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 No.1262283[Reply]

Nurses among rising numbers of workers using food banks, research shows
Nurses, shop assistants and youth workers are among large numbers of people in low-paid jobs forced for the first time to accept charity food parcels to stay afloat as the cost of living crisis transforms the profile of the typical UK food bank user. Research by the Trussell Trust, Britain’s largest food bank network, found one in in five people referred to its 1,300 food bank centres in the summer were from households where someone worked. It also reported 145,000 families had used its food banks for the first time in recent months, an increase of 40%.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/10/nurses-among-rising-numbers-of-workers-using-food-banks-research-shows

IMF, Bangladesh reach preliminary deal for $4.5bn loan
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has provisionally agreed to provide a $4.5bn support programme to Bangladesh, with the country’s finance minister saying the deal would help prevent economic instability escalating into a crisis. Bangladesh’s $416bn economy has been one of the world’s fastest growing for years. But rising energy and food prices, sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, along with shrinking foreign exchange reserves, have swelled its import bill and current account deficit.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/11/9/140
https://archive.ph/GRa5d

UDF wins 15 wards, LDF 12 in local body bypolls
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) gained upper hand in the byelections held in 29 local body wards on Wednesday, winning 15. When the votes were counted on Thursday, the UDF won 15 wards and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]-led Left Democratic Front, 12. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won two seats. On the UDF side, the Congress won 12 and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), two. One seat was won by a UDF-backed Independent. For the LDF, the CPI(M) won nine seats, Kerala Congress (M) [KC(M)] two and Communist Party of India, one.
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HarperCollins Employees Begin Indefinite Strike to Demand Fair Pay
More than 95% of the company's unionized workers voted last month to authorize the strike after negotiations stalled. In July, the workers held a one-day strike. The employees are calling for the company to address its lack of diversity among the workforce and to provide better paid leave benefits and higher pay, which would enable them to afford to live where they work in New York City—one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. According to the union, the current starting salary at HarperCollins is $45,000 and the average salary is $55,000. The company reported record profits in 2021, according to The Guardian, and is owned by NewsCorp.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/11/10/harpercollins-employees-begin-indefinite-strike-demand-fair-pay

They defied California and drained an important salmon stream. Their fine: $50 per farmer
For eight straight days this summer, farmers in far Northern California drained almost all of the water out of a river in defiance of the state’s drought regulations. The move infuriated environmentalists and salmon-dependent Native American tribes downstream. California now knows the cost of the farmers’ blatant defiance: Less than $50 per farmer. It’s the latest example of California’s lax water-use enforcement process — problems that were first exposed in a sweeping Sacramento Bee investigation published online last week.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/article268432332.html
https://archive.ph/CA5f3

Dallas City Council shortens time landlords need to evict tenants
The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday to replace the city’s COVID-related eviction ordinance with a similar but temporary one that still provides renter protections while shortening the time landlords must wait to evict. The current ordinance was tied to the impact of COVID-19, which reform advocates say is hard to prove now. The new temporary ordinance is tied generally to falling behind on rent because of an “unforeseen econoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1262316

The ‘Principal Threat’: Time to Talk about the Palestinian Class Struggle
On Monday, October 31, Palestinians in the town of Al-Eizariya, east of Occupied East Jerusalem, observed a general strike. The strike was declared to be part of the community’s mourning of 49-year-old Barakat Moussa Odeh, who was killed by Israeli forces in Jericho a day earlier. This is not an isolated case. General strikes were observed throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories in recent weeks as a form of civil disobedience, and protest of the Israeli attacks on the cities of Nablus, Jerusalem, Jenin, and Hebron, as well as to mourn Palestinian fighters who were killed, following shooting operations against Israeli soldiers of illegal Jewish settlers. Historically, general strikes have been declared and observed by working-class Palestinians. This form of protest often represents the backbone of popular, grassroots resistance in Palestine, starting many years before the establishment of Israel on the ruins of the historic Palestinian homeland. The return of the general strike tactics suggests that the new revolt in the West Bank is a direct outcome of working-class resistance. Indeed, many of the young Palestinian fighters hail from refugee camps or working-class population centers. Their revolt stems from the growing realization that the political tactics of the elites have resulted in nothing tangible, and that Palestinian freedom will certainly not be achieved through Mahmoud Abbas and his self-serving politics.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/11/10/the-principal-threat-time-to-talk-about-the-palestinian-class-struggle/

CP of Greece, General nationwide strike on 9 November 2022: The workers’ impressive participation sends a message of uprising in every workplace
“Today’s strike is a message of escalation of the struggle. It is a message of uprising in every workplace, sector, and region. Now it is necessary for the working people to become the protagonists, to come to the forefront for life and work with rights”, stressed the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME) in its message concerning the general nationwide strike, which took place in Greece on 9 November 2022. In all cities around Greece, tens of thousands of workers in the public Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1262355

Thanks News Anon

 No.1262362

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>>1262283
>Bangladesh hiked fuel prices by about 50 percent in a move to trim its subsidy burden, but government officials denied at the time that this was a prerequisite for the IMF loan.



 No.1252640[Reply]

Any Catholics on here?

Should Dorothy Day be canonized?

Why or why not?

Personally, I think if she is it’s going to have the same effect Occupy did, in that anarchism will become more sanitized in the eyes of the public and lose its edge and subversiveness. But I’m not Christian so I’m curious to hear from actual Christians.
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 No.1260948

>>1259165
Really cool icon.

 No.1261759

>>1260935
Plenty.

I think it was Mike Gold’s kid she aborted too.

 No.1262132

>>1260948
Agreed. I'd put one on my desk if I were Christian.

 No.1262344

>>1254070
Damn that's badass.

 No.1262356

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Anybody who puts a dime in a Catholic offering plate is guilty of conspiracy to commit mass child rape.



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 No.1261006[Reply]

Prove me wrong bitches
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 No.1261613

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>>1261365
>austro libertarian market socialism

 No.1262193

>>1261436
You realize Marx believed that the credit system could never fully break off from it's metallic basis right? I agree with other posters that the current accumulation (mostly fictitious in character) could be sustained by returning to commodity money but that's even more reason to support the libertarian death drive.

Do you want endless keynesianism or communism?

 No.1262195

>>1262193
*Could not be sustained

 No.1262224

>the gold standard was based
Correct
>prove me wrong
Die in a fire with everyone else who says that.

 No.1262349

>>1261010
monkey jpegs (nfts) the bored ape standard



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 No.1259919[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

RECENT NEWS

>Russian UN mission: Moscow disappointed with UNSC voting on biolaboratories in Ukraine

https://tass.com/politics/1531799

>Chancellor Scholz's inaugural visit to Turkey was dominated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The hostilities must be ended quickly, Scholz said. President Erdogan stressed that diplomatic talks would continue.

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/asien/scholz-erdogan-ukraine-101.html

>DPR pushes out of Donetzk again!

https://nitter.it/AZgeopolitics/status/1587507066406666244#m

>Russia […] is evacuating 70,000 people from the left bank of the Dneiper River to deeper in Kherson and Russia

<actually, pretty sure they finished it yesterday or the day before
https://nitter.it/SamRamani2/status/1587492351320145921#m

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>>1261702
shes so cute bros

 No.1261925

Ukrainians less than 5 KM from the city breh

 No.1262028

>>1261925
Lol, lmao even

 No.1262541

>>1261925
I would just blow up the kakhovka dam at this point and blame it on the hohols



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 No.1261309[Reply]

What is the Marxist analysis of "non-binary" people? On one hand, the concept of a "third gender" has existed in multiple cultures around the world, so it isn't exclusively a 21st century Western phenomenon. On the other hand, I struggle to see any material basis for the belief that some people are neither men nor women.(>marxist analysis)
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 No.1261334

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>>1261329
one might immediately notice therefore the way that western liberalism twists this role in various cultures through orientalisation and aesthetics as a way to expand markets as my boy Cockshott explains here >>1261312, but this is not indicative inherently of third genders being a capitalist boogeyman but rather, the sad aftermath of capitalism as per usual being a force of alienation, depriving those of third genders of their true human essence and being fed tumblrite bullshit aestheticism because its chic and profitable for the masses.

 No.1261364

>>1261309
there is none, even intersex people either have XY or XX but gender is a social construct

 No.1261387

>>1261309
Whenever a self identified leftist uses "material basis", " material conditions" out of context or excessively, 19 out of 20 times, it is to say some stupid shit or is re-hashing some liberal ideology. It's honestly amazing how consistent it is.

 No.1261391

>>1261309
Gender roles are disintegrating due to capitalism, so people fit less and less into strict gender binaries.

 No.1261620

>>1261391
And they'll only disintegrate further in socialism and communism



 No.1257045[Reply]

>Five-hundred synchronised drones equipped with powerful LEDs performed a choreographed routine over New York City on November 3 to mark the 10th anniversary of the mobile game Candy Crush.
>The 10-minute display involved the drones creating a series of images, hashtags and slogans from the game, ranging from a huge version of the game’s logo to a depiction of the ‘play’ button.
>Pixis, the Virginia-based drone events company that organised the display, had to obtain a permit to launch its fleet from neighbouring New Jersey, so as not to violate New York City airspace restrictions and laws prohibiting drones within city limits.
>Jeff Kaplan, the general manager of Pixis, told Gothamist New York’s skyline was an “amazing canvas to work with”.
>Graham Hill, the owner of a Denver-based drone company, Hire UAV Pro, told Gothamist: “The advantage of drone light shows is being able to turn empty space and empty sky into a large billboard, essentially.”
https://archive.ph/Gtxze
Capitol has destroyed the night sky.
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 No.1260412

>>1260361
That is so fucking cool.

 No.1260439

>>1260361
their is a difference between people celebrating symbols of their society and the sky being a giant add screen, if NYC had drones in a formation to look like a bald eagle or whatever it wouldn't be a problem, but a giant candy crush advert is just disgusting

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 No.1261168

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>>1261157
Bow before the might of your new god

 No.1261242

Time to pay 60$ a month to skip sky adds



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 No.1253403[Reply]

This is a thread for workers to discuss shop floor organizing and unionization.
Are you a union member, or on an organizing committee? Just want to bitch about your job? Would you like help building a union at work, organizing a single issue campaign, or putting the fight back into your union local? Leftypol users have been in this struggle before you and are willing to help.

RESOURCES:
[The best USA based union publication] Labornotes.org
[MUST READ for USA Workers] Labor Law for the Rank and Filer: https://files.libcom.org/files/Lynd%20S%20and%20Gross%20-%20Labor%20Law%20for%20the%20Rank%20&%20File%20-%20Building%20Solidarity%20While%20Staying%20Clear%20of%20the%20Law.pdf
Organizing Methods in the Steel Industry: https://www.marxists.org/archive/foster/1936/10/organizing-methods-steel-industry/index.htm
Written by William Z Foster, the Chairman of the Communist Party and the leader of the 1919 steel strike, this document was used by Amazon Labor Union
IWW Organizing Manual: https://archive.iww.org/PDF/Official/IWW_organizing_manual.pdf
EWOC https://workerorganizing.org/
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 No.1258730

I feel hopeless because I work in a small business and there is zero interest in organising

 No.1258743

How do you organize a workplace that's largely remote?

 No.1261026

>>1258743
Your opportunity to get your name in a labor history book if you figure it out.
The most basic thing is to get off platform with your coworkers, and try to build a core group via private 1-on1 convos. What industry do you work in?

 No.1261034

>>1261026
Telecommunications I guess. I do technical support in a call center for a small ISP.

 No.1261066

People think workplace organising is just talking to people like they are empty vessels and you can easily get them on your side. In reality, workers will give you the most pushback, false consciousness is scary.

Here's something that happened to me:
>try to talk to coworkers
<one guy says "you're not a worker"
>"how so?" I ask
<"Do you have money left over after you've paid your rent, utilities and food?"
>"I do
<"Then you're not a worker."
>"That just means I'm not a slave."
Needless to say, we didn't get anywhere. I couldn't even convince him that he's a worker, let alone anything else.

Granted, this was in "manual" ("no skill") labour and perhaps people in trades are more class conscious and open to organising.

I think the best chance of success is in places where the contradictions are so apparent that you are forced to develop a class consciousness, like the Amazon warehouses.
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 No.1260680[Reply]

Anyone got any good Marxist/Soviet Children's literature? Mother is a super wokie so keeps buying the kid all these super woke/liberal kids books like Bye Bye, Binary and Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Jacob’s New Dress and stuff like that.
So I guess it's fair game to get him some actual good kids theory. I used to read him the Communist Manifesto and State and Revolution for him to go to sleep as a baby, but he definitely understood zero of that. What would be a good 2-3 year olds Commie book?

 No.1260689

Anything Robin hood is acab and redistributive

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 No.1260701

Bait thread but picrel and fairy tales by Gianni Rodari (Cipollino)

Alice series by Kir Bulychev for older kids, those are sort of apolitical but do depict a classless moneyless sci-fi society that is sometimes contrasted with ours, so it might be a good starting point to discuss capitalism vs. communism. Sorta like a Soviet Star Trek for kids

 No.1260996

You're a good big brother OP.

 No.1261000

>I used to read him the Communist Manifesto and State and Revolution for him to go to sleep as a baby
Don't believe you. But if you actually did, pretty funny



 No.1260527[Reply]

Latam Airlines and pilots in Chile reach deal averting strike
"Minutes before the deadline expired for reaching a fair deal, Latam and the SPL union managed to defuse a strike which until the end seemed inevitable," the union said in a statement, which provided no details of the accord. The union argued that due to the pandemic, 240 pilots were fired and compensation was reduced by 30%. It said that while company executives and other employees have since recovered 100% of their pre-pandemic salaries, pilots continue to receive a reduced salary.
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/latam-airlines-pilots-chile-reach-deal-with-airline-call-off-threat-strike-2022-11-09/

Brazil’s da Silva forms mixed economics team for transition
Investors look favorably on André Lara Resende and Pérsio Arida, conservative economists who were among the architects of the Real Plan in the 1990s that implemented a new Brazilian currency and tamed hyperinflation. The other two economists on the transition team are Nelson Barbosa, who was finance minister under President Dilma Rousseff of da Silva’s Workers’ Party, and Guilherme Mello, an economics professor who has long been known as the Worker’s Party economist. “They don’t have opposing views. They’re complementary,” Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin told reporters during the announcement in the capital, Brasilia.
https://apnews.com/article/business-caribbean-brazil-dilma-rousseff-brasilia-7fb17573e9d025c6f4d995036a4fdf91

TikTok's Subcontractor in Colombia Under Investigation for Traumatic Work
Colombia’s Ministry of Labor has launched an investigation into TikTok subcontractor Teleperformance, relating to alleged union-busting, traumatic working conditions and low pay, first revealed by TIME and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Teleperformance employed TikTok content moderators who earned as little as $10 per day, the report by TIME and the Bureau found. The workers were regularly required to witness videos depicting murder, child abuse and sexual viPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.1260893

>>1260650
Do you think this new Colombian president is the real deal, or will he cuck out like most socdems?

 No.1260920

>>1260893
So far he has been very based, it's the congress the one that is failing but seems like they're small holes in the road

 No.1260958

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>>1260650
>>1260685
>call center agencies
yeah anarkiddy anon is right, shit is grueling

 No.1260962

>>1260893
easy to cuck out if the senate in LatAm republics hold the real power.Thats what happened in Perú for example, and what happened in Bolivia also.

 No.1260968

>>1260958
I need the job



 No.1260356[Reply]

I do truly love the idea of individual anarchism/anarcho collectivism/anarcho-communism, but the whole problem with it is that it cannot fit anywhere in today world, let us say even if you manage to convert a whole country to anarchist means, what will happen when other country's will start to attack you and try to take you over for the sake of idea that you are no longer a real nation and how are you going to fight all of their developed army with artilery, tanks, mines, guns, ammo, cars,etc a anarchist nation has no way of defending itself from advanced capitalist nations, and how are you going to feed whole cities full of people or how will you manage natural disasters you'd need to have the country half fully developed with just rural areas for the sake of food need and there will be no electricity and there will be no water,and even if you do try do maintain it and keep it working who will work in factory's and shops to build all off the needed equipment, who will mine, who will build houses, who will keep medicine, who will teach, who will be doctors, who will do operations, and so on.

Anarchism was much more fitted for the world back before the industrial revolution, it has no place in today age.

This is my opinion at least, perhaps I'm wrong tell me about it.

 No.1260383

I can't really speak for 'Anarcho-Collectivism' 'Anarcho-Communism' etc, but in regards to ideas like 'Individualist-Anarchism' or 'Egoism', My interpretation has always been that the purpose has been the ruthless critique of any system, whether it be our current Liberal-Democracy, rightoidism or, yes, socialist states, On the grounds of self-interest/self-love. - Instead of advocating any sort of unique praxis within itself.

Which is a completely valid critique to be constantly making, as insofar as 'class-analysis' refers to lumping together many people's will as class based upon their relation to production and then holding a 'common goal' [i.e we all get something out of it] to change the existent state of things.

 No.1260388

>>1260383
Yes but i'm meaning it on a bigger scale

 No.1260900

Counterpoint: You don't just suddenly turn a country-sized territory anarchist overnight.

Anarchist regions exist. Sure, they have a relation with capitalist society for anything that they aren't self-sufficient on, or to maintain treaties, but they have proven themselves able to counter armies within their region.

Second counter-argument: acquire a nuclear weapon from a socialist nation or by stealing it, and directly threaten the CIA headquarters rather than any major city



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