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'The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force as soon as it has gripped the masses.' - Karl Marx
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 No.10100[Reply]

Obscure gruella political literature
I'm sure everyone here has Che and Mao's guerilla warfare books downloaded at this point, but I'm curious about similar literature written by people in conflicts that were less famous
The Nepalese civil war, Western Sahara conflict, The Baloch conflict, Sri-Lankan communist insurgency

 No.10120

Marighella fought in Brazil and Cabral fought in Guinea. Fourth book is a nice selection of different texts.

 No.10254

Anyone have Revolution in the Revolution by Regis Debray ?

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 No.10243[Reply]

>check picrel on wikipedia
>an entire section of the article is unapologetically citing a source published by US DoD
yeah, no.
Does anyone have any book recs for Afghanistan's socialist era, or am I going to have to "NOT ONE CRIME" my way through this the hard way?


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 No.5112[Reply]

This thread is for us NEETS to help each other and give tips to aspiring NEETS
For example how to get NEET buxs
How to cope with the mental consequences of beeing a NEET
how to overcome the creeping loneliness and slow mental declince
How to occupy yourself during these long boring lonely nights
I'll start I really love nightwalking the night time is my only possibility to get out of my room without having to cope with the anxiety that comes with going outside
So that really gives me the possibility to get some fresh air and exercise without stressing myself out
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 No.5198

Are there any major differences of characteristics between urban and suburban, over the patterns of hikikomori or NEETs? The latter seems like it'd be far more alienating, suburbia being already very atomized. How many NEETs are residing in cities anyways compared to suburban or rural areas?

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>>5188
pretty sure both words come from Japan

 No.5203

>>5200
Nah it's from UK and then spread to Asia for some reason.

 No.10215

Can some American wagies tell me why you work when wages have been stagnant since the 70's and the rich are only getting richer?

 No.10220

why is this a thread on /edu/?



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 No.6273[Reply]

is he a schizo? Are his theories specifically general economy compatible with marxism in some form or are at least of some interest?
Does he have a good grasp on dialectics or his rambling lead to Nick Land tier shit?
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 No.6482

Post some more Bataille PDFs bleaseeristocracyΈριστοκρατία

 No.6490

>>6482
Here you go

 No.6493

>>6490
thanks anon, if you have any more surrealist pdfs please link. i love that shit.eristocracyΈριστοκρατία

 No.10140

>>6273
He's a glowie and a satanist. If his ideas are correct then the darkest transgressions of war and genocide are the most glorious aspects of human civilisation. However, his arguments are convincing and almost impenetrable. I will continue to peruse his body of work and I will be the one to finally disprove him.

 No.10141

extremely boring fucker, anytime anyone mentions him i know to stop taking anything “intellectual” they have to say seriously



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 No.2083[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

So some of you may have read the quite popular pdf where Rafiq dunks on eco fetishism, in that thread he references a previous thread where he had spent a lot of time focusing in on eco-fetishism, however this thread has been lost from Revleft. It's available on internet archives but to preserve it I've made this in the style of the previous popular pdf. Hope you guys enjoy!

This thread could serve to discuss this work if anyone ever dedicates the time to read it, or we could debate the place of ecology in modern day Marxism. To provoke discussion: does nature have any value outside how it immediately serves human interests?
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 No.9860

>>9788
>Here is why, personally, I hate when people moralize about atrocities against indigenous: Because they hypocritically neglect that these atrocities are the very foundation of the institutionalized moral agency act upon, against 'capitalism' or 'American settler colonialism.'
Fucking breathtaking. This is full idealism. Use of moral pleas is just a cynical rhetorical tactic. It's not the foundation of land back movements. The foundation is the material interests of having control over land again instead of being packed into reservations that keep getting smaller. This dude really doesn't understand materialism at all does he? And he's also clearly having trouble with dialectics because the moral repudiation of the (alleged) source of the institutionalized moral agency is a perfect example of an opposition or tension arising from within something. This pic is maybe the best example of Haz telling on himself for what a pseud he is.

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>>9701
This is what he does, he reads articles on stream and he reads them well. What a weak piece of "evidence".

 No.9903

Lots of cope in this thread. Why is this in /edu/?

 No.9941

>>9903
It started out as a relevant thread and then got derailed.

 No.10132

>>9701
The accused person in question does not have many opinions in common with the Infrared Collective except interest in conservative philosophy, which is not very abnormal, even on the far left. Marcuse and Adorno spoke positively of those thinkers, for example. And a germ theory of ideology is a silly sort of cancel culture, that if prosecuted to the end totally would warrant the cancellation of Marx himself.



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 No.2178[Reply]

Inspired by my reading of the book, Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
How do we know myths, stories, magic, etc. are not real? Assuming what we know scientifically is true, how does this negate myth, legend, etc? Why are dinosaurs not simultaneously animals and also monsters when they fit what we would have called monsters? Why are overriding social systems not tantamount to a spirit or God when they control our actions and shape our life histories even if they don't act consciously? Are they not what we'd call an egregor, i.e., a presence brought into existence by the actions and beliefs of a large number of people? Is our Sun not a God when it is responsible for all life on Earth? Is the biosphere not some sort of Earth spirit when it encompasses all living things yet influences each individually and can be destroyed through harming the Natural (non-human) World. Are spirits not the electrical currents moving through your brain? Do we not tell history as a story?

In the beginning there was nothing but the One, then the One expanded into the Everything, as the Everything continued to expand soon the beating hearts of the Everything, the Stars began to form from the energy of the Beginning, the stars coalesced into huge interstellar communities, galaxies; in the nuclear core of the stars more building elements were created, and from the stars came the planets; in the deep seas of one planet around one star life formed out of the energy of the planet's iron core, over the course of billions of years life arose in complexity in a way matching the Everything until finally from Life emerged the Someone, a complex arrangement of the Everything capable of consciously perceiving itself.

Why isn't our understanding of the Universe, even being scientifically true, a myth? Myths were once truths, after all.
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 No.10007

>Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
literal reactionary drivel

 No.10108

all miracles confirmed by the bible and by the church are true instances of "magic"
jesus says that you cannot put god to the test, no wonder experiments dont turn anything up

 No.10110

>>10108
>this
based - doing tricks on demand is dehumanizing for people, let alone a deity.

 No.10119

It's the same problem I have with witchcraft zoomers, many of whom acknowledge that spirits and magic don't actually exist when pressed; what purpose does it serve? If I say that Capitalism is a spirit that guides the decisions of the bourgeoisie, how resources are distributed, etc. what does that actually do? It makes for a simple metaphor, sure, but to go beyond that, to try and treat it as a metaphysical force anthropomorphizes it, shifting blame from the owners of capital to an abstract concept that may or may not have intention behind it.

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>>10119
>witchcraft zoomers, many of whom acknowledge that spirits and magic don't actually exist
Grifters aren't relevant. There are things that defy logical or scientific explanation at times and there are things that are plausible by scientific and mathematical reason, yet do not exist to our awareness.

>If I say that Capitalism is a spirit

No, you're rationalizing it. The "spectre" of communism is a metaphor, it is not meant to be literal. This is not what is being referred to in this thread.



 No.10080[Reply]

Does anyone have book recs for how housing was provided and managed under socialism? I want an understanding of this topic farther than the "commie block" meme, both for personal reasons and educating a group of comrades that I have under my guidance.

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 No.9918[Reply]

Sorry for the vagueness but I don't remember where I heard this from and need to know.
Basically someone a long time ago said that either the GDR (East Germany) or USSR set up a massive computer farm and ran a complicated program assessing multiple variables and the current military balance of power as well economic factors, to try to make some predictions about the eventual course of the Cold War, and the computer basically spat out a prediction along the lines of "socialism's victory is inevitable the socialist bloc just has to hold on and continue resisting until X date/year, and we win by default because Capitalism exhausts itself". And of course IRL the socialist bloc was self-demolished before that victory date providing extra life to captialism.

It was a youtube video explaining this I think? Anyone remember?
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 No.9981

>>9979
>many things used in computers today had ben developed by Soviet computer techs
Such as?

 No.10070

bump because OP still hasn't gotten his vid

 No.10075

>>9979
god i wish we used robotrons instead of "pcs"

 No.10078

>>10075
the model in that pic is literally a PC clone
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_7150

 No.10079

>>10078
it could run CP/M though which made it way better than actual PC’s



 No.691[Reply]

Post works which you think should be translated into English here.

I'll start: I'm shocked that Karl Kautsky's history of the French Revolution (Die Klassengegensätze von 1789) has never been translated into English. Lenin, Trotsky, and other Bolshevik theorists all had an extensive knowledge of the French Revolution, and Kautsky, the "Pope of Marxism" would presumably have had an immense influence. This work was approved by Engels himself, and may have been foundational in establishing the Marxist theory of bourgeois revolution, yet it has never been translated into English.
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 No.8815

http://classiques.uqac.ca/classiques/blanqui_louis_auguste/eternite_par_les_astres/eternite_.html

there are already 2 translations into english but idk if they're any good

 No.8820

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43186262-nicola-bombacci

I found this work months ago and I always wanted to read it(I don't know much about Bombacci so whether this was before or after he went full fascist is beyond me), but was never able to find an English translation.

 No.8821

>>8820
I only just now saw who the hell the author was. I'm sorry for being retarded.

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 No.10065

there's a lot, but Michel Clouscard's work



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 No.10055[Reply]

Hello!

This is a thread where I wanted to share some works that I read so far and if possible you can share some of things that you shared. Just ask very few things.

1. Do not discriminate against other users based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race/ethnicity, etc.
2. Creative banter is allowed, but no bigotry, slurs (sexist, racist, ableist etc.) or harassing other users.

*Farewell Letter to the Swiss Workers*

Vladimir Lenin

*This is a great address that Vladimir Lenin has made in the topic of the objective conditions that Russia was in and the real necessity of a permanent revolution is to allow socialism to flourish, for socialism can't be established in one country. Capitalism is a international system that uses the international world market for trade and for exchanging commodities into the world market. This includes on how the proletariat is able to function as well by being employed by the same employer despite being in different nations, because the bourgeois could own private property in all of these nations to produce commodities and have resources shipped to them so workers can used them to produce commodities. This only furthers the claim of socialism in one country being impossible to happen, for that would require somehow the system only being around in national basis. But that can't happen, nor can socialism be made in one country, for that suggests that economics entirely is national, no, economics is international. Socialism in One Country is ridiculous. The market power expands on the international scale, hence you can't have an economic system in one country. Hence socialism in one country is impossible. Socialism and Communism has never existed yet at all, there was never any form of socialist and communist society. For money, classes, and the state has not been abolished, which the major thing for socialism to function. Both Socialism and Communism are moneyless, classless, stateless, societies that is based on the free association of labor. The thing here is that what we understand as Russia's workers state, is just a workers state, as in it is the revolution itself that takes place into the ongoing abolition of capitalism for the ongoing establishing of socialism from the efforts of the proletariat themselves rising up, and subjecting the bourgeoise to the authority of the proletariat against the bourgeoisiePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>>10055

*A History of the Marxists Internet Archive*

Jack Archie Stewart

*This is a good brief history of the current masterpiece organization that is able to provide thousands of works around the world to educate and enhance the class struggle, The Marxists Internet Archive. The Marxists Internet Archive (MIA) began in the turbulent early 1990s, when the anti-Communist impetus of the post-Cold War consensus blocked many on the left from publishing their work. Even world-renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm was unable to publish his 1994 book, Age of Extremes, in France due to a refusal to translate it on political grounds. This led him and many other radical thinkers to ponder the potential of the internet for communicating left-wing ideas. Hence the Marxists Internet Archive was founded and still continues to be a great place to read books and articles today.*

https://www.redpepper.org.uk/a-history-of-the-marxists-internet-archive/
*The Battle of Blair Mountain: Triumph out of Tragedy in West Virginia*

Isaac Jansen-Montoya

*This is a great work about the Battle of Blair Mountain. Here Isaac Jansen-Montoya talks about the one of the biggest working class rebellions in the United States history. First let's understand the Battle of Blair Mountain. This is about the Workers that worked for the Stone Mountain Coal Company, that ended up got tired of their terrible work conditions, getting paid low wages for the profit of the private property owner that they profit from their labor being put into producing the commodity, being sunken to a level of another commodity, getting tired of not owning their own means of production, getting tired of the market and how ineffective it was when they couldn’t buy good they need that ended up getting wasted later, and they were tired of being alienated from themselves, their loved ones, their labor, and nature. So they ended up taking up arms and rebelling against their company, and seized the private property, and declared a attempt for a socialist revolution in America. Workers at the time were tired of the capitalism and was starting to advocate for tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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