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/leftypol/ reading list




^^^Absolute beginner material^^^

More Marx and Engels:




Other Selected Marxists


Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres


Many important books can be found on libgen:


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


Other links:


Various assortment of historical and biographical works.


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

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/leftypol/'s magazine:




>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?





-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)


-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)

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What is your view on the NPC meme? /pol/tards say it's about normies who follow their programming. Does this board do self analysis and introspection with dialogue? I can definitely say Neocons are NPCs. Sometimes I can't tell if my thoughts are mine or Cockshott's though, so that's something I'll be dwelling on.

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Why are people like this

Why do people trash Stalin? He literally saved the world.

> but muh 20 million killed in gulags

There is literally no proof of this

> but muh holodohoax

Literally caused by kulaks refusing to help the proletariat

> but muh socialism in one country isn't the right way

So you would just have endless war and destruction. It was only by building socialism in one country that the proletariat gained peace,land,and bread

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Would China's "Social Credit System" be allowed in a socialist state?


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Why doesn't self-described "socialist" China which is ruled by the "communist" party have free / universal health care, but other capitalist countries like Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Thailand and many others do?

Even Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela which have been sanctioned to hell still manage to provide it at little to no cost for their citizens. China is now the second largest economy and first or second place (depending which numbers you count) in industrial output yet the government is STILL talking about privatisation and subsidising private health insurers instead of taking the single national insurance system route that Taiwan and South Korea took. What the hell is the point of "socialism with Chinese characteristics" if neighbouring capitalist countries with smaller economies manage to have better standards of living AND income equity?


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Why do all of our productive threads die?

The only threads that really pick up steam are country ones, bait or meme and /pol/ discussions.

Have we reached peak defeatism or are we just lazy ?


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Is this the FBI or is it safe?

Post your known infiltrated organizations or your firearms ITT.

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/Leftybritpol/ - Liverpool Rising Edition

Lads, it seems our thread is bumplocked again. As such, another thread for your Britpol needs. This edition starts with the on-going Liverpool Conference, which seems pretty based so far.

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our guy in france is being fucked by macron, shocking







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Venezuela thread #5295238

It's time again to discuss our favourite latin american country and target of US intervention. As usual, it's impossible to find any factual information of what's going on. I checked /arepa/ (the venezuelan board) and it's full of petit-bourg fascists literally calling for american intervention.

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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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Requesting a cuba thread.

We all so often hear of butthurt liberal and conservative comments on Cuba, usually followed by a torrent of literacy and healthcare increases etc.

Under all it's embargoes, death of it's big brother, the SU; what were the accomplishments of Fidel and his government overall? and where is Cuba heading now?

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Redpill me about the migrant crisis and the fact that the left failed. How can the left solve the migrant crisis and response to the rise of the right.

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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.


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>be ex-Yugoslav

>realize that market socialism doesn't work and agree with MLs on most issues

How do I deal with this? The only socialists I meet around here are totally fooled by trotskyist propaganda and want to bring back some idealized version of Titoism. I don't deny the many good aspects of Yugoslavia but I have big problems with the fact that we were heavily supported by western banks and didn't go nearly far enough economically.

Any yugos here have some on how they deal with being commies?

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Rudolph Rummel

I recently got into an argument with a guy and he cited some billions and trillions statistic by a guy named "R. J. Rummel".

I looked the guy up and, holy shit comrades, I was not expecting the rabbit hole I was about to go down.


Along with gems like

>Rummel estimated the total number of people killed by all governments during the 20th century at 212 million, and he estimated that 148 million were killed by communist regimes from 1917 to 1987

>In his last book, Rummel increased his estimate to over 272 million innocent, non-combatant civilians who were murdered by their own governments during the 20th century

>He concluded that democracy is the form of government least likely to kill its citizens and that democracies do not wage war against each other.[6] This is known as the democratic peace theory.

But that's not really what got me. This guy wrote fiction novels. Alternative history fiction novels.


Look at this shit comrades.






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Brazil general

Brasil fio, nothing to HUE about edição

Mas em breve o Brasil, iníqüe e torpe sumirá, substituído pelo altivo Brazil, a ser fundado por Bolzonaro. Tal qual o nome, o país retornará a sua gloriosa época colonial, uma era platinada onde mulheres não recebiam menos que homens porque não podiam trabalhar fora de casa, e queridinhos de ONG, ao contrário de onerá-lo, reforçavam o erário público com sua mão-de-obra gratuita.

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Is the economy on the verge of collapse because of the fed.

Or has the fed kept it from collapsing up to this point.

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Yemen Civil War thread - /ycw/

This thread is for discussing things pertaining to Yemen and its ongoing civil war.

First pic is just a map I tore from Wikipedia, the two latter maps from 4/sg/ may be more up to date.

So what is your general analysis on this situation, /leftypol/? As OP of this thread I make it because I wish to learn more about the topic.

In particular I am wondering what you think of the Southern Transitional Council. To my understanding they want to bring back South Yemen which was backed by the Soviet Union, but apparently they are now backed by the United Arab Emirates. Is this why leftist anti-imperialists support the Houthis instead of them?

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'''How Europe's taxpayers have been swindled of €55 billion'''


3 big French banks involved and probably more from other countries i still haven't finished reading this stuff.

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Unpopular opinions thread

I feel enough time has passed since the last one

So i decided to start a new one

Mine for now

>Smashes may not have the best praxis, but they deserve some respect for being relevant (compared to other leftist in the west) and most of them are not bad (personal exp)

>I don’t think Shaun or hbomb are bad though they do get a lot of patreonbucks

>Marijuana is shit and only good as painkillers and shit (but the American drug war is stupid)

>Youtubers that try to sell to chaners(ms.metokour,SsethTzeentach) are shit and show that both poltard and left(y)pol humor is shit(though nazbol gang is not too bad)

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Post modernism

What is post modernism and why is it so shitty.

I read that even chomsky was agaisnt it.

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>Be communist in nazi germany

>Get sent to a concentration camp

>Forced to join Dirlewangers penal Brigade alongside murderers, rapists and literal mental patients

>forced to commit warcrimes that makes regular SS comanders sick

>this is so that you can't desert and flee from the batalion without being lynched by hostile natives

What do you do?

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Francis Fukuyama interview: “Socialism ought to come back”


>History is having its revenge on Francis Fukuyama. In 1992, at the height of post-Cold War liberal exuberance, the American political theorist wrote in The End of History and the Last Man: “What we may be witnessing… is the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalisation of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

>Twenty-six years later, from the US to Russia, Turkey to Poland, and Hungary to Italy, an Illiberal International is advancing. Fukuyama’s new book Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (his ninth) seeks to grapple with these forces. But when I met the 65-year-old Stanford academic at our offices in London, he was careful to emphasise the continuity in his thought. “What I said back then [1992] is that one of the problems with modern democracy is that it provides peace and prosperity but people want more than that… liberal democracies don’t even try to define what a good life is, it’s left up to individuals, who feel alienated, without purpose, and that’s why joining these identity groups gives them some sense of community.”

>His critics, he said, “probably didn’t read to the end of the actual book [The End of History], the Last Man part, which was really all about some of the potential threats to democracy.”

>Fukuyama, who studied political philosophy under Allan Bloom, the author of The Closing of the American Mind, at Cornell University, initially identified with the neoconservative movement: he was mentored by Paul Wolfowitz while a government official during the Reagan-Bush years. But by late 2003, Fukuyama had recanted his support for the Iraq war, which he now regards as a defining error alongside financial deregulation and the euro’s inept creation. “These are all elite-driven policies that turned out to be pretty disastrous, there’s some reason for ordinary people to be upset.”

>The End of History was a rebuke to Marxists who regarded communism as humanity’s final ideological stage. How, I asked Fukuyama, did he view the resurgence of the socialist left in the UK and the US? “It all depends on what you mean by socialism. Ownership of the means of production – except in areas where it’s clearly called for, like public utilities – I don’t think that’s going to work.

>“If you mean redistributive programmes that try to redress this big imbalance in both incomes and wealth that has emerged then, yes, I think not only can it come back, it ought to come back. This extended period, which started with Reagan and Thatcher, in which a certain set of ideas about the benefits of unregulated markets took hold, in many ways it’s had a disastrous effect.”

>He added, to my surprise: “At this juncture, it seems to me that certain things Karl Marx said are turning out to be true. He talked about the crisis of overproduction… that workers would be impoverished and there would be insufficient demand.” Yet the only plausible systemic rival to liberal democracy, Fukuyama said, was not socialism but China’s state capitalist model. “The Chinese are arguing openly that it is a superior one because they can guarantee stability and economic growth over the long run in a way that democracy can’t… if in another 30 years, they’re bigger than the US, Chinese people are richer and the country is still holding together, I would say they’ve got a real argument.” But he cautioned that “the real test of the regime” would be how it fared in an economic crisis.

>Fukuyama is troubled by the potential for a US-China war (“the Thucydides trap”, as Harvard academic Graham Allison has called the clash between an established power and a rising one). “I think people would be very foolish to rule that out, I can think of lots of scenarios by which such a war could start. I don’t think it would be a deliberate attack by one country on the other – like Germany invading Poland in 1939 – it’s more likely to come out of a local conflict over Taiwan, over North Korea, possibly a confrontation in the South China Sea that escalates.”

>I met Fukuyama on a day the British government had once more failed to agree a Brexit deal with the EU. “Having a referendum in a country with a parliamentary system is really a big mistake,” he surmised. “There are good reasons for having representative government. If Cameron had stuck to that, we wouldn’t have this problem right now.”

>For all this, Fukuyama warned liberals not to overcorrect and assume that illiberal democracy is the new end of history. “I think people should calm down a little bit."


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Here’s your democracy, bro

Seriously, what the FUCK is their problem? How close would we be to global socialism if it wasn’t for these glow in the dark niggers?

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Drug Dealers

Why is this board so quick to defend heroin dealers?

I brought this up in another thread, that it can be beneficial to set up a community-based Paramilitary in order to stop the selling of heroin in their area. I got called a fascist.

It has been shown that Paramiltary-style activism reduces the plight of heroin in Urban Working Class communities.

For example, Belfast has less homeless heroin addicts compared to Dublin or any British city, largely because of these Paramilitaries.

Why is this important?

Heroin is a debilitating drug, and reduces the productive capability of any Working Class individual who takes it.

You are only focusing on your next hit, so how can you care about your family or your job or your community once you have become addicted?

This is not only bad for a Socialist Economy, but it can ruin your Local Area under any system.

It is obvious that these drugs are pumped into Urban communities by the Powers That Be (pic related), both the Working Classes of Los Angeles and Belfast agree on this.

I have spent over a year of my life sleeping in homeless shelters, I have been offered heroin more times than I can count.

However, you would see the same heroin dealers standing outside the same homeless shelters every day for months on end, and nothing ever happened to them. I wonder why?

Maybe the "War on Drugs" is nonsense, maybe the police are perfectly fine with heroin dealers selling their wares in the exact same spot at the exact same time every week day (Merchants Quay, D8, 2PM-4PM).

Why is there "left-wing" opposition to such an initiative?

I think it starts on the Right.

Many of the people on this board used to be Ron Paul fans back in 2012, and so still think you should be able to purchase a vial of heroin from a vending machine under Socialism.

Many of the newer posters are blinded by their Identity Politics roots, a Centrist ideology where it is wrong to be judgmental.

At the end of the day, I think it is good for Working Class communities to defend themselves against predators like heroin dealers.

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Market Socialism

Any pro-Market socialists in leftypol? I've heard that there are those on the left who combine neo-classical or Keynesian economics with socialism. This concept seems strange to me, as

based on what I know, these economic concepts model what would happen in an economy of private ownership. Are there any examples of a Market socialist economy today?

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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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Open offices have driven Panasonic to make horse blinders for wagies to keep them from "getting distracted"


Well, office wagies? How do you feel about your new mandatory "gadget"?

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Chinese are being targeted by US elites.

Hi all, I want to talk about some issue that's been on my mind lately.

Many elements of the US elite have recently taken an aggressively anti-China stance, but this aggressive stance does not focus on the CCP. Instead, this anti-China rhetoric attacks Chinese workers, researchers, students and citizens living in western countries. This rhetoric comes using anonymous national-security sourcing and disingenuous framing to spread a fake narrative of dangerous foreigners and foreign goods in our midst. I don't think there is any purpose to this kind of propaganda campaign except to fan flames of racism.

More than specific fictions being spread (the non-actually-existing-in-China "social credit score", dubious microchip hacking stories), what bothers me is the force of the flood of these stories coming simultaneously from major outlets. The acutely racist, or nationalist or fascistic climate they are being promulgate with the seeming intention of instilling anti-pathy towards people based on their race is the issue.

You can see another major newspaper (Washington Post probably, because this reporter is on the WaPo china hawk beat) is going to drop a "bombshell" about Chinese espionage– this one targeting all Chinese students abroad. I think we have to start considering what we will do to protect Chinese-Americans from an all-out racist assault from elite US institutions.

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I have a lot of questions, need directions, please help

So I am very new to the whole left wing politics,

For the most part I was a somewhat right wing libertarian minus the whole love for Pinochet and ethnic nationalism and race realism

But I've been seeing capitalism as a flawed exploitative system after seeing a bit of badmouseproductions and few other leftist channels but I want to know more

Like the history of left wing politics, all the political, economical theory and though, hyuuuman nayyture and ekhonomics etc

Also what the fuck is this thing all the people from centrist to far right keep yelling at leftist " postmodernist, cultural Marxist, aaahyou Geroge Soros funded not, Frankfurt school blah blah "

I'm pretty rookie in this so any reading recommendations that would help me grasp left wing politics and view of economics would be much appreciated

Thanks :)

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Er zitten blijkbaar nog altijd genoeg lagelanders op dit bord, dus tijd voor een nieuwe nederdraad! Bespreek naar hartenlust de manier waarop de zwijntjes onze mooie landen verkrachten, de Belgische lokale verkiezingen, geheimen uit jullie privéleven of wat dan ook.

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Communism and Australia + /aus/

Moderately new to leftism, can anyone give a rundown/advice on the state of the left and the left wing parties in Australia?

Currently Ive only really noticed two groups in my city - Socialist Alliances and Socialist Alternative (The Communist Party seems to be mainly a LARP/club for boomers) both mainly from their newspaper sellers though the latter also seems to have the only large scale conferences.

Outside of Refugees/immigration and Adani what are some of the key struggles/issues to focus on?

Also /aus/ general

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USSR/Eastern Bloc Discussion

We haven't had a thread about the glorious Soviet Republics in a while, so I am making a new one because they are usually good and help to redpill newbies on common myths and misconceptions about the SU and other Marxist-Leninist states. Anarkiddies and ☭TANKIE☭s alike are welcome but please try to keep the shitflinging to a minimum.

Starting off with some links I believe anyone interested in this topic should familiarize themselves with:

In Russia Nostalgia for the USSR and Positive Feelings About Stalin


Stalin Voted 3rd Most Popular Russian


Why More than Half of Russians Miss the Soviet Union


Footage of 1993 Anti-Yeltsin Riots When Over 10,000 Russians Fought With Police and the Military to Try and Stop the Fall of the Soviet Union


Over 70 Percent of the Soviet Citizens Vote to Keep USSR Together in 1991 Referendum


Majority of Eastern Germans Feel Life Better under Communism


Struggling Romanians Yearn for Communism


Growing Up Under Communism was the Happiest Time of My Life


Why Women Had Better Sex and More Fulfilling Relationships Under Socialism


Also the pdf related is Michael Parenti's Blackshirts and Reds which debunks at length the liberal meme that Stalin's USSR and the fascist regimes of Mussolini and Hitler were in essence similar if not identical. It's actually quite nuanced on the subject, not handwaving away all of Stalin's misdeeds as some ☭TANKIE☭s are want to do, while still dismantling the Nazi and CIA propaganda that has led to this current misconception of the USSR and Marxism-Leninism

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>this is the future of the left

capitalism confirmed for the everlasting system :)

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the anarchists are at it again bros, how do we defeat them? Why do they hate us so much?

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gritty thread

Apparently this is a new "econ-left" meme, so I think we should support and indulge it.

post your gritties

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News 10/17

6 killed as US-led coalition F-15 jets bomb Kurdish forces fighting ISIS

Two US-led coalition aircraft have bombed Syrian Kurdish forces, disrupting their offensive on Islamic State terrorists, RIA news agency reports. https://www.rt.com/news/441559-us-bombs-kurds-fighting-isis/

Bay area hotel workers determined to fight as union, Democrats try to derail strike

Strikers on the picket lines at Marriott hotels in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland have expressed their determination to fight poverty level wages and increased medical costs as they struggle to live in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in America


Iranian security staff unconscious when kidnapped to Pakistan: Guards chief

A group of Iranian security personnel kidnapped on the border with Pakistan this week were unconscious at the time, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said, following reports that they had eaten drugged food.


Australia Takes Trump’s Lead, Considers Moving Israeli Embassy To Jerusalem

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing international backlash over his decision to consider officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit for May

European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March.


Australian govt lambasted after supporting ‘It’s OK to be white’ meme as policy

A 4chan meme nearly became official Australian policy after the country’s ruling party backed a motion that declared “It’s OK to be white.” The government claims it mistakenly supported the resolution and called for a re-vote.


Amnesty International: Immigrants separated from family members for alleged “fraud”

A new report by Amnesty International (AI) calculates that more than 6,000 people (including at least 3,000 children) were separated from relatives at the border within a four month period from the initial implementation of zero tolerance policy in April 2018.


Costa Rican Court Halts Fiscal Reform, Unions to Continue Protests

As Costa Rican workers entered the 37th day of a national strike against the bill titled Strengthening Public Finance Tuesday, the country’s Constitutional Court halted the controversial fiscal reform measure with an 11 to four vote, arguing it affects judicial autonomy.


Why Many Native Americans Are Angry With Elizabeth Warren

The test — part of her strategic preparations for a likely presidential campaign — did not placate President Trump, who has mocked Ms. Warren as “Pocahontas” and once promised $1 million to a charity of her choice if a DNA test substantiated her claims of Cherokee and Delaware heritage. And her announcement of the results angered many Native Americans, including the Cherokee Nation, the largest of the country’s three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.DNA testing cannot show that Ms. Warren is Cherokee or any other tribe, the secretary of state of the Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin Jr., said in a statement. ……


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Gorbachov Hate Thread

Seriously, what did he mean by this. First he gleefully burns down the socialist movement for a shitty pizza commercial, and then he acts suprised that the world gets fucked

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Russian parliament admits guilt over Polish massacre


I'm lead to believe the Katyn massascre was set up by the Germans to make the Soviets look bad, but does this fact, that Russia "admitted" to it, prove that Soviets did in fact do it? Who did the Katyn massacre?

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Jimmy Dore's Pathologically Silly Critique Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sam Seder is now Butthurt at /ourguy/ for talking shit aka being right about Ocasio-Cortez



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Is Stan Roger's work and legacy that of a bard crafting galvanizing tales about the Canadian working class and their struggles? Or does his music resonate too much with petty-bourgeois morality with its implicit validation of settler colonialism and "got to do what you gotta do" attitude which fails to properly critique the plight of the working classes and takes capitalism and wage slavery as granted? I think it's sooner the latter than the former.

Not to mention his ballads almost exclusively concern straight white males, but that can be explained as a product of his time at least (not to mention the toxic masculinity that emanates from many of his works).

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>tfw I like both anarchist thought and Marxist theory

Is there a viable synthesis?

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Was Trotsky really involved in attempts to overthrow the Soviet government and even murder Stalin? I was watching FinnishBolshevik's recent video on the Moscow Trials and he cites various sources on this, they don't seem to be bullshit. Where can I read more about this?

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/uspg/ - US Politics General

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.



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Did Marxism seep into your dreams? I'm not joking, nor is this meant figuratively. I'm asking: literally, did Marxism start appearing in your dreams while you are sleeping?

For me it's almost like the most frequently returning dream 'theme' or 'element'. Like 25% of my dreams have revolutionary politics involved somehow. For example, just now I woke up and in my dream I was debating with this chick (who I used to fuck) about the scientific status of bourgeois and Marxist economics. She became upset, and looked at me with the typical suspicion of liberals (is he going to defend le 100 trillion next?!)…

I remember when I first started having these dreams. It was when I became an anarchist back in the day, and started having dreams where I was on the barricades, giving speeches, shooting, moving on enemy positions, whatever… It's just a bit disappointing that since I became a Marxist these romantic (and exciting) dreams turned into either very specific debates (3 days ago I was defending the DotP in my dream) or ordinary, grey 'politics' (like convincing the man of the street on the urgent need of leaving behind capitalism).

I'm not complaining, because obviously this is what interests me, hence giving the substance of my dreams, but the fucking dream fairy could cut me some slack and add more sexy time or porky killing time dreams like back in the day.

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What started the "CPC is socialist" meme?

Was it Xi Jinping? I think people agreed that he was in some ways "more" socialist than his predecessors, but that isn't saying much. Xi hasn't made the party any more working class, he isn't going to roll back private property, markets or generalized commodity production in any way (in fact, the Chinese state's passive-aggressive reaction to Paul Cockshott's works being translated into Chinese implies that the CPC is somewhat threatened by the sort of Marxism that does call for these things), workers still have essentially no rights, I haven't seen any evidence China is supporting socialist revolutionaries abroad, so on and so forth. All I've seen him do is arrest a few corrupt porkies and promote the idea of this "Chinese Dream", a prosperity ideology lifted almost wholesale from the American Dream, but a little more socdem (which many people seem to have mistaken for socialism). Other than the purely superficial, is there anything concrete the CPC is doing that hints at a real Marxist program, or is this merely the tendency of some Western socialists to basically jerk off to any strongman who isn't a complete neoliberal Western puppet?

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Party of Labour of Albania appreciation thread

It's this man's 110th birthday so let's have a thread dedicated to Albanian communism, I think they achieved some very impressive things. Before socialism, Albania was the single poorest, most backwards nation in Europe and was occupied by the Turks for 500 years, then ruled by a western-backed monarchy, and finally turned into an Italian colony. Hoxha led the communist party against fascism in one of the most effective WWII resistance movements and defeated them in 1944. The communist movement had mass support and was elected democratically into power after a nationwide referendum. They also prevented Albania from being annexed by Yugoslavia, and they fended off some of the earliest ever CIA coup attempts. After gaining power, the Party of Labour of Albania removed all the remnants of feudalism, launched the agrarian reform, started the country's industrialization and the five-year plans in 1951, established universal healthcare, housing and education (Communists built the first university ever in Albania), etc. Albania became one of the fastest growing economies in Europe in the post-war period, had no unemployment, no inflation, no foreign debt and the government abolished taxation in 1967. Of course it had its problems, Hoxha went autistic during his last years, took anti-revisionism too far and this together with his isolationist foreign policy led to multiple economic and geopolitical issues. But overall I think he was one of the best ML leaders after Stalin. It sucks to see how 30 years since his death Hoxha is forgotten in the west and mostly only known for bunker jokes.

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I'm starting to think that Bakunin BTFOed Marx. From Statism and Anarchy:

>What does it mean, “the proletariat raised to a governing class?” Will the entire proletariat head the government? The Germans number about 40 million. Will all 40 million be members of the government? The entire nation will rule, but no one will be ruled. Then there will be no government, there will be no state; but if there is a state, there will also be those who are ruled, there will be slaves.

>In the Marxists’ theory this dilemma is resolved in a simple fashion. By popular government they mean government of the people by a small number of representatives elected by the people. So-called popular representatives and rulers of the state elected by the entire nation on the basis of universal suffrage – the last word of the Marxists, as well as of the democratic school – is a lie behind which the despotism of a ruling minority is concealed, a lie all the more dangerous in that it represents itself as the expression of a sham popular will.

>So, from whatever point of view we look at this question, it always comes down to the same dismal result: government of the vast majority of the people by a privileged minority. But this minority, the Marxists say, will consist of workers. Yes, perhaps of former workers, who, as soon as they become rulers or representatives of the people will cease to be workers and will begin to look upon the whole workers’ world from the heights of the state. They will no longer represent the people but themselves and their own pretensions to govern the people. Anyone who doubts this is not at all familiar with human nature.

and later

>They say that this state yoke, this dictatorship, is a necessary transitional device for achieving the total liberation of the people: anarchy, or freedom, is the goal, and the state, or dictatorship, the means. Thus, for the masses to be liberated they must first be enslaved.

>For the moment we have concentrated our polemic on this contradiction. They claim that only a dictatorship (theirs, of course) can create popular freedom. We reply that no dictatorship can have any other objective than to perpetuate itself, and that it can engender and nurture only slavery in the people who endure it. Liberty can be created only by liberty, by an insurrection of all the people and the voluntary organization of the workers from below upward.

does anyone have a response to this?

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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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What was the darkest or most unpleasant communist movement of the 20th century? Obvious answers are Pol Pot, North Korea, and Eurocommunism, so don't say those.

I vote Ceausescu – basically a Romanian Ba'athist who turned a genuine socialist republic into his own trad-nationalist fiefdom. In addition to stirring up Anti-Semitism and Antiziganism and replacing Marxist analysis with the most embarrassing "Dacian" idpol, his birthrate policies (caused in large part by the emigration of ethnic minorities) flooded the country with orphans who became the burden of the state.

In the end his government cozied up with Israel and the USA, only to get fucked hard by the late 80s. He even gave top government positions to his idiot relatives. This spooked retard makes a dumbass like Hoxha sound like Bordiga.

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I did it!

Today I've made an important step in my life. Now I'm an official member of the DKP and this is my membership book.

What I want to say? Get off your computers and start organizing with people! No excuses!

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The other Chinese revolution: Meet the people who took Deng’s economic great leap forward

Deng Xiaoping was no Winston Churchill. He possessed a thick southern accent most people found nearly impenetrable, and was anything but garrulous. In fact, little of what he said was memorable or even original. His most-cited aphorism – “To get rich is glorious” – did not actually spill from his mouth; historians suspect its provenance can be traced to the West.

But in deed more than word, Mr. Deng was the linchpin in redirecting China’s economy away from the backward, centrally planned beast it had become under Mao Zedong. He set it on a path that would see decades of unrelenting growth and the creation of credulity-defying prosperity.

What he wanted to do, he said in 1978, was to “light a spark” for change: “If we can’t grow faster than the capitalist countries, then we can’t show the superiority of our system.”

And on many indicators, grow they did – more than the U.S.

He succeeded in spurring growth, and wildly so, marshalling the power of the world’s most populous nation. Now, 110 years after his birth – an occasion that its leadership has sought to celebrate with lengthy TV biopics and other remembrances – China is filled with millionaires.

But has the sudden influx of wealth made it happy?

Where chasing profit was once grounds for harsh re-education, the country’s heroes and superstars – Jack Ma and an entire generation of tuhao, or nouveau riche – are now, in ways both spiritual and economic, the children of Deng.

President Xi Jinping has consciously sought to present himself as the current generation’s version of Deng. But for many of Deng’s figurative progeny, wealth and happiness haven’t always come together. In a recent survey published in the People’s Tribune magazine, worries about a moral vacuum, personal selfishness and anxiety over individual and professional status were high on the list of top concerns about the country today. The poll reflected a pervasive cultural disquiet that has reached even into the ranks of those most richly rewarded by the Deng-led opening up.

“On the social level, money became the only currency in terms of personal relationships, and that’s a really sad reality,” says Yang Lan, one of the country’s top television hosts.

She points to “the lack of a value system” that she sees when she hears young girls “discussing how they would love to be a mistress so they can live a wealthy life before they are too old. And you see girls discussing these things very openly.” China, she says, needs “a new social contract.”

There is little doubt that those who no longer need to worry about making money are more free to criticize others, raising the spectre of hypocrisy. But pained reflection has been among the less-anticipated products of the wealth China has amassed. The comforts of financial security have provided a new space to rethink the path the country has taken and ways it has fallen short.

rom 1978, the first year of the Deng-led reforms, China has been so thoroughly reshaped that even numbers struggle to do it justice. Gross domestic product has expanded 156-fold, the value of imports and exports is 727 times higher, and savings are up by a factor of 2,131.

The growth has been driven by an extraordinary – and massive – cohort of people who have turned personal quests for profit into a national obsession. “China has, in absolute numbers as well as percentage of populace, the most successful entrepreneurs anywhere in the world,” says Peter Fuhrman, chairman and founder of China First Capital, a specialist investment bank based in Shenzhen.

But even those who most warmly embraced the Deng mandate are now pausing for a second look at a country whose vast financial progress has become marred by other problems. China today is “selfish,” says Wu Hai, a serial entrepreneur and hotelier who speaks with sadness about what his country has become.

The mandate to get rich has become a mandate “to take advantage of other guys, to make a killing. We are at that stage,” he says. “It’s not a good society. In the countryside, they kill a newborn girl because she is a girl. That’s the country you are in.”


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Right Wing Channels With An Actual Understanding of the Left

Do you know any right wing channels with an actual understanding of the left and aren't just reactionary click bait like Alex Jonestien and Infowhores?

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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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Liberal/SocDem hate thread

We've had a lot of good right-wing hate/cringe threads recently but I want to resurrect a thread I haven't seen on this board in a while and make a good ol liberal hate thread. As always criticize liberals from the Left and not with /pol/ shit or spooks.

Bonus points: Post SocDem cringe

Extra bonus points: Post non-American liberal/socdem hate

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59 years from death of ukrainian nationalist piece of shit

15 October 1959 was assasinated Stepan Bandera, ukrainian nationalist scum. He was murdered by KGB agent Bohdan Stashinsky.

Glory to Soviet Union, death to Banderite scum!

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North Korea TV watch thread

I'd like to use this thread to discuss the DPRK live stream TV show and news reports on YT. If you see any feel free to post them itt.


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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:


Subsequent archives:


Related archives:


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Haven't been keeping up; is there any real evidence for Russia controlling any aspect of the US election or Trump's administration yet? The Cold War attitude of people around me is getting kind of scary.

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Francis Fukuyama: “Socialism ought to come back”


He has evidently become conscious of the fact that he's been wrong about everything ever and is intent on jinxing us.

In all seriousness its garbage tier analysis, as expected from 'end of history man'.

>ackshually i was predicted this all along and my critics are all dumb-dumbs

>everything i have ever supported has ended up disastrously but i see that now and no longer support it

>btw socialism is still bad and won't work because i said so

>social democracy is cool tho, gotta balance the neoliberalism out which has been bad and btw i don't support anymore

>also marx was right about everything so far but i'll still insist he's wrong

>le liberal democracy man thinks the CCP makes some compelling arguments

>brexit bad

How on earth does someone so intellectually bankrupt still have people listening to him?

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Why were the eastern bloc states not integrated into the USSR as soviet socialist republics?

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Now this…is the PINNACLE WESTERN CIVILIZATION when do we start coopting /pol/‘s statue-memes?

>Spartacus is revealed as the most splendid fellow in the whole of ancient history. Great general (no Garibaldi), noble character, real representative of the ancient proletariat.


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I read this Zizek article some time ago and I keep thinking about this paragraph. What if the populist right actually does a better job for the working class than the left wing?

The populist right always uses left wing rhetoric, talking about "the people" against "the elites". Leftists will argue this is just a tactic to get votes, and will betray their working class voters. But what if they don't, and actually improve their living condition? How do we know if they're using this tactic, or if they're genuine?

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Well how about that.

The co-operative republic of guayana led by a unitary presidential constitutional socialist republic government.

How come there is so little information about this little country.

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Why is it that all niche anti-Liberalism communities have been co-opted by the right-wing?

My anti-Liberalism communities I mean shit like:







All of them have been co-opt by the right-wing and serve as very fertile grounds for recruitment for them. Imagine your typical centrist. They are the largest demographic and despite the zeigeist mass media propaganda they are likely to have a few hangups about all the Liberal positions. They go online and they find that one community that cater that agrees with them. And in a matter of a few months they will be slowly pulled towards the right…

Does this not concern anyone else?

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Hi /leftypol/. Our board got nominated for the next 8chanmania, and will be represented by a fighter that gets to compete in a video game wrestling tournament against 31 other boards and their representatives. We don't actually have a representative chosen yet, so this thread is to discuss what you'd like your fighter to be. The mania starts on October 21st, but we have to choose our fighter before Wednesday 10th.

I'm not the guy running it, but I thought I'd come over and create a thread so we can work things out.

Remember, the event happens on October 21st. If you're interested, make sure to tune in then!

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Does anybody know about the cpusa platform?

I know they're marxist leninist but what kind.

Are they ☭TANKIE☭s?

What about the other marxist leninist parties in the us.

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Belgian elections thread

Today local and provincial elections were held in Belgium and the results are currently being made public. The communist party (PVDA-PTB) while staying relatively small has already managed to accomplish a few seats they didn't have before. I'm eagerly waiting until more results of Wallonia come through, where the PTB is much more popular than the PVDA in Flanders.

Zijn er nog Belgische anons hier? Wat vinden jullie ervan? // Y a-t-il encore des anons belges ici et qu'est-ce que vous en pensent?

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Sorel - Mao - Limonov

All in all, I think that the path forward is a legitimate understanding of the writings of Georges Sorel and Eduard Limonov, with the revolutionary fervor of France's Mao-Spontex. Only through persistent action will we be heard. Respectability politics and pathetic bourgeois parliamentarism will get us nowhere. Only the mass line, the common platform, and through the reintroduction of visceral conflict will put us on the path to the realization of a socialist society.

Call me a LARPer, call me an opportunist, but I'd rather be a LARPing opportunist than sitting idle when I could be doing literally anything to bring back the appreciation of direct and violent action.

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Chris Hedges, the man, the legend

Thoughts on Chris Hedges? He addresses most of the issues encountered by every ordinary American, referring in particular to Durkheim's definition of "anomy", yet I do not see him much on this board. He made a pretty good speech recently in Eugene, OR. Sure he was promoting his new book, but I believe what he says can benefit anyone interested in social empowerment so I'll post a link here:


Also Durkheim was a contemporary of Karl Marx, the new Thesaurus defines the concept of anomy as: "a personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation". I have a feeling that may ring a bell to some like it does to me.

I know the video is an hour and a half and that requires more attention than what the corporate media feeds us on a daily basis, but I can safely say that it deserves to be watched.

What are your thoughts on this, anon? What are your general thoughts on the work he's done?

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Yemeni Children and Barron Trump

How is Barron Trump's raison d'etre justified given he indirectly benefits from the profits earned from bombing Yemeni children?

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I work at a call centre based in Northern Ireland. It's a fairly big call centre, but the pay is awful, the conditions are terrible, there's no job security, but worst of all, there is no trade union. I have floated the idea of unionising to a colleague and he seemed interested. How would we go about unionising?

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Political compass thread

Let me see em comrades. I'm a bit more libertarian than I used to be. I'm guessing it's because I've thought a bit different about LGBTQ folk recently

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exclusive footage of Christcom-anon.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Trump is the best thing ever to happen to the left

>proves the right cannot be reasoned with, and every day more liberals are becoming leftists

>proves to China once and for all liberalization will not save China, and that only an independent socialist future can make China a confident world power

>proves to the world America is not a reliable world power, and that the American world order must be broken

>proves to the world that liberal democracy is not the end of history

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News 10/16

As Pakistan seeks IMF bailout, US intensifies pressure on Islamabad

Pakistan’s newly elected Islamic populist government has begun negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an emergency bailout.In televised remarks Oct. 10, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan’s foreign reserves fell last month to $8.4 billion, which scarcely exceeds the total Islamabad must pay on outstanding government debt in the remainder of 2018, leaving the government no choice but to turn to the IMF. Khan said he would also be seeking financial help from “friendly countries,” which was universally interpreted to mean China and Saudi Arabia.


Venezuela drops US dollar, will use euro for international transactions

venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced.


At Least 10 Iranian Security Personnel Kidnapped On Pakistan Border

At least 10 Iranian security personnel, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a Sunni separatist group said it was responsible.


Senate will not vote on new North America trade pact in 2018: McConnell

The U.S. Senate’s top Republican said on Tuesday that senators will not vote to approve a revised North American trade pact in 2018, leaving the issue to the next Congress.


first Le Pen, now Melenchon? Another Macron critic has headquarters raided

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon’s home has been raided by police, as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds that also targeted political firebrand and Macron critic Marine Le Pen.The leader of France’s left-wing La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) livestreamed the unannounced intrusion on Facebook, vowing to exact revenge on France’s Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet for the raid, which targeted his home as well as his party’s headquarters.


Italy brands France a 'disgrace' after police dump migrants across border

Italy’s far right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an “international disgrace” on Tuesday for having driven two migrants across its border and dumping them in Italy.


In Latin America, 'The Land of Abundance': 39 Million Suffering from Hunger, Malnutrition: FAO

As countries across the world celebrate World Food Day Tuesday, several million citizens across Latin America will have little to celebrate. According to Julio Berdegue, the regional representative for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 39 million people in the region suffer from hunger and at least another five million suffer malnutrition.


Beto O’Rourke’s Ted Cruz Challenge Has Texas Business Cheering

in what has been a surprisingly competitive race for the U.S. Senate in Texas, there’s one clear winner beginning to emerge: the state’s business community.Companies looking for action on immigration, health care, trade and other core issues have seen upside in O’Rourke’s challenge. It sends a message to Cruz, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, that he needs to be more attentive to the needs of his Texas constituents, said Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University in Houston.


BP and Eni to start drilling in Libya within months

BP and its Italian partner Eni are expected to start exploratory drilling in Libya early in the first quarter of 2019, according to the chairman of the country's National Oil Company…..


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Just got banned from /pol/ for posting this so what does /leftypol/ think of distributism?

>What is Distributism?

Distributism is the economic ideology that most of the world's productive assets should be widely owned instead of concentrated in the hands of a few capitalist or in the hands of the state. It was developed in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries based upon the principles of Catholic social teaching, especially the teachings of Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Rerum novarum (1891) and Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo anno (1931). Distributism puts great emphasis on the principle of subsidiarity. This principle holds that no larger unit (whether social, economic, or political) should perform a function which can be performed by a smaller unit.

Distributism sees the family of two parents and their child or children as the central and primary social unit of human ordering and the principal unit of a functioning distributist society and civilization. This unit is also the basis of a multi-generational extended family, which is embedded in socially as well as genetically inter-related communities, nations, etc., and ultimately in the whole human family past, present and future. The economic system of a society should therefore be focused primarily on the flourishing of the family unit, but not in isolation: at the appropriate level of family context, as is intended in the principle of subsidiarity. Distributism reflects this doctrine most evidently by promoting the family, rather than the individual, as the basic type of owner; that is, distributism seeks to ensure that most families, rather than most individuals, will be owners of productive property. The family is, then, vitally important to the very core of distributist thought.

Distributism may be the best alternative to capitalism or socialism that we have. With the family at the center of society instead of the individual we remove the incentives for nations to self destruct with capitalism.

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Why was he the best communist leader ever, lads?

Feel free to debate, but I think you'll find it difficult.

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Alexander N. Yakovlev

Reminder this fuck ruined the USSR after visiting Canada. He became a social democrat after talking to the Canadian Minister of Agriculture. Gorbachev nominated him to be chief of ideology and he proceeded to use the post to attack everything about the Union and its history. He was eventually kicked out of the Politburo for being retarded but continued calling for the dismantling of communism and the institution of liberal democracy.

>At first we kind of sniffed around each other and our conversations didn't touch on serious issues. And then, verily, history plays tricks on one, we had a lot of time together as guests of then Liberal Minister of Agriculture Eugene Whelan in Canada who, himself, was too late for the reception because he was stuck with some striking farmers somewhere. So we took a long walk on that Minister's farm and, as it often happens, both of us suddenly were just kind of flooded and let go. I somehow, for some reason, threw caution to the wind and started telling him about what I considered to be utter stupidities in the area of foreign affairs, especially about those SS-20 missiles that were being stationed in Europe and a lot of other things. And he did the same thing. We were completely frank. He frankly talked about the problems in the internal situation in Russia. He was saying that under these conditions, the conditions of dictatorship and absence of freedom, the country would simply perish. So it was at that time, during our three-hour conversation, almost as if our heads were knocked together, that we poured it all out and during that three-hour conversation we actually came to agreement on all our main points.[5]


I read an article summarizing this idiot's revisionist crimes and wanted to post it for discussion, but unfortunately it seems to have been deleted off the internet. If anyone's seen it as well, post a link.

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Why do AnComs shame Egoists thinking it will change us? It's impossible to win a debate using moral arguments when we reject the entire concept.

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We need to be authoritarian in order to achieve communism tbh. If some of you niggas are against killing or being harsh in general then you will never achieve anything, at this point in my mind I have no doubt that democratic socialism and other peaceful stupid red liberalism will never succeed, we need to beat up fascists like fuckin dogs.

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Have you thanked your Job Creator today? It is International Boss's Day after all :)

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well im thinking about this shit again

question is fuck do i do

briefly worked for a union in nyc, relatively involved in labor politics, attended rallies, etc.

am i imagining things or is this alt right nonsense growing? what can i do to actually get involved. where are the real direct action groups in this country, not talking about black bloc stand around at may day people

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Does someone have material from any holocaust denier thread or for hollocaust deniers? Thanks in advance comrades

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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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Identity politics must go

Minorities and women do not have a monopoly on working class politics.

Especially if theyre "reserve army of labor"

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>this board

Pic related

You are all the living embodiments of the NPC meme.

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What should be the Marxist take on the concept of "wisdom"? How should Marxists understand what "wisdom" is, how it's formed/gathered, how it plays out, etc.?

Does wisdom have a class component? Is it solely determined by history/material conditions or is there a deeper, universal wisdom? Is there a "Marxist wisdom" just like how there is a "Greek wisdom", "Jewish wisdom", "Buddhist wisdom", etc.? Have any Marxist thinkers written on this subject? I'm legitimately curious.

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what if capitalism does collapse

Guys I've come across some info and I think capitalism will indeed collapse in our lifetimes.

I don't find this to be a good thing.

The elite will have access to greater and greater tools to oppress the masses.

At best we'll get neo feudalism at worst we'll be sent to concentration camps.

I think our best odds of survival would be to start our own survivalist communes.

Am I being alarmist?

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Face it: the proletariat has proven to be a far more reactionary and less revolutionary force than Marx ever predicted. Many people are disatisfied with the status-quo but not in a way that anyone looking at the situation realistically could call “revolutionary”.

Why is this? Why are Marxists and socialists almost completely sidelined nearly everywhere on the planet (minus socialist states) while the right is growing in Europe and America? Is the false consciousness too strong? Why has Marxism in one way or another lost its appeal (while remaining true in its basic analysis) to the actual working class? It’s often demoralizing to see no progress, and I sometimes think a change of approach may be needed, but I’d just like to hear other anons’ thoughts

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Anti-America thread

Anti-American thread, this thread is for all your Anti-America posting, Death to America!

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Russian Leftists and IdPol

It is very interesting that leftists in Russia are mostly anti-Idpol. You will never hear them talking about homophobia/transphobia/ableism/white privilege. They even make jokes about western leftists!

They consider IdPol and intersectionalism as "liberal and individualistic", "breaking unity of workers" and "having nothing to do with class struggle".

Why it is completely different with the leftists in the western countries?

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Was he a Prole, Labor Aristocrat, Peite-Bourgeois, Bourgeois, what?

Also did it have any bearing on what he wrote? Positive or Negative?

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Somalia - a country in an artificial state of war

One of the reason Somalia is at war is because the government is a Frankenstein fusion of warlords and foreign backed governments, many people who have commirlted atrocious crimes to the Somali people during 1990-2000 are parts of this government.

Of course the sons who have seen their fathers killed and mothers raped by these militias would not bow down to them.

Somalia is a country where "noble" tribes rule over the lesser since time immemorial the only time equality was ever achieved was when the Islamic courts union implemented Sharia law and declared a kritarchy, but soon after the US funded former warlords backed by an invasion of Ethiopia.

This radicalized a faction from the ICU creating Al-shabaab aka Al quada in the horn of Africa.

The government is held in place by a peacekeeping mission.

In areas the control they've restarted collectivist farming and redistributed the wealth of the richest cattle herders and farmers to the poorest.

Is al Shabaab the better choice for the Somali people?


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New French fascist website in dire need of a hack

A new fascist group just launched their website: https://www.amitieactionfrancaise.com/ .

They are trying to revive the antisemitic rhetoric of known Petain enthusiast and nazi collaborator Charles Maurras. They are too few to be a real threat for now, but if someone wants to wreck their website before they gain momentum, you are more than welcome.

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News 10/15

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

In a statement issued Sunday, WikiLeaks announced that the Ecuadorian embassy in London has informed its publisher Julian Assange that it intends to partially restore his ability to use the Internet and phone services, and receive personal visitors.


Oil priced $400 in yuan, Russian military base – Saudi insider says kingdom mulls 30 anti-US moves

If the US imposes sanctions on Saudi Arabia, it will “stab its own economy to death” the head of Al Arabiya said. Riyadh may become friends with Iran, trade its oil in yuan and invite the Russian military.


Border blockade: Irish riddle defies creative Brexit minds

Brains, sweat and toil over the past week brought British and EU civil servants to the brink of a Brexit deal at the weekend, but in the end the painful history and fraught future of a divided Ireland defeated them.EU sources familiar with events in the European Commission’s Brussels headquarters over the weekend told Reuters more work was needed on the so-called Irish “backstop”.


Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church has announced it will break off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople in a religious schism driven by political friction between Russia and Ukraine.


North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.


Germany deports associate of Sept. 11 hijackers to Morocco

Germany has deported a Moroccan associate of the Sept. 11 hijackers after he served most of a 15-year jail term for helping organise the 2001 attacks on U.S. targets, authorities said on Monday.


NDFP-Mindanao conveys its solidarity with the struggle of Filipino peasants on the occasion of the peasant month

he NDFP-Mindanao is one with the struggle of the Filipino peasantry, especially the poor and middle farmers, in Mindanao, who, along with hapless Filipino workers and other toiling classes in the country, bear the brunt of the current rice crisis, high inflation, military onslaught, and the semi-feudal exploitation and oppression maintained and exacerbated presently by the US-Duterte regime.


Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years' if war continues

Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the US-Saudi coalition are not halted, the UN has warned.If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three months, with 12 to 13 million civilians at risk of starvation, according to Lise Grande, the agency’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen.


Bulldozers, injuries & arrests: Israeli forces prepare to demolish Khan al Ahmar

Four people have been arrested for attempting to stop bulldozers entering the village of Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank. A number of people were injured by Israeli security forces.Two Israelis and two Palestinians were arrested for obstructing the bulldozer in the midst of high tension over the pending demolition of the village, the Times of Israel reports. Video footage shows security forces attempting to move protesters from the oncoming bulldozers and police forming a blockade to prevent people from entering the area.


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It might have been 135 years but i got a feeling that capitalism will collapse any day now.

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If you lived in a communist society what would be your profession?

Assuming you didnt get a political position.

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what are some tools I can use to find other socialists geographically close to me?

idpol or anti-idpol, at this point I don't care

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doxxing 101?

i want to start naming and shaming local fascists via photos of them at rallies, etc, but i'm a sheltered dumbass who doesn't have much in the way of sleuthing ability.

does anyone have some starting material on how to ID people from images?

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Why are you wannabe Communists so pacifistic here? Let's create some Cheka death squads, to slaughter the fucking porkies, you faggots!

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Realistically speaking

How can we win a civil war if we can't even beat those faggots down?

Wouldn't it be more wife to focus on politics only rather than street violence? This doesn't look very good for us right now guys.

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Why do so many leftists absolutely hate cops? I don't understand, is leftism against law and order?

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

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the French communist party is fighting between two reformist lines.

While Leninists go only 7% to the congress.

Sad to see what became of this party

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What is alienation

What is alienation exactly?

Is capitalism the reason people dont have friends?

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the pole of rebirth of communist in France the only party to be able to make reign a movement Marxist-leniniste in the country.

Given the reformism of the French "communist" party

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Are we heading to a racial caste system?

The more people came to the west the least incentive they have to integrate now that the west has big enought comunities of mexicans asians muslims , africans… they dont need to cooperate anymore

Every ethnic group is isolated with their own and the relation with the rest are of indifiference at best and deaf hate at worst

The income of every ethnic group is well marked too

Writing after being in canada indians living with indians muslims with muslim , africans with africans…. at every one has rspecialized in some economical activity

It seem we have sustituted external wars for a never ending internal one

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What is the lefty /pol/ opinion on the coming one world technocracy? If were honest and put aside all ideological autism, this is what's being established by all the elite ceo's bankers and world governments

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The Right Wing Mind

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


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

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


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

>Jooz control every aspect of our society


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

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


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

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

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Hurr I’m a leftyneet and all the problems in my life are due to the nebulous force of free enterprise between consenting individuals and the free market!!! FUCK CAPITALISM AND FUCK FASCISTS! If only the innocent humble workers knew of our Jewish doctrine they would all at once follow US – the chosen vanguard of Jewry to lead the working subhumans to communist salvation. When everyone is starving and dying, skeletal and weak we kikes shall lord over the degenerated goyim as gods, owning the instruments of labor, the workers in common. This is your goal

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Why doesn't the Communist Party of China have any American branches? picking between Trump and Joe Biden is a shit sandwich either way, but if the CPC were to run Ma Zhihao waving the righteous banner of Xi Jinping Thought, it would completely own the socdem opportunists and neocons, and would get psyop'd and infiltrated by cia spooks because it has the backing of the big man.

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Socialization of the basic services in usa cant be tolerated

By phycological reason montly you need the population of usa to embrace instinctively yhe survival of the fittest to scomodate to to imperialist usa rol in the world

A softer population where all the basic services are provided by the state wouldnt tolerate to such level the war and genocide commited by usa , all this pro peace sentiment it would expand all over the society until it reach the top killing usa as it now

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I'm an American socdem. I believe unionizing the workforce should be the nation's priority and am fine with co-ops as long as they can survive in the competitive market.

However, centrally planned economies are inefficient and lead to citizens starving equally, while anarchist systems, while more workable in tightnit communities, inevitably collapse when faced with state organized military might.

What's wrong with this position?

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Noam Chomsky says US should stay in Syria to protect the Kurds



>The US should stay in northern Syria to deter attacks against Syrian Kurds, well-known American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky said in an interview with the Intercept last week.

>“The other crucial question is the status of the Kurdish areas — one big US military base in Syria. In my opinion, it makes sense for the United States to maintain a presence which would deter an attack on the Kurdish areas,” he said.


>“The idea that they should be subjected to an attack by their bitter enemies the Turks, or by the murderous Assad regime, I think is anything should be done to try to prevent that.”

Oh. Fucking. Boy.

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This thread is for making fun of the funny little retards in far right politics.

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Amazon's hourly workers lose monthly bonuses and stock awards as minimum wage increases

If it’s not sustainable to pay everyone a living wage under capitalism, then maybe it’s capitalism that’s not sustainable.

>Amazon's hourly workers lose monthly bonuses and stock awards as minimum wage increases

Amazon warehouse workers are no longer eligible to receive monthly bonuses and stock awards.

Amazon made the change as it announced a minimum-wage increase on Tuesday.

The change could make some longtime workers to make less money, according to The Guardian.


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Here we discuss Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel's ties to greater American imperialism and it's relations with other countries in the middle, whether or not it is an ethnostate, two state solution, one-state solution, "le no state solution xD" for the edgy anarkiddies who still think R.ojava did anything at all to make Syria into true communism, and so on

To start the thread off I'll summize an interesting article I've just read:

>The White House has expanded its offensive against the rights of the Palestinian people for self-determination on two fronts, including the right to return to the lands taken from them by the Israeli state.

>The most recent front is in Palestine and involves a drastic cut in what is normally described as humanitarian aid. The U.S. cut its $200 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for its aid work in occupied Palestine on Aug. 24. The U.S. decision leaves UNRWA’s provision of health care and emergency aid as well as education for 526,000 Palestinian refugee children facing a serious shortfall.

>Back in the U.S.A., the administration has sharpened its attack on people who work in solidarity with Palestinians and with Palestine, falsely accusing them of anti-Semitism. Kenneth Marcus, Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, wrote a letter to the Zionist Organization of America promising to reopen an investigation of students at Rutgers University. These students are charged with anti-Semitism because they held a meeting in 2011 with a panel of Jewish Holocaust survivors under the heading “Never Again for Anyone.” The charges had been dropped by the Obama administration in 2014.

>While Washington and Tel Aviv have not always agreed on every tactic over 70 years, they have always shared common reactionary interests in that area of West Asia where Israel is a regional power. Israel was and is a settler state, isolated from its neighbors and oppressing the Indigenous population it removed from their homes and lands. The Israeli state has been both dependent on Western — and especially U.S. — imperialism for military, political and diplomatic aid. And it has also acted as an enforcer of imperialist interests in the region against anti-imperialist peoples and states

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Why are Leftypol's waifus so much more intelligent and entertaining than /pol/s waifus like Blaire, Southern, Brittany, Lauren Chen, girlwriteswhat, who can barely string anything resembling a coherent thought together?

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A Communist won in russia/ Opinion on the CPRF

Hello guys, I just wanted to point out that the Communist party of Russia won the elections in a little republic in Russia(Khakhassia) and because of that the elections have been posponed. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/13/communist-challenge-exposes-cracks-putins-power Well,apart from that,What is your opinion in the Communist Party of Russia (or the both I think)? Does they have revolutionary potencial or they are only a facade for elections?

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URSS pill me

So my teacher just said the URSS is a dictatorship and compared it with Nazism and Facism, drop me some pills about the URSS, i areadly know the URSS decriminalized homossexuality.

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Why it is the undeniable imperative of western (read: Anglo) communists to uncritically support Comrade Paul Biya of Cameroon, and the Based Chad National Army against imperialist balkanizer ethnonationalist clans known as "Ambazonia"

- Ambazonia is a breakaway pseudo-nation in Cameroon

- Ambazonia speaks anglo-devil-speak

- Ambazonia's military is called the Amazonia Defense Force (ADF). Sound familiar?

- Ambazonians claim to be opressed because they chose to teach their kids a shitty languages so they can never integrate

- Anglos are bums that sit around the streets of Yaounde all day and never work.

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Is Venom actually /ourfilm/?

Nazis are triggered over it:


>Cannibalism isn’t the only questionable thing in the movie, after all, from the producer to the director to the screenwriters, nearly everyone involved in this film is Jewish, so it’s going to naturally be full of fun, but the cannibalism is by far the most apparent subversive element in the film. There’s a scene early on where Eddie, under the influences of the Symbiote grows incredibly hungry and seeks out flesh to consume, jumping into a lobster tank and eating the crustaceans raw, because their cooked counterparts disgusted him as their flesh was already dead. Venom is a raw meat only sort of a guy. Now if the scenes of Venom eating people were portrayed as being horrific, then maybe this article would be asinine, and I’d be nothing more than a busy body complaining over lowbrow entertainment being lowbrow entertainment, but the scenes aren’t portrayed as horrifying. They are portrayed as either funny or exciting, but never disturbing. Both Eddie and his ex-fiance Anne discuss how good it felt to be Venom, how good it felt to eat people. Being Venom isn’t something to reject and try to fight, it’s something to embrace and enjoy. The film ends with the line, “The way I see it, we can do whatever we want.” This is the Symbiote talking to Eddie, and Eddie agrees.

Are they for real with this shit? First the 8chan article, now this?

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this is so fucked up


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Hey you fucking socialist-nazis don't tread on muh fuckin private propaarty with your cultural marxist-state, do we understand each other?!

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Trump rips Dems’ embrace of 'Medicare for all': ‘The centrist Democratic Party is dead’

"The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela," writes President Trump.


President Trump on Wednesday attacked Democrats over their embrace of "Medicare for all," writing in an op-ed for USA Today that the plan would threaten seniors and likening the single-payer plan to radical socialism.

"The Democrats' plan means that after a life of hard work and sacrifice, seniors would no longer be able to depend on the benefits they were promised," Trump wrote. "In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None. Under the Democrats' plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die."

Democrats have promised that the Medicare for all plan would improve health-care benefits for seniors and other U.S. citizens. The plan would also expand Medicare to cover almost everyone, Democrats have said.

But Trump wrote that Democrats' preference for the single-payer health-care system shows that the "centrist Democratic Party is dead."

"The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela," he wrote.

The op-ed comes about a month ahead of November's midterm elections, when health care will likely be an important issue for voters.

"If Democrats win control of Congress this November, we will come dangerously closer to socialism in America," Trump wrote. "Government-run health care is just the beginning. Democrats are also pushing massive government control of education, private-sector businesses and other major sectors of the U.S. economy."

"Every single citizen will be harmed by such a radical shift in American culture and life. Virtually everywhere it has been tried, socialism has brought suffering, misery and decay," the president added.

The op-ed also comes after Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made similar criticisms on Tuesday of Medicare for all, saying that it shows that the Democratic Party has “gone off the rails."

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/italeftypol/ - Once more with feeling

L'altro thread è morto. E nessuno si è degnato di dargli degna sepoltura nell'archivio. Pazienza. Mi rode solo che un paio di effortpost siano andati perduti. Ma i guai veri sono altri.

Si chiude una porta. Si apre un portone.

Vorrei cominciare facendo autocritica - MAO, anzi LMAO! - sul fatto che nel thread originale la maggior parte degli interventi erano in inglese e non in italiano. Non è mica vietato, ma i thread tedesco, francese e olandese sono quasi tutti nelle rispettive lingue. Se qualcuno vorrà fare domande in altre lingue, faccia pure.

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Darling in the FranXX: Japanese anime series about fighting for the survival of humanity

The Trots are doing anime reviews now.


Darling in the FranXX is an original Japanese animated (anime) television series that aired between January and July 2018. It includes 24 episodes and was created by Studio Trigger under the direction of Atsushi Nishigori, who was the character designer for the popular series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagannin 2007. The series is now available on the streaming service Crunchyroll, which specializes in East Asian media.

Darling in the FranXX

The series takes place in a future dystopian world where humans live in self-contained, glass-domed cities, defended by young teenagers who operate the FranXX—giant robotic weapons (mecha) that require a pair of pilots, one male and one female, to operate. The children defend the cities from klaxosaurs, a mysterious race of beings who live underground and regularly attack the cities.

The children themselves are indoctrinated in regard to the history of humanity and the overall circumstances surrounding their service. They aspire to be “adults,” a number of whom live in the center of the cities, but with whom they never get to interact. The people in power are collectively referred to by the children as “Papa,” and they pray to them, as though to a deity, before each meal.

The series’ main protagonist is a young pilot named Hiro, who once showed great promise, but in recent years has found himself unable to operate the machinery with success. The operation of the FranXX is associated with the onset of puberty, with the male and female crew members assuming positions within the machines that are overtly sexual.

The principal aim of the show’s creators seems to be to examine what it means to be a human. (But how enriched and developed is their conception?) We learn that the society’s “adults” are humans who underwent a process whereby they could become immortal at the expense of their reproductive systems. They live in an advanced state of unchanging age, but no longer have interactions with each other and live sterile lives where they do not even speak.

Ironically, in order for the FranXX to function and defend humanity from the klaxosaur threat, scientists had to reintroduce children with reproductive systems and found they had to create environments where the latter could develop emotions and “normal” human experiences rather than the empty lives of the so-called adults.

“Strelizia,” the FranXX piloted by Hiro

Anime is a complex medium, with many divisions and subdivisions. Its roots in Japan are generally traced back to the early twentieth century, but it was not until the 1970s and 1980s that the form became a part of mainstream Japanese culture. This was no doubt a contradictory phenomenon.

As in the United States with the Star Wars phenomenon, there was a shift toward space operas and “real robot” series like Yamato and Gundam. A subculture developed around such shows and animation magazines started to be published. This continued into the 1990s with the popular Pokémon series, adapted from video games of the same name, enjoying entry into mainstream culture in Western countries by the end of the decade.

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general webm thread

I just wanted to bring this old thread back.

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Proles are Reactionary and so they all need to be gulag'd and shot

Proles don't give a shit about anything other than their conditions and would rather go Fascist than Communist if given the chance. We need to kill them all.

Change my mind.

Just joking, but how do we deal with how reactionary as fuck the working class is.

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I think that a universal health care system should be something that all societies should strive for. A good society is one that takes care of its citizens.

Prove me wrong libtards.

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Even other liberals are turning on liberal bourgeois feminism. How come "the left" still protects and breeds these parasites?

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Cockshott General 3.0: Chad Cybernetics Edition

For discussion related to Paul Cockshott's works, including Towards a New Socialism, and his youtube channel located at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ

>Previous thread


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An interview with comrade Shubenkov. Do you have such based and redpilled athletes in your country?

Sergey Shubenkov: "Judging by Putin's rhetoric, he decides nothing in our country. His function is that of a nice wrapper"

Sergey Shubenkov, world champion in men's 110m hurdles, told about his political views:

"Here is what's happening in capitalism: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Roughly speaking, you can take a lot of money, put it in a bank, or better in stocks, and you will be able to afford a very comfortable living, without working. But if you don't have money, then you are forced to work a lot and very hard for a constantly decreasing salary.

Prospects are not so bright. And why is this happening? Because the money that a rich person makes from stock investments, it flows from bottom to top, and this can't go on forever.

– You are talking about communism, but you didn't live in the USSR.

– Of course I didn't live in the USSR and to be honest, I don't know whether its model was ideal. But I like to make the following comparison: take Boeing for example, and the world's first aircraft. It is obvious that there is an enormous difference between them, but one has to start somewhere. We have to make steps towards communism because the current system is becoming obsolete, just like feudalism and slavery became obsolete at some point in history.

– But isn't Russia with Putin heading that way [towards communism]?

– No. This is pure capitalism, when a certain group of people owns everything, while others become more poor. But let's compare Putin with other leaders of the past 100 years. With Stalin for example. Putin is better than all of them.

On the other hand Judging by his rhetoric, he decides nothing in our country. His function is that of a nice wrapper: to talk nicely, to joke, and seemingly fight for the people. But overall, nothing changes.

– Do you sympathize with Navalny?

– He's a funny person, in a good way. But I think that he's just a Kremlin's project. An entertainment programme of a sort. It doesn't interest me that much, but if I had a 16yo son, I would allow him to attend [Navalny's] rally only on certain conditions: like don't climb on monuments, be careful, and don't get punched in your face.

– You've already got enough medals to get into regional and then into state Duma after you end your sports career. Will you go there?

– To become a cog in the capitalist machine of oppression of the working class? No

– But then you would be able to change something from the inside

– This is a wonderful and remarkable paradox, that being inside the state machine, one can only move along with it in one direction, – said Shubenkov.

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You're welcome <3

lots of love


why the character limit?

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The shit that needs an answer but is not important enough to have a thead of its own thread.

This is a thread like this for discussing things that are not important enough to have their own thread.

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Why are communists in particular such vicious, evil, sadistic people? They make Islamofascists seem merciful.


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Guess what's new with pork-feminism!

Are you "emotionally wealthy" /leftypol/? If you're a woman complaining about not being able to be a stay at home mom or something, don't! You're just being retarded. Women with careers need to be strong and independent, but most importantly they need to be able to pat themselves on the back when life gives them a bad deal, because part of being emotionally wealthy is when you accept your life being shit!


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What is your opinion on the UPA/OUN? On one hand they were hardcore nationalists. On the other they were fighting Russian imperialism.



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What do we think, new board theme?

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This is a Lenin thread. We should all admit that, even if one is an anarchist or a Leftcom, they must have at least a basic knowledge of Lenin and his ideas and leadership of Russia. Here you will post all your favorite quotes, writings, criticisms of other Marxists and other Marxists criticisms of, fun facts, of Lenin.

>What is your favorite work by Lenin?

>What is your favorite act by Lenin?

>What is your favorite polemic Lenin wrote against other Marxists?

>Who is your favorite critique of Lenin and Leninism?

And of course the big ones:

>What do you think would have happened in the USSR if Lenin had been able to live another 10-20 years?

>Was Stalin or ⛏️rotsky the preferrable successor? Who actually understood and evolved Lenin's ideas and praxis in a more meaningful and dialectical way?

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This board is a proof that thirld-worldists are right. Fuck w*Sternoids!


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What does /leftypol/ think of AOC? I lean to the political right and I'm honestly enamoured with her, so I'm wondering what you guys think. I even donated to her campaign!

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Do you have a communist girlfriend? or at least a class conscious partner?

No i'm not talking about a liberal who's woke about "empowering western bourgouise feminism/identity". i mean like actual communist girlfriend?

pic related, have been with her for a year and a half now. still in love as we were day 1 and engaged.

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Socialist action from a prepatory/mental standpoint

As anyone can see, the Left isn't strong right now. For most people, they have little conception of Marxist Socialism, and the little they do know about "Socialism" (wherein the government does stuff) they hate or support, directly opposing Marxist Socialism either way.

Now, the solution is commonly seen as being through left-wing action. People disagree on the primacy of certain features in the starting of a Socialist revolution, but everyone has to recognize that action by Socialists is obviously the only way Socialism will come about. You can split hairs about inevitability and so forth, but no matter how fated it is, Socialists do have to act.

Of course, many of us (Socialists) are trying to figure out how to act. How do we organize, how do we sway people, etc…. This is obviously a very, very broad question, and there are numerous threads about this consistently, but I do not think any have covered the motivations/fears behind Socialist action. As in, we do not have a solid idea about how a Socialist should be. This is mostly where the attached picture comes in. Nechayev, clearly, has a very solid idea about what a revolutionary is, and it made me wonder if maybe the issue wasn't how to act, but in the actual drive behind the action. Are we trying to cultivate Socialist action without first creating a Socialist mindset? Should we, as Nechayev says, "abandon" Capitalist society, completely rejecting it in favor of the Socialist future? What do you guys think a Socialist Revolutionary should believe and act like? What did proven Socialist revolutionaries think/suggest we should be like? This is not a thread for a "Communist Man" circlejerk or the proselytizing of a "totally not anti-communist" ultra-conservative outlook

And furthermore, imagining we had a pinned-down idea about a Socialist mindset, what are some of thing things that can perpetuate this mindset, and what are some of the things that can destroy it? The first demotivator that comes to mind is the idea of failure and/or embarassment. The idea of weak, idiotic radical liberals in university making up the Left is repeatedly perpetuated by the Right-wing. This and ideas like it definitely negatively effect people's beliefs, causing feelings of powerlessness, apathy, etc… In an effort to combat this, some embrace a hyper-masculine and throughly embarassing approach, making it seem like they are the stereotype they reject. How do we effectively combat negative effects on the "Socialist mindset" and effectively cultivate positive factors? What are some of these, in your opinion?

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ITT: Use link below to create an ideology and post results


You will not regret this, keks for days

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What does leftypol think about neets?

Are they bourgeois are they lumpen?

Why do soc dems support these non working class.

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"Privilege" doesn't exist.

It’s a made up fallacy invented by Cultural Marxists and popularized by leftist universities and colleges.

>you get ahead in life due to your experience and good work ethic

>the majority of the african american community that's in poverty, is only at a disadvantage due to their own bad decisions

>The American Dream has never burned so bright for ppl of color, or anyone for that matter

Try to change my mind /leftypol/

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Majority's don't make history, they are almost never sure of what hey want and a nearly always uncoordinated. A small politically certain minority coordinated makes history in nearly every case.

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New Gen Barrison, and boy are these takes spicy

I dont know what I like better, the blatant hatred for democracy, the fact that AOC seems to have turned into the Joker, or the totally not subtle happy merchant hands on Marx

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News 10/13

Pages purged by Facebook were on blacklist promoted by Washington Post

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


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

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


Millions of Americans Will Face Poverty in Retirement, Study Finds

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


US hotel workers continue strikes in eight cities

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


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

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


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

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


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Back to 19th century social democracy?

This is going to be a bit of an unusual suggestion, but Cockshott's video where he talked about 1970s Britain gave me the idea. Nowadays, rentiers and landlords have a stronger position than capitalists and probably claim more surplus value too. They're also mostly out of reach of trade unions, which are barely able to get a grip on industrial capital let alone financial.

Wouldn't an "accelerationist" social democratic programme of ending landlords (something we've been overdue a hundred years or so) and nationalizing finance capital both contribute to accelerating the development of industrial capital and working towards capitalism's demise while achieving real gains for the working class?

So even though the communist manifesto is horribly outdated, the nationalization of all land and banks might actually still be a worthy endeavour.

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Wow, this is deep. Now will leftypol ever recover. Why do you support dictatorship and hate freedom?

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From each according to his abilities

What does from each according to his abilities from each according to his needs mean exactly?

I know that people have different needs so a cripple might need more assistance than a non cripple?

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Workers Party, yay or nay?

Looking for a party to join in Belfast and been disappointed with labour alt who are obsessed with idpol and have poor praxis and knowledge. PvP are ok but I'm much more of an orthodox Marxist.

What do y'all think of the workers party?

In case your not familiar with them they used to be official sinn feinn and the Provo's split with them and abondonded Marxism.

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/pol/ just got btfoed. their own npc meme used against them pricing that they are all NPCs

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Deng Xiaoping

How many of you see this man as an actual Marxist who simply meant to implement a NEP-style temporary liberalization, not a full-on neoliberal? Make your best case for Chinese Characteristics man.

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Internationalism and concept of nation in communism

like what does it mean when the author said “Indeed, the famous phrase ‘the working men have no country’ was not included in the Communist Manifesto to argue that the proletariat was internationalist and without a Fatherland, but rather as a defence against the accusation that the communists were not national”

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What does /leftypol/ think about the John Money case? Why did he put hot molten slugs through his own brain? And why did the doc that carried out the operation get a nobel prize?

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Shitpost Thread

What keeps you sane Leftypol?



I really don't understand the Reddit levels of Larping on this board.

The Left in the US is powerless, fascism is rising, and people here actually give a shit about ideological purity and attack any involvement in electoral politics.

It's like Larping as a wannabe Stalin or John Brown is more 'important' to the autists here than building a leftist movement.

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Soviet Espionage

What is the extent of the amount of Soviet spies in the West? How much influence did they have? What were their true goals? How successful was Soviet espionage? How highly exaggerated was the threat of them? I highly doubt that subversion was something that they were interested in; the idea of subversion is something that rightards love to get paranoid about.

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>/lit/'s making fun of us again

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>uses surplus cash to conduct research into science, hermeticism, theosophy, remote viewing, astral projection, human behaviour, geopolitics, sociopolitics


>uses surplus cash to invest and make more cash


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Burning Down

Guys im spanish and all of mi coutries banks are faling and ibex35 dropt a 1.8% if not a false flag things about to get hor down here


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I suggest all you big brained marxist boys should come to this board.

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We all know the "muh competition" argument is shit. But what's the best way to tackle this? How do you reply to people who believe society will stagnate when the current logic of competing firms is taken away (apart from pointing at the achievements of the Soviet Union, which is always a risky path to go down and doesn't give a theoretical answer either)?

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Need help with some liberal arguments

I need help with some arguments used by liberals and right wing twats against the Warsaw Pact

>The economic output of the soviet union whas impressive onlu cuz muh slave labour

I could point out that slave labour(katorga) already existed in tsarist times and that the goolag population was not so high. Tho the liberal argument is still very reasonable

>The soviet union colonized eastern europe

the only argument i have is that most of eastern europeans think that before communism life was better(pic in next post)

>Muh gorillons

Well, any ideas?

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Why can't liberals tell the difference between democratic socialists and social Democrats?

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Politically Confused Anon Here

G-guys whats the left like? The nazis on /pol/ scare me…..

>What are the main reasons to support Leftists agenda

>Do y'all consider the long-term viability of your plans?

>Do you actually think Kavanaugh did it?

Defend yourselves faggots!

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News 10/12

Israel halts fuel deliveries into Gaza amid deadly clashes with Palestinian protesters

Israel has ordered that fuel deliveries into Gaza be halted, citing violence against Israeli soldiers and citizens by Palestinian protesters. It comes as six Palestinians were reportedly killed in clashes on Friday.


Facebook carries out massive purge of oppositional pages

On Thursday, Facebook removed some of the most popular oppositional pages and accounts on the world’s largest social media network, in a massive and unconstitutional assault on freedom of expression.


Ecuador gets UN praise for ‘freedom of expression’ as Assange remains gagged in embassy limbo

A UN official praised Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno for his treatment of journalists despite the fact that the leader is said to be preparing to hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to the governments persecuting him.


China posts record trade surplus with the US in September, Beijing says

China recorded a record trade surplus of $34.13 billion with the U.S. in September amid intense trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.The September surplus with the U.S. was larger than China's overall trade surplus of $31.69 billion for the month.The world's two largest economies are locked in a bitter trade dispute, with U.S. President Donald Trump taking issue with his country's massive trade deficit against China.


Clinton fires back at Trump: 'You asked Russia to hack me on national television'

Hillary Clinton offered one of her most direct rebukes of President Trump in months on Thursday after Trump accused her of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential election at his campaign rally in Pennsylvania Wednesday night.


Billionaire Bloomberg rejoins Democratic Party

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a three-term mayor of New York City as a Republican, announced Wednesday that he had re-registered as a Democrat. The action follows a series of huge donations to Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, including $80 million to House candidates and $20 million to Senate candidates, that will make Bloomberg the biggest single financial backer of the Democratic Party….


Republican attacks take aim at non-white congressional candidates

Negative campaign advertisements are as familiar in US elections as door-knocking and yard signs. But as the 2018 midterm election campaign pulls into its homestretch, Republican attacks in two congressional races happening 3,000 miles apart have triggered alarm bells for targeting non-white candidates in an apparent effort to highlight their “otherness”.


Michelle Obama: George W. Bush is 'my partner in crime' and 'I love him to death'

WASHINGTON – Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that ex-President George W. Bush has become her "partner in crime" after years of sitting together at official events.


'You lie': Kiev under Hungarian fire after Ukrainian gov denies ties to 'death lists'

Ukraine's festering dispute with Hungary escalated after 'death lists' of Ukrainians, allegedly holding Hungarian citizenship, were published on a notorious Ukrainian witch-hunting website.


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Rat Utopia

Why is it that right-wingers think the NIMH Rat Utopia experiments are some sort of mark against communism?

To my knowledge, Rat Utopia was two experiments with different cage setups, but the same premise. Let rats breed inside a cage with all the food and water they could want and see what happens. This conflicts somewhat with rat behavior as male rats who cannot find a social niche in their colonies usually leave it for greener pastures. Despite getting everything they could ever need, the rats continued to set up the old picking orders with dominant males setting up big territories while the other males were crowded into what could be described as rat slums. As more rats were pushed into these rat slums, including the young of the dominant males, the rat colony began to degenerate until it went into a full-on death spiral.

I have no clue why right-wingers think this supports their politics and destroys communism. Can anyone explain this to me?

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/Leftky/ Cheap edition

So besides pics related what are some other cheap rifles and pistols? Also should leftists take advantage of things like 3D gun parts like 3ed pic to build cheap ARs? or is it too risky as they're made out of plastic? Also does anyone know any good cheap and legal rifles for comrades who live in places that ban assault rifles.

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Egoist discord!

https://discord.gg/gnqmpEw Join my Egoist discord server! If you like egoism this is the discord for you!!! Max Stirner is our saviour and if you question him ur limiting the unique.

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Why did this imageboard furiously circlejerk over these guys two years ago? Was it a shill psy-op? More importantly, what's stopping this forum from supporting the next mutation of them?

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An alt flag I made

God, imagine how much better the world would be if the KDP took power instead of the NSDAP!

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Tonight we're going to beat up the losers from /pol/ in my city, Portland Oregon.

They're having a "blue lives matter" march at a site where a black guy was shot like 20 times in the back, and then at a #blacklivesmatter march last week remembering him, a MAGA guy tried to drive through a crowd of protesters, and they thought it was an "epic win."

Have you ever beat up /pol/ losers IRL ?

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How can you support communism

How can you support communism when it is a well known fact that 124897129581784912794 innocent children have been killed by obamacare. Bet you havn';t considered this libetards!

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1. Is Open source ideas communism?

2. Will information society replace capitalism?

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Catholic vs. Orthodox (leftist perspective)

After reading Badiou's book on St. Paul, I was inspired to become a Born-Again Christian (socialist). After studying Church history, however, I can no longer be a Protestant.

My issue now is deciding whether I should join the Roman Catholic Church (or any Church in communion with Rome) vs. the Eastern Orthodox Church. I'm leaning much more towards Eastern Orthodoxy for theological reasons, HOWEVER the big issue here is that Eastern Orthodoxy has always been deeply reactionary and anti-communist. The only thing Rome has going for it is a relatively progressive Pope as well as Liberation Theology having a huge influence on socialist movements in Latin America. But I can't help but think Rome isn't "true" to the original Christian doctrine whereas the Eastern Churches are. But at the same time, I see images of Greek Orthodoxy giving blessings to members of Golden Dawn, Russian Orthodoxy canonizing the Czar and his family (f*** that), Ukrainian and Romanian Orthodoxy denouncing communism (using Black Book fake statistics among all things), and so on.

What do?

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Help fight against divisive IdPol!

Comrades, there is a war going on in the political simulator. IdPol has successfully infiltrated the National Progressive Party and Radical party, but there is a hope.

There aren't many members who are fighting against it, but the International Workers Union is trying its best. This is why I call for help from you!

It is your choice to join and support our comrades against the filth that attempts to divide the working class. Defend the purity of our ideology!

Workers of the world, unite!


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Here we go again. Michael is about to devastate the northern Gulf coast and then dump heavy rains over the Carolinas. How many more natural disasters can they take?

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Makhno appreciation and discussion thread. Anarkhiya-mama synov svoikh lyubit!

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Have you all noticed how rightists make the struggle between left/right and nationalists vs "globalists" to be the ultimate struggle,

but any time in history and currently when there are two right-wing/fascist nations living near each other, and there's no bigger left-country to hate together (Like ussr), they fucking hate each other and are ready to go to war/probably will go to war

They don't realize that 9/10 times in history nationalism is just used to get you to go fight other nationalists who they'd probably be friends with under other circumstances

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Social Democracy

Do you guys think it is worth voting for social democratic parties that have a chance of winning rather than obscure leftist parties? In most countries, far left parties only have a very small base of support and therefore have no realistic chance of winning government. For example, in Canada the only left wing party with a chance of winning an election are the NDP (though even for them it is unlikely). I feel that voting for any true socialist party is a waste of a vote due to first past the post. Thoughts?

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President of Cuba is on twitter

Hey everyone listen up, we need to DM this future general secretary 'Towards a New Socialism' ASAP


FYI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_D%C3%ADaz-Canel

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>The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

>The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.

>At 1.5C the proportion of the global population exposed to water stress could be 50% lower than at 2C, it notes. Food scarcity would be less of a problem and hundreds of millions fewer people, particularly in poor countries, would be at risk of climate-related poverty.

At 2C extremely hot days, such as those experienced in the northern hemisphere this summer, would become more severe and common, increasing heat-related deaths and causing more forest fires.

>But the greatest difference would be to nature. Insects, which are vital for pollination of crops, and plants are almost twice as likely to lose half their habitat at 2C compared with 1.5C. Corals would be 99% lost at the higher of the two temperatures, but more than 10% have a chance of surviving if the lower target is reached.

>Sea-level rise would affect 10 million more people by 2100 if the half-degree extra warming brought a forecast 10cm additional pressure on coastlines. The number affected would increase substantially in the following centuries due to locked-in ice melt.

>Oceans are already suffering from elevated acidity and lower levels of oxygen as a result of climate change. One model shows marine fisheries would lose 3m tonnes at 2C, twice the decline at 1.5C.

>Sea ice-free summers in the Arctic, which is warming two to three times fast than the world average, would come once every 100 years at 1.5C, but every 10 years with half a degree more of global warming.


If your leftist org doesn’t place environmental issues at the same tier of importance as labour issues then you need to assess your priorities. Porkies are literally going to crash this planet with no survivors.

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/pol/: "Those snowflakes will get triggered at anything!"

>BF5 lets you play as a woman in multiplayer

/pol/: "REEEEEEEEEE *sobbing*

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Spanish socdems try implementing social democracy - Syriza 2.0?

Holy fuck guys I think another standoff against the EU is going to happen, this time in Spain instead of Greece.


>Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias on Thursday sealed a deal to reinforce the former’s minority government and avoid early elections.

>The cornerstone of the new partnership is an agreement on the 2019 budget, which would include a raft of socially oriented measures such as raising the minimum wage by 22%, the biggest hike in 40 years.

>Sánchez and Iglesias are proposing a 22% rise in the minimum wage, up to €900 a month.

>Both leaders are also pledging to raise pensions (at a cost of over €1 billion), to invest more in education and science (over €1.3 billion), and to spend more on unemployment and disability benefits (€850 million), on housing (over €600 million) and on increased paternity leaves (€300 million).

No fucking way the EU is ever going to allow this to go through. If the budget gets the support of some Catalan separatists they're probably going to start applying the screws like they did to Syriza. It then falls upon the willpower and resolve of Podemos to see whether they'll fold or actually break with the EU.

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Yugoslavism today

So I've come into contact with my unit's expat community of Croats, Serbs, Makedonijans ect. And I've found that they kinda share a weird form of Yugoslav nationalism, or atleast identify with Yugoslavia on a cultural level. Note these are people who were born after its collapse and they are from Yugoslav countries, not people born in the UK. I thought it might just be nothing, but then I did some digging.

Yugoslavstalgie is a pretty strong thing with thousand strong pilgrimages across the former countries, and all the Yugoslav countries have pretty strong disengagement rates. Add to that Žižek's article in newsanon's post today about the rediscovery of panethnic solidarity in Bosnia and it makes me think: is there a hope for Yugoslavism? Could it be used to create or restore a social patriot yugoslav identity and work towards reunification? Would just like some thoughts from Yugobros here.

Inb4 ☭TANKIE☭s reeeing.

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Has anybody read pic related? Is it any good? Seeing it shilled a lot by edgelord nihilists and anti-natalists a lot.

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News 10/11

Colombia: University Students, Staff Announce More General Strikes After Massive Mobilization

Over 100,000 people participated in Wednesday's National March in defense of Public Education and Universities in Colombia.


Pentagon report points to US preparations for total war

Over the past two weeks, with next to no media coverage, the United States has moved substantially closer toward open military confrontation with both Russia and China, the second- and third-ranked nuclear powers in the world.


Russia tests its NUKES in large-scale drills

The Russian military has tested components of its nuclear deterrence, including land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear-armed submarines and strategic aircraft with nuclear bombs, intended for retaliation against enemy attack.


Suspect In Rape And Killing Of Bulgarian Journalist Arrested In Germany

Police in Germany arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, whose brutal slaying on Saturday elicited international condemnation and accusations that the 30-year-old had been targeted for her investigative journalism.


'I love him!' Kanye West takes over Oval Office in curse-filled meeting with 'hero' Trump

Kanye West has made it to the Oval Office for a meeting with his buddy Donald Trump, bringing with him a number of unconventional remarks - and likely becoming the first invited guest to say "mother f***er" in the White House.


Ex-Obama aides reveal he had plan for if Clinton won and Trump rejected results

Former President Obama had a previously unreported plan in place for after the 2016 election in the event that then-candidate Donald Trump lost and refused to accept the results.

Two former Obama aides told New York Magazine’s newly relaunched Intelligencer that the administration devised a bipartisan plan to validate the election results and reveal the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian interference had sought to promote Trump’s campaign


Dow plunges more than 500 points as stocks suffer second day of major losses

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen more than 500 points, just one day after the market was hit with its worst day since February.The S&P 500 has fallen more than two percent and the Nasdaq 100 Index's losses are approaching 10 percent on Thursday.


=Europe’s transport unions are growing in strength==

RUNNING an airline used to be a sure-fire way to lose money. Warren Buffett once joked that the best thing a clairvoyant could have done for investors in 1903 was to shoot down Orville Wright. Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has done his best to change that. By stripping away benefits and inefficient working practices that pilots and cabin crew had cherished for decades, he has turned the Irish airline into Europe’s biggest and most profitable. But now the workers, with many others in the transport industry, are fighting back.


Stock market drop spreads to Asia as Wall Street is set to fall again

World stock markets sank Thursday, extending losses from Wall Street as investors worried that higher interest rates will dent company earnings and a trade war will crimp global business….


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Okay, people residing in this board of /leftypol/ that exists in this taiwanese cheese-eating fetishists chan.

What is Charlie Kirk saying in this pic?

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Systemic Racism

Right has got us with equality of opportunity stuff. We can't argue with their logic. But guess what! I have found some racist shit in Nobel prize thingy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._C._George_Sudarshan

Google Glauber-Sudarshan controversy.

This is something worth fighting for, the right has to yield.

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Wikileaks is going to dump shit on Amazon today, and they're hinting that it has something to do with data centers.

Any guesses? Any hopes?

Any fears?

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Christopher Cantwell just launched a web store called edgygoodies.com to supplement his dwindling income, as he's no longer able to process credit cards on his main site. Please contact the web store provider @woocommerce on twitter or send them an email through their website. If we can keep the pressure up for a few more months he is sure to crack.

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What exactly is the endgame for transwomen? First it was "we just want to live our lives without being attacked or discriminated against", now it seems to be changing what we call things(i.e. a woman is anyone that identifies as so, no matter what they look like), what we protest about(no more focusing on things like reproductive rights at protests), and demanding access to spaces traditionally reserved for people of the opposite sex, even the concept of sex itself is under question because of the existence of intersex people.

vol warning: ITT /pol/ false flag and edgy suburbanites

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Every time socialism is implemented theres breadlines.

You cant just go to the store and buy things.

Wouldnt that annoy you guys?

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"Get politically active!"

>"Hey what if we gave workers righ…"

>"STFU commie, just be a liberal"

>A low-key fascist takes power of my country

>"That's ok, let's just stop them with an argument"

>Cheeto-man creates a Fascist dictatorship

>They ship anyone who isn't a fascist to be executed

>"Any last words?"

>"Well, both sides have good points"


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Why are anonymous boards excessively right-wing?

This is a phenomenon present in non-English-speaking boards, too. At least here, almost all Spanish-speaking boards are right-wing, with a single place being mostly anarchists and communists and it isn't as active as the big ones filled with fashies.

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Can we get a thread for this underappreciated leftist of the 20th century?

>socialist who openly rejected idpol, even when it was at its height

>had no tolerance for liberalism and fedora tippers, unlike many revisionist movements back then and nearly all leftist movements now

>wasn't afraid of appealing to the white audience

>beaten nearly to death by hired thugs for his outspoken support of the USSR

>opposed decadence in all forms and advocated for a strong moral underpinning in a socialist society

Why isn't this man talked about more here?

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Honest question, has Michael Parenti ever been wrong about anything?


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Critical Theory

Critical Theory. Theodor Adorno. Dialectic of Enlightenment. The Frankfurt School.

Thoughts, comrades?

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Zero Waste Initiative?

What are we to do to save as much of our capital expenditure as possible to redirect to radical efforts, locally? Should we be trying to build a digital communication infrastructure? Bread-allocating?

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Are enterprises pretty much nationless states?

Are we actually the ultimate libertarians?

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Someone explain "decolonization" to me

How do we "decolonize" the United States? People say we should give sovereignty back to the Natives, but how will they enforce their rule in a society where they're a tiny minority?

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he was so obsessed with money for his entire life. He would write to Forbes to update his net worth to move him up a couple places in the rankings. I wonder how he feels now having seen the man behind the curtain the people who have moved on from money, i wonder if he has any embarrassment over being obsessed with something that isn't real and coming into direct contact with the people that conjure it up

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Walter Benjamin

Social democratic theory, and still more the praxis, was determined by a concept of progress which did not hold to reality, but had a dogmatic claim. Progress, as it was painted in the minds of the social democrats, was once upon a time the progress of humanity itself (not only that of its abilities and knowledges). It was, secondly, something unending (something corresponding to an endless perfectibility of humanity). It counted, thirdly, as something essentially unstoppable (as something self-activating, pursuing a straight or spiral path). Each of these predicates is controversial, and critique could be applied to each of them. This latter must, however, when push comes to shove, go behind all these predicates and direct itself at what they all have in common. The concept of the progress of the human race in history is not to be separated from the concept of its progression through a homogenous and empty time. The critique of the concept of this progress must ground the basis of its critique on the concept of progress itself.

Why is Benjamin so taken for granted here? I don't think I've ever seen a thread about him. It's even more surprising given everyone's love for Fisher here, whose Hauntological projects couldn't exist without Benjamin and Derrida. In any case, Walter Benjamin's critique of historical materialism hasn't ever really been countered, and his idea of history seems to have pretty damn far-reaching implications for the left, but have never been put to use other than in English and Critical Theory academics. Why is this?

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News 10/10

UM disciplines prof over Israel letter controversy

The University of Michigan is disciplining the professor who sparked a global controversy after he refused to recommend a student for study in Israel because of his support for Palestinians, according to a letter obtained by The Detroit News.


Duterte: Philippines President Confirms He Does Not Have Cancer

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed he does not have cancer, amid concerns about the controversial strongman’s health.


Turkish government steps up attack on jailed airport construction workers

Since an Istanbul court on September 19 jailed 24 striking construction workers, including four officials of the Construction Workers Union, the police-state attack on the working class has escalated. Ten more construction workers and trade union officials were arrested last week.


Israel set to deport hundreds of Congolese migrants after scrapping protection

Hundreds of migrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo are set to be deported from Israel as the government has scrapped the special status they are afforded in the country.


'Royal Parasites': Citizens Condemn Public Fund Use for Second Royal Wedding in a Year, 40,000 Sign Petition

The United Kingdom-based group Republic has gathered 40,000 signatures demanding the government stop the use of public funds for the royal event.


Amazon Draws Fire for ‘Wildly Irresponsible’ Scheme Supporting Islamic Extremists

Amazon has enabled customers to donate to a hard-line Islamist charity whose founder supports child marriage, female genital mutilation and believes men should be allowed to hit their wives, an investigation by The Times of London has found.


Former adviser Powell just one of many being eyed for U.N., Trump says

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was talking to his former adviser and Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell about possibly succeeding Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but that Powell was just one of many people under consideration.


More than 4,000 mentally ill inmates held in solitary in US

More than 4,000 prisoners with serious mental illness are being held in solitary confinement in US prisons, according to new research, despite the knowledge that holding people in isolation exacerbates mental problems and can even trigger them.


Sears' top spokesman jumps ship as reports emerge of a potential bankruptcy filing

Sears' top spokesman exited the company just days before reports emerged of a possible bankruptcy filing, Business Insider has learned….


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Thoughts on the Trashman? I'm your standard ☭TANKIE☭ ML, but sometimes his writings intrigue me. Other times they confuse the fuck out of me to the point where I'm fairly certain he isn't sure what he himself believes; his ramblings become contradictory after a while, I believe unbeknownst to him a majority of the time.

Is he just a meme, or has anyone gleaned anything useful from his writings? Fwiw, I got into him before he was plastered all over the 'net *schniff*

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What can one do to abandon his White privilege

I see that people in burgerland are quite often admonished about and harrangued to "check" their white privilege. There are even white privilege conferences and college orientation struggle sessions where this concept is heavily promoted.

But what should a white guy do if he wants to live his life without constantly "checking his privilege"? I give as example a real and well-defined privilege, adult privilege. If I wanted to shut up minors who were constantly telling me to "check your adult privilege" or if I just wanted to show solidarity with my oppressed minor brothers and sisters, it would be quite simple to give it up with these concrete steps:

>go to transportation agency and hand them my driver licence

>sell my car

>never visit Systembolaget (the ABC Store?)

>divorce my wife

>rescind my voter registration and never vote

>if I see a 12-year-old driving or drinking, don't call the police

<(note that adult group privileges are granted to all group members and denied to all non-group members)

Since as privilege is normally defined, there is a grantor and recipient and the recipient nearly always should have the option to decline, please tell me what a white person can do, such that no one can rightly tell him to "check his privilege". Or is "white privilege" something nebulous and abstract that you can't really decline (and really just an excuse to browbeat white people)?

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Last minute convert

It seems this board is a sinking ship.

Any nazbols and right-wing ☭TANKIE☭s are interested in joining/re-joining the Right?

We can do with more kamaraden.

SJW ☭TANKIE☭s/Twitter ☭TANKIE☭s/Anarchists/liberals/homosexual faggots/trannies not welcome.

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He was our guy! Fuck Batman this fucking Porky! .

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>dengism does not wo-

>China should've continued under ma-

>Capitalist China is most definitely wor-

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Sinead Just Declared War on Us

That redhaired race mixing femdyke is now openly declaring war on us:


Slandering both Hotwheels and Jim. I think we need to DDOS their website. Who's ready?

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Looks like Steve Bannon is making a comeback. Is this another flare of the alt right? I believe that with Kavanaugh being appointed and Trump's recent revival of approval ratings, that the alt-right has merely turned people into accepting the right's narratives. This is a lesson in our hubris, that our enemies are weak willed goblins. It is true that their masses are idiotic gremlins with little intelligence, but porky himself is a clever, cunning bastard.

History is a cycle of themes, what is born kills something that was once alive. Memes are influx and favor those who spread it's influence without caring about longevity and actual merit. Memes are a powerful tool for tools. It is satan's massanger, carrying out his blackened will for the sake of poisoning us all. We have attempted to use the power of memes ourselves, but they have the backing of porky. Who's presence and power is beyond par with anyone else's. In dungeons and dragon's terms Porky is the god who gives the alt-right power. Without their witchcraft, they are nothing but their magic overwhelms us at every opportunity. However they will destroy themselves and others.

Sargon represents the gatekeeper to this occult knowledge, selling lies in order to delude his followers. I would consider it funny, if UKIP didn't take him as their own and will effectively resurge in popularity. It is Labour vs UKIP in the future, the tories are fucked no matter what they do. However UKIP is the new porky's seat to power, as they have more up-to-date memes that resonates with the youth better.

For America? Same shit same asshole. Donald Trump will rule until he dies, and he will then appoint Trump Jr to serve instead. The influence of the Dark Enlightenment of yore will come bare fruit, but it's fruit is dry like their mom's pussy. We effectively live in a monarchy now.

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>abolishes monarchy but allows dozens of noble families to keep their titles and lands

All they did was kick out the Savoy there are nobles that own acres of central Milan and other land that they pay no tax on.

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The future is ours.

I have heard that certain users want to send Towards New Socialism to president of Cuba. I have searched for emails of Embassy of Cuba and North Korea as well as Vietnam and Laos in Russia. If you guys want and are able to find online, you can send them online copies of Towards New Socialism.





North Korea









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Would the communist country make videogames?

For profit game publishers are garbage.