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Communist/socialist parties were fucking massive in the 1900s. Now, there arent any left.

Where the fuck did they hide the books describing what they did to get so big? All you can find by googling is books on abstract theory, contemporary anarchist groups running in circles doing fruitless charity and lifestylism, showing up to protests that doesnt do shit or how to organise your workspace (if you already have a working communist party and non-shit union).

How the fuck did they build it in the first place? What should we focus on AS A PARTY, not as individuals? What should youth wings do? We have a group of people who know their fucking Marx, now what the fuck do we do in this neoliberal hellscape.
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how are the SPD or Bolsheviks >>8982 any less of a dead-end for modern attempts to "overthrow the bourgeoisie"? at least councilcom evolved into building proper critiques of itself (i.e. situationists, theorie communiste, dauve, entire 68 movement and its aftermaths, etc) and actually scientifically looking for new avenues of proletarian praxis
social democracy and lenin's supposed heirs meanwhile are nothing but dogma that can only alienate pretty much the entire working class nowadays


>working class
sorry, meant proletariat


Apologies for the late response
Do you mind summarising the arguements of the book? Unfortunately I do not have the time to read everybook that comes my way, and I think if the book does a good job at explaining why Council Communism is at all relevent to modern times you can give a good summary.

>"at least councilcom evolved into building proper critiques of itself (i.e. situationists, theorie communiste, dauve, entire 68 movement and its aftermaths, etc) and actually scientifically looking for new avenues of proletarian praxis"
Well that's not something unique to council communism considering many supposed "heirs" to Lenin also aim to provide proper critiques of Leninist theory and look for new avenues of proletarian power. One such example would be MLMs, critiquing past theory on its own doesn't necessarily make a tendency worth studying or following.

Council Communists have not once won political hegemony in the workers' movements, so the claim that they also alienate the working class with their dogma can also be thrown at them.


>so the claim that they also alienate the working class with their dogma can also be thrown at them
autonomists are active in labour struggles in almost every country in the world, although i mostly only know about the US
https://endnotes.org.uk/issues/1/en/endnotes-afterword this basically summarizes that book


Apologies OP for sorta derailing your thread with this talk about council communists so here's a PDF of Mike Macnair's Revolutionary Strategy. Which is Mike Macnair writing a whole book about how do go from the current state of the left to building a mass party like socialists in the 20th century and overthrow the bourgeoisie whilst also trying to avoid the pitfalls of past experiments.

This book is very popular with the modern orthodox marxist/neokaut tendency, think the CPGB-PCC/weekly worker or cosmonaut/Marxist Unity Group.
Audio version too incase you want to listen to it instead, be sure to read the preface in the link
>According to this shared view, the transition to communism is not something that happens after the revolution.
>Communisation, then, is the immediate production of communism: the self-abolition of the proletariat through its abolition of capital and state.
>the proletariat does not generalise its condition to the whole of society, but dissolves its own being immediately through the abolition of capitalist social relations.

These lines about immediate abolition makes communisation sound very… anarchistic… and the article really doesn't make a clear case on why Council Communism is the way forward to overthrow and abolish the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie as opposed to other marxist tendencies.

>autonomists are active in labour struggles in almost every country in the world, although i mostly only know about the US

Firstly I think you're really exaggerating the influence and spread of autonomists, and even if they're active in labour struggles all around the world…. so what? Trots, MLs, SocDems, Anarchists, and every other tendencies are active in labour struggles across the globe, autonomists also being so doesn't make them special. Nor does it disprove the accusation that autonomists are also out of touch with the working class.

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How can I stop this? It's bad….really bad and I know should be preparing for uni, but I just keep on procrastinating. Does somebody have some ritual or set of tips that help combating it?
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Sorry, I don't speak the burger language. Eh "college" was it with you right? Anyway thanks for the pomodoro recommendation. Guess I will try it out


I am not a burger or a native speaker. To me "preparing for uni" sounds as if you were not in university yet and were preparing to start it. If it is just assignments, I would say you are preparing for class. But maybe this is just something coming from my native language.

But yes, that was what helped me the most. It's also nice if you have all your course requirements, dates and deadlines organized, I would always start my semester collecting these and putting them in my calendar. Most of these cannot be done in the last minute and many of them needs to be done for the same week (for me it was usually the middle of the semester that was always full of tests and assignment deadlines). If there are subjects that you are enthusiastic about, or even just don't dread, it can be very helpful to do the assignments as early as possible to free up more time for the other assignments.


Does this work for tasks that don't require stufying? Like drawing for instance


I don't see why not. Local drawfriend Hardkoba seems to use it (or something similar), from what I've seen on a stream.


I've started using this method and it has actually been helping me a great ton.

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Simply put, a thread to document and explore China's relationship with the CIA.

Here we collate sources, examples, etc, which document China's friendly relations with the CIA and its objectives, in places like Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Angola, The Philippines, Israel, etc.
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Kek, sage and his simp are pretty funny. They're deliberately misreading documents and cherry picking quotes. Typical internet debate bro faggotry.


the only misreading is the guy pretending Pakistani islamist groups are Maoist


Holy shit dude, read your fucking sources. Don't keep digging yourself deeper.


which specific parts are you pointing to


>China funded Moaists, a faction of the communists, to overthrow another communist faction
Couldn't they work together or something.


A cryptic new language Tutnese has been the talk of the town among the FBA community. Unfortunately there aren't many books about Tutnese that are not long out of print, and borderline grifter Nasheed has promoted Tutnese strongly but refuses to release the goods. Dump PDFs of relevant information here so that more folks can have the opportunity to pick up Tutnese freely.


from doing a quick Google search, it looks like a pig-latin-esque language game.


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 really love this Engels quote they use in the intro of the Iran Contra episode.

“Since the last general crisis of 1867 many profound changes have taken place. The colossal expansion of the means of transportation and communication — ocean liners, railways, electrical telegraphy, the Suez Canal — has made a real world-market a fact. The former monopoly of England in industry has been challenged by a number of competing industrial countries; infinitely greater and varied fields have been opened in all parts of the world for the investment of surplus European capital, so that it is far more widely distributed and local over-speculation may be more easily overcome. By means of all this, most of the old breeding-grounds of crises and opportunities for their development have been eliminated or strongly reduced. At the same time, competition in the domestic market recedes before the cartels and trusts, while in the foreign market it is restricted by protective tariffs, with which all major industrial countries, England excepted, surround themselves. But these protective tariffs are nothing but preparations for the ultimate general industrial war, which shall decide who has supremacy on the world-market.”


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Logo is actually a pseud and he's definitely the weak link of the WYDNA crowd; that screencap will never not be funny.



Kantbot is such a fucking pseud. Watching him try to "debate" Nick Land over twitter was one of the most embarrassing things I'd ever seen

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Does anyone here have a books on logistics and supply chain management? Considering this is something I know jack shit about, I'd like some aid for all of y'all.
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Yasuhiro Monden has written about how Toyota does it. It's on libgen.


you are retarded beyond saving


true, i couldn’t hope to comprehend your bureaucratic wisdom




A thread dedicated to discussion on the (physical and life) sciences, as well as mathematics. Come talk about anything interesting you've read or watched, or just to share your thoughts and ideas!

>"What about the other science threads?"

The point of this thread isn't to "outdo" those other more specific threads. This is just a more general thread that people can come to and see science-related topics in one place.

Since this is the first /scigen/ let's start off with some icebreakers! What background do you come from? Formal/informal, self-taught, engineering, etc.

Resources (Work in Progress)


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I'll start off the thread since I made it. I'm a physics undergrad, first year. I've been considering changing into engineering, but I hear that it sucks balls. I've always enjoyed computers more than physics itself, but I've been hoping that I can still do work in ECE research or something like that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_in_science might have some interesting thread topics too


>5 March – NASA names the landing site of the Perseverance rover in Jezero crater as "Octavia E. Butler Landing".
wow nice


Can you recommend any literature that serves as an introduction to/explanation of Nietzsche before getting into specific works of his? I think as a philosophy newcomer that might be helpful, otherwise I might simply misunderstand or not register his points.
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woops meant The Portable Nietzsche





Just read it directly you absolute midwit

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I consider myself fairly intelligent when it comes to reading papers, but I'm really struggling with this one.

This paper is about an education program in Indonesia and the long term effects on the job market. I'm used to studying more sociological papers, but this also includes lots of statistical analysis and words like function and regression that I don't understand.

Also, I've read this passage 10 times and don't understand it

>The production function in the formal sector exhibits constant returns to physical and human capital combined. The fact that the increase in the share of educated workers led to a movement of workers from the informal to the formal sector indicates that the elasticity of substitution between labor and land in the informal sector is smaller than the elasticity of substitution between labor and capital in the formal sector.

Can anyone help me? If I want to understand this stuff, what kind of courses should I be looking at?
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Sorry, I read your exaplantion, thanks for assisting, but I still can't wrap my head around this idea, I think I'm starting to get it…

> the elasticity of substitution between labor and land in the informal sector is smaller than the elasticity of substitution between labor and capital in the formal sector.

by saying the elasticity of substitution between labor and land is relatively low, does this mean that because land is relatively fixed, we cannot simply import many workers to match the productivity, because at a certain point, we need the land to work on?

And then on the other hand, in the formal sector, the elasticity of substitution between labour and capital is relatively higher, because you can substitute labour (i.e. people) for capital (and vice versa, i'm not sure if this is implied to go both ways or not??), and still maintain productivity? So are we saying that the formal sector is more equipped to deal with influxes of workers (or in Marxist terms, variable capital)?


Yes. Where the author speaks of capital in the formal sector, he is thinking mostly of machinery and he is assuming that when the conditions of business change in the formal sector it's not that hard to change the mix of people and machinery to get something close to an optimal mix, unlike with land.


Bros what are some good books on finance (late 20th century onwards) ideally written by a Marxist


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are there any economic measurements that aren't just bourgeois mystification or is that hopeless


Hello economists, I have collected some “must read” macro papers. They are all available for free on G scholar. Please feel free to suggest other papers.

(1937) Mr. Keynes And The "Classics"; A Suggested Interpretation

(1957) Technical Change And The Aggregate Production Function

(1961) The Golden Rule Of Accumulation: A Fable For Growthmen

(1968) The Role Of Monetary Policy

(1976) Econometric Poeicy Evaluation: A Critique

(1976) Understanding Business Cycles

(1982) The Ends Of Four Big Inflations
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Let's have a thread about chemistry. I can't be the only amateur chemist on here. To please the mods, everything in here is purely academic. Check local laws before you embark on your projects. And before you do anything, make sure you have appropriate safety equipment. Think about the worst thing that could happen to your reaction, because chances are it will. Don't be stupid.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/ The go-to site for amateur chemists
Wiki: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Main_Page
Forums, require email registration: https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/

Archive.org has plenty of old chemistry textbooks. The most useful ones for me are those meant to teach youngsters from the early 1900's.

NurdRage, the OG channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NurdRage
NileRed, the internet's premier piss chemist: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRedNile
NileBlue, secondary channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1D3yD4wlPMico0dss264XA
Explosions&Fire, energetic materials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVovvq34gd0ps5cVYNZrc7A
Extractions&Ire, secondary channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvFApMFo_AafXbHRyEJefjA
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I forgot my freeze distillation method:

1) cool your white vinegar down enough to where it becomes a slurry and filter it until you get maybe 1/3 of the initial volume
2) put the mixture in a jar and stand it upright in a freezer
3) once the mixture has frozen, tip the jar over and let it sit in the freezer like that for a day
4) a small pool of liquid should have formed, separate from the frozen fraction. pour that off into a separate container

the concentration of the final fraction depends on the temperature in the freezer. the temperature must be above -26.7°C for this to work.


bumping with tips for EU comrades: sulfuric acid is hard to come by here, unless you boil and purify acid from old car batteries. but for many recipes sodium bisulfate (NaHSO4) works just as well. it's sold as a pH lowerer for pools, in the monohydrate form. it melts around 50°C too, so you don't really need to add water to it
more fun can be had in the pool department. TCCA is usually sold as a chlorination agent. in chemistry it is useful for generating chlorine gas by adding HCl. if you add ammonia (NH3) instead you will make NCl3, an unstable explosive


how 2 meth?
also, came across this a while ago, thought it was interesting https://simplifier.neocities.org/


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>how 2 meth?



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