by the "yellow vest" movement.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said proposed legislation would target people who try to hide their identities while taking to the streets.

https://outline.com/uU9cBz

German journalist defended over 'Nazis out' Twitter controversy

Prominent German lawmakers and journalists have posted messages of support for a journalist who was virulently criticized for posting "Nazis out" ("Nazis raus") on her personal Twitter account

The phrase — a play on the neo-Nazi phrase "Foreigners Out" — is a well-known anti-fascist slogan in Germany.

https://www.dw.com/en/german-journalist-defended-over-nazis-out-twitter-controversy/a-46989133

Trump administration downgrades EU's status in US, without informing Brussels

The Trump administration has downgraded the diplomatic status of the EU mission in Washington, without informing the mission or Brussels, officials confirmed on Tuesday.The downgrade from nation state to international organisation status reverses an Obama administration decision in 2016 to grant the EU an enhanced diplomatic role in Washington.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/08/trump-administration-downgrades-european-union-status

20-year-old who lives with his parents and 'is not a computer expert' confesses to data hack that snared Angela Merkel and hundreds of Germany's elite

A 20-year-old German student who lives with his parents, and who police say is not a computer expert, confessed to orchestrating a data hack that exposed personal details of Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of Germany's elite.

https://www.businessinsider.com/german-student-confesses-to-data-hack-exposing-merkel-country-elite-2019-1

Foxconn workers stage protest in Zhengzhou, China

Hundreds of temporary Foxconn workers rallied last month in the streets of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province in central China, over the non-payment of wages by recruitment agencies. The protest began on December 12 and continued the following day before police violently suppressed it.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/08/chin-j08.html

Taliban call off peace talks with U.S. officials

The Taliban said on Tuesday they had canceled planned peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week over an agenda disagreement.“Both sides have agreed to not meet in Qatar,” senior Taliban members based in Afghanistan told Reuters.The Taliban had rejected requests from regional powers to allow Afghan officials to take part in the discussion.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-taliban-cancelled/taliban-call-off-peace-talks-with-us-officials-idUSKCN1P213G

Trump administration hits Venezuela with new sanctions

The Treasury Department on Tuesday announced a new tranche of sanctions against seven Venezuelan individuals and two dozen business entities over an alleged currency scheme that resulted in $2.4 billion in embezzled or laundered government funds.The U.S. targeted Globovision, Venezuela's largest privately owned broadcaster, which is controlled by Raúl Antonio Gorrín Belisario.

https://outline.com/b4EXKw

'Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook': German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media

The co-chairman of Germany's Green party says he is quitting Twitter and Facebook after a cyberattack exposed his personal communications and because he committed several gaffes via tweet."Twitter rubs off on me," Robert Habeck writes, announcing his departure from both platforms. "There is no medium with so much hate, malice, and incitement."

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683037354/bye-bye-twitter-und-facebook-german-green-party-chief-quits-social-media

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Did LeftPol have a good Christmas?

Surely you contributed to the glory of capitalism right? What would society become if we didn't feel obligated to spend hundreds of dollars apiece on crap?

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Is America doomed? What should American leftists do? Should they start moving to other countries that actually have a chance at leftism?

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Whats the worst kind of idpol? Imo it's tranny idpol because trans people have been taking over every part of the left to make it solely about trans issues.

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https://merce.hu/2019/01/09/audi-kizsakmanyolas/

> However, when considering the international differences, a Hungarian worker only receives 22 percent of a German workers wage, while their productivity is nowhere near that lower compared to their colleagues in Ingolstadt. A Hungarian worker's productivity is only 35-45 percent lower, while their wages are 78% below.

> Which means that the German workers receive 2.5-3 times the value they produce compared to the Hungarians – meaning that Hungarian workers not only contribute to the profit of the company, but also produce part of the German workers' wages.

So this is what imperialism means. Maybe the Maoists were right, after all.

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ITT: people Marx couldn’t argue with and got asshurt beyond belief at

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News 1/7

Brexit: Date for vote on Theresa May's deal confirmed

MPs will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday, 15 January, government sources have confirmed.The Commons vote was called off last month by the PM, who was facing defeat, but sources have told the BBC the vote will not be delayed again.It is also understood the government will set out further reassurances on the controversial backstop.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46777987

Saudi Woman Seeks Asylum, Fears Family Will Kill Her

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun says Thai authorities have returned her passport to her, giving new hope to the 18-year-old Saudi who barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room as she posted pleas for asylum over the weekend. Alqunun says her family has abused her and might kill her if she is deported.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/07/682806075/saudi-teen-seeks-asylum-fears-family-will-kill-her

Israeli PM rejects corruption allegations in live address

In what was billed as a “dramatic announcement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address on Monday to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him.Netanyahu said that it would be “unjust” for him to be indicted ahead of early elections called for April 9 without a chance to respond to the claims against him.

https://apnews.com/82d4bc7a869947c886071bfef325fe70

Gabon coup attempt 'under control,' government says

Soldiers came on Gabon's state radio early on Monday, saying that a "national restoration council" had been formed in the country, with President Ali Bongo convalescing in Morocco after a stroke.Shots were heard in the area near the state television offices in the center of Libreville.Bongo suffered a stroke in October and has been out of the country receiving treatment since.

https://www.dw.com/en/gabon-coup-attempt-under-control-government-says/a-46980764

Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Denounces Maduro Government, Flees To U.S.

A Venezuelan Supreme Court judge who once supported President Nicolás Maduro has fled to the United States and publicly denounced Maduro's re-election days before the inauguration.Justice Christian Zerpa left Venezuela with his wife and two daughters, according to Miami broadcaster EVTV. Their destination in the U.S. was unclear.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/07/682865392/venezuela-supreme-court-judge-denounces-government-flees-to-u-s

Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

Pope Francis warned on Monday against a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements and criticized countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions.The pope, speaking to diplomats in an annual speech known informally as his “state of the world” address, suggested such movements and closed-door policies were turning the clock back 100 years to the dangerous period between the world wars.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-diplomats/pope-francis-warns-of-resurgent-nationalism-urges-help-for-migrants-idUSKCN1P115Z

Rashida Tlaib Blasts anti-BDS Bill Supporters: 'They Forgot What Country They Represent'

Less than a week into her term as a congresswoman, freshman Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib sparked her second controversy since her inauguration, after tweeting Sunday that people supporting a bill that protect states that penalize Israel boycotters have “forgot what country they represent.”

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/tlaib-blasts-anti-bds-bill-supporters-they-forgot-what-country-they-represent-1.6811411

France's Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

Emmanuel Macron intended to start the new year on the offensive against the ‘yellow vest’ protesters. Instead, the French president is reeling from more violent street demonstrations.What began as a grassroots rebellion against diesel taxes and the high cost of living has morphed into something more perilous for Macron - an assault on his presidency and French institutions.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests-macron/frances-macron-reeling-as-tough-stance-against-yellow-vests-backfires-idUSKCN1P00KG

Israel Arrests 5 Teenage Suspects In Fatal Stoning Of Palestinian Woman

Israel's security service says it has arrested five Israeli yeshiva students allegedly involved in last year's fatal stoning of a Palestinian woman in the West Bank. The arrests in late December have heightened tensions between the state and radical Israeli settlers and their supporters ahead of national elections in April.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/07/682875564/israel-arrests-5-teenage-suspects-in-fatal-stoning-of-palestinian-woman

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How do I make my revolutionary self-theory?

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what was this guys deal?

I've heard the term Malenkovism thrown around, what does it even mean?

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News 1/5

Thousands in Budapest march against ‘slave law’ forcing overtime on workers

Thousands of protesters in Hungary braved snow and freezing temperatures on a march against Viktor Orbán’s rightwing government, denouncing harsh new legislation that has been dubbed the “slave law”.Passed in December, it allows companies to demand that staff work up to 400 hours overtime a year – or the equivalent of an extra day a week.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/05/thousands-in-budapest-march-against-slave-law-forcing-overtime-on-workers

Clashes erupt in Paris as 'yellow vests' protest at unrepentant Macron

Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/clashes-erupt-in-paris-as-yellow-vests-protest-at-unrepentant-macron-idUSKCN1OZ0EO

Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba ‘sonic attack’ sound is actually insects chirping

When US embassy staff in Cuba became mysteriously ill after hearing loud piercing sounds, US officials blamed nefarious secret agents for launching “sonic attacks.” But a new Berkeley University study could have proven them wrong.

https://www.rt.com/usa/448151-cuba-embassy-sonic-attacks-crickets/

China's Xi Commands Armed Forces to be Battle-Ready

An armed conflict between Beijing and Washington could possibly ignite over Taiwan or the South China Sea, while some have suggested that US may use these sensitive spots as a bargaining chip in a trade standoff.Chinese leader Xi Jinping told the military to ramp up their training and preparations for an all-out war, should the need arise, says a report by the South China Morning Post.

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201901051071234450-china-get-ready-for-war/

US deploying troops to Congo ahead of possible ‘violent demonstrations’ following election

The White House informed Congress on Friday that it is sending troops to Congo ahead of possible “violent demonstrations” in reaction to Sunday’s presidential election there.The letter says about 80 military personnel have deployed “to be in position to support the security of United States citizens, personnel, and diplomatic facilities in Kinshasa,” the nation’s capital.

https://outline.com/dZkGAW

Brazil military uneasy with Bolsonaro's openness to U.S. base: source

Comments from Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that he would be open to the United States operating a military base on Brazilian soil have not been well received by the country’s armed forces, a senior army officer told Reuters on Saturday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-usa-base/brazil-military-uneasy-with-bolsonaros-openness-to-u-s-base-source-idUSKCN1OZ0IW

Protesters Across Sudan Continue To Call For President's Ouster

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan Friday in the latest wave of anti-government demonstrations that have taken place for more than two weeks.Police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who gathered after noon prayers in the capital city of Khartoum, The Associated Press reports.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/682420838/protesters-across-sudan-continue-to-call-for-presidents-ouster

Explosion outside AfD office in eastern Germany

German authorities may soon release three suspects who were detained following a blast near the AfD's local office in Döbeln, officials said on Friday.The men, local Germans aged 29, 32, and 50, are suspected of detonating an "unknown substance" in the street on Thursday evening.

https://www.dw.com/en/explosion-outside-afd-office-in-eastern-germany/a-46955231

Ecuador unveils “special examination” of Julian Assange’s asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose courageous publication of leaked documents exposed the crimes and mass surveillance of the US and its allies, is facing a new threat to expel him from Ecuador’s London embassy. He was granted political asylum there in 2012 to protect him from being extradited to the US to face possible life imprisonment, or even execution, on trumped-up espionage or conspiracy charges.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/05/assa-j05.html

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Can we admit that the Nazis had better ways to mobilize the people in support than communists ever had? Getting up on stage and sperging about hismat or dialectics doesn’t get you the support of the working class. People identify with people similar to them, with a national family. Even if this community is fictional the average prole is dumb enough to believe it. We excite the national passions and prejudices of the proletariat in the construction of communism

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Bakunin and Nechayev – proto-Pol Potists?

>The ending of the existing social order and the renewal of life with the aid of the new principles can be accomplished only by concentrating all the means of social existence in the hands of OUR COMMITTEE, and the proclamation of compulsory physical labour for everyone.

>"The committee, as soon as the present institutions have been overthrown, proclaims that everything is common property, orders the setting up of workers' societies" (artels) "and at the same time publishes statistical tables compiled by experts and pointing out what branches of labour are most needed in a certain locality and what branches may run into difficulties there.

>"For a certain number of days assigned for the revolutionary upheaval and the disorders that are bound to follow, each person must join one or another of these artels according to his own choice… All those who remain isolated and unattached to workers' groups without sufficient reason will have no right of access either to the communal eating places or to the communal dormitories, or to any other buildings assigned to meet the various needs of the brother-workers or that contain the goods and materials, the victuals or tools reserved for all members of the established workers' society; in a word, he who without sufficient reason has not joined an artel, will be left without means of subsistence. All the roads, all the means of communication will be closed to him; he will have no other alternative but work or death."

>"All general work is managed by the office, while all individual work requiring special skills and craftsmanship is performed by special artels."

>With full publicity, knowledge and activity on the part of everyone all ambition, as we now know it, all deception will disappear without a trace, will vanish forever… Everyone will endeavour to produce as much as possible for society and consume as little as possible; all the pride, all the ambition of the worker of those times will rest in the awareness of his usefulness to society."

Reading the above, one wonders whether Pol Pot was a student of these great revolutionaries of the 19th century or whether Bakunin and Nechayev themselves were merely proto-Pol Potists operating in Russian conditions. Though criticized by Marx as “crude barracks-communism” (an unmeaningful criticism, as is his criticism of Nechayev’s wonderful Catechism), the successes of barracks-communism have of course been shown by the triumps of the Angkar in Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 – 1979. Many of the steps proposed in the preceding article were in fact carried out by DK. With the instant transition to classless communism under the aegis of the Angkar (analogous to the committee referred to above), almost the entirety of the Kampuchean population was collectivized, ate communally, dressed identically in black garments, living austere and supremely communistic lives. The collective farms, as even admitted in bourgeois sources such as Kimmo Kiljunen, distributed according to NEED

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What are some recommended online leftist news sources?

I’m trying to grow my knowledge and understanding of my own politics; both for personal interest/being more vocal and potentially what I’m studying (design/cities).

Leftist literature I’m just scratching the surface of but I can find and I’m otherwise generally familiar with basic stuff like the difference between DemSoc vs SocDem, profit is an extracted product of labour, the history of a troubled relationship between anarchism and marxism, what *sniff* ideology is, as well as mainstream green movements’ co-option by neoliberalism, etc.

But I’ve been trying to diversify my political intake as far as news/commentary goes. Now that I’m actually paying attention I’m see how similar all the ‘left’ and ’right’ or ‘centrist’ news media actually are. Basically, where does /leftpol/ go?

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>having a completely normal day on reddit

>make a typically leftist comment, although one distrusting of the FBI specifically mentioning how they violated MLK's 4A rights

<-200 downvotes within 30 minutes, plus four comments claiming my post history wasn't "patriotic enough" or that I was secretly Vladimir Putin

damn I knew it was bad but I didn't realize it was this bad

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>1 more year until the bourgeois crashes the stock market through their own greed

Its almost time fams

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Revolutionary Genocide

How far do we have to go to secure the future for world communism? How much blood must saturate the soil to quench the first of our oppressed, labouring forefathers? The reason communism has not yet triumphed is because real socialism has not been ferocious, brutal and uncompromising enough. When the revolution comes the world shall be cleansed of impurities and man’s creative passion for destruction and violence shall level the old world and set the foundations for the new. All reactionaries must be deprived of enjoying the coming Eden. All art must be defaced – for Mao said that no existing art is without class character, communist art of true humanity shall be the art of the future of Mankind. Upholders of the old order must be cast down from their thrones – celebrities, professional politicians, intellectuals, the religious authorities, all who stand in our way. /pol/yps will be crucified along the road into our glorious capital, built on the ashes of bourgeois exploitation, in stark reminder of what the Romans did to Spartacus. Better hope you’ve never posted a Pepe before, because revolutionary purity approaches. Tick tock

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Genoenginering

>In the wake of a recent study claiming that filling the atmosphere with a thin cloud of sulfur oxide could block enough of the Sun's rays to cool the Earth to pre-industrial temperatures, a team of Harvard University scientists have decided to launch a small, motorized balloon into the stratosphere to release a cloud of chalk dust and test whether this kind of "solar geoengineering" could really help stave off the effects of global climate change.

>The most recent experiment, which will most likely take place over a location in the American Southwest, sets out to see whether humans can replicate (on a much smaller scale) the effects of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines, which spewed enough sulfur oxide into the stratosphere to lower the global temperature of the Earth by about 0.5 C for a year and a half. After releasing its cloud of chalk particles, the balloon will fly into the cloud and measure its effects.

>Though a number of scientists have expressed skepticism and fear about the unforeseen effects of this kind of geoengineering, Harvard professor and Scopex team member David Keith thinks that it could be a huge help: "Despite all of the concerns, we can't find any areas that would be definitely worse off. If solar geoengineering is as good as what is shown in these models, it would be crazy not to take it seriously."

https://outline.com/htCH5n

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discord

we are lefties and we want to fuck

https://dis[LEFTPOL HAS NO OFFICIAL DISCORD]/kTeNvEn

https://dis[LEFTPOL HAS NO OFFICIAL DISCORD]/kTeNvEn

https://dis[LEFTPOL HAS NO OFFICIAL DISCORD]/kTeNvEn

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News 1/4

Yellow Vest agitators want insurrection to ‘overthrow the government’ – Macron spokesman

The Yellow Vest movement has become full of agitators who only want to “overthrow the government,” a spokesman for President Emmanuel Macron’s government said of the protests that gripped France since November.

https://www.rt.com/news/448089-agitator-yellow-vests-want-insurrection/

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a U.S. military base

Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he would be open to the possibility of the United States operating a military base on his country’s soil, a move that would form a sharp shift in direction for Brazilian foreign policy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-says-he-is-open-to-hosting-a-us-military-base-idUSKCN1OX1SR

Angela Merkel and hundreds of German politicians hacked

Germany's digital defense body is "intensively" investigating the apparent data leak that saw data of hundreds of politicians from across the political spectrum being published online, a spokesman for the Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI) said on Friday.

https://www.dw.com/en/angela-merkel-and-hundreds-of-german-politicians-hacked/a-46955419

American held for spying is also British, Irish, Canadian

The American former Marine who is being held in Moscow on spying charges also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, officials said. Britain’s foreign secretary charged Friday that Russia is trying to use him as a pawn in its geopolitical games.

https://www.apnews.com/81ff2bb68e7947768a39a0f8f32f299f

Bolsonaro Unveils Mass Privatization Plan for Brazil While Slashing Taxes for Rich and Wages for Poor

Ending his first week in office by quickly putting into action the far-right agenda he promoted during his campaign, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday unveiled economic proposals that critics says will worsen inequality across Brazil, putting corporate profits above the well-being of middle- and lower-class families.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/04/bolsonaro-unveils-mass-privatization-plan-brazil-while-slashing-taxes-rich-and-wages

Iranian warships in US’ backyard? Tehran to deploy navy to western Atlantic – commander

Iran will send warships to the western Atlantic Ocean starting in March, a move likely designed to counter US aircraft carriers stationed in the Persian Gulf.The ambitious deployment was announced by a top Iranian naval commander on Friday, and comes several weeks after the Pentagon sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf.

https://www.rt.com/news/448064-iran-atlantic-ocean-warships-us/

British government dispatches Royal Navy to stop cross-Channel refugee boats

The UK Conservative government is dispatching the Royal Navy to the English Channel to stop refugees and asylum seekers attempting to make the hazardous 21-mile (35-kilometre) crossing from France in small boats and dinghies. The Channel is one of the world’s busiest sea lanes.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/04/chan-j04.html

Egypt's Sisi denies his country holds any political prisoners, but rights groups say tens of thousands detained

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has denied his country holds any political prisoners, despite rights groups saying tens of thousands are currently detained.In the five years since Mr Sisi came to power in a military coup, Egyptian security forces have arrested or charged at least 60,000 people, according to Human Rights Watch.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/egypt-political-prisoners-abdel-fattah-alsisi-president-cbs-a8710951.html

Israeli police injured as illegal outpost settlers fight eviction

At least 23 Israeli police were injured during clashes with stone-throwing settlers at an eviction at the illegal Amona outpost in the West Bank on Thursday. Seven protesters were arrested.

The Israel Police said settlers threw stones at the officers as they were removed from the site. At least three settlers were reported injured in the eviction.

https://www.rt.com/news/448019-amona-eviction-settlement-police/

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Angela Davis

Somebody redpill me on this divisive historical figure. I don't feel like I can get a trustworthy historical analysis easily. Was she a friend to the working class or a destructive cointelpro operative?

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BOMBSHELL: UK-funded, NATO-funded organization caught SMEARING the left in propaganda campaign.

SCATHING Jimmy "Jag-off nightclub comedian" Dore ENRAGED at Imperialist propaganda.

https://youtu.be/s8OFkgEPyRo

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So Sears is on its deathbed, those on the top landed on their feet while the workers got screwed and the financial world still considers Lamparat a genius.

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This time with feeling

FUCK MODS, YOU ALLOW FEMFAGS TO RUN RAMPANT BUT DON’T ALLOW ANY OTHER DISCUSSION

Marx and most mainstream socialists focus on the struggle between capital and labor, but as many of us know here, there is the timeless struggle between man and man – he who cares on his lineage, and he whose dies off. Obviously this strife is even more fundamental than that between capital and labor, existing regardless of mode of production. As long as there is women, the male v. male war will rage. The solution of course is to come together as males and truly collectivize womankind, turning them into common property of mankind. All men will be given equal chance at sex and reproduction, leading to societal harmony. Women, as data will show, are much more reactionary than us males and it is thus imperative to collectivize them for communism to be achieved. The woman is a beast in the shape of a human.

How do we move forward towards this goal? How do we allow mankind to reproduce in its entirety? Is it feasible to set up a Party for the Collectivization of Women in America?

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Alex Jones

Sargon of Akkad

Gavin McInnes

All deplatformed from various major media and payment-processing sites.

Why are megacorps censoring advocates of capitalism, while they let people like Maoist Rebel go untouched?

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What does the /left*pol/-/leftpol/ situation say about the state of leftism more generally?

I find it absolutely embarassing that there needs to be a splinter minority board due to the main one being authoritarian and suppressive - not unlike some of the states some posters here seem to like.

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Looking for an interview guest

Hey people,

inb4 a thread died for this.

I am actively searching for guests for my interview program. The focus of the show is culture, politics, and literature. I would like to have an intelligent lefty or communist on the program, if anyone feels confident that you can talk about your politics, cultural views, or opinions, with an often critical yet often sympathizing host, please post here, We can exchange contact-info and discuss if it will be a good fit for both of us, something from which both of us can benefit, and ultimately the itinerary for the program.

I should probably post my politics here:

I believe in an international egalitarian federation where member states make many decisions on their own such as. whether or not to have electoral processes, state religion, ethnostate vs multi-ethnic, economic system, etc, However, I am not married to this idea, and am open and eager to discussion.

I am came here because I recently was dumped by the alt-right via purity spiral and am looking for a new vehicle to help me explore my political-philosophy.

Thanks folks be well.

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News 1/3

British Army Seeks 'Snow Flakes' And 'Me Me Me Millennials' In New Recruiting Campaign

Are you a "binge gamer"?An unfocused office prankster?A "me me me millennial"?If so, the British army wants to recruit you.It's all part of a new advertising campaign unveiled by the U.K. Defense Ministry aimed at 16- to 25-year-olds "looking for a job with purpose," according to a statement.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/03/681953174/british-army-seeks-snowflakes-and-me-me-me-millennials-in-new-recruiting-campaig

Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

Shouts of “dictatorship” were heard as one of the leaders of France’s anti-government Yellow Vest movement was arrested in Paris late on Wednesday, after authorities charged him with organizing and leading an unauthorized protest.Eric Drouet was detained by police as some of the movement’s supporters gathered in the capital’s Place de la Concorde, near the iconic Arc de Triomphe monument.

https://www.rt.com/news/448001-yellow-vest-drouet-detained/

U.S. warns Iran on space launches, Tehran rejects concerns

The United States issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-warns-iran-against-space-launches-ballistic-missiles-idUSKCN1OX114

Trump mocks India’s prime minister Narendra Modi over library in Afghanistan: ‘I don’t know who’s using it’

Donald Trump has ridiculed India’s prime minister for the supposed construction of a library in war-torn Afghanistan. In a rambling press conference at a White House cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Mr Trump railed against a litany of perceived injustices, including a lack of international support for the US in conflicts in the Middle East and Asia.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-narendra-modi-india-library-afghanistan-war-press-conference-cabinet-a8709286.html

Hundreds die on UK streets as homelessness reaches record levels

Thousands of people are living on the streets in every UK town and city and a record number of roofless people are dying.One encounters homeless people on every major high street—sitting, sleeping, begging, wrapped in a sleeping bag or blankets in an attempt to keep out the winter cold.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/03/home-j03.html

Police refute claims of far-right patrols after migrant attacks

A German far-right group has carried out street patrols in the Bavarian town of Amberg where four asylum-seekers allegedly attacked a dozen passers-by over the weekend.The Nuremberg branch of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) posted pictures on its Facebook page of people wearing red vests with the words "We're creating safe zones" on them, walking through the streets of Amberg.

https://www.dw.com/en/police-refute-claims-of-far-right-patrols-after-migrant-attacks/a-46944468

Israel toughens prison conditions for Palestinians to 'fulfill moral duty to victims'

Israel is set to deliberately worsen the holding conditions for Palestinian prisoners with a cooking ban and restrictions on visits and water usage. "This party is coming to an end," the Israeli Public Security minister has said.Israel's Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan unveiled restrictions to be imposed on Palestinian prisoners kept in Israeli jails on Wednesday.

https://www.rt.com/news/447971-israel-worsens-prison-conditions/

CIA Chief Pushes For More Spies Abroad; Surveillance Makes That Harder

CIA Director Gina Haspel spent much of her career overseas and undercover — and she wants more CIA officers doing the same.In her one public speech since becoming head of the spy agency, Haspel said her goal is to "steadily increase the number of officers stationed overseas. That's where our mission as a foreign intelligence agency lies, and having a larger foreign footprint allows for a more robust posture."

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/03/679167999/cia-chief-pushes-for-more-spies-abroad-surveillance-makes-that-harder

Brazil's new foreign minister says country will abandon globalism

Brazil’s new Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that his country would revert to its former, less globalist policies and support those fighting against “tyranny” in Venezuela.At the United Nations, Brazil would no longer serve the interests of international non-governmental organizations, he said, in a speech made after being sworn in.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-araujo/brazils-new-foreign-minister-says-country-will-abandon-globalism-idUSKCN1OW1OO

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Why can't the left meme?

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This dumb nigger thought he could fight imperialism and the white man. Look what happened, BTFO

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The Real News Network

What is /leftypol/'s opinion of them?

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"More than half the internet is fake"

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html

>Over 60℅ of all ad revenue is bullshit. Fake clicks, fake browsing, fake promises to investors. It's just a series of people fleecing eachother

>Jim Profit actually has said this for years

Uh oh

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What does /leftpol/ think of Asian Americans or other Asian people living in western countries?

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/leftypol/ on /pol/

what is /leftypol/'s opinion on /pol/???

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You right-wing autists label anything as "based and redpilled", where there no Blacks somehow.

Please explain someone to them, how half of the African continent was Red ca. 1980.

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Lets predict the next Woketard fads

So every few years, woketards come up with some dumb new idpol fad for them to get all faux-outrage about and accuse everyone around them for being reactionaries so what could you see the woketards shitting out as their new moral and social faux-outrage crusade in the next couple years?

My guess

>Strikes against critical transport and services is ableism.

>Clapping or making loud noises is ableism.

>Abortion of fetuses that suffer from down syndrome is genocide.

>Women should wear the Niqab as a feminist symbol against sexualisation of women.

>Islam is actually feminist.

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Anniversary of the triumphant Cuban Revolution

This date marks 60 years since the victory of the cuban revolutionaries against the reactionary Batista government. Let's hope Cuba can once again return socialism to their country so their sacrifice at overthrowing imperialism and capitalism from their nation wasn't in vain.

also mandatory cuba flag itt

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Why does anprim trigger people so badly?

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Is Being Asian Good?

i wanna know cause i wanna know what marx thought of asians

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Automation

>As of 2020, self-service ordering kiosks will be implemented at all U.S. McDonald’s locations. Other chains, including fast-casual brands like Panera and casual-dining brands like Chili's, have already embraced this trend. Some restaurant concepts have even automated the food-preparation process; earlier this year, NBC News profiled "Flippy," a robot hamburger flipper. Other upcoming concepts include virtual restaurants which eliminate the need for full-service restaurants (and staff) by only offering home delivery.

Where were you when the CEO of McDonalds did more to destabilize Capitalism than every single CommunistParty in the Developed World combined?

https://outline.com/ajyCAm

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QTDDTOTT - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

ITT - Questions/Topics that don't warrant knocking a thread off page 15. If you think it'll start a long reply chain, make a thread.

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News 1/2

Iran 'Can Do What They Want' in Syria, Trump Says

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that as far as he’s concerned, Iran "can do what they want" in Syria.Trump made the comment during a conversation with reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in the White House. “Iran is pulling people out of Syria, but they can frankly do whatever they want there,” the U.S. president said.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/iran-can-do-what-they-want-in-syria-trump-says-1.6805949

Xi Urges Peaceful Unification Of China And Taiwan, But Won't Rule Out Using Force

A Taiwan independent from mainland China is not an option, and no person or party can stop the trend toward "unification," Chinese President Xi Jingping said in a policy speech Wednesday.While Beijing would seek a peaceful "reunification" with the self-governing island of over 23.5 million people, The Associated Press reports Xi said China wouldn't rule out using force if necessary.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/02/673986174/xi-urges-peaceful-unification-of-china-and-taiwan-but-wont-rule-out-using-force

Fatal train accident closes Denmark's Great Belt Bridge

Six people were killed and 16 others injured on Wednesday morning after a train accident on a bridge linking the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. A initial investigation by Denmark's Accident Investigation Board showed an empty lorry trailer had blown off a cargo train wagon onto the oncoming tracks.

https://www.dw.com/en/fatal-train-accident-closes-denmarks-great-belt-bridge/a-46923287

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections

Hours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive order transferring the regulation and creation of new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which is controlled by the powerful agribusiness lobby.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-amazon-rainforest-protections

Mexico: Mayor gunned down after swearing-in ceremony

The major of Tlaxiaco, a small municipality of Oaxaca, Mexico, was gunned down on Tuesday straight after he had been sworn in.Alejandro Aparicio was elected mayor of the town in Mexico's most recent elections in 2018. He was a member of the MORENA political party, founded by current President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

https://www.dw.com/en/mexico-mayor-gunned-down-after-swearing-in-ceremony/a-46921726

Protests in India after women defy ancient ban on visiting Sabarimala temple

Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Wednesday, sparking protests and calls for a strike by conservative Hindu groups outraged by their visit.Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters in capital Thiruvananthapuram, television news channels showed.There were protests in several other cities in the state, media reported.

https://in.reuters.com/article/india-sabarimala-temple/protests-in-india-after-women-defy-ancient-ban-on-visiting-sabarimala-temple-idINKCN1OW07T

Israel 'capitalising on Trump' to launch construction binge of new settlements in West Bank

Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank has spiked with Donald Trump in the White House, new data suggests, as campaigners claim a fresh surge in new construction is on the way.Figures compiled from official government sources by the anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now show an increase in building in 2018 while also recording thousands of plans for additional future development.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-settlements-donald-trump-west-bank-international-law-barack-obama-a8707361.html

Japanese emperor makes last new year appearance before abdication

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tokyo for Emperor Akihito’s final new year appearance of his reign months before he abdicates.“I am truly happy to celebrate the new year with all of you under such cloudless skies,” he told the crowd from a balcony at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/japanese-emperor-akihito-makes-last-new-year-appearance-before-abdication

Pompeo, Brazil's new government target Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed supporting a return to democracy in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with Brazil’s new right-wing government on Wednesday, in a joint effort against what he called authoritarian regimes in Latin America.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-brazil-venezuela/pompeo-discusses-venezuela-with-brazils-new-right-wing-government-idUSKCN1OW0VQ

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/yzg/ Year Zero General

This thread is for discussion of Pol Pot, Democratic Kampuchea (DK) and the implementation of Pol Pot-ist policies in modern conditions.

Achievements of Pol Pot-ism:

>freed Kampuchea from the corrupt American-backed puppet government of Lon Nol

>evacuated urban-dwellers into the countryside for both ideological and pragmatic purposes when faced with a crisis of feeding the people

>collectivized 95 - 97% of the population with a thousand collective farms across the country

>collectivized all land, draught animals and the means of production

>stopped using the market and money by 1974

>strove for national autarky

>created a true post-capitalist classless society

>forbid religion

How the collective farms worked:

The results of the collectives were divided equally according to need to families. Part of the production went to the use of the district's guerilla army and part was exchanged through the central organization for goods such as clothing, motor oil and salt. Each collective farm strove for self-sufficiency. The week consisted of ten days, the tenth being reserved for political education. The rest of the days were for work. Consumption as well as production was collectivized, with collective meals being introduced in 1977. There were no wages for work under Kampuchean communism and people received identical clothing through the collective, being given a simple black garment. In some collective farms, men and women were segregated and meetings between men and women were restricted. Extramarital relations were punished severely.

The long-term goal was for a sufficiently developed level of industrialization. There were Chinese and North Korean advisers in the country, but besides that Kampuchea was completely isolated

Treatment of the "New People":

The ideological goal of the Communist Party was of course the creation of classless society (which was achieved in the Super Great Leap Forward), therefore the special features of the three million urban dwellers created by the urban capitalistic economy had to be destroyed. They performed the hardest physical labor, their families were broken up and their housing was of the lowest quality. The elite were now at the bottom of society. The goal was the destruction of the social structures maintained by these classes. By the end of the Pol Pot period these differences had vanished as full communism was achieved, showing the useless of Marxist concepts such as "stages" of communist society.

Education:

Under Kampuchean Communist society and the institution of rigid egalitarianism there was no need for formal institutions of education, for the young educated themselves spontaneously in a natural social setting based on the unity of living and working; and there was no place for university educated intellectuals, whose specialized training necessarily created a sharp separation between mental and manual labor incongruous with the new order. Books and libraries were not used, and the educational system was rendered superfluous.

Betrayal:

The Kampucean National United Front of National Salvation (KNUFNS) was installed in power by the Vietnamese. It consisted of traitors and revisionist elements, being founded in 1978. Sufficiently effective action against the Vietnamese agents operating in Kampuchea during the Pol Pot years was one flaw of DK. Pol Pot, with prescient knowledge, foresaw such treacherous and underhanded moves by the Vietnamese long ago, as indicated in the Black Paper and past Vietnamese attempts to amalgamate the Kampuchean state into the Vietnamese-controlled Indochina Federation. Pol Pot did not want to sell out the Khmer race to their hereditary enemy, instead hearkening back to the glorious Angkor dynasty of the Kampuchean past.

TL;DR

Pol Pot implemented the world's first communist society, refuting Marxist notions of stages of development. From 1975 to 1979, the principle of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" was reality. Communism flourished under the aegis of the Angkar. The experience of Democratic Kampuchea should be an example to us all for the building of socialism as quickly as possible.

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Capitalist Realism thread

From wiki:

Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? is a 2009 book by British theorist Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books. It explores Fisher's concept of "capitalist realism," which he takes to describe "the widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it."

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News 1/1/2019

60 Years On, Revolution Still Alive in Cuba

It’s been six decades since the dictatorship of Batista was overthrown by a group of young revolutionaries who wanted to change the capitalist hegemony of West and establish a state inspired by Latin American Independence figures such as Jose Marti and Simon Bolivar, as well as the philosophies of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/60-Years-On-Revolution-Still-Alive-in-Cuba--20181227-0018.html

UNESCO’s turn: Washington & Tel Aviv ditch international body over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The US – followed by Israel – has left UNESCO, citing a “pro-Palestinian bias” allegedly persisting within the agency. Recently, Washington has been eager to ditch any institutions and deals which supposedly harm its interests.The decision of the US took effect late Monday, closely followed by Tel Aviv, which kicked in on the first day of 2019.

https://www.rt.com/news/447872-us-israel-leave-unesco/

Four injured after German man rams car into crowd; racist motive suspected

A 50-year-old German man clearly intended to kill foreigners when he rammed his silver Mercedes into a crowd of people in the northwestern German town of Bottrop in the early hours of New Year’s Day, injuring four, a senior government official said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-attack/four-injured-after-german-man-rams-car-into-crowd-racist-motive-suspected-idUSKCN1OV1KN

Xi to Trump: 'Cooperation is the best choice for both sides'

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday highlighted the importance of cooperation between the U.S. and China in a message to President Trump marking 40 years of normalized relations between the two countries.Reuters reported that Xi emphasized the importance of the U.S.-China relationship in his message to Trump

https://outline.com/R8tPdp

Kim Jong Un Wants New Summit With Trump, But Also Issues A Veiled Warning

In a New Year's address on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is eager to renew face-to-face negotiations with President Trump after a bilateral summit in June, but suggested that he could ramp up nuclear weapons development if the U.S. does not end economic sanctions against Pyongyang.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/01/681398273/kim-jong-un-wants-new-summit-with-trump-but-also-issues-a-veiled-warning

Vehicle plows into New Year's crowd in Tokyo, injures eight people

At least eight people were injured, one seriously, when a vehicle plowed into crowds celebrating New Year’s Day in Tokyo early on Tuesday.A police spokesman said the driver had been detained and national broadcaster NHK said the man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-security/vehicle-plows-into-new-years-crowd-in-tokyo-injures-eight-people-idUSKCN1OV1AY

Emmanuel Macron vows to push on with reforms despite protests

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during protests and avoid falling for “false information” online amid anti-government demonstrations that have sometimes turned violent.Macron – whose approval ratings have plummeted in 2018 as he failed to shake the label “president of the rich” and faced an unprecedented citizens’ protest movement – went on the offensive in his televised new year’s speech.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/31/macrons-year-of-national-cohesion-ends-in-tatters

Iraqi jets strike ISIS in Syria after Assad’s authorization

The Iraqi military says its fighter jets struck an Islamic State position inside Syria, a day after the Syrian government authorized its neighbor to target the militants at will.Iraq’s Joint Operations Command says F-16s struck a two-story house Monday in Souseh, close to the border, that was being used as a meeting place for ISIS leaders.

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/12/31/iraqi-jets-strike-isis-in-syria-after-assads-authorization/

In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro tries to unite the entire right

Politics without ideologies and party cliques — this was Jair Messias Bolsonaro's campaign promise. And Brazil's incoming president has indeed assembled an administration with diverse affiliations. There are seven career politicians in Bolsonaro's cabinet, seven military men and eight "technocrats."

https://www.dw.com/en/in-brazil-jair-bolsonaro-tries-to-unite-the-entire-right/a-46909694

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You rigt-wing autists label anyting as "based and redpilled", where there no Blacks somehow.

Please explain someone to them, how half of the African continent was Red ca. 1980.

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USSR

Now that the dust has settled…how much of the Soviet model is worth pursuing in the future? While the USSR did a lot of great things, I think we need to learn from its mistakes more than see it as something to blindly copy from. In my view the workers will have to have more democratic control over the economy, bureaucracy will need to be avoided as much as possible along with needless censorship (I do think fascists should be censored along with other extreme reactionaries, though). A more participatory form of democracy is important in my view as well.

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>Every morning, when I wake again under the pall of the sky, I feel that for me it is New Year’s day.

>That’s why I hate these New Year’s that fall like fixed maturities, which turn life and human spirit into a commercial concern with its neat final balance, its outstanding amounts, its budget for the new management. They make us lose the continuity of life and spirit. You end up seriously thinking that between one year and the next there is a break, that a new history is beginning; you make resolutions, and you regret your irresolution, and so on, and so forth. This is generally what’s wrong with dates.

>They say that chronology is the backbone of history. Fine. But we also need to accept that there are four or five fundamental dates that every good person keeps lodged in their brain, which have played bad tricks on history. They too are New Years’. The New Year’s of Roman history, or of the Middle Ages, or of the modern age.

>And they have become so invasive and fossilising that we sometimes catch ourselves thinking that life in Italy began in 752, and that 1490 or 1492 are like mountains that humanity vaulted over, suddenly finding itself in a new world, coming into a new life. So the date becomes an obstacle, a parapet that stops us from seeing that history continues to unfold along the same fundamental unchanging line, without abrupt stops, like when at the cinema the film rips and there is an interval of dazzling light.

>That’s why I hate New Year’s. I want every morning to be a new year’s for me. Every day I want to reckon with myself, and every day I want to renew myself. No day set aside for rest. I choose my pauses myself, when I feel drunk with the intensity of life and I want to plunge into animality to draw from it new vigour.

>No spiritual time-serving. I would like every hour of my life to be new, though connected to the ones that have passed. No day of celebration with its mandatory collective rhythms, to share with all the strangers I don’t care about. Because our grandfathers’ grandfathers, and so on, celebrated, we too should feel the urge to celebrate. That is nauseating.

>I await socialism for this reason too. Because it will hurl into the trash all of these dates which have no resonance in our spirit and, if it creates others, they will at least be our own, and not the ones we have to accept without reservations from our silly ancestors.

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/the Finnish Bolshevik/

Opinions on him?

/General/

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Ocalan and Bookchin

Is anything these guys write actually worth reading or are they overhyped? Are there any good reading-lists?

General thread on these guys, I guess

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Overpopulation

Environmental issues these days seem to be framed mostly in relation to climate change or the extinction of this or that cute "boutique species." Occasionally a more sophisticated environmentalist will try to steer the latter into an understanding of the need for biodiversity.

All well and good, but it seems there is not much talk these days about the 10-billion-pound elephant in the room: overpopulation.

Sure, global population is supposed to peak at about 10 billion by 2100 and then "level off" or decline, but getting to 10 billion may cause irreparable damage to the biosphere, even if there is a decline later.

We can pack in 20 billion if we all want to live like factory-farmed chickens, but the true long-term carrying capacity of the globe is probably closer to 2-4 billion. Which means we have already overshot by almost double.

Capitalists want larger populations so they can drive down labor costs, push up GDP, and exploit labor more easily, while theoretically making more money from a larger (if more impoverished) pool of consumers. Meanwhile, on the "postmodern left," people are squeamish about the issue because it carries the whiff of colonialism and/or racism ("too many brown people…"). But it doesn't have to: it can be argued that developed nations need to reduce population as much or even more than impoverished countries, because the consumption per capita is so much higher in the first world.

In the old days, lower population was always seen as a desirable goal by Marxists and socialists, whether it be China's one-child policy or Soviet efforts at birth control and female education/labor. They understood the importance of "quality over quantity" and were more attentive to the grim potentials of resource shortages, with massive famines and industrial output struggle in living memory.

Well, /leftpol/, why aren't you pushing this issue harder?

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What do?

ITT: sketch out your communist society and how you establish it

>burn religious texts, fascist literature, racist literature, pro-capitalism texts, etc

>assemble a special police force to collect the names of reactionaries regardless of class and either strip them of suffrage at minimum, death squads at maximum house-to-house

>conduct a decapitating strike on the bourgeoisie, intellectuals, celebrities, opposition politicians, religious figures and media personalities

>construct a work camp system

>abolish private property

>implement a planned economy

>stimulate the creation of communal experiments and worker cooperatives

>draft people into an industrial army from ages 21-40, with retirement afterwards

>abolish religion

>abolish the family and criminalize jealous love. Children will be taken from their parents and periodically rotated between individuals

>enforce communal dining and living in dormitories

>abolish money

>train children in military style exercises and give them firearms (more willing to listen to orders, less sympathy)

>remove freedom of movement between regions with a strict internal passport system

>close the borders, shut down the Internet, take control of the press and media

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/esg/ - Eco-Stalinism Theory General - 001

-…all progress in capitalistic agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the labourer, but of robbing the soil; all progress in increasing the fertility of the soil for a given time, is a progress towards ruining the lasting sources of that fertility.-Karl Marx on the Metabolic Rift

For the Survival of the Human Species, For the Survival of Human Civilisation, For the Establish of Socialism

This thread is designed for the general gathering of ecology and Eco-Stalinist perspectives on ecology and for its discussion. It is primarily a thread for theory and as such organisation and discussion should be discussed somewhere else.

Eco-Stalinism is a hypothetical tendency that suggests the creation of the most powerful state to exist on Earth yet as part of a measure to directly confront and combat the hitherto ultimate contradiction of capitalism, climate change and the human social behaviour that causes it. With this state, it aims to enact massive carbon emission reduction and a Manhattan-Project level industrial and scientific revolution to rapidly switch to renewable and/or low-carbon sources of energy and the creation of an ecological, yet still industrial economy. It is nothing more and nothing less than total mobilisation of economic forces along the lines of the initial Five Year Plans for the survival of Homo Sapiens.

Theory resources will eventually be gathered for the next opening post.

Question of the Thread: Why have you become interested in Eco-Stalinism in contrast to other ecological perspectives?

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/leftytube/

Thread for discussion and exploration of Socialist YouTube. Reminder that Richard Wolff, Paul Cockshott and Jimmy Dore are all god tier and that radlibs like Shaun, Hbomberguy and Hontra aren't bad but they could be a lot better.

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#MeToo stupidity

Nothing says first worldism like being pissed off about a man of the people randomly calling a loathsome bitch "stupid woman". It seems the idpol "left" has learned absolutely nothing from the Trump vs Clinton clusterfuck.

I mean, come the fuck on. Is this really the state of leftism in 2018? Now they give a pussy-pass to bourgeois scumbags like Theresa May?

I'm starting to think that we seriously need a /pol/ style raiding campaign and push these idpol faggots off the internet. Time to bring back harassment, doxxing and threats.

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News 12/31

'It was terror': Palestinians decry rise in attacks by Israeli settlers

The identities of the Israeli settlers who frequently throw stones at cars from a cliff overlooking a highway in the West Bank are unknown, but Palestinians living in the area refer to them as the “youth of the hill”.It was at that spot where someone dropped a jagged rock the size of a football that crashed through a windscreen and struck Aisha Rabi one Friday in October.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/30/palestinians-rise-attacks-israeli-settlers

‘Caught in the act of spying’: US citizen detained in Moscow ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

An American citizen was apprehended during a “spying action” in Moscow, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. He is currently being detained on suspicion of espionage.FSB agents detained a US national named Paul Whelan on Friday during “a spying action,” the agency’s press office told TASS.

https://www.rt.com/news/447807-us-citizen-detained-in-moscow/

German AfD parliamentarian joins weapons drill of far-right group in South Africa

Petr Bystron, a member of the German Bundestag (parliament) from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), took part in shooting exercises of the paramilitary “Suidlanders” group during an official parliamentary trip to South Africa, according to a report published last week by the ARD policy magazine Report Mainz .

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/31/germ-d31.html

Bangladesh PM Wins 3rd Term After Violent Election, Accusations Of Rigging

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ruling alliance have secured another term in power following Bangladesh's general election Sunday, during which the military was deployed and almost 20 people were killed.The results, announced Monday by the Bangladesh Election Commission, have been rejected by the main opposition party, which accuses Hasina's party of rigging the election.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/31/681114062/bangladesh-pm-wins-3rd-term-after-violent-election-accusations-of-rigging

Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in letter to South Korean president

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to denuclearization in a letter sent to South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the weekend. The move raises hopes for a positive message in his annual New Year’s Day policy speech to be delivered on North Korea’s state television.

https://archive.ph/nrhre#selection-1995.0-2005.212

Iraq hints at bigger role in Syria after U.S. withdrawal

Iraq’s prime minister said on Sunday that top security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and hinted at a bigger Iraqi role fighting Islamic State militants as U.S. troops withdraw from Syria.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-syria/iraq-hints-at-bigger-role-in-syria-after-us-withdrawal-idUSKCN1OT0K5

U.K. plans to build two new military bases in Caribbean and Asia

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced plans to build two new military bases in the Caribbean and southeast Asia, according to theSunday Telegraph.Citing an interview with Gavin Williamson, the Sunday Telegraph reported that the plans are part of an effort to make the U.K. “a true global player” by increasing the country’s role on the international stage after it leaves the European Union.

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-k-plans-to-build-two-new-military-bases-in-caribbean-and-asia.html

Paris police fire tear gas as gilets jaunes protests turn violent

Police fired tear gas at gilets jaunes (yellow vests) demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low.Several hundred gathered at the BFM TV channel in the centre of the capital shouting “Fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/30/paris-police-fire-tear-gas-yellow-vest-gilet-jaunes-protesters

California Women’s March Cancelled Over Fears Participants Would Be 'Overwhelmingly White’

A planned Women’s March in California has been canceled by the organizers over fears about the lack of diversity from those taking part.The march in the town of Eureka, in Humboldt County, was due to take place on January 19. In the run-up to the event, the organizers described being “at a crossroads” as they sought to create an event that “represents all members of our community.”

https://outline.com/2HWZsG

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Bear TIme

>Nasdaq in Bear market

Recession soon

https://archive.fo/lacUG

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America Tumbling Down Thread

TUMBLING DOWN

>Trump pulling troops out of Syria and nearly half out of Afghanistan

>Jim Mattis resigns, then is essentially fired by Trump after he offers to serve until February

>ruling class going crazy over Trump's actions

>government has been partially shut down since Saturday, thousands on furlough, others forced to work without pay

>Dow has worst Christmas eve on record, S&P enters bear market

What could happen next?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIscL-Bjsq4

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News 12/28

Syrian troops mass at edge of Kurdish town threatened by t*rkey

Syria’s military has arrived at the frontline of the flashpoint town of Manbij, after Kurdish fighters appealed to Damascus for help against the threat of attack by t*rkey in the face of the withdrawal of US troops from the area.“We invite the Syrian government forces … to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, in particularly Manbij, and to protect these areas against a t*rkish invasion."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/28/syrian-kurdish-militia-manbij-turkey

Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

President Trump on Friday threatened to cut foreign aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, accusing the Central American countries of "doing nothing for the United States but taking our money.""Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money," Trump tweeted.

https://outline.com/bUnZdc

UAE reopens Syria embassy in boost for Assad

The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus on Thursday, marking a diplomatic boost for President Bashar al-Assad from a U.S.-allied Arab state that once backed rebels fighting him.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-emirates-idUSKCN1OQ0QV

From hypersonic glider to nuke subs: Meet Russian arms on brink of deployment

Moscow has finished testing its newest hypersonic glider which will enter service in 2019. As the date nears, RT has picked several state-of-the-art weapons that are due to boost Russia’s deterrence soon.Modern weapons projects can take decades of development, and for obvious reasons are shrouded in layers of secrecy and obfuscation.

https://www.rt.com/russia/447567-russian-weapons-expected-2019/

Australian Greens riven by factional conflicts as MP resigns

Jeremy Buckingham, a prominent state Greens MP in the New South Wales (NSW) Upper House, announced his resignation from the party at a press conference on Thursday last week. He denounced the NSW Greens as “toxic” and declared that he would contest the March 2019 state election as an independent.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/28/buck-d28.html

German 'Islamic State' wife charged with murder of 5-year-old slave

A former member of the "Islamic State" (IS) group is facing war crimes charges in Germany over the death of a child, German prosecutors said on Friday.Authorities said that Jennifer W. and her husband, also a jihadist, bought a 5-year-old girl as a household slave in 2015.

https://www.dw.com/en/german-islamic-state-wife-charged-with-murder-of-5-year-old-slave/a-46889934

Mongolians protest against corruption as temperature plunges

Tens of thousands of Mongolians took to the streets on Thursday to protest against corruption in the top echelons of politics, braving temperatures that dropped below minus 20 degrees Celsius in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mongolia-politics/mongolians-protest-against-corruption-as-temperature-plunges-idUSKCN1OQ0RG

Plan to dump 15m tonnes of salt waste in Murray-Darling headwaters hits roadblock

Controversial plans to dump up to 15m tonnes of salt and other waste near a creek in drought-stricken Queensland have hit an unexpected roadblock after a court ruled that planning approvals do not allow for trucks to park at the site.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/29/plan-to-dump-15m-tonnes-of-salt-waste-in-murray-darling-headwaters-hits-roadblock

Germany’s Far-Right Rebrands: Friendlier Face, Same Doctrine

carols were playing and the scent of ginger hung in the crisp December air. Students sold organic plum compote and served mulled wine in biodegradable cups made from sugar cane. But then there were the postcards.“Islamization? Not with us,” read one. “Defend yourself! This is your country,” urged another. “Fortress Europe,” said a third. “Shut the borders.”

https://outline.com/APbb36

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News 12/29

France's 'yellow vest' protests rumble on in quieter mood

France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters gathered in city centers, but the anti-government backlash was more muted than in previous weeks.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/frances-yellow-vest-protests-rumble-on-in-quieter-mood-idUSKCN1OS0H8

Trump hasn’t ordered Afghan troop withdrawal yet, WH official says

The US president has “no determination” to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a White House official has said following media reports that suggested Donald Trump was considering bringing the American contingent home.

https://www.rt.com/usa/447665-trump-no-afghanistan-pullout/

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Military Fire in Border Protests, Gaza Authorities Say

A 26-year-old Palestinian was killed and four others were wounded by Israeli military fire on Friday during weekly protests in Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said.According to Gaza authorities, Karam Fayyad was shot during a demonstration east of Khan Yunis. He was rushed to hospital in critical state, but was later pronounced dead.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/palestinian-killed-by-israeli-military-fire-in-border-protests-gaza-authorities-say-1.6788159

Brazil's president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership

Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own firearms, welcome news to many core supporters who want him to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-guns/brazils-president-elect-plans-decree-allowing-wider-gun-ownership-idUSKCN1OS0HN

==Trump exposed location, faces of Navy Seals team In Iraq tweet

President Donald Trump posed with members of a Navy Seals special ops team in Iraq this week, then reportedly exposed information about them on Twitter that’s usually classified.The location of such a deployment, as well as the identities or identifiable faces of service members, are usually classified, Defense Department sources told Newsweek magazine.

https://outline.com/b5Xc4L

France: Former Emmanuel Macron bodyguard under fresh scrutiny

The Elysee Palace has raised concerns over Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, and his recent work as a "consultant" in Africa, the presidency confirmed on Thursday.In a strongly worded letter to Benalla dated December 22, Macron's office chief Patrick Strzoda demanded more details regarding Benalla's business trips to several African countries and told him not to claim any links to the French government.

https://www.dw.com/en/france-former-emmanuel-macron-bodyguard-under-fresh-scrutiny/a-46880883

Italy Cuts Defence Spending, Shelves 'Italian Pentagon' Project - Prime Minister

The Italian government has cut its defence spending and has shelved the creation of a so-called Italian Pentagon, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday."As for the military spending, we have cut it by around 0.5 million euro [$0.57 million] by suspending certain armament projects.Moreover, we have reduced spending by shelving the creation of the so-called Italian Pentagon.

https://outline.com/rTD2mP

Mary Robinson rejects 'pawn' accusation over visit to UAE princess

Mary Robinson has rejected accusations that she acted as a pawn of the United Arab Emirates by posing for pictures with a princess who is allegedly being held at home against her will.The former president of Ireland issued a statement on Friday defending her supervised encounter with Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum during a visit to Dubai just before Christmas.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/28/mary-robinson-rejects-pawn-accusation-over-visit-to-uae-princess

‘We are coming’: Chilling Blackwater ad triggers fears of Trump seeking to privatize Mideast wars

Blackwater, the controversial US private security firm, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine with a chilling message declaring “We are coming.”The resurrection within the military contractors’ market of notorious Blackwater, which, after numerous scandals and several rebrandings, is now known as Academi.

https://www.rt.com/usa/447400-blackwater-returns-private-military/

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What did Trotsky mean by this?

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Commie rection pics, my folder is pathetic

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Gun thread

Please tell me you own guns.

Any fucking gun.

Semi automatic rifle, bolt action rifle, pistol, revolver, shotgun.

Please tell me you have ammunition, magazines, clips.

PLEASE!

Shit is about to go down in the U.S. soon, and I just want you to be prepared.

Some firearms are very cheap. As long as you do not live in a heavily Democrat IDpol state, you most likely can purchase a gun.

Even a cheap $100 shotgun or a $150 handgun can be used to take a better weapon off an enemy.

Stay frosty. Stay safe. Keep the gun oiled and the powder dry. be ready for what is coming.

If you have any questions about U.S. guns, ask away.

Sincerely,

/k/ omrade

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News 12/26

Japan Embraces Commercial Whaling, Pulls Out Of Global Alliance That Banned It

Japan is withdrawing from an international group that bans commercial whaling, saying it will resume commercial hunts for the first time in 30 years next July. Japan will leave the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/26/680143270/japan-embraces-commercial-whaling-pulls-out-of-global-alliance-that-banned-pract

Rail plan puts North and South Korea on track for closer ties

North and South Korea have held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony they hope will lead to the resumption of road and rail links across their heavily armed border.A delegation of 100 officials from the South, including the transport and unification ministers, made the two-hour train journey to attend Wednesday’s ceremony at Panmun station in the North Korean border town of Kaesong.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/26/rail-plan-puts-north-and-south-korea-on-track-for-closer-ties

Turkey amasses troops at border as operation against Syria’s Kurds looms

Turkey has sent massive reinforcements to areas in its south, in preparations for a push into Syria’s northeast. As troops roll to the border, the country’s top officials have made bellicose remarks, vowing to fight “terrorism.”A large t*rkish military unit has been filmed in the town of Karkamis at the t*rkey-Syria border. Right across it lies the Syrian town of Jarablus.

https://www.rt.com/news/447396-turkey-troops-syria-border/

Mexico: Governor of Puebla and senator die in helicopter crash

A Mexican governor and her husband were killed in a helicopter crash on Monday.Martha Erika Alonso, the new governor of Puebla state, and her husband, former governor of the same state and sitting senator, Rafael Moreno, died when their helicopter crashed on a mountain outside the state capital.

https://www.dw.com/en/mexico-governor-of-puebla-and-senator-die-in-helicopter-crash/a-46856917

Bosnia protests: Davor Dragicevic defiant after arrest

The father of a young man who died in mysterious circumstances in northern Bosnia has been released without charge after he was arrested at a protest on Tuesday.David Dragicevic, 21, was found dead last March in the city of Banja Luka. His family say police are concealing the truth about his murder.David's father Davor was arrested at the latest in a series of protests.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46684661

Executives In Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Deserve 5-Year Prison Terms, Prosecutors Say

The former chairman and two vice presidents of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. should spend five years in prison over the 2011 flooding and meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Japanese prosecutors say, accusing the executives of failing to prevent a foreseeable catastrophe.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/26/680175363/executives-in-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-deserve-5-year-prison-terms-prosecutors

Kabul attack: Dozens killed in bomb and gun assault on welfare building in Afghan capital

At least 29 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack on a government building in Kabul.Attackers fought Afghan security forces for almost seven hours, as more than 300 staff were evacuated.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kabul-attack-today-bombing-shooting-terror-death-toll-latest-government-building-taliban-isis-a8698681.html

Exxon continues drilling offshore Guyana despite Venezuela incident

Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Wednesday its oil drilling and development activities offshore Guyana were unaffected despite neighboring Venezuela’s navy stopping two seismic survey vessels the company had hired.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guyana-venezuela-oil/exxon-continues-drilling-offshore-guyana-despite-venezuela-incident-idUSKCN1OP0UB

Greenland's Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter, Study Finds

In the latest troubling study regarding how the climate crisis is affecting the world's iciest regions, a new report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) found that the second-largest ice sheet in the world is currently melting even in winter.The study follows a report released earlier this month showing that Greenland's ice melt rate is currently faster than it's been in about 7,000 years.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/26/greenlands-rapid-ice-melt-persists-even-winter-study-finds

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The paederasts are beginning to count themselves, and discover that they are a power in the state. Only organisation was lacking, but according to this source it apparently already exists in secret. And since they have such important men in all the old parties and even in the new ones, from Rösing to Schweitzer, they cannot fail to triumph. Guerre aux cons, paix aus trous-de cul [war on the cunts, peace to the assholes] will now be the slogan. It is a bit of luck that we, personally, are too old to have to fear that, when this party wins, we shall have to pay physical tribute to the victors. But the younger generation! Incidentally it is only in Germany that a fellow like this can possibly come forward, convert this smut into a theory, and offer the invitation: introite [enter], etc. Unfortunately, he has not yet got up the courage to acknowledge publicly that he is 'that way', and must still operate coram publico 'from the front', if not 'going in from the front' as he once said by mistake. But just wait until the new North German Penal Code recognises the droits du cul [rights of the asshole]; then he will operate quite differently. Then things will go badly enough for poor frontside people like us, with our childish penchant for females.

t. Engels

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MAGAtards now personally donating for the WALL

WHAT HAPPENED TO MEXICO PAYING?

Daily reminder that Burgers here don’t want to pay taxes for universal healthcare but will give up $10.4 million dollars for a concrete barrier in the desert. The absolute state

https://ca.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

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Anti-Education Thread

Upon the coming of communist society and the institution of rigid egalitarianism there shall be no need for formal institutions of education, for the young will educate themselves spontaneously in a natural social setting based on the unity of living and working; and there will be no place for university educated intellectuals, whose specialized training necessarily created a sharp separation between mental and manual labor incongruous with the new order. Throughout human history, education was not available to the lower classes, yet they toiled on, building up human civilization all the way. As Mao has correctly surmised, reading too many books is a greater hindrance than a benefit. Even uneducated, in the natural state, man's communistic instincts are strong, if not even more pronounced than when smothered with useless learning

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News 12/27

9 Venezuelan military officers sentenced for ‘Operation Jericho’ coup plot to overthrow Maduro

Nine members of the Venezuelan armed forces have been imprisoned for taking part in a plot to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro five years ago, after courts rejected their final appeal.The military men were sentenced to a minimum of five years in jail for “preparing in 2014 an insurrectional and destabilizing movement, called Operation Jericho, against the government.

https://www.rt.com/news/447480-venezuela-coup-plotters-sentenced/

Israeli ex-general, polling closest to Netanyahu, joins 2019 election race

A former Israeli armed forces chief who opinion polls show poses the toughest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid for reelection next year formally established a political party on Thursday.Details about Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience Party, leaked to local media after it was registered, gave little indication of its ideological tilt.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-election-gantz/israeli-ex-general-polling-closest-to-netanyahu-joins-2019-election-race-idUSKCN1OQ14E

Germany’s Der Spiegel spreads fake news

The German news magazine Der Spiegel has published numerous reports in recent years, which were entirely fictitious. The editors of Germany’s most widely-read weekly news magazine were forced to make this disclosure last week.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/27/ders-d27.html

Saudi king orders major reshuffle of top government posts

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts, including a new foreign minister, after the international fallout from the killing of the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi nearly three months ago.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/27/saudi-king-salman-orders-reshuffle-top-government-posts

Scandal involving Brazil president-elect's son clouds inauguration

A lingering financial scandal involving Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s son has soured his inauguration next week and tarnished the reputation of a far-right maverick who surged to victory on a vow to end years of political horsetrading.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics/scandal-involving-brazil-president-elects-son-clouds-inauguration-idUSKCN1OQ158

World’s worst climate change-induced disasters cost countries £50bn in 2018

The 10 worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused at least £50bn worth of damage, a study has found.Extreme weather driven by climate change hit every populated continent this year, Christian Aid said, warning urgent action was needed to combat global warming.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/climate-change-disasters-cost-countries-2018-hurricane-earthquake-wildfires-christian-aid-a8701306.html

Miami's affluent 'climate refugees' seek higher ground

Climate change is prompting Miami's rich to abandon the oceanfront and head for the hills. That's bad news for the people of Little Haiti, a ridge-top immigrant community suddenly sitting on hot property.

https://www.dw.com/en/miamis-affluent-climate-refugees-seek-higher-ground/a-46602384

Business confidence in UK at lowest ebb since Brexit vote – IoD

Business confidence in the British economy has fallen to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to a survey of company directors.Business leaders in all parts of the UK are gloomy about 2019, said the Institute of Directors.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/27/business-confidence-in-uk-at-lowest-ebb-since-brexit-vote-iod

Leading Chinese Marxist student taken away by police on Mao's birthday

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, on the sensitive anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, whose legacy remains deeply contested.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-mao/leading-chinese-marxist-student-taken-away-by-police-on-maos-birthday-idUSKCN1OP0EK

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So did Khrushchev love corn so much?

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Socialist Journalism

How will journalism be organized in a post-capitalist society? How can we be sure to maintain an adversarial press that won't be afraid to shine a light on anything and everything?

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Cuban Revolution

/Cuban Revolution thread/

Let's have a thread to discuss the Cuban Revolution,Castro and even modern day Cuba.

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http://archive.is/f0aQS

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/422545-dems-worry-top-three-candidates-in-polls-are-all-white-men?amp

Where were you when ironic memes became reality /leftpol/?

The democrats are actually scared that having a white male as a candidate will make them loose the "election."

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Americans and america

Why are they such disgusting pigs?

I literally cannot think about anything more disgusting than modern day america and American "people"(as they are more close to animals than people). Literally everybody in the world has Reasons to hate them(europeans,Asians,African and Hispanic people),if their country would cease to exist we could finally have world peace and even Socialism could thrive.

My question is simple,since they are such disgusting parasites on this planet what would be the best way to genocide their entire country so Socialism could thrive? I would say nuclear warfare but everybody knows cockroaches can survive those so that's not an option.

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http://archive.is/f0aQS

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/422545-dems-worry-top-three-candidates-in-polls-are-all-white-men?amp

Where were you when ironic memes became reality /leftpol/?

The democrats are actually scared that having a white male as a candidate will make them loose the "election."

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Recently I discovered a very interesting fact – one which helps explain the dominance of the Jewish people in our economy and the West at large. The Jewish state of Israel, the capital of the Jewish race on Earth, laid a copyright claim on the letter "E" in 1950, shortly after Israel's founding. Every use of this letter for commercial purposes is money to the Jew. A simple, yet nefarious trick which effectively transformed Israel into a rentier state. Every use of "E" in books, signs, newspapers, advertisements, television is a coin in the Jew's pockets. On first glance copyrighting such a thing would seem unbelievable and preposterous, certainly the letter "E" can be considered generic at this point? With Z.O.G. pulling the strings an exception is carved in copyright law, from which the Jewish state derives its rentier profits off the back of gentile states. Of course, while the Latin alphabet is the most profitable, the Jewish state has put the burden on the users of all written language. Systematically Mossad views word-frequency in written texts and chooses the letter judged to be the most profitable. Similar practices are practiced with spoken word. Jews have trademarked definite articles across Europe (the, le, la, les, der, die, das, den, dem, el, los, la, las, etc) and in other languages lacking such articles, they have copyrighted other frequently occurring words. The profits are reaped in speeches on television, public speeches by Jewish puppet politicians, CEOs, etc. No one can predict how many trillions of dollars Israel draws in each year from these practices – practices mostly secret to the gentile word but well-known to those who look

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Chistmas/Holiday Media

Are there any festive movies or specials that are also left-wing approved? Christmas may be religious and commercial trash, but it's bogarting the spirit of Winter Solstice festivals where people come together to make it through the winter. Most Christmas stories seem to decidedly reflect right wing ideology (pics related) or at least promote vapid consumerism.

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WTF I HATE THOMAS SANKARA NOW, WHAT AN SJW LIBERAL, CLASS IS ALL THAT MATTERS, ALWAYS, FORGET OTHER FORMS OF OPPRESSION

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Giving the proles Christmas off is the most liberal thing ever

I'm basically snowed in as there's no stores open to go out and buy shit. Christmas is all about buying shit yet I can't buy shit on particular days? Who came up with this? This isn't even coherent to a hyper consumerist society!

>But Mummmmkey some people wanna spend time with their family!

Fuck their families. May family is dead. God no real. Get back to work faggot. I got things to buy like parts for my hookah, and hentai, and hooch (that's slang for alcohol for all you nerdy reddit kids)

If religion is a private matter than crawl into your trailer park hole and shove your idolatry up your sloppy asshole and celebrate Christmas on your own time instead of making it some nationally recognized shin dig

Only real communists hate Christmas

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Chomsky Says Stay In Syria

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/13cf816e-8e40-41c8-bb76-d453a3261d8b

OH NO NO NO NO.

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Newfaggotry

I'm a newfag from 4chan why are there two leftypols which one is the best one

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“Wobbling the Works”

Well, anon, are you a good prole? I hope you’re working as hard as you can for your boss. You would never work purposely slow or sabotage your place of employment would you? That’s illegal

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War on Terror? As lost as War on Drugs.

"War on Terrorism" seems to be popular phrase here in America. I present the following for consideration when assessing whether we're winning or losing the war on terror.

Q:What is the objective of Terrorism?

A: To affect political change by use of fear / terror.

Statement: We agree that there exists an idea of "pre-911" "post-911" when referring to american politics, security, liberties.

Do we have more freedoms, more liberties, more civil rights? post-911 then pre-911?

We all now live under a surveillance state - the concept of privacy has erroeded to an acceptence that there is none.

Children born after the mid 90's do not know a world that existed in which we had privacy to our thoughts and the prying eyes of the government into our social media, purchases, TV watching habbits, etc.

Have terrorists by our own complicity affected political change as a result of 9-11? I happen to think so. I have to conclude that when it comes to a "War on Terror" we are losing this war or rather have already lost the war. Just as there was some recognition in the mid 90's that the War on Drugs was unsustainable and unwinnable that a shift would be needed in our nation drug policy… 20 years later… its rather universally accepted.

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Should they really have shot him

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News 12/24

French “yellow vest” protesters mount pre-Christmas protest against Macron

On Saturday, tens of thousands of “yellow vest” protesters demonstrated in France, amid a growing strike wave in neighboring Spain and in Portugal, where protesters also donned yellow vests. Thousands of people joined protest marches in France’s major cities, or blockaded highway intersections and France’s borders with Spain, Italy or Germany, to express their opposition to Macron and the European Union (EU).

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/24/yell-d24.html

Rescue Efforts Underway After Tsunami Hit Indonesia Without Warning

Rescue crews are helping thousands of people who were injured or displaced after a tsunami struck the coasts of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia on Saturday night. Many residents did not receive any warning before the tsunami, which killed hundreds.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/24/679787970/rescue-efforts-underway-after-tsunami-hit-indonesia-without-warning

Israeli government falls, early elections called for April

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation.Netanyahu said his coalition “unanimously” agreed to disband the government and hold a new election.

https://apnews.com/6db1e4d5ecc04c78ac5dca34a2407ed9

Sydney Olympic Park: Opal Tower and surrounds evacuated after 'cracking' sounds

Engineers and firefighters were preparing to enter a 36-storey high-rise Olympic Park building that was at risk of collapsing after “cracking” on the 10th floor shifted the structure.About 3,000 people had been evacuated from the Opal Tower building and surrounds on Christmas Eve, while a 1km exclusion zone was in place.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/24/police-operation-in-sydney-olympic-park-after-cracking-heard-in-apartment-tower

UN experts call for Assange's unconditional release as he loses last appeal over restrictive rules

A UN-endorsed team of experts has urged London to "immediately" allow WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy, as the court of last resort denied his appeal over a newly imposed set of 'censure' rules.

https://www.rt.com/news/447192-assange-un-appeal-rejected/

Advance U.N. truce monitors arrive in Yemen's Hodeidah

A U.N. advance team arrived in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah on Sunday to start monitoring a ceasefire and withdrawal of forces agreed by the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces, the United Nations said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un/advance-u-n-truce-monitors-arrive-in-yemens-hodeidah-idUSKCN1OM0KK

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

Turkey is massing troops near a town in northern Syria held by a Kurdish-led force backed by the US, a war monitor and t*rkish media have said.The buildup comes despite Ankara saying it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise announcement on Wednesday to withdraw US troops from the country, which it welcomed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/23/turkey-masses-troops-near-kurdish-held-town-in-northern-syria

'Red Lines Were Crossed': Palestinian Factions in Gaza Warn Israel After Protesters Killed

The Palestinian factions in Gaza issued a joint statement on Sunday accusing Israel of "crossing red lines" by killing protesters along the border fence last Friday.According to the statement, the fact that the protesters were killed while standing between 300 and 600 meters from the border "proves that snipers deliberately targeted protesters."

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-red-lines-were-crossed-palestinians-in-gaza-warn-israel-after-protesters-killed-1.6769186

Guyana says Venezuela's navy made a 'hostile' intercept of an Exxon Mobil ship after a big oil discovery

Venezuela's navy "intercepted" a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp in Guyanese waters over the weekend, Guyana's foreign ministry said in a statement, while neighboring Venezuela said the incident occurred within its territory.

https://www.businessinsider.com/guyana-venezuela-navy-made-a-hostile-intercept-of-an-exxon-mobil-ship-2018-12

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Alright so there's one aspect of Anarchism I still don't understand and I'm hoping there's theory out there than can help. The recent thread that brought up that one Anarchist Group (It's still on page one at the time of making this op, probably a few more op's down.) made me go check out their current stuff. They went from annoying 2000's paper cut outs aesthetic and grit to generic trap aesthetic for their new video where their planning a prison protest. Basically it's the classic anarchist belief that prisons should not exist. Now most crime can be eliminated under multiple systems if done correctly, the preconditions and causes for them can be easily taken down, even for things like rape, however there's one crime where this is almost impossible to apply to, if it's possible, there isn't a single way of preventing it currently and possibly not for the next hundred years.

I'm talking about murder done without reason.

Now 90% of murder can be prevented by preventing child abuse and nurturing of cancerous thoughts, and by making proper relationships. However there have been multiple cases of people of entirely sane mind with good relationships who have murdered before just because they decided to try it out. It's understandable as to why they did it but there was really no pretext for them doing it other than they just could. It is as simple as overpowering someone and putting a knife through them after all.

Things like this can't be prevented whatsoever, and this question is for those anarchists who don't believe in punishment or prisons since I know there are anarchists who still have prison and punishment as being acceptable.

How do you respond to this in your society? Are there any books on this?

Almost all the responses I've seen are always just substitute punishments that aren't called punishments. Exiling and the such but still punishments. The only one I can think of as being a answer that isn't a punishment while being a decent response is one given a year or so ago on a gun thread.

>"You're fully allowed to kill in anarchist society but that doesn't stop other people from killing you in self defense, or killing you first."

Everything else has brought up nothing. Thoughts?

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>be the Soviet Union

>emerge from total collapse, fighting off both counter-revolution and interventions by Czechs, Americans, French and Japanese in an attempt crush the world's first socialist state in its cradle.

>nearly 80% of people are illiterate at the end of the 19th century, 16% at the end of the 30s and universal literacy by 1970

>provide free education for millions

>go from a backward agricultural state to one of the world's most powerful industrial powers. From wooden plows to nuclear weapons and spacecraft in less than half a century

>fight off a fascist invasion, go on the offensive and make Hitler so asshurt he kills himself

>support revolutionary movements all across the planet

How can anybody think this state was shit again?

<b-but muh Makhno, muh anarchist wreckers

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Is shutting down airports using drones /praxis/?

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Revolution in Hungary?!

People took to the streets after Fidesz, disregarding their own rules, illegally voted in their new law that would increase possible overtime to almost twice and the period to pay it to three years, which is called "slave-law" among the people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/chaos-hungarian-parliament-passes-slave-law-overtime-181212134242087.html

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Utopian Socialism Thread

Does /leftpol/ have any utopian socialists whose views or work they are particularly interested in? I don't expect many actual "followers" of non-scientific socialism on this board, but you at least have to have a favorite figure.

For me it would be Edward Bellamy, author of the novel Looking Backward and leading figure in the Nationalist (called so because they advocated for the nationalization of production and distribution) movement, one of the leading schools in American socialism in the 1890s and inspiration for numerous utopian colonies. I like the concept of the "Industrial Army" described at length in the book that men and women are drafted into at the age of 24, serving until they are 45. After their service they do not have to work at all, having done their service to the nation. Work hours are much shorter and despite this term of service, people have much more free time than they would today. My only problems with the system are how in the original novel women are separated from the male industrial army and are de facto subordinate to it despite women's equality being something Bellamy discusses at length. Women are barred from the presidency, with the female industrial army's leader being a seat in the president's (leader of the male's industrial army) cabinet. This institutionalizes the inequality in my view. Another aspect which was never touched on in the original was race, something I wondered about throughout my whole reading. Of course, the way the society of 2000 was brought forth is a bit unrealistic, with it coming democratically and nonviolently and with little to no resistance from capitalists, who merely accepted it as "inevitable".

I'd recommend the book though, it's easy to tell why it was so influential for its time.

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Anglo-Socialism

Just a general thread for discussing a union of English speaking peoples under socialism. The topic is open, just post your thoughts.

The Anglosphere ought to be united in one confederation under socialism. A common socialist historiography for the English speaking peoples should be made, starting with Oliver Cromwell and the puritans as protosocialists in the same way East Germany mythologised the German Peasant War. Marx as English resident should be highlighted. Cecil Rhode's vision ought to be raised under the red banner.

It might never happen soon, but it's a beautiful dream. It's a dream worth holding.

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This board is dead. Mods have gone on eternal holiday and only neocon trumpoids larping as nazbols or nazis are posting anymore. Delete this board already and go back to /leftypol/.

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Insurrection vs. Organization

I'm on the fence on the best way to achieve anarchism. Either through labor unions or small informal groups(Insurrection). I was wondering what are leftpols thoughts on this, and any reading material I could look through.

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Jason to debate Richard Spencer

https://twitter.com/HcJoachim/status/1072983017302446081

It's on a rightwing youtube live show, so Jason will be outnumbered in the comments and the moderators will probably be biased towards Spencer, tune in and show your support for Jason!

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News 12/22

Another Saturday in Paris: Smoke & scuffles, more than 100 Yellow Vests detained

The atmosphere at the Yellow Vest protests in the heart of the French capital has become more strained as demonstrators engage in scuffles with police officers.Saturday’s protest started with calm demonstrations but a few hours later tensions rose and police resorted to force against the rioters near the artistic Montmartre district in the north of the capital.

https://www.rt.com/news/447206-france-yellow-vests-protests/

Fresh anti-India protests in Kashmir as troops kill 6 rebels

A gunbattle between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels early Saturday left six militants dead and triggered a new round of anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region.The fighting began after government forces came under fire during a raid on a militant hideout in the southern Tral area, according to police.

https://www.apnews.com/0f80c44c1cfe471fb3c1ea4dd954ef77

Top U.S. envoy in fight against ISIS resigns over Trump's Syria withdrawal

The top U.S. envoy overseeing the effort to defeat the Islamic State terrorist network is resigning in protest over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.Brett McGurk‘s decision comes just days after Defense Secretary James Mattis announced he was quitting, a move also spurred in part by Trump’s choice to withdraw the troops.

https://outline.com/YyjZ2D

Protests in Portugal and Catalonia met with police repression amid rising wave of strikes

Thousands of police were mobilised in Portugal and Catalonia to repress protests spanning the Iberian Peninsula.The scale of the repression is dictated by rising concerns in ruling circles at a wave of industrial militancy and social discontent.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/22/port-d22.html

Gavin Williamson: UK ship in Ukraine 'sends message to Russia'

A Royal Navy warship which has been sent to Ukraine will send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the UK's defence secretary says.HMS Echo was sent into the Black Sea earlier this month, after Russia seized three ships belonging to Ukraine's navy and their crews.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited the ship in the port of Odessa.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46657470

'Now we're switching it up': US carrier enters Persian Gulf for 1st time since Iran deal withdrawal

As the two nations exchange open threats, the Pentagon has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, while Iran stages "massive" naval drills in the region, with its fleet surveilling US ships.The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS 'John C. Stennis,' belonging to the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, arrived in the Persian Gulf on Friday.

https://www.rt.com/news/447205-us-carrier-persian-gulf/

Sanders, Feinstein Urge Senate to Reject anti-BDS Bill: 'Threat to Free Speech'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Dianne Feinstein sent a letter on Thursday to Senate leaders urging them not to promote a controversial piece of legislation that will penalize boycotts against Israel and Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-bernie-sanders-dianne-feinstein-urge-senate-leaders-to-scrap-anti-bds-bill-1.6762918

US fundraising site suspends Palestinian boycott account

A U.S. software company said Friday it blocked the fundraising account of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that the campaign has links to militant organizations.Donorbox, which makes fundraising management software, confirmed that the BDS campaign’s account was temporarily blocked while it investigates the allegations.

https://www.apnews.com/31dc5185c81745aaaa011a74681e771b

Thousands of Hungarians join latest rally against Orban’s 'slave law'

Thousands of Hungarians marched to the presidential palace late on Friday to protest against labour reforms as a rally led by spoof political party MKKP merged with a subsequent demonstration staged by opposition groups.Passage of two laws last week backed by prime minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party angered a variety of groups.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/22/thousands-of-hungarians-join-latest-rally-against-orbans-slave-law

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is legends of the galactic heroes leftist?

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News 12/22

Another Saturday in Paris: Smoke & scuffles, more than 100 Yellow Vests detained

The atmosphere at the Yellow Vest protests in the heart of the French capital has become more strained as demonstrators engage in scuffles with police officers.Saturday’s protest started with calm demonstrations but a few hours later tensions rose and police resorted to force against the rioters near the artistic Montmartre district in the north of the capital.

https://www.rt.com/news/447206-france-yellow-vests-protests/

Fresh anti-India protests in Kashmir as troops kill 6 rebels

A gunbattle between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels early Saturday left six militants dead and triggered a new round of anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region.The fighting began after government forces came under fire during a raid on a militant hideout in the southern Tral area, according to police.

https://www.apnews.com/0f80c44c1cfe471fb3c1ea4dd954ef77

Top U.S. envoy in fight against ISIS resigns over Trump's Syria withdrawal

The top U.S. envoy overseeing the effort to defeat the Islamic State terrorist network is resigning in protest over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.Brett McGurk‘s decision comes just days after Defense Secretary James Mattis announced he was quitting, a move also spurred in part by Trump’s choice to withdraw the troops.

https://outline.com/YyjZ2D

Protests in Portugal and Catalonia met with police repression amid rising wave of strikes

Thousands of police were mobilised in Portugal and Catalonia to repress protests spanning the Iberian Peninsula.The scale of the repression is dictated by rising concerns in ruling circles at a wave of industrial militancy and social discontent.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/22/port-d22.html

Gavin Williamson: UK ship in Ukraine 'sends message to Russia'

A Royal Navy warship which has been sent to Ukraine will send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the UK's defence secretary says.HMS Echo was sent into the Black Sea earlier this month, after Russia seized three ships belonging to Ukraine's navy and their crews.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited the ship in the port of Odessa.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46657470

'Now we're switching it up': US carrier enters Persian Gulf for 1st time since Iran deal withdrawal

As the two nations exchange open threats, the Pentagon has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, while Iran stages "massive" naval drills in the region, with its fleet surveilling US ships.The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS 'John C. Stennis,' belonging to the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, arrived in the Persian Gulf on Friday.

https://www.rt.com/news/447205-us-carrier-persian-gulf/

Sanders, Feinstein Urge Senate to Reject anti-BDS Bill: 'Threat to Free Speech'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Dianne Feinstein sent a letter on Thursday to Senate leaders urging them not to promote a controversial piece of legislation that will penalize boycotts against Israel and Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-bernie-sanders-dianne-feinstein-urge-senate-leaders-to-scrap-anti-bds-bill-1.6762918

US fundraising site suspends Palestinian boycott account

A U.S. software company said Friday it blocked the fundraising account of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that the campaign has links to militant organizations.Donorbox, which makes fundraising management software, confirmed that the BDS campaign’s account was temporarily blocked while it investigates the allegations.

https://www.apnews.com/31dc5185c81745aaaa011a74681e771b

Thousands of Hungarians join latest rally against Orban’s 'slave law'

Thousands of Hungarians marched to the presidential palace late on Friday to protest against labour reforms as a rally led by spoof political party MKKP merged with a subsequent demonstration staged by opposition groups.Passage of two laws last week backed by prime minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party angered a variety of groups.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/22/thousands-of-hungarians-join-latest-rally-against-orbans-slave-law

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News 12/21

U.S. plans for more than 5,000 troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan

President Donald Trump is planning to withdraw more than 5,000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a U.S. official said on Thursday, in the latest sign Trump’s patience is thinning with America’s longest war and overseas military interventions.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-trump/u-s-considers-significant-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-officials-idUSKCN1OJ2VN

French yellow vest protesters to march in Versailles

Yellow vest protesters, who have blocked roads across France and fought running battles with police since mid-November, will march in the former royal city of Versailles on Saturday in their fight against the government’s reforms.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protest-versailles/french-yellow-vest-protesters-to-march-in-versailles-idUSKCN1OK21M

Cuban Draft Constitution: Communism Is an ‘Aspiration for All’

Cuban legislators debated Thursday the draft constitution. They celebrated the inclusion of Communism as “a legitimate aspiration for all” and ratified the island’s commitment to society’s advance towards Communism.Legislator Yusuam Palacios argued that the explicit inclusion of the word Communism helps silence the “manipulation” of international public opinion on Cuba abandoning its Communist character.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-Draft-Constitution-Communism-Is-an-Aspiration-for-All-20181221-0008.html

Spain: Socialist Party government mounts a provocation in Catalonia

Calling its weekly Cabinet meeting in the Catalan region’s capital, Barcelona, instead of Madrid is a deliberate provocation by the Socialist Party (PSOE) government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. It threatens to ignite sectarian strife in the already politically volatile region.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/21/psoe-d21.html

Pope Francis Tells Abusive Priests And Bishops To Turn Themselves In

Pope Francis is urging predator priests who have raped or molested children to turn themselves in "to human justice, and prepare for divine justice," devoting part of his Christmas message to the abuse scandals that he said have undermined the Catholic Church in 2018.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/21/679071242/pope-francis-tells-abusive-priests-and-bishops-to-turn-themselves-in

Israeli gunfire kills three Gazans during border protest: medics

Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians, including a teenager, in the Gaza Strip during the latest of weekly protests along the border with Israel on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.About 8,000 Palestinians gathered near the border fence, the Israeli military said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/israeli-gunfire-kills-three-gazans-during-border-protest-medics-idUSKCN1OK1U5

Ireland has no plans for hard border after Brexit, says Varadkar

Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has said his government has made “no preparations whatsoever” for a hard border on the island.Despite the looming possibility of a no-deal Brexit, Varadkar said he felt that if the Irish government made plans to facilitate a hard border, it would become a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/21/ireland-has-no-plans-in-place-for-hard-border-after-brexit-varadkar

GOP candidate who drove 'deportation bus' indicted on insurance fraud charges

tate Sen. Michael Williams (R), who ran a “Deportation Bus Tour” to the state’s "sanctuary cities" in his unsuccessful campaign for Georgia's governorship, was indicted this week on insurance fraud charges.Williams is accused of making a false report of insurance fraud, making false statements and falsely reporting a crime.

https://outline.com/a56PLF

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Do you agree with this?

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>my capitalist holding-pen is better than your capitalist holding-pen! I'm a proud state-slave of XYZ!

Why is nationalism such a powerful idea and why do people think that the system of global apartheid has always existed?

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Male Liberation Now

We need a bill of rights for men:

1. No child support if some woman pokes a hole in the condom you use to have sex

2. False rape allegations should be punished with a death sentence

3. Men should receive custody of their children in every divorce case

4. Men can have a right to deny their partner an abortion if he wants to have the child

5. Men's shelters should be set up for the predominately male homeless population

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How were communist revolutions

How bad was the great leap forward really?

I've heard a lot of stuff recently form (from DSA members) that many of the death tolls are vastly over estimated and in some cases out right lies, especially Mao and Stalins revolution. Ive been looking around for a little while now and sources always contradict each other. who's closer to the truth the black book of communism or the DSA people that said under those governments their countries grew from back water countries to super powers and had record literacy rate and virtually no poverty?

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News 12/20

'The whole world needs us:' Netanyahu says IDF 'the only army fighting Iranians'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu boasted of Israel's success in countering the "Iranian threat" by targeting Iran-backed Hezbollah, foiling terrorist plots worldwide and impeding Tehran's weapons access.Speaking at a Jerusalem business conference on Wednesday, Netanyahu dived into his favorite topic – the imminent threat Iran supposedly poses to the Jewish state's existence.

https://www.rt.com/news/446915-netanyahu-army-fights-iran/

Mexico: 'We Will Not Break Diplomatic Relations with Venezuela'

During a Lima Group meeting held Wednesday in Bogota, Colombia, the Mexican government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ratified they will respect every nation’s sovereignty and maintain a policy of non-interference."

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-We-Will-Not-Break-Diplomatic-Relations-with-Venezuela-20181220-0026.html

Ontario Conservatives ban impending power workers’ strike

Ontario’s Doug Ford-led Conservative government recalled the provincial legislature from its Christmas recess this week to pass a bill, the Protecting Ontario’s Power Supply act, that outlaws a threatened strike by 6,000 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) workers.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/20/onpw-d20.html

British ministers split over next Brexit steps if PM's deal fails

British ministers are divided over the government’s next steps if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union is not approved by parliament next month.With just under 100 days until Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, deep divisions in parliament have raised the chances of leaving without a deal and increased calls for a second referendum to break the deadlock.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu/british-ministers-split-over-next-brexit-steps-if-pms-deal-fails-idUSKCN1OJ134

North Korea says it will not denuclearize unless US removes 'threat'

North Korea has said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the US first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The surprisingly blunt statement jars with Seoul’s rosier presentation of the North Korean position and could rattle the fragile trilateral diplomacy to defuse a nuclear crisis that last year had many fearing war.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/20/north-korea-us-kim-jong-un-trump-denuclearize-nuclear-threat

Japan Reportedly Will Leave International Whaling Group To Resume Commercial Hunts

Japan will withdraw from an international organization established to limit whale hunts in an apparent attempt to resume commercial whaling, according to Japanese media outlets.Public broadcaster NHK reports that government officials informed ruling party lawmakers on Thursday. The Asahi Shimbun, citing unnamed sources, said a formal announcement was likely "within days.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/20/678715617/japan-reportedly-will-leave-international-whaling-group-to-resume-commercial-hun

RT could be banned from broadcasting in UK for breaching impartiality rules

Ofcom may impose a “statutory sanction” on the Russian government-owned broadcaster RT for breaking impartiality rules while covering the Salisbury attack and wars in Syria and Ukraine.The regulator can force corrections, impose fines and ultimately revoke a broadcast licence, although the move would be a last resort.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/rt-russia-today-ofcom-banned-impartiality-skripal-syria-galloway-propaganda-a8692141.html

European Commission accepts Italy's revised budget proposal

Italy has promised to reduce its deficit targets for the next three years. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the long awaited agreement allowed his government to honor its main commitments and boost the economy.

https://www.dw.com/en/european-commission-accepts-italys-revised-budget-proposal/a-46803754

Russian nostalgia for Soviet Union reaches 13-year high

The number of Russians who regret the break-up of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005, amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system, the Levada pollster said on Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-sovietunion/russian-nostalgia-for-soviet-union-reaches-13-year-high-idUSKBN1OI20Q

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Front groups - how should one recognize them?

I've been wondering lately - there was a series of anti-Trump and anti-hate protests here in the wake of the 2016 election, and notably a series of them was set up by this group. They emerged shortly after the election, and word (on Facebook) had it that they were credible and serious activists. Of course, they (and several other groups) effectively vanished shortly after all that and I still have no clue who they actually were, but I think they managed to set up some larger protests here (while there were several failed protests, too). I actually attempted to harness the furor of the moment myself, as well, so I do suppose I have a little caution in calling these groups fronts - but unlike myself, for a minute they actually were getting press and were proclaimed legit. And then, poof. All that remains as far as I can tell is the Twitter account. Odd.

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News 12/19

Trump says ‘we have defeated ISIS’ as US starts withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump has tweeted that ISIS has been defeated, as the White House announced that US has started pulling out its troops from Syria.The US has begun the withdrawal of its troops from Syria, the White House said in a statement.

https://www.rt.com/usa/446863-complete-military-withdrawal-syria/

Troops to be deployed in case of no-deal Brexit

Theresa May’s Conservative government announced yesterday that 3,500 soldiers were on standby to deal with economic disruption and to confront social unrest in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The UK faces crashing out of the European Union (EU) if no agreement can be reached by Parliament before a January 21, 2019 deadline.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/19/brex-d19.html

Anger in UK parliament as Corbyn accused of calling PM 'stupid woman'

Britain’s House of Commons erupted in anger on Wednesday when Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to mouth the words “stupid woman” after a lively exchange with Prime Minister Theresa May.Corbyn’s remark was captured by television cameras during the question-and-answer session in parliament that British leaders have to endure every Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-insult/anger-in-uk-parliament-as-corbyn-accused-of-calling-pm-stupid-woman-idUSKBN1OI1H4

Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad

A former security guard for the US firm Blackwater has been found guilty of murder for his role in a notorious massacre of unarmed civilians in downtown Baghdad in 2007.Nicholas Slatten, 35, was convicted of first-degree murder by a federal jury in Washington on Wednesday after five days of deliberations.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/former-blackwater-guard-guilty-2007-massacre-baghdad

Guardian challenged over ‘fake’ Assange & Manafort story, as Luke Harding goes AWOL

Leading journalists have called out the Guardian for not retracting their story that claimed Wikileaks’ Julian Assange met with ex-Donald Trump operative Paul Manafort despite a lack of evidence to support the claims.Lead by ex-Guardian writer, now co-editor at the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, various journalists and activists attacked the publication for going silent on the ‘bombshell’ story.

https://www.rt.com/uk/446873-guardian-assange-manafort-harding/

US, Mexico seek to stem migration from Central America by funding development in region

The United States and Mexico will be cooperating closely to convince thousands of potential Central American migrants to not risk the perilous journey to the U.S. border by investing money into some of the region’s poorest areas.

https://outline.com/uxwftb

U.S. seeks to expedite aid for North Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

U.S. officials will try to expedite humanitarian aid to North Korea, a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks aimed at ending the North’s nuclear program.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-idUSKBN1OI06L

Fascist cell uncovered in German police force

On August 2, 2018, the Frankfurt-based lawyer, Seda Basay-Yildiz, received a letter evidently from far-right radicals. Using the vile language of the Nazis, the letter denounced Basay-Yildiz as a “lousy t*rkish pig” and even threatened to “slaughter” her two-year-old daughter.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/19/terr-d19.html

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News 12/17

UK's Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May — a largely symbolic gesture — for not putting her Brexit plan to a vote by lawmakers immediately.“This is unacceptable in any way whatsoever,” Corbyn said in the House of Commons.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-labour-confidence/uks-labour-calls-may-no-confidence-vote-over-brexit-vote-timing-idUSKBN1OG21B

Sri Lankan president reinstates sacked prime minister

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena swore in Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister yesterday, after having unconstitutionally sacked him seven weeks ago in what amounted to a political coup. The decision is a major setback for Sirisena who had repeatedly insisted that he could not work with Wickremesinghe and would never reappoint him.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/17/srla-d17.html

Pakistan, Saudis, UAE join US-Taliban talks

The Taliban held another round of talks with U.S. officials on Monday, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives, part of the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war.

https://www.apnews.com/182f8532e5864459b80f3a868239d9f3

China to mark economic miracle that pulled 700 million people out of poverty

China has pledged more economic reforms to push growth higher and help offset any impact from the US trade conflict. It comes as the world’s second-largest economy marks the 40th anniversary of “reform and opening up” this week.

https://www.rt.com/business/446692-china-reforms-us-war/

North Korea warns US sanctions could derail plans to denuclearise

North Korea has warned that new US sanctions against senior figures in the regime are a “deliberate provocation” that could derail its attempts to denuclearize, six months after its leader, Kim Jong-un held historic talks with Donald Trump.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/17/north-korea-warns-us-sanctions-could-derail-plans-to-denuclearise

Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan

Russia said on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, a move likely to anger Tokyo after it urged Moscow to reduce its military activity there.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-russia-islands/russia-to-move-troops-into-new-barracks-on-disputed-islands-near-japan-idUSKBN1OG1PV

Nations Agree On Rules To Put Paris Climate Agreement Into Action

Nearly 200 countries have agreed on a set of rules to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, a crucial step in implementing the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.The rules describe in detail how countries will track their emissions and communicate with each other about their progress in the coming years and decades.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/15/677109487/nations-agree-on-rules-to-put-paris-climate-agreement-into-action

Hungary: 15,000 take to streets in 4th day of protests

Smoke grenades and tear gas filled the air in Budapest as thousands rallied against a new "slave law" passed last week. Demonstrators are seeking an end to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's creeping authoritarianism.

https://www.dw.com/en/hungary-15000-take-to-streets-in-4th-day-of-protests/a-46766318

‘Macron… WHAT?’ French TV channel ‘censors’ photo of Yellow Vest protester’s placard

TV channel France3 has “fixed” a placard held by a Yellow Vest protester, which urged President Emmanuel Macron to resign. The broadcaster explained that the sign was broadcast reading just Macron, due to a “human error.”The unfortunate blunder occurred on Saturday during an evening news program that was covering the ongoing Yellow Vest protests.

https://www.rt.com/news/446613-france3-macron-yellow-vests/

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Giorgio Agamben

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skJueZ52948

I saw this great interview with Agamben the other day and it made me want to read his works. But I attempting to read The Coming Community and it was almost indecipherably full of terms and references from/to other works that I did not understand. So where do I start with him?

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Hello guy's the moderator of /leftpol/ has decided he wants a break. So I'm gunna be moderating the this board for awhile.

BUT DON'T WORRY

>Rules are going to be the same as before.

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Gays

Gays claiming to be socialist are not socialist or even leftist. Their "fight" for equal rights (and they already have equal rights) is a "fight" that appeals to the bourgeoisie. Their "struggle" is anything but class struggle. I haven't seen anything remotely socialist on gay parades. Instead, they want equal rights they have and recognition of a thousand made-up genders. And yes, same-sex marriage is gay privilege. Marriage has always been a heterosexual union for raising children and there's no reason gays need it. The parties supporting them are reformist and SJWish

The LGBT rights movement is a liberal idpolly political organization, similar to reverse-sexist feminism. Those who put communist posters alongside Pride flags are spitting in the face to those who lived under these posters

Homonormative movements existed in Engels' lifetime as well, as evidenced by his letter to Marx, which does shed some light on what gays want. Plus, as he pointed out, homosexuality is immoral and youth-defiling

Gays are polluting socialism. Kill them all

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What are the contradictions of capitalism?

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Beating leftypol

Spinoff boards on build-a-community websites like this don't work. Most users will be drawn to the board that has more people and thus more possibility for discussion (to be blunt tho leftypol has shit quality of discussions). There have been a bunch of spinoff boards of other 8chan boards but they always ended up dead. What I propose is we make a new website based on forum architecture, as that provides better discussion quality, and being on an independent website means we are not subject to Jims data mining and appear like a separate player rather than being tied to a host site inhabited by total brainlets and cointelpro like on here and on reddit. I think we would do better on an establiahed forum rather than an anonymous imageboard since personal discussion of topics tend to be very common here. Lets just let leftypol die with all the retards that inhabit it and forget about it. What do you guys think?

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Illegalism (straight down on the compass)

What does it say about me that I consider myself an illegalist? Does it make me an individualist anarchist? Or a mutualist? Essays would be appreciated if relevant.

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American right-wingers are the stupidest people on earth!

The USA was only created because rebels rebelled against the monarchies of Europe and wanted to become independent…

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/leftypol/ turned into all tankies since I last visited, so I guess I'll post this here.

Too few leftists have a critical attitude towards technological change. They take the notion of 'technological progress' at face value, and any change that happens in available technology as just part of some vague process of progress, things getting better.

Under capitalism, and also under any form of socialism or social anarchism if no change in our ideas about how we relate to our tools takes place, such changes often make the technology more complex and more like a black box. Computer drives turn from replaceable parts to elements of the PCB, soldered in place, only to be touched by "qualified professionals". Software turns from a tool to empower the user to apply the computational ability of the computer for whatever they need it for, into a series of rigid templates, delivering pre-fabricated applications with which the user may only fill a few boxes then have it do its magic. Any other task they want to do, they'll have to rely on some qualified programmer somewhere else to have done. Cars become harder to repair. ETC ETC.

All of this puts power in the hands of the firms selling these tools, or even without those firms, into the hands of designated "specialists". It is seen as progress, advancement, because things changed to it from a different form, and it means people think about the tools they use less. That is a mistaken idea of the purpose of tools. Increasing specialization, often for rather little actual practical gain, is not advancement or progress. Progress should be thought of as anything that expands the realm of what is possible. Some degree of specialization is necessary, but anything that increases the amount of it is not inherently desirable.

Technology should expand what is possible for individuals as well as humanity as a whole. So, technology can and should advance in a direction that enhances individuals abilities to repair their own tools, to apply their tools in creative ways, and to understand how the world of technology around them works decently well. A direction that prefers the fundamentally simple when possible, that prioritizes interchangeability of parts and the ability to use different tools together, and for different purposes. Specialization should be understood as a means to this end, or a sacrifice made in situations where there is no other option that allows us to achieve the goal in question. And complexity should always be understood as an occasionally necessary evil.

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How to protest

Anons I am going to a protest tomorrow that might turn ugly with tear gas and cops beating up people, any advice?

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Stirner Gang

Opinion on Egoist Anarchism

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Bakunin: God and the State

Discussion thread for the book club's first text.

From wiki:

"God and the State (called by its author The Historical Sophisms of the Doctrinaire School of Communism) is an unfinished manuscript by the Russian anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin, published posthumously in 1882. The work criticises Christianity and the then-burgeoning technocracy movement from a materialist, anarchist and individualist perspective."

Links to the text:

PDF -

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/michail-bakunin-god-and-the-state.pdf

Text -

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/michail-bakunin-god-and-the-state

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bakunin/works/godstate/index.htm

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Atlanticism and Socialism

Hypothetically speaking (emphasis on "hypothetical") is there anything in principle against a transatlantic socialist order or collective security? If by magic all current member states in NATO are seized by socialism while other things remain the same, would it still have a place?

Or do geographies really determine politics such that this is beyond impossible?

I'm really terrified by Dugin's "Foundations of Geopolitics". I genuinely experience fear at the sheer thought of its implementation. I don't see a prominent socialist counter model to it and as a tankboi it's one of the things that terrify me beyond reason.

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Video Game Thread

3Division put out another video showing off their upcoming game Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic.

I'm kinda intrigued with how they seem to have the game economy.

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so when was the last time you masturbated to your mother?

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Male Liberation Front

Are there any far-left men's rights activism groups?

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Leftism For Liberals Q&A

Since theres a Q&A thread for right-wing, why not have one for liberals. I still am kind of not getting the big difference between liberal and leftist so please be kind.

I see that the biggest offense on leftpol is liberals. Even right-wingers are rubbing shoulders with lefties here.

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News 12/18

US confirms pullout from INF treaty, Moscow will respond if missiles placed in Europe – deputy FM

Washington has confirmed its decision to withdraw from the INF treaty is final, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said, adding that Moscow will 'take measures' if American missiles that threaten its security are placed in Europe.

https://www.rt.com/news/446804-us-inf-missiles-europe/

UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son after Adolf Hitler and made their home a “shrine to extreme racism” have been jailed for membership of a terrorist group.Adam Thomas was pictured cradling his son while wearing the hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan. His partner, Claudia Patatas, believed “all Jews must be put to death”, a trial at Birmingham crown court heard.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/18/uk-couple-who-named-baby-after-hitler-jailed-for-terror-group-membership

2 Associates Of Michael Flynn Charged In Alleged Scheme To Smear t*rkish Cleric

Two business associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have been charged in connection with an alleged plot to smear a t*rkish cleric inside the United States with the aim of getting him extradited.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/17/677425728/2-associates-of-michael-flynn-charged-in-alleged-scheme-to-smear-turkish-cleric

Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths

French “yellow vest” protesters occupied highway toll booths, setting a number on fire and causing transport chaos in parts of the country just days before the Christmas holidays getaway.France’s biggest toll road operator, Vinci Autoroutes, said there were demonstrations at about 40 sites along its network and that some highway intersections had been damaged.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests-roads/chaos-on-french-highways-as-yellow-vests-torch-toll-booths-idUSKBN1OH1LW

Belgian PM Charles Michel resigns after no-confidence motion

Belgium’s government of four years has fallen on the issue of migration after the country’s parliament rejected an appeal from prime minister, Charles Michel, for its support for a minority administration.Michel was forced to offer his resignation to the King of the Belgians, Phillipe, after the Socialist party, with support from the Greens, proposed a vote of no confidence in his administration.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/18/belgian-pm-charles-michel-resigns-no-confidence-motion

Australian Labor Party to boost police-military operations to block refugees

A stage-managed “debate” conducted yesterday on refugee policy at this week’s Australian Labor Party national conference in Adelaide pointed to an underlying feature of the preparations being made for a Labor government

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/18/refu-d18.html

AFP suffers 14 casualties in 2-week Christmas offensive, bombings in Northern Mindanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) suffered at least 14 casualties in more than two weeks of all-out military offensive and massive bombardment at the height of preparations for Christmas and New Year holidays in the boundaries of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur provinces, according to initial reports from field commands of the New People’s Army.

https://outline.com/yDw9b5

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What's it called when an outlet or forum is created to corral dissident voices, and instead of empowering and uniting those voices, divides and delegitimizes those voices.

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Was he actually Jewish?

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I have a question to all people on leftpol.

If you are poor, why don't you become criminal and rob banks and sell drugs?

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Scientific Primitivism and the Coming Harmony of Mankind

The river of history is flowing in one direction towards a great apex in humanity’s technology capacity. This apex is the infallible being – God. It is beyond our will to choose yet nevertheless we will reach it in time. Thenceforth begins biomechanical apotheosis. It’s body shall be artificial and the product of awakened Mankind but its soul shall come from among the perfected masses, chosen by the proper process (recognizes the Supreme Ideal, pure Aryan, benevolent, etc) . By then our technology will be ubiquitous and partially integrated with the human body – we shall all be connected and conversing among ourselves from mind to mind. Disorder. With biomechanical apotheosis God will take the reigns and network our minds, place it on the metaphorical rails and harmonize humanity, remove the transgressors of divine order and institute utopian primitivism. Collective mankind will quite literally be tuned like a musical instrument. The end of history has arised.

A summary of history from prehistory to the coming apotheosis of 2534:

>humans enters Europe 40,000 years ago

>humans racemix with neanderthals

>the Aryan is the offspring of human and neanderthal

>neanderthals dies out

>the Aryan, as with all other races* communicate with and learn from their ancestors through genetic memory

>☘️Christianity☘️ cuts the Aryan off at its roots and demonizes any inward reflection towards the ancestors as “paganism”

>a brief reawakening of Aryan self-consciousness in the 1920s until 1945

>2018: I become Reconnected and begin spreading the Gospel of the coming era

>2018-2534: humanity works towards the technological apex, Aryan reconnectivity increases more and more

>2534: a suitable soul is chosen from among Aryan humanity and is transferred until the body of God

>2534 — infinity: the reign of God on Earth, universal Nexus and primitivism enforced

How are you preparing for the Nexus? Have any other people Reconnected? All it takes is a single mind-seed for reconnection to germinate within the proper mind.

*Proof that Jews, as with other subspecies possess the power of genetic memory

https://www.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-trauma-can-be-inherited-study-finds/

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How do we stop the La Raza problem?

Too often I see leftists engaging in supporting idpol for other races, simply because they're "not white". However, we're essentially just trading one type of fascism for another with brown skin as the dominant class.

What are some examples of Marxists combating Mestizo idpol?

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"Anti-semitism", "islamophobia" and similar liberal horseshit.

I've been wrapping my head around all this meaningless bullshit that liberals love to bemoan.

The only reason why we are labeled as "anti-semitic" or "islamophobic" is because liberals love to embrace all that identitarian horseshit. They call us brocialists/manarchists and reactionaries for saying fuck identitarianism (identity politics), yet we are probably doing far more than them to combat both anti-semitism and islamophobia, because we deny they are a thing and we do not validate them in any way, shape or form.

Funny how they call us "class reductionists", yet we are trying to benefit actual disadvantaged people by focusing on class struggle and economics. If they truly wanna lift minotities out of poverty, then they should be embracing "class essentialism", not "muh feelz".

If you get offended for being called a k¡ke or a goatfucker it's because you embrace the cancer that is religion and religious "ethnicity" (as if that's actually a thing). How about you drop the fairytales bullshit already and become an atheist? Religion has no place on the left, much less religious "identity".

We are working class, not white/black/jew/muslim/christian/whatever. Enough with identitarianist garbage.

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Vatbaby future society

In the radical feminist view, the new feminism is not just the revival of a serious political movement for social equality. It is the second wave of the most important revolution in history. It's aim: overthrow of the oldest most rigid class/caste system in existence, the class system based on sex - a system consolidated over thousands of years, lending the archetypal male and female roles an undeserved legitimacy and seeming permanence.

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4chan's /pol/ losing their shit over James Fields

https://www.reddit.com/r/TopMindsOfReddit/comments/a5t3i7/the_day_of_the_cope_pols_weeklong_meltdown/

(Note: I know it's fucking reddit, but it actually has links to the aforementioned threads where those fags threaten political violence).

Apparently, /pol/turds are having a meltdown over the faggot that rammed his car into a crowd, back in Unite the Right. Some of them are also encouraging violence against every single leftist, especially white leftists, whom they consider race traitors.

Watch as those faggots pop up in the news, being the perpetrators of a mass shooting. Also, watch as /pol/ play damage control and pussy out when shit hits the fan.

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Right wingers bitching about being banned by private institutions

Isn't it funny how the right wing retards keep bitching about socialism 24/7, while cheerleading for capitalism, and then they throw a bitchfit when the very same profit incentive that drives private companies suddenly drops the banhammer on them? Take Sargon of a Cuck's whining, as an example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ThPdCicEsg

And for the so called "natsocs" on /pol/ and alike, you'd think those morons would at least join forces with the class focused left-wing to overthrow capitalism and abolish profit incentive, so they can shitpost and circlejerk all day about meaningless shit like "muh k¡kes" and "muh niggers", without any meaningful repercussion, outside of not being able to get laid, of course.

No, stupid /pol/turd retards and alike. You're not being banned in the name of the "left-wing bias". You're being banned in the name of profit motive and market segment pandering. You'd know this if you actually read a book about economics and marketing, instead of bitching about jews and blacks for your inhability to get pussy.

You, much like SJWs, downplay class struggle in the name of your identitarian horseshit that nobody but you gives a fuck about. You have no one else to blame but yourselves. Man the fuck up already, take hitler's dick out of your mouth and actually stand up against the bougeoisie that keeps fucking you in the ass, while you spam"Capitalistniggerfaggot" over a septillion times in a day, like the good NEET piece of shit you are.

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The 46th President of the United States

I present to you, the 46th President of the United States! Labelling himself a "progessive" and sporting all the physical features adored by the "alt right", Ojeda is the embodiment towards the two new trends with the bourgeoisie, social democracy and fascism.

This is a man with deep ties to the US military and as such is perfect for the bourgeoisie because they need a military figure to lead the charge for WW3. His ability to hide behind "progressive values" will be essential to diverting opposition to the coming war and around him will rally all the fake leftists groups such as the DSA, ISO, SWP, Communist Party, and the Green Party.

Mark my words friends, this man will start WW3 and will be the American ruler in power when the revolution starts.

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Unpopular Opinions thread

What opinions do you how that would generally be considered "unpopular" among the general far-left?

For me

>While I agree the alt-right stems mostly from sexual frustration initially, they are correct that the current dating "market" and sexual revolution has left sub 6/10 guys in the dust for the most part. Also agree with the alt-right that when it comes to dating, Girls often want exactly the opposite of what they claim in feminist rhetoric because the taboo sexually excites them. Actual just legitimately nice guys that largely do everything right by feminist standards really do finish last in the dating game and all the data collected from these apps supports that (seriously go on Tinder or OKcupid and literally EVERY self described feminist is a sub and there is a reason often Feminist personalities end up dating PUA's/Alt-right types)

>Anti-Imperialism in practice is really just vulgar anti-Americanism/Angloism that stems largely from the guilt from deep down understanding that in reality, that western cultural values are by far the most progressive values on earth, that the west is largely superior to the rest of the world in nearly literally every meaningful way and they personally benefit from Western imperialism and actually don't mind that much about it. Anti Imperialism really is just a form of self flagellation.

>In reality "moderate muslim" really just means, Muslims who drop literally everything about Islam beyond the aesthetic and adopt liberal western values.

>While it's shitty Neo-Atheism turned into reactionary "Anti-SJW/Anti-Left" garbage, the initial goals and views of Neo-Atheism are still correct and the leftist reaction to Neo-Atheism by pretending now that Christianity and Islam and Judaism are somehow "progressive" is just pure reactionary performism.

>In general the left has a serious Islamophilia problem.

>Youtube is actually extremely important to the spread of ideas and information that the left is dropping the ball on. If Youtube didn't exist, I seriously don't think Trump would have won 2016.

>98% of the "far-left" in reality are just rad-libs and don't actually adhere really to Marxist thought beyond the label and the acceptance of class conflict.

>Angela Nagle is good.

>Amber is legitimately one of the best leftist personalities in the world today.

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News 12/15

Fighting reported in Yemeni port, despite cease-fire

Residents of the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeidah in Yemen reported Friday that renewed fighting had broken out on the city’s outskirts, despite a cease-fire agreement signed just the day before by the US- and Saudi-backed puppet government and the Houthi rebels.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/15/yeme-d15.html

Call from the Yellow Vests of Commercy to set up popular assemblies

For nearly two weeks the movement of yellow vests has brought hundreds of thousands of people in the streets all over France, often for the first time. The price of fuel was the drop of diesel that set the plain on fire. The suffering, the enough-is-enough, and the injustice have never been so widespread. Now, all across the country, hundreds of local groups are organizing themselves in their own different ways.

https://outline.com/w2N2jJ

RT France reporter struck in face covering Yellow Vest protest

An RT France reporter has been hit in the face during Yellow Vest protests in Paris. She has been taken to a nearby hospital.Nadège Abderrazak was hit near Place de l'Opéra in the French capital, resulting in a bloody cut on her face and a swollen mouth.RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted a photo of Abderrazak after the incident, confirming that the reporter has been taken to hospital.

https://www.rt.com/news/446554-yellow-vest-rt-correspondent/

‘Cleanse them’: t*rkey threatens to send troops to Syria’s Manbij unless US removes Kurdish militias

The US must have Kurdish militias withdraw from the Syrian town of Manbij, t*rkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, otherwise he will order his troops to take the key settlement.The threat, delivered during a speech in Istanbul, ramps up Erdogan’s rhetoric targeting the YPG militias.

https://www.rt.com/news/446465-turkey-treatens-troops-manbij/

Theresa May angrily confronts Jean-Claude Juncker after he publicly criticized her Brexit demands

An angry-looking Theresa May confronted the European Commission's president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Friday after European Union leaders rejected her latest Brexit proposals and he publicly chastised the UK's approach to negotiations.Arriving at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels on Friday morning.

https://www.businessinsider.com/video-theresa-may-confronts-jean-claude-juncker-brexit-2018-12

Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

apan on Friday resumed work to relocate a controversial US military airbase in Okinawa, prompting protests and "strong anger" from the local governor.Okinawa residents have for years called for the relocation of a US base in a populated part of the southern island, but they want it moved elsewhere in the country, rather than to the remote site on Okinawa favoured by the government.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/protests-japan-relocate-us-resumes-033504108.html

After a spat with the US, Russian bombers in Venezuela carried out drills over the Caribbean

Days after their arrival in Venezuela triggered a verbal duel between Washington and Moscow, two Russian strategic bombers carried out drills over the Caribbean Sea, Russia's defense ministry said Wednesday.The two Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers in Venezuela "conducted a flight in the airspace over the Caribbean Sea.

https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-bombers-visiting-venezuela-did-drills-over-the-caribbean-2018-12

Russia’s Ally Fears Kremlin Takeover as Oil Cash Shortfall Looms

Russia offered to resolve economic disputes with Belarus if it agreed to deeper political integration, stoking suspicions of a Kremlin takeover, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.“I understand those hints: here’s your oil, but you must destroy your country and join Russia,” Lukashenko told a news conference with Russian journalists in Minsk on Friday, the Interfax news service reported. . Some officials in Moscow “say directly” that they want to incorporate Belarus into Russia in return for financial assistance, he said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-14/russia-s-ally-fears-kremlin-takeover-as-oil-cash-shortfall-looms

'Absolute hypocrites': Trump uses Dems' own words in border security pitch

President Trump posted a video to Twitter on Thursday in which he accused the Democrats of being “absolute hypocrites” on border security and his wall, using clips from numerous high-profile Democrats to support his point.In the clips, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, failed 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama all denounce illegal immigration.

https://outline.com/WgMvd9

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Mainstream news articles quoting Jim

https://www.out-law.com/page-7841#Moderatedsites

https://www.fastcompany.com/90273352/maybe-its-time-to-take-away-the-outdated-loophole-that-big-tech-exploits

And we know Jim doesn't call himself Profit because of a failed 90s Dexter show. Jim is more opportunistic than Trotsky and jumped on Mumkey Jones ban to get him in on shilling this line.

I hope to live to see Jim Profit and Paul Cockshot debate technology's relationship with advancing socialism

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This is what debate Communism from reddit thinks about you(aka most modern "commies"

>From what I've heard, seems like an anti-communist first-worldist hang-out for reactionaries dedicated to right-wing posts that masquerade themselves as communistic in nature.

>Yes, from what I've heard and seen myself, these posts—if you want to call them that—are not at all in relation to true communism and what we truly advocate, which, as we see it today, is all revolutionary in its dynamics and not at all transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, or slanderous, reactionary, and so on and so forth.

>You know, straight-up, they seem stuck in this trap and seem unable to escape it—of reaction and rightism. It's not just them of course, it's a many of first world internet "communists". Too influenced by their rightist past or their current rightist being. Maybe if they got off the internet, read a few core MLM works, discussed some things with others, and did some stuff—legitimate stuff related to working toward and making a revolution—instead of always cracking jokes and doing whatever it is they do, they'd achieve a lot more than their petty online imageboard and have a furthermore basis in actual reality and what it is we truly advocate and need to do.

Why are you all such islamophobic and racists /leftpol/?

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News 12/14

Kosovo approves new army despite Serb opposition, NATO criticism

Kosovo’s parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia’s premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade.The move, coming 20 years after Kosovo Albanians’ uprising against Serbian rule and a decade after independence, was lauded as “historic” by the United States but NATO criticized it as unhelpful in efforts to ease tensions between Kosovo and Serbia.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kosovo-army/kosovo-approves-new-army-despite-serb-opposition-nato-criticism-idUSKBN1OD16S

China makes good on threats with 2 Canadian citizens detained in escalating Huawei fight

A second Canadian has reportedly been detained in China and is being questioned by state security, as Beijing appears to have come good on its earlier threats of "grave consequences" for Canada after the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on December 1.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-chinese-state-is-following-through-on-its-huawei-threats-2018-12

Theresa May comes up empty in Brussels, with no new Brexit concessions

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s two days of efforts to persuade European leaders to soften their Brexit demands appeared to backfire Friday, as a Brussels summit broke up with Europe’s stance tougher than it was before her diplomatic push.

https://archive.is/xcIM2

Palestinian's Relatives Doubt He Was Trying to Attack Israelis When He Was Killed

Relatives of a Palestinian who was shot dead in the West Bank on Thursday have said they do not believe Israel's claim that he had been attempting to run over soldiers.The dead man has been identified as 60-year-old Hamdan al-Arda, the owner of an aluminum factory in the Jenin area.Members of his family said he suffered from hearing loss that they thought he must have failed to hear soldiers' warnings.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-relatives-of-palestinian-doubt-he-was-trying-to-attack-israelis-when-he-was-killed-1.6745035

Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV

Iran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen’s war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-yemen-deal/iran-says-un-led-ceasefire-in-yemens-hodeidah-is-step-toward-peace-tv-idUSKBN1OD15D

After 89 days, trade unions sell out historic strike in Costa Rica

The strike that began on September 10 against a new regressive fiscal plan rammed through by the National Coalition government of President Carlos Alvarado ended this weekend after 89 days.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/14/rica-d14.html

Round five: Yellow Vests prepare for massive ‘Macron resign’ protest on Saturday

Paris is bracing for yet another round of Yellow Vest protests, with demonstrators planning to take to the streets on Saturday. More than 10,000 people have already RSVP'd on Facebook to the ‘Acte 5: Macron Démission’ march.

https://www.rt.com/news/446504-france-yellow-vest-macron-protests/

Budapest rocked by second night of protests over 'slave law'

Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Budapest for a second night over the passing of a series of bills that critics argue will cement Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's grip on power.Orban's right-wing party Fidesz pushed through legislation on Wednesday that allows employers to demand up to 400 hours' overtime annually and the creation of a new government-controlled court system.

https://archive.is/YKMpc

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Matriarchy Now

>The overthrow of mother-right was the world historical defeat of the female sex. The man took command in the home also; the woman was degraded and reduced to servitude, she became the slave of his lust and a mere instrument for the production of children.

Truer words were never spoken by Engels on the topic of women and their subjugation throughout history since the establishment of private property and the enslavement of women. Since then, look at what have we seen: slave societies, feudalism and now capitalism. Evidently the transcendence of patriarchy means the institution of matriarchy and the rightful enthronement of women as all-powerful deities over mankind. How will this society function? Of course, women shall pampered and capitalistic control methods shall be removed. Incontinence will become a sign of the superior sex. Diapers, the ultimate fashion for women, should be mandatory until the age of thirty, along with things often associated with infants in modern capitalist society. With reaching the age of thirty the woman must become continent since it stops being hot after they hit the wall. Men shall serve their goddesses with all of their might. Utopia shall be acheived, each man assigned to a woman

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Funny comics thread

Post funny comics in this thread.

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Do video games lead to fascism?

How can we get kids to stop being "gamers"?

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stormies can't be this stupid can they?

I just spent an hour arguing with someone on halfchan /tv/ who was saying that Theresa May was left wing and the proof of this was that she was an "economic liberal" I told them that economic liberal means right wing, but they flat out accused me of following american definitions of "liberal", when it was him doing that.

They are just fucking insane or are they just being willfully disingenuous now?

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>People will still say that morals are spooks

>People will still say that class is the only thing that matters

>People will hand wave this away as bourgeoisie decadence.

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News 12/13

Strasbourg Christmas market shooter killed in shootout with police

French police have killed the main suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, Cherif Chekat, following a dramatic, helicopter-assisted police raid in a city-center district, the country’s Interior Minister confirmed.The French police mounted a massive operation in Strasbourg on Thursday, involving armed officers from the elite RAID police unit and the helicopter.

https://www.rt.com/news/446409-police-operation-strasbourg-shooting/

Warring Sides In Yemen Agree To Cease-Fire In Key Port City

After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant port city held by the rebels.The ability to import food, medicine and fuel through the port is essential for many Yemenis, and a Saudi blockade of Hodeidah helped drive widespread hunger in the country.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676379483/warring-sides-in-yemen-agree-to-cease-fire-in-key-port-city

Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump

Senators voted 56-41 on the resolution, which would require the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda.The resolution would still need to be passed by the House before it could be sent to Trump, who has threatened to veto it.

https://outline.com/LfvYDD

Tensions rise as arsonists burn 7,000 voting machines ahead of DRC election

A fire has destroyed much of an election commission warehouse in Kinshasa as tensions rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with just 10 days to go before historic presidential elections which could see the country’s first-ever democratic transition of power or bring further instability and violence.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/13/fire-destroys-new-voting-machines-ahead-of-drc-election-kabila

Sri Lankan plantation workers defy union and continue to strike

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) attempted on Tuesday to call off an indefinite strike involving tens of thousands of Sri Lankan plantation workers demanding a 100 percent pay increase. Thousands of workers have continued the stoppage, which began on December 4, in direct defiance of the union.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/13/slpl-d13.html

Michael Spavor: The detained Canadian close to Kim Jong-un

Few people can claim to have sipped cocktails on board North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's private yacht, but Michael Spavor is one of them.The Canadian businessman, who has longstanding ties with Pyongyang, has been detained in China and is being investigated on suspicion of harming its national security.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46552644

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high: report

A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-rights-journalists/number-of-journalists-jailed-for-doing-job-near-record-high-report-idUSKBN1OC0D2

The Koreas take historic steps in de-escalation as Trump silently seethes in Washington

As President Donald Trump seems to have hit a wall in his efforts to denuclearize North Korea, the country’s neighbor, South Korea, continues to make small — yet historic — strides in de-escalating tensions at the long-militarized border.

https://outline.com/bfz5uc

‘US stole from Honduras more’: Migrants at US border demand $50k ‘reparations’ & faster processing

Two groups of Central American migrants, a fraction of the 7,000-strong human tide that massed at the border during US elections, are demanding speedy approval of their asylum claims – or $50,000 to go home. ..

https://www.rt.com/news/446325-migrants-demand-reparations-border/

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News 12/12

Theresa May survives confidence vote of Tory MPs

Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117.Mrs May is now immune from a leadership challenge for a year.

Speaking in Downing Street, she vowed to deliver the Brexit "that people voted for".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46547246

Rights group claims IDF soldiers shot dead disabled Palestinian from behind (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers shot dead a young disabled Palestinian from as far away as 80 meters, a rights group said, uploading a video that appears to debunk army claims that he was killed during violent clashes.

Renowned Israeli human rights group B’Tselem uploaded a new video showing the 22-year-old Mohammed Habali, being fatally shot by Israeli soldiers in early December in the West Bank city of Tulkarm.

https://www.rt.com/news/446297-bavaria-refugees-assault-police/

Hungary passes 'slave law' prompting fury among opposition MPs

The Hungarian government has passed a set of controversial laws amid scenes of chaos, as opposition MPs sounded sirens, blew whistles and angrily confronted the country’s rightwing prime minister, Viktor Orbán.One of the new laws raises the amount of overtime employers can demand their employees work and has been labelled a “slave law” by critics.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/hungary-passes-slave-law-prompting-fury-among-opposition-mps

Senate Poised To Vote To End U.S. Military Support For War In Yemen

The U.S. Senate is poised to deliver a historic rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration Wednesday night, passing a resolution demanding an end to U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen.The resolution draws on congressional authority spelled out in the 1973 War Powers Act – authority that, until now, Congress has never actually used.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/12/676152310/senate-poised-to-vote-to-end-u-s-military-support-for-war-in-yemen

Hyundai, Kia workers strike in South Korea in opposition to attacks on wages

South Korean workers at Hyundai Motors and Kia staged a four-hour partial strike last Thursday to protest plans by the company and government to impose massive wage cuts on auto workers in the city of Gwangju. The agenda, dressed up as a job creation measure, is a test run of what will be a broader attack on the working class in the future.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/12/skor-d12.html

Japan is planning to launch fighters from aircraft carriers for the first time since World War II

Japan unveiled plans to develop the country's first aircraft carrier in over seven decades on Tuesday.The Japanese government wants to "enable fighter jets to be operated from existing warships," the draft guidelines explained, according to the Associated Press.

https://www.businessinsider.com/japan-plans-to-build-its-first-aircraft-carrier-in-over-7-decades-2018-12

Syria war: t*rkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US.America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with t*rkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46539812

Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

A scathing report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed that a consulting company hired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to fill thousands of new jobs to satisfy President Trump's mandate to secure the southern border is "nowhere near" completing its hiring goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/11/675923576/customs-border-and-protection-paid-a-firm-13-6-million-to-hire-recruits-it-hired

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I worked as a security guard at a milk factory when I was about 22. Night shift, no one around. They had a yogurt making machine with a nozzle that would suck in the yogurt and distribute it into cups. I saw it working one day and the gentle way it sucked the yogurt. So one night when no one was around, I turned it on and put the nozzle on my dick. It was great. instant hard on and cum. I used to shoot three or four loads a night into it. I was 22 and always horny and always full of cum. By morning, my ball sack was the size of a peanut and I was drained of semen. One of the secretaries was hot and kept her high heel shoes in her desk overnight. I used to get her high heels and sniff and lick them while fucking the yogurt machine. Oh man, those were the days. Terrific orgasms. Hundreds of people in the Chicago area in the early 80's ate my cum. I didn't care, I was horny and young. My whole life was centered around my cock. I even let a couple faggots suck me off

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Where are the lefts version of Atlas Shrugged? Fictional stories used to show not only how society can be, but how to get there, in an entertaining way.

Where is "Atlas Hugged"?.

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Its nearly 27 years since the fall of the USSR yet it still seems the bourgeoisie exerts great effort to drag it through the mud that to me seems to suggest they are still scared of it (or rather they are scared of its ghost).

In that time Russian social media has become filled with old Soviet footage with Putin riding on the back of this nostalgia while still maintaining his anti-communist stance.

It makes we wounder where Russia attitudes towards their Soviet past will be by the time the USSR is 30 years behind them in 2021.