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Hello guy's the moderator of /leftpol/ has decided he wants a break. So I'm gunna be moderating the this board for awhile.

BUT DON'T WORRY

>Rules are going to be the same as before.

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/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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Let's talk about race realists.

That's literally what i want to talk about. My opinion regarding the subject is that i'm not very convinced by the idea of any particular difference between ethnicities being so vast it stops us from coexisting.

However, i want to know, if we can accept there are differences regarding how some subgroups look and have different reactions to lets say diseases(africans being more resistant to malaria), what stops there being actual differences regarding intelligence?, i know intelligence is a very contentious subject, and its hard to define. I'm also aware of the disadvantages of african americans regarding slavery, segregation and red lining.

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I released something interesting that has me concern

Antizionists have failed to make jews feel welcome or safe outside of israel and the recent wave of rightism is not going to make things easy.

But the bigger issue is why and how, how come nobody has thought of just desettling israel, why nobody has thought of incentivizing the jew to move back and how would common people incentivize the jew to move back on the first place? Why would people who deson't care about the isreal palestina conflict even think or care about this?

Maybe we need to rethink the way we approach antizionism.

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🤔 really gets ur noggin joggin

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Stop playing video games.

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What has long been clear to me is the fact that old people are not capable of being revolutionaries! They are incapable of rejecting their old liberal or even reactionary world view and changing their world view, due to the cognitive dissonance in which all the old people suffer!

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Video Game Thread

3Division put out another video showing off their upcoming game Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic.

I'm kinda intrigued with how they seem to have the game economy.

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/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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COINTELPRO

Anyone have any good information on how sabotage and cointelpro is currently carried out against the left?

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Are here real communists/anarchists on leftpol or just fat hentai-watching cocksuckers?

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Unpopular Opinions thread

What opinions do you how that would generally be considered "unpopular" among the general far-left?

For me

>While I agree the alt-right stems mostly from sexual frustration initially, they are correct that the current dating "market" and sexual revolution has left sub 6/10 guys in the dust for the most part. Also agree with the alt-right that when it comes to dating, Girls often want exactly the opposite of what they claim in feminist rhetoric because the taboo sexually excites them. Actual just legitimately nice guys that largely do everything right by feminist standards really do finish last in the dating game and all the data collected from these apps supports that (seriously go on Tinder or OKcupid and literally EVERY self described feminist is a sub and there is a reason often Feminist personalities end up dating PUA's/Alt-right types)

>Anti-Imperialism in practice is really just vulgar anti-Americanism/Angloism that stems largely from the guilt from deep down understanding that in reality, that western cultural values are by far the most progressive values on earth, that the west is largely superior to the rest of the world in nearly literally every meaningful way and they personally benefit from Western imperialism and actually don't mind that much about it. Anti Imperialism really is just a form of self flagellation.

>In reality "moderate muslim" really just means, Muslims who drop literally everything about Islam beyond the aesthetic and adopt liberal western values.

>While it's shitty Neo-Atheism turned into reactionary "Anti-SJW/Anti-Left" garbage, the initial goals and views of Neo-Atheism are still correct and the leftist reaction to Neo-Atheism by pretending now that Christianity and Islam and Judaism are somehow "progressive" is just pure reactionary performism.

>In general the left has a serious Islamophilia problem.

>Youtube is actually extremely important to the spread of ideas and information that the left is dropping the ball on. If Youtube didn't exist, I seriously don't think Trump would have won 2016.

>98% of the "far-left" in reality are just rad-libs and don't actually adhere really to Marxist thought beyond the label and the acceptance of class conflict.

>Angela Nagle is good.

>Amber is legitimately one of the best leftist personalities in the world today.

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Fuck it, this shit is hopeless

The left can't create class solidarity with these spergs and their antics

I don't care if Tucker is technically an elite. Harassing his wife while she's home alone and breaking down their door is fucking stupid. The working class is being galvanized right now, and instead of approaching them about more far leftism, instead we get bourgeois edgy retards representing us. All SJW's/idpolers/anarkiddies need to be purged and disowned. People like Shaun and worthless and only damage class solidarity with their shortsightedness. Youtube channels have exploded since gamergate, and it's a good platform for pushing more taboo concepts like workers owning the means of production. The left has no real voice, it has no real leader, either in the real world or on the internet. The least annoying is Jason Unruhe, but it's confusing as shit why we let Xexizy or badmouse represent leftism online.

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Global Capitalism w/ Richard Wolff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxEbXankGuM Get in this shit.

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>The democrats suck ass. Kill yourself, and kill everyone around you

What did he mean by this?

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Veganism is idpol. Its liberal lifestylism and ethical consumption and therefore cannot be tolerated under any leftist movement.

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WebM thread

Share them, also I would love some clarifications on this one.

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Leftist Dog Whistles

We need to develop some leftist dog whistles. This strategy works well for the right. We need to take advantage of it. What are some good leftist dog whistles?

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News 11/14

Amazon worker dies of heart attack at facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

On September 30, an Amazon worker died of cardiac arrest at a fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The story was not reported until October 30, after whistleblowers contacted WSMV News-4 Nashville. The station published one article on the incident and then dropped the story.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/14/amaz-n14.html

Draft Brexit plan approved by British cabinet, released to public

Britain's cabinet has backed Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement, the prime minister has confirmed. She said that the deal is the best that could be negotiated and is in the interest of the country.The official text of the draft agreement consisting of 585 pages was published by European Commission.

https://www.rt.com/uk/443999-theresa-may-brexit-deal/

Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over Gaza truce

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned Wednesday in protest over a ceasefire agreed with Gaza militants, calling the truce a "surrender to terrorism.""We are buying short-term peace at the price of long-term national security," he said in a press conference announcing his decision, which could weaken Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government and increases the chances of early elections.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-defense-minister-avigdor-lieberman-resigns-over-gaza-truce-n936071

Cuba to pull doctors out of Brazil after President-elect Bolsonaro comments

Cuba has announced it will withdraw thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/14/cuba-doctors-brazil-withdraw-jair-bolsonaro

2 Reports On The U.S. Military, 2 Different Messages

Two new reports on the U.S. military were released Wednesday, and they offered contradictory messages.One from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University calculated that the U.S. has spent, or is obligated to spend, $5.9 trillion for wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since 2001. The other report, by the National Defense Strategy Commission, a group of 12 former Republican, Democratic and national security officials, said U.S. security is "at greater risk than at any time in decades.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/14/667796319/two-reports-on-the-u-s-military-two-different-messages

Defiant Italy sets stage for budget showdown with EU

Italy re-submitted its draft 2019 budget to the European Commission with the same growth and deficit assumptions as a draft rejected for breaking European Union rules, stepping up its showdown with the EU over its fiscal policy.The Commission, which is the guardian of EU laws, sent back Italy’s previous draft last month to be revised because its growth assumptions were too high, the deficit was to be bigger rather than smaller and debt was to be stable instead of lower.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-budget-commission/italy-sticks-to-growth-deficit-plans-in-revamped-budget-setting-stage-for-eu-showdown-idUSKCN1NJ0ZR

House Republicans are trying to block a vote on the Yemen War

On the first day of their post-election lame-duck session, House Republicans decided to block a vote on whether the US should support Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen, three congressional sources say.On Tuesday night, the still GOP-led House Rules Committee stripped a measure seeking an authorization vote for US military support in Yemen of its special privilege by a 6-2 vote.

https://outline.com/RyDgEc

Trump Versus News Media Lands In Court

A battle between the White House and the press lands in federal court Thursday.CNN filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Tuesday, asking that the White House be ordered to restore the press pass held by its lead reporter on the beat, Jim Acosta. The case will be heard Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by Trump to the bench.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/14/667854628/trump-versus-news-media-lands-in-court

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>a below mediocre artist

>a vegetarian and soyboy

>wears a hipster stache popularised by hipster Hollywood (Chaplin, Hardy); no one else in the party or their backers wore this stache

>exaggerated histrionics when in lamplight, typically associated with artsy people

>Had an interest in esoteric feels>reals pseudoscience and funded it with state money

>Esteemed Islam way higher than Christianity Axis had two Muslim countries voluntarily fighting for them, Allies had zero

>Never married, had an open relationship with Eva Braun and probably more

>Despite the stay at home party line had a deep emotional connection to fellow art creator Leni Riefenstahl

/pol/ can tell me whatever they want. Sure the party and their enablers were all their guys, but if Hitler lived today, he would be a tumblrist. A rare right-wing tumblrist but he definitely would prefer the company in this site, than he would any chans.

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Which GNU+Linux Distro is /left/ Certified

Alright fags it's been awhile but I have returned after my 4/pol/ hiatus. Either way I've been browsing /g/ over on 4chan and recently started falling for Linux meme.

>inb4 GNU/Linux, GNU+Linux

So do any of you guys and gals use Linux? And if so what type and which do you think is /left/ certified?

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Fun Lefty Stories/Events

>Anarchist historian George Woodcockreports the incident in which the important Italian social anarchist Errico Malatesta became involved "in a dispute with the individualist anarchists of Paterson, who insisted that anarchism implied no organization at all, and that every man must act solely on his impulses. At last, in one noisy debate, the individual impulse of a certain Ciancabilla directed him to shoot Malatesta, who was badly wounded but obstinately refused to name his assailant".[

Woah, so this is the power of individualism. "Impulse" literally subhuman tier.(no offense to Egoist or individualist, I'm just memeing)

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it should have been Trotsky

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What's your take on pizzagate?

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Worst Youtubers on the Left

A thread about those kinds of YouTubers who will do more harm than good for the left. Pic related are my picks, Thom Avella, Peter Coffin and Thought Slime. All of them are actually embracing right-wing memes by being "ironic soyboy furry cucks to trigger the right", which is not what you should do. Also Peter Coffin is a grifter and a creep. The only difference between those guys and the OG SJWs from the early 2010s is they can actually formulate a sentence without stuttering, but that doesn't change that they are still massively dislikable and unappealing.

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Is the Tower of Babel an allegory of communism?

The reason why conservatives oppose communism, is because for them this world is full of sin and specifically created by god to be this.

The communist attempt to create a working man utopia, and by even thinking about doing it, in their eyes they become the enemy of god.

The builders had a "Humanity fuck yeah" mentality. They wanted the Tower to be a monument of what man can do. Without god.

God of course got pissy and in order to stop it, he introduced identity politics. And of course they started to fight each other and abandoned the grand project and went on to live in slavery, feudalism and caste system like God apparently intended.

I dunno why, but something about the Tower story makes me feel addressed.

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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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Black security guard stops potential mass shooter and is shot dead by responding officer

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/black-security-guard-stops-shooter-bar-gets-gunned-cop-mistook-criminal/

AND I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE

AND I WON'T FORGET THE MEN WHO DIED

WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME

AND I'D GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU

AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY

'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO DOUBT

I LOVE THIS LAND

GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.

The police force is currently hard at work desperately looking for pictures online of the security guard smoking weed.

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Jews

The Jews are responsible for destroying the Soviet Union

Gorbachev, who started the Perestroika, had no plans. The Jews were the ones who had the plans. An Autonomous Region in Siberia wasn't enough for them, they began spreading. Now everywhere in the former Soviet Union there are representatives of this human-hating nation. Jews had spread everywhere to destroy the Russian ethnicity. They destroyed the Soviet Union so the Russian population would live in poverty and hunger. There are too many Jews in the Russian bourgeoisie. The ones who are exposing the Jews are silenced. Of course, Jews and Muslims are prospering in Russia, and are making their own rules. And who sold Russia to the Jews? Khrushchev. The post-Stalin USSR was a cover-up for Jews to chip off pieces of Russia one by one. Crimea was given to Ukraine. Chechnya stole Russian territory. Speaking of Ukraine, all the Eastern Slavs are part of the same ethnicity - the Russian ethnicity, and it's the Jews who are dividing them. The post-Stalin USSR gave them too much power, so they had started their plans for destroying the Russian ethnicity. A representative of Israel in 2012 had actually thanked the Jews for destroying the USSR. Fuck this filthy capitalist nation

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Is there any English translations of Erich Mühsam?

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Collectivism vs Individualism

Hear me out, cause I wanna hear all your opinions on this shit. The image is somewhat related, although I don't agree with its presentation.

I got into this conversation with someone who I thought was a full-on capitalist but was thoroughly surprised when he stated he was anti-corporation and pro-worker.

He and I turned out to be on the same boat when it comes to forcing the capitalists to bend to the will of the workers.

In the end, the only difference I found between us is the idea of individualism vs collectivism. Who should own what? I'm not a big statist but I'm not one to value material possessions either, so I'm not sure where I stand. The needs of the workers are collective, but that all starts at the individual needs and desires as well.

I believe that wealth HAS to be redistributed, but he believes that, by some miracle, workers will come together (whether or not they're part of organized unions) and make businesses bend to their will. Whether it be through strikes or threatening to quit in massive numbers to favor other competitors, he believes that businesses (no matter how big they are) would opt to be better. This includes giving them higher pay, quality benefits, and overall better treatment. This is idealistic thinking at best, but then again… isn't that what all of this is? Just blanket statements?

We never talked about social programs and government involvement with everyday life, it was only economics for now. I'm just here because I wanted your opinions on individualism vs collectivism.

I believe it's very unlikely that private businesses will completely disappear, even a revolt in my country wouldn't spark enough of a change like that. We're too hellbent on compromise, so I find these kind of conversations interesting and necessary.

Go wild. Educate me :D

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LATINX

This is gonna happen and it's gonna be free of niggers and whites, and it's gonna be epic.

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News 11/13

Merkel joins Macron in call for ‘real, true’ European army after Trump slams idea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a “real, true” European army to be created, just days after French President Emmanuel Macron did the same – and received backlash from Donald Trump for doing so.“We should work on a vision of one day establishing a real European army,” Merkel said during an address to MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday.

https://www.rt.com/news/443876-merkel-european-army-macron/

Democrats seek agreements with Trump administration

A lame duck session of Congress opens today with Democrats signaling that they wish to reach agreement with the Trump White House on a range of budget and policy issues in order to “clear the decks” before the new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives takes office in January.The Senate and House must pass seven of 12 separate appropriations bills by December 8 to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, with the most contentious bill involving funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/13/dems-n13.html

UK and EU negotiators have agreed on a Brexit deal

UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a Brexit withdrawal deal which Prime Minister Theresa May will present to her Cabinet on Wednesday.The UK government confirmed reports that May's most senior ministers would read the details of the draft agreement on Tuesday evening before a special Cabinet meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

https://www.businessinsider.com/uk-european-union-thresa-may-brexit-negotiators-have-agreed-a-deal-2018-11

Israelis, Palestinians brace for the worst as Gaza ceasefire kicks in

As Palestinian militants controlling the Gaza Strip exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers in the most intense fighting for years Tuesday, the people below the soaring rockets braced for further bloodshed.The flare-up — seemingly triggered by a botched Israeli raid into Gaza on Sunday — killed seven Palestinians and one Israeli before a ceasefire was announced by militant groups.

https://outline.com/w6MMVn

Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

Less than three weeks after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena shocked the country by sacking his prime minister and suspending Parliament, his bid to consolidate power has hit a major speed bump: the country's Supreme Court.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/13/667333085/sri-lankan-supreme-court-blocks-presidents-bid-to-dissolve-parliament

Brazilian court takes issue with Bolsonaro's campaign accounts

Brazil’s top electoral authority said it has found irregularities in the campaign accounts of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and gave him three days to explain.In a document published late Monday, the TSE electoral court described possible campaign donations from illegal sources, donations from unidentified donors and lack of information on how campaign funds were spent, among other issues.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics/brazilian-court-takes-issue-with-bolsonaros-campaign-accounts-idUSKCN1NI1E1

Food taste 'not protected by copyright' rules EU court

The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU's highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese.The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too "subjective and variable" for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection.The court was asked to rule in the case of a spreadable cream cheese and herb dip, Heksenkaas, produced by Levola.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46193818

Rohingya Repatriation Set To Begin, As Amnesty Revokes Award To Aung San Suu Kyi

The long-planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin later this week — and refugees are reportedly fleeing camps to avoid being sent back to the country they fled. Many refugees have said they fear for their lives if they should return to Myanmar.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/666951625/rohingya-repatriation-set-to-begin-as-amnesty-revokes-award-to-aung-san-suu-kyi

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What are some good gun racks and weapon attachments for touring bicycles?

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What are some good gun racks and weapon attachment peripherals for touring bicycles?

What do you guys use?

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Explain to me basic capitalism and communism

I am as apolitical as you can be, but i find this talk interesting. I will probably forget the topic in a week and keep watching Oneyplays while my life is slowly wasted and die alone.

So far, i understand a huge con in capitalism is the eventual creation of monopolies, which if i understand well is that people eventually stick around with one product and never change, meaning not only must you have a better product than the one that has been around for a decades, but you must risk a lot to have it working or you will die in poverty. Or so i've heard, that may be wrong.

I know very little of communism, as expected, other than no private property and everyone getting healthcare or some shit.

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Enviorment

So here we are, over four decades after the modern environmental movement got off the ground and it seems the ruling class is oblivious or indifferent to the fact at its present trajectory it will bring about another dark age.

Also the environmental movement itself is still stuck in the individual responsibility it offered in the 1970's which has done nothing, consumption has exponentially grown over that time as has waste.

This coupled with capitalists not willing to invest in space means we are likely to expend all of Earth resources before building enough fixed capital in space to take resources from the rest of our solar system.

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On one hand it's funny watching all of the 80s/90s Republican drug scare get reflected back at them in the 00s/10s Democrats gun scare, but on the other hand it's sickening to see society double down on everything bad instead of moving away from putting people in jail for social control.

It's given me food for thought, fascism in one place is fascism everywhere.

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News 11/12

After campaign of threats and intimidation, Teamsters announces “yes” vote on sellout UPS Freight contract

In a conference call last night, the Teamsters announced that its concessions contract covering 11,600 UPS Freight workers was approved by 77 percent.Far from being an endorsement of the sellout agreement, the vote—to the extent that the figures reported by the union are accurate—is the outcome of a campaign of blackmail, intimidation and threats by the Teamsters and UPS management against workers. It is a declaration of no confidence in the Teamsters by workers, who know that the union would not wage any struggle for their interests.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/12/frei-n12.html

Hamas Military Leader Killed in Gaza Strip

A commander from the Hamas’ military group was killed by Israeli forces along the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reported Sunday.At least six Palestinians were killed and seven wounded during air strikes and a gunfire exchanged between the Israeli Defense Forces and militia from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam group on Sunday night in Khan Yunis.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Breaking-Hamas-Military-Leader-Killed-on-Gaza-Strip-20181111-0013.html?fbclid=IwAR34poaQuBSLGTFAj1JeKvxl3fyg1wosFCWK-PhfXHjAbMj6Ux2XiirlHQY

Hamas, Israel trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Palestinian militants on Monday fired some 200 rockets into Israel, a day after a senior Israeli army officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed in a botched mission in the Gaza Strip, according to reports.

https://outline.com/NjgPx2

'It's a comfy plane': Mexico's Amlo seeks buyer for presidential jet

Selling Mexico’s presidential jet was part of a package of populist pledges that López Obrador – or Amlo, as he is best known – made ahead of his landslide election victory in July.In line with his promise to rule with frugality and restraint, the 64-year-old leftist has promised to travel on commercial flights rather than a luxury aircraft for which he said Mexico had paid up to 8bn pesos ($392m) and cost 500m pesos a year to maintain.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/12/mexico-amlo-presidential-jet-sale

National Action: The new parents and the neo-Nazi terror threat

Three people have been convicted of belonging to the banned neo-Nazi group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the far-right group - which was proscribed under anti-terror laws after it celebrated the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45919730

thousands of far-right marchers light a SEA OF FLARES in Poland as police look on (VIDEO)

The ultra-nationalist crowds that flocked to Poland for its independence day march were seen performing Nazi salutes and burning flares at the event attended by staggering 200,000 people. Police, however, stood idly by.Crowds of people, including various far-right groups, unleashed a sea of fire and smoke on the streets and squares of the Polish capital of Warsaw during an event marking a centenary of Poland's independence on Sunday.

https://www.rt.com/news/443697-far-right-independence-march-poland/

Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun U.N. migration pact

Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide.The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migrationwas approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. It followed the biggest influx of migrants into Europe since World War Two, many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-migrants-bulgaria/bulgaria-becomes-latest-eu-state-to-shun-u-n-migration-pact-idUSKCN1NH1D9

Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

Unidentified men in at least five Chinese cities rounded up the activists, who are recent graduates of elite universities, over the past few days, according to friends of the activists. The men beat several activists before pushing them into cars and driving away, the friends said.The activists, describing themselves as ardent communists who fervently believe in the ideals of Marx and Mao, have waged an unusual campaign against inequality and corporate greed that has gained traction at some of China’s top schools.

https://archive.is/e7Iet#selection-235.9-243.282

France to 'embed' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

Facebook (FB.O) will allow French regulators to “embed” inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-facebook-macron/france-to-embed-regulators-at-facebook-to-combat-hate-speech-idUSKCN1NH1UK

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How are anarchists different from Marxist Leninists or Trotskyists?

I keep asking anarchists how they are gonna achieve revolution and they say by "educating the working class". OK then. I agree but how is that different from what Marxist Leninist's believe which is to form a vanguard party whose goal is to educate and guide the working class?

Also what is it with anarchists and their tendency to capitulate to liberals and succdems? In catalonia the anarchist leaders fought tooth and nail to be included in the "popular front" and wanted to work with liberals and stalinists to "oppose fascism" even though those two factions would much rather have the fascists in power….which is what happened.

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News 11/12

After campaign of threats and intimidation, Teamsters announces “yes” vote on sellout UPS Freight contract

In a conference call last night, the Teamsters announced that its concessions contract covering 11,600 UPS Freight workers was approved by 77 percent.Far from being an endorsement of the sellout agreement, the vote—to the extent that the figures reported by the union are accurate—is the outcome of a campaign of blackmail, intimidation and threats by the Teamsters and UPS management against workers. It is a declaration of no confidence in the Teamsters by workers, who know that the union would not wage any struggle for their interests.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/12/frei-n12.html

Hamas Military Leader Killed in Gaza Strip

A commander from the Hamas’ military group was killed by Israeli forces along the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reported Sunday.At least six Palestinians were killed and seven wounded during air strikes and a gunfire exchanged between the Israeli Defense Forces and militia from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam group on Sunday night in Khan Yunis.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Breaking-Hamas-Military-Leader-Killed-on-Gaza-Strip-20181111-0013.html?fbclid=IwAR34poaQuBSLGTFAj1JeKvxl3fyg1wosFCWK-PhfXHjAbMj6Ux2XiirlHQY

Hamas, Israel trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Palestinian militants on Monday fired some 200 rockets into Israel, a day after a senior Israeli army officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed in a botched mission in the Gaza Strip, according to reports.

https://outline.com/NjgPx2

'It's a comfy plane': Mexico's Amlo seeks buyer for presidential jet

Selling Mexico’s presidential jet was part of a package of populist pledges that López Obrador – or Amlo, as he is best known – made ahead of his landslide election victory in July.In line with his promise to rule with frugality and restraint, the 64-year-old leftist has promised to travel on commercial flights rather than a luxury aircraft for which he said Mexico had paid up to 8bn pesos ($392m) and cost 500m pesos a year to maintain.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/12/mexico-amlo-presidential-jet-sale

National Action: The new parents and the neo-Nazi terror threat

Three people have been convicted of belonging to the banned neo-Nazi group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the far-right group - which was proscribed under anti-terror laws after it celebrated the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45919730

thousands of far-right marchers light a SEA OF FLARES in Poland as police look on (VIDEO)

The ultra-nationalist crowds that flocked to Poland for its independence day march were seen performing Nazi salutes and burning flares at the event attended by staggering 200,000 people. Police, however, stood idly by.Crowds of people, including various far-right groups, unleashed a sea of fire and smoke on the streets and squares of the Polish capital of Warsaw during an event marking a centenary of Poland's independence on Sunday.

https://www.rt.com/news/443697-far-right-independence-march-poland/

Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun U.N. migration pact

Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide.The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migrationwas approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. It followed the biggest influx of migrants into Europe since World War Two, many fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-migrants-bulgaria/bulgaria-becomes-latest-eu-state-to-shun-u-n-migration-pact-idUSKCN1NH1D9

Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

Unidentified men in at least five Chinese cities rounded up the activists, who are recent graduates of elite universities, over the past few days, according to friends of the activists. The men beat several activists before pushing them into cars and driving away, the friends said.The activists, describing themselves as ardent communists who fervently believe in the ideals of Marx and Mao, have waged an unusual campaign against inequality and corporate greed that has gained traction at some of China’s top schools.

https://archive.is/e7Iet#selection-235.9-243.282

France to 'embed' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

Facebook (FB.O) will allow French regulators to “embed” inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-facebook-macron/france-to-embed-regulators-at-facebook-to-combat-hate-speech-idUSKCN1NH1UK

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This is so sad.

I think we need to start a GoFundMe page for them. Could you imagine losing everything? Well not really everything, but could you imagine being left with nothing more than the clothes on your back and your vacation home and millions of dollars?

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Oi m8 ow bigs yer poppy?

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Women

Why are we letting women abort if this hurts our fertility? Why are we letting them do men's jobs that are dangerous for their health?

First we let women build railroads and drive public transport, then we see them birthing immoral degenerates like effeminate men (trannies) and faggots

If a woman doesn't want children, she should be locked up and not released until she changes her mind

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Jimbo was right all along

Holy shit I never gave this guy any street cred and bought into the line he was a sperg (by chan mods ofcourse) but now that I'm in law school I see just why he makes it such a focal point

Even when we give mods benefit of the doubt, in both law and basic rationality they fall flat everytime. Like lets say im on Reddit and get banned from a sub for trolling

1: I can't argue it's their property, it's technically the admins property not some no name sub mod. Yes the admins give the sub mods permissions, but permissions can be denied. Especially when they're doing shit they're not supposed too be. Like doxxing, brigading, raiding, you know… TYPICAL REDDIT SHIT that could actually get the admins in legal trouble.

2: Even if this were his said property, that would mean he'd have to make abundantly clear what is and isnt allowed. That's not interpretable to whatever salty mod happens to be up from a late night of hentai binging. I don't see reddit paying actual lawyers to write up their terms of use. Which brings us too

3: If the website is a publisher and not a platform, thus the only defense mods have to ban in the first place. They also completely take liability for the content regardless of the terms because we're not idiots…we know they control the content either manually or by bots. And as the owner it is solely their responsibility to not let authorities catch any illegal content. (Chan boards fail this one all the time)

4: Defacement. My God the defacement. You can't just go around accusing people of being Russian spies and trolls. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen. So they wanna have the legal privilege to ban but than open their mouths to say things no business owner would dare say.

And all of this is the symptom of capitalism decaying. Just nobody caring about anything. Beyond freedom of speech, beyond being bullied, beyond memes, this really comes down too you have a bunch of ignorant cum guzzlers in charge of some very big, very financially viable websites and in turn it's hurting the economy. Not could hurt IS. Because all other businesses suffer for their incompetence and how they interact with one another and the law.

Pic unrelated. That's more Jason Unruhe.

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Dubtrack thread

Not dead yet edition.

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

Play music and chat.

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Bolsonaro's win

I'm worried as latino, i'm affraid that the extreme right is rising in europa and latín América, using the populist propaganda: we don't gonna be like Venezuela. Using this, Argentina, Colombia and Brasil puts a Neo liberal an Neo facist violent and stupids presidents

Without use the violence and a peaceful way what se can do?

I'm not speak English well, but i hope that you understand

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Socialists for Trump

Who here /devilish/?

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is No Platform an inherently paternalistic tactic?

No platforming suggests that certain ideas should not be allowed in public debate, as they can lead to a growth in abhorrent ideologies.

But the people who want to no platform certain ideas have presumably heard those arguments (how else would they know they were abhorrent?) and they weren't affected. So does this imply that the people who advocate no platform are saying that the masses aren't as clever as them in being able to resist ideology and need protecting by their "betters"?

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Why does this say French? It was the Situationist International for a reason. They were not only French.

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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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News 11/10

U.S. ends refueling support in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end U.S. refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, halting a divisive aspect of U.S. support to a war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.The move, announced by the coalition on Saturday and confirmed by Washington, comes at a time when Riyadh, already under scrutiny for civilian deaths in Yemen air strikes, is facing global furor and potential sanctions over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/us-ends-refueling-support-in-yemen-war-as-pressure-builds-on-saudi-arabia-idUSKCN1NF06R

Trump's Meeting In Paris To Commemorate End of World War I Starts With A Spat

Just minutes after touching down in Paris on Friday night, Trump tweeted harsh words. "President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia," he wrote. "Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!"

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/10/666518584/trumps-meeting-in-paris-to-commemorate-end-of-world-war-i-starts-with-a-spat

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker tied to 1MDB scandal blames bank's 'culture' in guilty plea

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker who pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal money from Malaysia's state investment fund said Goldman's "culture" encouraged executives to work around the legal team to score business

https://outline.com/HsTSke

'Revolving door': Dozens of officers are leaving the military and ending up in high-powered defense-industry jobs

If you follow changes in leadership at defense companies, it will come as no surprise that a number of defense executives join industry after years of service in the Pentagon.While these leaders bring relevant experience and knowledge to defense companies, a new report by one advocacy group argues the revolving door between the Pentagon and defense boardrooms creates unethical circumstances that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

https://www.businessinsider.com/military-officers-leaving-for-jobs-with-private-defense-contractors-2018-11

US calls for end to South China Sea militarization, China says to stop sending warships

The US pressed China to halt militarization of the South China Sea during a joint news conference on talks aimed at smoothing already tense relations ahead of this month's G20 summit in Argentina.“We have continued concerns about China's activities and militarization in the South China Sea,” US Secretary for State Mike Pompeo told media following talks on Friday with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and their Chinese counterparts.

https://www.rt.com/news/443634-us-china-militarization-warships-talks/

US multinationals dodge $180 billion in taxes on foreign profits per year

US multinational corporations are plundering the populations of the United States and the world to the tune of trillions of dollars by driving down and evading taxes on profits booked overseas. This is the conclusion that emerges from a recent study by University of California at Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman and British economist Thomas Wright.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/10/lead-n10.html

U.S. Navy Refused to Help Sinking Migrant Boat That Capsized, Killing Dozens, Survivors Say

The U.S. Navy faces allegations that one of its ships—the USNS Trenton—ignored distress calls from a sinking migrant dinghy that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea in June, killing 76 people.Survivors of the disaster claimed that the Trenton refused to come to their assistance until the packed migrant ship had already sunk, suggesting lives could have been saved had the Navy acted sooner.

https://outline.com/CgZJpk

Sri Lanka on the brink after 'tyrant' president dissolves parliament

Sri Lanka's largest party vowed to mount a full scale challenge to the "tyrant" President Maithripala Sirisena after the shock sacking of parliament that left the country teetering on the edge of further civil unrest.President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved his country’s parliament at midnight on Friday and called snap elections, risking a return of a revolt that saw one a protester die from gunshots fired at protesters.

https://outline.com/x87Bsr

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Brittany browses 8chan.

What can we show her to convert her to /leftpol/?

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I'm probably going to post this in /pol/ as well, but I can't help but notice this strange phenomenon with regards to the NPC meme

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How come religious people often have no grasp on reality and are likely to join up with reactionaries and enemies of the liberation of the working class?

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Why are all right-wingers like this?

>Jooz are flooding our countries with non-whites to destroy us in an elaborate genocidal plot

vs

<the bourgeoisie sees immigrants as a source of cheap labor that they can super-exploit

>Jooz are trying to turn us all into shitskins so they can lord over us

vs

<capitalism and technology are the driving forces of globalization / globalism and a natural development along with blocs such as the USMCA and the EU

>Jooz control every aspect of our society

vs

<the capitalist class is the economically dominate class in society and can be composed of people from any race, gender or ethnicity and the proletariat is forced to sell its labor-power to survive

>it’s the brown people who are the problem! Get rid of them and everything will be okay again!

vs

<we shouldn’t scapegoat people in the same position as us because we realize that the capitalist class is the main problem and that racial differences are minute at most

What fosters this type of right-wing mindset? How do we fight it?

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Why do people insist on only reading Bookchin's pre-90s works? What happens is people read these texts, discover the flaws in them, and then abandon Bookchin in his entirety. But the difference between his pre-90s works (anarchism) and his work from the 90s onwards (Communalism) is like night and day.

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不和

JAPANESE COMMUNISMS!!!

discord z8Gv4dG

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News 11/9

Asylum ban: Trump eliminates right to asylum for immigrants crossing without documentation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Justice Department issued a joint statement yesterday announcing a new federal regulation barring immigrants who cross the US border without documentation from applying for asylum.The decision is the most significant restriction on immigration in decades, as the vast majority of asylum seekers apply from within the country.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/09/immi-n09.html

Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

The MP, who is Boris Johnson's brother, said the withdrawal deal being negotiated with the European Union "will be a terrible mistake".Arguing Britain was "on the brink of the greatest crisis" since World War Two, he said what was on offer wasn't "anything like what was promised".Downing Street thanked him for his work but ruled out another referendum.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46155403

Russia hosts talks between Taliban and Afghan peace council

Russia has hosted talks with Taliban delegates and members of Afghanistan’s high peace council, as the Kremlin seeks a role as peace broker between Islamist rebels and the US-backed government in Kabul.The meeting on Friday demonstrated Moscow’s renewed aspirations in Afghanistan almost 30 years after the Soviet Union withdrew its battered forces.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/09/russia-hosts-talks-between-taliban-and-afghan-peace-council

Qatar pays Gaza salaries to ease tensions; Israel says money's not for Hamas

A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, offering Hamas a potential domestic reprieve though Israel said the money would not go to the dominant Islamist group.Hamas’s political rival based in the West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has slashed Gaza budgets, beggaring tens of thousands of government employees. That has helped stoke a half-year of bloody protests and occasional shelling exchanges across the border of Gaza, which Israel keeps under blockade.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-gaza-idUSKCN1NE1ET

China recruits teenagers to build AI weapons

At a top government-funded research institute, high schoolers are being recruited to develop weaponry operated by AI. The program is China’s latest move in their race against the US to “lead the game of modern wars”.The Beijing Institute of Technology, a leading government-funded research institute, has selected China’s best and brightest youths to participate in an artificial intelligence based weapon design program which seeks to put China on the cutting-edge of modern warfare.According to the BIT’s website, 27 boys and 4 girls will be groomed to become the world’s youngest weapons designers.

https://www.rt.com/news/443491-china-teenagers-ai-weapons/

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament in bid to end power struggle

Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, has dissolved the country’s parliament in a gamble that a new election will secure backing for his preferred candidate as prime minister over an ousted premier who has refused to leave.Sirisena signed a decree dismissing the island’s 225-member assembly just hours after his party admitted it did not have enough votes to support former president Mahinda Rajapakse against rival claimant Ranil Wickremesinghe.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/09/sri-lanka-president-dissolves-parliament-in-bid-to-end-power-struggle

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump.The ruling of a U.S. Court in Montana late on Thursday dealt a setback to TransCanada Corp, whose stock fell 1.7 percent in Toronto.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pipeline-keystone/u-s-judge-halts-keystone-xl-oil-pipeline-in-blow-to-trump-trudeau-idUSKCN1NE1QH

Democratic Socialists and Women Make History in US Midterms

The United States midterm elections marked a definitive moment in President Donald Trump’s term in office as people who represent the demographics targeted by Trump and his supporters scored important victories. Tuesday's midterms were the first time voters were able to cast their ballots since Trump took office. After two years of a president who has galvanized white nationalists, fanned the flames of far-right violence, stoked fear of immigrants, and celebrated misogyny, the people have spoken.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Democratic-Socialists-and-Women-Make-History-in-US-Midterms-20181107-0013.html

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State your socialist current and try to convince me that it's the one to follow.

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Dutch Discord

Any leftist Dutchies here? Come chat with us at our Discord:

https://dis[LEFTPOL HAS NO OFFICIAL DISCORD]/GMJ5pHC

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lol somebody post the original. This one is clearly edited

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I love Anne Frank.

Her image is the only thing that gives me hope. I want to look like her, i don't even remember her diary fully, i just love how she looks, and i hope that when i die i'm reincarnated as her. This obsession has made me even dissatisfied with my own life. I can no longer enjoy myself right now, i can only think how much more i would enjoy my life as her, and how i'm wasting time in this empty shell.

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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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I am a Marxist-Leninist. I am a Marxist-Leninist because I fear the inescapable reality of anarchism; destruction from both the interior and exterior. To safeguard the revolution and ensure that the revolution is capable, a vanguard is necessary to organize and distribute according to need. For example, the kulak insurgency in the USSR, of which producing some starvation, was a mere result of under-organization. To prevent such disasters from happening again, we need to admire the methods of vanguardism that beat the suggested harship, droughts and harvest failures in the subsequent years, with unity and Socialism.

I'm 14, so I'm legally not allowed to become a full member of a party. But I do attend some Discord servers: Polinkazh Red Front, Supreme Soviet Coalition, Unofficial /leftypol/ Discord, and of course (my own) the Revolutionary League.

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Young people are left-leaning

(Pic somewhat related, in a good sense)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibVkgzK_29c

So it turns out, we have a huge potential demographic group we can win. All we need to do is become an actual mainstream political movement and give the middle finger to SJWs and feminists; or IdPol as a whole, for that matter.

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News 11/6

New York Times ramps up smear campaign against Julian Assange

A pair of blaring headlines appearing in Friday’s edition of the New York Times purported to show that the newspaper had obtained damning new evidence of collusion between WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign and the Russian government to damage the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/06/asng-n06.html

Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US

Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a “true European army” to allow the EU defend itself from threats ranging from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.The French president has pushed for closer EU defence union since coming to power last year but has been so far met with limited success amid foot-dragging by other member states.“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Mr Macron told France’s Europe 1 radio in an interview.

https://outline.com/7xJLFa

Migrant caravan converges on Mexico City after three weeks on the road

Thousands of Central American migrants headed towards Mexico City on Monday after three weeks of walking, pleading for rides and depending on the solidarity of Mexicans of modest means.One group of at least 1,000 caravan participants headed out at daybreak from the town of Córdoba, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, hoping to hitchhike the remaining 300km, past the towering Pico de Orizaba – Mexico’s highest mountain – to the national capital.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/05/migrant-caravan-latest-mexico-city-path-asylum-seekers

Grenfell Tower Fire Victims Are Mocked in ‘Sickening Video’

It was among the worst fires in modern British history: The blaze that gutted Grenfell Tower in London last year killed more than 70 people, displaced hundreds more and marred the lives of the mostly low- and middle-income residents who lived there.But to a group celebrating Britain’s annual Bonfire Night, it was a joke.In a widely shared video that circulated on Monday, a group of people laughed as they burned an effigy of Grenfell Tower, which included paper cutouts of residents in the windows.

https://outline.com/49RNGB

Frost thaws in U.S.-China ties ahead of G20 meeting

The United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday, the latest sign of a thaw in relations, as China’s vice president said Beijing was willing to talk with Washington to resolve their bitter trade dispute.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china/frost-thaws-in-us-china-ties-ahead-of-g20-meeting-idUSKCN1NB0A0

Italy Gets a Warning From the 14th Century

If you needed extra proof that Italy’s public debt is the main event in Europe, look no further than a document released last week by the so-called “New Hanseatic League” — a group of eight fiscally cautious euro-zone countries named in homage to the group of northern European trading powers whose zenith was in the 14th century.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-06/italy-gets-a-warning-from-the-14th-century

Image of Bolsanaro’s sons wearing pro-IDF & Mossad shirts goes viral

A photograph of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s sons sporting IDF and Mossad t-shirts has gone viral. RT set out to verify the image and find out the story behind it.The photograph, showing Eduardo and Carlos Bolsonaro walking in Israel, is getting attention on social media in the wake of right-wing Bolsonaro’s election win. The siblings are pictured donning t-shirts advertising Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, and the Israel Defense Forces.

https://www.rt.com/news/443215-bolsonaro-sons-idf-mossad-tshirt/

Venezuela really wants its $550 million worth of gold back from the Bank of England

The deepening economic crisis in Venezuela means the government really wants to repatriate its gold reserves, worth more than $500 million.Reuters reported on Monday that Venezuelan authorities had approached the Bank of England about getting back approximately 15 tons of gold bullion held in the bank's vaults. It's common for emerging-market governments to store gold within the central banks of more developed economies.

https://www.businessinsider.com/venezuela-asks-bank-of-england-to-return-550-million-of-gold-2018-11

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Definitions

What do you consider right wing and what left wing?

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What is the "What is Anarchism?" of Marxism-Leninism?

I'm trying to radicalize my friend who's very new to political theory, so I want to give him a text that's very accessible with easy language and basic logical arguments.

He knows nothing about Marxism, even on the most basic level, so something that explains those fundamentals from ground level would be useful as well.

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All top-down efforts at change will be corrupted to protect the status quo. All bottom-up efforts at change will be crushed or derailed by the status quo.

What's a boy to do?

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Midterm Results Thread

>3+ Senate Democrat incumbents lose to incumbent challengers

>Two most widely viewed governor elections lost (Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum lost)

>Jon Tester, Bill Nelson, and Arizona dyke lady might lose their own Senate elections

Combat liberalism.

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News 11/8

Lumads elated with the failure of AFP’s campaign in Daguma

The military campaign is meant to “clean up” the area for the resumption of the logging operation of the D.M. Consunji Incorporated (DMCI). Consunji is keen in recommencing the operations that has been shelved for more than two years because of the people’s intense opposition and the NPA’s armed campaign against the DMCI. A spontaneous armed resistance of the Lumad masses is also persistent in defying the tyrant company.

https://outline.com/7qNqmM

'The violence is unbearable': medics in Yemen plead for help

Aid agencies and medical staff on the ground in Hodeidah have begged the international community to intervene to stop the violence in the besieged Yemeni city as coalition and Houthi rebel forces struggle to gain the upper hand ahead of a planned ceasefire at the end of the month.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/08/the-violence-is-unbearable-medics-in-yemen-plead-for-help

PM May dives into diplomacy in bid to clinch Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May steps up attempts to court European support for a Brexit deal on Thursday as negotiations on securing a smooth British divorce from the world’s biggest trading bloc enter their final stages.She will meet three other EU leaders in Brussels at a NATO dinner on Thursday and have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/pm-may-dives-into-flurry-of-diplomacy-in-bid-to-clinch-brexit-deal-idUSKCN1ND1C7

Saudi Arabia targets Palestinians in Israel with latest Mecca ban

Saudi Arabia has banned Palestinians and Israeli Muslims from entering the country with temporary passports, ending their chance to make the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca.Practicing Muslims are supposed to try to get to Mecca once in their lives, if possible, for the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages. Given that Israel and Saudi Arabia don’t officially have diplomatic relations, Palestinians in Israel have to apply for temporary Jordanian passports to go to Mecca.

https://www.rt.com/news/443455-saudi-ban-palestinians-mecca/

In Bipartisan Pleas, Experts Urge Trump to Save Nuclear Treaty With Russia

Alarmed at what they see as disintegrating curbs on nuclear weapons, a bipartisan array of American nonproliferation experts has urged President Trump to salvage a Cold War-era treaty with Russia that he has vowed to scrap.In letters sent to the White House this week that were seen by The New York Times, the experts said the pact, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, had reduced the risk of nuclear war.

https://outline.com/6h9FZF

West Bank kin cheer first Palestinian-American woman in U.S. Congress

Tuning into the news at dawn on Wednesday, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, celebrated her victory in their home in the Israeli occupied West Bank.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-michigan-palestinians/west-bank-kin-cheer-first-palestinian-american-woman-in-u-s-congress-idUSKCN1NC1HL

Israeli Spyware May Have Helped Khashoggi Killers, Snowden Says

Israel-based NSO Group Ltd. may have helped Saudi Arabia track and kill government critic Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last month, fugitive U.S. whistle-blower Edward Snowden told an Israeli audience by video conference.NSO said the former American intelligence contractor isn’t familiar with the group’s operations and has nothing authoritative to back up his claims.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-07/israeli-spyware-may-have-helped-khashoggi-killers-snowden-says

Italy Loosens Gun Laws as Matteo Salvini Polishes His Tough Guy Image

At a police convention in October, Matteo Salvini, the most powerful figure in Italy’s populist government, ran his hands over an enormous military-grade sniper rifle and posed with a submachine gun. Before elections this year, he campaigned at a gun show and signed a cooperation pledge with a group advocating looser gun laws in Italy.

https://outline.com/uLJySy

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if Labor Vouchers existed, then CEOs would get the most for working the hardest.

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News 11/7

‘Pétain is a traitor!’: Macron blasted for planned homage to WWI hero turned Nazi collaborator

French President Emmanuel Macron has been derided for defending his decision to honor Marshal Philippe Pétain, a veteran leader of the First World War who would later collaborate with the Nazis.

“I consider it entirely legitimate that we pay homage to the marshals who led our army to victory. Marshal Pétain was a great soldier in World War One,” Macron said. Jewish groups, political opponents and French citizens in general have vented their outrage against the president online. #Pétain is now trending on Twitter in light of Macron’s highly controversial remarks.

https://www.rt.com/news/443372-macron-petain-nazi-collaborator/

Warsaw bans nationalist march marking Polish independence centenary

Warsaw’s mayor has banned a far-right march planned for Sunday to mark the centenary of Polish independence, citing the risk of violence and expressions of hatred.Organizers said they would defy the ban. They lodged a court appeal against the decision to shut down the annual Nov. 11 event commemorating the anniversary of Poland’s independence at the end of World War One.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ww1-century-poland-idUSKCN1NC205

US midterm vote: Democrats win control of House of Representatives

The Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining more than the 23 seats required for a majority. With many House races too close to call or with large numbers of votes still uncounted, particularly in states like California and Washington, which provide for voting by mail, the five television networks projected a Democratic victory with a gain of 30 seats or more.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/07/elec-n07.html

94-Year-Old Ex-Nazi Guard Goes On Trial Over Mass Killings At Concentration Camps

A 94-year-old former SS guard went on trial Tuesday in a German juvenile court for alleged complicity in the mass murder of hundreds of people at a Nazi concentration camp more than 70 years ago.Johann Rehbogen is charged with being an accessory in the murders of several hundred Jewish and Polish prisoners at the Stutthof camp just east of the Gdansk, Poland, in the early 1940s.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/06/664673163/94-year-old-accused-in-concentration-camp-murders-goes-on-trial-in-germany

Greece to take clergy off its payroll in deal with Orthodox Church

Greece and its powerful Orthodox Church tentatively agreed on Tuesday to remove some 10,000 priests and auxiliary staff from the state payroll, in a deal that could pave the way for a clearer distinction between church and state.The Greek Orthodox Church has played a leading role in the life of the country for many centuries and is considered its official religion under the constitution. For many Greeks, their national identity is intricately bound up with their religion.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-church/greece-to-take-clergy-off-its-payroll-in-deal-with-orthodox-church-idUSKCN1NB2QG

Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

President Trump on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a development that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the midterm elections.Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions over his recusal from the investigation into Russia's election meddling and other alleged failures.There was widespread speculation the president would move to fire him after the midterms.

https://outline.com/939BNB

Uruguay Defense Ministry Wants To Let US Troops in During G-20

Uruguayan Minister of Defense Jorge Menendez presented to the nation’s House of Representatives a bill that would allow United States troops into the country during the upcoming G-20 Summit to be held in Buenos Aires.Menendez appeared in a hearing before House reps on Tuesday introducing a bill that would authorize the entry of eight US Air Force aircraft and up to 400 civilians, secret service and military members between November 26 and December 3

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Defense-Ministry-Wants-To-Let-US-Troops-in-During-G-20-20181107-0026.html

Uber's board reportedly held a 'marathon meeting' as it grapples with its ties to Saudi Arabia

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was one of the first to pull out of Saudi Arabia's Future Investment conference in October after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but the kingdom's now 10% stake in the ride-hailing company could cause problems as it races to go public.he company's board held a "marathon meeting" last week, Bloomberg News reported, with all directors in attendance, including former CEO Travis Kalanick and Saudi official Othman Al-Rumayyan, who manages the kingdom's Public Investment Fund.

https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-board-held-marathon-meeting-about-saudi-investments-2018-11

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I give up

I fell for the meme and started reading theory but it has been nothing but a waste of time. I even started taking notes while reading but it did not help at all. I can barely remember what did I read and the notes are little help. Still a greater problem is, I can't make us of what did I read. What's the point of reading Stirner if I can't use his tools to dissect phantasms? Why read Marx if I can't recognize the fetishism of commodities in action? Why read about the mystification of privative appropriation if I still fall for the identification with the interests of the owner of my workplace?

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Reminder that if you claim to be anticapitalist and work in a capitalist system you're a LARPer. Being a NEET is essential leftist praxis, by letting yourself be exploited you are contributing to the system of mass human exploitation. Even volunteering is unacceptable, as you are doing work that contributes to the system. How you survive in a capitalist system is entirely up to you, but if you aren't willing to even be homeless in the name of freedom from wage-slavery you're still a wagecuck.

Exception: you can position yourself to do more harm to the capitalist system than you contribute, while still getting paid for it.

All accusations and questions about myself will be ignored as trolling.

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https://youtu.be/lJ7r8HFhYtI

Hi comrades, I've just started a Youtube channel, I would like to read your opinions, and support if you will ^^

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Theory priority

People like The frankfurt school, foucault, baudrillard, existencialism mark fisher etc. are much more important in the current context, that is the status of the working class as consumers, and not so much as exploited workers like in the 19th century. You should all pay less attention to old marxist literature once you got a solid socialist base (knowing concept liek dialectic materialism, alienation, fetichization, knowing aboutn anarchism, history of socialism, basic economic functioning…) and start directly with these 20th century authors, which make the most solid of the currents critiques and, more importantly, make you grow as an individual, purging yourself from capitalist realist mindset.

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Pacifist "Atheism" is against the working class

Religion is incompatible with socialism. Religious people have no place on socialism.

We, as atheists, have a duty to arm ourselves and defend against those fuckers. Christians/jews/muslims/(insert religious group here) are armed to the teeth, while most "atheists" are complete pussies always preaching "muh tolerance".

Under actual dictatorship of the proletariat, all religious people must be either removed from society or outright executed. They are class traitors for embracing the ideology of the bourgeoisie.

Any "leftist" that embraces religion is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Burgerstani midterms

Who here hype for the opportunity to once again choose between wealthfare queens and CIA agents, with the occasional badly written ballot measure?

Given Trump's predictably boring failure so far to live up to campaign promises and do anything Jeb wouldn't have, as well as Bernie's failure to purge Clintonites from the DNC, logjam from Trump in the presidency and DNC in the congress (but not the >2/3rds needed to impeach Pence into the presidency) truly seems like the best possible option.

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Depression General

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Let's share anything coming from the perspective of the disenfranchised, the purpose being a healthy distraction away from political facts. It's easy to acknowledge homelessness for example, but it's harder to imagine the detailed struggles homeless people go through everyday. And to make this thread more lively, feel free to post your own rants, stories, etc.

https://youtu.be/J5djHKXkc6E

https://youtu.be/T_c5ff0EEcA

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Whats your opinion on saying "nigger"?

Do you think it actually hurts the African American community or do you agree with Stokely Carmichael in this image?

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Do any of you have alt-right or liberal family member who constantly mock you for your far-left beliefs and constantly harass you about them?

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News 11/5

Trump says he thinks the earth will cool back down, denying his own administration's climate change report

President Donald Trump said he hasn't seen his own government's National Climate Assessment, but he doubts its grim conclusions and thinks the climate can change back on its own.Shown the National Climate Assessment, a document his administration produced, when he appeared on Axios on HBO, Trump disputed its findings and said he thinks the climate changes back and forth.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-climate-change-back-on-own-denies-government-report-2018-11

Democratic candidates praise Trump’s attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border

The Democratic Party has signaled that should it take control of one or both houses of Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections, it will collaborate with Trump’s crackdown against immigrants. Almost all of its Senate candidates in closely contested races have endorsed Trump’s attack on immigrants.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/immi-n05.html

China's Xi promises to raise imports amid trade row with U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Monday to lower tariffs, broaden market access and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the United States and others.The Nov. 5-10 China International Import Expo, or CIIE, brings thousands of foreign companies together with Chinese buyers in a bid to demonstrate the importing potential of the world’s second-biggest economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade/chinas-xi-promises-to-raise-imports-amid-trade-row-with-u-s-idUSKCN1NA053

Trump says Yemen bus attack was due to bombers not using weapon properly

Donald Trump has said the air attack on a school bus in Yemen by Saudi-led Coalition forces using a US bomb in August was the result of the bombers not knowing how to use the weapon properly.At least 51 people died in the attack, including 40 children, most of them aged between six and 11.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/05/trump-says-yemen-bus-attack-was-due-to-bombers-not-using-weapon-properly

Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party beats Macron’s in EU parliamentary election poll

The landslide success of Emmanuel Macron’s party seems to be fading away as the party of his presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, is overtaking his ruling alliance six months ahead of European parliamentary elections, a poll shows.

https://www.rt.com/news/443090-le-pen-outruns-macron-party-poll/

Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O’Rourke

In an action that exposes the real nature of the Beto O’Rourke campaign for US Senate in Texas, former CIA Director John Brennan endorsed O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Friday’s announcement came in a tweet from the former head of the CIA, a war criminal and defender of torture and drone missile assassinations.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/texa-n05.html

‘Slow assassination’: Julian Assange’s mother’s emotional speech about son’s embassy ordeal

The mother of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange fears her son is in “immediate and critical danger” after spending nearly six years in limbo inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where his health has sharply deteriorated.As fears for Assange’s health have grown, his mother Christine spoke about how her son is undergoing a “slow and cruel assassination” in an online vigil dubbed #ReconnectJulian on Saturday.

https://www.rt.com/uk/443082-julian-assange-mother-slow-assassination/

Texas contractor wins $145 million contract to build border wall in Rio Grande Valley

Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency's McAllen Station region. The company will also increase the height of existing fences.

https://outline.com/5DYjR7

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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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Maybe people would take communism more seriously if you put more effort into figuring out the details about the transition regime in which we would all live until we -if ever- reach total automation?

Menial shit like who would make high-budget entertainment, how many brands of food/cosmetics would there be, and distribution of technological goods of varying complexity like tablets and the like may sound trivial to some of you, but these are some of the main reasons people cling to capitalistic society. If you don't present them with suitable replacements, they won't be down for the change even if it means staying as wageslaves for the rest of their lives with the consolation that there are 3rd world children sustaining their slightly better lifestyle

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Eugenics / Euthanasia Thread

Any communists who unironically support euthanasia and eugenics in general here? I get called a fascist for it a lot, but I think the mentally retarded / impaired, if unable to live a productive live unworthy of living, should be euthanized for their own good and for relief of society at large. Watch this video and tell me this person should not be involuntarily euthanized:

https://youtu.be/j4PTf7LgsIE

If I had a child and knew it would be fucked up, I would have it aborted or euthanized. Certain conditions should also be subject to involuntary sterilization. What those would be would be left up to medical professionals. Others up for possible euthanasia would be brain dead, those in comas and those kept alive and suffering, living without truly living. At some point it just mercy. If I was a vegetable I’d want my family to put me down, just as I’d do the same to my parents

>inb4 fascist

>inb4 Nazi

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lefty music thread

post lefty music

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Leftists:

>the media and bourgeoisie (m&b) are lying about the USSR

>m&b are lying about DPRK

>m&b lied about Stalin

>m&b lied about Iraq/Afghanistan/Syria/Israel/whole of Middle East

>m&b lied about cigarettes being good for you in the 50s

>FDA is controlled by the food lobbies

>EPA is controlled by oil companies

>m&b are telling the truth when they say meat and dairy are good for you

>m&b are telling the truth when they say if you don't eat meat you will become a woman

Explain yourselves.

>inb4 no ethical consumption in capitalism

I fucking hate this excuse. And I hate that it is used to justify any kind of first world lifestyle. Frozen shrimp coming from Thailand is fished by slave labour (https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour). Is it equally (un)ethical to buy shrimp from your local fisherman as opposed to buy frozen shrimp from a supermarket, imported from Thailand? Or should we draw the line there and not buy things made with slave/unpaid labour? What about animal slavery?

If you aren't vegan, you can't call yourself a leftist. The only reason you want to continue eating meat and dairy products is because you have been socialised into wanting meat steaks, beef burgers, milk ice cream, etc. Plant-based alternatives exist for all these foods. If you weren't born in the 'West' in 21st century, you wouldn't even know what a burger is. And if it is not for that reason, maybe you think eating meat and dairy is somehow good for you, despite WHO classifying red meat as carcinogenic, despite studies showing red meat consumption linked to high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and so on. Humans have existed for over 200,000 years, yet we've only been eating dairy products for the last couple of thousand. Do you think dairy products are indispensable, seeing as many people have developed intolerances for milk and dairy?

The animals we eat and use to make food are the proletarian animals, while the animals we keep as "companions" (pets) are the bourgeoisie. Notice how the empathy people display for cats and dogs is almost non-existent for working animals. Just how the owners of the means of production don't see workers as beings, but as sources of labour power, we don't see animals as beings, but as sources of food and labour power.

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Glad to see the USA is finally taking terrorism seriously!

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News 11/5

Trump says he thinks the earth will cool back down, denying his own administration's climate change report

President Donald Trump said he hasn't seen his own government's National Climate Assessment, but he doubts its grim conclusions and thinks the climate can change back on its own.Shown the National Climate Assessment, a document his administration produced, when he appeared on Axios on HBO, Trump disputed its findings and said he thinks the climate changes back and forth.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-climate-change-back-on-own-denies-government-report-2018-11

Democratic candidates praise Trump’s attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border

The Democratic Party has signaled that should it take control of one or both houses of Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections, it will collaborate with Trump’s crackdown against immigrants. Almost all of its Senate candidates in closely contested races have endorsed Trump’s attack on immigrants.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/immi-n05.html

China's Xi promises to raise imports amid trade row with U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Monday to lower tariffs, broaden market access and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the United States and others.The Nov. 5-10 China International Import Expo, or CIIE, brings thousands of foreign companies together with Chinese buyers in a bid to demonstrate the importing potential of the world’s second-biggest economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade/chinas-xi-promises-to-raise-imports-amid-trade-row-with-u-s-idUSKCN1NA053

Trump says Yemen bus attack was due to bombers not using weapon properly

Donald Trump has said the air attack on a school bus in Yemen by US-Saudi Coalition forces using a US bomb in August was the result of the bombers not knowing how to use the weapon properly.At least 51 people died in the attack, including 40 children, most of them aged between six and 11.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/05/trump-says-yemen-bus-attack-was-due-to-bombers-not-using-weapon-properly

Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party beats Macron’s in EU parliamentary election poll

The landslide success of Emmanuel Macron’s party seems to be fading away as the party of his presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, is overtaking his ruling alliance six months ahead of European parliamentary elections, a poll shows.

https://www.rt.com/news/443090-le-pen-outruns-macron-party-poll/

Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O’Rourke

In an action that exposes the real nature of the Beto O’Rourke campaign for US Senate in Texas, former CIA Director John Brennan endorsed O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Friday’s announcement came in a tweet from the former head of the CIA, a war criminal and defender of torture and drone missile assassinations.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/texa-n05.html

‘Slow assassination’: Julian Assange’s mother’s emotional speech about son’s embassy ordeal

The mother of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange fears her son is in “immediate and critical danger” after spending nearly six years in limbo inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where his health has sharply deteriorated.As fears for Assange’s health have grown, his mother Christine spoke about how her son is undergoing a “slow and cruel assassination” in an online vigil dubbed #ReconnectJulian on Saturday.

https://www.rt.com/uk/443082-julian-assange-mother-slow-assassination/

Texas contractor wins $145 million contract to build border wall in Rio Grande Valley

Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency's McAllen Station region. The company will also increase the height of existing fences.. ..

https://outline.com/5DYjR7

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News 11/5

Trump says he thinks the earth will cool back down, denying his own administration's climate change report

President Donald Trump said he hasn't seen his own government's National Climate Assessment, but he doubts its grim conclusions and thinks the climate can change back on its own.Shown the National Climate Assessment, a document his administration produced, when he appeared on Axios on HBO, Trump disputed its findings and said he thinks the climate changes back and forth.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-climate-change-back-on-own-denies-government-report-2018-11

Democratic candidates praise Trump’s attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border

The Democratic Party has signaled that should it take control of one or both houses of Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections, it will collaborate with Trump’s crackdown against immigrants. Almost all of its Senate candidates in closely contested races have endorsed Trump’s attack on immigrants.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/immi-n05.html

China's Xi promises to raise imports amid trade row with U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Monday to lower tariffs, broaden market access and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the United States and others.The Nov. 5-10 China International Import Expo, or CIIE, brings thousands of foreign companies together with Chinese buyers in a bid to demonstrate the importing potential of the world’s second-biggest economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade/chinas-xi-promises-to-raise-imports-amid-trade-row-with-u-s-idUSKCN1NA053

Trump says Yemen bus attack was due to bombers not using weapon properly

Donald Trump has said the air attack on a school bus in Yemen by Saudi-led Coalition forces using a US bomb in August was the result of the bombers not knowing how to use the weapon properly.At least 51 people died in the attack, including 40 children, most of them aged between six and 11.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/05/trump-says-yemen-bus-attack-was-due-to-bombers-not-using-weapon-properly

Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party beats Macron’s in EU parliamentary election poll

The landslide success of Emmanuel Macron’s party seems to be fading away as the party of his presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, is overtaking his ruling alliance six months ahead of European parliamentary elections, a poll shows.

https://www.rt.com/news/443090-le-pen-outruns-macron-party-poll/

Former CIA Director Brennan endorses Democrat Beto O’Rourke

In an action that exposes the real nature of the Beto O’Rourke campaign for US Senate in Texas, former CIA Director John Brennan endorsed O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Friday’s announcement came in a tweet from the former head of the CIA, a war criminal and defender of torture and drone missile assassinations.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/05/texa-n05.html

‘Slow assassination’: Julian Assange’s mother’s emotional speech about son’s embassy ordeal

The mother of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange fears her son is in “immediate and critical danger” after spending nearly six years in limbo inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where his health has sharply deteriorated.As fears for Assange’s health have grown, his mother Christine spoke about how her son is undergoing a “slow and cruel assassination” in an online vigil dubbed #ReconnectJulian on Saturday.

https://www.rt.com/uk/443082-julian-assange-mother-slow-assassination/

Texas contractor wins $145 million contract to build border wall in Rio Grande Valley

Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency's McAllen Station region. The company will also increase the height of existing fences.

https://outline.com/5DYjR7

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>is the smartest man alive

>is an anprim

need I say more?

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Obvious FBI Honeypots

Other than this site, what are some FBI honeypots for leftists? Pic related.

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News 11/3

Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba

US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced an escalation of US sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela during a bellicose speech delivered in Miami on Thursday to an invitation-only audience of right-wing exiles and Republican functionaries

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/03/bolt-n03.html

'Father of Taliban' Mullah Sami ul-Haq killed in Pakistani city: deputy

Muslim cleric Sami ul-Haq, known as the “Father of the Taliban” for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement’s leaders, was found killed on Friday in a Pakistani city, a relative and his deputy said.Unknown attackers killed the cleric, who runs an Islamic seminary in northwestern Pakistan, his deputy Yousaf Shah said.

https://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-cleric-taliban/father-of-taliban-mullah-sami-ul-haq-killed-in-pakistani-city-deputy-idINKCN1N71TV

Mexican official offers buses to migrant caravan to go to Mexico City or "to the place they wish"

After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides in pickups and flatbed trucks, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico learned Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation's capital in buses. Meanwhile in the U.S., President Trump has made the caravan a key election issues, telling crowds "this will be the election of the caravan."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/migrant-caravan-veracruz-miguel-angel-yunes-offers-transportation-today-2018-11-2/

Police launch probe into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within Labour Party

A criminal investigation has been launched into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party, the Metropolitan police have confirmed after receiving a complaint in September.

https://www.rt.com/uk/442924-labour-antisemitism-police-investigation/

Russia close to granting Cuba 38 million euro loan to buy arms

Russia is close to agreeing a 38-million-euro loan to Cuba to help it buy Russian-made arms, a deputy finance minister said on Friday, after President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow.Russia’s Kommersant newspaper had previously reported that Moscow planned to grant Cuba a loan of more than $50 million to allow it to buy Russian hardware such as tanks, armored vehicles and possibly military helicopters.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-cuba/russia-close-to-granting-cuba-38-million-euro-loan-to-buy-arms-idUSKCN1N71I7

Israel Defends Saudi Arabia in Netanyahu’s First Comments After Khashoggi Killing, Says Iran is ‘Larger Problem’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended Saudi Arabia as a critical player in their mutual quest to isolate Iran as the Saudi kingdom faces mounting scrutiny for its role in the slaying of a local journalist who fled abroad.In his first comments on the case, Netanyahu called prominent Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's murder earlier last month at the hands of Riyadh's agents in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul "horrendous." Like President Donald Trump, however, he qualified this criticism by highlighting Saudi Arabia's crucial role in serving Israel's interests in the Middle East.

https://outline.com/zecqDd

2 Goldman Sachs Bankers Charged In Malaysian Financial Scandal

The Justice Department has brought criminal charges against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and a Malaysian financier in connection with the financial scandal known as 1MDB, which involved the misuse billions of dollars in Malaysian government funds.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/01/663197943/2-goldman-sachs-bankers-charged-in-malaysian-financial-scandal

Young Activists Can Sue Government Over Climate Change, Supreme Court Says

A group of young people can sue the federal government over its climate change policies, the Supreme Court said Friday. Since it was first filed in 2015, the government has requested several times that Juliana v. United States be dismissed."I want to trust that we are truly on track for trial without having further delays," Kelsey Juliana, a 22-year-old plaintiff, said in a statement, "but these defendants are treating this case, our democracy, and the security of mine and future generations like it's a game. I'm tired of playing this game."

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663887560/young-activists-can-sue-government-over-climate-change-supreme-court-says

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"""""Socialism"""""""

Thank God that the """"Socialist"""" community on Reddit, with over 150,000 subscribers, cares so much about important issues of economic equality like……. the fact that there weren't enough women in Dunkirk.

The left is fucking dead. Feminism killed it. Even explicitly socialist communities are now overrun with this idpol bullshit. /leftpol/ is the last bastion of leftism.

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Are Hispanics good Socialists

They do tend to the "left", but they often just get tricked by fake Socialists. See Venezuela, where maybe a few properly communalized factories exist.

Why do they tend to the left, but can't into real Socialism?

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I think...I think I've figured it out.

>Yellowstone erupts

>US is obliterated

>Climate change is solved (or, at the very least, doomsday is pushed back a couple centuries), because global temperatures are lowered by on average 10 degrees or more

>Economies all around the world crash, governments and corporate swine scramble to whatever bunkers or panic rooms they've constructed for doomsday, and the people war with the remnants of law enforcement and military units

>Noticing this, the revolutionaries, possible sudden vanguards, and most confident anarchists lead the people back towards victory, cooperation and organization

>Class consciousness arises worldwide

>The people seize the remnants of the means of production, track down aforementioned panic rooms and bunkers, opening them and executing all deemed unforgivable

>Through demonstrated left unity, the black and red unite, unity is achieved, and the people are now under the protection and guidance of the red and black

>Even the AnPrims get their way here and there, being granted harsh survivalist scenarios worldwide thanks to the global winter (they even learn to live in harmony with their ideological comrades)

>The world is reborn, a communist society rising from the (literal) ashes of the old, capitalist dystopia

The solution was LITERALLY under our feet THE ENTIRE TIME

YELLOWSTONE 2020

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Giorgio Agamben

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skJueZ52948

I saw this great interview with Agamben the other day and it made me want to read his works. But I attempting to read The Coming Community and it was almost indecipherably full of terms and references from/to other works that I did not understand. So where do I start with him?

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You can hear every other day how lonely and isolated your average person feels, how their life is devoid of participation in any kind of community. Before the Second World War, our organizations used to be more than just a vehicle of political struggle, they also built relationships and enriched the lives of the exploited, it's enough to just think about the rich proletarian cultural life of the German trade unions with their literature clubs, hiking groups or even the International Workers' Olympiads, not to mention the educational efforts of the CNT or the once-popular Esperanto pen-pal programs where the common worker would build international relationships of solidarity among themselves. Wouldn't it make sense to resurrect these kind of initiatives in this age where we are more atomized than ever?

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We propaganda opportunism leftism as the boomer tankie

>Feminism is racist anon. Haven't you seen the way women treat Indians and Asian men?

>I can't believe those evil women won't let trannies into the bathroom and rape them. Fucking disgusting transphobes.

>Trans are mentally ill gay people and the cure is getting some good tankie dick. We don't tell them that though. Keep playing dress up Sassenach.

>Vote Republican and destroy retirement and public funding for anything resembling civilization.

>TELL PEOPLE you're gonna vote Democrat so Mexicans take their jobs and abortion clinics are on every street corner.

>Do not support minimum wage. Let these kids rot in their wagie cagies sense they think socialism is so bad.

>Do advocate higher taxes just for the hilarity that noone is happy.

>Really any position is a good one except anything that expands the military or excuses moderators. Which is what the first world is known for so accelerate.

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What are your views on race?

And which political ideology do you follow? Do you believe in eugenics or the removal of certain races who can't accommodate a revolution? If so, which races would you want to eliminate?

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I thought about how maintaing residental roads might work in an ancom society

What do you think about homeowners all owning a share of the residental roads their houses are connected to and being contractually obligated to pay for their maintenance.

Now Homeowners only owning literally the piece of road in front of their house is of course the stereotypically ancap autism. It's better to mitigate risk and responsibility and duty and share it with everyone the road is connected to. But you know. Ancap Autists will hate this, because "you are being forced to sign this, if you want to aquire that house".

I think this is a very good system and would definetly work for basic roads in residental areas.

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Is idpol ethical consumption?

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How would /leftpol/ argue against this?

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/pol/ are saying the bomb scare was a false flag by leftypol.

desperate.

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/190800566

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News 11/1

Switzerland Halts Arms Supply to Saudi Over Khashoggi Murder

Switzerland has halted delivery of spare weapons parts to Saudi Arabia over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Fabian Maienfisch, the spokesperson for the economic affairs department, told AFP Wednesday that Bern would follow developments and might reverse the decision in future.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Switzerland-Halts-Arms-Supply-to-Saudi-Over-Khashoggi-Murder-20181101-0030.html

The view from inside America’s child immigrant detention shelters

Across the United States, hiding in plain sight in strip malls and downtown blocks and amid the suburban sprawl, a record number of immigrant children—more than 13,000—are being held in shelters overseen by the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.Representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties portray the shelters as safe and even pleasant. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel both said the shelters were “like summer camp.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/01/chil-n01.html

‘Hunter Killer’ killed in Ukraine for glorifying Russia but may not make it to Moscow screens either

A Pentagon-backed Hollywood action film about an intrepid US submarine has been banned in Ukraine, apparently because it’s too complimentary of ‘villain’ Russia’s armed forces. The flick also faces hurdles in Russia.

Hunter Killer, which opened on October 26, tells the Department of Defense-approved story of the US Navy rescuing the kidnapped Russian president in an effort to avert World War III

https://www.rt.com/news/442875-hunter-killer-ukraine-russia-us/

UNGA Overwhelmingly Votes Against Cuba Blockade, All US Amendments Defeated

United Nations member states voted 189 to 2 to condemn the nearly six-decade U.S. blockade of Cuba, Israel being the only country to side with the United States to maintain the economic blockade on the Caribbean nation.Since 1992 the resolution to end the 1962 U.S. blockade has been voted on in the U.N. General Assembly and each year it is barely maintained thanks to the U.S. vote.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UNGA-Overwhelmingly-Votes-Against-Cuba-Blockade-All-US-Amendments-Defeated-20181101-0027.html

N.Y. Police Seeking Answers In Deaths Of Saudi Sisters Found In River

New York City police are still puzzling over what happened a week ago when two bodies facing each other in death and bound together by duct tape were found in the waters of the Hudson River.Police have identified the bodies as sisters Rotana Farea, 22, and Tala Farea, 16, who had emigrated with their family from Saudi Arabia to Fairfax, Va., a few years ago.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/01/662865915/n-y-police-seeking-answers-in-deaths-of-saudi-sisters-found-in-river

Iran Ally Hezbollah Pays Syrian Rebels to Switch Sides

Iran’s ally Hezbollah is paying former U.S.-backed rebels to switch sides and join a growing force in southern Syria, deepening its presence near Israel’s border after appearing to withdraw to avoid Israeli airstrikes, according to activists and a former rebel commander.The Iran-backed militia has recruited up to 2,000 fighters, these people said, most of them from rebel groups that lost U.S. funding last year, according to the former commander, who tracks recruitment in villages in southern Syria.

https://outline.com/dFDBs7

Turkey says 260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area

A total of 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to a swathe of land in northern Syria where t*rkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday.Turkey launched Euphrates Shield in 2016 to drive away Islamic State militants and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from its border with Syria. Ankara regards the U.S.-backed YPG as a terrorist organization. The operation ended in 2017.“

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-260000-syrians-have-returned-to-euphrates-shield-operation-area-idUSKCN1N648Q

Saudi crown prince made accusations about slain journalist in call with Kushner, Bolton: report

“As a result of the infrastructure work and security and stability in the region provided by the t*rkish Armed Forces, around 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to the Euphrates Shield Operation area,” Akar said in a speech.The crown prince, who has come under increased scrutiny following the journalist's killing, said Khashoggi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an accusation that Khashoggi had refuted for years.

https://outline.com/6GMwdc

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Nothing is better than the smell of roasted bacon!

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opinions on Alexandre Kojeve?

Alexandre Kojève

Kojeve.jpg

Born 28 April 1902

Moscow, Russian Empire

Died 4 June 1968 (aged 66)

Brussels, Belgium

Alma mater University of Berlin

University of Heidelberg

Era 20th-century philosophy

Region Western philosophy

School

Hegelianism

Existential phenomenology

Marxism

Institutions École pratique des hautes études

Main interests

German Idealism

Notable ideas

Subjects of desire[1]

Influences[show]

Influenced[show]

Alexandre Kojève (/koʊˈʒɛv/; French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ koʒɛv]; 28 April 1902 – 4 June 1968) was a Russian-born French philosopher and statesman whose philosophical seminars had an immense influence on 20th-century French philosophy, particularly via his integration of Hegelian concepts into twentieth-century continental philosophy.[3][4] As a statesman in the French government, he was instrumental in the formation of the European Union. Kojève was a close friend of, and was in lifelong philosophical dialogue with, Leo Strauss.

>he also did a book slamming Spinoza and Descartes

Marxist-Spinozaists BTFO'd

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At least she made 3 points that aren't bad

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Anti-imperialism is a dumb red herring.

I feel so much closer to Socialism now we've had nearly 100 years of Anti-Imperialism and pretty much every single developing nation on earth is pro-US because we consistently backed reactionary national bourgeoisie waving a red flag plunging developing nations into civil wars for decades.

Anti-Imperialism and Third Worldism has done wonders for Socialism! Hey guys, want to defeat capital, instead of striking at the hearts of nations that actually make up the vast majority of global GDP and capital, focus on nations that have the national GDP of a single town of those major nations! Make them mildly state-capitalist and anti-US, that'll sure show global capitalism.

Third worldist anti-imperialist gang celebrate, after 100 years we've helped bring Socialism nowhere closer!

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What is leftpols opinion on states rights and confederalism?

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News 11/2

U.S. Is About To Reinstate Iran Sanctions. Here's What That Means

Roughly two days remain until the full measure of U.S. sanctions snap back into place against Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Friday that, come 12 a.m. ET Monday, the economic penalties leveled on the Iranian regime will return to levels unseen since the U.S. negotiated the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/02/663377999/u-s-is-days-away-from-reinstating-iran-sanctions-heres-what-that-means

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting protesters

Nigeria’s army has posted a video of Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a group of Shia protesters this week.“Please watch and make your deductions,” said the army in a post on its official Twitter account.In the video, the US president warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who threw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/02/nigerian-army-uses-trump-rock-is-a-rifle-comment-to-justify-shooting-protesters

Spain prosecutor seeks long jail terms for Catalan pro-independence leaders

Spain’s public prosecutor on Friday sought jail terms of up to 25 years on rebellion charges for nine leaders of Catalonia’s independence movement over an illegal secession bid they spearheaded last year.The recommendation drew an angry response from the region’s leader, who also dismissed moves by the State Attorney - a separate, government-appointed body prosecuting in the case - to push for the lesser charge of sedition.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-catalonia/spain-prosecutor-seeks-long-jail-terms-for-catalan-pro-independence-leaders-idUSKCN1N712K

The Pentagon reportedly has a secret plan to launch a cyberattack on Russia if it directly interferes with the midterm elections

The US has prepared to launch a cyberattack on Russia if the country directly interferes with the midterm elections next week, according to a report from the Center for Public Integrity.The Department of Defense and US intelligence community secretly planned an offensive cyberattack on Russia if it is found to electronically interfere with the elections on November 6, the report said.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/us-secret-russia-cyberattack-plan-if-it-tampers-with-midterms-report-2018-11

Olympics: North, South Korea to send letter to IOC on joint 2032 bid

The two Koreas agreed at a meeting on Friday to send a letter to the International Olympic Committee confirming that they want to co-host the 2032 Summer Games, they said in a joint statement.Sports officials from both sides held talks to discuss ways of expanding sports exchanges. The statement also said they agreed to form a combined team to compete in the men’s Handball World Championship in Germany next year.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2032-koreas/olympics-north-south-korea-to-send-letter-to-ioc-on-joint-2032-bid-idUSKCN1N70PT

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right president-elect wants to move Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has said he plans to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The change would follow the Trump administration’s decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, effectively recognising the city as the Israeli capital in a symbolic gesture which has angered Palestinians.

https://outline.com/pp3FtF

Australian Labor Party leader outlines militarist foreign policy

Labor Party leader Bill Shorten used a speech on Monday at the Lowy Institute, a corporate think tank, to outline an aggressive foreign policy aimed at expanding Australian imperialism’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region.With a federal election due to be held before May, the address was a clear signal to the Australian military-intelligence apparatus, and to Washington, that a Labor government would intensify Australia’s alignment with US-led preparations for conflict with China, while extending Australia’s own predatory operations in the region.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/02/shor-n02.html

Bolsonaro’s Cabinet Will Include Brazil Judge Who Convicted Lula

The federal judge who doomed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s bid to return to power by convicting him on corruption charges last year, agreed on Thursday to take a cabinet post in the government of the country’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro.The decision by the judge, Sérgio Moro, to take the helm of the Justice Ministry was met with both outrage and jubilation, a reflection of how polarizing he has become.

https://outline.com/dgYGL6

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As leftists, how should we deal with groups like Mormons and Scientologists?

>inb4: just let them believe what they want

nah.

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Defeat: What’s Next?

Everyone (who at least isn’t a right-wing NPC) knows that climate change is going to have drastic effects on the political atmosphere within the next few decades. We know that if action doesn’t happen soon, hundreds of millions of people will die and be removed from their homes. It also doesn’t look like the large political oligarchs will be losing their power soon. So… what now?

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leftist anime discord

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

rules:

1. Being a dick is prohibited.

2. No homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia etc. (The Word "Trap" is Transphobic, just use "cross-dresser" as a substitute)

3. No sexism or misogyny.

4. No racism.

5. No ableism.

6. Adminstrators and Moderators have the right to enforce these rules however they see fit.(edited)

7. this is a server dedicated to the discussion of Anime & Manga.(edited)

8. The discussion of "Live Action" television shows is permitted so long as they are distinctly rooted in, or based off of anime or manga series.(edited)

9. Reactionaries are prohibited only Socialists are allowed in the server. Unless given special permission form the Brigade Chief and them alone.

12. You must State your pronouns and ideology before entering the server. Then ping the Modorators so they can get you.(edited)

12. You must State your pronouns and ideology before entering the server. Then ping the Modorators so they can get you.(edited)

12. You must State your pronouns and ideology before entering the server. Then ping the Modorators so they can get you.(edited)

12. You must State your pronouns and ideology before entering the server. Then ping the Modorators so they can get you.(edited)

15. Lolicon and Shotacon content is totally prohibited

17. This is a SFW server, any pornography or lewed material is prohibited in the server

18. Any adults who flirt with those who are under 18 and have the appropriate role will be banned. If you just turned 18 please contact the mods to remove the role.

19. If you are LGBTQ+ please ask for the accompanying role.

21. No excessive use of suicide jokes or memes. Unless they are very obviously not to be taken seriously. Suicide is a topic that should be discussed in a mature manner.

you got this invite from Hoxhist Gang

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Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro has won, what does this mean for leftists in Brazil? We all know Bolsonaro is a fascist — he’s sexist, racist, reactionary, and wants to destroy leftist movements in Brazil. As such, communists and anarchists will need to go into more hiding than they already are. If you live in Brazil, please be careful.

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Is liberal idpol the number one threat to true leftism?

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Anti-communists in their zeal to rewrite history are continuing to destroy the material proofs of a more equal world and its struggle to abolish poverty. This time they are targeting Yugoslavia's most important symbol of the poor's rule over their own lives: they are going to demolish Marshall Tito's luxury yacht.

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/31435-tito-s-yacht-jadranka-to-be-cut-up-and-demolished

Let's have a moment of silence for the loss of this important material proof of a better world.

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RAF Thread

So were these guys actually based or were they just adventurist retards? Politics without the masses is silly and accomplishes nothing. You can kill various members of the bourgeoisie all day long and mechanism itself (capitalism) will always find new people

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Being friends is communism

> Therefore we say that the central political fact of the last thirty years went unnoticed. Because it took place at such a deep level of reality that it cannot be called political without bringing about a revolution in the very notion of the political. Because this level of reality is also the one where the division is elaborated between what is taken for reality and what is not. This central fact is the triumph of Existential Liberalism. The fact that it is now considered natural for everyone to have a rapport with the world based on the idea that each person has her own life. That such a life consists in a series of choices, good or bad. That each person can define herself by an ensemble of qualities, of properties, that make her, through her continual balancing of those properties, a unique and irreplaceable being. That the contract adequately epitomizes relations between individuals, and that respect epitomizes all virtue. That language is nothing but a means of arriving at an agreement. That, in reality, the world is composed on one side of things to manage, and on the other of an ocean of self-absorbed individuals, who in turn have a regrettable tendency to turn themselves into things, letting themselves become managed.

> [..]

> We have been sold this lie: that what is most particular to us is what distinguishes us from the common. We experience the contrary: every singularity is felt in the manner and in the intensity with which a being brings into existence something common.

> At root it is here that we begin, where we find each other. What is most singular in us calls to be shared.

> [..]

> So communism starts from the experience of sharing. First, from the sharing of our needs. Needs are not what capitalist rule has accustomed us to. Needs are never about needing things without at the same time needing worlds. Each of our needs links us, beyond all shame, to everyone who experiences that link. Need is just the name of the relationship through which a particular perceiving being gives meaning to such or such an element of its world. That is why those who have no worlds — metropolitan subjectivities for instance — have nothing but whims. And that is why capitalism, although it satisfies the need for things like nothing else, only spreads universal dissatisfaction: in order for it to do so it has to destroy worlds.

> […]

> In the final analysis, capitalism consists of nothing more than a reduction of all relations into relations of production. From business to the family, consumption itself appears as another episode in the general production, the production of society.

> The overthrowing of capitalism will come from those who are able to create the conditions for other types of relations.

> Therefore the communism we are talking about is the exact opposite of what has been historically termed “communism,” which was mostly nothing but socialism, a form of monopolist state capitalism.

> Communism is not made throught the expansion of new relations of production, but rather in their abolition.

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-call

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Marxism is actually reactionary

Marxism is quite literally reactionary in 2018. Not only does it support a system of industrial-based government more suited to the 19th and early 20th centuries than it is now, but it is also focused around workers themselves in an era where manual labour is soon to be automated. Marxism also supposes that society will become less hierarchical in the future (or at least should), when in actual fact technological advancement makes society more complex and thus requiring of more hierarchy. People have less autonomy, are more affected by the decisions of just a few top CEOs and government officials, and are more directly controlled by them.

Marxism came into being as a REACTION to the industrial revolution and people support it into as a REACTION to the way "late stage" capitalism is going. Marxism is from the 19th century and in many ways got stuck there. All attempts to update it, such as ML and third-worldism, see revolutionary praxis and geopolitics in a very outdated way.

How exactly is Marxism not reactionary in 2018 Anno Domini?

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ANTI FUTURIST AKTION

There is no more dangerous force in this world today than the belief that 'technology will fix (climate change, income inequality, the energy crisis)'. Huge swathes of reasonably educated, reasonably left-leaning people are in total thrall to this idea.

My arguments as presented to a futurist who was incapable of responding to them, because I can't be bothered to rewrite:

>I know you think the sky is falling, but we'll survive Trump. When his term is over….nothing will happen lol. Life goes on.

And when another 4 or 5 or 6 presidencies come and go with nothing substantive done to address climate change, income inequality, resource depletion, will America survive? Will the world as we know it survive? The primary damage of Trump is another four or eight years wasted when we've already run out of time.

>That's just human nature. We very rarely fix things until it's almost too late. Look at the infrastructure in this country. We pay more money to maintain shit that is falling down rather than rebuilding it. The real question is will technology move fast enough to stop us from destroying the planet. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Oh well if it's 'human nature' *mocking tone and air quotes* then I guess we don't really need to worry do we? This is why I'm so angry, because in the back of your mind you KNOW that we're fucked, but you don't even care enough to let it bother you or your daily routine. We can't just wish that technology will fix everything so we don't have to worry because you know what? We HAVE the technology to fix it. We have for fifty fucking years! Nuclear energy, wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, none of these are new at all, electric cars aren't even new but if you want to argue that batteries weren't good enough previously, well okay, but we had electric streetcars a hundred fucking years ago. We already have the solutions, the people in power just don't care enough to implement them! So when are you going to wake the fuck up?

>I don't think we're fucked. I'd agree that things will get worse before they get better in regards to climate change, but you're being much too negative. I just don't believe that people will sit by and watch the world end. Blow off human nature if you want, but the average person doesn't care about something until it's an immediate threat.

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Would anyone be interested in contributing to The Anarchist Library? We would choose an anarchist book/zine/etc. that's available online but not on the library, split it up and get it into the format necessary for them.

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News 10/31

Cuban crisis 2.0? Moscow eyes military bases in Cuba after US INF pullout

Moscow’s response to Trump’s plans to quit the INF treaty could be to reinstall military bases in Cuba, the State Duma defense committee head said. He also predicted “a new Cuban crisis” if the US and Russia fail to come to terms.

https://www.rt.com/news/442726-russia-cuba-bases-inf/

'It Is Time To End This Conflict': U.S. Calls For Cease-Fire In Yemen

The Trump administration has called for a cease-fire in Yemen, where years of violence have left thousands dead and millions more facing full-blown famine. Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis asked combatants to come to the negotiating table for peace talks within a month.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/31/662505990/it-is-time-to-end-this-conflict-u-s-calls-for-cease-fire-in-yemen

Humanity 'Sleepwalking Towards the Edge of a Cliff': 60% of Earth's Wildlife Wiped Out Since 1970

Scientists from around the world issued a stark warning to humanity Tuesday in a semi-annual report on the Earth's declining biodiversity, which shows that about 60 percent of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have been wiped out by human activity since 1970.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/30/humanity-sleepwalking-towards-edge-cliff-60-earths-wildlife-wiped-out-1970

A wolf in wolf’s clothing: West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda

With a week until the November 6 election, the Democratic Party is promoting its slate of newcomer congressional candidates full-tilt. Among the most highly promoted is Richard Ojeda of West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district. A one-term state senator and former career Army officer, Ojeda has been elevated to national prominence as a fighter for the working class. He is no such thing.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/31/ojed-o31.html

Rhino horns are back on the menu for Chinese elites and that's pretty much a death sentence for wild rhino populations — but some South African officials are said to be cheering

China has quickly found itself on the defensive after copping a flurry of global hate mail over its remarkable decision to betray a long-standing ban on the rhinoceros horn and tiger bone trade.The state Council — the cabinet of the Chinese government and the power base of Premier Li Keqiang— made public a decision to permit the controlled sale of rhino and tiger products, tossing out a 25-year ban and seemingly walking back on China's recent commitments to wildlife protection.

https://www.businessinsider.com/rhino-horns-and-tiger-bone-trade-china-south-african-wildlife-2018-10

Government Lawyer Says Puerto Rico's Hurricane Response Plan 'Does Not Exist'

Officials in Puerto Rico have been saying for months that they are prepared should another hurricane strike their island, even one as big as Hurricane Maria, which made landfall with devastating fury last fall.But on Tuesday afternoon, an attorney for Puerto Rico's government admitted in a San Juan courtroom that, in fact, the island's emergency management agency does not yet have a document outlining a hurricane-specific response plan.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/662345336/government-lawyer-says-puerto-ricos-hurricane-response-plan-does-not-exist

Russia opens terrorism investigation after teenager blows himself up

Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-blast-arkhangelsk/russia-opens-terrorism-investigation-after-teenager-blows-himself-up-idUSKCN1N50VJ

Facebook is banning the far-right militia Proud Boys after a violent attack in New York

Facebook is banning accounts and pages associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group whose members assaulted protesters in New York City earlier in October.On Tuesday, Twitter users began reporting that Facebook was taking down groups and accounts (both public-facing and personal) linked to members of the organization, which has been involved in instances of political violence in the US.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/facebook-bans-proud-boys-accounts-groups-2018-10

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Will automation culminate in socialism?

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Theodore Kaczynski

I just started watching Manhunt: Unabomber over on Netflix. I really wanna know what leftpol’s thoughts on the guy are?

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News 10/27

Thousands of youth demonstrate in Sri Lanka to support plantation workers’ wage struggle

About 5,000 young workers gathered at Galle Face Green in central Colombo on Wednesday for a day-long protest supporting a plantation workers’ campaign for a 1,000-rupee (about $US6) daily wage.Many young men and women working in Colombo and other parts of the country participated in the protest, shouting slogans until noon. They demanded a resolution to the wage demand before October 31.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/27/rush-n27.html

Migrant caravan members turn down Mexico offer to stay, push toward US

Several thousand members of a migrant caravan from Central America have rejected an offer from Mexico to stay and apply for asylum in that country, seeking to instead continue north toward the U.S.The Associated Press reports that more than 1,700 members of the caravan have accepted offers from Mexican authorities, including the country's president Enrique Peña Nieto, to stay in Mexico and apply for asylum there.

https://outline.com/ZMjHtr

pends parliament after firing prime minister

A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka deepened on Saturday as President Maithripala Sirisena temporarily suspended parliament a day after sacking the prime minister and replacing him with a former leader seen as being close to China.

https://in.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-politics/sri-lankan-president-suspends-parliament-after-firing-prime-minister-idINKCN1N107L

Yes, Russia is getting ready for war – in case US attacks, diplomat tells UN

A Russian diplomat has both confirmed and denied what US war hawks have been calling out. Moscow is indeed preparing for war, he said – just in case the US starts one.

Speaking at the UN on Friday, Andrey Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, said that Russia is indeed readying itself for war, so it can defend its people against American aggression.

https://www.rt.com/news/442407-russia-war-preparation-inf/

North and South Korea agree to destroy 22 front-line guard posts by November

The North and South Korean militaries agreed Friday to completely destroy 22 front-line guard posts by the end of November as they discussed their next steps in implementing a wide-ranging military agreement signed last month to reduce tensions.

https://outline.com/kj3ePW

Argentine workers and students march against “hunger budget”

In the early hours of Thursday morning, following an 18-hour debate that unfolded amid violent clashes outside the national legislature, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress approved a draconian austerity budget that will slash public spending by US$10 billion. The vote was 138 in favor to 103 against.The austerity budget had been demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), together with other attacks on jobs and social benefits, as the price for a rescue operation for the heavily indebted Argentine government.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/27/arge-o27.html

Russia, Germany, France and t*rkey meet for four-way Syria summit

The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and t*rkey gathered in Istanbul on Saturday for a summit on Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/russia-germany-france-and-turkey-meet-for-four-way-syria-summit-idUSKCN1N10HU

Far-right extremists have ramped up anti-Semitic harassment before Election Day

Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates, and others ahead of next month's US midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group.

https://www.businessinsider.com/ap-study-online-attacks-on-jews-ramp-up-before-election-day-2018-10

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News 10/29

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

The former army captain won 55.2% of the vote against 44.8% for Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers' Party.Mr Bolsonaro's pledge to fight crime and corruption following a string of scandals have won him mass support.However critics are worried by his praise of Brazil's former dictatorship, and by his comments on race, women and homosexuality.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46013408?fbclid=IwAR2liW6al0mLnnPgD5h0MUBu2tblihfHl68d8hdD0RSR5UwUt9v6NkauqeQ

German chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek re-election in 2021

After dominating European politics for well over a decade, Angela Merkel has said her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor will be her last.Speaking after disastrous regional elections in Hesse and Bavaria for her Christian Democrats and its Bavaria-only sister party, Merkel on Monday said she saw the results as a “clear signal that things can’t go on as they are”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/29/angela-merkel-wont-seek-re-election-as-cdu-party-leader

Indian state government arrests at least 14 union leaders

The state government of the northern Indian state of Haryana, ruled by the Hindu-extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has arrested at least 14 union leaders after more than 200,000 public workers carried out a job action last Friday in solidarity with striking public transport workers at the state-owned Haryana Roadways.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/29/indi-o29.html

‘Brutally honest’: Public outcry forces Facebook to stop banning pics of starving Yemeni girl

A backlash prompted Facebook to stop removing posts featuring a photo of an emaciated seven-year-old Yemeni girl, which accompanied a harrowing New York Times report from the war-torn country.The atrocities in Yemen don’t make poignant headlines in Western mainstream media as often as stories about chemical weapons in Syria or ‘Russian meddling,’ as the conflict usually gets sidelined in the press, but there are notable exceptions. ‘The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War’ was the title of a grim report published by the NYT on Friday.

https://www.rt.com/news/442481-facebook-yemeni-girl-story/

Trkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates: Anadolu

t*rkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.The move comes two days after t*rkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued what he said was a “final warning” to those who would endanger t*rkey’s borders, saying Ankara was determined to focus its attention on Syrian Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkish-forces-bombarded-syrian-kurdish-ypg-militia-positions-east-of-euphrates-anadolu-idUSKCN1N20DQ

Thai Billionaire Owner Of Leicester City Dies In Helicopter Crash After Premier League Match

The duty-free tycoon and owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in a helicopter crash outside of the club’s King Power Stadium following the Foxes’ Premier League match on Saturday night.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertolsen/2018/10/29/thai-billionaire-owner-of-leicester-city-dies-in-helicopter-crash-after-premier-league-match/#1be29e641b81

90% of world's children are breathing toxic air, WHO study finds

Poisonous air is having a devastating impact on billions of children around the world, damaging their intelligence and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, according to a report from the World Health Organization.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/29/air-pollution-worlds-children-breathing-toxic-air-who-study-finds

Israeli strike 'kills Gaza youths planting bomb'

Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian officials say.Gaza's health ministry said the dead were boys aged 13 and 14.The Israeli military said it targeted suspected militants who approached the border fence and "were apparently involved in placing" a bomb next to it.Hamas, the militant Islamist group which dominates Gaza, accused Israel of targeting civilians… .

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46013305

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Sort of a Leftpol/Mu/ crossover thread

what do you take from this video?

ex-Nirvana bassist on why he dumped the Dems and why Republicans should embrace Anarchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4TPRH2uK9w&t=53s

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thoughts on the Car-Free movement?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car-free_movement

The car-free movement is a broad, informal, emergent network of individuals and organizations including social activists, urban planners, transportation engineers and others, brought together by a shared belief that large and/or high-speed motorized vehicles (cars, trucks, tractor units, motorcycles, …)[1] are too dominant in most modern cities. The goal of the movement is to create places where motorized vehicle use is greatly reduced or eliminated, to convert road and parking space to other public uses and to rebuild compact urban environments where most destinations are within easy reach by other means, including walking, cycling, personal transporters, low impact vehicles such as golf carts, neighborhood electric vehicles, kei cars and quadricycles, mobility as a service or public transport.[2]

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News 10/13

Pages purged by Facebook were on blacklist promoted by Washington Post

Media outlets removed by Facebook on Thursday, in a massive purge of 800 accounts and pages, had previously been targeted in a blacklist of oppositional sites promoted by the Washington Post in November 2016.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/13/cens-o13.html

Massive protest against right-wing surge hits Berlin as ethnic tensions boil over in Germany

Thousands have rallied in Berlin against the riding wave of right-wing politics. The protests come in the wake of recent far-right and neo-Nazi demonstrations against multiculturalism in Chemnitz, Köthen, and Schönberg.

https://www.rt.com/news/441184-berlin-racism-nazi-chemnitz/

Millions of Americans Will Face Poverty in Retirement, Study Finds

Workers and their spouses are expected to sink into poverty in their old age.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Millions-of-Americans-Will-Face-Poverty-in-Retirement-Study-Finds-20181013-0009.html

U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China

The Trump administration is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unbridled Chinese aggression, taking aim at military, political and economic targets in Beijing and signaling a new and potentially much colder era in U.S.-China relations.

https://archive.is/EzyFs

Italy's Matteo Salvini says 'little ethnic shops' should close by 9pm

Italy’s far-right interior minister has come under fire for a proposal that would force what he calls “little ethnic shops” to close by 9pm.Matteo Salvini added the measure to his immigrant-targeting security decree, arguing late-night grocery stores, mostly run by foreigners, are “a meeting place for drug deals and people who raise hell”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/12/italy-matteo-salvini-little-ethnic-shops-foreigners

Canada is 'concerned' with Khashoggi's fate but will sell arms to Saudis anyway

Ottawa will keep its $15bn arms deal with Riyadh despite concerns over Saudi involvement in the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the diplomatic row over human rights, Prime Minister Trudeau said.

https://www.rt.com/news/441176-canada-saudi-arms-deal/

US hotel workers continue strikes in eight cities

Walkouts by US hotel workers continued into the weekend with about 7,700 workers at Marriott hotels in eight US cities on strike over largely economic issues as well as job security.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/13/hote-o13.html

Germany's Far Right Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Merkel

German support for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservatives is at an all-time low, and in few places is that more evident than Bavaria.A booming economy and ever fewer migrants crossing the border into the wealthy alpine state haven't eased a populist backlash against the Christian Social Union (CSU), which is the closest ally of Merkel's party, the Christian Democrats (CDU). The CSU has governed Bavaria for all but three years since 1946, most of the time with an absolute majority.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/656989428/germanys-afd-party-finds-a-new-stronghold-in-bavaria-and-it-s-costing-angela-mer

State Department revokes Hillary Clinton's security clearance at her request

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been revoked at her request, the State Department told lawmakers, according to a letter made public Friday.

https://outline.com/KH27ev

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News 10/30

Trump to remove birthright citizenship for children of noncitizens, prompts Constitutional uproar

President Trump is planning to sign an executive order ending the automatic right to citizenship for children of noncitizens and illegal immigrants born in the US. Trump's statement prompted a Constitutional panic on Twitter.“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump told Axios in an interview taped on Monday. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/442632-trump-ending-immigrant-citizenship/

Infighting deepens between rival factions of Sri Lankan elite

Mahinda Rajapakse, who was installed as prime minister by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in a political coup last Friday, assumed his duties yesterday morning. In the evening, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was ousted in an unconstitutional manoeuvre, delivered a statement to the press declaring he was still prime minister of the country.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/30/sril-o30.html

Bolsonaro’s party launches campaign against ‘indoctrinator teachers’

A campaign has been launched by a newly-elected lawmaker in Jair Bolsonaro’s Social Liberal Party (PSL) to get students to denounce “indoctrinator teachers” who criticize Bolsonaro’s resounding electoral victory on Sunday.Ana Campagnola, who was elected to for the PSL for the state legislature in the southern state of Santa Catarina, launched the campaign via Facebook on Sunday.

https://outline.com/v9uHse

Angela Merkel exit plan sparks succession battle in party ranks

Angela Merkel’s decision not to seek re-election as head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has triggered a fierce succession battle over the party’s future direction that could bring the German chancellor’s political career to an end long before her planned departure date of 2021.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/30/angela-merkel-exit-plan-sparks-succession-battle-party-ranks

Billions missing from frozen Gaddafi accounts in Belgium

Prosecutors are investigating whether Belgian banks paid out interest and dividends on accounts frozen under UN sanctions in 2011 after the ouster of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.Up to €5 billion ($5.7 billion) could have been disbursed to people controlling Libyan accounts, including militia groups in the country which stand accused of human rights abuses, according to a report by public broadcaster RTBF which cited an unidentified source.

https://www.rt.com/business/442650-gaddafi-frozen-assets-investigation/

Exclusive: Defense firms see only hundreds of new U.S. jobs from Saudi mega deal

Every time President Donald Trump mentions the $110 billion arms deal he negotiated with Saudi Arabia last year, he quickly follows up, saying “It’s 500,000 jobs.”But if he means new U.S. defense jobs, an internal document seen by Reuters from Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) forecasts fewer than 1,000 positions would be created by the defense contractor, which could potentially deliver around $28 billion of goods in the deal.Lockheed instead predicts the deal could create nearly 10,000 new jobs in Saudi Arabia, while keeping up to 18,000 existing U.S. workers busy if the whole package comes together - an outcome experts say is unlikely.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arms-jobs-exclusive/exclusive-defense-firms-see-only-hundreds-of-new-u-s-jobs-from-saudi-mega-deal-idUSKCN1N40DM

New poll shows anti-immigration firebrand Steve King up by just one point

A new poll released Tuesday shows anti-immigration firebrand Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) with just a 1-point lead over his Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten in the hotly-contested race for Iowa's 4th Congressional District.Forty-five percent of respondents in the online poll said they would either vote for the Iowa Republican if the election were today, or have already voted for him early, according to the poll conducted by left-leaning polling firm Change Research from Oct. 27-29 with a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

https://outline.com/79Hvag

Mail Bomb Suspect Reportedly Had List Of More Than 100 Potential Targets

Cesar Sayoc, accused of mailing potentially explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats and Trump critics, had a list of more than 100 potential targets, multiple reports say.The 56-year-old Florida man faces five federal charges — interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers — after his arrest on Friday.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/662000228/mail-bomb-suspect-reportedly-had-list-of-more-than-100-potential-targets

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>https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/akava_chair_apologises_for_suggesting_two-tier_labour_market_for_immigrants_was_good_idea/10475196

>Sture Fjäder, the chair of Akava (the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland), apologised on Thursday for suggesting that Finnish employers should consider paying unskilled immigrants less salary and providing them fewer employment benefits than other workers.

But I thought it was nazbol propaganda that porkies want immigrants to push wages down

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Society of the Spectacle

Should I actually read this book or is it a meme?

Will I understand any of what he's talking about?

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I miss 0ch

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What's the purpose of western Europe bringing in all these refugees, many of which aren't working? Is it just for brownie points to showoff to the other liberal nations, or are they planning to convert them into a fully-functional labor force in time, somehow and sometime along in the future? What are the potential issues concerning refugees? Could refugees reasonably integrate without causing some sort of structural change, or are western leaders digging their own graves here?

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News 10/26

Judge to investigate Franco-era crimes against Spanish women

A judge in Argentina will examine cases of sexual assault, murder, forced abortion and the theft of children in Franco’s Spain after widening her inquiry into the atrocities committed during the civil war and dictatorship to include crimes committed specifically against women.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/judge-investigate-franco-era-crimes-against-spanish-women-sexual-assault-forced-abortion-child-theft

What we know about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of mailing more than a dozen bombs

The Florida man arrested Friday and expected to be charged in connection with the mailing of more than a dozen bomb-like devices to prominent Democrats around the country has a criminal record,including a felony charge in 2002 for threatening to “throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device.”

https://outline.com/bNfwcJ

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians in Gaza border protest: medics

Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians and wounded 232, 180 of them from live fire, during protests along the border with Gaza on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-protests/israeli-forces-kill-four-palestinians-in-gaza-border-protest-medics-idUSKCN1N023J

Saudi-led airstrike hits civilians at Yemen market

A bombing by Saudi-led forces killed over 20 civilians at a Yemeni fruit and vegetable market in yet another highly-lethal strike near the key port of Hodeida. UN slammed the "shocking price" paid by non-combatants.At least 21 people were killed and 10 more injured when the Saudi-led coalition bombed an open-air market outside Hodeida in Yemen, UN representatives said on Thursday. All of the causalities were civilians, according to Houthi medical officials.

https://www.dw.com/en/saudi-led-airstrike-hits-civilians-at-yemen-market/a-46048665

Illegal migrants in Europe ‘need to go home’ – Czech PM

The Czech prime minister has called for the return to their home countries of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants currently in Europe, suggesting funds could be spent on a Marshall Plan to help improve African economies.There are 700,000 illegal migrants,” Andrej Babis said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper. “They need to go home.”

https://www.rt.com/news/442362-babis-says-migrants-go-home/

Instagram reverses decision, takes down Milo Yiannopoulos post about mail bombs

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday shared an Instagram post showing that the social media platform took down a previous post of his where he cheered the explosive devices sent to prominent Democratic figures.

https://outline.com/USUYyz

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits New Border Wall In California

"It's a wall," said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, standing in the shadow of a newly built stretch of a 30-foot border wall in Calexico, Calif., which she said would help U.S. agents secure the border.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/26/661042336/homeland-security-secretary-nielsen-visits-new-border-wall-in-california

Mexican Communities, Churches Come to Migrants' Aid

Thousands of migrants have trekked across thousands of miles from Honduras to Guatemala and into Mexico over the last two weeks. Since crossing the border into Mexico last week, the migrant caravan has traversed 100 miles through the southern Mexican state of Chiapas into the town of Pijijiapan.Between Honduras and Mexico, the caravan has grown from around 160 people, who initially banded together, to over 7,000 according to the caravan's organizers and international aid groups, including the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Conditions of violence and poverty have been driving factors in the mass exodus.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexican-Communities-Churches-Come-to-Migrants-Aid-20181026-0010.html

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Ecology and stuff

Living plastic free or even coming close to it - worth it or is fight against plastic or products packaged in plastic just worthless because it's cheap for piggy to wrap everything up in plastic?

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Jason Unruhe or Jim Profit?

Apparently they're brothers and i see Jim still make videos occasionally. Which do you prefer and why?

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Bitcoin alone could push global temperatures over the 2ºC catastrophic threshold by 2034

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreamorris/2018/10/29/bitcoin-predicted-to-be-the-nail-in-the-coffin-of-climate-change/#4f0d9029745e

Fucking ancaps.

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Why are anarcho communists and anarcho capitalists attracted to each other? I swear to god, it seems everyone I know how is connected to either of those ideologies is both

A. Trans

and

B. In some sort of "the most opposite things imaginable attract" relationship with their oppsite

seriously what the heck

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Should people who lobby against or otherwise sabotage environmental regulations brought to international court for these crimes against humanity?

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What will people force to work under communism?

Ok, commies. Explain me one thing. What will people force to work under the communism? Really what will them force to work if everybody gets according to his ability and his needs?

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MST thread

Now that Bolshitsonaro has won, what will happen to MST, and other leftist organizations? Is shit already happening?

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Cockshott made a videa about China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ono_TRx64

This went a bit under the radar on /leftypol/ (not surprising) but I thought it is a good opportunity to talk about China and the state of Marxism in China. Basically he presents the current tendencies common in the CPCh

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So, what to do with people opposing revolution? Shall we use them in gulags as a workforce, or just shot at sight?

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212 Years of Spooks

It was the Spookman's 212th birthday yesterday but no one here had the good sense to make a thread. Purge your mind of phantoms by reading the spookbook.

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I voted for the Republicans, because of accelerationism.

Tell us how much into accelerationism you are.

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I need a book on American labor history, preferably printed before 1950.

pic/webm unrelated

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Manly Richards: A Story of Americock

I have written a story that satirizes both the homosexuality of the right and the islamofascism of the left. Let me know what you think about the themes in it as well as whether it hits the mark or not.

https://sleazed.org/wik/Manly_Richards

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Rightism is paradoxy

"Right" wingers are funny. They make me laugh.

In this scenario, typical "right-winger" is presented as "Dexter" or D. "Dexter" is Latin for "right".

D: "Government shouldn't ban sugar just because some some hussies get fat from it. People just need to grow the fuck up and get their shit together."

But, they want to ban video games and social media "because teenagers."

D: "Government shouldn't try to impose their will on citizens' vote. That's tyranny."

But, they want to ban young people from voting "because muh liburulz."

D: "Life is unfair, deal with it. Nobody owes you anything."

But, they complains about young people adapting new technologies/hobbies/tastes, creating new industries, having "cooler toys" than their elders.

D: "Rap music is monkey music because they talk about shooting people,drugs, and bitches."

But they listen to hard rock, which sings about drugs, demons, and women.

D: "Leftists are anti-logical. They think the life is a magic fairytale book that can rewritten They want trannies to use girls' restrooms, they think that race does not exist, they want men to vastrate themselves just because some women don't like penises."

But, they believe on conspiracy theories about intergalactic lizards feasting on humans, and that the earth is a flat slab of rock floating in space. Thinks that NASA photos of the Earth are composite montages made by con artists. They also think single women over 30 are radical feminists and/or cursed by God.

Let's be honest. Theres a reason why there's much more satire of right wingers than of leftists. Right wingers are macho badasses with urban mythology as education. Theyre like the cool uncle/grandfather who talks about their tales of their odd jobs but are prone to fits of schizophrenia.

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News 10/23

Italy budget: European Commission demands changes

The Commission Vice-President for the euro, Valdis Dombrovskis, said Italy's response to the commission's concerns was "not sufficient" to assuage fears - and the euro's rules were the same for everybody.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45954022

White House report warns of the ‘costs of socialism‘ ahead of midterms

the White House on Tuesday issued a report warning of the dangers of socialism two weeks ahead of pivotal midterm elections.The report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers fits with a larger campaign strategy from Republicans trying to portray Democrats as extremists for ideas gaining traction in their party, including Medicare for All, the health proposal that would provide government-run health insurance to cover everyone.

https://outline.com/xHhds6

Canadian PM says it would be hard to scrap big Saudi arms deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under pressure to punish Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Tuesday it would be very hard to scrap an arms deal with Riyadh worth up to $13 billion as critics have demanded.

ttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-canada/canadian-pm-says-it-would-be-hard-to-scrap-big-saudi-arms-deal-idUSKCN1MX1Z4

US sticking to INF Treaty withdrawal, to be filed in due course – Bolton after Moscow visit

Washington is determined to withdraw from the INF arms control treaty no matter what, but has not done so yet, US national security adviser John Bolton said after meetings with the Russian leadership in Moscow.“There’s a new strategic reality out there,” Bolton told reporters, describing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as a “bilateral treaty in a multipolar ballistic missile world,” that does not apply to countries like China, Iran or North Korea.

https://www.rt.com/usa/442065-us-sticking-to-inf-treaty/

People are pooping plastic and pollution might be to blame, pilot study suggests

Small plastic pieces known as microplastics were found in stool samples of every participant in a small pilot study presented this week at a prestigious global gastroenterology conference.

https://outline.com/LRzBHu

Explosive Device Mailed To Liberal Philanthropist George Soros' New York Home

An explosive device was found at the Westchester County, New York, home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday afternoon.In a statement to NPR, the Bedford Police Department said an employee of the house found a suspicious package in the mailbox. They opened it, revealing what "appeared to be an explosive device." The employee placed the package in a nearby wooded area and alerted authorities.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/23/659729192/explosive-device-mailed-to-liberal-philanthropist-george-soros-new-york-home

‘No choice but war’: Israel ‘exhausted all options’ in dealing with Hamas, says defense chief

Israel is left with no choice but to unleash a military action against Hamas militants, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened. The bellicose tirade comes amid reports the IDF are amassing tanks along the Gaza border.“Wars are only conducted when there is no choice, and now there is no choice,” Lieberman told the parliament.

https://www.rt.com/news/442015-israel-gaza-war-hamas/

Gavin Newsom: A California governor groomed by the financial aristocracy

With the California governor’s race entering its final two weeks, recent polling shows Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom with a commanding lead over his Republican opponent, John Cox. A poll released by USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times on Wednesday found Newsom leading Cox by 54 percent to 31 percent among likely voters. The two held their first and only debate last week, a radio broadcast which aired for only one hour.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/23/news-o23.html

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Runnin' for the Ol' Congress

Hey there, /leftpol/. It's my understanding that you're the goofy, degenerate version of /leftypol/ - so I was wondering if any of you would like to help me out with some shit.

Yeah, I know.

So I'm running for US congress in Burgerland. But I'm also poor as fuck, from the standpoint of money, so I can only really run as a write-in. In spite of this, I've managed to pay for a few ads. But the papers still mostly aren't covering me - I've had a few mentions, but the biggest one here is the AJC… and they've actually run individual articles about a couple of the incumbent's campaign ads.

This is a problem, and hence why I've come to you. I want the media here to know that what they're doing is dishonest to voters, and that people see what they're doing and know that it's wrong. I need more people to write in, or call in if they're in the US, and I don't have long. With what time I have, I've got to make as much use as possible.

I'm ready to link ya'll to 'em and tell you 'bout my campaign but I'm just going to give it a few minutes before I do in case I get b& or asked to delete this for bourgeois politics or sumt.

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Nazbol Garbage

Why is this board turning so reactionary all of the sudden? It use to be a good place for communalists, non-retarded MLs and anarchists to talk but for the last week or so I’ve been seeing a huge uptick in unironic Nazbols are all-around reactionary garbage in every thread

>supporting Gottfried Feder

>anti-woman’s equality

>nationalism

>idpol / racism

Is this board becoming /pol/ 2.0?

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Trump Is A Symptom Of A Larger Problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFL9y1NzvBI

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News 10/25

Pentagon to send ‘several hundred’ troops to US-Mexico border

Several hundred troops are being sent to beef up security at the US’ southern border with Mexico, the Department of Defense said. It comes as a caravan of several thousand migrants makes it way north through Mexico.

Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign an order sending at least 800 troops to the border in anticipation of the caravan’s arrival, a government source told AP.

https://www.rt.com/usa/442266-pentagon-troops-mexico-border/

Saudi Arabia Now Says Khashoggi Killing Was Premeditated

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said Thursday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul was premeditated, reversing course yet again on the Saudi account of what happened.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/660506863/saudi-arabia-now-says-khashoggi-killing-was-premeditated

China says military will act 'at any cost' to prevent Taiwan split

China’s military will take action “at any cost” to foil any attempt to separate the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, the country’s defense minister said on Thursday.China has been infuriated by recent U.S. sanctions on its military, one of a growing number of flashpoints in Sino-U.S. ties that include a bitter trade war, the issue of Taiwan, and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-says-military-will-act-at-any-cost-to-prevent-taiwan-split-idUSKCN1MZ05L

Gaza militants launch rocket, Israel responds with airstrikes

Gaza militants launched a rocket from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday night, prompting airstrikes by the Israeli military.Israel's Iron Dome aerial defense system was activated and launched an interceptor missile, but no interception took place, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). No one was injured by the rocket.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/25/middleeast/gaza-israel-violence-intl/index.html

Soros university says it being forced out of Hungary, mulls move

Hungary’s Central European University, a graduate school founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said it was being forced out of the country by the nationalist government and would switch to enrolling new students in Vienna if it did not get guarantees of academic freedom by Dec. 1.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-soros-ceu/soros-university-says-it-being-forced-out-of-hungary-mulls-move-idUSKCN1MZ1TY

Maduro blasts ‘crazy extremist’ Pence over claim Venezuela funded US-bound migrant caravan

The Venezuelan leader has lashed out at US Vice-President Mike Pence, labeling him “extremist,” and dismissed “laughable” allegations that Caracas is funding the migrant caravan heading to the US from Honduras.

President Nicolas Maduro appeared incensed by Pence’s accusation that the Venezuelan government is backing hundreds of mostly Latin American migrants who are seeking to enter the US through the Mexican border.

https://www.rt.com/news/442212-maduro-pence-crazy-extremist/

Indian police detain thousands of striking Tamil Nadu auto workers

On Tuesday, police arrested over 2,000 striking auto workers from the Oragadam industrial hub near Chennai, the capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.The arrested workers, who are employed at the Yamaha India, Royal Enfield and Myoung Shin India Automotive (MSI) plants, were detained in three wedding halls in the town of Oragadam. They were released without charge in the evening.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/25/mass-o25.html

Koreas, UN finish removing firearms from border village

The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led U.N. Command finished removing firearms and troops from a jointly controlled area at a border village on Thursday, as part of agreements to reduce decades-long animosity on the Korean Peninsula.

https://www.apnews.com/d035517244c64a879d07f62897a80223

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Recommend me some nice but not too long piece of theory for my lonely fridey night!

Thank you.

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Anti-Revisionist Movements in China

How powerful are actual Socialist (Anti-Deng, Anti-Revisionst) movements in China?

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I'm getting less and less sectarian as I realize what a fucking joke internet leftism (and internet politics in general) is. I'll "support" (whatever that word means) and criticize ML states to anarchist groups to social democratic parties. The only thing I can't stand is people who read theory but never want to deal with reality, and people who have an overly romanticized view of the history of their branch of leftism (but this is not limited to any specific tendency). Anyone else feel similarly?

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"And i am aware of what made our country great and that is capitalism, pre exchange, having production of goods in private hands, HAVING PRODUCTION OF GOODS IN PRIVATE HANDS, HAAAVING PROODUUCTION OF GOOOODS IN PRIVATE HANDSSS, HAAAAAAAAAAVING PRODUUUUUCTIONN OFF GOOOOOOOOODS IN PRIVAAAATE HAAAAANNDS, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVINGGG PRODUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCTION OFFFFF GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODSSSSSSSS IN PRIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANDSSSSSSSSSS, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVINGGGGGGGGGGG PRODUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCTIONNNNN OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS INNNN PRIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"

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Anyone noticed that libertarian party is being infiltrated by mutualists?

Mutualist gang when?

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News 10/24

Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN

At least five suspicious packages containing what the FBI called potentially destructive devices have been sent since Monday to several leading Democratic Party figures and to CNN in New York, triggering a massive investigation.Some of the devices "appear to be pipe bombs," John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said at a news conference Wednesday.

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/24/660161491/u-s-intercepts-suspicious-packages-addressed-to-clinton-and-obama

US white nationalist leader, three others charged with conspiracy

The leader of a California-based white nationalist group and three others have been charged with conspiring to incite riots at political rallies, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday,Robert Rundo, founder of Rise Above Movement, was taken into custody on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court documents.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/us-white-nationalist-leader-three-others-charged-conspiracy/

Italian budget standoff may consign euro zone integration drive to slow lane

An uncompromising challenge to EU budget rules by Italy is providing the first big test for reforms introduced to save the euro zone nine years ago as financial crisis threatened to tear it apart.The reforms remain a work in progress, and in urgent need of fuller implementation before the bloc’s next crisis strikes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy/italian-budget-standoff-may-consign-euro-zone-integration-drive-to-slow-lane-idUSKCN1MY2M0

“City of Surveillance”: Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare

A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest.Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – wants to turn that wasteland into a prototype ‘city of the future,’ where data helps planners micromanage every aspect of urban life

https://www.rt.com/news/442188-toronto-google-surveilance-city-privacy/

Nearly 150,000 New York City public school students are homeless

The ever-growing crisis of housing and homelessness in New York City is forcefully emphasized by newly released data which documents that during the last school year more than one in ten public school students, approximately 150,000 out of 1.1 million, were without permanent housing. This is the highest number ever recorded, and the third year in a row that the total has exceeded 100,000.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/24/home-o24.html

Tensions rise as NATO launches largest military exercise in years

This week, the Trident Juncture 18 military exercise will open and is expected to include the participation of 29 NATO allies, as well as non-members Finland and Sweden.According to US defence analyst Ivan Eland, the month-long military exercises are designed as a response to various Russian actions that have offended the West.

https://outline.com/bFGvv4

Migrants block Bosnian border, scuffle with Croatian police

Several people were injured on Wednesday as migrants demanding to cross Bosnia’s northwestern border threw stones at Croatian police who responded by firing teargas and using batons to push them back, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-bosnia/migrants-block-bosnian-border-scuffle-with-croatian-police-idUSKCN1MY1OM

200+ Palestinians killed since March… and IDF alerts PETA about plight of tortoise

Having killed more than 200 Palestinians since March, the IDF has apparently decided to show its more humane side, alerting advocacy groups to the plight of a lowly tortoise nearly murdered by Hamas “arson balloons.”The official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday bemoaned the near-death of a tortoise allegedly rescued in the aftermath of a Hamas “arson balloon” attack – which has become more frequent in recent weeks.

https://www.rt.com/news/442152-idf-peta-tortoise-israel-palestine/

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>talking to liberal

>They've gotten to the point where they realize the dems are corporate shills

>Voted for Sanders last election and hated Hillary

>"lol but communism would never work though, we need to vote dem this time to get rid of all the republicans shitting up our country. "

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When even the richest men in the world cannot afford companies

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2018/10/24/seattle-seahawks-sale-nfl-owners/#2353e8b336b0

From the article:

>Mike Ozanian explained just last month, NFL team values have leveled off precisely because there are so few people with the liquid capital needed to buy an NFL team. Many predicted that the Carolina Panthers would sell for as much as $3 billion earlier this year, but new owner David Tepper got the team for $2.3 billion because there was nobody able or willing to come up with the exorbitant amount of cash necessary to outbid him.

What we see here is that the price of ownership of a sports franchise is tremendously below its value precisely because there just are not enough people on the planet who can actually afford it. Is this an example of capital spinning out of bourgeois control? Is capital right now approaching a size that even the wealthiest people in the world can no longer maintain it?

>Even for the nation’s mega-wealthy, that sort of liquidity is remarkably hard to come by. No wonder, then, that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been publicly floating Jeff Bezos as a potential successor to Allen in Seattle.

Paul Allen, the recently deceased owner of the Seattle Seahawks, was Bill Gates' partner when they founded Microsoft. At the time that he purchased the team (1998), he possessed more wealth than all thirty of the other owners combined (the Green Bay Packers being a special case). He was the first of the mega-billionaire NFL team owners, and it looks like that tiny fraction of the wealthiest of the bourgeoisie have since become the only people who can afford to own a team. Bear in mind that this has happened in just the last twenty years. That is a meteoric rate of increase in price. While that may largely reflect the profitability of the NFL in particular, I do wonder if this is related to a broader trend toward an immediately unsustainable cost of capital. Has this sort of thing–the lack of sufficient concentrations of capital–been an issue recently in other industries?

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I declare a revolt against /leftpol/ for cozying up too much to /leftypol/. There is absolutely no purpose in this board if it is not in opposition to the revisionist counter-revolutionary who operates /leftypol/. We have no leverage for being this subservient to them.

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>alt righters call leftists crybabies who want a safe space

>literally have an autism attack whenever Trump is insulted or criticized

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Any lefties out there with sad enough lives to coordinate harassment campaigns against right wingers? Or is that something that the online right has a monopoly over?

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Ohhh, sorry, we'd love to give you universal healthcare or more homeless shelters but ahhh looks like we've got to spend a few trillion dollars on another war or two. Maybe next time kid!

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why do leftists have such a hard time convincing centrists?

how can we improve?

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/mutualaid/

Mutual Aid General

Post requests or offers for help with Employment, Housing, Money, Skills, Education, etc.

I can answer questions about I.T., I'm pretty alright at Automotive advice, and I can provide emotional support/advice as well.

Shared information and resources is shared power.

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Why Leftists fear Right Wingers ?

why right wingers look badass and scary ?

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Guerilla Class Warfare

>tfw you Madoff with tens of billions of Porky's money

>tfw you ruined countless bourgeois lives, including via suicide

>tfw you rused your way to the top of Wall Street, showing just how prestigious that really is

>tfw you just plead guilty to everything because they can't do shit about it

How based can one man be?

When was the last time the left struck this kind of blow in the class war?

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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Gotta get them mid-term votes for your party!

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Anti pol and right wing memes etc

Requesting that one where it's the three panels pol stick figure guy shitting up a thread and then they tell him to leave and he keeps spewing buzzwords etc

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Immigration is a pressure release valve where the bourgeoisie of one nation export proles to another nation to quell revolutionary sentiment at home while the bourgeoisie of the nation that are importing the proles benefit from a new crop that they can super exploit with lower wages and worse working conditions. Only the bourgeoisie benefit.

If you support immigration you are actively hampering communist revolution and are nothing more than an edgey shitlib

Prove me wrong. You cannot.

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Desert

> https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-desert

I've just finished reading Desert and was wondering what my friends here thought about it. I certainly agree with its criticism of Messianic prophecies of a global revolutions, however I felt that there was more to be said about the effects on anarchism of climate change. What do you think?

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Impact Investment

Can someone please explain to me how impact investment is supposed to work? I hear about it increasingly often, people always say that it's a way for the rich to get richer from the poverty of others, but I just can't get my head around how it's supposed to work and how can they turn a profit from it.

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News 10/22

The Saudi crown prince reportedly couldn't understand the outrage over Khashoggi's killing

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, the man suspected of ordering the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, could not understand why the Saudi journalist's disappearance was such a big deal, The Wall Street Journal reported.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/saudi-prince-salman-reportedly-confused-khashoggi-outrage-report-2018-10

Koreas, UN Command pulling weapons, guard posts inside DMZ

North and South Korea and the United Nations Command agreed Monday to remove firearms and guard posts from the demilitarized zone (DMZ) by Thursday, Reuters reported.The three sides are in talks to remove all firearms from the Joint Security Area at the border village of Panmunjom and to shrink the number of personnel stationed along the border to 35 for each country. Representatives from the three parties will carry out a joint inspection over the next two days along the border.

https://outline.com/hwMTxt

Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday: source

The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday.The Commission has slammed as an unprecedented breach of EU fiscal rules Italy’s 2019 budget plan, which aims to lift the deficit to 2.4 percent of domestic output next year from 1.8 percent in 2018.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-euro-membership/italy-expects-eu-budget-rejection-on-tuesday-source-idUSKCN1MV0QG

‘Unacceptable & disruptive’: Israel seeks talks as Jordan demands its farmland back after 25yr lease

Jordan has announced its intention to reclaim full sovereignty over farmland leased to Israel as part of the 1994 peace treaty. Calling such a change “unacceptable” after so many years, Israel has vowed to renegotiate the deal.“We are practicing our full sovereignty on our land,” King Abdullah II said Sunday.

https://www.rt.com/news/441892-jordan-sovereignty-farmlands-israel/

UN's 10-year plan to tackle world's drug problem has been ‘spectacular failure’ as production and consumption soar, report says

The UN’s 10-year global strategy to eradicate the world’s illegal drug market has been “a spectacular failure of policy”, a report by a network of 174 NGOs has concluded.The report said there had been a 145 per cent increase in drug-related deaths over the last decade, culminating in around 450,000 deaths per year in 2015.

https://outline.com/wrmZCC

Poland's euroskeptic government falling further behind with urban voters

Poland’s ruling euroskeptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government’s democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-politics-election/poland-vote-results-due-on-tuesday-at-earliest-committee-idUSKCN1MW0XT

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro threatens purge of leftwing 'outlaws'

The far-right favourite to become Brazil’s next president has vowed to spearhead a historic purge of his leftwing political foes in a menacing address that delighted supporters and left opponents outraged and unnerved.Jair Bolsonaro looks set for a landslide victory over his Workers’ party (PT) rival Fernando Haddad when the world’s fourth-largest democracy returns to the polls on Sunday for the decisive second round of its presidential election. Latest polls give him an 18-point lead over Haddad.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/brazils-jair-bolsonaro-says-he-would-put-army-on-streets-to-fight

Bernie Sanders tours Michigan to prop up the Democratic Party

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took part in a rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday to support Democratic Party candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer. The event was part of his current nine-state tour to promote both nominally “progressive” members of the Democratic Party as well as thoroughly establishment figures like Whitmer in the November midterm elections.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/22/sand-o22.html

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If we seriously want to bring about a communist revolution, we must be able to use extreme violence against the capitalist system! We have to found a genuinely communist party and create new authorities! Especially a secret police like the Cheka and a Red Army are crucial to enforce our interests as the proletariat!

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Can one be a socialist/communist without respecting and honoring Karl Marx?

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What the hell is going on in our timeline lol

Kumo Kagyu is our guy

>In a podcast interview he admits he's a regular at /tg/

>Admits he based Goblin Slayer off a certain leftist who shall not be named

>"Just replace the word goblin with moderators"

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Can we just?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roter_Frontk%C3%A4mpferbund

"Over the years the RFB engaged more and more in violent street fights with the police, the SA, and other political rivals.[citation needed] In 1929, the RFB participated in bloody protests after International Workers' Day was banned in Berlin. More than 30 people were shot and killed by the police."

"98% of the RFB belonged to the working class and only 1% had received a higher education."

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death of thatcherism 2019

>hard Brexit occurring

>Tata closing England's last, final steel mill

>multiple non-UK railroads truncating/ending service to avoid taxes

>foreign power companies pulling investment in new plants

>bankers getting fucked by not having any assets left besides real estate and only real estate

I've come to realize that a major Lab revolution is inevitable. Decades of deindustrialization has left this country with shit wages and low tax revenue, which will drop further after Brexit and cause May to start privatizing the NHS which will break her. We're going back to British Leyland, British Steel, and British Rail whether we like it or not. The question is though, who will succeed Corbyn in 20 years?

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MUH GLORIOUS STATUES

Now this…is the PINNACLE WESTERN CIVILIZATION

when do we start coopting /pol/‘s statue-memes?

>Spartacus is revealed as the most splendid fellow in the whole of ancient history. Great general (no Garibaldi), noble character, real representative of the ancient proletariat.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1861/letters/61_02_27-abs.htm

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News 10/20

Italy's coalition solves tax row, seeks 'dialogue' with Europe

Italy’s ruling coalition patched up a row over a tax amnesty on Saturday and struck a more conciliatory tone toward EU institutions, saying it wanted to discuss its budget plans with Brussels.The coalition included the tax amnesty in measures to fund costly electoral promises that are set to sharply lift the budget deficit to 2.4 percent of domestic output next year, flouting European Union rules that require steady progress toward a balanced budget

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics/italys-coalition-solves-tax-row-seeks-dialogue-with-europe-idUSKCN1MU0LE

Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death draws international criticism

Saudi Arabia said Friday evening that 18 of its citizens are responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, with the Saudi general prosecutor claiming that the writer's death was a result of a "quarrel and fighting by hand."

https://outline.com/6WbWdd

Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse – analysts

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT.

https://www.rt.com/business/441807-emerging-countries-stockpiling-gold/

Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-us-weighs-new-warship-passage-through-taiwan-strait-idUSKCN1MU04F

ICE Appears To End Use Of Federal Prisons For Immigrant Detainees

.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has all but abandoned its use of federal prisons to house detainees.In early June, the agency announced it was sending up to 1,600 immigrant detainees to five federal prisons in Texas, Oregon, California, Washington, and Arizona.But now, a total of only three ICE detainees remain across the five prisons that once held hundreds of immigrants. Immigrant detainees left the federal prisons either because they were deported, transferred to civil detention facilities, or were granted bail

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/20/658988420/ice-appears-to-end-use-of-federal-prisons-for-immigrant-detainees

=='Strong blow’ looming? Israel masses tanks & APCs on Gaza border (PHOTOS)

Israel has boosted its military presence along the border with Gaza amid top politicians’ calls for a full-scale military campaign like the conflict of 2014, to put an end to the violence and rocket attacks that it links to Hamas.The IDF has stationed around 60 tanks and armored personnel carriers at a deployment area near the Palestinian border, according to Reuters, in what may be the largest military maneuver from Israel since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

https://www.rt.com/news/441793-israel-tanks-gaza-border/

Migrants Tear Gassed at Mexico-Guatemala Border: Report

Hundreds at the head of the migrant caravan from Honduras poured through the Guatemalan border posts and onto the bridge into Mexico Friday. They were then forced back by dozens of Mexican police bearing shields, several said they were teargassed.Hilda Rosa, who made the journey from Honduras with her four teenage children, along with thousands of other Reuters: "You know why: no work, violence."

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Migrants-Tear-Gassed-at-Mexico-Guatemala-Border-Report-20181020-0012.html

US charges new Russian conspiracy to interfere in midterm elections

In the latest escalation of the US intelligence agencies’ anti-Russian campaign, federal prosecutors yesterday published previously sealed criminal charges of “interference” in the 2018 midterm elections against a Russian national.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/20/usar-o20.html

Marriott Workers Strike, Spanning Seven Time Zones

seven thousand hotel workers across the U.S. are on strike against Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain. A strike that started with seven hotels in Boston quickly spread to San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Detroit, and Hawaii.Marriott’s profits have doubled in five years. In 2016, the hotel chain expanded its empire when it acquired Starwood’s 1,200 properties, including the Westin and Sheraton hotel chains.Sales last year totaled $23 billion. Yet workers say they haven’t seen it in their paychecks or benefits. Many are working two jobs to make ends meet. Rising housing costs have also forced many to live far from the cities they work in.

https://outline.com/hP9UMp

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>We need to start a revolution!

>The only way for drastic change is revolution!

>These Republicans are just making the world worse! We need a revolution!

When are you LARPers going to get off your asses, equip yourselves and train yourselves with guns, and actually do something? You guys are pathetic. You just spout passages from dated books and literature while dying your hair bright green and REEE about Trump being a fascist. Fucking do something about it. If you don't want violence, then stop using the word revolution.

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What if they taught determinism in school directly instead of going through its applied ways (sciences of nature such as physics, mathematics etc), would it create excess rebellious positions among the population? Without the spook of free-will, you can't justify to the working-class they have no hope of salvation as a class as long as they keep recognizing the bourgeoisie. You can't praise the "merits" of people who integrate themselves within the economical/political structure, nor can you blame others for not succeeding in school or refusing to take part in the competition.

Determinism, that is asserting our desires such as opinions etc. are structurally determined, is in fact a very liberating ideology. You finally have some kind of framework to apply to sciences, natural or social, that works. Because philosophers of all times were very spooked about free-will themselves, except for a handful of them, such as Spinoza, Marx, Hegel, Democrites, Bourdieu, Durkheim, etc. this mentality which used to be very prevalent in ancient greece ended up erased from most of the history of thought due to copying monks who systemically purged mention of predestination, because it disagreed with the catholic concept of original sin and couldn't therefore be used to instill fear and obedience into the hell-fearing, deeply religious masses of the middle-ages, modern and contemporary periods.

Anyway, understanding of our determination is how the only genuine human freedom can be achieved. This reflexion should be the base for a political force of an entirely different design than anything that's been done before.

Also be careful with who you use this truth with, it can literally drive people insane trying to cling to their own cognitive dissonance.

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Anti-voting thread

Let's talk about the current futility of Burger electoral politics and abroad

What are some digestible ways of explaining that voting is antithetical to enacting meaningful social change? What are some historical examples of decisions made via voting that weren't immediately undone by reactionaries? How can the voting system be changed to make it's eventual removal more palatable to the average person?

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/lefg/ - Lefty Economy & Finance General #1

Let's try to keep this one going, shall we?

>What is this thread meant to be?

<A general thread discussing both historical macroeconomic trends and finance from a leftist perspective

>Are you guys thinking you can predict the market crash lma0

<No. The point is to discuss how does that hypothesis fit in a leftist praxis.

>Is this about personal finance?

<Probably not but I guess you can ask anyway.

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Why are you wannabe Communists so pacifistic here? Let's create some Cheka death squads, to slaughter the fucking porkies, you faggots!

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Have you signed the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge yet, wagie?

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News 10/19

CIA Democrat Max Rose faces off against Trump Republican in Staten Island

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is suing Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms.” It comes after the nation issued a new set of rules for Assange, who has lived in its London embassy for years.The whistleblowing website says Assange’s access to the outside world has been “summarily cut off,” and that Quito has threatened to remove the protection granted to him since being given political asylum.

https://www.rt.com/news/441770-assange-sues-ecuador-rights/

Wall Street volatile as global economy becomes “fragile”

Volatility has continued on Wall Street following two days of major falls last week. The Dow Jones index shot up by more than 500 points on Tuesday, followed by a more than 300-point decline during Wednesday before recovering to finish 80 points down.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/19/mark-o19.html

Thousands of caravan migrants stopped at Guatemalan border clash with police

A caravan of U.S.-bound migrants broke down a border crossing Friday and streamed onto a bridge on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala in the face of a heavy presence of Mexican and Guatemalan law enforcement officers, according to media reports.The travelers — made up of 1,500 to 4,000 people mostly from Honduras — were eventually stopped on the river crossing, according to video broadcast by the U.S.-based Spanish-language network Telemundo.

https://outline.com/4veKFN

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook has hired Sir Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global policy and communications. Clegg, 51, will join Facebook as it struggles to cope with mounting political pressure over issues including fake news, data protection and the threat of government regulation.The former head of the Liberal Democrats will move to Silicon Valley in January.While the appointment of Clegg to a top role at a tech giant may come as a surprise, rumours had been circulating for weeks that the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was close to appointing a top former British politician.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/19/facebook-hires-nick-clegg-as-head-of-global-affairs

US suspends military exercises with South Korea to help North Korea talks

The US and South Korea have suspended planned joint military exercises to help diplomatic efforts with North Korea, the Pentagon has announced.Pentagon spokeswoman, Dana White, said Washington and Seoul are suspending an air exercise known as Vigilant Ace “to give the diplomatic process every opportunity to continue.”

https://outline.com/FJcNB5

South African city to begin confiscating land from white citizens in national test case

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country’s controversial land reform program.The city council approved an “expropriation without compensation” bill that had been pushed by ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year, the Associated Press reports

https://www.rt.com/business/441725-south-african-test-land-takeover/

Britain Releases Anjem Choudary, Radical Islamist Preacher, Under Strict Controls

A radical Islamist preacher convicted in 2016 of inspiring support for the Islamic State and described by a British prison official as “genuinely dangerous” to public safety was released from jail on Friday under strict controls on his travels and use of the internet.

https://outline.com/g4BagD

Israel Too Soft on Gaza Border Fence, Netanyahu Rival Says

International mediators struggled to prevent unrest on the Gaza border from erupting into war as a key member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet said Israel should shoot to kill any Palestinian who tries to break through the border fence.Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and leader of the religious Jewish Home party, spoke in an interview as seven months of confrontation in Gaza threaten to deteriorate into all-out war.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-18/netanyahu-rival-says-israel-too-soft-as-gaza-on-verge-of-war

Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi ‘died after fight broke out’ in the consulate

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fight” with individuals inside the Saudi consulate in t*rkey, Saudi authorities said after nearly two weeks of speculation. A senior Saudi intelligence official was fired over the incident.Khashoggi lived in t*rkey and was last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. The t*rkish government almost immediately accused the Saudi authorities of killing the journalist, which Riyadh denied.

https://www.rt.com/news/441783-saudi-arabia-khashoggi-died-fight/

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News 10/17

6 killed as US-led coalition F-15 jets bomb Kurdish forces fighting ISIS

Two US-led coalition aircraft have bombed Syrian Kurdish forces, disrupting their offensive on Islamic State terrorists, RIA news agency reports. https://www.rt.com/news/441559-us-bombs-kurds-fighting-isis/

Bay area hotel workers determined to fight as union, Democrats try to derail strike

Strikers on the picket lines at Marriott hotels in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland have expressed their determination to fight poverty level wages and increased medical costs as they struggle to live in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in America

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/17/oakl-o17.html

Iranian security staff unconscious when kidnapped to Pakistan: Guards chief

A group of Iranian security personnel kidnapped on the border with Pakistan this week were unconscious at the time, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said, following reports that they had eaten drugged food.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-kidnapping/iranian-security-staff-unconscious-when-kidnapped-to-pakistan-guards-chief-idUSKCN1MR1Q7

Australia Takes Trump’s Lead, Considers Moving Israeli Embassy To Jerusalem

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing international backlash over his decision to consider officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

https://outline.com/sA8GtG

EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit for May

European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-hardball/eu-leaders-prepare-hardball-brexit-summit-for-may-idUSKCN1MQ2DE

Australian govt lambasted after supporting ‘It’s OK to be white’ meme as policy

A 4chan meme nearly became official Australian policy after the country’s ruling party backed a motion that declared “It’s OK to be white.” The government claims it mistakenly supported the resolution and called for a re-vote.

https://www.rt.com/news/441542-australia-its-ok-white-resolution/

Amnesty International: Immigrants separated from family members for alleged “fraud”

A new report by Amnesty International (AI) calculates that more than 6,000 people (including at least 3,000 children) were separated from relatives at the border within a four month period from the initial implementation of zero tolerance policy in April 2018.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/17/sepa-o17.html

Costa Rican Court Halts Fiscal Reform, Unions to Continue Protests

As Costa Rican workers entered the 37th day of a national strike against the bill titled Strengthening Public Finance Tuesday, the country’s Constitutional Court halted the controversial fiscal reform measure with an 11 to four vote, arguing it affects judicial autonomy.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Costa-Rican-Court-Halts-Fiscal-Reform-Unions-to-Continue-Protests-20181017-0022.html

Why Many Native Americans Are Angry With Elizabeth Warren

The test — part of her strategic preparations for a likely presidential campaign — did not placate President Trump, who has mocked Ms. Warren as “Pocahontas” and once promised $1 million to a charity of her choice if a DNA test substantiated her claims of Cherokee and Delaware heritage. And her announcement of the results angered many Native Americans, including the Cherokee Nation, the largest of the country’s three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.DNA testing cannot show that Ms. Warren is Cherokee or any other tribe, the secretary of state of the Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin Jr., said in a statement.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-dna-test.html

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Rojava eats up """blockchain""" bullshit

https://www.coindesk.com/a-war-torn-country-in-syria-will-use-crypto-to-power-an-anarchist-state/

Has Öcalan gone insane?

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News 10/18

U.S. Closes Jerusalem Consulate Serving Palestinians

The Trump administration said it would merge its Jerusalem consulate responsible for relations with the Palestinians into its newly relocated U.S. Embassy there, another symbolic blow to American-Palestinian relations.The consulate in Jerusalem has functioned essentially as an embassy to the Palestinians. It was separate from the operations of the U.S. Embassy, which stewarded relations with the Israelis from Tel Aviv until May, when President Trump moved it to Jerusalem to fulfill a campaign promise.

https://outline.com/5dmFs9

Christian leader urges viewers to ‘cool down’ anti-Saudi rhetoric, and protect vital arms deals

Evangelical leader Pat Robertson has urged viewers to “cool down” and give Saudi Arabia a pass on the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, arguing that the US’ arms deals with the Kingdom are more important.

https://www.rt.com/usa/441639-pat-robertson-saudi-arabia/

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday as Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thousands of migrants in Guatemala hoping to travel north.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan/trump-threatens-to-send-military-shut-border-as-migrants-head-for-mexico-idUSKCN1MS1TS

Hillary Clinton's dwindling power

Hillary Clinton, never one for the conservatives, has now managed to isolate — nay, tick off — even the hardest core of her supporters.What’s come from her fans in the media in the last few hours could very well signal the end of Clinton’s long-standing, long-running reign in political courts.“For women,” CNN blasted in one headline, “Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump.”That’s pretty blunt for a cable outlet known colloquially as Clinton News Network.

https://outline.com/JVVsd4

Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

Four industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block Vermont’s state law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts.

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-internet/internet-provider-groups-sue-vermont-over-net-neutrality-law-idUSL2N1WY1OW

Leading US House Democrat demands that Ecuador’s president “hand over” Julian Assange

The US is increasing its pressure on Ecuador to evict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, where he took political asylum in June 2012. He would then be arrested immediately by British police and subjected to extradition proceedings to face trumped-up espionage charges in the US that could see him jailed for life or even executed.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/18/assa-o18.html

Viktoria Marinova: Suspect in journalist murder extradited

Severin Krasimirov was arrested last week in the German town of Stade, near Hamburg.Bulgaria's interior minister said Mr Krasimirov's DNA matched evidence recovered from the crime scene.Ms Marinova was attacked while jogging in a park in her hometown of Ruse on 6 October. She was raped, beaten and died of suffocation.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45897503

Netanyahu vows ‘Israel will act with great force’ against Hamas in Gaza

Israel’s Prime Minister has explicitly warned Hamas that the IDF is edging closer to yet another full-blown military operation against the Gaza strip to put an end to cross-border violence.Tel Aviv's patience appears to be running extremely thin from the seven months of violence along the Israeli-Gaza border. The Jewish nation is also uncompromising in its commitment to prevent Palestinian boats sailing up to the maritime boundary between Israel and the coastal enclave and promised to act unless Hamas stops launching rockets and incendiary balloons that threaten Israeli civilians.

https://www.rt.com/news/441572-netanyahu-israel-force-gaza/

Huge Facebook hack wasn't conducted by a nation-state, investigation reportedly suggests

Facebook believes that the hackers who gained access to private information of some 30 million users on the site were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

https://outline.com/kf2vVd

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Angela Nagle

Is Angela Nagle /ourgal/?

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Seize the means of reproduction

Sexual communism when?

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Fat Pride Worldwide

Is the plus size acceptance movement the epitome of liberalism? Does it get worse from here?

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Come play minecraft!

Hey come dick around on my server, no rules whatsoever. This is for a project about digital spaces. I want you to shit it up, no rules.

IP

162.244.165.1:32721

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leftpol IRC

I made #leftpol on Rizon because #bunkerchan is full of right-wing retards and the mods are lazy and don't care about us

Stop using Discord! It's CIA shit!

Come on IRC where your comrades are waiting for you!

https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.rizon.net/leftpol

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Russian leftists and IdPol

It is very interesting that leftists in Russia are mostly anti-Idpol. You will never hear them talking about homophobia/transphobia/ableism/white privilege. They even make jokes about western leftists!

They consider IdPol and intersectionalism as "liberal and individualistic", "breaking unity of workers" and "having nothing to do with class struggle".

Why it is completely different with the leftists in the western countries?

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News 10/16

As Pakistan seeks IMF bailout, US intensifies pressure on Islamabad

Pakistan’s newly elected Islamic populist government has begun negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an emergency bailout.In televised remarks Oct. 10, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan’s foreign reserves fell last month to $8.4 billion, which scarcely exceeds the total Islamabad must pay on outstanding government debt in the remainder of 2018, leaving the government no choice but to turn to the IMF. Khan said he would also be seeking financial help from “friendly countries,” which was universally interpreted to mean China and Saudi Arabia.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/16/pimf-o16.html

Venezuela drops US dollar, will use euro for international transactions

venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced.

https://www.rt.com/news/441448-venezuela-drops-dollar-currency/

At Least 10 Iranian Security Personnel Kidnapped On Pakistan Border

At least 10 Iranian security personnel, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a Sunni separatist group said it was responsible.

https://outline.com/56Dxef

Senate will not vote on new North America trade pact in 2018: McConnell

The U.S. Senate’s top Republican said on Tuesday that senators will not vote to approve a revised North American trade pact in 2018, leaving the issue to the next Congress.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-congress/senate-will-not-vote-on-new-north-america-trade-pact-in-2018-mcconnell-idUSKCN1MQ283

first Le Pen, now Melenchon? Another Macron critic has headquarters raided

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon’s home has been raided by police, as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds that also targeted political firebrand and Macron critic Marine Le Pen.The leader of France’s left-wing La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) livestreamed the unannounced intrusion on Facebook, vowing to exact revenge on France’s Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet for the raid, which targeted his home as well as his party’s headquarters.

https://www.rt.com/news/441401-melenchon-raid-home-france-macron/

Italy brands France a 'disgrace' after police dump migrants across border

Italy’s far right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an “international disgrace” on Tuesday for having driven two migrants across its border and dumping them in Italy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-france/italy-brands-france-a-disgrace-after-police-dump-migrants-across-border-idUSKCN1MQ2JH

In Latin America, 'The Land of Abundance': 39 Million Suffering from Hunger, Malnutrition: FAO

As countries across the world celebrate World Food Day Tuesday, several million citizens across Latin America will have little to celebrate. According to Julio Berdegue, the regional representative for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 39 million people in the region suffer from hunger and at least another five million suffer malnutrition.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/In-Latin-America-The-Land-of-Abundance-39-Million-Suffering-from-Hunger-Malnutrition-FAO-20181016-0005.html

Beto O’Rourke’s Ted Cruz Challenge Has Texas Business Cheering

in what has been a surprisingly competitive race for the U.S. Senate in Texas, there’s one clear winner beginning to emerge: the state’s business community.Companies looking for action on immigration, health care, trade and other core issues have seen upside in O’Rourke’s challenge. It sends a message to Cruz, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, that he needs to be more attentive to the needs of his Texas constituents, said Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University in Houston.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/o-rourke-s-senate-challenge-to-cruz-has-texas-business-cheering

BP and Eni to start drilling in Libya within months

BP and its Italian partner Eni are expected to start exploratory drilling in Libya early in the first quarter of 2019, according to the chairman of the country's National Oil Company.

https://outline.com/mNhVeZ

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Should Bitcoin be illegal?

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I'm actually glad the me too movement is growing

When even supreme Court judges aren't safe it shows the system has gone full retard. RE-SPACTING WAH-MEN has become a religion and it's tenants are the infallible word of roasties.

This in turn creates a contradiction not suitable for shut in moderators. Even the few moderator women out there like ironically board_gaming of braincels are so fucking incompetent and unable to actually maintain a website beyond simple ban and delete posts commands that inevitably as more men are jailed and fired the economy will collapse and these cunts won't even be able to run a website and they'll become dead domains. Women aren't committed enough to maintaining power. Why when beta orbiting men can do that for them?

Its called accelerationsm for a reason. Jail more men. Make men more bitter and paranoid of women. Make men unable to hold a steady white collar job. And eventually noone is left to moderate even a fucking Fortnite server. We're all gonna get naenae'd.

And once everyone is naenae'd…noone will be.

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are the o9a /our leftists/?

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Whats the worst argument against non-idpol leftism in your opinion?

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Fictional Liberal Presidents

So what is it with liberals where even when in fiction they basically do what neo-cons do? This is a clip from the TV series Designated Survivor where a "left" wing president becomes president by being the next in lines after a terrorist attack on the capital.

The president wants to drop a bunker buster on a domestic terrorist, the "left" opposition to the "leftist" president points out the Posse Comitatus Act. The "cleaver" solution of the show is just having the FBI drop the bomb instead and the story acts like this entirely solves the issue and somehow different.

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Marxist/socialist ethics

This is a topic that interests me a lot but I haven't seen it being discussed too in depth.

Have any marxist authors written about ethics or are there any ethics schools that are compatible with marxism?

Recently I read Spinoza's Ethics and it didn't click with me but I'm thinking of going on a case by case basis.

I have two examples that I want to discuss:

>Alice is running a business unethically, breaking labor laws, making bad products and using advertisements to hide that.

>Bob is a rapist but runs a very ethical business.

I know that in capitalism the consumer has no choice, either choice is meaningless but I feel this question will be more relevant if we were playing another businessman or if we lived in a liberal fantasy of total agent autonomy.

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How is this looking?

>Mfw only 98% Communist

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Happy death of Bandera anniversary!

59 years ago was assasinated leader of ukrainian nationalist scum, Stepan Andreyevich Bandera. He was killed by KGB agent Bohdan Stashinsky.

Glory to USSR, death to Banderite scum!

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Tell me your thoughts about this little guy. Do you agree with him?

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Libcom get

The world is ours, to communism!

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Bookchin Thread

Post Bookchin memes, Bookchin books, Bookchins arguments, arguments against Bookchin and generally anything Bookchin related

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The big flaw of communism, the reason why it fails hard for the countries that tried it is that they don't seize the means of reproduction. To be a communist means to share your wife/husband. The leaders refused to share their wife and persuade the masses of peasant to share their wives/husband with one another. If you won't share your wife/husband what makes you think that you will share your means of production.

This is the reason why communism has failed or degenerated into something monstrous like China. There have been calls in China that men should share their wives but guess what the men do not like that idea. Trying to stamp out selfishness is almost like forcing humans to stop breathing.

Leftism is a mental illness. A sane man should see clearly that the troubles of society is result of technological advancement. This has caused immense disruption in the human brain that it caused mental illness like leftism to sprout and become a disgusting cancer. I feel for the people who had to suffer through those leftist regimes very dehumanizing and insane. I point to China as a great example of that.

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News 10/15

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

In a statement issued Sunday, WikiLeaks announced that the Ecuadorian embassy in London has informed its publisher Julian Assange that it intends to partially restore his ability to use the Internet and phone services, and receive personal visitors.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/15/assa-o15.html

Oil priced $400 in yuan, Russian military base – Saudi insider says kingdom mulls 30 anti-US moves

If the US imposes sanctions on Saudi Arabia, it will “stab its own economy to death” the head of Al Arabiya said. Riyadh may become friends with Iran, trade its oil in yuan and invite the Russian military.

https://www.rt.com/news/441270-saudi-retaliation-us-sanctions/

Border blockade: Irish riddle defies creative Brexit minds

Brains, sweat and toil over the past week brought British and EU civil servants to the brink of a Brexit deal at the weekend, but in the end the painful history and fraught future of a divided Ireland defeated them.EU sources familiar with events in the European Commission’s Brussels headquarters over the weekend told Reuters more work was needed on the so-called Irish “backstop”.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-negotiations/border-blockade-irish-riddle-defies-creative-brexit-minds-idUSKCN1MP232

Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church has announced it will break off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople in a religious schism driven by political friction between Russia and Ukraine.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/15/russian-orthodox-church-cuts-ties-with-constantinople

North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.

https://outline.com/GPJvGP

Germany deports associate of Sept. 11 hijackers to Morocco

Germany has deported a Moroccan associate of the Sept. 11 hijackers after he served most of a 15-year jail term for helping organise the 2001 attacks on U.S. targets, authorities said on Monday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-deportation/associate-of-sept-11-hijackers-to-be-deported-from-germany-after-jail-term-idUSKCN1MP1PL

NDFP-Mindanao conveys its solidarity with the struggle of Filipino peasants on the occasion of the peasant month

he NDFP-Mindanao is one with the struggle of the Filipino peasantry, especially the poor and middle farmers, in Mindanao, who, along with hapless Filipino workers and other toiling classes in the country, bear the brunt of the current rice crisis, high inflation, military onslaught, and the semi-feudal exploitation and oppression maintained and exacerbated presently by the US-Duterte regime.

https://outline.com/sUZ7zE

Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years' if war continues

Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the UN has warned.If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three months, with 12 to 13 million civilians at risk of starvation, according to Lise Grande, the agency’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/15/yemen-on-brink-worst-famine-100-years-un

Bulldozers, injuries & arrests: Israeli forces prepare to demolish Khan al Ahmar

Four people have been arrested for attempting to stop bulldozers entering the village of Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank. A number of people were injured by Israeli security forces.Two Israelis and two Palestinians were arrested for obstructing the bulldozer in the midst of high tension over the pending demolition of the village, the Times of Israel reports. Video footage shows security forces attempting to move protesters from the oncoming bulldozers and police forming a blockade to prevent people from entering the area.

https://www.rt.com/news/441332-khanalahmar-bulldozers-arrest-protest/

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trick or trump

Hey /leftpol were planning something big I know that most of you on /leftpol likely won't do anything massive in your lifetime but this is your time to shine. >Name: Operation Boycott Trumpkins >Our discord whWuN3 >Our plan, Convince CNN and the WSJ that the right wing trump supporters are making trump pumpkins to scare us away. we need to stop this.>How? Firstly, Join the discord, We will talk about it on there.

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Do the 'ANTIFA' ever fight non-white fascists?

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Hey you fucking socialist-nazis don't tread on muh fuckin propaarty with your cultural marxist-state, do we understand each other?!

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Why did imageboards fail?

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Quotes / slogans / mottos

Dump quotes / slogans / mottos you like here

Or be cool and propose your own, maybe they'll catch on

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Check out this victim complex pal

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Why is leftypol so easy to bait

Why on the other board, must it be so easy to bait.

Literally every time, some retard who does understand basic marxism, posts a thread and gets 100+ replies, before the modoids come in and give the thread an anchor(literally a slap on the wrist), and let the post stick around for ==months== , when they should be giving a days worth ban, for those who don't know how to type in sage in the email field.