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-Why are there two leftypols now?

"Lmao WIP"

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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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Iranian Revolution

How did the Iranian Revolution get taken over by reactionaries? How can we prevent Reactionaries rom taking over potentially socialist revolutions in the future?

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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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Feminism the idpol that is killing leftism

Feminism is the worst form of idpol because it sets one half of the population against the other. It’s the best way to divide a population along arbitrary lines. Gas the hags, sex war now.

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Why can't liberals conceive that the democratic party is right wing and not left wing? My parents are both staunch diehard democrats and every time i tell them that voting does nothing and that both partys are equally bad by pointing out that both the democrats and republicans have strong corporate ties, it turns into a screaming argument and I get told "im just a college student who believes everything he hears".

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why isn't there an anti Imperialist shitposting flag?

ALSO:

does being anti imperialist means also being against the USSR?

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National Bolsheviks

What are your thoughts on National Bolshevism? Are they allies or enemies? And what about Limonov, Dugin and Letov?

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Worst /leftypol/ posters?

I've been lurking leftypol for a while and recently started posting cause the Stalinists were becoming unbearable with their bullshit. Post screenshots of retarded posters and their arguments so that we can all laugh.

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Tripfags

What happened to the /leftypol/ tripfag Howard Scott? We should convince him to come here. His posts were ultra-retarted, but supper funny at the same time. I miss Howard.

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News 9/22

‘Special designation’? Ecuador reportedly mulled sending Assange as a diplomat to Russia

London refused to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic immunity so he could escape the confinement of the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK and relocate to Russia, Reuters reports, citing government communications.

https://www.rt.com/news/439103-ecuador-assange-special-designation/

Macron impeachment mooted as more French ministers resign

Two months after the Stalinist General Confederation of Labor (CGT) called an end to strikes against French President Emmanuel Macron’s rail privatization plan, ministers are deserting the government. The cabinet and Macron’s party, The Republic on the March (LRM), are disintegrating and powerful sections of the bourgeoisie are openly debating mechanisms to remove Macron and build an alternative government.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/22/fran-s22.html

Thousands of Russians protest Putin plan to raise retirement ages

Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov called for rolling back the proposed changes, arguing that the government should redistribute resources to avoid raising the pension age.

https://outline.com/9tuaXg

Tourists face €500 fine for sitting down in Venice

Visitors in Venice could be fined up to €500 (£445) for sitting in undesignated spots, as the city continues to struggle with overwhelming tourism levels.

https://archive.is/jU5zj#selection-365.0-365.154

Kosovo offers Israel an embassy in Jerusalem in exchange for recognition

The leader of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has offered to place the embassy of his self-proclaimed state in Jerusalem, if Israel would recognize the renegade Serbian province as an independent country.

https://www.rt.com/news/439100-kosovo-israel-embassy-jerusalem/

Four Russian spy planes fly past Alaska — it's the third time this month Russian military aircraft have done so

everything from long-range bombers to advanced fighters to spy planes — have ventured close to Alaska three times this month, twice prompting US F-22 stealth fighters to intercept the aircraft.

https://www.businessinsider.com/four-russian-spy-planes-fly-past-northern-alaska-2018-9

Sharp rise in far-right attacks in Germany

Only a few weeks have passed since right-wing extremist thugs and neo-fascists organised an assault on foreigners in the German city of Chemnitz on 26 and 27 August. Ever since, leading politicians, led by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (Christian Social Union, CSU) and ex-president of the domestic secret service Hans-Georg Maaßen, have sought to downplay the events.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/22/farr-s22.html

OPEC and allies struggle to pump more oil as Iran supply falls

OPEC and its allies reduced oil output in August as a drop in Iranian supply due to U.S. sanctions derailed their attempts to raise production to agreed levels, delegates said on Saturday as the energy producers prepared to hold talks in Algiers.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/opec-and-allies-struggle-to-pump-more-oil-as-iran-supply-falls-idUSKCN1M20FJ

Chile Convicts 20 Pinochet-Era Intelligence Agents for Role in Operation Condor

Chilean judge Mario Carroza ordered 20 former agents of Chile’s infamous National Intelligence Direction (DINA) to serve prison time for their roles in the kidnapping and murder of 12 victims of the CIA-backed Operation Condor Friday

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Convicts-20-Pinochet-Era-Intelligence-Agents-for-Role-in-Operation-Condor-20180922-0011.html

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying Infowars 'promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance'

PayPal is terminating its relationship with Alex Jones and his website, Infowars, the online payment service said Friday. After an extensive review of Infowars and its related sites, PayPal said in a statement, the company "found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core value of inclusion.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/paypal-bans-alex-jones-infowars-far-right-youtube-twitter-a8549851.html

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Interracial Sex

I know it's a spook, but the thought of a white woman having sex with a black man is disgusting to me. I do not think I could date a girl who I knew to have sex with a black man. I would rather fuck someone who I had known was in a gangbang.

How do I get past this insecurity? Am I rightfully averse to women who like black guys? I think white girls who fuck black guys register in my lizard brain as having no social standards therefore it makes me dirt basically.

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STALIN DID NOTHING WRONG!

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lefty music thread

post lefty music

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Refugees as a revolutional subject

I've been thinking about, how to establish a communist movement in the first world and

I came to this conclusion:

I think it is very difficult at the moment, to win the working class in west europe for a real communist program.

But if we turn our focus to the bottom layers of this society, then it looks

much better for us. In concrete terms, I attribute to the refugees a high degree of revolutionary potential.

These people are literally completely disenfranchised, poor and outclassed.

I think that many new comrades can be found at the refugee shelters. If we help them and give them an explanation for

their living conditions (keyword: imperialism), then some people will certainly turn to us.

The working class in my country Germany, is too embourgeoisified. The refugees, on the other hand, have absolutely nothing to lose,

they are not even recognized as human beings by the West.

If my previous assessment is correct, the left-wing demand for open borders is also necessary and a

logical consequence, because it accelerates the growth of our movement. Then a small part of the German working class will join us while

the rest will turn completely to fascism. What happens then, we all know. (Of course we win!)

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Turning Point USA

I keep seeing them mentioned so much here, but who is TPUSA, are they a political party, and what do they do?

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I give up

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

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Why do the people who do the most worthless work get the best labor union?

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Arguments for socialism

Being a socialist/leftist is something I've taken for granted for quite a long time now. When I discuss politics, it's usually just flinging shit at other leftists on here (or /leftypol/), which means I don't get much practice convincing people who are not already on "my side".

ITT: Post your favorite arguments for socialism/left-wing politics. The best arguments against left liberals, the best arguments against right wingers, the arguments that you found most convincing when you were a liberal, etc, etc.

Try to keep it as tendency non-specific as possible.

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>when the boss is nice enough to approve your vacation day request

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Are the scouts class enemies?

What is your opinion on scout organizations? Do you think the scouts are "agents of capitalism as were people in communist countries told?

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News 9/21

Foreign critics of Philippines drug war will be ‘human live targets’ to military – Duterte

The controversial president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has told his military that his foreign critics will make great ‘live human targets’ for home troops, as only his countrymen have the right to question his policies.

https://www.rt.com/news/439090-duterte-critics-targets-icc/

Department of Health and Human Services lost track of another 1,500 immigrant children

For the second time this year, the Department of Health and Human Services has notified Congress that it cannot locate about 1,500 children taken into custody by immigration authorities and transferred to the jurisdiction of HHS to provide the needed care. HHS officials told Senate staffers that case managers could not locate 1,488 children when they called placement centers and foster families between April and June.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/21/immi-s21.html

South African Unions Tell Government to Review Relations with Israel

The newly-elected and first woman president of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Zingiswa Losi, has called on the ruling African National Congress party to downgrade diplomatic relations with the state of Israel Thursday.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/South-African-Unions-Tell-Government-to-Review-Relations-with-Israel--20180921-0014.html

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness."

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/21/650298339/vietnamese-president-tran-dai-quang-dies-after-serious-illness

Palestinians say one killed, dozens wounded as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

One Palestinian was killed and dozens other wounded when Israeli forces opened fire during a weekly demonstration near the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/palestinians-say-one-killed-dozens-wounded-as-israeli-troops-fire-on-gaza-protest-idUSKCN1M12EH

Ontario Appeals Court backs provincial government against Toronto Council

Ontario’s Court of Appeals has green-lighted Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford’s plan to slash Toronto City Council by almost half just weeks before the October 22 municipal election.In a highly political decision, the Appeals Court stayed—that is set aside pending the outcome of an appeal—last week’s ruling that Ford’s plan was unconstitutional, thereby obviating the need for his government to invoke the Canadian constitution’s antidemocratic “notwithstanding clause” to force it through.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/21/ford-s21.html

Trump walks back his decision to declassify sensitive Russia docs after the DOJ and key US allies caution against it

President Donald Trump on Friday walked back his decision to release sensitive documents related to the ongoing Russia investigation and the FBI's surveillance of a Trump campaign aide during and after the 2016 election.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-walks-back-russia-docs-declassification-doj-allies-caution-against-it-2018-9

Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan

A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained in Taipei on Friday and ordered to leave the island after his U.S. passport was annulled, officials said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-crime-guns/texan-running-3-d-printed-guns-company-apprehended-in-taiwan-idUSKCN1M1236

New Jersey sheriff resigns after racist remarks captured on tape

A New Jersey sheriff has resigned after he was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans and the state's attorney general.

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office said Friday in a statement to NorthJersey.com that Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and four of his undersheriffs resigned, effective immediately.

https://outline.com/paq7Ns

NPA launches punitive actions vs. destructive quarry operation

A unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Southeast Negros under the Rachalle Mae Palang Command (RMPC) successfully carried out a punitive action Saturday evening against quarry operator H.N. in Sitio Major, Barangay Cawitan, Start. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/philippines/npa-launches-punitive-actions-vs-destructive-quarry-operation/

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Questions for "Real" Socialists.

Out of all political groups/ideologies which do you personally hate/dislike the most? Is it the sudo-nazis of today, the democrat/republican party(let's be honest is there a difference between these two?), the alt right, primitives who believe in barbaric religious practices, those people on this board who call themselves true communists but aren't because of X reason, the disgusting centerists, the SJWs who unwittingly play games for the piggy, piggy himself, liberals the people who enable all these groups to exist because of their standards and codes of ethics, or is it some other group I didn't mention?

Ok, hopefully you admins decide whether I should stay banned or not this time. Because one or more of you guys keep on banning me, then I mysteriously become unbanned the next day. And frankly I'm tired of this ritual you guys made, and want a clear answer.

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Post tankie things

http://dsss.be/hitler-vs-stalin/index.php?img=0

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Engels appreciation thread

Have you thanked the man enabling our ideological father Marx to spread his words creating one of the greatest movements in history today? No? Then now is the time! Say something nice about this guy. I will start: Young Engels was a handsome man.

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Hey lads, anybody have some tips on writing notes when reading? I seem to forgot stuff and don't remember all of the theories and things that I read not that's needed. Thanks in advance also is it better to do it while reading or after?

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This is your mind on transhumanism

>Still, points of conflict were present. Subjectivity was featured prominently in both speakers’ initial opening speeches. Istvan argued initially that technopositivism was “better for our happiness [and] spirit.” Later, though, he conceded that Anarcho-Primitivists had a better case when it came to happiness and community, though he then denied the importance of happiness, reducing it to “just a bunch of neurons firing” and insisting it, along with mass shootings, “will be overcome” by future technology.

>At its zenith, one ends up in the borderline Behaviorist perspectives of the likes of philosopher of science Daniel Dennett, saying “Consciousness is a bunch of tricks in the brain.” Unintentionally completing his statement is artificial intelligence pioneer, Marvin Minsky: “When you know how the magic trick works, then the sense of wonder goes away.” Such voracious reductionism denies the very existence of the qualitative, in spite of serious arguments to the contrary among their peers. With the death of the qualitative comes the triumph of the quantitative with its attendant mutilation of subjective life.

>As life becomes more drained and mediated, and as the threat of death abounds in a toxic and violent culture, many are clinging more and more fiercely to ideology. Indeed, Istvan acknowledges that his interest in Transhumanism accelerated when he had a near-death experience of stepping on a landmine. He has also stated that, were he able, he would monitor his daughters with drones and implants in order to protect them from death and injury.

https://www.fifthestate.org/archive/394-summer-2015/transhumanism-vs-primitivism/

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Today I saw a girl at the train station

She was wearing a backpack with two patches stitched on, one "No borders, no nations" and pic related. And she was also wearing Doc Martens. Would you start a conversation with her? (I'm a ML, so I refused to. And I was too scared anyways…)

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OC thread

Post your new creations here.

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Sectarianism is revisionism

so basically y'all sectarians are counterrevolutional twits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f88nMWvCZSY

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Psychedelic Communism

This is just a friendly reminder that the only way to achieve Communism in America is through psychedelic hooliganism. People are born and raised blind, it takes a special spark to awaken the consciousness of a majority of people, most of whom are sheep.

Made by /x/ gang.

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News 9/9

Israel Secretly Armed and Funded 12 Syrian Rebel Groups, Report

Israel discreetly funded and armed at least 12 rebel groups in southern Syria in order to keep Iranian-backed militias and Islamic State fighters away from Israel's border, Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday.

https://outline.com/CyXDLd

Hong Kong tops New York as home to world’s wealthiest individuals

A study by research firm Wealth-X has found that the number of ultra-rich people rose 13 percent worldwide in 2017, totaling about 256,000 individuals with combined assets of $31.5 trillion.

https://www.rt.com/business/437981-hong-kong-record-rich/

British media blacks out self-immolation of woman at Barnet council office

No further details have been made public about the incident last month of a woman setting herself on fire at a council office run by Barnet council in north London.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/08/barn-s08.html

As Israel moves right, young American Jews target Birthright tours in protest

For nearly 20 years, the Birthright program has been a rite of passage for hundreds of thousands of young American Jews, who get a free trip to Israel along with a tour that shows the country in a very positive light.But in recent weeks, the same discomfort that many Americans Jews feel about the current Israeli government, and in particular its continued occupation of the West Bank, has been reflected in some of the tours

https://outline.com/XbJJYR

North Korean 70th anniversary parade – in pictures

North Korea staged a military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, on Sunday to mark 70 years since the nation’s founding

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/sep/09/north-korean-70th-anniversary-parade-in-pictures

ACLU: Migrant parents refusing reunification because it’s ‘too dangerous’

Some migrant parents separated from their children at the U.S. border and deported back home are refusing to be reunited with their children because their countries are too dangerous, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a court on Friday.

https://outline.com/GfZmRF

Jeff Bezos makes over $11,000,000 an hour, lowest paid Amazon worker gets $12

The founder and CEO of one of the world’s largest marketplaces is a very, very rich man. But how deep are Jeff Bezos’ pockets compared to average Amazon employees?

Earlier this week, e-commerce giant Amazon briefly became the world's second trillion-dollar company after Apple, adding $434 billion to its market value. It goes without saying that nobody benefitted more than its founder.

https://www.rt.com/business/437939-besoz-net-profit-amazon-wages/

China engages in Australia's largest maritime drill for first time

China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darwin.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-defence/china-engages-in-australias-largest-maritime-drill-for-first-time-idUSKCN1LP00S

US senator claims Britain's MI6 is planning a fake chemical weapons attack on Syria

Fresh off a sitdown with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Virginia state senator Richard Black turned up on Arab TV last week making an extraordinary claim about one of the US’ closest allies.

Mr Black said Britain’s MI6 intelligence service was planning a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, which it would then blame on Mr Assad.

https://outline.com/BEs66k

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Conservanarchists

I'm anarchist but I'm fiercely anti idpol, anti feminism, anti sjwism etc. Are there any of anarchists like me out there? Anarchist community online seems to be just more extreme appendix of US liberalism and its a fucking shame.

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News 9/20

EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu/eu-pushes-october-brexit-agreement-threatens-no-deal-idUSKCN1M000N

Colombia: Government Negotiators Fail to Show at ELN Peace Talks

The Colombian government, headed by President Ivan Duque, failed to present negotiators during peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) Wednesday. The total absence of official negotiators came after protracted peace negotiatons under the previous government of President Juan Manuel Santos expired and after Duque failed to appoint new negotiators.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombia-Government-Negotiators-Fail-to-Show-at-ELN-Peace-Talks-20180920-0017.html

Kokomo Chrysler workers press for strike action

it has been two months since workers at Fiat Chrysler’s transmission plants in Kokomo and Tipton, Indiana, voted by 99.9 percent to authorize the United Auto Workers to call a strike to settle an estimated 200 unresolved local grievances, including health and safety issues and the abuse of temporary part-time employees.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/20/koko-s20.html

US-China tariffs exchange could have 'significant economic costs' to global economy - IMF

The International Monetary Fund has warned about the casualties of the trade war between the world’s largest economies, the US and China, AFP reports.The global lender is still assessing the impact of China-US duties, but the economic costs “will quickly add up,” IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters on Thursday.

https://www.rt.com/business/438940-us-china-tariffs-cost/

Hezbollah leader says has rockets despite Israeli efforts in Syria

The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Thursday that his group had obtained precision rockets despite Israeli strikes in recent years aimed at cutting the supply route through Syria.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-hezbollah/hezbollah-leader-says-has-rockets-despite-israeli-efforts-in-syria-idUSKCN1M0174

Germany approves Saudi targeting system sale despite Yemen war ban

The sale of arms to parties in the Yemen conflict is against the German government's coalition agreement. But Berlin has now approved a delivery of equipment to Riyadh and the UAE, despite allegations of war crimes.

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-approves-saudi-targeting-system-sale-despite-yemen-war-ban/a-45568639

Generation being born now is the last to be free – Assange in last interview before blackout (VIDEO)

Before his links to the world was cut by his Ecuadorian hosts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on how technological advances are changing humankind. He said global surveillance will soon be totally unavoidable

https://www.rt.com/news/438968-assange-last-interview-blackout/

Thousands of ArcelorMittal steelworkers in US cast unanimous strike vote

On Monday, steelworkers at ArcelorMittal’s plants across the US voted unanimously to strike. In Burns Harbor, Indiana, members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 6787 packed the union hall throughout the day. Other locations throughout the US reporting unanimous votes on Monday included Riverdale, Illinois; East Chicago, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Weirton, West Virginia.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/20/arce-s20.html

Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Building walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/20/build-walls-on-seafloor-to-stop-glaciers-melting-scientists-say

Turkish government frames up airport construction workers

An Istanbul court granted the prosecutor’s demand that 24 workers, including two union leaders, involved in last Friday’s mass protests over the lethal working conditions at Istanbul’s new airport, be remanded in custody. The court ordered the release of the remaining 19 on condition they were subject to judicial monitoring.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/20/turk-s20.html

Wetherspoon's and McDonald's staff to strike together

Staff at JD Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays are to strike next month in an unprecedented action by employees in the hospitality sector, where a campaign to recruit new trade union members is gathering pace among workers who have traditionally not been organised.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/20/wetherspoons-and-mcdonalds-staff-to-strike-together

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Capitalism = Mammonism

Daily reminder that we need to stop calling it "Capitalism" when we're arguing with rightards and start calling it "Mammonism". We should only call it "Capitalism" amongst ourselves, otherwise people are just going to keep thinking "oh he hates capitalism that makes him a commie" instead of "oh that person hates greed what a saint".

American Capitalism is Mammonism, never forget it.

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Can I still be considered a communist if i want to start my own business? The idea of working for someone else kills me. What if it's a no employee online business?

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best posters thread

nostalgia thread for our favorite left*pol anons.

I'll start.

Naziposter - didnt always agree but i valued his well-written posts and willingness to debate /pol/yps.

Yugoposter - a yugofag anon who debated a /pol/ anon here in a long-ass race thread. Serious effort.

Proudhon-anon - another yugofag who typed up reading notes on Proudhon. I never had a chance to read it all but the effort was appreciated.

Hoxhaposter - an anon who used(?) to contribute to leftypol but I haven't seen around in a long time. Wrote some very good posts.

E-celebs - bat'ko, pierre, various others deserve points for contributing OC.

honorable mentions:

hoochie - "she was like a son to me"

baboonposter - unironically funny.

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>this is what /pol/ actually believes

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Ask a lefty who's working within the GOP anything?

I've gotten a candidate to support housing co-operatives, and I'm getting other candidates to mention and consider the working class more. I'm making friends who could be useful for when I run for mayor of my hometown back down south.

Also, what are y'all doing to help the cause?

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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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Colombia vs venezuela

So capitalists throw lots of shit towards venezuela but they always remind silent about stuff that goes on on colombia

>Just this year in colombia over 100 community organizers, human right activists and farmers trying to recover their lands from mobsters have been killed

>Two massive engineering disasters: he chirajara bridge fell and the ituango dam was overflow flooding several villages and leaving thousands of refugees

>Two years ago the country was facing a drought and an electricity crisis at once.

>The peace that has been so spoken about is at stake with the previews gov't not fulfilling some of their promises a the new one seeking to make changes to the agreements.

If colombia was a socialist they won't shut up about this shit and i think their silence showcases their hypocrecy, we need to weaponize it against them.

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Books

I found this at my Library it's called the Finland Station. The basic synopsis of thee book is that it traces the history of socialism from French socialism to the October Revolution. Is this book worth reading to those that have read it? Does it provide a honest portrait or is it plain neoliberal propaganda?

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Reddit Censorship

Is 8chan the last bastion of freedom of speech on the internet?

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What's /leftpol/'s opinion on the Espresso Stalinist?

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Iran vs Anarchists

>Members of an anarchist group in Greece have reportedly attacked the Iranian Embassy building in the capital Athens with bottles of paint.

.inbf Tanks defend a reactionary state over fellow leftists

https://archive.fo/tJGK5

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Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot

>A patent Amazon has received would pair humans and machines. In this case, the humans would be in a cage.

Illustrations that accompany the patent, which was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in 2016, show a cage-like enclosure around a small work space sitting atop the kind of robotic trolleys that now drive racks of shelves around Amazon warehouses.

It don't get any worse then this.

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The Pan-Asian Coalition (otherwise known as the Eurasian Union)

When is Russia and China gonna form pic related?

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Leftism and suicide

>tfw you may actually be living at the end of history

Is suicide leftist? What is the most leftist way to go out?

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to all anti idpol, anti feminist and anti whatever similar shit you happen to cry about

Since when we consider the centre left, liberals and shit "the left". What the fuck is wrong with you all. Every single person that supports idpol and shit and doesnt support the end of capitalism is not LEFT is a liberal as false councious as any other anti-fem or whatever centrist liberal.

I even sympathize more whith idpol and feminist liberals because at least in their false conciousness they try to emancipate a minority while other liberals just cry like you all and jack off to the bald head of bernie sanders. I support minority struggle, but that doesnt fucking mean that i am willing to slow down the emancipation of the working class, that just mean that i also wish to archieve their emancipation. What we should do is not crying about >MUH FEMINISM DIVIDES DA LEFT/DESTROYS WESTERSDKLAJ.

What we must do is reclute this liberals, just as any other liberals, into the radical left, because they are already are left leaning they are higly reclutable. Even if you think that women struggle aint legit (which it is you fucking incel) just step aside and keep the anti capitalist agenda, because radical left feminism will also do exactly that PLUS fighting patriarchy.

What is actually happening here is that you are a bunch of edgy incel teens who have never talked once with a woman or a queer, you really cant begin to understand such a pain in the ass shit they have to endure, i can go deeper into this if you want. you just keep this toxic views because of your own personal prejudices and ignorance.

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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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News 9/19

Masked protesters clash with Greek police on anniversary of left-wing activist’s slaying (VIDEO)

Clashes broke out in some Greek cities on Tuesday as masked protesters confronted police on the fifth anniversary of the death of Pavlos Fyssas, who was killed by a member of the right-wing Golden Dawn party.

https://www.rt.com/news/438836-greece-antifa-protest-video/

Unions shut down Washington teacher strikes

After weeks of strikes by educators, the teachers’ walkouts in the US state of Washington were shut down Monday. By Tuesday morning, all of Washington’s 1.1 million students and thousands of teachers and school staff will be back in the classrooms, with none of the basic issues resolved.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/19/wash-s19.html

Donald Trump urged Spain to 'build the wall' – across the Sahara

Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building a wall across the Sahara desert, the country’s foreign minister has revealed.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/19/donald-trump-urged-spain-to-build-the-wall-across-the-sahara

North and South Korea Vow to Denuclearize, Co-Host 2032 Olympics

The leaders of North and South Korea have wrapped up their third summit this year with a vow to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Earlier today South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a joint press conference in Pyongyang.

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/9/19/headlines/north_and_south_korea_vow_to_denuclearize_co_host_2032_olympics

Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

Rising food prices and the falling value of the country's currency as a result of a civil war are putting more families at risk of food insecurity.But another threat comes from fighting around the key port city of Hudaydah, which is the principal lifeline for almost two-thirds of the population.save the Children says a total of 5.2 million children now face famine.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45568669

New police raids and Europe-wide manhunt against G20 opponents

In a major raid in three federal states, police searched a total of 15 apartments yesterday morning and arrested one person. According to the police, the action was directed against suspects who were said to have participated in riots on the periphery of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July last year.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/19/raid-s19.html

Canada's Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done

Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta/canadas-trudeau-under-growing-pressure-to-get-nafta-deal-done-idUSKCN1LY2RY

Trump mulls idea of permanent US military base in Poland, says Warsaw ‘likes it very much’

US President Donald Trump is eyeing a permanent military presence in Poland, saying the country “likes the idea very much.” Warsaw had stated earlier it was ready to pay up to $2 billion to have a US military base on its soil.“Poland is willing to make a very major contribution to the United States to come in and have a presence in Poland, and certainly it's something we'll discuss,” Trump said on Tuesday while speaking at the White House before meeting his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.

https://www.rt.com/news/438771-us-poland-fort-trump/

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>daily reminder that anti-idpol is still idpol

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Cybernetic Communism

Which software development projects would you consider to be good praxis?

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Should we care about women's issues, or is that just all autistic idpol????

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ITT: Post your political compass result

Post your result and name your selected ideology.

Mine: Trotskyism-Leninism or De Leonism

Political compass test - ://www.politicalcompass.org/

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Organization Thread

Nani, the fuck. Why don't we have a thread on organisation? Post some info on what you've been up to, where you are, what you can do, and the consequences of said actions; post strategies, suggestions, and ideas that you can suggest to your local communist friends; post resources, propaganda, and material you can use.

Organize. Agitate. Act.

It's optimistic of me to think that this could occur, but if there are enough lads in close enough proximity to organize something, then I also suggest you put in some contact details- nothing too personal, a throwaway social media account that allows DMs should do the job just fine, but make sure it's secure and all 'cuz you don't want the feds on your trail if you're doing shifty shit.

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South Africa anti white apartheid

What is /leftpols/ thoughts on this?

Seems like South Africa is implementing fascist policies against white people in their country.

Is that justified because muh whites did bad things in the past?

Do two wrongs really make a right?

Does anyone know why the picture has Obama laughing at the white farmers who are getting attacked?

I didnt think he had anything to do with this.

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Is it possible for the Populists of the right and the Labour movements of the left to reconcile their differences so they can bring an end to the current Neo liberal world order? How would it work and what would it look like?

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Capitalism is very bad for mental health

Capitalism is literally turning the proletariat mentally ill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbRFHlNxr0M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlqzB-3lqDY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ZsXMyWaB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pIQoAnYTzg

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Mh_hQCnPw

Do you care about your digital privacy and freedom? I'm honestly totally scared that IoT, advanced AI are becoming more and more real, that everything is part of botnet, everything online is monitored and controlled, heck you won't be even able to watch tv without being on camera. Are these products of today's capitalism or these technology related issues would be possible in any imaginable system with some form of authority (corporations, state, etc.)?

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/green/

Thread to discuss gardening and related hobbies. There was a thread on /leftypol/ but one of the volunteers anchored it.

When I had a garden I used to grow:

Green onions

Garlic

Poppies

You'd be surprised how many of the vegetables you buy at a store are viable for planting. I first planted green onions when I discovered that the ones I had in the fridge were sprouting roots. I planted them and they grew enormously. Like, the ones you buy in the store aren't even grown to full size. Likewise, you can plant the individual "teeth" of garlic and they'll sprout entire plants. Poppy flowers - you can buy seeds in the seasoning section of most supermarkets. The seeds will grow.

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September 11th

Today was the day the military in my country betrayed their people and their government by ending the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. But we shouldn't remember this date as just that, we should also remember it as the day Allende chose to die fighting for the chilean proletariat along the very few that remained loyal to him against overwhelming odds instead of escaping like almost everyone who supported him did.

Hasta Siempre compañero Allende

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Combat Feminism

Pic related is why women's liberation killed leftism in the West a long time ago. Daily reminder that Bernie would have won.

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>trots shilling on campus for fringe activist politics

> not a single Stalinist in sight.

It's all so tiresome.

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Have you gone to your local Socialist meeting lately?

I don't even care about denomination, what's your excuse Anon?

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New 9/18

London: 8,000 council homes set for demolition

Over 100 council housing estates across London are to be demolished in the latest bipartisan attack on social housing in the UK’s capital. The continuing social cleansing of the city, euphemistically labelled “redevelopment,” will see over 31,000 social housing residents forced to leave their homes, with 118 housing sites set to be demolished or “regenerated” over the coming years.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/18/demo-s18.html

German domestic spy chief removed, set to take up Interior Ministry post amid migrant row

Hans-Georg Maassen has been removed as the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency and will become a senior official in the Interior Ministry. That's after he questioned videos of far-right violence in Chemnitz. Maassen, who has been the president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) since 2012, will take up the position of state secretary in the Interior Ministry.

https://www.rt.com/news/438750-german-spy-chief-removed/

North Korea's Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region, sees more progress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his “historic” summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilized regional security, and that he expected further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-summit/north-koreas-kim-says-summit-with-trump-stabilized-region-sees-more-progress-idUSKCN1LX1SC

Russian aircraft shot down during Israeli missile attack on main Syrian government port

Latakia, Syria’s major port city and a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, came under a missile attack on Monday, apparently downing a Russian military plane with 14 military personnel aboard.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/18/syri-s18.html

Cuba's president says can't talk with Trump unless it's as equals

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April his government could not talk with U.S. President Donald Trump as long as Trump’s administration kept its “abnormal” attitude toward the Communist-run island.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cubas-president-says-cant-talk-with-trump-unless-its-as-equals-idUSKCN1LX0EJ

Italy police search home, seize passport of suspected Y..P..G foreign fighter

One man, Pierluigi Caria, a 33-year-old Nuoro resident also known as Luiseddu or Luisi, allegedly previously fought against Islamic State in Syria in the International Freedom Battalion, linked to the mainly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), ANSA reported. The other two subjects have not yet been named.

https://outline.com/x2ense

Tesla under investigation by US justice department after Elon Musk tweets

More bad news is piling up for Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of the electronic car company Tesla. Tesla is now under investigation by the US justice department over statements the company and Musk made last month.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/18/tesla-investigation-elon-musk-tweets-reports

Border Patrol ‘serial killer’ had an arsenal in his home and attempted ‘suicide by cop’

A South Texas U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing four people appeared to be preparing for a shoot-out with law enforcement after a would-be victim broke free and alerted police, authorities said Monday.

https://outline.com/rXqNks

Saudi-led coalition launches large-scale assault on Yemen’s vital port of Hodeidah

The Saudi-led coalition has renewed a large-scale offensive on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, ending a months-long effort led by the UN to bring hostilities to a halt.

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces continue military operations in Yemen's Red Sea Coast, in cooperation with the Joint Yemeni Resistance Forces,” Commander of the Arab Coalition taskforce, Brigadier Ali Al Tunaiji, told Emirates News Agency (WAM).

https://www.rt.com/news/438695-saudi-coalition-begins-offensive-hodeidah/

China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-response/china-to-penalize-60-billion-of-u-s-imports-in-tit-for-tat-move-idUSKCN1LY22V

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>Fat Nigger Women are Saviors of the Left

Give me a break. You think this lady cares about the working class? All she cares about is building a black bureaucracy. I have seen it hundreds of times.

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whos your waifu?? op must contain 19 chars in this board and 3d nis for fascists, real man only like easter arts

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>20 years of Illuminati research

>Constantly told that they were trying to push communism

>Illuminati was actually backing the capitalists all along and still does so to this day

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Is Rick James /ourguy/?

Any one knows about his praxis or thought?

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/leftyk/

It’s been a while sense we’ve had one of these threads. All discussion on leftist paramilitaries/militias belongs here.

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>when you LARP as a libertarian on /pol/ and make purposefully stupid arguments to make /pol/ hate lolbergs and ancaps.

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This sounds really interesting and really awful

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>still no commiecat OC

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Food Kulaks

Is there anything more disgusting than the man who sells his own kind into slavery or extermination simply for profit? That was the question on my mind when I opened my bag of peanuts today. Is this the ultimate class traitor? Do you know of any other mascot kulaks? Name and shame them here.

"in the latest issue of Gastronomica, writer Mark Morton serves up a brilliant essay on the very subject. Here's the nut graf of the piece (which is regrettably not online):

"This notion that the natural world is not antagonistic to humans—-"nature, red in tooth and claw," as Tennyson put it three centuries later—-but rather that it willingly bends itself to comply with human desire, is a version of what literary critics call the pathetic fallacy. Sometimes dismissed as jejune, the pathetic fallacy can, at its best, offer us a vision of a world where humans and their environment coexist in harmony. But at its worst, the pathetic fallacy can become a grotesque fantasy of self-indulgence. In the culinary world, that began to happen about a century ago in print advertisements that depicted animals perversely and gleefully seeking their own slaughter—-all in a bid to satisfy human consumption."

But seriously, also general topic for laughing at branding/funny products.

(Also, some bonus other products from work that made me laugh)

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My comrades are drinkers and I don't know how to handle this

Recently I've joined my local communist party and I have made a weird observation. At almost every meeting I have attended so far, my comrades were drinking. We were talking about political issues and we were working. But I find it strange, that they were drinking alcohol during this. Personally I think, this behaviour is for me a sign of lack of discipline. Otherwise, this is the biggest communist party in my country (Germany), so this "praxis" can't be that wrong?!

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>tfw you just want all unironic defenders of capitalism to be slaughtered in a violent revolution but when you open your eyes they are still there

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Anyone I don't like was a rapist 40 years ago

Gas the hags, sex war now.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407047-kavanaugh-furor-intensifies-as-calls-for-new-testimony-grow

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Communism and Transhumanism

Are communists defective transhumanists?

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/aFtWRL3QihoF5uQd5/guardians-of-the-gene-pool

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News 9/17

Hundreds arrested as construction workers at t*rkish airport clash with security forces

Hundreds of t*rkish construction workers were detained by police and gendarmes over the weekend after workers carried out mass protests against deadly working conditions at the site of a new airport in Istanbul.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/turk-s17.html

Russia and t*rkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib

Russian and t*rkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region from which “radical” rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after a meeting with his t*rkish counterpart.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-putin-erdogan-hope/russia-and-turkey-agree-to-create-buffer-zone-in-syrias-idlib-idUSKCN1LX1BU

Ukrainian nationalists hit reporter in face & throw eggs as police look on (VIDEO)

A reporter with Ukraine’s NewsOne was viciously attacked by nationalists during a live report in Kiev. It happened during protests against the extradition of a Russian wanted over alleged involvement with terrorists in Syria.

https://www.rt.com/news/438631-ukrainian-nationalists-attack-reporter/

In blow to Canada's Trudeau, legislator defects to opposition

A legislator from Canada’s ruling Liberals unexpectedly defected to the main opposition party on Monday, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a year before the next federal election.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics-conservatives/in-blow-to-canadas-trudeau-legislator-defects-to-opposition-idUSKCN1LX287

Hurricane Maria: Trump's FEMA chief partially blames Puerto Rico deaths on 'spousal abuse'

The US government's disaster relief chief has defended Donald Trump's denial of the official death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, partially blaming the number of fatalities on spousal abuse.The president claimed the 2,975 people found by a study to have died as a result of hurricanes in the US territory last year was a number invented by his opponents to discredit him.

https://outline.com/4yWexF

British diver sues Elon Musk for $75,000 over 'pedo' claim

A British diver who helped rescue young football players trapped in a Thai cave is suing the Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk. Vernon Unsworth alleges Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a paedophile. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 (£57,000) in damages and a court order preventing Musk from making further allegations.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/17/british-diver-vernon-unsworth-sues-elon-musk-over-pedo-claim

U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas: envoy

The United States revoked visas for the family of the Palestine Liberation Organization ambassador, the envoy said on Sunday, the latest development in the worsening relations between the Trump administration and Palestinian leadership.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-palestinians/u-s-state-department-revokes-plo-ambassador-family-visas-envoy-idUSKCN1LW0RE

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to get harmful asbestos out of schools, even though the threat of contamination remains, the agency’s internal watchdog said on Monday.

https://www.apnews.com/4b0464ad0ca94e1cb90762263fedc296/Watchdog:-EPA-asbestos-protection-for-schoolchildren-lagging

‘EU not Europe’: Le Pen wants to break away from EU and move towards union of European Nations

France’s Marine Le Pen wants to break away from the European Union and move towards a union of individual nations, saying that the current bloc is “an ideological structure” and not “real Europe.”

https://www.rt.com/news/438619-le-pen-eu-migrants/

Israel bombs target near Damascus as Syrian war threatens to escalate

Israel launched a series of missile strikes on targets close to Damascus International Airport late Saturday night. The strikes, which are the latest in a long line of aggressive interventions into the Syrian conflict by Tel Aviv, were reportedly aimed at destroying a weapons depot belonging to Iranian forces or the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/17/syri-s17.html

China reportedly says it won't just play defense in a trade war with the US

China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday.

https://outline.com/Ww86RG

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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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WebM thread

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

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Is the collapse of western civilization the end of history?

I keep asking myself this question.

Acording to the clash of civilizations books there's around 10 civilizations right now (anglo, europe, slavic, t*rkish, arabic, persian, african, latino, japanese, hindi, chinese).

If europe collapses, what do this mean for non western civilizations?

Something good, something bad?

Lets remember that feminism and other SJW garbage doesn't exist outside the west, japan and maybe some south american nations.

Even gay rights is considered a taboo among other civilizations and being gay is considered a death crime among non western nations.

So, how do pol view the downfall of western civilization because of progressive isues, gay shit, low birth rate, feminism, while at the same time the rise of other more younger civilizations?

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Any help with debating right-wingers?

Hey, burger here.

I recently tried to have a disscussion about socialism with my right-wing family at dinner. Because they wanted me to join in.

They basically made the same arguments that I suppose you’re all tired of hearing.

>”muh human nature”

>”Where has socialism ever worked?”

>”If we had socialism we wouldn’t have Elon Musk and all of his technologies!!!”

>”Socialism has always fallen to the power of a few.”

>”Muh equality of outcome”

I even tried to explain to them about the anti-authoritarian forms of socialism but they didn’t listen.

Is there a way to better my arguments to make them understand or is it a lost cause?

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/leftpol/ eternally btfo'd and trolled epic style

hey leftits, how does it feel that you're all dumb and don't know how nature works scientifically and disregard human nature for utopianism?

btw does anyone know why academia is flooded with cultural marxists who don't know a thng about nature or science?

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GAMERS RISE THE FUCK UP

Gamers, we have been oppressed for too long. Now is finally the time we unite and stand up for one another and ourselves. We must come together and form a Gamer ethno-nation state where all gamers will be welcomed. Gamers rise up! Gamers unite!

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Right to Privacy

What do leftanons think of the right to privacy implied by the constitution and also as a philosophical concept? I think that upholding the freedom from surveillance is the the only effective way to combat totalitarianism in both the public sector and by private sector companies.

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Dialectical Biology

I’ve heard people here talk about Dialectical Biology, but what is it. Can someone explain it to me? Is it scientifically proven, or neo-leysinkoist garbage?

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International Ancommunstan Coat of Arms (right)

The horns represent wheat and the top right panel of the represents vegetarianism. What do you think of it?

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What is your opinion on Chomsky? Is he for anarchists theirguy and/or is he hated among leftists for that beef with Zizek?

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What motivates or creates school shootings?

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What I always find funny about the Nazis is the fact that they think that the evil Jews control the capitalist system, but still see it as a ideal to work for it and pay taxes to the corrupt "jewish puppets"… xD

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Terrorism by ideology

> B-but muh antifa are teh real terrorists!!!111!!

We all knew this already, but it's important to present facts. The right is and always will be the biggest threat to us all.

This is the face of the alt right and identitarian movements. AntiFa might be reckless and annoying at times, but claiming they are morally equivalent to the alt right is a blatant false equivalence.

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We have #MeToo politicians now

I don’t even care anymore. Grab them by the pussy. I don’t like Israel, but I hate feminazis even more.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/12/julia-salazar-new-york-senate-candidate-accuses-david-keyes-sexual-assault

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Planning to create a study group for Capital book 1 and figured it be best to ask for advice before failing fantastically. I've never before held in a study group but for what it's worth I've organised political work and read chapter 1, Engels reviews of capital where he explains the basics of a commodity and "Reading Capital Politically" by Harry Cleaver.

What has been your experiences leading/participating in study groups and what advice would you give?

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The truth about the capitalist system is only Joooo-propaganda to wipe out muh white race !!!!

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Climate acceleration?

>Impending environmental disaster

>mass famine anticipated

>the direct result of porky's oil/agriculture fetish

>mass homelessness due to flooding

>general populace getting raked over the coals from like 15 different angles

>population probably mildly upset

So, thoughts on climate change and environmental disaster being the catalyst for revolution? Likely? Stupid?

pic unrelated

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Rojava and Syria

Does anyone have news on happenings in Syria lately, what is happening in Rojava and other parts etc.

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News 9/15

U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

The Trump administration has confirmed it will no longer fund peace-building programs for Palestinians and Israelis — including an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities.It's the latest in a series of announcements of the U.S. cutting hundreds of millions of dollars for Palestinians, with the aim of pressuring Palestinian leaders to cooperate with U.S. efforts to broker a peace deal with Israel.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/15/648222130/u-s-will-no-longer-fund-peace-building-programs-for-palestinians

Careful what you wish for: ThinkProgress gets censored by Facebook fact-checkers

A ThinkProgress article on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, published Sunday, was deemed ‘fake news’ by Facebook’s fact checkers. The article itself claimed that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 case guaranteeing Americans the constitutional right to an abortion, based on snippets of Kavanaugh’s legal rulings and speeches.

https://www.rt.com/usa/438504-facebook-thinkprogress-censored-articles/

Iran says Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken oil market 'hostage': SHANA

Iran’s OPEC governor said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken the oil market “hostage” as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian oil sales.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-opec/iran-says-saudi-arabia-and-russia-have-taken-oil-market-hostage-shana-idUSKCN1LV05B

'We are NOT leaving' EU showdown looms as Salvini pledges to SAVE Europe from Brussels

Matteo Salvini's Italian Lega party has often been linked to a policy of leaving the European Union - but the controversial interior minister has shot down speculation of an Italexit.

https://outline.com/nF6Yjr

FEMA Says It Left Puerto Rico Water Stockpile Outside To Save Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has admitted fault for the thousands of pallets of now-undrinkable bottled water left on a runway in Puerto Rico, CBS reported Thursday.

https://archive.is/twauH

Canada’s trade unions deepen corporatist alliance with government during NAFTA talks

As Canada and the United States enter the final stages of bitter negotiations over a revised North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the role of Canada’s union bureaucracy as a key partner of Canada’s big business Liberal government is becoming ever clearer.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/naft-s15.html

‘Not a love affair’: Zarif says Iran to stay in nuclear deal as long as its oil sells

The landmark 2015 nuclear deal was “not a love affair but a compromise,” the Iranian foreign minister has said. Tehran will stay in the agreement even without the US – as long as its oil is bought and revenues are generated.“The agreement wasn’t a love affair but a reasonable compromise,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Germany’s Spiegel magazine. The Islamic Republic will continue to stick to the accord “as long as it meets our interests,” the top diplomat noted.

https://www.rt.com/news/438529-iran-deal-love-affair-oil/

UPS unveils $1 billion cost-cutting “transformation plan

At a conference for Wall Street investors in New York on Thursday, UPS management unveiled the details of its “transformation plan” aimed at slashing more than $1 billion per year in annual global spending through increased “efficiencies.” It took place amid the Teamsters union’s ongoing campaign to browbeat workers into accepting a new five-year concessions contract backed by UPS management.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/15/team-s15.html

This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm - yet. But a combination of warmer oceans and more water in the atmosphere could make the devastation of 2017 pale in comparison.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/15/hurricane-category-6-this-is-how-world-ends-book-climate-change

Kurdish YPG militia may aid Syrian government in Idlib operation: t*rkish foreign minister

Turkey’s foreign minister said in a letter to New York Times editors published on Thursday that the Kurdish YPG militia may aid the Syrian government in an attack against Idlib, the last major rebel-held area in Syria.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-minister/kurdish-ypg-militia-may-aid-syrian-government-in-idlib-operation-turkish-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1LT3F3

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Fags

Why do you support LGBT?

Fags claiming to be socialist are not socialist or even leftist. Their fight for equal rights (and they already have equal rights) is a fight that appeals to the bourgeoisie. Their struggle is anything but class struggle. I haven't seen anything remotely socialist on gay parades. Instead, they want equal rights they have and recognition of a thousand made-up genders. And yes, same-sex marriage is gay privilege. Marriage has always been a heterosexual union for raising children and there's no reason gays need it. The parties supporting them are reformist, and this has spread to Cuba. Thus, I can say that gays ruined Cuba

The LGBT rights movement is a liberal political organization, similar to reverse-sexist liberal feminism. Those who put communist posters alongside Pride flags are spitting in the face to those who lived under these posters

Homonormative movements existed in Engels' lifetime as well, as evidenced by his letter to Marx, which does shed some light on what fags want

Still not convinced that fags are polluting socialism? Congratulations, you're an SJW

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Bookchin Thread

Post Bookchin memes, Bookchin books, Bookchins arguments, arguments against Bookchin and generally anything Bookchin related

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So tell me why capitalism is bad please. Pic not related.

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EFF / South Africa Thread

POLITICAL FREEDOM WITHOUT ECONOMIC FREEDOM IS FUTILE

Is anyone else keeping their eyes on Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters? For those unaware of brainwashed by right-wing propaganda, the EFF is a South African Marxist-Leninist party with inspiration from Fanon, Sankara and others. They are internationalist, anti-imperialist oriented, pro-feminist and anti-racist.

Policies:

>a. Expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation for equal redistribution in use.

> b. Nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy, without compensation.

>c. Building state and government capacity, which will lead to the abolishment of tenders.

>d. Free quality education, healthcare, houses, and sanitation.

>e. Massive protected industrial development to create millions of sustainable jobs, including the introduction of minimum wages in order to close the wage gap between the rich and the poor, close the apartheid wage gap and promote rapid career paths for Africans in the workplace.

>f. Massive development of the African economy and advocating for a move from reconciliation to justice in the entire continent.

>g. Open, accountable, corrupt-free government and society without fear of victimisation by state agencies

<b-b-but that’s racist!!!!

>The struggle for economic freedom in not a struggle against white people, but a struggle for the emancipation of the working class and for equal benefit of those who are not benefiting from the current economic realities.

https://www.effonline.org/eff-founding-manifesto

Julius Malema and the EFF are the future of South Africa and the future of socialism. Stop falling for white supremacist / right-wing propaganda

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Charles Fourier

Why do anarchist like this guy?

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Depression General

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

https://youtu.be/J5djHKXkc6E

https://youtu.be/T_c5ff0EEcA

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Ms. Piggy strikes again

Banning TOR posters, really. This is a new level of stupidity.

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News 9/13

Jeff Bezos is going to create schools where ‘the child is the customer’

A year after asking for suggestions on philanthropy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is unveiling his first projects. The highlight will be the creation of a network for nonprofit preschools that are to be built in low-income communities and accept students at no charge.

https://outline.com/Rs4qsj

Teachers strike in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Roughly 600 public school teachers in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania walked off the job Monday in a strike over rising health care costs and wages. Teachers set up lines around some of the district’s ten schools, which are closed indefinitely.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/13/stro-s13.html

Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Rohingya Situation 'Could Have Been Handled Better

Under international pressure over alleged genocide by Myanmar's army, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi acknowledged Thursday that her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims "could have been handled better."Speaking at a World Economic Forum meeting in Vietnam, Suu Kyi also struck a defiant tone when a moderator asked her about two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar. She said their case "had nothing to do with freedom of expression at all."

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647338291/myanmars-suu-kyi-rohingya-situation-could-have-been-handled-better

Decade after financial crisis JPMorgan predicts next one’s coming soon

With the 10th anniversary approaching of the catalyst for the last major global stock market crash – the Lehman Brothers’ collapse – strategists from JPMorgan are predicting the next financial crisis to strike in 2020.Wall Street’s largest investment bank analyzed the causes of the crash and measures taken by governments and central banks across the world to stop the crisis in 2008, and found that the economy remains propped up by those extraordinary steps.

https://www.rt.com/business/438378-jp-morgan-predicts-financial-crisis/

F-22 stealth fighters intercept Russian strategic bombers near Alaska for the second time this month

US Air Force F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian strategic bombers escorted by two fighter jets near Alaska on Tuesday, marking the second time Russia has done so in a month.

https://www.businessinsider.com/f-22-stealth-fighters-intercept-russian-strategic-bombers-near-alaska-2018-9

Spanish Parliament Votes to Exhume Franco from Monument He Had Built

MADRID — The Spanish Parliament voted on Thursday to exhume the remains of Francisco Franco, the former dictator, from the underground basilica that he had built near Madrid, intensifying a debate over his legacy that continues 43 years after his death.

https://outline.com/eYZmqC

Trump Asked Saudi Arabia for $4 Billion to Fund Anti-Assad CIA Op in Syria, New Book Reveals

U.S. investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s new book “Fear: Trump in White House”, a White House tell-all, amidst other shocking revelations, enlightens its readers about Trump administration’s negotiation with Saudi Arabia regarding funding a CIA operation in Syria.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Trump-Asked-Saudi-Arabia-for-4-Billion-to-Fund-Anti-Assad-CIA-Op-in-Syria-New-Book-Reveals-20180913-0019.html

Threats to freedom: Facebook’s Atlantic Council censors are more interested in tanks than thinking

Like all foreign policy and military think tanks, the Atlantic Council exists to manufacture consent for the goals of its paymasters. It hit the jackpot when the world’s largest social media network put it in charge of censorship.

https://www.rt.com/news/438379-facebooks-atlantic-council-nato/

The F.B.I. Is Quietly Contacting Cubans in Florida, Raising Old Alarm Bells

Julio V. Ruiz, a 71-year-old retired psychiatrist with a long history of participating in talks with the Cuban government, tried to ignore the persistent knocking at his door by two strangers when they showed up uninvited one afternoon last week.

The rapping on the door went on for 15 minutes. It was the F.B.I.

https://outline.com/Xh6DNU

Czech PM backs Hungary after MEPs vote for sanctions against Budapest over ‘democracy flaws

Hungary has received the backing of Czech PM Andrej Babis after the EU Parliament voted to support the ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 which could lead to sanctions on Hungary for allegedly flouting EU rules. Babis voiced his support for Orban on Thursday saying that Prague has Budapest’s back.

https://www.rt.com/news/438401-czech-pm-supports-hungary/

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Unironically: how do I start with the Greeks?

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Kill Porky, wage war now!

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Effectiveness of Political Violence

I've been heard of a meme that regards political violence being more effective when deployed as a means to affect meaningful change.

Any suggested reading?

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/cccp/

Pro-Soviet thread. My folder isn't really all that big so I'd appreciate if anyone could share photos, art, or learning resources the regarding SU or other socialist countries.

Feel free to discuss Marxist theory or the history of real socialism while we're at it.

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News 9/14

Washington state strikes continue as Tumwater teachers defy back-to-work order

Teachers in the small town of Tumwater, Washington voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to continue striking in defiance of a back-to-work order issued earlier in the day by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/tumw-s14.html

Swedish court outrages pro-Jewish groups by nixing deportation of Palestinian arsonist

Sweden’s court decision to overturn the expulsion of a Palestinian convicted of firebombing a local Synagogue has provoked a fierce reaction from Israel and pro-Jewish groups that called it a legitimization of anti-Semitism.

https://www.rt.com/news/438501-sweden-palestinian-deportation-israel/

Reports of Widespread Voter Suppression in New York State Democratic Primary

On the day New York State Democrats select their party’s standard-bearers for the upcoming midterm elections, voters are reporting numerous forms of procedural roadblocks, incorrect voting information and disenfranchisement that many suggest rise to the level of voter suppression.

https://outline.com/BfXmku

Anti-Islam book becomes German bestseller less than two weeks after release

A new book highly critical of Islam and Muslims has been flying off the shelves in Germany to become a non-fiction bestseller. Mainstream media panned it for a simplistic approach to the religion.

https://www.rt.com/news/438498-germany-anti-islam-book-bestseller/

Facebook announces verification to images and video on platform

Facebook said Thursday it is planning to expand its fact-checking functions to photos and videos "Today, we’re expanding fact-checking for photos and videos to all of our 27 partners in 17 countries around the world (and are regularly on-boarding new fact-checking partners)," product manager Antonia Woodford said in a statement.

https://outline.com/6SHRqA

Venezuela hands China more oil presence, but no mention of new funds

Venezuela gave China another stake in the OPEC nation’s oil industry and signed several other deals in the energy sector, but Beijing made no mention of new funds for Caracas during President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to his key financier on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-venezuela/venezuela-hands-china-more-oil-presence-but-no-mention-of-new-funds-idUSKCN1LU1EV

Trump used $169 million from other programs to pay for ICE immigrant detention

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a budget document this week showing President Donald Trump’s administration took $9.8 million out of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response and recovery budget to pay for immigrant detention centers.

https://outline.com/F64Cf4

Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin

Three of the most prominent figures in the Republican Party national-security establishment have endorsed the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 8th District of Michigan, Elissa Slotkin. The reason is simple: Slotkin was a valued accomplice of all three in the crimes perpetrated by the US government in Iraq and around the world.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/slot-s14.html

Statues of Nazi-saluting wolves appear in Chemnitz, Germany amid far-right & counter demos

Under the eyes of Chemnitz’s Karl Marx statue, the sight of snarling bronze wolves with their right paws outstretched seems out of place. However, the artist behind the work hopes it will spark a “discussion” in German politics.

https://www.rt.com/news/438458-chemnitz-nazi-wolf-statues/

Election Violence Rises in Brazil, PT Gubernatorial Candidate Attacked With 'Explosive Device'

The gubernatorial candidate for the Brazilian state of Parana, Florisvaldo Fier, popularly known as Dr. Rosinha, was attacked with an "explosive device" while handing out flyers in central Curitiba Thursday.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Election-Violence-Rises-in-Brazil-PT-Gubernatorial-Candidate-Attacked-With-Explosive-Device-20180914-0007.html

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The Narc Party

>guy locks a girl in a room

>doesn't do anything to her

>she escapes from the room

Combat liberalism.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/13/brett-kavanaugh-dianne-feinstein-confidential-letter

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News 9/12

Article 13 approved by European Parliament by 438 votes to 226

MEPs have voted to pass the much-discussed Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive. Of the 751 politicians voting on the directive today in Strasbourg, 438 voted in favour, 226 against and 39 abstained.

https://musically.com/2018/09/12/article-13-approved-by-european-parliament-by-438-votes-to-226/

Trump administration adopts new definition of anti-Semitism in schools

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech and criticism of Israel on campus.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/11/trump-anti-semitism-schools-781917

UK: Journalists exposing police collusion in Loughinisland massacre arrested

Twenty-four years after masked gunmen sprayed automatic gunfire into the Heights Bar, Loughinisland in Northern Ireland, killing six football fans, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested two journalists who have spent years investigating the atrocity.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/psni-s12.html

Erik Prince touts cost and combat capability in Afghanistan plan

Blackwater founder Erik Prince on Wednesday touted his proposed strategy to replace most U.S. troops in Afghanistan with private contractors, saying the plan would help lower costs and improve combat capability in the country."It's not accurate to call it a privatization. It's really a rationalization," Prince told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising."

https://outline.com/Ycx4r2

Orbán defiant as EU parliament considers sanctions on Hungary

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, claimed his country was being condemned for choosing not to be a “country of migrants”, as he conceded that the European parliament was set to trigger the EU’s most serious sanction against his government.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/11/hungary-punished-eu-sanctions-not-country-of-migrants-viktor-orban

People are more miserable than at any other point on record

People around the world are more miserable than they’ve ever been, according to a study by Gallup of 154,000 people in more than 145 countries released Wednesday. Indeed, Gallup’s so-called “Negative Experience Index” — which is an average of people’s self-reports of their daily levels of worry, stress, physical pain, sadness and anger — has hit the highest level since Gallup began measuring the data a decade ago.

https://outline.com/T9Gvjd

Putin offers Japan’s Abe peace treaty by end of year without preconditions

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Japanese leader Shinzo Abe a peace treaty without preconditions by the end of the year. Decades after the end of WWII, the two states have yet to sign an agreement.

The two leaders met on Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum taking place in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.

https://www.rt.com/news/438235-putin-japan-peace-treaty/

Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails

t*rkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib, t*rkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive which it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-reinforces-military-in-syrias-idlib-after-ceasefire-call-fails-idUSKCN1LS2NO

Chicago hotel strike pits workers against Democrats’ billionaire candidate for governor

The strike by over 5,000 Chicago hotel workers spread to 26 locations Tuesday, as hundreds of workers walked off the job at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, just north of downtown. Thousands of housekeepers, bellhops, servers, cooks and other hospitality workers walked out across the city last Friday to demand increased wages, year-round health benefits and reduced workloads.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/prit-s12.html

US Senate candidate, reporter accuse Israeli PM’s foreign media spokesman of sexual assault

Two women, a New York State Senate candidate and a Wall Street Journal reporter, have accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign media spokesman, David Keyes, of sexual assault.

https://www.rt.com/usa/438289-israel-spokesman-sexual-assault/

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WE DID IT!!!!

No, we didn't get UBI or universal healthcare or even a liveable minimum wage. The lower and middle classes will be just as fucked as ever.

BUT! Now, companies will be forced to pay women to take up useless positions just because of their vaginas! Aren't you so proud of """"progressives"""""?

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/california-bill-mandates-companies-include-least-1-woman-their-boards

>State legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would require publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to place at least one woman on their board by the end of next year — or face a penalty.

>No later than the close of the 2021 calendar year, the bill would increase that required minimum number to 2 female directors if the corporation has 5 directors or to 3 female directors if the corporation has 6 or more directors.

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Ansynd books

Post some anarcho syndicalist literature

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ITT: good capitalists

>inb4 there are none

I’ll start: Robert Owen

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Article 13

This is something I expected Burgers to do, not Euros.

https://musically.com/2018/09/12/article-13-approved-by-european-parliament-by-438-votes-to-226/

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How would /pol/ react if I posted this on their site?

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idpol is an admission that you're a liberal

If you truly dislike capitalism and all of its issues, then throw away idpol garbage. LGBTQ+, anfems, etc are only concerned with enabling their lifestyle, not with the actual working class people.

If you're one of those people, fine, but you're not anti-capitalism. You're just a progressive who impedes actual leftist beliefs.

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Russian and Chinese Imperialism

Are Russia and China imperialist? If so, to what extent are they imperialist? What regions are the primary targets of their imperial ambitions? Posting the thread here because according to /leftypol/ Russia and China are gud bois who dindu nuffin and will bring communism any minute now just wait.

Related to this, Russia has apparently been making a large effort to find allies in Africa, as well as access to mineral resources there. In addition they are going to be opening a military base in Eritrea.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/sep/11/russias-scramble-for-influence-in-africa-catches-western-officials-off-guard?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Fuck #MeToo and Fuck Liberalism

Have you read about Keith Ellison? Even that dumb nigger was accused of #MeToo harassment. The fucking "progressive" nominee for the DNC chair. The American "left" is so fucked. I'm turning Posadist looking for a nuclear and post-apocalyptic revolution at this point.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/us/keith-elllison-karen-monahan.html

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Are scouts in the service of burgeoisie?

What do you think about scouting? Do you think they are "in service of world reaction and imperialism" as were people in USSR told?

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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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ISS DA SOOOUND O DA POLICE

What does /leftpol/ think happened on 9-1-1? Coverup? Collusion? Bourgeois Zionists? Fuck up that was 'capitalized' on? Jet fuel? Thermite?

I'm curious

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1. Discord sucks

2. Slack sucks

3. Matrix kinda sucks

4. IRC is a pain in the ass

My solution: using the forced-anonymous IRC's webchat.

It's like IRC but it's forced-anon. Anyone want to try it out?

https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.sageru.org/?theme=cli#left

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How come that famines and genocides in capitalist countries are never admitted to be a fault of capitalism but even the smallest natural disaster in a socialist country is universally accepted to be a deliberate genocide masterminded by the ruling government?

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Muh Free Speech

What is your opinion on free speech, political censorship and the rights of platforms?

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Are scouts agents of burgeoisie?

Hey there, /leftypol/. What is your view on scouting? Are they really "little soldiers in service of world imperialism" as they were viewed in USSR and Warsaw pact countries?

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Smoke Weed Every Day

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/leftypol/ is FBI, Marcyism is COINTELPRO

People should actually look up COINTELPRO and what the FBI’s actual motivations and strategies are. They aren’t Satan trying to tempt you into revisionism. They don’t really give a shit about what we believe. They’re goals are to sow chaos in our movements and possibly give us a bad public image and get us to do things that justify legal actions against us.

That considered, /leftypol/‘s BO and the whole Marcyite movement they’re a part of stands really badly of COINTELPRO. Just as that board begins to gain a semblance of popularity, the BO suddenly has a massive change of heart, splits the community in two and actively encourages an environment of not just anti-imperialism, but one where any and all enemies of the American state are treated as our most beloved comrades.

Marcyism in general is a ploy to get us to do this, to get us to act as though we’re supporters, agents and agitators of foreign enemies of the state so that we can be arrested, broken up and shut down under the Espionage Act. They’ve already done this to freeze the bank account of Pravda Media and effectively get them shut down.

And, yes, the FBI DID do this sort of thing back in the 60s, from making a Maoist wrecker tendency in the Ad Hoc Committee for a Marxist-Leninist Party to encouraging the creation of the Weathermen. In fact, almost everything the FBI did was around extremist groups, I don’t know where this meme that they’re behind milquetoast succdems came from.

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Can Left unity go to far?

I personally have large disagreements with The Shining Path party in Peru and the DPRK. This doesn't mean I support nuking either of these groups but I wouldn't say I support them either. Am I a bad Leftist for thinking Left unity goes too far or do any of you have similar opinions?

Pic unrelated

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Hey comrades, could any of you provide me with videos showcasing how life in "authoritarian" socialist countries (e.g. USSR, North Korea, Romania, Yugoslavia, etc) wasn't le horrible 1984, but was actually nicer than life in modern Western countries. Thanks.

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Is it cool if I fuck a prostitute?

I don't know if it's the right thing to do or if I'm exploiting the prostitute for fucking her. But ive always really wanted to do it at least once. So does it make me any less of a Marxist if I decide to go through with it?

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Anarcho Primitivism General

Thoughts and opinions

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ITT: explain why your special snowflake ideology is the correct path for your country and / or the world

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I see no reason not to vote Republican

For all the Americucks in here… It seems to me in lack of revolutionary or even tolerable political discourse your only option is to ruin everything.

There are some things I'd compromise on agreeing with liberals. For example public transportation needs a rehaul, it's a shit show. LGBT rights (if we took out that the L and replaced it with an I for incel)

We should make college free and have government checks so people aka, I…don't have to work. But your liberals aren't THAT stupid to give me a lifetme of tendies and dewies. And i sure as hell am not getting free speech, freedom from government intrusion, or any classic liberalism so what are the republicans doing?

Well for one they wanna cut social security. That's just dandy. I'll be dead long before I ever qualify. As social security isn't my income it's the future income. As less and less people make substantial wages to put into SS it becomes less reliable. Just get rid of it and all the boomers die swiftly.

They wanna arm teachers too. That's dumb. I mean school was always dumb and should be abolished. They ain't gonna do that so at least give an underpaid idiot who has an ego similar to that of a moderator a firearm so innocent children die. And innocent children should die. As they belong to the first world. Their blood should run in the streets for me to dance in bare footed and the living ones trafficked to Nathan Larson personally who rolls in them snorting like a pig in mud.

Also vote Republican to destroy the environment FASTER we are past the point of no return but I wanna see it with my own eyes. I want all hope to leave your soul in real time as the sky goes black with soot and our skin peels off from ultraviolet poisoning.

Only thing I don't like about Republicans is all that muh private property shit. That's how we got into this depressing spiral of moderators. But what are neo liberals doing about it? Nothing. So you should get nothing. We all will have nothing. That's real communism bro. Real communism is everyone dies and Stalin vapes in your face pretentiously.

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Watch this, inferior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu0zax6EyeY

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Fuck liberals and protest culture

First picture: women dressed up in handsmaid’s tale clothes outside the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing. Signifies that he will turn the United States into a society where there are female sex slaves because muh Roe v Wade or something.

Second picture: based millionaire Colin Kaepernick on the advertisement of major corporation Nike after he was fired for BLM protests. Does anyone realize that large companies are co-opting social movements just to sell more shit? It’s not because they care. Corporations don’t have feelings. They are profit seeking entities. And giving attention to millionaire porkies with brown skin isn’t revolutionary. It’s just idpol!

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College is a Brain Virus

College graduates are domesticated animals. It grooms you to sell yourself for a meaningless life in a corporate setting. Any alternatives lead to hell, however. After 4 years your brain turns to pork.

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california rail modernization

Note: making this thread here because my /pol/ thread didn't get any responses, even though /pol/ seems fit to bitch and moan over CAHSR whenever it pops up in the news. At any rate, I'm making the thread to keep other people updated on what exactly is going on with CAHSR recently since there's an attempt to repeal the gas tax on the ballot in November:

1. In order to secure passage of the recent gas tax increase (SB1), loads of pork spending had to be dumped on San Joaquin County who is represented in the state senate by the only Republican to vote for the tax, Anthony Cannella. This has resulted in local ACE service getting something like $10 billion to expand to Sacramento, which was the second phase of CAHSR planned to come after the SF-LA trunk line. It's happening first now.

2. The most recent California High Speed Rail Authority business plan has San Joaquins use their completed track between Merced and Bakersfield, moving the trains from 65 mph service to 125 mph service. Note: a longtime opponent of CAHSR in Congress, Jeff Denham, has been quiet on this because America's freight railroad lobby (the AAR) approves of CHSRA taking the SJs because it lets them finally banish passenger trains from their private property. SJ riders will likely be charged a fee to help finance CAHSR as a whole.

3. CHSRA expects to start construction on the planned Pacheco Pass tunnels in 2021 or 2022. This is one of two massive tunnel projects that has to happen for the SF-LA link.

4. Elon Musk, owner of car manufacturer Tesla, donated money to noted CAHSR opponent Kevin McCarthy.

>The More You Know.

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News 9/10

Police suppress protest over schools in debt-ridden Chinese city

Chinese police made multiple arrests to curb a protest in Leiyang, a large city in Hunan province in southern China, during the first weekend of September. The immediate reason for the protest was a local government decision to cut costs in government-funded schools by relocating all fifth and sixth grade students to private schools.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/prot-s10.html

Saudi King’s brother ‘considering self-exile’ after Yemen war criticism

The brother of King Salman is pondering whether he should return to Saudi Arabia after criticising the King and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the war in Yemen, the Middle East Eye reports.

https://www.rt.com/news/438020-saudi-abdulaziz-criticism-exile/

Guard Shoots PT Deputy Candidate in Brazil

Renato Almeida Freitas was shot point-blank range for refusing to leave the place where he was distributing pamphlets for his deputy campaign for the PT. Then, he was arrested.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Guard-Shoots-PT-Deputy-Candidate-in-Brazil-20180909-0018.html

‘Tipping point passed’: Swedes waking up to reject liberal globalists, says political analyst

The Sweden Democrats have successfully played off valid general concerns over uncontrolled immigration and crumbling public welfare to pierce the fortress of liberal values in Sweden, political analyst Charles Ortel told RT.

https://www.rt.com/news/438019-sweden-election-tipping-point/

Saudi Arabia arrests man who filmed video of himself eating breakfast with female colleague

Saudi Arabia has detained a hotel worker who filmed himself eating breakfast with a female colleague, the country’s labour ministry has said.

The owner of the hotel has also been summoned for questioning, according to the ministry.

https://outline.com/r62hFf

Cynthia Nixon and her supporters slam "anti-Semitism" mailer by Democratic Party

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Cynthia Nixon and her campaign supporters are demanding Gov. Cuomo and the state’s Democratic Party repent for a mailer emblazoned with her picture and the words “anti-Semitism.”

https://outline.com/YX9n2p

Trump administration to take tough stance against International Criminal Court

The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court, threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-icc/trump-administration-to-take-tough-stance-against-international-criminal-court-idUSKCN1LQ076

India: Maoists spreading to more districts: Intelligence report

The Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee (WGSZC) of CPI (Maoist) has been increasing the strength of its armed wing People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in five districts of state, said a report from the intelligence wing of the anti-naxal squad of the state police.

www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/india/india-maoists-spreading-to-more-districts-intelligence-report/

Israel’s Netanyahu extends hand of friendship to fascistic Philippines President Duterte

Duterte met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as President Reuven Rivlin and officials from Israel’s military and intelligence agencies. Among his entourage were 46 senior politicians, officials and military and security personnel, as well as a 150-strong delegation of business leaders.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/dute-s10.html

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News 9/11

Bullying': US Closes Palestinian Mission Office in Washington

The United States government announced the closure of the Palestinian leadership’s de facto embassy in Washington as a "punishment" for not engaging in one-sided talks with Israel, and for attempting to sue the Israeli government at the International Criminal Court despite warnings from Washington.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bullying-US-Closes-Palestinian-Mission-Office-in-Washington-20180910-0002.html

A week of crisis and deepening dysfunction in US politics

Every day last week brought new demonstrations of an unprecedented crisis within the Trump White House and US state apparatus.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/10/pers-s10.html

Brazil's Lula to bow out of election; Poll rattles markets

Jailed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will step aside on Tuesday so his running mate can stand for the presidency in next month’s election, party sources said, as leftist candidates’ strong showing in a poll pulled markets lower.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-election/brazils-lula-to-bow-out-of-election-poll-rattles-markets-idUSKCN1LR08N

Huge rise in deaths of homeless people in the UK

Aaron French-Willcox, aged just 19, was found dead in a tent in Cardiff in the early hours of February this year. Aaron had type one diabetes and he died from diabetic ketoacidosis.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/11/home-s11.html

German military strikes on Syria would be ‘absurd & irresponsible’ – Left Party chair

The leader of Germany’s Left Party hit out at the government for mulling potential military strikes against Damascus, just one day after Berlin said it was in talks with allies about possible German military deployment in Syria.

https://www.rt.com/news/438198-german-airstrikes-syria-wagenknecht/

Duterte Dares Military Officers to Rebel Amid Standoff Over Senator’s Arrest

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Tuesday challenged military veterans and serving officers who oppose him to mount a rebellion, a day after the head of the armed forces warned soldiers not to take sides in the president’s standoff with a senator he has threatened to arrest.

https://outline.com/PHmSHC

Boris Johnson says May's Brexit plan 'worse than status quo'

Boris Johnson and other leading Tory Brexiteers have attacked Theresa May's Brexit plan at an event putting the economic case for leaving the EU without an agreement on trade.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45483679

Germany's New Far-Right Campaign Poster Is Unsubtly Racist

The far-right Alternative for Germany party released a new campaign poster last week with a slogan promising “Islam-free schools” beneath a photo of smiling white schoolchildren.

Alternative for Germany, also known as AfD, released the posters in the midst of its election campaign in the southern German state of Bavaria. Recent polls show the party is on track to win the third-largest share of the vote as it saps votes from the traditional conservative party aligned with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

https://outline.com/Pch6P8

Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

Global hunger has reverted to levels last seen a decade ago, wiping out progress on improving people’s access to food and leaving one in nine people undernourished last year, with extreme weather a leading cause, the UN has warned.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/11/global-hunger-levels-rising-due-to-extreme-weather-un-warns

Filming of staged chemical attack in Syrian Idlib begins - Russian MoD

Footage, meant to serve as proof that the Syrian government has conducted a chemical weapons attack in Idlib, Syria, is to be handed to global news outlets by the end of Tuesday, the Russian military claims.

https://www.rt.com/news/438158-staged-chemical-attack-idlib/

South Korea's talks with North are going well, unlike Trump's

All the while, often drowned by the din of Trump's headline-grabbing promises, a second, quieter set of negotiations has been making encouraging steps.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/north-korea-s-talks-south-are-going-well-unlike-trump-n907416

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Sarah Wagenknecht #aufstehen

>long time leftist politician and democratic socialist

>founder of one of the first new anti-sectarian leftist mass movements in years

>plans on guiding Germans towards Socialism with reasonable stances outsmarting the reactionary AfD

>gets attacked from redlibs and succdems for her reasonable pro-worker immigration stances

>her name has the same ending as Liebknecht's

She is /ourgirl/ and you know it comrades. Why haven't you joined #aufstehen yet anon?

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3000 dead burgers wasn't enough

Change my mind (pro tip: you can't)

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A dumbfuck Ranting

YouTube is a shit fest when it comes to political discussions and debates. It is often marked by drama wars between what are basically cults of charlatans who decide what perspectives and narratives to propagate for their sheeples. This in most cases leads to irrational opinions and arguments that are half baked and simplified. there is a reason why most often well researched and thoughtful arguments tends to get ignored by the majority of viewers. Along with other problems (which other users could point out) wouldn't be a problem if people didn't treat as end instead of mean to knowledge and discourse. This is primary the reason why youtube is fucking autistic as even in non political l videos they have to spill out bullshit out their mouths in the comment sections, famous example being history videos. We have a big problem on the left where people substitute reading theory and philosophy with watching their favorite celebrities(Cult leaders) do the thinking for them.

This however stems from one issue but still very important: is the inclusion of petty personal shit into poltics as a whole. We have an internet community where people don't consider politics as something professional and as a set of goals for society which they want to enforce. Instead they treat as something personal where they're only in it for their own selfish petty reasons which don't actually accomplish anything important. This can to shit like flamewars and drama where it isn't necessary or useful to the discussion of ideas.

However there might be a solution to this problem. It stems from issue of the videos themselves. Most of the time when people respond they are only responding on the person instead of the ideas being present by that group. This is problematic as it could become something personal to fight their little private war. A solution to this would be to respond the ideas in general instead a specific person. It wouldn't be titled as a "responding to x persons" but instead titled as a critique of ideas. Now this method would insure that there would no emotional or personal context the videos and make the ideas less biased and dumb and more intelligent

Even though may seem autistic and hopefully everyone should know not to get their opinions from youtube of all place. However while we may not like youtube as a platform for learning, many people are using youtube for their news and politics which is why we have many rightwing hacks making a lot of money and publicity of this trend. If we could fix the discourse of not only the left but politics as a whole then it could lead to at least social democratic left shift on the internet as youtube is a big part of it. It would also be nice if we could remove cults of personalities around certain types of youtubers.

In this we could also discuss other problems of internet discourse as a whole and solutions to them.

Also purge people like "Read no Books" muke would also be nice :)

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Lies as Propaganda

Very close to finishing "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell. It's a great account of the Spanish Civil War from a left, Anglophone perspective. Not only that, its an excellent if not accurate (not sure how to gauge that as I am not well versed in the Civil War otherwise) depiction of struggles between different groups on the left. Notably, between the POUM and allies as Anarchists and the PUSC as Communists and Socialists. The pictured excerpt highlights a glimpse at the propaganda used by the PSUC to discredit the anarchists of which Orwell was aligned. How do you justify blatant misrepresentation in order to achieve political aims? And how am I supposed to trust "leftist" journals that engage in the same shoddy reporting?

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So I was reading about this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(religion)

And this passage got my attention:

>In Sikhism, the world is regarded as both transitory and relatively real.[107] God is viewed as the only reality, but within God exist both conscious souls and nonconscious objects; these created objects are also real.[107] Natural phenomena are real but the effects they generate are unreal. māyā is as the events are real yet māyā is not as the effects are unreal. Sikhism believes that people are trapped in the world because of five vices: lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego. Maya enables these five vices and makes a person think the physical world is "real," whereas, the goal of Sikhism is to rid the self of them. Consider the following example: In the moonless night, a rope lying on the ground may be mistaken for a snake. We know that the rope alone is real, not the snake. However, the failure to perceive the rope gives rise to the false perception of the snake. Once the darkness is removed, the rope alone remains; the snake disappears.

This may sound wacky but would becoming class conscious and breaking from ideology/spooks be comparable to spiritual enlightenment?

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Alternate History

Could the Great Depression have turned out differently? What would it have taken?

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Sup /leftpol/

I heard some of you guys are really poor and into illegalism. Some of you are looking for illegal, but lucrative ways to get yourselves out of poverty. Perhaps you're interested in selling or distributing drugs? Perhaps you want to rob people? Well, i can't help you, because i refuse to do anything illegal.

On a completely unrelated note, if anyone is interested in chemistry or mycology, you should check out these links as well as pic related. There's a lot of money in science. if you click these links, don't produce any illicit drugs with the knowledge found there, with the intention of using or selling the stuff as drugs. Keep it strictly for scientific purposes!

https://www.sporestore.com/section.php?xSec=3

https://wiki.dmt-nexus.me/FAQ#Is_dmt_legal.3F

Brought to you by illegalist gang

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Why does Rocker seem so hesitant to mention anarcho-communism in this book? Admittedly I'm only about 3/4 done, so maybe I just haven't gotten there yet, but he seems to only go as far as endorsing socialism. But he quotes Kropotkin multiple times. Did he just want to distance himself from Communist parties as much as possible?

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Praxis: Be a Right-Wing Commentator

I know this sounds crazy but bear with me here.

>the right wing commentariat makes lots of easy money (and a lot from porky organizations)

>they generate lots of attention both from right wingers and from controversy

>their audience tolerates a lot of bullshit for validation

>they very easily get a lot of exposure from people like Dave Rubin and Joe Rogan who are eager to give them a platform

>liberals whining about you being edgy is free publicity

Could it be beneficial to invoke Poe's Law and pretend to be right wing in order to make money (that you quietly give to left-wing organizations) and plant (surreptitiously left-wing) propaganda in more welcoming ears? Here's the premise. You unapologetically slob porky's knob day in and day out, but you strip away the euphemistic language. Do like Trump did in the election. Don't mince words. Instead, cop to things like wealth distribution and police violence. Be direct about it. Provide (flimsy, easily defeated) justifications for all of it. "Yes, police brutality is real, and no those people weren't committing crimes; suppressing the poor is good because they are failures and natural selection is how the world works. Keep healthcare private because it's not profitable to treat people, and if they're weak or sick let them die so that the species can grow stronger." Like that.

Be so outlandishly evil and stupid that it simultaneously enrages people and takes their breath away. Bring up shit that's taboo for the right, like the separation of real wage growth from productivity growth and blame it on people becoming lazy because of hippie culture. Acknowledge the link between poverty and crime and go on to say that poor people should be reduced to crime so they're motivated to pull up their bootstraps by some prison time. You know, stuff that's overtly stupid and rage-inducing. Tell people all about the problems and "own" them, giving very poor justifications for why these things are good.

You can get loyal followers by pandering to their beliefs, and probably some platform access as well. If you're not too obvious about what you're doing you might even get Koch dollars or a Fox News interview. Just be sure to know your audience and tailor your stupidity so that they will be more likely to see through your bullshit. Make mistakes that totally undermine your argument and touch nerves so people get mad and are more likely to look for mistakes. If you're talking to boomers then royally fuck up your history and say shit like anti-war protests have stopped wars resulting in attacks on American soil because boomers weren't patriotic enough. If you're talking to college kids tell them how government subsidies have made college so cheap that people who don't deserve to go can afford it and blame them for not working hard enough to be able to pay more for college. If you're talking to lolbertarians openly talk about the market like it's a religion and make them uncomfortable by asking them to pray to the invisible hand.

The best part is that lots of people could do this simultaneously and try different methods. If anybody was exposed or came out then it would have the beneficial effect of sending the think thank brigade into paranoia mode. "How many commies have infiltrated us? Can I trust anybody? How many of my ideas or talking points are actually commie propaganda?" Wouldn't that be great? Wouldn't it make them even nuttier and more desperate to prostrate themselves embarrassingly to prove their loyalty? And being able to "come out" after a while as a trickster means you could pivot toward open left-wing critique with an existing presence and the cred of having pulled off the con (while also embarrassing all of your fans).

What do you think? Is there any merit to undermining right wing ideology by taking its core ideas to their logical (stupid and evil) conclusions while badly defending against left-wing arguments or incorporating them? Is it worth it to get some money from right-wing rubes to put toward a worthy cause?

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News 9/6

In Senate hearing, Facebook pledges to replace “bad speech” with “alternative facts”

Wednesday’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/06/cens-s06.html

'Israel is a racist endeavour’: Police investigate posters scattered around London

Police are investigating London bus stop posters reading ‘Israel is a racist endeavour,’ believed to be a response to Labour's decision to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.

https://www.rt.com/uk/437796-israel-posters-ihra-definition/

==A British warship got involved in a showdown with the Chinese military in the South China Sea=

The UK Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion recently challenged China's claims to the contested South China Sea, reportedly triggering a confrontation with the Chinese military.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-chinese-military-confronted-a-british-warship-in-south-china-sea-2018-9

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro stabbed while campaigning

Brazilian far-right and opinion poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the abdomen while campaigning on Thursday, and Globo TV reported he is undergoing surgery.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-election-bolsonaro/brazil-far-right-candidate-bolsonaro-stabbed-while-campaigning-idUSKCN1LM2YJ

Blackwater Guard's 2nd Murder Trial Ends Without A Verdict

The second murder trial of Nicholas Slatten, the former Blackwater contractor accused of firing the first shots in a shooting that killed more than a dozen unarmed civilians, has ended in a mistrial.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/645176400/blackwater-guards-2nd-murder-trial-ends-without-a-verdict

Pakistan on course to become world’s 5th largest nuclear power

India will likely be unsettled by the news its arch-nemesis Pakistan is being tipped to become the fifth largest nuclear power in the world. US researchers have branded the development “concerning.”

https://www.rt.com/news/437784-india-pakistan-nuclear-power/

Tacoma teachers strike as walkouts spread across Washington

Teachers in Tacoma, Washington, joined striking teachers throughout the state as the Tacoma Education Association (TEA) failed to reach a deal with school district officials in advance of the 5:00 p.m. strike deadline Wednesday.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/06/taco-s06.html

Democratic socialist in New York state Senate race remakes herself

In a year in which establishment Democrats have found themselves stalked, and sometimes beaten, by more liberal challengers, New York's Julia Salazar seems well-positioned to become the next insurgent to knock off an incumbent.

https://outline.com/daNbMv

100,000 Farmers March in India's Capital for Better Wages

Over a hundred thousand farmers marched Wednesday waving red flags in New Delhi, the capital city of India, demanding Labor rights.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/100000-Farmers-March-in-Indias-Capital-for-Better-Wages-20180906-0019.html

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"The Proletariat"

Why do commies worship the "working class" when these guys are stupid as fuck. They're extremely reactionary and side with fascism over communism because fascism is way easier to digest. Also every commie publication says "the working class wants this or that" but no they dont want communism because they dont even know what it means. The working class or proletariat is extremely apathetic and are lazy as hell. Sure, they know they're getting fucked but they just want the easiest solution. I think that if communism is to ever exist, commies need to get some balls and stop worshipping the working class. These dumbasses need to be led into a revolution cause left to themselves the working class are a bunch of stupid fucks who will get destroyed by the capitalists.

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It’s time

It’s time for the great debate, anons. For a board that claims to reject spooks you guys sure are spooked on one particular topic: that of the age of consent and pedophilia. Why is it wrong? What is consent? The first thing we need to despose of is the notion of “wrong”. What is wrongness? A fiction of the mind. What is “wrong” is completely subjective. Nothing is wrong, nothing is right. So pedophilia is not morally wrong in anyway because morals and right and wrong are fictions of the spooked mind.

The age of consent is a also another fiction, as is consent. Neither exist. Let us no forget that our method of determining age is equally arbitrary. One day a girl is “illegal” according to bourgeois law, the next day she is deemed legally competent to be fucked if she wishes. Many will perhaps say that children / teens are physically unable to consent for some inexplicable reason.

>muh development

they cry out over and over, yet are unable to say why this matters, how it is relevant. And none of it is. Bourgeois morality dictates it, so 99% of dumb proles (likely you as well) blindly follow it. Everyone but us in the current age is WRONG according to your spooked brains. Men married multiple wives and married them at the age of 9, 10, 11, 12, etc and no one blinked an eye. Why were they wrong?

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any good arguments against the greek communist party?

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What is the least classcucked country to move to with a bachelor's degree?

I don't forsee the situation in the US getting better. I live in one of the most class cucked states. I hate it here; is there anywhere marginally better where Americans are welcomed?

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Video Game Thread

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

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

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POSADISM

There were some smart guys talking about nuclear reactors & nuclear weapons in Batko's server last night. I'm actually having a hard time finding any laws explicitly prohibiting civilians from experimenting with nuclear weapons too. In the USA it seems like it's not illegal for individuals to refine or posses radioactive elements; the bigger concerns are with selling it without a license, bringing it out of your home country, or actually using a nuclear weapon …. other countries may be more nuclear friendly

It seems to me that a nuclear weapon would be much easier to construct than a nuclear reactor – and a lot of hobbyists have been able to build those. I've built a lot of conventional explosives. Anyone with more than 2 brain cells can. You could design your own bombs that would stump the bomb squad after spending a couple hours learning the basics and doing a few little tests.

The biggest challenge with constructing nuclear weapons is the assumption that the bomb is being dropped from a plane or the payload is contained in an artillery shell. But if someone makes a nuclear weapon and is willing to "take one for the team" the design ought to be much simpler. (Detonation based on a timer may also be feasible)

Questions –

- how hard would it be to design an open-source nuclear weapon?

- how much would it cost to produce a nuclear weapon?

- has anyone researched this topic much academically?

- does anyone have professional experience with nuclear technology?

Gun-type fission weapons seem the most pragmatic. Uranium is fairly cheap. To copy some info from Wikipedia –

> LITTLE BOY

> The barrel had an inside diameter of 6.5 inches (16.5 cm).

> Its length was 70.8 inches (1.8 m), which allowed the bullet to accelerate to its final speed of 984 feet per second (300 m/s) before coming into contact with the target.

> Contained 64kg of Uranium-235

> Less than 2% of the Uranium actually went off (~ 128g)

> When the bullet is at a distance of 9.8 inches (25 cm), the combination becomes critical.

a relevant reddit thread – https://redd.it/2n44uk

Shame no one's leaked the Atomwaffen's research because they may have some decent stuff.

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Swedish elections 2018

No Swedish elections thread? /leftpol/ I am disappoint.

Live results:

https://valresultat.svt.se/2018/10000.html

inb4 >giving a shit about bourgeois democracy

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Trump officials secretly met with Venezuelan officers to discuss overthrow of Maduro

Trump officials secretly met with Venezuelan officers to discuss overthrow of Maduro

>Trump administration officials repeatedly met with rebel Venezuelan military officers over the past year to discuss their plans for a possible coup to replace President Nicolás Maduro, according to a new report.

>Venezuelan military officials were reportedly rebuffed by the Obama administration, but were more successful in reaching out to the Trump White House after the president said last year that the U.S. had a “military option” for Venezuela

>The U.S. was asked to supply encrypted radios to a few hundred service members who had reportedly soured on Maduro, but decided to not send material support while dozens of the coup plotters were later detained.

>The newspaper noted that the reported discussions with coup plotters could raise alarms in the region given the United States' list of interventions there, including a controversial U.S.-backed coup in Chile in 1973 and the failed Bay of Pigs invasion to overthrow Cuba's Fidel Castro in 1961

http://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/405696-trump-officials-discussed-secret-overthrow-of-venezuelas-maduro

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/world/americas/donald-trump-venezuela-military-coup.html

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>Another account of Durruti's death, however, is given in Antony Beevor (The Spanish Civil War, 1982).

>Beevor maintains that Durruti was killed when a companion's machine pistol went off by mistake. He assessed that, at the time, the anarchists lied and claimed he had been hit by an enemy sniper's bullet "for reasons of morale and propaganda".

JUST

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Rate my comic

Post this when someone says something anti-poor.

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Death of /ourguy/?

Seems like one of the last Youtubers that hasn't been a total idpol spastic has gone and caved in. First he announces what is basically the end of his YouTube channel because some Twitter shits cried about 'muh ableism', second he goes and makes @AnarchoBro96 private and now this. I always knew he had a bit of a weak side when it came to idpolers despite his rants against them, as he was always pandering to Mexie in his comments, but I never saw this coming.

Can someone recommend some other good socialist YouTubers?

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Name one (1) thing worse than ultra dogmatic Marxist-Leninists. I’m waiting

>muh revisionism

>muh X said this so it’s right

>muh dogma

>muh opportunism

>muh infantile disorder

>muh reformism

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Unironic advocacy of political terror

But, to found and consolidate democracy, to achieve the peaceable reign of the constitutional laws, we must end the war of liberty against tyranny and pass safely across the storms of the revolution: such is the aim of the revolutionary system that you have enacted. Your conduct, then, ought also to be regulated by the stormy circumstances in which the republic is placed; and the plan of your administration must result from the spirit of the revolutionary government combined with the general principles of democracy.

Now, what is the fundamental principle of the democratic or popular government-that is, the essential spring which makes it move? It is virtue; I am speaking of the public virtue which effected so many prodigies in Greece and Rome and which ought to produce much more surprising ones in republican France; of that virtue which is nothing other than the love of country and of its laws.

But as the essence of the republic or of democracy is equality, it follows that the love of country necessarily includes the love of equality.

It is also true that this sublime sentiment assumes a preference for the public interest over every particular interest; hence the love of country presupposes or produces all the virtues: for what are they other than that spiritual strength which renders one capable of those sacrifices? And how could the slave of avarice or ambition, for example, sacrifice his idol to his country?

Not only is virtue the soul of democracy; it can exist only in that government. …

* * *

Republican virtue can be considered in relation to the people and in relation to the government; it is necessary in both. When only the govemment lacks virtue, there remains a resource in the people's virtue; but when the people itself is corrupted, liberty is already lost.

Fortunately virtue is natural to the people, notwithstanding aristocratic prejudices. A nation is truly corrupted when, having by degrees lost its character and its liberty, it passes from democracy to aristocracy or to monarchy; that is the decrepitude and death of the body politic. …

But when, by prodigious efforts of courage and reason, a people breaks the chains of despotism to make them into trophies of liberty; when by the force of its moral temperament it comes, as it were, out of the arms of the death, to recapture all the vigor of youth; when by tums it is sensitive and proud, intrepid and docile, and can be stopped neither by impregnable ramparts nor by the innumerable ammies of the tyrants armed against it, but stops of itself upon confronting the law's image; then if it does not climb rapidly to the summit of its destinies, this can only be the fault of those who govern it.

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Uphold Marxism-Spinozism

In >>56417, someone asked me to write a short introduction to Spinoza, which I did, as attached to the thread. I also included an english translation of Frederic Lordon's essay which explains directly how capitalism manages to still quench all class consciousness on an individual level using Spinozist conceptual tools. I urge anyone who's interested in theory to check out Spinozist thought, maybe we could get a discord started if enough people are interested in getting familiar with a key thinker of western philosophy.

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Leftpol

If you won the lottery(say the powerball at like 700 million dollars)

What would you do with the money? Do you think your political convictions would impact that decision or would you get greedy? I'm not trying to prove a point here I have no agenda this is a bullshit hypothetical I'm just curious.

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The WSWS

Why are they right about literally everything? I've followed a lot of news sources but so far nothing beats the analysis given by the WSWS. Its extremely revealing looking at their past analysis of events such as 9/11 and realizing that while publications like the Nation took a reactionary stance, the WSWS stood by socialist principles and presented a scientific analysis of events in line with Marxism.

http://www.wsws.org/

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https://youtu.be/cNX7Y5B1Ous

so this is the 2020 DNC frontrunner…?

embrace yourselves

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News 9/8

Britain: No-confidence motions passed against leading Blairite MPs

Cheers greeted the passing of a no-confidence motion, by 94 votes to 92, on Thursday night at a meeting of Enfield North Labour Party against Blairite Labour MP, Joan Ryan. Ryan, who chairs the Zionist Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), has been at the forefront of the campaign to oust Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/08/ryan-s08.html

Several rockets target Basra Airport, close to where US Consulate is located

Numerous rockets were fired at Iraq’s Basra airport on Saturday morning following violent protests in the city. Officials said the sudden attack did not disrupt flights in or out of the city.

https://www.rt.com/news/437942-iraq-basra-rockets/

Sweden’s far-right set to hold balance of power after election

Sweden votes today in elections likely to force a historic realignment in the nation’s politics, as support for the established centre-right and centre-left blocs slumps in the face of a surge by the populist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/08/swedens-far-right-set-to-hold-balance-power-after-election

Officials Find A Mass Grave In Mexico

Mexican authorities say they found a clandestine grave with the remains of at least 166 people in the state of Veracruz — the latest mass grave in a place that has been marred by disappearances, warring drug cartels and government-sponsored violence.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/07/645527631/officials-find-a-mass-grave-in-mexico

U.S. military drawing up options should Syria use chemical weapons

America’s top general on Saturday said he was involved in “routine dialogue” with the White House about military options should Syria ignore U.S. warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-military-drawing-up-options-should-syria-use-chemical-weapons-idUSKCN1LO03R

Apple Follows Twitter’s Lead, Permanently Bans Alex Jones’ Infowars From App Store

The right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has one fewer digital platform to peddle his crazy conspiracy theories after Apple decided to remove Infowars from its App Store late Friday.

https://outline.com/ZyTrXc

Rebels with a cause? Irexit party calling for Ireland to leave EU launches in Dublin

A new party calling for Ireland to leave the EU launches in Dublin today with a conference discussing the possible benefits of ‘Irexit.’ The Irexit Freedom Party is pushing its agenda despite an apparent lack of public support.

https://www.rt.com/news/437964-ireland-irexit-freedom-party/

UAW silent after Fiat Chrysler worker injured at Kokomo casting plant

Autoworkers at Fiat Chrysler’s operations in Kokomo, Indiana face a wall of silence on the part of the United Auto Workers and management following the injury of a worker at the Kokomo Casting Plant Wednesday.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/08/koko-s08.html ..

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/leftypol/ has gotten smaller but /leftpol/ hasn't gotten any bigger

fucking hell man why doesn't ms piggy just give up? So sick of this split.

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Economic Crisis Thread

Wanted to move over some of the stocks/economic news discussion over here cause you know, /leftypol/ sucks. Anyways, now that Argentina and t*rkey are collapsing and the other emerging markets are heading their way…and now that a trade war between major capitalist nations are picking up steam I think that within the next 3-12 months we will have a global economic crisis. Feel free to post econ news and data here.

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News 9/7

Activists Slam Inaction at UN Climate Change Meeting

The 6-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, with some 2,000 delegates from 196 countries, convened in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday amid demands from activists for increased responsibility from developed countries.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Activists-Slam-Inaction-at-UN-Climate-Change-Meeting-20180907-0012.html

Trump says he’s ready to hit China with $267bn in additional tariffs

President Donald Trump told reporters that tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods are ready to go, in addition to the $200 billion in tariffs the White House has already lined up.

https://www.rt.com/news/437908-trump-ready-china-tariffs/

Russia, t*rkey, Iran fail to agree on ceasefire for Syria's Idlib

The presidents of t*rkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held Idlib province which the United Nations fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/russia-turkey-iran-fail-to-agree-on-ceasefire-for-syrias-idlib-idUSKCN1LN0ZD

Striking Tacoma, Washington, teachers demand better pay, funding for education

Teachers and support staff in Tacoma, Washington, began their strike Thursday, after Tacoma Public Schools and the local affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA) failed to reach an agreement

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/07/wash-s07.html

Nike Orders Rose in Four-Day Period After Kaepernick Ad Debut

Online sales of Nike Inc. apparel and shoes surged in the four days after quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick became the face of a new advertising campaign. Sales dipped in the same four-day period last year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-07/nike-orders-rose-in-four-day-period-after-kaepernick-ad-debut

US begins military exercise in Syria in response to Russian military threats

More than 100 US troops began an unexpected exercise in southern Syria on Friday in direct response to a series of Russian military threats, according to a US defense official.

https://outline.com/uwakVS

Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra, Iraq (VIDEO)

Protesters have stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi oil-hub city of Basra. The city has been engulfed in protests over poor public services and corruption since the start of the week.

https://www.rt.com/news/437902-iraq-basra-iran-consulate/

Hundreds arrested in multi-day protests of Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing in the Senate this week was frequently disrupted as protesters were removed from the hearing room by police, with more than 200 people arrested.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-protests/hundreds-arrested-in-multi-day-protests-of-supreme-court-nominee-idUSKCN1LN2K3

Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

Tesla shares crashed 6% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/07/tesla-chief-elon-musk-smokes-marijuana-on-live-web-show

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What happened to her?

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The Joeish Question

Anybody going to watch this? Should be pretty epic bacon science.

I can't wait to see further celebration of ingenuity and innovation that will be talked about all through the following internet news cycle.

Is there anything to be done about this meathead enabling right wing galaxy brains?

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how to end / reduce suicide? hard mode: no labor-related

The reality is that suffering is a social phenomenon, and work is only a small part of it. Most people do not find their job terrible. Only a minority do. And of that minority, an even smaller minority truly has a shit life (in the developed world). Even then, the problems are still social, not economic. It is way way easier to be a lower class normalfag than a "rich" person with no friends, job or relatives, who is mentally ill.

Discuss this. Hard mode:

-no marxism and related stuff, or keep it to a minimum at least

-solutions must be "realistic" in a sense

-solution must be practical, public policy oriented

-must be semi-convincing to normies

I'd like to offer a "solution" but I can't, I am a sort of technocratic futurist myself, my views are unpalatable to almost everyone sadly

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/nederdraad/

Op /redditpol/ hebben we vrij lang een goede Nederlandstalige thread gehad. Zijn we met genoeg Nederlandstaligen op dit bord om er hier één te beginnen? Wat zijn jullie meningen over de Belgische PvdA en hun kansen om verkozenen voor de gemeenteraad te leveren in oktober?

t. Belg

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ChristANCOM for the WIN!!!

Revelations 13:16-17

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

>Anarchists won't follow any smooth talking politician, let alone the antichrist

>Communists will be happy not to spend money or buy anything

>ChristANCOM survives the end times

Well there you have it folks!

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what alt-lite faggots today will be thought of 50 years from now like Ayn Rand is today?

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Marxists should be libertarians

The more I learn about dialectical materialism the more i soft defend capitalism not because I think the rich are deserving of their wealth, they're not. They're inherently just as incompetent, evil, and undeserving as the rest of us.

But better only one reap the joy than a thousand, than ten thousand. Human beings are sick little control monkeys who get off on causing eachother pain and tyranny. I can't even shit post on Reddit without some fucking child molester mod breathing down my neck. Instead of sticking a heroin needle up his vein he's up MY ASS every God damn time. Nothing better to do with his life than harass me.

So you know what no. He doesn't get to eat, he doesn't get healthcare, his kids don't get to go to school, or grow up with clean air.

I want them to be so desperate to give their son a chance at life that they insure their daughter's death in trafficking and arranged marriage

I want their only chance to come from a suffocating church oligarchy or corporate sponsorship

I find the eventual decay of all things cultural and defning to their humanity tantamount to an orgasm as the legacy of their ancestors dies forever.

History will not remember them. Not even by gravestones or tears as capitalism eats away at the very foundation of our minds and soul.

Everything in balance

Everything accelerated

The greatest of revolutions require the strongest synthesis

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Free Software, Technology and Leftism

What have you done to further the cause of cybernetic anarchism?

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Paramilitary Communism?

Why haven't Communists considered working within the framework of a shady global paramilitary organization?

Here's the possible benefits;

>Can do illegal shit but nobody will be able to say anything because you're not a government

>Make plenty of money from contracts which can then be spent on keeping the organization working and the rest could possibly be used in donating to Socialist organizations

>Could probably be created in the form of some kind of global mercenary co-operative, so everybody could be compensated properly for their work

>Can go anywhere in the world as long as a government wants you there

>Can directly compete with those faggot Columbian Coca-Cola death squads or the Monsanto-owned Blackwater group

Some down-sides;

>Might have to work for anybody willing to hire you, however this could be resolved by simply setting a rule that says "we'll only work for Socialists"

>Paramilitary / mercenary groups are not very moralistic, can be short-sighted as the purpose is profit; This can of course be resolved by trying to make it structured like a mercenary co-operative

>Not a lot of loyalty for a hired gun

Thoughts? Why haven't you converted to global illegalist paramilitary syndicalism?

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Where do these guys stand politically?

I feel like Felix, Will, and Virgil are low Autism Level berniebros with a limited understanding of leftism. Matt and Amber on the other hand seem to be a bit smarter and come off as actual radicals.

Also what's with the book being published by Simon and Shuster, did they not call Haymarket books or anybody else?

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This is some of the best ideology ive seen in my life

https://plast.gitlab.io/post-soil/

Its mine. And its airtight.

https://matrix.to/#/#postsoil:matrix.org

Talk more about it on my server which also welcomes lefty shit.

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New site?

In the /leftypol/ whine thread we were discussing the possibility of creating a whole new leftist imageboard outside of 8chan, so that we aren't dependent on the 8chan admins anymore. It was brought up that we could prevent it from dying out like bunkerchan by making it more accessible and fixing features quickly if the userbase doesn't like them. Thoughts?

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News 5/5

Israel closing embassy in Paraguay after it ordered return of mission to Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the closure of Israel’s embassy in Paraguay on Wednesday

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-paraguay-israel-netanyahu/israel-closing-embassy-in-paraguay-after-it-ordered-return-of-mission-to-tel-aviv-idUSKCN1LL2KG

Democrats posture over Trump Supreme Court nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings Tuesday on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, the second nomination by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the high court.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/kava-s05.html

Saudi Arabia Will Now Punish Online Satire With Five-year Jail Term

Saudi Arabia has announced it will punish online satire with jail sentences of up to five years, as the kingdom continues its crackdown on political dissent.

https://outline.com/k3Kg6j

EU seeks to require internet firms to remove extremist content

The European Commission will propose legislation this month requiring Google, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies to remove extremist content and cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-internet-content/eu-seeks-to-require-internet-firms-to-remove-extremist-content-idUSKCN1LL1ID

'Don't touch me again, man': Sen. Marco Rubio faces off against InfoWars conspiracy monger Alex Jones in hallway heckle spat

infoWars boss and far-right media personality Alex Jones got a stern warning Wednesday as he heckled and patronizingly patted Sen. Marco Rubio in the halls of Congress while ranting about being banned from social media platforms

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/infowars-alex-jones-rants-as-social-media-giants-testify-at-congress.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain

Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army's censor' - Jerusalem Post to RT

IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT.

https://www.rt.com/news/437719-jerusalem-post-idf-censor/

Washington escalates threats over Syria as Russia bombs Al Qaeda positions

With forces loyal to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad apparently preparing for a ground offensive to reassert control over the northwestern province of Idlib, the Trump White House, the State Department and the Pentagon have all issued warnings of a “humanitarian” catastrophe and threats of US retaliation over the use of chemical weapons.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/05/syri-s05.html

1 in 10 Americans say they'll be in debt for the rest of their lives — reality is way worse

A new study from Northwestern Mutual has found that many Americans are sinking in debt, and don't expect to climb out of it any time soon; the study found that more than one in 10 Americans say they will be in debt for the rest of their lives. The reality, however, may be bleaker.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/northwestern-mutual-how-many-americans-say-theyll-always-be-in-debt.html

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left communism

Who leftcom here?

Over the years I've found myself agreeing more and more with the general substance of leftcom theory. The MLs like to present themselves as "anti-revisionist" despite having embraced all kinds of revisionism.

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Help me build this fucking hammer and sickle.

http://pixelcanvas.io/@-195,22

If we take this small patch of pixels, /pol/'s entire meme becomes our propaganda.

We're building a hammer and sickle.

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ITT: “This, but Unironically”

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How can we make antinatalism cool?

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Happy Labor Day.

Why was a thread not posted before?

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8/pol/ has clout among Louisiana police

This is actually kinda funny. Antifa tards crippled by braindead poltards.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180902/08580340566/louisiana-police-appear-to-be-using-hoax-antifa-list-created-8chan-to-open-criminal-investigations.shtml

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Illegalist Anarchism

What does /leftpol/ think of Illegalist Anarchism?

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I am pleased to welcome all of you who took their time to join us today on our annual Bourgeois Conference. The topics we want to discuss today are:

- How to divide the working class

- How to spread misinformation

- How to keep people sheeple

Our first speaker today will be Rupert Murdoch. A round of applause please!

*clap clap*

Murdoch: "Yes, yes thank you. I am once again pleased to join you today on this great and important conference. We have to do everything in our power to protect the interests of our class and our property and so far we have had great success thus far. Today, I want to talk about one of our most lasting and successful creations - racism. Ever since we invented and successfully spread racism among the working class, they have become too busy fighting each other to band together fighting us. We have done a lot to facilitate this.

Me, I always have invented and faked the crime statistics of immigrant population, publicised them and blamed immigrants for it in order to delude the working class that not us, but the browns are the problem! Our friends from the universities, whom we, of course, since many years patron generously, have started to release books about the incompatibility of Islam and Christianity. We have also managed to pay a few historians to hide African, non-Anglo achievements to make people believe that only capitalism can be a successful system. I do not have to mention the immense influence our "Fake Soviet Historians" program has had on the minds of the masses.

*crowd claps, a few shouts and cheers can be heard*

However, our next trick is yet to come! We will have to release fake surveys that will show that people are sceptical towards Islam. This is going to raise the acceptability of populist parties (that we pay and fund, of course) and thus minimize the chance that the working class can band together to overthrow us!

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Pol in a nutshell:"But it's da joooooos"… :O

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Enemy Amidst Their Ranks

How many of y'all can stomach decades-long struggle?

Our biggest challenge in current society are the corporations.

Corporations churn out sweet sweet Commodities.

Normies like Commodities.

Influence in corporations, at the top-most tiers could help Communist nations currently being leeched, to be reinvigorated.

Think of the Communist and Socialist states deemed 'failed' because of their less-than-ideally-stocked grocery stores.

If even a couple of the world's most important companies could come into control of sleeper-cell Leftists.

Fewer nations would feel pressure from international embargoes. Creating a state which can freely trade with such corporations.

Relaxing some of the Consumerist tensions.

Decreasing counter-revolutionary potential.

How often have we tried to infiltrate such Corporations?

What's been the result?

Is it possible for a generation or two to grind under the Capitalists' thumb; rise up; and take down the System from within?

I know its probably a really silly idea; but what's stopping skilled workers from doing so?

We can't deny that there is some social mobility currently, however minor.

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3rd World Vanguard?

Blashphemous Commie here from Pakistan. Wondering about future prospects. A lot of the 'advice' online is given by and to citizens of wealthier nations.

I recognise the cultural ennui which makes revolutionary action so difficult in the First World. However, I can't deny the possibility of such action simply because of the wealth, and power such nations exert on the global fabric.

Any advice on whether I should work to build up support in Pakistan for a radical shift in economics, or migrate to a wealthier nation and be part of a movement with some potential? Or maybe to a communist state instead that's drifting towards the right.

I'm asking because I really want to partake in the Red wine of Change. I don't see myself as a messiah, but I have convinced certain normies around me to recognise and reconsider their Capital-Realist beliefs. I am by no means an academic, but I am enthusiastic. I am willing to shed my anxieties for the cause.

I'd appreciate input, and critical thought on the matter.

Thanks!

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News 9/4

New Yorker revokes Bannon festival invitation after boycott threat from ‘howling online mob’

The New Yorker magazine invited nationalism ideologue and former Trump campaign figure Steve Bannon to its festival to confront him in a live interview, but changed its mind after other guests threatened to boycott.

https://www.rt.com/news/437602-new-yorker-invitation-bannon/

Amazon joins $1 trillion club, on pace to overtake Apple

Amazon on Tuesday joined Apple Inc in the $1 trillion club, becoming the second member of the group after its stock price doubled in 15 months.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-amazon-com-trillion/amazon-joins-1-trillion-club-on-pace-to-overtake-apple-idUSKCN1LK1ZJ

Seattle Education Association orders teachers to work without contract vote

The Seattle Education Association (SEA), the local affiliate of the Washington Education Association (WEA), is sending teachers to work on the first day of school Wednesday after reaching a tentative agreement Friday with Seattle Public Schools (SPS), which meets none of the teachers’ demands.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/04/seat-s04.html

ELN to Release 'Prisoners' Without Government Assurances

The National Liberation Army says it will hold the state responsible for any harm that befalls the group of nine detainees.

https://outline.com/aTbEpf

Incurable’ & drug-resistant: Deadly superbug colonizing hospitals across globe

Doctors are warning of a potentially fatal and “formidable” pathogen which has spread to hospitals across the globe and is resistant to all known antibiotics.

https://www.rt.com/news/437571-antibiotic-resistant-superbug-discovery/

Ha’aretz joins witch-hunt against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz has now joined this despicable witch-hunt

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/04/haar-s04.html

1,600 Refugees Die, Disappear on Way to Europe So Far in 2018

Over 1,600 migrants have died or disappeared en route to Europe, a study from the United Nations Refugee Agency said, warning that the statistics are growing.

https://outline.com/6gCpBU

Greece is done with the bailout. Young people say crisis not over

https://outline.com/TjfnxS

Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel signaled on Monday that it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of air strikes in war-torn Syria.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iran-iraq/israel-signals-it-could-attack-iranian-weaponry-in-iraq-idUSKCN1LJ0QG

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Thoughts on this person?

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Looking Back at the "Subkulak"

Is the Subkulak a valid category or is it indefensible? People like Zizek and Conquest have attacked this soviet distinction

Zizek writes "We find the same procedure in the classificatory impasse the Stalinist ideologists and political activists faced in their struggle for collectivization in the years 1928-1933. [1] In their attempt to account for their effort to crush the peasants' resistance in "scientific" Marxist terms, they divided peasants into three categories (classes): the poor peasants (no land or minimal land, working for others), natural allies of the workers; the autonomous middle peasants, oscillating between the exploited and exploiters; the rich peasants, "kulaks" (employing other workers, lending them money or seeds, etc.), the exploiting "class enemy" which, as such, has to be "liquidated." However, in practice, this classification became more and more blurred and inoperative: in the generalized poverty, clear criteria no longer applied, and other two categories often joined kulaks in their resistance to forced collectivization. An additional category was thus introduced, that of a "subkulak," a peasant who, although, with regard to his economic situation, was to poor to be considered a kulak proper, nonetheless shared the kulak "counter-revolutionary" attitude. "Subkulak" was thus

a term without any real social content even by Stalinist standards, but merely rather unconvincingly masquerading as such. As was officially stated, 'by kulak we mean the carrier of certain political tendencies which are most frequently discernible in the subkulak, male and female.' By this means, any peasant whatever was liable to dekulakisation; and the subkulak notion was widely employed, enlarging the category of victims greatly beyond the official estimate of kulaks proper even at its most strained. [2]

No wonder that the official ideologists and economists finally renounced the very effort to provide an "objective" definition of kulak: "The grounds given in one Soviet comment are that 'the old attitudes of a kulak have almost disappeared, and the new ones do not lend themselves to recognition.'" [3] The art of identifying a kulak was thus no longer a matter of objective social analysis; it became the matter of a complex "hermeneutics of suspicion," of identifying one's "true political attitudes" hidden beneath deceiving public proclamations, so that Pravda had to concede that "even the best activists often cannot spot the kulak." [4]"

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Elon Musk Vs Slavoj Žižek

This is pretty interesting and reminds me of the stuff badmouse did in some of his vids. I can see showing this to people as a means to redpill them to communism, or at least a microdose to get them on the right track. What do you guys think?

https://youtu.be/5gnlhmaM-dM

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Communism is really just a excuse for poor fags, the mentally ill, and nihilists to chimp out and destroy society. All your "theory" is only a after thought, used to justify breaking down humanity to its most base point.

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Holobunga

Holobunga no happen

Chance me mind

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Anyone else getting tired of this shit? Youtuber TIK put out a Hitler was really socialist video and I couldn't get much farther then this clip. I just can't stomach this kinda of shit yet idiots keep making the same stupid arguments.

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America's next war

So I been thinking about the possibility of yankland getting involved in another war but what I feel is important are the consequences of it, the best case scenario will be a collapse that leads to a revolution or at least the end of the USA as a superpower.

The issue is what chance do the obvious targets i.e. venezuela or iran stand against yankland and what use can we make of the war?

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Brevity and access to information

>want to learn about leftism

>have to pay for the books

>audiobooks save precious wageslave time but cost more because are owned by a monopoly company

>give up and watch snappy Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson videos for free

at least we have wikipedia, r-right bros?

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Solidarity Thread

>Former Hitlerite Left Nationalist and lesbian Ego-Feminist work together to btfo capitalists on /b/

>meanwhile trots and stalinists refuse to even look at each-other while surrounded by fellow leftists on /leftpol/

Seriously, what have you done today to try and win over the hearts of the proletariat?

>>>/b/8305853

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Spread some propaganda

A chance to inform some anons on /lit/ about Marxism if you don't have anything better to do.

https://boards.4chan.org/lit/thread/11724248

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>Goes on revisionistpol

>Sees pedo mods crybaby about the inevitable censorship of leftist circles and media by porky

>HMMMMM it's almost as if someone called it. Someone they extradited

>Socdempol cannot comprehend the inherit contradictions of capitalism and sound just like the right-wing thinking its them specifically being targeted when they themselves participate in moderation

>The one true Marxist sings the sound of silence with his hookah

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>"If you're, in practical terms, not a succdem/demsucc, you're not helping the left"

How do you respond to this?

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Best day ever! xD .

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Do you ever ask what its all for?

"Number one: In 1945, corporations paid 50 percent of federal taxes. Now they pay about 5 percent. Number two: in 1900, 90 percent of Americans were self-employed; now it’s about two percent." "It’s called consolidation. Strengthen governments and corporations, weaken individuals. With taxes, this can be done imperceptibly over time." "Yeah, the secret police. You’re just bullies for a completely illegitimate government in Washington." "Nineteen of the last twenty-three U.S. presidents have been members of the Trilateral Commission. The Trilateral Commission is financed by the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds." "Ever wonder why big car corporations pay two percent tax and the guys on the assembly line pay forty?Corporations are so big, you don't even know who you're working for. That's terror. Terror built into the system." "Do you ever ask what it's all for? The surveillance, the police, the shoot-on-sight laws? Is that freedom?" -Leo Gold (deus ex)

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ITT: Share communist memes

Post your best communist/socialist memes, no reactionary shit unless it is ironic. Try to refrain from anime as well.

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Do you know of the evidance that J. Posadas was torchered by the cia?

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Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

65 years ago today, Fidel and Raul initiated the the cuban revolution (which is why they later called their movement 26th of July Movement). Many of their soldiers died that day and both fidel and raul were arrested, but they started something that would undoubtedly turn Cuba into the greatest relevant country in the caribbean and not a capitalist shithole like the way it was heading under Batista.

Hasta Siempre Fidel, Hasta Siempre Comandante

also mandatory cuba flag thread

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Communists in America

Why is the left so weak in America, especially Communists? Of course there is the anti-communism so ingrained into American culture, but I hear more about white nationalists / alt-right activities than any communist activity. What are communists doing wrong in America? Is it their approach? Too many armchairs, not enough praxis?