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NEW /leftypol/ reading list

Old thread reached post limit. Let's start with something fresh. The fucking captcha expires by the time the PDF uploads and it won't disappear, next post is the file.

>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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Moderation Thread

Direct all hotpocket related inquiries here.

mod action log:

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

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

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Graphic Design And Infographic Templates Initiative

/leftypol/ seriously needs to step up its game in creating informative content that can be used for reusable refutations of /pol/ and other anticommunist propaganda. However, most people are not graphic designers and don't know how to make infographics that are attractive, readable, and well-organized (myself included). In order to make good graphic designs accessible to the wider /leftypol/ population, I'm calling on all artists on /leftypol/ to help contribute to a free and open source infographic tool kit and design guide. We should make it in the .xcf file format compatible with GIM, or Inkscape so that it is usable by the widest range of people for free, and doesn't phone home to Adobe.

https://www.gimp.org/

https://inkscape.org/en/

Here is a starter file:

>>>/file/376

As well, I intend to use a custom CSS for this board. Our goals should be for it to be unobtrusive and simple, and for it to convey the same information that the default CSS does. People are welcome to suggest CSS rules for /leftypol/ to make it look better.

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FAQ and Rules

Backup boards:

https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/

http://www.getchan.net/

Other boards:

>>>/anarcho/

>>>/marx/

>>>/freedu/

>>>/leftyweebpol/

>>>/gnussr/

>>>/leftpol/

Groups:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/leftypol

http://qchat.rizon.net/?channels=leftypol

Leftybooru:

http://lefty.booru.org/

/leftypol/'s magazine:

http://bunkermag.org/

http://spectrerouge.com/

FAQ:

>How can you call yourselves leftist politically incorrect?

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

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

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

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

No liberals here. We hate the Democrat party.

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

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

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

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

>Do you support gun control?

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

>Do you support "national" socialism?

No.

RULES:

Don't:

-spam

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

-post any porn depicting underage (including drawings)

-deny the problems of climate change or imperialism

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

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

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

Do:

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

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

mod action log:

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

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

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/land/

Is there anything redeemable in Nick Land's (early) work?

I read Kant, Capital, and the Prohibition of Incest a few year ago, and thought it was quite interesting, but I find it a bit odd that a lot of left-theorists (like Mark Fisher and Sadie Plant) lean on his work so heavily.

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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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WINDOWS IS SPYING ON YOU

If you use Windows for anything related to socialism, you are a danger to yourself and your comrades. Windows is uploading everything you do to NSA servers. When the McCarthyite purges start up again, you'll be on all the lists.

SWITCH TO LINUX NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

There's no excuse for being lazy, revolution is hard work.

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Tommy Robinson

As any fellow britbongs here may know, Tommy Robinson, an outspoken member of the far right has been tried and inprisoned for 13 months following a lengthy livestream of him criticising Islam and its followers.

Does /leftypol/ have an opinion on this? The right is having a shitfit about it.

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What news can we trust? Obviously the majority of news is created for profits and thus both reports to create attention and reports pro-western/pro-corporate propaganda. There's also a great lack of editorial independence from these sources. Can we create a list of news organizations with proper editorial independence and which don't spout propaganda?

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OH NO NO NO NO

AAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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>I have yet to find

>ONE CRIME, I HAVE YET TO FIND ONE CRIME THAT STALIN COMMITTED.

Why haven't you read Grover Furr yet, /leftypol/?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObD9OGsh498

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=grover+furr&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=0&column=def

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Adorno on Oswald Spengler

Adorno really liked this Oswald Spengler's work.

Do you guys know why, I haven't been able to find a satisfying answer?

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Trotskyism and its standing in the world.

Hello, Theorylet here. I don't know much about trotskyism or its standing in the world in current times, Can anyone enlighten me on this?

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91% white

SO MUCH FOR anuddah shoah

THEY TURNED BACK SYRIANS FLEEING AND SENT BACK SYRIANS TO STABLE AREAS

CRISIS AVERTED, NO FASCIST RISE OVER IMMIGRATION

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Seize the means of reproduction

Apply "from each according to her ability, to each according to his needs" to sex and I guarantee crime rates would plummet and mass shootings would stop.

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Israel vs. Syria

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/middle-east-news/syria/u-s-warns-syrian-government-not-to-advance-on-south-1.6118885?__twitter_impression=true

>The US has warned Assad that there will be a serious reponse if he moves in on the last rebel areas in the South of the country, near thr Israeli occupied Golan Heights

<This at a time when an Israeli minister said US recognition of the Golan heights as Israeli was immanent

Lads, this is going to get bad.

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DOW Crashing

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

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

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leaving the (internet) left

Hey guys. I’m leaving the internet left and actually just the left in general. I thought about rebranding my channel and such but to be honest since I’m moving out of Hawaii and also I’m no longer on the left, two out of the three words would be irrelevant. This has actually been a long time coming over the past few months, but getting banned from the twitter group of left youtubers for IDPOL reasons was basically the last straw.

After 10 years as a leftist in real life and online I think it’s time to call it quits. Used to be in a trot party in Hawaii, we would go from door to door and table events trying to sell our shitty newspapers and t shirts. Some people had the predicable ‘muh gorillions’ reaction but most of the normies we encountered simply didn’t care and shut the door in our face both metaphorically and literally as they would any other ‘salesman’. Being on the left has basically been nothing but a series of failures and missed opportunities. At the height of the recession in 2010 the left had a chance to turn something like OWS into a real movement (what Angela Nagle calls ‘the techno-utopian moment’), but IDPOL, sectarianism, COINTEL and various other factors coincided to turn it into a shit show. I haven’t really even changed my beliefs that much… I still consider Capitalism absolute dogshit. And socialism isn’t hell on earth. Even if we take the examples of actually existing socialism like the USSR, yes it wasn’t as good as western society but can we seriously argue that the life of a prole under the USSR was objectively or materially worse than a slave under slavery or a European peasant in the dark ages? And presumably socialists whether they consider the ussr socialist or not will say that future versions of socialism will be better than both actually existing socialist societies and capitalism.

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Muslim Headscarves

What does /leftypol/ think about Hijab, Niqāb and Burqa etc. Is it compatible with communism and womens liberation? Asking for a friend.

>It is a basic requirement of Islamic law that women keep their hair and bodies covered in the presence of people of the opposite sex other than close family members

>According to some interpretations, these requirements extend to non-Muslim women as well

>In some cases, this is everything but the eyes, but most require that women cover everything but the face and hands

>There is not a single agreed age when a woman should begin wearing a ħijāb—but in many Muslim cultures, puberty is the dividing line.

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Red and Blue (vidya)

Afternoon leftypol, ever wanted to turn your fantasies of recreating the Spanish Civil War ?

https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php?topic=279196.0

Look no further, it is a preety good mod and I bet you are all going to have fun on the mods, we have everything from uniforms to guns, tanks and much more, do try it you will enjoy it.

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Crisis in the Kremlin - thread 2: central planning is magic edition

New thread since the last one hit the bump limit.

/leftypol/ continues in its quest to save the USSR.

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/dprk/ -- North Korea General

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

Archive of first ~500 posts:

https://archive.fo/pRkxK

Subsequent archives:

https://archive.fo/OKKCX

Related archives:

https://archive.fo/HbuXi

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Cockshott General

Please restrict the discussion to his works and the content he puts out on his new Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ

Speaking of, here's his newest: "Going Beyond Money"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI01-5zhwdA

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Webm Thread

We haven't had a thread like this in a while.

Leftist speeches, old Soviet Propaganda, memes, and anything else you can think of.

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/pol/ defeated

Reminder /pol/ has no rules now and you can shitpost about communism to your hearts delight because Codemonkey removed the board from the moderators control and says all "wrongthink" reports will be dismissed. Its a board for everyone now. Go let them know they have finally lost.

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nieuwe nederdraad

>De kosten van het gebruik van het spoor en treinkaartjes gaan mogelijk omhoog als ProRail bij het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat wordt ondergebracht. Een overheidsorganisatie mag namelijk geen btw aftrekken. Als het Rijk dit besluit te compenseren, dan kan dit als ongeoorloofde staatssteun worden gezien.

Waarom zijn wetten rond staatsbedrijven en nationalisering zo kanker?

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>After years of advocating/ruining everything that everybody likes, and ruining their own countries in the name of communism, certainly they'll like communism, right?

I don't get it.

On the off chance you ever develop enough power to destroy a country, why would anyone side with you for destroying their own country?

Does anyone seriously think "LOL COMMUNISM NAO" after communists have ruined their own countries?

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/pol/ implodes upon itself

So… how do you guys feel about how the /pol/ mods destroying their own board?

I for one, think it's hilarious.

In case you didn't know, the ==mods== (Skeletor in particular) banned the word nigger, because a lot of niggers are Trump supporters. So now, the mods of the /pol/ board, which was founded on the hatred for both Jews and niggers's, are banning the word nigger and any criticism of Trump, who also happens to be a big fan of Jews.

And somehow the mods thought this was a good idea and didn't expect the backlash (ie Pony porn) that they're experiencing now.

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AntiFash-Wave and esoteric right wing hate thread

Anyone ever get tired of seeing fashwave when browsing normie social media sites? I hate it when reactionaries adopt progressive or new age shit. This thread is necessary

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Thoughts on the shock doctrine and Naomi Klein in generally?

I thought this book was a solid information package and a good for me as a beginner.

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Question to /pol/tards

Why should I judge individuals (primarily) based on the characteristics of arbitrarily defined group memberships?

Even if it were true that "blacks" on average are less intelligent than "whites", why should that influence my judgement of individual "blacks". Especially considering that not every "white" is a genius either.

In fact, by the same standard: Why should intelligent whites care about less intelligent whites?

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what do you thing about capitalism?

why do you hate it?

make me change my mind about it

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Do people actually, unironically like Bordiga? If so, how? Here's his resume:

>Rejected participation in bourgeois elections, thus rendering his entire faction utterly irrelevant in the Italian workers' movement

>Seriously argued that the Communist party should basically be a glorified book club that makes no effort to engage with the working class

>Ignored and dismissed the Italian factory occupations and worker councils of 1920, which were Italy's one and only chance of executing a successful communist revolution

>Anti-democratic; actually believed in what Lenin falsely got accused of believing in, i.e., an elitist and all-knowing Party apparatus that completely substitutes itself in place of the working masses

>Abandoned politics after he got arrested, thus proving once and for all that he was a coward

I just don't get it

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What is your opinion on Varg Vikernes?

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=rhGRZ0pedY4

I am noticing that lots of /pol/ users are being dissuaded from the alt-right and Trump and going more towards what Varg tier beliefs.

I recommend you check his youtube channel, has some very good insights on civilisation and it's effect on human beings.

Now to make it personal I will show you my track to starting to believe these beliefs. I want you to discuss and criticise my beliefs.

I first was a capitalist, meaning that I believed that the free market is the best system, which brings out the most advancement in technology and human living standards. I still believe these things, however from a different perspective.

Capitalism gave us modern medicine, supermarkets, automobiles, computers. Everything that gives us comfort and wealth comes from this system.

This is a bad thing. It degenerates and weakens the human form. Humans in the past were stronger, smarter and better in all things physical and mental than we are now. Capitalism/civilisation has a big part in this, it allows the weak, the sick, the handicapped and the degenerate to survive and procreate. This only further weakens the human being. I see lots of boys that are very effeminate, or homosexuals today.

This is a result of that comfort, as people are more adapted to comfort their kids will be too, in turn making them weaker human beings.

We'll take a turn to Marxism now, now I do not give one iota of a damn about the intentions of whoever instated the system we got in eastern europe, I care about end result. And in that respect, marxism is a better alternative to capitalism.

Compare west and east europe, in the west the men are weaker, physically and mentally than east. In the east they had to suffer under an opressive soviet regime, the healthcare was is shit, not allowing the weak to survive. The people there now are still stronger than the people in the west, but with capitalism coming in this will however change for the worse…

All of you seem to have the belief that capitalism brings only pain and suffering, yet the opposite is true. Capitalism brings comfort and wealth, to the detriment of the human being's physical body and mind. This is what has happened to you. YOUR PARENTS lived in comfort, you are adapted to comfort, and having so many transexuals and homosexuals in your group proves it. You are weak. Begin unfucking yourself, stop watching porn, start working out. Stop working in a system which seeks to destroy you.

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>1,5000 migrant children missing after being separated from their parents by ICE & HHS

This actually makes me fucking incensed. And that's just a lowball figure, too. The 1,500 missing children come from 7,635 migrant children placed in foster care last year for whom follow up calls were made. 180,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents and placed in foster care since 2013, which means as many as 34,000 children could be missing. Unreal. And this says nothing about the abject conditions many of the non-missing children are facing within foster care or ICE custody.

And not one word about it from the Pizzagaters, either. Because of course not.

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I recently stumbled upon this channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkzHxIcfoEr69MWBdo0ppg

It's one of these guys:

>the USSR was actually FASCIST lemme do a Marxist-Zizekian analysis of this popcultural niche thing like Sonic 2 xDDD support me on patreon soycuck666 xD

I can't be the only one who fucking hates these guys. A Marxist analysis of fucking Glitter?! I don't even want to lash out against this particular channel, but it's part of a larger phenomenon on the internet left that I want to address here, after I've read HLR's rant.

Zizek was a fucking mistake. There, I said it. He's part of this pop-philosophical culture that festers through the online left, when he makes a "Marxist analysis" of Pokemon Go! or Kung-Fu Panda, which inspired a whole lot of pseudo intellectuals like pic related to pick up where Zizek left and to turn his approach into lifestylism. Having an anime profile picture and sharing surreal memes on your Twitter is just as bad as any CPGB-ML member waving a Stalin banner because he abolished tution fees - you are LARPing as an intellectual, hipster-ish e-personality, and of course everybody is wrong but you, and of course you have the weirdest kinks.

These people are absolute cancer. They are trying to subvert garbage culture, like trashy games or movies, by engaging with it on a level which it doesn't deserve, it is no different from a liberal hipster saying he likes the Captain America movie from 1990, for no other reason than to forge his virtue-signalling personality - or like Tarantino recycling some b-movie for no content but just for the form. All these people, the lolicon avater Leftcom as well as the "ironic" IdPol soy and cuck poster belong into this specific circlejerk of absolute insufferable pseuds who would do a Lacanian analysis of the Super Mario movie but absolutely scoff and viciously lash out against actual socialists IRL. In this sense, they represent everything wrong with the left - online career-building by cloaking yourself like an edgy pseud. As a concrete example, look at this horseshit:

https://twitter.com/deepcomrade/status/999285896078856193

>DeLeonism manages to combine vulgar 'Marxism' and the utter failure of syndicalist organizing into a new fantastically wrong form. Like taking Adorno's negative dialectics too literally.

I've read Adorno and Marx and had a peak into DeLeon and I have no idea what this cunt is trying to say - I believe even someone who isn't well-read but just an intelligent person can figure out how this guy just tried super hard to use big words to discredit something for no reason, it reminds me on my time in school, when I had no idea what was talked about last lesson but it's a social science so I can bullshit my way through it. And of course, Muke retweeted it - someone who probably hasn't even read the book cover of a work of Adorno!

These guys choose communism as an "intellectual" identity. They are all trash, and need to be removed, one way or the other.

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Recruitment Stories

Tell me some stories of your attempts to recruit people to your organization or for any organization, successfully or not. I am beginning to think of doing so myself but I want to hear from the experience of others first. Is it hard? Is it Easy? What is the most frustrating part of it? and finally, are you making any useful progress?

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taxation on income is actually rent-seeking and a no different method of depriving profit from work than disownership of capital

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According to dialectical materialism, how was the universe created?

Give me your best. How does DiaMat explain why and how everything exists?

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what do you thing about capitalism?

why do you hate it?

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Broke: neoliberalism was about the FED

Joke: neoliberalism was about cheap labour

Woke: neoliberalism was about UFOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRkyyn5_8W4

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Judge rules 30 year old man must move out of parents house

NEET FORCED INTO WAGESLAVERY BY NY JUDGE

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/05/22/us/judge-rules-son-must-move-out-new-york-trnd/index.html

>The New York family drama eventually rolled into the court system, where a judge on Tuesday ruled in the parents' favor and ordered Michael Rotondo to leave after spending eight years isolated in his room.

>”I'm getting together the means to do that," he said. "With my parents, they want me out right away, and they're not really interested in providing reasonable time, and the court is siding with them, as it seems."

Has the outdated myth of “adulthood” gone to far? How is somebody with zero job experience expected to magically wonder out into the world and land a career? How is it that we as a society expect total self sufficiency after age 25, when housing has never been more unaffordable?

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Marx/Engels quotes arguing against the right-wing stereotype of "Marxism"

>“We are not among those communists who are out to destroy personal liberty, who wish to turn the world into one huge barrack or into a gigantic workhouse. There certainly are some communists who, with an easy conscience, refuse to countenance personal liberty and would like to shuffle it out of the world because they consider that it is a hindrance to complete harmony. But we have no desire to exchange freedom for equality. We are convinced … that in no social order will personal freedom be so assured as in a society based upon communal ownership… [Let us put] our hands to work in order to establish a democratic state wherein each party would be able by word or in writing to win a majority over to its ideas …”

>"The elimination of all social and political inequality,” rather than “the abolition of all class distinctions,” is similarly a most dubious expression. As between one country, one province and even one place and another, living conditions will always evince a certain inequality which may be reduced to a minimum but never wholly eliminated. The living conditions of Alpine dwellers will always be different from those of the plainsmen. The concept of a socialist society as a realm of equality is a one-sided French concept deriving from the old “liberty, equality, fraternity,” a concept which was justified in that, in its own time and place, it signified a phase of development, but which, like all the one-sided ideas of earlier socialist schools, ought now to be superseded, since they produce nothing but mental confusion, and more accurate ways of presenting the matter have been discovered.

Any more?

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Why can burgers never read (also why are they politically inept)?

Outside of Socialist burgers, every single burger i’ve met refuses to read.

I recently debated with a burger on the concept of social democracy after the Blah Blah Blah “BERNIE SANDERS IS A FUCKING COMMIE!” Shot came for the 74 millionth time. I give a The burger a wiki link, he saids “nud an argument” so I give him a pdf and he refuses to read it, insisting that the Nordic countries aren’t social democracies AND that every country besides the US is commies or some shit.

Why are burgers so ignorant?

For the PDF I shared with him (I told him to literally look up what a social democracy is from the book): http://www.retawprojects.com/uploads/politics-ideologies.pdf

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Daily News Thread 5/26

Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/05/25/trump-signs-executive-orders-cracking-down-on-employee-unions

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-workers/trump-eases-firing-of-federal-workers-cracks-down-on-unions-idUSKCN1IQ355?il=0

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held a surprise closed-door meeting with his South Korean counterpart over the cancelled summit with US President Donald Trump.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44265287

https://www.rt.com/news/427852-north-korea-moon-jae/

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most actually reactionary countries.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ireland-abortion/ireland-ends-abortion-ban-as-quiet-revolution-transforms-country-idUSKCN1IR089

After Gaza 'Massacre' Israeli Parliament Proposes Bill to Ban Photographing, Recording Soldiers

The bill, which targets Israeli anti-occupation activists, imposes prison sentences on persons charged with recording or photographing Israeli soldiers.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/After-Gaza-Massacre-Israeli-Parliament-Proposes-Bill-to-Ban-Photographing-Recording-Soldiers-20180526-0004.html

Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people" to oppose the economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article211983919.html

Honduras: 40,000 Minors Make up 10 Percent of the Workforce

Honduran children make up ten percent of the country’s workforce, Tegucigalpa’s World Vision director Jorge Galeano said Friday.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Honduras-40000-Minors-Make-up-10-Percent-of-the-Workforce-20180525-0011.html

Iraqi Communist Party Headquarters Suffers Bomb Attack

The Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, which is part of the Sairoon alliance that won Iraq's parliamentary election, was targeted by a homemade bomb attack Friday.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Iraqi-Communist-Party-Headquarters-Suffers-Bomb-Attack-20180525-0012.html

Trump Picks Anti-Immigration Hard-Liner to Lead Refugee Bureau

President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate a retired foreign service officer affiliated with an organization that critics call an anti-immigrant hate group to run the State Department bureau overseeing refugee protection and resettlement.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/05/25/trump-picks-anti-immigration-hard-liner-to-lead-refugee-bureau

Joshua Holt case: Venezuela freed US 'hostage', says Trump

US President Donald Trump says Venezuela has freed an American being held "hostage" and he should arrive back in Washington on Saturday evening.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44266465

Apple sees steep increase in US national security-related data requests

Apple on Friday issued its twice yearly transparency report on government data requests, showing another sharp increase in US national security-related requests.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-nsa-data-request-transparency-report-2018-5

Naked unarmed black man shot dead by Virginia police in disturbing video

Disturbing bodycam footage shows the fatal shooting of an unarmed and naked black man, who seemed to be “mentally unstable,” by a Richmond, Virginia police officer. The incident is currently being investigated.

https://www.rt.com/usa/427861-naked-black-man-police-shooting/

'Not animals': Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border Patrol

The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United States to dial-back its rhetoric on migrants, after President Donald Trump described gang members entering the country as “animals.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-usa-immigration/not-animals-guatemala-family-mourns-niece-killed-by-u-s-border-patrol-idUSKCN1IR02F

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DUBS THREAD

HOW MUCH DO YOU ENJOY REPEATING DIGITS, COMRADES?

DOES IT MAKE YOUR PEEPEE HARD AS MINE?

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Vox is here to explain to us how monogamy is unnatural

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

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Having been a lifetime leftist - I've come to the conclusion that the irreconcilable differences between left / right are biological.

While the left / right are forced to coexist there will always be unrest or civil war. Segregation is the only solution for peace. Most on the right want this - but it's the left who are resisting it. Discuss.

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YUGOSLAVIA STRONG

Comrades who you think it will be a better leader for a reunification of the good old yugoslavia?

(Tito not included because it need to be of our times)

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>tfw late 20s

>tfw already feel ancient in most left-wing groups

What the fuck is going on

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I have a question that's been in the back of my mind for a while now.

In socialism, is studying (a career at university, for example) considered "labour"?

If the answer is yes, is that "labour" payed back when you enter the workforce? As in, a doctor or an engineer receives more "labour vouchers" than, say, a taxi driver or construction worker, because the doctor or engineer required more training and years of studying.

What am trying to get at is, how do you measure labour "intensity" when it's not physical labour? Do you account the years of studying that were needed to perform such labour? Or do you account for some other factor that I'm missing?

I haven't read Das Kapital pls no bully ;_;

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Recommendations to start out with lefty feminism? Are there any of those reading list charts? Thanks.

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I don't understand how some of you idiots call yourselves lefties when you make fun of a man that was kicked out of his house to die.

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Brazil crisis 2018

>Brazil is collapsing

>Sao Paulo, Rio, Brasilia and all state capitals without any fuel whatsoever

>No working airports

>Supermarket shelves empty

>Military sent in to impose marshall law

>all brazilians online are complaining about socialism, the government and taxes

>people asking for union leaders to be executed and trucker's union disbanded

New Venezuela incoming. Why isn't this being discussed? It's all over /pol/ and /int/, brazilians are going insane in real time.

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Marxism and psychology

What are some good books about human psychology written from a Marxist and/or radical leftist perspective (aside from the obvious Zizek)?

What about Soviet psychology theories, or even theories of psychology coming out of anarchist thought? Yes, a lot of Marxists have been influenced by Freud and Lacan, but I'm searching for psychological theory itself.

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Chomsky and anti-imperialism

Why does Chomsky seem to be the ONLY anarchist or libertarian socialist who consistently opposes imperialism and refuses to parrot imperialist propaganda?

So many libcoms gladly fall for it, but he never does.

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Hungary

So why did Hungary get so fucked after WW2? Did they really deserve it? Is this why they are the blackest reactionaries in Europe today? Orban talked about how nobody can understand the pain of the Hungarian soul and how Romania will pay during his victory speech.

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Without him fascism would be ruling the world.

All socialists/communists/rad-leftists would be getting a bullet to the head today.

Thank him

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Questions for REAL socialists.

If it's OK for a comunity to harm those it deems violent, like say how Antifa acts around those it deems violent. Would it not be ok for a conservative comunity to do the same against communists?

Or is this a case where whenever someone who isn't a commie is doing this, they're just being a reactionary, unlike you the most rational folks.

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four kinds of tanks

I can't help but notice that this board has become a lot more… homogenous over the past few months. I hardly see anyone posting with the AnCom, cat, or blackflags (at least, not as much as I used to) and all the leftcoms and marxheads are just false flags at this point. It's really a shame, because having a whole bunch of weird-ass people is what made this board interesting, even if it gave us unironic pol-potists and fucking hoochie. The wankies themselves aren't even that different from each other, they're always just:

>THE KOOL-AID IS RED

The people who treat communism like a doomsday cult, where the impending revolution will cleanse the Earth of everyone who isn't like him both physically and ideologically. These redlibs will make constant demands for genocide of various groups to show how uninhibited and revolutionary they are. Examples include: "liberals get the bullet too", "kill all dejenuwwit bourg gays/trannies/whoever", and a bunch of other cliches about how they will survive the great socialist rapture and build socialism with like ten other people who share the exact same ideology.

>BASED ANTI IMPERIALIST

These are people who have internalised anti-communist propaganda to the extent where they think that actually establishing a socialist society is too good to be true, so they compensate by uncritically supporting the most edgy regimes possible. I'm not talking about people who support Assad or the DPRK or whatever on the basis that the US is a major imperialist power that shouldn't have more power. I'm talking about the people who see the US as the Great Satan, the literal embodiment of capitalism, and think that anything is good if it's not the burgers. This is in a similar vein to the people who want to commit an actual genocide against Americans (see previous).

>MOST SMARTEST MATERIALIST PRAGMATIC MAN

These are arguably the worst kind, mostly consisting of lmaoists, although Stalinstaches can sometimes qualify. These tanks don't just believe all the myths about communism, the USSR, and the PRC; they embrace them and will defend them with their lives. They believe that communist regimes killed 100 million people, and they will justify and condone it.

>THE OK ONES

The rarest kind

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what the fuck happened? this image originated here, yet I feel it no longer fits. When was the turning point? Was it when we reached out to reddit, or was it inevitable because communism was gaining traction on the internet?

Anyone else who was here from 2014-2015 who knows what I mean?

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A helpful diagram for discussion

So, where would you say america as a whole is on this scale?

This would be a wonderful workshop or professional development in Human Resources departments, churches, Christian colleges, activist groups, and many more institutions and relationships. This is an excellent learning tool for people of all levels of engagement and experience in this field.

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Why do marxists tend to be into social construction theory rather than biological explanations? I personally don't find the critique of social construction theory by the right to be sufficient or logical.

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What do you think about anti-copyright and open source movements? They have great potential for stopping porky from imposing artificial scarcity.

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My experience in left-wing movements has made me realize that the biggest problems the Left has, from the inside, are the three big As: academics, artists, and adolescents.

From youthful zeal that will almost never be put to good use, embarrassing "critical" art that makes regular people puke, silly pseudo-bohemian lifestyles, and the pussyfication of the entire movement that happens when academics take over the discourse, these three groups are basically the conducting wires of all bad and self-destructive leftist tendencies: identity politics, abstentionism, romantic pseudo-revolutionism, puritanism, etc.

These are the people that think party work is boring and unglamorous, and they want instead things that are energetic and romantic, like a dumb occupation of a park. They think going into parliaments and playing the game of politics is some type of moral betrayal, and prefer never to compromise their principles by never implementing them in real life and, therefore, dealing with the imperfections of real life. That Socialism is not something that should be approached as a scientific methodology, but a general, vague "feeling" of inclusion, of social justice, and equality, that makes them exploitable by any group of resentful individuals crying injustice. Every idiotic trend among us starts with them.

We need to bring back Engels' attitude towards them:

>If there is one thing that sends the self-opinionated students, the men of letters and the would-be literati of the working class into a state of impotent rage, it is the sight of our party calmly continuing along its victorious course without needing the help from these petty panjandrums.

A Worker's party is a worker's party. Sure anyone can join and help, but their presence en masse tends to be inversely proportional to the presence of actual, regular, working people.

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Brazil thread truckers strike edition

"Temer activates federal forces to deal with strikers"

"Army is worried with low gasoline reserve"

Honestly can my country literaly get more retarded them this?

Temer just ordered the army to deal with the truckers strike but the army is worried that they may not be able to handle this becouse the strike stoped fuel deliveries to the army bases, this is literaly the state of Brazil right now.

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Former Trump supporter here (I know, I know, ctr meme). I can't support Trump anymore because what he's inspired in America has been insanity that I feel is very close to something like a dictatorship. I don't think Trump's intention is to start a dictatorship but the rhetoric of his fanbase is becoming dangerous as fuck and it's honestly scaring me. I've noticed that many of my family and friends have started acting as if disliking an aspect of Trump is literally a crime and should be punishable in a court of law. They think you should support the president no matter what and anything less of complete adoration for him is treason. I've noticed them say that instead of banning guns (which I am completely against because >disarming citizens) the army should have soldiers standing around all public areas like schools, malls, theaters, etc and essentially turn America into a police state. I don't think any of this is Trump's intention but I feel like someone somewhere is trying to steer America in a direction that would allow them to easily set up a dictatorship when they're ready to run for office.

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LeftyBritPol - Local Election Autopsy Edition

Since the last thread hit it's bump limit (btw someone fucking archive that shit, it's hillarious), here is a new one. Here we will pick apart what the hell just happened.

Also fuck #FBPE wankers.

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Why exactly does the DMV suck? What can we do to change it aside from radicalizing and infiltrating it?

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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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Italian thread

Ok, comrades.

First, the troll shitting the board with Peterson fucking a chair.

Then, the flood of threads about people who doesn't get laid.

It's time to stop.

Let's talk about some serious shit. Let's talk about Italy and the shitstorm that's about to happen here.

Neder-comrades and Vlaams-comrades have their thread and it seems pretty active (>>2486244).

Let's do something like that ourselves.

Oh, obviously I'm a Wop myself and posts in Italian are welcome. Indeed, this thread is supposed to be almost all in Italian. Anyway, very few people outside this shithole (I mean Italy, not /leftypol/) speak this language, so feel free to ask questions in any bloody language you want. If no one will understand it, there's always Google Translate.

There was a thread about Italian communist parties, but it got bumplocked. Let's just move the discussion here.

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recommended leftist youtubers?

what leftist youtubers do you recommend, /leftypol/? all the leftists i could find have been cucked by liberals.

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reactionary russians

>reactionary, explicitly anti-communist russians in 2018

This is so fucking cringey and sad. It's like a black man defending the police. Such uncle-tom ass selfhating slav-coons make sad.

Also judging by how many there are, it's safe to say that the united states really did win the cold war…

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IT AINT ME BEGINS PLAYING

How would the world respond to the following

>trump knows he has a reputation as being Islamophobic

>needs to do shit to get his approval so he can win a second term

>decides to invade a country

>myanmar is invaded by the united states

To ease the American people into this he gets a teary eyed jewish holocaust survivor to speak and the nation's bleeding heart liberals go along with it. The invasion force consists of 6 aircraft carriers and ~1,100,000 troops.

How does this conflict play out? Would china threaten total war?

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Why Do Rightists Hate Fun?

Any videogames that kill Nazis is now branded "Anti-Whitė" or "Communist Propaganda"

Here are some creepy low lQ rightists bitching about "Communism in Videogames"

https://youtu.be/ElkRGiXUwpU

https://youtu.be/YmZHWGW2OeQ

But it's not just that, it's everything fun. From hentai to movies. Rightists were calling the Star Wars films "Marxist". Hentai is "Degeneratė". I can't be the only one noticing this trend (especially on YouTube) rightists seem like very unhappy people all the time. Worse than SJWs.

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>he judges groups on their hive mind instead of their individual values when they are packed on and ready for action as a group, but of individuals with different values and motives

Kek, its like you want to get killed by the collectives of individuals

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China Healthcare

How can China be considered "communist" let alone "socialist" when it doesn't even have universal healthcare? Even Cuba and the Balkans have universal healthcare.

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Deadslavia

What are your opinions on the good old Yugoslavia and Tito?

I have never seen a Titoist that wasnt a Yugo. There has to be a reason for that.

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Leaving aside the seeming impossibility of it, can you imagine how a Trotsky-run USSR would have turned out?

Personally, I think it wouldn't have lasted as long as it did. As much as people shit on Stalin, Trotsky was more brutal and would have demanded ideological purity from everyone.

Trotsky was also an internationalist warhawk ready to invade Poland and to go to war with Germany and Britain in order to achieve a red Europe. Churchill was terrified of him and was ready to go to war with Russia if he came to power.

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>tfw I agree with Anarchism

>tfw I’m reading Capital and agree with almost everything Marx is saying except for the state

Why do I have to pick? Can I just be a Marxian-Anarchism?

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Is rammstein a communist/socialist band?

I know there was an interview where the guy on piano was praising how amazing the gdr was, he said something like there was no monetary worries and if you wanted a beer you got one when you went to a bar/life was simpler.

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Daily News Thread 5/25

Irish abortion referendum: Turnout 'brisk'

Turnout in the Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44241521

Homemade Bomb Explodes in Toronto Suburb Restaurant, Wounding 15

An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

https://outline.com/hVeS9a

Brazil fuel protests: Temer orders armed forces to end trucker blockades

Brazilian President Michel Temer has ordered the armed forces to clear roads blocked for the past five days by truck drivers angry at fuel price rises.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44258652

Student and teacher injured, suspect in custody after shooting at middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, police say

One student and one teacher were injured in a shooting at the Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana on Friday, authorities said.

http://www.businessinsider.com/noblesville-school-shooting-indiana-2018-5/

Israel reportedly just launched missile attack near Homs in Syria

Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs had come under missile attack, which was repelled by its air defense systems, on Thursday.

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-syrian-air-defense-intercepts-missile-attack-on-airport-state-media-2018-5

Philippines: Exiled Maoist Leader Ready to Return for Peace Talks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he had invited Jose Maria Sison, a self-exiled Communist rebel leader, back to the country for “make or break” peace talks.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Philippines-Exiled-Maoist-Leader-Ready-to-Return-for-Peace-Talks-20180524-0015.html

Police find $28m cash in raids linked to Malaysia ex-PM Najib

Malaysian police say they found $28.6m (£21.3m) in cash stuffed in bags during a search of several apartments linked to ousted leader Najib Razak.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44249216

Spanish Opposition Plans No-Confidence Vote for Rajoy, Sources Say

Spain’s biggest opposition party, the Socialists registered a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his former aides were convicted of running a multimillion-euro corruption racket inside the party on his watch.

https://outline.com/J47MN3

Broidy’s Expanded Hacking Allegations Fault Ex-Spy, Emir’s Brother

Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser to President Donald Trump who claimed his computers were hacked and emails leaked in actions sponsored by Qatar, now asserts that the actual hacks were coordinated by a U.S. company linked to a former CIA spy.

https://outline.com/Ea4TRc

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44256765

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Councilcom?

Can someone help a brainlet out? What is council communism, and how is it different from DeLeonism, or Syndicalism, and what even are the differences between those?

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I just saw Chelsea Manning post this on Twitter this morning. Did… Did she just imply a revolution?

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Automation Will Crash (Liberal/Bourgeoisie) Democracy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Tzbu2xJnc

>Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy? For the Motion: Ian Bremmer, Founder and President, Eurasia Group Yascha Mounk, Lecturer, Harvard University & Senior Fellow, New America Against the Motion: Andrew Keen, Internet Entrepreneur & Author, How To Fix The Future Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution

>Either the rich with the robot army will kill the obsolete proletariat or China will become a new superpower with their robot army with guarantee fake jobs for everyone with no Freedom.

>Liberal smug thinks Full Automation under Capitalism will be fine and not to worry about it.

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The resurgence of class struggle: More strikes in the US so far in 2018 than all of last year

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/11/stri-m11.html

By Jerry White

11 May 2018

>There have already been more major work stoppages this year in the US than in all of 2017, as teachers and other sections of workers have begun to break through the grip of the unions and express their opposition.

>There were only seven work stoppages of 1,000 or more workers in 2017, the second lowest number since 1947, and the fewest since 2009, when there were only five such strikes. Already this year, there have been at least 10 major work stoppages, and many more are brewing.

>“Waves of workers are hitting picket lines in 2018,” CBS News headlined a May 8 story. “From teachers walking out of classrooms in several states to hospital workers manning picket lines in California, a surge in strikes is happening in 2018… The first three months of 2018 have seen revived activity on the labor front, and the second quarter is suiting up to be active as well, as workers strike over issues including pay, benefits—and in the case of some educators—distress over lack of funds for equipment and supplies.”

>The strikes so far this year have included:

* The nine-day strike of 33,000 West Virginia teachers and school employees in late February and March.

* A one-day strike on March 19 by teachers on the US territory of Puerto Rico

* A 12-day strike by 2,700 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign graduate workers and teaching assistants in February and March.

* A three-week-long strike by 1,400 Frontier telecommunications workers in Virginia and West Virginia.

* A one-day strike by 4,000 teachers in Jersey City, New Jersey on March 17

* The nine-day walkout of 30,000 Oklahoma teachers in April

* A week-long strike by 3,000 teaching and research assistants at Columbia University in April and May.

* The April 26-May 3 strike by 60,000 Arizona teachers

* A three-day strike by 53,000 University of California food service, groundskeepers, janitorial staff and nurses at university campuses and medical centers.

* The ongoing strike of 1,800 Spectrum technicians in New York City

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/podcasts/

New thread for lefty podcast discussion

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ITT: Hot takes

Daily reminder /pol/yps unironically think the semi-feudal absolute monarchic hellhole of pre-revolutionary Russia was superior to the USSR

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Communist political compass

This is the most accurate communist political compass synthesized to date. Where would you place yourself? Upper center is Lenin.

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/pol/ vs /leftypol/ internet blood sports here

https://sys.8ch.net/mod.php?/bloodsports/res/12.html

Mod interference always fucks up right vs left debates on the internet. So I created a board where both sites can verbally pummel each other without interference.

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drugs

why are the bourgeois reactionaries so anti-drug?

All my commie friends pop pills, snort coke, bang heroin, and smoke weed.

But yet foxnews watching white folks over 35 are like "DRUGS ARE DEGENERATE".

How do these reactionaries have fun without drugs? This is inconceivable to me.

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When I sees the expenses of health in I used am satisfied to live in France. A country or a Secretary ouvirer and communist has to establish the safety social

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Incels

Boy am I gonna regret making this thread. How do we unironically deal with the incel problem? What is causing the growth of this mindset? Rampant feminism? Societal problems? Are they just Lumpen?

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let me guess, /leftypol/ is going to argue that THIS isn't "real" socialism?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Opinions on pic related?

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Daily News Thread 5/24

Trump Calls off Meeting with North Korea's Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his planned June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a letter released by the White House.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Trump-Calls-off-Meeting-with-North-Koreas-Kim-20180524-0005.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44242558

White House: North Korea's response to Pence was 'last straw'

North Korea’s reaction to comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were the “last straw” that led the White House to cancel President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House official said on Thursday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-whitehouse/white-house-north-koreas-response-to-pence-was-last-straw-idUSKCN1IP2KR

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has accepted a political novice as prime minister, paving the way for two populist parties to form a government.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44223034

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

China’s Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military-exercise-ties/china-scolds-us-for-withdrawing-invite-to-naval-drills-idUSKCN1IP12I

Syrian Media: US Coalition Airstrikes Hit Syrian Army Positions

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck several Syrian army positions near the city of Al-Bukamal, according to Syrian media outlet SANA.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Syrian-Media-US-Coalition-Airstrikes-Hit-Syrian-Army-Positions-20180523-0042.html

Exclusive: Israeli minister says U.S. may soon recognize Israel's hold on Golan

Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Wednesday, predicting U.S. assent could come within months.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-usa-exclu/exclusive-israeli-minister-says-us-may-soon-recognize-israels-hold-on-golan-idUSKCN1IO2YU

Jared Kushner: Security clearance restored for Trump's son-in-law

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has had his top security clearance restored, US media report.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44232917

U.S. May Seek to Install Compliance Staff at ZTE, Says Ross

The U.S. may seek to install its own compliance personnel at ZTE Corp. operations, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, adding the Trump administration has made no final decision over changing its penalties on the Chinese telecommunications company.

https://outline.com/7CSP2B

Boys, 15, guilty of Columbine-style school shooting plot

Two teenage boys have been found guilty of plotting a Columbine-style shooting at a school in North Yorkshire.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-44237526

Brazil Truckers Strike for Fourth Day

Brazil’s truckers have pledged to continue a four-day strike that has wreaked havoc on the economy, saying a temporary cut in diesel fuel prices doesn’t meet their demands.

https://outline.com/c8nwWR

Thousands Of Las Vegas Culinary Union Members Authorize Strike

The Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas held a strike vote for the first time in 15 years yesterday, and they decided to strike if they can't agree on a new five-year contract with 34 properties.

https://knpr.org/knpr/2018-05/thousands-culinary-union-members-authorize-strike

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20th century socialism and historical materialism

Could the USSR and such be considered the socialist equivalent of the early capitalist city-states? This could potentially become a uniting theory for socialists of all stripes (as long as they do uphold historical materialism and don't fall into pathological critiques of 20th century socialism)

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GoFundMe is the most depressing symptom of capitalism.

GoFundMe is a nascent symptom of the degrading individualist unsociety birthed by rampant neoliberalism.

https://amityunderground.com/gofundme-is-a-nascent-symptom-of-the-degrading-individualist-unsociety-birthed-by-rampant-neoliberalism-food-banks-austerity/

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I'm a Jinpingist, i support the current PRC government and their path towards socialism as well as their foreign policies. If any of you don't support China in their struggle against imperialism then you are fucking wrong and simply a lifestylist, Xi Jinping is our modern Stalin and we must support their state and ask for aid in our fight against capitalism, any of you western morons who think he is a piggy don't undestand politics, bunch of LARPers.

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Stop LARPing and Start Acting

Just bought a homeless person 10 DiGiorno® frozen pizzas (the small kind of course; I'm not a Communist). What are you leftists doing to help the poor, huh? That's what I thought. Stop LARP'ing online and actually do something to help the "proletariat." Oh, wait, you won't, because you're all socially awkward NEET's, and as Doctor Jordan B. Peterson, MD, D.Ph., D.Litt., etc, etc. says, leftists and postmodernist Cultural Marxists don't actually love the poor; they just hate the rich. Disgusting.

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What the fuck is a tanky

So I've been attempting to find discord servers for leftists lately and the two I have tried have ousted me for being a "tanky". My question is simply what the fuck is a tanky and are there any servers for people who are (apparently) like me?

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Are volcels allowed under socialism?

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Are Maoist orgs mostly cults?

Ex-Maoist here.

I participated in a Maoist organization (not saying which one, for the obvious reasons) for a few years before leaving. I found them to be EXTREMELY cult-like in the sense where they put a ton of effort into controlling their members' behaviors, language, etc., even more than they did actual, on the ground organizing. You see this same kind of shit on places like Left Twitter and Leftbook, which are infamous for call-out culture, designating certain individuals or ideas as "revisionist", demanding that certain "revisionist" individuals self-criticize to the point of self-flagellation, and so on.

My hypothesis for why this kind of shit flourishes in Maoist groups (as opposed to most other leftist ideological groups) is due to a couple of things: 1. Chinese culture is heavily conformist and follows a strict top-down leadership and also centers heavily around personal introspection, hence why Chinese socialism would have this imprint firmly in it (and hence why western Maoists would imitate their Chinese counterparts), 2. Maoists, including western ones, deny human agency and thus believe even the slightest of behavioral mishaps will make someone "go bad" (look no further than Althusser and his philosophy for this), 3. Maoism, rather than centering around the proletarian subject, centers around the "authentic" revolutionary subject and implies only the most virtuous and/or most oppressed are capable of doing revolution, and 4. Maoism's "Blanquist" element creates a sense of "we are the Elect, therefore we must set the revolutionary example".

Pic related is the BITE Model for cults. Read through this chart and see if the Maoist groups you know fit this model to a T.

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/Kommunism General/

We've done it komrades. We've officially taken over 4chan. So what next? Something Awful? Reddit? The sky is the limit.

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Was the four pests campaign a mistake, or is there more to it than that? Is it a capitalist lie? thanks 100charscharschars

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I live a good life. I work hard.

I got steady pay, a nice house and some money saved for when I retire.

The boss, Mr. Bacon, brought in a speaker one day and he told us about how unions are socialist and are evil. One of the lads piped up during the talk and said, "Can you believe that shit? He's working to exploit us! Be socialist! Join a union! We can't let them bleed us dry!" I havn't seen him around since.

So I wondered…

Why should I join a union? What is socialism and how would it benefit me?

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Hoxhaists are basically Trots

>china was never socialist, fuck mao

>cuba was never socialist, fuck castro

>dprk was never socialist, fuck kim

>only the ussr was socialist up until the wrong person died

Literally the only difference is they replace "state capitalism" with "revisionism" and like Stalin.

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What's y'alls thoughts on Socialist Alternative? Specifically for the USA, tho anyone can give their two cents for their area. The SA seems to be more radical than their Democrat Cops of America counterparts, and they actually have a councilwoman in my area (Seattle). Yes they can use a tad too much idpol as a crutch but they actually regularly talk about the working class in detail, and have a Marxist vision on how to do shit.

Wikipedia says they're originally Trotskyists, but based on their website that seems to be just a relic of the past. I wanna talk about 21st century Socialist Alternative, not argue about shit that happened 70 years ago

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>mfw gahhole shills /tv/ to the 4/pol/ audience that watches the stream.

>mfw all of the brave heroes on /leftypol/ have been fighting to liberate /tv/ from the fascists.

I'm sorry /leftypol/, all you tried to do was cleanse /tv/ with your based cuckporn. Please go back and bash the fash at /tv/

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Abolishing rent

Will rent be abolished in socialism?

How will it be done practically? What will take its place?

Clearly something this ambitious cannot be done through socdem reform, there will inevitably be bourgeois counterattack. How will they be dealt with without a full dictatorship of the proletariat?

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Gender equality

I unironically support forced gender diversity within coal mines and military infantry units. This is the only true leftist stance on workplace equality.

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>we need to attract people with memes and humor they said

>let's dumb down theory for the people they said

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0tbu--FCgM&t=0s

French Black Blockers seem to like this song

Why has Freed from Desire been played many times during the last demonstrations in Paris ?

Although I find it fun, I don't see the revolutionnary point

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Statue of Anti-Imperialism, to be represented by dead white man, to be erected in the Netherlands

>Sic transit gloria mundi, Monument to the end of Western hegemony

>At a time when controversy surrounds colonial memorials, the West’s most recent dominance is beginning to show signs of collapse.

>Russia, and Asian economic giants are breathing down our neck. In Africa, China is fast becoming the new imperialist power and Islamic nations, thanks to migrants living here, exert a growing influence on Western culture. This calls for a new vision of our role in the world.

>In collaboration with the Western Hegemony National Monument Committee and the City of Utrecht, a cenotaph is to be erected on the Neude in 2018. SPRING marks the beginning of its construction.

Netherlands YES!

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/lefty/kino

ITT: Post good Socialist films.

There was a smaller chart posted in the last /lefty/film thread that died recently, which I forgot to save (containing kino like Come And See and If…), does anybody have it?

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Daily News Thread 5/22

Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into 'Israeli war crimes'

The Palestinians have asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli human rights abuses.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44214088

Israel Punishes Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza vote

Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border, the foreign ministry said Monday.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israel-Punishes-Spain-Slovenia-Belgium-over-UN-Gaza-vote-20180521-0027.html

Israel brags it is 1st state to use US-made F-35 in combat & ‘attacks on different fronts’

Israel, which has conducted several air raids in neighboring Syria, now brags it is the first country to use the US-made F-35 in combat to “attack” targets in the Middle East. It did not specify the targets.

https://www.rt.com/news/427383-israel-f35-middle-east/

Police use tear gas, protesters throw stones as anti-Macron rally turns violent in Paris

Paris demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s social policies turned violent as protesters hurled projectiles at police and broke shop windows. Officers deployed tear gas and detained some protestors.

https://www.rt.com/news/427439-violence-paris-macron-protests/

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un may be delayed

US President Donald Trump has said there is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44207986

Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

Nine people have died in clashes with police in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu amid protests against a copper smelter that residents say is causing environmental damage.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44207343

Turkey: Over 100 Ex-Military Officers Handed Life Sentences

On Monday, 104 former Turkish military officers were handed “aggravated life sentences” for participating in an attempted coup on July 15, 2016, according to state media report.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Turkey-Over-100-Ex-Military-Officers-Handed-Life-Sentences-20180522-0003.html

Xi’s Race Against a Population Timebomb

President Xi Jinping’s biggest obstacle to completing China's rise to global wealth and power may not be the U.S. under Donald Trump, but a greying population.

https://outline.com/qvRS9w

Sweden sends out leaflets on how to prepare for war

Its government has sent leaflets to 4.7 million households explaining how to best prepare for various major crises.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44208921

Amazon is selling AI software to cops that can scan for hundreds of thousands of faces for $6 per month

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-rekognition-ai-software-cops-scan-faces-2018-5

Border Patrol Agent Stops US Citizens for Not Speaking English

Two US citizens were detained and questioned by a US Customs and Border Protection officer last week, simply because the officer overheard them speaking Spanish at a northern Montana gas station.

https://sputniknews.com/society/201805211064660470-border-patrol-stops-US-citizens-speaking-spanish/

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The case for the Burmese / Myanmar gov

<1948

<Achieve independence

>Pakistan Almost instantly begins funding Muslim Fundies in Rohingya provinces to stir shit

<1962-2011

<Military gov Era

>Remnants of these Paki funded Islamist's are eventually joined / given aid by Al-Qaeda and the fucking taliban

<2017-8

>Remenants of those Remenants form a New sect led by a Rohingya who was raised fully saud style in mecca KSA which begins launching attacks at border points with bangladesh and police stations

>Myanmar moves troops into the Area to fight the islamists again

<UN / US / NATO etc

>"Muh ebil dictator (Who was nominated for a nobel peace prize a decade ago) attacking these muslim people with no remorse!!111!!!"

So what has this shown?

A. The military intervention in the area was not unprovoked

B. The Situation is a lot more multi sided then "Muh Ebil goverment sent the army in to harass muslims because they didnt like them"

C. This Situation is being used by the US along with the UN etc to push for Imperialist Regime change in Myanmar and thus the Myanmar government should be given support against said imperialism

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Discord

Howdy Comrades,

I'm looking to have realtime interactions with other leftists.

Is there a Discord server for /leftypol/, /leftypol? It seems like every board from /suicide/ to /islam/ has a fucking server, so does this one?

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Does /leftypol/ like "political" pop culture or do you think it's destined to be shallow simplistic garbage?

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https://libcom.org/library/dialogue-bordiga-jacques-camatte

>For us, as we have said thousands of times, questioning the ideology that justified the Second World War, and therefore denouncing the propaganda of the Allies concerning the Jewish “holocaust”, basically goes without saying and cannot be a subject of dispute. The main thing—which is not found in the works of the authors cited above—is to try to understand why we have witnessed such a powerful resurgence of this nauseating ideology with its timid questioning and, certainly, to the degree that the West really integrates its recent history, to that same degree will it use the existential myth that replaces the various founding representations absorbed by capital.

What did he mean by this?

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Come with music and converse here with camaraderie on DubTrack—this board's old, non-sectarian place of gathering—as we survive in and reflect upon this world reigned over by Capital, bracing ourselves for what is to come.

This thread is also intended to serve as a place of discussion for music in general, so, then, speak!

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

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

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

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OH NO NO NO

>BLOOD AND SOIL

>hey guys this man is a nazi

>Y-YOU CAN'T RUIN MY LIFE LIKE THIS REEEEEEEE

https://twitter.com/Millenniel_Matt/status/997541700351528960

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Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-commonwealth/zimbabwe-applies-to-re-join-commonwealth-invites-poll-observers-idUSKCN1IM1JK?il=0

Are you fucking happy now imperialist collaborators!?

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Marxist economics still taught in Universities?

Okay, so in a debate about the relevance of Marxist economics, I brought up that Marx' ideas are still relevant in modern day economics, even if you reject it. Including there still being Marxist economists, to pro-capitalist economists using his theories to come up with better argument in favour of capitalism.

I included a list of universities of which it was said that they still had at least one course in Marxist economics, but now a guy claiming he is a British economist mentions that he spit through the course catalogues but could find only one university doing so.

Do you guys know of universities that still have Marxist economic modules/courses?

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Preparing for Revolution

How dedicated should an individual be in preparing themselves for the revolution? How prepared are you? How much of your life does thinking about it comprise? Pic very related

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I never existed in the first place

TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO SILENCE THE VOICES OF LIBERALS

Fuck these pigs!

As a transwoman who has suffered in silence for too long I am finally going to take action and post. I put this in /leftpol/ as well to unify more activists.

And like I said over there, I can't even make a sound that is familiar, and I can't even look at myself in the mirror. I NEVER EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO EXIST AND NOW THIS?!

FUCK YOU TRUMP AND FUCK YOU NAZI PIECES OF SHIT

NOW THEY WANT TO SILENCE MY FUCKING VOICE ON TWITTER AND WHO FUCKING KNOWS WHERE THIS WILL END?!!

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a hawaiian stemlords take on philosophy

https://hawaiileftreview.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/science-vs-philosophy-is-philosophy-really-needed/

>Over a number of weeks and months, through discussions on discord and various other mediums with people like Antonio Wolf and other philosophically-minded individuals, I’ve grown increasingly skeptical that ‘philosophy’ is actually a helpful or necessary field of study in the left’s mission to critique political economy or bring a more just, egalitarian world into existence. Particularly problematic is the incessant hand-wringing with regards to ‘epistemology’ philosophers bring when discussing matters of science.

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Zain Ramadan 2018 Commercial

What do you make of this, /leftypol/?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJB7cv97Dg

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What side are you on, /leftypol/?

Also are there any other feminists that directly engage with TERF ideas and ideology, dissects them and attacks them? Would like to add them to the libfem leadership

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Change right wing perception of the left

Why are right wingers so retarded? All they do is smear leftists and lie. I have never seen a single right winger be it a YouTuber or an economist actually engage with leftist economic policy. It almost feels like not a single reactionary even understands leftist socioeconomic theory yet endlessly blabber on about how “logical” and well read they are. How do you engage with these people and at least make them understand where we are coming from?

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American Renaissance Embraces Marxism and Admits Failure

Sam Dickson advocates a Marxian guerrilla movement against the deeply triggering and problematic establishment. He seeks to recruit members of the establishment to form a revolutionary vanguard. Besides the irony of a Southern reactionary dealing following Marx’s model it is actually more devastating than that. By acknowledging the need to recruit a revolutionary vanguard Sam Dickson has implicitly acknowledged that the White identity movement is without effective leadership. Considering that he has been a leader in the movement for 30 years and is a personal friend to most prominent White Nationalists this rebuke is quite incisive.

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

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=WgDoWvQmRKM

>Mr. Dickson says no revolution has ever taken place without a split within the ruling elites and that white advocates must state their ideas in such a way as to create that split. He argues the existing system offers no hope of salvation and that white advocates should work for the day when a healthier system can be created.

Who do you think is most likely to leave the elites to form the revolutionary vanguard of the white nationalism?

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Daily News Thread 5/23

Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks

The House voted Tuesday to ease rules for midsize and regional banks in what is considered the largest undoing to date of banking rules put in place in the wake of the financial crisis. The vote was 258-159.

https://outline.com/XtfeV8

Thousands of public workers protest against Macron's reforms

Emmanuel Macron, who plans to cut 120,000 public sector jobs, is on a collision course with France's trade unions.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/thousands-public-workers-protest-macron-reforms-180522200708404.html

U.S. Employee in China Suffers Brain Injury in Case Recalling Cuba Sound ‘Attack’

A U.S. government employee in China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure ahead of being diagnosed with a mild brain injury, in a case reminiscent of diplomats who fell ill in Cuba last year.

https://outline.com/6j8WpG

Trump Says the U.S.-China Trade Deal Could Be ‘Too Hard to Get Done’

President Donald Trump said a trade agreement with China may be “too hard to get done” and that the world’s two largest economies may need to change their framework for a deal.

https://outline.com/EqygTf

Japan Ministry Releases Scandal Papers It Said Were Destroyed

Japan’s Finance Ministry released records relating to a sale of public land that has sparked allegations of cronyism and undermined support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. A ministry official told parliament last year they’d been destroyed.

https://outline.com/xyXSp6

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists

Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women's rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44223285

Officials Warn They Will Dock Pay As Argentine Teachers Strike

Teachers in Buenos Aires are demanding higher pay in the latest education boycott since the school year began in March.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Officials-Warn-They-Will-Dock-Pay-As-Argentine-Teachers-Strike-20180522-0034.html

FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles

The FBI has admitted overestimating the number of seized mobile phones its investigators are unable to access.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44225055

Amazon defends providing police facial recognition tech

Amazon has defended working with US police forces to provide facial recognition technology, amid concern from civil rights groups.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44220037

Parkland Florida's #Neveragain movement didn't really sway gun control opinion, poll shows

The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.

http://www.businessinsider.com/parklands-neveragain-movement-didnt-sway-gun-control-opinion-poll-2018-5

NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem

NFL teams will be fined if players kneel for the US national anthem under a new policy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44230772

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/leftypol/ has voluntarily stopped saying racial slurs such as "nigger," "gook," and "spic." There are literally no rules against simply saying racial slurs here, yet /leftypol/ posters have still decided to stop saying racist words for the most part. Even casual use of racial slurs such as what used to be associated with non-/pol/ 4chan boards is very low here. I just noticed this recently.

Why do you suppose this is? Personally, I think it's because using these words really does reproduce fascist propaganda in some way, and posters here, as a result of their class consciousness, have realized this consciously or subconsciously. I think it's a positive development that shows how powerful Marxism is against racism. Even after extensive brainwashing from /pol/ over the years, people who post here have abandoned their vulgar habits.

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Italian Steel Years

C'mon Leftypol tell me about them.

For you they were heroes ho they tried to recreate the italian republic or Just some Terrorists?

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I'm so mad I don't know what to say.

This interview was so vile. And then the host just giving this dude a strokejob the whole interview. Our tax payers pay for this shit and this Kai-fuck's 200k(probably 300 now) salary.

Ken Langone is an investment banker and entrepreneur who's worked on many deals in his lifetime, but is perhaps best known for co-founding The Home Depot. Most recently, he's offered a strong defense of capitalism in his new book, "I Love Capitalism! An American Story." He talked to Kai Ryssdal about why he wrote this book now and how he thinks capitalism should work. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Kai Ryssdal: So this is about as full-throated a defense of capitalism as you are ever going to read. And I guess my first question is, why do you think capitalism needs defending right now?

Ken Langone: I don't think it needs defending. I think it needs understanding. In the 2016 campaign, as I watched Bernie Sanders campaign, it dawned on me the massive number of young people that were showing up for him. And the thing that frightened me was, these kids haven't even started yet and they've given up! Capitalism works. Admittedly there were winners and losers, but it works. Certainly, I think if you look at the history of our great nation, it's certainly made a massive contribution to where we are today vis-a-vis the the rest of the world for sure.

Ryssdal: So people who listen to this program regularly will know that I read the acknowledgements section of a book before I read anything else. And the thing about this book that you've written, “I Love Capitalism!” is that the acknowledgements come in the beginning. There are, I think, five pages where you just list people who have helped you out and assisted you through your career, and I think the thing that you didn't say when you were talking about the benefits of capitalism is that you need help along the way.

Langone: A whole lot. Kai, I am anything but a self-made man. You need to have a team of people, and you need to have them feel they are with you, not for you. And that list — I deliberately wanted that list, and I pray to God I haven't left anybody off the list. If I did, it's a mistake. But every one of those people on that list in one way or other contributed to my journey through life.

Ryssdal: So let me try the spirit of that question in a different way and let me ask it this way: You talk in the first chapter or two of this book about your freshman year of college at Bucknell, which in itself was sort of a miracle that had happened because you really weren't thinking about college and all of this. But you get to college you're having a good old time, probably too good a time, as you say —

Langone: You bet.

Ryssdal: But this professor sits you down as you're about to fail out and says, "I am going to help you. I am going to go around to all your professors and tell them basically that you're a diamond in the rough and to give you a chance." Where would you be if that guy hadn't helped you out that way?

Langone: Well, I wouldn't be where I am today. The fellow’s name was Russ Headley. He was professor of economics at Bucknell. Professor Headley is one name. But you pick a name that certainly was pivotal at that moment in time, and all the names I've listed in the book were pivotal to my career or my path at the point in time when they were in my life or were involved with me in some activity, whether it was a business or a charitable cause or whatever it was.

Ryssdal: So what do you do, Mr. Langone, if you're one of the people in this economy —

Langone: Call me Ken, please.

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Ryssdal: I will do that, Ken, I apologize for my formality. It's reflex. What do you do if you're somebody in this economy, and there are many of them, who don't have people to help them out?

Langone: I feel very sorry for them. What do I do? I think there couldn't be a more lonely existence to not have at least one person in your life, at any one point in time in your life, that you couldn't pick up the phone or you couldn't go see and say, "Hey, what do you think?" Or "I need your help." Or "Can you do this for me?" Or "Can you do me this favor?" So that description, you tell me about that person, that’s a very sad — I will tell you this though, and I don't mean this in a lecturing way: My father had a wonderful expression. He said if you want to have a friend, you got to be a friend. So maybe that fellow wants to take a step back and ask himself the question, what has he done to nurture those kinds of friendships and relationships?

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Is autonomism just lifestyle marxism?

Negri seems like a capable thinker, is there something of merit to operaism/autonomism?

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Food distribution in overpopulated cities

Lets say a revolution occurs and all capitalists states dismantle and become an anarchist society. how would the distribution of food be managed in a cities so inmensly populated like L.A. or New York, whose depend on importation incentivized by trading, according to the different schools of anarchism?

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Liberalism

A spectre is haunting /leftypol/ — the spectre of Liberalism. All the powers of nu-/Leftypol/ have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: ☭TANKIE☭ and Trot, Anarchist and SocDem, /pol/ false flagger and /r/socialism expat. Where is the OP in a thread that has not been decried as Liberal by its opponents in a reply? Where is the poster that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Liberalism, against the posters with more (you)s, as well as against its actually reactionary adversaries?

Two things result from this fact:

I. Liberalism is already acknowledged by all /leftypol/ powers to be itself a power.

II. It is high time that /leftypol/ should openly, in the face of the whole world, go liberal and subscribe to their published views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Liberalism with an act that will ensure they HAVE to listen.

TAKE POWER! VOTE LIBERAL!

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Is socialism the ideology of the Übermensch?

As a socialist society is the next step in society's evolution, is the socialist man the next step of human evolution?

Excuse me being a brainlet

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Crisis in the Kremlin: Fuck Yeltsin edition

We'll see if /leftypol/ can run the USSR and save it from sabotage by the burgers and by opportunists within the party ranks. Time to purge revisionists and build Communism.

Setting difficulty to normal since i doubt anyone wants to play Solzhenitsyn difficulty.

Here's the soundtrack for anyone who wants to get in the mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5E4l78Ka50&list=PLXHZ96iVGE4dcRLZH_9fG99V2VR9NyhWE

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http://pixelz.io/@-101,-111

Come be autistic and waste your afternoon

100 characters are fucking gay

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Strikes in china increasing...

but not for the reasons you might think

https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2018/02/surprise-authoritarian-resilience-china/

" Advances in public opinion research over the last three decades paint a strikingly different picture of Chinese political life, one that challenges fundamental Western preconceptions about democracy and casts recent Chinese political history in a new light."

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Help me identify political system

Is there a system where people can live in a just society without oppression but also associate freely into groups and affiliations.

What I'm looking for is a system where people who feel connected to an idea or a group can reorganize and work together without problem.

The thing is, people will forever be associating into groups and as much as I love left-libertarianism I hope someone comes up with a system that combines both.

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US issues ultimatum to Iran

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

Kill Em All 2018

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD IRANIANS

(seriously though, how fucked are we?)

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Why locals is so against transhumanism?

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the soviet intelligentsia in the late years of perestroika turned to supporting capitalism literally just to be edgy.

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Volunteering

Is someone doing something for free a step towards socialism, or in the current capitalist system just being exploited as a source of free labour? For various roles you're expected to have had intern or otherwise unpaid experience to show that you "care", but it feels like a SocDem bandaid farce that doesn't actually change the system and ultimately gets worn down as personal resources deplete and the demand for services increases due to capital still continuing to screw people over and heaping its victims on to the well-meaning.

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documentaries thread

are there any good documentaries about certain leftist revolutionaries and leaders more specifically mao zedong

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Labour Aristocracy

Comrades, I am confused about the concept of labour aristocracy. I have always assumed it to mean members of genuine aristocratic families that happen to be nonetheless poor, such as after Capitalist revolutions, and thus become a part of the proletariat and should be treated as such. However, I also see the concept used in referral to just rich proles in general who are not aristocratic at all. So what the fuck. Am I an idiot

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So, is humanism obsolete?

humanism and human nature is nothing but an ideology.knowledge (false consciousness) that was constructed to produce power

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Is capitalism causing adults to regress into childhood to escaping the soul-crushing monotony of their material conditions?

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Texas shooter was a member of Atomwaffen

As we all know, AtomWaffen is a 09a Noctulian Energy Vampirist group which feasts upon the blood of aryans as a constant source of power in order to maintain a flowing Energy Pyramid.

This mass shooting incident is no different. It was clear that the shooter was a fan of the Nazbol meme and the Fashwave Aesthetics, however, whats more sinister is the satanic influences riddled all over his facebook profile and it's more than likely that he was brainwashed with some sort of Illuminati programming or MK-Ultra in order carry out such a task. After looking at his Youtube Channel mentioned in his facebook profile, he has some question satanic propaganda videos liked, See the following.

https://youtu.be/GSXHlDuje3s

https://youtu.be/APXCggLF9-4

One can only conclude after viewing these things that it was either part of some ritual to awaken the "Dark Gods" or it was to simply cause system disruption which is in line with a SIEGE, a book promoted by Atomwaffen.

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MEANS GETTING SIEZED

When Kelloggs announced it was going to close operations in Venezuela just days before the elections (in order to undermine them), the workers expropriated the factory and resumed production under their own management.

"The Capitalist is the one who is going to loose"

https://twitter.com/DedamacsinsBrat/status/998252670333923330

Look how fucking happy those workers are! That's what socialism looks like.

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Why do Leftists love Islam so much? Is it because they are naturally submissive to a paternalistic religion?

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What's the most proletarian film genre and why is it Spaghetti Westerns, /leftypol/? Even Stalin himself loved Westerns.

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Religion on /leftypol/

Why are National Bolsheviks and Asserists banned for being reactionaries / defending nationalism but cancer like Christcoms are allowed to spew to their garbage about muh church, muh Jesus, muh paradise after death? Same goes for any religion

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how's your life going comrades?

can we have a thread just to talk about what's happening in our lives, to vent a bit and share random thoughts?

even if it's not politic-related, let's just listen to each other comrades

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I've been crawling through this text recently and as I'm reaching the end think the book might be of interest to posters here. The book argues that modern psychological practice is driven by drugs companies, medicalises normal human experiences and is psuedoscientific.

Personally, I've been left somewhat ambivalent by the arguments the book presents. The attacks on the bio-psychiatry model weren't particularly interesting to me; arguing with the brain as biochemical machine strikes me as a bit of a non-starter. The more philosophical arguments about the appropriate techniques of treatment are interesting, if somewhat slanted. The section on the effects of placebos and the section on social contagions' effects on the prevalence of reported psychological illness are illuminating and thought provoking.

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Land lord hate thread

Anybody else recognize how fucking inhuman this people are? From dealing with them In real life to reading their disgusting little forums where they treat renters as cattle, these people are some of the most wretched human beings on the planet. I’ve never had a landlord that was a decent human being. Take a look at this little gem from their cursed subreddit.

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Explain this

The Royals flaunt their wealth and unearned privilege and proles around the world watch and adore them for it.

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Magyar fonál

A "Forradalmi Forrás" nevű olvasói körünk keretein belül lassan két éve találkozgatunk, modern és klasszikus filozófiai, történelmi, szervezeti kérdésekkel foglalkozó szövegeket dolgozunk fel.

Pár hete indítottuk a Facebook csoportunkat, ahol mémeket fordítunk/gyártunk és a youtube-ra is pakolunk ki eredeti videókat. Legutóbbi videónk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20PM_7o-Swg

Facebook csoport: https://www.facebook.com/Forradalmi-Forrás-182113419113775/

Ha van bármi kérdésetek, megjegyzésetek, durrantsátok. Amúgy magyar politika general. Szavaztál, köcsög?

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What intellectual European leftists think about Turkish people and their government? Are they bad as they seem?

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Dice rollRolled 7, 3, 9, 3, 7, 3, 6, 5, 8 + 9 = 60 (9d9)

>communist

>die because you're an obese pig

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Daily News Thread 5/21

US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44200621

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44194078

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

https://apnews.com/09877f4fcf454c59a74b0d066536d15e/Divided-Supreme-Court-sides-with-businesses-over-workers

Maduro wins Venezuelan election branded ‘illegitimate & undemocratic’ by US and opposition

Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela’s electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott.

https://www.rt.com/news/427270-maduro-venezuela-presidential-elections/

‘US can’t decide for the world:’ Rouhani rejects Pompeo’s Iran demands

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected demands made of Tehran by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, vowing to continue “our path,” insisting that the era when the US could “decide for the world” is over.

https://www.rt.com/news/427351-rouhani-responds-us-demands-iran/

Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44198304

Russia Says Syria Rejects New Constitution Diluting Assad Powers

Syria won’t accept a Russian plan for a new constitution that would dilute the powers of President Bashar al-Assad, in a setback for Kremlin efforts to negotiate an end to the seven-year civil war.

https://outline.com/EyrwxN

Saudi Crackdown Is a ‘Chilling Smear Campaign,’ Rights Group Says

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on prominent women’s rights advocates is a “chilling development” for independent critics of the government, Amnesty International said in a statement.

https://outline.com/ZwqkfL

Trump Balks Over Billions in Secret Chinese Loans to Poor Nations

China has showered $10 billion on debt-laden Ecuador over the past six years for energy and infrastructure projects – part of a global effort by Beijing to finance development in poor countries that are rich with natural resources.

https://outline.com/avpJ8f

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44196291

DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new 'critical infrastructure' protection laws

New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half a dozen states in the US.

https://www.rt.com/usa/427214-us-criminalize-protests-dapl/

Critics denounce South Carolina's new 'anti-Semitism' law

A recently passed South Carolina law targets criticism of Israel in schools by branding it anti-Semitic.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/critics-denounce-south-carolina-anti-semitism-law-180513113108407.html

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When will England finally break out the guillotine? Is the UK really this cucked? And why the fuck is anyone in America an anglophile?

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/19/wedd-m19.html

From the article:

"If anything, the response of these same social layers across the Atlantic is more disgraceful still. Maya Rupert, for example, took to the pages of the New York Times to pen a piece titled “How a Black Feminist Became a Fan of Princesses.”

“Ten-year-old me would be horrified by how excited I am about the royal wedding,” she begins. But Rupert now realises that the elevation of “white womanhood” as the cultural standard is no more: “And as I realized that, my anti-princess feminism began to give way to something more nuanced… Maybe instead of rejecting princess culture, wholesale, I could embrace different princesses.”

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Japanese Communist / socialists / leftists

<Japan in the later half of the 20th century

>One of the Largest non-governing Communist parties on earth

>Socialist / Communist / SocDem ideas becoming so popular that a """""Lone swordsmen"""" Stabs to death a SocDem/DemSoc politician calling an end to American occupation then """"""Kills Himself"""""" a few days later

>Strikes that would become so violent that the gov would hire mobsters as strike breakers and striking workers would be having fist/Knife fights with said Katana wielding mobsters

>Strong links between Communist/Socialist groups and the student movements of the 60s-Early 70s

<Today

>JCP is death bound is death bound and is hemorrhaging votes and seats in the diet each election

>JCP has dropped almost all of its Socialist/Communist policies and is now just "SocDems with red fags" will likely dissolve in some point in the near future

>Unions / Workers movements mostly gutted and Co-Opted by Neo-Liberals/gov

>The Youth all falling for the "TRUE Totally not NeoCon's Conservative populistsTM" meme

Where

did

It

All

Go

so

Wrong?

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What are your thoughts on the Uhuru Movement and African Internationalism? Is the road to socialism really painted black?

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Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/19/pers-m19.html

19 May 2018

>The publication of this week’s open letter by leading academics protesting Google’s role in the military’s drone assassination program exposes the close partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex.

>The letter, now signed by nearly 1,000 academics, declares that “Google has moved into military work without subjecting itself to public debate or deliberation, either domestically or internationally.” It adds, “While Google regularly decides the future of technology without democratic public engagement, its entry into military technologies casts the problems of private control of information infrastructure into high relief.”

>In March, Google admitted to helping the Pentagon develop artificial intelligence software to identify objects in video recordings captured by drones, within the framework of a program called Project Maven. While Google claims that the technology is not being used to kill people, the letter’s authors note that the system can be easily modified to identify human beings for assassination.

>The letter by the academics follows an open letter from Google workers protesting the company’s involvement in Project Maven, supported by over 3,100 employees. A recent report by Gizmodo cited the resignation of a dozen workers following the revelations.

>In considering the operations of Google, a distinction must be made between the corporation and the technology workers who are employed by it, many of whom may have been attracted to the company by its original (recently removed) corporate motto, “Don’t Be Evil.”

>The involvement of Google in the US military’s drone program points to the extraordinarily dangerous amalgamation of giant technology corporations and the major capitalist states. It is increasingly difficult to tell where the CIA and the Pentagon end, and the technology companies begin.

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Capitalism is good

ITT; we post examples of capitalism distributing wealth in the most efficient way possible. Everybody knows that capitalism is the most efficient system to ever exist, so we need to post examples of this.

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I'd go about post countless anarchist cringe photos, but why do they always type threatening, highly-aggressive messages like they're some teenager who just downed 3 Red Bulls?

I mean, this isn't some accusation I'm throwing out there. They're like this everywhere on social media they inhabit.

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Individualism and collectivism

If every single person was an anarchoindividualist the end result would be pretty much the same as if everybody was some other collectivist form of anarchism, since in the search of personal interest everybody would end up collaborating to make everyone's interests easier to reach, ending up in the same theorical society as a collectivist one, right?

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Hegel

Lenin says I can't understand Capital without having read and understood the entirety of Hegel's Logic.

So, what philosophers and philosophical works do I have to read to be able to read and understand the entirety of Hegel's Logic so that I can FINALLY start reading Capital?

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>tfw you make it in time for the soviet reunion

Is Belarus Juche with Putinist characteristics for slav people?

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"Western values"

What do right-wingers actually mean when they say Western values, European culture or Christian heritage? They never actually bother to describe what these involve or imply. Is it just a politically correct for "race" they use to court the media and normies?

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How is Mark Ames able to survive so many witch hunts when so many on the Left are banned from existence after a simple allegation?

He's doing something right, I just don't know what.

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http://theregion.org/article/13411-un-confirms-palestinians-being-settled-afrin-confirming-fears-of-demographic-changes

>UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Tuesday confirmed Turkey is settling Palestinian refugees in Afrin following the Turkish de-facto annexation of Afrin in March, raising fears of demographic changes in Afrin, majoriy Kurdish region.

>“On 4 May, a convoy carrying 618 IDPs, the majority of whom are reportedly Palestinian refugees, arrived in the Euphrates Shield areas, and were later transported to an IDP camp near Deir Balut village in Afrin district,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

>“Several hundreds of Palestinian refugees who fled the regime's assault on the Yarmouk Camp to rebel-held southern Damascus have now been forcibly displaced to IDP camps in northern Aleppo and Der Balut, Afrin,” Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow focusing on Syria at the Forum for Regional Thinking, a progressive Israeli think-tank, also confirmed on Twitter.

>“The living conditions in those camps are horrific. Tens of thousands have been displaced to them from rebel-held towns south and east of Damascus in recent weeks. Some of the displaced Palestinians held a protest against these living conditions,” she wrote last week.

>Turkey has been settling displaced Syrians from Damascus in Afrin, which Kurdish officials say is an attempt to change the ethnic demography of Afrin, a majority Kurdish region. Over 140,000 Kurds from Afrin were displaced to areas in northern Aleppo, with many of them living in tents or renting homes, not able to return back to Afrin.

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Bourgois control of media?

How does the Bourgeoisie let communist and socialist films slip into the public eye if they supposedly control every aspect of our media?

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CHE

Did he actually thought he could create a revolution in Bolivia?

I say this because everything sounded like a plan for a future disaster

(1.Guevara had expected assistance and cooperation from the local dissidents that he did not receive, nor did he receive support from Bolivia's Communist Party under the leadership of Mario Monje, which was oriented toward Moscow rather than Havana. In Guevara's own diary captured after his death, he wrote about the Communist Party of Bolivia, which he characterized as "distrustful, disloyal and stupid".[207]

2.He had expected to deal only with the Bolivian military, who were poorly trained and equipped, and was unaware that the United States government had sent a team of the CIA's Special Activities Division commandos and other operatives into Bolivia to aid the anti-insurrection effort. The Bolivian Army was also trained, advised, and supplied by U.S. Army Special Forces, including an elite battalion of U.S. Rangers trained in jungle warfare that set up camp in La Esperanza, a small settlement close to the location of Guevara's guerrillas.[208]

3.He had expected to remain in radio contact with Havana. The two shortwave radio transmitters provided to him by Cuba were faulty; thus, the guerrillas were unable to communicate and be resupplied, leaving them isolated and stranded.)

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Debate Ghost

Ghost from True Capitalist Radio is taking calls right now. Most of you probably know who is he and most of you probably hate his views. Put your money where your mouth is and debate him. Prove to him why capitalism is wrong.

https://ghost.report/listen-to-tcr-live/

his number is in the link

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Deputy shoots groundhog blocking traffic in Carroll County

THE ABSOLUTE STATES OF AMERICA

> A Carroll County sheriff's deputy shot a groundhog that was holding up traffic Monday morning.

> Video of the incident posted on Facebook shows traffic stopped in both directions on Liberty Road in Eldersburg. The Sheriff's Office said the deputy tried to guide the groundhog off the road. The groundhog then went toward the deputy, who shot the animal.

Source: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/deputy-shoots-groundhog-blocking-traffic-in-carroll-county/20266898

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Marx talked about a supposed "human nature" in his works: however it's really hard to understand if he was reefering to human traits or he just belived in an "essence" that we all share, which again, i don't understand if he sees that essence as something that always morphs or he actually thought it was "stationary".

Im talking about Gattungswesen, the concept of species-essence.

What's /leftypol/ opinion on that?

If possible, please use quotes too in your reply.

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A Bright Future

The Simpsons are always right.

Our time is coming soon, comrades.

Be prepared, when the day comes.

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What does the board think of Bonanno's Armed Joy, insurrectionary anarchism as a whole, and the critique of organized parties and organizations coming from the book(Marxist or anarchist)?

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So when Kennedy retires from the Supreme Court in the next few weeks or months how fucked are we going to be?

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Gina Haspel

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/17/gina-haspel-cia-director-torture/

>AN AMERICAN DOCTOR and Naval reserve officer who has done extensive medical evaluation of a high-profile prisoner who was tortured under the supervision of Gina Haspel privately urged Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to oppose Haspel's confirmation as CIA director, according to an email obtained by The Intercept.

>….. Dr. Sondra Crosby, a professor of public health at Boston University, wrote to Warner's legislative director on Monday. He is irreversibly damaged by torture that was unusually cruel and designed to break him. In my over 20 years of experience treating torture victims from around the world, including Syria, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. al-Nashiri presents as one of the most severely traumatized individuals I have ever seen".

Could we find someone qualified who hasn't done torture to run the CIA? If so, why did they pick her? Was CIA torture a reflection a reflection of America's will? Or is that propaganda for a deeper reason for picking her?

Why are Republicans and Trump so confident in her? So far they've proven confident of solely groveling stooges who couldn't care less about if Trump legislated Authoritarrorist Capitalism. What do you predict will be the result and revelations of her CIA tenure?

SIDENOTE: Is it just me or does she seem meek and nice in public?

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Pyongyang Mickey D's

ANCAP here. I hope my earnest question makes the cut in /leftypol/!

Before I ask the real question let me ask… What is your favorite McDonald's sandwich? For me, it's the McChicken. The best fast food sandwich. I even ask for extra McChicken sauce packets and the staff is so friendly and more than willing to oblige.

One time I asked for McChicken sauce packets and they gave me three. I said, "Wow, three for free!" and the nice friendly McDonald's worker laughed and said, "I'm going to call you 3-for-free!".

Now the staff greets me with "hey it's 3-for-free!" and ALWAYS give me three packets. It's such a fun and cool atmosphere at my local McDonald's restaurant, I go there at least 3 times a week for lunch and a large iced coffee with milk instead of cream, 1-2 times for breakfast on the weekend, and maybe once for dinner when I'm in a rush but want a great meal that is affordable, fast, and can match my daily nutritional needs.

I even dip my fries in McChicken sauce, it's delicious! What a great restaurant.

So my real questions:

Why shouldn't the residents in Pyongyang be able to share the same experience and joy I do by being able to visit their own McDonald's? What gives the communists in their society the right to call the capitalists in their society wrong for wanting to buy a McChicken?

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The Problem of the "Gang of Four"

The "Gang of Four" is a leftist YouTube circlejerk that earns thousands of dollars on Patreon for making cringey, left-liberal videos and makes us look bad. It consists of the following individuals:

hbomberguy aka "soyboy"

Ugly basement-dweller that used to be a lolcow for harassing female gamers, blaming the patriarchy for everything and defended the Star Wars prequels. He's recently caused drama for equating the USSR with "fascism" and socialism with "healthcare and no tution fees" - at the same time, posing as a Marxist. He's terminally unfunny and triggers the alt-right epic style by drinking soy milk for two weeks (might as well just go protesting in diapers). Sentence: Death by firing squad

Contrapoints aka "everybody I don't like is a TERF

Started out somewhat okay-ish by confronting the right on their own terrain with film school drop-out-esque rather obscure videos and has been going down the liberal rabbit-hole more and more especially after transitioning. Got cannibalized by her GamerGhazi echo-chamber by socializing with shoeonhead. Thinks Marx's theory of alienation is "shitty jobs" and the biggest issue in capitalism is that a 1000$ pizza exists. Thinks debates about "dating preferences" make you a TERF and called Blanchard, who is a trans rights advocate and came up with the concept of autogynephilia, a "crypto-trans pedophile". Sentence: Five years of hard labor

Shaun aka "I talk one word per minute"

Generally the most stable of the four and not really that of an issue if he weren't such an insufferable cunt. He takes up every SJW issue and defends it to the bitter end in his low-quality videos where he talks over a black screen with a skull on it and declares Cuphead "racist" and doesn't think it's arson when a refugee does it. Refuses to engage in a social or material analysis. Despite all that, he's probably the best of them. Sentence: One public struggle session

Xexizy aka "no-book-Muke"

Embarrassing kid that went 180° on IdPol, had read two pamphlets of Marx and a single Libcom article and acts as the greatest theory wiz bigger than Lenin, defends every bullshit Antifa pulls and constantly presents himself as the "spokesperson" for the left to get himself involved in debates where he embarrasses himself. Buddy of Sargon and other sceptics. Has blocked every commie on Twitter and got fully integrated into the liberal echo-chamber. Still sucking up to the other three since he's not getting as much Patreon bucks. Sentence: Lifelong hard labor

Honorable mentions: Peter "real doll" Coffin, Doug "Assad must go" Lain, David "cucked by Sargon" Sherrat.

Btw, you don't have to be a ☭TANKIE☭ not be in that circle. BadMouse, Mexie, etc are not Marxist-Leninists and manage pretty well.

Hon

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Has communism ever worked? Legit question, I'm trying to convince a right wing "friend" that communism is a viable economic model but I can't find any examples of it being successful. You guys seem pretty intelligent and knowledgeable in this regard so I thought I'd ask if there are any extant or provable examples of a functional communist society if anyone knows of one.

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Women and Immigrants

So if the integration of women had even worse effects on the working class as immigration (increase of labor supply and the downward pressure on wages), why is one supported and the other opposed?

Was not women's liberation a generally bad thing for workers, unions and labor movements in general?

One could make the argument for both (as do liberals and incrementalists who see the breaking of borders in the same category as getting rid of all identities but class), or the argument against both (as /pol/acks currently do and traditionalist communists did in the past), but is it not contradictory to be for one and against the other?

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/ourguy/?

Was Yuri Andropov /ourpremier/? Could he have turned things around if he lived longer?

Personally I think The situation was very salvageable even when Gorbachev took power.

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Friendly reminder that Stalinism Hoxhaism is the True development of Marxism Leninism Today

Why is Stalinism-Hoxhaism irrefutable?

Because it derives from Stalinism and Hoxhaism.

Stalinism is irrefutable, for it is the ideological basis for the victory of the Soviet Union as a world power and for the triumph of socialism in many countries of the world, for the victorious completion of socialism and construction of communism under the conditions of world capitalist encirclement.

Hoxhaism is irrefutable, for it is the ideological basis for the victory of socialism outside the Soviet Union under the conditions of the capitalist-revisionist encirclement.

Stalinism paved the way to world socialism through the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under the strong leadership of the socialist Soviet republic of Russia.

Stalinism is thus the basis and model for the creation of the world union of Soviet socialist republics.

The dictatorship of the proletariat in the Soviet Union of Lenin and Stalin and in Albania of Enver Hoxha, is the basis and model for the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

Hoxhaism is regarded as the basis and model for the victory of socialism in every country, because it has finally been realized in one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world - namely only relying on one's own forces.

Hoxhaism paved the way to world socialism by defeating modern revisionism, by successfully applying Stalinism against the restoration of capitalism.

Hoxhaism resisted power of modern revisionism and made socialism immun against its degeneration into capitalism.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism is irrefutable because it is based on the realization that the victory of socialism in a small country paved the way for socialism in any other country of the world. With this we prove our thesis that the victory of socialism is irrefutable in all countries.

And this means nothing others than the irrefutability of socialism on a world scale.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism constitutes the highest stage of the further development of proletarian ideology, namely its maturation into universality and thus ready to its applicability on a world scale.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism is the proletarian ideology of world socialism and world communism under present conditions.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism is the application of the teachings of the 5 classics of Marxism-Leninism for overcoming and ending the epoch of world imperialism.

Stalinism-Hoxhaism is the theory and tactics of the world socialist revolution in general, and the theory and tactics of the dictatorship of the world proletariat in particular.

Comintern (SH), dated 21. 5. 2018

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CAPITALISM II0IVIII CONSUME CONSUME CONSUME. CONSUME.

BEHOLD, THE POWER OF CAPITALISM

WALMART*

DICKS*

HOBBY LOBBY

DICKS

EL POLLO LOCO

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A COMCAST CUSTOMER SUPPORT OFFICE

ALL OF WHICH IS A COPY OF ANOTHER SAME STRIP MALL TEN MILES TO THE NORTH

*the Walmart and Dick's listed here do not sell weapons as the existing Walmarts and Dick'ses do in the area. There are three other Walmarts directly to the east, one on each side of US-99. Two more exist to the south and seven to the north. For comparison there are only three Costcos and six Targets.

this thread is an americlap culture thread for europeans. Sacramento is estimated to have around 5,000 homeless people or 1% of the city's overall population but that number does not include farmworkers, illegal immigrants or people who are too mentally disabled to obtain welfare

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Why are trotskyists so universally hated?

Even ☭TANKIE☭s aren't dismissed as quickly as trots, why is it ok to hate trots?

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Worker's rights violations in the US

So the US supereme court said today that people can not band together to challenge labor law violations. Do you think this will get people angry at porky yet? How long do you think it will take till they do get angry?

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/605012795/supreme-court-decision-delivers-blow-to-workers-rights?sc=tw

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We need to use social media, particularly Facebook, to create pages targeting demographics that are not usually involved with left-wing ideas.

They can be based on a profession like, say, truck drivers. Bring up labor issues, either directly or indirectly related to them, use data to persuade them and slowly frame those mundane issues on wider questions of class and political economy. Do this with several professions or areas of expertise, do this with active military or veterans, etc. They don't have to be necessarily jobs either, a left-wing page critically covering issues like housing, working families, public infrastructure and so on, in a way that regular people who deal with those things on a daily basis can relate, would do immense good.

When I say "we" need to do it, I don't mean /leftypol/ collectively btw, I mean "we" leftists. Anyone should do that on an individual basis, or with a few friends.

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Why aren't men's issues more prominent on the left?

How is being a man not a material condition when all the statistics in the picture are true.

How are things like alimony, child support, etc not considered labor issues, since its taking someone's money that they earned by selling their labor. Something like 10 Billion in child support and alimony is paid every year, mostly by poor proles.

Why are the material conditions demonstrated in these pictures written off as "idpol"?

I'm not even asking that the left advocate for men's rights, but it's weird to me that it's not even recognized, especially considering how much you guys crow on about "The states monopoly on violence" and all the state's thugs are dudes. It never occurred to you that there's are reason for that? Don't you think all this brutality men face reenforces their disposability?

Even if you think men should just "Man Up!" what about rape. This Scientific America study shows that men and women are sexually assaulted equally, and when prison rape is added, men are raped more. How is this not a concern that the left isn't even speaking on?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sexual-victimization-by-women-is-more-common-than-previously-known/

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Is anyone else the reference/guide of leftist lore to your peers?

People irl ask me about fucking everything, from anarchist movements in France I never heard of, to what's the difference between this or that historical Marxist trend, to where Communists stood on this law or that person, to what's the deal with Platypus' leader pedo comments or some other online drama, etc etc.

It's so weird because I never thought of myself as knowledgeable, but since the influx of Socialists that happened in the last two years I have become a veteran by comparison, being a leftist since 2010, reading somewhat consistently and just also being online enough to learn a lot from all the petty infighting. I was telling stories of Occupy to these 20-year olds the other day and it felt so fucking weird because I still see myself as a neophyte.

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Is Neurodiversity considered to be Idpol?

When certain people don't fit into society, they are automatically blamed for their neuronal design. The capitalist society created mental diagnoses, to distract from the true origin of societal problems: The societal/economic system itself.

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Marxism, is it true? Ben and Jerry Edition

>marxism is predicated on the idea that rich capitalists get rich by exploiting the working class, appropriating their labor and thus keeping them poor

But if we look at America, it has more billionaires than Africa and the Middle-east combined, yet the standard of living and incomes of average americans dwarf those in Africa or the middle-east. So this simple test really makes you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4NFBfzTtao

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Black SocDem Man

>gets entire legacy erased within 2 years of orange idiot usurping his seat

Does anyone trust SocDem shilling anymore? Especially from neolibs?

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>the 1933 five year plan predicted the population of the USSR to be 181 Million in 37-38

>in 1937, the population ended up being 164 Million, or 16.7 Million less than predicted

gee, what could've happened to those 16 million people?

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Are there any commies here who support equality amongst lgbt workers, but think they're degenerate and dont support normalization of them?

I believe lgbt behavior is a byproduct of capitalism. You can say they're normal, but you know you cringe when you see them.

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Is there any brand of actual socialism (not social democracy) that is compatible with being pro free trade agreements such as the TPP and NAFTA, acknowledging that unions can be good and bad and there needs to be a balance, and that markets are generally good?

I'm asking good faith questions as a centrist liberal.

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Dictatorship of the Law Abiders

So it looks like the world is in full flight from progressive social constructs. Between America discussing execution to drug dealers, to the Philippines fully embracing capital punishment of drug users. Russian lawmakers are pushing legislation to jail fake news writers, and to some extent rabble rousers on social media. Both the Philippines and the US are discussing how to handle news deemed fake as well. China reportedly already censors antigovernment online activity. We can see a myriad of examples of intensifying criminal laws and punishments in pretty much every country in the EU. Britain is also following this trend.

All these new laws seem like a perverted terror of the proletariat, but definitely not in the proletariats favor. Fake news for instance will be determined by government produced standards which suit ruling classes.

I have to ask… Why is patriarchal Law and Order with a desire for severe penalties on the rise again? From my understanding too much Law and Order produces destructive chaos through the generation of an uncontrollable criminal justice system economy which systematically meat grinds proles and bourgeoisie alike into oppressed and powerless income to the governing ruling classes. Surely even they must realize that. Is it a death drive or self destructive desire? Perhaps smugness of the patriarchal proles and bourgeoisie belief of his upstanding patriotic status (despite the likelihood of his beloved children being eaten by the system)?

How did progressive social constructs fail, and why aren't systems towards egalitarian justice systems which favor rehabilitation and redemption?

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Managerial Labor

The need for managerial labor won't suddenly go away after a revolution. How should managers be paid relative to workers directly involved in production? Is there any good way to determine this?

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Is God legitimate or is religion just an attempt at rationalizing forces that can't be controlled by individuals in feudalistic and capitalistic societies?

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LeftWiki volunteers

I need an idea of how many people here would actually volunteer for the project of a left-wing Wiki.

By volunteer I don't mean you'd join a Discord, give ideas, fight over rules and essentially do nothing. I mean actually receiving some type of instruction and writing articles for the Wiki, or helping with the technical aspects.

What I'm thinking is that we can keep a list of topics that need to be written, so there are a few ways to do this:

1. Allow volunteers to choose some of those listed topics to write about, teach them how to do research, and also offer a digital left-wing library for reference

2. Assign volunteers a book to read, and they'd form articles based on what they learn, using the book and the book's sources as reference

3. Assign a few volunteers to make a collective effort to cover an entire Encyclopedia (like, say, Palgrave's Encyclopedia of Imperialism and anti-Imperialism) and make articles based on the entries there

4. You contribute not by creating content, but by using technical skills in helping set up and organize the Wiki

5. You contribute not by creating content, but by organizing the new articles, editing them, doing things like adding menu and photos, fixing sources, etc.

And by contributing you get to have a vote on things like the rules, the structure, the name, layout, etc.

Is this something you guys could do, or am I wasting time?

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Trump's Face Will Feature On Israeli Coin

Donald Trump's face will feature on an Israeli coin marking the 70th anniversary of the country's independence.

It depicts the US President alongside the biblical King Cyrus, who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem 2,500 years ago.

'President Trump is starting a prophetic process by moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem,' Mikdash representative Rabbi Mordechai Persoff told KOBI.

'Just like King Cyrus 2,500 years ago said, "he charged me to build a house in Jerusalem", here again, President Trump is building a house in Jerusalem.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5718129

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What did Xexizy (Muke) mean by this?

Should a socialist society have public education?

https://curiouscat.me/Xexizy

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Thoughts on Asserism? Is it left wing? What ideology is it closest to? Is it compatible with bolshevism?

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Trump Jr. meets with Saudis, Emiratis, Blackwater and Israeli man

>Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president’s eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

>The newspaper said the meeting, held on Aug. 3, 2016, was arranged by Erik Prince, the founder and former head of private military contractor Blackwater, who attended the meeting. Joel Zamel, a co-founder of an Israeli consulting firm, was also in attendance

>The envoy, Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, told Trump, Jr. that the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE were eager to help his father win the 2016 presidential election, the paper said.

>Alan Futerfas, Trump Jr.’s attorney, said on Saturday that nothing came of the meeting

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-election/trump-jr-met-gulf-princes-emissary-in-2016-who-offered-campaign-help-idUSKCN1IK0S1

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So this latest video from MatPat seems like a bunch of neoliberal bullshit. Can /leftypol/ debunk it?

https://youtu.be/3eQP6JoxtKk

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reactionary japan

why is japan so fucking reactionary?

Is this uncle sam's doing?

Like, the whole "only white christians can be bad and reactionary" sjw train of thought BTFO

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Reinvestment

In a capitalist society, the vast majority of the wealth that the industrial and financial bourgeoisie walk away with they reinvest in order to expand the scope and scale of production and further the process of accumulation. Marx wrote in Capital about how the prodigality of the aristocrat, with nothing to spend his money on but amusements, differs from that of the capitalist, who only begrudgingly parts with the smallest sliver of profits for his own consumption, preferring to pile up the rest. In a socialist society, how much wealth should be reinvested in the process of production? If you reinvest as much as is currently done then there won't be such a dramatic increase in quality of life, but if you eat up too much of the crop instead of putting it to seed, so to speak, there won't be as rapid a pace of improvement in the future. Of course, it is a given that the ends of production would be totally different under socialism, and the most egregious cases of material deprivation can be greatly alleviated. But I think the question of reinvestment needs to be considered freshly by any contemporary movement.

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Nature of the USSR

In what sense was the USSR a leftist attempt? How was it meaningfully leftist? In all my years of studying and engaging these matters, I have come to the conclusion that most leftists do not know what leftism is and that the USSR was a far-right totalitarian state.

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Intentional Community

I know this may sound like Utopian Socialism and Lifestylism, but I suggest people look into the concept of Intentional Communities, in other words, making a community for people with shared ideals.

I propose this idea for any Far-Leftist regardless of their particularities and tendencies. It is not about making a perfect community (many dispute the possibility of that in our capitalist stage in history) it is about maximizing one's resourcefulness and capabilities.

Intentional communities often have this appearance of 1970s hippies obsessed about sustainable agriculture and free love, but this does not have to occur. You don't have to be completely self-sufficient, you only need to be together in some way to reap the following advantages:

1. Reduction of Living Cost for each Person: I see many threads of people here suffering from economic troubles. Usually people have roommates to help pay the rent, if you have an entire Intentional community overall cost of maintenance does not have to be a burden the atomized individuals must carry.

2. Getting people to focus on the Revolution: If people live in a common area with their immediate social group being their fellow ideological similar neighbors, you can have a culture that focuses more on enacting the revolution. New members can be put in this community so overtime they adopt its ideological values as it is surrounded only by fellow Far-Leftist.

In contrast: People who form parties and federations that don't live together may not be as politically active in contrast to a coherent community of devoted people who pressure each other to care for the revolution.

Best of all your Intentional Communities can have any system of governance, if you are a ☭TANKIE☭ your party can govern the community, if you are an Anarchist then you can have your direct democracy, etc.

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lmao

owned

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Lefty humor thread

Just made this one up, yours free to share, modify and redistribute as you wish without any attribution.

What is the most popular dish at the Shitlord Cafe?

A SWERF & TERF.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction.html

how does it make you feel that these individual dudes are sitting here bidding on a painting with millions of dollars like its nothing. It ended up being sold for 400 million dollars. of course none of the bidders were actually there they all had hired someone to call out the bids for them through their cell phones.

How does it make you feel knowing a fucking picture was purchased for 400 MILLION dollars. Enough purchasing power to straight up feed every single person in your country.

We need to do something about the bourgeoisie, this shit is literally disgusting.

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Seeeing how anarcho-primitivism has morphed into postleftism. I see that neureactionaries are going underground, while neofolks seem to be going full Kanye. Is femme-accelerationism the new step towards futher liberation of the femme fatal harley quinn meatbags into the extraterrestial meatspace? Cybernihilism is diversifying into several ecomorphs and abuse is getting metoo'd. Will we see Mel Gibsonites annihalited? Answer to this bitch.

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trotskyism

How come so many socialists hate trotskyism?I mean what's wrong with it?I've seen alot of memes hating on them so yeah.

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that

testing here because i cant trust /test/ to have normal rules for thread creation and i dont care if i get banned