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>>5912 /read/

>>6162 Continental Floppa


That link for Continental Floppa is the thread specifically about the Althusser essays and lectures. The main thread for that group (with a shitload of PDFs) is here >>5028

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ITT post ur favourite historical uniforms
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One that I hate. The Legión Española, the Christ… and the famous goat. A fascist remnant in the army of Spain, certainly ridiculous.


that emblem is very Juche.


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I loled overall, but in particular at how they had to accentuate the Bulge. I wonder if the put some socks there too if they don't have the goods necessary for the parade…


>the bulge
of course that's the thing you focus on

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This guy Is called nigel askey, and is apparently a legitimate historian. He published a paper debunking TIK's claim that the K/D ratio of the soviets during WW was 1/1.6, instead claiming that the soviets lost over 4 more times as many combatants as the Germansduring WW2. Here is his paper. I'm not a qualified historian and I dont have access to acrhives or time to research, so I can't debunk him.


I checked out his website and alsthough he does seem to be knowledgeable, he makes certain ridiculous claims that the "Vicors write history" in WW2, and the allies covered up how technologically and tactically inferior they were to the germans.
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Post some more Wehraboo arguments and get to debunking them!


&ltLe epic "Muh poor Warsaw unhelped by evul Stalin"
What is with /pol/ and putting their ideology into everything including porn?



Some archive documentaries

Also can anyone help me find an old documentary about Nazi atrocities? I remember it distinctly because among the footage used were filmed portions of Belarus villages and a literal piles of baby corpses torched alive by the nazi scum.


Adding some more context: the 3 men to a rifle meme is actually based on Tsarist Russia, not the USSR:

"By December, 1914, the Russian Army had 6,553,000 men. However, they only had 4,652,000 rifles. Untrained troops were ordered into battle without adequate arms or ammunition. "Untrained troops were ordered into battle without adequate arms or ammunition. And because the Russian Army had about one surgeon for every 10,000 men, many wounded of its soldiers died from wounds that would have been treated on the Western Front. With medical staff spread out across a 500 mile front, the likelihood of any Russian soldier receiving any medical treatment was close to zero". (12)

Tsar Nicholas II decided to replace Grand Duke Nikolai as supreme commander of the Russian Army fighting on the Eastern Front. He was disturbed when he received the following information from General Alexei Brusilov: "In recent battles a third of the men had no rifles. These poor devils had to wait patiently until their comrades fell before their eyes and they could pick up weapons. The army is drowning in its own blood." (13)"


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Hello /edu/! /read/ (>>5912) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.

We're running what is essentially the Marxist counterpart to The Anarchist Library, same software and all. There are a few advantages this software provides us over a traditional site like marxists.org:
>uses a database for storing data, easier to maintain over time
>texts are formatted in a simple markup language, adding new texts is incredibly easy
>site automatically generates various formats of ebooks for use on different devices or even printing
>advanced search and browsing function
and best of all, it's public, so anyone can contribute! Whether adding new translations or just fixing a typo on an already published piece, anyone can help!

The goal of the archive is to be a public place anyone can use to publish Marxist literature in a general sense, whether republished content from other sources, or new translations and original writings. We try to be non-sectarian, as our community itself is diverse. We'll let most classic works be published right away, but original pieces will require a closer look by moderation.

We've already published a few different pieces so you can see for yourself how it all works. For example this one: archive.marxists.xyz/library/friedrich-engels-principles-of-communism

We'd love to have contributions from you! We also invite the translation team at >>2085 to publish their work on our site.

That is all for now, thank you.
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Based project. You mentioned that anyone can edit and add to it, how do we ensure people don't vandalise the site or try to troll it or whatever. Is there a way to report edits and text uploads?


As per the software's very design every text has to go through moderation before it gets published to the archive. Every new text stays in a staging area of sorts awaiting revision before becoming public. This lets jannies ("Librarians") revise and maybe even correct the typesetting or metadata before a text gets published.


Oh, something else I should mention. If you would like to get in contact with us, the easiest way is through the /read/ Matrix rooms. The link to our main chat room is: https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread:matrix.org. Alternatively, you can join our Matrix Space to see all rooms: https://matrix.to/#/#leftyreadmain:matrix.org


Do you hve connections to leftypedia.org? Also I suggest reaching out to archive.org and archive.is on collaborating and accessing docs


Also connecting to sci.hub is probably helpful

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Drop those PDF's or else
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I like epubs too because then I can read it on my ereader. But if it is something that I am going to read on the computer for some reason, I actually do prefer pdfs or djvu simply because the software is better for it.


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Hello and welcome comrades! This is the new /read/ thread.

>What is /read/?

</read/ is a collective of marxist reading groups, hailing from /edu/ and /GET/. We are split into various different reading groups, each with different interests, goals and schedules.

We're making a new thread to let everyone know that /read/ is still very much alive. In fact, we're inviting everyone to join in for our new batch of readings! Our groups are done with previous readings, so this is the perfect time for new members to join up!

As of today, May 30th 2021, the /sniff/ group is done reading volume 1 of Capital. We have a new batch of readings planned (more on that in the post below), and all are invited to join. Meanwhile, the /tilmeeth/ group is gearing up to read Capital, so if anyone missed out on the first round, this is your chance.

As always, our website, containing our library and reading lists is: https://leftyread.neocities.org
And our Matrix Community, where all discussion happens, can be found at: https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org
Old thread: >>3624

Come /read/ with us!read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
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bump cause migration to .org messed up catalog

We're reading Lenin's "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" this week, discussion on Aug 22 @ 10PM UTC


Discussion of "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" is complete. Next up we will be reading Lenin's "What Is to Be Done?". Meeting as scheduled for September 12, with the goal of discussing the whole book in one go. This plan is subject to change; there is a possibility we'll split up the book in two and have one meeting on the 5th and a final one on the 12th. Thread will be updated if change occurs.

Ebooks and updated schedule are up at: https://leftyread.neocities.org/schedules/read/index.html


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Discussion on Lenin's "What Is To Be Done?" complete. We're proposing a few changes to the reading list. We'll skip "Two Tactics…" and read the remaining books in chronological order of publication. We also added "Dual Power" to the list. This makes our list of upcoming readings:

- The Right of Nations to Self-determination
- April Theses
- The Dual Power
- The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky
- "Left Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder

The first three pieces are actually fairly short, so we'll be reading them all for next meeting on the 20th. Meeting is, as usual, on Sunday at 10 PM UTC.


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Discussion on The Right of Nations to Self-determination, The April Theses and The Dual Power complete. Next up, we'll be reading The Proletarian Revolution and The Renegade Kautsky. Meeting is on the 25th. We're looking into changing the time from the usual 10 PM UTC. Might meet at 7 or 8 PM, we'll see.


We got ourselves a new website! The old neocities has been delet, and with us starting the marxists.xyz project, all our content has been moved to that site instead.

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Hello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.
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hello /tech/


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I'm a /lit/izen from 4chan, but I've become more interested in this board because /lit/ is still dominated by rightoids.

>what you're thinking about

The fact that I don't have a uni degree (yet) and how that prevents me from ever becoming a theorist.
>what you're reading
The Illiad (second read), The Trial and also Stirner for the first time.
>an interesting thing you have learned today
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland are privately owned by a single family. That's depressing.


Where can I start if I want to understand what the hell modernism is? Can I just jump in with this book or do you have a better rec?


I don't have any reading recommendations re: modernism ig because my art history knowledge so far is the result of a handful of courses I took in college years ago under a professor who specialized in a topic related to Picasso ('modernist primitivism' and notions of the 'grotesque'). A big reason why I've been reading so much about American modernism lately is because I didn't learn a damn thing about it in art undergrad, lol! I'm now realizing that the circumstances that led to its many stillborn movements were actually quite special, albeit a little underwhelming compared to their European counterparts. In order to better understand the latter, though, you'll definitely need to go to late 19th century France and learn about Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and (crucially) the emergence of Cubism. I've heard good things about TJ Clark and HW Janson; Meyer Schapiro too.


Thinking about my plan for the day. Nothing recently learned, sorry. Currently reading Mary Beard's China A History Volume 1 and Irish myths.


Baudrillard is one of the few who was able to critique Marxism from a resonable and not cucked perspective.
Especially in The Mirror of Production his criticisms are from the prespective of some one knowledgeable of Marx.
Now that the dust has settled was he right nearly about everything?
I mean look at China
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>is itself still trapped within the categories of political economy, being merely a "mirror image" of capitalist production, hence the title of that book.
This is true. Should I read Robert Kurz or Baudrillard to understand this more?
>they might be alienated as labor power
Doesnt Marx already discover this?
>, but a total confrontation within that order
Well yes, its immanent critique. Something that strikes me about Cockshottism is the reification of value. Marx clearly exposes value as being fake and gay, but still a powerful spirit, much more powerful than table turning. Meaning, it's a spirit that we make that in turn controls us.

Reading Harry Cleaver, he says that the point is to emancipate humanity from the commodity form. Not capital, not capitalism, not from the oppression of the bourgeoisie, but from the snatch of the spirit known as value.

And then, you have people like Ian Wright, writing about how Capital is like a spirit that we create by our daily activities. Like a super organism.

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I also think these ideas of how marxism (or arguably the vulgar interpretations of marxism which just treat it as a new political economy) came to the fore in the recent debate about Only fans and whether the people on the platform were workers or petit bourgeoise. In one sense, it trying to classify these kinds of working arrangements into a rigid typology is less important than examining how they reproduce themselves under the rule of capital.

are you on Matrix btw? Would like to discuss this more


Yes, I am on matrix, but is there a reason you'd prefer to discuss there? Here our conversation is open and others might chime in with different perspectives, plus lurkers or bystanders could gain from our discussion. Slow discussion is also good to let ideas cook and develop instead of knee jerk responses. plus im at work lol

Regarding your point on the OF discussion, yeah. I agree. There was also a recent thread about how many classes there were. Many answers showed this vulgar interpretation of Marxism. Even well read Marxists still use meme words like "labor aristocrat" (or the variant, PMC) to discredit workers as being somehow immoral. Bizarre shit.


Just wondered if you'd like to write something on it, maybe summarise some of these arguments. you can find me at 'edmultitude'


Ah nice. Got you. Thanks Ed :) maybe I will. Thanks for the encouragement.


Seems like there are a few people on leftypol interested in this subject so I thought I'd create a thread dedicated to discussing the Wydna collective and Pseudodoxology podcast
>What is Wydna?
Wydna is a research collective dedicated to reading history through a unique lens. Taking inspiration from Marxism and Accelerationism, Kantbot and other members of the collective dedicate themselves to uncovering the conspiracies, traditions and ideologies that circle the elites of the British and American Empires. Through their podcast, they discuss secret societies, scandals, and factions of the deep state in a fashion considered unconventional to our current interpretation of history.
>That sounds great, where can I learn more?
Their episodes are paywalled, so that's why I'm making this thread. I will be uploading some of their more noteworthy episodes on request here for those who aren't interested in paying the 5$ a month on patreon.
You can listen to their most popular episodes for free on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/45p4IYDT96zuulXl1oH5wW?si=4uuH0B85RjWbbqdEmnwQkw
And I will be filling this thread with links to episodes I consider noteworthy.
I'll start by uploading their episode on the history of political economy, which is 7 hours, so I'll be breaking the audio up into several parts. This post, OP, contains the first 3.
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I’m dying out here Pseudbros….


same man


New ~free~ episode just dropped with KB, Edburg, and Haz discussing topics such as Fascism, Heidegger, Hitler, and Mongol universality.


Is it any good? I saw the haz interview with KB on infrared. It was alright.


From what I remember there’s a way to write a pattern link to get all the episodes? Was this patched? Also any update on the mega

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This is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include:
>Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun
>Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee)
>Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction)
>Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile
>Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia
>Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico
>Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist
>Committee Red Flag, FRG
>Maoist Communist Party, French State
Red Flag Collective, Finland
>Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria
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so does Maoism completely ignore the role of proletariat and bourgeois in the first world? by painting all first world workers as labor aristocracy?


refer to

>Maoist Third-Worldism (MTW)


can contact me through [email protected] or just directly message via twitter twitter.com/newmultitude/



Since the old man is dead, and the thread on the other side will fade into obscurity, this is a good place to leave all this links.

Stuff (audiovisual material) that was produced by the SP in their heyday and some of the remnants antiGonzalo, most of them are dead of course


PCP congress 1989 (taken in a raid by the GEIN to the archive of the SP)


I believe this one is one of the Quispe Palomino brothers, who according to investigation (or was it a interview?) admitted being in the Lucanamarca massacre, he died in the VRAEM when a link of them in the area ambushed him with the police by blowing the house he was in. Action movie style.


Red flag, hip hop group. Chilean gonzaloites. The rescatable are some raps but primarily the cassete tapes in it. From what I've read they were common to mantain moral (mentioned in the book of the childsoldier turned soldier turn priest turned sociologist Gavilan, or was it another book but similar experience?)


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