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IRGC fires missiles, drones at Israeli positions in retaliatory attacks
The strikes are in response to numerous crimes committed by the Zionist regime, including an attack on the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Damascus and the martyrdom of a group of commanders and military advisors of our country in Syria, the statement added. An Israeli military spokesman has also confirmed that the missiles and drones were fired from Iran and said that the Zionist regime has put its anti-missile systems on alert.

Death of Israeli teenager in West Bank fuels attacks on Palestinians
After Benjamin Achimeir, 14, was reported missing near Ramallah on Friday, hundreds of Jewish settlers backed by Israeli forces raided nearby Palestinian villages, torching cars and homes, and left at least one villager dead and dozens wounded. The attacks escalated in several villages on Saturday after Achimeir's body was found near the Malachi Hashalom outpost. AFP correspondents saw smoke rising from burnt houses and fields.

AL infighting over supremacy soaks country with blood: BNP
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party said on Saturday that ruling Awami League people, who amassed illegal wealth through corruption, engaged in clashes with each other over the establishment of their supremacy and such clashes soaked the country with blood.

Protesters demanding restoration of Nepal’s monarchy clash with police
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Big corporations are quietly taking over your medical practice. Some doctors and experts say it's ruining healthcare.
Nearly 78% of US doctors are employed by hospitals or other corporate entities, such as insurers and PE firms, according to research from consultancy Avalere and the Physicians Advocacy Institute. For the first time, more medical practices were owned by corporate entities (30%) than hospitals (28%) as of January 2024, the research found.

L.A. cuts tentative deal to provide $15 million to spare Chinatown tenants from steep rent hikes
The proposed agreement would require the city to spend nearly $15 million to ensure that rents are subsidized in dozens of units inside the Hillside Villa Apartments, according to a memo issued Friday by the city’s housing department. The agreement would run through February 2034 and cover 106 of the building’s 124 units. For some renters, the subsidies would close the gap between the amount they were paying in 2019 and the market-rate rent the landlord wants to charge, city officials said.

Muslim leaders are ‘out of words’ as they tire of the White House outreach on the war in Gaza
“What more can we tell the White House for them to change course? I’ve run out of words,” said Michigan state Rep. Abraham Aiyash, who met with senior officials in February but has not had any contact with them since then.

Florida blocks heat protections for workers right before summer
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Pro-Palestine Activists in France Get Summons from Anti-Terrorist Police
Imperialist governments continue to repress the international movement for Palestine, and France is no exception. Two members of Left Voice’s sister group, Révolution Permanente (RP), have received summons for questioning by the GLAT, an “anti-terrorism” judicial police unit. The police claim this is part of an investigation into comments allegedly made online since October 7 which “glorify terrorism.” One of the two activists who received a summons is Anasse Kazib, a rail worker of Moroccan descent who has for years been a public figure and spokesperson for RP. Kazib published a statement on social media which, among other points, says: "This will not prevent us from continuing to express our support for the Palestinian people and all exploited and oppressed across the planet. More than ever, at a time when tendencies towards war are strengthening, we can only count on our struggles!" The statement is already being widely circulated, and prominent leaders of the Left in France have voiced solidarity with the activists and denounced the repression on Twitter.
The Big China Con:How Canada’s establishment media manufactured the foreign interference scandal
We are now into week three of the public inquiry into the foreign interference scandal and already there have been no shortage of apparent bombshells. Presided over by Quebec appellate court judge Marie-Josée Hogue, the hearings in Ottawa have witnessed a parade of politicians and government bureaucrats offering up alarming testimony. The inquiry’s focus is on whether foreign governments interfered in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections. Canada’s intelligence agencies, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and Communications Security Establishment (CSE), say China, India, and other governments attempted to meddle in both. For the Conservative Party, these claims have been the source of outrage, as they feel they were the target of the alleged meddling. Last week, former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole told the inquiry that foreign interference likely cost his party five to nine seats in 2021… Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Thursday in a move that effectively abolishes the monitoring by United Nations experts of sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program, though the sanctions themselves remain in place.

Honest Reaction?
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DPRK refuses to collaborate with China which is sad because communist infighting.


eh the ruskies are useful retards at the moment
still want one


Russians did more for DPRK's food security, energy and military than China did after the split.


there is no winning with the chins around is there?


>Even Israel does positive things once and a while
Name one thing

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>During the preliminary investigation, I said that I was not a spy, I was not a terrorist, but they did not believe me and severely beat me. During the twenty-five years of my party life I honestly fought with enemies and destroyed enemies. I also have crimes for which I can be shot, and I will talk about them later, but I did not commit those crimes that were charged with the indictment in my case and I am not guilty of them… I do not deny that I was drunk, but I worked like an ox… When during the preliminary investigation I wrote allegedly about my terrorist activities, my heart bled. I maintain that I was not a terrorist. If I wanted to carry out a terrorist act against any member of the government, I would not recruit anyone for this purpose, but, using technology, I would commit this vile deed at any moment… Tell Stalin that I will die with his name on my lips

Your honest thoughts?


Banger quote. Another one is picrel, from Ian Grey's Stalin Man of History.


That's all very interesting, but the guilt wasn't proven off just the confession. It's kind of hilarious how people just assume that just because defendants have sent a couple of letters where they claimed innocence and loyalty, they couldn't have been just lying and doing the same for years before that. Only a friend can betray, afterall


Open shut case


New pink tide has dropped, the Pan Africanist axis in West Africa is no longer landlocked.
>The left-wing pan-Africanist was sworn in on Tuesday after sweeping to a first-round victory in the March 24 elections on a pledge of reform. At age 44, he is Senegal’s youngest president.

>“Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of president of the Republic of Senegal,” Faye said in Diamniadio, near the capital, Dakar.

>He also promised to “scrupulously observe the provisions of the constitution and the laws” and defend “the integrity of the territory and national independence and to spare no effort to achieve African unity”.

>Faye was released from prison less than two weeks before the vote along with popular opposition figure and mentor Ousmane Sonko after a political amnesty announced by Sall.

>“It’s the culmination of a long struggle for democracy and the rule of law,” said Aissata Sagna, 39, a factory worker who worked on Faye’s campaign. “This is a day of celebration for us, even if we have lost young people killed during the demonstrations.”

>The election tested Senegal’s reputation as a stable democracy in West Africa, a region that has experienced coups and attempted coups. It followed months of unrest ignited by the arrests last year of Sonko and Faye and concerns that the president would seek a third term in office despite constitutional term limits. Rights groups said dozens of people were killed in the protests and about 1,000 were jailed.

>Faye campaigned on promises to clean up corruption and better manage Senegal’s natural resources. His victory was seen as reflecting the will of young people frustrated with widespread unemployment and former colonial ruler France, seen by critics to be using its relationship with Senegal to enrich itself.

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There isn't one. But maybe we can dig up the one where they called Malema an anti-white racist


not OP, i posted here precisely because it was the only thread about west africa that didnt fell off the board


Who is the Party for Unity and Rally? Wikipedia(lol) says they are a right-wing, islamist, social conservative party that is in his party's coalition.


There was a long informative thread about Niger and it's neighbors a few weeks ago when they were ejecting the French. I can't even find it now. Regional threads like that need to be stickied or something if they end up pushed off the board by bait threads.


>in his party's coalition
I think basically all the serious opposition banded together against macky sall towards the end as it was becoming really obvious he was just a dictator sold out to the west using various institutional and illegal ways to repress the opposition

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Am i the mong?
How can communism be "left wing" if "left wing" means anti-hierarchy / anti-obedience (T/F?)(albeit, my understanding is as per Wikipedia's "Left-Right political spectrum" article SO I POST HERE and references and "Left and Right: A Non-Euclidean Perspective" where he talks ab similarities btwn "monopoly Capitalism and totalitarian Socialism"…a great line, eh? Etc)
Please be genital.
It's my first time.



Last and def least, DO YOU AGREE:
For forms of Government let fools contest;
Whate’er is best administered is best:
For modes of Faith let graceless zealots fight;
He can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
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Youre right that the left begins in the french revolution, but the idea of opposing "hierarchy" is needless contrivance. The whole republican revolution in france (and america) was about capturing the state and instituting *constitutional* protections for the rights of persons in an attempt to procure universal political subjectivity (i.e. democracy). So i would say the left is concerned with justice, but a justice which is oriented around equality. Equality doesnt mean horizontalism.
>but america wasnt equal
Yes, because it modeled itself largely after the roman republic, with the separation of free citizens and slaves. Lincoln comes around later to give discourse to the case for an extended equality in citizenship, and marx was obviously a massive supoorter of lincoln.
My contention is that marx's major criticism with capital's internal contradictions is that it doesnt circulate commodities at a sustained rate of production, and so it's production is inherently tied to consumption, and while capitalists control production, they rule consumption too. So in my opinion, marx would be very happy with a capitalism that had a broader chain of distribution, or of mitigating the crises of overproduction through subsidies (which is largely what the keynesian revolution is about). The fruits of labour have greater reach to the masses. Thats why much of the left CAN support things like UBI or welfare, even though they are extensions of capital's contradictions.
The leftist impulse here in a consumerist politics is the flattening of distribution (even by the market), and so bringing equality by the formlessness of cosmopolitan life. But here see how a conservative will hate big cities and the welfare state. Conservatives are 'anticapitalist' in this case, and so their anticapitalism is in the name of a deeper political subjectivity, which i think is in the name of inequality (which is also why fascists are accused of holding back technology). Capital thus as our social relation contains a progressive and reactionary tendency. There is no formal anti-capitalist politics thus, but only a sublation of bourgeois society, as the communists understand it.
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Its a weak and ahistorical definition
You can say that groups milennia ago were "leftist" by the same standard
As far as i can see, the left is just what the left says and does. Anyone who calls themself a leftist is "part" of the left, but the movement, is self-moved. By class antagonisms or whatever else.


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I usually find that people who want to abolish the left/right dichotomy are moreso people that are interested in abandoning left unity in favor of workerism and opportunism like "big tent" movements and populism than they are in achieving socialism. They are more than happy to use left wing slogans and talking points but are furious if you call them leftist. If i didn't know any better, i'd say that communism and socialism are not only left wing, but also that they have nothing to gain from obfuscating their goals and ideals by pretending we have things in common with the right, since the right is predominantly made up by lead-poisoned boomers who can benefit us most by choking on their oatmeal or falling down the stairs rather than contributing anything at all to the world of politics.


Yes exactly
There is the left, and then everyone else
The left is the agent of modern history


> if "left wing" means anti-hierarchy
it doesn't because hierarchy is a result of economics. left means economic control is more public/democratic which results a flattening of hierarchy over time as productive forces develop. republicanism is left of monarchy because it distributes economic control between more people making it more democratic and historically progressive

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Picture this
>The year is 2056
>It's been three decades since the third great war
>You go to work at your shitty minimum wage Amazon warehouse job secured with your honors degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering
>You come home to your by-now hideous 40 something nagging boywife
>He barely even resembles the twink he once was even with his BezosCorp estrogen booster pack dependency
>You put your Nutro-Goyslop in the microwave and wait for the hard, gray block of inexplicable foodstuff to turn soft and mushy for your consumption
>You get a message from your stalinist/trotskyite/leftcom/anarcho party telling you that you missed your flyer distribution quota for this quarter and are being laid off for not defending the organization from its latest rounds of sexual misconduct allegations on the internet
>Wars, resource shortages and mass-scale exploitation on a stage never before seen has caused an influx of cheap labor funneled into conditions of abject ghettoism that invariably dissipated into crime with no infrastructure to support it
>Right wingers radicalized by MuskNet and developmentally disabled Kick streamers see this is as proof for their conspiracy theories and are launching lone wolf pogroms almost once a week, throwing the country deeper into despair, division and chaos
>The Unions have all but sided with the bourgeoisie as strikes continue to be sporadic, isolated and self-defeating
>You're stabbed to death for your shitcoin outside of your crate home as you try to take a hit from your CBD infused ElfBar to calm the nerves

Alright I'm being hyperbolic but you get the point. It's the era of capitalist decadence and only getting worse from now. Endearingly, what's the next step of your master plan, you alienated freak?
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>Because they can't be you lower lifeform, they work within the bounds of bourgeois law! What did you think would happen?
>Actually helps that proletariat to prove to the backward masses why such parliaments deserve to be done away with; it facilitates their successful dissolution, and helps to make bourgeois parliamentarianism “politically obsolete


I love my Nutro-Goyslop and nagging boywife


Retard in general.

>can literally define most successful revolutionary movement in history before they start making big gains

Not at all. Read the history of the first and second internationales, moron.

>they literally got shot for engaging in regular "bourgeois parliamentarianism" ofc they went underground, this is not the situation in the imperial core

Still falling for the meme

>dismissing all communist parties making gains in popular consciousness as "opportunists" with 0 argument beside "they engage in electoralism"

My dismissal is based on their failure. Stop being an idiot.

>real gain for the people are worthless if theyre not immediately translated into the dotp

Yes. Capitalism still maintains its foothold. If you like poverty alleviation so much, go praise western liberal democracies for their gains in this matter. You aren't a communist anyways.

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>Great man derangement syndrome. Stalin was already collaborating with the Western imperialist bourgeoisie long before he died, backing the state of Israel, selling oil to the Germans etc. This isn't a problem of ideology, it's the fact that these "communist" parties are theoretically bankrupt and opportunistic, willing to side and work with the bourgeoisie who ruthlessly exploit the concessions they're given.
Thats the only mistake he did, supporting israel. Stalin never collaborated with the western bourgeoise first at all, the soviet socialist system literally crushed fascism on its cradle, spreading the revolution to the most backward places of eastern europe is a thing that no other ideology did than marxism-leninism.
Churchill and other imperialists rats despised stalin and wanted the war to continue.
>You have literally zero evidence for the workers movement being tied to the petty electoral victory of bourgeois "communist" politicians, besides victories based on incomplete promises.


What kind of schizophernic nonsense is this?

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Thousands in Chile walk out on general strike
There were huge demonstrations in Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepcion, Antofagasta and Ovalle, while a range of other protest actions took place in Atacama, Coquimbo, Rancagua, Temuco, Punta Arenas, Vina del Mar and many other towns. The strikers’ demands included wage increases, improved housing, stronger collective bargaining rights, better pensions, free education and quality healthcare. They also called for improvements in support for working families and the approval of a tax reform to fund greater social protections.

Colombia capital Bogota to ration water as reservoirs dry
Colombia's capital Bogota will start rationing water this week to alleviate droughts wrought by the El Nino weather pattern, which has exacerbated the Andean country's dry season and caused reservoir levels to fall, Mayor Carlos Galan said on Monday.

Brazil court says government must compensate victims of stray bullets in police raids
The ruling means that the state is now civilly liable for deaths or injuries resulting from either police or armed forces operations, even in cases where the forensics reports are inconclusive. The country’s top court was ruling in a case stemming from the killing of a man by a stray bullet in 2015 during an army action in Rio de Janeiro’s impoverished Mare neighborhood.

Communist Party’s Kokuta demands cancellation of Japan-Israel EPA talks
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that's literally the name of his party u retard


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>Brazil becoming an undemocratic, red fash, tankie state before our very eyes
Don't threaten me with a good time


>general strike
fuck yeah, good luck to chileans comrades, hope they end up hanging that fuck milei

>Gulf states warn US not to launch strikes on Iran from their territory or airspace

this is exactly why israel is so valuable to the empire

>Prominent surgeon says he was denied entry to Germany for a pro-Palestinian conference

what is it with germans and love for genocides

>Ex-US ambassador sentenced to 15 years in prison for serving as secret agent for Cuba

gonna die in prison ? sad he got caught.
>Rocha incriminated himself in a series of secretly recorded conversations with an undercover agent posing as a Cuban intelligence operative.
>The agent initially reached out to Rocha on WhatsApp, calling himself “Miguel” and saying he had a message “from your friends in Havana”.
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Milei is from Argentina, not Chile. Common misconception

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Why did nobody tell me about the Marxist episode in Star Trek?
>Marx quote
I uploaded it here, available for 7 days: https://we.tl/t-y43zW2cM4B
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Here's the Marx quote if anyone is interested.


based comrade Rom refusing bribes from his brother-boss



>it's the 99th "i made a /hobby/ thread in /leftypol/" in the past couple of days

Weird trolling technique?


Moved to >>>/hobby/41281.

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A genocide is being broadcast to mainstream media and people are getting poorer every year in the first world but there is still no class solidarity in sight. The focus is still on culture wars. How are we supposed to deal with this? How can we stay optimistic despite the odds being stacked against the interests of the working class?


by voting for the correct animal in the stickied Siberia thread

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capitalism and ai working together is going to lead to a dystopia. What can leftists do to try and fight back against this? The answers are probably obvious but I just wanted to make a new thread.
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I'm scared AI will ruin my life and they'll frame me to come after my microwave and last 6 packs of ramen


>cheer for the other bourgeois country!
Epic leftoid moment.


>Maybe the data is useless now for current AI models but this will not be the case in five or ten or twenty years.
How could social media data from twenty years ago possibly be useful?


mods need to make a cycling "AI bullshit general" for discussing AI so we don't get thread after thread after thread


>Eliezer Yudkowsky
<did not attend high school or college.[22]
This guy is pure reddit autism

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