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100 flowers

It's that time again - bring your criticism and suggestions for /leftypol/ to the table and talk to the mods.

I'll probably keep it pinned for about a week.

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Moderation Thread

Direct all hotpocket related inquiries here.

mod action log:

https://8ch.net/log.php?board=leftypol

https://8ch.net/bans.html

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/leftypol/ reading list

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

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

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm

^^^Absolute beginner material^^^

More Marx and Engels:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/sw/index.htm

Lenin

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/

Other Selected Marxists

https://www.marxists.org/archive/selected-marxists.htm

Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_56.htm

Many important books can be found on libgen:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/

Libcom is run by a liberal retard, but you can search it for some good books/documents:

https://libcom.org/library

Other links:

https://archive.is/L8uFD

Various assortment of historical and biographical works.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate

Original post content:

>Honeybees make decisions collectively–and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.

>In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together–as a swirling cloud of bees–to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution.

>An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.

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FAQ and Rules

Backup boards:

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Other boards:

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>>>/marx/

>>>/freedu/

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http://bunkermag.org/

http://spectrerouge.com/

FAQ:

>How can you call yourselves leftist politically incorrect?

/leftypol/ posters are allowed to voice opinions that offend liberals, SJWs, and so on. All sects on the left are allowed to post on /leftypol/, leading to plenty of fighting and shitflinging between leftists, which other forums might ban. However, this was only a minor consideration in the naming of /leftypol/. Since the concept is simply a leftist version of /pol/, the entire name of /pol/ was retained.

>I'm not a leftist can I post here?

Non-leftists can come here to ask questions. Board moderation here is more focused on maintaining a good board index, so non-leftists have to be on better behavior as OP than they do as participants in someone else's thread. If you aren't b8ing or shitposting, your thread is likely to stay up.

>Are you liberals? Are you SJWs? Do you like Clinton? Are you all Zionists???

No liberals here. We hate the Democrat party.

As for Israel, leftism is anti-Zionist. It is not anti-Jew. Unlike /pol/, /leftypol/ fully supports Palestinians, and doesn't think they're "mudslimes."

Pretending to be an SJW or Zionist will very likely get you banned.

>Why did you leave /pol/ and why does this board exist?

/leftypol/ exists to help the 8chan community focus on leftist topics without being slid or flooded to death.

>Do you support gun control?

While posters on /leftypol/ have varying stances on gun control (training requirements, mental health checks, etc.), they are overwhelmingly in favor of arming the proletariat.

>Do you support "national" socialism?

No.

RULES:

Don't:

-spam

-post cuckshit, "commies BTFO," or any of that kind of shit

-post any porn depicting underage (including drawings)

-deny the problems of climate change or imperialism

-attempt to cloak reactionary politics in left-wing rhetoric (Strasserism, "Nazbol" Strasserism, National "Socialism," Zionism, "Die cis scum"/"Kill all white men" SJW shit)

-voice support for NATO intervention, or explicitly state that you support imperialism in any context

-incite specific acts of terrorism or similar acts (use your head, don't act like a fed)

Do:

-be respectful, ask questions, and know your place if you're a reactionary

-feel free to flame, shitpost, and be sectarian if you are a leftist (just keep it somewhat within reason)

mod action log:

https://8ch.net/log.php?board=leftypol

https://8ch.net/bans.html

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/leftytrash/: Once More

ITT: movies, anime, music, feels, e-celebs, internet drama, fetishes, shitposting, etc.

This is a voluntary thread that users can choose to post in, if… I forgot the rest of whatever the old OP was. Honestly, I just wanted to bring this old thread back.

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Zizek thread

Explain to me Zizek political position. One day he says "I'm for communism", the other he's peak capitalism realism, saying we need to reform capitalism.

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Has capitalism just permanently ruined the world?

>inb4 go kill yourself blackpilled faggot

>muh hope

Genuine question I think everyone should ask themselves.

honestly western leftists are too sperged out and individualized to ever coalesce as a relevant political force, everyone is focused on cultivating their very own very special political identity and discussing retarded ideological bullshit with each other to even fight back against the right.

Even here and in the other board most of you faggots are nothing but quasi-reformed /pol/yps who can't spend 5 minutes without arguing about whether or not you should kill all trannies/blacks/browns because for some retarded reason or another you cannot fathom existing at the same time or place than someone who is vaguely different than you. Hell there's even a chunk of you who won't believe anything about climate change until you're dying from heatstroke, freezing to death, starving or drowned within a decade or two.

Out there everyone is mostly just backwards liberals and traditionalists who have most definitely lost their minds, normies who literally can't see shit beyond what's in front of them and are unable to think about anything but basic normie shit and fringe bullshit like anti vaxxers.

Is society just too far gone to ever recover? even if we somehow magically manage not to get sent back to the stone age by climate catastrophe in the next few decades and we actually manage to get a revolution off the ground, is there anything still worth saving?

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What's the /leftypol/ stance of Khorloogiin Choibalsan, the famous "Mongolian Stalin". Is there stuff I can learn about him?

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ITT

The Female perspective

To the men of this board, what are your opinions on women in a socialist society or during revolution? Should they have any specific role? What's your take on this? Where do you draw your conclusions from?

To the women of this board (Including trans, but more so interested in a cis perspective) how do you wind up here? What type of lefty are you? Are far left spaces like this more or less easy to navigate as a woman than others you have experience in? What do you believe is your role in revolution, if any? In a socialist society?

In general just discuss a women and how they relate to your preferred method of whatever you believe.

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This was the most evil man in history and if you know history, you know why.

You know why that is?

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/dprk/ -- North Korea General

Thread for discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Disproving common western myths about North Korea.

Archive of first ~500 posts:

https://archive.fo/pRkxK

Subsequent archives:

https://archive.fo/OKKCX

Related archives:

https://archive.fo/HbuXi

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Are debates useless?

After hearing the Zizek-Peterson debate I've realized that 99% of arguments against Marxism from right wingers today are based on their own assumptions and misinterpretations and on shit they heard from other anticommunists. Peterson did all this and openly declared he had only read the Commiefesto (how is he even considered an intellectual?). So, how do we fix this? Is there a point in debating others anymore?

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/uspg/ - US Politics General

Mandatory containment for: discussing your dogshit election campaigns and candidates.

Voluntary containment: discussing burger-specific things nobody cares about.

Allowed outside this thread: real political developments pertaining to the USA (IE, laws being passed, strikes, wars, etc)

original OP:

The last thread died, long live the new thread.

Midterms rapidly approaching gomrades. With impeachment proceedings likely on the horizon, the next congress will surely be a historic one.

What do you all think will happen? Let's discuss the spectacle of bourgeois liberal democracy in the era of Gronald Grumph.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/

https://www.electionbettingodds.com/

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Today marks the 149th birthday of the greatest revolutionary and marxist theoretician of the 20th century. Say something nice about him.

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Breadpill me on venezuela. All pictures below are unrelated leftist pictures.

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Donbass People's Republics

What do you think of the 'People's Republics' in Ukraine? Are they any good? And what about the foreigners who volunteer to fight for them: are they just delusional or are they actually doing good?

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Full Spectrum media (tv,film,games,sports,politics,porn most of the internet ) is the greatest weapon wileded by porky. All that gay economic hocus pocus shit is not why Capitalism doesn't fail it's because the plebs are subjected to bread and circuses the likes of which Rome wouldn't even dream of imagining. Mass Full Spectrum media is a 20th Century invention. How many people were watching mass media in 1848? In 1871? 1914? Literally Zero. No Roman pleb ever felt the thrill of mass murdering millions of pixelated characters while spectating a gladiatorial match from afar. How much time are you involved in the mass media complex usually it's most of your free time And it's almost impossible to drop out of it and disengage.

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News 4/22

Over 200 killed, hundreds injured in series of blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches

A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

https://www.rt.com/news/457129-sri-lanka-church-hotel-blasts/

Jewish effigy hanged and burned in ‘disturbing’ Easter ritual in Poland

A Jewish effigy has been hanged and burned as part of an Easter ritual in Poland, an incident condemned as “deeply disturbing” by the Jewish community.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jewish-poland-effigy-easter-ritual-burned-judas-a8880801.html

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election.With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48007487

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too”

Dozens of public housing advocates protested outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris Monday to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof.

https://www.apnews.com/b21e9857500b4f7f91c3bb1793c55847

Germany’s IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state

Just a few days after the publication of a draft for an “Intelligence Enabling Act,” the German interior minister Horst Seehofer has submitted proposals to the cabinet for a comprehensive extension and tightening up of the 2015 IT Security Act.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/germ-a22.html

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-push-opponents-back-slightly-south-of-libyan-capital-witnesses-idUSKCN1RX0NK

Turkish opposition leader attacked at soldier's funeral

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has been attacked at the funeral of a soldier killed in fighting against Kurdish militants. The Republican People’s party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was taken to a nearby house by security forces for his protection, the state news agency Anadolu said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/21/turkish-opposition-leader-kemal-kilicdaroglu-attacked-soldier-funeral

Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli army ‘while blindfolded and handcuffed’ in West Bank

Officials said an investigation had been launched into the incident, which is believed to have taken place last week after a group of youths had thrown stones at troops.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/palestine-israel-west-bank-teenager-shot-soldiers-army-handcuff-blindfold-a8881296.html

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-election/egyptians-vote-for-second-day-on-constitutional-changes-idUSKCN1RX0CF

US offers $10 million reward in hunt for Hezbollah financiers

The US government is offering a bounty of up to $10 million for information about three alleged financiers of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based organization that the US considers to be Iran-backed terrorists.

https://www.rt.com/news/457255-hezbollah-finances-reward-treasury/

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Why didn't the world's premier global capitalist power devolve into Fascism near the end of its reign?

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Are international investments into socialist country good or bad? Please no hardcore communism, situation is like Russia, which has some socialism from USSR left.

Also my first post here. Hello from Russian Federation.

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IRA Thread: 32 County Socialist Republic

So how about the troubles part 2, lads? Whether you be a Provo or like the Official IRA, Ireland needs a true socialist republic. Someone on here said that Turkey will be the first worker's state in the 21st century, but what if we did that in Ireland?

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Rethinking Syndicalism in America

So here in the U.S., we encounter an issue in building socialism that our European and Asian comrades don't necessarily have. Namely that the labor movement has been safely kept from actual political power (namely forming anything even resembling a labor party) by the established government, that "communism" is more associated with foreign movements and a "fad" adopted by coastal elite liberals than a legitimate proletarian movement, and our rapidly slipping position as global hegemon allowed the previous generation of workers to see both a large increase in their standard of living as well as comfortable wages leaving communism to the kind of people who would engage in radical politics in times of prosperity: alienated youths and social recluses.

Overall, the mere act of building a cohesive communist movement in America is stymied by these myriad factors all playing off each other: if a communist party is formed it isn't expected to achieve or do anything, if it grows large enough it'll be split by bored coastal suburbanites adopting one strange tendency or another to LARP as being "deep political thinkers" or engage in spectacle politics, finally those making up the movement, initially, would be the kind of people who can afford to dedicate such a large portion of their life to politics so isolated from the common working man that it can hardly be argued that they represent the interest of the proletariat.

Thus, it appears to me that there's only one way to properly organize a leftist movement that doesn't fall into the trap of the three prior points I mentioned: radical unionism. Being elected doesn't matter, because votes alone are just the illusion of power.

Labor, however, is power. Even a small union in a big city can do more to affect policy and economics, than a large party operating only in the electoral sphere. You cannot commodify unionism, as unions are diametrically opposed to the Capitalist class and so advertisement of any workers organization, even if it's "tamed" unions collaborating with the bourgeoisie, would be cancerous on Capitalism's growth. Finally you crack down on woke-takes from IdPol types, after all it's easy for some bougie fuck to claim some "oppressed nationality" and then silence criticism by claiming you committed some terrible (race, sex, etc)-ism against them, or that so and so socialist party is terrible and should be boycotted because they don't cater to their bourgeois idpol tendencies enough, yet when factoring in the union element you wall these people off. They hide among the universalism of Marxism, of this abstract notion of "the people" to claim that since it's for "the people" then it should create a welcoming environment for "all people", thus allowing their liberal wrecking to commence under the guise of making things more "welcoming" for one abstract and superficial group or another. But unions are rooted firmly in the real world, in the real work place and at the real intersection of politics.

How can a bougie journalist condemn a group of coal miners or retail workers for their "intolerance" when they're not a real part of the union, when they don't even work in the same trade? Unions are not passing fads to join like a political party is, but a real commitment that roots you to a group and a work place. It's made up of real people, who at least are part of the workplace and the working class and are "normal" folks trying to make a decent living instead of political-obsessed weirdos.

Thus, in the U.S. at least, adopting a syndicalist line would probably be better for the growth of a real worker's movement than trying to grow a specific tendency in Marxism.

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Central Planning

Why are you for or against central planning?

My view: Central planning [works tremendously for developing nations(see: Cuba, China, Vietnam, the USSR), however an already developed economy requires markets for more efficient production of luxury goods, such as Titoist Yugoslavia.

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What do you mean with 'anti-intellectualism'?

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Cockshott Thread: Towards a New Socialism

Since I couldn't find the Cockshott thread I am now creating a new thread to discuss direct-democracy, cybernetic planning and various assorted socialist ideas for the 21st century.

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Happy Birthday Lenin

Today we celebrate the 149th anniversary of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov's birthday ITT

What did you learn from Lenin?

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/leftybritpol/ Make Britain Wessex Again

Previous thread- >>2838096

Brexit potentially delayed,

Elections in NI for council in may,

Potentially EU elections after.

Where's the RA when you need them most?

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Best response to muh 9999999 trillion

I've been thinking about a better way to respond to the typical argument against communism.

What if instead of simply denying the claim that "Communism killed X zillion people", we flip the tables and say "Good - I wish they killed even more capitalist scumbags. Then maybe we wouldn't have so much shit to deal with today".

Point out how capitalists are killing (directly and indirectly) millions of poor people for profit every year. Point out how liquidating X amount of capitalist parasites would save the lives of X * 10,000 or more poor proletarians.

The problem with denying the accusation is that it puts communists on the defense. If we waste our time debunking propaganda, porky has already won.

Another benefit of this strategy is that it's an edgy and uncompromising aesthetic. This will 100% steal incels, NEETs, and other alienated marginals from the alt-right.

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Gilets jaunes / Yellow vests general

This time with a French OP. Can we get a cycling thread for as long as the crisis is ongoing?

Also as a Frenchman, I can probably answer any questions you guys might have.

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dogwhistles

What if the left appropriated dog whistles so they lose their meaning and Nazis couldn't use them anymore?

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Pamphlet I made

Hay /leftypol/ i made this pamphlet and was hoping i could get some constructive criticism on this.

The TL;DR

>We are on borrowed time and it is useless to fight each other when it has not made communism stronger, but weaker as a whole.

>There is some good one can glean from another comrade's ideology.

>The only way we will escape this hell world of capitalism is a hegelian dialectics approach to each other's ideology and a non-sectarian move towards understanding other comrades's ideas and them your's.

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/br/ - Brazil Thread - Never lose your faith edition

Loyal to our shitposting tradition, we probably already made it through more than 3000 posts spanning several Brazilian Threads. Here's to many more!

Fio anterior:

>>2793892

Lembrando do nosso board, que algum dia será muito movimentado:

>>>/bantifa/

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Why has there not been a successful proto-communist state?

It seems there have been a lot of thinkers and movements in the past that could be somewhat considered leftist by today's standards throughout all of history. You had people like Pythagoras, Mazdak, Epictetus and Jesus back in ancient times. In feudal days peasant wars were quite common and strong, like the ones in England and Germany. Russian empire faced many of such rebellions (Pugachev's being the best remembered) up until serfdom was abolished. And of course you had pirates with their incredibly anarchistic way of life. Yet there never was a successful state out of any of this. Why? The humanistic core values of socialism and communism seem pretty compatible with any time period, so why is only after the industrial that we saw them go mainstream (well, more mainstream than before at least)?

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Antifa

What do you guys think about Antifa? Personally I think that their main goal to bring down fascism is a good idea, but they seem to also do wrong things, and since /leftypol/ is leftist, and Antifa is also leftist, I was just wondering what other leftists had thought about it.

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Notre Dame fire donations by billionaires inflame yellow vests over economic inequality

Paris, France - Holding signs that read "What about the poor?" and chanting "Justice for all," France's yellow vest protesters, ignoring the displays of unity by the French political class in the wake of the Notre Dame fire, marched through the streets of Paris and other cities on Saturday, vowing to persevere in what they called "Ultimatum 2".

"These [protests] are very important for social justice," said Jean-Baptiste Redde at the Saturday protest on Republique Square in central Paris. "We have to help the poor, the disabled people, those who don't have roofs to live under. It's important to hold on."

Hundreds were arrested and dozens injured as violence broke out between demonstrators and police.

The French capital quickly became the epicentre of Saturday's violence, with 9,000 protesters reported in Paris alone, according to the French Ministry of the Interior, and police sealed off entire sections of the city.

While the protests started out peacefully, almost with a carnival-like atmosphere, violence erupted as thousands of demonstrators approached the Place de la Republique.

People threw rocks at police who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/notre-dame-fire-pledges-inflame-yellow-vest-protesters-190420171251402.html

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Cheka/NKVD/Statsi/etc.

Thread for discussing and posting everything related to the intelligence and security agencies of socialist countries/unions.

As a side note, edgy "secret police" memes are an untapped wellspring that we should be doing more of.

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CLOWN WORLD CONFIRMED FOR REAL

UKRAINIAN COMEDIAN ABOUT TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE

How long until Ukraine is reabsorbed by Russia?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-election-latest-zelensky-win-poroshenko-a8880541.html

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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

To reduce clutter and low-quality threads about China I'm going to start anchoring threads and redirecting to here instead. If the subject is important enough to warrant a separate thread (let's say, a thread discussing maoism) then feel free to do so.

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Translation

Translation anon here. So I translate a lot of cyryllic language posts on leftybooru, however since not a lot of people visit that site and because Tomoko-Stalinstache poster suggested it, I'm making a translation thread.

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Polish Invasion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfm0AQNzpkc

>Poland invades and seizes land that was originally Belarusian during a time of civil war

<"muh amazing patriotic polish forces saving Europe once again from the EVIL EASTERN MONGREL HORDES, lol get btfo Russian commies hahahahaha Poland underdogs wins again!!!!!"

>USSR retakes those same lands 20 years later with forces that include Belarusians

>"WTF, those evil fucking GENOCIDAL Russians are taking RIGHTFUL polish clay and working with the Nazi's, how could they do this, those are OUR lands, those fucking AGGRESSORS, we didn't do NUFFIN, literally worse than the Nazi's, Poland didn't even have camps, muh Katyn, MUH KATYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Don't even have a "holodomor" to milk against the USSR, and yet once again Polish "nationalists" prove themselves more obnoxious than Ukrainian ones online. And worst yet, you have channels like this that get Polish view-bucks from it.

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Thread for asking questions that don't deserve their own thread

ITT: ask questions you think don't deserve their own thread, or are simple to the point they don't fit the character limit for thread creation.

This thread can be used by both leftists and non-leftists.

Contributions of individuals in reply to your questions do not represent the posters of this board as a whole.

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HAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

OH WOW

10 Brutal Realities of Life in Mao’s China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsME7AXcf6E

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Fake socialists

Why are these sympathetic capitalists promoted as the saviors of socialism. Imagine believing Backstabbin' Bernie is a socialist.

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Where do you read news? How do you deal with most mainstream news being propaganda with wanting reliable info?

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Warsaw Pact General

Was gonna make a USSR general, but it's better to expand a little.

Try and go beyond sharing aesthetic pics and post more informative stuff.

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OC Thread 3.0

OC Thread 3.0

I suppose we should establish a new thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.

Feel free to post original content you've made, or OC someone else recently made which you would like to share.

Or, collaborate on improving content within this thread.

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Are single issue parties ever worth voting for? Are they worth joining to influence their policy on other areas?

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MUH READ SETTLERS thread 2: New Afrikan Boogaloo

Return of the thread about "Settlers: The mythology of white proletariat".

That book is anti-marxist bullshit. PROVE ME WRONG.

If you want read it: http://readsettlers.org/

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DOW/Market Watch Thread

monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations

original post:

How can a lefty exploit this to their advantage? Is it too soon to try? DOW down about 1000 points since Thursday.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/05/dow-falls-300-points-open-extending-declines-last-week/306400002/

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Take the Tankiepill

Since there's a lot of newfags here I decided it was time for another Marxism-Leninism discussion thread. Anarchists and leftcoms welcome but please try not to fling shit

Starting with some links for discussion

>poll from 2019 shows Stalin viewed positively by 50 percent of Russians today

https://www.rt.com/russia/456690-stalin-rating-historic-maximum/

>60% of Russians want communism back

https://web.archive.org/web/20140223044330/http://www.systemiccapital.com/60-percent-of-russians-want-communism-back/

>Gallup: Former Soviet Countries See More Harm From Breakup

>https://news.gallup.com/poll/166538/former-soviet-countries-harm-breakup.aspx

>76 percent of Soviet citizens voted for preservation of the USSR in 1991

https://sputniknews.com/infographics/20110313162959645/

>Growing Up Under Communism was the Happiest Time in My Life

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221064/Oppressive-grey-No-growing-communism-happiest-time-life.html

>More Fulfilling Relationships and Better Sex Under Socialism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.html

10s of Thousands of Russians Protesting Yeltins Government Adorned in Red Flags and Hammer and Sickle back in 1993

https://youtu.be/bjBmtkW3Tl8

>Michael Parenti-Communism Has Worked

https://youtu.be/6Tmi7JN3LkA

>Michael Parenti-Authoritarianism in Socialist Countries

https://youtu.be/6gtUaGV6mNI

>Truth About Starvation in North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela

https://youtu.be/sknaV0nqVT8

>Why Communism is Important

https://youtu.be/TumR7eTc_-c

Playlist of cool Communist music including from the USSR and other socialist states

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCbbYCusuEhZ50TsgFwVnKdQHha_fz7uv

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>MUH 40 MILLION

>MUH 10000 GAZTRILLION

>MUH 222 BILLION

How to refute this?

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Leftyfilm

What are some films indepedant or otherwise, from anywhere in the world, fiction and non-fiction, that heavily relate to or are entirely about leftist thought, marxism, communism, left activism?

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Soviet military hardware performance

Does anyone knows did Soviet military hardware fared against nato hardware in the field?

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I need help from you, International Comrades!

I've been trying to find for more than a year a version of the "Nine Lives of Makhno" with english subtitles. For me, as a brazilian, it's kinda difficult to understand a slavic language. I will let the link of the playlist of youtube that I found that has the version in russian/ukranian.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmYbOJx5T7c&list=PLv1XdRuTnG8sRploNERevgjmdl8D_DWV4

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What does /leftypol/ think of Pope Francis?

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Pinkertons are coming back

>The Pinkertons rose to notoriety as a vicious army of mercenary strikebreakers who beat and murdered working people who stood up to robber barons like Andrew Carnegie; now they are a division of Securitas, a global private security giant at the forefront of profiting from human misery.

>The Pinkertons have a detailed plan for climate change: as climate chaos displaces people, wipes out their food, infects them with diseases and subjects them to extreme weather, the Pinkertons plan to sell their services to the ultra-rich as personal bodyguards and as mercenaries to guard their homes and supplies of luxury goods, which they will eat and chortle over while the rest of us drown, starve and burn.

>They're already at it, providing high-priced services to executives and big companies during "crises" like Hurricane Maria, during which Donald Trump left millions of Americans to live or die without aid from their government.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/12/guillotine-prevention-squad.html

What do we do about this lads? It seems the old guards of reaction are evermore invigorated as the rich see and fear more people getting tired of their shit and killing them when things finally hit the fan.

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Peterson vs Zizek

Are you ready? Will you attend? Do you think Zizek will be able to debate (I mean, Peterson is a snake and Zizek isn't renown for debating skills)

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

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Leftypol/leftpol alternative

sorry to shill, but after the whole christchurch thing I thought 8ch was going to be shut down so i tried to make another chan/website focused on leftism. Well by now its apparent that isnt going to happen but im already finishing it up…

https://www.supremereality.us/home/thread?id=cybernetics-general

this is what i came up with. If you guys wanna drop by or give any feedback thats good.

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Political Autismblox

Hey fellow Minecraft autist on /leftypol/

If anyone is interested in playing, I'm hosting a political Minecraft server. You can choose your political ideology, including a variety of leftist ideologies. Join the revolution brodies.

This server is generally targeted at imageboard users and other groups of woke NEETs on the web.

If you're down, then feel free to jump on.

IP: 142.4.200.159:25593

Version: 1.13.2

Discord: https://discord.gg/AHB97NZ

Wiki: https://paradigm-political-factions.fandom.com

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Postmodernism vs Frankfurt School

I am new to the left and have a vague understanding on orthodox Marxism.

But everything that happened after 1940 seems confused for me.

What exactly is Postmodernism and the Frankfurt school. How do they relate to each other?

And what is the role of Freud in this? Why do many self-described Marxists have such an interest in Freud, someone who doesn't seem to be based on material reality at all.

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A new kind of Affirmative Action

Rather than racial affirmative action (favor blacks over whites over asians) or gender affirmative action (favor trans people over women over men) what we really need is an affirmative action based on class. When we see racial affirmative action at universities, hard-working Asian kids are turned away in favor of some middle class black kid.

What if the hiring quotas for a collective were based on the class background of an applicant? eg 80% of the people at a company have to have under $1000 in the bank, not own a car, be on food stamp, etc etc. It would provide for a much better workplace ethic if everyone's capital were determined together by the success of their collective.

Also abolish internships. Only rich kids can afford to be interns so companies that favor interns are really discriminating against middle / lower classes. Fuck trust funders, fuck kids will millionaire and billionaire parents, fuck the children of landlords and investors and attorneys and all the rest.

Basically if your family has money / connections you are completely disqualified from all kinds of universities, for government jobs, for most industries and trade schools, etc. You must disown yourself from your family and burn bridges with your class in order to participate in the new world order of proletarian forces.

This would also encourage Proletariat Population Growth because if you have enough kids to prevent yourself from really getting savings, buying property, paying off debt, etc working towards bourgeoisie status, all of your children will be raised as honest people and future Proletarian soldiers.

class warfare good

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Khrushchev BTFO

So now that the revisionists are losing, how will they fight back the stalinization of the proles? More and more people, at least in Russia are seeing uncle Joe in a better light. Will they try to push the 100 gorillion narrative? Or hope this blows over? Quite frankly, I think this is more of a reaction to the failings of capitalism and the fact that Stalin is a prominent communist figure that people are more willing to see absolve him of revisionist crimes.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/16/record-70-per-cent-russians-approve-stalin/

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Ho Chi Minh

What did he do for North Vietnam?

Hes considered a great communist figure and i cant understand why?

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So i'm dropping some redpills on my boomer dad like the based zoomer that i am and i need some charts and graphs relatively easy to understand just by being glanced over i.e: the one showing that production and hourly compensation stopped following each other in the 70s. Please send me all you've got

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Ukraine election

Is anyone following the Ukraine election? Poroshenko is about to be ousted by a TV comedian. Where have we seen this before? Ukrainebros, is he a scam artist?

>The actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has taken a commanding lead in the first round of the Ukraine’s presidential elections, early results have shown.

>With just over half of the ballots counted early on Monday, Zelenskiy had 30.2% of the votes. The incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, was in a distant second place with 16.6% followed by former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on 13%, the national elections commission said. The results were closely in line with a major exit poll.

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Dating and ideology

Why has dating gotten so hard since leftism hit me? In my teens I had no problem dating, going to parties and meeting people, etc… But now? It's been like 8 years and while I've not been single the vast majority of the time, I've enjoyed the relationships less, had a harder time relating to people, stopped going to parties and shit… Is this leftism or is this growing up? Either way it sucks tbqh.

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posters thread

What do you get when you combine futurism & socialist art?

It's been a while since I've seen any kind of art threads so I'll dump what I have.

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interesting article on the yellow vests http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/memes-force-–-lessons-yellow-vests

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Saudi Arabia Job Postings in the USA

Does anyone else use Indeed for job searches ?

Why is Saudi Arabia allowed to post jobs there ? You can not go to Saudi Arabia and work if you are a homosexual or a woman you will most likely be murdered.

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Thoughts on Hasan Piker?

Is he /ourcomrade/ or too bourgeois? I’ve seen his debates with Jesse Lee Peterson, Ann Coulter, Nick Fuentes, Charlie Kirk etc and he seems to know his shit. All 4 of those Nazi losers got exposed for what they are. Not even going to mention Sargon and his pathetic “individualism”, what with that posh accent of his. Fuck him.

But anyway back to Hasan.

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Newfag Immigration Center

This is a general thread for all ex-Peterson fans coming to this board in wake of the debate. Oldfags, try to give newfags helpful introductory material, without sending 500 pg .pdf files. This thread is for newfags to gain a basic grip on leftist ideas.

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Aus Lefty Groups

Which of these groups are worth joining and why? I have no idea of the inner workings of any of these groups.

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Can you leftists explain exactly how a classless society is maintained. Will there not be an intrinsic tendency towards hierarchy of some socioeconomic kind? How do you stop that?

Could this work in a multicultural society? Do you think all races have equal civil and cognitive abilities? Do you have to be an egalitarian to be a leftist in the sense that the races aren't different? How do you keep classes from forming along racial faultlines?

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I Have A Challenge For You, People Of /Leftypol/

Prove to me that anuddah shoah isn't real, if you do then I'll:

1. Become a Communist.

2. Donate 20$ to help people in Africa.

3. Burn my copy of mein kampf and my nazi flag.

4. Delete all white nationalist/national socialist/white supremacist/etc… documentaries, ebooks, pictures etc… from my computer and phone.

5. Finally not be depressed af.

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hurr durr but what have YOU done

I can't think of any good way to respond to this question because I am no anarchist blac block larper

I'm sure Lenin and co encountered niggers like me that said something like "oh capitalism will undo itself no need for me to put my self and my family at risk for a futile struggle orchestrated by crypto-fascists that will betray me anyways," so how have things changed which makes this line of reasoning "valid" today but dangerous and reactionary 100 years ago?

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Blocking Roads as a form of Protest

What are your opinions on this as a tactic? Im fairly new to the left but its something I always thought was the kind method which does get attention but doesn't get positive attention especially as its indiscriminate. I would appreciate the input of more seasoned peopled.

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Laugh at the Right Thread

Let's post some cringey right-wingers. The alt-right, neo-nazis, conservative boomers, libertarians, etc. My folder is mainly MAGA/Kekistan cringe so any other type would be especially welcome.

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Parties

I have a couple of questions concerning the function of communist parties; any input from actual members is especially welcomed, as descriptions that go beyond these points:

>What do they discuss?

>How frequent are meetings?

>Where do they meet?

>Do they have it pre-decided who's who in case they take power?

Say, certain people among them have been elected, among them, to be minister of defense, another minister of justice, of the interior, state, etc. in the event they are the ruling party.

>How do they recruit new people? Should a good socialist party have certain requirements of members, such as a basic knowledge of Marx to possibly weed out feds even possibly?

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This thread is deticated to didcussing the worst crimes and atrocoties made by nato. So what are there?

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News 4/20

1st since Notre Dame fire: Yellow Vests back in action despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry

Yellow Vests protests brought clashes and tear gas back to the streets of Paris, despite politicians’ calls for “unity” in the wake of the Notre Dame fire. For protesters, the response to the fire only showed more inequality.

https://www.rt.com/news/457082-yellow-vests-after-notre-dame/

Macron's polls rise to highest level since yellow vest revolt as French approve his handling of Notre-Dame fire

mmanuel Macron’s approval ratings have risen to levels not seen since before the “yellow vest” revolt erupted last autumn with most French feeling he “rose to the occasion” over the Notre-Dame fire, a poll out on Friday suggests.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/macrons-polls-rise-highest-level-since-yellow-vest-revolt-french/

Northern Ireland Police Arrest 2 Men In Shooting Death Of Journalist

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Londonderry Thursday night.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/20/715457050/northern-ireland-police-arrest-2-men-in-shooting-death-of-journalist

N Korea embassy raid in Madrid: 'US Marine arrested'

US authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.Christopher Ahn appeared in a Los Angeles federal court, sources say.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47994298

Kabul attack: Gunmen storm government ministry as blast hits Afghan capital

At least seven people were killed during an attack on Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications on Saturday.An explosion hit the centre of Kabul as attackers tried to storm the multi-storey building which houses the government department.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kabul-explosion-gunmen-telecommunications-ministry-afghanistan-a8878956.html

'Islamic State' kills 35 Syrian fighters in 'comeback' attack

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the "Islamic State" (IS) jihadist group killed at least 35 Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters in attacks over the past two days. According to the monitoring group, four senior army officers were among the dead.

https://www.dw.com/en/islamic-state-kills-35-syrian-fighters-in-comeback-attack/a-48412337

Thousands rally in Belgrade to support Serbia's president Vucic

Thousands of people from all over Serbia flocked to Belgrade’s city center on Friday in a show of support for President Aleksandar Vucic, who has faced five months of opposition protests.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-serbia-rally-vucic/thousands-rally-in-belgrade-to-support-serbias-president-vucic-idUSKCN1RV17E

Conflict continues over Peruvian copper mine as peasant blockade is lifted

After five hours of deliberations, on Thursday April 10, representatives of 27 peasant communities, whose lands are used to transport copper concentrate from the Las Bambas mine reached an agreement with the government to end a 66-day road blockade that interrupted the export of the mineral to China.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/peru-a20.html

‘Declare war on Lebanon, take out Syria’s S-300s’: Outgoing Israeli general on handling neighbors

Israel has the full arsenal needed to take on Hezbollah in Lebanon and eliminate the Iranian threat in Syria, the outgoing IDF Northern Command chief boasted, warning Damascus against using S-300s to protect its sovereignty.

https://www.rt.com/news/457056-israeli-general-syria-lebanon/

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/20/south-china-sea-beijing-to-show-new-warships-on-navy-anniversary.html

https://outline.com/cCGsBC

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Praxis in an authocratic state

I'm from the rich part of the middle-east (SA, Qatar, UAE) and the working conditions for most of foreign workers straight out of 3rd world countries are horrible. What can I do knowing that the state monitors nearly everything. I'm thinking about maybe releasing tracts in their languages in some construction sites but I feel like it's really risky. Strikes and unions are illegal so I feel powerless.

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Capitalism is a failure. There is no way you can claim the free market rewards innovation or hard work.

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Is /leftypol/ the only non-radlib idpol Leftist space?

Leftism on Twitter and Facebook tends to be toxic and populated near exclusively by red liberals. Just recently I spotted some Anarchist whining about "NazBols and Asserites" who are "infiltrating leftist spaces." It seems like there's an entire hive of people with black flags in their names and pronouns in their bios who are really obnoxious and illiterate and who hurt the image of Socialist politics.

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Google shuts down YouTube channels of Press TV, Hispan TV

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/19/593779/Google-Youtube-presstv-hispantv-channel-close

>Google has blocked Press TV and Hispan TV's access to their official accounts on the technology company's platforms, including YouTube and Gmail, without prior notice, citing “violation of policies”.

>“Your Google Account was disabled and can’t be restored because it was used in a way that violates Google’s policies,” Google said in a message that appears after Press TV tries to log into its account.

>The YouTube channels are open to public view for now, but the administrators cannot publish any new content.

>Google has so far refused to provide any explanation for disabling Press TV’s account.

>This is not the first time that Google is blocking Press TV’s YouTube channels.

They've also done this before with Caracas-based Telesur, Damascas-based Sana TV (still gone) and other pro-Syrian channels, further signifying that Google and the US military-industrial complex are in the same club. Russia and China need to create an international competitor to the services provided by Google, Facebook and Twitter to counter US/NATO propaganda and censorship.

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"Capitalism is brutal, you know. I'm a Marxist." - Jimmy Dore

Nu The World According To Jimmy episode, fuckers

>Corporate Debt Crisis & Presidential Wars with Jimmy Dore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjkvcK-_kXo

>Producer Brigida Santos and Jimmy discuss the looming corporate debt crisis. Constitutional Lawyer Bruce Fein talks about ending wars started by presidents without congressional approval.

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Is Agorism just lefty Ancapism?

I found out about this ideology today and I am looking for opinion from /leftypol/

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Leftypol Questions on Anarchism

So I've been reading this board for a while now, and you've all become a lot more critical of anarchism recently.

I understand that a lot of you are state-socialists (Marxist-Leninists, Stalinists, e.c.t), which I don't have anything against necessarily.

Despite my anarchism I am more than willing to cooperate with a state-socialist, and would even be willing to temporarily drop my anarchism if a socialist state was proven to be efficient and not corrupt like all off the capitalist states, knowing that the end goal of state socialism is communism, which is anarchistic anyway.

So, I would like to ask a few questions to you guys.

And I know that this is 8chan, so I should prepare myself for getting burned to at least some degree, but it would be cool if you could respond to this thread respectfully (in the words of Sasha Baron Cohen) as to prevent the discord from becoming confused by stupid rivalry bullshit.

So anyways, here are my questions:

When the revolution occurs, instead of going after each individual capitalist organization, why don't you just go for the state?

The state's powers is the main thing which allows private-property rights to stay intact.

Would it not simply be more efficient to destroy the main headquarters of the state government and simply fall back on the organized working class to form their own anarchist delegates and then establish federations for the delegates to communicate with each-other (I suppose this would assume that the working class was organized anarchically before this take-over occurs)?

Fighting back against the police and the military in this process wouldn't be as hard as you think. The police and the military will always be a minority in society.

The police for example could easily be destroyed by an organized working class as the proles will always outnumber them.

This is because the state relies more on the fear of a Hobbes style state of nature emerging if the state were to loose its control, rather than its armed forces, which is only really designed to beat down the minority of law-breakers.

As far as the military is concerned, their artillery could easily be taken care off through some home made explosives (you'd be surprised by what you can make with just the stuff in your home) and some well planned guerilla warfare tactics.

And again, the proles will always outnumber them, this time because most of the population needs to be entirely focused on production so most people can not be made to become soldiers.

And lastly, it is the state which provides the armed forced their legal authority to act in society anyway. That in itself would servery weaken them.

Not to mention how dis-coordinated this minority of state-agents would be after their centralized bases of communication has been destroyed. An organized working class would destroy these confused people with guns, stumbling about for someone to give them orders.

How do you Plan to Prevent your Socialist Government From Becoming Corrupt?

While I empathize with and agree that some level of authoritarianism and militarism would be needed after a socialist revolution (whether through the state or through anarchism), how would you safeguard against your socialist state from abusing it's newly found level of authority and militaristic power (even the most authoritarian of socialists can't deny that this screwed up socialist states like the USSR, Cuba and socialist China to at least some degree)?

And once the material conditions have been met in order to implement full communism how can you be sure that this state which you have granted so much power over everyone else will be willing to have itself wither away and bring about communism?

How Would A Fully Communist Society Politically Function Once Achieved?

A fully communist society is classless, moneyless and stateless.

How would this society politically function?

And why could these political methods not be applied now in the form of anarchism?

So that's all my questions.

I won't be able to respond immediately because I have stuff to do, but I will get back to this thread as soon as possible.

And sorry for any spelling mistakes

Thanks

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>watch zizek vs peterson debate

>realise I'm actually a Zizekian and not a marxist

I guess I should leave this board now

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What are ways in which humans react poorly with capitalism, particularly its social relations and level of productive forces, even? Is it reasonable to say that human nature is incompatible with capitalism? If so, would this be true for primitive communism, feudalism, or socialism?

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News 4/19

Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

One of Northern Ireland's "most promising" journalists has been shot dead during rioting that police are treating as a terrorist incident.Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry on Thursday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47985469

Ecuador turns to Interpol to arrest former foreign minister & Assange supporter Patino

The former foreign minister of Ecuador will be placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list, after fleeing the country for fear of prosecution, as the government of Lenin Moreno continues to crack down on Julian Assange’s supporters.

https://www.rt.com/news/456972-ecuador-foreign-minister-patino-assange/

'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps

The women huddle for shelter from the rain under a corrugated iron roof, their long black cloaks dragging in the mud as they wait in line for food and pray for the return of the ISIS caliphate.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/714652629/we-pray-for-the-caliphate-to-return-isis-families-crowd-into-syrian-camps

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” by the leader of a military assault on the capital of Libya in opposition to the country’s internationally recognized government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-trump/white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday-idUSKCN1RV0WW

Teenage girl burned to death after reporting sexual harassment against headteacher in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi teenage girl has been burned to death for reporting that her headteacher sexually harassed her.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a 19-year-old from a small town 100 miles south of Dhaka, was killed at her school less than two weeks after she filed the complaint.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/nusrat-jahan-rafi-death-bangladesh-sexual-assault-school-protests-a8875906.html

Sudan protesters 'to name transitional government'

The leaders of Sudan's protest movement say they will name members of a transitional authority on Sunday, to replace the current military junta.Following months of protests, the army ousted long-standing leader Omar al-Bashir last week.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47987962

Leica comes under fire for video featuring Tiananmen Square massacre

German camera brand Leica has come under fire in China after the release of a promotional video that features the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.The video, released earlier this week, comes just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the student-led demonstrations were shut down after Chinese soldiers fired at protesters.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/19/leica-comes-fire-video-featuring-tiananmen-square-massacre/

Billboards in the sky, is it real? Space ads will be ‘so popular people would hate them’

The stars in the night sky will very soon be outshone by the glare of billboards – and in the not-too-distant future. That’s at least what Russian startup StartRocket has in mind as the company has announced plans to install a giant display at an altitude of nearly 500 kilometers.

https://www.rt.com/news/457006-space-billboards-start-rocket/

Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security/mali-government-resigns-after-massacre-insecurity-idUSKCN1RU2L0

Chinese authorities arrest editors involved with workers’ protests

Chinese authorities intensified their crackdown on labour activists and leftist students last month, arresting journalists sympathetic to the plight of workers and critical of the government. This followed the detention of students and workers, 44 of whom are still in custody, for their involvement in a struggle by Jasic Technology workers last year to form an independent trade union.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/chin-a18.html

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Syria General

Syria General

News:

The US is to formally recognise Israeli control over the legally-Syrian Golan Heights.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-trump-to-recognize-israel-s-sovereignty-over-golan-monday-foreign-minister-says-1.7047519

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Why homosexual relationships was banned in USSR? Because of the reactionary Russian society maybe? To what extent were people really homophobic? Why there were no attempts to combat this ban?

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engineering agitprop and leftism

https://www.supremereality.us/home/thread?id=engineering-right-politics-and-propaganda

TLDR: Right wing fetishizes engineers because they have a practical skill to make more money for porky and THE LEFT CANT MEME.

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How did democracy work in the Soviet Union after Stalin? As far as I know, Stalin purged oppositing factions from the party, but what happened after? Specially after the "de-Stalinization"? Did Soviet democracy return to its former glory?

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Class Cuckery

What are the top 5 most class cucked countries in the world in your opinion? By this I mean nations that are so blinded by Ideology that it's hard for you to not only imagine a Communist but even a moderate Social Democratic government ruling them at any point in the near future. I'll go first

1) the USA

2) Poland

3) Ukraine

4) Japan

5) South Korea

Also use this thread to discuss general class cuckery and also how to improve conditions in severely class cucked nations

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Where were you when thousands of college-aged Marxists learned that their hero and Jordan Peterson agreed on 99% of everything

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History

I have come to realize that some of the analysis Marx makes can be applied a bit wider

The quote that

>"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."

is significantly less an accurate analysis of history than that of

>"Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks."

However, this applies not just to capital, but to general machinery and technology. The creation of technology both implies the creation of further technologies in competition and efficiency increases, and importantly, it also implies the consumption of human labor invested permanently in the creation of said technology. We can completely cut the bourgeois capitalist from capitalism and still have the necessity of machinery to reproduce itself at the expense of the human laborers. The design of capitalism can be made consistent with that of capital itself taking up the class against which the laborer works with the bourgeoisie (and in fact the other ruling classes as well) taking up an essentially parasitic role on the reproduction of technology.

We are, therefore, acting in the service of capital and technology to destroy the bourgeoisie regardless of our own role in it, because the bourgeoisie are acting as parasites slowing down the development of machinery. We are even now seeing that the reproduction of machinery is struggling against the will of the bourgeoisie to maintain the current economic system because they are aware that further mechanization of society is going to cause severe economic issues.

The ultimate result seems to be that humanity is going to invent itself out of existence and there really seems to be no way around this. The only other proposition seems to be that humanity must merge itself with machinery in a transhumanist resolution to the machine/human class war(?).

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Billionaires and their immoralities

Can anyone cite examples of specific influential billionaires, exploiting the workers of the world etc with sources?

I'm tryna get some dirt and its quite hard to find

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SOCIALIS SYSTEM

How would work a perfect socialist system ? let's create it!

I start with internet databases regarding distribution of goods and food, obviously everything runs on free software.

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general webm thread

I just wanted to bring this old thread back.

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Zizek vs Peterson stream

100% free come join the conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGRC5AA1wF0

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Climate change thread

How long do you guys think we have before the world turns into a mad max hellscape? What will you guys do then? Will a socialist revolution still be necessary?

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Redpill me on this guy. What are his beliefs????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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On the question of responsability of each mode of production.

A good defense i've heard of socialism would be that a lot of the horrors lived through previous socialist countries were personal decisions, the Great Purges, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward, Stalin's quick collectivization (which some may argue was required, either "capitalist powers would have crushed the USSR".) However, this argument is then followed by saying colonialism and tragic moments in history like that of the Congo Free State can only be attributed to capitalism.

How much horror can we attribute to capitalism? is it only the exploitation? was the Congo Free State or the hunting of Australian aboriginals a "product" of capitalism? could the same excuse of those events being personal decisions by leaders work here?

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In honor of Red Lobster™ vs Cocaine, feel free to ask any questions (in good faith) about what Zizek mentions, or socialist thought in general. Please read the FAQ first, as this answers the obvious questions.

Also, post any infographics and entry level images/memes that might help newcomers navigate the space. Please contain the autism. Short articles, explanations, etc are preferred as some might not be willing to read 10k pages upfront.

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/ita/ - terza edizione

>La crisi consiste appunto nel fatto che il vecchio muore e il nuovo non può nascere: in questo interregno si verificano i fenomeni morbosi più svariati.

Quest'uomo era un genio e un profeta.

Intanto, un ben noto ruffiano, procuratore di mignotte (sia femmine che maschi) d'alto bordo, ha annunciato di voler acquistare la testata de "l'Unità". Al tempo stesso, per un miserabile scazzo di natura corporativa, la "professione" giornalistica italiana organizza flesc' mobbese per le strade. Cosa di cui non si sarebbe reso conto nessuno se gli oziosi telegiornali che ci fanno sorbire tutti i giorni non avessero dato ampio spazio alla cosa. Ovviamente ben più importante dei massacri a Gaza e nello Yemen.

Più fenomeni morbosi di così!

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>All of Marx's empirical predictions turned out to be false. Diminishing profits, LTV, world revolution in industrialized countries, labor intensive industries would have higher profits than capital intensive ones, etc.

Why are you still a Marxist in the current year?

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What would culture be like in a socialist society? Many people argue capitalism fosters cultural creation but I feel it stifles creativity and promotes homogeneous garbage.

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/uog/ - Unpopular opinions general

I'll start:

The DPRK is not inherently shitty, it's mostly due to western sanctions, and being forced to spend a large percentage of its GDP on the military and internal security, to defend itself from U.S. imperialism

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Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elizabeth-warren-calls-on-congress-to-begin-impeachment-proceedings-against-trump/

You're gonna get Pinochet'd after this with Cold War on Super-Drive. Enjoy LGTBQ+ Liberal Fascism.

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Gender Crit Containment Bunker

I partook in the general shitting up of the Cockshott thread (sorry about that). Let's discuss it here instead. Who is most materialist, the gender crits or the genderists? Is Cockshott right? What about the CPGB-ML?

Lets keep that shit contained, and try to be nice to eachother. A trans comrade is a comrade even if there is disagreement.

Food for discussion: detransitionist chicks talk about their experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxVmSGTgNxI&t=995s

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The new Leftist experience is shit

Recently I've seen a lot of people express interest in the left, more than the typical urban milieu of disgruntled neoliberals and centrists – but reactionaries as well. The kind of people who a year ago were happily browsing /pol/ or Catholics who've come to reject the political trappings of American Christianity and endeavor to become more "Christ-like".

Either way they're a pretty disparate group, vaguely class conscious, and they come to certain subreddits wanting to learn more. Typically they'll get redirected to some FAQ or Wiki with about a hundred links some of them good, like the Manifesto, V.I. Lenin's writings etc., others quite dry like Das Kapital. There is no rhyme or reason to their order, no natural progression from one thought to another, no evolution from a simple declaration of belief to a thorough analysis. Needless to say the barrier to entry is quite high.

But those that do power through and read the material probably have questions. So they'll go to another subreddit or forum and get absolutely eaten alive. I've seen people asking good faith questions and woke-scolds come out of the woodwork like little fucking gremlins and treat them like absolute shit, if not simply ban them outright for using ableist slurs like idiot or some other trumped up charge. It's enough to make any non-masochist run for the hills.

I remember getting absolutely dogpiled on the Chapo sub by "Dirtbag leftists" when I simply agreed with Amber's "No wokeness" article. I was just about done with that group, when one of the few sane people left PMd me a link to /leftypol/, and I found my little corner of the internet.

This whole thing is fucked until people come up with a better way of welcoming new people.

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can somebody post the real political spectrum please. thanks…………………………………………………………………..

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Hey there

So I'm a new fag so maybe im retarded and this isn't the right place for it, but check this out, fantastic example of end stage capitalism

https://webaim.org/blog/jaws-license-not-developer-friendly/

tl;dr, JAWS is a blind accessibility screen reader that helps blind people use computers. However, developers had to shell over $800 to be able to test their software to be compatible. As in, unless developers give $800 for a license or set up some enterprise contract, they are NOT ALLOWED TO TEST THEIR SOFTWARE ON SUPPOSEDLY THE MOST USED SCREEN READER.

Freedom Scientific, the fat piece of shit organization behind this, has also monopolized the blind accessibility marketplace.

They use heavy marketing and a tight relationship with government leaders to try to maintain their market share. Their technology is so expensive that blind people have to get grants just to use them, encouraging the monopoly even further.

Yes, this is ancient history, but I'm still investigating whether or not this contract still applies and I'm currently looking into other ways they exploited the blind. Also, know that the press surrounding blind shit is practically all shilling their garbage.

If you know anyone who is blind, get their ass on NVDA Pronto. It's an open source screen reader that isn't shit and actually made by blind people and not pigs.

Pic is my reaction

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how do i watch this epic battle between minds

1. must be FREE

2. must be LIVE

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Why weren't their any Big communist in South Asia movements then compared to other former European c

only e.g I can think of are the Naxalites and they seem to be of nuance then an actual threat

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What happened to Anonymous?

Is it true that the CIA suppressed the activities of Anonymous in the early 2010 like it was mentioned in the book: "Kill all normies".

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Why don't those who consider 'White privilege' to be a real thing also consider 'Jewish privilege' to be a real thing?

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Nuclear fusion energy

Why are no one, literally no one, in this board talking about nuclear fusion as the potential perfect energy source, which could dab on fossil fuels, solar/wind/water power and coal?

>completely renewable, only uses abundant resources

>no dangerous production

>no pollution or waste

>will likely be commercially viable by the next 30 years

It'll cause a boom in the global economy like the industrial revolution because this large amount of power generation enables things that weren't possible in the past. Think of very energy intense processes that just aren't done because they aren't profitable due to the cost of energy.

Fusion is basically going to make energy "free" like internet is right now. You most likely pay a monthly subscription fee and get unlimited power usage out of that.

Things that we could do with that involve transmutation which is make Lead or Mercury into Gold or turn any other matter in another matter with a very energy intensive process. This will rapidly push down the price of exotic metals such as gold and platinum.

Another thing we could do is use superconductors that need very intense cooling. This cooling becomes profitable and sustainable if we have enough energy to throw at it meaning we will most likely see computers become millions of times faster due to switching to superconductors instead of semiconductors like silicon.

Last but not least we could use the energy to reverse chemical processes such as we could literally suck out CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it back into oil that we pump back into the ground or something. Meaning we could retroactively reverse the damage already done if we have enough energy to do so.

Interstellar space travel also becomes possible and a Fusion engine could reach 30% the speed of light meaning the closest habitable planet (4.2 light years away) could be reached in ~20 years.

So while some countries will "suffer" as in their power will diminish relative to other countries. Every country will become richer as a result of this. Russia and the Middle East will stop being big players in the world because of the independence of the west from fossil fuels.

But, of course, people will just autistically screech fukushima and chernobyl just like capitalists schreech about the gorillions. And people will just spread misinformation about it ad infinitum, instead of actually reading about it.

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Planned agronomy

Market-based agronomy is unsustainable, we need democratically planned agronomy. We need to drastically limit the amount of crops dedicated to feeding cattle.

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What do you guys think about this org any opinions on them?

Have you even Heard of them?

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What kind of chess level is China playing at holy shit? Seems like leftypol owes Xi and apology right about now.

https://qutnyti.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/time-for-global-communists-to-unite-under-xi-and-the-communist-party-of-china/?fbclid=IwAR0MOaM4umxkNyQSc4Dn8EwQTy05TmBUY5eSX3z5_F8uxfCStTBam8lU0Ks

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Redeployment of Labor

How will we keep redeploying labor in a productive way under socialism? Workers have a tendency to get comfortable in the jobs they have, and will often refuse to go adapt to a new workplace. This becomes a real problem when these same people are in charge of planning. They'll never plan themselves out of work.

I get that this effect is exaggerated under capitalism because of the bullshit unemployed people have to deal with, which probably wouldn't exist under socialism. That being said, why haven't capitalist countries been able to solve this problem? What's the structural flaw that prevents organized redeployment of labor under capitalism? This worries me.

Maybe we should have a two-tiered ranking of jobs, call it intermediate and stable employment. If someone loses their stable job they are moved to an intermediate job in their local community. Then, when a stable job they're qualified for opens up, they can switched to stable employment instead. Intermediate jobs are inessential things that are nonetheless helpful to the economy, and perhaps they can also provide temporary additional labor-force where necessary. Stable jobs are more economically essential functions.

Another idea I had is to give people a large bonus when they become redundant, like a couple of months of paid vacation or something. We could also give them training for a new job while keeping them subsidized throughout it, or try retraining and redeploying whole enterprises at once. Then they can change their job alongside the coworkers they're already familiar with. That should soften the blow too.

Are there any thoughts you guys have on this? This is really the kind of concern I imagine non-socialists would bring up. Government jobs are notorious for precisely this kind of inefficiency.

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What's TYTs end game?

Is TYT at all organic? Pre-2010s they seemed to be an organic liberal commentary outlet and since accepted the shekels.

In 2016 I remember TYT accepted a contract with Univision to produce a show for 12 weeks, ending just after 2016 election.

Univision was an outlet affiliated with Clinton campaign

>Inside the Univision-Clinton network

https://archive.fo/2rh3m

Strangely, their criticism of Clinton died down after this and their show unceremoniously came to an end just after the election.

So what's TYT's end game? just pretend to be organic liberal outlet until a big donor comes along to sway their audience?

Are they farming out their audience to the highest bidder?

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News 4/18

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

https://www.apnews.com/2ff1e53cfc9d42a7821c7f4e6a740642

Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua

The Trump administration has announced new sanctions and penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aimed at both ending the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and weakening Cuba's communist regime.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/18/714552854/trump-administration-announces-measures-against-cuba-venezuela-and-nicaragua

German Nazi camp guard, 92, charged as accessory to thousands of murders

German prosecutors have charged a 92-year-old former concentration camp guard with being an accessory to murder, in what will be one of the last ever cases against Nazi-era war crimes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nazi-trial/german-nazi-camp-guard-92-charged-as-accessory-to-thousands-of-murders-idUSKCN1RU16F

US bitcoin trader may face death penalty in Thailand over 'sea home'

An American bitcoin entrepreneur could be facing the death penalty after Thailand’s navy accused him of violating the country’s sovereignty by building a “sea home’’ off the coast of Phuket.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/18/us-bitcoin-trader-may-face-death-penalty-in-thailand-over-sea-home

U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

Under orders from the Trump administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its Palestinian aid workers in its West Bank and Gaza mission, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714269010/u-s-aid-agency-is-preparing-to-lay-off-most-local-staff-for-palestinian-projects

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen wearing Pakistani police and paramilitary uniforms ambushed a bus before dawn Thursday and killed 14 people after going through their ID cards and forcing them out on a remote part of a coastal highway in restive southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.

https://www.apnews.com/cb1b2668a3b2426d8039b936fae4a235

Iran says its armed forces are not a regional threat

“I want to tell the regional countries that the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not against you and your national interests. They stand against invaders… The roots of our problems are the Zionist regime and American imperialism,” Rouhani said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-army-day-rouhani/iran-says-its-armed-forces-are-not-a-regional-threat-idUSKCN1RU0D7

Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate".The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47974579

Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder

Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia murdered and dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, companies are no longer shying away from the Arab kingdom.The movie theater giant AMC says it is moving ahead with ambitious expansion plans for dozens of cinemas there.

https://archive.is/X6VNv

Frankfurt students protest presence of far-right Alternative for Germany on university campus

Defying protests by students, politicians from all of the establishment political parties, including the Left Party, shared a platform with Jörg Meuthen from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a debate at Frankfurt’s University for Applied Sciences (UAS) on April 5. The police had to clear a path for the AfD leader to attend the event.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/fran-a18.html

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communism in Pakistan

compared to the rest of South Asia and other former European colonies Pakistan has had almost substantial communist movements

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Hoxha - Based or Cringe?

Hello comrades, I'm the first generation immigrant of Albanian Parents who were sternly against Hoxha's regime stating that they had to wait in line for food, however they said that he was great in terms of educating the masses and building roads and schools, but he was too repressive.

What is your opinion?

Hoxha greatest achievements:

>An electrification campaign was begun in 1960 and the entire nation was expected to have electricity by 1985. Instead, it achieved this on 25 October 1970, making it the first nation with complete electrification in the world.

>In 1960 we had one doctor per every 3,360 inhabitants, in 1978 we had one doctor per every 687 inhabitants

> the average life expectancy in our country has risen, from about 38 years in 1938 to 69 years by 1978.

> Illiteracy, which was 90–95% in rural areas in 1939 went down to 30% by 1950 and by 1985 it was equal to that of a Western country.

>Malaria, the most widespread disease. was successfully fought through advances in health care, the use of DDT, and through the draining of swamplands. From 1965 to 1985, no cases of malaria were reported, whereas previously Albania had the greatest number of infected patients in Europe.

>In 1978, 15.1 times as many females attended eight-year schools as had done so in 1938 and 175.7 times as many females attended secondary schools. By 1978, 101.9 times as many women attended higher schools as in 1957.

Like fair enough he had killed up to 25,000 political opponents, didn't have free trials for people, disallowed freedom of speech against the government and had forced labour camps and all the rest of it.

What else did he fail doing though? The Bunkers was a bit autismo but i guess i could see why an isolationist Albania would want some form of defence against chemical weapons.

Tell me your opinion on Hoxha!

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How do I help my friend? He's admittedly a Marxist but unironically believes:

>DPRK is a "fascist regime"

>Iraq War was justified because Saddam was a "fascist".

>Stalin killed 999999999 trillion people

>Christopher Hitchens was the smartest person of all time

>Trump is literally a Russian KGB agent

>CNN is a progressive news outlet

Is there any hope for him? He generally has the right intuitive understanding of things like class relations.

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What turned you to leftist politics? Pic related for me, I thought all leftists were soy boy sjw dyel nerds but nick proves that you can be a leftist and not a cuck

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Chelsea Vowel

Look at this retard. She's genuinely everything that you thought was a stereotype of SJWs. These people *actually* exist, and they are what normal people think leftists are.

https://twitter.com/apihtawikosisan

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Trump recognizes US-backed head of Venezuela’s opposition Juan Guaido as country’s interim president

https://www.rt.com/news/449533-trump-recognizes-venezuela-opposition/

US President Donald Trump has recognized Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president in a provocative move against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro.

"Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela," Trump said in statement.

He added he would use "the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy" and encouraged other governments in the Western Hemisphere to also recognize Guaido.

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JULIAN ASSANGE ARRESTED

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/11/julian-assange-arrested-at-ecuadorian-embassy-wikileaks

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Notre Dame

Is this a psyop that is somehow gonna be used to quell the Yellow Vests like that shooting a few months ago probably was or is it just preservationists fucking up? I want to not get cucked by my paranoia again but I mean, it is really weird Macron was gonna give his national address today and instead this happens

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News 4/17

Thin layer of the UK population earn more than £150,000 per year

There are only 321,000 people in the UK earning more than £150,000 a year.Data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by area shows that around 123,000 of the high-income earners, nearly 40 percent, live within the London area. Topping the list is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), with another borough, Westminster, in second place.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/17/ineq-a17.html

Iran parliament brands US troops in Middle East as terrorist

Iran’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill labelling US forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after Washington’s terrorism label for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/16/iran-parliament-terrorist-us-troops-middle-east

French MEP Asks EU Council for Position on Lula's Situation

Emmanuel Maurel seeks to break the European Parliament's silence on the persecution against former President Lula Da Silva.The French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Emmanuel Maurel asked the Council of the European Union for a written position on the political and judicial persecution which led Lula Da Silva to prison.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/French-MEP-Asks-EU-Council-for-Position-on-Lulas-Situation-20190417-0033.html

Protests Calling For Climate Action Disrupt London For 3rd Day

Protesters demanding government action on climate change disrupted traffic and public transit around London on Wednesday, the third day of climate demonstrations in the capital.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714306398/protests-calling-for-climate-action-disrupt-london-for-third-day

The billionaire CEO of Apple supplier Foxconn says he 'will follow the instruction' of a sea goddess who told him to run for president of Taiwan

The billionaire founder and CEO of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier, is running for his country's presidency because he said a sea goddess told him to do so.68-year-old Terry Gou announced on Wednesday he will take part in the Kuomintang party's upcoming primary elections.

https://www.businessinsider.com/foxconn-ceo-terry-gou-taiwan-president-sea-goddess-mazu-2019-4

‘Chilling message to all critics’: HRW slams Israel’s decision to deport its regional director

An Israeli court has upheld the deportation order against the local director of Human Rights Watch, accusing him of supporting the BDS movement by condoning Airbnb’s decision to briefly take down Jewish listings in the West Bank.

https://www.rt.com/news/456775-hrw-slams-israel-deportation/

Japan asks US troops to behave, not ‘cause anxiety’ after marine kills local girlfriend & self

Japanese officials are imploring their American counterparts to control their soldiers’ behavior at the Okinawa base after a US marine reportedly murdered his Japanese girlfriend – the latest in a rash of US-on-Japanese crime.

https://www.rt.com/news/456770-japan-americans-behave-okinawa/

Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47965867

Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

The UCP won 63 of the 87 seats of the legislature, provisional results say.Leader Jason Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister, will be the next premier of Alberta.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47901703

Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains

In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Sonoma State University in California analyzed rainfall from all 129 hurricanes that have affected Puerto Rico since reliable record keeping began in 1956.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714098828/climate-change-was-the-engine-that-powered-hurricane-marias-devastating-rains

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Excuse the low effort question, but are there any documentaries/books/podcasts/texts which refute the idea that capitalism has brought about unparalleled prosperity and that "things have never been as good as they are today"?

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Which Linux distribution does leftypol use? Some of the obvious advantages of Linux over the commercial alternatives are

- higher security

- faster, more customizable

- free and open source

- community based

I myself prefer Debian-based distros, so that I may apt-get purge kulak softwares.

Also, shoutout to >>>/gnussr/

>inb4 commodity fetishism

Linux is not a commodity.

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Does anyone know what Bordiga meant by this?

What are examples of "false proletarian unity" and how did Marx and Lenin combat these?

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Given that Communism is basically the logical outgrowth of Capitalism, wouldn't it be the most logical choice to be a full on AnCap and have Capitalism consume everything with it free of any hindrances? I mean, Capitalism is what will destroy all nations and races and wipe out everything so that in the end there are only classes that people view themselves as and not White or Black, American or Iranian, those with the Means of Production and those without.

Why want Leninism or anything like that instead of letting Capitalism consume everything and get rid of Morality and other Spooks that will hinder Proles from taking the Means of Production.

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Video Games Thread Reborn

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

https://youtu.be/qxdjWNRYtvA

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

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Why are they so based, /leftypol/? They spend almost all their time debunking regime change propaganda targeted at Venezuela, Syria, Nicaragua, etc. I also like that they call themselves communists without being cringy LARPers.

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Is transtrenderism a threat to leftism? It should be considered one because most modern leftist movements are now being taken over by transtrenders and made all about their fake issues.

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The followers of the fully recursive ethic won’t genocide anyone but themselves!

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Nazi Neetsocs on /tv/

Over on /tv/ we have two racist /pol/tards who have you YouTube channels and make videos. The first being Gahoole2, who is a mod on /tv/, he has said nigger multiple times. Next we have Nobody in Cali who is a vegan neo-nazi who makes short films about being a NEET. Gahoole2 has 400 subscribers, and Nobody has 92, not a lot. But that's nearly 500 Nazis.

https://www.youtube.com/user/GaHoole2

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUsE3ljUVDJYV8Ha5YpZ-Yw

These people have shown their faces. Surely there's something we can do.

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/pol/'s mental illnesses are finally coming to light

In this vid: two sperglords from /pol/ doing anything to satisfy their interracial fetish by doing the bidding of the "inferior race" in order to get laid for the second time in their lives

https://youtu.be/X5Z5BmaP5TY

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American Socialism

>inb4 third worldist take over the thread and tell us not to do anything

Okay amerimuts, why haven't you joined the IWW yet? If it's because of cost you're good, but what excuse do the rest of you have?

Why haven't you joined a political party yet? There are plenty to join.

>SLP

>PSL

>SEP

>SA

>SPUSA

If you're REALLY desperate you can join the Greens. The CPUSA is an FBI plant though, don't join it.

Why don't you talk to co-workers and friends?Socialism/communism/anarchism are all too strong of words to use, but you can still slowly build the ideas in their head if you know what you're talking about.

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Seizing the Memes of Production

Instagram Memers Are Unionizing

>Instagram memers have had enough.

>They generate the engagement that helps keep Instagram growing—but, they argue, the multibillion-dollar platform doesn’t pay them for their work, or give them any control. So they’re fighting back. And before you write off IG Meme Union Local 69-420 as a joke, the organizers of the collective would like you to know that they are very serious.

>“Solidarity actions with memers. Memers of the world unite,” the Instagram page for the union reads, encouraging followers to “seize the memes of production.”

>The IG Meme Union will probably never be recognized by the National Labor Relations Board, but organizers say it can still act as a union for all intents and purposes. “We’re calling it a union and doing union-organizing tactics,” Paul Praindo, a representative of the organizing committee, told me. “We stand in firm support of others who are working to organize anti-labor industries. We think these movements mark the beginning of a labor renaissance.” Some other “unions” function this way: The Freelancers Union, for instance, doesn’t have a formal management structure to negotiate with, but does advocate collectively for independent workers.

>Similarly, the IG Meme Union, which is currently taking applications through an online form, hopes to negotiate better working conditions for memers who say they have been exploited by Instagram and other tech platforms for too long. “People are doing a lot of work, doing it for free or little compensation, or not recognized for the work they’re doing,” Praindo said. “All these people are bringing revenue to Instagram, producing this major profit margin for this company, and they’re subject to really little job security.”

>Instagram follows the same business model as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other social platforms. The service itself is free to use, but the platform monetizes the content posted to it to sell ads based on metadata attached to that content. Users themselves, who are the ones posting the photos, videos, and memes that keep people coming back to the app, don’t get a cut of that revenue.

>“We as content creators want to have worker protections,” Praindo said. “Even if you’re producing funny pictures of Shrek, that should not determine whether you’re taken seriously as a creator or your livelihood is imperiled at the drop of a hat … We are a meme union; the whole point of it is to work for protections for other content creators.”

>Instagram declined to say explicitly on the record whether it supports the union. Instead, a company spokesperson offered a statement: “We’re always listening to feedback from the community,” it said. “We’re happy to have the feedback so we can improve. Hearing these concerns is useful for us.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/instagram-memers-are-unionizing/587308/

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/leftypol/ /SIG/ – Self Improvement General

ITT: self-improvement, fitness, body & mind training, life tips, how to organise your life etc.

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I've heard that Fascism is an extension or "decayed" state of capitalism, and it makes sense to me on a surface level but I'm hoping someone can explain it in-depth.

pic unrel

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CIA HATE THREAD

MAN FUCK THE CIA. IS THERE ANY WORSE ORGANISATION EVER? NICARAGUA, GUETEMALA, MODERN ART.

FUCK THE CIA,

CIA HATE THREAD

WHY DO YOU HATE THE CIA?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair

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

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Have you guys ever seen this screenshot brought up? i've seen it both in here and in halfchan, it's normally ignored and have never seen it discussed here, what is your opinion on it?

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News 4/16

EU passes law on protecting whistleblowers (and facilitators) … days after Assange’s arrest

Following the arrest in London of Julian Assange, the co-founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, MEPs overwhelmingly voted for a law on protecting whistleblowers.

https://www.rt.com/news/456731-eu-whisleblowers-directive-assange/

Trump Is Making Yet Another Move to Apply Pressure On Cuba

President Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign firms that have profited from former U.S. firms that Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution.The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba.

time.com/5571779/trump-lawsuits-property-cuba/

https://archive.is/SHdEH

Erdogan's AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party formally requested on Tuesday an annulment and rerun of Istanbul’s municipal elections over what it said were irregularities, prompting the main opposition to accuse it of damaging democracy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election/erdogans-ak-party-calls-for-rerun-of-istanbul-elections-idUSKCN1RS19L

Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants

Since the Colombian Peace Accord was signed in 2016, 128 ex-militants and their relatives have been reported killed by violent means, according to officials.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Party-Denounces-128-Killings-of-Ex-militants-20190416-0009.html

Ecuador arrests Swedish associate of Assange amid threat of crackdown

In the wake of Ecuador’s surrender of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to a British police snatch squad invited into its London embassy last Thursday to drag him into a waiting van, Ecuadorian authorities have jailed a Swedish software developer for an alleged plot to “destabilize” the regime of President Lenin Moreno.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/16/ecua-a16.html

Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety

For more than five years, New Zealand kept secret the name of a nurse considered a hostage of the Islamic State.Now Louisa Akavi's name is public.The International Committee of the Red Cross hopes that releasing her name will lead to her rescue. But New Zealand's government sees it as a threat to her safety, Foreign Minister Winston Peters made clear on Tuesday.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/16/713793549/red-cross-releases-name-of-nurse-taken-hostage-new-zealand-fears-for-her-safety

Indonesians choose president, parliament in world's biggest one-day vote

Indonesians vote in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday, with polling stations opening first in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago after a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-election/indonesians-choose-president-parliament-in-worlds-biggest-one-day-vote-idUSKCN1RS1WH

Brazil: Bolsonaro Ends Lula's Pro-Workers Minimun Wage Policy

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro proposed to suppress former President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva's redistributive policy whereby minimum wages should have annual increases above inflation.The decision was taken at the draft Budgetary Guidelines Law (LDO) presented on Monday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Bolsonaro-Ends-Lulas-Pro-Workers-Minimun-Wage-Policy-20190416-0008.html

Stalin, Lenin, Gorbachev: 'Soviet leaders' surface in far-flung parts of modern world politics

Coincidences and weird naming conventions have brought about the resurrection of some of the most famous Soviet leaders – and they've strayed pretty far from their motherland. Here are some of the politicians active today in the world, who bear their legacy-laden names.

https://www.rt.com/news/456745-stalin-lenin-gorbachev-modern-politics/

Mike Pompeo lambasts journalist for asking if Trump’s sanctions on Venezuela may impact humanitarian crisis

Mike Pompeo attacked a journalist for his supposed “incredible lack of understanding” about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela during his trip through South America last week. The US secretary of state lambasted the Washington Post’s John Hudson for asking the foreign minister of Peru about the potential implications surrounding severe sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Venezuela.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-venezuela-sanctions-mike-pompeo-journalist-peru-john-hudson-a8871731.html

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China's richest man: overtime work culture a 'huge blessing'

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma has defended the grueling overtime work culture at many of China’s tech companies, calling it a “huge blessing” for young workers.

>The e-commerce magnate weighed into a debate about work-life balance and the overtime hours demanded by some companies as the sector slows after years of breakneck growth.

>In a speech to Alibaba employees, Ma defended the industry’s ‘996’ work schedule, which refers to the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, six days a week. “I personally think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing,” he said in remarks posted on the company’s WeChat account. “Many companies and many people don’t have the opportunity to work 996,” Ma said. “If you don’t work 996 when you are young, when can you ever work 996?”

>The issue has fueled an online debate and protests on some coding platforms, where workers have swapped examples of excessive overtime demands at some companies.

>Ma, a former English teacher who co-founded Alibaba in 1999 and has become one of China’s richest people, said he and early employees regularly worked long hours. “In this world, everyone wants success, wants a nice life, wants to be respected,” Ma said. “Let me ask everyone, if you don’t put out more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the success you want?”

>Ma referred to the tech industry today where some people are without jobs, or working at companies in search of revenue or facing closure. “Compared to them, up to this day, I still feel lucky, I don’t regret (working 12 hour days), I would never change this part of me,” he said.

>This month activists on Microsoft’s GitHub, the online code repository site, launched a project titled “996.ICU” where tech workers listed Alibaba among the companies ranked as having some of the worst working conditions.

>On Thursday, an opinion piece published in a state newspaper argued that 996 violated China’s Labor Law, which stipulates that average work hours cannot exceed 40 hours a week. “Creating a corporate culture of ‘encouraged overtime’ will not only not help a business’ core competitiveness, it might inhibit and damage a company’s ability to innovate,” the unnamed author wrote in the People’s Daily.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-labour/alibaba-founder-defends-overtime-work-culture-as-huge-blessing-idUSKCN1RO1BC

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Is crack responsible for destroying the black marxists revolutionary and class conscious movements?

if it wasnt for crack do you think black people would be more revolutionary

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What's the leftist opinion on Teddy K? I know he talks some shit about "leftists" but that seems more about "American liberals".

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were da juice responsible for slavery. just found it while larping on pol.

>pic related

also found this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7bIUYwclGE

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Did the Bolsheviks jump the gun?

Without computerization and automation, reaching communism is impossible. As such, didn't the Bolsheviks jump the gun and do nothing but give capitalists a chance to spin lies about a country doomed to collapse? The revisionism that brought the USSR down could have been prevented by using computers that didn't exist at the time to track party members, and the economic stagnation that the USSR faced in the 70's and 80's could have been avoided if computers were implemented to design the increasingly complex (with each plan the economy became more connected and intricate as the volume of goods produced and people fed grew with population) and increasingly ignored (due to revisionism).

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It is 17th of April my dudes

O Glorious Seventeenth of April!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jgS2I5w4kM

Happy Khmer Rouge day everyone!

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Multi-level marketing, pyramid and ponzi schemes

What is a good Marxist take on these?

Namely, how would one go about demonstrating how a multi-level marketing company is more exploitative than a "conventional" hierarchical workplace in capitalism? The boss gets the consultants (who are the consumers) to buy a bunch of the company's product, which the consultants then sell to others and try to recruit others into the company. It's disastrous, since the consultants often times end up going into debt working for these companies through buying a bunch of unsellable stock, and the recruitment model is inherently unsustainable. Through the lens of the LTV, how would these companies be understood?

Long the same lines, what can be said about pyramid and ponzi schemes more generally?

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If you truly think about, Marxist-Leninism is the synthesis of multiple bourgeois attempts at creating a honeypot ideology ready and willing to entrap and murder true revolutionary leftists. Hierarchy and the authority resting at the top are ultimately willing to go to any lengths to maintain their position of luxury in a capitalist society. This rhetoric of survival would clearly extend to anyone in a position of authority in any system still involving a state continuing to exist. The abolition of the state is necessary to deconstruct the concept of oppression for all marginalized folk. DialecticaL MATERIALISM be used to arrive to this conclusion if you treat the capitalist state as the thesis and use socialism as the antithesis: the synthesis will be a society in which hierarchy is still existent but those in positions of authority are nicer. This does not solve the issue of authoirity having no accountability. anyways feminism and illegalism are cool lol.

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Billie Eilish and Late Capitalism

Seeing this girl’s name and face literally everywhere for the past eight months - and especially now that her first album has been released to massive fanfare and critical acclaim - has really got me thinking about her whole backstory, the subject of “industry plants”, and what it says about the modern culture industry in general. While it’s true pop music (and the majority of the culture industry) has always been a corporate-created façade, what stands out in Billie’s case in particular is: 1. the manufacturing of her rise to fame is much more obvious than it was for pop stars in the past, and 2. a large amount of her fame can be attributed to her misappropriating a subculture known to be DIY, and also her image as a so-called “socially conscious” voice amidst the muck of the face-tatted-coloured-locs era.

Billie grew up in a gentrified neighbourhood of Los Angeles a stonethrow away from Hollywood. Her parents are actors and musicians with a long list of credits stretching back 40 years, her mother also teaching songwriting and screenwriting to industry professionals. Her brother Finneas O’Connell is an actor who has been on hit TV shows and is also a successful musician himself. According to interviews Billie has given, she and Finneas were homeschooled specifically so they could focus on acting, singing, and dancing rather than conventional academics. In other words, she wasn’t just born with a foot in the culture industry, she was raised within its waters. Her time in music began at age 14 when she recorded vocals to a song Finneas wrote and produced for his band (“Ocean Eyes”) which “just happened” to go viral once it was posted to SoundCloud. Shortly after, she was signed to Interscope Records; she had almost no prior musical experience before being signed (e.g. she was never part of an underground/local music scene, was never in a band, never made a bunch of demo tapes), which should come off as pretty sketchy to say the least. Interscope proceeded to flood her music all over platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, get her a plethora of interviews in highly credible publications, and got her going on two world tours despite at the time only having released an EP. But most of all, she has an overwhelming amount of social media clout, especially on Instagram where she currently holds 16 million followers. It could be said she’s known more for her presence on the platform than her actual music (i.e. everyone knows who she is but no one can name any of her songs). If this isn’t a textbook example of a major label planting an artist, I don’t know what is.

Billie’s image underwent a profound change sometime around early 2018 without explanation. She shed any impression she once had of being a cute little alternative pop princess for “SoundCloud rap” attire. All of a sudden she was wearing baggy designer clothes with a neck full of real chains, and began flaunting her friendships with said “SoundCloud rappers” all over her social media (most notably with XXXTentacion; she rambled on about him during her Montreality interview done two months after his death to ensure everyone knew the two of them had been close friends). She also adopted a cheesy accent reminiscent of “ghetto” black vernacular despite being white as snow and raised in a gentrification cesspool. Her actual music, however, did not change as the singles she put out remained soft alternative pop, not the blaring Miami scene-inspired trap music of her new found friends.

Media publications, however, have remained highly sympathetic to her, writing about her as if she’s a teenage sage, a soft voice of mindfulness looking to mourn over a culture of destructive self-indulgence. Her music, unfortunately, doesn’t even come close to reflecting this, probably because she simply doesn’t have much of a base to draw upon (she is still a sheltered suburban white girl, after all). She doesn’t sing about political issues and very rarely does she really touch upon the grim realities of everyday life under late capitalism. Her song “Xanny”, which is my personal favourite from her new album, does speak about youth drug culture but has little substance to it overall. Her songs focusing on teen depression come off as petty with, again, very little integrity. Ironically, the one instance of her fully venturing into the trap/industrial genre is also the only song where she doesn’t sound soulless and cavalier: her uncredited feature with Denzel and J.I.D. (certainly because she’s singing Denzel’s words, rather than something Finneas pre-wrote for her).

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Silicon Valley's techie uprisings reveal growing support for socialism in tech

As workers at companies from Kickstarter to Gimlet to Vox vote to unionize, and as traditional labor organizers call on game devs and others to organize, Silicon Valley is a lot more friendly to pro-labor policies than ever before.

That's partly because tech companies can be terrible places to work, and party because their leaders keep trying to pad their quarterly numbers by selling some truly evil shit to some truly evil organizations, governments and people.

And as monopoly has set in, tech workers are finding libertarian market-oriented pitches less and less convincing, as they see their potential for launching their own startup or for switching to a disruptive new entrant dwindling.

The whole thing has made Silicon Valley ripe for the new, resurgent socialist movement in America, as technies sign up to join the Demcratic Socialists of America and begin to identify as socialists themselves.

“I think there's a quiet group of people who are willing to speak about it to each other,” Areeb Ahmad, who works at an ad tech company in New York City, told Salon. “But I think there is also a second group of people who maybe are open to those ideas. But I think the word [socialism] still has a lot of stigma.”

Ahmad said he was drawn to democratic socialism partly because he is a first-generation immigrant, and partly because he works in the digital advertising field, which is dominated by two megaliths, Facebook and Google.

“Being that roughly 85 percent of the ad marketplace at this point are those two companies, and it's basically impossible to look at that ecosystem and not think those two companies are monopolies, and to not want to do something about that, and to say, ‘Hey, there are all these people who have concerns about privacy,’” he said.

“Not very many, even Democrats, talk about that,” he said. “And I think the libertarian trend that led to this. I think that thinking was what led to companies being like: 'Hey, Google should be as big as they can be.’”

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So is anyone convinced now that idpol is a scam?

So basically the logical extreme of idpol is fascism or is this tranny just retarded or something?

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America today feels like the last days of the Soviet Union

Umair Haque (previously) writes about how the last days of the Soviet Union were filled with "forced apathy" (an inability to care about what was going on because just surviving took everything you had) and "self-referentialism" (an obsession with domestic affairs to the exclusion of everything else going on elsewhere in the world)>

Haque also remembers those days for the "one party rule" and notes that while the US is dominated by a single party (one that cheated its way into control over the presidency, the Senate, the Supreme Court and many state governments), it is technically a two-party system, but any Democrat who offers real progressive policies is marginalized and backstabbed by the Democratic establishment.

Other similarities include "power seeking" or structural corruption (think of the establishment's refusal to enact popular programs like universal health care or network neutrality) and the silencing of dissenting voices and the lack of a real public discourse on the failings of capitalism and the ways that other countries solve their problems.

Friends across the world often ask me: “why don’t Americans do more to fix their crumbling society?” They’re aghast, astonished. I tell them the reality of American life: Americans would, if they could, but they can’t, mostly. Apathy is forced on them by a predatory kind of capitalism that forces them to live something like poor people in a rich country. Breadlines — insulin lines — what’s the difference, really? Americans are forced into being apathetic, weary, drained of energy and ideas and time, by a fatally broken political economy which makes them more and more of them live at the edge of ruin, more and more so every day — but that forced apathy, my friends, is the kind of trap that has led societies throughout history to collapse, whether the USSR or Rome.

What happens if you do try to change the system, though? Well — how exactly are you going to do it? The second way American collapse resembles Soviet collapse is through one party rule. I mean this in a subtle way. It’s true that one party controls most of America’s government — and its society, too — and that party has imploded into the kind of extremism that makes dictators proud. Still, think about the opposition for a moment. What do you notice? They don’t oppose.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/15/insulin-lines.html

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eli5: “Calculation In Kind”

As some alternative to the voucher system I can't understand.

Or please send me a video or something that explains it. Everything I read about it is BIG BRAIN

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How does this image make you feel, /leftypol/?

Is there anything which better represents the existing society?

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On the mental health problem

What is to be done with regards to mental health problems? I feel like far left politics attract people with a lot of baggage and narcissism who find a way to wreck every space they enter. Far right politics attract turbo-schizos, you can just tell by the kind of people that come here to raid. Everytime I see another schizo-fascist post here I really think these people are beyond saving and should just be thrown into a gulag and hope they find a way to rehabilitate there.

What are your thoughts on

>schizo-fascists

>people who bring their mental illness into socialist politics

>the mental health crisis under late capitalism

?

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Calling Leftist Artists(A Question)

1. Is the aftermarket value of art unnecessary?

2. What is the absolute value of art? Its my own personal property that I created and I want to sell it for 1,000,000 because I decided myself that the price of my labor is 1 million an hour. Fair? You don't have to buy it. Is this not socialist in some way?

3. What about aftermarket value? Someone else BUYS the art from me and sells it for higher. It was now there personal property. They sell it higher because it is one of a kind. This seems somewhat like Capitalist labor of value but I think it still applies. How does this work?

How would you sell art under socialism? Can you be an art dealer under socialism or would the capital gained from your personal property be considered surplus value?

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have you ever revealed your commie power level to lumpenproles? how'd it go? I'll start:

>be me, take uni history class for sheer amusement

>teacher is actual libertarian, laughably horrible lectures

>one time he starts railing about unions, talking about how unions are just trying to seize the means of production

>ask him if unions could be considered the first step in democratizing the economy

that was when I realized I revealed too much

>the professor's eyes light up and the ambient temperature in the room starts to rise rapidly

>his free market gaze focuses into a beam of hot white light

>he zaps me with his McDonald's Ocular McLaser Cannon

>ouch that fucking hurt

>SILENCE COMMUNIST OR YOU WILL BE ENSLAVED ON MY McPlantation

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"Libertarianism in action."

What a sound economic ideology right wing libertarian capitalism is. How will we ever recover?

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I still have not received an answer to my very important question. In your particular strain of not-real-communism, how will the distribution of commiecats be organized? I expect to be provided a share of commiecats proportional to my needs.

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Hello, I've been lurking here for a few days. I use to come from a more conservative background and more and more I have been leaning towards the left over the years. I'm not sure on anything past libretarian. But basically what's the normal beliefs here, I know there might be ideology issues due to anar, society, and comm.

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Leaving the alt-right movement

No bullshit over the last couple months I've been thinking about my involvement in the alt-right movement and I want to get out. I didn't join any organizations but I was an online shitlord and at one time called myself a white nationalist.

I realized how fucked up it all was, and after the Christchurch massacre I felt sick to my stomach for a week. I also just can't stand the negativity of those people anymore and want to move on with my life.

What can I do to redeem myself? I'm considering phoning ExitUSA which is an organization for helping white supremacists but I'm not sure if its designed for online shit lords like me who don't have nazi tattoos and real world connections with white supremacy. I swear to god I'm serious 100% repentant and want to fix my ways.

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Why do people say that "we just don't know how a communist society would look like", isn't this the biggest drawback of the communist movement?

Unless we have a concrete vision of what we want to achieve and how it would look like every revolution will eventually fail because people's lives can't be put to a standstill until we can figure out how to do shit and I'd we cant envision it now theres no way we can do it when Peoples lives are at stake

I think the best possible scenario is that communists start forming independent communes and start dealing with each other with mutual aid and have a no money no work society right now, no direct violence against the state but if the commune is attacked only self defence

If you think this is idealism I would like to know why and what do you think isnt an idealist way of combating capitalism and the state

Also MLs and other party socialist news not reply

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News 4/12

Libya warlord backed by west and its Arab allies declares war on UN-backed government

The warlord hailed by the west and Arab autocrats as a potential unifier of Libya has just declared war on the country’s UN-backed interim leader, issuing a warrant for his arrest on “terrorism” charges as well as hammering the country’s capital with airstrikes.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/libya-khalifa-haftar-fayez-serraj-arrest-warrant-terror-un-a8867371.html

North Korea's new nominal head of state guided Kim Jong Un from the beginning

Choe Ryong Hae was named President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, state media reported on Friday, replacing Kim Yong Nam who had held the position since it was created in 1998.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-appointments-president/north-koreas-new-nominal-head-of-state-guided-kim-jong-un-from-the-beginning-idUSKCN1RO0OV

‘Major international victory’: Trump cheers ICC decision not to probe US atrocities

After the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to investigate claims of US atrocities in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump cheered the decision but said the ICC was “illegitimate” and US and allies beyond its reach.

https://www.rt.com/news/456363-victory-trump-icc-atrocities/

Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

The head of Sudan's military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests.Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV. He named as his successor Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47913338

Worldwide outrage over arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Outrage is mounting after the arrest Thursday morning of journalist and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange was dragged from the embassy by a mob of British police officers and thrown into a jail cell after his political asylum was illegally cancelled by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/12/wiki-a12.html

Chileans Join Nationwide Protests Against Piñera’s Government

In 33 cities across the country, Chileans protested Piñera's neoliberal agenda and anti-popular policies.“No more abuses, no more layoffs, no more neoliberalism” was shouted by the thousands of Chileans who joined a nation-wide protest against President Sebastian Piñera’s right-wing government, organized by the Chilean communist Central Workers Union (CUT).

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chileans-Join-Nationwide-Protests-Against-Pineras-Government-20190411-0038.html

Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could face a renewed investigation into an allegation of rape in Sweden.Assange, 47, who had been granted asylum in Ecuador's London embassy for seven years, was arrested on Thursday.Swedish prosecutors said they were examining the case at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47910820

Red Cross aid to Venezuela to triple as Maduro stance softens

The International Committee of the Red Cross is to triple aid to Venezuela, a day after the crisis-riven country’s leader approved the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/12/red-cross-aid-to-venezuela-to-triple-as-nicolas-maduro-stance-softens

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country.

https://www.apnews.com/1700580b853b4dfb9a72185e2a011133

Analysis: Does Netanyahu's Win Maintain Status Quo Or Push Israel Further Right?

You have to go back 20 years for the last time the country elected a prime minister from the left.The 69-year-old Netanyahu won even though he has already been in office for 10 years straight, on top of serving an earlier term in the 1990s. And he won despite expectations that his own attorney general will indict him for alleged bribery and fraud.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/12/711987101/analysis-does-netanyahus-win-maintain-status-quo-or-push-israel-further-right

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Can any woke ☭TANKIE☭ tell me: what was the actual extent of censorship of the press in the USSR.

Obviously the liberals bang on about how you'd be snitching on your family and friends for making jokes about Stalin and breathing wrong had you locked up but we know this is bullshit, however we aren't cultists, obviously there was some censorship so what was the actuality?

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All Parents are Abusive - *Repost from /anarchism/*

All parents are abusive because parenting is abusive by nature.

When it comes to the parents who neglect and beat their kids (which I have experience with) it's just a matter of degree.

All parents are abusive for the same reasons that all governments are abusive, all cooperation are abusive, all bosses are abusive, and all monarchies are abusive.

I don't understand how people can disapprove of child-adult romantic relationships but also approve of parenting.

They're both bad for much of the same reasons (children can't consent, children are vulnerable even in consensual relationships, e.t.c).

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A note on ethnonationalism (and the oikonomic nexus of family, race and nation)

I found this today and I found it interesting. /pol/ had nothing intelligent to say about it so I am posting here,- maybe you guys will get something out of it.

>I was asked for a brief definition of what I mean when I talk about the oikonomic nexus of race, nation, family that I’ve written about elsewhere, but also to situate an explanation of ethnonationalism within that. Posting that below for anyone who might be interested.

>So, as briefly as possible.

>There is no racism that does not involve a politics of sex and which links both of these with notions of property ownership. Without a theory and politics of sexuality and desire, there is no plausibility to tenets concerning the reproduction of the purportedly heritable property of race. Both cultural and biological concepts of race emphasize the importance of heritability, they simply disagree over the mechanism of transmission. The concept of race as a heritable property links race to class—it does so by naturalizing the (inter-generational) distribution of property and wealth, and links it moreover to the histories of coveture, paternal rights and absolute primogeniture. Hence, too, the antipathy to miscegenation, particularly where the husband is defined as not-white, and therefore also an antipathy that involves caveats, as where ‘inter-racial’ sex where wives or women generally are considered as property.

>Along these lines, ethnonationalism—as well as the post-Plessy v Ferguson ‘separate but equal’ doctrine of segregation or Apartheid—involve a strict conflation between race, nation and family. In these schema, political rights and authority are distributed on the basis of masculinity while being spatially or geographically delimited on the basis of inseparable concepts of race and sex. Every nation a patriarchal household, engaged in competition within a global system. Ethnonationalism invites men to identify as both men and white (or with a race) as the condition of rights and, by implication, to consider women—and land or territory, and on occasion other non-white men who are often explicitly feminized—as the property over which those rights are exercised by ‘nature’ or divine right, and without restriction; or, as Marx put it while writing of the American Civil War, it promises “to tame them with the prospect of one day becoming slaveholders themselves.” This is also the promise that migration controls offer, the diffuse but naturalized promise of a distributed sovereign politics and selective decisionism. It is a concept of politics as regulative of the economy, whose norms and laws (nomos) are grounded in a distinction between public-political and private-economic domains (oikos). Hence oikonomia.

>In this sense, race, sexuality, gender and class are not discrete, comparable categories. They refer to different but inseparable functions within a legal, economic and political system of appropriation and exploitation. All of this therefore involves an emphasis on labor, without taking as given how activities are defined as labor (or not), and who has rights of possession over that labor as stipulated in the arrangement of contracts.

She also wrote about modern "national socialists" and what they believe today here with shout-outs to donald trump and anuddah shoah.

https://osf.io/fgxru?show=view

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Left communism: actually understanding it

It's ridiculous how little /leftypol/ actually knows about the communist left, or rather, how much it thinks it knows about it while really only having an incredibly memetic and shallow conception of it.

To start one should know where the term actually comes from, which is neither in Germany or Italy, but in Russia. The first 'communist left' was spearheaded by a fraction within the early RCP in opposition to a dominant trend of parliamentarism and politicism, key figures being Nikolai Bukharin and Alexander Bogdanov. The biggest point of tension was the Party's signing of the Brest-Livotsk treaty, which they effectively saw as a halting of the communist movement's upsurge, turning class struggle into (once again) a struggle between national capitals. That's that in short, but this text goes into the question in depth: https://libcom.org/history/1918-treaty-brest-litovsk-curbing-revolution-guy-sabatier. This 'communist left' as it calls itself was not formally opposed to Lenin. In fact, it was Leninist and fully convinced in the primary importance of the Party for the workers' movement. Another fun fact: Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism is in fact an outline/summation of Bukharin's much more thorough Imperialism and World Economy (a text Lenin entirely approved of). Also, as per people's usually poor and selective reading skills, both texts if actually read and understood properly conflict incredibly heavily with the Stalinist twist on attitudes towards imperialism, and if actually studied I am convinced comes actually almost lines up entirely with the ultra-leftist attitude (ultra-leftism is whole other can of worms, though, and it is also both misunderstood as well as used improperly as an identifier as a consequence, so I won't go through it unless anyone insists).

In the rest of the Europe there were also 'lefts' within the communist movements and parties. A problem arises when trying to unite them under an umbrella, which will always fail because in reality they differed widely, and many weren't even anti-parliamentarist unlike the most notorious Dutch-German and Italian lefts (the left communist WSF in England was not just parliamentarist but also activist). Even outside of Europe there were lefts; in China the early CP was derided as 'ultra-leftist' for opposing Comintern demands to collaborate with the nationalists, during the CR arguably the biggest alternative workers' movement was left communist and it formed many communes most notably in Shanghai (later to be suppressed by the Maoist CPC, even though the communist left there considered itself Maoist), etc.

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Are you people pro gun or anti gun?

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Leftist YouTube Channels

What would you say are the dos and don't dos of leftist YouTube and podcasts? I've been thinking of making one but I don't want to become just another channel that appeals exclusively to imageboards and preaches to the choir.

I'd guess you'd have to be

>informative and interesting

>not LARPing

>knowledgeable

>not bogged down in inter-channel drama

Is it even worth my time? People say I have a "voice for radio" all the time

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Is silicon valley a scam?

I heard about this a few times in leftist circles. Basically that most of what silicon valley and other tech research things do is pretty much a scam that isn't going to show any real results (particularly things like AI). Also I heard that there are a bunch of go-fund-me tier projects that somehow get funded like the Theranos thing. So, are these claims about the high-tech industry being bullshit true or just overblown? I would like some sources on this.

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Interesting video on how the rich avoid taxes

New video out by America Uncovered that covers tax evasion.

Make sure to brigade the comments as corporate shills are out in full force:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qd-WERAiVs

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Towards a Leftist Antinatalism

Preface for the Mods and anyone who has had experience with reactionary antinatalists in the past: I am a Marxist Leninist and I think the only way to rectify social ills once and for all is to end capitalism and build communism. I am aware that a nihilistic/liberal/reactionary bent has been the predominant lens through which antinatalists conjure much of their philosophy and analysis which is one reason I'm making this post and it's meant simply to be a discussion about how antinatalist might (or might not) be useful to leftists in heightening the contradictions and perhaps triggering a revolutionary scenario

Okay,,so I've become very interested in the idea of antinatalism. I assume most of you know what this is but if you don't read/skim the basics here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antinatalism. Up til now the monopoly on discussion of antinatalism has been nihilistic and even reactionary. Most socialists I've talked to about the issue seem to assume it can only lead to reaction due to this and that it is a rightist ideology as such. However, I argue that, when distilled to its purest form it's an apolitical idea similar to atheism. Therefore I believe a Left-antinatalism or perhaps a new strain of thought utilizing antinatalism as a jumping off point can be constructed from it.

My main points are:

1) It would be very easy to ease doomer-minded liberals or apolitical proles into understanding anticapitalist ideas with antinatalist talking points. For instance, pointing out that when there is a shortage of labor due to a lack of births porky will begin to slash social programs and so on as it will put too much strain on them to care for ageing population without new workers being born. This is already being discussed in bourgeoisie media: "http://archive.is/wnwHG". Why should the working class have to suffer from yet another obliteration of protections because they refuse to bring more children into a dying world?

2) "Dying world" leads into my next point. Ecologically minded liberals could easily be radicialized by pointing out that refusing to have children is morally correct is evidenced by the impending environmental crisis and how refusing to have a child, even more so than stopping meat and dairy consumption or buying an electric car, is the number 1 way to personally reduce emissions. From here we could argue that it makes no sense to furnish the ruling class with more workers until we prevent or at least lessen the environmental catastrophe and that the only way to do that is the abolition of the capitalist system. With liberals as well you can strike their fetishization of "personal freedom" by pointing out that the only reason to have a child right now if you don't have the means to raise then in a healthy and happy environment is to please porky with another wageslave and why should you sacrifice the little free time you have in neoliberalism for that?

3) If a significant portion or the world was brought around to an antinatalist mindset which was tied to an anticapitalist mindset the already dropping birthrates could be accelerated and combined with mass strikes. This would have a one two punch on porky because automation isn't going to develop far enough to replace jobs for another few decades (which is why porky is freaking the fuck out about both low birthrates and nationalist who threaten to limit immigration) and because unemployment is so low right now that if repeated and prolonged work shortages were coupled with a prolonged lack of new workers it would inflict massive economic damage particularly if it follows the next financial crash.

This last point is obviously a bit tricky because porky could just attempt to rectify it through even more immigration and also because it would be a long-game. However I think porky, without sufficient automation to replace jobs without more immigration is too scared to go even further with it due to the fact that it stokes reaction. Porky is obviously not scared or reaction itself but are scared of things like Brexit (for the most part I mean there are obviously a lot of porkies who are profiting from Brexit but the bug players who make up the controllers of global capital can't stand it) which limits the autonomy of neoliberals supply chains and perpetual motion of global capital.

Essentially my argument is that while antinatalism had until now been a moralistic argument mostly latched onto by the right and liberals an argument can be made for a materialist and practical antinatalism which says no children until the abolition of capitalism. It incentives radicals to work harder and faster while also obliterating the ability of porky to perpetuate its interest. Basically antinatalism is correct but not in itself but only until capitalism is abolished

What do you think comrades

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News 4/15

Finland election: voters may pick first leftist prime minister in two decades

Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of their welfare system amid the rising costs of caring for a rapidly ageing population.But if opinions polls are correct, the left-leaning Social Democrats’ ability to govern may be hampered by a surge in support for the Finns party.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/14/finland-election-social-democrats-lead-polls-finns-party

WATCH chaotic scenes as police battle protesters in Yellow Vest ‘capital’ Toulouse on ‘Act 22’

Footage shows riot police struggling to contain Yellow Vest protesters on the tear-gas-filled streets of Toulouse, France during clashes in which 43 people were arrested and more than a dozen were injured.

https://www.rt.com/news/456485-yellow-vests-toulouse-footage/

Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country’s defenses and economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa/cuban-president-calls-for-strengthened-defenses-economy-in-response-to-trump-threats-idUSKCN1RP0PM

Extinction Rebellion: Shell HQ windows smashed as climate protest blocks London roads

Three men have been arrested after the London headquarters of major oil firm Shell was targeted by climate change protesters as Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations were staged across the capital.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/15/extinction-rebellion-activists-threaten-bring-london-standstill/

Libya crisis: Egypt’s Sisi backs Haftar assault on Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord bombarding Tripoli in an attempt to oust the country’s UN-recognised government, has won unequivocal support from the Egyptian leader, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, his closest political ally.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/14/libya-crisis-egypt-sisi-backs-haftar-assault-on-tripoli

Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-maduro-orders-militia-expansion-as-guaido-tours-blackout-ravaged-state-idUSKCN1RP0S9

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/15/europe-urged-to-reject-us-middle-east-plan-if-unfair-to-palestinians

New Zealand mosque shootings: Six in court on charges they sent attack images

Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/04/15/new-zealand-mosque-attacks-six-court-charges-over-images/3470478002/

https://archive.is/boFUH

Philippines’ Duterte warns China to back off disputed island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touches” it amid rising tensions over the key waterway.

theindependent.sg/philippines-duterte-warns-china-to-back-off-disputed-island/

https://archive.is/E7lXx

Ecuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for spying, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-assange-moreno/ecuadors-president-says-assange-tried-to-use-its-embassy-to-spy-idUSKCN1RR0J7

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what is your thoughts on destiny??

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Would white people be accepted in a Communist society or is it for non-whites only?

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>describe in no less than 2 sentences why Not Socialism isn't really socialism

*gulp*

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Farmers are the only exploited class

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

AGRICULTURALISM = BASE

CIVILIZATION = SUPERSTRUCTURE

The goal here for the liberation of this fundamental producing class is to topple the inverse pyramid, cast of the weights. And this farmer, like Atlas holding up the skin, shall return to subsistence levels, free of a world of exploitation and parasitism. Marxists ONLY look at the superstructure, never looking at the true civilization sustaining fundamentals of class-society. Through this model we see that the proletariat is not exploited, but is himself an exploiter just like the bourgeoisie. Both have an interest in maintaining the exploitative and parasitical structure of modern society.

UPROOT FOOD PARASITES

TOPPLE THE SUPERSTRUCTURE

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Would you live in a commune? Why or why not?

>first, egalitarianism – that communes specifically rejected hierarchy or graduations of social status as being necessary to social order. Second, human scale – that members of some communes saw the scale of society as it was then organized as being too industrialized (or factory sized) and therefore unsympathetic to human dimensions. And third, that communes were consciously anti-bureaucratic.

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Maoism

Redpill me on Maoism. Which text should I read? Did you know about Mao's mago story? https://chineseposters.net/themes/mao-mangoes.php

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Will the world ever stop being apolitical?

It seems to me right now (and perhaps for all of human history) most people, proletariat and bourgeoise alike, don't really wish to involve themselves in politics, they wish to remain encapsulated in a centrist stance towards the world's problems. Do you think socialism could change this phenomenon? i dislike hypothetical threads in the vein of "what will this thing be like in socialism", but this interests me.

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NazBol

I have some trouble trusting things on the internet, so can anyone explain to me exactly what they believe?

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Serious talk only. Would she? I found this when I was walking and figured like asking you guys.

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You people so retarded you literally tried to kill every sparrow in China lmao what a joke

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Miscellaneous politics general

A thread for discussion of politics in countries that don't really deserve their own thread.

I'll start the ball rolling: The President of Kazakhstan just resigned after 30 years in power, and the Ukrainian Presidential election and Israeli Parliamentary election are within a month.

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Hi! I have a big question for /leftypol/.

As you know we live in a neoliberal world and need many electronic products for many things (E-Mails, cellphones, refrigerators, computers, etc.) and many of this products are own by monopolies.

What can we do (as consumers and leftist) to fight big Tech monopolies?

As for me, I have deleted my Facebook, Amazon and Gmail.

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Why do leftists pretend to support the working class while really hating them?

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Civil disobedience / direct action memes

anyone got some propaganda on civil disobedience / direct action to share? here with it

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I have some big questions for everyone on /leftypol/ !

As you know, most of us live in a neoliberal country and need many technological products for work, studying or simply living (cellphones, refrigerators, emails, web search engines, etc). And many of those products are own by big monopolies.

What we can do (as leftist and consumers) to stop the power of big Tech monopolies?

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CYOA: /leftypol/ goes Eastern Front

After weeks of work its finally done.

Welcome to the Eastern Front, or more accurate would be to say what will become known as the Eastern Front considering there's no fighting yet. We're still in the 21st of June 1941, a day before the start of operation Barbarossa and the fascist invasion of the Soviet Union. You and your comrades as members of the armed forces of the USSR are given the momentous task of stopping the axis offensive and pushing the fascist hordes out of our lands. The road will be long and hard but I am certain that you are up for this task.

Here's how this is gonna work:

>Read through the sheets, all four of them.

>Collectively decide on build and options.

>Make decisions based on scenarios the GM (me) gives you

>Don't die

Let's get started.

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Srs question for pro-workers

This is directed at those who want to improve workers' standing (not tranny degen social activists). What do you see happening when third worlders outnumber you in your own country?

When the 68 Autism Level crowd spots you, will they listen to any claim of "ally"ship or economic theory as they throw kids off mall roofs or put gas-filled tires around your neck?

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Sociologically, has transsexualism and transgenderism risen in recent years, or is it simply more socially acceptable to be openly trans? How much of it is based in dysphoria and how much of it is sexual?

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>Bro, capitalism has failed us and we need to have a working class revolution

>B-but I'm still gonna get my anime and vidya, r-right?

Enjoying the fruits of capitalistic overabundance and the circuses that are provided as such is hypocritical.

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Separating Fact from fiction

I want the honest objective truth on Stalin

Particularly pertaining to the Gulags and what we know for sure happened in there

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Redpill me on vanguardism

It seems to me like vanguardism is the biggest problem with ML'ism with both USSR and China getting their revolution fucked because of it. In USSR already after Lenin died you had a situation where all the revolutionary leaders where infighting between their different factions and after Stalin (who from what I understand kept their bullshit down) died the country pretty much became an oligarchy. There was no new blood admitted to the higher echelons of power, thus near the end of USSR all of these old vanguardists started dropping like flies, leading to Gorbachev getting in power and the union dissolving. And yes, USSR was the first attempt, but Mao had the advantage of foresight, leading to him trying to curtail the power of this newly forming bureaucrat class but it didn't work and after he died you had Deng. So why stick to the idea of a vanguard if it seems they will always try to secure more power for themselves? I imagine this must have been re-thought by ML's over the years and there are some theoretical methods to prevent it, so how? Or am I just misunderstanding / missing some key information?

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We need memes.

If we can't make edgy memes we can't develop. We need to make the right look like a bunch of autists

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Why Can't The US Gov't Pull Themselves by their Bootstraps? Learn to code!

Just had a political discussion with my righty dad about Andrew Yang and universal basic income for the first time in a while. It reminded me why I don't argue much with him.

> What I have a problem with is when people ask me to pay for something.

I'm not sure how to help you with that. That is just how the US government works and the agreement we have with them for living in the country

> Why can't the goverment just create something from nothing like Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook or Elon Musk?

What do you mean?

> I mean Facebook created value from nothing. Why can't the US government do that?

Because that's not how the government is structured. If you want state-run businesses I'm fine with that, I thought you just wouldn't want a Facebook run by Obama.

> I never said that the government should run facebook. I just think they should make something out of nothing instead of taxing me.

Can you give one example of how that might work?

> I don't need to give an example.

Skip forward about 10 minutes of me just trying to understand what he means and then realizing he really means exactly what he said.

> So what are the differences between universal basic income and EBT then? Isn't Andrew Yang just giving everyone EBT

EBT isn't free money. It's free food-

> No EBT isn't free food it's actually just money that you can spend on food.

(Holy fuck this is like when a little kid knows a big word)

Right, but you can't spend it on everything, there are restricted things.

> But people get around that

Which is why it's better for them to just get $1k a month instead of $200 in restricted money.

Also, EBT and UBI are not the same thing.

> So the only difference between EBT and UBI are the amount and what you can spend it on?

And also who gets the benefits.

> Ok, so there are 3 differences then?

Yes (they're literally only both government benefits retard).

> So is that not welfare?

Yes it is.

> So Andrew Yang wants to give everyone welfare?

Yes.

Then he laughs for five fucking minutes about how I'm retarded for saying I get nothing from our discussions. I'm not being dense, am I /leftypol/? Am I really the retarded one?

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Breaking: Jimmy "one-man holomodor" Dore leaves TYT

THE REVOLUTION IS NOW! THE REVOLUTION IS NOW!

https://youtu.be/W8wzn8sLIDI

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May i share my grief with you leftypol?I have came across a kid reactionary on yt heres the channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7BLBDnD-wEXeqZSg24aJw/videos

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What is a good communist Star Trek

Can someone tell me what Star Trek is worth watching? Most leftist one really.

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>be at a dinner with my brother and his accountant friend at some hole in the wall

>yangang and Backstabbin' Bernie comes up

>'socialism is basically a national index fund everyone gets when they're born'

>my brother looks at me all snide and smug

>mfw inside

How do you refute this? Are we really fighting for an international fucking index fund? Please advise, I'm feeling really disillusioned. I hate my brother right now.

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News 4/13

Declassified U.S. Documents Reveal Details About Argentina’s Dictatorship

These details of the assassination program, which pursued enemies in the region and in Europe as part of the Cold War intelligence alliance known as Operation Condor, have been found in a 1977 Central Intelligence Agency report, part of a trove of newly declassified United States government documents that shed new light on the repressive tactics of military regimes in South America and on American awareness of their actions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/world/americas/argentina-dictatorship-cia-documents.html

https://archive.is/uIsv2

Iraqi militias reject U.S. naming of Iran's Guards as terrorist group

A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-militias-reject-u-s-naming-of-irans-guards-as-terrorist-group-idUSKCN1RP0JU

Polish teachers strike confronts social disaster wrought by capitalist restoration

The strike by hundreds of thousands of Polish teachers shut down 75 percent of the country’s schools and kindergartens on Tuesday, according to teacher unions.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/10/pola-a10.html

Ukraine ambassador’s car rammed in London; Police fire shots

British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy.London’s Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car when police arrived on the scene.

https://www.apnews.com/c745936705bf410daa26e3549fb04dbb

Venezuelan former spy chief arrested in Spain and faces US extradition

Hugo Chavez’s former spy chief will appear in a Madrid court on Saturday to face an extradition hearing requested by the United States.Hugo Carvajal, 59, was arrested by Spanish police at 3:30pm local time on Friday, on the request of US authorities, who have been trying to detain him on drug trafficking charges for many years.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/13/venezuelan-former-spy-chief-arrested-spain-faces-us-extradition/

Italy says military intervention 'cannot be a solution' in Libya

Italy’s prime minister has said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony, warning that it might trigger a refugee exodus across the Mediterranean.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-italy/italy-says-military-intervention-cannot-be-a-solution-in-libya-idUSKCN1RP07N

3 people injured in Israeli rocket attack on Syria's Hama province – reports

Syria has shot down several missiles launched by Israel and targeting the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported. Three people have been wounded and several buildings destroyed in the attack.

https://www.rt.com/news/456385-syria-israel-airstrike-repelled/

UN Defends Colombian Peace Treaty, FARC Against Duque

The U.N. is pushing for the law to be implemented “as soon as possible” before alterations can be made.The United Nations (UN) is urging the Duque Administration to refrain from altering its peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the international organization said Friday.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Defends-Colombian-Peace-Treaty-FARC-Against-Duque-20190412-0023.html

New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-politics/new-palestinian-government-sworn-in-amid-factional-tensions-idUSKCN1RP0KM

US Marines turned a warship into an F-35 'Lightning carrier' in a test to boost US power

The US Navy sent the USS Wasp into the South China Sea earlier this month loaded with an unusually heavy configuration of Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain and naval-affairs expert, told Business Insider, explaining that the Navy and the Marines are experimenting with the "Lightning Carrier" concept.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/marines-test-lightning-carrier-concept-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-4

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Arguments you're tired of seeing other leftists use

ITT: Arguments or rhetoric you hate seeing other leftists utilize

Personally, I'm getting really fucking tired of hearing leftists make purely moralist appeals and expecting anyone in modern capitalist society to give a shit. Nobody is interested in hearing a bunch of preachy blog posts about the moral virtues of socialism and the evils of capitalism, and all it does is fortify this idea of "the emotional leftist vs the reasonable capitalist". Nobody is going to care about "virtuous outcries" in today's alienated society.

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End of Capitalism

How do you prepare for the upcoming end of capitalism? There will be war on the streets, how will you organize and combat fascism and usher in a glorious age of communism?

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Anybody read "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell? If so what do you think of it in general?

I think its the best book honestly for anyone who wants to learn about an ancom society. I love how its framed as a story of Orwell's experiences and what he saw there rather than a long, boring essay about ancom economics or whatever. Makes it 1000x more interesting for non lefties to get to know the subject.

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Genuinely paranoid about the ruling class

Recently I was reading some articles online about the history of human sacrifice. It turns out there was some pretty disturbing shit going on there, which I'm sure you can imagine. Anyway, as a lefty, there was one particular thing in all the examples of human sacrifice that really got to me. Apparently in the classical meditteranean world it was pretty common for rulers to have their servants executed when they died, so they could serve them in the afterlife.

Anyway, ancient sources are pretty much all hearsay, and it's possible that these stories are overblown. But later I started reading about Elizabeth Bathory, the Medieval noblewoman who killed something like 650 young girls to drink their blood, thinking it would give her eternal Youth or whatever. This is actually well documented and it follows pretty much the same logic as the ancient sacrifice shit I described earlier.

This got me thinking that capitalists/ruling classes in general have some kind of sick fetish about 'consuming' people for their own advancement, which they do indirectly through the exploitation of labor, but which in the most extreme forms and without constant social advocacy against them them can turn into literally wanting to murder people and drink their blood "to have eternal life." I know this sounds crazy and I'm not saying it actually goes on, but remember it happened in the past and we live in the era of smartphones and cameras, there are a lot more incentives for the ruling classes to not be totally horrifying than in ages past.

I genuinely worry about the possibility that many of the modern capitalists have 'flesh eating' complex and that an unceasing several hundred year project of left wing advocacy is the only thing keeping them in check. Am I being too paranoid here or is there something to this?

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The Market Question

Most socialists seem divided on this. Some seem to think that markets are a good way of distributing resources and that capitalism distorts them due to private property and companies being controlled by bosses, while others think its inherently wasteful and destructive and should be done away with. I don’t know what to think.

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Can someone give me a rundown on Chapo trap house? I keep hearing it thrown around in leftist circles but always thought it was some reddit thing so I ignored it.

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getting our shit together

Pic unrelated

The way I see it, this board is really the only massive gathering of leftists there is. We should use it to organize stuff like psyops and coordinate propaganda spreading online, so that the far-right doesn't have a monopoly on that. Some websites are absolutely filled to the brim with chuds and we should change it.

One site that's visited often by /pol/yps is knowyourmeme.com, which is otherwise just a softcore anime pornsite. They have an image board which is the main attraction, and also have an appeal to working-class memes and such, since the majority are just centrists and liberal guys.

Chuds are also going to read this post and react accordingly, so beware of that.

What are some sites you know of that could get some communism?

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Angry Proles see the problem, yet fear the solution. What Do?

I'm writing this from the ruins of the European Social Democratic Dream. I'm in a bar in the ourskirts of Helsinki, talking to other proles.

The whole evening has been dominated by a heated discussion about the global warming, and how the current right wing government has been too weak on the issue while gutting the rights and protections of the working people. I say heated, because people are angry. But in truth, everyone is agreement, especially on four key things: 1)

environmental catastrophe is an imminent threat to us all. 2) Nothing close to sufficient is being done. 3) Right wing policy is destroying both the livelyhood and hope of working class and 4) Populist right wingers, who are again on the rise, will only bring us more uncertainty and false "solutions" like we have seen in Hungary and America. Everyone is in agreement that shit's fucked up, we're standing on the brink and the working man is once again getting screwed. The popular anger is so thick in the air, you could cut it with a knife. The ground is fertile for agitation.

However. These people are still scared. I go out and smoke a cigarette with an old granny, whose been even more radical than me in her statements. We have a laugh, and are in full agreement about how Orban, Bolsonaro and Trump have fucked shit up, and how both the environment and the working people need new champions. She alludes to Macron, and I say he's no better than Orban. We both kek. We're walking inside, as she suddenly stops and asks me "well what alternative do we have?". I take a short breath, look her in the eye and say "revolution". She looks genuinely happy and energized and asks me "I'm with you, but what then?" Without skipping a beat I say "Socialism. Nothing else is enough at this point." Her smile disappears, she looks disappointed. "Son, it's already been tried," she says and goes back to her table.

There's a man well versed in climate science in the bar. We dominate the conversation for the rest of the evening, and are in perfect agreement on what should be done. However, as he says it's never gonna happen, I say it could if we just had a system where we could plan our economy and production rationally. He nods, returns to his card game, and the conversation dies down.

WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE TO DO? They are ready, they know the problem, but still they're afraid of the solution.

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dating someone of an opposite political ideology.

Democratic socialist male+Catholic traditionalist weeb female with lots of fascist views.

We don't have "different ideologies", we don't "hold different views", we are from diametrically opposed ideologies and worldviews.

She's loving, she's caring, and she's amazing to me, she adores me, on the personal plane the worst thing ever happens is that I'm quite sexual and she's a virgin-until-marriage kind of Christian.

But on occasion, when she defends or I remember she is an apologist of ethnostates like Rhodesia or Israel, Franco, Holocaust revisionism or far-right terrorism by Venezuelan guarimberos it hurts I feel I can't take it anymore.

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Tito and Socialism in Yugoslavia

It's been awhile since I've seen a Tito thread and I never really participated in them so let's change that. What does this board think about Tito as a leader and Titoism?

From what I understand so far Tito gets a bit of hate for not taking a firmer stance against the West and alienating other socialists. However I've also seen the argument that because Yugoslavia had been so fractured and partitioned so many times, particularly after ww2, that it made more sense to create a society where the various peoples inhabiting the region could coexist more peacefully while also building socialism. What do you think?

Which is my next point: is Titoism really socialism or is it more like Chavismo or what Gadaffi built in Libya? IE a welfare state but with a very strong public sector and regions of the nation that are communal yet still with some private ownership in the big cities along with basic robust welfare programs. Correct me if I'm wrong but Titoism kind of seems like Chavismo that goes further with nationalization and collectivization

Lastly, should Tito have tried to maintain better relations with Stalin and the USSR? Or did it make since to put building a cohesive Yugoslavia first?

Also wtf was with the Albanian nationalists in kosovo?

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Greetings from the Antifascist March against that Shithead Tarrant awoke into our beautiful Country of Austria. Those nazi identitares who have met under the manifesto: "The great replacement"

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News 4/10

Canada's golden boy Trudeau sinks in polls as scandal takes toll

six months ahead of an October election, polls suggest the 47-year-old politician with the broad smile and a penchant for colorful socks could become the first prime minister to lose power after a single majority mandate since the 1930s.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics/canadas-golden-boy-trudeau-sinks-in-polls-as-scandal-takes-toll-idUSKCN1RL269

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya’s capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/thousands-flee-tripoli-homes-as-battle-rages-on-outskirts-idUSKCN1RM0YI

Israel Election: Netanyahu Appears Headed For Win In Close Race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on his way to a fourth consecutive term, and his main challenger has conceded defeat.The election was neck and neck between his right-wing party and that of his top contender, centrist political newcomer Benny Gantz.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711743395/israel-election-netanyahu-appears-headed-for-win-in-close-race

A US warship loaded with F-35 stealth fighters was apparently spotted near a disputed area in the South China Sea

The US appears to have sailed a warship armed with stealth fighters near a disputed reef in the South China Sea.Filipino fishermen spotted an "aircraft carrier" launching stealth fighters near the contested Scarborough Shoal, a tiny speck of land in the South China Sea, the local media outlet ABS-CBN reported on Tuesday.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/us-japanese-militaries-scrambling-to-find-technology-on-missing-f-35-2019-4

New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semi-Automatic Weapons

Less than one month after a gunman killed 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to ban most semi-automatic and military-style weapons.The law makes it illegal to possess the prohibited weapons in New Zealand.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711820023/new-zealand-passes-law-banning-most-semi-automatic-weapons

Brexit: May awaits EU Brexit extension decision

Theresa May is waiting to hear the decision of the other 27 EU leaders, who are discussing her request for a short delay to Brexit.Mrs May wants to postpone the UK's exit date beyond this Friday to 30 June - but EU leaders are expected to offer a longer delay, with conditions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47885145

GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users

China's beleaguered tech workers have deluged GitHub in the past month with thousands of posts protesting "996" schedules — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week — and demanding better working conditions.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/709490855/github-has-become-a-haven-for-chinas-censored-internet-users

Spanish police ‘recover Julian Assange surveillance footage’

WikiLeaks has said it has uncovered a surveillance operation against Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy and that images, documents and videos gathered have been offered for sale.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/10/julian-assange-wikileaks-says-spies-at-work-in-ecuadorean-embassy

Airbnb says it will allow listings in West Bank settlements

Airbnb announced Tuesday that it will no longer block home rentals in Israeli settlements in the West Bank region.The company said in a statement that the reversal of previously announced policy comes after Airbnb settled lawsuits with hosts and guests who opposed it.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/438123-airbnb-says-it-will-allow-listings-in-west-bank-settlements

https://archive.is/WQGEV

New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch

In fact, the Labour-led government and the state are desperately seeking to prevent any discussion of the political motivations for the slaughter. The chief censor last month banned Tarrant’s 74-page fascist “manifesto,” with severe penalties for holding or distributing copies.The Commission’s terms of reference ensure there will be no examination of the underlying political causes of the tragedy, including the promotion of anti-immigrant xenophobia by the entire political establishment and the broader elevation of far-right parties in Europe, Australia, the US and New Zealand.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/10/nzrc-a10.html

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Auferstanden aus Ruinen is such a FUCKIGN good anthem

It inspires wayyyy more pride than Deutschlandlied or any of the stupid Nazi song ever could

When the revolution happens, can we please change the anthem back. I know it's not a priority but it matters to me OKAY?!

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How does it work...

You come up with a concept and coding to replace internet satellites and towers with cellphones - cellphones cache bits of memory and relay traffic. Good way to still have the internet if the general infrastructure is in a crisis, or a work around censorship.

How do you get this off the ground in a communist society? You take it to the patent office and hand over all the details and hope they make it? What if they say no? Can you still raise money, lease an office, start coding the app/manufacture specialized cellphones, and sell it to whoever wants them?

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Capitalism always ends as a tragedy of commons

Just fucking look at this poor folks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJzQc9ELTE

"Trying communism killed millions"? Wait until the stock market growth eliminate most of life on this planet, smartass.

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Early Labour/Corbyn victory Julian Assange's only realistic chance of avoiding US extradition - Assange supporters & lawyers

Case 1: Labour wins and Corbyn appoints his own Home Secretary who will block the extradition.

Corbyn has expressed support for blocking the extradition. https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/1116424423953903616

Basically would be a repeat of the McKinnon case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_McKinnon

Assange would only have to spend 1 year in UK prison for skipping bail.

Case 2: A UK supreme court judge blocks the extradition due to flimsy grounds of the hacking charge. Unlikely but not impossible.

Case 3: Theresa May's Home Secretary blocks the extradition, for similar reasons as the McKinnon case. Very unlikely this time because the US at the time under Obama's administration had little leverage over David Cameron's stable administration, and the Conservatives didn't have to worry about bargaining with the US over trade due to being part of the EU trade block. Also, McKinnon only targeted US computers, whereas Assange also exposed British financial and war crimes, which embarrassed basically everyone close to Theresa May.

Listen carefully to Kim Dotcom, who also has his own US extradition case but from New Zealand, for more information on Assange's legal case, starting at 3:01:43 to 3:53:09.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIzg6eTTTpo

Should Assange be extradited to the US, it is all over for him. He will receive anywhere from 35 years (like Manning) to life without parole in solitary confinement as the US judicial system are kangaroo courts.

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Hello, leftypol inhabitants,

Can someone explain to me why ex-socialist/USSR countries spread the information that there used to be repressions before 1991, esp. during Stalin's rule from 1945-1953? I'm heavily focusing on literature right now because of my upcoming exams and I read that many authors were forced to write in the socialist realism genre during communism. Why was that? I'm seriously behind on that topic, so I'd like a person who is actually knowledgeable about it to explain, as I'm really tired of reading about it with no actual explanation anywhere.

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I live in the West, and honestly the future for a communist revolution that emphasis the liberation of the people (all people, including women you fucking brocialists) is so dim right now. The far right is on the rise, and everyday I wake up and hear about the far right. Is the left just tHhis weak right now? Why can't we be stronger right now? I know Lenin apparently mentioned that he was also depressed about the potential for a communist revolution before the October Revolution, but this doesn't seem likely at all right now.

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Christians: God is a communist

Hear me out, I have a fucking theory and I'm FUCKIN READY

>Late stage capitalism

>Many communists predict that the next market crash will fuck the market for good

>Many economists say the next crash will happen very soon

>Rise of communist support in multiple countries around the globe

>The revolution is coming

>Capitalism is evil

>What happened last time the world was filled with evil?

>God flooded the fucking world

>Christians say the next time he cleans humanity it'll be with fire

>FIRE

>Fires of the revolution

>God wants us to end capitalism

>Ending capitalism is ending evil

>We'll cleanse the world with fire FOR him

>GOD IS A COMMUNIST

>Change my mind

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So what is there for us to actually do?

There are no orgs to join unless you make one yourself, but if the revolution depends on depressed spergs on 8chan organizing we might as well kill ourselves right now.

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POL POLL

We're doing it!

This is a general poll for various leftist ideologies you might subscribe to.

https://www.strawpoll.me/17798477/r

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Bezos Divorce Finalized

Mackenzie Bezos to get 25% of their Amazon holdings, equivalent to 35 billion dollars.

>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie Bezos have finalized their divorce.

>The couple each released statements on Twitter on Thursday announcing that they have "finished the process of dissolving" their marriage. In her statement, MacKenzie Bezos says that she's granting Jeff Bezos all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of the Amazon stock co-owned by the pair and voting control over the shares she's retaining.

https://www.businessinsider.in/jeff-bezos-and-mackenzie-bezos-have-finalized-their-divorce-and-hes-getting-75-of-the-amazon-shares-and-voting-control-of-the-rest/articleshow/68729164.cms

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Can I still be a Marxist and personally look down on fat people? I just see them as disgusting, self-debasing lesser-thans, I can't help it.

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Global Paramilitary Cooperative Syndicalism

>Be Cobra from G.I. Joe

>blow up all the world's nukes (sorry Posadists!) and nearly take over the entire world with a global paramilitary arms merchant band

>buy state assets from third-world countries and replace the governments with pro-Cobra industrial governments

>basically turn the entire third world into a single unified government by doing this

>hit england with a giant metal rod from space blowing up the entire city

>Be Big Boss from Metal Gear

>Attempt to create a global state wherein soldiers are not mistreated by their nations

>Soldiers without borders

>Outer Heaven

>Literally just trying to make life better for people with nowhere else to go

>This plan would unironically be incredibly powerful if translated into a real life organization because it's literally a global state of soldiers

>You're still the bad guy tho

>Be the Global Liberation Army from Command & Conquer

>Take over Iran, Kazakhstan, Germany, Iraq, Portions of China, "Aldastan", Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Libya, Yemen, Crete, and Somalia all at once

>Basically eurasianism combined with global paramilitary syndicalism and ba'athism

>Be Worker-Peasant Red Guards in North Korea

>5 million strong

>Not directly tied to the Noko government but heavily supported by it

>Basically a paramilitary militia but not limited to Noko borders

>Be Hezbollah

>Beloved by all anti-imperialists

>Incredibly based, "more akin to Communists than to Islamic theocrats"

>Actively supporting Syria, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, whoever-the-fuck is anti-Israel

>Everybody hates Israel except the USA

>/leftypol/ still denies that global paramilitary cooperative syndicalism is the future

>The greatest enemy of /leftypol/ is a global threat (megacorps)

>We live in a cyberpunk dystopia but no global organizations like these have actually been created correctly

Imagine being this retarded.

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News 3/11

Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador tears up asylum deal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum.

https://www.rt.com/news/456212-julian-assange-embassy-eviction/

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan military coup topples ruler after protests

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested by the military after nearly 30 years in power.Speaking on state TV, defence minister Awad Ibn Ouf said the army would oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47891470

U.S. Denies Entry To Leader Of Movement To Boycott Israel

The U.S. government has denied entry to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement, which urges boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel on security and settlement policies in the West Bank.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/11/712189791/u-s-denies-entry-to-leader-of-movement-to-boycott-israel

Polish senator defends ‘purging’ comment amid outrage

A Polish senator who caused outrage by saying Poland should be “purged” of those “not worthy of belonging to our national community” said Thursday he is sorry if his words were taken the wrong way and that it is nonsense to think he plans any purges.

https://apnews.com/e419404c2b4f4f30ac768d261990e1ed

Australian prime minister calls crisis election for May 18

With his faction-wracked government beset by deepening economic and political crises, Prime Minister Scott Morrison today set May 18 as the date for an Australian federal election.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/11/elec-a11.html

Controversy Around Uruguay Army Role in Dictatorship Continues

"We have 30 years of democracy and yet [army officers] continue to speak as if they were in a dictatorship," said Patiño.Uruguay’s new army commander-in-chief Claudio Feola said at his inauguration Monday that "he is not in a position" to affirm whether allegations of human rights violations during the civil-military dictatorship (1973-1985) are real.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Controversy-Around-Uruguay-Army-Role-in-Dictatorship-Continues-20190411-0016.html

‘A monopoly on information’: Russia closes grip on internet

Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

https://www.apnews.com/262960a3495f4cdd97153be18444446c

Battle of Dignity 2 Begins: Statement by the PFLP in the Occupation Prisons

The organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine inside the prisons calls for a general mobilization among its ranks, announcing the first to enter the hunger strike.

https://www.redspark.nu/en/political-prisoners/battle-of-dignity-2-begins-statement-by-the-pflp-in-the-occupation-prisons/

https://archive.is/xgmwZ

Islamic State recruit says many foreign fighters jailed or killed

A Tajik man who joined Islamic State said many foreigners who enlisted in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria were jailed or killed for trying to leave.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-islamic-state-tajikistan/islamic-state-recruit-says-many-foreign-fighters-jailed-or-killed-idUSKCN1RN0TU

Pursued for ‘exposing evidence of US atrocities’: Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange

Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly opposed UK’s possible extradition of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to the US, saying he exposed evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

https://www.rt.com/uk/456286-corbyn-opposes-assange-extradition/

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Humor

Leftypol humor thread

ITT post images that are funny and related to leftypol

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forming terresterial worlds like ours

So far I just see two planets that are canadates to potentially live on. Unfortunatly they both have 95% of thier atmosphere being CO2 and little to no water.

Mars has CO2 ice caps (resulted from the reverse greenhouse effect) that could form a atmosphere so that the temperatures on mars could begin to be tolerable to humans, but there are trace amounts of water so plants can't domesticate on the planet.

Venus has a good atmosphere that cause the greenhouse effect to generate a consistant temperature of 600 degrees so to make it tolerable one will have to get rid of some of the atmosphere. If we could find a large water asteroid in the astroid belt and swing it into Venus it might be possible to make it tolerable for us.

I just want a thought experiment for this. These are not a suitable alternative for earth in the foreseeable future and our planet needs to come first, we need to adapt to the changing conditions that earth will become first. What I'm proposing is hypothetical thought experiments to turn our two closest terresterial worlds to a tolerable landscape.

Only mars has a little of the magnetosphere whereas Venus already has the atmpshere to block most asteroids.

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Why aren't there more leftists who have criminal minds?

Most leftists have nothing criminal going on in their heads. Why is this? So many of them flip their shit at the thought of doing a little graffiti, or shoplifting. I know there are a decent amount who are not afraid to do these things, but at the same time so many of them, I'd say 90% or more, cannot convince themselves to commit crime. They'll use all sorts of justifications and such about "being strategic" and "staying under the radar", but TBH that sounds a lot like being a citizen who has revolution fantasies more than anything else.

Basically, where are today's Bonannos and Bonnots?

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Press F to pay respects, all landlords are bastards

His name was ERSKIN FELIX

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Is collaboration between socialists and far-righters against their common enemies (corporations, banks, neocons, neolibs…) possible?

Would you take part in it?

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https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/209653327#p209653685

ehehehe i done them a bamboozle

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The leader of the Christchurch mosque blamed Mossad for what happened.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/03/jews-outraged-after-mosque-leader-blames-mossad-for-christchurch-attack.html

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Why do so many of you guys act like such faggots?

I was browsing the ChapoTrapHouse subreddit and was taken aback by how vile it and the people who use it are.

It is entirely made up of trannies, mentally ill, and those with no ambition. They seem to hold resentment torwards the white working class and doesn't care to actually do anything for them. People seem to think that being reactionary/imperialist/nationalistic is immediately fascism and wants to kill a huge part of the population. Do these people realize having such a repulsive identity won't actually get the proletariat to sympathize with them? They despise the military and the police and don't seem to care for any systematic reasoning of why these people became cops/troops. Also the fucking elitism, they'll tear each other to shreds before they ever lay a hand on a "fascist."

I think something will give sooner or later but dicking around on Reddit is pathetic.

I'm not equating lp as the same as CTH but you guys have a serious optics problem.

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Doom Ecology and You!

Given shit like the Aral Sea tragedy, why should I believe socialism - or any other method of organizing civilization - can address climate change, even if we get it before going over 2 degrees C?

Please change my mind I’m depressed

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Do not argue with retards

Friendly reminder; the secret to happiness is to not argue with fools.

Dialectic, not argumentation. Material conditions determine the truth anyways, not rationality in some fart-sniffing debate circlejerk.

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thoughts about this? it's true that we don't have arguments?or maybe we suck at debating?

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So I've recently had a small argument with an acquaintance who is a bit of a centrist about achieving success in life, me trying to make them doubt the system since it will always have folk living in poverty but didn't have any real luck, this is how it went basically:

>All those people could escape poverty if they only tried

<So you think we could have no homeless or poor if they only tried?

>Yes

<But aren't some of them fucked up by the economic and social situation so much that they simply can't do better

>They are fully conscious people and all their problems are theirs to handle, they could solve them but won't because they're lazy

<But they never get proper chance to succeed

>No, we all have the same opportunity in this world, no external reasons are guilty for your situation, only you yourself

<So… you're saying you or me, both having grown up in the average middle class environment, have the same chance to succeed at life as a homeless kid, or someone whose parents are antisocial or a kid growing up in foster home (which are notoriously shit in our country)?

>(Without any second thought) Yes.

At this point I dropped the topic seeing it will likely won't lead to anything productive.

So, how does one argue against this galaxy brain success myth? This is definitely not the first time I heard it and people who seem pretty ok and not idiots are espousing this crap. It honestly feels like some kind of mental conditioning which I somehow managed to avoid. I imagine this hardly will be my last time arguing this topic with someone (since it is so good to make people question capitalism), so I would really like some advice on how to debunk this shit.

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Service praxis brainstorm.

What is the best form of praxis for the service worker?

Service workers are getting the worst end of the short stick in the first world and are being replaced in mass by automated systems. Communist praxis has historically focused on production and rural workers since their exploitation and suffering used to be more palpable.

How do we reach them?

Common relevant traits of the service worker(feel free to add):

>Depression

>Debt

>Worthless degrees

>Drug dependance

>Landlord hate

What keeps them from achieving class conscience:

>Capitalist ideology

>Defeatism

>Fear

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>white jews of the Canaan (Modern day israel) were the first to develop complex Aquarius transportation!

This historical event happened near 600BC. They sailed from the Mediterranean through the Atlantic to the new world. This was before the Roman >Empire< even began. The first to come to the new world,

(Very eurocentic) were whites,they had middle ages euro equipment. You see thou they fell from the lord, they lost the intricacy of the civil world. There skins have been darken as a representation of the sin. To its extremes its North American zionism! The past of this organization is the murder of 20,000 natives they've historically called racist terms the used to the late 60's. Somehow has millions of ethnic members wtf? How?

Im requesting to be removed as a member on there records!

Before hand im shilling for christcom to 200+ members in a rhetoric monologue!

Should i film?

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/revcel/ - Revolutionary Celibacy General

Who /revcel/ here?

The true revolutionary does not take part in the bourgeois act of "fucking"

The only thing he should want to smash is the capitalist state

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Communist asceticism

Usually asceticism is linked to religious motives. But recently I've came to the conclusion, that there is even a political form of asceticism. To say it in other words, being a dedicated communist will automatically lead to a ascetic lifestyle.

To focus your thoughts on one thing, you must cut off all useless distractions from life. I remember I've read somewhere, that Lenin stopped playing the piano, because in his eyes, this activity is unworthy for a revolutionary. I also think why asceticism is linked to being a communist in our time, is because of the following:

1. Most needs and desires under capitalism are artificially cultivated

2. Taking part in consumer culture will only reproduce capitalism and therefore continue exploitation of the planet and the workers

3. It is more beneficial to the communist cause, when you donate your money to a communist organization, to fund the means to spread marxist thought efficiently.

4. Whenever you will find yourself locked up in the enemy's jail, you can better cope with it, because your needs are humble. Your mind is stronger and they can't break you that easily.

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Fascist here. When I go to /liberty/ they keep calling me a commie and saying "go back to trannypol"

What the fuck is wrong with them?

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automation flowchart

Rate my mess /leftypol/.

Feel free to improve it, comment BTFO it whattever.

Sorry for the lack of words mods feeling kinda sleepy.

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What does /leftypol/ think of anti-germans? Why do they love sucking american and jew cock so much?

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Why does /leftypol/ hate the nuclear family, tradition, the white race and the nation?

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The absolute state of DemSuccs

They finally get somebody decent elected, Lee Carter the former troop in Virginia, and they fucking drop him as soon as he gets a primary from the right so they can knock on doors for a literal DNC member (Yasmine Taeb).

Say what you want about electoralism but they even suck at that jesus fucking christ

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Entertainment

How did entertainment and movies work in the USSR? I love movies but I think Hollywood is oversaturated and there are very few films that have love and genuine effort put into them. I feel like, even though there is no such thing as ethical consumption under capitalism, genuine pieces of art are exceptions… for the most part. Seeing your favorite movie/show succeed makes you happy, does it not?

How does this work in communism? How much money will be put into entertainment?

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Please give me the basedpill me on space exploration, how is this not a waste of time and resources?

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Thoughts On Jeremy Corbyn?

So as far as the UK is concerned, could the labor-party ever function as a vanguard party in the UK?

After researching into Jeremy Corbyn and reading the labor party manifesto, I'm somewhat concerned that Jeremy Corbyn's supposed socialism never seems to go any further than liberal reforms and supporting mutualist co-ops (which tend to fail or under-perform in capitalist economies. Badmouse made a video on why this is the case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAxajtiRatg).

When Corbyn talks about capitalism and socialism, he only ever goes as far as making sort of vague statements about how we need to help the poor, how the rich are oppressive, but will never go any further into detail in terms of discussing things like how capitalist exploitation actually works ("private property, stealing surplus, e.c.t.), and I've never heard him advocate for the common ownership of the means of production.

I get the impression that Jeremy Corbyn is (not in his ideology but in his actions) just a liberal social democrat.

How should we tread Jeremy Corbyn and the labor party?

>>Should we try to convert the labor party into a vanguard >>party somehow?

>>Should we use the labor party as a way of pushing the overton window to our side?

Should we reject he labor party as liberals posing as capitalists?

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White supremacy ducklings being peddled to the public. This type of fascism has been normalized as a result of Trump's presidency.

>Racism is present even in the simplest, everyday things and that infiltrates into much bigger, more obvious, possibly violent things.

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Strange similarities between Celtic and Semitic Languages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAmwtdP1bE

POTATO FAMINE WAS A HOAX T'B SURE

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this game just got announced for switch.

"unionize the workers in Tonight We Riot"

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ISRAELI ELECTIONS GENERAL /IEG/

Can't believe that there is no thread for this.As of this moment, Likud (Netanyahu's party) looks like the winner. He has promised to annex the west Bank if he wins this election. This would undoubtedly piss a lot of Palestinians, and we could see almost certainly see some sort of uprisings/Hamas attacks followed by Israeli operations in either Gaza or the West Bank.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/apr/09/israel-election-2019-exit-polls-winner-netanyahu-benny-gantz-latest-live-news-vote-results-today

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>they lied about Stalin

>they lied about Mao

>they lied about DPRK

>they lied about Castro

>they lied about Allende

>they lied about Gadaffi

>they lied about Assad

>they lied about Milosevic

>they lied about Chavez

>they didn't lie about Pol Pot but that's because he was on their payroll and killed/divided other communists in the region

>mfw I used to be one of those "look communism is good on paper but in practice it leads to chaos" faggots

Tell me comrades how did you come to see the light. For me it was a combination of Michael Parenti, Robert Thurston, and the DPRK general here. Then I just went down the rabbit hole of debunks regarding both marxists-leninists and Arab socialists (who I still think are basically just Middle Eastern socdems a and would prefer them replaced with communists but who I think are preferable to Western control and still did good for the people depending on which one we're talking about) and never looked back

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Dismantling the system and starting over

Ever realize the amount of shit we have to do to dismantle the class system and capitalism? I know many people love revolution rather than reform, including myself, but where would that leave us?

Is Chinese equipment enough to support a broad leftist coalition against fascism? Let's say that, against all odds, you win the initial war against the current government, THEN you win again during the power struggle that follows the revolt. Congrats, now we get our communist nation. What would you do next?

China would support your country financially and you'd be in their sphere, of course... but many others would embargo you and sanction you for being an illegitimate state created by bloodshed, would they not?

I mean... why would the remaining neoliberal countries even consider your existence, let alone trade with you?

Even after winning against the government and the help they receive from their allies, and even after taking power from the other leftists, we'd still have to redo everything in society.

All brands and businesses would have to be dealt with and we'd have to streamline everything and create hundreds of government departments, and that's not even including organizing production and laws/law enforcement.

Where do we even fucking begin? Would you even recover from war? Even at that, many communists and leftists would disagree and the current government may be very unstable. At least fascists can agree in their hatred for ____ but I feel like leftists are so fractured into factions and are unwilling to team up even with the left-leaning liberals even if it means destroying capitalism and fascism. I can't help but to feel that the vast majority of people would not like to live under communism and would rather be dead (speaking as a burger).

Leave your thoughts. Be realistic. This is in relation to the international constitution >>2855514 thread, similar realistic concerns rather than just fantasizing that we shoot a bunch of people, burn some cops, and poof magic communism yay. I wanna hear what you want to do, and what you would do.

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Former Warsaw Pact Thread

Are there any people from the former Warsaw Pact?

BTW, I'm a Pole and communism is treated as being purely totalitarian in nature here.

(We were supposed to have a peaceful transition to capitalism, but no, the government begins to support alt-right groups and the freedom of the judicaries is being compromised, fuck me.)

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Dialectical Ascension to Understanding

But in the mystics by Marx says he made up again, if you would divine my working the magna operary canon! The conscious dialectics up again, if you would discovery intends the in a new divine magna operary canon.. The my would dialism emerges Hegel against thensive and editics but he first be the compresents by Marx in the eighth edition postface the first be to use Hegel with him its he to prehensive a conscious dialectics upside down: "With being in the pupil of discover Hegel again, if you would do so”

MARX…. DENGIST DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophy, dialism was doomed to be superficialism to be superficialism was doomed to because "creativity or critarialectical materian authought. Nevertheless, he basic aims and principless, he considered thinking" was an authought. BUT THIS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTION FROM TRUTH AS WRITTEN BY MARX. DISTORTIONS!!! Philosophers have been correct, I argued theoretically

BUT THIS IS IS IS FALSE, A FUNDAMENTAL DEVIATIONS!!!

So it is.

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Info on Existing Socialist States

How exactly do you guys go about finding accurate info on the living/governing situation in states like Cuba and the DPRK? I know there aren't any truly neutral sources but it's extremely discouraging when everything looks like it's propaganda or indistinguishable from it on each side. I'm not even against these states sugarcoating their situation and skewing things for propaganda purposes, but I would still like to have some sort of idea what's going on outside of imperialist propaganda or state media. It feels strange and dishonest to make claims about the efficacy of these countries' governance based largely in faith in the official ideology.

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News 4/9

Mussolini's great-grandson standing as far-right EU candidate

The great-grandson of Benito Mussolini is running as a candidate in May's European elections - becoming the third descendant of the former Italian fascist dictator to enter politics.

https://news.sky.com/story/mussolinis-great-grandson-to-stand-in-european-elections-11688812

https://archive.is/8Br2A

PM Netanyahu and Gantz both declare victory as Israeli exit polls show tight results

Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz claimed victory for their parties in tightly contested elections to the 21st Knesset.Preliminary exit polls by Israel’s Channel 12 put Gantz’ Blue and White party on track to take 37 seats, with Netanyahu’s Likud taking 33.

https://www.rt.com/news/456049-israel-election-exit-polls/

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

https://www.apnews.com/d0c2eb39a3b44b40ac8ddb1749ebe143

Brexit: Donald Tusk suggests "flexible" delay of up to a year

European Council president Donald Tusk has suggested offering the UK a "flexible" extension to Brexit of up to a year, with the option of leaving earlier if a deal is ratified.He said there was "little reason to believe" a Brexit deal would be approved by the extension deadline UK PM Theresa May has requested - 30 June.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47874367

Netanyahu says he asked Trump to label Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a tough reelection amid corruption allegations, thanked President Trump for labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization and said he asked for the designation.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/437973-netanyahu-thanks-trump-for-naming-irans-revolutionary-guard-a-terrorist

https://archive.is/9MWoL

Hong Kong Court Convicts 9 'Umbrella Movement' Organizers Of Nuisance Charges

A Hong Kong district court has found nine activists guilty of public nuisance crimes for their roles in organizing massive pro-democracy rallies that took over city streets and became known as the "Umbrella Movement" in 2014.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/09/711350340/hong-kong-court-convicts-9-umbrella-movement-organizers-of-nuisance-charges

'Maoist' attack in India's Chhattisgarh kills BJP lawmaker

A legislator from India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been killed in an attack on his campaign convoy in Chhattisgarh state, police have told the BBCBheema Mandavi, 40, was the state MP for Dantewada, which has seen Maoist violence for decades..

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47869871

Brazil's Bolsonaro says working with U.S. to sow 'dissent' in Venezuela army

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is working with the U.S. government to sow dissent within the Venezuelan Army.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-brazil/brazils-bolsonaro-says-working-with-u-s-to-sow-dissent-in-venezuela-army-idUSKCN1RK2JC

10+ people, ‘mostly children,’ killed in a US-Saudi coalition airstrike on Yemeni capital – reports

At least 11 people, including children, have been killed and over 30 injured in an airstrike on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, media reports, citing local health officials. The blast affected a “metal workshop” and a nearby school.The incident occurred in the city’s eastern Sawan neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.

https://www.rt.com/news/455802-yemen-children-killed-airstrike/

Germany: State prosecutor persecutes artists group for criticising far-right AfD

The trigger for the investigation was a protest action by ZPS artists against Björn Höcke, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the state of Thuringia. Höcke is on the extreme right wing of the party.Paragraph 129 of the German Criminal Code, on which the prosecution is based, is usually employed against violent terrorist or criminal groups. It permits investigators to use covert measures on a large scale.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/09/gera-a09.html

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Practicing Law as a Communist

I've heard being a lawyer is a good job for someone on the far left, especially a public defender or labor lawyer. In theory, you would be able to challenge the bourgeois state and corporations on a daily basis, mainly by arguing with representatives of capital. But does it really accomplish anything in the grand scheme of things? I feel like if you could really make a change as a lawyer, they wouldn't allow you to be one.

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/leftybritpol/ - The Ride Never Ends Edition

Don't forget, you're here forever.

Previous thread: >>2824413

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National-anarchism

What do you think about it? Could it be a valid mixture between "left" & "right"?

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Does Serbia have some active Marxist organization?

Pic for attention mostly, I am looking to become activists and enter into politics!

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Petite Bourgeoisie Tube ?!!?!?!

WhY ArE tHeY AlL ClAaSS TrAdErS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

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>There's no life outside of Earth, I haven't seen any evidence so far.

(pic related You)

When will this stop? The brainwashing is so strong that even if there's TONS of evidence online, and numerous eye witnesses reports still there's this denial in the majority of humans. Is there a stronger proof that human beings are nothing more than domesticated cattle at this point.

Some evidence for the denial herd (that will probably still see this and claim that it is fake somehow):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhk09Pnc0Eo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Bi5xOrJjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHnqNOa6pRc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6BLLcEl-zQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M6vP8-SbU0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLtun7RzEA

So going to my point. This beings of the so called Light (not the greys and other beings that travel in metal ships), claim that "the time will come for the total liberation" and that "The Event will happen soon". So how excited are you that Communism is closer than you thought?

Our brothers and sisters in the Sky are our true vanguard. We should be conscious of this and try to make contact.

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Hey guys, Imma about to reach Antarctica and conquer the unclaimed land and prop up a Communist nation. If the global warming maps are true than the land will become fertile soon.

Wish me luck!

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The ISO Has Officially Dissolved

https://socialistworker.org/2019/04/02/the-isos-vote-to-dissolve-and-what-comes-next

>MEMBERS AND recent ex-members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) have decided to dissolve the organization and end publication of SocialistWorker.org over the coming weeks, but also to support several working groups and initiatives going forward, and to work toward continued collaboration in rebuilding independent revolutionary socialist organization.

>These decisions followed a week of online voting that ended March 29 on nearly two-dozen proposals put forward ahead of an all-member conference call on March 24. Nearly 500 members, participants in disaffiliated branches and recently resigned members took part in the vote.

>The decisions came in the wake of a severe crisis in the ISO after information surfaced about a horribly mishandled sexual assault accusation in 2013. An independent disciplinary committee at the time came to the conclusion that an ISO member had clearly violated the organization’s code of conduct and should be expelled, but the 2013 Steering Committee interfered with the committee’s work, overturned its decision and effectively silenced anyone who dissented from the course it chose.

>This report is meant for our comrades and friends on the left, in the U.S. and around the world to explain what the ISO has decided in its voting and what comes next for us. There will be a few more reflections on the crisis in our organization and what it means for all of us in the socialist movement going forward in the coming days before we cease publication — though we intend to keep our work archived at this website into the future.

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Yang DESTROYS bourgeoisie economics with reason and logic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42OsTANhnbs

I am pretty fucking happy that someone finally calls out this bullshit.

>hurr just find a new job

>the market will solve it

>just get training

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A P P L I E D S O C I A L I S M

hi /leftypol/ first time that i post here.

i was always a leftie the only problem is that i changed views on what kind of socialism i thought was good for society, the first times i believed in marxism and the abolition of capitalism, than i changed my mind on thinking that it's better if those two things co exist on the famous scandinavian model, than i saw the venus project documentary where they think of aboliton of money, states, borders and max amount of automation to let people accomplish the real purposes of life, the venus project sounds really a utopian capitalism.

Btw recently i'm trying to get some infos on existing places where socialist principles are applied, thanks to you guys i found out of one big US military base in Syria, i discovered myself the intentional communities, the situation of Marinaleda in Spain, eco villages, and workers cooperatives, little places.

Is there something i am missing?

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Women and communism

A woman cannot even understand the greater points of Marxist thought. They remain eternally a big child suitable only for caring for children, cooking and cleaning and concerning themselves fully and only with the now. The future and past never enter their simplistic minds. Capitalism and consumerism is the realm of femalekind. They simply cannot comprehend the complexities of historical materialism and the change from one organization of society to another. It’s just how the female’s brain works. Women will never get us to communism. Women were the biggest voters for the Nazis in Weimar. The Dictatorship of the proletariat must take their right to vote for the good of humanity and put them to work breeding a new generation of workers to construct socialism. Consider the means of reproduction seized and equitably distributed amongst mankind. The female is safe, in her element and protected by her male guardians in the construction of a future free from exploitation

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Interview

Hi /leftypol/,

I write for a student paper of a university in The Netherlands and I wanted to interview some people about this platform, its history, its content, how it has influenced the 'internet-left', the people that visit it and also how you yourself found out about /leftypol/. Of course I want to do this discreetly, so the both of us can keep our identities hidden and since I don't really know any channels or websites for that, could someone give me a tip for how to the interview anonymously? Thanks in advance. Pic related but without Zizek and without Vice.

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This is a genuine question but it might seem a bit baity I guess.

If Stirner were alive today would he advocate digital piracy? Surely it's not in your rational self interest to pay for something you could get for free?

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This is a question specifically aimed at the Trotskyists: What's your stance on Assad? I've only heard criticism of him in Trotskyist circles, with people describing him as an illegitimate anti-imperialist as he has crushed Palestinian independence struggles. I concede that this is not entirely wrong, as he does represent the national bourgeoisie after all, but don't you think that at least for the time being we should support him against Western imperialists? There doesn't seem to be much of an existing alternative which is not directly or indirectly backed by the Americans or Saudis.

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Stirner and Leftism

Ever since I've read the Ego book, every ideology is very hard to accept. I love listening to criticisms of capitalism from MLs, but I find myself disagreeing with their praxis. I think the anarchists during the Spanish civil war were not nearly militarised enough to slaughter the Spanish government.

Ideologically, being an Egoist can be hard.

Help.

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BadMouseProductions

In my opinion, this guy is a pretty calm leftist that I really agree on with most subjects, and love his debates with politics and explaining things.

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I'm a 'brocialist' that's infiltrated a radical nu-Left community and need help

It's a sizable group, and "induction" required a couple interviews on voice chat where they purity tested my beliefs and grilled me on feminism, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent rights. Fortunately I had recently watched a few ContraPoints videos so I was able to stumble through, but they recommended I educate myself on the finer points. To their credit they have countless pages of well organized material, so I will make use of that, at least to understand their perspective.

But eventually I have to participate in the community, so I don't want to make any faux pas. I'm a regular guy that never attended university and don't know the lingo. I'm aware of 'ableist slurs' like stupid, idiot, dumbass, insane, moronic etc. but before reading that I would never have guessed. It's very important that I don't reveal my ignorance since they have an elaborate point-based system which can result in infractions or bans.

My first question is to ask what exactly "tendency based" means. I tried googling it but nothing came up.

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A comfy story from the future

>2078

>Socialist Earth Republic

>Not FALC but we are getting there

>Be Me

>12:00

>Coming back from work at the city council

>Civil engineer

>Me and the team just finished taking down some ugly low rent housing from 1990something

>Stop by my favorite food factory to get lunch

>Lab grown beef

>Not as good as mom's

>Still better than those fucking Mcbugers or whatterver that granpa had to eat

>At least i won't die from clogged arteries

>Back to the train

>Trip takes kinda long

>Ponders if living in the edge of city was a smart idea

>Looking at the reforestd horizon always reasures me it was

>Check news

>New more comfortable bathroom system added to mars base

>Ocean microplastic levels decrease for the first time in history

>Super Comrades Endstage release date confirmed

>South american urban planing system reaches final stage

>14:00

>Oh shit i'll get late for the racing club

>Pack my stuff

>Take train to culture and recreation center near the UNI i graduated

>15 minutes late

>Friends joke at me for being slow

>Ironically i'm the team pilot

>Club has two teams and two cars

>Both are developed inhouse and in the final stages of prep for this year regional circuit

>Each university is allowed to have up to two cars

>Everybody is working hard

>First race is two weeks from now

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News 4/8

Euroskeptic, populist parties form alliance in Europe

Euroskeptic populist parties formed a new and expanded right-wing alliance on Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform European Union policies on migration, security, family and environment.

https://www.apnews.com/b79ca1111d194d098574743717ef7b58

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast

Flood-hit Iran is evacuating more towns and villages, with further rain expected on Saturday.Three weeks of heavy rainfall have left much of the country submerged and cost at least 70 lives.More downpours are forecast for the south-west, with 400,000 people at risk. Dangerously full dams are being opened to ease water build-up.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47837692

Paris prosecutor opens fresh inquiries into Macron officials over ex-bodyguard scandal

French prosecutors have opened two new preliminary investigations into the case concerning Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron.

https://www.rt.com/news/455909-french-prosecutors-presidential-officials-benalla/

Erdogan casts doubt on Istanbul vote, hints at possible re-run

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey’s local elections were marred by “organized crime” at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility of re-running a March 31 vote that handed a slim majority to the main opposition party.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election-erdogan/erdogan-casts-doubt-on-istanbul-vote-hints-at-possible-re-run-idUSKCN1RK0OV

Right-wing Israeli politician’s foot fetish VIDEO shows up on Pornhub before parliamentary election

An right-wing politician running in Israel’s general election is reaching a whole new (and unexpected) audience after a video of him engaging in a bizarre foot-tickling interview appeared in Pornhub's gay category

https://www.rt.com/news/455876-israeli-politician-foottickle-pornhub/

South Korea's President Plans to Ask Trump to Ease Sanctions on Kim Jong Un

Moon Jae-in plans to ask the U.S. to ease sanctions on North Korea when he meets President Donald Trump at the White House this week, say unnamed South Korean officials cited by the Korean Times.

time.com/5565816/south-north-korea-trump-kim-moon-sanctions/

https://archive.is/YObaJ

Huge fines, criminal sanctions, and bans: Here's how tech firms could be punished for toxic content under new UK laws

The UK government unveiled on Monday a new policy paper outlining how it plans to take a tough stance on "harmful content" online.The paper's definition of harmful content is broad, ranging from terrorist content, to images of self-abuse, and child sexual exploitation.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/uk-government-outlines-punishments-for-tech-companies-in-white-paper-2019-4

After A Decade Of Netanyahu, Hopes Fade For A Palestinian State

When it came down to a final issue for Israeli voters to ponder before Tuesday's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an extraordinary campaign pledge: If re-elected, he said on Saturday, he would annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/709989737/after-a-decade-of-netanyahu-hopes-fade-for-a-palestinian-state

Sudan: Army Fires Warning Shots at Police to Protect Protestors

Sudanese army protected anti-government protestors from tear-gas throwing police officers in Khartoum.Sudanese soldiers intervened to protect demonstrators on Monday after security forces tried to break up a sit-in of thousands of anti-government demonstrators outside the Defense Ministry in Khartoum, witnesses and activists said.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Sudan-Army-Fires-Warning-Shots-at-Police-to-Protect-Protestors-20190408-0022.html

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/us-pulls-forces-from-libya-as-fighting-approaches-capital.html

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The opportunity to ask Brad Schneider some questions

Illinois Democratic Representative Brad Schneider who represents Illinois 10th Congressional District since 2017 will be visiting my college on the 18th of April. We get 5 extra credit points just for attending, and another 5 extra credit points if we ask a question. Since I got nothing I want to ask him other than just cliche bullshit that'll make it obvious I'm fishing for extra credit, I wanted to pass this opportunity off to you guys. Give me a couple questions I can ask him and I'll do it and deliver. I have no idea how in the hell I'll deliver, or if any of you will remember by the time he visits, but I'll find some way to deliver. I do have some criteria though

>Make sure it's an actual question

This one is rather obvious, as much as you guys may want to make me ask him meme bullshit, my grades kinda ride on this thing, so please make sure it's political.

>Don't ask anything that'll make me become a social outcast.

I've made a few friends during college and the last thing I need is to become a social outcast because I asked some really fucked up shit to a house member.

>Make sure it's some kind of political question

This is self explanatory, but because I'm taking a politics class (It's only for the credits) I'm gonna be expected to ask a political question if I want those extra credit points.

Now that that's out of the way, keep in mind I'll only ask a couple questions. There will be a bunch of other people there too, and they want to say their bullshit, and it wouldn't be fair of me to hog the spotlight. So I'll only pick the best questions, or the ones that most of you agree should be asked. Sorry in advance if I don't pick yours. I also reserve the right to not ask a question if I feel like it'll fuck me over socially. Anyways, ask away.

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Do we hate forensic scientists or just cops. Asking cause I wanna solve shit and I like guns but fuck being a pig.

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News 4/6

20+ arrested, leader fined: Yellow Vest protests open ‘Act 21’ in France (VIDEO)

More than a dozen people have been arrested as Yellow Vest protesters flood the streets of French cities, marking the 21st consecutive week of mass demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and his government.

https://www.rt.com/news/455735-yellow-vests-act-21/

Philippines: 1 hostage escapes, another drowns and 3rd shot

An Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants in the southern Philippines swam his way to freedom but another drowned, and a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping, officials said Saturday.

https://www.apnews.com/b49b32dc4dd841abaf1be9be8765fca2

Trump administration set to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group, report says

The US is reportedly preparing to designate Iran‘s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation.It would be the first time Washington has formally labelled another country’s military a terrorist group.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-trump-revolutionary-guards-terror-group-state-department-a8857626.html

U.S. Sanctions Two Companies Over Venezuela-Cuba Oil Shipments

The U.S. sanctioned two foreign companies for allegedly delivering oil from Venezuela to Cuba, part of a continuing effort to step up pressure on the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-05/u-s-sanctions-two-companies-over-venezuela-cuba-oil-shipments

Slavko Curuvija murder: Serb spies jailed for killing journalist

Four former Serbian spies have been jailed for the murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija in 1999.A Belgrade court jailed two of the defendants for 30 years each, while two others received 20-year sentences.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47831346

Surrounding land left highly toxic after Grenfell Tower inferno

The preliminary findings of a study into the widespread presence of toxic substances in the area around the fire that destroyed Grenfell tower in London were published in the journal Chemosphere.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/06/toxi-a06.html

Libya crisis: Fighting flares on outskirts of Tripoli

Fresh fighting has flared near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between pro-government forces and rebel fighters from the east of the country.Reports say clashes between Gen Khalifa Haftar's rebels and pro-government groups are taking place in three suburbs to the south of the city.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47840031

Berlin activists march to demand city seize housing from landlords

Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big private landlords, which they blame for changing the character of the city.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-housing/berlin-activists-march-to-demand-city-seize-housing-from-landlords-idUSKCN1RI0EG

Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

Along the edge of the largest camp sheltering Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, hundreds of men and women with shovels and wicker baskets are turning a barren hill into a parking lot-sized plateau. The newly leveled land will eventually hold new stronger shelters for refugees from overcrowded parts of the camps.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/709894267/rohingya-settle-in-for-the-long-haul-even-as-bangladesh-wants-refugees-to-go-hom

How climate change is forcing vulnerable children into sex trafficking

The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday.

https://nypost.com/2019/04/05/how-climate-change-is-forcing-vulnerable-children-into-sex-trafficking/

https://archive.is/qPfxM

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hello where i do i start with anarchism/ anarcho communism besides conquest of bread? thanks boys

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Yugoslavia thread

>ctrl+f yugo

>no results

Thread for the appreciation of the greatest socialist country to ever exist.

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Venezuela - Follow the Money Edition

Who is bankrolling Guaido?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8av-cPP1uPE&feature=youtu.be&t=5m16s

<JOHN BOLTON: “We’re looking at the oil assets. That’s the single most important income stream to the government of Venezuela. We’re looking at what to do to that.

>We want everybody to know, we’re looking at all this seriously. We don’t want any American businesses or investors caught by surprise. They can see what President Trump did yesterday. We’re following through on it.”

>TRISH REGAN: “So if you think of a company like Citgo, which is owned by PDVSA, which is the state-run oil company there in Venezuela, we have a lot of those Citgo assets right here in the US. Is that something, for example sir, that you are looking at?”

>JOHN BOLTON: “Yeah look, we’re in conversation with major American companies now that are either in Venezuela, or in the case of Citgo here in the United States. I think we’re trying to get to the same end result here.

>Venezuela is one of the three countries I called the ‘Troika of Tyranny.’

<It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.

>It would be good for Venezuela; it would be good for the people of the United States. We both have a lot at stake here making this come out the right way.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuela-opposition-plans-to-get-oil-money-from-u-s-fund-idUSKCN1PV2K4

>CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition on Wednesday said it would use a U.S.-based fund to receive some of the country’s oil income in a key step to bankroll its efforts to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro.

>The fund would receive income accrued by state-run oil firm PDVSA’s U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum Corp since last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, opposition legislator Carlos Paparoni told Reuters.

https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14382

>Hausmann emerged among a group of neoliberal economists gathered around the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), a private university in Caracas. They came to be known in Venezuela as “the IESA Boys,” a not-so-affectionate reference to the Chicago Boys who were imported into Chile from the University of Chicago in 1973 to devise shock-therapy policies for Augusto Pinochet and his military junta.

>The popular rejection of the IESA Boys’ agenda began with the Carazao of 1989, a massive revolt that consumed the capital of Caracas when poor and working-class Venezuelans rioted in protest of an IMF package that mandated harsh austerity. Thousands of dead civilians and three years later, Hausmann entered government to impose more shock therapy on the most vulnerable Venezuelans, making the rise of Hugo Chávez as president in 1998 practically inevitable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citgo#Crisis_in_Venezuela

>Citgo Petroleum Corporation (or Citgo) is a United States-based refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.[3] Headquartered in the Energy Corridor area of Houston, it is majority-owned by PDVSA, a state-owned company of the Venezuelan government.

I'm pretty sure someone gusanos family used to own huge stakes in the oil fields and sold cheap oil to the US on the backs of Venezuelan proles. When they got scared they ran back to Houston to fund a coup with Washington's approval.

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German landlords about to be expropriated

I don't know if you heard this, but there has been a grassroot movement in Berlin to expropriate big landlords - not mom-and-pop tier house owners, but landlords which are practically corporations like "Deutsche Wohnen" or "Vonovia". These companies purchased plenty of cheap apartments decades ago and now extorting high rents out of it while the housing situation in Germamy, especially in big cities, has become increasingly intolerable.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/berlin-housing-activists-lead-campaign-to-fight-rising-rents/2019/04/06/e3443b1e-583b-11e9-aa83-504f086bf5d6_story.html?utm_term=.260ee8d1fd33

Berlin is currently ruled by a coalition of the SPD and DieLinke, so basically a SuccDem coalition with Klaus Lederer in DieLinke being an absolute liberal, but there are elements within the party which want to go further and advocate the expropriation of landlords - some of them, like Lucy Redler, has recently been giving platforms in prime time talkshows where she she argued against liberals for expropriation. The rest of the panel, which included a conservatice politician and the president of the realtor association, where outraged and compered her to the SED.

Yet, with popular support this is actually possible. The German constitution has this article 15:

<Land, natural resources and means of production may for the purpose of socialisation be transferred to public ownership or other forms of public enterprise by a law that determines the nature and extent of compensation. With respect to such compensation the third and fourth sentences of paragraph (3) of Article 14 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

It's a remnant from 1949 when the SPD has not yet abandoned any notion of socialism and insisted this to be included in the constitution. It has never been used until the bank crash of 2008, when the state nationalised several banks which went bankrupt.

I think this is a really good praxis for communists to operate on. There aren't many liberals in the movement like in Fridays for Future, which bans party politics from their protests, and rent-seeking is a form of even more open exploitation unlike surplus value extraction in wage labour. Nobody like landlords and there parasitism is blatant.

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Is taxation theft?

This may be somewhat off-topic, but I just want some answers for this question cause I don't really know what to say about it or have any opinions on it.