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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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What's the Marxist take on megacorporations censoring and banning right-wingers?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/26/tech/the-donald-subreddit-quarantined/index.html

>inb4 "they committed threats"

The quarantine came 2 days after Carlos Maza, the same Hispanic gay openly communist "journalist" who got YouTubers banned, complained about Reddit being "toxic" and "problematic".

Why are small time gay Hispanic communist journos calling the shots for giant multi-billion-dollar imperialist "white" CEOs? My sociology professor didn't mention anything about this.

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Is it possible to stop radlibs from taking over leftist spaces?

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Free Speech

Is free speech a Leftist value?

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The head of Google's AI algorithm, Jen Gennai, was caught openly admitting that Google is censoring nationalists, right-wingers, and even center-left neoliberals like Dave Rubin in order to prevent Trump from winning in 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re9Xp6cdkro

Project Veritas's video was up for several hours, before getting ☘️taken down☘️. For those who don't know, Google owns YouTube.

Now wait a minute /leftpol/, you told me that corporations support fascists and nationalists. Why are they doing literally the opposite? Google is literally altering its algorithms to prevent nationalist videos and articles from getting views.

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Radlibs are lumpenproles

Socialist in the streets, anarcho-capitalist in the sheets

The weirdest shit is how radlibs will claim to be socialists, but somehow defend authoritarian governments and corporations on every issue. They function as lumpenproles, the dregs of society that have no real concern of class consciousness and will defend private business at any cost. The exchange is simple, the ruling class provides protection/services/goods to the lumpenproles, and the lumpenproles crack down on any real revolutionary people.

The real kicker is the sleight of hand employed by the ruling class to convince said lumpen that they are the real socialists. Self-avowed socialists will celebrate corporate brands for endorsing woke idpol, such as burgerking, Gillette, mastercard, youtube, large banks, etc. Meanwhile, real people campaigning for workers get tarnished. Jeremy Corbyn is attacked both by the capitalist right and left for merely suggesting that the working people of Britain should control the banks, and not the ruling class. The same thing is happening in America, where Bernie is also attacked for not being woke enough.

These radlibs imagine themselves as the vanguard of the revolution, but their actions are always in defense of money's interests. If you ever take to a radlib about the plight of workers in poorer areas, they easily scoff at said workers. They deem those poorer than themselves as rednecks, flyover states, rural retards, chuds, etc. The actual fabric of a revolutionary class is deemed not worthy by liberalism, only trans latinx crippled midgets can be part of the revolution, brought to you by gillette: shave your legs with 5-blade smoothness.

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does anyone else have this feel

We're living in a post-apocalypse dystopia, the ruins of what they could be. The entire planet is being crushed under the weight of shredded plastic, cash checking stores, and prepaid debit cards yet nobody does anything. We are slowly inching towards a massive environmental crisis yet all people seem to want are cheaper solar panels. "Community" no longer exists; towns are for redevelopment into subdivisions and cities are for redevelopment into managed office parks. NASA can't even get to the moon anymore yet Trump can somehow find enough money for a space force, new missiles and new bombs.

I get this queasy feeling that 10 years from now everything is going to be a lot worse; climate change will cause more severe droughts prompting a much greater global migrant crisis while new atomic bomb testing adds radioactive fallout to the list of shit we're pumping into the air. Countries will either melt down or vainly try to lock themselves behind walls and guards like Israel and Apartheid SA do. This will suddenly prompt violence from the underclasses, which the center won't be able to handle. Even now when they are given a godsend like Trump, the center can't handle any criticism of their cosmopolitan capitalist lifestyle. They'll keep circling the drain until they have to move from a police response to a military response like Mexico did in the 2000s, prompting a global civil war that will have no winners.

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What’s your excuse, leftoids

>when you realize that you’ve spent years bitching about exploitation, alienation and working in the rat when you could’ve just dropped off the grid in lived in the woods the whole time and lived a far more fulfilling life free from all of the problems mentioned above

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POW/MIA

Is this the most insidious bald-faced propaganda there is? How does one even counter this horseshit?

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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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there are some communist/leftist guerillas who recruiting militants from first world countries? I know only about YPG and their allies.

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Myths about the Great Patriotic war

06/22/1941 started the Great Patriotic war.

Let's discuss the common anti-soviet and anti-communist myths about this war.

Myths like:

>muh Hitler was just defending himself, Stalin wanted to attack first

>Soviets are also war criminals, they helped nazis in the war against Poland

>muh Molotov-Ribbentrop pact

>it would be better for russians to just surrender to nazis

>muh penal battalions

>nazi collaborators were actually heroes, millions of soviet people collaborated with nazis because they hated Stalin and commies

>after liberation from labor camps soviet POWs were deported to gulagz

>muh 2 millions of raped german women

etc.

If you can russian this is useful source: http://wiki.istmat.info/

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Newfag here

Can you guys suggest me what books to read and to tell me what do you think regarding:

>Zionism

>White nationalism

>This pic

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The Freikorps Problem

With right wing death squads a la Vichy Milice, Weimar Freikorps and American Militia running around, what is the answer?

To be completely frank, until the Freikorps problem is addressed, all left politics beyond raising consciousness is LARPing. Leftist street rabble and ANTIFA are a scrawny bunch compared to them. How do we address this problem?

I am off the opinion that mass armament us the only way. Every man woman and child should be armed and taught basic theory. The Freikorps of our times have to be diluted, outnumbered into oblivion. Think of East Germany.

Thoughts?

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Οk comrades its 21:30 and i have never been more bored in my life. I was reading theory all day and there is nothing to do. Give me some good ideas for an anarchist night out. Nothing too illegal or too violent.

How do you kill your counterevolutionary boredom?what do you do when you feel so betrayed by the daily reality?

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Can we please get a meme thread going?

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Οk comrades its 21:30 and i have never been more bored in my life. I was reading theory all day and there is nothing to do. Give me some good ideas for an anarchist night out. Nothing too illegal or too violent.

How do you kill your counterevolutionary boredom?what do you do when you feel so betrayed by the daily reality?

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I don't hate Viet Cong because they're communists...

…I hate them because they're Viets.

Overseas Viet here.

I'm descended from a Vietnamese draft dodger who fled to avoid conscription into the army when the SRV fought the Vietnamese-Cambodian War. Said draft dodger holds a rabid hatred of the Vietnamese government, probably because that seems to be a trend amongst Viet Kieu yellow flag wavers. I live in a virulently anti-communist area so I must hide my power level.

I've had a certain distaste for my co-ethnics over here. They're the most reactionary garbage and you might know they're the most pro-neocon bunch of garbage outside of Cuban gusanos. I fucking hate the cram school industry and the cult of education they've set up as well. The worst reactionary Confucian values seem to permeate it. I used to learn at a cram school and they were authoritarian as shit. I distinctly remember one of the tutors asking who hated America and I put my hand up and the tutor shithead shay on me for it.

Looking at the current state of geopolitics of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and its red neoliberal cucking, I can't say I'm impressed either. I used to have a virulent, hysterical hatred of the SRV as well, carrying on from my father as a function of the anti-communism. I've since calmed down and I don't really buy into the myth of the 18th Division of the South Vietnamese army, but the Vietnamese, both here and there are absolutely cucked over by neoliberalism. The Viet Kieu are cucked by M16 rifles and the Viet Cong (as overseas Viets refer to the SRV as a whole) are cucked by American fast food.

Side mention: my uncle married a Vietnamese Catholic. They're the richest part of the family over here and when you look at the Buddhist Catholic conflict in South Vietnam, I find it highly interesting.

Why are Viets in general so cucked?

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/leftywebm/

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

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I swear it feels like /pol/ has infested every single other board out there.

Man, it really feels like /pol/ has infested every single board out there, even something like /sw/ is filled with people using /pol/'s redtared memes constantly and when anyone tries to tell them otherwise they just double down.

How do we despook these morons?

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What books should there be in a "communist bible"?

Like a collection of books that can always be consulted for theory.

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Eceleb containment thread

Post your favourite videos by ecelebs.

Post your complaints about anons posting videos by ecelebs.

https://youtu.be/yvirpCAbGSY

"According to the numbers 70 % of all businesses fail within 10 years. And if you're failing after 10 years, that means you have been struggling and having a terrible time of it for that entire time. It's just not a proposition that most people can undergo realistically. It's worse than gambling. I could go to Las Vegas. And I could go to the craps table. And I could bet on the pass line with odds, and I have a 50/50 chance that I'm going to win on that bet. Your chances are better in Las Vegas at the craps table than they are for you to go out and bootstrap your own business with your life savings, for the vast majority of workers on planet Earth."

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El Salvador Civil War

What does /leftpol/ think of the El Salvador Civil war, which had a rebel side fighting for communism until the US stepped in and stopped it. Could communism have stopped the delinquency/gangs, or did the communist rebels bring them?

Here is a brief timeline for those who didn't hear about this war

https://invidio.us/watch?v=SnSI3jGJpVM

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Let's be honest. Socialism will never be achieved (en masse).

The right is right on this one.

Even if the proletarians were to know the difference from socialism (seizing the means of work) from "socialism" (using your vagina to shit out babies to get a government check to waste on crack), most will not want it.

Corporations and banks are run by elites. The elites are people, like you and me, they just act on "reptilian" impulses. Remember, all corporations started out as small workshops. Then, they got enough recognition to get investments.

People are subconscious sado-masochists. They love drama, war, and angst. The rush of bloodshed gives them a thrill which they cover up as "character-building".

If socialism were enacted, most would flop. Some wish to build an empire, others want a private swamp.

Listen, the average working-class adult likes to talk politics and money. They don't know nor care about science.

Unless it's mineral extraction which can be sold for profit.

Or some conspiracy theorist says something about the heavens.

Or some politician says something about common natural energy sources.

How many of you are actually active in leftist activities other than patronizing newcomers and blaming zoomers for differing hobbies?

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Cultural Marxism

I am not a left-leaning person at all, but I am here to ask about something.

After yesterday's Zizek vs JP debate, Zizek mentioned how there is no influence of cultural Marxism in the contemporary world. This got me thinking, what is it that we are observing right now of PC culture then if Zizek thinks it is not cultural Marxism?

A quick Google search says that cultural Marxism is a revolutionary leftist idea that traditional culture is the source of oppression in the modern world, which seems to be inline of what the right describes as leftists creating a parallel of class warfare in identity politics. However, I found this to be very one-sided, so that's why I am here to ask you guys, what do you believe cultural Marxism is? How influential is it in the modern world? How does it relate to individual freedoms? Do you even think individual freedom like freedom of speech to be necessary? I define freedom of speech as having no legal consequences from speech, with the opposite being any form of a secular or not version of blasphemy laws.

I know that cultural Marxism has nothing to do with the concept of class warfare that Marx expresses, but the reason Marxism is linked is because of how it mirrors the class warfare struggle with expressing culture as oppressed vs oppressor.

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/left(y)pol/ dubtrack

https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/leftypol-comrades

Hey so we're still alive not that anyone of note cares…playing music and tunes and occasional discussion although barely anyone cares to show up nowadays. Yeah…also we have a discord as well since it's more convenient but Lethe would probably freak if I shared it so w/e and besides like 99% of this board hates discord anyways.

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>robot oligarchs creating their own currencies

Nick Land was right all along.

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Why does capitalism even exist?

people actually thought this was a good idea

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Troons, Althusser, and Ideology

>I have said that the ISAs must not be confused with the (Repressive) State Apparatus. What constitutes the difference?

>As a first moment, it is clear that while there is one (Repressive) State Apparatus, there is a plurality of Ideological State Apparatuses. Even presupposing that it exists, the unity that constitutes this plurality of ISAs as a body is not immediately visible.

>As a second moment, it is clear that whereas the unified – (Repressive) State Apparatus belongs entirely to the public domain, much the larger part of the Ideological State Apparatuses (in their apparent dispersion) are part, on the contrary, of the private domain. Churches, Parties, Trade Unions, families, some schools, most newspapers, cultural ventures, etc., etc., are private.

>We can ignore the first observation for the moment. But someone is bound to question the second, asking me by what right I regard as Ideological State Apparatuses, institutions which for the most part do not possess public status, but are quite simply private institutions. As a conscious Marxist, Gramsci already forestalled this objection in one sentence. The distinction between the public and the private is a distinction internal to bourgeois law, and valid in the (subordinate) domains in which bourgeois law exercises its ‘authority’. The domain of the State escapes it because the latter is ‘above the law’: the State, which is the State of the ruling class, is neither public nor private; on the contrary, it is the precondition for any distinction between public and private. The same thing can be said from the starting-point of our State Ideological Apparatuses. It is unimportant whether the institutions in which they are realized are ‘public’ or ‘private’. What matters is how they function. Private institutions can perfectly well ‘function’ as Ideological State Apparatuses. A reasonably thorough analysis of any one of the ISAs proves it.

>But now for what is essential. What distinguishes the ISAs from the (Repressive) State Apparatus is the following basic difference: the Repressive State Apparatus functions ‘by violence’, whereas the Ideological State Apparatuses function ‘by ideology’.

Are trannies effectively, now, the agents of an ISA? The current state of trans activism leads directly to bureaucratic positions within Empire, and directly benefits from Empire's ISAs.

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BERNIE CALLS UPON THE GAMERS

we live in a society

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More faggotry from the mainstream left

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lcdtQjFf3s

How do these faggots still exist? Do SJW retards do not realize that everyone and their mother, even most people on the left, absolutely despises them?

Here's a reality check, for any faggot out there: Capitalism allows homophobia/transphobia to acquire a power structure. You get rid of capitalism, they'll no longer have the power to oppress you.

Either focus on class struggle or gtfo.

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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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Finance capital vs Industrial capital vs Workers

>Many Social Democratic and Labour parties have jumped on the bandwagon of finance capital, not recognizing the need to rescue industrial capitalism from dependence on neofeudal finance capital before the older conflict between labor and industrial capital over wage levels and working conditions can be resumed. That is what happens when one reads only Volume I of Capital, neglecting the discussion of fictitious capital in Volumes II and III and Theories of Surplus Value.

Is Michael right? Do we need to put our labor organizing on hold to some degree and focus like a laser first on bringing finance capital to heel before the class war can be resumed productively?

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What the fuck is up with the schizophrenia that is the Anglo nations?

They worship violence, conflict, and angst. Any piece of media that's happy or fun is "de-generate" or immature.

The adults are covert supporters of bullying. Any child that's surrounded by happy people and pure love is "weak" They need" to be punched in the face and gut, spat on, and laughed at to "toughen up, 'cause life is unfair."

(Yet, if a child was to bully an elder, it's "disrespect.")

They believe that young men who aren't dumb enough to knock up a bitch or marry is a "selfish manchild who's afraid of responsibility."

(Even though Anglo countries are notorious for their disdain of children, going as far as to ban them from public spaces and conjure up fantastical correlations between video games and mass-shootings or anime and homosexuality.)

They believe video games cause mass shootings, yet adults watch hours of violent movies and love reading stories about mentally ill people and their fetishes. And they want the young to do all the dirty work (warfare, police, hospitals where gore and violations of ethics are common.)

An who can forget the Anglo war fetish? They want young people to fight in pointless wars yet, when young people protest the injustices done to the homeland, they're "unruly children to be put down."

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ITT: Mainstream "left" cringe thread

"Drumf is communist, he's endangering trade prof-I mean civil rights!"

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On the Need for a Socialist Monarchy

Marxists allege that the "dictatorship of the proletariat" will rule a post-revolutionary society, abolishing the relations of capitalism, and resolving the contradictions of liberal capitalism. But how is the DotP to be organized and kept together? How can exploitative or alienating social relations be struggled against in perpetuity? And how could such a society mediate conflict between liberated workers while maintaining a permanent commitment to the advancement of socialism?

Democracy is certainly inadequate to the task. Indeed, leftcoms and other insist that "democracy" is to be abolished along with other fetishes of liberal capitalism. Revolution and the struggle for socialism is inherently anti-democratic. No individual group of workers could claim to truly represent the "will" of the proletariat anyways. The correct path of the DotP must be ascertained at a distance, without reference to any one worker or group of workers.

The obvious solution is the empowerment of a single Sovereign to rule over a socialist society. Such a Sovereign would be granted absolute power and authority to carry out the dictatorship of the proletariat. His or Her power would be mandated by the will of all working people, through which Divine Right could be claimed (depending on the religious beliefs of the population). Such a position would obviously be hereditary, in order to raise successors from birth to study the science of Marxism and train the necessary mental and physical faculties to successfully assume the Mandate of the DotP. Thus the Dictatorship of the Proletariat could be guaranteed in perpetuity (so long as the Sovereign's Mandate is upheld), free of deviations or revisionism that may form in lesser forms of government.

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Armed Revolt

Comrades, who here is willing to begin talking about armed revolution, and is willing to beginning organizing armed protests? (Not organizing revolt, just armed protests)

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Who hates freedom of speech more these days? Liberals or conservatives?

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Stop being a cog

>REEEE my boss keeps exploiting my labor and giving me shitty wages, fuck capitalism!

<why don’t you stop contributing to the system and opt out of it, bro

>BUT MUH CONSUMER PRODUCTS, MUH COMFY LIVE, THE REVOLUTION IS COMING SOON, START ORGANIZING YOU INDIVIDUALIST LUMPENSCUM PARASITE

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s nothing but nonsense to claim to be anti-capitalist and yet still contribute to the system. To have a job and allow yourself to be exploited, cramming your lives into the inhuman rat-race, is to consent to capitalism and live by its whims. Reactionaries do have a point when they bring up stuff like the iphone argument. Capitalism has brought immense material prosperity and new forms of technology – too much of it. The proletariat has been bourgeoisified, living empty lives surrounded by more and more procucts they didn’t know they needed and buying them with money they don’t even have. I’m sick of communists glorifying being a cog in porky’s machines. The revolution isn’t coming and the capitalist state only further consolidates itself and keeps its proles comfy with golden chains and soulless entertainment. It’s time to leave the system and live a low-tech life out in the wilderness where humans can have control over the essentials in their life – food, defense, working hours, clothing, etc, real goals.

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Are you intrested in seeing a little girl interviewing a nazi while nazis groom her in the chat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_GoQ0nVztg

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Diversity was a mistake.

No I'm not talking about multiculturalism (though that's related).

I'm talking about anthropo-diversity; the variety of different types of people. Either by race, gender, age, mentality, etc.

What was God thinking?

"B-b-b-but, variety os the spice of life. If everything was the same, life would be boring."

Yes. Boring is GOOD. Life has taught us that any colorful change in our personal lives brings about disaster. Variety brings more trouble than its worth.

-Either it be invasive plants

-Microbes which certain populations have no immunity to

- Students with different cognitive developments (visual learners, technologically-impaired bookworms, illiterates, etc) whom take up assistance from "normal" students.

- Heterosexual marriages

(Women are more "tender"

Men are more "stirred")

- Mixed breed babies whom develop disorders from weakened immunity due to alternative race of either parent.

-Typical family houses having more than three souls living in it. Someone is always getting their stuff "borrowed" by their housemates.

Hell even in the animal kingdom, all those beautiful animals which are hybrids are stunted.

Birdsongs in the morning are war chants to defend against other species.

In space, high density stars suck off the gas of their companion star (since many stars are binary systems).

In our solar system, tidal effects from nearby celestial bodies can affect earth gravity or earth orbit which can cause some problems within a dozen centuries

Christians say that God made everything and "saw it was good." Is volatility God's definition of "good"?

If so, Jehovah really is psychotic.

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Anyone found a book about post-revolution anarchism?

Day to day life organisation and problematics and how to overcome them etc?

How do YOU imagine the anarchist future post revolution?

What main problems do you think we are gonna face and if we dont live to see it what should be our revolutionary messages for the post revolutionary children?

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Why can't I defend myself from islam

Why should I put up with Muslim's running over kids. Why shouldn't I retaliate? I don't think you have an answer. This is totally academic just so in my heart I know I asked.

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What will journalism look like in a socialist world? How can we keep it an adversarial industry willing to look for and report on stories no matter the interests involved?

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Farmers: The True Exploited

I’ve recently came to the conclusion that Marx had it all wrong. If we define exploitation as the appropriation of a surplus, and look to the most fundamental of all surpluses necessary for the very maintenance of human civilization from the dawn of agricultural onwards to present day, we arrive at the farmer. The production of surplus by the farmer allowed for the division of labor and growth of parasitic non-agricultural classes on top of it. As all other classes – including the bourgeoisie and proletariat – exploit the surpluses of farmers to even stay alive in the first place, they are exploiters and the farmer exploited. This is much more dire than the traditional view concerning surplus value. Exploitation is an inverse pyramid, with the majority brutally oppressing a civilization-sustaining agrarian producer-class.

AGRICULTURALISM = BASE

CIVILIZATION = SUPERSTRUCTURE

The goal here for the liberation of this fundamental producing class is to topple the inverse pyramid, cast of the weights. And this farmer, like Atlas holding up the skin, shall return to subsistence levels, free of a world of exploitation and parasitism. Marxists ONLY look at the superstructure, never looking at the true civilization sustaining fundamentals of class-society.

UPROOT FOOD PARASITES

TOPPLE THE SUPERSTRUCTURE

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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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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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There are not marxist ethics

What ethical system is the most compatible with marxism?

I just want some guidance about human interactions.

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what are /leftpol/'s thoughts about Lee Harvey Oswald?

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WHy do people think Hollywood is "left wing" when it so clearly isn't?

Hey all, here is a thing that I've noticed when it comes to people critiquing any new movie, especially when it comes to things like Star Wars or Star Trek. Everyone thinks that these big corporations are pushing some king of "Left-Wing" agenda when in reality these corporations are only using liberal/feminist talking points as nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy/publicity stunt.

Why don't people ever notice this fact?

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What's the verdict, anon? Good introductory material?

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i found myself

So i atleast intill this point was pretty rigth wing,i watch people like Hunter Avallone and No Bullshit and i agreed with them on many levels.Like that trans people dont exist, that there are two genders ans so on.I belive that white is a supirior race and womans place is in the kitchen and that old values like family and politeness are important.But i also agree with some communist ideas like that there should be no private land and property and so on and so on.At moments i was totaly lost was i conservative was i a libtard or a centrist.Then i found nazbol and now i feel fulfilled.I now what i am and my meaning.Thank you Rissia very cool.So whats your expirience with nazbol.How do you feel about it

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Spiritual Marxism

Are there any Marxist thinkers that aren't materialists or is that a contradiction in terms? I read pic related, and I found many of the points of view interesting, particularly about alienation, but I'm not on board with the historical materialism. It's fairly obvious to me that God and the supernatural exists, though I think they are susceptible of a critique as well. Kafka's deconstruction of God's providential order in the Trial, the Castle etc is brilliant, imo, and has the virtue of not evading the problem by just rejecting the existence of God, angels etc. Are there any Marxist inspired works critiquing religion without rejecting the basic assumptions (e.g. God exists, supernatural realms exist, spiritual discipline are efficacious etc)? Let's say, for example, a critique of God, but one that accepts he exists.

I'm not very well schooled in leftist thought, so please be patient with me -__-

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How do I de-spook someone after they've read this crap?

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Porky in Mass-Graves

Kill. The revolutionary imperative. A vast majority of the bourgeoisie, the petty-bourgeoisie, celebrities, religious figures, intellectuals and other oppressors and exploiters are incapable of thought-reform. Shaped as they are in their exploitative oppressive milieu and material conditions this attitude becomes their nature.

CLAY IS MOULDED WHILE IT IS SOFT

They do not see comrades among the proletariat post-revolution, they see uppity slaves and resent their lost privileges. They are counter-revolutionaries, class-enemies.

IF YOU DON’T PULL UP A WEED BY THE ROOTS IT COULD GROW BACK

Large sections of the population are counterrevolutionary and need flat-out exterminated and put in camps to protect the revolution against saboteurs, wreckers and counterrevolution. If you kill everyone who could have an interest in counterrevolution, there can be no counterrevolution. If someone sympathizes with the extirpation of weeds among the Proletarian garden, they too will be exterminated in the great cleansing.

Exploiters of all varieties will be exterminated. Our criterion shall be

M ——-> M + ΔM

Whoever adheres to this goal of ‘making money’ is a potential class-enemy. Kill the moneylenders, they exploit the people. Kill the drug dealers, they poison and profit off the people. Kill the landlords, they exploit the people. Kill the merchants, they buy and resell at higher prices and thus exploit the people

KILL UNTIL OUR SOCIALIST NATION SHALL BE PURE AS SNOW

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How do run of the mill atheists feel about marxist atheism and state atheism in socialist states?

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Why do everyone immediately think of tankies when someone mentions anti-capitalism? Are the bourgeois intentionally presenting tankies as their only opposition to make themselves look better? There will be no anti-capitalist mass movement as long as it is associated with tankies, so how can we get rid of them?

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Great replacement

The big replacement is bullshit.This is not a discussion.Its the truth.Deal with it.

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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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Agamben

What's the deal with this guy? Is he a comrade?

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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Capitalism interrupts context; it has no cycle and simply exploits existing memes for profit until a new idealogy can be created and exploited. This leads to social isolation as it causes traditional family units to erode. The only context capitalists and economists concern themselves with is the business cycle - recessions - but they are seen as temporary with no ill-lasting affects on themselves, the economy as a whole, or individual consumers as they expect profits to always rise despite limited resources. Death, finality and justice don't exist only interest, evolution and subcontracting.

Any good writings on this besides Marx himself? I've been thinking about it more lately, all I can think of is The End Of Education (1995, Postman).

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The only valid form of anarchism is transhumanism

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Max Stirner

Does he live up to the memes?

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Censorship on /leftpol/

How come every single thread now has dozens of deleted posts?

The reason I left /leftypol/ was because of excessive moderation.

Is the same dynamic being repeated here? Is it humanly impossible to have a left-wing discussion board that doesn't eventually turn into authoritarian censorship?

What's the point of reading replies to posts you can't read? "Ah but they're fascists, they're trolls, they're wrong…". HOLY FUCKING SHIT, are the mods protecting us from bad ideas or something?

What's happening?!

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LGBT is not left

LGBT is not left. It's that simple. Their fight for (seemingly) equal rights (while homosexualists and heterosexuals have had equal rights for a long time) is a fight with an imaginary enemy, which is profitable for… Who? Right, the bourgeoisie. In short, LGBT is a tool in the hands of the bourgeoisie. THEIR STRUGGLE is a sex one, a gender one, doesn't matter, but it's not CLASS STRUGGLE. I personally have not seen demands to improve worker conditions and worker solidarity on LGBT events. No, they fucking want the equal rights that they already have. As for me, I don't care whether a person is gay or not. If he fights for worker rights and his struggle is a CLASS one, I will respect him regardless of sexual orientation

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Anarcho-Transhumanism FTW

This is the future whether u can handle it or no, fuck you to all the prehistoric tanks out there!

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should gay pride exist

Dice rollRolled 1 + 1 (1d1)

"Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world."THen why are straigth people a minority now,why are there more minorities that fine folks.And when the fuck did these bitches expirience violence and no being called out for your bullshit on twitter is not harrasment and its not violence.This people just want attention,want power,want money.Just think about it.Youve got all this companies on your side, you can do whatever you want, you can rape kids.LGBT is just that_ perversion.And when we aknolige that straigth people exist they want to ban our day.Well fuck you, im white, straigth and i aint going anywhere!

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202O election

Will Trump win 2020?!Like Yang cant opose him in popularity, any other dem cant and he still gets so much support.Is there anyone who can beat him?Of all the 23 dem candidates there is no one who says anything outside the box,and has new ideas exept orange man bad,and if you elect me we will defeat orange man.Who are you voting for and why?Tell me what you think.

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The Cambodia Myth

Why don’t people recognize this as the Porky-revisionist lie that it is?

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Sovereign Citizen

What does anon think of the "sovereign citizen" movement?

Are any of their tactics worth adopting?

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Marxism will always have a nationalist character

Zizek says that "politics proper is thus something specifically 'European'" and that left needs to appropriate the "the true Eu-

ropean legacy from ancient Greece onwards" (A Leftist Plea for Eurocentrism). Albert Camus says something similar in "The Rebel" that rebellion is essentially a modern western phenomenon.

Even Marx and Engels "had supported Bismarck's war against France, and Engels had applauded the expansion of the 'bourgeois' United States into the continental southwest at the expense of the "lazy Mexicans.' Similarly, Engels jus­tified Germany's annexation of Schleswig from Denmark as 'the right of civilisation against barbarism, progress against quiescence'"(Italian Fascism and Developmental Dictatorship)

You might just dismiss this as historic prejudice, spooks etc but I do not see any scenario in which a revolutionary movement does not in anyway appeal to the identity of proles living in the area. The fact that nationalism is an "imagined community" or that it is a fluid historic construct makes no difference. People respond to social myths not appeals to egoism or self-interests. Lenin himself said that class consciousness normally does no go beyond trade union consciousness.

Does leftpol deny that nationalism or at the very least friend-enemy distinctions will always exist and that people do not want to live in some open borders society? If you're still skeptical consider how diversity tends to lower social trust and how all the communist projects of the 20th century were in some way nationalist.

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Why do people cling so hard to the spook of the family? It's nothing more than the smallest unit of crime, originally formed to deprive others from the fruits of Earth, a birthright of every human, today it is still the scene of most abuse, bullying, exploitation and trauma. There's no reason why would we want to live in families instead of a more humane, communal form. In fact, it is not only obsolete, but outright harmful.

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Capitalism's merger with idpol

ah shit, here we go again

Budweiser, wanting to sell more urine lite beer decides to join many other corporations in putting color patterns on their products. Pic related is the pride flag meant to endorse all types of non-heterosexual people. However, it has the black bar and a brown bar on top, to represent blacks and browns. That's right homos, your sexual pride comes second to proud negroes. It ruins the aesthetic of the rainbow but too bad, you'll just have to accept it bigot. Why isn't there a white bar? People of european descent don't get a bar, haven't you read settlers?

Fighting fascism and resisting Drumpf is difficult, but you can help by purchasing more consumer goods from transnational conglomerates. Don't you fucking think about appealing to the working class with class politics, that's what rightwing populists do. You wouldn't want to be a cryptofash class reductionist.

Donate to my patreon

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How do I deradicalize?

I've been wanting to deradicalize a bit from the far right and spend some time on the other side of the creek, but then I come over here and you faggots post like once every 3 hours. Christ on a bike this shit is slow.

Anyway, caught myself saying nigger out loud spontaneously in a crowded place (I was at fucking MEPS of all places). Don't think anyone noticed but it made me realize I need to cool off before I potentially ruin my life and career from my /pol/ speaking habits. Though there are aspects of civic and ethnonationalism that I can't really shake and that I haven't found really addressed in the limited leftist youtubers I've been exposed to in my efforts to balance out.

The main thing is European culture, identifying with that history and heritage, and the desire to preserve it, at least the good parts. Capitalism is dogshit in soooooo many fucking ways, but there are huge portions of western culture that I think are good and not invulnerable to change or regression. In their attempts to debunk replacement migration in western countries, the two tubers I've seen (shaun and three arrows) largely just shrug off any sense of western culture or identity, as if it's not at risk at all and never could be ever. And yet such people are perfectly capable of seeing how it is endangered through some sort of fascist uprising by far right people, but a country's population becoming predominantly another ethnicity or cultural background they just don't even seem to consider that that could be the same kind of threat. The whole notion of national identity, or really any identity past the individual, seems to be almost comical to the left. Shaun shows a picture of a group of muslim girls waving the german flag and is just like, "a bunch of children waving the german flag, don't see what's so scary" or something. BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT FUCKING GERMAN. Connection to and reverence for a culture and country goes deeper than waving a fucking flag or speaking the language. This kind of ignorance and seeming contempt for people identifying with their culture, nation, or ethnicity is one of the major obstacles for me in coming back towards the left in any way.

How should I work around this or move forward? My identity with my culture and ancestry is not something I can shrug off. It's like that old zen saying, "glimpsed once and forever." I can't fucking unsee it. And yet it just creates huge pain and anxiety for me because, NO SHIT, things change, and are changing, and that can not be stopped.

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> there are people who use entrepreneur in a positive sense

I thought it was a slur?

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Anti-Semitic Zionists: On ethnoimperialism

Zionism is American Neoconservatism Abroad, American Neoconservatism is Zionism at Home

So I've been obsessed with "Imperialism" by Lenin and it clicked to me how it applies to Zionism: specifically, how many alt-rightists are raging Zionists and how so many Zionists are raging rightists.

< Anti-Semitism while being Zionist is imperialism.

A significant amount of the right is anti Semitic yet support Israel and this works exactly as intended. In short, anti-Semitic Zionists want the Jews out of sight. However, to be more nuanced: Anti-Semitic Zionism is in reality, merely another form of ethnic separatist imperialism. The ethnic antagonism brought by capitalism has become so intense that the imperialist society seeks to assuage this to stave off unrest and continue making profits. That capitalist society can simply stave off ethnic antagonism by addressing the root cause, xenophobia and racism, but it cannot as that it would hurt its profits. Thus the imperialist society exports the subject of this ethnic antagonism to a colony (Israel) , however, the ethnic antagonism is merely outsourced and does not entirely disappear. This is why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict occurs, because it is in reality the outsourced racial frustration and conflict of European and American societies. This reflects how classical imperialism is used to stave off unrest within advanced capitalist societies.

< oppressed minor national elements contribute greatly to revolutionary organisation.

The right likes to engage in canards about "Judeo-Bolshevism" and less historically literate allies like to deny the Jewish identity of some Bolsheviks altogether in response but the fact is, the Bolshevik revolution occurred in part because the Russian Empire were vicious persecutors of the Jewish population and the Jewish elements in the Bolshevik were acting in self defense against pogroms by the church. Had the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth not been positioned, the Bolshevik revolution would not have happened in the scale it did. The Jewish elements of the Bolsheviks existed because the Tsardom, out of thirst for Jewish labour, abolished the Pale of Settlement yet refused to manage the living conditions of all subjects as a whole - the segregation of the Pale no longer existed and thus Jewish discontent spread into mainstream Russian society . However, it is easy to imagine that if the Tsars had supported Zionism, they might have been able to manage Jewish unrest.

< Anti-Zionism and thus anti-Imperialism is thus absolutely necessary for revolution in America.

Israel functions as America's Pale of Settlement, pitting Jewish unrest against Palestinian peasants. This, by destroying Israel and encouraging mass Jewish exodus to America through converted pro-Palestinian efforts, we force the American right to confront it's antisemitism. If they succeed in addressing their contradictions, we have made the American right less likely to race bait and divide the working class. If they refuse to be less antisemitic, they will radicalise the Jewish refugees, in which case, we have more allies.

TL; DR Israel is a pressure release valve for American Jewish discontent and if it disappears, we create the conditions for another Lenin.

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Pimping middle class women and girls for money.

I come from a country where prostitution is legal.

The fact is, the left is in dire need of finance. Prostitution/pornography is one of the fastest ways to achieve it. And face it, the right have got the most annoying sort of harridans who simply deserve the worst (Lokteff, Southern e.g). Right wing men are some of the most sex-starved and lonely beasts on the planet.

So what if I started a brothel for the sole same of organising and financing left forces? Specifically, I want to run a Third Reich themed brothel. It would cater to alt-right men. I would target middle class, blonde eyed blue hair "Aryan" girls mainly as the desired recruitment material, but I would also target any other sort of women who deserve it. If possible, I'd make special efforts to recruit the daughters and wives of rightist politicians. The point here is to offer the angry autist men fantasies. I would design the interior to be like the idealised rural Nazi scenery of the Wehrbauer settlements. There will be "wife experiences" were the Nazi-incels get to act out their patriarchal fantasies. Alternatively, I'd offer them a Nazi dominatrix experience.

For black women, I'd have them act out plantation Jezebel fantasies of the antebellum south. Russian women get to play slaves in Generalplan Ost serf scenarios. One or two Asian women can act out Vietnam war "love you long time" or IJA Unit 731/ Comfort women fantasies. To top it all off, if I get access to Middle Eastern women, I'd outright run Auschwitz fantasies where the clients get to play guard rapists.

The point here is that my primary recruitment pool will be middle class girls. Petty bourgeois women are some of the most worthless filth around and deserve a couple of bruises and hours looking at the ceiling, as they pair up with incel and the fash to make dosh for us. No working class women allowed.

Thoughts?

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Thread is dedicated to posting agendas/conspiracies/policies/scams/schemes, and to help define them and give them a label.

You're free to challenge the reality that these agendas exist, but the purpose of the thread is to define and label them in the event they do become real.

1. Creating a culture of time wasting and impotent knowledge. Ex. Consuming products and knowledge concerning various franchise universes (starwars, xmen, etc). People spend time to memorize the map of Westeros, and hundreds of years of fake history.

We can just leave it at that. That there's an inherent human need to learn, but people choose the easiest prepackaged route. Learning the history of LotR is easier than learning real history. We can label this a form of Masturbation. There's a human desire that is meant to go along with a specific function (finding a mate, reproducing) but people just choose the easier route (masturbation. the immediate good feelings without the work and intended pay off).

Or we can go further into conspiracy and say people are encouraged to consume impotent knowledge because 1. it's marketing. People that know in depth about StarTrek lore will more willingly pay for ST products. 2. People with encyclopedias worth of D&D lore can't apply it to the real world to change real world events. It's a form of pacifying.

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Stim’s Last Stand

After months of collecting dust on the shelf in the aftermath of a blow-up with his producers… Stim has taken subMedia’s lawyer/publicist Dick Vomit hostage, and busted into the former set of TFN to share hot takes on our ongoing ecological clusterfuck, insurgent French crossing guards, the Bandung Black Bloc, and the ongoing death throes of American democracy.

https://sub.media/video/stims-last-stand/

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I hope he gets better

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I can't help it, but I seriously hate liberals more than (Neo)Nazis and capitalists… even though I know it is a diversion…

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Videogame Thread

Mao's Legacy has been out for a few days. So far siding with Jiang Qing (Mao's wife), I get embargoed by the USA before I can restore relations with the USSR or build up my economy (though I intervened in foreign nations where I could).

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Greetings from pol

Hello reds, I challenge you to change my ideology through literature alone. Therefore post the greatest literature in your arsenal, I promise you I will read through most suggestions I am genuinely curious. I would like to broaden my understanding of the other side and I figure literature would be best at least for me. Also this is to test the intellectual strength of not socialism/fascism for if I read through your suggestions and my opinion of them erode however slightly I will be forced through my moral character to give your ways a more serious look which may in term lead to my full conversion. So have at it

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Gay Containment Thread

Stop shitting up other threads and make your arguments for and against LGBT Pride here you faggots

Pride Month edition

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Say that religious leftists are "weill intentioned but misguided" ONE MORE DAMNED TIME

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News 4/26

Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war

In a far-reaching assault on democratic rights and free speech, the government of Emmanuel Macron is moving to prosecute journalists who have exposed both France’s complicity in Saudi Arabia’s illegal war in Yemen as well as the Macron government’s efforts to cover it up.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/26/macr-a26.html

Trump state visit: Corbyn boycotts Buckingham Palace banquet

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not attend the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of Donald Trump.The Labour leader argued it would be wrong to "roll out the red carpet" for the US president, whom he accused of using "racist and misogynist rhetoric".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48070983

Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency.

https://www.apnews.com/1f4cb6de554247d5b400c3cdd3f0c276

Cuba dubs Bolton 'pathological liar' over Venezuela troops charge

Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “pathological liar” on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cuba-dubs-bolton-pathological-liar-over-venezuela-troops-charge-idUSKCN1S12NK

Spain election: Ruling party appears poised to win poll and fend off far-right threat

One of Spain’s most competitive and polarised election campaigns since its transition to democracy came to an end on Friday, with the ruling Socialist Party (PSOE) predicted to win enough seats in Sunday’s snap poll to stay in power and keep out the threat from the far right.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-election-polls-psoe-pp-vox-far-right-podemos-catalonia-a8887731.html

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called “ridiculous and sad.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-odd/brazils-bolsonaro-shocked-by-high-number-of-penis-amputations-idUSKCN1S2018

Macri Tears Argentina Apart: Devaluation and Debt Risk on Rise

Neoliberal policies are affecting the Argentinean state's capacities to control exchange rate and inflation.In Argentina, the is hitting record highs at over 51 percent compared to the United States dollar.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Macri-Tears-Argentina-Apart-Devaluation-and-Debt-Risk-on-Rise-20190426-0013.html

UN Special Rapporteur meets Assange in ‘British Gitmo’ jail to discuss breach of privacy claims

Joe Cannataci, the UN’s official on the ‘right to privacy,’ told reporters outside Belmarsh prison in London on Thursday that he is conducting an inquiry into whether Assange’s human rights have been breached under international law.

https://www.rt.com/uk/457546-assange-privacy-un-rapporteur/

North Korea billed US $2m for Otto Warmbier's hospital care – report

The United States was handed a $2m bill from North Korea for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American student died soon after his release back to the US in a comatose state in 2017, after being detained for 17 months.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/otto-warmbier-north-korea-us-hospital-bill

'Outrage is justified': David Attenborough backs school climate strikers

The outrage of the students striking from school over climate change inaction is “certainly justified”, according to Sir David Attenborough, who said older generations had done terrible damage to the planet.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/26/david-attenborough-backs-school-climate-strikes-outrage-greta-thunberg

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Leftism and religion

Hi all, pretty new to leftism here but have been trying to read up on Marx and Engels, Bakunin, Kropotkin etc. but there is one thing that has been bugging me and it's been difficult to try and talk about it without being worried I'm instantly going to be labeled as a troll or whatever.

Recently whilst browsing leftist spaces, I've noticed posts and threads talking about "solidarity with our muslim comrades, ramadan mubarak" and "generic christianity bad" stuff. Note that I am not religious myself, though.

But as a gay guy, it makes me worried and uncomfortable when I see people talking about solidarity with any kind of religion that is homophobic, doesn't matter if they're christians, muslims, jewish. I just don't get the logic behind "solidarity" with religion when it has a huge history of being used as a tool of oppression, an excuse for inaction and a way to obfuscate class consciousness, even if people say "praying makes me feel better" the bad absolutely outweighs the good. It also just seems weird to see people talking about solidarity with islam whilst shitting on christians as to me they are mostly just two sides of the same religious coin, I'm not sure why so many leftists seem to give islam a free pass when it comes to all the shitty parts of it. It also seems at odds with the generally materialist outlook a large amount of leftist minds seem to have.

How do I say/signal/talk about this with other leftists without being accused of being some kind of troll? I'm not a fedora-tipping enlightened atheist type, I'm just a gay guy who's generally uneasy with people supporting any kind of religion that dislikes me for the way I was born.

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USAR

>Most Americans believe in some sort of raise the minimum wage / pay for my college / gib free health economics

>Social Justice is now the dominant ideology of even American finance capital and the entirety of the American cultural output

>The empires objective is unironically to liberate the third world from their feudal patriarchies

Explicate to me how the US isn't the USSR

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Radlib retard SHOCKED, did not see this coming at all

Hello everyone, upcoming eceleb vaush got butthurt that he got a strike on his youtube account for hatespeech. We've heard this story time and time again, the very dipshits who believe in deplatforming are BAMBOOZLED when they lose their platform too. If the left wants any chance to get its message out in the internet age, it cannot be handing over all the control to tech monopolies.

I've been saying this since 2015 and have been getting shit for it but fuck you I've been right this entire time. I was mocked for arguing in bad faith and secretly being a reactionary because I didn't want porky to have unilateral control over political expression. The typical woke retards who push for this stuff all too easily find themselves on the opposite end of the boot, not understanding that free speech for leftists also means free speech for rightists, as much chagrin as that may cause you.

And it's always a radlib, they always support the woke SJW crap. As the years have gone on I have less and less sympathy for these tards as they easily swing their guns towards leftists they perceive less pure than themselves (Pierre trudank vs batko being one example). We've seen the results of /leftypol/ and what powertripping mods can do, and how it can easily kill discussion.

Nazbol is the only solution.

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Leftist Scenes

Are there any places in America with a solid, genuinely leftist scene in-which organization and praxis seem to be more alive relative to other places? As someone who has grown up in the bible belt, I've always dream't of moving to Seattle for what seems to be its more counter-cultural politics. How skewed is this perspective?

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Best socialist fiction?

Need some lefty fiction (besides Lê Guin) preferably sci-fi. Whatcha got robots?

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The new BO is just a crony of the old one an just as bad.

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Right wing hangouts

Where do right wing people hang out online? Especially scandinavians.. I wan't to see how they organize.

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What's keeping you from embracing the truth?

Tankies are too timid to criticize their SJW counterparts, Skinheads are too retarded thinking that their white utopia will not suffer from its capitalism, "an"caps are just retarded, and anarchists, while technically correct in their criticisms of the state, do not understand that there is no fight against capitalism without the state.

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For the sake of the Third World, Russia must perish.

For the sake of the Third World, Russia must perish.

Eastern Orthodox Russia must die so that the teeming masses of the Third World may live. Control of Russia must be seized from the Moskals and a global refugee zone be established within the former territory of the Russian Federation. The teeming masses of Syrians, Afghans and other assorted ethnicities of the world must have Russia as home. Russia must be converted into a giant refugee camp. In no uncertain terms, I am calling for a new Generalplan Out, but instead of Aryans, it must be populated with the masses of the world yearning to be free.

Why Russia? Threefold:

1) Russia has been the primary supplier of heavy munitions for Assad's Syria and had a role in creating the refugee crisis; 2) The Siberian tundra is about to thaw, thereby opening it to mass population while greenhouse gases burn the global south; 3) Russia is the font of white supremacism, reactionism, the alt-right and is the Ur-traitor to the socialist project of the 20th century and must be punished accordingly.

Firstly, Russia has supplied the heaviest munitions to Assad and in doing so displaced the greatest number of Syrians to Western Europe. Europe's social safety nets are on the brink as refugees flood into Germany, France and Poland. In doing so, nationalistic rhetoric is being fuelled viciously. The FN, AfD, Orban etc benefit from Russian aid in the Syrian Civil War as the tide of refugees politically empowers them. Putin and his allies benefit hugely from this vicious cycle relationship. European unity, the vehicle of social democratic politics is threatened gravely by ethnoseparatists, of which the Moskals are in contact with.

Secondly, the Siberian tundra is about to thaw due to continued global warming. This will unleash a vicious cycle of Siberian methane warming the Earth, further warming it. The Russian state is additionally complicit in funding global warming denial through the support of pseudoscience and denialism in other countries. Most materially, Russia is one of the largest supplier of fossil fuels in Eurasia. If they contribute to climate refugees running around, it makes sense for them to take them in.

Thirdly, Russia is the font of reaction within the West. It is a traditionalist, spiritualist, chauvinistic power that flirts with the global right. Additionally, Russia is the super-traitor to socialism, the country most responsible for the downfall of the USSR, the country of Khruschev that disgraced socialism forever. For this alone, Russia and indeed, ethnic Russians must be punished.

Russia must be opened to the masses of the Third World. New Russians must be allowed to live in the wide, rich black-soil expanses of the Third Rome. Russian households must be billeted to house five, maybe even more refugees. Iraqi's, Afghans and Syrians must find comfort in the co-ethnics of Lana Lokteff and speaking of which, remember that is was the Moskals that opened the festering wound of Afghanistan. This new state, non-Orthodox, non-Christian, can then swiftly fall under the influence of the PRC, for the rebirth of the Soviet Union. The virile seed and manhood of Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis desperately call for a home in Slavic pudendae. Russia must turn into a true rape-state, a real orgy of the otherwise imaginary white genocide. With this new Refugee-State, the borders of Europa will be protected from rising China.

The problem with Generalplan Out was it originally called for the destruction of the Soviet Union, the leading socialist power of the ages and the extermination of a socialist country. Yet there now is no socialist Russia, only an Eastern Orthodox font of reaction responsible for the worst rightist excesses on this world. The Boers, the most vicious rightists seek sanctuary in this land and our domestic right opponents in alliance with Russia.

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Worker cooperatives and unions

Should worker cooperative members also join unions of top-down capitalist business employees? Do unions still have a role to play in democratic workplaces, at least as long as capitalist businesses exist alongside them?

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2019 European Parliament election

Who should I vote for in the upcoming EU elections? Is there even any point to it?

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Peace Land Bread

This is my ideal society. Please critique it.

Peace. All wars ended. No soldier shall cross the border. No weapons or "advisors" shall cross the border. Soldiers only allowed in their designated zones, and the border. In the event of a border invasion or some far off country is throwing missiles, only immediate retaliation is allowed. No lengthy campaigns to invade, occupy lands, capturing capitals, etc.

Land. Every citizen at 18yrs of age is given a standard X amount of acres. They are the sole legal owners. Upon death, they can leave it to 1 heir, or its taken by the state to be redistributed. Only 1 property per citizen. Its a long project, but eventually all land will be neatly divided. No existing properties will be "stolen" by the state. But they will buy existing properties when they can and combine/cut up them up to create these standard acreage sizes.

Bread. Government will have the sole right to work all natural resources: mines (metals, uranium, chalk, etc) lumber, fish, water, etc and use those profits to 1. take place of taxes 2. Provide a basic income in terms of basic food requirements.

These government properties are exempt from "Land" distribution.

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Colorado becomes first state in nation to cap price of insulin

Under bill signed by governor this week, diabetics will pay no more than $100 a month for insulin

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/23/colorado-insulin-price-cap/

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LENIN VS KROPOTKIN

Lenin vs. Kropotkin; choose one

Also consider their allies. For Lenin, that can mean Joseph Stalin and the Bolsheviks, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, etc. For Kropotkin, that could mean Republican Catalonia/the CNT-FAI, Rojava, Mikhail Bakunin, Murray Bookchin, Noam Chomsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, etc.

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"Rational" wiki

I made some contribution on their pedophilia article (a rather moderate one, not even chimping out) and I got inmediately perma-banned, with the ability to create a new account disabled, by a mod there (a fucking feminazi one, of course, and a major SJW retard no less). She goes by the name EK and seems like your average r/socialism sack of shit.

I think it was mostly because of my username and not because of the topic as such. So much for those faggots being "rational".

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Opinions on this? Swedish schoolgirl who refused to take part in one of campaigner Greta Thunberg's

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7062517/Swedish-girl-bullied-not-participating-Greta-Thunberg-climate-strike.html

>When the child said she did not wish to participate, the teacher became agitated and lectured her in front of the classroom that she should 'think through her decisions carefully', the magazine says.

>Other students of the class then accused her of being a 'climate denier'. The girl’s mother blames the teacher for inciting classroom bullying, and said she felt scared of how angry and uneasy the atmosphere quickly turned.

>She said that while her daughter enjoys school, 'she does not think the school strike is the right way to go about climate problems’.

>The mother added that her daughter hadn’t been ‘very loud about it’, but simply said that she did not want to join the strike.

>After feeling that the school ‘stigmatised’ her daughter, the mother proceeded to call the school’s administration. She herself was then questioned by the principal.

>The principal explained that her daughter ‘went against the rest of the class and refused to participate in something this positive' and told the mother she had the wrong attitude herself.

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I think a big issue with leftist reaching a wider audience is that we have no short term goals or tangible policies that are different from most liberals.

We need policies that people can easily grasp and they need to be different from radlib shit

What do you guys have in mind?

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Dissecting the Frankfurt School

I've noticed I've easily used Freudian theories against the school that he's founded upon. is that just autism or am I onto something?

like for instance Wilheim Reich targetted little boys because he had a bully complex descended from the fact he got the shit beat out of him as a kid for being homosexual, i.e., The bullied becomes the bully

or the fact that most people in Hollywood like to act out emotionally towards Trump being a despot….one extreme example being Tom Arnold made a Freudian slip on his twitter saying "I'd rather have an actual Nazi than Trump" deludes to the fact most liberals just explicitly desire to be controlled by a boot to the face, and often carries psychosexual inclinations that liberals tend to be masochistic.

Erich Fromm used the phrase (and I'm paraphrasing) that people cling to Nationalism as a substitute for romantic love simply because he had penis envy over the fact that jews never had a legit home to call their own so they project their insecurity on those that have the nationality, nevermind the fact they had to steal Palestinian land out of desperation

Frankfurt is usually 99% on Consumerism but anything sociological can be used against them with ease as far as I can tell

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News 5/25/19

Iraqi protesters urge Baghdad to stay out of U.S.-Iran showdown

Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdad’s two biggest allies, Iran and the United States.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-us-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF

==Police and military crack down on spontaneous taxi strike in Matamoros, Mexico=

At midday the taxi drivers came to the central square, some with homemade signs reading “Corrupt government, get out,” and were meet by a heavy presence of state police armed with assault rifles and wearing helmets. Security forces harassed the drivers and attacked protesters as scuffles broke out when police attempted to bring tow trucks into the city center to tow the parked taxis.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/25/mata-m25.html

India kills Kashmir's 'most wanted militant'

Indian security forces have killed an influential Kashmiri militant who led the first al-Qaida-affiliated cell in the disputed region, sparking protests and fears of wider unrest.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/24/fears-of-unrest-after-india-kills-kashmirs-most-wanted-militant

India explodes 500-kg bomb as tit-for-tat tests raise tensions with Pakistan

While the leaders and top diplomats of India and Pakistan exchanged polite pleasantries in recent days, their respective militaries have been testing powerful weapons, raising the stakes in their decades-long conflict.

https://www.rt.com/news/460219-india-pakistan-bomb-tests/

Majority in Brazil's top court to make homophobia and transphobia crimes

A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted in favour of making homophobia and transphobia crimes.Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48391926

Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis

Students from 1,800 towns and cities in more than 110 countries stretching from India to Australia and the UK to South Africa, walked out of lessons on Friday, the organisers of the action said.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/24/schoolchildren-go-on-strike-across-world-over-climate-crisis

French yellow vest protesters clash with police but numbers wane

Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens on Saturday as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/french-yellow-vest-protesters-clash-with-police-but-numbers-wane-idUSKCN1SV0MW

German Social Democrats and “The Left” strengthen domestic security agency

In March, the state government of Brandenburg, run by a coalition between the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Left Party (Die Linke) tightened existing police law. Now, a few months before the regional elections, the coalition has cleared the way for a reinforcement of the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Brandenburg.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/25/germ-m25.html

Thousands of Brazilians Join the 'Free Lula' Campaign

Members of Brazil's "Free Lula" movement and the Workers' Party (PT) will kick off a nationwide campaign Saturday and Sunday, talking to the public about the lawfare taking place against former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner since April 2018.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-of-Brazilians-Join-the-Free-Lula-Campaign-20190525-0007.html

Putin’s Trust Rating Hits Historic Low — State Poll

Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has dropped to its lowest level since 2006, according to a new state-run poll, another setback for Russia’s president as the country begins to discuss its leadership options after his term limit ends.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/25/putins-trust-rating-hits-historic-low-state-poll-a65744

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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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News 5/24/19

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to do so.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48395905

North Korea warns no more talks until US backs off ‘impossible demands’

Negotiations between the United States and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear program will not resume until the US administration backs off from what Pyongyang has characterized as a unilateral demand that it disarm.

https://www.rt.com/news/460182-north-korea-impossible-demands/

UK negotiates loophole in Saudi export ban to sell planes for use in Yemen

The UK government has negotiated a loophole in a German arms export ban to Saudi Arabia that will ensure UK-supplied planes will continue to be used in the war in Yemen, the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/23/uk-negotiates-loophole-in-saudi-export-ban-to-sell-planes-to-yemen

Amid worsening trade war, Chinese president calls for new “Long March”

With the Trump administration ratcheting up its economic war against China, President Xi Jinping has called for a new “Long March,” saying the country had to prepare for “difficult situations.” Xi’s comments are another indication that any prospect of an agreement to end the escalating trade conflict is remote.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/24/chin-m24.html

US to Sell Arab Allies $8B in Arms to 'Deter Iran': Pompeo

A US$8.1 billion dollar arms sale will be offered to Arab allies to "deter" Iranian aggression," Pompeo said Friday, AFP reports.U.S. President Donald Trump is invoking a rare executive provision bypassing congressional review in order to extend a multi-billion dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia, citing alleged threats from Iran to the kingdom, U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo confirmed Friday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Sell-Arab-Allies-8B-in-Arms-to-Deter-Iran-Pompeo--20190524-0013.html

Nationalist Activists Harass LGBT Film Fest in Moscow

Pro-Kremlin activists tried to shut down the opening of an LGBT film festival in Moscow on Thursday.Two fringe nationalist groups called the National Liberation Movement (NOD) and SERB harassed attendees and poured ammonia on an employee of the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, organizers said. The two groups are known for attacks on opposition activists and art exhibits.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/24/nationalist-activists-harass-lgbt-film-fest-moscow-a65725

Instructions from headquarters: Islamic State's new guerrilla manual

In recent weeks, IS’s al-Naba online newspaper has encouraged followers to adopt guerrilla tactics and published detailed instructions on how to carry out hit-and-run operations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-security-islamic-state-idUSKCN1SU19J

French police swarm streets after bomb filled with bolts goes off in Lyon

Police and emergency services have been dispatched en masse to the center of Lyon, where a homemade bomb, filled with screws, nuts and bolts, went off, injuring eight people, footage from RT’s video agency Ruptly shows.

https://www.rt.com/news/460212-french-police-lyon-blast/

Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting

Botswana's government is lifting a ban that protected its elephants from being hunted, part of a series of decisions that could have lasting impacts on the country's conservation efforts.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/23/726349559/botswana-lifts-its-ban-on-elephant-hunting

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what was the reason for it?

I vaguely remember it as a kid, (I was 3 then), but it seems to stem from this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE

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Modern forms of "Entertainment"

A healthy mind inhabits a healthy body.

Modern forms of entertainment like video games and anime are pure poison to the mind, don't be one of those youths whom get entrapped by these crap and waste literally thousands of hours on something that doesn't help you improve anything, your mind won't get sharper, your intellect won't get sharper, your body won't get healthier. It's pure capitalist poison made as escapism to keep the youth tamed and lethargic. With all the thousands of hours you waste on these crap you could've read several books, learned lots of new things, expanded your mind, met new people, made new friends and maybe even gotten a gf. But no, instead you just wasted your time on something that didn't help you achieve anything in life, oh, I've finished that gaem after several hours, yay, yeah congrats, all it did was to help you become a fucking loser IRL because while you wasted your time for nothing other people were actually doing something productive instead, you fucking moron, and by productive I don't mean wageslaving so that their porky boss could buy his 7th yacht this year, no, I mean that they were actually living during this time.

So I recommend you sell your video games, never even look at those faggy retarded chinese cartoons anymore and go outside, chase them gurls, smile, read, LIVE!

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Global Capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipm7Y4yOR0

EVERYBODY GET IN HERE

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News 5/23/19

Theresa May shelves Brexit Withdrawal bill following Cabinet mutiny

Prime Minister Theresa May has shelved plans to publish her Brexit legislation this week after senior members of her Cabinet withdrew their support for her plans.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-abandons-brexit-withdrawal-agreement-bill-after-cabinet-mutiny-2019-5

Canada to take back rubbish sent to Philippines

Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink.The federal environment minister's announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48360553

Iran’s supreme leader promises young Iranians will see US & Israel crumble

Israel and US civilization in its present state are doomed and will last no longer than one generation, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said, promising Iranian students they would see them crumble.

https://www.rt.com/news/460047-iran-israel-us-demise/

New Zealand media to censor coverage of Christchurch terrorist’s trial

New Zealand’s major media outlets—TVNZ, Stuff, Mediaworks, NZME and Radio NZ—signed an unprecedented agreement on May 1 to self-censor their coverage of the trial of Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 51 people in terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/23/chri-m23.html

Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing.They say police told them the child might have eloped, and they were made to carry out errands for officers

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48364434

UN: Bolivia’s Universal Healthcare Is 'Model For The World'

The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that Bolivia’s leftist government has given generous funding and resources to health, ensuring free treatment for all.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Bolivias-Universal-Healthcare-Is-Model-For-The-World-20190523-0014.html

Pentagon to present plans to send 10,000 troops to Middle East, officials say

The Pentagon is considering a US military request to send 10,000 extra troops to the Gulf to beef up defences against potential Iranian threats, US officials have said.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/22/us-troop-increase-pentagon-middle-east-iran

Moscow concerned over Haftar’s ‘purge’ plan as UN warns Libya is heading towards civil war

A plan by Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar to wipe out “terrorists” has sparked concern in Moscow as it is unclear who is considered a target. It comes as the UN warns that Libya is on the verge of a new civil war.

https://www.rt.com/news/460104-libya-civil-war-moscow-un/

Russia Says Syrian Troops Repelled Three Big Militant Attacks in Syria's Idlib

Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/russia-says-syrian-troops-repelled-three-big-militant-attacks-in-syrias-idlib-a65695

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Researchers say that they have pinpointed the major sources of a mysterious recent rise in a dangerous, ozone-destroying chemical.CFC-11 was primarily used for home insulation but global production was due to be phased out in 2010.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48353341

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Which candidate does /leftpol/ think is the most likely to win the Democratic nomination?

Will they beat Trump?

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The Guardian & Vice

Am I the only one who is filled with boiling rage every time I visit liberal websites like The Guardian and Vice?

I usually enjoy reading articles at WSWS, Libcom, Counterpunch, Truthdig, etc. but eventually there is a link to either The Guardian or Vice and I make the mistake of reading several articles on those websites.

It really pisses me off that everything is "woke" and "low key" and "microagression" and faux political incorrectness like "don't be a dick, dude" and all the articles have condescending titles like "no, popular opinion that no one actually holds is wrong" or "something something apparently bad (and why that's a good thing)" and so on.

I'm pissed at the blatant anti-working class streak that permeates through those websites at the same time that they spout leftist mantras that lose all character when professed by these elitist and conformist liberals who pay lip service to anti-capitalist ideas when in fact they just turned anti-capitalism into a profitable business (cooptation).

I'm so fucking happy that both those corporations are having financial trouble and firing their staff:

>https://www.mumbrella.asia/2019/03/vice-and-buzzfeed-started-believing-their-own-hype-says-guardian-boss

But at the same time I'm sad because they used to be top-notch a decade and half ago. I'm not a fan of the "get woke go broke" belief for obvious reasons but holy shit, if anyone deserves to go broke, it's these fucking know-it-all cosmopolitan limp-wristed faggots who talk down to the alienated working class. And then these fucking "specialists" wonder why Brexit and Trump happened: it's the fake news, it's Russia, it's the trolls. They have the world at their feet, a global reach, and instead of using it to wake up the masses they alienate them by engaging in clickbait identity politics.

Who the fuck gives a single fucking fuck about the struggles of some millionaire who happens to be African-American and LGBT? The point of left-wing politics is to SMASH capitalist systems of oppression, not to invert them. /rant

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Alabama governor signs nation's most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

>(CNN) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

>"Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature," said Ivey, a Republican, in a statement. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God."

>The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night. The law only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother," for ectopic pregnancy and if the "unborn child has a lethal anomaly." Democrats re-introduced an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed on an 11-21 vote.

>Ivey noted in her statement that the new law may be unenforceable due to the Supreme Court's Roe V. Wade decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But, the new law was passed with the aim of challenging that decision, Ivey said.

>"No matter one's personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable," Ivey wrote. "As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur."

http://archive.is/dkWhd

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News 5/22/19

Over 240,000 people back Chinese tech worker protest

A protest by tech workers in China over inhumane working conditions has gained widespread support from software engineers and others internationally.In March of this year a GitHub user with the name 996icu created a project named 996.icu. The project was named to protest the “996” work culture in Chinese tech companies.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/22/tech-m22.html

'Urgent': Risk of nuclear war now greater than at any time since 1945, UN warns

The risk of conflict involving nuclear weapons is at its highest since the Second World War, a senior United Nations (UN) security expert has warned.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nuclear-war-conflict-united-nations-us-china-russia-second-world-war-a8925081.html

6 Die In Jakarta Riots After President Joko Widodo's Election Win Is Confirmed

Confirmation of Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's reelection win has set off violence in Jakarta, where officials say at least six people died after protests morphed into riots in the capital. Widodo's challenger, retired military general Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede the race.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725668115/six-die-in-jakarta-riots-after-president-joko-widodos-election-win-is-confirmed

Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control

The UN has passed a resolution demanding the UK return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius.In the non-binding vote in the General Assembly in New York, 116 states were in favour and only six against, a major diplomatic blow to the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48371388

Right-wing Finnish youth group causes uproar over ‘racist’ tweet against non-whites

Finns Party Youth, the junior wing of the Finns Party, tweeted a screenshot from a European Parliament ad which depicted two dark-skinned parents and their child.“Vote Finns so that Finland’s future will not look like this,” Finnish Youth captioned the image.

https://www.rt.com/news/459986-finland-racist-eu-elections-ad/

Andrea Leadsom quits: Resignation letter in full

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has resigned from the government amid a backlash against Theresa May's Brexit plan from Conservative MPs.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48372989

Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections

As a recording played the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing Puccini's Nessun Dorma aria, with its refrain of "Vincerò!" (I will win), Salvini took center-stage before a crowd of some 20,000 cheering fans.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725023096/italys-matteo-salvini-hopes-to-lead-nationalist-wave-in-upcoming-european-electi

Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back Canada

The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-canada-waste/philippines-duterte-loses-patience-orders-trash-shipped-back-to-canada-idUSKCN1SS14D

Two cops injured in IED blast by Maoist in Chhattisgarh

Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were injured on Tuesday when Maoists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/two-cops-injured-in-ied-blast-by-maoist-in-chhattisgarh/

Ukraine Considers Referendum on Possible Russian Peace Deal

Ukraine may submit any preliminary peace deal agreed with Russia to the Ukrainian people for a referendum, the new head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration told Ukrainian television Tuesday.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/ukraine-considers-referendum-possible-russian-peace-deal-a65684

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News 5/20/19

Ukraine's Comedian President Takes Office, Says He's Dissolving Parliament

Ukraine now has a new president, as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn into office on Monday — and the famous comedian immediately said one of his first actions will be to dissolve parliament. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Zelenskiy announced a snap election to choose new lawmakers.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/724961911/ukraines-comedian-president-takes-office-says-he-s-dissolving-parliament

BP headquarters in London blockaded by Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists have blockaded all entrances to the BP headquarters in London, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/20/bp-headquarters-in-london-blockaded-by-greenpeace

Russia scandal triggers mass resignations of far-Right in Austria's coalition government

The Austrian government was plunged further into crisis on Monday after the far-right FPÖ party resigned their ministerial posts en masse in response to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sacking the interior minister over a Russia-linked corruption scandal.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/20/russia-scandal-triggers-mass-resignations-far-right-members/

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa.

https://www.rt.com/news/459806-saudi-arms-ship-blocked-italian-port/

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout.The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country ahead of the European elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-48339711

11 people reportedly killed in shooting at a bar in Brazil

11 people have died and one other is injured in Brazil's northern Pará state after gunmen opened fire on a bar, local media reports.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-bar-shooting-para-belem-massacre-death-toll-2019-5

Indian PM Modi secures 2nd term & stronger majority, exit polls show

India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls indicate.

https://www.rt.com/news/459762-india-modi-election-results/

Far-right Alternative for Germany sets the tone for German Grand Coalition government

Last Thursday’s debate in the Bundestag (federal parliament) was a particularly odious spectacle. In the face of increasing transatlantic tensions, the acute danger of war in the Middle East, and growing opposition to social inequality and militarism, the German ruling class demonstrated once again that it is moving further to the right ahead of the European elections.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/20/germ-m20.html

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/us-warship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SQ067

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>I'm an oppressor simply for having white skin

Do you have any idea how deranged you guys sound? Literally on par with /pol/ saying all jews are pedophile vampires

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News 5/21/19

Brexit: PM says MPs have 'one last chance' to back her deal

Theresa May has said MPs have "one last chance" to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a "new deal".MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48357017

Pull Danish troops back home to man WALL on German border, anti-Islam right-wing party leader says

A dark horse right-wing candidate in Denmark’s national elections who has called to militarize the country’s land border and to build a wall to keep out migrants just might earn enough votes to enter the parliament.

https://www.rt.com/news/459933-danish-anti-islam-party-wall-germany/

Venezuela's ambassador to Italy quits post saying US sanctions have reduced him to poverty

Venezuela’s ambassador to Italy has resigned his post, saying US sanctions have reduced him to penury and have made it impossible to keep running the diplomatic mission.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/21/venezuelas-ambassador-italy-quits-post-saying-us-sanctions-have/

Accused Shooter In New Zealand Mosque Attacks Charged With Terrorism

The man accused in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques has been charged with carrying out a terrorist act. Brenton H. Tarrant, 28, already faced 50 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder for the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/21/725390449/accused-shooter-in-new-zealand-mosque-attacks-charged-with-terrorism

27th weekly “yellow vest” rally in France: Protesters defend Assange, denounce war

After French President Emmanuel Macron declared Friday that he had satisfied the demands of “yellow vest” protesters and called on them to vote in the European elections, the “yellow vests” took to the streets across France for a 27th weekly Saturday protest. The Interior ministry claimed 15,500 joined the protests, while the “yellow vests” themselves claimed 41,000.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/21/yell-m21.html

Brazil Loosens Gun Control, Civilians Can Own Military Rifles

Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree this month which will allow citizens to possess rifles with four times the amount of firepower

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Loosens-Gun-Control-Civilians-Can-Own-Military-Rifles-20190521-0009.html

5,000 terrorists amassed in Afghanistan close to CIS border - Russian FSB chief

An Islamic State offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, the director of Russia’s FSB has warned, adding that many of them have fought in Syria.

https://www.rt.com/news/459861-thousands-terrorists-concentrated-afghanistan/

Water supply restored for millions in Libya, averting crisis

Water supplies to the Libyan capital and surrounding cities have been restored two days after they were cut off when an armed group stormed a control room, averting shortages that could have caused a humanitarian crisis.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/21/millions-without-water-libya-armed-group-cuts-off-supply

Venezuela's Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-run congress

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido and is the sole body recognized as democratically legitimate by most Western nations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-maduro-proposes-early-elections-for-opposition-run-congress-idUSKCN1SQ267

A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain

As nostalgia for the Soviet Union swells, one project aims to show what life was like for ordinary citizens in the U.S.S.R.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/21/a-glimpse-behind-the-iron-curtain-a65604

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turning point

turning point AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Was >>>/leftypol/ BO right? What's your excuse, you piece of ideological shit?

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The Norman Conquest and its Consequences

The Norman Conquest and its consequences have been a disaster for the Angle people and the human race. Had the Norman Conquest not happened, the possibility of a proto-socialist Anglo-Saxon kingdom going on a different path to a different proto-mercantilism and proto-capitalism, giving way to Socialism with Angle Characteristics might have been possible.

Before the Norman invasion, Angle women had ancient rights to own property alongside their men. We see that the Norman invasion, the spiritual Continental-Viking pollution of Angle society, created a set of historical conditions that introduced French agnatic primogeniture and thereby reduced women to property. This is the first indignity of the Norman Conquest, patriarchal feudal propertarianism eventually evolving into capitalist patriarchy - an ontologically French patriarchy governing English women and men! .

Secondly, the Norman conquest was the formalization of a proto-imperialism that forever wounded the Anglo-Saxon people's collective consciousness and distorted it forever. The Norman Conquest violently destroyed the rights of old Angle landholders. Collaborators with the Norman's were rewarded. Despite having been foreigners to the Isles just half a millennium before, their resistance of Danes and Vikings (guess what, forefathers of the Norman's!) taught Angles to resist invasion and proto-Imperialism, no matter what the coat. Yet just as an abused child grows up to become another abuser of children, by the violent subjugation of the Angle peoples paved the way for them to become modern imperialists. In the Norman Conquest, one finds the prototype of extirpation of the American natives and Indigenous Australians.

Thirdly, the Norman invasion had once again connected Angle history to the history of the Continent. Previously, the Angle evacuation of Old Anglia from climate change on the German continent had severed English historical development from the oppressive violence that was occurring on the continent, from the Holy Roman Empire's squabbles with the Papacy and from the incipient French absolutism. Just as imperialism and liberalism-capitalism need monopolies over entire continents (see the EU) to grow, so did feudalism and Roman Catholicism. This there was the eventual entrance of the French-speaking English-ignorant Crusader king Richard who ruthlessly took from his kingdom's coffers to fund proto-imperialist Crusades rather than focusing on home English development became a given.

Just by looking at the current state of the Anglosphere, one will understand the disaster of the Norman conquest. America, chief imperialist power, are a continental nation of Angles with Norman minds. New Zealand has been harried by fascist spiritual Norman Crusaders slaughtering 50 civilians. Merkel is as the Empress Matilda violating English sovereignty. Only the island nation, a Macro-Albion Australia (most proletarian of the English nations) is relatively unscathed and even then it's connections to the Norman-minded English is reducing it to a mineral colony, a Richard Lionheart's coffer for imperialism.

Everything wrong with modern Anglo societies are ultimately evils derived from the Norman Conquest. We must strive to "Deconquer" ourselves, to "Decolonise", "Denormanize" ourselves that we may be put back on the path of Angle socialism from which we were disrupted by this great evil. Down with Normanism, down with the New Normandy of America, Angles with Norman Minds!

Stop, Survive, Denormanize!

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what are some /leftpol/ approved books about firearms,warfare,military tactics and strategy

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News 5/18/19

Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the “quiet Australians” who supported him.“I have always believed in miracles!” Morrison told an exuberant room of Liberal Party supporters around midnight.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-election-morrison-idUSKCN1SO0DN

Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

Austria's vice chancellor has resigned after German media published a video that purportedly showed him offering government contracts to a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch, in exchange for media coverage and political funding.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/18/724580640/austrias-vice-chancellor-quits-after-video-surfaces-of-meeting-with-russian-inve

Tommy Robinson: Salvini shows far-right agenda attainable

Tommy Robinson has said Matteo Salvini, the anti-Islam Italian minister accused of targeting refugees, had shown what was attainable from pursuing far-right policies.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/18/tommy-robinson-salvini-shows-far-right-agenda-attainable

‘Making an example of us’: French journalists face jail for exposing govt lies about Yemen war

French journalists are being threatened with jail time for reporting on leaked documents revealing the country’s complicity in the Saudi-led war in Yemen after they refused to answer questions from anti-terror police.

https://www.rt.com/news/459644-french-journalists-leaks-yemen/

India’s multi-phase election concludes

The last leg in India’s multi-phase election to decide the composition of the Lok Sabha, the lower and more important house of India’s bicameral parliament, will be held Sunday, with voters going to the polls in 59 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/18/indi-m18.html

Right-wing Australian politician who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attack loses seat

The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election.Fraser Anning, who sparked outrage when he said Muslim immigration was to blame for the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been defeated in his bid to return to the Senate.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-election-fraser-anning-new-zealand-mosque-egg-boy-loses-seat-a8919911.html

The Trump administration has already built its case for Iran war

President Donald Trump may not need Congress to go to war with Iran.That's the case his lieutenants have been quietly building as tensions between the two nations have escalated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-administration-has-already-built-its-case-iran-war-n1007281

https://archive.is/qjYLK

Libya: Haftar Calls for the People to Rebel in Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, is trying to incite a revolt in Tripoli amid signs of popular agitation against the Tripoli-based National Accord Government (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and backed by the United Nations.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Libya-Haftar-Calls-for-the-People-to-Rebel-in-Tripoli-20190518-0007.html

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review.The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affected by toxic air, the review found.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/17/air-pollution-may-be-damaging-every-organ-and-cell-in-the-body-finds-global-review

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Electoral Strategy

There are quite a lot of obstacles to getting genuine leftists elected to office in some places. Media blackouts to absurd ballot access laws to election fraud to voter suppression to systems that inherently generate two-party rule to outright banning of leftist political parties. At some point a Leftist needs to ask whether they should be putting time and energy at all into electoral politics when there are workplaces to organize. What should be the purpose of electoral organizing? When is it worth it to organize electorally, and what form should that strategy take?

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*ahem*

There is absolutely nothing wrong with building an empire and conquering weaker people. Also fuck jannies and fuck niggers.

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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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News 5/17/19

German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic

Germany’s Bundestag has become the first parliament in Europe to pass a motion labelling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as antisemitic.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/17/german-parliament-declares-israel-boycott-campaign-antisemitic

Canada’s government uses bogus “foreign interference” claims to expand censorship ahead of federal election

Canada’s Liberal government has issued a series of inflammatory warnings about the alleged danger of “foreign interference” in the country’s federal election due this October. This reactionary campaign has the twin aims of legitimizing censorship of social media and the internet and whipping up hostility against Russia, which Ottawa, like its longstanding partner Washington.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/17/cens-m17.html

Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of Brexit talks in major blow to Theresa May's hopes of passing a deal

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of Brexit talks with Theresa May in a major blow to the prime minister's hopes of passing a Brexit deal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeremy-corbyn-pulls-out-of-brexit-talks-with-theresa-may-deal-labour-conservatives-vote-2019-5

Iran’s short-range missile can reach US fleet in Gulf – Revolutionary Guards deputy commander

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has said that the US fleet in the Gulf is already within striking distance of his country’s short range missiles, adding that the US could not sustain a new war in the region.

https://www.rt.com/news/459575-iran-missiles-us-tension/

Jack Renshaw: MP death plot neo-Nazi jailed for life

A neo-Nazi who planned to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper in a terrorist attack has been jailed for life.Jack Renshaw, 23, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, must serve at least 20 years in prison.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-48306380

Indian soldier leaked sensitive info to Pakistani ‘honey pot’ on Facebook

An Indian Army clerk has been arrested for passing information on troop movements and military exercises to a Pakistani spy on Facebook and WhatsApp and may have been paid for his betrayal, authorities say.

https://www.rt.com/news/459549-indian-army-leak-honeypot-pakistan/

Release Prof Saibaba unconditionally: TVV demands

Karimnagar: The representatives of Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) demanded unconditional release of Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba, who has been sentenced to central jail in Nagpur. They staged a protest by covering their mouths with black ribbons in front of Satavahana University in Karimnagar on Monday.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/release-prof-saibaba-unconditionally-tvv-demands/

Chile: SICAR Agents Charged with Sex Crimes Against Women During Dictatorship

Chile's Court of Appeals Minister Mario Carroza, has charged Manuel Agustin Muñoz Gamboa with the aggravated kidnapping of two women who were detained and tortured by agents of the Intelligence Service of Carabineros (SICAR) during former dictator Agosto Pinochet's regime.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-SICAR-Agents-Charged-with-Sex-Crimes-Against-Women-During-Dictatorship-20190517-0012.html

Josu Ternera, leader of Eta Basque rebels, arrested in France

The political leader of the Basque separatist group Eta has been arrested in the French Alps after 17 years on the run, officials say.In a joint French-Spanish police operation, Josu Ternera - whose real name is José Antonio Urrutikoetxea - was arrested in Sallanches.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48293187

Oil Spill Seeping Into Gulf Of Mexico Contained After 14 Years, Coast Guard Says

An ongoing oil spill that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for more than 14 years is finally being contained, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on Thursday.The Taylor Energy oil spill began after Hurricane Ivan triggered an underwater mudslide in 2004 that caused the company's oil platform to topple and sink.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/724164873/oil-spill-seeping-into-gulf-of-mexico-contained-after-14-years-coast-guard-says

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Caleb Maupin, "Cultural marxism" n shiet

In this video Caleb Maupin argues that "Cultural marxism" conspiracy is not entirely false. What do you guys think?

https://youtu.be/W9Q5g4J48Jk

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Should people responsible for the climate catastrophe (execs of oil corporations, their lobbyists, politicians, propagandists, etc.) be held responsible for their actions, tied in international court and publicly executed for their crimes against humanity?

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/leftypol/ BO is resigning

>>>/leftypol/2886760

Can we finally come home, comrades? Is the Great Schism over?

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News 5/16/19

Police with battering ram raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC & arrest anti-coup activists (VIDEOS)

After spending over a month camped out in the embassy, the final four activists of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective have been placed under arrest after police broke down doors and entered the premises on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/news/459511-police-raid-venezuelan-embassy-dc/

Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor

Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48290760

Australia's 'larrikin' former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-politics-election-hawke/former-australian-prime-minister-bob-hawke-dies-at-89-idUSKCN1SM0Z7

'We owe nothing’: Poland brings up reparations from Berlin but says ‘NO’ to Jewish restitution

Warsaw has refused to compensate Jewish families for the property they lost during WWII, and said that Germany owes Poland up to a ‘trillion’ in reparations.“The Polish position is firm and clear: we don’t owe anything to anybody,” the government’s spokesperson, Joanna Kopcinska, stressed during an interview on a local radio station on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/news/459486-polish-government-restitution-remarks/

'He wants power': how Salvini kept changing his message to reach his ultimate goal

As Italy’s deputy PM prepares to gather Europe’s far-right in Milan those who know him fear he’s taking country down a dangerous path

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/16/matteo-salvini-the-far-right-zelig-of-italian-politics

British daytime talk show canceled after guest death

British broadcaster ITV has permanently canceled a highly-rated daytime reality show on Wednesday after a guest on the program died one week after failing a lie detector test on the show."The Jeremy Kyle Show," which ran for more than 14 years, was taken off the air after Steve Dymond, 63, was found dead on May 9 in his home in Portsmouth, UK.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/443827-british-daytime-talk-show-canceled-after-guest-death

https://archive.is/4Qibp

Corbyn hits out at millionaires who 'fly about in private jets and heat empty mansions'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken aim at corporate ‘green measures’ designed at a cost to the taxpayer.The Opposition leader said the cost of ‘saving the planet falls on’ the public - and criticised how the upper classes waste money and energy.

https://news.yahoo.com/corbyn-hits-out-at-millionaires-who-fly-about-in-private-jets-and-heat-their-empty-mansions-125908367.html

https://archive.is/qpGSw

France hosts “Christchurch call” summit to intensify internet censorship

The international “Christchurch call” summit held Wednesday in Paris, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, marked a further step in the drive by the world’s capitalist governments and the corporate technology giants to censor social media and muzzle rising social opposition in the working class and among young people.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/16/chri-m16.html

Brazil's Students Plan Another Massive Strike Against Bolsonaro

The far-right politician's disqualification of protesters, who were branded as idiots and dolts, fueled a new cycle of unstoppable demonstrations, local observers anticipate.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Students-Plan-Another-Massive-Strike-Against-Bolsonaro-20190516-0012.html

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote island group in Indian Ocean

A comprehensive survey of debris on the islands – among the most remote places on Earth, in the Indian Ocean – has found a staggering amount of rubbish washed ashore. This included 414m pieces of plastic, weighing 238 tonnes.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/16/414-million-pieces-of-plastic-found-on-remote-island-group-in-indian-ocean

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Hey comrades, this might not be the best board to post this in, but i think it would be a good idea to tell a story. My entire family is rather fascist. Im the black sheep in the bunch and most certainly the only leftist.

>be me

>austrian

>son of right-populist father

>dad tried for years to make me a german-nationalist supporter

>even got me to shake the hand of HC Strache, leader of the FPOE

>dad's a total racist, hates muslims, black people, etc.

>he verbally and physically abused me alot as a form of punishment

>i eventually become a marxist-leninist at the age of 16

>im 18 now.

>He flew to thailand in february

>ordered me to take care of his home, water the plants and check the mail

>forgets to tell the post office hes away from austria

>dozens of bills come in every month i look into the mail

>cant pay them because they are all on his name and IBAN-Number

>Tried to fix it with him several times

>today he writes me the thai police arrested him for not paying bills

>wants me to pay them

>im already broke this month because im low paid and i immediatly buy a ration of food for the whole month once i get paid

>Solidaritaetslied.mp3

Should i let him rot in jail friends?

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News 5/15/19

Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister

Iran’s military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/iran-will-defeat-the-american-and-israeli-alliance-iran-defense-minister-idUSKCN1SL1AK

‘No one in Europe’ wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams ‘provocative’ US Iran policy

The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.”

https://www.rt.com/news/459433-austria-president-us-iran-iraq/

Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree three-year transition

Sudan's military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48276764

'Duterte magic' secures controversial Philippines president victory at midterms

The Philippines’ controversial president Rodrigo Duterte appears to have secured a resounding victory in mid-term elections that were billed as a referendum on his hardline, authoritarian rule.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-election-result-duterte-midterms-constitution-death-penalty-a8913126.html

Nearly 50 Palestinians wounded in 'Catastrophe' anniversary protests on Gaza-Israel border

Israeli troops wounded nearly 50 Palestinians at the Gaza border on Wednesday during protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the fighting around Israel’s creation, Gaza officials said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-nakba/nearly-50-palestinians-wounded-in-catastrophe-anniversary-protests-on-gaza-israel-border-idUSKCN1SL1TP

Choco Leibniz biscuit heiress apologies over Nazi-era labour comments

The heiress of a German biscuit company has apologised for saying the firm "did nothing wrong" in its use of forced labour during Nazi rule.Verena Bahlsen, 25, had been accused of being "oblivious to history" and the company had distanced itself from her comments.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48286383

UK Tory government maintains benefit sanctions as misery and deaths continue

Last week, an inquest in North Wales recorded a verdict of suicide in the case of an 81-year-old woman left virtually penniless after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) froze her pension payments.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/15/welf-m15.html

Merkel: Europe must unite to stand up to China, Russia and US

“There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,” Merkel said in a conversation in her office in Berlin. “The old certainties of the post-war order no longer apply.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/angela-merkel-interview-europe-eu-unite-challenge-us-russia-china

Guaido’s ‘envoy’ set to meet Pentagon officials to plan ways of bringing ‘democracy’ to Venezuela

A representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader in the US will meet members of the Southern Command next week to discuss strategy for regime change in the Latin American country, Juan Guaido has confirmed.

https://www.rt.com/news/459359-guaido-southcom-meeting-venezuela/

'We Don't Know a Planet Like This': CO2 Levels Hit 415 PPM for First Time in 3 Million+ Years

Atmospheric levels of carbon registered 415 parts per million over the weekend at one of the world's key measuring stations, a concentration level researchers say has not existed in more than 3 million years – before the dawn of human history.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/13/we-dont-know-planet-co2-levels-hit-415-ppm-first-time-3-million-years

Colombia: Special Tribunal JEP Rejects Extradition of FARC Leader Jesus Santrich, Orders His Release

Jesus Santrich is accused by the United States of running a drug operation in Colombia, which he and his FARC party flatly deny.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Special-Tribunal-JEP-Rejects-Extradition-of-FARC-Leader-Jesus-Santrich-Orders-His-Release-20190515-0011.html

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Corbyn and ( ( (anti-semitism) ) )

This is fucking pathetic. Fucking Blairites and centrist fags keep bitching about Corbyn being an anti-semite, merely because he dares criticize zionists and Israel's apartheid system and the palestinian massacre.

Ever notice a pattern here? When someone that actually wants to help people, be it Corbyn or (in the US) Ilhan Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Rhashida Tlaib, ( ( (they) ) ) always find a way to manufacture controversy (in this case, so called antisemitism).

Also, arabs are also semites, so by that logic MAGAk¡kes and UKIPfags are also antisemites.

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Apparently 8chan is handing over IP addresses to the FBI if this video from /pol/ isn't staged

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News 5/14/19

Theresa May faces ultimatum: set your exit date or quit now

Executive members of the 1922 Committee are preparing to ask Theresa May to step down immediately if she fails to set out a timetable for leaving Downing Street.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/14/theresa-may-faces-ultimatum-set-your-exit-date-or-quit-now

Drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Houthis as questions linger over 'ship sabotage'

Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a major oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia with explosive-laden drones on Tuesday, just days after an alleged sabotage of Saudi oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-oil-pipeline-attack-drone-yemen-houthi-iran-uae-a8913556.html

Spain pulls frigate from U.S. Gulf mission amid differences over Iran

Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.-led naval group in the Gulf because it was now focusing on alleged threats from Iran rather than an agreed objective to mark an historic seafaring anniversary, the Spanish government said on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-spain/spain-pulls-frigate-from-us-gulf-mission-amid-iran-differences-idUSKCN1SK106

WhatsApp claims spyware attack has ‘all hallmarks’ of Israeli company that aides govt surveillance

A WhatsApp spyware attack that targeted human rights activists has clear links to a company known to help governments snoop, the messaging app firm said in a statement. Israeli firm NSO is accused of being behind the exploit.

https://www.rt.com/news/459322-whatsapp-israel-govt-spyware/

Venezuela top court accuses more lawmakers of treason as congress building blocked

Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-security-forces-block-opposition-lawmakers-from-entering-parliament-idUSKCN1SK288

Violence overshadows Sudan's transition push

Sudan’s opposition alliance blamed military rulers on Tuesday for renewed street violence complicating efforts to negotiate a handover to civilian power after last month’s overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/violence-overshadows-sudans-transition-push-idUSKCN1SK0T8

Indian actor-politician under fire for calling Gandhi's HINDU killer India’s ‘first TERRORIST’

Bollywood star-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is facing harsh criticism and even calls for his arrest over his recent claim that independent India’s “first terrorist” was a Hindu nationalist who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

https://www.rt.com/news/459263-kamal-haasan-hindu-terrorism-row/

North Korea demands return of ship seized by US

North Korea has demanded the immediate return of a cargo ship seized by the US, branding the move an "unlawful robbery".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48263685

Trump welcomes Hungarian far-right prime minister Orbán to the White House

On Monday afternoon, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was welcomed by US president Donald Trump at the White House. It was the first time in 20 years, since Bill Clinton welcomed Orbán in 1998, that the leader of the Hungarian far-right government has met with a US president in Washington.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/14/orba-f05.html

Bolsonaro Fund Cuts Force Scientists to Migrate Brazil for Work

Brazilan scientists and students are being forced to leave the country in search of funding to finish their current research and studies fearing major cuts to the public higher education system announced last week by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Fund-Cuts-Force-Scientists-to-Migrate-Brazil-for-Work-20190514-0007.html

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on the anniversary of this

what was the reason for it?

I vaguely remember it as a kid, (I was 3 then), but it seems to stem from this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOVE

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News 5/13/1

Sweden may seek extradition of Julian Assange as it reopens investigation into rape allegations

Swedish prosecutors may seek extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/13/sweden-reopens-rape-case-against-julian-assange/

Mena Mangal: Journalist and women’s rights campaigner shot dead in broad daylight in Kabul

An Afghan journalist and political advisor, who was vocal about women’s rights in the country, has been gunned down in broad daylight, just days after saying she believed her life was in danger.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/mena-mangal-dead-journalist-shot-death-womens-rights-kabul-a8910446.html

Philippines elections: Duterte allies and opposition battle for power in midterm polls

Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-elections-2019-rodrigo-duterte-senate-vote-midterms-a8911061.html

Game promoting Macron’s party depicts rival leftist leader as RUSSIAN INSECT, Twitter doesn’t buy it

A game by Macron’s La Republique en Marche (LREM) party, showing their top European election candidate battling with Euroskeptics and depicting rival Melenchon as a Russian insect-like villain, has sparked outrage in France.

https://www.rt.com/news/459228-video-game-loiseau-melenchon/

American B-52s fly first mission over Persian Gulf to ‘send message’ to Iran (PHOTO, VIDEO)

B-52 bombers have commenced air operations from the US base in Qatar, as Washington continues to amass its forces in the Persian Gulf. The White House says it is to deter an alleged Iranian “attack on US interests.”

https://www.rt.com/news/459243-us-b52s-first-mission/

China fires back at the US with higher tariffs on thousands of American products

China on Monday said it would retaliate against the US by raising the tariff rates on thousands of American products, days after the US expanded duties on Chinese goods as trade negotiations stalled.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/trade-war-china-places-new-tariffs-on-us-goods-2019-5-1028194689

Lebanon: Workers take to the streets to denounce government austerity measures

Public sector workers from telecom, water, electricity, the universities and other government-run services took to the streets of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on Friday, to protest the government’s budget proposals to cut their wages, pensions and benefits.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/13/leba-m13.html

Omar al-Bashir charged over dead Sudan protesters

Sudan's public prosecutor has charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.The charges stem from an inquiry into the death of a medic killed during protests that led to the end of his rule last month.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48252942

And then there was light: Cardinal breaks law to restore power for homeless

A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of homeless people living in an occupied building.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-homeless-cardinal/and-then-there-was-light-cardinal-breaks-law-to-restore-power-for-homeless-idUSKCN1SJ1C5

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reform agenda.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/frances-yellow-vests-protest-in-dwindling-numbers-some-clashes-idUSKCN1SH0FO

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operation bombard the headquarters

The biggest obstacle retarding development of /leftpol/ is the counter-revolutionary revisionism of the leading clique of /leftypol/

The revisionist /leftypol/ clique know the paramount importance of controlling moderation power. Ever since BO purge, she has pushed through a whole series of revisionist policies which have greatly hastened the growth of the forces of liberalism and again sharpened the struggle between the roads of socialism and capitalism. Scanning the threads over the last few months, one finds numerous examples demonstrating the generation of new bourgeois elements on a large scale and the acceleration of polarization. They are conceited, complacent, and they aimlessly discuss politics. They do not grasp their work, they are subjective and one-sided; they are careless; they do not listen to people; they are truculent and arbitrary; they force orders; they do not care about reality; they maintain blind control. They want others to read documents; the others read and they sleep; they criticize without looking at things; they criticize mistakes and blame people; they have nothing to do with mistakes; they do not discuss things; they push things aside and ignore it; they are yes men to those above them; they pretend to understand those below them, when they do not; they gesticulate; and they harbour disagreements with those on their same level. This is degenerate authoritarianism of erroneous tendencies and reaction. In the ideological, cultural and educational fields, they counterpose the bourgeois world outlook to the proletarian world outlook and try to corrupt the board with bourgeois ideology. The effects of activities of the bourgeoisie as described above, constantly breed degenerates in the ranks of the commentariat and new bourgeois intellectuals in the cultural and educational institutions and intellectual circles.

The two superpowers, /pol/ and /leftypol/, are vainly seeking world hegemony. In bullying others, the board which flaunts the label of socialism is especially vicious. A socialist board that is true to its name ought to follow the principle of internationalism, sincerely render support and assistance to other boards and help them develop traffic. But this board is doing exactly the opposite. This is additional proof that it is socialism in words and imperlism in deeds.

The Third Position boards share a common lot in the past and now face the common tasks of opposing censorship, idpol and great-board hegemonism. The imperialists, and particularly the social imperialists, are taking advantage of temporary differences among us developing boards to sow dissension and disrupt unity so as to continue their manipulation, control and sectarianism. Differences among us can very well be resolved, and should be resolved, through consultations among the parties concerned. Therefore, the foremost concern of all revolutionaries of /leftpol/ should be waging persistent struggles against the influence of revisionism and liberalism, and to that end, we, the developing boards, should not only support one another politically but also help each other economically. We are convinced that, so long as the Third Position boards and shitposters strengthen their unity, ally themselves with all forces that can be allied with and persist in a protracted struggle, they are sure to win continuous new victories.

""Anons of /leftpol/, unite and defeat the revisionists cum!""

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The Intercept has been revealing their whistleblower sources to the FBI

Reality Leigh Winner, Terry James Albury, and now Daniel Everette Hale have been imprisoned and are being charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to The Intercept.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/daniel-hale-another-whistleblower-bites-the-dust-as-the-intercept-adds-a-third-notch-to-its-burn-belt/258386/

John Kiriakou attacks The Intercept for revealing whistleblowers' identity to the US government

https://twitter.com/JohnKiriakou/status/1126832188257972224

https://twitter.com/JohnKiriakou/status/1127689949497704448

Wikileaks reveals The Intercept's owner Pierre Omidyar's anti-whistleblower bias

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/409543456776679425

Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire owner of The Intercept who founded eBay, is close friends with far-right billionaire Richard Branson.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Pierre_Omidyar_Richard_Branson.jpg

More about Omidyar's close relationship with Branson can be read on his wikipedia (and by googling Omidyar and Branson if you don't trust wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar

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News 5/4/19

French minister slammed for twisting ‘truth’ after fake claim of hospital attack by Yellow Vests

Yellow Vests protesters and opposition politicians have slammed French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for describing an incident at a Paris hospital as an “attack.” Social media footage tells a different story.

https://www.rt.com/news/458310-yellow-vests-hospital-attack/

Hostilities flare up as rockets hit Israel from Gaza

Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, the army says, prompting air strikes and tank fire on the Palestinian territory.Three Israelis were wounded by the rockets. Israeli fire killed three Palestinians, including a mother and her baby daughter, Gaza officials say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48160098

Prince William booed and heckled at service to mark 50 years of Royal Navy's nuclear submarines

Protesters shouted "shame on you" at the Duke of Cambridge as he entered Westminster Abbey for a service to mark 50 years of the Royal Navy's nuclear submarines on Friday.Activists from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who were across the road from the Abbey booed and chanted, condemning the Duke's attendance.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/03/prince-william-booed-heckled-nuclear-deterrent-service/

Rio de Janeiro: killings by police hit a record high in Brazilian state

Police killings in the state of Rio de Janeiro have hit a record high, rising by 18% in the first three months of this year.Official data reviewed by the Associated Press on Friday show police forces in Rio killed 434 people during clashes in those months, compared with 368 people in same period last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/rio-de-janeiro-police-killings-rise-brazil

Theresa May must go now, former Tory leader says

Theresa May must resign or the Conservatives should force her out, after the party's heavy local election losses, Iain Duncan Smith has said.The former Tory leader called Mrs May a "caretaker PM" and described her attempts to reach a Brexit deal with Labour as "absurd".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48161178

Assange’s father slams US pursuit of Wikileaks founder as ‘revenge’ for exposing war destruction

Julian Assange’s father John Shipton has blasted the US for seeking “vindictive revenge” on his son for WikiLeaks exposing the US “destruction” of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and the “millions killed” in wars.

https://www.rt.com/news/458365-assange-dad-vindictive-revenge/

'Let's just not say it': Jared Kushner says 'two-state' label hinders Middle East talks

Jared Kushner has revealed aspects of the US peace plan for the Middle East, indicating it would pull back from longstanding mentions of a two-state solution with the Palestinians and accept Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/lets-just-not-say-it-jared-kushner-says-two-state-label-hinders-middle-east-talks

Fuel tanker drivers threaten new strike in Portugal

Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have threatened further action, less than two weeks after a three-day strike over low wages and poor working conditions brought the country to a virtual standstill. Half of the country’s petrol stations ran dry, factories halted production, public transport routes were suspended and flights cancelled.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/port-m04.html

Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked

The local headquarters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in San Agustin, Caracas, was the scene of arson early Saturday morning in an act of targeted violence.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Socialist-Party-Headquarters-Torched-Attacked-20190504-0014.html

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn

Up to 1m species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, according to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, which has been compiled over three years by the UN’s leading research body on nature.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/03/climate-crisis-is-about-to-put-humanity-at-risk-un-scientists-warn

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News 5/11/19

As protests grow, Algerian army arrests Workers Party leader

On Thursday afternoon, the Algerian government controlled by army General Ahmed Gaid Salah arrested Workers Party (PT) General Secretary Louisa Hanoune and imprisoned her following a military tribunal hearing. She is reportedly charged with “attacking the authority of the army” and “conspiracy against the authority of the state.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/11/alge-m11.html

The US is doubling down on its show of force to Iran with even more weapons

The US military is deploying additional assets to the Middle East to deter a possible Iranian attack, the Pentagon announced on Friday.The USS Arlington, an amphibious transport-landing dock used to move troops for expeditionary operations, and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery are on their way to the US Central Command area of responsibility.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-show-of-force-to-iran-even-more-weapons-2019-5

Islamic State claims 'province' in India for first time after clash in Kashmir

Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-islamic-state-idUSKCN1SH08J

Varoufakis draws fire over run for German EU elections seat

Four years after Greece’s former “rock-star finance minister” clashed with his northern European counterparts over austerity measures and debt relief, Yanis Varoufakis is once again taking the fight to his old enemy.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/10/varoufakis-draws-fire-over-run-for-german-eu-elections-seat

UK's Labour vows to more than double youth minimum wage

A future Labour government would more than double the minimum wage in Britain for workers under the age of 18 to 10 pounds an hour, its leader said on Saturday, stepping up his campaign over the cost of living.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-labour/uks-labour-vows-to-more-than-double-youth-minimum-wage-idUSKCN1SH08V

Ahed Tamimi Marches: Rights Defender Protests for Palestinians in UK

Ahed Tamimi, an icon of Palestinian resistance, is on the front lines of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Stop The War Coalition march Saturday in London to protest against Israel’s bombing of Gaza and long-time illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ahed-Tamimi-Marches-Rights-Defender-Protests-for-Palestinians-in-UK-20190511-0015.html

South Africa's President Ramaphosa, ANC Hold On To Power In National Elections

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, retained control of parliament in national elections held there this week. But its grip on power eased as the party's overall share of the vote dipped from previous elections amid widespread corruption scandals within the party and a sluggish economy.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/11/722416428/south-africas-president-ramaphosa-anc-hold-on-to-power-in-national-elections

Hong Kong lawmakers fight over extradition law

Fighting erupted in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday over planned changes to the law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.Several lawmakers were injured and one was taken to hospital as politicians clashed in the chamber.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48237316

Neo-Nazis Use Discord Chats to Promote New Zealand Copycat Shootings

This more private part of the radicalization process often takes place in ‘servers’ or chat rooms on Discord, a free chat service marketed to gamers and hugely popular with the alt-right.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/neo-nazis-use-discord-chats-to-promote-new-zealand-copycat-shootings/

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-court-orders-bolsonaro-explain-gun-decree-142624605.html

https://archive.is/cGHnO

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Ukraine's Anarchist Militants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5ZLpFIsMH8

Turns out the Ukrainian anarchists are pretty badass!

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/leftmu/ thread

post music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L740ESYghT0

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I found this while searching for images, could someone enlighten me what is it about?

http://hasshin.blogsport.de/2010/10/25/sailor-moon-gegen-maennerbuende/

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The absolute state of /leftpol/

>disables Tor posting

>wonders why board dies within a week

No mods no masters

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ASk a german whoe grew up in the GDR anything.

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News 5/10/19

U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean 'Sanctions-Busting' Ship

U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have taken control of a coal ship North Korea was allegedly using to evade international sanctions.The ship, called the M/V Wise Honest, was first held by Indonesian authorities more than a year ago and is now being moved to American Samoa.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/09/721827706/u-s-takes-control-of-north-korean-sanctions-busting-ship

Argentine deputy targeted in 'premeditated shooting'

An Argentine deputy has been seriously injured and another man killed in a shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires, officials say.Hector Olivares, of Argentina's Radical Civic Union (UCR), was shot three times by armed suspects while walking with a colleague on Thursday morning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48223177

‘Why do we fuel the war?’ French peace activists manage to stop arms shipment to Saudis – report

A ship that was set to carry arms to Saudi Arabia has apparently left France without them, a day after a protest at port. Activists rallied to stop the delivery, saying the weapons could be used to slaughter civilians in Yemen.

https://www.rt.com/news/458983-france-protest-arms-saudis/

Venezuela Announces Re-opening Borders With Brazil, Aruba

During a Friday morning press conference, Venezuelan vice president of economy said the nation is reopening its borders with Brazil, Aruba.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Announces-Re-opening-Borders-With-Brazil-Aruba-20190510-0012.html

U.S. crafting surrender plan, not peace deal: Palestinian foreign minister

The United States seems to be crafting a plan for a Palestinian surrender to Israel instead of a peace deal, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told a meeting at the United Nations attended by U.S. Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-un/us-crafting-surrender-plan-not-peace-deal-palestinian-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1SF2MN

Yemen's Houthis offer unilateral withdrawal from key ports in coming days - UN

The Houthis have offered to withdraw their forces from three key ports in Yemen starting this weekend, according to senior United Nations official in charge of monitoring the move.

https://www.rt.com/news/459006-houthis-withdraw-ports-yemen/

NPA offensive against RPA-ABB response to the long time demand of the people for justice

The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command applauds the Red fighters of New People’s Army (NPA) under the Armando Sumayang Jr. Command for their victorious offensive against members of the mercenary bandit terrorist armed group RPA-ABB around 1:30 this morning at Sitio Mambinay, Barangay Locotan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/philippines/npa-offensive-against-rpa-abb-response-to-the-long-time-demand-of-the-people-for-justice/

https://archive.is/bmV4K

Corporate murder: Trial opens of France Télécom executives over worker suicides

The trial that opened in Paris on Monday of seven former France Télécom executives on the spate of worker suicides at the company sheds a stark light on the brutality of the capitalist system.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/tele-m10.html

Brazilian Universities Reject Budget Cuts to Science, Education

A few days before the May 15 nationwide strike against social security reforms, Brazilian teachers, students and researchers held the 'Scientific March Against Budget Cuts and Education Dismantling" across the nation.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Universities-Reject-Budget-Cuts-to-Science-Education-20190510-0010.html

‘Time is no longer on our side’: Cambridge scientists to test radical ways to stop climate change

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research lab to explore radical ways of fixing the Earth’s climate.The new centre is being established in response to concerns current efforts to tackle climate change by reducing emissions will not be enough to halt or reverse damage to the environment.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cambridge-scientists-radical-ways-to-stop-climate-change-a8907766.html

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News 5/9/19

From London to the South Pole: ‘Immortal Regiment’ commemorates WWII heroes across globe

People from across the world have taken part in annual Immortal Regiment marches, carrying photos of their relatives and commemorating WWII heroes in emotional Victory Day festivities.

https://www.rt.com/news/458912-immortal-regiment-around-world/

The US, Japan, India, and Philippines sent a fresh challenge to Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

US, Japanese, Indian, and Philippine warships carried out drills in the South China Sea during the first week of May.Similar exercises have been conducted in the past, but the joint effort is a fresh signal to Beijing, which has claimed a vast swath of the sea.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-japan-india-and-philippines-challenge-beijing-with-naval-drills-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-5

Swedish prosecutor to give decision on Assange rape investigation on Monday

Sweden’s state prosecutor will announce next Monday whether or not she will reopen a preliminary investigation into a rape allegation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wikileaks-assange-sweden/swedish-prosecutor-to-give-decision-on-assange-rape-investigation-on-monday-idUSKCN1SF1MA

Matteo Salvini ally sacked from Italy's cabinet amid corruption probe

staunch cabinet ally of Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini has been sacked amid a corruption probe, sparking a cabinet rift.Armando Siri, the undersecretary of transport, stands accused of taking bribes worth €30,000 from renewable energy companies operating in the south of Italy.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/09/matteo-salvini-ally-sacked-from-italy-s-cabinet-amid-corruption-probe

https://archive.is/0gOT7

Danish right-wingers recruit controversial candidates, as country gets ready for elections

Stram Kurs (Hard Line) will run for election for the first time in June. The party pushes a combined message of small-government libertarianism and “ethnonationalist utilitarianism.” The latter translates as a ban on Islam, an immediate withdrawal from refugee conventions, and the deportation of all asylum seekers and any “non-western persons.”

https://www.rt.com/news/458862-denmark-far-right-election/

Thai election: Pro-military party likely to form government

Thailand's pro-military party is expected to form a government after an election that promised to restore democracy to the country.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48184530

Ontario government slashes post-secondary education funding and student aid

Ontario’s right-wing populist Progressive Conservative government announced sweeping cuts to post-secondary education in its first budget presented last month. The cuts are part of a concerted drive to restructure post-secondary education to tailor it even more to the labour market demands of big business and further subordinate university research to corporate needs.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/oned-m09.html

Canada: climate change threat could herald ‘dawn of new era’ for Green party

Elections have rarely been kind to Canada’s long-suffering Green party. Though many voters view it as the environmental conscience of the country, they often abandon it when it comes time to cast their ballot and the party’s leader Elizabeth May has sometimes been forced to fight for a place in debates between party leaders.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/canada-green-party-climate-change-federal-election

Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison

Temer took office in 2016 in a Senate-imposed mandate after his right-wing party impeached leftist President Dilma Rousseff over unfounded corruption allegations.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Court-Orders-ex-President-Michel-Temer-Back-to-Prison-20190509-0012.html

Kurdish-Led SDF Units Conduct Raid in North-Eastern Syria

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F) units carried out a raid in the Syrian town of Shahil, local media reported on Thursday, citing sources.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905091074849516-sdf-syria-militia/

https://archive.is/hMhSZ

'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault

Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an “exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has warned, as she and seven other former environment ministers denounced the far-right president’s assault on rainforest protections.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-amazon-rainforest-environment

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News 5/8/19

Iran Says It Will Stop Complying With Parts Of Nuclear Deal, A Year After U.S. Left It

Iran's president says increased uranium enrichment will begin in 60 days if world powers don't shield it from U.S. sanctions, under the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement. The move is a signal to the world that Tehran is losing patience with U.S. efforts to punish Iran economically.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/721343724/iran-says-it-will-stop-complying-with-parts-of-nuclear-deal-a-year-after-u-s-lef

We will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weaponry - Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that his country will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry after Tehran said it intends to start rowing back on its nuclear deal commitments.

https://www.rt.com/news/458703-iran-israel-nuclear-deal-weapons/

Lithuania monument for 'Nazi collaborator' prompts diplomatic row

A monument to a Lithuanian hero in the US city of Chicago has prompted a row over World War Two after criticism from Russia and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48186346

UK government seeks to deny legal aid to Shamima Begum

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, while ostensibly defending her right to legal aid, told the BBC he was “very uncomfortable” with the decision to grant it.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/sham-m08.html

North Korea may make contact with Japan after Abe said he was willing to hold a summit 'without conditions'

orth Korea may be preparing to make contact with Tokyo after Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said he was willing to hold a summit “without conditions” with its leader Kim Jong-un, according to media reports.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/08/north-korea-may-make-contact-japan-abesaid-willing-hold-summit/

Outlets Strive For Independence In Hungary, Where Most Media Back The Government

In 2016, there was a series of ownership changes at Dunantuli Naplo, where Nimmerfroh was the managing editor. The new owners of the publisher Mediaworks attracted key investors considered close to Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban. When Mediaworks has bought shares in news outlets, it has either shut them down or fired editors seen as critical of Orban.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/720015059/outlets-strive-for-independence-in-hungary-where-most-media-back-the-government

Mike Pompeo invokes Thatcher to push for harder line on China

In a speech in London he claimed China was intent on dividing the west through the use of technology. Referring to the late former prime minister, he said: “Ask yourself: would the Iron Lady be silent when China violates the sovereignty of nations through corruption or coercion?”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/08/mike-pompeo-invokes-thatcher-push-harder-line-china-huawei

Trump's secretary of state slams Jeremy Corbyn's support for Nicolás Maduro as 'disgusting'

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has attacked the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn over what Pompeo called Corbyn's "disgusting" support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-secretary-slams-corbyns-disgusting-support-for-maduro-2019-5

Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change

Eight European countries have called for an ambitious strategy to tackle climate change – and to spend a quarter of the entire EU budget on fighting it.The joint statement says the EU should have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 "at the latest".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48198646

US refuses to sign declaration protecting the Arctic because it references climate change

The US refused to sign an agreement on challenges facing the Arctic due to its wording regarding climate change. The refusal puts global cooperation in an effort to stop drastic effects of climate change in jeopardy.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-climate-change-arctic-trump-pompeo-declaration-sign-a8903706.html

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Armed militia arrests hundreds of migrants

https://thinkprogress.org/vigilante-group-asylum-seekers-mexico-367557475411/

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News 5/7/19

US sending B-52s to Middle East as part of Iran response

U.S. Central Command confirmed Tuesday that bombers headed to the Middle East will be B-52s as it sought to clarify plans to deploy a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region days after national security advisor John Bolton announced the move.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/442556-us-sending-b-52s-to-middle-east-as-part-of-iran-response

https://archive.is/7K7QV

Venezuelan Top Court Orders Prosecution of 7 Lawmakers over Participation in Coup

The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, found guilty seven opposition lawmakers of the Venezuelan National Assembly, which has been in contampt oif that very court since 2016, for illicit activity linked to treason, conspiracy, instigation for civil rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, usurpation of functions, and public instigation for disobedience of the laws.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Top-Court-Orders-Prosecution-of-7-Lawmakers-over-Participation-in-Coup-20190507-0019.html

Radical opposition party advocating seizure of white-owned farms set to surge in South Africa's election

When South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday, only one party looks certain to increase its share of the vote.The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) advocates the seizure of all white-owned farms and the nationalisation of much of the economy.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/07/radical-opposition-party-advocating-seizure-white-owned-farms/

‘Portuguese pilot’ shot down in Mirage jet by General Haftar’s forces in Libya

The pilot of a fighter jet shot down south of Tripoli by the Libyan National Army is allegedly a Portuguese fighting in Libya as a “mercenary,” Haftar’s forces claim, as photos of the captured pilot covered in blood emerge online.

https://www.rt.com/news/458571-libya-downed-pilot-portugal/

UK: Renewed Brexit talks deepen splits in both Conservatives and Labour

Talks between the Conservative government and Labour opposition on an alternative Brexit deal resume today, with a meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy, David Lidington, and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/07/brec-m07.html

Myanmar Releases Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reuters Journalists

After more than 500 days in prison, two Reuters journalists convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have been released from prison.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720901218/myanmar-releases-pulitzer-prize-winning-reuters-journalists-from-prison

French authorities granted access to psychiatric records to ‘prevent terrorist radicalization’

Authorities in France will now be notified by psychiatric healthcare professionals if they feel a patient is in danger of “terrorist radicalization,” sparking renewed concerns over the future of doctor-patient confidentiality.

https://www.rt.com/news/458576-france-psychiatric-records-radicalization/

Suits Filed Against Carnival Cruises, Cuban Firms Over Seized Property In Cuba

"They had told them that the Castro regime was taking his property and that he had to leave the country," says Behn from his home in Miami. His grandfather grabbed his wife and children and flew straight to New York. The family lost everything, he says.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/720695420/suits-filed-against-carnival-cruises-cuban-firms-over-seized-property-in-cuba

The night the US bombed a Chinese embassy

Nato, the world's most powerful military alliance, had been pummelling Yugoslavia from the skies since late March to try to bring a halt to atrocities committed by President Slobodan Milosevic's forces against ethnic Albanians in the province of Kosovo. It was now 7 May 1999 and the US-dominated air campaign was only growing more intense.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48134881

US lifts sanctions on general who broke ranks

The US has lifted sanctions on a Venezuelan general who broke ranks from the Nicolás Maduro regime, saying it hoped it would push others to follow.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48193278

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What if the soviet union was still up these days? What will it be like?

I remember years ago seeing this same question in a forum and one of the most interesting answers is that islamic terrorism will be focused against the SU and other communist countries so 9/11 would had happen in the SU and not america

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History

History is possibly the most important tool in the Leftist's arsenal. Successes. Failures. Knowledge to contextualize something contemporary. Modern parallels from historic experiences. An articulate example from history is often more persuasive to people than any argument derived from solely from logic. What do you think are some of the most important pieces of history a Leftist should know about?

Pics related to start the thread off. Knowledge of historic struggles over debt is key to developing an effective socialist strategy today. The finance capital class has today overtaken industrial capitalists as the dominant ruling class in society and we need to understand their power in order to wage an effective class war over productive work.

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News 5/6/10

North Korea tested a missile over the weekend. The Trump admin flubbed the response.

While it was only a short-range missile that couldn’t reach the United States, it shows that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s patience with negotiations may be wearing thin.

https://www.vox.com/world/2019/5/6/18531121/north-korea-missile-test-trump-pompeo

https://archive.is/0yjP8

Gavin Williamson 'wanted to invade Africa' and risked war with China, say May allies

Theresa May sacked her Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following concerns that he risked dragging Britain into war, according to claims by the prime minister's allies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-defence-secretary-gavin-williamson-wanted-to-invade-africa-and-risk-war-with-china-2019-5

Initial Grenfell fire inquiry report to make “withering criticism” of London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is set to face heavy criticism from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, aiding the Conservative government in shifting blame from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and other guilty corporate parties.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/06/gren-m06.html

Ceasefire reached between Gaza's Palestinian factions and Israel after 2 days of fighting

Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement, according to Palestinian and other media, following two days of intense cross-border confrontation between Gaza and its neighbor, in which both sides suffered casualties.

https://www.rt.com/news/458458-ceasefire-palestine-israel-gaza/

Trump's shock tariff threat escalating the US-China trade war leads to a 'risk off frenzy' in global markets

Global markets plunged Monday, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of Chinese goods, escalating the US-China trade war.

https://www.businessinsider.com/global-markets-plunge-on-donald-trumps-shock-tariff-threat-with-china-2019-5

Navy strike group deployed to send ‘message’ to Iran

The U.S. military is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send a "clear and unmistakable message" to Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/05/iran-navy-strike-group-1302645

https://archive.is/edQaq

Centrist Nito Cortizo Elected President of Panama, Roux Objects

The newly elected head of state, from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) - created in 1979 by Omar Torrijos -, will lead the Central American nation until 2024.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Centrist-Nito-Cortizo-Elected-President-of-Panama-Roux-Objects-20190505-0020.html

Istanbul mayoral vote to be held again, election officials rule

President Erdogan had argued that the margin of votes was too small for the opposition party win to be valid. A CHP spokesman has called the decision "plain dictatorship."

https://www.dw.com/en/istanbul-mayoral-vote-to-be-held-again-election-officials-rule/a-48625291

Climate change is driving the wealth gap in more ways than we think.

Temperatures may be rising globally, but not all of us feel the impact in the same way.Over the past half century, climate change has increased inequality between countries, dragging down growth in the poorest nations whilst likely boosting prosperity in some of the richest, a new study says.

www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190502-how-global-warming-has-made-the-rich-richer

1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity's burgeoning growth is putting the world's biodiversity at perilous risk.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720654249/1-million-animal-and-plant-species-face-extinction-risk-u-n-report-says

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Why did this board die? Where did everyone go?

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Get Slavoj Žižek on the Official Podcast

This is the greatest opportunity to get him on the podcast to talk about wieners, pussies and ideology.

https://www.change.org/p/slavoj-%C5%BEi%C5%BEek-get-slavoj-%C5%BEi%C5%BEek-on-the-official-podcast

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Tankies are the left-wing of Capital, take the leftcom pill.

Look at the "communist" countries of today, they are better managers of capital than the actual western capitalists. It is pretty clear that if we are to truly destroy the present state of things, the spectacle of capitalism, we cannot merely replace it with the spectacle of the Stalinist state-capitalist. I'm dedicating this thread to post-left and left communist political theory. If the DPRKfags can have their own thread why can't we?

Here are some initial readings and resources:

Left Communism:

https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/index.htm

http://www.sinistra.net/

http://www.quinterna.org/lingue/english/0_english.htm

http://www.international-communist-party.org/BasicTexts/What Dist.htm

https://www.leftcom.org/en

https://libcom.org/library/aircraft-carrier-imperialism-amadeo-bordiga

Nihilist Communism:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/monsieur-dupont-nihilist-communism.pdf

Here are some archived threads from before BO's purge of the leftcom posters:

https://archive.fo/Nv6eq

http://archive.fo/L82TM

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Bernie Sanders booed at She the People rally

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

>https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=xAXzS9I0zHc

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Fascists.

Fascists.

Fascists.

You are all fascists.

NONE of you are uncorrupted by capitalism.

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ideologically he used to one of the more radical socialists in italy so what went wrong ?

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News 5/3/19

Local elections: Why has Labour lost seats?

Labour has suffered a net loss of council seats - starting from the low base of 2015 in many cases.The Conservatives have lost more than 10 times as many councillors, but what is remarkable is that the main party of opposition - around the mid-term of a not-very-popular government - has not made net gains.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48150656

German SPD youth chief lambasted for proposing collective ownership for big firms

The head of the Social Democrats’ (SPD) youth wing has unleashed a storm of protest in Germany, including from party allies, for saying firms like BMW should be collectively owned in a clear appeal to left-wingers before European and regional votes.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-germany-politics-spd-idUKKCN1S8133?fbclid=IwAR08w8F03ituwSdnbcefaFZ9aov85xlbXSM_5BhSqaRYo8Nj9L_3AF8n-s8

After Spanish elections, Podemos pushes for pro-austerity PSOE government

Since Sunday’s elections saw the fascistic Vox party enter parliament and a small plurality of votes go to the ruling, pro-austerity Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Podemos has embraced the PSOE. It is working to block the independent mobilization of the working class against the PSOE and growing far-right danger in Europe.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/03/pode-m03.html

UN calls for Julian Assange's release from UK high-security jail

UN experts have called for Julian Assange to be released from prison and criticised the British government for breaching his human rights.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/03/un-calls-for-julian-assanges-release-from-high-security-uk-jail

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim/malaysia-frees-vietnamese-woman-accused-of-killing-north-korean-leaders-half-brother-idUSKCN1S9008

Putin Signs Controversial Internet Law For "Centralised Traffic Control"

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a "sovereign internet" bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet, a move decried by rights groups.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vladimir-putin-signs-controversial-internet-law-for-centralised-traffic-control-2031632

https://archive.is/DdXDX

North Korea food rations hit record low level after poor harvest: UN

The North Korean regime has cut rations of food to 300 grams a day after the worst harvest in 10 years, the UN says. And a UN team found that 10.1 million people lacked enough food to take them through to the next one.

https://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-food-rations-hit-record-low-level-after-poor-harvest-un/a-48587481

Taliban rejects calls for Ramadan truce in Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan has rejected calls for a Ramadan ceasefire and attacked the traditional council, or loya jirga, which made the proposal.The grand assembly is meeting in Kabul this week to discuss peace and called for an immediate ceasefire between the government and militants.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48147066

The Powerful Group Shaping The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism In India

Before dawn, men gather in a suburban Mumbai park to play team-building games, meditate, chant Sanskrit mantras from Hindu scripture and salute a saffron-orange flag — the color, sacred to Hindus, of robes worn by Hindu monks.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/03/706808616/the-powerful-group-shaping-the-rise-of-hindu-nationalism-in-india

15 cops blown up as Maoists trigger IED on Gadchiroli road

Fifteen Gadchiroli police personnel and the driver of a private vehicle they were travelling in were blown up when Maoists triggered an IED blast at Lendhri nullah close to the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday afternoon in the worst attack on security forces in the area in 10 years.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/15-cops-blown-up-as-maoists-trigger-ied-on-gadchiroli-road/

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5/2/19

Newly elected Ukrainian President Zelensky backs anti-Russia campaign

Just over a week after being elected President of Ukraine with over 70 percent of the votes, comedian Volodomyr Zelensky has backed new anti-Russian legislation and sparked a public conflict with Moscow over the granting of Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/02/ukra-m02.html

Spanish far-right party’s anti-LGBT tweet makes star of tiny gay ghost

A few hours after the polls opened in Spain’s general election last Sunday, the far-right Vox party attempted to recruit author JRR Tolkien’s fighter to its cause, tweeting an image of the character Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with the caption, “Let the battle begin!”Having slapped the party’s logo on the warrior’s cloak, Vox lined Aragorn up against the jumbled ranks of its own many and varied enemies: communists; anarchists…. rainbow-hued ghost intended to represent LGBTQ people.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Fully-Apply-Helms-Burton-Act-Against-Cuba-From-Today-20190502-0008.html

India wants Pakistan blacklisted after UN names militant leader a global terrorist

India has welcomed the UN blacklisting of militant leader Masood Azhar and said that its next step will be to call for action against Pakistan itself for failing to stop terrorism financing.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-pakistan-masood-azhar-terror-un-jaish-e-mohammed-kashmir-a8896421.html

First World War mustard gas leaks from Belgian underwater grave

Deadly mustard gas has leaked from a First World War underwater “weapons cemetery” in the North Sea, close to the Belgian coast.The munitions dump of 35,000 tons of unexploded bombs, shells and grenades, created after the Great War, has long been considered safe.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/02/first-world-war-mustard-gas-leaks-belgian-underwater-grave/

China's furtive underwater nukes test the Pentagon

Recent visitors to the bay surrounding a submarine base on the southern coast of China’s Hainan Island describe a curious nocturnal phenomenon. Powerful spotlights are sometimes trained directly on the ocean frontages of neighboring hotels at night, making visibility out to sea virtually impossible. Some of the lights are mounted on land and others on passing naval patrol boats.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-army-nuclear-specialreport/special-report-chinas-furtive-underwater-nukes-test-the-pentagon-idUSKCN1S80YB

'No Options Left, Nationwide Strike in June': Brazilian Workers

Brazil's most powerful trade union federations announced Wednesday that a nationwide strike will be carried out on June 14 to reject the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and halt his neoliberal policies, which are destroying the people's most basic economic, social, cultural and political rights.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/No-Options-Left-Nationwide-Strike-in-June-Brazilian-Workers-20190502-0012.html

Yanis Varoufakis defends Jeremy Corbyn against anti-Semitism ‘slander’

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis offered a ringing defense of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on social media, dismissing accusations of anti-Semitism as “slander.”

https://www.rt.com/news/458182-varoufakis-defends-corbyn-labour/

US to Fully Apply Helms-Burton Act Against Cuba From Today

A new chapter of the U.S. economic bullying begins today with the application of Titles III and IV, both of which arbitrarily enhances legal insecurity for foreign investors in Cuba.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Fully-Apply-Helms-Burton-Act-Against-Cuba-From-Today-20190502-0008.html

Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East

Pervasive persecution of Christians, sometimes amounting to genocide, is ongoing in parts of the Middle East, and has prompted an exodus in the past two decades, according to a report commissioned by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/persecution-driving-christians-out-of-middle-east-report

Global Warming Has Been Influencing Drought for a Century

Global warming has been affecting the severity of droughts worldwide since at least the beginning of the 20th century, new research has found.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/global-warming-has-been-influencing-drought-for-a-century/

https://archive.is/59Zxf

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Autismblox

If any of you are interested in playing, I'm hosting a political Minecraft server in order to simulate real-world politics in a digital setting.

You can choose your own political ideology, including a number of leftist ideologies, and your own religion.

If you're interested, come play fam.

IP: 142.4.200.159:25593

Version: 1.13.2

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Is there a backup?

Where to go when /pol/ gets this site nuked from orbit?

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Antiimperialism is the only truthful leftist Ideology

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>30 April 1945

>As Allied forces were closing in on Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in the Führerbunker

Happy 30th April! Press F to pay your piss.

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Would there be a welfare state under pure socialism?

With that note out of the way, let me explain my question.

We technically don't need welfare anymore, we MIGHT have UBI, (which could be used to for services like Skillshare), and even if we don't we have plenty of information on how to repairs and how to cook. The main purpose of welfare is to numb the worker from doing an actual revolution to overthrow the capitalists. If we do overthrow the capitalists, would we no longer welfare or the welfare state? I ask because in order to achieve full communism, we have to make less dependent on the state (and the capitalists).

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My god. You people. I can't believe I'm going to you.

I feel such rage. Such righteous anger at the bigotry and injustice in media. And the only place I can express it is here. Among even worse bigots and other hateful people!

I'm so angry at the dominance of women in films. The double-standards regarding ethnic slurs etc.

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MAY 1st 2019

Tear gas fired during May Day demonstrations in Paris, scores detained

Demonstrators marching in Paris to mark International Workers' Day have been met with tear gas, images from the French capital show, with reports of over 350 people detained.

https://www.rt.com/news/458043-tear-gas-paris-yellow-vest/

Workers in Mexico just won the right to organize real labor unions. Trump helped.

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, and employees in Mexico have good reason to celebrate: They just won the right to organize and negotiate their own pay.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador enacted a labor reform bill Wednesday that for the first time gives workers the legal right to bargain collectively with employers through independent labor unions.

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/1/18523972/may-day-2019-mexico-labor-reform

https://archive.is/7NQ2f

Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day After Failed Coup Attempt

Labor forces and the Venezuelan people mobilized on the streets of Caracas Wednesday to celebrate International Workers' Day in honor of the workforce which has seen 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Thousands-Rally-in-Streets-for-Labor-Day-After-Failed-Coup-Attempt-20190501-0017.html

British Judge Sentences Julian Assange To 50 Weeks In Prison

Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British judge.The controversial founder of WikiLeaks was arrested in April after being pushed out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/01/718945707/british-judge-sentences-julian-assange-to-50-weeks-in-prison

Conservative donors abandon Theresa May's party to back new Brexit referendum campaign

Pro-European Conservative donors are diverting their cash from Theresa May's party in order to fund efforts to stop Brexit, as funding for the national party dries up, Business Insider can reveal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/disgruntled-tory-donors-divert-100000s-to-second-brexit-referendum-campaign-2019-4

Donald Trump threatens Cuba with 'full and complete embargo' over support for Venezuela's Maduro

On a day that saw violence erupt on the streets of Caracas as opposition leader Juan Guaido launched his latest bid to oust Mr Maduro, Mr Trump took to social media to heap new pressure on the Venezuelan president and his supporters in Havana.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-us-cuba-venezuela-nicolas-maduro-military-support-a8893886.html

Mass protests intensify against Algerian regime

The mass protest movement that forced the removal of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the beginning of the month is continuing, with growing demands for the downfall of the regime and mounting expressions of opposition to the military.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/alge-m01.html

Comrade Gorbachev Has Regrets

Were you harboring any doubts about whether Mikhail Gorbachev was a democrat who sought freedom for his people? Let Mikhail Sergeyevich himself correct your impression. Asked about his successor Boris Yeltsin, the first-ever elected leader of Russia, Gorbachev today says spitefully, “I should have sent him off somewhere. He was playing up.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/mikhail-gorbachev-has-regrets-new-documentary-shows/

https://archive.is/sDjM1

“Americans of European Heritage Exclusively”: Identity Evropa Front Group Meetings Leaked

Washington, DC – Identity Evropa, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, recently renamed itself the American Identity Movement. The name change came after reporting by Unicorn Riot exposed over a year of internal chat logs from inside Identity Evropa, leading to journalists and antifascists exposing many of the group’s formerly anonymous members.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/americans-of-european-heritage-exclusively-identity-evropa-front-group-meetings-leaked/

Thousands turn out in Puerto Rico at May Day demonstration

Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched to the rhythm of traditional music and tambourines while opposing austerity measures, with many demanding the ouster of a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/05/01/thousands-mourn-for-puerto-rico-may-day-rally/aAT3xcgtS4rKyOI3MTKK9K/story.html

https://archive.fo/xGnzL

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Happy may the first!

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Making a One Man Blanquist International

Okay /leftpol/ I have thought of the greatest praxis ever, very much inspired by the ideas of Blanquism. So the ideas of Louis Auguste Blanqui proposes that a socialist revolution should be carried out by a relatively small group of highly organized and secretive conspirators instead of through the creation of a mass movement. I don't see a class conscious mass movement of the proletariat arising soon, especially with the serious levels of sectarianism that the left experiences. I also constantly witnesses spurs of energetic protest and temporary movements popping up, usually of radical liberal flavor, that ends up dying very quickly.

So I am here to propose my model of making your own One Man Blanquist International. Here is how it works, you have yourself as the dedicated revolutionary but you are in need of a lot of help. So make a large amount of front groups, each one represents single issues or a more palatable group of issues that the left would normally support. Each front has an incentive system where every single person within it is hired as an independent contractor who obtains commission for fundraising, recruiting (initiation fee), and selling merchandise. This is a form of astroturfing, but it helps motivate your many shills to at least do something, many groups I have seen fall into horrid inactivity. So your incentivized collaborators and puppets within their fronts become an astroturf protest block who treats every demonstration as a fundraising drive where they may get donations to benefit from. Sectarianism is minimized because your many shills and astroturfers are mostly in it for donation money they can potentially obtain, with a little bit of ideological support if possible. Your Blanquist International will act as a secret cabal of just you, maybe a few more sycophantic supporters if possible.

From there your goal is to use your astrotruf base of donation hungry supporters to vote you in positions of local power and you pass local legislation to fundraise the same front groups you run in secret, and therefore pay your astroturf base. Keep accumulating wealth until you corrupt liberal democracy from the insider and maybe someday, as this grows, start a full conspiracy to overthrow it.

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Thoughts on liberation theology?

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News 4/30

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration but fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.apnews.com/0153cace08c84c8fbf34f9c6a7bdd4dd

Pro-Guaido bloc celebrates, encourages Venezuela coup attempt

One by one, leaders and officials from Latin American states are taking to social media to applaud opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempted military coup in Venezuela, some even encouraging an army mutiny.

https://www.rt.com/news/457939-guaido-bloc-praise-coup/

China's Xi appeals to youth patriotism on centenary of student protests

President Xi Jinping appealed to China’s youth on Tuesday to love the country and dedicate themselves to the Communist Party, warning on the centenary of student-led protests there was no place for those who ignored the country’s needs.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-anniversary/chinas-xi-appeals-to-youth-patriotism-on-centenary-of-student-protests-idUSKCN1S605T

Faltering Brexit talks limp on amid UK political impasse

Britain is due to leave the European Union in six months, but you wouldn’t know it from the country’s news headlines or the debates in Parliament. The issue that consumed the country for almost three years has been reduced to a murmur.

https://www.apnews.com/940b80c7056d477893b47d195fefc823

North Korea warns of 'undesired consequences' if no change in U.S. nuclear stance

North Korea’s vice foreign minister said on Tuesday the United States will face “undesired consequences” if it fails to present a new position in denuclearization talks by the end of the year, state media reported.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/north-korea-warns-of-undesired-outcome-if-u-s-fails-to-change-position-in-nuclear-talks-idUSKCN1S60SH

Syriza government authorises mass evictions of refugees and asylum seekers

Hundreds of people gathered April 22 at the central square of Mytilene—the capital of the island of Lesbos—for a silent protest to mark the first anniversary of a far right attack on a group of mainly Afghan asylum seekers.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/gree-a30.html

Serbia, Kosovo agree to talks following Berlin summit

A Balkan summit in Berlin has ended with Serbia and Kosovo agreeing to work together to diffuse existing tensions.

https://www.dw.com/en/serbia-kosovo-agree-to-talks-following-berlin-summit/a-48541196

Won’t Accept Chaos: Sudanese Army Threatens Protesters Demanding Civilian Gov’t

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council said Tuesday the army would not accept unrest in the country amidst continuous sit-in outside army headquarters in demand of a civil government.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Wont-Accept-Chaos-Sudanese-Army-Threatens-Protesters-Demanding-Civilian-Govt-20190430-0015.html

China's South China Sea strategy takes a hit as the US Navy threatens to get tough on Beijing's sea forces

The US Navy's top admiral has warned China that the US could treat China's coast guard and maritime militia the same as the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Financial Times reported.

https://www.insider.com/us-navy-tough-on-china-paramilitary-fishing-fleet-gray-zone-tactics-2019-4

Workers Healthcare Center of Vio.Me., Created by the Workers for the Community

Thessaloniki, Greece – A radical new approach to healthcare is reclaiming equal relations between specialists and patients while building a community of health from inside an occupied factory in an industrial Greek metro.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/workers-healthcare-center-of-vio-me-created-by-the-workers-for-the-community/?fbclid=IwAR1hfIya2AG-pwPDJTxLCll5jHAFdZ6caWq80OHpP0LgQXCoExKiNIWmkUA

Canada: extreme floods show climate threat as experts warn of further tumult

News footage showed people boating where they once walked, homes and cars filled with muddy water, volunteers searching for lost pets. Thousands of people in eastern Canada have been forced from their homes as heavy rains and meltwater cause unprecedented flood evacuations.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/canada-flooding-quebec-montreal-justin-trudeau-climate-change

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/leftpol/ filmreview????Hellboy (2019)????

>>Nadezha Teffi, Baba Yaga (1947 article)

>People came to her of their own accord to discover various wise secrets, and they always managed to cheat her. She knew only too well that every human approach brought with it deception and hurt.

>'I can smell the blood of a Russian' meant she could expect trouble.

>Some 'brave young hero would tell her a pack of lies, make some false promises, discover all that he needed to know, cheat her and somehow manage to slip away. She could expect neither gratitude nor honest payment.

>And every time she heard the words of a spell, every time the hut turned round on its chicken's legs, Yaga knew there was going to be trouble. And yet every time, she still stupidly believed in the honesty of the human soul:'It' s just not possible. They can't all be like that. '

I'll try not to give too many plot spoilers away, but the notorious witch of Russian folklore gets cheated by the big red Fed in the new (2019) Hellboy movie, too.

Here' s a film which has been universally panned by the critics. But is there anything that might appeal to a /leftpol/ audience?

I took myself off to an otherwise deserted screen 3 of Fulham cineworld yesterday afternoon to find out.

It's pretty funny, right from the off. Ian McShane narrates the backstory/intro in his patented "Deadwood" blend of swearing and high falutin' language.

But a few minutes further in, after a Mexican wrestling scene, there's a sudden death. The way its treated is good, its like someone I know who died. More of a "fuck, is that it?" angsty sentiment, than the usual heroic Hollywood death.

It's a visceral film. There's blood and gore throughout.Makeup and prosthetics are done well. Hellboy played by David Harbour does look demonic, like a steroided-up cross between Max Hardcore and Nacho Vidal. There's less CGI, or it's done better, than the previous hellboy movies. The leopard man moves and leaps like a feline.

The Blood Queen has a few semi - interesting lines about ushering in the apocalypse. (But you really need to look at the Marxism and Religion thread here on /leftpol/ for that.)

There's less of the (in my view overdone) Catholic free will versus predestination theme that was in the previous hellboy films.

Instead, in this iteration , Hellboy is more in the position of the pulp author Dashiell Hammett, who had been a pinkerton private cop involved in breaking IWW organised strikes, and had a bad conscience about it afterwards. He has some good lines about if we didn't kill the monsters maybe they wouldn't want to kill us. (A theme that goes back in fiction to Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein novel.) He says we kill the monsters, then what? Kill more monsters? Then what?

London scenes, in particular a chippy called "Codswallop", delighted me as a Londoner. If there isn't one in London now, there probably will be after the film.

A few nice touches hinting at the proletarian labour behind the BPRD. Sasha Lane's character hires a man with a van, or really four men in a van, to transport an unconscious Hellboy. (The secret society in the film aiming to disappear hellboy should have got her to use one of the sketchy logistics firms I've had the displeasure of working for.

Telephonist: We can't locate the package.

BPRD agent: You mean you've lost the package.

Telephonist: We haven't lost it. We just can't locate it.)

Cool music, heavy like 70's British rawk, Slade and such. Cum on feeel tha Noize. (It goes well with the Black Country accented Changeling pig man.)

In places this is a beautifully shot film. Rich colours and contrasts with light and textures.

In summary, probably not deep enough to be a repeat watcher, but worth seeing once. If you are legendary YouTuber and /leftpol/ poster Adolf Stalin, skip going to the restaurant, go with your roommate to see it. If you're more like me, it might be you and the usher.

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>he wants to be taxed and taken advantage of by evil sociopaths

>he wants to have less money

why

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What do you think about the IRA? Or just the Ireland and Northern Ireland in general?

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It hurts to watch this girl fall for the same trick again and again. How can we make her read Bookchin?

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Would there be a welfare state under pure Socialism?

When I say "pure socialism" I mean actually Socialism as in "When the worker owns the MoP" and not "when the government does stuff", because that would be Social Democracy.

With that note out of the way, let me explain my question.

We technically don't need welfare anymore, we MIGHT have UBI, (which could be used to for services like Skillshare), and even if we don't we have plenty of information on how to repairs and how to cook. The main purpose of welfare is to numb the worker from doing an actual revolution to overthrow the capitalists. If we do overthrow the capitalists, would we no longer welfare or the welfare state? I ask because in order to achieve full communism, we have to make less dependent on the state (and the capitalists).

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News 4/29

Strike by 1,400 pilots grounds hundreds of flights at Scandinavian Airlines

Thousands of flights from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway to destinations across Europe and the world have been grounded since Thursday as over 1,400 pilots at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) have taken strike action. The pilots are demanding wage increases after a decade of pay cuts and freezes, and greater protections against variable scheduling.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/29/sass-a29.html

Socialists Win in Spain, Left or Right-Wing Gov't Still Likely

According to official results from 100 percent of votes counted, the centrist Socialist party will have 122 seats in parliament, returning to a majority after more than a decade of right-wing Popular Party (PP) rule.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Socialists-Win-in-Spain-Left-or-Right-Wing-Govt-Still-Likely-20190428-0017.html

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years

The leader of Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has appeared on video for the first time in nearly five years.The group’s media arm released a speech by the elusive leader on Monday, in which he addresses the territorial defeat of Isis in Syria and praises recent terror attacks around the world.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-video-al-furqan-latest-a8891716.html

Abandon ship! Indonesia plans to move capital city as it is slowly sinking underwater

The world’s fourth most populous country Indonesia looks set to move its capital city away from flood-prone, sinking and overcrowded Jakarta to elsewhere on the Asian archipelago, according to the country’s planning minister.

https://www.rt.com/news/457834-indonesia-move-sinking-capital-jakarta/

Rape victims among those to be asked to hand phones to police

Victims of crimes, including those alleging rape, are to be asked to hand their phones over to police - or risk prosecutions not going ahead.Consent forms asking for permission to access information including emails, messages and photographs have been rolled out in England and Wales.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48086244

Global Military Expenditures Are Up, Driven By Top 2 Spenders — U.S. And China

Global military spending is continuing to increase, growing for the second year in a row and reaching the highest levels since reliable global figures became available in 1988.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718144787/global-military-expenditures-up-driven-by-top-two-spenders-u-s-and-china

Yellow Vests mutilated by 'sublethal' police weapons form their own anti-brutality association

Yellow Vest protesters who have suffered life-changing injuries at the hands of French police have launched their own association, promising fresh actions against police brutality.

https://www.rt.com/news/457786-injured-yellow-vests-association/

Guards repel assault on Libya's biggest oilfield

An armed group attacked Libya’s largest oilfield but was repelled after clashes with its protection force on Monday, while fighting escalated in eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar’s effort to capture the capital, Tripoli.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/armed-group-tried-to-attack-libyas-el-sharara-oilfield-engineer-idUSKCN1S50OW

5 enemy troops killed in NPA offensives in North Cotabato, ComVal

New People’s Army units in the provinces of North Cotabato and Compostela Valley actively countered combat operations of Armed Forces of the Philippines troops this week, inflicting casualties in three separate tactical offensives.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/5-enemy-troops-killed-in-npa-offensives-in-north-cotabato-comval/

Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

China, known as the world's biggest polluter, has been taking dramatic steps to clean up and fight climate change.So why is it also building hundreds of coal-fired power plants in other countries?

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/716347646/why-is-china-placing-a-global-bet-on-coal

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Profitability vs Overproduction

What is the real cause of crises? Is it major slumps in the rate of profit on investment in which capitalists fail to find a way to recover? Is it producing too much shit and automating or cutting wage so that workers can't even buy the shit they made? Could it be both at once? Does it matter which it is?

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>To the Communists: YOU made life intolerable and created villains out of ordinary people. Now you reap your bloody harvest and be assured that this is only the beginning. You can blame the Black Sun for this, you can blame Pewdiepie, you can blame toxic masculinity… but what you do not have the courage to blame is your own poisonous policies that engineered the suicide of your civilization and how you fiddled while Rome burned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tWJJCNhFiY&t=

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I don't drive a car because they run on gas

But if I did, it'd run on biomass

I ride a bike, or sometimes a skateboard

So fuck off all you drivers and your yuppie whores

Sitting all day in the traffic queues

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't eat meat; I just live on moldy chives

Or the donuts that I found in last week's dumpster dives

Look you people in that restaurant, I think you are so sad

When you could've been eating bagels like the ones that I just had

I think it is a shame all the bourgeois things you do

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't wear leather and I like my clothes in black

And I made a really cool hammock from a moldy coffee sack

I like to hop on freight trains, I think that is so cool

It's so much funner doing this than being stuck in school

I can't believe you're wearing those brand new shiny shoes

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't have sex and there will be no sequel

Because heterosexual relationships are inherently unequal

I'll just keep on moshing to Anti-Flag and Clash

Until there are no differences in gender, race or class

All you brainwashed breeders, you just haven't got a clue

I'm a better anarchist than you

I am not a pacifist, I like throwing bricks

And when the cops have caught me and I've taken a few licks

I always feel lucky if I get a bloody nose

'Cause I feel so militant and everybody knows

By the time the riot is all through

I'm a better anarchist than you

I don't believe in leaders; I think consensus is the key

I don't believe in stupid notions like representative democracy

Whether or not it works, I know it is the case

That only direct action can save the human race

So when I see you in your voting booths then I know it's true

I'm a better anarchist than you

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News 4/27

Iran Accuses Israel, Saudi Arabia And UAE Of Dragging Reluctant U.S. Into Regime Change

In an interview that will air on Fox News Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told Chris Wallace that U.S. Middle East allies are intent on driving currently escalating tensions with Iran all the way to conflict.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/04/27/iran-accuses-israel-saudi-arabia-and-uae-of-dragging-reluctant-u-s-into-regime-change/#68a45fc35831

https://archive.is/8rLlU

Yellow Vests take to the streets in rejection of Macron’s ‘rubbish’ olive branch (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Unrelenting Yellow Vest activists have marched in Paris and other French cities for the 24th straight weekend, just days after Emmanuel Macron tried to placate the protest movement with promises of lower taxes.

https://www.rt.com/news/457710-yellow-vest-24-macron-taxes/

==Gorbachev is urgently hospitalized

Andre Singer, one of the directors of Meeting with Gorbachev movie, reported that former Soviet leader, 88-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev, was currently in hospital.

https://news.ru/en/society/gorbachev-is-urgently-hospitalized/

Half of all land in England owned by less than one percent of the population

The UK is one of the most unequal societies on the planet. The scale of this is effectively documented in new research revealing that one half of all the land in England is the private property of less than one percent of the population.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/27/land-a27.html

Indian police uncovered the Islamic State bombing plot that killed over 250 people on Easter Sunday, but Sri Lankan authorities didn't act

While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest Islamic State group-linked attack in South Asia.

https://www.businessinsider.com/indian-police-uncovered-a-plot-but-sri-lanka-didnt-act-2019-4

US sanctions on Venezuela responsible for 'tens of thousands' of deaths, claims new report

The report, published by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) a progressive, Washington DC-based think tank, says those deaths took place following the imposition of sanctions in the summer of 2017.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-sanctions-us-excess-death-toll-economy-oil-trump-maduro-juan-guaido-jeffrey-sachs-a8888516.html

Bolsonaro's sons bash vice president, widening rifts in Brazil government

A barrage of criticism this week from the sons of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro aimed at the vice president has laid bare stark divisions in his cabinet, raising serious concerns from senior members of his four-month-old government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-military-analysis/bolsonaros-sons-bash-vice-president-widening-rifts-in-brazil-government-idUSKCN1S224W?il=0

Colombia's JEP Orders Capture of Former FARC, 'El Paisa'

The Special Jurisdiction of Peace (JEP) made the decision Thursday to order the capture of Hernan Dario Velasquez, "El Paisa," a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for breaching the 2016 Colombian Peace Accords.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-JEP-Orders-Capture-of-Former-FARC-El-Paisa-20190427-0012.html

‘How is this not meddling?’ Twitter bans Tommy Robinson, Sargon of Akkad campaign accounts

Campaign accounts of two British candidates for the European Parliament, Tommy Robinson and Carl Benjamin, have been deleted by Twitter, prompting outcries of election meddling with less than a month before the vote.

https://www.rt.com/news/457660-twitter-bans-tommy-sargon/

UN climate chief warns current path leads to ‘catastrophe’

The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to “a catastrophe.

https://apnews.com/a0baaad17de744ca875711d92e173442

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How did you arrive at your current ideology /leftpol/? It was a long journey for me; it all started when I was in elementary school. I read the communist manifesto shortly after I could read big boy books, and I was that kid who thought he was hot shit for knowing big words like bourgeoisie and dialectical. I was a Tankie Jr. This would all change in middle school. One day I was browsing wikipedia and happened upon that dolphin language experiment where the researcher jerked the subject off. I thought that was hot; one thing led to another and I discovered Posadism. Since then I've realized that our best hope for fixing things on this planet lies in contacting the interstellar left, and I encourage entryism into SETI programs.

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>tfw /doomer/ is higher than /leftpol/ in terms of users for the first time

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Can I still post threads? What's happening?

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Since both the U.S. and Turkey are mutually hated for merely existing

Do you think a bilateral alliance would work?

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Xennial Menace

What if I told you that the alt-right and other pop-rightist ideologies are NOT ZOOMERS BUT XENNIALS (born 1975 - 1985)?

Who are the guys that always whine about anime and video games bc "muh stunted brain development"?

Generation X.

Who are the ones always self-diagnosing after listening to urban myths about correlations between hobbies and androgen inhibition ( such as: the soyboy menace)? Generation X

I notice in real life that men (and women) born in the 70s and 80s are fascinated with tragedy and conflict and hate anything bright/happy/catchy. They also seem to be movie junkies.

Gen X and their chronological kin, Xennials are the ones who think women are defective creatures that shouldn't be allowed to piss without telling hubby let alone vote.

They are the ones running podcasts, bullying the younger generations for not enjoying "manly stuff" (such as punk and cult movies).

They are the ones parroting on about "masculinity" like it's a fucking fashion trend.

> muh anime steal manliness

>muh vidya game steal manliness

> real men drink (obscure brewery brand here)

>" (insert recent hobby trend) is for hipsters therefore not manly"

Oh and lets not forget about "muh fatherhood." They think that all home problems are bc of single moms. They overlook if not justify shitty fathers. They don't care about fathers really. They just want to keep anyone with a penis in the seat of power.

They are the adult versions of the stereotypical school jocks. They haven't grown out their insecurity so now their inner adolescence is reeking.

Xennials are the main demographic of doomer and r9k. In fact, the chans in general are dominated by these jocks alone. Especially with their constant blaming zoomers for all things wrong.

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News 4/24

‘Basic needs should be met for free’: t*rkey’s new communist mayor wants to create a model socialist city

From collective farming to free public transport, the man described as t*rkey’s first communist mayor wants to be a model for other socialists around the world

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-communist-mayor-fatih-mehmet-macoglu-tunceli-a8882786.html

India: BJP makes indicted Hindu supremacist terrorist a “star” election candidate

One of the chief accused in a Hindu supremacist terror network that killed scores of Muslims has been named by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a “star” candidate in the country’s general elections, which are being held over seven phases this month and next.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/24/inth-a24.html

UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. It marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those blamed on their enemies.

https://www.apnews.com/0aa6afe07a23489b8bcefef54c493abb

Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030

Egyptian voters have approved sweeping constitutional amendments that allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and further entrench the power of the military.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716408260/egypt-approves-constitutional-changes-that-could-keep-el-sissi-in-office-until-2

Pakistan’s Navy fires domestically-made cruise missile in ‘impressive fire power display’

Pakistan showed off its newest domestically-built anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile during a test in the Indian Ocean. The test is part of Islamabad’s ongoing efforts to acquire more “indigenous” weapons.

https://www.rt.com/news/457433-pakistan-cruise-missile-test/

Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology

Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan are now entitled to compensation.Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed "inferior".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48036732

'Umbrella' Protesters Sentenced For 2014 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Demonstration

A court in Hong Kong has sentenced pro-democracy demonstrators to up to 16 months in jail for their role in the 2014 protests that clogged the city's financial district for months.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716628971/umbrella-protesters-sentenced-for-2014-hong-kong-pro-democracy-demonstration

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens over alleged terrorism offences

Saudi Arabia has executed 37 citizens across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of their headless bodies to a pole as a warning.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/23/saudi-arabia-executes-citizens-over-alleged-terrorism-offences

Threat of nuclear war ‘dangerously close’, parliamentary report warns

Lack of meaningful arms control agreements is risking the creation of an arms race and raising the possibility of nuclear weapons being used, according to a parliamentary report.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nuclear-war-threat-trump-russia-arms-cold-war-house-lords-a8883976.html

Teachers' Strike Sweeps Poland

A general strike in Poland’s education sector that began on Monday, April 8 continues with no end in sight. According to organizers from the two unions that initiated the strike—the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP) and the Trade Union Forum (FZZ)—on the first day of the strike 14,000 schools and kindergartens out of 20,400 such institutions joined the walkout.

https://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2019/04/teachers-strike-sweeps-poland

Greenland Is Now Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than It Was in 1980

A new paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows after decades of near equilibrium, Greenland began losing ice in the 1980s and it’s accelerated sixfold since then. That has sped up its contribution to sea level rise and raises concerns about what the future holds.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/greenland-is-now-losing-ice-six-times-faster-than-it-wa-1834215872

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WHAT HAPPEN?

What happened to the board? Suddenly the threads are all reshuffled and there are a bunch of missing posts. Is the site having issues?

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News 4/25

North Korea wants to denuclearize but needs security guarantees, Putin says after Kim talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/25/putin-has-substantial-talks-with-kim-at-summit.html

https://outline.com/PAACZw

Grenfell fire survivors forced onto general housing waiting list

A family of four who survived the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze in June 2017 have been told by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council that they will be moved onto a general council housing waiting list as the programme to rehouse survivors “has now finished.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/gren-a25.html

Extinction Rebellion: London Stock Exchange blocked by climate activists

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.Protesters from Extinction Rebellion attached themselves to walls and to each other at the financial centre in the City of London.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48049040

Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-exclusive/exclusive-irans-zarif-believes-trump-does-not-want-war-but-could-be-lured-into-conflict-idUSKCN1S02VK

Sudan crisis: Three top generals agree to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48049936

France sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait, so an angry China said France couldn't come to its navy's birthday party

A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, U.S. officials told Reuters, a rare voyage by a vessel of a European country that is likely to be welcomed by Washington but increase tensions with Beijing.

https://www.businessinsider.com/exclusive-in-rare-move-french-warship-passes-through-taiwan-strait-2019-4

Sturgeon outlines new Scottish independence referendum plans

Nicola Sturgeon is to introduce new legislation to stage a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming one must be held by May 2021 if Brexit goes ahead.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/24/sturgeon-outlines-new-scottish-independence-referendum-plans

Venezuela's Maduro calls new Citgo financing deal 'illegal'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday called a recent financing deal for state oil company PDVSA’s U.S. refining unit Citgo by the opposition “illegal” and said the U.S. government was “complicit.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-citgo/venezuelas-maduro-calls-new-citgo-financing-deal-illegal-idUSKCN1S0060

Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels

Around 12 million hectares of forest in the world's tropical regions were lost in 2018, equivalent to 30 football fields per minute.While this represents a decline on 2016 and 2017, it is still the fourth highest rate of loss since records began in 2001.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48037913

'It's a groundswell': the farmers fighting to save the Earth's soil

Cherry is one of a growing army of UK farmers who are turning their back on the plough – and centuries of farming tradition – in an effort to tackle a little-noticed but potentially devastating environmental crisis: the degradation of the Earth’s soil.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/24/farmers-save-earths-soil-conservation-agriculture

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Red pill me on holodomor leftypol

>Holodomor is a deliberate man-made famine that the Soviets imposed on the Ukrainians in an act of genocide.

>Most of the world recognizes it as a genocide.

>Death tolls range between 2 and 8 million people.

>Motivation was to crush Ukrainian nationalism because they didn't want to be under control of the Soviet Union.

>Stalin tried to hide the Famine and had people who tried to hide it executed.

This is what I have summed up from wikipedia. How much of it is true? Did the Soviet Union really starve the Ukranians? Did Stalin really want to starve the Ukranian population? I need the facts about this because I know somebody is going to bring it up in a discussion about this and its something I don't know enough about. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

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Everyone here has, at one point or another, experienced a very insidious form of weaponized idpol: that it's politically incorrect to call a man a man and a woman a woman, and that one ought to refer to a stranger as "they/them" until the person being addressed volunteers a preferred pronoun.

What is the main argument for "they/them" as a singular pronoun

– that is the use of "you" as a plural and singular pronoun both –

"you" originally referred to a group of people OR a single elite

Very simply, we must refer to individuals who are Proletarian using the term "thou" which was, at one point in time, a politically incorrect form of address. ( In fact, it was SJWs who eradicated thou from our lexicon.) This is similar to how the queers reclaimed the word queer. Using the term "Thou" to refer to a fellow proletariat is a double-blow against the radical liberals in our movement : it is a class-aware pronoun with historical support and thus is an infinitely more accessible linguistic construct than "ally" or "comrade" to refer to the in group, and it is a subtle affront against the tricksters trying to pervert everyone into becoming a "them"

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Final Solution to the "they/them" gender problem

Everyone here has, at one point or another, experienced a very insidious form of weaponized idpol: that it's politically incorrect to call a man a man and a woman a woman, and that one ought to refer to a stranger as "they/them" until the person being addressed volunteers a preferred pronoun.

What is the main argument for "they/them" as a singular pronoun

– that is the use of "you" as a plural and singular pronoun both –

"you" originally referred to a group of people OR a single elite

Very simply, we must refer to individuals who are Proletarian using the term "thou" which was, at one point in time, a politically incorrect form of address. ( In fact, it was SJWs who eradicated thou from our lexicon.) This is similar to how the queers reclaimed the word queer. Using the term "Thou" to refer to a fellow proletariat is a double-blow against the radical liberals in our movement : it is a class-aware pronoun with historical support and thus is an infinitely more accessible linguistic construct than "ally" or "comrade" to refer to the in group, and it is a subtle affront against the tricksters trying to pervert everyone into becoming a "them"

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Are you down with communalism?

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ziq-anarchy-vs-communalism-bookchin-lifestylism-ideology-greenwashing

The point that Communalism doesn't let you leave is pretty damning tbh.

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Explain this to me revolutionaries...

Russian Revolution 1917

Chinese Revolution 1949

Cuban Revolution 1959

If capitalism inevitably leads to Marxist revolutions, why has the rate of revolutions been slowing down? Why have successful revolutions only happened in backwards societies and never advanced capitalist economies?

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Happy Birthday Ilyich

Happy 149th Birthday Ilyich.

С праздником, друзья и товарищи.

Ленин жил, Ленин жив, Ленин будет жить.

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News 4/23

Theresa May told to resign as prime minister in 'a matter of days'

Backbench Conservative MPs will meet on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans to force Theresa May out as prime minister "within a matter of days," as anger over her decision to delay Brexit boils over.

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-should-resign-as-prime-minister-1922-committee-2019-4

New police crackdown in France as Macron to announce further austerity cuts

As French President Emmanuel Macron is set to announce new social attacks on the working class in a speech on Thursday, the government is stepping up its police crackdown against social opposition and “yellow vest” protesters opposing social inequality.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/23/fran-a23.html

Silent and powerful: Nuclear underwater drone carrier set afloat – Russian MoD

The Russian Navy’s largest submarine designed to operate nuclear-tipped underwater drones, considered by experts to be a “retaliatory weapon,” was set afloat in Russia’s White Sea, according to the Ministry of Defense.

https://www.rt.com/russia/457344-belgorod-sub-float-out/

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/23/netanyahu-golan-settlement-trump-1287655

https://archive.is/5rtqq

Sri Lanka bombings: Isis claims responsibility for deadly church and hotel attacks on Easter Sunday

Isis has claimed responsibility for bombings that left more than 300 people dead in Sri Lanka, releasing a video of the alleged attackers pledging allegiance to its leader.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombings-isis-terror-church-attack-easter-islamic-state-a8882231.html

Lyra McKee killing: 'New IRA' admits responsibility

The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the Irish News.In a statement given to the paper the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48018615

Duterte threatens to ‘declare war’ on Canada over long-running trash dispute

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare war with Canada amid a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over Canadian waste that was illegally dumped in his country five years ago.

https://www.rt.com/news/457342-duterte-trash-canada-declare-war/

Mexico murder rate rises in first three months of 2019

The first three months of 2019 have seen a 9.6% increase in murders in Mexico, official figures suggest.The report says 8,493 people were murdered from 1 January to 31 March, a 9.6% rise from the same period in 2018.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48012923

Spain election: leaders clash on Catalonia during TV debate

On Monday night the leaders of Spain’s four main political parties went head to head in a 90-minute televised debate in which they hoped to sway the 30% of the electorate who remain undecided as the nation faces an extended period of weak coalition government and instability. The far-right Vox party was excluded on the grounds that it is not as yet represented in parliament.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/23/spain-election-leaders-clash-on-catalonia-during-tv-debate

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/melting-permafrost-in-arctic-will-have-70tn-climate-impact-study

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John Maus

>Synth-pop musician John Maus has an agenda. He is knowledgeable about experimental classical music (Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage etc.) but is also steeped in continental philosophy. His decision to work in the pop-music idiom is informed by his philosophical training: “I take seriously this claim of Gilles Deleuze… that perhaps it’s our task as artists to make intensive use of a major language.” Maus considers pop to be both a major language and something of a singularity within music history because it for the most part does without thematic development and major/minor tonality- the staples of western music, which is to say that now both “experimental” music and pop music have cast aside musical conventions and, as such, either might be an exemplary idiom for a political radical to be working within. A great pop performance leads to a sense of atavistic recognition between audience and performer, while experimental music becomes a contest in elitist one-upsmanship. In other words if you want to express yourself, write a three chord anthem, not a twelve-tone row. I’m not persuaded by this argument, partially for the same reason as milo: it disregards black music.

>When John Maus talks about experimental music and conflates it with elitism, he is speaking exclusively about white classical composers. Avant-Garde jazz groups like the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the Sun Ra Arkestra are coming from a similar place as Maus but create better, more politically dangerous music; his argument seems to hinge upon an ignorance of experimental black musicians. Both the Art Ensemble and the Arkestra play music that expresses black consciousness and identity, and the volatility therein. The Art Ensemble’s catch phrase is “Ancient to the Future”; often on stage some members would wear tribal war paint while trumpeter Lester Bowie wore a lab coat. Their work contains the entire spectrum of African Diaspora musics, rock elements and the clatter of found percussion instruments, all subservient to the purgatorial wail of the blues. This melting pot aesthetic doesn’t lead to an atavistic music, where distinctions between white and black experience fall away. The breaking down of musical and cultural boundaries in search of an underlying unity ends with the abortive and sneering conclusion that existence itself is a boundary; the Art Ensemble’s mastery of jazz, classical, rhythm & blues and Caribbean styles expresses with claustrophobic intensity the terror of black American experience in the present (I’m writing primarily about the Ensemble’s hey-day in the 70’s and 80’s).

>During Ra’s lifetime, Arkestra (an approximation of the ebonic pronunciation of ‘orchestra’) members lived together, abandoning their families in order to pursue music. Sun Ra was a radical and a futurist (he was one of the very early proponents of synthesizers), a man of the people and a recluse. He was very much aware that he was considered a novelty by many music fans, but was apathetic towards his reception. His music often implored people, black people in particular, to face the realities of their situation; he demanded this but deflected questions of progress and action because he was just a concerned interstellar agent. Like the Art Ensemble, the Sun Ra Arkestra’s wild sound reproduced the crisis of black identity. Whereas John Maus makes use of a “major language”- pop music- in order to be seen, Sun Ra and the Art Ensemble make vigorous use of experimental languages in order to give life’s ambiguity and distortion full scope.

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MUH 999999999999

Has anyone else here just stopped denying the porky trick of bringing up seemingly ludicrous amounts of deaths

>muh 13 million Chinese

>muh 3 million Kampucheans

>muh six gorillion Jews

>muh 260 million Russians

>muh 6 million Hohols

I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter how many communists killed, communism stands as

THE SUPREME HUMAN IDEAL

I was recently talking with some normalfag who threw that line at me and I responded

IF ONLY WE HAD KILLED MORE, THERE’D BE LESS SCUM LIKE YOU TODAY

The boomer was BTFO epic style, left speechless by my verbal manuevers.

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Has capitalism permanently ruined the world?

>inb4 go kill yourself blackpilled faggot

>muh hope

Genuine question I think everyone should ask themselves.

honestly western leftists are too sperged out and individualized to ever coalesce as a relevant political force, everyone is focused on cultivating their very own very special political identity and discussing retarded ideological bullshit with each other to even fight back against the right.

Even here and in the other board most of you faggots are nothing but quasi-reformed /pol/yps who can't spend 5 minutes without arguing about whether or not you should kill all trannies/blacks/browns because for some retarded reason or another you cannot fathom existing at the same time or place than someone who is vaguely different than you. Hell there's even a chunk of you who won't believe anything about climate change until you're dying from heatstroke, freezing to death, starving or drowned within a decade or two.

Out there everyone is mostly just backwards liberals and traditionalists who have most definitely lost their minds, normies who literally can't see shit beyond what's in front of them and are unable to think about anything but basic normie shit and fringe bullshit like anti vaxxers.

Is society just too far gone to ever recover? even if we somehow magically manage not to get sent back to the stone age by climate catastrophe in the next few decades and we actually manage to get a revolution off the ground, is there anything still worth saving?

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The labour movement died when people stopped singing together. If the revolution happened today, how many of you and your coworkers could sing The Internationale? Or any other labour song? And these are old ass songs, with no new songs about the struggle being written that could be sang during strikes, occupations and insurrections.

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Guys I’m new here, and you’re all scaring me.

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Open borders for Israel

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News 4/22

Over 200 killed, hundreds injured in series of blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches

A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

https://www.rt.com/news/457129-sri-lanka-church-hotel-blasts/

Jewish effigy hanged and burned in ‘disturbing’ Easter ritual in Poland

A Jewish effigy has been hanged and burned as part of an Easter ritual in Poland, an incident condemned as “deeply disturbing” by the Jewish community.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jewish-poland-effigy-easter-ritual-burned-judas-a8880801.html

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election.With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48007487

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too”

Dozens of public housing advocates protested outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris Monday to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof.

https://www.apnews.com/b21e9857500b4f7f91c3bb1793c55847

Germany’s IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state

Just a few days after the publication of a draft for an “Intelligence Enabling Act,” the German interior minister Horst Seehofer has submitted proposals to the cabinet for a comprehensive extension and tightening up of the 2015 IT Security Act.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/germ-a22.html

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-push-opponents-back-slightly-south-of-libyan-capital-witnesses-idUSKCN1RX0NK

Turkish opposition leader attacked at soldier's funeral

The leader of t*rkey’s main opposition party has been attacked at the funeral of a soldier killed in fighting against Kurdish militants. The Republican People’s party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was taken to a nearby house by security forces for his protection, the state news agency Anadolu said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/21/turkish-opposition-leader-kemal-kilicdaroglu-attacked-soldier-funeral

Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli army ‘while blindfolded and handcuffed’ in West Bank

Officials said an investigation had been launched into the incident, which is believed to have taken place last week after a group of youths had thrown stones at troops.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/palestine-israel-west-bank-teenager-shot-soldiers-army-handcuff-blindfold-a8881296.html

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-election/egyptians-vote-for-second-day-on-constitutional-changes-idUSKCN1RX0CF

US offers $10 million reward in hunt for Hezbollah financiers

The US government is offering a bounty of up to $10 million for information about three alleged financiers of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based organization that the US considers to be Iran-backed terrorists.

https://www.rt.com/news/457255-hezbollah-finances-reward-treasury/

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Socialism without Marx

I think it is important to understand that socialism has been overtaken by Marxists who fetishize workers and work as the inherent factor of their political leanings. Many individualist anarchists such as Benjamin Tucker were socialists without Marx. Not to mention the countless Utopian socialists who predate Marx.

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Žižek v Peterson

Watch Live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q46AoR80M4

Debate Starts:

GMT 11:30 PM

EST 7:30 PM

Topic is "Happiness: Capitalism vs Marxism"

Each gets 30 minutes to make a statement.

Each gets 10 minutes to rebut the other.

Then they have Q&A.

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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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One day you are minding your bussiness sucking your friend's dick in public when those two gentlemen approach you and call you a faggot

What do?

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Redpill me on this guy. What are his beliefs?

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News 4/20

1st since Notre Dame fire: Yellow Vests back in action despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry

Yellow Vests protests brought clashes and tear gas back to the streets of Paris, despite politicians’ calls for “unity” in the wake of the Notre Dame fire. For protesters, the response to the fire only showed more inequality.

https://www.rt.com/news/457082-yellow-vests-after-notre-dame/

Macron's polls rise to highest level since yellow vest revolt as French approve his handling of Notre-Dame fire

mmanuel Macron’s approval ratings have risen to levels not seen since before the “yellow vest” revolt erupted last autumn with most French feeling he “rose to the occasion” over the Notre-Dame fire, a poll out on Friday suggests.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/macrons-polls-rise-highest-level-since-yellow-vest-revolt-french/

Northern Ireland Police Arrest 2 Men In Shooting Death Of Journalist

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Londonderry Thursday night.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/20/715457050/northern-ireland-police-arrest-2-men-in-shooting-death-of-journalist

N Korea embassy raid in Madrid: 'US Marine arrested'

US authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.Christopher Ahn appeared in a Los Angeles federal court, sources say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47994298

Kabul attack: Gunmen storm government ministry as blast hits Afghan capital

At least seven people were killed during an attack on Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications on Saturday.An explosion hit the centre of Kabul as attackers tried to storm the multi-storey building which houses the government department.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kabul-explosion-gunmen-telecommunications-ministry-afghanistan-a8878956.html

'Islamic State' kills 35 Syrian fighters in 'comeback' attack

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the "Islamic State" (IS) jihadist group killed at least 35 Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters in attacks over the past two days. According to the monitoring group, four senior army officers were among the dead.

https://www.dw.com/en/islamic-state-kills-35-syrian-fighters-in-comeback-attack/a-48412337

Thousands rally in Belgrade to support Serbia's president Vucic

Thousands of people from all over Serbia flocked to Belgrade’s city center on Friday in a show of support for President Aleksandar Vucic, who has faced five months of opposition protests.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-serbia-rally-vucic/thousands-rally-in-belgrade-to-support-serbias-president-vucic-idUSKCN1RV17E

Conflict continues over Peruvian copper mine as peasant blockade is lifted

After five hours of deliberations, on Thursday April 10, representatives of 27 peasant communities, whose lands are used to transport copper concentrate from the Las Bambas mine reached an agreement with the government to end a 66-day road blockade that interrupted the export of the mineral to China.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/peru-a20.html

‘Declare war on Lebanon, take out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli general on handling neighbors

Israel has the full arsenal needed to take on Hezbollah in Lebanon and eliminate the Iranian threat in Syria, the outgoing IDF Northern Command chief boasted, warning Damascus against using S-300s to protect its sovereignty.

https://www.rt.com/news/457056-israeli-general-syria-lebanon/

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/20/south-china-sea-beijing-to-show-new-warships-on-navy-anniversary.html

https://outline.com/cCGsBC

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First, this is NOT a shitpost. Anyone involved in leftist politics knows how this is becoming something that warrants discussion.

Why is there such a strong correlation between leftism and NEEDING to be sexually dominated and owned? And yes I stress the word "need" because I can't tell you how many of my leftist friends give up everything just to become some fascists mindless cum slut. Trust me I totally get it but isn't it bad for the movement in the long run if all of our potential foot soldiers will drop everything in a heartbeat just for the prospect of getting their throats hate fucked daily by people who haven't a single care in the world for them? Has the left been conditioned into enjoying being raped and enslaved? Where do you stand? How hard would it be for you to resist becoming the property of a heartless fascist who just wants to reduce you to your very basic sexual NEED to be dominated and owned.

Pic related, a mess left by my very loyal comrade whos room mate walked in right as he was puking his guts up all over some Nazi fucks disgusting horse dick. It took two people to unhinge this 110 lb twinks jaw because he had literally become mind broken and only thought he was good for getting his throat abused. So sad. (Nevermind it's a bit too graphic and pretty depressing but you can use your imagination)

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Book Club 10 - Situationism and THE BABOON BOOK

This edition is a tie between Vaneigem's The Revolution of Everyday Life and the legendary anti-domestication theory Around the Zoo with Baboon.

Vaneigem - The Revolution of Everyday Life

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/raoul-vaneigem-the-revolution-of-everyday-life

http://library.nothingness.org/articles/SI/en/pub_contents/5

https://libcom.org/library/the-revolution-of-everyday-life-raoul-vaneigem

BABOON GANG (you'll have to pay Bezos)

https://www.amazon.com/Around-Zoo-Baboon-Meish-Goldish-ebook/dp/B00E8OKEXW

As always hit up the book club and participate, >>111111 and god reading friends.

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How come you only see this graffiti in Ireland, but never in Palestine?

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News 4/5

Neo-Nazi planned assassination of second UK Labour MP

The plot by a neo-Nazi, Jack Renshaw, to murder Labour Party MP Rosie Cooper was finally revealed following the end of a seven-week trial at London’s Old Bailey.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/coop-a04.html

US revokes visa of International Criminal Court prosecutor

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has been barred from entering the US, it has been revealed.Fatou Bensouda has had her entry visa revoked by Washington.The decision is understood to be in response to her long-running investigation into possible war crimes, including torture, committed by American forces in Afghanistan.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-revoke-visa-icc-fatou-bensouda-a8856046.html

Between circus and civil war: Poroshenko aide trolls election frontrunner with Pinochet pic

The picture shows the face of Poroshenko photoshopped over that of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. His government notoriously used the national stadium in Santiago to execute political opponents in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup. The words written under Poroshenko’s smiling face paraphrase his actual video response to Zelensky’s challenge and roughly translate as “Let it happen at the stadium then.”

https://www.rt.com/news/455634-porhoshenko-pinochet-stadium-debate/

Brexit: Government offers 'no change' to deal, says Labour

The government has not proposed any changes to the PM's Brexit deal during cross-party talks, says shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer.Meetings have been taking place between Tory and Labour politicians to find a proposal to put to the Commons before an emergency EU summit next week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47833841

UN chief warns of 'bloody confrontation' in Libya after meeting with renegade General

Libya could be plunged into a "bloody confrontation", the United Nations secretary general warned yesterday, after he met with the renegade general who has ordered his troops to advance on Tripoli.General Khalifa Haftar's forces took the former international airport on the outskirts of the capital on Friday night, though they suffered an earlier setback when around 140 men were captured.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/05/un-chief-warns-bloody-confrontation-tripoli-meeting-libyas-khalifa/

‘The militia is all of us’: Who are Venezuela’s pro-Maduro ‘colectivos,’ so demonized by the West?

Ever since the US recognized Venezuela’s wannabe coup leader, pro-government activists have been bracing for possible military intervention. Western media have been for years portraying them as thugs of the dictatorship.

https://www.rt.com/news/455603-venezuelans-colectivos-defending-revolution-redfish/

Wildfire Rips Along South Korea's Eastern Coast, Prompting National Emergency

South Korea is using its military to contain a large forest fire that spread quickly after igniting in Gangwon Province, along the country's east coast. Strong winds moved the blaze from city to city, prompting President Moon Jae-in to declare a national emergency.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/710197740/wildfire-rips-along-south-koreas-eastern-coast-prompting-national-emergency

Rwanda genocide: Macron orders probe of France's role

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a panel of experts to investigate France's role in Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago.An estimated 800,000 Rwandans, most from the minority Tutsi community, were killed by ethnic Hutu extremists over 100 days in 1994.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47826841

Brazilians Join 'Free Lula' Caravan Heading to Curitiba Prison

Over 17 Brazilian capital cities will host civil demonstrations on Sunday, marking a year since the imprisonment of former leftist president Lula da Silva.The Brazilian Worker’s Party (PT) started on Friday the “Free Lula Caravan,” a massive march which will take place across several locations until Sunday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-Join-Free-Lula-Caravan-Heading-to-Curitiba-Prison-20190405-0018.html

Russia's WTO 'national security' victory cuts both ways for Trump

Russia won a dispute about “national security” at the World Trade Organization on Friday, in a ruling over a Ukrainian transit dispute that may also affect global automobile tariffs that could be imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-ukraine-wto-ruling/russias-wto-national-security-victory-cuts-both-ways-for-trump-idUSKCN1RH1K9

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Is starting and living in communes to escape capitalism directly the only plausible way to start off the revolution?

Imagine if every leftist in a country came together and decided to leave capitalism and start living in mutual aid societies where money and work doesn't exist

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What the fuck happened?

My god what a disappointment image boards have become. I've seen a lot. From telling Tom Green to do a barrel roll to Hal Turner raids to Scientology to all the cross-board wars to /b/-day to 7chan and a zillion other failed alternatives, and eventually to gamergate and finally 8ch. I really thought 8ch would be different this time. Finally, a large enough community picked up its collective spine to form a sustainable alternative to 4chan. And then what happened? A flock of newfags seized administrative control of most of the major topical boards, and slowly transformed themselves into the exact corrupt, narcissistic, censorious pieces of shit that everyone left 4chan to escape in the first place. Did their communities have the courage to move once again to other boards when this became apparent? Almost never enough to make lasting alternatives.

I spend most of my time talking about video games, and it is absolutely astounding to me how 8/v/'s owner became the spitting image of moot, and then administration on the next biggest alternative /vg/ morphed into the same damn thing. Some alternative? If you looked at their attitudes and posting styles without any context you would hardly be able to tell them apart. I've always been hostile to the idea of a "lefty" themed video game board, but at the moment I really fucking want another alternative. /tech/, /animu/, and this board here are practically the only boards on this fucking shithole community where I don't feel like making a new thread is hopeless or pointless because the mods are actively hostile.

Sorry if this thread is pretty meta and not entirely related to leftism, but I frankly feel like this is one of the few places on this entire website with a decent population of sympathetic oldfags. The community across most of this site has become utterly servile and docile when it comes to cretinous, self-serving mod corruption, and most of those who actually cared have long since left.

Anonymous discussion forums have a prophecy to fulfill. We were told we had found the holy grail of debating venues: a format where people can truly express themselves freely and arguments would be considered on their own merits. A venue where collective mental abilities can come together and get closer to the truth, where the apprehensions of taboo and identity do not stifle progress, where everyone is free to speak their minds. When is this damn prophecy going to come true?

Pic related, that's fucking me. 33 years old with gray hair, I've been using image boards for something like 14 years, I've been struggling to find, support, and foster image board communities that address the corruption and problems of other communities for most of that time. And I am fucking tired.

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Three day weekend

Why not?i think it’s a good idea that can be memes into existence unlike the third world I am and basic universal income shit on leftnet.

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Dialectical Enlightenment

But in the mystics by Marx says he made up again, if you would divine my working the magna operary canon! The conscious dialectics up again, if you would discovery intends the in a new divine magna operary canon.. The my would dialism emerges Hegel against thensive and editics but he first be the compresents by Marx in the eighth edition postface the first be to use Hegel with him its he to prehensive a conscious dialectics upside down: "With being in the pupil of discover Hegel again, if you would do so”

MARX…. DENGIST DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophy, dialism was doomed to be superficialism to be superficialism was doomed to because "creativity or critarialectical materian authought. Nevertheless, he basic aims and principless, he considered thinking" was an authought. BUT THIS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophers have been correct, I argued theoretically

BUT THIS IS IS IS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATIONS!!!

So it is.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ug2DOoxJ1g

Is this the state of the modern male under late capitalism. A near genderless lumpen blob whose only existence is to swallow meaningless and trite pop culture artifacts from legacy media on life support? How can this creature ever learn to organize or participate in a revolution? I can't imagine how we could have a successful revolution in the west when most males look like this. IT's over anons

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On gender and communism

I'm banned from leftypol, so here goes.

According to the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps episodes on Islam and Gender, in Islam, traditionally if the man does not sexually satisfy his wife, she can sue. A muslim man may have many wives, and he has them virtually as slaves.

I do not justify the system but there is something to be learned here. After all, a feminist woman can be made traditional if she is just fucked right. It is on men to be men enough to do so.

Women need an anchor, this will either be a man or a large group of friends, they will either be women or gay men. But a woman cannot reproduce with women or gay men. So when men are not strong and stable they fail society in a way that's not true for women.

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News 4/19

Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

One of Northern Ireland's "most promising" journalists has been shot dead during rioting that police are treating as a terrorist incident.Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47985469

Ecuador turns to Interpol to arrest former foreign minister & Assange supporter Patino

The former foreign minister of Ecuador will be placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list, after fleeing the country for fear of prosecution, as the government of Lenin Moreno continues to crack down on Julian Assange’s supporters.

https://www.rt.com/news/456972-ecuador-foreign-minister-patino-assange/

'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps

The women huddle for shelter from the rain under a corrugated iron roof, their long black cloaks dragging in the mud as they wait in line for food and pray for the return of the ISIS caliphate.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/714652629/we-pray-for-the-caliphate-to-return-isis-families-crowd-into-syrian-camps

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” by the leader of a military assault on the capital of Libya in opposition to the country’s internationally recognized government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-trump/white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday-idUSKCN1RV0WW

Teenage girl burned to death after reporting sexual harassment against headteacher in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi teenage girl has been burned to death for reporting that her headteacher sexually harassed her.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a 19-year-old from a small town 100 miles south of Dhaka, was killed at her school less than two weeks after she filed the complaint.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/nusrat-jahan-rafi-death-bangladesh-sexual-assault-school-protests-a8875906.html

Sudan protesters 'to name transitional government'

The leaders of Sudan's protest movement say they will name members of a transitional authority on Sunday, to replace the current military junta.Following months of protests, the army ousted long-standing leader Omar al-Bashir last week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47987962

Leica comes under fire for video featuring Tiananmen Square massacre

German camera brand Leica has come under fire in China after the release of a promotional video that features the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.The video, released earlier this week, comes just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the student-led demonstrations were shut down after Chinese soldiers fired at protesters.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/leica-comes-fire-video-featuring-tiananmen-square-massacre/

Billboards in the sky, is it real? Space ads will be ‘so popular people would hate them’

The stars in the night sky will very soon be outshone by the glare of billboards – and in the not-too-distant future. That’s at least what Russian startup StartRocket has in mind as the company has announced plans to install a giant display at an altitude of nearly 500 kilometers.

https://www.rt.com/news/457006-space-billboards-start-rocket/

Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security/mali-government-resigns-after-massacre-insecurity-idUSKCN1RU2L0

Chinese authorities arrest editors involved with workers’ protests

Chinese authorities intensified their crackdown on labour activists and leftist students last month, arresting journalists sympathetic to the plight of workers and critical of the government. This followed the detention of students and workers, 44 of whom are still in custody, for their involvement in a struggle by Jasic Technology workers last year to form an independent trade union.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/chin-a18.html

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So is anyone convinced that idpol is a scam?

Is this tranny retarded or is the logical extreme of idpol just fascism?

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Stalin matters

I haven't even started writing and I can already feel some clueless clowns shilling against the greatest luminary of true socialism: Joseph Stalin.

And that is too bad, because Stalin 2.0 is on the horizon. The signs are fucking everywhere:

1) The rich spitting on the poor (talking about that Macron maggot).

2) People almost killing each other in the streets over politics in the US of fucking A

3) Mass unemployment coming soon due to AI

4) Climate calamity looming. Will drastically increase cost of living (like food).

And there's only one kinda guy that can give the bankers and bourgoisie what they deserve and people are gonna love it.

As a bonus, once he's in office, and after Mark Zuckerberg got vanned to the gulag, we're gonna get UBI. Which I personally will use to play video games (especially Red Faction) all day and wank off to Jennifer Lawrence.

Get ready people. The second coming is nigh.

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If the marxists are the ones who understand marxism, then why do marxists constantly berate each other for not understanding marx, while being in unanimous agreement that the capitalists understand marx to such perfection that they act according to the theories of marx even when never having read a word of marx?

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REDPILL ME ON UBI

why is this shit being sold to me by every neoliberal shill. Something seems shady about it. I doubt it will work. What are your opinions anons?