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FAQ

-Why are there two leftypols now?

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

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/leftylit/

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

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ITT: 'liberal pretending to be leftist' dead giveaways

>'oppression' rather than 'exploitation'

>'rich' and 'poor' rather than 'capital' and 'labour'

>putting importance on voting

>'we need a mix of socialism and capitalism'

>using 'democratic socialism' to refer to social democracy

>not seeing immigration in economic terms

>hostility to science and rationality

>never talking about the production process

>vague or non-materialist understanding of 'power'

>believing in abstractions literally; e.g. thinking groups literally do things to other groups

>'Marxist' not interested in economics (except taxation and market regulation)

>'Anarchist' not calling to abolish the state (except border control)

>disdain for (many) workers

Give me your best ones, bois.

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Yang will protect your Wang

>Outsider presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s latest idea is both literally and figuratively his most unorthodox yet: He’s taking a strong public stance against circumcision.

>The Democratic candidate revealed in a little-noticed tweet last week that he was against the ritualized practice of cutting a newborn’s foreskin. But in an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that if he were elected he would incorporate that view into public policy, mainly by pushing initiatives meant to inform parents that they don’t need to have their infants circumcised for health reasons.

>“It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” Yang said, describing pressure to circumcise a child as a “cultural onus” imposed on families.

https://archive.fo/0brMQ

Memes aside, circumcsion is a barbaric practice, it causes infints to be exposed to lot’s of pain which can cause trauma. This trauma likely causes people to develop fascist tendencies. It’s no coincidence that America, Israel and ISIS all promote the practice.

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Ocasio-Cortez thread

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

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News 3/23

Police arrest 70 in 'yellow vest' protests as soldiers deployed to prevent Paris rioting

Police arrested 70 “yellow vest” protesters across France on Saturday as soldiers were deployed to prevent a repeat of rioting in Paris last weekend.Anti-government demonstrators set fire to dustbins in the French capital, and smashed shop windows and hurled stones at police in the northern city of Lille.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/23/police-arrest-70-yellow-vest-protests-soldiers-deployed-prevent/

Islamophobic incidents rocket by 600% in UK during week after New Zealand terror attack

Islamophobic incidents have rocketed by almost 600 per cent in Britain following the New Zealand terror attack, a monitor has reported.Tell Mama said that in the week after 50 Muslim worshippers were gunned down, offenders used “language, symbols or actions” linked to the atrocity to target Muslims in the UK.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/new-zealand-shooting-attack-muslim-hate-crime-rise-uk-a8836511.html

China war drills: US commandos capture Japanese island to show Beijing they’re ‘not kidding around’

US special forces, aided by F-35 stealth fighters and rocket artillery units, have practiced capturing a small Japanese island as part of a new operational concept to counter China in the Indo-Pacific theater.

https://www.rt.com/news/454536-us-island-china-war-drills/

Mexican government intervenes to end Coca-Cola strike in Matamoros

On Wednesday, the Federal Arbitration Board declared the ongoing strike by 700 Coca-Cola workers in Matamoros “illegal,” opening the door for lawsuits and mass arrests if the workers continue to picket the city’s bottling facility.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/23/mata-m23.html

British PM May facing plot from minister to oust her: Sunday Times reporter

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a full-blown cabinet plot to remove her and 11 cabinet ministers have said they want her to resign, The Sunday Times’s political editor said.“A full blown cabinet coup is under way tonight to remove Theresa May as prime minister,” Tim Shipman said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-plot/british-pm-may-facing-plot-from-minister-to-oust-her-sunday-times-reporter-idUSKCN1R40S9

Death Toll From Cyclone Idai Climbs To More Than 600

As the floodwaters from Cyclone Idai have started to recede, the death toll has risen to more than 600 across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and is expected to continue to grow.The storm hit the southeastern region of Africa on March 14, causing extensive damage.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/23/706160104/death-toll-from-cyclone-idai-climbs-to-more-than-600

Over 130 dead, village 'devastated' after apparent ethnic attack in Mali

At least 134 people have been killed in an apparent ethnically-motivated attack on a village in southern Mali. Another village was also attacked, according to local officials, and the body count is expected to grow even further.

https://www.rt.com/news/454594-ethnic-attack-mali-village/

New Zealand bans terror suspect's racist manifesto; citizens told to 'destroy any copies'

New Zealand's government on Saturday banned a racist, angry manifesto written by the suspected gunman of two recent mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed 50 people, arguing that the 74-page document "promotes murder and terrorism."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/03/23/new-zealand-mosque-shooting-country-bans-terror-suspects-manifesto/3254937002/

https://outline.com/zHCXnG

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education,the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-republicday/pakistan-call-for-peace-with-india-as-it-shows-off-its-military-might-idUSKCN1R409T

Chelsea Manning: supporters demand release from solitary confinement

Supporters of Chelsea Manning have demanded her release from effective solitary confinement, in which she has been held for more than two weeks since being jailed for contempt of court.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/23/chelsea-manning-jail-solitary-confinement-wikileaks

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Name one prominent socialist/communist who is actually working class.

Protip: You can't.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZlYZlw3W18

The nazbol gods are awakening…

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2020 democraps

>democratic candidates for president supporting gun control similar to the UK

>voicing support for slave reparations

>running against an unpopular, orange dickhead

>Most likely one of them will win

Help

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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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Sexual Consent is Sexual Capitalism

For too long vaginal Bourgeoisie (aka Moms) has been controlling the means of reproduction and restricting access to it from the broletariat. Men are the ones who do all of the work in life. Men are the ones who do all the work in sex. Women are able to control men and do whatever they want just because of their vaginas. It is time for this to change. We should be able to use the means of reproduction whenever we want.

Just as healthy food, clean water, safe shelter and breathable air are necessities that should be take from those according to their ability and given to those according to their need, sex should be distributed to incels and non-chads who can otherwise not get any on their own.

WE NEED SEXUAL SOCIALISM

MALES OF TH WORLD, UNITE!

GRAB EM BY THE PUSSY!

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Book Club

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

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Right-Wing Cringe Thread

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

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Black people and liberal politics

Does it strike you as odd that places where there aren’t many black people (northeastern and west coast United States) tend to have higher estimations of black people? And to include racial justice in their political platforms despite it being a nonissue in order to distract from class issues? Really makes you think.

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Culture wars are a distraction from the class war, but 'social issues' aren't completely unimportant either, so how do you walk this line of not participating in distraction while still trying to influence questions of moral significance?

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Three Day Weekend

I heard Andrew Yang promised to give every American worker more leisure in the form of a three weekend. I wonder if it’s possible? Can we meme it into existence?

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Containment

"If you want to argue with /leftpol/ about not socialism, race realism, Zionism, The invisible hand, the political implications of your infidelity fetish, or any other dustbin theories, Post it in containment instead."

t. BO back in the day >>1

If we're not gonna ban reactionaries we need a containment thread as indicated by the rules and we need da mods to enforce it. Here it is, reactionaries sperg out to your heart's content.

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>To the Communists: YOU made life intolerable and created villains out of ordinary people. Now you reap your bloody harvest and be assured that this is only the beginning. You can blame the Black Sun for this, you can blame Pewdiepie, you can blame toxic masculinity… but what you do not have the courage to blame is your own poisonous policies that engineered the suicide of your civilization and how you fiddled while Rome burned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tWJJCNhFiY&t=

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UNRUHE THE STALINIST

This repulsive idiot is a reactionary, a nationalist, and a LARPer. Pol Pot and Kim Jong Un had brutal authoritarian regimes that were opposed to worker's control. He's also extremely inarticulate, and I question his ability to read.

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Is China a socialism?

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

mirror: https://hooktube.com/watch?v=ryaBIjSlteU

Who was in the wrong?

also dae think Ian is hot af?

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Zionist socialism

>social democracy

>gibs from all imperialist powers

>women liberation

Did isreal do nothing wrong?

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THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF /POL/

>Go onto /leftpol/

>Threads which are suitable for the board and give it a good name and more chances to bring in /leftpol/ immigrants who got banned

>Go onto /pol/

>"LE XD NEW ZEALAND SHOOTER VAPORWARE XD"

>"HELICOPTERS DROP COMMIE"

>Overused NPC meme

>"ORANGE MAN GOOD"

>See a fucking loli thread and some nigger posted the Tails scat comic

>Reported it at least 3 times

>Still up

>Feel bad for any edgy 12 year old in their alt-right phase to click that thread and see what was posted

>Burnt in memory forever

>Considering taking therepy if shit doesn't go away in 3 days

>Considering an hero if it doesn't fuck off in 3 months

Don't vist /pol/ after a shooting, just don't

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How come you only see this graffiti in Ireland, but never in Palestine?

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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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/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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Why do right-wingers hate liberal governments so much?

Why do right-wingers hate liberal governments so much, when said governments do their best to cover their asses?

Ever since Gundolf Köhler it is obvious that there is an underground right-wing network operating world wide which is backed by the US government and their vassals.

Because ever since Köhler bombed the Oktoberfest, every right-wing terrorist attack, the investigations always end up with deducing that it was a lone wolf act.

Witnesses who claim otherwise end up dead, see Frank Lauterjung who insisted that moments before Köhler blew up, he saw him with two other people. Also there was the case of Heinz Lembke, who claimed to have shown Köhler the ropes on how to make bombs. Despite his confession, he was released and the case was put on a hold. Once he got arrested again for something different, he again insisted on confessing. One day before he could make it, though he was found hanged. Official cause of death was suicide.

We have this pattern all over again, when it involved the NSU killings. At first police absolutely refused to investigate the hints of a Nazi attack, trying to make it look as if it was gang crime related. Only when they killed a policewoman and wounded her partner, did they turned their attention on them, finally getting them, and killing them, while their hideout caught fire, coincidentally destroying major evidences. Once that happened, there are reports that German secret services INSTANTLY destoryed a lot of files. They went on unpunished since you couldn't prove what they destroyed. They claim it was routine destruction, but everyone knew this was bullshit. There are hints that the network had far more members in them, but any attempts to access to them gets thwarted by the very forces the right-wing pretends to hate. Cuckservative governments, and especially said cuckservatives are very nifty. The current prime minister of Hessen Volker Bouffier makes personally sure that two Nazis are untouchable by law. One of them, Andreas Temme (known around his neighbourhood as Klein-Adolf [lil' Adolf], working for Constitutional Protection was present in the internetcafé when the NSU killed the owner Halit Yozgat. The tape itself is pretty bizzare, because once the terrorists left Temme comes up the counter, looks at the bleeding Yozgat, puts money on the table and leaves. He will later claim on court, that he didn't hear the shots and actually didn't saw all the blood and him lying there.

And of course it was followed with at least 8 witnesses who died suddenly under mysterious circumstances.

All I am saying is that even if that Norwegian shooter claimed he had a network backing him up, it still wasn't persecuted. Now the Australian appeared using the same modus operandi. And not only that. Who the fuck can afford the frequent travels he made? He is most definitely not part of the working class. The West is still supporting Gladio. To what means I don't know. It gets comedic when right-wingers complain about "left-liberal" institutions who back and cover for them.

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News 3/21

New Zealand bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol/new-zealand-bans-semi-automatic-and-assault-rifles-after-mass-shooting-idUSKCN1R205Z?il=0

Macron to deploy French army against “yellow vest” protests

After Wednesday’s meeting of the council of ministers, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would activate army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests. This is the first time since the 1954–1962 war in Algeria that the army is to be mobilized in police operations on French soil against the population.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/macr-m21.html

Kachin women from Myanmar 'raped until they get pregnant' in China

Burmese and Chinese authorities are turning a blind eye to a growing trade in women from Myanmar’s Kachin minority, who are taken across the border, sold as wives to Chinese men and raped until they become pregnant, a report claims.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/21/kachin-women-from-myanmar-raped-until-they-get-pregnant-in-china

The EU to offer short Brexit delay if MPs back Theresa May's deal

The European Union is set to agree to give the United Kingdom a short delay to Brexit — but only if members of the UK Parliament vote for Theresa May's deal next week.The UK is currently due to leave the EU in on March 29.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit-delay-eu-may-if-mps-vote-for-theresa-may-deal-2019-3

Guaidó Says Venezuelan Agents Detained His Chief Of Staff In Pre-Dawn Raid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Thursday that government agents detained his chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, in an overnight raid. Describing what he called a kidnapping, Guaidó said weapons had been planted at Marrero's house and that he should be freed immediately.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/705420840/guaido-says-venezuelan-agents-detained-his-chief-of-staff-in-pre-dawn-raid

Ex-Brazilian President Michel Temer Arrested Over Corruption

A task force for the Lavo Jato corruption case has arrested Michel Temer, the former president of Brazil Thursday morning. Agents also have a warrant out for former Minister of Energy and Mining Moreira Franco.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ex-Brazilian-President-Michel-Temer-Arrested-Over-Corruption-20190321-0012.html

Nicaragua Says It Will Release Hundreds Of Detained Opposition Protesters

Nicaragua's government says it will release hundreds of opposition protesters who have been detained in the months since anti-government protests began nearly a year ago.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/705392262/nicaragua-says-it-will-release-hundreds-of-detained-opposition-protesters

Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election/dutch-populist-wins-provincial-elections-after-utrecht-attack-idUSKCN1R20IS?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29

Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Hill.TV's John Solomon in an interview that aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a do not prosecute list during their first meeting.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute

https://archive.is/wgg84

Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.The Israeli military said it was checking the report.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/palestinian-killed-in-west-bank-by-israeli-gunfire-palestinian-medics-idUSKCN1R12UV

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Golden Orb

Golden Orb Spider ("Nephila pilipes"), North-east Australia (tropical rainforest)

Full image is 1920x1080 .jpg [583 KB]

Viewing at full size you can see the tiny male on the back of the female.

He will use threads to tie up the female's pincers before proceeding with impregnation.

Afterwards the female will eat him.

The President of the United States of America is reputed to be the most powerful man in the world.

But he also has the most powerful institutions advising/lobbying/attacking him: CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, MSM, Congress.

USA spends more on its military than the next biggest 20 countries spend collectively.

USA has many allies who are not really happy to be allies, but agree to it anyway because they are relatively weak and want to be protected by a strong friend.

USA regards any country who is not an ally as an enemy.

They do everything in their power to make life difficult for them: sanctions, currency manipulation, funding organised opposition, spying, surveilling internet communications, regime change, cyber-attacks, and military invasion.

Their leaders are constantly described as mad, cruel, dictators, state-terrorists and socialists or communists, regardless of the reality of the situation.

Although democratic and a republic, the USA behaves exactly like an Empire does. It considers its empire to be the whole world.

Both major political parties endorse these imperialistic ambitions, as do all its powerful institutions.

While the USA claims to champion "Freedom and Democracy", it has the largest prison population per capita of any country, and at the elections in 2016 only 55.7% of the electorate voted.

The Electoral College system meant that in 2016, Donald Trump won the Presidency despite only polling 46.1% of the votes, nearly 3 million votes fewer than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

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>"ur not really a leftist, ur not involved with any left wing orgs!!!!!!!!!"

>america

>good left wing organizations

lol

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Can someone explain the difference

Between Dengism, Titoism, and so-called "Goulash Communism"?

seems like just different variations of market infused socialism/communism

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The only true socialism

Reminder that the only legitimate form of socialism is anarchist. Tankies, nazbols, juches are all red fascists LARPing as socialists. By default, this is an anarchist board and all stalinists, maoists, etc must go back to /leftypol/.

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News 3/22

The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn.White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump “likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”

https://apnews.com/6a1b9903abfb41b08718a6552d3e11af

Trump says all Islamic State land lost in Syria, S..D.F says fight continues

Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of territory.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-no-longer-holds-territory-in-syria-white-house-idUSKCN1R30FQ

Mark your calendars: the new Brexit deadline is April 12

EU member states are pushing the Brexit deadline to April 12 without any conditions, a much shorter time period than the June 30 date UK Prime Minister Theresa May initially requested.

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18276503/brexit-news-extension-european-union-april-12

https://archive.is/bPKSe

Venezuelan minister accuses Guaidó chief of staff of leading 'terrorist cell'

The face-off between Nicolás Maduro and his US-backed challenger Juan Guaidó has escalated dramatically after Venezuelan intelligence agents seized Guaidó’s chief of staff and accused him of leading a “terrorist cell” plotting a wave of political assassinations.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/22/venezuela-juan-guaido-roberto-marrero-arrest-accused-terrorist-cell

Putin signs Russian internet censorship bills into law

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law two bills that dramatically escalate the government’s censorship of the internet and crackdown on free speech. The first bill provides for the removal of and ban on sites and blogs that allegedly spread “fake news”, and the fining of their authors. and the fining of their authors. The second outlaws the alleged disparaging of state symbols and the government, and the inciting of society to “hooliganism”.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/22/inte-m22.html

No profiting from hate: Online bookstores pull manifesto by mass shooter Breivik after outcry

At least two online bookstores stopped selling the manifesto compiled by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who reportedly inspired the mosque massacres in Christchurch, New Zealand last week.

https://www.rt.com/news/454492-breivik-manifesto-online-bookstores/

In Thailand's First Nationwide Vote Since Coup, The Generals Hold Most Of The Cards

The sun is going fast, but the rally for the pro-military Palang Pracharath party is just getting started. Candidate Watchara Kannika is on the stage, warning would-be voters to keep out the "liars" and vote for "the truth." That truth, he says, is the country's coup-leader-turned prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, who toppled an elected government five years ago.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/22/705754693/in-thailands-first-nationwide-vote-since-coup-the-generals-hold-most-of-the-card

U.S. CREATES 'ADDITIONAL TENSIONS' BY FLYING NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS NEAR RUSSIA, KREMLIN SAYS

Russia has accused the United States of escalating tensions by flying nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers close to its borders.

https://www.newsweek.com/us-tensions-nuclear-bomber-russia-kremlin-1370833

https://archive.is/Q1H2H

Chile: Activists, Social Movements Protest Against US-Backed Integration Body Prosur

Chilean social and political organizations were holding demonstrations Friday against the Forum for the Latin American Progress and Development (Prosur), a meeting convened by the right-wing Latin American governments which are coordinating actions to dissolve the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and consolidate the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Activists-Social-Movements-Protest-Against-US-Backed-Integration-Body-Prosur-20190322-0008.html

Jordan Peterson’s Book Pulled from New Zealand Shelves Following Mosque Shootings

A national bookstore in New Zealand has pulled the self-help book written by controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, following the Christchurch mosque massacres.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3bpy8/jordan-petersons-book-pulled-from-new-zealand-shelves-following-mosque-shootings

https://archive.is/7l2df

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/leftywebm/

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

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Did the economy exist before capitalism?

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Is street art a form of praxis?

>>>/bench/

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"Aryan" master race

Imagine being so much of a fucking retard that you seriously think you're part of the master race (or even "honorary aryans"), when in reality the morons on /pol/ (pic related: /pol/ meetup) are a bunch of chinks, spics and wannabe-japanese degenerate otaku faggots.

If the nazis actually took over, /pol/niggers would be the first to go. So much for the nordic-germanic master race.

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Antifeminism containment thread

Stop shitting up other threads and make your arguments for or against antifeminism here you chucklefucks

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Male feminism and personal background

How much do you think personal background affects people’s stance on feminism? Particularly men. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends with single mothers and/or really overbearing mothers and limp-wristed, weak fathers are feminists. On the other hand, men with healthy nuclear families are opposed to feminism or apathetic to it.

Women don’t count. It’s in their interest to be feminist; that’s the only reason they need.

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Nationstates

Do any of you fellas "play" Nationstates ?

I've been on it for a little while casually clicking the issues every so often but as of recent times, I've had a little more spare time so thought I'd explore the Marxist/anarchist factions but my goodness it's a nightmare. The anti-capitalist blocs are absolutely filled with social democrat intersectionalist red LARPers. But just like real life I suppose.

If you do, or are interested, would anyone be interested in forming a region with me TRUE™ and AUTHENTIC® Marxist/anarchist/anti-capitalist region ? Could just be a nice excuse to make some new friends or whatever but what do you think ?

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Revolutionary Democratic Party

The hosts of Proles pod (https://www.prolespod.com/) went and started a ML party.

https://revdemparty.com/

>The Revolutionary Democracy Party seeks to build an international union of revolutionaries, built upon the principles of decolonization, liberation, anti-imperialism, education, community-building, and the foundational science of Marxism-Leninism.

>The party, in planning, has explicitly agreed upon prioritizing marginalized people in positions of leadership, always being mindful of the dynamics of privilege and power (no exceptions will be made, even for those taking part in the planning of the party itself). People of privileged groups will not be permitted to maintain positions of power when those of marginalization have voiced the desire to step up. Furthermore, those that are in a position of power will use their resources to try to raise of the voices of marginalized communities. Members of branches who come from marginalized backgrounds and have the potential to lead will be given guidance to develop that position of leadership if there is a desire to do so.

>We welcome all interested in joining RDP, regardless of socioeconomic status and privilege. Those interested in starting branches will have contact with us to evaluate your situation, such as your ongoing outreach to local marginalized populations, prospective members in the branch, the current activities in your area, and so on. It is important for branches to reflect Marxist-Leninist principles in the group and to avoid upholding white male leadership.

>Solidarity forever.

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what happened to national syndicalism ?

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News 3/20

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

Turkey’s president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam. Erdogan, who has been campaigning for local elections due at the end of the month, suggested this week that Australia and New Zealand had sent troops to fight in WWI’s Gallipoli campaign due to their opposition to Islam.

https://www.apnews.com/5c0c6625dc6e4267aa4e7c1119b9bb83

From Astana to Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan renames its capital after outgoing leader of 30 years

The people of Astana woke up in another city after it was renamed in honor of its leader Nursultan Nazarbayev – despite having already had its name changed three times during his lifetime.

https://www.rt.com/news/454309-kazakhstan-astana-name-change/

Radovan Karadzic Gets Life As Hague Court Upholds Genocide Conviction

Appeals judges of the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have upheld Radovan Karadzic's conviction for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre that claimed the lives of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/705121851/radovan-karad-i-gets-life-as-hague-court-upholds-genocide-conviction

Mexico president López Obrador signs vow that he won't seek second term

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday put in writing a promise to never seek a second term, after critics expressed worry that a new law allowing a mid-term recall referendum could be a step toward a re-election bid.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexico-president-lopez-obrador-signs-vow-he-won-t-seek-n985311

https://archive.is/bt89J

Ontario government savages public education

Doug Ford’s right-wing populist Progressive Conservative government has unveiled a plan that in the name of education “reform” makes savage cuts to Ontario’s public education system.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/20/onta-m20.html

A convoy carrying uranium to a nuclear plant was attacked by armed men near Rio de Janeiro

Armed men shot at members of a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's two working nuclear power plants on a coastal road in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday, police and the company managing the plant said.

https://www.businessinsider.com/brazilian-nuclear-plant-uranium-convoy-attacked-by-armed-men-police-2019-3

Guatemala seeks arrest of former attorney general Thelma Aldana

A judge in Guatemala has issued an arrest warrant for the country's former attorney general, Thelma Aldana, who is a current presidential candidate.Ms Aldana, 63, who is currently out of the country, is wanted on charges of embezzlement, lying and tax fraud. She has denied any wrongdoing.Ms Aldana has worked closely with a UN-backed anti-corruption commission to try to impeach President Jimmy Morales.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47634127

Sick of human politicians? 25% of Europeans would prefer AI government

Fully one in four Europeans said they were “somewhat or totally in favor of letting an artificial intelligence make important decisions about the running of their country,” a number that climbed to one in three for the Netherlands, UK, and Germany, according to a survey by the Center for the Governance of Change, a tech-focused research group from IE University in Spain.

https://www.rt.com/news/454259-europeans-embrace-ai-government-survey/

Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox

A senior member of Matteo Salvini’s far-right League party who is an outspoken critic of Italy’s mandatory vaccination rules has been treated in hospital after contracting chickenpox.Massimiliano Fedriga, president of the northeastern Fruili-Venezia Giulia region, announced he spent four days under observation in a medical facility after being diagnosed with the virus last week.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-vaccination-chickenpox-anti-vax-massimiliano-fedriga-salvini-a8829926.html

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.

https://www.apnews.com/1540f1133267485db356db1e58db985b

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Fuck!

Sahra Wagenknecht and Sevim Dağdelen retreated from their leadership positions within the party.

Basically the leadership in the Left party is in the hand of rightwinger now who aim to make a coalition with third way socdems and librul prog greens. Working class people are now unrepresented as of now. What started as an euphoric party turned now into an infighting nightmare and with the two ladies above gone, I have absolutely no reason to vote for them anymore.

Fuck this shit. It's all bullshit. I am voting Die PARTEI now. Go Martin!

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

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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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>bourgeois controlled government is gaining more and more power every year

>liberals: WE NEED TO STOP THE ALT RIGHT AND NEO NAZIS AND THEIR AUTISTIC YOUTUBE VIDEOS

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I just discovered that the georgia stalin was born in isn't the one next to alabama

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Book Club #9 - Two Critiques of German Social Democratic Platforms

Two texts for this edition, Bakunin's A critique of the German social democratic program (1870) and Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program. This should be interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two rivals, and to see how much the German Social Democratic Party's platform changed in 5 years.

Bakunin

https://libcom.org/library/a-critique-of-the-german-social-democratic-program-bakunin

Marx

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/

Stop by the book club to make suggestions and vote in the next poll >>111111 , and have fun reading friends.

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Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett gives her resignation letter after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide and exposed wiring.

>be Sheriff

>be not a shithead like most other sheriffs

>be forced to resign because judges won't let you be a sheriff unless you're a shithead.

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Tuvan People's Republic

Daily reminder that the achievements of the USSR and the People's Republic of China pale in comparison to the achievements of the Tuvan People's Republic! To date, NO Communist country has come CLOSE to the greatness achieved by Tannu Tuva. It took the combined might of the USSR and Mongolia to eliminate them. It just goes to show how brilliant Tuvan leaders were and showcases the patriotism of the Tuvan people.

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News 3/19

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America’s biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said.

https://www.apnews.com/d60d5e33803c4c959f03e0e47e711ee6

New Zealand PM Ardern Urges Her Nation To Make Gunman 'Nameless'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in her first speech to her nation's Parliament after last week's terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, said the gunman should be denied the publicity he was seeking.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704671790/new-zealand-pm-ardern-urges-her-nation-to-make-gunman-nameless

The Saudi hit squad linked to the Khashoggi murder reportedly asked for a performance-related bonus for torturing and kidnapping so many people

The elite Saudi hit squad believed to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly asked the country's Crown Prince for a bonus because they had tortured and kidnapped so many people.

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-hit-squad-khashoggi-death-reportedly-asked-for-bonus-2019-3

Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country’s small but persistent white supremacist movement.

https://www.apnews.com/11e5d55d2ebd40b28e00e90e2239dcf0

Turkey Joins With Iran To Launch Military Operation Along Border

Turkey says the two unlikely allies — one a NATO member, the other a target of U.S. sanctions — have joined forces to target a common enemy: the Kurdistan Worker's Party or PKK, which the U.S., t*rkey and others consider to be a terrorist group.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704491575/turkey-joins-with-iran-to-launch-military-operation-along-border

US strongly looking at NATO membership for Brazil - Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he is seriously looking at NATO membership or some other formal alliance with Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the White House on Tuesday.

https://www.rt.com/news/454233-nato-membership-brazil-trump/

Hungary hit by strikes in public sector and auto industry

Hungary is currently being hit by a wave of strikes. On Thursday, nearly 10,000 public sector employees went on strike. Following January’s strike at the Audi plant in Györ, which ended with workers achieving an 18 percent wage increase, thousands of workers in the supply industry have now gone on strike as well.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/19/hung-m19.html

Gaza sees fiercest Hamas crackdown on internal dissent in a decade, Amnesty warns

Hamas has arbitrarily arrested and tortured hundreds of protesters, rights workers and journalists in Gaza in the most severe crackdown on dissent in a decade, a rights group has warned.Amnesty International urged the militant group that runs the strip to immediately stop the attacks on those behind “the revolt of the hungry”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/gaza-hamas-crackdown-dissent-protesters-violence-torture-amnesty-a8829756.html

Citi to Support AMLO's Anti-corruption Agenda

Citigroup, one of the largest international financial institutions, pledged Monday to support the Mexican President’s anti-corruption agenda as well as policies for more development in the southeastern region of the country and to reduce the use of cash.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Citi-to-Support-AMLOs-Anti-corruption-Agenda-20190319-0007.html

‘Our tolerance has limits!’ Expel US envoy for acting like ‘occupation commissioner’, says German MP

Berlin seems to be losing patience with the US ambassador who didn’t mince his words over German defense spending. A high-ranking MP demanded that the envoy be sent home because he acts “like an occupation commissioner.”

https://www.rt.com/news/454201-germany-us-ambassador-non-grata/

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I asked this over at /leftypol/ and didnt get anything.

Is Natalie Wynn, aka contrapoints a liberal. I seem to remember her saying some liberal shit out of character once.

Does anyone have evidence of her supporting liberalism/capitalism unironically or not in character in some discourse video?

Thanks in advance. It's for science.

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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News 3/18

Utrecht shooting: Three dead and several injured after gunman opens fire on Dutch tram

Three people have been killed and several more injured after a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht.Police said they were investigating a "possible terrorist motive" after the attacker, a 37-year-old t*rkish-born man, fired shots inside the tram before fleeing. A police search for the suspect continues.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/utrecht-shooting-today-tram-gunman-police-netherlands-holland-latest-a8827896.html

France to ban Yellow Vest protests in ‘worst hit’ areas if radicals spotted – French PM

"From next Saturday, we will ban 'yellow vest' protests in neighbourhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of the presence of radical groups and their intent to cause damage," Philippe told reporters on Monday.

https://www.rt.com/news/454143-macron-mulls-elysees-protest-ban/

'Egg Boy' to donate money raised for him to victims of Christchurch mosque attacks

A teenager who cracked a raw egg over an Australian politician in protest at comments blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch shootings will reportedly donate most of the money raised for him to victims of the terror attack.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/egg-boy-fraser-anning-gofundme-donate-new-zealand-christchurch-attack-a8827696.html

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said.

https://www.apnews.com/83ae76a957154ea28fdfccf1e879110f

Palestinian attacker kills Israeli soldier and rabbi in West Bank

An Israeli rabbi has become the second person to die as a result of an attack by a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank.Achiad Ettinger, 47, from the Israeli settlement of Eli, died on Monday a day after being shot at a busy road junction.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/18/palestinian-attacker-kills-israeli-soldier-and-rabbi-in-west-bank

‘Judicial junta’ brings justice? Israel’s Supreme Court bans far-right Jewish leader from elections

Israel’s Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the ultranationalist Jewish Power party from next month’s elections, citing anti-Arab remarks he made. The move received plaudits from left-leaning journalists and activists.

https://www.rt.com/news/454129-israeli-court-bans-far-right-leader/

Brazil’s far-right president visits CIA on first US trip

The president of Brazil visited CIA headquarters Monday on his first official trip to the U.S., an unusual move that reflects the country’s shift in leadership to a more pro-American stance.

https://www.apnews.com/9e097b1cb92c4400b76c096da8f26910

Two years since Indian court condemned autoworkers to life-in-prison in monstrous frame-up

Exactly two years ago today, an Indian court condemned thirteen militant workers from Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar car assembly plant, in the north Indian state of Haryana, to life-in-prison on frame-up murder charges.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/18/msse-m18.html

Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.

Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country’s diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido’s U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-vecchio/venezuela-opposition-takes-control-of-diplomatic-properties-in-u-s-idUSKCN1QZ2FH

Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg (88lbs) of plastic bags inside its stomach, researchers have said.Workers at D'Bone Collector Museum recovered the Cuvier's beaked whale east of Davao City earlier in March.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47608949

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why do a lot of leftist groups feel the need to pander to NYC tier liberals and other upper class university students ?

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PsySoc

Where were you when you embraced Psychedelic Posadism, /leftpol/?

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conventional anarchism or anarcho pacifism?

For the anarchist revolution must you be pacifist or violent? On this is my country there is a great controversy within the same anarchist groups. What do you think yourselves?

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Reparations for the Black and Native American communities

As a black man, I know that socialism should be able to solve all the problems that keep our races divided but we until that time comes this question always seems to keep coming up.

I actually don't think a blank check would solve the problem for all disparity because the system that fucked us would literally receive the money back 90% of the time. It is all pointless unless we received resources, or means of production or property.

I think because of capitalism, the majority of Black Americans are lead to think as long as black celebrities or black billionaires are getting richer, they benefit from it too. Which is never the case. Reparations is a difficult thing to ask for because I feel the government wouldn't allow the receivers of this to do whatever they please with those funds due to how large scale reparations would be.

These are just my beginning thoughts. Feel free to discuss and I'll chime in from time to time.

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FUCK INTELLECTUALS

*dabs on intellectuals*

Is there any more of a butthurt and degen.erate class than the Jewish intellectual? They are absolute cancer and from their comfy positions spread their kosher views throughout the prole world through his chosen means of indoctrination, establishing Jewish capitalist ideological hegemony. The next devious trick is the pseudo-socialist state — red in flag but not in practice, only Kampuchea has transitioned out of capitalism successfully but the Jews have muddled the water. Jewish traits are also very common among the Vietnamese

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A proposal

While the two-party system still reigns and the status quo remains, i propose that all of us who wish for radical change swear to ourselves that we will not fight each-other until the current political conditions are demolished.

Communists, Nazis, AnCaps, we should try to abolish the current state of things before we destroy each-other. If the current state of things is abolished, war will be easier to wage among ourselves, freeing us from our own inaction!

Of course, such a promise won't mean anything, but i'm simply sick of the status quo, i think we all are. If you hate neoliberals and neoconservatives, i want you to promise to yourself right now that you will not harm other radical elements of society until the current social conditions allow for war again. After that, may the best ideology win.

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Do you sometimes wonder if it's us that are wrong?

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How can one academic be so engaging and personable?

Why can he reach these kids so well?

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>evolution is real

BUT

>human populations separated from each other for millennia with little to no interbreeding from different environments, with different diets and lifestyles are exactly the same in intelligence and are equal

Explain this. Protip: you can’t

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Hurr nothing to do with alt-right

MOLYNEUX WAS TOURING NZ BUT CONCIDENCE

POL DID NUTTHIN

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Is /leftpol/ an even more jewed version of /leftypol/?

Also reminder that Stalin should have allied with Hitler and sent all the jews in Europe to the gulag.

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mfw anti-tankies

>mfw /leftpol/ userbase

Is there anything more pathetic and childish than the average /leftpol/er? They are averse to discipline, authority and all forms of organization against capitalism; they see the state as an eternal evil and stray far from the scientific teachings of Marx. They lash out at socialist success and prosperity, dubbing it “fascism” or “authoritarian”, never having a true success or victory of their own. The /leftpol/er will never see victory because his methods are faulty, his ideology founded on a bastardization of Marxism and Leftism which readily imbues all forms of imperialist propaganda about socialism

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News 3/16

‘Wake up!’: Deranged man tries to revive Lenin with … olive oil

A man, shouting “Rise! Rise!” came to Lenin’s Mausoleum and tried to splash it with olive oil. He wanted to bring the proletariat chief back to life, he explained to police.By-passers at Moscow’s Red Square noticed a strange man, who ranted incoherently before taking out a bottle of olive oil. Police arrested him as he tried to force his way to the mausoleum.The man, however, managed to spray the block stone pavement in front of Lenin’s tomb, which was temporarily closed off for maintenance.

https://www.rt.com/russia/453938-lenin-olive-oil-revive/?fbclid=IwAR0Kap7CuTY3Xgz9mn6cZI3VZdbksSs226kbe36OoHfJyBOI7ZWjZ9XWRYU

Yellow Vests & police clash in Paris as Macron’s ‘great debate’ ends (VIDEO)

Clashes between Yellow Vest demonstrators and police broke out as rallies intensified on the 18th consecutive weekend of protests. President Emmanuel Macron’s “great debate” aimed at pacifying the protests ended on Friday.Saturday’s rally saw thousands of people flooding the streets of downtown Paris, with many wearing black balaclavas and holding French flags.

https://www.rt.com/news/453989-paris-yellow-vest-protests/

Russia and Ukraine are locked in a legal dispute over ancient gold

Ukraine and Russia are locked in another heated battle over Crimea.But this dispute is playing out in court, with the two neighbors locked in a legal fight over a precious collection of gold artifacts from the disputed peninsula.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-ukraine-are-locked-legal-dispute-over-ancient-gold-n982606

https://archive.is/vjh7t

Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees

The Democratic Unionist party is to continue intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with discussions focusing on domestic legal guarantees that Northern Ireland will have no regulatory divergence with the rest of the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/15/ministers-dup-democratic-unionist-party-talks-brexit-deal-support

Latam lender replaces Venezuela's Maduro representative with Guaido economist

The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday voted to replace the representative of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with an economist backed by opposition leader Juan Guaido, in a major setback for the Maduro government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/iadb-ousts-venezuelas-maduro-representative-replaces-with-guaido-economist-idUSKCN1QW29J

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Australia for comments on New Zealand massacre

The conservative commentator, set to tour Australia later this year, claimed on Facebook that attacks like those in Christchurch occur “because the establishment panders to and mollycoddles extremist leftism and barbaric alien religious cultures.”

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-news-milo-yiannopoulos-banned-australia-new-zealand-massacre-20190316-story.html

https://archive.is/bVVMh

Arch-euroskeptic Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270-mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-leave-march/arch-euroskeptic-farage-leads-march-over-brexit-betrayal-idUSKCN1QX0CA

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons.To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.”

https://www.apnews.com/a6decfb9a37c4fe4936ecb5e252c86d8

Youth at global climate protests speak out on capitalism, socialism and scientific planning

Reporting teams from the World Socialist Web Site interviewed students who protested in countries around the world on Friday for action on climate change.Britain:Ladan, 18, who had left classes at her school in Oxfordshire, told the WSWS, “Me and my friend really care about climate change and have wanted to do something about it for so long. If we don’t do something soon, we won’t have another opportunity.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/ints-m16.html

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Neo-Marxist

I do not know about you but the "neo-Marxists" disgust me, they do not keep Marx's ideas, but they mix many theories unnecessarily. We must go back to the old days and fight for the proletariat, not for those who call themselves socialists but are bourgeois shit.

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Henry George and Georgism

Was Henry George /ourguy/ or just another Keynesian before Keynes? Is this required reading for socialists or some antiquated tome covering a failed strategy? Can a Land Value Tax bring us any closer to socialism?

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>In the early 1870s, the intelligentsia's idealization of the peasantry and frustration with its own situation and the prospects for political reform led to the spontaneous mass movement which best exemplifies Populist aspirations-the `going to the people' of 1873-4. Thousands of students and members of the intelligentsia left the cities to go to the villages, sometimes envisaging themselves as enlighteners of the peasantry, sometimes more humbly seeking to acquire the simple wisdom of the people, and sometimes with the hope of conducting revolutionary organization and propaganda. The movement had no central direction and no clearly defined political intent as far as most of the participants were concerned: its spirit was less that of a political campaign than a religious pilgrimage. But the distinction was hard for either the peasantry or the Tsarist police to grasp. The authorities were greatly alarmed, and made mass arrests. The peasants were suspicious, regarding their uninvited guests as offspring of the nobility and probable class enemies, and often handing them over to the police. This debacle produced deep disappointment among the Populists. They did not waver in their determination to serve the people, but some concluded that it was their tragic fate to serve them as outcasts, revolutionary desperadoes whose heroic actions would be appreciated only after their deaths.

>The Russian Revolution, Sheila Fitzpatrick

kek could it be more typical

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The Case for Revolutionary Iconoclasm

<During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred, and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their deaths, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names, to a certain extent, for the ‘consolation’ of the oppressed classes, and with the object of duping the latter, while, at the same time, robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge, and vulgarizing it. Today, the bourgeoisie and the opportunists within the labour movement concur in this doctoring of Marxism. They omit, obscure, or distort the revolutionary side of this theory, its revolutionary soul. They push to the foreground and extol what is, or seems, acceptable to the bourgeoisie. All the social-chauvinists are now ‘Marxists’ (don’t laugh!). And more and more frequently, German bourgeois scholars, only yesterday specialists in the annihilation of Marxism, are speaking of the ‘national-German’ Marx, who, they claim, educated the labour unions, which are so splendidly organised for the purpose of waging a predatory war!

Statues and images of Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Che Guevara, T-shirts etc should all be gathered up and publically destroyed in order to honour their memory. So long as their ideals are imprisoned in icons and graven idols, people shall worship them without true consciousness of the theory they sought to spread. Therefore, once at least a demsoc has a voice, all such icons and idols that dishonor the revolutionary theories of the revolutionaries must be gathered and smashed with sledge hammer, ice picks, gasoline and so forth in order to allow the true honoring of their theoretical foundations. Death to flash idols and graven images of revolutionaries, long live the revolution!

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News 3/15

Christchurch attack: suspect had white-supremacist symbols on weapons

The suspected perpetrator of a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand displayed white supremacist symbols during the deadly assault that killed 49 people and triggered heightened security at mosques around the world.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-new-zealand-suspect-white-supremacist-symbols-weapons

Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration

An Australian senator has been strongly criticised after he blamed the New Zealand shooting on Muslim immigration.Following the attack, which left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch, Fraser Anning tweeted: “Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/australian-senator-fraser-anning-criticised-blaming-new-zealand-attack-on-muslim-immigration

Israel responded forcefully to rockets launched from Gaza

Fighting between Israel and Gaza may be winding down after a furious few hours that threatened to plunge the region into further chaos.On Thursday, two long-range rockets fired from Gaza streaked toward Tel Aviv, one of Israel’s largest cities. The Israeli military said that they were likely accidental launches during maintenance work.

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/15/18267026/israel-gaza-airstrike-hamas-tel-aviv

São Paulo teachers’ union shuts down one-month strike

Last Friday, March 8, 30,000 São Paulo teachers gathered in front of the City Hall saw the union’s president, Claudio Fonseca, shut down their strike even after most of the teachers there had voted to continue the action.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/15/saop-m15.html

'Change your course!': Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probe

In an effort to threaten everyone into not investigating US or Israeli war crimes in the International Criminal Court, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone involved in such probes will lose their visa and may be sanctioned.

https://www.rt.com/news/453951-pompeo-icc-visa-revoke/

N. Korea Considering Whether To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests Amid Impasse With U.S.

North Korea is considering breaking off negotiations with the U.S. and resuming nuclear and missile tests, following last month's summit in Vietnam that ended early and without an agreement, a government official said.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/15/703715667/n-korea-considering-whether-to-resume-nuclear-missile-tests-amid-impasse-with-u-

U.S. SENDS NUCLEAR BOMBERS AND SHIPS WHERE CHINA CLAIMS TRILLIONS IN OIL AND GAS RESERVES

The U.S. military has sent a nuclear-capable mainstay of its aerial might over the disputed South China Sea, where China has laid claim to trillions of dollars worth of oil and gas reserves.

https://www.newsweek.com/us-nuclear-bombers-south-china-sea-oil-gas-1363511

https://archive.is/33OSy

Evo Morales Proposes International Forum of Leftist Leaders

At the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, the Bolivian President Evo Morales proposed Friday a forum for cooperation to fight against the far-right advance, an international initiative which is expected to reunite the European and Latin American progressive heads of state.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Proposes-International-Forum-of-Leftist-Leaders-20190315-0013.html

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

Tens of thousands of school students around the world walked out of classes on Friday in a global strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-youth/worse-than-voldemort-global-students-strike-targets-climate-change-idUSKCN1QW01S

Nepalese Government banned the Communist Party of Nepal led by Biplav

Following a series of explosions that took place at Ncell towers and other public places across the country, the government has banned the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand.The Cabinet meeting held in Baluwatar late this evening decided to ban the Chand-led CPN and its ‘criminal’ activities, a senior minister told THT after the meeting.

www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/nepal/nepalese-government-banned-the-communist-party-of-nepal-led-by-biplav/

https://archive.is/pafeA

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REDSCARE 2.0

Will Trump and the Republicans campaigning on anti-socialism be good or bad for us?

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Questions for communists/socialists.

I cut down trees and make wood planks with my homemade tools. Then a friend stocks and sells them in the house my pa made, to give me more time to make the planks. What percent of the of the profits should the friend get from this?

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Communes

Is starting and living in communes to escape capitalism directly the only plausible way to start off the revolution?

Imagine if every leftist in a country came together and decided to leave capitalism and start living in mutual aid societies where money and work doesn't exist

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Going back to the basics.

Friendly reminder that you should take to heart the three necessary conditions to determine what isn't Socialism. If you can't names these conditions by heart, you will not be able to establish Socialism without the internet. You should be able to go without a computer and internet for years, and as a hypothetical president you should be able to establish Socialism without even googling it.

The first condition established under Socialism is, most importantly, the nationalization of all industry and MOP, as well as infrastructure such as railways and airports.

The second condition established under Socialism is the abolition of usury, rent, fiat currency, and the presumed replacement of these things; the total abolition of rent and usury, and the replacement of fiat currency with either physically valuable coins or with labor credits - money tied either to direct value, or directly tied to the amount of labor performed by an individual. Labor currency must not be transferrable.

The third condition established under Socialism is the democratization of the workplace and workers' self-management. This can be achieved using something similar to Cockshott's concept of CyberSocialism or through a system such as Project CyberSyn in Chile under Allende. Production must not be restricted by what is or is not "profitable", and must be performed to fit the needs of the nation and its people.

If you can't name these necessary determining factors off the top of your head in describing Socialism, you have some more reading to do. Furthermore, you should be able to name these things in debate. There are far too many people misconstruing Socialism as nonsensical situations where the government does a whole lot of stuff in the economy, or when there is an all-female main cast for a Ghostbusters film. We must dispel this through simplicity - simply name the necessary factors to determine Socialism and explain them thoroughly. That is all that is necessary. Race, gender, and bureaucracy are not things that represent Socialist economic principles, and it is up to each and every one of you to ensure that the stupid fucks that think that they are should be called out for being so ignorant. In fact, you should be able to name these economic principles as well as resort to name-calling and threats of violence. Violence and insults are all our enemy understands, after all. What is most important is that the meaning of Socialism should be abundantly clear to everyone. That is our primary goal, right now.

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CONTENT REVOLUTION

>multiple threads on American political bullshit

>an entire thread about AOC

>another thread about some dumb shit AOC said

Remember when /leftpol/ used to be good? How can we cleanse this board of filth and make /leftpol/ great again?

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Questions for the alt-left.

Does what's left or right on the political compass depend on the political mean, medain, and mod of the region the test was created?

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/left(y)pol/ dubtrack

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

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

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Book Club #8 - The Reproduction of Daily Life

https://libcom.org/library/reproduction-everyday-life-fredy-perlman

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/perlman-fredy/1969/misc/reproduction-daily-life.htm

Discuss this with your friends and check in with the book club, >>111111 , to vote on our next text.

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News 3/14

Caracas Metro, Other Lines Up And Running After Sabotage

Venezuela’s transportation lines, including the Caracas Metro, are scheduled to be up and running Thursday - Prensa Latina is reporting - following the sabotage of the national electric power grid, which sought to cripple the country.Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, confirmed that that the majority of the lines of the public and private sectors will be activated.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Caracas-Metro-Other-Lines-Up-And-Running-After-Sabotage-20190314-0005.html

Polish newspaper runs front page list on ‘how to spot a Jew’

A right-wing newspaper in Poland has published an article on its front page instructing readers on “how to recognise a Jew”.The Tylko Polska, or “Only Poland”, ran a list of “names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities” which it said could be used to identify Jewish people.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-newspaper-how-to-spot-a-jew-antisemitism-front-page-tylko-polska-a8822646.html

US plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday.

https://www.apnews.com/ea243a96bc254378ba92f1e3e8761389

Former British Soldier To Be Prosecuted For 1972 'Bloody Sunday' Killings

A former British paratrooper has been charged with the killing of two unarmed protesters in Northern Ireland in 1972, in an incident that has become known as Bloody Sunday. The veteran, identified as Soldier F, will also face prosecution for the attempted murder of four others.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/703320312/former-british-soldier-to-be-prosecuted-for-1972-bloody-sunday-killings

China foils bid to blacklist Kashmir attacker; U.S., India vow to keep pushing

China prevented a U.N. Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-un/china-foils-bid-to-blacklist-kashmir-attacker-us-india-vow-to-keep-pushing-idUSKCN1QU2S2

Volkswagen announces thousands of layoffs

The German automaker Volkswagen Group has announced thousands of layoffs at its VW and Audi brands. The slashing of up to 7,000 jobs by the world’s second largest automaker is part of the ongoing jobs bloodbath in the global auto industry.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/volk-m14.html

The Intercept shuts Snowden archive amid layoffs & outrage

First Look Media, the parent company of the Intercept, announced it will shut access to the archive of documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to cut costs as it plans to layoff 4 percent of staff.

https://www.rt.com/news/453842-snowden-archive-shut-intercept/

Pompeo says all U.S. diplomats have left Venezuela

All U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa/pompeo-says-all-u-s-diplomats-have-left-venezuela-idUSKCN1QV2LG

EU Parliament head says Mussolini government did good things too, draws anger

The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, was again branded a secret fascist sympathizer after saying the government of Benito Mussolini did some good things for Italy.The Italian EU politician offered some cautious praise to the policies of the notorious dictator and ally of Adolf Hitler during World War II when he appeared on a popular Radio 24 news show.

https://www.rt.com/news/453793-italian-politician-mussolini-praise/

'Distracted boyfriend' couple star in Hungary pro-family ads

Hungary's new family policies are being promoted by one of the internet's best-known dysfunctional couples.The government of Viktor Orban is bringing in a "family protection action plan", which includes tax breaks for mothers of multiple children.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47557217

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False Rape Claims

What would you do if you were falsely accused of rape? It's a silver bullet against male activists.

(BO deleted my thread.)

> I didn't do it

< You're a rapist, so you're probably a liar too.

> We know Anon and he didn't do it.

< You're just defending a rapist.

> Who was allegedly raped?

< We can't tell you because that puts the accused in danger.

> Did you file a police report?

< No, because we're not snitches.

> Do you have any evidence to back up your claims?

< Fuck off and believe survivors, rape apologist!

> I've been in a committed relationship and my partner can vouch for me.

< She's probably brainwashed because you've been raping and abusing her, too.

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The doomer demographic

The most revolutionary group of people living right now are the "doomers". Where else can you find someone as likely as they to actually become martyrs for the working class? Many of them are suicidal, many of them go outside at night just walking around hoping to die, many hang out in parks and other areas hoping to be murdered. This is a demographic of alienated people which we must devote our attention to - they are, after all, the epitome of the suffering worker.

>>>/doomer/

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Tranny Politics

Christine Hallquist is the definition of an opportunist who uses liberals to push their own agendas. Why is the American “left” keen on pushing this crap?

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help me raid the nazis

1.go to pixelzone.io 2.turn the whole nazi shit to an ussr flag. 3.write "this is antifa nazi scum out" in the middle. 4.spread word wit other leftists.

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Are there any examples of a social democracy becoming a socialist state?

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Greetings from /pol/!

There is nothing wrong with misinformation or fake news. The general populace is too stupid to think for themselves.

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Book Club #3 - Society of the Spectacle

We're reading buckos!

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

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

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

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

Supplementary/alternative reading

Annotated edition:

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

Comments from the author:

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

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

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Global Capitalism Update

EVERYBODY GET IN HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-AsYwDG5mU

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please read!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bA4khOdKeg

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PLEASE COMMENT IF THE LINKS WORKS!

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Lefty meme dump

Post all your Communist memes.

Pepes, feels, kawaii bullshit, infographics welcome.

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socialism is coming to America

You guys gonna vote or what?

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News 3/13

Group calling itself IRA says it sent five bombs to British targets

In a claim of responsibility, a group calling itself the IRA said it was behind the packages and added that a fifth letter containing an improvised explosive device had been addressed to an unnamed army recruitment centre.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/12/group-calling-itself-ira-claims-it-sent-parcel-bombs-uk-addresses

Under Pressure, Algeria's Leader Won't Seek 5th Term — But Delays Upcoming Election

Bowing to weeks of protests, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has reversed his decision to run for a fifth term and says he will not seek re-election. But the 82-year-old leader stopped short of stepping down and has delayed elections set for next month.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/12/702509334/under-pressure-algerias-leader-won-t-seek-fifth-term-but-delays-upcoming-electio

US alters Golan Heights designation from 'Israeli-occupied' to 'Israeli-controlled'

The US has dropped its description of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in a state department report, the latest sign of approval towards Israel’s disputed claim to land it captured from Syria.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/13/us-describes-golan-heights-as-israeli-controlled-not-israeli-occupied

Brazil school shooting: Deadly attack in São Paulo

Two gunmen have opened fire at a school in south-eastern Brazil, killing at least six students and two employees, officials say.The shooting happened at about 09:30 local time (12:30 GMT) when the students were on a break at the state school in Suzano, near São Paulo.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47558141

Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

After an 18-year-old Saudi woman, who said she feared death if deported to Saudi Arabia, arrived in Canada, she directed some of her first public comments back home. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun encouraged other women to flee family abuse and the oppressive controls imposed on them by the conservative kingdom.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/13/701570312/saudi-kingdom-tries-to-prevent-more-women-from-fleeing

MPs reject no-deal Brexit in any circumstance

MPs on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit to seek a way out of the country’s worst political crisis in generations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-heads-into-brexit-unknown-as-parliament-votes-on-no-deal-exit-idUSKBN1QU0XT

‘Dictator’ v ‘tyrant’: Erdogan & Netanyahu trade insults in public spat over who is worse… again

The latest exchange of insults stems from comments by Benjamin Netanyahu, who attacked Israeli TV presenter Rotem Sela for calling on viewers to sympathize with Arab Israelis. The prime minister rebuffed the comments, saying that “Israel is not a state of all its citizens. According to the Nation-State Law that we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, and them alone.”

https://www.rt.com/news/453715-erdogan-netanyahu-trade-insults/

Quarter of all deaths worldwide linked to environmental damage and pollution, UN says

One in four deaths worldwide can be linked to pollution and other environmental damage caused by humans, the United Nations has warned.Polluted drinking water, filthy air and land destroyed by “mega-farms” are among the threats that must be urgently addressed, according to a new report compiled by hundreds of scientists.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pollution-environment-deaths-un-meeting-nairobi-air-water-a8820721.html

Xinjiang detention camps may be phased out, governor suggests

Defending their policies at a session of China’s legislative meeting, the National People’s Congress, officials said the camps – which China describes as vocational training centres – would be phased out if no longer needed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/13/xinjiang-detention-camps-may-be-phased-out-governor-suggests

‘We’re having a party’: Court releases VIDEO of IDF soldiers beating bound Palestinian detainees

An Israeli court unsealed chilling footage of ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers laughing as they beat a handcuffed Palestinian father and his teenage son, who were captured in a raid. The video was evidence in a detainee abuse trial.

https://www.rt.com/news/453692-court-footage-idf-evidence/

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Name a more iconic duo

Protip: ya can't

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Video Games Thread Reborn

Okay okay I might have just made this thread to shill my latest video, but still there wasn't one in the catalog.

https://youtu.be/qxdjWNRYtvA

Discuss videogames shit and how to convert the current Bethesda hate into class consciousness.

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lefytypol "moderation"

What the fuck is wrong with the mods on leftypol? Anything that doesn't fit into their cuckchan tier generals is anchored, what gives? Anyways, when they are all doxed and their lives are ruined (coming sooner than you think), I propose that the new chan system would force mods to post with their tripcode.

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News 3/12

The “Museum of Communist Terror”: Institute of historical falsification planned for London

A network of extreme Brexiteer Tories and right-wing media figures plan to establish a “Museum of Communist Terror” in London.This would be the first such project outside of a former Stalinist state, marking a major right-wing offensive in British politics. Its proponents hope to bury the popular appeal of socialism under a mountain of lies, to legitimate the far right and provide a spur to a devastating programme of social counterrevolution.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/12/moct-m12.html

Swedes who fought in Waffen-SS during WWII still receive 'Hitler pensions' – media

Seventy-four years after the fall of the Third Reich, the German government is still paying foreign soldiers injured while assisting the Nazi war effort, including two Swedes who served in the armed unit of the SS.

https://www.rt.com/news/453631-swedes-receiving-hitler-ordered-pension/

Israel Police Break Into Temple Mount After Firebomb Hurled

Clashes broke out Tuesday on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem between Israeli police forces and Muslim worshipers after a firebomb was hurled toward a police post, causing a blaze to break out at the holy site. This adds to heightened tension around the Temple Mount in recent weeks over attempts to reopen a contested building closed off by Israel.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-police-break-into-temple-mount-after-firebomb-hurled-at-holy-site-1.7017542

Final countdown: US diplomats given 72 hours to pull out of Venezuela

US diplomats are undermining Venezuelan peace and stability, the nation’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said, setting a deadline for them to vacate the embassy in Caracas. Washington vowed to hurry the evacuation of its mission.

https://www.rt.com/news/453626-us-embassy-caracas-deadline/

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed 'for 38 years' in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, has been handed a new sentence that her husband said was 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-jailed-for-38-years-in-iran

Bolsonaro's Son Dated Daughter of Marielle Franco's Killer

A link between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's family and the Marielle Franco murder case appeared Tuesday afternoon as details emerged that one of Bolsonaro's sons fell in love with the daughter of Ronnie Lessa, who is one of the two former policemen accused of killing the leftist councilwoman and human rights activist on March 14, 2018, as reported by the local media Brasil 247.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaros-Son-Dated-Daughter-of-Marielle-Francos-Killer-20190312-0013.html

As IS fight nears end, violence flares on other Syrian front

While the final battle to retake the Islamic State group’s last pocket of territory rages in eastern Syria, violence is escalating in the country’s northwest, pitting al-Qaida-linked militants against Syrian government forces.

https://www.apnews.com/96374bef634746e5980c99f42552deee

Venezuela’s Electric Service Restored Almost In Its Entirety

Vice-president of Communication and Tourism of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez informed that the electric service in the country has been restored almost in its entirety Tuesday and that throughout the day the water supply will return to the capital city, Caracas.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Electric-Service-Restored-Almost-In-Its-Entirety-20190312-0016.html

US ‘agreed in draft’ with Taliban on Afghanistan troop withdrawal – envoy

A “marathon” round of talks with the Taliban in Qatar has produced an “agreement in draft” on counter-terrorism assurances and American troop withdrawal, said US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad.

https://www.rt.com/news/453652-us-withdrawal-afghanistan-taliban/

Radical plan to artificially cool Earth's climate could be safe, study finds

A new study contradicts fears that using solar geoengineering to fight climate change could dangerously alter rainfall and storm patterns in some parts of the world.Published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change, the analysis finds that cooling the Earth enough to eliminate roughly half of warming, rather than all of it, generally would not make tropical cyclones more intense or worsen water availability.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/11/solar-geoengineering-climate-change-new-study

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Yang Gang

/leftpol/ do you support the Yang Gang?

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New York City on the verge of bankruptcy.

>>>/n/752955

People are saying the entire city could become Detroit 2.0. What will happen if it does this without a reimbursement or anything?

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News 3/11

Chaos spreads in Venezuela after days without power

Venezuelans on Monday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as a growing sense of chaos took hold in a country where people have had little power, water and communications for days.

https://www.apnews.com/07e2f8abb3a64506a91d11dfd69e86cc

Brexit: UK and EU hail breakthrough in talks

Both sides agreed on a legally-binding "joint instrument" to break an impasse over the so-called Irish backstop. British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes the changes will convince her lawmakers to back her Brexit deal.

https://www.dw.com/en/brexit-uk-and-eu-hail-breakthrough-in-talks/a-47863419

Charges dropped against Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother with nerve agent

An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was freed from custody Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her.

https://www.businessinsider.com/charges-dropped-indonesian-woman-accused-of-killing-kim-jong-nam-nerve-agent-prank-show-2019-3

Netanyahu Says Israel Is 'Nation-State Of The Jewish People And Them Alone'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is drawing criticism for saying that Israel is "the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people." The comment prompted many people — including Israel's president and the star of Wonder Woman — to defend Israel's Palestinian Arab minority.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/11/702264118/netanyahu-says-israel-is-nation-state-of-the-jewish-people-and-them-alone

Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Italy’s financial capital against policies by the populist government that they say promote racism.

https://apnews.com/b9f9fba020aa4e44961b7d76aa363c77

Turkey's economy tips into recession as lira crisis bites

Turkey’s economy contracted a sharper than expected 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, its worst performance in nearly a decade and a clear sign that last year’s lira crisis has tipped it into recession.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-economy-gdp/turkeys-economy-tips-into-recession-as-lira-crisis-bites-idUSKBN1QS0MT

Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC.He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47524474

RUSSIA PROTESTS: THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST PLANS TO CUT OFF INTERNET FROM REST OF WORLD

Thousands of people in Moscow and other Russian cities took to the streets over the weekend to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship in the country.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/russia-internet-protest-putin-online-censorship-privacy-a8817361.html

Nationwide strike shakes Algerian regime

Large parts of Algeria were brought to a standstill on Sunday as tens of thousands of workers joined the start of a five-day general strike to demand an end to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s regime.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/11/alge-m11.html

Taliban leader lived out last days near US base in Afghanistan as CIA looked elsewhere, book reveals

The Taliban’s one-eyed leader and co-founder Mullah Omar – who’d had a $10 million bounty on his head – lived out his final days in relative peace and within walking distance of a US base, a Dutch journalist claims.

https://www.rt.com/news/453484-taliban-leader-hiding-us-base/

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Race and Class: Both Matter

Race and class are both important, prove me wrong. While class-struggle is a natural result of a society founded on the exploitation of the many by the few, race-conflict is likewise the natural result of a society composed of heterogeneous racial elements – some inferior, some superior. Groups compete for territory, mates and often view each other with suspicion and hostility when forced to live near one another. To the biological dimension of race (which is inherent) is the societal dimension of class which is variable depending on the mode of production. In a given society's class-structure there is not always a differing racial element. Racial compatriots can form the exploiting class as well, making them race traitors and social parasites. Ethnic harmony within the race in a society free of exploitation is the most sublime organization of human society. The superior elements will dominate the inferior and conquer the entirety of the Earth's biosphere in time. Internationalism is an idealistic myth and is as unbelievable as the cats of the world teaming up with mice in their mutual goals.

To sum it up:

>racial and class conflict both exist

>racial conflict is inherent while class-conflict can be solved through communism

>fascist conceptions of a united community with harmonious classes is incorrect

>the bourgeoisie, even of the same race, are the enemy of the people

>ethnic harmony is a myth

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International Women Day

ITT: we celebrate the contribution of women to the labour movement

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News 3/8

Venezuela blames sabotage & ‘US electricity war’ after major power outage

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the US of waging an “electricity war” against the country, as Caracas and other cities were plunged into darkness Thursday night. The government says the incident is likely sabotage.Early on Friday, supply of electricity had been restored to “some parts” of Caracas, Venezuela’s Telesur broadcaster reported.

https://www.rt.com/news/453310-venezuela-outage-sabotage-us/

Chelsea Manning Is Jailed After Refusing To Testify About WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning, the former Army private, is back in U.S. federal custody, jailed over her refusal to testify before a grand jury in a case involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/08/701514443/chelsea-manning-is-jailed-after-refusing-to-testify-about-wikileaks

Finland's cabinet quits over failure to deliver healthcare reform

Finland’s coalition government resigned on Friday a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-finland-government/finlands-cabinet-quits-over-failure-to-deliver-healthcare-reform-idUSKCN1QP0R6

North Korea earthquake: Fresh nuclear missile fears as tremors detected after 'mine explosion'

An “artificial” earthquake has reportedly been detected in North Korea.The 2.1-magnitude seismic activity is thought to have been caused by an explosion in a mine, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.The earthquake’s epicentre was measured near ground level in the mining town of Pyongyang on Thursday, reported the Korea Times.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-earthquake-nuclear-missile-kim-jong-un-trump-a8813426.html

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan’s jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war.Many of the groups are popular among the poor because they operate networks of charities. Some have also enjoyed the support of the military and intelligence services.

https://www.apnews.com/969fa738ad9940a4953c0e03c43033bf

Trump reportedly wants America's closest allies to pay all of the cost of hosting US troops — plus 50% for the privilege

The Trump administration plans to demand that US allies pay the full cost for hosting American troops, plus 50% more for the privilege of hosting them, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing a dozen administration officials and people it said had been briefed on the situation.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wants-to-charge-allies-more-than-ever-to-host-us-troops-2019-3

Labour Party investigated for anti-Semitism by UK government human rights commission

The announcement by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) of a statutory investigation of the British Labour Party is a major escalation of what are clearly state-orchestrated efforts to destabilise the party and remove its elected leadership.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/08/labo-m08.html

Modern weapons looted by Maoists from NA have reached Chand’s cadres

The police arrested one Dev Kumar Limbu of the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) led CPN from Panmara, Dharan-6 with an M 16 rifle and a light machine gun (LMG) on Wednesday.

https://archive.is/Wfvxx

www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/nepal/modern-weapons-looted-by-maoists-from-na-have-reached-chands-cadres

EU's Barnier makes last ditch Brexit offer, Britain 'not impressed'

The European Union can give Britain the unilateral right to leave their customs union after Brexit, chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday in a bid to push their divorce deal over the line in the divided British parliament.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-barnier/eus-barnier-makes-last-ditch-brexit-offer-britain-not-impressed-idUSKCN1QP1X0

In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despair

Amid the poverty and deprivation of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian women struggle to find a taste of normality that is taken for granted in much of the rest of the world.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-palestinians-gaza-women/in-gaza-women-walk-thin-line-between-hope-and-despair-idUSKCN1QP0LY

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Yang 2020

Why not vote for Andrew Yang in the 2020 Democratic Primaries instead of Bernie?

>Bernie is a career politician and a corporate shill

>Andrew Yang wants to give a UBI of $1000 a month and has an overall better tax plan on the rich

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Socialism and the Unfi

The revolution does not end with the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Concurrently with and as part of the construction of socialism is the revolution within the realms of cultural and ideological realms for the building of the socialist man and woman. The transition to socialism does not remove all of the more unpleasant remnants of the past. As part of the (re)moulding of the society man and woman there will have to be steps taken in the biological realm as well – eugenics. What policies must be pursued?

>Sterilization:

With sterilization the individual has no consent over the procedure. It is mandatory by law. Those targeted by sterilization will be numerous. Here is a list of some potential groups to be sterilized by the DoTP: (1) schizophrenics; (2) hereditary blindness; (3) hereditary deafness; (3) Huntingtons's disease; (4) severe alcoholism; (5) severe hereditary deformities. In short, anyone with disorders of diseases that are capable of being passed on into another generation will be sterilized. This is without doubt an area where collective well-being trumps the rights of the individual.

>Euthanasia

Euthanasia will be split between mandatory and voluntary euthanasia depending on the nature of the situation. Involuntary euthanasia will be used against many of the deformed, autistic, paralyzed, etc. The reasons for this are several. For one, these people are socially superfluous and amount to a waste of resources. From a humane perspective they live a life unworthy of living. Again here parental (i.e. propertarian bourgeois) feelings towards children are of no concern. If I had a child with some horrible congenital problem I would only wish that they could be euthanized. It amounts to mercy killing. Watch the video below and tell me that this is life is "valuable": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4PTf7LgsIE&t=2s

Voluntary euthanasia is an option with terminal and extreme painful illnesses. If one becomes braindead and have family, the life of the incapicitated individual falls under the discretion of the family. If I had a family member in such a situation I would have them killed and can only hope that my family would show me the same mercy.

>Abortion

Abortion will be legal. Abortion will mandatory in cases of rape, incest and any and all detected deformities or developmental disorders. Eugenics in action has born fruit in Iceland with the almost complete eradication of Down syndrome in Iceland. The time for dysgenic policies concerning pregnancy is over. I live in a Burger state where it is quite literally a felony to abort a baby if it is found to have Down syndrome or similar issues.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/down-syndrome-iceland/

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I guess I'm stuck here now comrades

It turns out I'm too tankie for even /leftypol/ so I hope you guys won't mind me sticking around even more than usual

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Hello,

I've just finished reading `Towards a New Socialism' and I was hoping someone would offer a alternative to socialist trading policy, all other concerns of mine were addressed or I could find my own alternative solution (direct democracy being the primary issue here), although not all to a satisfactory degree (externalities, & seasonal production among these). The solution offered in the book on socialist trade was a international planning commission. I find this worrying primarily because `experimentation is the lifeblood of innovation' and it doesn't seem like experiments of adequately scale could be conducted with a centralised international planning commission. My understanding of the authors reasoning for this was that it would encourage the charity of more developed regions to that of lesser developed regions. This is a laudable goal, but it seems there are other mechanisms to make this function similarly without reducing innovation. One means might be to devalue the labour hour of developing socialist nation when trading with a more developed socialist nation in accordance with the average differential in productivity between the two nations, but this doesn't solve the problem of motivation to implement this policy. (the authors don't have a problem with changing price relative to value, and this would allow for a unification of the socialist and capitalist means of interaction without much sacrifice other than the motivation)

I'm also interested in reading suggestions, I know of those mentioned in the book which might be of interest (namely Stafford Bear & Oskar Lange), and also those listed on: http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book but I'm also interested in books on the subject of `strategic planning'. I'm aware of the impact of MITI, Park Chung-Hee, & Stalin, but I don't know the metrics used to access the development of new industries.

Thanks anons.

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What have Marxists effectively done to counter anti-white idpol?

Seems like the majority of Marxists in the West either ignore the ethnocentrism of other races, or actively promote it (BLM, La Raza, CAIR, etc.); while focusing intently on destroying white nationalism.

I want to be part of #YangGang, but IDK if I'm going to be stabbed in the back for being a "FUCKING WHITE MALE!", as they say.

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What kind of new form of social control is being prepared with the mass-hysteria against anti-vaxxers? A few years ago there was a "minor" scandal when it turned out that in Israel they were forcibly injecting Ethiopian Jews with long term birth control, effectively sterilizing them. As we know, Israel functions as a laboratory for social control for the West, the techniques they employ soon find their way into the streets of Europe and Northern America, to disarm dissent and crush opposition to Capital. How long until they forcibly "vaccinate" leftists to give "herd immunity" to anti-capitalist sentiments?

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News 3/9

Thousands march in France in latest 'yellow vest' protests

Thousands of “yellow vest” protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday, marking the 17th straight weekend of demonstrations despite attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to quell discontent with a nationwide series of debates.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/hundreds-march-in-paris-as-childminders-join-yellow-vest-protests-idUSKBN1QQ0CN

Police clash with women's day marchers in t*rkey

Using rubber bullets and tear gas, t*rkish police have dispersed a crowd of several thousand marchers who gathered outside Istanbul's Taksim Square on International Women's Day, local media reported, with videos from the scene.

https://www.rt.com/news/453367-womens-day-clashes-police-turkey/

Almost 100 Yemen civilians killed or injured each week in 2018, UN says

Nearly 100 civilians were killed or injured in Yemen each week in 2018, the United Nations refugee agency has said.About 5,000 civilians were either killed or wounded last year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report, averaging out to 93 victims a week.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/yemen-war-civilian-deaths-injuries-un-saudi-houthi-hodeida-a8814306.html

Algeria orders early university holiday as students spur protests

Algerian authorities on Saturday ordered an early start to the spring university holiday, an apparent attempt to weaken two weeks of student-led protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests/algeria-orders-early-university-holiday-as-students-spur-protests-idUSKBN1QQ0C0

Venezuela: Maduro and Guaidó's supporters return to the streets

Supporters of Venezuela’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, and his US-backed challenger, Juan Guaidó, returned to the streets again on Saturday amid rising fears the political crisis could be entering a turbulent new phase.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/09/venezuela-maduro-and-guaidos-supporters-return-to-the-streets

London Metropolitan Police cite Grenfell Inquiry to justify not pressing criminal charges

London’s Metropolitan Police will not press any charges regarding the 72 deaths at Grenfell Tower until “the latter part of 2021.” They justify this extraordinary admission by citing the need to wait for the government inquiry into Grenfell to complete its business.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/09/gren-m09.html

At hearing, Amazon tribe accuses Brazil army of atrocities

First the helicopters arrived, dropping chemical bombs. Then came armed men in green uniforms who proceeded to slaughter members of an Amazon tribe to make way for a major road.Bare Bornaldo Waimiri, at the time a teenage member of the Waimiri-Atroari tribe deep in Brazil’s Amazon, said the day of that attack, many years ago, was the last he saw his family alive.

https://www.apnews.com/9b7372ee4abc4b0aa659bdfb82492851

Identity Evropa’s Neo-Nazi Organizing Plans Revealed In New Leaks

Burkesville, KY – Today, while Identity Evropa scrambles to respond to Unicorn Riot’s exclusive leak of their main Discord server, we are publishing additional Discord and Slack chats used by the neo-Nazi group.

https://unicornriot.ninja/2019/identity-evropas-neo-nazi-organizing-plans-revealed-in-new-leaks/

India’s fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi found in London living lavishly in plain sight

The British government seems to be turning a blind eye to India’s most wanted fraudster, Nirav Modi, who found a safe harbor in London, despite an Interpol Red Notice and Indian authorities’ demands for his arrest and extradition.Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi is lavishly living in the open in London, despite being wanted back home for an alleged £2bn ($2.6bn) scam against India’s Punjab National Bank (PNB)

https://www.rt.com/news/453386-indian-fugitive-nirav-modi-london/

Thirty-Nine Candidates to Participate in Ukraine's Election

Initially, 44 candidates registered to compete in the election.Thirty-nine candidates in total will participate in Ukraine's presidential election on March 31, the country's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) said on Friday in a statement.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Thirty-Nine-Candidates-to-Participate-in-Ukraines-Election-20190309-0002.html

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News 3/7

Far-rightists cleared for Israel election, Arab party blocked

Israel’s election board has approved far-right Jewish candidates accused by rivals of racism for next month’s election while disqualifying an Arab party that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said supported terrorism.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-election-candidates/far-rightists-cleared-for-israel-election-arab-party-blocked-idUSKCN1QO111

Russian MPs approve legislation punishing for fake news & insults directed at the state

Spreading fake information and insulting the Russian state could result in hefty fines for individuals and organizations, according to a new law, adopted by the lower house of parliament in the final reading.The new legislation includes two bills, dedicated to different types of misinformation.

https://www.rt.com/russia/453243-duma-fake-news-law/

Justin Trudeau scandal: Prime minister refuses to apologise amid accusations of ‘political meddling’ in SNC-Lavalin case

Justin Trudeau promised during a press conference on Thursday to “take many lessons” from a scandal that has caused two of his cabinet ministers and a longtime senior aide to step down, but refused to apologise for the situation.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/justin-trudeau-scandal-today-press-conference-snc-lavalin-case-a8812266.html

UK parliament will vote on May's Brexit deal on March 12 - Commons leader

British lawmakers will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal on March 12, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.May has been seeking changes to her deal, after it was rejected by a record majority in parliament in January.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-vote/uk-parliament-will-vote-on-mays-brexit-deal-on-march-12-commons-leader-idUSKCN1QO1EH

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Italy’s populist government opened its new minimum income welfare program Wednesday, fulfilling a key campaign promise of the 5-Star Movement to try to reduce poverty and unemployment in the eurozone’s third-largest economy.

https://www.apnews.com/1f8130883cbd4d4a90dc9e8ddd164060

Report reveals that armed troops were mobilized to force through US aid provocation on Venezuelan border

An armed force of some 200 Venezuelan military defectors and mercenaries was mobilized on Venezuela’s border with Colombia last month in a bid to force through Washington’s Trojan Horse “humanitarian aid” convoy organized with the aim of fomenting a military coup against President Nicolas Maduro and a potential civil war in the South American country.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/07/vene-m07.html

Brussels Jewish museum terror attack: French citizen convicted

A French citizen suspected of being a member of Islamic State has been convicted over a terror attack carried out in Belgium in 2014. Mehdi Nemmouche was found guilty of terrorist murder over the shootings of four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels – the first attack carried out in Europe by a jihadist returning from fighting in Syria.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/07/brussels-jewish-museum-terror-attack-french-citizen-convicted

Brazil's Bolsonaro says democracy, liberty depend on military

Brazil’s far-right president on Thursday described the country’s armed forces, which led the country under a military dictatorship for over two decades, as the ultimate arbiters of democracy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-says-democracy-liberty-depend-on-military-idUSKCN1QO2AT

Jammu attack: One killed and at least 30 injured after grenade blast at bus station near Pakistan border

A grenade blast at a bus station in the Indian city of Jammu has killed one civilian and injured at least 30 people, police have said.Authorities called for calm following the explosion on Thursday morning, which comes weeks after a Pakistan-based militant group killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kashmir-bombing-explosion-jammu-pakistan-india-border-attack-a8811516.html

Breakup of EU ‘can’t be ruled out’ if Brussels tries to enforce pro-immigration policies - Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that a breakup of the European Union cannot be ruled out if one part of the bloc tries to impose pro-immigration policies on another.

https://www.rt.com/news/453272-breakup-of-eu-cant-be-ruled-out/

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Why do capitalists ignore the fact that there have never been any successful capitalist countries? We keep hearing

<MUH VENUSAURIA!!!

<MUH NORF KOREA!!!

but has there ever been a successful capitalist country? Are there currently any "capitalist" countries that don't rely heavily on socialist policies? Have there ever been?

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Juche’d

This is now a Juche board. Juche will be established in board ideology, independence will be pursued in board politics along with self-reliance. End all relations with /leftypol/ now, begin the construction of imageboard socialism here. Kim Il Sung teachers that internationalism is essential, so only revisionists at /leftypol/ must be forsaken. The people are the masters of their destiny and the great leader plays a decisive role in the revolutionary struggle.

Purge all anti-Juche elements

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It is not 2019

>not using the Juche calendar and properly displaying the date on this board as 3/3/108

Has this board fallen to revisionism? It’s been the Juche era for over a century, get up to date. The gregorian calendar is a reactionary method of dating with religious roots and is used by imperialists worldwide

>Juche 108

>using outdated calendar techniques

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are you guys actually leftists from a cultural point of view? ignoring economic, technical, societal matters, purely considering cultural traits (where it is possible for them to not be significantly determined by those other matters) it seems like you guys are pretty reactionary, do you consider yourself to be in favour of cultural progress as it exists today (or in some other way)?

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Kim Jong Il: Renaissance Man of the Juche Era

Is there anything Kim Jong Il was not skilled in? A prolific theorist and elaborator of Juche and Songun thought, a master statesman and tireless leader, he was also a father of many children and a writer of songs from young age. May the splendor of the Kim family shine brightly for eternity

Let your ears experience profound talent:

https://youtu.be/yBhkXbpgMUE

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Is starting and living in communes to escape capitalism directly the only plausible way to start off the revolution?

Imagine if every leftist in a country came together and decided to leave capitalism and start living in mutual aid societies where money and work doesn't exist

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Profitability vs Overproduction

What is the real cause of crises? Is it major slumps in the rate of profit on investment in which capitalists fail to find a way to recover? Is it producing too much shit and automating or cutting wage so that workers can't even buy the shit they made? Could it be both at once? Does it matter which it is?

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>PPH 0

>active ISPs 134

you guys really are cuckolds

why is leftypol the most impotent active board?

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YAASSSS QUEEEN SLAAAAAYYY!

AOC admits that she's not really a leftist and that her political views are the same as most Republicans. She's so right-wing that conservatives don't actually disagree with her politically, the only reason they attack her is because she's a stronk independent womyn.

Looks like the skeptics were right all along, she is confirmed to be a plant intended squash the actual left. /leftpol/ will have to keep searching for a leader.

https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-reacts-conservative-criticism-i-am-powerful-man-1350393

>Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York believes that the stream of attacks that GOP lawmakers and the conservative media spew her way stem from her gender.

>“I am as powerful as a man, and it drives them crazy,” the freshman congresswoman told David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, after she emerged as the Republican Party’s bête noire over the course of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that ended on Saturday.

>Ocasio-Cortez was responding to comments made by a writer for the feminist news outlet Jezebel, who said women in politics are characterized as either “hideous harpies,” such as Hillary Clinton, or "pretty idiots." "To her critics, Ocasio-Cortez is firmly in the pretty idiot category,” Jezebel writer Ashley Reese said.

>In The New Yorker interview, Ocasio-Cortez said she agreed with the comments. "I feel like I predicted it from day one,” she said. “The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with.”

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Why are so many mainstream lefties/liberals hung-up on the spook of equality?

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News 3/6

Brazil's Bolsonaro ridiculed after tweeting explicit carnival video

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt to hit back at criticism of his administration during this year’s carnival.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/06/bolsonaro-carnival-pornographic-tweet-ridiculed

Yemeni parents forced to ‘sell’ young daughters for food, Oxfam tells RT

With the bloody conflict in Yemen raging on, desperate parents choose to make their daughters child brides, feeling it is the only way to let other relatives survive the famine and destruction on the ground, Oxfam told RT.

https://www.rt.com/news/453141-yemen-child-brides-report/

Rumours grow of rift between Saudi king and crown prince

There are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told.King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/05/fears-grow-of-rift-between-saudi-king-salman-and-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman

Oil Spill In Solomon Islands Threatens World Heritage Site

For more than a month, oil has been pouring out of a large ship that ran aground in the Solomon Islands next to a fragile UNESCO World Heritage site, and there's growing outrage that the companies responsible have not taken action to stop the environmental destruction.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700668277/oil-spill-in-solomon-islands-threatens-world-heritage-site

Britain rejects International Court of Justice order to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Britain to hand back the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible.” This follows its landmark ruling that the UK’s occupation of the Chagos Islands was unlawful.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/06/chag-m06.html

Northern Ireland civil servants fear targeting by paramilitaries

Civil servants in Northern Ireland are increasingly concerned that a no-deal Brexit could push them towards taking policy decisions that make public servants the target of dissident paramilitaries.After the suspension of Stormont more than two years ago, mandarins in the region say they fear they are being asked to make decisions that were once made by members of the assembly.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/06/northern-ireland-civil-servants-fear-targeting-by-paramilitaries

‘Whites should serve Blacks’: Controversial statements by South African party leader

South African politician Julius Malema has sparked outrage following the approval of a National Action Plan against racism, saying he doesn’t want the white population killed – he just wants them to serve the black population.“I don’t want blacks to work for whites. I want you to work for yourselves and white people will work for you.

https://www.rt.com/news/453026-malema-south-africa-racism-debate/

U.N. Rights Chief Warns Of Threats From Inequality

Income inequality and disparities in access to resources are factors that pose serious threats to human rights across the globe and have already sparked violent protests in some countries, a top United Nations official said Wednesday.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700645834/u-n-rights-chief-warns-of-threats-from-inequality

University of Glasgow buildings evacuated over suspect package

A number of buildings at the University of Glasgow have been evacuated after a suspect package was found in the mailroom.A tweet from the university said it was acting under advice from Police Scotland.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47471043

Xi Jinping's dream to connect the entire world economy with Chinese-built infrastructure is poised to claim its biggest victory yet

Italy is reportedly preparing to join China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the massive trade project aiming to connect the country to dozens of nations across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas through Chinese-built infrastructure.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/italy-china-belt-and-road-initiative-biggest-economy-yet-2019-3

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It really feels hopeless sometimes, doesn't it?

Almost all mainstream """"socialist"""" communities are deep in the shit pool of this racist anti-human social-fascist intersectionality tripe. Even online there's just no escaping this utter nonsense. The only movements (in my experience) offline that are against this shit are old guard sittin in rocking chairs, talkin about the good old days of the USSR and while I enjoy hearing their wisdom, they're just so often bitter and unconstructive.

Serious question that may be difficult to come to terms with but is the global anti-capitalist movement too fractured and subverted to ever truly have any impact ? If anyone is honest with themselves, they will acknowledge that literal neo-nazis have more influence than Marxists in our time.

Sometimes it just feels like it's fate to walk alone.

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Most humans are slaves

>my face when most humans spend their day and life in slavery, as wagecucks

>they live to do something stupid that they don't like just to get house, food, car

>you need that house, food, car so you can work

>only 5% or less humans are born as high caste or oligarchs

>only those 5% can actually have fun, travel, enjoy, without being in slavery

>even those 5% will end by being old, sick, with dementia, eventually dying

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Democratic_Party_presidential_primaries#Declared_major_candidates_and_exploratory_committees

One way to improve the left / post-left / anarchist situation would be treating certain Democrat rallies the same way we treat Trump rallies. Isn't anyone else tired of people saying that the militant far left is liberalism / DNC shit? So let's list which candidates are right-wing fascist scum and discuss which ones pose the greatest risks to the future of USA, if we submitted an article to ItsGoingDown about an "official statement" about addressing the Fascists in the Democrat party we might actually win working class approval and distinguish leftism from libs and idpolers.

- Elizabeth Warren: Super capitalist, etc etc

- Kamala Harris: Literally a fucking cop

- Cory Booker, Pete Buttigeg, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, etc: the same boring "centrist" guy copy and pasted too many times.

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Left /mu/sic thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx0MGYe4jR4

<My mother says: Boy, get some rest,

<take a break. But I'm supposed to go on the street says Farin Urlaub.

<Yes, OK, now I'll stay here but I'm alone up against a wall

<There's only me here, nothing else, only this stone in my hand.

<It's a lonely war against the mess that surrounds me

<the fucked up mess that apparently no-one but me can see,

<but like if nobody looks outside,

<they'd rather be on the sofa watching

<[Wife Swap] or [Farmer seeks a Wife]

<and yes, naturally, only for laughs and only in passing.

<But compared to the victims there your own life is pretty terrific

<A dog doesn't bite if he barks and everything is fine

<as long as those on RTL are still a bit dumber than you.

<And I fire into the air (bang, bang, bang)

<I go to war but no-one comes with me.

<Three shots in the air (bang, bang, bang)

<Sadly I'm the only one out here again.

<And I fire into the air (bang, bang, bang)

<but there's no reaction only complaints about the noise.

<Three shots in the air (bang, bang, bang)

<the revolution, or [Berlin Day and Night] .

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News 3/5

Explosive Packages Found At London Airports And Train Station

Three small devices were sent to Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station that "appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened," London's Metropolitan Police said.No one was hurt. Transit on the Docklands Light Railway system to London City Airport was disrupted briefly but resumed soon thereafter. Flights and other transit were not affected.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/700374347/explosive-packages-found-at-london-airports-and-train-station

UK councils and Tory government play down homeless numbers

Homelessness and rough sleeping have reached record levels in the UK after a decade of austerity. Nearly 600 people died on the streets in 2017.The number of people sleeping rough has grown 169 percent over the decade, with experts warning the death toll is set to rise.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/home-m05.html

Pakistani minister forced to resign after calling Hindus ‘cow urine-drinking people’

A regional Pakistani minister was forced to resign after a video of him delivering rude and derogatory remarks against Hindus surfaced online – causing fellow politicians to promptly ostracize the “embarrassing” speaker.

https://www.rt.com/news/453078-pakistan-minister-cow-hindus/

Jane Philpott: Trudeau crisis grows as minister quits

One of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's top ministers has quit saying she has lost confidence in the government's handling of a corruption inquiry.Treasury Board President Jane Philpott said: "I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities, constitutional obligations."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47447976

Canada Set To Go Ahead With Arms Deal, Saudi Arabia Says

Saudi Arabia expects Canada to follow through on its multibillion-dollar arms deal with the kingdom, despite a statement in December from Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that his government was looking to extract itself from the agreement.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/04/700055559/canada-set-to-go-ahead-with-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-says

South Korea sees signs North Korea restoring part of launch site it promised to dismantle

South Korean intelligence agencies have detected signs that North Korea is restoring part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-nuclear/south-korea-sees-signs-north-korea-restoring-part-of-missile-launch-site-yonhap-idUSKCN1QM1ZA

Pakistan's Navy claims it prevented Indian submarine from entering its waters (VIDEO)

The Pakistani Navy has prevented an Indian submarine from sneaking into its waters, a spokesman has reported. The ship was detected and forced to retreat, he said.The Navy released purported footage of the intercepted submarine, shown moving with its periscopes over the water surface.

https://www.rt.com/news/453038-pakistan-navy-submarine-india/

Venezuela's Guaido in talks with unions to call public sector strike

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Tuesday he was in talks with unions about calling strikes for state workers in a bid to paralyze the public sector, tightening pressure on a weakened President Nicolas Maduro by targeting his key support base.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-in-talks-with-unions-to-call-public-sector-strike-idUSKCN1QM2ER

Women Rights Groups Launch Campaign Against Israel's Growing Orthodox Extremism

sraeli women launched a campaign for equal rights after conservatives defaced a poster of a woman mayoral candidate, showing the world that they are not as equal as the government preaches to be.A section of Israel’s religious extremist ultra-Orthodox Jews defaced posters of a woman mayoral candidate, MK Rachel Azaria, resulting in the launch of a women’s rights campaign on buses.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Women-Rights-Groups-Launch-Campaign-Against-Israels-Growing-Orthodox-Extremism-20190305-0020.html

WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People

Down the road from the crocodile ponds inside Nepal’s renowned Chitwan National Park, in a small clearing shaded by sala trees, sits a jail. Hira Chaudhary went there one summer night with boiled green maize and chicken for her husband, Shikharam, a farmer who had been locked up for two days.

https://archive.fo/66mIv

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomwarren/wwf-world-wide-fund-nature-parks-torture-death

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Why Are Liberals Obsessed with Impeaching Trump?

Pretty much from, when he first got elected, every liberal news organization has had a news article about impeaching him. With the start of the Mueller Investigation its all they talk about.

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What is the relationship between libertarians and fascists?

I'm sorry for this poor quality thread, I just want to understand this friendship between the cucks

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Psyops general

Friendly reminder that anti-anti-vaxxing is an astroturf psyop to ensure that you don't question what they're injecting you with and to discredit other conspiracies via guilt-by-association tactics. Not even an anti-vaxxer, even though anti-vaxxing raises good questions.

Anti-vaxxing has existed for decades, makes you wonder why it's such a big issue now.

Flat earth is also an astroturf psyop to discredit other conspiracies but also to root out government rogue agents and to identify those who are gullible enough to believe it. It helps to identify actual conspiracy theorists so the government can silence them. Just food for thought.

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News 3/4

Russia suspends INF Treaty with US - Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree enacting Russia’s suspension of the INF Treaty, a move that was announced after a similar decision by the US. The weapons control agreement was set to expire in less than six months.

https://www.rt.com/news/452982-russia-suspends-inf-treaty/

U.S. deploys THAAD missile defense system to Israel

The U.S. military has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Israel for the first time, U.S. and Israeli military officials said on Monday.The deployment, which began in March, was intended to test the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy such weapons around the world, said a spokeswoman for U.S. European Command.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-military/u-s-says-deployed-thaad-missile-defense-system-to-israel-idUSKCN1QL1B8

Man charged over egg attack on Jeremy Corbyn

A man has been charged with assault after Jeremy Corbyn was hit from behind with an egg during a visit to a mosque in London on Sunday.John Murphy, 31, from Barnet, north London, will appear at Highbury Corner magistrates court on 19 March, the Metropolitan police said.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/04/man-charged-over-alleged-attack-on-jeremy-corbyn

Venezuela crisis: Secret escape to anti-migration Hungary

by a government widely known to be hostile to immigration and asylum.About 350 have already arrived on plane tickets funded by the state. Another 750 are on a list, waiting in Caracas, and more may follow.But there's a catch.All those who apply must prove Hungarian ancestry, however distant that might be.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47401440

UK's Labour forced into backing second Brexit vote by May's actions: finance spokesman

Britain’s opposition Labour Party does not want a second Brexit referendum but has been forced into supporting one by Prime Minister Theresa May running down the clock on negotiations, Labour’s finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mcdonnell/uks-labour-forced-into-backing-second-brexit-vote-by-mays-actions-finance-spokesman-idUSKCN1QK08X

New Zealand's 'bumbling jihadi' Isis recruit caught in Syria

Mark Taylor, known for inadvertently tweeting his location while fighting for Isis, reportedly in Kurdish prison

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/new-zealands-bumbling-jihadi-isis-recruit-caught-in-syria

Secret Service barred from making probe of far-right Alternative for Germany public

The Cologne Administrative Court has banned the Secret Service from publicly designating the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) as a “test case,” its lowest level of official scrutiny. This designation had a negative connotation for the public, the court found. Since there was no legal basis for such a designation, the court ruled it unlawful and disproportionate.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/afdg-m04.html

Bolton’s ‘Monroe Doctrine’ remark on Venezuela arrogant & insulting to all of Latin America – Lavrov

John Bolton’s “arrogant” use of the term Monroe Doctrine in relation to Venezuela is an insult to the entirety of Latin America as it effectively reduces it to being a US backyard, Russia’s Sergey Lavrov has said.

https://www.rt.com/news/453003-bolton-venezuela-monroe-doctrine-insult/

Ex-Brazil president Lula leaves prison to attend grandson's funeral

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left prison on Saturday to attend the funeral of his seven-year-old grandson, reiterating his innocence before political leaders and relatives who had gathered to mourn.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/02/ex-brazil-president-lula-leaves-prison-to-attend-grandsons-funeral

Juan Guaidó Returns To Venezuela, Risking Arrest

After more than a week abroad trying to build support for his claim to the presidency, Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó re-entered the country via a flight from Panama City on Monday.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/04/699936880/guaid-plans-to-return-to-venezuela-risking-arrest

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The phone call that saved /leftpol/.

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LeftPol Unpopular Opinions

You know the drill.

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Bernie Sanders 2020 run discussion thread

What does /leftpol/ think of Bernie running for 2020?

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News 3/2

Trump to expel dozens of Maduro loyalists from the US

The Trump administration is expelling dozens of officials loyal to Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro from the United States, a top administration official announced Friday.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/trump-to-expel-dozens-of-maduro-loyalists-from-the-us

https://archive.is/9mXAl

4 civilians killed after India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir border

At least four civilians were killed and 11 injured on Saturday as Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded fire in the disputed Kashmir frontier region. The resumed fighting violated a temporary ceasefire put in place after a week of escalating unease at the border.

https://www.dw.com/en/4-civilians-killed-after-india-pakistan-trade-fire-on-kashmir-border/a-47749968

US-backed Syrian fighters advance on 2 fronts against IS

The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters made “remarkable progress” amid heavy clashes, including the capture of a hill overlooking a tent encampment for the extremists, officials with the Kurdish-led forces said.

https://www.apnews.com/dcd71e122b62400a8bd23cf84554e10e

British retail sector continues shedding thousands of jobs

On Wednesday, the Resolution Foundation think tank revealed that UK retail sector workers are more likely to be made redundant and endure a prolonged period of unemployment than workers in any other sector. Its report found that nearly a third (31 percent) leave for this reason. This compares with 26 percent on average for all other sectors of the economy.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/02/reta-m02.html

Tear gas v flowers: Yellow Vests march through Paris for 16th week in a row

Yellow Vest protesters have taken to the streets of Paris for the 16th consecutive week. While some enjoyed a friendly chat with police officers, others faced tear gas after trying to break off from a pre-approved marching route.

https://www.rt.com/news/452842-paris-yellow-vest-16-protests-france/

Climate change: Angela Merkel welcomes school strikes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she supports school students' protests about climate change.It appears to contradict some education officials, who have criticised participants for skipping school and threatened them with exclusion.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47427788

Colombian Prosecutor Investigating FARC Is Accused of Taking Bribe for Ex-Rebel

A Colombian prosecutor assigned to investigate the country’s largest former rebel group was arrested and accused of accepting a bribe in the case of a former rebel commander wanted in the United States, the authorities said Friday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/world/americas/colombia-prosecutor-farc.html

https://archive.is/V1M6o

Mexico frets over U.S. plans to take divisive asylum policy to new cities

The United States is aiming to ramp up in coming weeks a program to send Central American asylum seekers to Mexico to await U.S. court dates, an experimental policy that Mexican officials and migrant shelters say risks overwhelming an underfunded system.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-asylum/mexico-frets-over-us-plans-to-take-divisive-asylum-policy-to-new-cities-idUSKCN1QI5PE

‘History repeats itself’: Vandals target Jewish memorial stone for synagogue destroyed by Nazis

A large marble slab commemorating the synagogue burnt to the ground by Nazis during WWII was knocked off its plinth in Strasbourg as France faces a rise of anti-Semitic attacks.

" Alain Fontanel, Strasbourg's deputy mayor, wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

https://www.rt.com/news/452850-jewish-memorial-france-vandals/

US commits to aiding Philippines in South China Sea

The US secretary of state has committed Washington to aiding the Philippines in the event of an “armed attack” on its vessels or aircraft in the disputed South China Sea, in what some see as a warning shot to China.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/us-commits-to-aiding-philippines-in-south-china-sea

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The Revolution is a Process

Friendly reminder. The revolution is a process. If we were able to live like actualized communists than we wouldn't have any need for revolution. Meet people where they are and remember where you came from. If we all actively do that, point out the inconsistency of our peers views in a constructive way–the social revolution will come. We may already be living within its first stages.

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Will it ever come back?

The world has become a darker place since the USSR left us.

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Supposed KGB Manuals

According to a series of articles published by thedailybeast the "KGB’s worldview and tradecraft, which shapes the vision of Vladimir Putin, is based on these three previously unpublished documents". I can't read Russian, but even I can see that the wank-stains posted one of the documents twice.

Regardless, I will be posting the two documents I managed to download shortly. Can anyone translate these? Or verify that they are manuals?

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ITT:Swedish family entertainment

https://youtu.be/alNEcdK2K-c?t=101

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Proletarian Panopticism

Surely I can’t be the only one here who stands for the burgeoning of the surveillance state under the control of the proletariat? While the surveillance state under the control of the bourgeoisie has reactionary intentions, under proletarian control it is operated to extirpate reactionaries and counterrevolution alike. Thus we have the concept of the Proletarian Panopticism, transferred from Bentham’s prison to the whole of society. From factories, to schools and beyond this system should be applied for the general good and likewise for anti-counterrevolutionary purposes. The latter is of course desirable, but why for schools and workplaces? This is the beauty of the panoptic effect – an eye which can observe without being seen. An eye known to all, but no one knows when and if it watches from above. It is all-seeing and omnipresent, creating the semblance of God. The best surveillance is where one polices themselves, and what better way than through the pervasive methods described above? Discipline in schools would become the norm, labor productivity would sky-rocket, capitalists could be located and weeded out as soon as they are detected. In our modern technological society the once-unthinkable has become possible, the construction of a truly impregnable proletarian state is possible, a state where dissent can be located before the would-be dissenter themselves knows of their possible dissent.

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Revolution in America

How would a reasonably sized decently trained revolutionary force of socialists organize for a revolution? Or is revolution necessary at this point? Dismantling capitalism at it's core by upheaval of the capitalist-supporting democracy we have now is essential in my views.

>inb4 glow-in-the-dark

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News 3/1

UK: Scapegoating of firefighters for Grenfell deaths exposes fraud of official inquiry

Wrack continued, “The stark, staring obvious problem is how can you wrap a building in flammable material like that. Everyone asked that within hours and yet we won’t even look at that in three years and before they [the inquiry] start to reach conclusions on it, it could quite easily be 2021.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/gren-m01.html

Chlorine ‘likely’ used in alleged Douma chemical attack, no nerve agent – OPCW‘s final report

Chlorine was likely used in a chemical attack in Syria’s Douma last April, the OPCW said. The chemical arms watchdog refrained from naming the guilty party in the incident, despite earlier being granted such powers.There are “reasonable grounds” to believe that “the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon has taken place on 7 April 2018.”

https://www.rt.com/news/452800-opcw-douma-chlorine-syria/

11-year-old girl gives birth to rapist's baby after Argentina delays request for abortion

An 11-year-old girl has given birth to her rapist’s baby after authorities in Argentina delayed her request for an abortion.The girl had become pregnant after her grandmother’s 65-year-old partner raped her.She underwent a caesarean section on Tuesday after 23 weeks of pregnancy and her baby is unlikely to survive.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/argentina-abortion-girl-birth-rapist-baby-tucuman-a8801881.html

Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in 'peace gesture'

Pakistan has returned an Indian pilot who had become the face of the worst military crisis between the two countries in decades, in a gesture aimed at demonstrating its willingness to de-escalate the conflict.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/pakistan-hands-back-indian-pilot-shot-down-over-kashmir-in-peace-gesture

U.S. to end large-scale military drills with South Korea

The U.S. military is preparing to announce that annual large-scale joint exercises conducted with South Korea every spring will no longer be held, according to two U.S. defense officials.The major U.S.-South Korea exercises are being curtailed as part of the Trump administration's effort to ease tensions with North Korea, the officials said.

https://archive.is/brp45

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-end-large-scale-military-drills-south-korea-n978111

Trump tells May to abandon 'unwarranted' food standards for Brexit trade deal

Donald Trump's administration has called on the UK to abandon its "unwarranted" food and agriculture standards before it can sign a free trade deal with the US after Brexit.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tells-may-to-abandon-food-standards-for-brexit-trade-deal-2019-3

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday.

https://www.apnews.com/671654144ac74b21b05b58675f4d9163

EU ready to give Britain more guarantees 'backstop' is temporary: Barnier

The European Union is ready to give Britain more guarantees that the Irish “backstop” is only intended to be temporary, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-barnier/eu-ready-to-give-britain-more-guarantees-backstop-is-temporary-barnier-idUSKCN1QI5L7

Mexico Approves 60,000-Strong National Guard. Critics Call It More of the Same.

Mexico’s Congress on Thursday approved the creation of a 60,000-member National Guard to tackle the nation’s public security crisis, a force that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made a cornerstone of his plan to confront organized crime and curb soaring violence.

https://archive.is/fDvMV

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/world/americas/mexico-amlo-national-guard.html

‘Some sort of fantasy’: Mysterious group declares itself N. Korean ‘government-in-exile’

A shadowy group known as the Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) has declared itself North Korea’s “government-in-exile” while decrying the government of Kim Jong-un as an “immoral and illegitimate regime.”CCD released a statement Friday, declaring their government, which they have dubbed ‘Free Joseon,’ as “the sole legitimate representative of the Korean people of the north.

https://www.rt.com/news/452757-mysterious-free-joseon-north-korea/

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I hate working for bosses

I'm not even a commie and I hate the modern left but I'm getting really fucking sick of capitalism. I hate being treated like shit by overpaid soyboy middle management types and being told that I need to "step it up" when I come into work early every day, work for the company when I'm not getting paid and on top of it my company promised me a pay raise when I started only to go back on it afterwards. I'm really getting fucking sick of this shit.

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How do you work out what kind of leftist you are?

So, I guess a little bit of background. I live in a country with a universal healthcare system, which I'm massively glad about, and always feel bad for my US friends who have to deal with paying ridiculous amounts of money just to be healthy, and feel angry at all the fucking weird people in the US who don't like the idea of it, I don't know why the fuck people want to vote against their own self interests (stuff like taxing millionaries, too - why the fuck wouldn't the 99% of people not want to? You can be fucking sure the millionaires are voting in their own interests)

Over the past year or two I've been reading more and more into shit that the US, UK etc. have done and are currently doing, all the hypocrisy, fucking around in the middle east, fucking around in the colonies, how politicians pay lip service to human rights whilst at the same time selling weapons and warfare technology to countries commiting human rights abuses.

One of the peak breaking points for me recently was John McCain dying, seeing all of these people talk about how great he was, "I don't agree with his politics but I respect him", all that kind of shit - voices on the left seemed to be the only ones calling him out for being a war criminal, and even then getting criticized for not being "civil", it's like everyone else cared more about whitewashing and being nice about this guy than calling him out for what he was, making out like you're the asshole for saying he sucks.

TL;DR I guess I'd describe myself as a leftist but how do I work out where exactly I fit in? I don't know if I'm a communist, anarchist, socialist etc. all I know is that capitalism is kind of shitty especially when people decide that profits matter more than humanity, whether it's not implementing universal healthcare to shit like the impeding climate catastrophy because somehow it's more important to create value for shareholders than to ensure the ocean doesn't turn into a fucking boiling sea full of plastic. Also people who whitewash history and war criminals are shitheads.

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How can anyone belive this garbage?

Smooth brains at Foundation for Economic Education doesn't get the contraindication of automation with capitalism. When industrialization mechanized the agricultural sector it was sucking workers into the industrial centres yet FEE don't say what new sector will require such an influx of workers.

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News 2/28

North Korea disputes Trump’s account of summit talks, says it made ‘a realistic proposal’

Reading from a prepared statement, Ri said the U.S., in walking away from the summit, had given up on an opportunity for the best deal North Korea was willing to offer at this stage. He did not mention Trump by name.“This proposal was the biggest denuclearization measure we can take at the present stage in relation to the current level of confidence between the DPRK and the United States.”

https://archive.is/iks3W

https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hanoi-summit-north-korea-trump-kim-20190228-story.html

Netanyahu dismisses corruption charges against him as leftist 'witch hunt'

Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at graft allegations against him calling them a politically motivated “witch hunt”, after Israel’s attorney general said he planned to indict him in three corruption cases.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/netanyahu-corruption-charges-israel-election-arrest-a8802261.html

In Germany, Family Pug Seized And Sold On eBay To Cover Unpaid Debts

City workers in Germany have seized a family's pedigreed pet pug and sold the animal over eBay to cover the debts of its owners, including an unpaid dog tax.Frank Merschhausm, spokesman for the city of Ahlen, told NPR in an email that the seizure of "the valuable pet" was "legally permissible," because of open claims by the city's treasury office.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/28/698900379/in-germany-family-pug-seized-and-sold-on-ebay-to-cover-unpaid-debts

Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

Canada’s former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company, including receiving “veiled threats.”

https://apnews.com/fd265488d8dd4ee182b02bfee6bc0ab6

Venezuela's Guaido vows to return to Caracas despite threat of prison

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, visiting Brazil to drum up support for his bid to push for a change of government in his country, said on Thursday he will return to Caracas by Monday despite threats of imprisonment.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-vows-to-return-to-caracas-despite-threat-of-prison-idUSKCN1QH1XK

France’s ruling parties launch anti-Muslim campaign against sports veil

On Tuesday evening, the French-based sports clothing retailer Décathlon announced that it could not proceed with plans to place on sale an Islamic sports veil, designed to be worn while jogging, at stores in France. The cancellation came in response to a three-day-long campaign of racist and anti-Muslim hysteria by the French political establishment.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/28/fran-f28.html

If India and Pakistan have a 'limited' nuclear war, scientists say it could wreck Earth's climate and trigger global famine

Deadly tensions between India and Pakistan are boiling over in Kashmir, a disputed territory at the northern border of each country.A regional conflict is worrisome enough, but climate scientists warn that if either country launches just a portion of its nuclear weapons, the situation might escalate into a global environmental and humanitarian catastrophe.

https://www.businessinsider.com/india-pakistan-kashmir-nuclear-weapons-climate-cooling-2019-2

Israeli killings of Palestinians at Gaza protests last year may amount to war crimes – UN inquiry

The Israeli military may have committed war crimes in 2018 when 189 Palestinians were killed and 6,100 wounded at Gaza protests, a UN human rights inquiry has found.

https://www.rt.com/news/452633-un-inquiry-israel-war-crimes/

Mass grave found in last Islamic State bastion: SDF

A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently seized by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an SDF official said on Thursday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/mass-grave-found-in-last-islamic-state-bastion-sdf-idUSKCN1QH15G

Russia, China Block US Push for UN Action on Venezuela

The United Nations Security Council state members met on Thursday to vote on two opposed projects of resolution on Venezuela that were presented by Russia and the United States, respectively. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-China-Block-US-Push-for-UN-Action-on-Venezuela-20190228-0026.html

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News 2/26

On the verge of disaster: How an India-Pakistan armed confrontation could impact the region

The Indian Air Force carried out an attack against targets in Pakistan this morning that could further corrode the already-strained relations between the two states and result in a direct armed confrontation.

Clearly, Islamabad will not leave India's actions unanswered. The cause of concern is that both India and Pakistan possess significant stocks of tactical, semi-strategic and strategic nuclear weapons.

https://www.rt.com/news/452498-india-pakistan-nuclear-power-conflict/

Story spiked: Kim's Hanoi hotel masterstroke undone as White House press evicted

South Korean media and experts hailed it as a “heroic” and “deliberate strategy” for Kim to reveal more of himself to the American press.“By exposing his every move to American cameras, Kim Jong Un may be signaling that he is determined to send a strong message about his will to improve ties with the United States.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-kimjongun-hotel/story-spiked-kims-hanoi-hotel-masterstroke-undone-as-white-house-press-evicted-idUSKCN1QF0E3

French-Italian proxy war in Libya

There are concrete material interests behind the sharp tensions between France and Italy, which in February led to France recalling its ambassador in Rome. In Libya, where dozens of rival militias have been fighting for supremacy since the 2011 NATO war, the two EU members are conducting a proxy war over control of Africa’s largest oil and gas resources.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/26/liby-f26.html

France's Macron leaning toward further tax cuts

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he was “rather favorable” toward easing the tax burden following a national debate in wake of anti-government protests.The 41-year-old leader has launched a series of debates across the country, aimed at reconnecting with voters after waves of protests erupted in mid-November over fuel taxes and the high cost of living.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests-tax-idUKKCN1QF1SK

Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech, Facebook said.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/26/tommy-robinson-banned-from-facebook-and-instagram

If Trump wanted to help people, he'd open Mexico border & give US homeless places to live – Maduro

If US President Donald Trump actually cared about humanitarian issues, he would open the border with Mexico and fund programs to fight poverty in America itself, Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro said.Last weekend, the Venezuelan opposition led by self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido attempted to force the delivery of US-provided aid cargo into Venezuela.

https://www.rt.com/news/452462-maduro-trump-open-border/

Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip

An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory.The scourge can be traced to the mass import of cheap opioid-based Tramadol pain pills through smuggling tunnels under Gaza’s border more than a decade ago.

https://www.apnews.com/ff3cf542ded542d5b2e51ceb3fbe051c

Agusan 16 POWs humanely and fairly treated by the NPA-NEMR

Prisoners of war as a result of on-going armed conflict between two contending forces is a natural phenomenon. This forms part of the 50-year civil war in the Philippines between the revolutionary forces led by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army- National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) on one hand against the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on the other.

https://archive.is/JXvXl

Syria’s Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

Syrian President Bashar Assad has made an unannounced trip to Iran, where he met with the supreme leader and other top officials to discuss the planned U.S. troop withdrawal and t*rkey’s efforts to set up a buffer zone in northern Syria, state media reported Monday.

https://www.apnews.com/235f5bf83ba04918933d131960db844c

With US Dropping 'More and More Bombs,' Afghan Civilian Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

U.S. airstrikes contributed to a somber milestone in 2018: the highest number of civilians were killed in the war since records began a decade ago.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/25/us-dropping-more-and-more-bombs-afghan-civilian-deaths-hit-record-high-2018

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News 2/26

India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets as Kashmir conflict heats up

India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1QG0IQ

India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifies

India has demanded the release of a fighter pilot shot down by Pakistan warplanes in a major escalation between the two nuclear powers over Kashmir.Video showing the pilot - blindfolded and with blood on his face - was shared by Pakistan's information ministry.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47393454

US flying more reconnaissance flights off Venezuela, military sources say

The US military has flown an increased number of reconnaissance flights in international airspace off the coast of Venezuela during the last several days to gather classified intelligence about the embattled government of President Nicholas Maduro, according to two US defense officials.

https://archive.is/5gbDL

Labour MP Chris Williamson suspended in anti-Semitism row

The Derby North MP said Labour had "given too much ground" in the face of criticism over the issue, but later said he "deeply regrets" the remarks.A number of Labour MPs had called for his suspension and the parliamentary party said he was no longer welcome at their meetings.A Labour spokesman confirmed he has now been suspended "pending investigation".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47393626

Students Protest Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Bid For Fifth Term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will submit his official application to seek re-election to a fifth term, his campaign manager said Tuesday, despite days of political protests sweeping the country.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/26/698245250/students-protest-algerian-president-abdelaziz-bouteflikas-bid-for-fifth-term

In Vietnam, Trump finds a 'socialist' country he likes

Republicans may want to re-think one of their planned 2020 campaign themes: It seems that President Donald Trump has met a “socialist” country he actually likes.In recent months Trump has repeatedly cited what he calls the growing threat of socialism in an effort to tarnish leftist Democrats eyeing the Oval Office while also justifying his efforts to oust Venezuela’s dictator.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/27/trump-socialism-vietnam-1192854

Ford production crippled by Mexican workers’ strike

The strike by tens of thousands of maquiladora workers in Matamoros, Mexico, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, has had a crippling effect on production at major auto assembly plants in the United States and Canada, which are owned by Ford and other automakers.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/27/mata-f27.html

18th Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns

The Union of Construction Material Industry Workers (Sutimac) denounced the murder of trade union leader Jose Fernel Manrique Valencia who was assassinated Monday in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia.Around 9:30 p.m., two assassins on a motorcycle shot Manrique Valencia twice, killing him in front of his house in the Cafe Madrid neighborhood.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/18th-Colombian-Social-Leader-Dead-Trade-Union-Mourns-20190227-0024.html

Italy's 5-Star confronts taboos to stem slump in support

The leader of Italy’s 5-Star Movement began on Tuesday to try to stem a steady slide in support since the anti-establishment party stormed to power last year, pledging to reconsider some of its hallmarks and founding principles.5-Star won 33 percent of the vote at the March 2018 ballot, almost double its closest competitor, but in the last year it has shed almost 10 points in opinion polls.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-5star/italys-5-star-confronts-taboos-to-stem-slump-in-support-idUSKCN1QF25H

Top Palestinian Official Erekat Slams Trump Peace Plan as Pro-settler

Senior Palestinan official Saeb Erekat slammed on Tuesday comments made by Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, concerning the administration's impending Palestinian-Israeli peace plan, arguing it leads to the destruction of the two-state solution.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/top-palestinian-official-erekat-slams-trump-peace-plan-is-pro-settler-1.6975850

Stick to Marx not 'ghosts and spirits', China warns party members

China’s ruling Communist Party warned party members on Wednesday to stick to Marx and Lenin and not believe in “ghosts and spirits”, in the latest effort to root out superstitious practices.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/stick-to-marx-not-ghosts-and-spirits-china-warns-party-members-idUSKCN1QG1FY

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Why are Tankies such fucking assholes online? Next to Anarchists I swear to god their the worst leftist tendency to deal with.

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Where were you when /v/ sold out to a corporation just to pwn the Essjaydubya epic style /leftpol/?

But in all seriousness what do we do about the liberal and conservative problem, it's clear they'll support capitalism when it favors them, and bash it when it doesn't. SJWEra is just as bad as /v/.

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Welcome to WOKE

What'll ya have, /leftpol/?

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how do I get involved in politics?

I'm a student from the uk and I want to get involved in politics, not simply as a means to make money but to uncompromisingly fight for my views, especially on neglected topics that the news media isn't interested in covering. What kind of steps can I take to do this?

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/pol/ embracing accelerationism

Seems like /pol/ is embracing revolution over a slow death. It looks like something we can all agree on! Ruin the current world order, cause liberal democracies to fall apart, and revolt. Only a status quo cuck could disagree with that.

>>>/pol/12839988

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/leftypol/ idpol butthurt

/leftytumblr/ is talking about us again. Notice how they complain about “muh misogyny” and “muh nazbol”. This is what happens when Idpol runs rampant with no effective moderation. Looking at the difference between here and there, all I can say is:

SPACE IS BASED

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Religious Socialism

What does /leftpol/ think of link related?

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

We all know about ba'athism, pan-arabism, christcom, etc., but what about lesser-known forms of Religious Socialism such as Jewish Socialism, Hindu Socialism, and Buddhacom gang?

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>https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/25/labour-to-back-moves-for-second-brexit-referendum

Oh, look. Germ Corbyn & the LIBour Party supports the EU. You aren't the left-wing, not even of capital, when you support the entity which forces member governments to limit debt and deficits. But hey, at least you love Islam and Vaginism so you're totally communist.

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Is liberal centre left/socdem idpol the greatest challenge leftists face in the modern era? How do we defeat idpol and please don't say "by ignoring it" because we tried that and it didn't work.

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Whats your opinion on leftists saying "nigger"? Personally I think it's just a word and that we should all as leftists say it whenever possible to remove the idpol radlib element from our movements. It's just a word and racism is perpetuated by capitalism and not the behaviors, personalities, and attitudes of individual people.

But whats you peoples opinion on the matter?

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Hellboy Hasan

Is he /ourguy/ comrades? Do you watch his streams?

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Book Club #7 - What is Communism?

Discuss Paul Mattick's essay in this thread. It's available here : https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/icc/1934/10/communism.htm

After a first read, this seems very programmatic for a leftcom author, I was expecting the infamous "real movement" quote and so on.

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Ageist idpol

>muh consent

>muh underdevelopment

>muh magical age of consent

Can we all admit that accusations of pedophilia or related preferences are just idpol? I thought /leftpol/ was an anti-idpol board, but the truth is clear to those with eyes.

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Since the beginning of humanity, the female bourgeoisie has enslaved the men, but not anymore! Men of all countries unite to get rid of your chains and overthrow the female bourgeoisie! Become M.G.T.O.W!

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What happened on February 23rd, 1917?

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How come that right wingers think that capitalism, which is a relatively new phenomena, is an inseparable part of human nature that should not be interfered with, but migration, which has constantly existed since the earliest day of human life to modern times, is something alien to humans that can only exist because of the sinister conspiracy of an old Jewish man and must be stopped at all costs?

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Is this true?

Is the only hope of the American Left a corrupt capitalist fat cat?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-socialist-bernie-sanders-has-3-houses-makes-millions

>But Sanders has raised eyebrows over his spending and personal wealth. Notably, he owns three houses. In 2016, he bought a $575,000 four-bedroom lake-front home in his home state. This is in addition to a row house in Washington D.C., as well as a house in Burlington, Vermont.

>“The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally,” Vermont’s Seven Day’s reported in 2016.

>The multiple homes, though, bring into question past statements – like when he asked in 2017: "How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all."

>Sanders has also earned more than $1 million annually in recent years, though he remains on the lower end of Senate Democrats in terms of net worth.

>VTDigger reported in May that he made more than $1 million in 2017 – $885,767 of which came from cash advances and royalties for his book, “Our Revolution” on his failed 2016 presidential bid. It’s the second time he made roughly that amount, making more than a million in 2016 also.

Is Bernie actually a leftist or he is just using us for money? And if he's not the hero the Left needs, then who is? AOC?

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Seize the means of

Reproduction. Socialism for men now!

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News 2/25

After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/after-putins-warning-russian-tv-lists-nuclear-targets-in-u-s-idUSKCN1QE1DM?feedType=RSS&

Pence On Venezuela: 'We Will Keep Standing Until Your Libertad Is Restored'

Vice President Pence traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday and urged regional leaders to support Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, vowing that the U.S. will stand with the opposition leader "until your libertad is restored."

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/25/697638242/pence-on-venezuela-we-will-keep-standing-until-your-libertad-is-restored

‘Danger & restraint’: Neither India nor Pakistan want to start nuclear war, former leaders insist

Despite tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors having reached dangerous levels following the deadly blast in Kashmir, a war between India and Pakistan is highly unlikely, former leaders of the two states have stressed.

https://www.rt.com/news/452331-india-pakistan-nuclear-kashmir/

Okinawa rejects new US military base but Abe vows to push on

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed to push on with the controversial relocation of a US military base in Okinawa, hours after the island’s voters overwhelmingly rejected the move in a referendum.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/24/okinawa-referendum-rejects-new-us-military-base-but-abe-likely-to-press-on

Sao Paulo teachers, public workers strike against attack on pensions in Brazil

Teachers in São Paulo, the largest city in the Americas, have been on strike since February 4—the beginning of the school year—in opposition to a pension reform that was introduced by right-wing Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB) and passed by City Council at the end of December 2018.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/25/spte-f25.html

US warships just sailed through the Taiwan Strait again, ignoring China's repeated warnings

Two US Navy warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, sending a message to Beijing, which has warned the US to "tread lightly" in the closely-watched waterway.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/taiwan-strait-us-warships-sailed-through-and-ignored-chinas-warnings-2019-2

UK Labour to support a second Brexit referendum – Jeremy Corbyn

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party will either table or support an amendment backing a second Brexit referendum this week.Corbyn said that he would support a new referendum to avoid a "damaging Tory Brexit" and accused May of "recklessly running down the clock" in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her "botched deal" or a "disastrous no deal" scenario.

https://www.rt.com/uk/452390-labour-to-support-second-brexit/

As Venezuela descends into chaos, Marco Rubio posts bloody tweet and highlights alleged poisoning of opposition lawmaker

In another tweet, directly following one about the "#MaduroCrimeFamily," Rubio posted uncaptioned before and after picture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, with the before showing a photo of him in power, and the after showing him beaten to a bloody pulp.

https://www.businessinsider.com/freddy-superlano-poisoned-marco-rubio-venezuela-opposition-lawmaker-per

86% Votes For New Constitution in Cuba

Cuba's referendum on the New Constitution was announced Monday through a press conference. According to preliminary results, 85.86 percent voted yes for the new constitution.The vote took place Sunday in the country where around 84.1 percent of the electorate exercised their right to vote.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/86-Votes-For-New-Constitution-in-Cuba--20190225-0014.html

Boris Nemtsov: Thousands march against Vladimir Putin in memory of slain Russian opposition leader

Thousands of Russian protesters gathered in Moscow to march against president Vladimir Putin and honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Protesters carried portraits of the murdered politician on Sunday and marched behind a banner reading: “We have given Russia away to the crooks, it’s time to take it back.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/boris-nemtsov-march-moscow-putin-russia-death-anniversary-a8794826.html

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LGBT is not left

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

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Regulating the CP market

Well the picture says my idea but I do think we Leftist should try to regulate CP instead of letting it be a black market like now

I wanted not to make it to long because it’s more of a idea then a full political program.

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Infinite, burning rage

I don’t understand, comrades. I’m a 25 year old man and still a virgin. A hundred years ago this would have been unthinkable. What has happened dialectically? Am I really that ugly? That undesirable? All I long for is human contact. I have been separated from the means of reproduction. Now I truly know alienation as Marx described it. It is a crime to deny a man access to the MoR. My suffering is infinite and a monster grows within me, ready to rage out at the sex-capitalist hypergamists.

Not even my waifu can fill the void in my soul.

Truly the only option to alleviate the suffering of man is to recognize that women are fundamentally different than the man. Women must be seized, nationalized and belong in usufruct to the alienated sex-proletariat (myself among them).

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Reminder

Socialism must be global, anything short of world revolution is a failed revolution.

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>Ooga booga gimme dat land whiteboi

What do?

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Is this our new revolutionary praxis?

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Coastal states assblasted

>Complaints about lower refunds and higher taxes are amplifying calls from Northeast and West Coast leaders to do away with the GOP tax law’s limit on the deduction for state and local taxes.

>The limit on the tax break, known as the SALT deduction, has been one of the most controversial provisions of the tax law, with lawmakers from both parties in high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey arguing that the deduction cap unfairly punishes their voters.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/431227-tax-filing-season-heats-up-fight-over-key-deduction

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News 2/19

Pink Floyd's Waters slams Venezuela border aid concert

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming “Live Aid”-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-concert/pink-floyds-waters-slams-venezuela-border-aid-concert-idUSKCN1Q8223?il=0

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her central demand for the divorce deal to be reopened.

https://www.apnews.com/31b9e8f4f9644bbd9c62941cee19446b

Thousands take to streets of France after antisemitic attacks

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across France to protest against a recent rise in antisemitic attacks.The prime minister, Édouard Philippe, was expected to attend the march in the capital along with ministers and lawmakers, while the president, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a moment’s silence at the city’s Holocaust memorial.

https://news.google.com/topics/CAAqJggKIiBDQkFTRWdvSUwyMHZNRGx1YlY4U0FtVnVHZ0pWVXlnQVAB?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

The Trump administration sought to rush the transfer of American nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the law, a new report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee alleges.Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings' staff issued an "interim staff" report Tuesday, citing "multiple whistleblowers" who raised ethical and legal concerns about the process.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695954246/trump-officials-tried-to-rush-nuclear-technology-to-saudis-house-panel-finds

More Labour MPs are set to quit the party as Corbyn refuses to back a new Brexit referendum

There is a feeling within Labour that more MPs will quit the party next week if leader Jeremy Corbyn fails to support an amendment which pushes for a new referendum on Brexit.Seven MPs resigned from Labour on Monday morning in the party's biggest split in nearly four decades.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-labour-party-braces-itself-for-more-mp-resignations-brexit-jeremy-corbyn-2019-2

Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns as 'political meddling' scandal widens

Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations that he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company.Principal secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau’s closest adviser and best friend since university, and his resignation over the widening scandal was a significant blow to the prime minister.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/19/justin-trudeaus-top-adviser-resigns-as-political-meddling-scandal-widens

Cheap and green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system

Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show that leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country’s standard of living.The long-overdue improvements, while still modest, are a welcome change for the North Korean capital’s roughly 3 million residents, who have few options to get to work or school each day.

https://www.apnews.com/6cda1d7d1d4c4b7b9f2e15725cf04c9b

Indian government intensifies retaliatory threats against Pakistan

The Indian government has intensified its threats of retaliatory strikes against Pakistan over last Thursday’s terrorist attack in Kashmir. It immediately blamed Islamabad for the suicide bombing that killed more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, after the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s claimed responsibility for the attack.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/kash-f19.html

In Spain, Far-Right Populists Rise On Anti-Separatist Sentiment

For years, Spain had avoided the rise of far-right populists, dodging a trend sweeping other parts of Europe.But recently, that all changed.In December, the far-right party Vox won 12 seats in the regional parliament of Andalusia, in southern Spain. It is the first time a far-right party has entered mainstream Spanish politics since the end of its decades-long dictatorship in the late 1970s.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695775055/in-spain-far-right-populists-rise-on-anti-separatist-sentiment

U.S. Palestinian mission to merge with Israel embassy in March

The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in March, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/us-palestinian-mission-to-merge-with-israel-embassy-in-march-idUSKCN1Q82BC

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Banks

I come from Sweden where pretty much everyone trust the banks and have an bank account, but my question is. Where do communist/leftists/leftpol store their money? You store it in a bank or you have it in your mattress? I'm not "LMAO IF U COMMIE WHY MONEY IN BANK CAPITALISM WINS AGEIN" guy I'm just generally wondering.

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Porkies rob fags

So there was a charity stream going on that raised 400 thousand fucking dollars on trаnniеs. This is how the bourgeoisie steals money. The same methods are used by churches (donating for them to opiate the people) and were used by "whites-only" nationalism-based real estate agents 10 years ago

This is what the bourgeoisie is wishing to go for for profit. They're like "Тrаnniеs help trаnniеs, we'll aid you, we're the same as you. Just give us money and trust us"

Also AOC said on the stream that "trans discrimination is why economy sucks". Just fucking lmao. Workers are exploited, capitalists own the means of production, but not letting dressed fаggу men walk nude on the street is why economy sucks. She's literally a рrоstitutе of the ruling class

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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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An invitation to the evolutionist movement.

This movement is dedicated to the transhumanist cause. We support genetic engineering cybernetic augmentations self mental/physical improvement and anything else that will further science and the betterment of the human species as well as its successors.

We mainly support a technocracy but we welcome any other political and economic ideologies/worldviews that can possibly further help us achieve our goals.

If you think your political and/or economic ideology/worldview can help us then i encourage you to join.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Enhanceism/

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

https://8ch.net/evo/index.html

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>"Name one Socialist country that works right now"

>"Rojava"

>"Rojava will collapse when the Middle East stabilizes."

How do you respond to this?

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UK Labour sheds some more dandruff

What's going on here, lads?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCLs47jjUcY

I've deliberately avoided interest in Conservative-aided/aiding Blairite shenanigans against Comrade Corbyn, in favour of caring about how Brexit is going to unceremoniously f–k Britain, but enough is enough.

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News 2/23

Thousands march as France's 'yellow vest' protests rumble on

Tens of thousands of people marched on Saturday in Paris and other cities and dozens were arrested as France’s “yellow vest” movement staged its 15th consecutive weekend of demonstrations against the government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/thousands-march-as-frances-yellow-vest-protests-rumble-on-idUSKCN1QC0NP

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran maintains compliance with 2015 pact

The news that Iran is respecting the nuclear limits, contained in a confidential report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that was uncovered by Reuters, comes as the Trump administration has renewed U.S. sanctions on the country after deciding to withdraw from the deal last year.

https://archive.is/NorAv

Israel’s accusation that Poles collaborated with Nazis called ‘racist insult’ by Polish PM

Accusations by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis in the Holocaust are the words of a “radical extremist”, Poland’s prime minister said, as a bitter diplomatic row between the two former allies deepened.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-poland-nazis-holocaust-world-war-2-benjamin-netanyahu-katz-a8792031.html

Horrifying VIDEOS show RAMMING at Simon Bolivar bridge in Venezuela

Three Venezuelans, who rammed a barrier blocking a border bridge in Venezuela before defecting to Colombia, seem to have paid little care about the well-being of civilians and injured several people.

https://www.rt.com/news/452260-venezuela-bridge-ramming-video/

Iran says it has many options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran’s regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-shamkhani/iran-says-it-has-many-options-to-neutralize-illegal-us-sanctions-tasnim-idUSKCN1QC0C2

State and corporate attacks escalate against workers in Matamoros, Mexico

Amid the ongoing rebellion against the unions and companies by auto-parts workers in Matamoros, Mexico, the ruling class is escalating its efforts to crack down on the workers.The autoworkers at Fisher Dynamics who had sent a video the previous week to the WSWS in support of the February 9 demonstration were recently assaulted by union thugs.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/22/mexi-f22.html

15-year-old Palestinian Killed by Israeli Fire in Border Protests, Gaza Authorities Say

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli live fire on Friday in protests at the border separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Twenty-three others were wounded by live fire, the ministry said.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/gaza-authorities-three-wounded-by-israeli-fire-in-border-protests12-year-old-killed-1.695967

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training.Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are distinctly savage.

https://www.apnews.com/730b6ee409364975817a82ad9f15d90c

Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term

Thousands of people gathered across Algeria on Friday to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plans to run for a fifth term.Security forces in riot gear fired tear gas to block a march on to the presidential palace in the capital, Algiers. But protests in the rest of country passed off peacefully.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47339414

The Woman Who Plotted a Valentine's Mass Murder Shares How the Internet Radicalized Her

Gamble and Souvannarath would never meet—their plan to firebomb and shoot up the Halifax Shopping Centre was thwarted by a timely Crime Stoppers tip and ended with Souvannarath serving a life sentence and Gamble taking his own life.It’s a chilling listen, as Souvannarath describes planned murders and neo-Nazi beliefs with the same inflection as one would talk about a boring day at the office.

https://outline.com/F8BfeL

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I think we are getting close to the collapse.

I see signs of it every day. More and more young people are getting thrown under the bus in this system. They come to the chans and other sites to vent their frustrations. You can see their posts everywhere. You can see it IRL too. Read BLS stats. even though they are inaccurate they are even starting to paint an ugly picture. The news praises the job growth numbers but when you look for yourself you find a dark truth they forgot to mention. The growth is happening in primarly service sector (fast food). I see it everywhere i look now. Little tell tale signs of the economic breakdown. I'm even on the brink of becoming homeless myself.

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Why can't Americans into healthcare?

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I really didn't want to bring this up but–

How do you respond?

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Whats the mentality behind Nazbol?

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Americans are poor compared to first world countries

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

average people in 20 countries are wealthier than average american, even in countries like Italy, Taiwan, South korea, Spain, Ireland, Canada. and they work less than we, they have public health care, they have less stress than we.

america is shithole. we are so cucked by the rich jews.

also look at "Ratio (%) of median to mean"

in US all wealth is in small number of richest people. in civilized countries, a lot of wealth is in common people hands.

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Plato’s Republic and philosophy before Marx

What do you think of the classic philosophical texts which developed into Western philosophy as we know it? In the Republic, Plato clearly advocated for a militarized state ruled by a class of guardians skilled in combat and gymnastics. He argued for a socialistic view of roles within a community, each producing their own share and consuming what they need from each other. He also argued for censorship of intellectuals, fashioning works into moral texts very similar to the socialist realism tendencies advocated by György Lukács and exemplified during the Soviet Union. From Plato what does Marx owe philosophically, and how much can Marx take credit for original thought in the context of western philosophy? This does not mean to be explicit criticism but rather constructive inquiry.

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News 2/22

Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in Syria

Trucks loaded with civilians left the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as U.S.-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded jihadists.Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate/truckloads-of-civilians-leave-islamic-state-enclave-in-syria-idUSKCN1QB0N2

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, the heart of the North’s nuclear development and research, is Kim’s biggest carrot as he tries to win security guarantees and free his country from the U.S.-backed trade sanctions that are hobbling its economy.

https://www.apnews.com/af6c3b5de6ef4bfeb676b9fb29884a85

Where are the ‘empty shelves’? Max Blumenthal tours Caracas supermarket (VIDEO)

Corporate media grieve for the barren shelves and empty bellies in Venezuela, but are the alleged food shortages real? After touring a supermarket in Caracas, Max Blumenthal found plenty to buy – even craft beer.

https://www.rt.com/news/452158-blumenthal-venezuela-supermarket-shelves/

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior.

https://www.apnews.com/9d43f4b74260411797043ddd391c13d8

Trump says he'll maintain some troops in Syria, media says 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to stay

The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official.

https://www.rt.com/news/452200-syria-troops-stay-more/

Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalisation with Xi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-saudi-china/saudi-arabia-strikes-10-billion-china-deal-talks-de-radicalization-with-xi-idUSKCN1QB15H

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted

Millions of Indians face eviction after the country’s supreme court ruled that indigenous people illegally living on forest land should move.Campaigners for the rights of tribal and forest-dwelling people have called the court’s decision on Wednesday “an unprecedented disaster” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/22/millions-of-forest-dwelling-indigenous-people-in-india-to-be-evicted

North Korea faces food crisis ahead of landmark summit

North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tonnes this year, forcing the regime to almost halve rations. An undated two-page memo from the North Korean mission to the United Nations, seen by Reuters, blames the shortages of rice, wheat, potatoes and soy beans on soaring temperatures, drought and floods that damaged crops last year.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/22/north-korea-faces-food-crisis-ahead-landmark-summit/

What Do You Need to Know About Sunday's Cuban Referendum?

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Cuban people will participate in a referendum to approve the Republic's new Constitution, a text that modernizes the current one through 760 modifications, which range from the elimination of articles, phrases and words to additions of new laws.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/What-Do-You-Need-to-Know-About-Sundays-Cuban-Referendum--20190222-0014.html

Botswana considers allowing big game hunting, culling elephants

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-hunting/botswana-considers-allowing-big-game-hunting-culling-elephants-idUSKCN1QB15O

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News 2/21

Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate

Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emmanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms.

https://www.rt.com/news/452040-anti-zionism-semitism-macron/

Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-to-lead-convoy-to-colombia-border-to-receive-aid-idUSKCN1QA1L7

Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces

Two of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest challengers in April elections have announced a centrist alliance in a bid to defeat him.Ex-army chief Benny Gantz and centrist politician Yair Lapid agreed to rotate as prime minister if they win.Separately, Mr Netanyahu forged an alliance with several far-right parties to try to shore up votes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47316511

French ruling elite attacks “yellow vests” while claiming to fight anti-Semitism

On Tuesday night, the big-business Socialist Party (PS) called rallies in several cities after an altercation Saturday between right-wing ex-Maoist commentator Alain Finkielkraut and a protester wearing a yellow vest. The man, known to French intelligence for his Islamist ties, called Finkielkraut a “dirty Zionist.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/21/fran-f21.html

110 Dead in Bangladesh Fire: ‘This Isn’t About Poverty, It’s About Greed’

The streets were packed Wednesday night when the first explosion ripped through the air.A car powered by compressed natural gas was traveling through a bazaar in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, when the cylinder stored in the back exploded, witnesses said.The blast flipped the car. It then ignited several other cylinders that were being used at a street-side restaurant.

https://archive.is/GqlsU

President Maduro Shuts Venezuela's Border with Brazil

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil adding that his government was evaluating the total shutdown of the country's border with neighboring Colombia amid mounting threats of intervention against the country by the United States and its allies.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/President-Maduro-Shuts-Venezuelas-Border-with-Brazil-20190221-0017.html

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin/putin-to-u-s-im-ready-for-another-cuban-missile-crisis-if-you-want-one-idUSKCN1QA1A3

Heavily armed foreigners arrested in Haiti sent to United States, officials say

A heavily armed group of foreign nationals, who were arrested in Haiti on Sunday after days of massive anti-government protests, were handed over to U.S. authorities on Wednesday, Haitian and U.S. authorities said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-haiti-protests-americans/heavily-armed-foreigners-arrested-in-haiti-sent-to-united-states-officials-say-idUSKCN1QA0FC

Heckler & Koch Fined $4.2 Million Over Assault Rifle Sales In Mexico

A German court says gunmaker Heckler & Koch skirted the law when it exported thousands of military-grade assault rifles to Mexican states struggling to cope with violent drug cartels, hitting the large company with a fine of 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/21/696561255/heckler-koch-fined-4-2-million-over-assault-rifle-sales-in-mexico

Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years

Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years by the middle of next century, scientists warned in a new study Wednesday.

https://archive.is/f4tiD

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Was gamergate communist at first? Its clear that it turned into a reactionary incel movement as time went on, but didn't it start off as a leftist movement?

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Lin Biao = Based

When did you realize that all first-world praxis is useless and against the interests of the advanced capitalist labor aristocracy? While workers in countries such as America are exploited in relative rates more than ever, the fruits of imperialism nourish them, while consumerism and bourgeois ideology infects their very being. They will forever remain anti-revolutionary bloodsuckers, ruled by tiny Jewish capitalist cliques. The cities of the world (the developed west) will be encircled in the global people’s war by the countryside of the world. Just look at how America reacts with the pink tide. The great capital of world exploitation is slowly being surrounded. As a first world labor aristocrat myself, I can only wait for the true revolutionaries to destroy this society and choke it out once and for all. First world praxis is LARPing. If the struggle was real here people wouldn’t be holed up on imageboards or sitting around reading dusty books. The REAL revolutionaries don’t have time, they’re too busy with the worldwide people’s war of the third world exploited

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News 2/20

Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin

Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-usa-missiles/putin-well-target-usa-if-washington-deploys-missiles-in-europe-idUSKCN1Q918U

An 8th Labour MP has quit and joined the new Independent Group

An eighth Labour MP has resigned from the party and joined the newly formed Independent Group.Joan Ryan, the member of Parliament for Enfield North, quit Jeremy Corby's Labour on Tuesday evening, citing antisemitism within the party and Labour's stance on Brexit.

https://www.businessinsider.com/joan-ryan-mp-quits-labour-joins-independent-group-2019-2

Anti-Brexit lawmakers quit Theresa May's Conservative Party

Three anti-Brexit lawmakers quit British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday to join eight former Labour MPs in a new independent political group.

https://www.dw.com/en/anti-brexit-lawmakers-quit-theresa-mays-conservative-party/a-47603317

Arrest Of Heavily Armed Former U.S. Military Members In Haiti Sparks Many Questions

We know their names, and where they were. But no one has given a public explanation for what several former elite U.S. service-members were doing in Haiti — and why they were driving without license plates, carrying an assortment of automatic rifles, drones, and other gear.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/20/696205723/arrest-of-heavily-armed-former-u-s-military-members-in-haiti-sparks-many-questio

Pakistan: Judge Refuses to Hear the Case of Jailed Marxist

The ordeal of a Marxist student leader from Multan, Rawal Asad, seems to be unending. He is clearly being victimized through unlawful acts and a delaying of the court procedures. Today, once again it was made clear that no law exists in Pakistan, and the courts and lawyers are all part of a farcical facade, while the real power brokers rule unchallenged.

https://socialistrevolution.org/pakistan-judge-refuses-to-hear-the-case-of-jailed-marxist

Belgian Nazi collaborators still receive pensions for ‘loyalty’ to Hitler – media

Almost 75 years after the end of World War II, a small number of Belgians who pledged allegiance to Hitler are still getting what the Nazi leader promised to them – loyalty bonuses that have never been taxed, local media reports.Twenty-seven Belgians continue to receive between €425 and €1,275 (US$482-$1,446) per month from the German government.

https://www.rt.com/news/451887-belgians-ss-nazis-pensions/

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

The house voted overwhelmingly to suspend an executive order by the Bolsonaro government that altered Brazil’s freedom of information law to broaden the number of officials allowed to designate data and documents as secret or ultra-secret.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-suffers-first-defeat-in-congress-idUSKCN1Q908X

China's former military chief of staff jailed for life for corruption

Fang Fenghui, who was appointed to the top post in People’s Liberation Army in 2012, was convicted of accepting and offering bribes, and having an unclear source of a huge amount of assets, the news agency Xinhua reported.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/20/chinas-former-military-chief-of-staff-jailed-for-life-for-corruption

Kahanists in the Knesset? Talks Advance for Far-right Merger

Far-right party Otzma Yehudit, led by a followers of racist Rabbi Meir Kahane, announced Wednesday they agreed to a merger with Habayit Hayehudi and the National Union, a day before the Thursday deadline to formally register party rosters for the April 9 election.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-kahanists-in-the-knesset-talks-advance-with-far-right-habayit-hayehudi-1.6955617

Alleging “Russian influence,” Facebook bans left-wing pages

On February 15 Facebook suspended four pages run by Maffick Media, including In the Now, Soapbox, Back Then and Waste-Ed, which posted content critical of US foreign and social policy.Facebook removed the articles after CNN ran a report alleging that the pages had connections with Russia Today, a broadcaster partially funded by the Russian government.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/20/cens-f20.html

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Redpill me on Fascism

Why do lefties hate Fascists? Fascism seeks to protect workers from corporatism with establishments like a minimum wage and a national worker's union, but still keeps business in charge of production so long as they benefit the state and community. Fascism is ultimately about protection of the native National lower and middle class from a Jewish upper class that seeks to displace and exterminate Whites. (This by no means implies fascism is a white only system, in fact Oswald Mosley states that all races in their own separated fascist nations that aid themselves and eachother is best for the world)

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How to enrage the proletariat.

Simply post examples of useless people making more money than them. You better start working on pictures with examples of this and begin posting them everywhere.

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Would his existence have ended up triggering the woke twitter left if he had been the one to live?

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Anglo socialism vs continental and oriental socialism

How would you define the difference between British development of socialism versus that which comes from Marx and mainland Europe? Many of the major British socialists over the course of the last two centuries can be seen as distinct from Marx in their utilitarian, analytic and logical positivist tendencies. How would you describe the Fabian society, for instance, in the context of worldwide socialism?

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The Communist that love children

I wonder what you guys would think of having Pedosexual’s in The Far-Left

Are they comrades or are they not?

Should The Far-Left support Age of Consent reform and Pedo acceptance?

I am interested in you guys opinion considering the subject.

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Seventy thousand mexican workers go on strike. No news media reporting besides WSWS

Why is no one else reporting on this strike? Its huge news that Mexican workers in a border city are striking while Democrats and Republicans try to build a wall and encourage fascism. These workers are trying to strike in solidarity with US workers. This should be huge news and please help spread it to as many people as possible.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/amid-media-blackout-workers-expand-strike-matamoros-mexico-strike-of-over-70000-workers-enters-sixth-day/5665899

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We need communism!

CEASE THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION.. RISE AND OVERTHROW THE CAPITALIST SWINES. GIVE RISE TO THE PROLETARIAT.

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Natsoc here, just watched a video. I still fundamentally believe that race is the group that makes sense to identify with and fight for and you're not going to convince me otherwise so don't waste your energy. However my gripe with the left as a whole has always been 'its gonna make the country poor and I'd only want that if I wanted accelerationism' I just watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otMtz4w94Qs and now I'm open to argumentation on wether or not thats actually true and if its a better or worse economic system. So go ahead, try to turn me into a nazbol.

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What to do with climate change and biodiversity loss, lpol?

Too many people consuming too much resources.

Everything's on the table, speak your mind.

Extra points if it's practical.

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Venezuela is a great Socialist experiment courtesy of Cuba. I like Trumps quote. America will never be a Socialist Country.

Rule of Socialists. The ruler never gives up the Power. < reason Democrats would shit if a Republican ran on the Socialist platform.

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california

we're not even 50 days into newsom's term and he has:

>promised to end the teacher strikes by replacing all of them with charter schools and scabs

>promised to reform calPERs for 401k contribs by the end of his first term

>almost killed the high speed rail project because he can't speak english right

>about to have CA's awb struck down in the supreme court

>using planned parenthood workers to sub for striking UC workers

>will expand prop 13 portability so he can raise commercial taxes, most of which will go to debt service (impact: you get to pay your parents 1978 tax rate in perpetuity)

>vetoed rent control, will veto any further attempts

truly the common sense third way of all times, if you're a landlord

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Thoughts on the 2020 democratic candidates

What do you guys think of the democratic candidates so far?

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When will /leftpol/ finally admit that patriarchy and discrimination based on sex is an actual issue? Even if it’s a symptom of capitalism (it’s not), it’s not “muh idpol” to address such issues. I know it’s hard being an incel unloved by women, but women are discriminated against in our society. Housework is exploitative and as Richard Wolff says, a feudal remnant in our society. Women were the first exploited and will be the last to be liberated

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Is he /ourguy/, leftpol?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtD3UgUZJYQ

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News 2/18

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa government clamps down on popular opposition

The economic situation in Zimbabwe continues to worsen, with food shortages, high fuel prices, and a currency shortage exacerbating an already tense social crisis.The scale of the crisis is immense. The Independent Online reports that more than half of the population in rural areas faces hunger, a significant increase compared to less than 30 percent just last year.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/zimb-f18.html

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain’s main opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left”.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-labour/seven-lawmakers-quit-uk-labour-party-citing-brexit-betrayal-anti-semitism-idUSKCN1Q70LO

No remorse? Spanish media still nostalgic over volunteers who fought for Hitler

A Spanish newspaper has published an article lauding the “heroism” of volunteers who fought for Hitler against the Soviet Union. The piece highlights only the hardships they faced – and doesn’t bother to tell the whole story.

https://www.rt.com/news/451765-spanish-media-wwii-volunteers/

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

This is the last speck of land held by the Islamic State group — a patch along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria where an estimated 300 militants are mixed in with hundreds of civilians, refusing to surrender and trying to negotiate an exit with the U.S.-backed forces surrounding them.

https://www.apnews.com/350baf7eab724e40944a68ebac672052

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires cabinet minister amid scandal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday fired one of his most senior aides, Secretary General Gustavo Bebianno, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of his party’s congressional candidates, a presidential spokesman said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-bebianno/brazils-bolsonaro-fires-cabinet-minister-amid-scandal-idUSKCN1Q71WP

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

President Nicolas Maduro’s government barely missed a beat Monday in announcing plans for its own huge concert to rival one being organized by a billionaire backer of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

https://www.apnews.com/66f55780a73a4754a41529a062f7d057

Israel to withhold $138mn from Palestinian taxes it collects, citing support of prisoners

Tel Aviv has decided to deduct some $138 million from the amount of taxes it collected on behalf of Palestine. It comes in retaliation to stipends the Palestinian Authority pays to families jailed over violent anti-Israeli crimes.The move was announced by the Security Cabinet of Israel on Sunday, as it decided to put into effect a law, passed by the country’s parliament last July.

https://www.rt.com/news/451679-israel-withholds-palestinian-tax/

Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal

Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeidah, in a deal the UN described as important progress.The redeployment from Hodeidah is a critical part of a ceasefire agreed in Sweden in December that calls on the government and Houthis to move forces away from ports.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/17/yemen-and-houthi-rebels-agree-to-withdrawal-deal

Gibraltar spits fury as Spanish warship tells UK vessels to leave its ‘territorial waters’

With Brexit looming, Spain has ramped up its claims to Gibraltar. Its patrol boat ordered British vessels anchored there to abandon the enclave, forcing the Royal Navy to send an inflatable vessel to defuse the situation.

https://www.rt.com/news/451735-gibraltar-spanish-navy-territorial-waters-foolish-games/

The US wants to set up a liaison office in North Korea

The US is considering setting up a diplomatic office in North Korea — a symbolic move that could show how relations between Washington and Pyongyang have seriously begun to thaw.

https://archive.is/Os9KE

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#QAnon, #treason, #gitmo, #qmap, #declas

@realdonaldtrump

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Was the Soviet economy fucked near the end?

I remember that when I was going to economy classes the teacher once talked about how the USSR was doomed to fail from around the 70's-80's because as she told "the industry was strip-mined in order to produce more arms, however didn't gave many evidence of it collapsing apart from personal experience of the large shortage of consumer goods and the fact that Russia now has more outdated arms than it knows what to do with them (proving that there was an over concentration on the military. So, could such a militarised economic focus put the Soviets towards an inevitable crash (if it didn't dissolve because of political reasons like it did)?

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Cosmetics Industry as capitalist waste

The epitome of waste from financial mercantism is the cosmetics industry. Using tons of oil a year to produce unnecessary products to satisfy one sex’s self-perception is an unspeakable waste. The clothing industry is another example. Do you know how much the lesser sex spends on clothes and cosmetics per year? It would make you vomit.

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Shitty Right-wing Political Comics: More Labels Edition

There was already a thread about rightwing comics but it 404'd.

So I decided to give yall a place to cringe.

Edits are appreciated.

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leftist.site

https://www.leftist.site

have a vps, experimenting with creating some sort of leftist community that isn't chan-based. I dunno, forum, mastodon, radio?, zine?, etc. open to suggestions. It's a forum right now and it looks kind of ugly by 2019 standards, but looks great by 2005 standards. I don't think it matters, boats still have sails and paddles. Again, open to any and all suggestions. If someone thinks they can do better they can have a crack at it.

Currently decided on a forum, anonymous posting allowed on some parts. Want moderators to be 'elected' from the userbase, i.e. people who use the site decide who gets to 'run' it. I'm happy just playing with the technical side of things and being a regular user. Would be nice to have help. I'd like to be part of a community where everyone has a say and plays a part. There's so many online leftist things that are either missing or lacking. For example, everyone complains about shitty leftist youtube videos. Unlikely that one person will embody the ability to be a good speaker, do good research, write well, be a good editor/animator, or have the time to do all those things well. If we crowd-source scripts for videos, someone volounteers to present them, someone edits a video and puts it all together, the quality of the work would be much better. Why not create a place where people are able to collaborate on projects? There has been a lot of complains around these boards, not only at how the boards are run, but also on the website on which they're hosted.

Maybe some sort of longevity of written work would encourage higher quality posts. The book club was a great idea, but would people be more encouraged if they could write a short essay/critique of the work, or part of a work and have that text cleaned up and put online somewhere? I'm just asking.

I feel that being limited to an imageboard, without archiving and good threads that just disappear isn't ideal for our type of discussion. It's fine for consumer interests, where new fads and fashions allow for recycling of threads and discussion of the same topics. For our purposes to be able to search through discussions that already happened is fantastic. How many times do we need to answer the same questions, repeating the same talking points ad nauseam?

I see the value of anonymous imageboards. I enjoy posting on several, in fact. I've just stopped expecting any kind of 'serious' discussion, advice or sense of community. You may laugh at that last bit, but right-wingers globally have their own communities, websites, discord, they even do meet-ups. In my own city someone advertised a "Traditionalist Meet Up", basically for "classic libertarians" who want to go back to a simpler time in the past. What the left has is sectarian pockets of people who think they alone follow the true Marxism/Communism (bit of a People's Front of Judaea vs Judean People's Front vs The Popular Front situation).

What I want to be part of is an "all-inclusive" leftist community. Not a movement, not a Left Unity political party. Just a place for leftists to come together and associate with one another in an environment where their words won't get them in trouble. Where they won't be denounced as 'tankies' or 'anarkiddies', because that doesn't create a welcoming atmosphere. I haven't found a place like that yet, so here's my attempt at creating it. Last place I knew like that was revleft, but that's dead now. And as time passed revleft also became more sectarian. I reckon it had something to do with the site moderators picking favourites and being sectarian themselves.

Regarding how being tolerant of one another will be enforced the truth is I don't know. No one gets banned. No IP bans, just username bans. You can just create a new username. Maybe that works, maybe it doesn't. Maybe the site gets overrun and I just nuke it and start over. Email isn't required to register or validate either, if the registration asks just type in anything that looks like an email.

I am aware how unimaginative the name/address is. Open to change that as well.

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Pressuring large businesses, doxxing, and other CIA tactics

The use of social justice memes to bully companies into adopting gay sex politics and currying favor with trannies is destructive to the left. Why should I care about trannies when they allow Google to continue raping privacy rights as long as they cater to SJWs and pander to marginal racial and sexual interests?

Sources:

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/04/26/masters-of-the-universe-the-disturbing-social-media-history-of-trump-hating-google-engineer-alon-altman/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/california-non-binary-identification-lgbtq

https://www.fastcompany.com/90250497/the-inclusion-advocate-liz-fong-jones

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/wontbeerased-reports-us-trans-policy-shift-spark-protests

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cheap livingg

1. HOW TO LIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY IN CHEAPEST WAYS POSSIBLE, without expensive rent, 50 year mortgage etc ? you can propose many different options and what's upfront and/or monthly cost

examples: living in RV/van/car, homeless/homelessness shelter, some cheap land and mobile home, sharing a flat or house with someone, etc

2. HOW TO LIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY ANONYMOUSLY - that means, to have different official address (to get letters etc), but different true address (where you sleep, make food)? so the police or your enemies cannot easily come to your place to "suicide" you

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2JbZ85XBg

How do you fags cope with knowing that you'll never have a communist waifu to keep you warm with ear-tingles throughout the winter?

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Tankies & the Left Unity Scam - Can we talk about this crap?

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/ziq-tankies-and-the-left-unity-scam

It's full on horseshoe theory and it's divisive as hell. Whoever wrote this is no better than your average conservative screaming about the red menace.

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News 2/16

‘I do not recognize my country’: Yellow Vests who have lost eyes, limbs demand justice from Macron

France gathered for the 15th week of Gilets Jaunes protests, with the injury toll of the worst civil unrest in decades now resembling that of a small war. Yet despite pleas from victims, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws.

https://www.rt.com/news/451632-france-yellow-vests-eye-hand-injuries/

Karl Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time

The tomb of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery in London has been vandalised for the second time in the space of a month.The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London graveyard on Saturday.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/16/karl-marxs-london-memorial-vandalised-for-second-time#img-1

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

The U.S. Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation.

https://apnews.com/a0104bdf3ceb4a14a883fbe5f19575df

Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate/islamic-states-caliphate-on-brink-of-defeat-in-syria-idUSKCN1Q5064

Nationwide public sector strike hits Portugal

Tens of thousands of teachers, nurses, garbage collection workers and other public sector employees took part in a nationwide strike in Portugal yesterday. They are fighting against wage cuts and austerity demanded by the European Union and imposed by the Socialist Party government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/16/port-f16.html

Iran says Pakistan to 'pay high price' over attack, warns Saudi

Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would “pay a heavy price” for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-pakistan/iran-says-pakistan-to-pay-high-price-over-attack-warns-saudi-idUSKCN1Q507R

CRPF sub-inspector dies in landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Bihar’s Gaya

A CRPF sub-inspector was killed in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists during a combing operation in Bihar’s Gaya district and two hardcore Maoists making plans for disruptive acts during the Lok Sabha polls were arrested in Bhojpur district, police said on Thursday.

https://archive.is/vK5ey

Latin American Social Movements Show Support to The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

Several groups of artists, journalists, intellectuals and social groups from around Latin America have shown their support for Venezuela, its Bolivarian Government, and have rejected any interventionist acts perpetrated by the United States.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Social-Movements-Support-Venezuela-And-Reject-US-Intervention-20190215-0014.html

There's a cavity underneath Antarctica that's two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we thought

Scientists have spotted a never-before-seen hole under the Antarctic ice.The cavity d is 984 feet tall and roughly two-thirds the size of Manhattan. It's a sign that this part of the Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than experts thought.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cavity-underneath-antarctica-ice-sheet-melting-fast-2019-2

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Reminder

This is the only acceptable flag and the only acceptable coat of arms for a free and socialist republic.

This is perfect. Don't ruin it by sprinkling it with superfluous shit or worse, getting too creative.

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Everyday Love: the Last Refuge and the Last Closet of Desire!

Everyday Love

the Last Refuge and the Last Closet of Desire!

“It’s still the same old story. The fight for love’ and glory. A case of do or die.”

- theme song from Casablanca

Next time you are at a party, or a bar, or any of the other bad excuses for festivity that our time has to oiler, notice the behavior of the couples there. See how they clutch at each other constantly, how they can hardly bear to he separated for one second, how one will suspiciously follow with their eyes any attractive person passing by.

It’s no accident that we are surrounded by the imagery of love on every side — comics, movies, cards, poems, songs, novels, and commercials sell back to us the fantasy of the happy ending we’ve never had, the perfect relationship we can never find. We feel that if we could just run into the right person somehow, everything would be fine — none of the ten thousand little humiliations and frustrations that stud our lives like the spikes of a bed of nails could touch us anymore: we would live forever in the frozen perfection of the last frame of the love-story comic; the eternal moment of meeting, the kiss that never ends. Love offers the last hope of escape from the terrifying isolation in which we find ourselves -the little box of a room inside the bigger box of our parents’ house, the apartment building, the commune or the college dorm, surrounded on every side by a million other identical little boxes, each one closed round its loneliness like mouths holding back the long scream they’re afraid to let out. Walk through the streets, anywhere, any night in the ghetto or in the suburbs, and listen as you pass an open window — the choked sobbing you’ll hear always sounds the same. Inside each of us is the naked, terrified child that was never allowed its childhood, dreaming of that one human being somewhere in the world to whom it can show itself, to whom it can sing and laugh and cry without being betrayed.

And when we find someone, there is the fear of loss. Couples try to build around themselves an airtight capsule to prevent the oxygen of their passion from boiling away in the huge cold vacuum around them. Often they succeed: they get rid of any outside threat to their union. But without renewal, the air inside gets stale. They turn on each other, tearing the thin walls to shreds, and hurtle away in opposite directions through emptiness. Or else they stay together, held less and less by any real desire for each other and more and more by a complicated web of habit, guilt, fear, deception and resentment, slowly poisoning each other, until they become helpless, vicious ghosts whose relationship is long revenge.

Explosion or suffocation, the result is the same — loneliness. No wonder “older and wiser heads” advise us to restrain such desires, to put up with scraps from the bare table of “companionship”. Settle for less, they say: true love is a fairy-tale. And we circle each other warily, our hearts clenched like fists around the fear of betrayal: we prefer starving alone, after awhile, to barely tasting a feast that can be snatched away from us without warning or that turns rotten after the first mouthful.

No doubt those among my readers who think they’re “liberated”, who’ve read the latest books on meaningful relationships or have soaked up the ideology of Playboy and the swinger magazines, will think this is all very old-fashioned. But ask yourself: have you ever wanted to love with such intensity that your love becomes your single greatest wealth?

The desire to love without reserve is high on the list of those forbidden by the organizers of our poverty. It is a spectre haunting the world, and all the powers of the world have united to hunt it down, from the Pope to Hugh Hefner, from Billy Graham to Mao Tsetung. Pravda, Cosmopolitan, and Psychology Today all agree on one thing: unrestrained passion is dangerous and must be stopped. Neurotic! Unrealistic! Bourgeois!

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What is the dialectical materialist stance on anime girls? Will they be collectivized under communism?

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>Macron is literally grenading protesters

There's a word to describe political and class apathy like this, it begins with A but I forget. Either way it perfectly describes this.

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News 2/15

Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro invites Trump envoy Elliot Abrams for talks

A month into Venezuela‘s high-stakes political crisis, Nicolas Maduro has revealed his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-nicolas-maduro-government-resign-elliot-abrams-trump-a8781131.html

Ankara says only t*rkish forces should be in Syria safe zone: Anadolu

Only t*rkish forces should deploy in the planned safe zone in northeast Syria, t*rkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted by state-owned Anadolu news agency as saying on Friday. It says the safe zone should be cleared of the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara considers a terrorist group.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/ankara-says-only-turkish-forces-should-be-in-syria-safe-zone-anadolu-idUSKCN1Q41QW

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department email sent to Congress.

https://www.apnews.com/23c85f4db8954ab89f65ff15361f4360

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

upils from around the UK went "on strike" on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change.Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests took place in more than 60 towns and cities.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47250424

New Zealand housing crisis intensifies under Labour government

Fifteen months into the New Zealand Labour Party-led government’s term in office, the country’s housing crisis is worsening, affecting wide sections of the population.Last month Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to admit that initial targets for her government’s flagship KiwiBuild housing program could not be met, with just 47 of 1,000 homes promised by July built so far.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/15/nzho-f15.html

Spain to get 3rd gov’t in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election.Sanchez’s eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to get parliament’s approval for its 2019 budget proposal earlier this week.

https://www.apnews.com/2615b904b41f4325b2390c4ce3e900c4

Journalist's Arrest In Philippines Sparks Demonstrations, Fears Of Wider Crackdown

Press freedom advocates across Manila, Philippines, including students and some faculty at a handful of universities, have been rallying the past two days following the arrest of journalist Maria Ressa this week.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/15/695062771/journalists-arrest-in-philippines-sparks-demonstrations-fears-of-wider-crackdown

U.S. military denies taking part in raid on al Qaeda site in Libya

The spokesperson for Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord of Libya, said in a statement late on Wednesday that a site with a number of al Qaeda members in Ubari was “raided” by joint U.S.-Libyan forces.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/us-libya-forces-raid-al-qaeda-site-in-libyan-city-of-ubari-libyan-official-idUSKCN1Q3050

'Poles collaborated with the Nazis': Netanyahu reignites Holocaust spat with Poland in Warsaw

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with Poland after he defied the controversial Holocaust law, which criminalizes blaming the Polish state for the extermination of Jews.Adding fuel to the fire, Netanyahu made the inciting comment on Polish soil, in the capital Warsaw, while speaking on the sidelines of the conference on the Middle East on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/news/451512-netanyahu-poland-collaboration-nazis/

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Trump plans to declare national emergency to fund border wall

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430070-mcconnell-trump-to-sign-border-deal-declare-national-emergency

>President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a national emergency - to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” Sanders said.

>The spokesperson added that Trump is “once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country,” a remark appeared to be aimed at conservative critics of the agreement who said it does not fulfill Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern border.

>McConnell, who reportedly advised Trump not to declare a national emergency, said he will support the president's action.

>The Senate majority leader said the president will also sign a congressional deal that provides $1.375 billion in funding for border barriers.

and the only real concern in Washington is that this might mean taking money away from the military to fund it.

lol we are so doomed.

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Why do so many leftists from the USA and European countries want to bring foreigners (including illegals) into the USA and into European countries?! Exactly that only plays into the hands of the reactionary parties and politicians! Because they can represent themselves again as the protectors of the native workers! For example, when the neoliberal capitalists bring foreigners into their countries to let them work for them as cheap laborers, the neoconservative capitalists use this to portray the foreigners as the enemies of the native workers and to present themselves as protectors and by that win the native workers for themselves and their reactionary, neoconservative parties!

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Hello, I'm a libertarian-leaning person. I came here to see if someone can explain to me what ancom is about. How can communism happen without the state backing it up?

I apologize in advance if I offend anyone by even asking questions about ancom.