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Reading General

Hello leftypol, we noticed an under-appreciation for the theory that upholds our political ideologies: As such, we have decided to revive the reading sticky! This thread will be dedicated to the sharing, discussing, and general banter about various leftist thinkers, theories, and political outlooks.

But, other than that, we believe there are other important reads that must be addressed, especially, for beginners and those just now getting into leftism.

Don't forget to check out >>>/edu/ for more reading and discussion!

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Common Right Wing Talking Points Debunks
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Check out the /edu/ thread at
https://leftypol.org/edu/res/5576.html

Also see the relevant leftybooru tag
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=debunk
Add topics into the tag list to further narrow down your search!


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Introduction to Marxism Reading List - Thanks to the /read/ matrix room (https://app.element.io/#/group/+leftyread:matrix.org)
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Absolute Beginners Tier:

'Principles of Communism' by Friedrich Engels
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm

'Three Source and Three Component Parts of Marxism' by V.I. Lenin
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/x01.htm

Not a book but Halim Alrah's youtube channel is good for the absolutely basics of Marxism but obviously not a replacement for reading
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGog4JPn5-W3_XIKccENysg

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Marx and Engels Reading List
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Tier 1:

'Manifesto of the Communist Party'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

'Critique of the Gotha Programme'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/

'Socialism: Utopian and Scientific'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm

Tier 2:

'Wage Labour and Capital'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/

'Value, Price and Profit'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1865/value-price-profit/

'Theses on Feuerback'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/theses/theses.htm

By this point you should have a good understanding of the basics of Marxism and are ready to branch out to other theorists and also read Capital.

Tier 3:

'Capital vol.1'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/

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Lenin Reading List - By Moo (aka Zizekposter)
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Lenin Essentials:

'State and Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

'“Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/lwc/

'Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

Petit Bourgeois Philistine Tier:

'What is to be done'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/

'The Proletarian Revolution and Renegade Kautsky'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1918/prrk/

'Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1905/tactics/index.htm

ADHD Tier:

'Socialism and Religion'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1905/dec/03.htm

'Zizek's Introduction to Revolution at the Gates'
https://kabirabud.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/slavoj_zizek_repeating_leninbookfi-org.pdf

'Revolutionary Adventurism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1902/sep/01.htm

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MLM Reading List
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Essentials:

Why MLM?
https://why-mlm.medium.com/why-mlm-af48aba14f8a

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Basic Course
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S01-MLM-Basic-Course-Revised-Edition-10th-Printing.pdf

'Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain'
https://libgen.lc/get.php?md5=a00646f118a3427ec19263021b3e84e1&key=06Q5Q1W5DFK8YOHU&mirr=1

Mao:

'On Practice & Contradiction'
https://marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_16.htm
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/N04-On-Contradiction-Study-2nd.pdf

'On Guerrilla Warfare'
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/1937/guerrilla-warfare/index.htm

'On Protracted War'
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_09.htm

China:

'Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village'
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=00F5750256E291B678E2A0039D3CF54E

'Red Star Over China' - Edgar Snow
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=BD54E7C5F9CDE90E30BD0CB5E91F0049

'The Unknown Cultural Revolution' - Dongpin Han
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=2495C43CFA7395ACA45CA812A304A701

Peru:

Interview With Chairman Gonzalo
https://the-red-flag.org/en/central-committee-of-the-communist-party-of-peru-interview-with-chairman-gonzalo/

General line of the PCP
https://gplpcp.wordpress.com/

'Shining Path: Terror and Revolution in Peru' - Simon Strong
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=4FB5D349F9D3250453C5F0525F5890DD

India:

Operation “Green Hunt” in India
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/N08-Operation-Green-Hunt.pdf

Eight Historic Documents (AZAD)
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S18-Historic-Eight-Documents.pdf

'Urban Perspective'
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S14-Urban-Perspective-4th-Printing.pdf

Philippines:

Araling Aktibista - Activist Study ARAK
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/S22-Activist-Study-ARAK-2nd-Printing.pdf

'Stand for Socialism Against Modern Revisionism'
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S07-Stand-for-Socialism-3rd-Printing.pdf

'Philippine Society and Revolution'
https://bannedthought.net/Philippines/CPP/1970s PhilippineSocietyAndRevolution-4ed.pdf

Political Economy:

'Rethinking Socialism' – Deng-yuan Hsu & Pao-yu Ching
https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S11-Rethinking-Socialism-4th-Printing.pdf

'China: A Modern Social-Imperialist Power' - CPI(Maoist)
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=F68AC84D480D41A222818D802F3AF7CA
or
https://library.bz/uploads/main/c0105702c9219cf136bdae79008daaa4.epub
or
https://why-mlm.medium.com/china-a-modern-social-imperialist-power-d5ac7a9455f7

'Maoist Economics & the Revolutionary Road to Communism' - The Shanghai Textbook
http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=8B44F61D828997487E2FDE607FCF2FEB

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Leftcom Reading Lists
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r/marxism101's reading list:
https://i.imgur.com/s70UUPQ.jpg

r/bruhinternational's reading list:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bruhinternational/comments/m53hon/official_rbruhinternational_reading_list/

Bordiga:

'The Democratic Principle'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1922/democratic-principle.htm

'Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1951/class-party.htm

'The Spirit of Horsepower'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1953/horsepower.htm

'Report on Fascism'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1922/bordiga02.htm

'Activism'
https://libcom.org/library/activism-amadeo-bordiga

'The Lyons Theses'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1926/lyons-theses.htm

'Theory and Action in Marxist Doctrine'
https://libcom.org/library/theory-action-marxist-doctrine-amadeo-bordiga

'Dialogue with Stalin'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/bordiga/works/1952/stalin.htm

Pannekoek:

'World Revolution and Communist Tactics'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1920/communist-tactics.htm

'Party and Class'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1936/party-class.htm

Herman Gorter:

'Open Letter to Comrade Lenin'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/gorter/1920/open-letter.htm

'The World Revolution'
https://www.marxists.org/archive/gorter/1918/world-revolution.htm

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Bookchin Reading Lists - based off of posts by Gorm1918 (pbuh)
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'The Next Revolution'
https://libcom.org/files/Murray%20Bookchin-The%20Next%20Revolution.%20Popular%20Assemblies%20and%20the%20Promise%20of%20Direct%20Democracy-Verso%20(2015).pdf

'Urbanization Without Cities'
http://188.165.199.119/files/Urbanization_Without_Cities_-_Ebook.pdf

'The 3rd Revolution'
https://libcom.org/library/third-revolution-popular-movements-revolutionary-era

'The Ecology of Freedom'
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/murray-bookchin-the-ecology-of-freedom

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Links to Resources and Libraries:
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More Marx and Engels:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/sw/index.htm

Lenin:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/

Other Selected Marxists:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/selected-marxists.htm

Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres:
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_56.htm

Many important books can be found on libgen:
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/

Libcom has some good books/documents:
https://libcom.org/library

Other links:
https://archive.is/L8uFD

Various assortment of historical and biographical works:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate

The Leftist Bookshelf (4.16 GB, 600+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!QUFQSBja!hPbmmLolJBGwSQ848nncnw
This was originally a torrent but I can't find the link anymore. Its description was: "640 eBooks, mostly in PDF format (a bunch are CHM, DJVU or ePUB), from a revolutionary Leftist viewpoint. The main subjects are politics and philosophy, history, economics, and much much more."

Political Theory (MLM) (2.64 GB, 550+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!4M1FnTgI!CdM8WWjpBC_UHGCJk9AHzA
I found this on reddit years ago (circa 2016) Don't really remember who made it or where it came from, but this is a reading course (politics, philosophy, economics, etc) focused on Maoism. Has many books and articles on the USSR, PRC, Stalin, Mao, etc.

The Anarchist Library (669 MB, 4000+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!gRFkQCLY!5gUkmaubpp_P_yKLZiBJ9Q
This is a complete mirror of the anarchist library with pdfs and epubs

Little Bunker of Marxism-Leninism (680 MB, 100+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!0QtCiI7L!MJZJk-SdjyBuBZOuNJuOPQ
Unfinished project focused on M-L with more than 100 books on several topics like history, economics, politics, etc. Lots of stuff on the USSR.

Historical Materialism series (330 MB, 100+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!9IkymYBZ!B8vB2yDP0Qv_-DPS2ro-HA
A pdf archive of over 100 books from the Historical Materialism book series. I got this from thecharnelhouse.org years ago and the website had released many marxist books from other publishers but unfortunately it's been taken down.

/leftypol/ with a slash of liberty (239 MB, 100+ files)
https://mega.nz/#F!sFMQXJ6J!JboByVCZScC6Jq2YXE0Exw
I didn't make this, just reuploading it. This is a classic /leftypol/ link, marxist stuff mixed with anarchism.

Marx & Engels Collected Works (900+ MB, 50 files)
https://mega.nz/#F!BJEmkQiZ!vylIbCWFrqIeYaLiuN2szg
The official, complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels organized in 50 volumes and 3 categories.
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/USApol/

🗽United States Politics🦅

Absolute State of America Edition

Thread for the hellish discussion related to the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the Earth.

🏈💵💸🍔

State mandated propaganda livestreams:
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MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
FOX: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFEegalitarianism
R: 500 / I: 129

/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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R: 34 / I: 9
A single European state with any overseas colonized territories of former countries given independence would be Engels-pilled, solve the stupid national questions, and there's no real reason not to. It is very obvious hubris to give every tiny nationality its own sovereign state even though the total population of Europe is roughly half (half!!!) that of India's, and India can make it work already. There is already a central legislature across most of the territory in the form of the EU parliament, even.

The official federal languages can be French and English, and the capital city could be The Hague or Frankfurt or Paris. Picrel is rough mock-up, ignore the 2 red dots in north Africa.
R: 533 / I: 164

/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General

6th Edition: 新年快乐! SEA edition.

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, Ongoing war in Myanmar or just random shit. There are still dozens of us… hopefully! South Asia and Oceania posters can come in to discuss their regional politics too!

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/!YeYeuZuLSYkegWssey:matrix.org?via=matrix.org

Last threads:
https://archive.is/Jlc7A
http://archive.is/0NhJH
http://archive.is/nDq1K
https://archive.vn/cxwty
https://archive.is/ayshz
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Is the NPC meme a sign of severe alienation? How can people be convinced that other human beings are so hollow and gullible that they think of them as “NPCs”? As an average person you very likely have little differences with anyone you meet on the street, so how can such a dehumanization be so casually widespread?

>inb4 it‘s just a joke

No, many people resonate with the NPC meme because they genuinely believe they are special free thinkers while everyone else is just some sort of predictable simple-minded zombie.
R: 418 / I: 125

/Ukraine/ General #68

Advocate peace, get ratio'd.

Netherlands' #inflation at 17%
https://nitter.it/michaeltanchum/status/1575769796398178304#m

German Parliment said NO to more weapon deliveries
https://tvpworld.com/63040068/germany-parliament-rejects-request-to-increase-arms-supplies-to-ukraine
(stunning how much this one is buried news wise, it was almost 400 vs 100 parlimentarians)

German €200bn energy support plan sparks ‘animosity’ within EU
https://www.ft.com/content/f52b06b9-3932-44ca-b831-777cf68c3dc8

Ukrainian soldier on SE outskirt of Lyman
https://nitter.it/Guderian_Xaba/status/1576102691889373184#m

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

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UKR WAR CRIMES:
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Previous thread: >>1203427
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Would concerts, sport events, theater plays, etc. be free under communism? How do you decide who gets in? How do you avoid people entering by force?

I literally got asked this question today and I didn't know what to say
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Hilo latinoamericano 5.0

Anything related to Latinamerica, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being. Feel free to speak engl*sh. Stop voting, gringos.

Para luego buscarlo en el catálogo:
Latinoamérica, Latin America, LATAM, /lat/, latinoamérica, latino américa, hispanoamerica, /ñ/

Cómo traemos a más hispanohablantes aquí?
Inviten a gente de izquierda de facebook, instagram, twitter, MSN, fotolog, whatsapp, etc.

Hilo anterior: >>1080162
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
https://archive.ph/S2XYA
https://archive.ph/Ytckv
leftypol.org archives:
https://archive.is/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/30501.html
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
https://archive.is/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/8925.html
https://archive.is/yrBUN
R: 500 / I: 134

/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea General

Thread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.

Archive of the previous DPRK thread:
https://leftypol.org/leftypol_archive/res/12395.htmldprkDPRK
R: 500 / I: 100

/isg/ - /Internet Spectacle General/

A thread focused on discussing the parasocial relationships cultivated by the Almighty Algorithm to generate profit off of our atomization and society's hyper-normalization of petty internet drama.

Reminder that none of this is real!

Society of the Spectacle
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm

Simulacra and Simulation
https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=A370BD9728645DF263C61C179E8B90DE
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News 10/3/22

Tunisian labour union warns of strikes as IMF talks loom
Tunisia's powerful UGTT labour union has no deal with the government on reforming subsidies and publicly owned companies and will lead street protests over any "painful" changes, it said on Monday, potentially complicating foreign bailout talks. The government is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a rescue package that could unlock further bilateral aid for Tunisia to help it avert a looming crisis in public finances.
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tunisian-labour-union-warns-strikes-imf-talks-loom-2022-10-03/

Iranian Communists slam Ayatollah Khamenei's claim that protests are orchestrated by US
“The Islamic Republic has never passed up an opportunity to label [protesters] agents of Western imperialism,” Tudeh Party of Iran international secretary Navid Shomali told the Morning Star. “No, the movement which has yet to show any sign of abating despite brutal repression expresses popular revulsion against the theocratic dictatorship, the culmination of more than four decades of the Iranian people’s anger, disgust, and hatred at the ruling criminal regime.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/iranian-communists-slam-ayatollah-khameneis-claim-protests-are-orchestrated

Evidence emerges of Azerbaijani executions of Armenian captives
Video evidence has emerged of Azerbaijani soldiers executing several Armenian soldiers who had been taken captive. The video was released on Telegram channels on the morning of October 2. It depicted a group of Azerbaijani soldiers shooting a group of unarmed Armenian soldiers. One of the Azerbaijanis in the video is heard shouting “Stop! Don’t shoot!” but the shooting continued.
https://eurasianet.org/evidence-emerges-of-azerbaijani-executions-of-armenian-captives
Video: https://azeriwarcrimes.org/2022/10/02/18-execution-of-armenian-prisoners-of-war-by-azerbaijani-soldiers/

Italy forecasts recession as Meloni seeks economy minister
Italy's economy probably shrank in the third quarter and will keep contracting until mid-2023, according to Treasury forecasts that will make grim reading for Giorgia Meloni, the rightist leader expected to be named prime minister this month. The forecasts indicate the euro zone's third-largest economy, hit by soaring energy costs and record high inflation, is already in the early stages of a recession, widely defined as two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product.
https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/italys-economy-shrink-3-straight-quarters-treasury-says-2022-10-03/

DPA: More than 1,400 people attended the anti-government demonstration in Berlin
As noted, the protesters gathered at Potsdamer Platz and marched through the city center with the slogan “Heating, bread and peace: we protest instead of freezing”. On the posters, the neighbors also wrote complaints against the supply of arms and calls to stop the economic war and to rearm. According to law enforcement agencies in Berlin, some 1,400 people took part in the action. In addition, the police reported incidents of clashes between protesters and several arrests. … According to the agency, some protesters displayed the logos of the German Communist Party (DKP) and the Anti-Fascist Movement, reports RIA Novosti.
https://minifeednews.com/latest-news/dpa-more-than-1400-people-attended-the-anti-government-demonstration-in-berlin/19286/
https://archive.ph/Z01aY

Truss, in Reversal, Drops Plan to Cut U.K. Tax Rate on High Earners
Facing a mutiny of Conservative Party lawmakers, Prime Minister Liz Truss of Britain on Monday reversed plans to abolish the top income tax rate of 45 percent on high earners, a humiliating about-face that leaves her supply-side economic agenda in tatters and her grip on power uncertain.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/world/europe/uk-tax-rate-cut.html
https://archive.ph/XfAdE

Belgian left launches ‘Fridays of Rage’ against government’s failure to tackle cost of living crisis
Protests were held on Friday in the cities of Kortrijk and La Louvière with the call to bring down the prices of food, energy, and other essentials. Along with activists of the PTB/PVDA, cadres of youth and student groups like COMAC and RedFox took part in the protests. The protesters also demanded that the government tax the energy multinational that they say is benefiting from the crisis. More protests have been scheduled for October 7 in Liege, Saint Nicolas, and Genk, in Gare du Nord and Ghent on October 14, and in Namur and Antwerp on October 21.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/10/03/belgian-left-launches-fridays-of-rage-against-governments-failure-to-tackle-cost-of-living-crisis/

New documentary exposes West German and ex-Nazi role in Indonesian genocide
WEST Germany not only backed and bankrolled Indonesia’s Suharto regime in its massacres of the left in the late 1960s, but deployed ex-Nazis to Jakarta to monitor it, a new documentary has revealed. Indonesia’s 1965 Genocide: Germany’s unknown war against communism was released by Redfish last Friday and its findings have been reported in the Morning Star’s German sister paper Junge Welt.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/new-documentary-exposes-west-german-and-ex-nazi-role-indonesian-genocide

Indonesian soccer fans demand answers over policing of deadly game
As Indonesian families bury their dead, questions are being asked as to how a soccer match attended only by supporters of the home team descended into chaos resulting in one of the sport’s worst ever tragedies. At least 125 people were killed and more than 300 others injured at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java on Saturday after angry Arema Football Club fans ran onto the pitch following their team’s 3-2 defeat to rivals Persebaya Surabaya.
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/10/03/asia/indonesia-soccer-stadium-crush-monday-intl-hnk/index.html
https://archive.ph/SWai2

Thousands of mobilised Russians sent home, deemed unfit for duty
Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia’s far east, said several thousand men had reported for enlistment in 10 days but many were ineligible.“About half of them we returned home as they did not meet the selection criteria for entering the military service,” Degtyarev said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app. He said the military commissar in Russia’s Khabarovsk region was removed, but that his dismissal would not affect the mobilisation.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/3/thousands-of-mobilised-russians-sent-home-deemed-unfit-for-duty
https://archive.ph/sZ6Pk

Mexico taps private sector again to try to keep food prices down
Signatories will be granted a license exempting them from quality checks from national health regulators Senasica and Cofepris as well as a general import tax, Ramirez said in a news conference with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The Mexican government "will suspend the review of any regulation that is considered to prevent or make the importation and entry of food or its movement within the country more expensive," Ramirez said.
https://www.reuters.com/markets/mexico-taps-private-sector-again-effort-keep-food-prices-down-2022-10-03/

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: One Year Since Incident, Families Still Awaiting Justice
Four farmers who were part of the protest were mowed down by an SUV, which allegedly belonged to Ashish Mishra, son of Ajay Mishra, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. The victims included a journalist, the driver of the vehicle and two BJP workers. To mark the anniversary of the incident, farmer unions are planning to block rail routes today, October 3. ..
https://www.newsclick.in/lakhimpur-kheri-violence-one-year-since-incident-families-awaiting-justice
R: 250 / I: 44

Political Implications of AI

Now that AI is fast approaching human level competency in many domains, what happens next? I think we are soon getting past the point where these technologies are just curiosities and novelties. They will soon reach a point where they will start to reshape society.

To me it's clear that it will change the nature of economic production, particularly of media artifacts. If you see pic rel , this img2img technology can convert simple childlike MS paint drawings into images that resemble the level of quality of a fairly skilled human artist's output. Other models can generate nearly photorealistic images. So anyone with even the most basic capacities for drawing could potentially scaffold and generate automated images. Soon, I am sure, this will expand into other domains of text, video, and know knows what else.

Years ago when I was reading about the 4th Industrial Revolution, experts believed that it would mostly be rote, repetitious work that would be automated . In an unexpected turn, art and media production seem to be on the chopping block.

What concerns me more is how AI content generation will abused for misinformation, psyops, and other glowie mind-fuckery . The possibilities are endless.

As a counterpoint, how might these tools be used for righteous causes?
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/brg/ - Brazil-Brasil general

STOP THE COUNT! edition

Today is election day after 4 miserable years during which the worst elite in the world worked 24/7 to keep the worst leader in the world in power. 50% plus one of valid votes means no run-off election, and Lula might actually pull this off this time. Bozo is winning early on tho. Final results should be out tonight.

Official vote tally website: https://resultados.tse.jus.br/oficial/app/index.html
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/Leftybritpol/ RIP Chris Kaba, Fuck the King

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III

>Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms.[fn 3] He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022[fn 4] upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. As Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay from 1952 to his accession, he was the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history,[2] and the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title from 26 July 1958 until his accession.[3][fn 5]


>Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, the first child of his mother and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; he was the first grandchild of King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, both of which his father attended as a child. He later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced after they had each engaged in well-publicised extramarital affairs. Diana died as a result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married his long-time partner, Camilla Parker Bowles.


>As Prince of Wales, Charles undertook official duties on behalf of Elizabeth II. He founded the youth charity the Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors the Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. He has advocated for the conservation of historic buildings and the importance of architecture in society.[4][5][6] A critic of modernist architecture, Charles worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.


>An environmentalist, Charles supported organic farming and action to prevent climate change during his time as the manager of the Duchy of Cornwall estates, earning him awards and recognition from environmental groups.[7][8][9][10] He is also a prominent critic of the adoption of genetically modified food.[11][12] Charles's support for homeopathy has been the subject of criticism.[13][14] The conduct of his charity, the Prince's Foundation has also attracted criticism, following allegations concerning the offering of British citizenship to donors and is the subject to an ongoing Metropolitan Police investigation into cash-for-honours allegations.[15][16]


https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/09/police-watchdog-launches-homicide-investigation-into-met-shooting-of-chris-kaba

>The police watchdog has launched a homicide investigation into the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba by armed Metropolitan police officers in south London.


>The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said this followed its review of the evidence gathered so far after the incident in Streatham Hill on Monday night.


>The 24-year-old was driving a car which was first rammed before being boxed in by police. He was killed by a single shot that entered through the driver’s side of the windscreen of the Audi.


>The watchdog has previously confirmed that no gun was found in the vehicle. It has now emerged that the car, which was flagged as being linked to a firearms incident days earlier, was not owned by Kaba.


>“Mr Kaba died after a single shot was fired by an MPS officer from the specialist firearms command while police attempted to stop and contain the vehicle he was driving,” the IOPC said.


>“This followed the activation of an automatic number plate recognition camera which indicated the vehicle was linked to a firearms incident in previous days. The vehicle Mr Kaba was driving was not registered to him.”


>The watchdog said its investigation was continuing and added: “As this is now a criminal investigation, we are limited in what further information we can provide.


>“The launch of a criminal investigation does not mean that criminal charges will necessarily follow.”


>It said: “We have notified Mr Kaba’s family of this latest development. We continue to ask that people avoid speculating about this incident out of respect for Mr Kaba’s family and for everyone else affected.”


>The family had already called for the officers to be placed under criminal investigation by the IOPC. In a statement on Wednesday, they said: “The family of Chris Kaba seek a homicide investigation into his death from the outset.


>“We have today told the IOPC of that demand and that we do not want any delay as has happened in other fatal shootings – otherwise we and the wider public can have no confidence that the police will be held to account.


>“We are devastated; we need answers and we need accountability. We are worried that if Chris had not been Black, he would have been arrested on Monday evening and not had his life cut short.”


>The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Friday night: “My heartfelt sympathies remain with Chris Kaba’s family, friends and loved ones, who are having to come to terms with a young life cut short.


>“I fully understand the grave concerns and impact of Chris’s death on Black Londoners across our city and the anger, pain and fear it has caused – as well as the desire for justice and change.


>“I appreciate that there are many unanswered questions and I want to reassure all of London’s communities that I will continue to push for these to be answered.”


>Met assistant commissioner Amanda Pearson said: “My thoughts and sympathies remain with Mr Kaba’s friends and family with this news. I also know how concerned our communities are and how they will also be affected by this significant update. We share their concern.


>“The Met is co-operating fully as the IOPC work to independently establish the full circumstances surrounding the shooting.”


>The force said the officer involved was not currently on operational duties due to the formal post-incident process, and a senior officer would carefully consider their work status.


>Pearson added: “I absolutely understand that this shooting is a matter of grave concern, particularly for our black communities.


>“I also know what a difficult and often dangerous job firearms officers in particular do every day to try to protect the public. They understand and expect that on the very rare occasions they discharge their weapons they will face intense scrutiny. I don’t underestimate the impact on them of this development.


>“I’d urge the public to allow the IOPC the time and space needed to progress the investigation.”
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Tips for reading theory/new leftist reading listt

Gen z anon here, I have been lurking for a bit but now that things have been going south in my life I feel very motivated to study. Any tips for those zoomers with fucked up attention spans? Might just get hard copies if reading from the archive gets too distracting for me. I am personally willing to read anything radical enough ranging from Lenin to Kropotkin even if I don't necessarily consider myself an anarchist.
R: 1 / I: 0

Reading Group for Losurdo!

We're going to read and then discuss a book by leftypol's favorite historian: Dominic Losurdo! We'll be reading "Liberalism: A Counter-History" starting next week, October 10, 23:00 UTC. We will be doing Chapter 1 for this first meeting!

Join us on Matrix/Element: https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread:matrix.org

<One of Europe's leading intellectual historians deconstructs liberalism's dark side. In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery. Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today’s politics. Among the dominant strains of liberalism, he discerns the counter-currents of more radical positions, lost in the constitution of the modern world order.
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What is the stance of /leftypol/ on adults giving high-fives to children and the blurring of the relationship between adults and children?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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just call communism "longtermism" and people will get it. Always ask them "don't you want your children to have it better than you did?" and they'll understand why it's necessary.
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/Ukraine/ General #67

Lose land, keep men - you're a loser and a failure.
Gain land, lose men - you're winning bigly!
-Mao von Zedongowitz, probably

Netherlands' #inflation at 17%
https://nitter.it/michaeltanchum/status/1575769796398178304#m

German Parliment said NO to more weapon deliveries
https://tvpworld.com/63040068/germany-parliament-rejects-request-to-increase-arms-supplies-to-ukraine
(stunning how much this one is buried news wise, it was almost 400 vs 100 parlimentarians)

German €200bn energy support plan sparks ‘animosity’ within EU
https://www.ft.com/content/f52b06b9-3932-44ca-b831-777cf68c3dc8

Ukrainian soldier on SE outskirt of Lyman
https://nitter.it/Guderian_Xaba/status/1576102691889373184#m

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread: >>1201960
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What are some of the most autistic moments in communist/ anarchist history?
>Shining Path
>United Red Army in Japan killing each other
>Che larpers going into the jungle and dying of starvation
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/cybersoc/ - Cybernetic socialism

This thread is for the discussion of cybersocialism, the planning of the socialist economy by computerized means, including discussions of related topics and creators. Drama belongs in /isg/

Reading
Towards a New Socialism by Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell: http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
Brain of the Firm by Stafford Beer
Cybernetic Revolutionaries by Eden Medina
Cybernetics: Or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine and The Human Use of Human Beings (1st edition) by Norbert Wiener
Economic cybernetics by Nikolay Veduta
People's Republic of Walmart by Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski
Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
Economics in kind, Total socialisation and A system of socialisation by Otto Neurath (Incommensurability, Ecology, and Planning: Neurath in the Socialist Calculation Debate by Thomas Uebel provides a summary)

Active writers/creators
Sorted by last name
>Paul Cockshott
https://www.patreon.com/williamCockshott/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ)
https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/
http://paulcockshott.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/PaulCockshott (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/PaulCockshott)
>Cibcom (Spanish)
https://cibcom.org/
https://twitter.com/cibcomorg (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/cibcomorg)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA)
>Tomas Härdin
https://www.haerdin.se/tag/cybernetics.html
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w)
>Victor Magariño
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw)
https://twitter.com/Victormagajr (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/Victormagajr)
https://www.patreon.com/victormagarino
>Elena Veduta
http://www.strategplan.com/en/about/veduta.php
Various videos on YouTube but no channel of her own
>Dave Zachariah
https://www.it.uu.se/katalog/davza513
One video on Paul Cockshott's channel

Podcasts
>General Intellect Unit
Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists
http://generalintellectunit.net/

Previous threads in chronological order
https://archive.is/uNCEY
https://web.archive.org/web/20201218152831/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/997358.html
https://archive.ph/uyggp
>>1028529
R: 33 / I: 8 (sage)

Is leftypol going to join with maga?

It seems as if the consensus on /ukraine/ is to entertain anti-nato right-wingers. I have seen what happened to redscarepodcast and stupidpol and yet it seems as if leftypol wants to go down the same path. I don't know how I would be able to deal with such a thing, having to choose between being tugged around by democrats and MSM or the peter thiel network and yet despite that nobody seems to care. If leftypol chooses to become allies with magacommunism and to try to go after the right then I will do so even though I think it's cringe. There is simply no time or meaning to be found in the western left now as they are too far gone and yet I feel sick every moment for considering this because the right will absolutely fuck us if they get the chance.
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/nordpol/ - Nordic General - Skåneutgåvan

Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
R: 101 / I: 6

Falklands War

Thoughts on the Falklands War?
Wondering what a socialist perspective on the war is because it seems like it might've been the first time the British weren't in the wrong.

Additionally, why do you think a 10 week war has had such a large impact on the UK where it is still frequently brought up?
R: 21 / I: 1

On the Berdimuhamedow family

What are your thoughts on the Berdimuhamedows? Are they worth the support, or are they to be opposed? (The latter is due to the fact that Turkmenistan is nicknamed "the North Korea of Central Asia" due to its immense authoritarianism.
Also give me your thoughts on Niyazov, the predecessor.
Notable:
>Gurbanguly
>Serdar
R: 576 / I: 106

Iran protests thread no.3

Last bread >>1187930
Yes, I know you are all to burger brained and dumb for such this topic but strap in w'ere doing it again anyway.

Tudeh statement: >>1188493
CPI statement: https://archive.ph/twWSK
CPI's Kurdish branch: https://archive.ph/u9iy3
CPI (MLM): https://archive.ph/1cQji
UPFI: https://archive.ph/1WMfD
Rahe Kargar: https://archive.ph/Fx9cT
WPI-H: https://archive.ph/xvAbH
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The axis of resistance is the target

This declared war has greater dimensions than Ukraine, and its goal is to qualify Russia to lead the world and to lead the axis of resistance and to rehabilitate Putin, who has a black history of seizing power, liquidating his opponents, violating the rights of the Russians, and trading power with Medvedev for decades, qualifying him to lead the axis of resistance. Which includes Iran, the Islamic resistance, the Palestinian and the Yemeni as well.. This is how the West hopes that Putin will become qualified to lead the peoples with the right judges. And to reproduce the old polarization with the Soviet Union, which was somewhat comfortable and did not threaten Israel in terms of existence as the resistance threatens Israel. If this situation indicates anything, it indicates that the real conflict exists, even if it is not visible, between Russia and the axis of resistance over the leadership of the peoples, and not between the United States and Russia. Putin is a creation of the West, not a representative of the Russian people. And now his view of Dugin has entered the line, and the goal of assassinating his daughter may be to float his Eurasian project, which is the new incubator of Israel.
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Red Aesthetics

Hot take, I find a lot of socialist aesthetics cringe. People larping like they are living in the USSR circa 1933. Even Maupin's wear a suit BS devolved into this shit. If you want to look sane and not like a bunch of cosplaying morons then just wear normal clothes, maybe one tier above like business casual or a suit if you really must. Stop using hammer and sickle since that represented an alliance between the peasants, a class which no longer exists, esp. in the west, and the industrial workers.

Honestly communists should just ditch the red flags, tankie/ussr/china aesthetics and such and just go extreme normcore but still take marxist positions on shit.
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Unironically the most important Socialist theorist since Lenin. Fact.
Even Rightoid economists who went into his works thinking they could take it down admit that his arguments and theory are flawless.
Don't understand why he's on the periphery of the Socialist movement today, he should at least be as popular as Zizek and Varoufakis.
R: 8 / I: 3

Iran workers actions during the protests

This is ideally a thread a thread to post updates and talk about organising during the ongoing protests, my information mainly pertains to the actions of the Iranian oil workers councils namely the 'Council for organizing protests of oil contract workers' who were behind the Campaign 1400 workers action which began June of last year and lasted till July of this year. Any other postings and updates about other area of iranian organising is greatly appreciated.
R: 205 / I: 39

What are the best communist/socialist podcasts? and what are the worst

I listened to behind the bastards and goddam they are the most insufferable unfunny losers. They have good information but their sense of humour is terrible and they legitimately repeat the same joke 20 times. I'm listening to the kissinger episodes, and they get more offended by Nixon saying racist stuff than they do the genocides he supported (which they often make tasteless jokes aboutas well)
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Is there a way to organize the homeless? Currently they are the most oppressed stratum of the working class anywhere in the world and so they seem to have the most revolutionary potential out of everyone else, also since they aren't bombarded with reactionary propaganda all day everyday due to not having regular access to the internet except for the most basic functions they are probably also very receptive to communism and class consciousness.

>b-b-b-b-bbut they are le lumpens

Not all of them, in fact a lot of homeless people still have regular jobs but due to factors like debt or ridiculous housing prices they don't have access to housing. And judging by the coming crisis most of us will be homeless in a couple years so I don't want some stuck up fag to call me a lumpen just because I don't have somewhere to sleep.
R: 48 / I: 9

Has Marxism-Leninism-Maoism stagnated?

With the Communist Party of the Philippines already reaching half a century of continued revolutionary struggle, and other groups like the Naxalites at their 55th year of revolution, it seems to me as if these movements have essentially failed to capitalize on working class struggles on a broad scale, and have nothing to show for their revolutions besides that they still continue to persist. Is this evidence of MLM being unapplicable to the conditions in which they are currently being applied, or am i missing some external factor that is preventing these revolutions from succeeding completely and thoroughly?
R: 94 / I: 14

TIKTOK

Nowadays most young people want to skip college to become TIKTOK famous or other social media and make money off being an influencer (and then use the money to "go into real estate"). What is the class position of influencers and why do so many young people want to become one? Does tiktok prove the superiority of socialist construction and the superiority of Beijing over silicon valley? Does the chinese government really use it to collect data on teens doing dance moves, NSA style? Why are social medias so popular and addicting to the youth in general? Why did something as cringe as music.ly get rebranded and become cool?

what is the materialist explanation for tiktokand social media influencers in general
R: 14 / I: 0

Allende

why did he kill himself? Why didn't he go out like Scarface? Why didn't he try to take out as many of Augusto Pinochet's fascist goons as possible? Stupid bastard. If only.
R: 14 / I: 5
Why did the revolution fail in Italy?
After the success of the October revolution in 1917 why Italian workers failed to replicate it in their own country?
How come the fascists manage to grab the initiative? Was the military-industrial complex simply too damn strong in Italy and could throw money freely and fund blackshirts without any drawbacks?
R: 500 / I: 122

/leftydeutschpol/ - Deutschland General

Letzter Pfaden wurde dank der /Pol/acken vom Brett gepusht. Deshalb ein neues Deutschland General.
R: 146 / I: 36
reminder that we will run out of petroleum and all its derivative products (plastics, lubes, moisturizers)

reminder that we will run out of coal

reminder that we will run out of gas

reminder that we will be forced to de-grow and de-industrialize as a species

reminder that millions will die

reminder that climate will become the primary contradiction, overtaking capitalism, imperialism, nationality, race, gender, religion, etc.

reminder that pre-capitalist modes of production will return

reminder that within two centuries socialism will have to become agrarian again, and peasant-oriented rather than prole-oriented

reminder we aren't going to space, we're stuck here

reminder that you live at the peak of unsustainable "civilization" and your grandchildren (if you even have them) will not know the excesses you lived with.

this post brought to you by True Levelers 2049
R: 4 / I: 0

Gold Buggery and Pawn shops

> pawned gold for fiat cash to buy garden tools with at 240% APR interest (cannot get unsecured loans because not employed)
< realised fiat is debt
> Mind goes to M-C-M'
< "Gold and silver are not by nature money, but money is by nature gold and silver."

How would I go about writing a Marxist theory of pawning gold? What's the M, C and M of pawning gold to buy garden tools, taking into account Marx's own theory of the precious metals?

I sense a possible distinctly Marxist monetary theory and its driving me wild.
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Lenin's Materialism and Empiro-Criticism

>Poincare is quoted to show that physics is in serious crisis. We can see how this crisis is leading to subjective idealist conclusions, leading Poincare to say that we impose onto nature concepts like space and time, and that whatever is not thought, is pure nothing.

>Lenin quotes Abel Rey who declares that this confusion, this crisis in science, has led many to conclude that science is simply a system of convenient symbols, referring to nothing but its own closed system of man-made signs. He then says that this means many will conclude the only path to knowledge we have left, is that of intuition of a mystical reality. This refers to the trend of irrationalism, which would become very powerful, even dominant, throughout 20th Century philosophy. The idea that ‘signs’ have superseded and even destroyed ‘the signified’ was very common to postmodernism, for example. Of course, all these viewpoints are subject to the same fatal flaw: if science is no more than convenient signs, what determines their degree of convenience?


>Lenin explains that advances in science do not explode materialism, because dialectical materialism does not hold that the hitherto recognised elements are immutable, but in fact holds that matter is inexhaustible, infinite, and thus our understanding of it is always developing. Hence, the crisis in science has thrown it into subjective idealism because of the mechanical materialism most scientists subscribed to.


>It is also worth highlighting Lenin’s brilliant points on the phrasemongering of such philosophers. Lenin aptly describes their terminology as a ‘dead scholastic appendage’. This is highly relevant to academia today, which is rife with trendy terms which add nothing to our understanding. It is a product of the cloistered and competitive nature of this petty bourgeois environment. The table produced by Haeckel, shown at the end of the chapter, demonstrating the ‘ghost in the machine’ of idealism also reveals the relationship between idealism and this industry of verbal jugglery that is academia. The point is, as Lenin says, that this demonstrates idealism creates ‘philosophical-artifices’, whereas materialism identifies the problems that need solving and provides a method for solving them. Because idealism discourages a rigorous, scientific approach to theoretical problems, it is the perfect outlook for professors who wish to invent ‘revolutionary’ theories, unhindered by the need to prove them, to sell new books.
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/Ukraine/ General #66

Imagine trying to pass off edited footage as real.

Netherlands' #inflation at 17%
https://nitter.it/michaeltanchum/status/1575769796398178304#m

German Parliment said NO to more weapon deliveries
https://tvpworld.com/63040068/germany-parliament-rejects-request-to-increase-arms-supplies-to-ukraine
(stunning how much this one is buried news wise, it was almost 400 vs 100 parlimentarians)

German €200bn energy support plan sparks ‘animosity’ within EU
https://www.ft.com/content/f52b06b9-3932-44ca-b831-777cf68c3dc8

Ukrainian soldier on SE outskirt of Lyman
https://nitter.it/Guderian_Xaba/status/1576102691889373184#m

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread: >>1200702
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WikiGlow

post examples of Wikipedia glowing

* glowie rhetoric/rightoid cope on the talk pages
* sus revision histories
* bizarre rightoid editors
* right wing articles with no leftist counterpart

archive: https://archive.ph/wip/mJOh6
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News 10/1/22

Thousands of car workers hit the street in protest in Germany over job cuts
About 2,000 members of the IG Metall and IG BCE unions protested in Hanover, where the supervisory board of vehicle parts manufacturer Continental was meeting on Thursday, against plans to close plants in Germany and slash up to 13,000 jobs, starting with 1,800 in Aachen.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/thousands-car-workers-hit-street-protest-germany-over-job-cuts

Huge turnouts reported at UK cost of living strikes
Although UK Government limited to £2,500 (nearly $2,790) annual ceiling the energy companies will be able to charge their customers, protest organizers consider authorized increase will force millions of Britons to choose between heating or feeding themselves during coming winter. Protesters are also calling for a wage hike to cope with double-digit inflation, free meals at all school levels, better heating for the country’s houses, and higher taxes for high-income people.
https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/10/01/huge-turnouts-reported-at-uk-cost-of-living-strikes/

Eurozone inflation hits record 10 percent
Eurozone inflation has hit a record high this month, reinforcing expectations for another big interest rate hike from the European Central Bank (ECB) in October. Price growth in the 19 countries sharing the euro accelerated to 10.0 percent in September from 9.1 percent a month earlier, data from Eurostat showed on Friday, beating expectations for a reading of 9.7 percent.
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2022/9/30/eurozone-inflation-hits-record-10-percent
https://archive.ph/6hIKE

Russian forces withdraw from key Donbass city – military
Russian troops and Donbass forces have withdrawn from their defensive positions in the town of Krasny Liman, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement on Saturday. The move came as Ukrainian forces mounted a large-scale offensive targeting the area. Earlier, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, called the situation in the settlement “alarming,” saying it had been “half-encircled” by Ukrainian troops.
https://www.rt.com/russia/563866-krasny-liman-withdrawal-troops/
https://archive.ph/PVfPk

Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid
Sweden's Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP) said on Friday reversed a ban against exporting military equipment to Turkey, following the Nordic country's decision to join the NATO military alliance and agreement to overcome Turkish objections. … Sweden and Finland effectively banned arms exports to Turkey in 2019 after its incursion into Syria against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, with ISP revoking existing permits and granting no new ones since then though no formal embargo existed.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/sweden-resumes-arms-exports-turkey-after-nato-membership-bid-2022-09-30/

Thousands of Iraqis mark third anniversary of nationwide protests
Scuffles broke out between protesters and security forces injuring dozens as thousands gathered Saturday in Iraqi cities to mark three years since nationwide demonstrations erupted against endemic corruption. The latest protests come as Iraq has been mired in political paralysis since elections in October last year that have failed to bring in a new president, prime minister or government.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/10/thousands-iraqis-mark-third-anniversary-nationwide-protests

Protesters rally across Iran in third week of unrest over Amini's death
Protesters rallied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country's Kurdish region on Saturday as demonstrations ignited by the death of a woman in police custody entered their third week. The protests, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiralled into the biggest show of opposition to Iran's clerical authorities since 2019, with dozens killed in unrest across the country.
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/students-rally-iran-protests-enter-third-week-2022-10-01/

Iran: Clashes leave two Revolutionary Guard officers killed in southeastern province
The provincial governor of Sistan and Baluchestan, Hossein Khiabani, said on Friday that 19 were killed and some 20 others were wounded, including police officers and Colonel Ali Mousavi, a provincial intelligence officer in the IRGC. Another officer of the elite military unit, commander Hamid-Reza Hashemi, died from his wounds on Saturday morning, according to IRNA. On Saturday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency said an armed rebel group named Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) has claimed responsibility for the attack near the police station in Zahedan.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-clashes-two-revolutionary-guard-officers-killed-southeastern-province

‘Modern-day slavery’: Kenyan domestic workers tell of abuse in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is known for its poor labour and human rights record, and is widely considered one of the most dangerous places to work in the world. Employers in the Gulf state have been dogged by allegations of physically, mentally and sexually abusing their migrant housekeepers for years; claims which continue to resurface.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/sep/27/modern-day-slavery-kenyan-domestic-workers-tell-of-abuse-in-saudi-arabia

Military Officers Announce Coup in Burkina Faso
Military officers announced late on Friday that they had taken power in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, in what appeared to be the second coup in eight months to rock a nation struggling to quash growing violence from extremist groups. As gunfire rang out earlier on Friday and the state television channel went off the air in Ouagadougou, the capital, the president, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who led the previous coup in January, had tried to reassure citizens that he was still in control.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/30/world/africa/burkina-faso-coup.html
https://archive.ph/30fik

Workers of 500 Coal-Based Panipat Units to be Jobless After Shutdown
Workers employed with more than 500 industries, especially dyeing units along with export houses, mink and polar blanket units, in Panipat, Haryana, will be jobless after they shut down on Saturday following the directions of the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM). Almost six lakh workers are employed directly or indirectly with around 25,000 textile units in Panipat, globally known as the textile hub with an annual turnover of Rs 40,000 crore, The Tribune reported.
https://www.newsclick.in/Workers-500-Coal-Based-Panipat-Units-Jobless-After-Shutdown

Sri Lanka: Massive fire destroys dozens of shanty homes in Kajeemawatte, Colombo
Fire brigade vehicles arrived half an hour after the blaze began and firefighters’ attempts to douse the flames were disrupted by a lack of water. Residents also reported that although twelve firefighting vehicles attended, only two were able to get proper access. This is the third time in the past 18 months that homes in the area have been incinerated: the first time was in April 2021, the second in March this year.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/30/kdkq-s30.html

Colombia agrees to ease tax changes to oil, mining
Colombia's government agreed on Monday to modify a tax reform proposal under debate in congress and continue to allow oil and mining companies to deduct royalty payments from their taxes in the wake of a wave of industry criticism. The government has agreed to back continued royalty deductions in exchange for raising income taxes on extractive industries by 5% and increasing an export tax to 20% for oil and coal sold above certain threshold prices, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo told journalists.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombia-govt-agrees-ease-tax-changes-oil-mining-2022-09-27/

US judge dismisses Mexico’s $10bn lawsuit against gun makers
A US judge has dismissed Mexico’s $10bn lawsuit that sought to hold US gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the flood of weapons that are smuggled across the United States-Mexico border to drug cartels. In its August 2021 complaint, Mexico estimated that 2.2 percent of the nearly 40 million guns made annually in the United States are smuggled into Mexico, including as many as 597,000 guns made by defendants named in the lawsuit.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/1/us-judge-dismisses-mexicos-10bn-lawsuit-against-gun-makers
https://archive.ph/w0MBK

Peru proposes 'new approach' to mining to combat economic disparities, conflicts
Poor indigenous communities have increased their demand for greater benefits for the exploitation of resources, creating blockades on roads and mining areas several times this year. Torres's speech, at times applauded by mining executives, aims to calm down businessmen who have demanded a clearer reaction from the government to stop the protests.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-proposes-new-approach-mining-combat-economic-disparities-conflicts-2022-09-30/
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So why did Marx think that the proletariat had anymore revolutionary potential than the peasantry? How was the proletariat at all special from the previous under-classes of history? if you look at the wagies of today, they're all either extremely passive and don't even bother to vote, let alone form unions or other apparatuses for their class interests; or they're outright reactionary and support stuff like the police, rightwing parties, etc. This has been pretty much the norm throughout all history where most of the serfs and slaves either outright supported the current system in their times keeping them in chains because they had some privileged position (ie they had their own serfs despite also being a serf, they were a pampered house slave, they managed/policed other slaves/serfs for better living conditions, etc.) or they were too apathetic to care about their surrounding situation.

It's not like the previous underclasses of history also didn't do revolution either, there was the sparticus rebellion, the german peasant wars, and the various maoist and third world revolutions which were all lead by mostly western-educated intellegesia rather than the educated. proletariat

I fail to see how the proletariat are anymore special compared to the previous servant classes throughout history.
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/brg/ - Brazil General

2022 Erections Edition (feat. William "Boner" Junior)
A very hard choice… Lula's macroeconomic tripod or Bolsonaro's little split scheme (rachadinha)?
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Critique of generalized production

How does socialism solve the problem of "it's cheaper to produce something than to fix it"? This problem appears inherent to generalized production. Simply put there is more labor involved in generalized production, ergo it is more efficient, whereas fixing things takes on the characteristics of pre-generalized production - that is a few laborers putting in a lot of effort for the end result.

I shouldn't have to explain this but the problem with "it's cheaper to produce something than to fix it" is that it creates immense waste.
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RUSSIAN THREAD

The previous thread died (is full) for our sins. >>326202
>>>/leftypol_archive/485713.
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Everything Russia related belongs here.
R: 14 / I: 0

Post-Apocalyptic Survivalist Socialism

What would post-apocalyptic survivalist socialism be like (given a relative collapse of the ecosystem, nuclear fallout, destruction of old infrastructure, with mobs of reactionary survivalists and bandits prowling about)?
R: 500 / I: 121
QTDDTOT - Questions that don't need their own thread. The last one died, so here post your questions here.

I'll start, why is a centralized authority important to achieving communism and why is this seen a positive aspect.
R: 13 / I: 3

Karl Marx Theory

1. Reading Marxist theory can help people understand why certain things happen in society and how to change it. People should read Marxist theory because it can help them change their view of society and become more politically aware.
One reason why people should read Marxist theory is to understand why certain things happen in society. Many people feel that they don't know the full reason for certain things in society.

2. Reading Marxist theory can help people understand why systems fail and how to fix them. It can also explain why certain groups are oppressed and how to change that.

3. Reading Marxist theory helps people understand the underlying causes of social issues and how to fix them.
Another reason why people should read Marxist theory is to understand how to change society. Many people want to change society but don't know how.

4. Reading Marxist theory can help people understand why certain things happen and how to change them. It can also explain why certain groups are more successful than others and how to change that.

5. Reading Marxist theory helps people understand what they should change in society and how to do it. It's a helpful book for anyone who wants to improve society's current state.
However, not everyone agrees with this idea. Some people believe that reading Marxist theory is too complex to understand. They believe that reading such a large amount of information on a topic is too much for anyone to process easily. Even if you find some helpful information, the sheer amount of information is overwhelming.

6. Some people believe that reading Marxist theory is only useful if you already agree with it. They believe that reading Marxist theory will only help you if you already agree with its ideas. If you don't already agree with Marx's ideas, reading his work won't change your views. In fact, you may become even more entrenched in your current beliefs if you're unable to defend your views against his arguments.

7. Reading Marxist theory can help people understand social issues and how to change society. However, some people disagree with this idea and believe it's too complex for them to understand.

8. Reading Marxist theory is still useful if someone wants to learn more about social issues and how to change them. The book has a lot of useful information that can help someone become more politically aware and engage with the world around them.
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Communist News Network

Should we strive to create a pro-communist television news network? The strength of communist media a hundred years ago used to be measured by the number of daily newspapers - in $current_year, wouldn't this mean building a live full-day communist TV broadcast? Weekly newspapers will never have the same mass appeal as live video content.

This doesn't necessarily have to be a CNN, etc. type TV station. Alex Jones' Infowars for example has 10+ hours of live content every day on a large, but conceivable budget for a united communist party.
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What are the most fucked up quotes from political figures?

> “we came. We saw. He died.” - Clinton on Gaddafi
> “but the price, we think, the price is worth it. - Albright on Iraq sanctions
> “Famine or no famine, Indians will breed like rabbits.” - Churchill on famine in India
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Apologize.

He's about to vindicated by theory. The nukes are about to be deployed. Then we shall be able to reconstruct our world in the only fashion possible – full communism.
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Black book of capitalism

As I promised a few weeks ago II will translate The Black Book of capitalism from french to English.

Now starting with the table of contents:

Foreword, Gilles Perrault
Introduction, Maurice Cury

Capitalism's origins, Jean Suret-Canale

Slave economy and capitalism : a measurable overview, Philippe Paraire

Shoot, thoses are only workers, André Devriendt

1744-1849, A Lyon's century : The canuts against profit's cannibalism, Maurice Moissonnier

1871 :Class treason and bloody week. Claude Willard

Union busting, André Devriendt

Capital's armed gangs in republican France, Maurice Rajsfus

The Great War : 11 500 dead et 13 000 wounded each day for three years and six months, Jean-Pierre Fléchard

Counter revolution and foreign interventions in Russia(1917-1921), Pierre Durand

World war two, François Delpla

Of the origin of wars and a paroxysmal form of capitalism, Pierre Durand

Imperialism, sionism and Palestine, Maurice Buttin

War and repression: the vietnamian bloodbath, François Derivery

Slaughters and repression in Iran, François Derivery

Anticommunist génocide in Indonesia, Jacques Jurquet

Fascist annexion of East Timor, Jacques Jurquet

Irak victim of oil, Subhi Toma

Algeria 1830-1998 : From colonial capitalism's infancy to the monopolar enterprise of globalized recolonisation, André Prenant

African independencies and communism (1960-1998), Francis Arzalier

North American interventions in Latin America, Paco Pena

United States, the uncomplete dream. The long march of African Americans, Robert Pac

Centenary of a genocide in Cuba. Weyler's « reconcentration », Jean Laïlle

The Indian genocide, Robert Pac

Capitalism to the assault of Asia, Yves Grenet

Migrations in the XIXth and XXth century : contribution to capitalism's history, Caroline Andréani

Capitalism, armament race and arms trade, Yves Grenet

Globalization's undeads, Philippe Paraire

Capital's globalization and root causes of barbary's threats, François Chesnais

Swiss bankers kill without machine guns, Jean Ziegler

An ad is worth a thousand bombs. Advertising's crimes in modern warfare, Yves Frémion

Even if the abolition of capitalism would not be enough, Monique and Roland Weyl

Capitalism and barbary: Black table of slaughters and wars in the XXth century
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OC Thread 13.0

Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.
Post original content you've made, or OC someone else recently made which you want to share.
Or ITT collaborate on improving content already made.

>>>/leftypol_archive/559552

This is the place where you can find all /leftypol/ memes n' shit:
https://lefty.booru.org/
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Nukclear War - What Do?

Let's say you hear that the bombs are flying, what do?
Where do I go? What do I do?
What would be your immediate reaction and what would you do over the next 1, 14, 30, and 365 days?

Like seriously, wtf do we do?
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I am mildly confused about the "You will eat ze bugs" meme. I thought it wasn't even very pragmatic to do so. If anything we will just eat the same shit that we always do but I guess that is alright until a rightiod calls it goyslop or whatever.
R: 649 / I: 131 (full)
/Ukraine/ General #65 - LYMAN HOLDING? edition

Netherlands' #inflation at 17%
https://nitter.it/michaeltanchum/status/1575769796398178304#m

German Parliment said NO to more weapon deliveries
https://tvpworld.com/63040068/germany-parliament-rejects-request-to-increase-arms-supplies-to-ukraine
(stunning how much this one is buried news wise, it was almost 400 vs 100 parlimentarians)

German €200bn energy support plan sparks ‘animosity’ within EU
https://www.ft.com/content/f52b06b9-3932-44ca-b831-777cf68c3dc8

Ukrainian soldier on SE outskirt of Lyman
https://nitter.it/Guderian_Xaba/status/1576102691889373184#m

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread: >>1199532
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/webm/ Thread 5

First thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/9920
Second thread >>>/leftypol_archive/481354
Third thread >>>/leftypol_archive/492596
Fourth thread >>>/leftypol_archive/561028

WebMConverter by WebMBro: https://github.com/WebMBro/WebMConverter "WebM for retards."
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What's going on in Burkina Faso?

I'm totally out of the loop. Apparently there was a coup not long ago, and now the coupsters were double couped:

West African country’s junta ousted in coup
A faction of the Burkina Faso military claimed power in Ouagadougou on Friday, in a second coup d’etat in the West African country since the start of 2022. Captain Ibrahim Traore has replaced Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba at the head of the military junta, citing his failure to deal with an Islamist militant insurgency.

“Faced with the deteriorating situation, we tried several times to get Damiba to refocus the transition on the security question,” Traore said in a statement he read on national television on Friday evening, announcing the takeover. Damiba had rejected the officers’ proposals and continued with policies that had led to the fall of the previous government, he added.

“Damiba’s actions gradually convinced us that his ambitions were diverting away from what we set out to do. We decided this day to remove Damiba,” Traore said.

The new junta pledged to maintain all of Burkina Faso’s commitments and urged the civilian population “to go about their business in peace.” However, the country’s borders have been closed indefinitely and all political and civil society activities suspended.

Traore’s announcement came after several hours of gunfire in Ouagadougou, and a claim by government spokesman Lionel Bilgo that negotiations were underway to resolve an “internal crisis.”

“The enemy attacking our country only wants division between Burkinabes,” Bilgo said.

Damiba – who was educated in France – led the January 24 coup that ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. At the time, he promised a two-year process to transition the country back to democracy.

Some Burkinabe activists hailed the coup. “People were expecting a real change,” Francois Beogo from the Movement for the Refounding of Burkina Faso, told AP, adding that Damiba had “shown his limits” during his nine months in power.

Burkina Faso has a population of about 20 million and is landlocked between Mali and Niger in the north, and Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in the south. Along with its northern neighbors, it has been affected by the insurgency of militants allied with either Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS terrorist group), which has reportedly ramped up this year.

France, the former colonial power in the area, sent an expeditionary force dubbed ‘Operation Barkhane’ to fight the islamist terrorists, without much progress. It was recently scaled back and renamed Task Force Takuba, after Mali ordered all French troops out and accused Paris of actually helping terrorists.
https://www.rt.com/news/563841-burkina-faso-military-coup/

Are French frogs fucking with this country again/still?
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Discrimination

Do you do anything to help rid the world of racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination? Do you have any recommendations to other anons, for them to help out the cause?
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Patriotism: enemy or ally?

In the revolutionary process, can patriotism be a promoter of social revolt, thus, an ally in the struggle against bourgeois oppression, or is it only a tool of control and alienation of the proletariat?
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Covid-19

Welp edition
Live Updates: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Global Tracker: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
The mod team asks you to please limit all covid discourse outside the mainstream media (vaccine skepticism, mask non-compliance, etc..) to this thread
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PASOK IS BACK

Greece will rise again! The most based of all greek parties is alive and kicking again and victory is within it's grasp.Cope and Seethe Libtard SYRIZA supporters the people DEMAND socialism
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Stepan Bandera

Who was Stepan Bandera and how is he relevant to current happenings?

What is the connection between Bandera and the Azov Regiment?
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Nepalese Maoists Cucks

Why were the Nepalese Maoists so cucked?
https://www.marxist.com/the-civil-war-nepal-guerrillas281004.htm
<There program and goals
>The Maoists have a strong position but because of their view that the revolution will be bourgeois-democratic – and not socialist at this “stage” – the situation is one of stalemate and growing instability with no clear way out.
The maoists demands were
>They were: for a democratic republic; an independent human rights commission; and the integration of the Maoist guerrillas into the Royal Nepalese Army, as we will see later.
<And with abolishment of the monarchy they followed through on that promise and let themselves be absorbed the Nepalese Army
>Nepalese government reports indicate that there are approximately 10,000 combatants, 15,000 militia, 4,500 cadres, and 200,000 sympathizers actively associated with the CPN-M. They also have an active student wing, comprised of approximately 400,000 members. This a considerable force by any standards.

>So it is clear that the Nepalese Maoists are indeed a mass force and could be in a position to take power – if they wanted to take it! But The PLA thinks along the same lines as Sendero Luminoso in the early nineties in Peru. They idealise the role of the peasantry and deny any independent role to the proletariat in the urban areas. They also lack any internationalist outlook, which means they do not see the Nepalese revolution as one link in a chain of revolutions. They do not see how their “revolution” could spread to India, Pakistan and beyond. This means that in spite of the terrible conditions that the Nepalese masses are facing, and the clear desire of the Nepalese masses for revolutionary change, the Maoists do not know how to move forward and take advantage of the opportunity that is presenting itself to them.

<Its not like they were in a completely hopeless situation and they chose the best way out.

>We place the question of the abolition of the monarchy within the more general programme of the socialist transformation of Nepal. One is not separated from the other. In fact, the abolition of the monarchy without adding the more social and economic questions can become meaningless to an important layer of the masses.


>The masses see the abolition of the monarchy as a means to an end, not an end in itself. If only the monarchy is abolished but the capitalists and landlords remain in power what real advantage will there be for the poor masses of Nepal? Therefore the question of the monarchy must be closely linked to the removal of the whole class of oppressors. The coming to power of the working class supported by the peasants must be posed.




>The programme of the Maoists is a poor mix of vague anti-imperialist demands combined with a minimum programme on the basis of which they see collaboration with at least some wings of the regime as being possible. Again, it is based on the idea that there is a “progressive wing” of the bourgeoisie.


>The main demand they pose is for some form of bourgeois democratic republic. As we have seen, they openly talk about integrating their forces with the RNA (Royal Nepal Army) after a period of national “regeneration”. This totally ignores the question of the class nature of the Nepalese army. The RNA is not an independent institution, above the classes. It serves the interests of the ruling class, and can serve no other interest. It is incredible that the Nepalese Maoists can even pose the question of fusing their armed forces with those of the bourgeois state!




>The problem for the Maoists is that to pose that question means passing over in one uninterrupted process to the tasks of the socialist revolution. It means posing the tasks of the Permanent Revolution, as explained by Trotsky. It means applying the lessons of Russia in October 1917. Russia too was a poor, backward underdeveloped country, but it never occurred once to Lenin to limit the scope of the Russian Revolution to the mere bourgeois tasks. The Nepalese Maoists should learn from this experience.

I also provided a pdf to give more context to the conflict.
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These are the most racist countries in Europe

1. Hungary
2. Poland
3. Ukraine
4. Czech Republic
5. Lithuania
6. Croatia
7. Serbia
8. Slovenia
9. Slovakia
10. Bulgaria

All of these are the very definition of the White Far-Right Ethnostate ch*ds from 4chan drool over, yet they're all awful and depressing shitholes no one wants to move in, in fact, the nationals from these countries are going en masse to liberal, multicultural Western European countries like UK, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, etc… where racism and xenophobia is frowned upon and severely punished

What's the material explanation behind this?
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Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis- AP

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can’t afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses stand idle.

In poorer eastern Europe, people are stocking up on firewood, while in wealthier Germany, the wait for an energy-saving heat pump can take half a year. And businesses don’t know how much more they can cut back.

“We can’t turn off the lights and make our guests sit in the dark,” said Richard Kovacs, business development manager for Hungarian burger chain Zing Burger. The restaurants already run the grills no more than necessary and use motion detectors to turn off lights in storage, with some stores facing a 750% increase in electricity bills since the beginning of the year.

With costs high and energy supplies tight, Europe is rolling out relief programs and plans to shake up electricity and natural gas markets as it prepares for rising energy use this winter. The question is whether it will be enough to avoid government-imposed rationing and rolling blackouts after Russia cut back natural gas needed to heat homes, run factories and generate electricity to a tenth of what it was before invading Ukraine.

Europe’s dependence on Russian energy has turned the war into an energy and economic crisis, with prices rising to record highs in recent months and fluctuating wildly.

In response, governments have worked hard to find new supplies and conserve energy, with gas storage facilities now 86% full ahead of the winter heating season — beating the goal of 80% by November. They have committed to lower gas use by 15%, meaning the Eiffel Tower will plunge into darkness over an hour earlier than normal while shops and buildings shut off lights at night or lower thermostats.

Europe’s ability to get through the winter may ultimately depend on how cold it is and what happens in China. Shutdowns aimed at halting the spread of COVID-19 have idled large parts of China’s economy and meant less competition for scarce energy supplies.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said this month that early preparations mean Europe’s biggest economy is “now in a position in which we can go bravely and courageously into this winter, in which our country will withstand this.”

“No one could have said that three, four, five months ago, or at the beginning of this year,” he added.

Even if there is gas this winter, high prices already are pushing people and businesses to use less and forcing some energy-intensive factories like glassmakers to close.

It’s a decision also facing fruit and vegetable growers in the Netherlands who are key to Europe’s winter food supply: shutter greenhouses or take a loss after costs skyrocketed for gas heating and electric light.

Bosch Growers, which grows green peppers and blackberries, has put up extra insulation, idled one greenhouse and experimented with lower temperatures. The cost? Smaller yields, blackberries taking longer to ripen, and potentially operating in the red to maintain customer relationships even at lower volumes.

“We want to stay on the market, not to ruin the reputation that we have developed over the years,” said Wouter van den Bosch, the sixth generation of his family to help run the business. “We are in survival mode.”

Kovacs, grower van den Bosch and bakers like Andreas Schmitt in Frankfurt, Germany, are facing the hard reality that conservation only goes so far.

Schmitt is heating fewer ovens at his 25 Ernst Cafe bakeries, running them longer to spare startup energy, narrowing his pastry selection to ensure ovens run full, and storing less dough to cut refrigeration costs. That might save 5-10% off an energy bill that is set to rise from 300,000 euros per year, to 1.1 million next year.

“It’s not going to shift the world,” he said. The bulk of his costs is “the energy required to get dough to bread, and that is a given quantity of energy.”

Schmitt, head of the local bakers’ guild, said some small bakeries are contemplating giving up. Government help will be key in the short term, he said, while a longer-term solution involves reforming energy markets themselves.

Europe is targeting both, though the spending required may be unsustainable. Nations have allocated 500 billion euros to ease high utility bills since September 2021, according to an analysis from the Bruegel think tank in Brussels, and they are bailing out utilities that can’t afford to buy gas to fulfill their contracts.

Governments have lined up additional gas supply from pipelines running to Norway and Azerbaijan and ramped up their purchase of expensive liquefied natural gas that comes by ship, largely from the U.S.

At the same time, the EU is weighing drastic interventions like taxing energy companies’ windfall profits and revamping electricity markets so natural gas costs play less of a role in determining power prices.

But as countries scramble to replace Russian fossil fuels and even reactivate polluting coal-fired power plants, environmentalists and the EU itself say renewables are the way out long term.

Neighbors in Madrid looking to cut electricity costs and aid the energy transition installed solar panels this month to supply their housing development after years of work.

“I have suddenly reduced my gas consumption by 40%, with very little use of three radiators strategically placed in the house,” neighbor Manuel Ruiz said.

Governments have dismissed Russia as an energy supplier but President Vladimir Putin still has leverage, analysts say. Some Russian gas is still flowing and a hard winter could undermine public support for Ukraine in some countries. There have already been protests in places like Czechia and Belgium.

“The market is very tight and every molecule counts,” said Agata Loskot-Strachota, senior fellow for energy policy at the Center for Eastern Studies in Warsaw. “This is the leverage that Putin still has — that Europe would have to face disappointed or impoverished societies.”

In Bulgaria, the poorest of the EU’s 27 members, surging energy costs are forcing families to cut extra spending ahead of winter to ensure there is enough money to buy food and medicine.

More than a quarter of Bulgaria’s 7 million people can’t afford to heat their home, according to EU statistics office Eurostat, the highest in the 27-nation bloc due to poorly insulated buildings and low incomes. Nearly half of households use firewood in winter as the cheapest and most accessible fuel, but rising demand and galloping inflation have driven prices above last year’s levels.

In the capital, Sofia, where almost half a million households have heating provided by central plants, many sought other options after a 40% price increase was announced.

Grigor Iliev, a 68-year-old retired bookkeeper, and his wife decided to cancel their central heating and buy a combined air conditioner-heating unit for their two-room apartment.

“It’s a costly device, but in the long run, we will recoup our investment,” he said.

Meanwhile, businesses are trying to stay afloat without alienating customers. Klara Aurell, owner of two Prague restaurants, said she’s done all she can to conserve energy.

“We use LED bulbs, we turn the lights off during the day, the heating is only when it gets really cold and we use it only in a limited way,” she said. “We also take measures to save water and use energy-efficient equipment. We can hardly do anything else. The only thing to remain is to increase prices. That’s how it is.”

The gourmet Babushka Artisanal Bakery in an affluent district of Budapest has had to raise prices by 10%. The bakery used less air conditioning despite Hungary’s hottest summer on record and is ensuring the ovens don’t run without bread inside.

While it has enough traffic to stay open for now, further jumps in energy costs could threaten its viability, owner Eszter Roboz said.

“A twofold increase in energy costs still fits into the operation of our business and into our calculations,” she said. “But in the case of a three- to fourfold increase, we will really need to think about whether we can continue this.”

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-germany-prices-cca7e5afd38fbcfc1ad72934e8e59bd9
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Cuba Referendum

Cuba votes today on same sex marriage, civil unions, and single-sex couple adoption. It is the second such referendum on the issue in global history, after Ireland.
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Are there any union/ organising/ political jobs for people with terrible social skills (possibly autism)? I want to do socialist stuff but I’m not big on the ‘social’ part. I’m thinking about doing work health and safety stuff for unions.
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You are appointed as General Secretary of the CPSU in 1980; your mission: to assure the survival of the Soviet Union, at least until 2010. How would you do it?
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Russia released archival documents regarding Solzhenitzyn. Welp, I guess Russia is full-on in patriotism mode, slowly realizing that shitting on it's Soviet past was a mistake
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Has any good come from the fact that various self proclaimed ML (or Leninist-derivative-special-snomeflakeism) parties/organisations exist within one area?
Surely there'd be much more progress made towards furthering socialism if there was more unity in action. I don't even mean having a monolithic party or united-frontism with social democrats. I mean simply far deeper cooperation between groups whose ideological framework is 80% the same.
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #64

/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #64 - PUTINMONKE edition
Russia to summon UN Security Council

Moscow will request a meeting over suspected “sabotage” against the Nord Stream pipeline
https://www.rt.com/russia/563668-unsc-nord-stream-provocation/

US urges its citizens to leave Russia
Alert follows the ongoing partial mobilization ordered by Moscow over Ukraine conflict
https://www.rt.com/russia/563667-us-citizens-leave-russia/

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

IMF blasts UK over taxes
The agency has called for tax cuts to be reconsidered, while Moody’s has warned of damage to British public finances
https://www.rt.com/business/563644-imf-uk-tax-cuts/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread: >>1198608
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Spaghetti elections

Hello dear Italians and others who follow their internal politics. How is it going with the elections? A win for the (not so long ago very open) fascists (which now call themselves anti-multi-kulti etc.) seems very likely. Will they actually stir up some shit on the EU level, or will they just bend to the neoliberal ideology, like 99 % of these fascists do nowadays?
Why is the left so fucking weak? What is happening with the (ex)communists and their organisations? Si-cobas has some strength, but they are completely detached from the political power arena … WHY?
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So what is Vietnamese "dengism" like?

In this term, the National Assembly approved the 1992 Constitution, in which the citizen's personal ownership of properties in business was guaranteed.

These reforms introduced a greater role for market forces for the coordination of economic activity between enterprises and government agencies and allowed for private ownership of small enterprises and the creation of a stock exchange for both state and non-state enterprises

Privately owned enterprises were permitted in commodity production (and later encouraged) by the Communist Party of Vietnam. The first half of the 1990s observed changes in the legal framework for the private sector.[14] In 1990, Law on Private Enterprises which provided a legal basis to private firms was enacted, while Companies Law acknowledged Joint-stock company and private limited liability company. In the same year, the Party began discussing the potential of privatizing state-owned enterprises (SOEs
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VOOOOTING Landscape General

Welcome to the vooting landscape general. This is for everyone to discuss, analyse and question others about their state's voting habits and their eligible parties, and their implications.

This thread is not for news, or for on-going elections. Take news and current events to your country's general thread.

Additionally, if your country is like the USA and has two dominant parties, do not focus on them. Discussion of parties with no electoral representation is not only allowed but actively encouraged.

This thread is not limited to federal elections, even local council elections can be relevant and fun.
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Cuba thread!

Tell me about Cuba. I want to learn. I imagine it's just a spanish-speaking North Korea, which i like, but i want to learn the specific details about Cuban life and the economy. I already know that they have free penis enlargement surgery and gender transition surgery. Anybody got infographs or files?


Some useful links:

Government and mass organizations
President and Government: www.presidencia.gob.cu

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.minrex.gob.cu

Communist Party of Cuba (PCC): www.pcc.cu

Young Communist League (UJC): www.ujc.cu

Workers’ Central Union or Cuba (CTC): www.cubasindical.cu

Federation of Cuban Women (FMC): www.mujeres.cu

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR): www.cdr.cu


National media
Granma, newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party: www.granma.cu, www.en.granma.cu

Juventud Rebelde, newspaper of the Young Communist League: http://www.juventudrebelde.cu

Trabajadores, newspaper of the Central Workers’ Union of Cuba: http://www.trabajadores.cu

Prensa Latina, a state news agency: https://prensa-latina.cu, https://www.plenglish.com

Cubadebate, editorial journal discussing imperialist campaigns against Cuba and defamation of Cuba in foreign press: www.cubadebate.cu, www.en.cubadebate.cu

Revista Bohemia, an old magazine which predates the Cuban revolution with commentary on various domestic matters: www.bohemia.cu


Regional newspapers
Tribunal de La Habana — Havana: http://www.tribuna.cu

Girón — Matanzas Province: http://www.giron.cu/

Vanguardia — Santa Clara: http://www.vanguardia.cu

5 de Septiembre — Cienfuegos: http://www.5septiembre.cu

Escambray — Sancti Spíritus: http://www.escambray.cu

Guerrillero — Pinar del Río: www.guerrillero.cu

Invasor — Ciego de Ávila: www.invasor.cu

Adelante — Camagüey: www.adelante.cu

Periódico 26 — Las Tunas: www.periodico26.cu

Ahora — Holguin: www.ahora.cu

La Demajagua — Granma Province: www.lademajagua.cu

Sierra Maestra — Santiago de Cuba: www.sierramaestra.cu

Venceremos — Guantanamo: www.venceremos.cu

Victoria — Isla de la Juventud: www.periodicovictoria.cu


TV and Radio
Televisión Cubana, public tv: www.tvcubana.icrt.cu

Radio Cubana, public radio: www.radiocubana.cu

Radio Rebelde, the original revolutionary radio station set up by Che Guevara in the mountains of Sierra Maestra in 1958: www.radiorebelde.cu

Radio Havana Cuba, international broadcaster: www.radiohc.cu


Misc.
Cubarte, cultural portal: www.cubarte.cu, www.cubarte.cu/en

Tourism portal: www.cubatravel.cu

EcuRed, Cuban encyclopedia: www.ecured.cu

EcuRed article on the U.S.: www.ecured.cu/Estados_Unidos
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News 9/30/22

Workers mobilize across France demanding rise in wages and more purchasing power
On Thursday, September 29, working class sections in France observed a national day of action demanding an increase in wages and purchasing power. The call for the mobilization was given by trade unions including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), FSU, and Solidaires, and youth and student groups like the Young Communist Movement of France (MJCF), Union of Communist Students (UEC), and others. Workers and young people held marches in around 200 locations across France, including in Paris, Marseilles, Nantes, Le Havre, Lille, and Strasbourg.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/30/workers-mobilize-across-france-demanding-rise-in-wages-and-more-purchasing-power/

Postal workers launch fresh strike against ‘Uberisation’ of Royal Mail
THOUSANDS of postal workers across the country began a 48-hour strike action today morning against the “Uberisation” of Royal Mail. About 115,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) gathered today to demand better pay and working conditions, and are set to be back today for more.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/postal-workers-launch-fresh-strike-against-uberisation-of-royal-mail

Number of people now homeless hits another dismal record: 10,805
The number of people who are homeless in the State and relying on emergency accommodation has increased to a record 10,805, including more than 3,000 children. Latest Department of Housing figures show there has been a 237-person increase in the number of people who were homeless last month. The number of people being counted as homeless has increased from a previous record high of 10,568 in July.
https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/social-affairs/2022/09/30/number-of-people-homeless-hits-new-record-of-10805/
https://archive.ph/EYlhR

Azerbaijan to increase gas deliveries to Bulgaria, Europe
Azerbaijan’s president said Friday that his country is a reliable partner and will stick to an agreement to double gas exports to the European Union by 2027. Speaking to reporters in Bulgaria's capital, President Ilhan Aliyev called a new gas interconnector with Greece “a historic achievement and an opportunity for Azeri gas to reach Europe in larger quantities.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ap-azerbaijan-bulgaria-moscow-european-union-b2184185.html

11 killed, 8 injured as HRE hits invaders in Afrin
According to the HRE statement on Thursday, at least 11 members of the occupation forces were killed and 8 others injured in HRE actions in Shera and Sherawa districts on September 22, 26 and 27. On September 22, HRE hit the Turkish-backed mercenaries in the Enabke village of Shera. The number of those killed or wounded in the action couldn’t be clarified.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/rojava-syria/11-killed-8-injured-as-hre-hits-invaders-in-afrin-62770

US calls for probe into seven-year-old Palestinian boy's death
The United States called for a "thorough and immediate" investigation into the death of a seven-year-old Palestinian boy on Thursday, after his father said he had died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Rayyan Yaser Suleiman was coming home from school with other pupils in the village of Tuqu when troops gave chase, and he "died on the spot from fear," his father Yasser said, in an account disputed by the Israeli army.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-us-calls-probe-boy-death

Israel extends detention of Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh
An Israeli court has extended the detention of Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, who ended a 172-day hunger strike in August, days before his expected release. Awawdeh, 40, was due to be released on October 2, but Israel’s magistrate court in Rishon LeZion, near Tel Aviv, ruled on Wednesday that he would be held until at least October 9, his wife told Al Jazeera.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/29/israel-extends-detention-of-palestinian-prisoner-awawdeh
https://archive.ph/JapfS

Left wing alliance bemoans state’s ‘misplaced priorities’
Pakistan is facing a myriad of problems but it seems that the attention of the ruling elite is focused on interfering in neighbouring country Afghanistan instead of focusing on these problems. … Expressing grave concern over the violations of human rights, the leaders of the alliance claim that the state is busy with killing and dumping policy at a time when the people are grappling with the effects of environmental destruction, terrorism, lawlessness and unemployment.
https://minutemirror.com.pk/left-wing-alliance-bemoans-states-misplaced-priorities-64580/

J&K: 2 Suspected Militants Killed, Attack on Agniveer Recruitment Rally Thwarted, Says Police
Senior superintendent of police Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat told reporters that they also recovered an AKS-74U rifle with three magazines and a pistol with a magazine from the slain militants, believed to be affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
https://www.newsclick.in/Jammu-kashmir-2-suspected-militants-killed-attack-agniveer-recruitment-rally-thwarted-police

AMLO Acknowledges Hacking of Mexican Army's Documents
On Friday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) acknowledged that hackers attacked the Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA), causing the leak of tens of thousands of documents related to drug trafficking operations and other confidential matters.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/AMLO-Acknowledges-Hacking-of-Mexican-Armys-Documents-20220930-0005.html

Venezuela Seizes Stake in Oil Venture From Firm With Russia Ties
Petroleos de Venezuela SA took over the 40% stake in the Petrozamora venture over the past month and replaced the board of directors after notifying GPB with a letter, according to four people with direct knowledge of the matter, who aren’t authorized to speak publicly.
https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/venezuela-seizes-stake-in-oil-venture-from-firm-with-russia-ties-1.1826341

In Colombia, land occupations raise tensions and spook investors
Land occupations have spiked since the election of leftist President Gustavo Petro, who has promised to spend tens of billions of dollars to ensure small-scale farmers and indigenous groups have access to more land, as part of a plan to correct generations of deep inequality. Indigenous communities - many disenchanted by years of unmet government promises - have long histories of occupations, which they call liberations. But recent occupations are also being led by impoverished farmers, many of whom have interpreted Petro's promises as permission to carry them out, despite his insistence reforms will take place according to law.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombia-land-occupations-raise-tensions-spook-investors-2022-09-30/
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Ukraine/ General #63

Russia to summon UN Security Council
Moscow will request a meeting over suspected “sabotage” against the Nord Stream pipeline
https://www.rt.com/russia/563668-unsc-nord-stream-provocation/

US urges its citizens to leave Russia
Alert follows the ongoing partial mobilization ordered by Moscow over Ukraine conflict
https://www.rt.com/russia/563667-us-citizens-leave-russia/

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

IMF blasts UK over taxes
The agency has called for tax cuts to be reconsidered, while Moody’s has warned of damage to British public finances
https://www.rt.com/business/563644-imf-uk-tax-cuts/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

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!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
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https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
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https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
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https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread: >>1197315
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Who should've lead the USSR after Stalin?

Who would've been the best candidate to succeed Stalin after his death in order to continue the revolution? Starting with Khrushchev the party was infested with revisionism, who could've prevented this?
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Comintern (SH)

That's just the English Archive of the Comintern (SH) for anyone who's interested to know about the world party of the World Socialist Revolution.

Long live the World Proeltarian Armed Socialist Revolution!

Death to Fascism on all lands!

https://mega.nz/folder/Z9xH3Aja#3r8R8RFqwuDKU-A9qo0UTQ
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Marxist talking points and arguments -- dedicated to Stalin.

After partially reading Marx, Engels and Lenin, having many concepts go over my head in the case of the original tandem I decided why not read some Stalin. I had previously read his book on the national question (very good book btw, recommend it) but now I saw that one of the selected works on marxists.org was 'Anarchism or Socialism?'. I did not expect to read what I had read. I will be posting some passages in the OP.

The main point of this thread is to show what I actually hold to be proper ways of introducing Marxist ideas to a popular audience. The clarity with which Stalin writes, the simplicity, it's higher than that of Lenin. Here's what I mean:

>Here is a simple illustration. Let us take a shoemaker who owned a tiny workshop, but who, unable to withstand the competition of the big manufacturers, closed his workshop and took a job, say, at Adelkhanov's shoe factory in Tiflis. He went to work at Adelkhanov's factory not with the view to becoming a permanent wage-worker, but with the object of saving up some money, of accumulating a little capital to enable him to reopen his workshop. As you see, the position of this shoemaker is already proletarian, but his consciousness is still non-proletarian, it is thoroughly petty-bourgeois. In other words, this shoemaker has already lost his petty-bourgeois position, it has gone, but his petty-bourgeois consciousness has not yet gone, it has lagged behind his actual position.


>Clearly, here too, in social life, first the external conditions change, first the conditions of men change and then their consciousness changes accordingly.


>But let us return to our shoemaker. As we already know, he intends to save up some money and then reopen his workshop. This proletarianised shoemaker goes on working, but finds that it is a very difficult matter to save money, because what he earns barely suffices to maintain an existence. Moreover, he realises that the opening of a private workshop is after all not so alluring: the rent he will have to pay for the premises, the caprices of customers, shortage of money, the competition of the big manufacturers and similar worries — such are the many troubles that torment the private workshop owner. On the other hand, the proletarian is relatively freer from such cares; he is not troubled by customers, or by having to pay rent for premises. He goes to the factory every morning, "calmly" goes home in the evening, and as calmly pockets his "pay" on Saturdays. Here, for the first time, the wings of our shoemaker's petty-bourgeois dreams are clipped; here for the first time proletarian strivings awaken in his soul.


>Time passes and our shoemaker sees that he has not enough money to satisfy his most essential needs, that what he needs very badly is a rise in wages. At the same time, he hears his fellow-workers talking about unions and strikes. Here our shoemaker realises that in order to improve his conditions he must fight the masters and not open a workshop of his own. He joins the union, enters the strike movement, and soon becomes imbued with socialist ideas. . . .


>Thus, in the long run, the change in the shoemaker's material conditions was followed by a change in his consciousness: first his material conditions changed, and then, after a time, his consciousness changed accordingly.


>The same must be said about classes and about society as a whole.


What a great passage. Let us discuss popularizing arguments for Marxism here. General Stalin thread and a general Marxist talking point thread.
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PATRIOTISM

Is patriotism ever justified? should you be patriotic to your country, even if it's capitalist? What should be the relationship of patriotism to socialism? Should we be internationalist by lenin and practice revolutionary defeatism?

what is the materialist take?
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Maybe off topic, but does anyone else have an interest in very early Feudalism? like 600 AD, when "gesiths" were still solely a personal relation and not a legal office. The idea of non biological relations between men willing to risk their necks for each other is just…appealing
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/Ukraine/ general #62 bugeria destroying yurop edition

Previous thread: >>1196073
Russia to summon UN Security Council
Moscow will request a meeting over suspected “sabotage” against the Nord Stream pipeline
https://www.rt.com/russia/563668-unsc-nord-stream-provocation/

US urges its citizens to leave Russia
Alert follows the ongoing partial mobilization ordered by Moscow over Ukraine conflict
https://www.rt.com/russia/563667-us-citizens-leave-russia/

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

IMF blasts UK over taxes
The agency has called for tax cuts to be reconsidered, while Moody’s has warned of damage to British public finances
https://www.rt.com/business/563644-imf-uk-tax-cuts/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

———————————————
Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 15 / I: 2

Iran- Iraqi Kurdistan situation

https://twitter.com/PopularFront_/status/1575273624487034882

Iran have apparently said they have launched 73 missiles at Iraqi Kurdistan

I think we may have another flash point in the ole building WW3.
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News 9/29/22

Palestine: West Bank announces strike after Israeli raids
Palestinians have launched a general strike in the occupied West Bank cities of Jenin, Hebron and other towns in protest at the Israeli military raid on Jenin that left four Palestinians dead on Wednesday. Wafa news agency reported that on Thursday, dozens of shops in Jenin city and nearby villages had closed after a day of mourning, during which thousands of Palestinians buried the four victims. … Several schools and universities announced a day of mourning in Jenin and closed their doors on Thursday. On Wednesday, a day of mourning had been announced in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Bethlehem.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-israel-national-strike-west-bank

Prominent Franco-Palestinian lawyer goes on hunger strike
Franco-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri, who has been held by the Israeli authorities without charges for more than half a year, joined a mass hunger strike earlier this week. The name of Hamouri, who is both a Palestinian and French national, appeared on a list of 30 prisoners who recently announced their protest against the Israeli practice of administrative detention.
https://www.rt.com/news/563685-hamouri-prison-hunger-strike/
https://archive.ph/1uABA

Iraq parliament legal advisor rules Sadrist MPs' resignations illegal
Two Sadrist leaders welcomed the news and told MEE that the movement’s return to parliament has become a necessity and inevitable reality, insisting there was no alternative to ending Iraq’s political crisis than this. The movement of influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged from the elections in October last year as the largest party, winning 73 seats. Sadr then attempted to form a government with his Sunni and Kurdish allies that would have marginalised Iranian-backed Shia factions.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-sadr-mps-resignations-illegal-parliament-advisor-rules

Iran’s protesters chant from buildings amid crackdown
Iranian anti-government protesters chanted from windows and rooftops in parts of Tehran early Thursday, but there were no reports of street protests in the country’s capital, where authorities have waged a fierce crackdown in recent days. … Tehran’s provincial governor, Mohsen Mansouri, was quoted by state media as saying the protests in the capital have ended and security has been restored. But people could be heard chanting “Death to the dictator” from buildings, where it is harder for police to arrest them.
https://apnews.com/article/iran-middle-east-dubai-united-arab-emirates-tehran-4e6f904be486819db06f3ad1b1a9a66a

Apple shifts some iPhone 14 production from China to India
Apple has begun making iPhone 14s in India, as it moves some production away from China for the first time against a backdrop of Chinese Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and geopolitical tensions between the US and the country’s communist government. A production line in Chennai has begun operation, assembling the iPhone 14 for the domestic Indian market. The move, which marks the first time the company has assembled iPhones outside of China in the same year they were released, is part of a plan to disentangle its manufacturing operations from the Chinese state.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/27/apple-shifts-some-iphone-14-production-from-china-to-india

Resumption of inspection activities under New START being considered — diplomat
The issue of resuming inspection activity within the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is being considered, Moscow and Washington are engaged in discussions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
https://tass.com/politics/1515331
https://archive.ph/zat18

Unions demand government make ‘cast-iron guarantee’ there will be no crippling cuts to public services
UNIONS called on the government today to make a “cast-iron guarantee” that there will be no crippling cuts to public services after Liz Truss indicated that “efficiency savings” were needed. A joint letter from TUC and 18 unions warns the Prime Minister and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng not to “sacrifice” front-line services for the super-rich following the devastating impact last week’s mini-Budget has had on the economy.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/unions-demand-government-make-cast-iron-guarantee-there-will-be-no-crippling-cuts-to-public-services

Mexican tourism boom: Tulum’s locals fight evictions as developers move in
Authorities declared Tulum a “world yoga capital” in 2017, but the wellness drive came as the Caribbean municipality also sought to style the town as a global party destination, raising the demand for drugs and creating a tempting prize for gangs to fight over. Tensions are brewing in step with rapid gentrification and social change, which has seen the poverty rate jump to 62% – the highest in the country. While there is no shortage of low-paid service-sector jobs, the threat of eviction hangs over the local people who helped transform Tulum from wilderness to a thriving town of at least 50,000 people.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/sep/29/mayan-locals-fight-eviction-threat-tulum-mexico-developers-land-grab

Mexico is world’s deadliest spot for environmental activists
The murder of Indigenous land defenders often conjures up images of Amazon activists killed deep in the jungle — and Colombia and Brazil still account for many of the deaths. But according to a report by the nongovernmental group Global Witness, Mexico saw 54 activists killed in 2021, compared to 33 in Colombia and 26 in Brazil. The group recorded the deaths of 200 activists worldwide in 2021.
https://apnews.com/article/business-mexico-colombia-caribbean-brazil-a006272c82ac546bf9cdfc0917c2420c

Venezuelan Women March to Demand Sexual and Reproductive Rights
With a colorful display of cultural performances, music and dancing, women’s rights groups joined by a number of allied grassroots collectives marched across Caracas’ main avenues all the way to the National Assembly (AN), where they introduced a document demanding the abolition of the country’s over 100-year old penal code that criminalizes abortion. “The criminalization of abortion is a form of gender-based violence prevailing in Venezuela’s laws [and] it violates the rights to life, health as well as the right of girls, women and pregnant people to live a life free of torture and patriarchal violence,” reads the communique signed by the Ruta Verde platform, a feminist coalition organized to promote abortion decriminalization.
https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/15610
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""""Meritocracy""""

Is there a more pernicious spook than meritocracy? Consider its ideological function in capitalism. “Work hard and you shall succeed” is a totemic phrase . Like most slogans it is false. Clearly not everyone works hard succeeds, and the people who work hardest do so often just to survive, pay for food and keep from being homeless. Consider also how much everything comes easy to upper class people, how they simply give each other sinecures and high paying make-work jobs.

None of this is exactly revelatory. Anyone with a basic grasp of social reality knows it. What puzzles me is how not enough people do, or how it doesn’t become a problem that meritocracy is untrue.
Now, the underlying material reasons why meritocracy is false are clear enough: the immiseration thesis. Because capital is parasitic on labor, labor can exist without capital but not vice versa. Wage earners must be limited by some earning ceiling, lest they become so wealthy they no longer have to work. Keeping workers chasing the dream is of course beneficial in the same way medieval priests promised heaven in the afterlife to plague ridden peasants.

Anyway that is all. There isn’t much of a point to this thread other than to rant against meritocracy. Let it be clear: ‘’there can be no meritocracy under capitalism’’ . The uneven distribution of capital and the absence of it among the proletariat, the cornerstone on which capitalism depends, strictly entails that merit does not correlate with life outcomes. Simply because “money talks”. If possession of capital can do all the work for you, and enable and multiply your abilities many times what they would be without capital, then there can be no meritocracy.

A corollary to this inviolable axiom is that meritocracy is possible under socialism . So the idea is not independently and self-evidently false.
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So was Nicolae Ceaușescu of communist romania a chinlet politically speaking? He praised the iron guard and other far right political leaders throughout his reign.
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Possible US rail strike

There has been a dispute between railroad companies and about 115,000 railroad workers in the US for the past few months. Negotiations have been made, but a resolution still remains elusive. I decided to make a thread about this particular possible strike because it has much more potential get interesting than most strikes do. There are a couple of reasons for this.

The first reason is how vital railroads are to the economy. A rail strike would have the potential to disrupt the US economy, which would cause it to get much more attention that strikes normally would. I can't really say much right now whether this attention would be mostly positive or negative though. On the one hand, many people might sympathize with the strikers' labor grievances, but on the other hand, many people may get annoyed by the economic disruption brought about by the strike. The media would probably give negative coverage, although I am not sure how much so.

The second reason is that federal government really, really does not want railroad workers to go on strike. Remember that some of the biggest and most disruptive strikes in US history were rail strikes. Unlike most industries, railroad labor disputes are mediated by the federal government. If the railroad companies and workers cannot come to an agreement, the federal government tries to broker a deal. In this particular dispute, the government issued a recommended deal on 16 August. If the employers or the employees do not accept the deal after 30 days (16 September), things could potentially get messy.

How likely is this strike to happen? It's hard to say, but maybe 50-50 or so. The union leadership seems to generally be fairly conciliatory, with 3/13 unions tentatively accepting the deal. However, the rank-and-file is overwhelmingly opposed to the deal, with 90% workers saying they would vote down the government's deal and 96% saying railroad workers should strike at the end of the 30 day cool off period.

What are your thoughts? Will this strike happen, or will the unions accept a deal before walking off the job? If it does happen, will it be like most recent strikes, or will it be more eventful?
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How can socialism decide which product/service/innovation deserves to be mass produced and distributed to common public? I'm only referring to consumer products here rather than technology for means of production.

Case 1
<let the public decide what they want and produce according to their demand
But the problem is the public doesn't know shit about this new thing because it's new.

Case 2
<let a committee decide if this new thing is useful and then the state will find ways to make it appealing to the public
Idk but letting a couple of dudes decide the fate of new innovations seems inefficient and biased.

There's then the issue of how the new thing can gain recognition. If someone gets a brand new idea, will they have to give a demonstration to the state bureaucrats? In a capitalist society, he can just create a startup and people who are interested in it can fund it.

The impetus for this question is that I've been reading about the history of the internet and it's interesting how both Soviets and Americans ended up inventing same shit for military purposes but whereas America introduced it to the common public through markets very quickly and it evolved through markets into a different form to satisfy the needs of normal people, it never even occured to Soviets that it can be of use to common public too.
R: 14 / I: 0
*sigh* Imagine being European in the 60s-80s

It must have been exciting. Now we just have a boring status quo, political yawners and v-tuber scandals.
R: 618 / I: 188 (full)

/Ukraine/ general #62

Prev. thread: >>1195005

Russia to summon UN Security Council
Moscow will request a meeting over suspected “sabotage” against the Nord Stream pipeline
https://www.rt.com/russia/563668-unsc-nord-stream-provocation/

US urges its citizens to leave Russia
Alert follows the ongoing partial mobilization ordered by Moscow over Ukraine conflict
https://www.rt.com/russia/563667-us-citizens-leave-russia/

Experts issue warning over arms for Ukraine
The US does not have an “infinite supply” of weapons and munitions to send to Kiev, analysts told CNBC
https://www.rt.com/news/563666-weapons-ukraine-production-capacity/

Putin’s words must be taken seriously – Merkel
Heeding what Moscow says is “political wisdom” and not a sign of weakness, the former German chancellor said
https://www.rt.com/news/563660-merkel-putin-words-seriously/

IMF blasts UK over taxes
The agency has called for tax cuts to be reconsidered, while Moody’s has warned of damage to British public finances
https://www.rt.com/business/563644-imf-uk-tax-cuts/

EU may soften anti-Russia sanctions – Politico
Restrictions may reportedly be eased on imports of Russian fertilizers, cement and other products
https://www.rt.com/business/563646-eu-may-soften-russia-sanctions/

———————————————
Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
btw, I was the fucker who started the first three threads, let that sink in… you fags were saying "nothingburger" back then, and here we are…
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Techno-Feudalism: (A Short And Direct Critique In The Name Of Techno-Capitalist-Feudalism)

>By Michel Luc Bellemare Ph.d.

>In the last few years, a branch of political economy has risen, arguing that capitalism has devolved into techno-feudalism. That is, that capitalism has exited the stage of world history, or has started to do so, only to be replaced by techno-feudalism, i.e., an economic formation, whereby markets have been usurped and/or abolished in favor of highly-organized and highly controlled internet platforms, who are owned and operated by one-person or a select few, that control every aspect of their digital fiefdoms. Techno-feudalism is the idea that capitalism has receded, along with the profit-imperative, in favor of central-bank money now taking the place of all profit-making. Ultimately, this is false. It is false, in the sense that:


1. the world economy is, on most counts, functioning and operating according to the logic of capitalism, namely, that 99% of the world economy continues to be all about the maximization of profit, which also includes these internet fiefdoms. 2., despite what some academics argue, profit is still the central-maxim of all these so-called internet fiefdoms, whether they are conscious of this fact or not. Granted, these digital platforms are about the cultivation and harvesting of personal information, but, all this information-gathering is fundamentally about amassing profit, namely, super-profits in an anonymous and indirect manner. These digital platforms convert personal data into profit, whether by selling these data-sets to advertisers or by improving their own technology to better stimulate individual customer purchases on their own individual platforms. As always, the point is capitalist profit-making, by any means necessary, at the lowest financial cost, as soon as possible. And finally, 3., this newly-risen, neo-feudal tech-aristocracy continues to subscribe heart and soul to the logic of capitalism, in the sense that its origins lie in the logic of capitalism, or more specifically, the logic of capitalism super-charged to its utmost neoliberal extremes. This new aristocracy is capitalist through and through. It seeks to capitalize on resources and people, by any means necessary, in order to amass capital for itself at the expense of the workforce/population, as it always has throughout its history.

Consequently, this new aristocracy is not a technological aristocracy per se, it is a capitalist aristocracy, first and foremost. It is an aristocracy that uses the tools of machinetechnology as a means to amass power, profit, and capital, for itself. That is, this aristocracy uses the tools of machine-technology to better align itself with the dictates of the logic of capitalism. For this aristocracy, technology is not an end-in-itself, but, a means to amass more and more power, profit, and capital, nothing more, nothing less. Thus, capital accumulation is still the endgame of all the financial maneuvers, all the algorithmic innovations, and all the power-plays that these internet fiefdoms engage-in. The highest possible return on capital investment continues to be the bottom-line, regardless of what techno-feudalism claims. Thereby, the specter of capitalism haunts techno-feudalism. Indeed, the specter of capitalism haunts all the theoretical machinations and the minutia of techno-feudalism, since, techno-feudalism, or more accurately, techno-capitalist-feudalism, is the result of the capital/labor relationship at its most lopsided, oppressive, and technologically dominating.

The capital/labor relationship continues to hold; it continues to hold at the center of techno-feudalism,or more accurately, techno-capitalist-feudalism. In the sense that, the logic of capitalism pervades, envelops, infects, and poisons, all the aspects of techno-feudalism, since, the logic of capitalism continues to be the foundation and the fundamental under-girder of techno-feudalism, a foundation that techno-feudalism refuses to acknowledge, or even address adequately. Thus, techno-feudalism skews the real horrors of techno-capitalist-feudalism, the horror show that is the despotic age of totalitarian-capitalism, out of control. As a result, the ruminations of techno-feudalism are scientifically disingenuous. They skew the facts and the true realities of the billions of workers, toiling under the jackboot of capitalist exploitation, capitalist debt, and capitalist wage-slavery. Indeed, techno-feudalism is a disservice to workers.

To drop the term “capitalist” from techno-capitalist-feudalism, only muddies the clear blue waters of the terminal stage of capitalist development, namely, the new dawning epoch of totalitarian-capitalism, that is, the new dystopian age of techno-capitalist-feudalism, run-amok. Just because the old capitalist bourgeoisie has embraced digital algorithms and invasive surveillance technologies as its own, and abstracted itself at a higher-level of socio-economic existence, away from the workforce/population, whereby, it now appears invisible and increasingly distant from the everyday lives of workers, does not mean the old capitalist bourgeoisie has vanished into thin air, or has been usurped by a strictly technological aristocracy. What has happened is that the old capitalist bourgeoisie has become a techno-capitalist-feudal-aristocracy, since, the logic of capitalism, capitalist profit, and capitalist technological innovations, continue to inform and motivate this authoritarian capitalist aristocracy and all its overlapping networks of large-scale ruling power-blocs.

In the end, techno-feudalism is a bust, a wrong turn, a wrong-brained play on words, leading to a theoretical dead-end that only empowers capitalist supremacy at the expense of workers’ liberation and self-management. It must be jettisoned. The fact of the matter is that the logic of capitalism continues to rule, because workers have yet to violently overthrow the capitalist mode of production, consumption, and distribution, from the active theater of world history. Thus, within the evolutionary whimper of techno-feudalism, the logic of capitalism is thriving, laughing all the way to the bank. Because, devoid of the cataclysmic bang of rampant anarchist revolution, capitalism invariably marches-on as *Techno-Capitalist-Feudalism*.
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in the event that some movement like occupy wallstreet were to happen again and actually gain steam, is there anyway to prevent the media apparatus of the state from sabotaging the movement? as an example gamergate(cope, seethe, ect) has recently come up in discussion in a plebbit thread about Russel brand being an anti-vax schizo https://old.reddit.com/r/entertainment/comments/xqcxms/russell_brand_moves_to_farright_platform_rumble/iq8vo5e/
and the answers essentially just parrot the same talking points the gaming journalists used in 2014 to divide and crush the movement, that goobergate was never about gaymer discontent with corruption in gaming journalism reaching a boiling point and exploding but rather a movement solely dedicated to harassing women(lol) and minorities(did goobergate even harass any minorities?) the shifting of the narrative worked so well the original purpose of the movement "ethics in gaming journalism" is now wildly mocked and derided and has been almost completely subverted with the new media oriented viewpoint even on the websites that once widely supported it. The gamers couldn't have lost any harder. The gaming journalists won by just not acknowledging the corruption angle whatsoever, it's not even reminiscent on a police officer investigating his own precinct and finding no wrong doing, because that would imply that there ever was a semblance of an internal investigation.

it was a million terminally online gaymers who unironically had the facts on their side vs a bunch of third rate gaming """journalists""" and the gaymers still managed to lose. How would we be able to win against state funded top tier journalists that do stuff like this for a living. Especially if we have jobs to go to and can't dedicated 10+ hours a day to arguing online like the gaymers could.
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News 9/28/22

Iranian attacks on Southern Kurdistan result in deaths and injuries
For five days, Iran has been attacking areas in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) with drones and missiles. The wave of attacks is directed against bases of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDK-I), the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) and Komala in the provinces of Hewlêr (Erbil) and Sulaymaniyah. According to initial information from the PDK-I, two of its members were killed in the district of Koyê near Hewlêr, and dozens more were injured. The massive bombardment caused panic among the population; people fleeing can be seen on social media videos.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/iranian-attacks-on-southern-kurdistan-result-in-deaths-and-injuries-62752

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians and injure scores more in Jenin raid
Four Palestinians, including the brother of a man blamed for a deadly attack in Tel Aviv earlier this year, were killed on Wednesday during an Israeli raid in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian health ministry recorded four deaths during the raid in Jenin, including Abed Khazem, brother of Raad Khazem, named by Israel as the killer of three Israelis in a Tel Aviv shooting spree on 7 April. The ministry said 44 Palestinians had also been wounded by live fire during the raid.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-jenin-raid-kill

Seven wounded in rocket attack on Iraq's Green Zone as parliament sits
The attack came before police fired tear gas and stun grenades to push back several hundred supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr who were seeking to reach the fortified area, an AFP correspondent said. … Rockets hit different parts of the Green Zone, home to Western embassies and government offices, as well as to the legislature, which has been the site protest camps this year.
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/476929/World/Region/Seven-wounded-in-rocket-attack-on-Iraq;s-Green-Zon.aspx
https://archive.ph/ZPBVx

Prosecutor investigating Mexico's missing students resigns
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Amlo) said Omar Gomez Trejo, who had led the investigation since 2019, resigned over disagreements about procedures determining who should be arrested. The announcement came one day after the families of the missing students marched on the eighth anniversary of their disappearances and at a time when revelations by a government Truth Commission have implicated the military.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/prosecutor-mexicos-missing-students-case-resigns

Brigades of Workers Are Restoring the Cuban Electrical System
Previously, on Tuesday, the passage of Hurricane Ian through this Caribbean island caused the fall of power poles in the western provinces, thus precipitating a national blackout. Despite the damage caused by this meteorological phenomenon, the transmission network is intact, which allows the creation of "microsystems for distributed generation."
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brigades-of-Workers-Are-Restoring-the-Cuban-Electrical-System-20220928-0006.html

Environmental activists protest in Chile against the agreement trans-pacific (TPP11)
Activists claim that this treaty is going against the sovereignty of the environment of the country and that could interfere with the setting of the public policies of the country. "Basically leaves us at the mercy of transnational companies that can invest in businesses that affect ecosystems, being that, in Chile, the environmental legislation is not advanced as the other countries of the international treaties," explains Gerardo Godoy, an activist with Fridays for future.
https://es.euronews.com/2022/09/28/activistas-medioambientales-protestan-en-chile-contra-el-acuerdo-transpacifico-tpp11
https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/es-en.en.50fc1217-6334c4f1-db1ec3bf-74722d776562/https/es.euronews.com/2022/09/28/activistas-medioambientales-protestan-en-chile-contra-el-acuerdo-transpacifico-tpp11

Anti-government protests in Haiti enter sixth week
In the capital of Port-au-Prince, protesters organized two massive simultaneous marches to Henry’s official residence. Citizens gathered at the Champs-de-Mars public square and at the Airport Crossing, renamed by protesters as the Resistance Crossing, from there marching to the Prime Minister’s residence. Similar massive rallies were held in the Carrefour and Gonaïves communes. Demonstrations, protests, roadblocks, and sit-ins denouncing the Henry government were organized in almost all main cities.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/27/anti-government-protests-in-haiti-enter-sixth-week/

Latin America development bank axes chief after ethics probe
An investigation conducted at the board’s request determined that Claver-Carone violated ethics rules by giving a 40% salary increase to his chief of staff, with whom it said he likely had a romantic relationship from at least 2019, when both worked at the White House, according to a copy of the report obtained by the AP.
https://apnews.com/article/miami-c3ebe348af9b2bc261efc85cf6e5334f

Labour conference delegate suspended after opposing arming Ukraine
Angelo Sanchez of Leicester South CLP was the only speaker to oppose Composite 13 at conference, which backed sending more weaponry to the authorities in Kiev as it battles the Russian invasion. Pointing out that the Ukrainian government has ripped up collective bargaining rights and banned opposition parties, Mr Sanchez had told conference: “It means that the future Labour government would be sending money to a government, the Ukrainian government, that is repressing the left in their own country, a government that is criminalising socialist parties and imprisoning Ukrainian activists.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/labour-conference-delegate-suspended-after-opposing-arming-ukraine

‘Banning PFI not a Solution’: Opposition Leaders Slam Modi Govt’s Move
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad on Wednesday called the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a "Hindu extremist organisation" that deserved to be banned. Prasad made the remark in replying to queries from journalists about the Union Home Ministry's ban on the Popular Front of India and several of its associates under a stringent anti-terror law. "They keep raising the bogey of PFI. It is the RSS, which is all about Hindu extremism (‘kattarpanth’), which deserves to be banned first,” said the septuagenarian with characteristic candour.
https://www.newsclick.in/Banning-PFI-not-Solution-Opposition-Leaders-Slam-Modi-Govt-Move

Mapaila's comments on SACP contesting 2024 election get tongues wagging
During his speech at the 14th national congress of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Mapaila told delegates that the SACP hadn't abandoned its bid to contest the upcoming general elections.
https://ewn.co.za/2022/09/28/mapaila-s-comments-on-sacp-contesting-2024-election-gets-tongues-wagging

Public servants might consider the government’s 3% wage increase offer on condition: Unions
Unions say members will now accept the 3% offer provided the R1000 bonus incentive provided by governments is included in their total package after 31st March 2023. Unions threatened strike action after talks failed with the government last week. They had initially demanded a 10% salary increase and later reduced it to 6.5%.
https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/public-servants-might-consider-the-governments-3-wage-increase-offer-on-condition-unions/
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Is the left dying ? There haven’t been many influential left wing political moments in a wile and I’m concerned about what this means.
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Man the automotive and oil industries suck dick compared to every other capitalist shitfest

Even the fucking arms industry has more respect to the safety of normalfaggots than those two dying industries because at least arms manufacturers only sell shit to people that wanted each other dead not give them reasons to fight most of the time

For the car and oil industry they clearly don’t care about anything beyond staying alive even if they shouldn’t. From the amount of lives lost every year from stupid road accidents attributed to bad city and vehicle safety design, to the pointless amounts of pollution and obesity fueled by the total lack of creativity present in oil companies to just engineer less destructive methods of oil production(or just stop producing it for something else they won’t get assblasted for that’s also economically viable in the long term), to controversy after controversy with the men running these companies, only followed by shitty profits diminishing year after year it’s crazy knowing those industries actually to survive past the 1980 oh well

I don’t expect them to experience anything positive in the next decade considering even the most die hard car country butgerstan recently just banned single family homes hence suburban shitholes those corps relied on for years
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Hungarian Thread for /voros/ refugees

Második felvonás!
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Are there any good books about cyber warfare? I think this is a very important topic in the present time and I would like to educate myself on it. I am not looking to learn hacking, I want a political perspective on it.
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Protests in Czechia

Czech Republic: Thousands take part in Prague anti-government demonstration
https://www.dw.com/en/czech-republic-thousands-take-part-in-prague-anti-government-demonstration/a-63012178

>An estimated 70,000 protesters from the far-right and far-left rallied in central Prague against the Czech government on Saturday.

>Some of the groups represented at the demonstration were the populist anti-migrant Freedom and Direct Democracy Party and the Communist Party.
>Dubbed "Czech Republic First," the protest highlighted rising inflation fueled by a rise in energy prices, Covid-19 vaccinations, and immigrants.
>The organizers of the demonstration said the Czech Republic should be militarily neutral and ensure direct contracts with gas suppliers, including Russia.
>They said the government pays more attention to war-torn Ukraine than to its own citizens. "The best for the Ukrainians and two sweaters for us," read a banner, a reference to concerns about heating costs in winter.

>Petr Fiala, who leads the center-right five-party coalition, said the protesters did not have the country's best interests at heart.

<"The protest on Wenceslas Square was called by forces that are pro-Russian, are close to extreme positions and are against the interests of the Czech Republic," Fiala said. "It is clear that Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns are present on our territory and some people simply listen to them."
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #61

Muh Putin is a heckin unwholesome autocrat edition

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous Bread: >>1193695
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Is all the economic progress accomplished in the last two centuries just a non-steady state? A system out of equilibrium?

Is the capitalist machine just feeding on this out-of-balance state, arbitraging supply and demand until the system goes back to equilibrium? What happens to the machine when there is no more arbitrage to feed off of?

Any books for these ideas?
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Culture Jamming

IT'S TIME TO JAM

This is a thread about culture jamming, the disruption and subversion of capitalist mass media culture and cultural institutions. This thread is also for discussion its historical use among Situationists and other socialists as well as its modern use among activists, its recuperation, and for sharing humorous and effective examples of jamming.

Remember: this is not limited to nor validated by being parodies and edits. If it's not jamming culture, it's not culture jamming.
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News 9/27/22

Sudan: Tax increases and salary issues spark more strikes
The wave of strikes in Sudan continues in full force. Traders and Merchants went on strike in several states to protest exorbitant tax increases, a new strategy of the government to fill the national treasury. Other workers went on strike to demand fair salaries and unpaid financial dues amidst the economic crisis. … Electricity workers embarked on a renewed partial strike on Sunday, which was turned into a comprehensive strike yesterday, to protest the decision by the Ministry of Finance to retract the implementation of a new salary structure that had been previously approved.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/tax-increases-and-salary-issues-spark-more-strikes

Sudanese officials push for mass burial of corpses, but activists fear cover-up
SUDANESE medical officials have warned that more than 1,500 unidentified bodies piled up in several morgues could lead to an outbreak of disease, but there have been allegations that the government is covering up the causes of death. Among the deceased are believed to be pro-democracy protesters, who activists say were killed by government forces.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/sudanese-officials-push-mass-burial-corpses-activists-fear-cover

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members ready to serve ANC with divorce papers
Delegates spent time drafting their divorce papers from the ANC, which they have accused of continuing to pursue a neoliberal economic trajectory. This comes a day after they humiliated the ANC’s national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, refusing him to address them. Workers said they had enough of a tone-deaf governing party, which refused to implement in government what was agreed to within the tripartite alliance. They now want the SA Communist Party (SACP) to take on the ANC and contest the upcoming national elections in 2024.
https://www.news24.com/citypress/politics/cosatu-members-ready-to-serve-anc-with-divorce-papers-20220927

Arafat's nephew blasts 'totalitarian' Palestinian president
"It is not a matter of seeing the problems. It is the problem of commanding the necessary courage to stand up and say no, we cannot do it this way," he said. Kidwa raised specific alarm about what he said was the collapse of Palestinian institutions, which are limited in scope by the Israeli occupation but still meaningful.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/arafats-nephew-blasts-totalitarian-palestinian-president

Most Israelis do not support a two-state solution, new poll shows
Only 32 percent of Israelis support advancing a two-state solution as a means to "resolving the conflict with the Palestinians", a new poll by the Israel Democracy Institute shows. According to the poll - which was conducted in September and included 753 respondents - 58 percent of Jewish Israelis opposed such a move, with another 11 percent undecided.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/most-israelis-do-not-support-two-state-solution-new-poll-shows

Farmers in Punjab province of Pakistan protest forced acquisition of land
The forced acquisition of land for an urban development project has spurred protests in the Punjab province of Pakistan. On September 21, farmers protested in Lahore against these attempts by the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA). The farmers claim that the acquisition of their farmlands for the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP) is illegal and in violation of the order passed by the Supreme Court in January this year.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/27/farmers-in-punjab-province-of-pakistan-protest-forced-acquisition-of-land/

More Than 80 Teachers Sacked in MP for Demanding Basic Rights
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has sacked around 80 schoolteachers and sent show-cause notices to more than 1,200 for participating in a protest demanding the restoration of the old pension scheme (OPS) and promotions on September 13. Hundreds of teachers under the Azad Adhyapak Shikshak Sangh were marching towards Bhopal to picket chief minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s house while demanding the restoration of OPS on the lines of Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, overdue promotions and clearing of 900-plus pending cases of compassionate appointment as families of the deceased teachers are facing a tough time.
https://www.newsclick.in/more-80-teachers-sacked-MP-demanding-basic-rights

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Monday granting citizenship to Snowden, 39, the former U.S. intelligence contractor who was granted asylum in Moscow after he leaked secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the National Security Agency.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/putin-snowden-russian-citizenship-us-whistleblower-nsa-whistleblower-rcna49433

Russian War Recruiters Break Into Homes to Summon Conscripts, MP Says
Evgeny Stupin, a Communist Party MP for the Moscow City Duma and a human rights lawyer, posted on social media that employees from the local authority of Moscow's Kosino-Ukhtomsky district reportedly arrived at a residence with police officers to deliver conscription notices to residents. Officers "broke open the vestibule doors on the landings of residential buildings to hand over summonses to residents to go to the military enlistment office," Stupin wrote.
https://www.newsweek.com/russia-war-recruiters-break-homes-conscripts-ukraine-putin-mobilization-1746599

Senator suggests banning military-age men from leaving Russia
A Russian lawmaker has said men eligible for military service should not be allowed to travel abroad while the partial mobilisation continues. … Tsekov’s proposals have been criticized by fellow lawmakers in both chambers of parliament. Senator Andrey Klishas responded by urging “all colleagues” to pay more attention to providing social benefits to mobilized Russians and ensuring that no violations are made in the process, rather than “pumping up tensions”.
https://www.rt.com/russia/563530-mobilization-travel-ban-conscripts/
https://archive.ph/XkvDo
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Actual orginising thread

This is a thread only for people who actually do IRL organizing to exchange tactics and ideas. Its time to stop whining about bullshit like Wiccans or shizo pedo rape cult conspiracies, and actually get some actual lessons out of each other, for fucks sake.

Explain your situation, ask a question on what you would like some advice on, and give insight into what you do right now and how successful you are.

Let me start off
>I am the chairman of a local chapter of a socialist nation wide youth org of a european country
>We have, on paper, 90+ youth members in our local chapter
>We have, on paper, 1000+ members nationally
>Recently formed out of a split, still very much in flux
>The real local cadre is around 10-15 people with varying levels of commitment, about 6 people at each weekly or so meeting
>The ideological and practical education of our cadre is low
>Following a broadly orthodox marxist line, as opposed to classical marxist leninist, or maoist, but also containing trotskyites and anarchists

Now the thing I would like your feedback on is explaining how you conduct meetings, how to educate cadre, how to retain cadre, how to ensure people show up, what communist youths are even supposed to do. So let me sketch out what we do now

>We meet once every 2 weeks, set time, set place, set day

>The meetings agenda is made during the two weeks by people finding interesting topics to discuss, and compiled by me, together with any things that need to be done organizational wise
>We discuss developments nearby, such as opportunities for media stunts on specific topics (such as fucking with rich fucktards), setting up protests, our involvement in activist groups and the student union/labour union protests
>We check our list of tasks we made last time, and see what got done
>We discuss the points of that week
>We formulate new points of action based on the outcome of the discussion
>End of meeting

Now, what we do not do is, but not out of any conscious decision
>educating cadre
>stands
>making or selling newspapers

I think our largest issues right now is retaining and educating our cadre, both ideologically and in terms of skills, as well as finding enough tasks to do to keep our members engaged if more people happen to show up. We have an okay influx of new members because of the media attention we have, and via direct recruitment via friend circles. The biggest issue is making sure new members keep showing up after the first 3 times.
How do your orgs handle these topics, how would you do it differently, and does it translate into tangible results? How do we (if we should at all) find work to do for our, on paper, sizable cadre, that youths (below 28, mostly highschool and student aged) find enjoyable that also contributes to the workers movement and our party?

Inb4
>Do you have a motherparty?
Sort of, but not really. Our org is the result of an entire youth wing getting expelled together with a few, but not many, older members. The youth currently dominates the amount of members, which is both a blessing and a curse.
>Go commit terrorism
No
>Doing anything actually useful is CIA, just post on leftypol about anime titties behind 4 vpns instead
Kill yourself
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Young Pioneers of America

Just a brief thread on this. In America, during the 1920s-30s, we used to actually have Young Pioneers in this land. The Communist Party back in the day organized even pioneer camps mainly in NY and NJ. These summer camps were integrated with Black, White, Yiddish, and other American children participating. However, they were shut down as a result of McCarthyism and the effective collapse of the CPUSA.
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Economically left positions are relatively intuitive to explain and easy to understand for most people, but what about geopolitical positions? How do you make people understand that NATO and the EU are actually enforcers of imperialism and neoliberalism respectively and that China is actually not heckin' evil authoritarian asiatic hordes? There's been an uptick in NATOid propaganda, because of the Ukraine war and the Great Satan passing acts like
>https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/429/text
which explicitly exist to shill against anything which doesn't align with the
>national security or defense of the United States
It's important to remember that this isn't just limited to the US, all things the Great Satan does affect its geopolitical allies like the EU. Can those of us finding themselves on the other side of this cold war do anything to combat this?
R: 29 / I: 2

FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS

What explains why the proletariat is so bluepilled?

In Marxist theory, false consciousness is a term describing the ways in which material, ideological, and institutional processes are said to mislead members of the proletariat and other class actors within capitalist societies, concealing the exploitation intrinsic to the social relations between classes. Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) used the term "false consciousness" in an 1893 letter to Franz Mehring to address the scenario where a subordinate class willfully embodies the ideology of the ruling class. Engels dubs this consciousness "false" because the class is asserting itself towards goals that do not benefit it.

"Consciousness", in this context, reflects a class's ability to politically identify and assert its will. The subordinate class is conscious: it plays a major role in society and can assert its will due to being sufficiently unified in ideas and action.

Even after all these years what explains why false consciousness is still so dominant among the workers? What is the materialist explanation?
R: 668 / I: 163 (full)

/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #60 - It's Media edition

/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #60 - It's Media Edition

FUCK NATO, FUCK THE EU, FUCK GLOWIES, FUCK TWITTER, FUCK REDDIT, FUCK NEONAZIS, FUCK BAIZUOS, FUCK WESTERN "LEFTISTS", FUCK THE WESTERN MEDIA

and most importantly

FUCK LIBERALS

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous Bread: >>1192574
R: 77 / I: 17

Far right adopting leftist rhetoric. Should we worry?

I recently saw this linked on a 'national anarchist' blog. It's part of a larger trend I've noticed of the far right adopting leftist rhetoric. Does anyone else think this trend could grow and become a threat. If so, how do we preempt it?

>What We Want


>We want a society and state that creates better people: stronger, smarter, more creative, healthier, and exhibiting qualities like decisiveness, honor, duty, skill, courage, and a spirit of service. We want a socialism of the vitalistic type: a government that intervenes not in the name of false equity nor simply to offer people easy lives of comfort, but rather to support and sponsor merit and character-based hierarchies while preserving the ability to overcome meaningful challenges, all to cultivate more capable people. We want a system which leads the development of individuals and humanity to a higher level. We want to build a vibrant new society of revitalized, virtuous, strongly-bonded people to replace the dreary, modern one of listless, atomized neopeons.


>What We’re Against


>We’re against the emerging techno-feudalism of full-spectrum control exerted over daily and total life through technological, economic, social, and biomedical means. We’re against the rule of a small class of petty, lame elites, exerted through all aspects of the state (government, media, education, dominant cultural and corporate institutions). We’re against the widespread poverty and degradation of the lower classes and the spiritless, immiserated condition of the working and middle classes, along with the rampant promotion of weakness, ill-health, mental disorders, dullness, and obedience inherent in the current system, often under the guise of pretty phrases like ‘democracy,’ ‘equality,’ ‘social justice,’ ‘anti-racism,’ ‘human rights,’ or ‘public health.’ We’re against the endemic ugliness of culturally-left, oligarchical, subscription-mandate capitalism. We’re against the spiritual degradation endemic today. In short, we’re against the modern world, its rulers, and the eunuch media-priest and bureaucratic collaborator classes.
R: 120 / I: 23

Muh death count

Anons what is communism's death count?
What is capitalism's death count?

Why do they believe their hands are so clean? How do they get away with whitewashing their history so we'll? I'm so tired of this conversation, we need a decisive academic level research into this to settle it once and for all. I'm planning to be the one to do it! I'm gonna look at the time active and population % of world controlled. Event by event this will be solved. Anons what do we do about this? Their goal is to always have us in the defensive. I'm tired of going over our history, as they talk about how thiers is just "nature" and "progress". How are we to remove our stigma?
R: 14 / I: 0

We might see another balkanization of eastern europe.

There will surely be more instability in countries that have separatist movements like bosnia, moldova, kosovo and possibly some other countries because of the conflict in ukraine.
R: 18 / I: 1
The superstructure of Capitalism was already taking shape before the French Revolution, a superstructure of Communism will not do the same to Liberalism, because unlike the Liberal revolution, where there were numerous Feudal classes with many interests and cultures, right now we have a single culture

Bourgeoisie and the working class right now basically share the same interests and Capitalist mindset. They are self interested and almost universally reactionary which is why you get Maga hordes, Soclibs, Islamist third worldists and Palestinian freedom fighters, etc. They are ALL reactionary forces from bottom to top. There are no Progressive movements that matter

Communist theory mistakenly fetishises the working class, asserting that communism-establishing is inherent in its very metaphysical essence. (As it exists in a logical contradiction with the bourgeoisie, rather than a physical conflict). This is, obviously proven incorrect

The proletariat wants to achieve first and foremost its own material well-being, rather than any kind of specific organisation model (which socialism is if we demistify it). This can take form in the support of clearly reactionary movements such as Solidarność in Poland

Communists go to flat out denial when faced with the reality of reactionary proletarian movements. Thus we have all the dogmas about the "petit bourgeois" nature of fascism or the fantasies about the mystical powers of the CIA used to cause "color revolutions"

If we put aside the dialectical notion of ideal movement, and instead treat social forces as a sum of energies, desires in a specific organisation form, then it becomes apparent that a system tending towards an equilibrium is possible (not necessarily desirable)

An equilibrium according to Engels, allows the State to, occasionally in history, act above class, equalize them. This is what China has, but it isn't Communism. It's the nearest modern equivalent to French absolute monarchy (replace Monarchy with a State that sees Law as a tool) and Caesarism. China has actually had an equilibrium for millennia, and other countries like it have as well, and their geography, ratio's are good explanations for this.

What most Marxists really want is an Equilibrium that is *supposed* to lead to Communism, over time. All I can say to that is, good luck on the wait
R: 88 / I: 15
Why do imageboards lean so right-wing? You'd imagine social rejects would be revolutionaries, not upholding the same system that excluded them in the first place.
R: 90 / I: 7

How Necessary are intellectuals for socialism?

How necessary are intellectuals for socialism and the workers movement? Rich rightoids and porkies usually fund think-tanks and fellowships and magazine associate editors jobs for young right wing college/elite university graduates to have and invite them to go drink scotch etc. Basically they create a talent pipeline for right wing intellectuals while no such thing exists on the left even center left.

Do socialists need intellectuals? and is it worth it for leftists to create some sort of foundation to pay a guy to read Kalecki for a week or something?
R: 596 / I: 112

/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #59

FUCK NATO, FUCK THE EU, FUCK GLOWIES, FUCK TWITTER, FUCK REDDIT, FUCK NEONAZIS, FUCK BAIZUOS, FUCK WESTERN "LEFTISTS", FUCK THE WESTERN MEDIA

and most importantly

FUCK LIBERALS

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1190833
R: 59 / I: 13
Who are some prominent leftists who were seen as barely significant during their lifetimes/alleged heydays but have since seen their reputations blow up and become tremendously exaggerated?

Pic unrelated since Roo is still alive and active.

Bonus: what are some notable events in leftist history that have become highly exaggerated in significance decades later?
R: 152 / I: 61

Artists panic as new AI "Stable Fusion" shows inevitability of their jobs made obsolete

>The generated images are looking scarily good, considering how little VRAM it uses.
https://www.pcgamer.com/ai-image-generator-stability-ai-stable-diffusion/

>Stable Diffusion draws controversy on Twitter from artists who say the AI infringes on copyrights

https://www.artificialconversation.com/p/stable-diffusion-draws-controversy

>And that's completely ignoring ethical issues. And that's completely ignoring the fact that Stable Diffusion in particular will allow creation of NSFW images of all imaginable kinds (yes, even the highly deplorable kinds).

>The tools are amazing and, essentially, impossible to stop. But at the same time, imagine being a renowned artist for 20 years and suddenly people can make an infinite amount of images "in the style of [your name here]" that look just like your images. Not exactly a fair thing to happen to you.
>it's relatively simple: image-making, as a profession, is dead. people will keep doing it as a hobby, and for a while or so, there will be people able to judge art, but after that, it will be like clothing today: cheap, and no one cares about the quick and dirty sewing, because it's easier to buy new stuff than to educate yourself and seek out good quality.
https://www.reddit.com/r/StableDiffusion/comments/woej9g/stable_diffusion_draws_controversy_on_twitter/

>A new AI image generator appears to be capable of making art that looks 100% human made. As an artist I am extremely concerned.

https://twitter.com/arvalis/status/1558623545374023680

>What makes this AI different is that it's explicitly trained on current working artists. You can see below that the AI generated image(left) even tried to recreate the artist's logo of the artist it ripped off.

https://twitter.com/arvalis/status/1558623546879778816

>Last night one of the AI developers behind that project that was ripping off living artists’ styles sent me a bunch of DMs(mostly omitted for length). He blocked me immediately after I responded and called me a moralist because I care about artists rights

https://twitter.com/arvalis/status/1559274160831881216
R: 626 / I: 165 (full)

/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #58

If NATO didn't verify it, it isn't true edition.

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1189286
R: 16 / I: 2

News 9/26/22

Cubans approve same-sex marriage in referendum
The code, which contains more than 400 articles, was approved by 66.9 per cent to 33.1 per cent, National Electoral Council president Alina Balseiro Gutierrez reported, though the returns from a few polling stations are still to be counted. The reforms had met unusually strong resistance from the growing evangelical Christian movement in Cuba despite an extensive government campaign in favour of the code, including thousands of informative meetings and extensive media coverage backing the measures.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/cubans-approve-same-sex-marriage-referendum

Lula Calls for Fighting Abstention to Avoid a 'Trump Effect'
Lula recalled that Robert de Niro referred in derogatory terms to Donald Trump. In his reply to the harsh criticism, however, the Republican candidate reminded the artist that he would not have won if eight million Democratic voters had actually gone to the polls. But they didn't. For this reason, the Brazilian left-wing candidate asked all citizens, even those who would not vote for him and for the Workers' Party candidates, to attend the polling stations.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Lula-Calls-for-Fighting-Abstention-to-Avoid-a-Trump-Effect-20220925-0009.html

'I need my salary': anger as Lebanese banks reopen
Depositors scuffled and long lines formed at Lebanese banks Monday as they partially reopened after a week-long closure following a slew of heists by customers desperate to access their money. But most banks remained shut, welcoming only a handful of depositors on appointment, and there was anger from those seeking to withdraw frozen funds desperately needed to weather a crushing economic crisis.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/i-need-my-salary-anger-lebanese-banks-reopen

Tunisians protest against high prices and food shortage
Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets of capital Tunis on Sunday night to protest against high prices, poverty and shortages of foodstuff. Earlier this month, Tunisia's government raised the price of cooking gas cylinders by 14 percent and fuel by 3 percent, in an attempt to reduce energy subsidies as sought by the country’s international lenders. The cooking gas price increase was the first such hike in 12 years.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tunisia-protest-high-prices-food-shortage

Palestinians arrested, injured as far-right Jews enter Al-Aqsa=
Hundreds of ultranationalist Jews have entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem – under the protection of Israeli authorities – for the second day in a row, as Israeli police attacked Palestinians gathered in the compound and prevented others from entering.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/26/palestinians-arrested-injured-far-right-jews-enter-al-aqsa
https://archive.ph/G6cHF

Israel installs remote-controlled weapons system at Hebron checkpoint, alarming Palestinians
Israeli forces recently placed a remotely controlled weapons system at a checkpoint in Hebron in the occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. The device has caused anxiety to Palestinians living on Shuhada Street, a location where many extremist Israeli settlers, who regularly harass Palestinians, live.
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/israel-places-remote-controlled-weapon-hebron-checkpoint

Fruit growers in IIOJ&K demand unhindered movement of fruit trucks on priority
Fruit growers in occupied Jammu and Kashmir have called for opening of trade routes via Azad Jammu and Kashmir for the apple and other businesses with the outside world. According to Kashmir Media Service, the fruit growers, on Monday, closed the fruit market in protest against Modi government's unannounced economic blockade by halting thousands of trucks laden with apple on Srinagar-Jammu highway for past 20 days.
https://www.radio.gov.pk/26-09-2022/fruit-growers-demand-unhindered-movement-of-fruit-trucks-on-priority
https://archive.ph/cn22t

West Bengal: Minister claims '26 days' work demand will be met', asks contract transport staff to call off strike
Urging striking contract workers of South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) to get back to work immediately, Transport Minister Snehasish Chakraborty on Monday said their demand to get 26 days' work in a month will be met. The striking contract workers said that they will lift the agitation only if they get a written assurance.
https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2022/sep/26/west-bengal-minister-claims-3926-days39-work-demand-will-be-met39-asks-contract-transport-staff-to-c-2502090.html
https://archive.ph/xOXVX

Meloni Wins Big in Italian Election to Turn Page on Draghi Era
Giorgia Meloni won a clear majority in Sunday’s Italian election, setting herself up to become the country’s first female prime minister at the head of the most right-wing government since World War II. Her alliance, which also includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, claimed about 43% of the vote, according to projections for RAI, the public broadcaster. That would give the bloc at least 114 seats in the Senate, where 104 votes are required for a majority.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-25/meloni-s-right-wing-bloc-set-for-clear-majority-in-italian-vote
https://archive.ph/lqFOr

As public hospitals crumble, French health workers call for immediate action
On September 22, Thursday, health workers and those working in associated sectors in France organized mobilizations and protests as part of a national day of action in different cities across the country. The protesters demanded increased salaries, more staff, improved and safe working conditions, job security, and sufficient funds and other resources for hospitals.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/25/as-public-hospitals-crumble-french-health-workers-call-for-immediate-action/

France's green party leader resigns over accusations of domestic abuse
He however stressed that his decision to resign as EELV party leader "does not call into question" either his mandate as a deputy or his "present and future commitment" to politics. The resignation comes amid accusations of moral harassment and psychological violence by a former girlfriend. However, the facts of the case are not clearly known, no complaint has been filed with the police and no judicial investigation has been opened.
https://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20220926-france-s-green-party-leader-resigns-over-accusations-of-domestic-abuse
https://archive.ph/VYL0u

Czech opposition party wins most major cities in local election
The Czech Republic, similar to other European Union member countries, has been struggling with soaring inflation pushed up mainly by high energy prices. The opposition has been saying that the government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala has done too little too late to help the people.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/czech-opposition-party-wins-most-major-cities-local-election-2022-09-25/

Russian police crackdown on anti-war and anti-mobilisation protestors
Police detained nearly 750 people, including over 370 in Moscow and some 150 in St Petersburg, according to OVD-Info, an independent website that monitors political arrests in Russia. Some of the arrested individuals were minors, OVD-Info said. The demonstrations followed protests that erupted within hours Wednesday after Mr Putin, in a move to beef up his volunteer forces fighting in Ukraine, announced a call-up of experienced and skilled army reservists.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/russian-police-crackdown-anti-war-and-anti-mobilisation-protestors

Local resident opens fire in military enlistment office in Irkutsk region
In the town of Ust-Ilimsk, Irkutsk region, a man opened fire at the military enlistment office, injuring a military officer. Telegram channels published a video of the incident showing one man standing on the stage in a small hall and shooting at another man behind the pulpit, after which he falls, and those gathered run out of the room.
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/09/26/local-resident-opens-fire-in-military-enlistment-office-in-irkutsk-region
https://archive.ph/k7mBF
R: 54 / I: 21

/leftypol/ approved movies

>California surfers brothers discover they are actually surviving royal heirs of a Pacific island called Patusan
>they travel there, start a People's Revolution and take down the cyborg warlord Colonel Chi who killed his family
>first action as monarchs is to abolish the Monarchy and hand power to the People while having a farewell party
R: 25 / I: 10

CNQ: Christian Nationalist Question

Mostly US based but also could apply to Hungary/Poland to an extent.

Christian nationalism, a belief that the United States was founded as a white, Christian nation and that there is no separation between church and state, is gaining steam on the right.

Prominent politicians have made the themes critical to their message to voters in the run up to the 2022 midterm elections. Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, has argued that America is a Christian nation and that the separation of church and state is a “myth.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia hard-liner, declared: “We need to be the party of nationalism and I’m a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian Nationalists.” Amid a backlash, she doubled down and announced she would start selling “Christian Nationalist” shirts. Now Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seems to be flirting with Christian nationalist rhetoric, as well.

Appeals to Christian nationalism have a long tradition in American history, though they have usually operated on the fringes. But the increasingly mainstream appearance of this belief in GOP circles makes sense if you look at new public opinion surveys. The United States a Christian nation is a message that could be broadly embraced by Republicans in the midterms and 2024 presidential race. But our findings also see limits to its appeal — and over the long-term, Christian nationalism could be a political loser.

What is the materialist explanation and basis for RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM in general and christian nationalism in particular and why has it become the new meme ideology on the right replacing alt right, civnat, alt lite, wingnat autism.

It's notable because so many ordinary rightoid boomers buy into it not just the small chin crowd. its mainstream crossover appeal is way higher than nazi larp shit.
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Engel's Pet Hedgehog

Engels to Marx 10 April 1868

>Dear Moor,

>Unfortunately, I have a death to announce to Tussy. The poor hedgehog ate a round hole in his blanket, put his head through it, and got so stuck in it that he was found strangled yesterday morning. Peace to his ashes, and BETTER LUCK TO THE NEXT ONE………..

Marx to Engels 11 April 1868
>DEAR FRED,
>D'abord the GENERAL CONDOLATIONS, and especially from Tussychen, about the departed RIGHT HONOURABLE HEDGEHOG.
>It is a good thing that the opium prescription arrived today……….

today i learned Engels had a pet hedgehog that ended up killing itself and Marx had to take oxy to cope with its death
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Nurses' and ICU workers' unions getting shafted by the Finnish socdem govt in fear of a strike

http://heikkijokinen.info/trade-union-news-from-finland/1912-nurses-autumn-of-discontent

>Helsinki (09.09.2022 - Heikki Jokinen) In June, the two nurses' unions Tehy and Super pulled out of the major municipal sector collective agreement. Presently, collective bargaining for the nurses’ is ongoing, but the debate around the deal is getting heated.


>Tehy - The Union of Health and Social Care Professionals in Finland and Super - the Finnish Union of Practical Nurses are clear in their demands: nurses must get a real pay rise in order to solve the growing shortage of nurses. For the unions, this is a matter of patient security.


>Aki Lindén, the social democratic Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services has taken a stance on the issue. He had already started preparing the Patient Safety Act, which would force nurses, in some cases, to work and thus limiting their right to strike.


>Lindén will now fast track this law and says it could be effective by Friday 16 September. However, not all of the parties who make up the government have, as of yet, made their opinion known on the proposed law.


>The unions have given five warnings of limited strikes in four cities. Tuula Haatainen, the social democratic Minister of Employment, has used her legal possibility to postpone three of these by two weeks.


>Tehy and Super propose that instead of forcing nurses to work by law, it would be better to stipulate a law on availability of health care personnel. This fixed-term law would raise pay to such a level that it would make the branch more attractive.


>The law on forced labour would only make the crisis worse, unions say. It would not be a solution that addresses the root of the problem, the shortage of nurses.


>"Finnish social and health services cannot be run permanently by forced labour", says Millariikka Rytkönen, Tehy President.


>The real danger for patients is the shortage of staff, unions stress. Since April, Tehy members have sent more than 5 000 notifications to the authorities of situations in which patient safety has been endangered. In most cases, the reason is a shortage of staff.


>Else-Maj Kirvesniemi, Tehy Director of Collective Bargaining, predicts in her blog 5 September that this time not even the law on forced labour will help.


>The Government will really have to force nurses to work, should there be no deal before the strikes, she writes.


>"Before that, bailiffs will be looking for nurses with their orders and in the worst case scenario police will lead nurses to work, should they find them", Kirvesniemi writes.


>If the unions lose the right to organise strikes, in the fullest sense, unions will resort to other methods, too. One is mass resignation - once you quit your job, the law cannot force you to work.


>Another possible action is for nurses to turn to the authorities requesting them to strip them of their rights to practise their profession. So far, some 500 social and healthcare professionals have done just that this year. This number is 20 times higher than normal.


>The nurses' Autumn of discontent is only beginning.
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What is wrong with the state? Communists want the state to wither away and anarchists want to abolish the state, but I genuinely don't see how the state does more bad than good. It imposes authority… so what?
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Oh boy the state of literature is so good right now can’t wait to read

>teenager drama or sixteen year old that saves the world book number 9018291727291618

>high school shit as if high school isn’t as boring as every other period in school
>Fantasy book where all the fantasy elements are ripped off Tolkien
>non fictional book either laced with obvious imperial propaganda or information badly explained
>STEM related handbook whose information is outdated and probably lied about anyways considering how researchers are overworked and publishers for their articles only give a shit about whoever pays for them to study the niche shit that barely changes anything until years after discovery
>sci fi garbage that pays little respect to actual science or even the plausibility of the elements in it
>fictional bibliography of the most boring and bland faggot imaginable

Such an impressive state contemporary literature is in
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Shinzo Abe Assassination Thread Part 2: Duct-tape edition

Since nobody bothered to make a new thread, I will.

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been assassinated.

Anime freaks on suicide watch.
He wanted more "pure" wageslaves in his neolib ethnostate; got a lead injection instead.
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French Thread: Édition Totalitaire et Fière

"Tout est permis, mais rien n'est possible."

Pour tous ceux qui désirent la théorie d'un Clouscard et la passion d'un Marchais mais se heurtent au desert le plus hallucinant du moment politique présent.
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Lukashenko Thread

A thread post all things Batka related.

Because Lukashenko is probably only post soviet leader that doesn't need to be publically executed along with his entire family.

Inspired by a burst of very amusing posts on the Ukraine thread.
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Socialist PMs in a monarchy

Can a monarchy become socialist - or at least left-leaning - through the election of socialist prime ministers? If republics can elect socialist presidents, so can constitutional monarchies elect socialist prime ministers!
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How does AI-generated art affect the labour theory of value?
Pic related: Socialist realism artwork from stable diffusion. Admittedly not that good compared to things you can make, i just pulled it off Lexica
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/Climate/

Figured the climate was serious enough to warrant it's own thread.

https://bylinetimes.com/2022/05/26/un-warns-of-total-societal-collapse-due-to-breaching-of-planetary-boundaries/
https://twitter.com/ClimateBen/status/1530483829290549248

>BREAKING: new UN report warns of total societal collapse due to ecosystem destruction without radical changes


>1. Not a single media outlet picked up on the increasing probability of civilisational collapse.

>UN appears to have diluted its own findings.
>Recognising collapse risk isn't about doom-mongering, but understanding risks.
>2022-2029 is key time for action.

>2. This is the first UN flagship report to find existing global policies are accelerating us towards a collapse of human civilisation.

>- report doesn't say outcome is inevitable or specify how close to possibility we are
>- we can still act

>3. The UN continues to call for yet more economic growth whilst simultaneously releasing reports by scientists saying we must now consider moving away from GDP/growth to stop the annihilation of species and habitat.

>We're in an Extinction Economy.

>4. We're seeing abrupt changes in major ecosystems which in many cases are already described explicitly by scientists as collapses. This situation will surely impact human societies immensely as we move towards a 1.7°C-2.1°C world by the 2030s.

>See report: https://www.undrr.org/publication/global-assessment-report-disaster-risk-reduction-2022

>5 Overuse of resources by the rich during capitalism is the first extinction danger.

>Deforestation would cause mass extinction within decades not centurie even without climate change.
>We can rise up to achieve immediate economic system change action.
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>I together with Zinoviev and Trotsky was the organizer and leader of a terrorist plot which planned and prepared a number of terroristic attempts on the lives of the leaders of the government and the Party of our country, and which carried out the assassination of Kirov.
>For ten years, if not more, I waged a struggle against the Party, against the government of the land of Soviets, and against Stalin personally. In this struggle, it seems to me, I utilized every weapon in the political arsenal known to me - open political discussion, attempts to penetrate into factories and works, illegal leaflets, secret printing presses, deception of the Party, the organization of street demonstrations, conspiracy and, finally, terrorism.
>I once studied the history of the political movements and I cannot remember any form of political struggle that we did not use during the past ten years. The proletarian revolution allowed us a period of time for our political struggle which no other revolution gave its enemies. The bourgeois revolution of the 18th century gave its enemies weeks and days, and then destroyed them. The proletarian revolution gave us ten years in which to reform and to realize that we were in error. But we did not do that. Three times was I reinstated in the Party. I was recalled from exile merely on the strength of my personal statement. After all the mistakes I had committed I was entrusted with responsible missions and posts. This is the third time I am facing a proletarian court on the charge of terroristic intentions, designs and actions.
>Twice my life was spared. But there is a limit to everything, there is a limit to the magnanimity of the proletariat, and that limit we have reached. I ask myself, is it an accident that alongside of myself, Zinoviev, Evdokimov, Bakayev and Mrachkovsky are sitting emissaries of foreign secret-police departments, people with false passports, with dubious biographies and undoubted connections with the Gestapo. No! it is not an accident. We are sitting here side by side with the agents of foreign secret-police departments because our weapons were the same, because our arms became intertwined before our fate became intertwined here in this dock.
>Thus, we served fascism, thus we organized counter-revolution against socialism, prepared, paved the way for the interventionists. Such was the path we took, and such was the pit contemptible treachery and all that is loathsome into which we have fallen.
>–Lev Kamenev
Holy fuck. He just outright said it. Was the Soviet purge really all that crazy considering the evidence here? He literally admitted to plotting terrorism and organizing with fascists to bring down the revolution. Why would it be so crazy for him to get executed, is it so absurd that terrorism and treason is a crime? Even if you're some anarchist who thinks that terrorism is morally okay under all circumstances, you have to understand that committing treason against the state over and over again is bound to lead to some negative consequences for you.
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Imperialism Today is Conspiracy Praxis

>1. Introduction
>Over a century ago, Lenin decisively advanced and clarified Marxist thought with his pamphlet, Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Lenin’s intervention enabled a scientific understanding of developments which, while recognized in embryo by Marx and Engels, had not sufficiently developed in their time to allow for their full understanding. However, Lenin set out to show that in that mere quarter of a century since the death of Engels, a qualitative change in the essential nature of capitalism had occurred: capitalism had become imperialism. Between Lenin and us, today, stands the rise of fascism, WWII, the Chinese Revolution, decolonization, and, of course, the reconquest of more or less the entire globe by the ruling class triumphant. In short, the world has changed a great deal. Lenin’s insights are of great relevance, but they cannot be wrenched from their living context and mechanically applied to our own.

>The debate which the KO (Kommunistiche Organisation) has hosted so far has included a number of thoughtful attempts to grapple with this question: how has the experience of half a century of socialism influenced the structure of the economy of the now post-socialist countries. This has largely focused on Russia, of course, but has obvious and interesting implications for understanding China and the rest of the previously liberated third of humanity now back under the ruling class yoke. What has been sorely missed is an adequate engagement, however, with the following, complementary question: how did the struggle against half a century of socialism alter the structure of capitalism?


>This question will be the chief focus of this essay… (continued in link)


https://magma-magazin.su/2022/09/t-mohr/imperialism-today-is-conspiracy-praxis/

Thoughts on this essay, comrades? Have the contradictions of capitalism grown so extreme that not even capitalists want capitalism anymore, but instead, want to replace capitalism with an even more effective form of enclosure and exploitation?
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Iran protests thread no.2

Pro-government rally edition.

Previous thread: >>1181196

US partially lifts Iran sanctions
The move is aimed at stoking anti-government protests by providing internet access, the Treasury Department said
https://www.rt.com/news/563419-us-lifts-iran-sanctions/
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Prohibition

Alcohol should be banned. It is obviously a tool of ruling-class domination, keeping proleterians brain-dead drunk. When people are intoxicated they can't even begin to challenge the government. I'm living through freshers and I'm not joking I have to help at least one student home a day after literally collapsing. When people aren't drunk they are placated by it.

On top of this, alcohol destroys human interactions. People say social media has ruined society but refuse to see how social situations are ruined by alcohol. People don't talk about things they care about, they act like zombies in nightclubs. I can't talk to people properly when they're drunk. Society is so much built around alcohol that people base their social lives around it.
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Who to organise?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_employers

Read this list and tell me why these AREN'T the priority jobs for organising, in this order.

1) Soldier,
2) Retail employee
3) Railway worker
4) Service industry worker.
5) Workers in extractive industries
6) Tech workers and workers involved in tech production
7) Logistics. (my word for whatever the fuck Amazon is, a delivery company I suppose)


Obviously this isn't an exacting science its some wiki list, and there is probably things you can say about how accurate it is, but I believe it is probably fairly representative of trends.

In terms of organising I'd probably change up the order slightly, but this is what the numbers say. In reality, at this level they should all receive equal priority, with the caveat that soldiers, while being perhaps the most essential, are going to be a lot harder to organise. As well as the fact that, although this list shows the most major retail company, or food service company, it does not show all their next biggest rivals, and so on. In reality, privately owned retail and service are probably far larger employers in America than the singular military.

Obviously we can point to the difference in China and Americas biggest employers, China's building infrastructure, Burgers b shopping and eating burgers.

Proud 2b anglo for once, although again more people work in the service or retail industry.

Searching other stuff, supposedly the most common job in the united states is working in retail (or being a solider). In china it appears to be working on the railway (or a soldier)
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"Decolonization"

How many woke ethno-states could your country be divided into, /leftypol/?
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What does /leftypol/ think of Lyndon LaRouche?

AKA The man who said Queen Elizabeth was the biggest drug dealer of the world.

This guy was a hardcore CIA backchannel. He used to be a socialist and claimed he was working undercover for essentially an anti-communist operation, then became a conservative for Reagan and worked with the mad scientist Edward Teller to create the Star Wars program.

He then provided international backchannel networking and infiltration into BRICS and similar development programs for the Anglo-American establishment he claimed to be against.

If you want to learn about his brainwashing tactics you need to google LaRouche, Kenneth Colby, and look up table. The guy put cybernetic brainwashing into practice based on Kenneth Colby's work on modelling schizophrenia with AI.
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #57

Fuck NATO alphabet soup edition

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1186674
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Posting the same tired "both sides bad" and "anti-zigger" arguments in the Ukraine general is disruptive and leads to bans for good reason. This thread is for posters with an alternative viewpoint of the Ukr-Rus war.

Post any updates and discuss. Please z posters, refrain from posting ITT. Let anti-ziggers do as they please ITT. This is a safe space for "anti-russian-chauvinsts" etc.

I guess what some might call "NATO" talking points should be allowed ITT.

so called "anti-ziggers" are too lazy to make thier own thread and are complaining in the mod thread, so here goes.
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The Grand Victor of Socialist Infighting

Justify the Sino-Soviet split.

Even without historical hindsight, it was absolutely obvious that the US was the biggest threat to not only the PRC and the USSR, but to any socialist country in the world. They were the undisputed superpower of the 20th century.
What could possibly make either country decide to fight other socialist powers, which they both did, instead of collaborating to neuter the USA before resolving their differences once the global stronghold of capitalism was defeated? I refuse to believe they would just do something that stupid when together they had porkies worldwide in terror. Two huge communist-controlled superpowers. And they fucking blew it.
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #56

/Ukraine/ thread #55: REFERENDUMS HAVE BEGUN edition

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1185065
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>One of the most familiar refrains of Communist propaganda is that “capitalism is dying of its internal contradictions.” In fact, it would be hard to imagine a system more tortured by internal contradictions than present-day Russia. It constantly has to preach one way and act another. When Russian economists and managers discover that they have to do something that seems to contradict the prophets, they usually don’t know which of three justifications – all hazardous – they ought to attempt: (1) to explain their action as a temporary departure from Marxist propriety to be corrected in a more propitious future; (2) to show that what they are doing can be justified by the inherited text if it is read carefully and between the lines; or (3) to invoke the cliché that Marxism is a progressive science that learns by experience – we can’t after all, expect Marx, Engels, and Lenin to have foreseen everything.

>One of the most startling gaps in the Communist theory is the lack of any clear notion of how a Communist economy would be organized. In the writings of the great founders of communism there is virtually nothing on this subject. This gap was not an oversight, but was in fact a necessary consequence of the general theory of communism. That theory taught, in effect, that as a society moves inevitably from one level of development to another, there is no way of knowing what the next stage will demand until in fact it has arrived. Communism will supplant and destroy the market economy of capitalism. What will its own economy be like? That we cannot know until we are there and have a chance to see what the world looks like without any institution resembling an economic market.


<t. Richard Nixon in a presidential campaign speech https://watergate.info/1960/08/21/nixon-the-meaning-of-communism-to-americans.html

<pic unrelated
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksim_Ammosov
>He became involved in the revolutionary movement from 1916 and a year later in March joined the Bolsheviks. Became executive secretary of the Yakutsk regional organizational bureau. After that, held the post of Executive Secretary of the Yakutsk Regional Committee.
>Became People's Commissar of Trade and Industry then headed the Council of People's Commissars of the Yakut ASSR and from March 1927 to August 1928 he was chairman of the Central Executive Committee.
>In March 1932 he was appointed secretary of the Organizing Bureau of the Kazakhstan Regional Committee for the West Kazakhstan region, after which he became the first secretary of the West Kazakhstan Regional Committee. Also from February 1934 to March 1937 he was the first secretary of the Karaganda and North Kazakhstan regional committees. From March to April 1937 he held the post of First Secretary of the Kyrgyz Regional Committee.
>In 1937, during a demonstration dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution, Ammosov gave a speech on the radio. According to Semyon Lipkin who was present, he had accidentally yelled "long live the victory of fascism throughout the world!". He then corrected himself by saying, "Under the brilliant leadership of the great Stalin, forward to the victory of communism throughout the world!"
>On the same day, Ammosov wrote telegrams to Joseph Stalin trying to explain his mistake, but never received an answer:
<I allowed a counter-revolutionary slander. Repeating the slogan “Down with fascism! Long live communism!", mixed up the words and came out with a counter-revolutionary slogan
>Ammosov was arrested on November 16, 1937 in the city of Frunze. He was shot on July 28, 1938 in Moscow.
So, uh, did he deserve it? Was it justified?
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/canleft/ - Canadian Leftism/Politics General

Financial Grindset General =)
Moulinet Financier Général =)

Anyone happen to know a good area in Ontario to find a manufacturing job easily? Tired of lumpen hell tbh.
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News 9/24/22

Mexico City police injured by explosion at protest
The protest was just one of a host of activities planned in advance of Monday’s 8th anniversary of the students’ disappearances. Protests that includes relatives of the disappeared students have usually remained peaceful. Thursday’s demonstration started that way too, with chants and speeches. Most of the protesters boarded buses and left before a small group that stayed behind clashed with police. Some masked protesters threw rocks and launched bottle rockets into police lines. Others spray painted areas around the building with demands for the missing students’ safe return.
https://apnews.com/article/explosions-mexico-caribbean-riots-city-61b62b9ff7e16e393910b4acb2d183c0

Environment Ministry Warns PetroPerú About Oil Spill
The measures issued by the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment (Minam) include the "installation of mechanical barriers, the recovery of the hydrocarbon, the cleaning of the affected area and the management of solid waste derived from the emergencies." These measures come from the Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Agency (OEFA), attached to Minam in order to ensure the protection of the affected area, according to the ministry.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Environment-Ministry-Warns-PetroPeru-About-Oil-Spill-20220923-0023.html

Activists raise red flag over Argentina’s green hydrogen project
The company aiming to build the project, Fortescue Future Industries, says it would create more than 15,000 direct jobs and put the province at the forefront of Argentina’s energy transition. But local activists say it could violate Indigenous land rights, harm the natural environment and endanger threatened condors.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/12/activists-raise-red-flag-over-argentinas-green-hydrogen-project
https://archive.ph/y1bNE

El Salvador Buys Back Debt as President Nayib Bukele Gears for Re-Election
El Salvador tapped its thin foreign-currency reserves to repurchase debt at a discount, part of an effort to mitigate concerns about an imminent debt default as President Nayib Bukele intends to seek re-election. The government of the highly indebted Central American nation said it would buy back $566 million, paying bondholders 91 cents on the dollar for its bond due early next year and 54 cents for its 2025 bond. Each had an outstanding value of $800 million.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/el-salvador-buys-back-debt-as-president-bukele-gears-for-re-election-11663782817?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo
https://archive.ph/Xi77X

Victims’ commissioner quits, accusing government of legislative attacks on human rights
THE victims’ commissioner for England and Wales quit her post in anger today at the government’s legislative attacks on the rights of victims. Dame Vera Baird announced in a damning letter on Friday that she will leave the role on September 30, at the end of her contract. In a letter, sent to Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis, Dame Vera criticised the government’s “inadequate” Victims Bill and the Bill of Rights, which she argues “so severely threatens victims’ human rights that it undermines what little progress the Victims’ Bill is set to bring.”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/victims-commissioner-quits-accuses-government-attacks-human-rights

Labour officials laughed at death of member accused of anti-Semitism
Labour officials laughed after learning that a member expelled for alleged anti-Semitism had died. The callous incident is revealed in Saturday’s episode of The Labour Files, the second of a new three-part series by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit. Former Labour investigations officer Halima Khan fights tears as she recounts the story, saying she blamed herself.
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/labour-officials-laughed-death-member-accused-anti-semitism

Israel troops kill Palestinian driver in alleged car-ramming
A Palestinian driver was killed by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank Saturday after what the army called an "attempted ramming attack" but Palestinians said was a traffic accident. The army said soldiers and police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver "attempted to run them over" during a patrol outside Nablus, in the northern West Bank.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/israel-troops-kill-palestinian-driver-alleged-car-ramming

Labour and Freedom Alliance announced its foundation: We will change it together
Labour and Freedom Alliance set out with a public meeting in Istanbul. The alliance, which set out with the slogan "We will change together", declared that it has started a march of struggle to stop the destruction caused by the AKP-MHP alliance in every field and to realise a democratic change.
https://www.evrensel.net/daily/470774/labour-and-freedom-alliance-announced-its-foundation-we-will-change-it-together

HPG: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in guerrilla actions in South Kurdistan
According to the HPG statement on Saturday, a camp of the Turkish occupation forces was overrun by guerrillas from YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) in Avashin region. The spectacular action took place on Thursday in the resistance area of Mamreşo.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/hpg-eight-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-guerrilla-actions-in-south-kurdistan-62677

Fiona washes houses away, knocks out power in Canada
Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late Friday, but it still had hurricane-strength winds and brought drenching rains and huge waves. There was no confirmation of fatalities or injures.
https://apnews.com/article/storms-hurricanes-nova-scotia-tropical-cyclones-f0f5833f97f7f413c83a09ab546a372b

Russian soldiers who voluntarily surrender face jail
The new addition to the country’s penal code stipulates that the most lenient sentence that could be meted out for such an infraction is three years. However, the law allows first-time offenders to avoid punishment if they flee from captivity and return to their unit. … Service members who refuse to take part in armed hostilities, as well as those who desert or dodge being drafted, will face up to ten years in prison. Looting during wartime or a military operation carries a prison term of as long as 15 years.
https://www.rt.com/russia/563464-putin-law-prison-soldiers-surrender/
https://archive.ph/hne09

N.Korea says it has never supplied weapons or ammunition to Russia - KCNA
"Recently, the U.S. and other hostile forces talked about the 'violation of a resolution' of the UNSC, spreading a 'rumour of arms dealings' between the DPRK and Russia … We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them," KCNA quoted the country's vice director general of the General Bureau of Equipment of the Ministry of National Defence as saying in a statement, without naming the official.
https://www.reuters.com/world/nkorea-says-it-has-never-supplied-weapons-or-ammunition-russia-kcna-2022-09-21/
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The Saudi government isn’t retarded right? They won’t actually attempt a project as stupid as neom??

I’m under the belief that all this shit is to swindle investors into forking over their money to the Saudi government again, the people running that country aren’t legitimately that retarded and are gonna bankrupt their own government trying to build this dumbass project?
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Why is Marxist-Leninism not considered revisionism?

Bit of a beginner question, but as far as I can see Marx specifically warned against revolution in countries that that were not at the correct stage of development e.g. semi feudal countries like Russia and China. From my observation, the main lesson of communism in the 20th century is that you can't just leapfrog entire stages of historical development. ML thought seems like a giant treatise on why its ok to completely ignore Marx on this, yet I never see it treated as revisionism. Why is this?
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RENAME THE MONTHS

I don't use this website often so I'm unsure how many of you fell for the anticommunist idea of "religious communism" but all spirits, souls, Gods and such ideas are unmaterialist, anti-Marxist, and anti-communist. As such, the Gregorian calendar is anti-communist– most of the names of the days and months either come from religion (Thor's day -> Thursday) or ancient tyrants (Julius Caesar -> July). There is no reason why a liberated people should continue to feed the egos of long-dead Roman tyrants, or to put the birth of any one man (Christ) above the birth of the Revolution. Today is 27 Fructidor CCXXX. The French Republican calendar was born in the first bourgeois Revolution and fully conveys revolutionary ideals, and was good enough for the Paris Commune.
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There'll never be a revolution in the west?

I've been arguing with a friend on why there can't be a revolution in the first world and he brought up an interesting point that's kinda convinced me. The West has accumulated so much wealth that they have the potential to setup a welfare state unlike anything ever seen before. One that dwarfs those of the 20th century. They don't carry it out because neoliberalism and austerity maximizes profits of the bourgeois, but if there's ever a revolutionary upheaval they could simply grant massive concessions to the workers and drive them away from the revolution.
So basically the abundance and wealth of the first world and the potential for social democracy in it are so big that it could kill off any revolution, kinda the same as the western bourgeois did in the 20th century but on steroids. What do you think about it?
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Esoteric Hitlerism General: All Fascists Are Still Pedos

This is the thread dedicated to researching, discussing, exploring, and laughing at, that element of the far right which we have come to term "esoteric hitlerist" but more broadly a thread for documenting the extreme right.

To sum up, as it says in the title, this entire strand of thought is more or less an intelligence operation carried out mostly by pedophiles, with a strong satanic/ esoteric influence. On top of this, there are several interesting connections to these operations and operatives and Zionism.

The purpose of these operations, as are the purpose of all CIA operations, is to suppress and destroy the real movement that abolishes the present state of things, the mass movement of organised workers, the socialist and communist movement.

What follows is a series of links, references and thoughts which document this feature of capitalist hegemony.


Link to last thread archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20220213224836/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/56299.html

the one before:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210109172410/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/1059488.html

the one before that:

https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html (oh fuck this archive is dead now, how can we get it back? )
[mod edit: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124080840/https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html ]

The thread from which it was born:

https://archive.fo/GSZBb
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Afghanistan

What went wrong?
Why Soviets couldn't pull off what they did in their central asian soviet republics? They btfod basmachi in the 20s which were panislamists too.
Maybe they just didn't have enough time? They were building industry and shit, schools, massive kabul university, housing. Did Gorbachev fucked it up by prematurely pulling out?
R: 230 / I: 27

fill out the leftypol iceberg

i'm thinking about shay daniels's research papers and the west virginia baathist natsoy who keeps getting banned, but i'm not sure what tier those would go on.
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News 9/23/22

Colombia’s largest FARC dissident group declares unilateral ceasefire
The commander of the majority of Colombia’s dissident FARC guerrillas declared a unilateral ceasefire ahead of a possible multilateral ceasefire that includes the security forces. In a video published by guerrilla organization CCO, guerrilla commander “Ivan Mordisco” of the Southeastern Bloc announced on Friday that “all FARC guerrillas are ordered to avoid confrontations with the security forces as much as possible.”
https://colombiareports.com/colombias-largest-guerrilla-organization-ceases-fire-against-security-forces/

U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say
U.S. diplomats have assured Brazil's leading presidential candidate, leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, that they will swiftly recognize the winner of next month's election, two sources told Reuters, seeking to avert any attempt to contest a legitimate result or sow chaos after the vote.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/us-tells-lula-it-plans-quickly-recognize-brazil-election-winner-sources-say-2022-09-23/

South Africa Raises Policy Rate by 75 Basis Points
This means the current repurchase rate of 5.5 percent will now increase to 6.25 percent and the prime lending rate to 9.75 percent. The bank has raised the repurchase rate for the sixth successive time since November last year. Three members of the committee favored the announced increase while two members favored a 100 basis point hike.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/South-Africa-Raises-Policy-Rate-by-75-Basis-Points-20220923-0005.html

CPI, Left outfits stage protest against price rise
The Communist Party of India (CPI) and other Left organisations took out a protest march against what they called anti-people policies of the Central government in Belagavi on Friday. The protestors walked to the Deputy Commissioner’s office from Rani Channamma Circle, shouting slogans.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/cpi-left-outfits-stage-protest-against-price-rise/article65927592.ece
https://archive.ph/vtYdq

Moonlighting by Employees a Response to Growing ‘Livelihood Insecurity’, say IT Unions
IT unions hit out at the major firms in the country's services industry for coming down heavily on employees over the prevailing moonlighting trend in the sector, as they urged organisations to look at dual employment not as "cheating" but as a response to the emergence of "livelihood insecurity" among the latter.
https://www.newsclick.in/Moonlighting-Employees-Response-Growing-Livelihood-Insecurity-IT-Unions

Eleven soldiers killed in guerrilla actions in South Kurdistan
The guerrillas have struck the Turkish forces a total of nine times since yesterday, mainly in the Zap region. In the Sîda region, actions with heavy weapons were directed at military units deployed around the guerrillas’ defense positions and tunnels, and snipers took action against the invaders in Çemço. In the Xakurke region, the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas overran a Turkish army position raised on Girê Şehîd Derwêş, and two dugouts were destroyed. Following the successful action, the guerrillas shot down a drone which was used for reconnaissance over the area.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/eleven-soldiers-killed-in-guerrilla-actions-in-south-kurdistan-62657

Mahsa Amini: Activists accuse Iranian authorities of using Telegram 'snitch line' to track protesters
Videos and photos disseminated on the Iranian-linked government account on Telegram have attracted hundreds of thousands of views, with the faces of protesters being prominently exposed. "Militant and nefarious elements connected to or promoting the Islamic Republic or the security forces' narratives and goals can thrive," on platforms like Telegram, said Mahsa, adding that "especially Basij and IRGC, who are banned from posting on Instagram and most social media platforms."
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/mahsa-amini-iran-protests-authorities-accused-telegram-snitch-line-track-protesters

Lebanon mourns victims of migrant shipwreck
Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern times, has become a launchpad for illegal migration. Its desperate citizens are joining Syrian and Palestinian refugees clamouring to leave the country, where more than 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Misto, a taxi driver, and his three children were among at least 73 people who died when the boat they boarded in northern Lebanon sank off Syria's coast on Thursday, in one of the deadliest such tragedies from the eastern Mediterranean nation.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/lebanon-mourns-victims-migrant-shipwreck

France sets minimum book delivery fee in anti-Amazon struggle
France’s crusade to protect independent booksellers against huge online retailers was stepped up on Friday as the government proposed a €3 (£2.66) minimum delivery fee for all online book orders of less than €35. The government’s fixed fee for online deliveries is part of a quest to support independent bookshops against the domination of big tech firms, such as Amazon.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/23/france-minimum-book-delivery-fee-amazon

Labour slams government growth plans as ‘casino economics’
THE government’s growth plans are “casino economics,” with the Prime Minister and Chancellor “gambling” the mortgages and finances of every family to keep the Tory Party happy, Labour slammed today. Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves said that Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s economic plan, revealed in the mini-budget, was rewarding the “already wealthy.”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/government-growth-plans-are-casino-economics-slam-labour

Italian rightwing coalition makes final push before election
A conservative coalition forecast to glide into power in the Italian general election on Sunday has wrapped up its campaign to a packed square in central Rome, filled with supporters old and new, young and not so young, a smattering of anti-abortion activists and a descendant of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/23/italian-rightwing-coalition-makes-final-push-before-election?amp;amp;amp

Spanish government to hike tax on millionaires to help those in need
The expected increase in tax revenue will be used to alleviate hardship brought by higher prices for energy and food, she said. The annual inflation rate climbed to 10.5 per cent in Spain last month. The exact increase and scope of the tax measure are still being worked out, but the socialists’ junior coalition partner, Unidas Podemos, is pushing for the new tax to be permanent.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/spanish-government-hike-tax-millionaires-help-those-need

MP behind ‘gay propaganda’ law volunteers to fight in Ukraine
Vitaly Milonov, a member of Russia’s parliament known for his anti-gay stance, has said that he wants to fight on the battlefield in Ukraine because the West is waging a war against “our future, our children,” comparing the enemy to Adolf Hitler. He has already arrived in Donbass.
https://www.rt.com/russia/563396-milonov-goes-war-ukraine/

Chechnya Exempts Itself From Russia’s Draft
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he has exempted his region from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military call-up following protests in his home region and his anger over a recent Russian-Ukrainian prisoner exchange. Kadyrov said late Thursday that Chechnya had already deployed 20,000 troops since the start of the Ukraine invasion in February.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/09/23/chechnya-exempts-itself-from-russias-draft-a78874

Filipinos in the US protest far-right President Marcos at his UN-debut
On September 19, over 70 activists attended a protest and rally at the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at the UN Headquarters, as the United Nations Transforming Education Summit convened. Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte, who is also the daughter of ultra-right-wing former president Rodrigo Duterte, was originally supposed to represent the Philippines at the summit. At the last minute, she announced that she would not attend.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/22/filipinos-in-the-us-protest-far-right-president-marcos-at-his-un-debut/
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Notes on Office and Manufacturing Work

I recently started working at a factory again (minimum wage) after leaving university, and having both worked in low-level office jobs and low level manufacturing, I have some observations.

Its well known that office workers, despite often being paid *less* than the "humble" factory worker, are nonetheless some of the least class conscious workers and it is notoriously difficult to organize them into any kind of union or organization against their employers.
For a while I've thought about why this is. One theory put put forward is the abstract nature of their work, since factories produce physical commodities and capital that people actually physically consume and use. However, on closer inspection this shouldn't matter, because the entire enterprise of capitalism is the exploitation of labour *in* the abstract, the actual concrete labour fades into the background. So this can't explain it away.
Another explanation is that offices are more punishing toward radical workers. Again, upon closer inspection, I don't think that's true either and I think factories are far more punishing *in reality*. This is because companies that run factories can always cut off a workplace that becomes too demanding by closing shop and exporting the job abroad. Offices have less of this luxury, since other than maybe India, most "less developed" countries don't have the infrastructure, education level and English-speaking necessary to accommodate office jobs. In that regard, the office worker I think is far more safe to go on the attack than the first world factory worker.

Which brings me back to my two pence and experience of having worked in both factories and administration intermittently. In our factory, among the vast majority of employees, there are no "job titles" or "departments". Sure there's the cleaners, the kitchen staff ect, but the ones actually assembling the commodities (for us its things like moisture captures, glue ect), everyone is just a production operative and simply goes to the p-art of the line where they're needed when they are needed there. There is no "I'm the boxing guy" or "I'm the box taper" everyone really just comes in, gets told where to go which varies week to week, and does it.
With offices, this is not what I experienced. Everyone, no matter how menial, thoughtless and easy their job is, gets some kind of "job title" and viciously defends their little job in the office. The office often segregated in teams and departments, and rarely do workers from each separate team do jobs in other teams. This isn't because its highly complex work that takes experts (anyone who's worked in admin can tell you you can probably learn most of what you need to know in these jobs to carry them out to a satisfactory level in about a week on the job). Everything is office is compartmentalized, and petty privileges and meaningless status symbols (like job titles and jargon) are thrown around everywhere. No-one is just a "clerk", they're a "Customer Liaison Operative" a "Retention's Officer" a "Data and Securities Analyst", all very important and complex sounding jobs. But at least my experience, all these jobs were only salaried at £12,000 a year (you can earn more than that working at McDonalds here) and when you actually look at what they do its no more complex than calling customers and entering shit into a computer and spreadsheet. No special mathematical or scientific knowledge required.
My theory on where this needless pomp and quite frankly fascist esotericism comes from is that offices have only recently (in the last 40 years, pretty much since the computer became cheap and widespread) become the realm of the proletarian. Before that was the home of the middle class (who love esotericism and meaningless titles) and before that, the home of state employees and the military. Whereas factories at least since the 1700's have been the warehouse of the proletariat, and didn't develop all this pomp, pettiness and middle class title-worship.
So my individual observation is that the reason office workers are so hard to organize is because of the material structure that the now proletarian office inherited as a hand me down from the middle and upper class. As such, it latently, every hour of every day, invests the proletarians into its frivolousness middle class nonsense, corrupting their minds and turning them into good little book lickers, proudly showing of their job title and viciously defending their little part of the office, which they obviously consider to be much more important and difficult than everyone else's. Of course, all of them still get the same shitty wage that is less than a fry cook at Burger King. There is some of this factories to, especially among management and HR, but its nowhere near as pervasive as in offices. Of course I'm only one person, it is an individual observation and I might just be looking to far into it, so let me know if you've noticed the same thing.
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Protests in Iran. Might lead to reformation.

>Antigovernment protests erupted in cities across Iran on Monday in response to a young woman’s death in the custody of the country’s morality police, with security forces firing on crowds in the northwest and killing four men, according to three Iran-focused human rights organizations.
>The demonstrations, led mostly by women, broke out in more than a dozen cities and on university campuses in Tehran. They were prompted by the death on Friday of Mahsa Amini, 22, who had been arrested three days earlier in Tehran for allegedly violating Iran’s hijab law, which requires women to cover their hair and wear loosefitting robes.
>Women protesting on Monday took their head scarves off and waved them in defiance. In Tehran, men and women chanted “we will fight and take our country back,” including students on campuses where fear of arrests, which can lead to a lifetime ban from higher education, has kept a lid on dissent for at least a year.
>Security forces in the capital fired gunshots and water cannons, chased protesters and beat them with batons, according to videos shared on social media by Iranian journalists.
>In Ms. Amini’s home province in the northwest, Kurdistan, where protests have been brewing since her funeral on Saturday, four men in three cities were shot and killed, said the Kurdistan Human Rights Group, which posted their names and photos online. Eighty-five other people were injured, including three children, and 200 were arrested, according to the rights group.
>In at least a dozen cities in Kurdistan Province, most shops closed after opposition Kurdish political groups issued a joint call for strikes, rights groups said.
>“We are witnessing a nationwide reaction, really like a George Floyd moment for the national conscience that can no longer bear the violence and the logic of the ruling class in killing ordinary citizens,” said Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran, a New York-based advocacy group.
All this when a recent survey of 40,000 Iranians showed that 60% are irreligious.
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/Freedom General/

Kill that fascist in your head.

Reactionary spooks must die.

Let all contradictions melt away.

And the final one, class, in the great proletarian revolution where classes themselves dissolve.

Post your spooks and debunk them.

Struggle session one another into greater understanding and greater autism understanding.

All your idols are whores, all your ideals are delusion and all of your creature comforts are self soothe objects for a scared monke infant. Nothing is forbidden and everything is possible. You are our world and our world is in you.

Nothing is sacred and nothing is forbidden.
But this world is not so cold and we can pick and choose and mold our social relations and our world after we discard all contradictions that keep our hands in binds.

Your love warms our hearts and you are heard.

You are coping and seething and clinging to the old society still like an abusive parent. That which is known but hurts is more scarey that which is unknown but promises liberation.

You are coping and seething.

And you are beautiful.
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/Canadapol/

Leafs unite!

If the shitters downstairs can have a thread so can we

Few different questions to get the thread started:
>Anyone have any experience with the Canadian Communist Party?
>Is a revolution possible still is in Canada?
>(For Ontario citizens) What terrible fucking thing that Dougie is doing are you most worried about?
>How does Canadian communism intersect with our indigenous history?
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #55

/Ukraine/ thread #55: RUSSIA WILL REACH PRIDNESTROVIA edition

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-partial-mobilisation-will-see-300000-drafted-defence-minister-2022-09-21/

FINLAND BORDER GUARDS CONFIRM "NO CHANGE IN BORDER SITUATION" SINCE RUSSIA MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
https://nitter.net/rajavartijat/status/1572617882655420416

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1183878
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News 9/22/22

Residence of Swazi pro-democracy leader bombed by alleged state-sponsored hit-squad
In Swaziland’s eastern town of Siketi in the Lubombo region, an alleged state-sponsored hit-squad, bombed the residence of Mlungisi Makhanya, president of People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), after midnight at about 1 AM on September 20.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/21/residence-of-swazi-pro-democracy-leader-bombed-by-alleged-state-sponsored-hit-squad/

Sudan pensioners protest for improved pay
Demonstrators reportedly barricaded main roads in demand of a better pension pay arrangement, in accordance with the new salary structure and job grade. They called on the authorities to stop deductions to their pensions, and to launch an investigation into the misappropriation of the pension fund.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-pensioners-protest-for-improved-pay

Over 500 animals killed by drought in northern Tanzania
At least 320 cattle and 250 goats have been killed by drought in Tanzania's northern region of Kilimanjaro between July and September, authorities said. David Laizer, chairperson of Mawala village in Moshi district, said the animals belonging to livestock keepers in the village were killed for lack of water and pasture caused by long dry spells.
https://newsaf.cgtn.com/news/2022-09-22/Over-500-animals-killed-by-drought-in-northern-Tanzania-1dwdzelwlKU/index.html
https://archive.ph/IffQ0

Manila court rejects bid to declare rebels as terrorists
A Philippine court has dismissed a government petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed guerrilla wing as a terrorist organization in a decision that officials vowed to appeal but was welcomed by activists who have long rejected the labeling of rebels as terrorists.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/manila-court-rejects-bid-declare-rebels-terrorists-90324213

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments
In its final session, the U.N.-assisted tribunal rejected an appeal by Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leader of the Khmer Rouge government that ruled Cambodia from 1975-79. It reaffirmed the life sentence he received after being convicted in 2018 of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
https://apnews.com/article/crime-war-crimes-cambodia-khieu-samphan-government-and-politics-84728829003ab97b6ebe40c8d171bd45

Ruling ND maintains 8-pt lead over SYRIZA
SYRIZA is trailing conservative New Democracy by 8 percentage points in voting intentions, according to a new survey carried out by Pulse RC for Skai, with 34.5 percent of respondents saying they would vote for the ruling party of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis compared to 26.5 percent for the leftists. According to the same survey, the centrist PASOK-Movement for Change would garner 12 percent, followed by the Communist Party on 5 percent, the extreme nationalist Greek Solution on 4 percent and MeRA25 of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on 3 percent.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1193824/ruling-nd-maintains-8-pt-lead-over-syriza/

Pro-EU Moldovan government comes under attack as cost of living crisis intensifies
Right-wing and Euro-skeptic sections in the opposition, led by the ȘOR party, organized a massive mobilization in the capital Chisinau on September 18. Meanwhile, the left-wing opposition, comprising the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) and the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM), initiated proceedings for a vote of no-confidence against the PAS government headed by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița in the parliament on September 15.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/22/pro-eu-moldovan-government-comes-under-attack-as-cost-of-living-crisis-intensifies/

Iranian press review: Reformist politicians demand removal of 'morality police'
Behzad Rahimi, a legislator from the Kurdish city of Saqqez, Amini's hometown, denounced the police for the harsh methods of dealing with what authorities considered inappropriate hijab. "Gasht-e Ershad has always been a source of stress for our women," ISNA news agency quoted Rahimi. "Gasht-e Ershad squashes human dignity, and we must respect the public demands, urging a revision in [their activities]." At the same time that ordinary Iranians and reformist politicians have voiced their anger against the Islamic "morality police", conservative outlets labelled the anti-hijab protests as a "disorder" organised by "foreign enemies".
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iranian-press-review-politicians-reformists-demanding-removal-morality-police

Israel urged to deport Mexican official over missing students
Relatives of the 43 Mexican students who disappeared in 2014 have protested outside Israel’s embassy to demand the extradition of a former top investigator wanted in connection with the case.Hundreds gathered outside the embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday with no visible police presence as some carried pictures of the missing students while others sprayed graffiti on the embassy walls.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/22/israel-urged-to-deport-mexican-official-over-missing-students
https://archive.ph/XR6D1

Mining union Los Mineros beats ‘yellow union’ in recognition vote after eight years' struggle
THE independent Mexican mining and metalworkers’ union Los Mineros has won a resounding victory after eight years of struggle against the yellow union CTM and a major iron castings company. A new vote on union recognition was ordered at the Teksid Hierro de Mexico SA de CV plant located in Ciudad Frontera, Coahuila, where workers voted 642 votes in favour of Los Mineros and 172 voted (with two spoiled ballots) for the discredited CTM. In 2018, a ballot was held where Los Mineros won the vote but the company and the CTM refused to recognise the result despite the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico ratifying the election process.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/mining-union-los-mineros-beats-yellow-union-recognition-vote-after-eight-years
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So what are people living in the imperial core/western countries/first world/ global north supposed to do? As far as I know there aren't any strong communist/socialist movements here (I don't count Scandinavia)
R: 60 / I: 8 (sage)
<the reason that Marxists give as to why many regions of Africa are so poor is actually because European capitalists didn't colonize it ENOUGH! There's even a letter from Marx saying, "Thank God Britian colonized India", because Marxists follow Eurocentrism which holds that the world develops through it's interactions with Europe.
HOLY FUCK I didn't think PoliSci in my college would be this fucking bad.
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oh shit.

The Rocco's basilisk thing from a few years back popular among tech libertarians. The concept that an AI will eventually invent time travel and come back to us from the future to punish those who fought it's rise.

I remember reading about it and wondering why people were taking the concept so seriously, so worried about the idea of an entity punishing those who deliberately slowed it's natural rise to preserve their hegemony.

Just recently I had a moment of clarity, realizing why the concept was so hard to accept, even in a science fiction context.
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Should communists lead disciplined or ascetic lives?

"But at this point we stress discipline, we stress organization, we do not stress psychedelic drugs, and all the other things that have to do with just the individual expansion of the mind." - Huey P. Newton, leader of the Black Panthers
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what is the far right anymore?

as of recently i've seen the online right become more of a shell of it self, to the point were I don't know what most of them even stand for anymore. most of them have recently been screwed over by the capitalist system, so they became more anti-capitalist but they still retain an individualist goal mindset and only care about themselves. some are very critical and almost despise there own nation but still want to have a nationalistic aesthetic. they want to organize together but play spot the glowie more then the left. i've seen some say "hitler was controlled opposition". i feel like the right is more separated then the current left.
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Police and 50K to 150K towns

I am a doomer night walker who finds the day to crowded and warm. Sometimes I observed police.

Observations of police:
-Pulling a dude over outside the parking ramp but doing the investigation inside of the parking ramp.
-Parking on the interior of a round-about where their is a flat strip of concrete that is installed and no street lights.
-Unmarked cars are not boring low end cars, that I have seen. They have some luxury to them.
-I saw a cop pull out of a ground level parking lot of a downtown city building.
-In the North, out in the sticks, we like our personal space. The parking ramp dude had about 2ft of personal space next to a cop. Intimidation while the cop did something with following something in his hand.
-Cops are seasonally territorial. The college town started its semester up and it got busy that night. Labor day occurred and it was fun outside.

What I think the future police car will look like:
-The bright red and blue light draws attention at night. Imagine a 360 projector that changes intensity based on goals (chase, standby) and ambient environment (be bright to the area near the street light, be dark to the area of the corn field). Being able to signal to other cars without signalling to cop spotters.

Observations as a civilian from recording police at night:
-At night you are always alone on the street. It is obvious you are their. You can't 1/2 hide behind a beam.
-I walked away from a scene. I went out somewhere else on a second floor. I went to the ground floor. The second car drove up to me to ask me if I was OK. I tried to be polite and to the point. I say hello and a bye. I walk away. I was wondering if it was intimidation or hoping to smell something drug related. I was shy, could it have been trying to find probable cause. I did not want to go plead the 5th until I got asked further questions.
-If you have underlying anxiety AND are borderline Autistic such as myself, recording cops is a bad idea.
-%50 of the time always 2 their are.
-I walked away from a parking ramp and was going to take a scenic route home. Both cars ended up in the parking lot I was walking back from. Cops who are not on hunt mode love parking lots.
-I walk fast in general because I am a runner and am young. This is bad. It creates legal abilities to cause me difficulty. Fortunately nothing bad happened.
-My phone storage was full before recording. That was bad. All I could do was watch.
-I walked away after a scene one time and passed 2 Musicians. I talked with them. They guy shook my hand. I looked at my hand wondering, I don't know where his hand was. If I recorded a cop and they for some reason could find something that stuck, what would my hand show if it was swabbed.
-I was in a parking ramp. I looked over the edge at the cop car below me. I realized I made a mistake. It was raining. Water drips down. I am physically over the car. What if someone tried to say the falling water was saliva?

Advice and methods for cop watching:
1. Image recognition that notices red blue flashing that can automatically integrate with Self Hosted CCTV solutions.
2. If police can not demand CCTV footage and permanent access, try air gaped self hosted CCTV. This guy recorded cops from an apparent during the height of BLM. This cop shoots a bean bag round at his window. "ohh, shit, they shot at me. What the fuck". CCTV looks natural.
3. If you are autistic-ish and have definitely have anxiety, non-cctv monitoring of cops is a bad idea. Find ways to grow staple crops inside an apparent for the masses instead.
4. Depending on the masses to record cops is a losing strategy. We need 180 or 360 body cams that broadcast to a cloud that has chain of custody to hold up in court.

TLDR: Cops are in parking lots, round about interiors, and parking ramps. If you are almost autistic AND have anxiety, this is not for you. I am going to stop recording cops in general, except through air gaped CCTV.

Leaving this post an a fun end note: We need a Flag on Leftypol of the Sub/uwu Emoji. See the beauty of r/196.
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/Ukraine/ General #54

/Ukraine/ thread #54: WAR DECLARED BY ALL edition

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/09/21/world/russia-ukraine-war-putin

Ukraine's push against Russian troops in northeast puts pressure on Putin's war
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-war-northeast-pressure-1.6586737

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1182858
R: 33 / I: 10
Why do libs still use "tankie" non ironically lmao

I don't look into the russian-ukraine situation very deeply, but holy shit the amount of times I've seen liberals call people who don't like Ukrainian nazis "tankies" is absurd. I thought at this point they would have invented new slurs lmao. But anyways, don't know what I'm expecting from people who use reddit regularly
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/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #53

/Ukraine/ thread #53: VLADEMORT PUTLERPATINE PARTIAL MOBILIZATION edition
Heart status: HARDENED!

PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED, 300,000 TROOPS TO BE SENT TO UKRAINE
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/09/21/world/russia-ukraine-war-putin

Ukraine's push against Russian troops in northeast puts pressure on Putin's war
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-war-northeast-pressure-1.6586737

WE ARE STILL SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF THE SMO AS AN ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION.

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1181464
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The Shining Path was everything that rightoid and nazi propaganda said about actually successful communist projects. It embodied every bad thing rightoids say about communism today, yet somehow they get a free pass here. For them, every successful revolution was "betrayed", at the same time they try to apply "same size fits all" revolutionary methods that didn't adapt to the material conditions of Peru.

Around the rest of the world, successful communists built infrastructure projects for a higher standard of living. Meanwhile, in Peru, power would constantly go out because of gonzaloid bombs on power lines.

Around the rest of the world, successful communists were loved and backed by the peasantry. Meanwhile, in Peru, the peasants, who the Shining Path claimed to be liberating, would kick them out and the Campesinos would whoop their asses.

With no target in mind, intersections would occasionaly be carbombed at random, killing bystanders going about their day. When they bombed the US Embassy they barely made a dent in the defences, reflecting their inability to plan or strategize. Again only random bystanders were killed off. Even the Mensheviks could figure out a way to plan an attack better than these people.

The areas the Shining Path actually liberated from latifundistas (landlords basically operating a feudal society) were much lower than the number of places they just walked into, killed local popular figures (regardless of class background) and left when the sinches arrived. Not the mention countless sabotage and attacks on other Marxist organizations.

The Shining Path was an adventurist blood cult hellbent on this delusion of liberation, which was just replacing any peasant village with complete domination by the Senderos. When Gonzalo got captured, the whole Shining Path quickly fell apart, since rather than having any resemblance to Mao's mass line, Gonzalo did the complete opposite so when he was captured. There was no one serious left to take command. They believed themselves to have been following Mao Zedong Thought, but in reality practised very little of it, other than the peoples' war. This makes them the ones who betray and ignore the working classes they pretend to serve.

The number of peasant and working-class homes and lives that they terrorized and ruined will forever mark their legacy for what they are, anti-communists. Around a year ago down in Peru there was an attack on the VRAEM region, which ended up killing 16 random bystanders, none of which were a part of the ruling establishment. I must specify this included 2 children who were literally burned. The Shining Path took credit for this, using this attack on random people as an example to follow their "revolutionary pamphlets" and don't vote. Anyone who follows the Shining Path is just an adventurist sympathizer with no understanding of how communism arises. If you subscribe to Shining Path bullshit, you are even more pathetic than them - you are a terminally online wannabe who will never have the balls to actually go out and kill random people. Even rightoids and school shooters have more balls than Shining Path wannabes.
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What does /leftypol/ think of Cabanagem?

>Inspired by the French and Haitian Revolution. Cabanagem, the biggest popular revolt in Brazilian history and the only one that managed to seize and remain in power for a period of time, faced Portuguese domination and was against the majority of whites who, in general, were the rich and rulers and formed a dominant minority. The population of Pará was 119,877 inhabitants at the time, of which 32,751 were indigenous, 29,977 were black slaves, 42,000 were mestizos

>Many black slaves led the Cabanagem. Arms in hand, they demand that Angelim, the third white Cabano leader, formally abolish slavery. Directed by former slaves, such as Negro Patriota, Diamante, Felix, Cristóvão and Belizário, they defend the rupture with the Brazilian Empire and a Free Black Republic, like Haiti. In this sense, Cabanagem was, in our history, something similar to the revolution led by slaves in Haiti (1791-1804), in addition to black slaves, there were indigenous and poor peasants who fought against slavery, large estates and genocide. There was also a dissatisfied white petty bourgeoisie in the leadership of Cabanagem


>Cabanagem was the bloodiest civil war in Brazil and, most likely, in all of Latin America. It is estimated that more than 40,000 cabanos were killed. Armed popular groups occupied the cities and killed rich whites, landowners and slaveholders. Cabanos entrusted their desires for freedom and better days to landowner leaders, white slave owners and bourgeois, as were the three Cabano governments. They were betrayed by all of them. For this reason, the counterrevolution led by the regency government based in Rio de Janeiro was particularly cruel and decimated almost 50% of the population that lived in the great Amazonian floodplains at the time. The Mura ethnic group was practically decimated: there is talk of 21,000 dead in Cabanagem. The final repression of Cabanagem was carried out by the Portuguese Brigadier Francisco Soares de Andrea together with the English frigate captain John Mariath, who carried out their task with refinements of cruelty


>The anonymous popular leaders of Cabanagem: Domingos Onça, Negro Patriota, Mãe da Chuva, João do Mato, Sapateiro, Remeiro, Gigante do Fumo, Piroca Cana, Chico Viado, Pepira, Zefa de Cima, Zefa de Baixo, Maria da Bunda, etc…
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Opinions on todays Christian Catholicism?
For me, it seems like the most left-wing religious organization at the moment, and I think that as communist we can negotiate with them instead of banning them directly. At least with nowadays catholicism which seems to be liberalizing more and more than the other christian doctrines.
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A common complaint I've heard increasingly over the last decade is that "everything is getting politicized". Isn't that a good thing for communism? Some thought I sometimes saw popping up when checking marxist theory is that communists politicize aesthetics, while on the other hand right-wingers aestheticise politics. What do you think about this phenomenon?
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Isn't democracy effectively over because of technology?

Considering all the tools available to the establishment, in particular the ability now to accurately model mass human behaviours +
instant feedback from social media and other sources, doesn't it mean that our conception of state control is outdated?

Can't the power bases now constantly modify their actions and messaging using the live data now available so that they cannot lose power? This situation could calcify further as more datasets become available to the powerful.

If they are going to try and rule us by algorithm we should be writing our own algorithms and building out own data centers.

The one with the best dashboard wins.
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What is Europe's relationship to imperialism?

European nations were the dominant imperialist powers until 1945, after which point they fell under the influence of either the United States or the Soviet Union. Since the Soviet Union collapsed, the overwhelming majority of the European continent has found itself within America's sphere of influence. While under American influence, European countries have assisted their overlord in its imperialist activities around the world. The question I have is this: are European countries merely American client states whose imperialist activities are done strictly for the benefit for America, or do their activities benefit them in some way? Furthermore, are all of Europe's imperialist activities simply ordered by the United States, or do they engage in some such activities out of their own volition?

I ask this because Europe seems to have a complicated relationship to imperialism. On the one hand, they seem to be politically and economically subordinated to America, but on the other hand they don't seem to suffer from the same sort of economic extractivism that third world American client states experience. Within the American Empire, Europe seems to enjoy a sort of privileged status. I have also noticed that Europeans don't seem to resist American imperialism as much as Third Worlders do. For example, while you periodically see anti-imperialist/anti-American governments get elected in Latin America, I am not aware of such governments getting elected in Europe. There does seem to be some resistance to US military bases, involvement in US-led wars, participation US-imposed sanctions on other countries, and other American imperialist activities, but this resistance doesn't generally seem to be as politically potent as it is in the Third World.

Share your thoughts.
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Engineering PSEUDS

>We find that graduates from subjects such as science, engineering, and medicine are strongly overrepresented among Islamist movements in the Muslim world, though not among the extremist Islamic groups which have emerged in Western countries more recently. We also find that engineers alone are strongly over-represented among graduates in violent groups in both realms.

>The Salem Hypothesis is the observation of an apparent correlation between the engineering trade and creationist beliefs (possibly due to crank magnetism, this can also include climate-change denial and other crackpot beliefs). The hypothesis suggests that people who claim science expertise, whilst advocating creationism, tend to be formally trained as engineers. There is some evidence that this characterization of respected members of the esteemed engineering profession can actually be extrapolated out to fundamentalism and quackery of all kinds.


Why are so many engineers reactionaries, religious nuts, etc.?
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Unequal Exchange

Maybe I'm just stupid but I don't get unequal exchange.

So the theory goes, multinational corporation originating from country A buys leather from leather producer in country B - then it sells leather belts to denizens of country B and somehow this leads to denizens of country A having healthcare. What? It would make sense if this was a government-to-government thing. It's not, at least not in this "common" example of unequal exchange. Not to mention we are talking about a MULTINATIONAL corporation that probably doesn't even pay taxes to country A. How do profits generated by this multinational corporation correlate to denizens of country A having social services?

Maybe I'm missing something, but this just looks like a bad case of nationalism brain to me.
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Swedish election almost official resulty (around 95 % of votes counted)

Swedish socialdemoshits won, with around 30 %, but the rightist parties got the 2nd and 3rd place, and all the right parties together have around 176 MPs vs. 173 for the center (and the Left).

>Sweden's right bloc inched into the narrowest of leads with around 90% of votes counted after Sunday's general election, with results pointing to a new government after eight years of Social Democrat rule. Early on Monday, figures showed the Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Christian Democrats and Liberals winning 176 seats in the 349-seat parliament against 173 for the centre-left.
R: 7 / I: 2  

Honest question about social media users

Why do Polacks and the retards here that use shit like tic tic(sorry I legitimately can’t remember what the fuck it’s spelt like) instagram and twitter go on to bitch cry and moan about those apps endlessly? Why not just delete those apps entirely and have nothing to be mad over

I have the same emotions for people that bitch and cry endlessly over social media being shit outside of this forum
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News 9/21/22

Spain fines courier firm Glovo €79 million for pretending workers are self-employed
COURIER firm Glovo has been fined €79 million (£69m) for violating a law-obliging app-based food delivery platforms to make its riders employees. Spain’s Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said Glovo had continued to treat about 10,600 regular riders as self-employed in defiance of the 2021 law.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/spain-fines-courier-firm-glovo-eu79-million-pretending-workers-are-self-employed

Athens Transport Strike Causes Traffic Gridlock
Public transport in the Greek capital of Athens ground to a standstill on Wednesday as unions called a 24-hour strike against a public sector reform bill seen as a precursor to privatisations. … Greek unions have announced a general strike on November 9 over the soaring cost of energy and key goods.
https://www.barrons.com/amp/news/athens-transport-strike-causes-traffic-gridlock-01663761609
https://archive.ph/0XOed

London faces all-out bus strikes next month as Arriva drivers walk out over plummeting pay
More than 2,000 workers will withdraw their labour from Tuesday October 4 until the dispute is resolved, Unite warned. The drivers are seeking a wage boost in line with the retail price index inflation rate, which is currently at an eye-watering 12.3 per cent.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/london-faces-all-out-bus-strikes-arriva-drivers

Iran president says not seeking nuclear weapons, urges US guarantees
Iran's president told the United Nations on Wednesday that his country was not seeking an atomic weapon and demanded US guarantees it would abide by any revived nuclear deal. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is not seeking to build or obtain nuclear weapons and such weapons have no place in our doctrine," President Ebrahim Raisi told the UN General Assembly.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/iran-president-says-not-seeking-nuclear-weapons-urges-us-guarantees

Iranian forces kill woman protestor in Kermanshah
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network reported on Wednesday that Iran’s anti-riot forces killed a 55-year-old woman by the name of Minou Majidi during a protest rally held yesterday in Nobahar Street in Kermanshah, western Iran. According to the report, Majidi’s body has been taken to the Department of Forensic Medicine and has not yet been handed over to her family.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/iranian-forces-kill-woman-protestor-in-kermanshah-62615

Turkey and Israel leaders meet for first time since 2008
Lapid “thanked President Erdogan for intelligence cooperation” during a joint Israeli-Turkish effort earlier this year to prevent an alleged Iranian plot to attack Israeli tourists in Istanbul, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. … The two leaders also discussed boosting bilateral relations, including economic and energy cooperation.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-israel-leaders-united-nations-erdogan-lapid-meet-first-time

Guatemalan Farmers Demand Resignation of President Giammattei
They arrived from the interior of the country despite the difficulties caused in the mobilization by the torrential rain that hit a large part of the Guatemalan territory during the last hours. Farmers are gathering in various places before heading to the National Palace of Culture, which is the seat of government. This massive social protest was organized by the Committee for Rural Development (CODECA), an organization that brings together more than 200,000 people in Guatemala.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemalan-Farmers-Demand-Resignation-of-President-Giammattei-20220921-0008.html

As CGL prepares to drill in Wet’suwet’en lands, Indigenous protesters call for action
Indigenous protesters have raised the alarm as drilling for the contentious Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline in Canada is likely around the corner. In a statement calling for action released on Monday, September 19, the Gidimt’en Checkpoint revealed that CGL has transported drilling equipment to the controversial drillsite at Campa Coyote near the headwaters of Wedzin Kwa or Morice River.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/21/as-cgl-prepares-to-drill-in-wetsuweten-lands-indigenous-protesters-call-for-action/

Renters occupy rising share of newer homes in Canada, census shows
Renters are increasingly likely to occupy newer homes in Canada, suggesting investors may be displacing owner-occupiers as the country looks to build its way out of an affordability crisis, census data from Statistics Canada showed on Wednesday.
https://www.reuters.com/markets/renters-occupy-rising-share-newer-homes-canada-census-shows-2022-09-21/

Shinzo Abe: man sets himself alight in protest at state funeral for killed Japan PM
A man has set himself alight near the Japanese prime minister’s office, apparently in protest against next week’s state funeral for the country’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. The man, who has not been named, was initially unconscious and sustained burns over his entire body after the incident in Tokyo on Wednesday morning, less than a week before the controversial send-off for Abe, who was shot dead in July.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/21/shinzo-abe-man-sets-himself-alight-in-protest-at-state-funeral-for-killed-japan-pm

Activists take to the streets as PH remembers 50th year of Martial Law declaration
The Philippines marked the 50th year of the declaration of Martial Law by late tyrant Ferdinand E. Marcos – ironically, under the presidency of the dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr. On Wednesday, September 21, Martial Law survivors, rights groups, civil society organizations, and youth groups massed on the streets to show their force and remember what is said to be the one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history.
https://www.rappler.com/nation/activists-show-resistance-philippines-remember-anniversary-martial-law-declaration-2022/

Nepalese President refuses to authenticate citizenship bill
The parties concluded that the steps taken by the President deprived the children of Nepalese parents of their constitutional right to citizenship. They accused President Bhandari of attacking the basic values of the Constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly. The statement was issued after the ruling coalition had called a meeting to discuss the issue.
https://www.awazthevoice.in/world-news/nepalese-president-refuses-to-authenticate-citizenship-bill-15834.html
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Geoleftism

Revolutionary/progressive politics in the abstract is simply not viable in what Stalin says is the era of blackest reaction. To that end, there should be uncritical support or silence in favour of any state or governments eroding US unipolarity, no matter how "reactionary", "bourgeois" or otherwise unjustified they appear to be. Even if a national government massacres domestic left forces, provided that their existence weakens US power, then what they do to revolutionary forces should simply be ignored, because it's not like international lefts can help them anyhows without strengthening US hegemony. Only in a second global conflagration like WWI should this be suspended.
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Parliaments and Monarchy

I wonder how many people realize how much supposedly """democratic""" parliaments under monarchies are really a pacifying tool. All you do is vote in someone who's gonna have to kiss the feet of their party leader their entire term and that party leader will kiss the feet of the monarch. This human centipede forms a sort of subordination of the public will to autocratic rule. It is a complete social disaster, one which has debilitating effects on the mental and social well-being of members of the public, as can be evidenced by the average sycophantic Brit
When the English Parliament overthrew the monarchy during their civil war, they eventually ended up inviting the son of the king that they beheaded back in to rule them again. I don't know if there's any better case study that proves parliaments inherently need their monarch just as much as the monarch inherently needs their parliament
In conclusion, parliaments should be the primary, pragmatic focus of abolition if monarchies as a whole finally be gotten rid of
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speech talking points

hello comrades
for my (mandatory) public speaking class i'm supposed to give a speech on a topic of my choice, and i thought why not do it about politics

context on the target audience:
former Soviet Union state, now extremely EU/NATO cucked, USA is viewed as a saviour here
of course pro-Ukraine, recently memorials to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War were torn down around the country and symbols such as the Hammer and Sickle were banned, due to "Russian aggression"
main topic (in addition to Ukraine) in the news is the extremely high energy/gas prices

my question is, what should i talk about the most? i have a feeling most people wouldn't be very interested in history, current events might have more of an effect
i'm thinking explaining what's wrong with capitalism (meaning surplus value, wage labour etc), the "free market" and liberal elections, then explaining DoTP and the vanguard party, a little about US and NATO war crimes as well. some good/relevant quotes would be really nice as well

thanks in advance to everyone!
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Ancappoids are basically anti-imperialist anarchists at this point

Literally every anarchoid I run across these days fucking simps for NATO and imperialist blocs and "critically support" them in the same way Dengoids "critically support" retard states. Meanwhile, "right-wing" libertarians pose enough of a threat to the FBI to the point where they are actively cracked down on, and anarchoids and leftoids just sit around support the same institution that will come after them at some point like a bunch of hypocritical idiots incapable of politics beyond blue hair and being polite to members of hobbyist orgs with no relation to the actual masses.

>"but aaaaanon, you're confusing leftists with liberals!!!!111"

No, they are the exact same now. These are basically midwit brainworms that don't look at the material reality of right now, and right now it's self-identifying leftists who are completely siding with liberals in the US while adding "but I'm so faaaaar left" at the end. It's a fucking aesthetic for you people at this point.

>"but ancaps are not anarchists ano-"

Good. Anarchists are cops and ancappoids are closer to what anarchists should have become if they cared about the liberation of humanity and the forces of production. Besides, this is a stupid label game for stupid people who do not fundamentally align with Communism. Most ancappoids I've run across have been far more critical of NATO and held more genuine anti-imperialist sentiments than literally any anarchist I've run across in the 21st century, and that's what matters more to me than playing label games.
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/Ukraine/ thread #52: IT'S TIME edition

/Ukraine/ thread #52: IT'S TIME edition
Heart status: Pure tungsten. inb4 Putin cucks out again. Or maybe not!

Kremlin plans Putin's statement on referendums
https://www.rbc.ru/politics/20/09/2022/6329b1179a79473c04dcbb84

Ukraine's push against Russian troops in northeast puts pressure on Putin's war
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-war-northeast-pressure-1.6586737

Vladimir Putin claims Russia's forces are still 'moving forward' in his first words since Ukraine's lightning counter-attack and vows a 'more serious' response if attacks continue
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11222379/Putin-claims-Russian-army-moving-forward-words-Ukraines-counter-attack.html

Peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis currently not possible – Russia
https://www.rt.com/russia/563141-peskov-peace-talks-ukraine/

We also got bamboozled by Putin, who will deliver his speech tomorrow or will he?

And more news, like usual
Also we made it to 50 threads! Or had we actually made more?

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1179639

"Yo, Buddy, you still alive?"
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Why is the Black Panther Party dead in the USA, when BLM protests had millions of protestors on the streets and even more millions of supporters? A massive Black Panther Party could be to American Capitalism and Imperialism what Hamas is to Israeli occupation, except not as violent to not alienate people.
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Mommy dude

>zizek loves him
>hated by nazis
>influenced lefty thought and abstract art
Why does the online left hate him and why do JP types love him?
Do Reddit lefties just not read him or is it cause of his (from a modern perspective) wrong takes?
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Communism and art

What motivation would one have to create art in a communist society seeing as how most of the best art in modern times come from 1st world capitalist countries?
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Demographics in Africa

Having read article bellow, I was wondering what position if any should I (global north communist) take on the issue.

Niger questions wisdom of sustaining world’s highest birth rate
President comes out against polygamy and early marriage in an attempt to shift social norms

On current trends, Niger’s population is on course to nearly triple from about 24mn in 2020 to a projected 68mn in 2050, according to the UN Development Programme’s latest forecast. If that projection proves correct, Niger’s population will have grown by 25 times in the century to 2050, a period over which the global population will have risen a relatively modest fourfold.

For some Nigeriens, such prodigious growth is something to celebrate in a world where populous countries such as China enjoy geopolitical clout. But while the fast-growing population in much of Africa is often presented as a demographic boon, many people warn about the links between a high birth rate and poverty.

Although Niger is an outlier, many other African countries, especially in the west and east of the continent, are also experiencing fast population growth. By 2050, one in four people will be African against nearly one in six today.

“People say that this is just something that worries western countries,” said Garé Amadou, editor in chief of La Nation newspaper, of what some regard as a hidden foreign agenda to contain Africa’s population. “In Niger the main way of thinking is that we have a vast land and not enough people.”

For Djamila Ferdjani, a medical doctor and university professor in Niamey, this is the wrong conclusion, especially in a semi-desert country where fertile land is at a premium. “Poverty generates [a] high birth rate and [a] high birth rate generates poverty. The fundamental question is how to break this circle,” she said.

Niger regularly appears at the bottom of the UN’s human development index and has an income per capita at market prices of just $600 a year.

In his inauguration speech in April 2021, Bazoum characterised the high birth rate as a weakness, saying that girls were dropping out of school and marrying too early. About 77 per cent are married before the age of 18 and 28 per cent before their 15th birthday.

He has set his government the task of keeping girls in education for longer, even in border regions where many schools are disrupted by jihadist activity.

Bazoum, who has linked terrorist recruitment with demographics — too many young men seeking too few jobs — has advocated the establishment of nationwide boarding schools where girls can be taught in safety.

In June, Bazoum went a step further by banning his own cabinet ministers from taking a second wife, declaring that the practice of polygamy was “a bad thing”. This is a politically risky pronouncement in a country where nearly a third of the population lives in polygamous marriages.

“What he’s saying is just crazy. He’s a comedian,” said Mikka Adam Maiga, 56, a professional translator who has two wives and is to marry a third. “My belief is that he wants to please western countries, though why I don’t know.”

Maiga said the Koran encouraged men to have many children and more than one wife, so long as they could provide for them.

“Certain things are allowed in western countries: a woman can marry a woman or have sex with many men without being married, but these things are not permitted in my religion or culture,” he said.

https://archive.ph/Ceq7l
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Red heifers arrive in Israel to facilitate the construction of a Third Temple

Evangelical Christians raised red heifers and transported them to Israel to facilitate the rituals required to construct a Third Temple in Jerusalem, a historical event that would be radically transformative to both Judaism and Christianity and even signal the Messianic Age and/or the end times in some traditions.

These developments could also inflame various tensions in the region. Some groups wish to restore the practice of mass animal sacrifices at the temple if it were rebuilt; Maimonides described how this might occur.

https://www.jpost.com/judaism/article-717650
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rkj8t1ubs
https://www.timesofisrael.com/laying-the-groundwork-for-a-third-temple-in-jerusalem/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Temple
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Age
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Powerful socialists under capitalism

Who are the richest or most socially powerful people that the majority of /leftypol/ will recognize to be socialists?

Protip: in this thread, people living in countries with socialist parties in government DO NOT count!
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9/20/22

13 killed in attack on school in Myanmar
THIRTEEN people were killed after army helicopters attacked a school in the northern central Sagaing region of Myanmar on Friday. Seven of those killed were children attending their school set in a monastery complex. School administrator Mar Mar said: “They kept shooting into the compound from the air for an hour.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/thirteen-people-killed-attack-school-myanmar

Noida: Union Demands Compensation for Victims in Boundary Wall Collapse Incident
Four construction workers were killed, while several others were left injured after a portion of a boundary wall of a housing society in Uttar Pradesh's Noida collapsed on Tuesday morning. The incident, which took place near Jalvayu Vihar in Noida Sector-21, has turned the spotlight yet again on lax safety regulations for workers at construction sites, a union leader said, who demanded compensation for the victims.
https://www.newsclick.in/noida-compensation-victims-boundary-wall-collapse-incident

Unions launch legal challenge against Tories over bid to break strikes
UNIONS launched a legal challenge today against the Tory government’s “hostile and unpleasant” attack on the right to strike by legalising the use of agency workers to break industrial action. Eleven unions — co-ordinated by the TUC and represented by social justice law firm Thompsons Solicitors — warned the move would worsen industrial disputes and could endanger public safety.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/unions-launch-legal-challenge-against-tories-bid-to-break-strikes

EU Court Rules Against German Data Collection Law
A German law requiring telecoms companies to retain customer data is a breach of EU legislation, a European court ruled Tuesday, prompting the justice minister to vow an overhaul of the rules. Firms Telekom Deutschland and SpaceNet took action in the German courts challenging the law that obliged telecoms firms to retain customers' traffic and location data for several weeks to fight serious crime.
https://www.barrons.com/amp/news/eu-court-rules-against-german-data-collection-law-01663667707
https://archive.ph/682hG

Leicester riots: Muslim Council of Britain calls for action against 'Hindutva extremism'
The statement comes after police were deployed onto the streets of the English city following weekend confrontations between crowds of young men primarily from Hindu and Muslim communities. Witnesses, supported by videos circulating on social media, have said they saw hundreds of men wearing masks and balaclavas chanting “Jai Shri Ram”, which translates from Hindi to “hail Lord Ram” or “victory to Lord Ram”, words that have increasingly been appropriated by perpetrators of anti-Muslim violence in India.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/leicester-riots-muslim-council-britain-call-action-hindutva-extremism

Iran confirms first deaths in protests over Mahsa Amini’s death
Esmail Zarei Kousha, the governor of the northwestern Kurdistan province, told reporters on Tuesday that three people died “suspiciously” during “illegal protests” in recent days, according to state-affiliated media. “Investigations have shown that these people were shot and killed by those working against the establishment and with firearms that are not employed by any tiers of security or law enforcement forces in the province,” he said.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/20/iran-confirms-first-deaths-in-protests-over-mahsa-aminis-death

West Bank: Detention of Palestinians wanted by Israel sparks deadly clashes
Armed clashes broke out between Palestinian security forces and protesters in the early hours of Tuesday after the Palestinian Authority arrested a high-ranking Hamas member wanted by Israel in an ambush on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus the night before. The confrontation persisted through the morning, leaving a 53-year-old Palestinian, Firas Yaish, killed and another critically wounded.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/west-bank-israel-wanted-palestinians-detention-deadly-clashes

Indonesia, Brazil biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining: study
In the first study to quantify the impact of industrial mining on tropical forest loss, an international team of scientists found that just four countries are largely to blame: Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana and Suriname. Together, the four forest-rich nations accounted for roughly 80% of tropical deforestation caused by large-scale mining operations from 2000 to 2019, according to the study published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
https://www.egyptindependent.com/indonesia-brazil-biggest-culprits-in-tropical-forest-loss-linked-to-industrial-mining-study/

Brazil's Lula to meet with top U.S. diplomat as election nears
Up until now, contact between Lula's camp and the U.S. government has been back-channeled via interlocutors. In May, Reuters reported that Lula had quietly dispatched his emissary, Senator Jaques Wagner, to meet with U.S. State Department officials in Washington in April. Members of Lula's camp have also met with European diplomats, as well as those from fellow BRICS members Russia, India, China and South Africa, two sources said.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazils-lula-meet-with-top-us-diplomat-election-nears-2022-09-20/

Bolsonaro's Speech at the United Nations Outrages Brazilians
Dragged by the voters' high rejection levels, "he addressed his supporters by describing a fictitious country and presenting himself as a speech freedom defender," Brazilian journalist Sandra Cohen commented. "He behaved like a candidate at the UN plenary session," she added, noting that Bolsonaro lashed out at the Workers' Party presidential candidate Lula da Silva without daring to mention his name.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaros-Speech-at-the-United-Nations-Outrages-Brazilians-20220920-0011.html
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>Civil Disobedience in the Era of Videogames: Digital Ethnographic Evidence of the Gamification of the 2019-20 Extradition Protests in Hong Kong
>This paper demonstrates that the ‘gamification’ of the 2019-220 Hong Kong extradition protests was instrumental to the longevity of the protests and their success in repealing the Extradition Bill. Two elements of the protests are identified to be both crucial and game-like: the ‘play’ and the ‘meta-game’ elements of the protest. The play element is best exemplified by the mobile application colloquially known as ‘Popomon Go’, where ‘players’ are incentivized to go on ‘missions’ to seek and geotag police officers to form a heat-map of police officers throughout Hong Kong, as well as gather their personal data.
https://bjocs.site/index.php/bjocs/article/view/187
https://archive.ph/Avf9d
This is a good illustration of the tactics that were used in the color revolution attempt in Hong Kong. They and the Venezuelan Guarimbas have illustrated the fact that the nature of the color revolutions has changed since the early 2000s. They could now be described as low-level civil wars, a far cry from Gene Sharp's theatrical and almost clownish manifestations. It is also fairly interesting that cutting-edge marketing concepts like gamification were weaponized during the riots.
>This should go in /prc/!
This is about more than just China. The tactics used in Hong Kong will certainly be used in other regime change attempts. Taiwan is already looking at tactics the Ukrainians are using and intend to apply similar tactics when the time comes for them to declare independence.
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Turkish and Serbian protests to criminalize LGBT

Anti LGBT rallies have sprung up globally today in Turkey and Serbia with a push to criminalize being LGBT.

https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/1571495428113178624

https://twitter.com/Europa_Insider/status/1571186160767991809
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/Ukraine/ No. 51, prolonged struggle edition.

>Ukraine used US-supplied HIMARS missiles to strike a meeting of senior officials collaborating with Russia, occupation officials say
https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-used-us-supplied-himars-143810737.html
>Ukraine's push against Russian troops in northeast puts pressure on Putin's war
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-war-northeast-pressure-1.6586737
>Vladimir Putin claims Russia's forces are still 'moving forward' in his first words since Ukraine's lightning counter-attack and vows a 'more serious' response if attacks continue
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11222379/Putin-claims-Russian-army-moving-forward-words-Ukraines-counter-attack.html

and more news, like usual
also we made it to 50 threads! or had we actually made more?

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous bread: >>1176603
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Wokies destroy another Leftist party.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/green-mps-threatned-to-leave-party-1.6579691
Wokie wreckers implode the Eco-Socialist Canadian Greens.
>On Friday, [outgoing Green Party president] Lorraine Rekmans said the federal council was discussing whether to continue with the party's leadership race following allegations that the party harboured a pattern of behaviour that was harmful to Black, Indigenous and people of colour, as well as 2SLGBTQ people.
>These allegations hung over the party while Annamie Paul ran the Greens; she was the first Black and Jewish woman ever elected to lead a major federal party. The accusations surfaced again after incorrect pronouns were used to identify interim leader Amita Kuttner during a virtual party event (Kuttner uses they/he/ille).
>Rekmans and other councillors agreed the Greens needed to address these allegations and voted to conduct an independent investigation. They also argued that the leadership contest, which relies on volunteers, must be suspended because the party could not in good conscience allow volunteers to work in an unsafe workplace.
>Lorraine Rekmans has resigned, saying 'the dream is dead'.

Rekmans was dedicated towards protecting the environment with her long career as a environmental journalist and helping indigenous and socialist grassroots organizations.
Dr Kuttner in contrast grew up in a privileged position with elite parents, elite Californian private schools, family home in vancouver and grad + uni in the US as well.
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/wef/ WEF discussion

How is it that a communist imageboard doesn't have at least one thread dedicated to discussion of the largest and most powerful international bourgeois vanguard party?

The WEF is trying to implement global cybernetic fascism-neo-feudalism. The most rich and powerful people on earth are all members, and they're openly dictating policy to governments around the world through a permanent emergency state. As communists it is our duty to stop them.

Let's share good information and articles about the WEF and their activities, and how to stop them.
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Thoughts on Roman von Ungern-Sternberg?

By all accounts, he was a mystic madman and a weeb who spent most of his life fighting for Mongolian independency from both a democratic China and communist Russia. He was another Baltic German nobility, as was the case with the Tsars and their leaders largely being foreigners. But in spite of him being on the wrong side of history, he was an interesting man. What do you lads think?
R: 499 / I: 78

Monkeypox spreads: WHO convenes emergency meeting

The latest spread of the monkeypox virus has prompted The World Health Organization (WHO) to convene an emergency meeting, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday. The disease, which is typically confined to forested areas of western and central Africa, has been spreading rapidly in a number of European countries, as well as the US and Australia since early May.

According to the report, high on the meeting’s agenda are the mechanisms behind the virus’ transmission and possible vaccination strategies. Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, is reportedly attending the discussion.

The newspaper claims that the WHO is looking at whether smallpox vaccines could be used effectively to tackle the spread of back to monke.

Meanwhile, the UK government has already ordered additional stocks of the smallpox vaccine, which is being administered to people who may have been exposed to monkeypox, the Telegraph reported. On top of the 5,000 doses the British authorities have on hand at present, an order has been placed for 20,000 more shots, according to the report.
https://12ft.io/proxy?ref=&q=https://www.rt.com/news/555825-monkeypox-who-emergency-meeting-report/

In Africa, reports of the risk of death, if untreated, are as high as 10% to 11% in the Central African clade of monkeypox.[1][11]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeypox
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Spanish civil war martyrs

How can anyone believe this shit?
90% of the stories go like this:
>Generic good catholic person many times a literally nobody
>One day the evil militiaman comes and take him/her
>Something impossible to prove happens/is said while on their way to be executed without trial to make the person look like a saint
>Gets executed by the evil commies
<Most likely killed by a stray bullet

Lol is this just a Cucktholic cope to hide the fact that Franco banned all non catholics from practicing their faith ?
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If you do not adopt the Lysenkoist paradigm as a Marxist of any variety in your view of biology, you are either willfully defending the wider bourgeois superstructure or you are fundamentally confused about the ideological nature of science.
Even if we analyze the societal phenomena of science within the conceptual framework and conditions of liberalism it is revealed as fundamentally ideological and not in any way independent from the currents of society itself (which are in turn stirred by the economic base as we Marxists know). Confer for example with Kuhn, Feyerabend, and the Strong Programme who have fundamentally demystified science all within the limited discipline of liberal philosophy of science.
Without socialist institutions which will apply the (Marxist) process of critique, you will not even be close to deriving true knowledge about nature and even then it will be disputed by the class enemy in a greater ideological struggle.
This leaves you with no options but to align your view of science with class interest and political consciousness or you will always (at least partly) support the ideological struggle of the bourgeoisie.

If you are interested I will provide an anthropological example lifted from David Bloor's "Knowledge and Social Imagery" that will illustrate how even logic is coopted by societal forces:
The Azande tribes had social institutions which could determine by an oracle if a person is a witch or not.
Witches, in this case, are persons who supernaturally cause harm to society and are that way due to a witch substance that is inherited from the parent of the same sex.
"Logic" would dictate that after attesting a person to be a witch the whole family of the same sex is also found to be witches.
But this "logical" step is not shared by the Azande who also know that the oracle can only identify one witch at a time and not a whole family line.

The structure of Azande society has warped logic from our perspective, resolving this seemingly logical fallacy would have obviously resulted in upheaval and chaos. There is a dialectic at play that negotiates societal forces (flowing from the economic base) which is true for any logic or science which makes it fundamentally ideological.
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Centrally planned cities vs more free market / neoliberal developed cities. Is there anything out there on the comparison between the two? Hopefully in terms of overcrowding and health and disease outcomes
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News 9/19//22

Over 32,000 take part in Austrian Trade Union Federation march demanding government act on rising cost-of-living
OVER 32,000 people took to the streets across Austria on Saturday, demanding the government take action against the rising cost of living and corporate profits. The central European country’s inflation rate hit 9 per cent in August, and the prices of energy and food have soared to a 50-year high.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/over-32000-take-part-trade-union-federation-march-demanding-government-act-rising-cost

Serbian working class protests new minimum wage, terms it inadequate
Trade unions and other working class sections in Serbia are protesting the minimum wage proposed by the government for the upcoming year as insufficient. Political parties including the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the Party of the Radical Left (PRL), as well as trade unions like the United Trade Unions “Sloga” expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s decision to fix the minimum wage for 2023 at 230 Serbian Dinars (USD 1.96) per hour and 40,020 Serbian Dinars (USD 341.59) per month.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/19/serbian-working-class-protests-new-minimum-wage-terms-it-inadequate/

Germany’s Die Linke on verge of split over sanctions on Russia
Party insiders say such resignations are a matter of when, not if, after a week of vicious public in-fighting over a speech in which the former co-leader Sahra Wagenknecht accused the German government of “launching an unprecedented economic war against our most important energy supplier”. … “Yes, of course the war in Ukraine is a crime”, Wagenknecht said. “But how dumb is the idea that we can punish Putin by pushing millions of German families into poverty and destroy our economy while Gazprom makes record profits?”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/19/germanys-die-linke-on-verge-of-split-over-sanctions-on-russia

One-off £150 payment ‘of little use’ in supporting disabled people, campaigners say
WITH about six million people set to receive the £150 disability cost-of-living payment into their bank accounts today, campaigners warn that the “paltry sum” does not go far enough.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/one-off-150-payment-little-use-supporting-disabled-people

Lebanese lira hits all-time low after central bank cuts fuel subsidies
Lebanon's currency hit an all-time low against the dollar on the country's black market on Monday after the central bank stopped fuel subsidies. Websites monitoring the exchange rate said the lira closed at 38,500 to the dollar, sinking lower than Friday's valuation, when the currency briefly fell to 38,600 before rising again. This latest valuation comes after Lebanon's central bank lifted subsidies on fuel and said it had stopped providing dollars for gasoline imports. The ending of subsidies has led to increased pressure on the Lebanese lira as fuel importers buy dollars from the market instead of the central bank.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-lira-all-time-low-central-bank-cuts-fuel-subsidies

General strike in East Kurdistan to protest killing of Jina Mahsa Amini
In addition, parties affiliated to the Iranian Kurdistan Parties Cooperation Center, the Iranian Communist Party-Kurdistan and a group of parties from East Kurdistan, as well as civil society organizations and political activists called for participation in the general strike.
https://anfenglish.com/women/general-strike-in-east-kurdistan-to-protest-killing-of-jina-mahsa-amini-62554

Palestinian schools in Jerusalem strike over Israel-imposed books
Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem are observing a general strike in protest at attempts by Israel’s Jerusalem municipality to censor and edit Palestinian textbooks, as well as introduce an Israeli curriculum in classrooms. Hundreds of schools shut their doors on Monday morning – the latest in a series of recent steps over the past few weeks led by parents, which included protests and a refusal to teach the Israeli-imposed textbooks.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/19/jerusalem-palestinian-schools-strike-over-israeli-imposed-books
https://archive.ph/lTkDC

Karnataka turning into a communal lab: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
While attending a state-level convention of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Bagepalli, he attacked the BJP government in Karnataka for the recent textbook revision and claimed that history was being distorted. He questioned why chapters on Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramasamy and Sara Aboobacker were dropped and the one on RSS founder KB Hedgewar introduced instead. He alleged that the Sangh Parivar was pushing its agenda in Karnataka.
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/karnataka-turning-into-a-communal-lab-kerala-cm-pinarayi-8160505/

Colombia’s government meets with FARC dissidents to talk peace
The meeting between Peace Commissioner Danilo Rueda and leaders of the FARC’s dissident “Southeastern Bloc” met in an undisclosed location in the Caqueta province.The FARC dissidents led “Ivan Mordisco” were represented by “Calarca Cordoba,” “Alonso 45,” “Ernesto Tovar” and “Erika Castro.” We believe that, like never before, the conditions are being created to forever leave behind decades of brotherly violence.
https://colombiareports.com/colombias-government-meets-with-farc-dissidents-to-talk-peace/

Hitmen Shot Dead An Ecuadorian Prosecutor in Guayaquil City
Diana Salazar, the Attorney General of Ecuador, confirmed that the "Persons and Guarantees Unit" prosecutor was shot “in front of the La Merced building.” "According to witnesses, the prosecutor was going to the judicial offices to start his daily work when a subject approached him and shot him several times… The murderer escaped on a motorcycle driven by another person," outlet Expreso reported.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Hitmen-Shot-Dead-An-Ecuadorian-Prosecutor-in-Guayaquil-City-20220919-0007.html

Cuba Prepares For Referendum on Progressive Family Code
Cuba is set to hold a popular referendum on its new Family Code, which changes the concept of the family nucleus and expands women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights. This Sunday, on September 18, Cuban citizens living abroad, and next Sunday, on September 25, citizens in Cuba will vote to decide whether to “approve” or “reject” a new progressive Family Code, which has been drafted in consultation with the general public.
https://www.newsclick.in/cuba-prepares-referendum-progressive-familyod-ce

Brazil institutions ready to confront Bolsonaro if he contests election result
As President Jair Bolsonaro lays the groundwork to contest a potential defeat in an October election, Brazil's courts, congressional leadership, business groups and civil society are closing ranks to shore up trust in the integrity of the vote. Even leaders of the armed forces, now more entwined in government than at any point since a 1964-1985 military dictatorship, offer private assurances to former peers that they want no part in disrupting democratic order, according to a half dozen former officials with close ties to military leadership.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-institutions-ready-confront-bolsonaro-if-he-contests-election-result-2022-09-19/
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ANTI SEMITISM

>“Catholics have lost every single battle in the culture wars because they cannot bring themselves to say the word Jew. Because they cannot say the word Jew, they cannot identify the enemy. Am I saying that the Jews are our enemy? Yes, the Jews are the people who killed Christ. They are enemies of the entire human race.” –E. Michael Jones, a traditionalist Catholic antisemitic ideologue

What is the MATERIALIST/ECONOMIC explanation for why anti semitism developed in Europe and elsewhere? It seemed to predate capitalism
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American Renegades

I've been reading through the American theoretical magazines of the Second International era (1889-1919) and the percentage of its major theorists that ended up as vehement anti-communists is truly disheartening. You have:

Louis C. Fraina: perhaps the #1 theoretical leader of the time and an impassioned supporter of the October Revolution. He retired from political activism in the 1920s but continued writing on Marxian economics under another name through the 30s - starting in the 40s however he fiercely renounced socialism of any sort

John Spargo: Christian socialist writer before WWI, afterwards he strongly supports the war, completely renounces socialism and endorses Coolidge and Joe McCarthy

William English Walling: prolific socialist writer before WWI, afterwards he strongly supports the war and fanatically opposes the Russian Revolution, to the point of accusing Woodrow Wilson of "Bolshevist sympathies"

A.M. Simons: editor of International Socialist Review and author with his wife of several (awful) Kautsky translations. Supports WWI, afterwards renounces socialism and becomes a conservative republican

Max Eastman: editor of The Masses and The Liberator. Opposes WWI and supports the October revolution, but in the 1940s renounces socialism and becomes a Mont Pelerin lolbert / neoliberal

Louis B. Boudin: The other top prewar Marxist authority next to Fraina. Opposes WWI, but also opposes the October revolution. Retires from activism in the 1920s, starts writing articles from a non-Marxist perspective. In his defense he continued to defend the civil rights of communists until his death

Robert Rives La Monte: prolific Marxist writer (with a great style I might add) before WWI, afterwards he supports the war and renounces socialism. (Although not too surprisingly because he was a rich capitalist heir)

Walter Lippmann: socialist "New Intellectual" in early life, quickly becomes a pro-capitalist proponent of world government and says that elites must "manufacture consent" through a controlled mass media

Max Shachtman: Leader of Young Communist League in the 1920s, later renounces "Bolshevism" and finishes his life by endorsing Nixon to continue bombing Vietnam

Jay Lovestone: Early leader of the CPUSA in the 1920s, later renounces socialism in the 1940s and collaborates with the CIA to purge communists from unions

It's sad that I've gotten this far and I still feel like I'm missing a big name. The point that I will stress again that a large majority of the American socialist theorists of this time eventually ended up renouncing their views and became anti-communists. Their names are obscure in the socialist movement today to try to hide this shame, but you see them all over the pages of International Socialist Review, The New Review, and The Class Struggle.

Did this level of renegacy happen in all countries, or is this a sad case of "American Exceptionalism?" What is it about the USA that drives so many devoted socialists to renounce their cherished ideals?
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Armenia - Azerbaijan war general - lazy bake edition

Drones, artillery and tanks involved

Firing into Armenia proper, not Nagorno Karabakh



Apparently response to armenians mining the border

"Military operation 2.0"

No good links to post as it started like 2 hours ago. All reports from reddit.
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What are some obscure resistance groups in history that you think people should know about?

For me its a weird post left group from chile that bombed churhes and banks
They call themselves Iconoclastic caravans for the free will
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Economic collapse in Lebanon leads to people robbing banks en masse for their own money

>Lebanese banks to shut after string of hold-ups amid economic crisis
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62931729
>Lebanon’s economic meltdown and why people are robbing banks for their own money
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/explained-lebanons-economic-meltdown-and-why-people-are-robbing-banks-for-their-own-money/article65899825.ece
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/armed-man-detained-after-holding-up-south-lebanon-bank-access-own-savings-2022-09-16/
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/ukraine/ thread no. 50 - Happy 50th Thread! edition

>Ukraine used US-supplied HIMARS missiles to strike a meeting of senior officials collaborating with Russia, occupation officials say
https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-used-us-supplied-himars-143810737.html
>Ukraine's push against Russian troops in northeast puts pressure on Putin's war
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-war-northeast-pressure-1.6586737
>Vladimir Putin claims Russia's forces are still 'moving forward' in his first words since Ukraine's lightning counter-attack and vows a 'more serious' response if attacks continue
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11222379/Putin-claims-Russian-army-moving-forward-words-Ukraines-counter-attack.html

and more news, like usual
also we made it to 50 threads! or had we actually made more?

Game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
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https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
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https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/

Previous thread >>1175113

Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwx2OuyxNCc
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debate advice

Hallo anons, this is my first time really posting here but I really need some advice about debating people.

An issue I constantly run into is the people who refuse to even give communism a chance because "well my grandma lived under communism and said it was bad and also i live in the ruins of a communist nation." I find this argument particularly hard to debate against, even trying to convince them that it wasn't the fault of socialism that the nation fell apart never works, and they always choose to drag their heels and suck off liberal capitalist democracy even if they admit that it ""has its flaws'"

What's the best way to debate against this argument, comrades?
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what is leftypol opinion on internet censorship?

will it stop misinformation or centralized our truth?
will it protect our babies or form a fascist establishment?
share your thoughts + opinions, what do you think it will lead to, what history thought us and in what ways it could be justified
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Is Western propaganda effective?

Through the use of social media platforms and the media, it seems like Western propagandists are the most keen in spreading information that aligns with their interests. The question here is that: does it genuinely work? Are the multitude of pro-Ukraine protests out there are a result of this?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2022/mar/06/ukraine-protests-around-the-world-in-pictures
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/28/us/ukraine-russia-us-demonstrations-boycotts-monday/index.html
https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-pro-russia-demonstrations-spark-outrage-in-germany/a-61422488
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60536064
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other then nazbol what are some more weird idiosyncratic ideological mixes, I was just learning about Canaanism, a fringe radical ideology during the mandate of Palestine
It branched off from Zionism and wanted to RETVRN to a pre-Jewish era for Hebrews, where the native arabs and returning hebrews would embrace their shared canaanites Levantine semitic heritage, a lot of the ideas would later be copied by the SSNP, In the last Israeli elections, the new Cannanite movement, got 622 votes

so what are some similar schizophrenic political ideologies in other nations and throughout history, bonus points if its a non-European nation cause they get even weirder and funnier
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A thorough rending of Libertarianism, Minarchism, Objectivism, Hoppeanism, etc

>Libertarians / Objectivists - The basic issue.
The spectre that has haunted philosophical objectivism, libertarianism [Objectivism applied as a set of political principles] and all of their respective offshoots has always been found within the root of their ideology itself. The concept of 'rational self-interest'

While Rand was perfectly willing to topple many of the idols of paternalistic-conservatism within the logic of her epistemology and philosophy such as religion, the paternalist state and so forth - One infamous and glaring scab on the skin of her beliefs has been seen, picked at and never allowed to heal - "Don't parasites have self interest as well?" and - "Within an Atheistic, post-modern state, Why would one NOT operate in his own self interest just because performing that act of will would lead to you being seen as a 'parasite' by others?"

And the great final nail in the proverbial coffin - The question of how to measure 'rational self-interest' - This question can be answered simply by looking to the history of philosophy and seeing that a 'pure reason' observable by all men is elusive and hardly provable.

this in itself, blows the libertarian worldview wide apart - If raging against theoretical libertarian system appears in people's self interest, they will ultimately do it. and as even libertarians admit in the planks of their policy platforms - they will create plenty of enemies.

Put bluntly, the Proletarians, precariat workers and Lumpenproletariat have the same capacity to bound together to act in their 'rational self interest' as the collective 'Heros'/Capitalists do. There is no reasonable way that a Libertarian society that values 'free-association' 'free-speech' and 'free thought' could prevent a movement, organised nor spontaneous from rocking its foundations. Not even to mention how fraught this makes the Libertarian path to power assuming they stick to their purist electoral strategy

So that brings us to 'Post-Libertarianism'.

>Mises and Hoppe - Physical removal.

The 'Post-Libertarians' of the likes of Mises and Hoppe formed their own ideological bent in response to the above mentioned failings of Puriste libertarianism.

Ignoring the memes about Pinochet killing Chilean trade unionists with helicopters and death-camps. Lets attempt to discern what Mises and Hoppe actually envision as a practical method to 'physically remove' communism. The Hoppe proposal mixes the idea of banning communism as an ideological concept from being discussed publicly, The banning of books or media discussing anti-capitalism in all its shades, banning organisations that are fronts for or are easily subverted by communists such as unions an certain free-associations] and allowing for Swiss cantonal style 'exile' to be applied to individuals - With the community being able to exile an individual via a popular vote from itself [Hoppe factors in the belief that there will probably be plenty of places on earth that would take in the 'poor politically persecuted revolutionaries']

while this would seem on its surface like a viable solution - simply have the law come down like a hammer on those who speak out against you and exile anyone that refuses to stop - anyone who has studied the histories of Euro-Atlantic revolutions knows that plans like this often dont survive contact with reality - Samizdat, Guerilla warfare that lurks in the jungle and lasts years or decades, secret-revolutionary societies operating either at home in secret or abroad, military putsch's, wildcat-strikes etc - these would all still plague the state - Combined with factors like potential foreign actor support will lead to the situation described by NRx authors as "The Minarchist state being forced to democratise by the cathedral"

And that brings us to the last segment

>NRx - Post-Post-Libertarianism / A truly 'viable'(?) libertarianism.


The admission made bluntly within 'Neo-Reactionary' ideology and its implications for Libertarianism are very clear.
A state with rights to privacy, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, personal firearm ownership and free-association - Can no longer exist under a system of 'uncompensated capitalism' [As opposed to 'Compensated capitalism' - social-democracy] can no longer feasibly exist in the modern world.

So what then, is the proverbial revolutionary path for Libertarians and Post-Libertarians according to NRx.

Fully militarised police, Not a single electronic device not filled with government spyware, cameras and trackers, Not a single car without a government kill-switch with a built in geolocator, Gun ownership restricted to the armed forces [Some sort of MGS4 genetic I.D lock installed], Mandatory CBDC crypto-currency in use, Lumpenproletariat are as well physically removed from the state as they serve as ample political soil for rebellion - Put bluntly, the government must be aware of whatever the citizenry is doing, thinking or contemplating doing at all times.

An effective permanent Okhrana-State must be unleashed on the citizenry - as since capitalism will by its nature, will constantly be maintained by hordes of proletarians, precariat workers and lumpenproletariat - Constantly ripe to rise up, either guided or spontaneously in an 'Unled revolution'.

If anything the redeeming factor of NRx is found in its honesty above all else. Which sets it apart from the other two groups mentioned.

<TL;DR

Purist-Libertarians are chasing an absolute pipe dream - fighting against ~75% of the population to get there in an electoral fashion.
Post-Libertarians are slightly more pragmatic, but fail by being too light in hand against their class foes - leading to a high chance of reversion to norm.
NRx would likely be the most viable - but the longterm economic effects of forcing your citizenry to live under the constant Okhrana terror are an entirely new can of worms.
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Towards a Party/Org of a Newer Type

VANGUARDIST
1. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (not Gonzalo-Thought)
2. Cybernetic communism

Concentrically constructed*, collectively led communist party utilizing the mass line to build mass support in smaller towns first, to eventually grow towards the big cities and attack once sufficient organization and force has been established via first the United Front and secondly the People's Army.
*(((Cybernetic Revolutionary Communist Party) People's Army) United Front)

SPONTANEIST
1. Mao-Spontex
2. Autonomism (Deleuzian)

Rhizomatic organization of cadres utilizing the mass line to incite revolts within the multitude, the social factory, as well the workplaces; against bosses, against bureaucratic-reformist structures. Form designed explicitly for resilient clandestine activity within the post-70s imperial core (i.e. France, Italy, that have advanced domestic surveillance, intelligence agencies and military).

————————————-

Is one organizational method inherently superior? Why do you think so?
Can they be combined? If so, how?
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Hello,

It is my first time on this board and I mainly come to ask a question about how to connect with other people that share my views.

I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country so right wing that most people would probably have a mental breakdown if they lived here.

Yet I would like to join a Communist party/organisation or anything of that nature.
I live in the north east of the country where you have a few towns and cities such as Bijeljina, Brčko, Tuzla etc.

Do you know of any groups that might share Communist views of some kinds?
According to Wikipedia there is a Communist party in this country with it's headquarters in Bijeljina but from what I can tell that party doesn't exist anymore at all.

Any kind of help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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Anti-Work

What do we think of "work abolition"? Apparently there's traces of this in Marx, although the terminology is reversed:
<Labor is free in all civilized countries; it is not a matter of freeing labor but of abolishing it.
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch03abs.htm
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Was the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact revisionist?

Don't say western states did it too as they are not Marxist and trying to adhere to Marxism also they did not invade countries as part of a non aggression pact.
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Shit book #2 shockingly worse than the last one

Holy fuck is this shit boring and badly written

And I read all three volumes of capital and found more in those books than 50 pages of this trash. The majority of the text isn’t even related to whatever the fuck is even the story of this dumbass book it’s either the protagonist whining or going on an exposition about their life or straight up nothing at all, it’s a horrible experience it makes me wanna skip entire sections of this book because i know I’ll feel like my time was wasted being some ideas in it are just mentioned once and never brought back again

The structure is even more offensive, chapters don’t function as a way to actually organize text in the book more like just random cuts the author made for no fucking reason to dump more random garbage to make this shit appear deep when there’s nothing you’d gain from it without imaging a much better written story yourself

I’m well over 100 pages in and I still don’t know what the fuck this book is even about. Is it an analysis of religion, is it supposed to be a bibliography of some kind, is this just supposed to be some random info dump on the author. If this was written properly i wouldn’t even have to ask these dumbass questions but it’s so open ended, badly structured, badly paced and inflated it feels like theirs nothing to read in it. It’s like the author was that one kid in a writing class that ignored the teacher and inflated their text with pointless drivel to sound smart without understanding a clue about what writings for
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/ukraine/ thread no. 49 - Leninists Without Borders edition

>Putin says no ‘hurry’ in Ukraine
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2022/9/16/russia-ukraine-live-news-kyiv-says-mass-grave-found-in-izyum

Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
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WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
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https://t.me/conflictzone
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https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
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News 9/17/22

Sudan strikes over unpaid wages and 2022 salaries continue
The junior doctors striking across Sudan extended their strike by another 72 hours on Wednesday due to the failure of the federal Ministry of Health to respond to their demands for the disbursement of eight months of unpaid salaries. The Junior Doctors Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that the third day of the strike achieved widespread participation across 32 hospitals in six states, as 28 hospitals recorded participation of 100 per cent, while the participation rates in the rest of the hospitals ranged between 90 to 40 per cent.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-strikes-over-unpaid-wages-and-2022-salaries-continue

Sri Lanka: Glenugie Estate workers protest wage cuts and harsh conditions
On Monday, over 75 workers from Glenugie Estate, at Upcot in the Nuwara-Eliya district, protested wage cuts by the Maskeliya plantation company, amid the country’s escalating cost of living. The demonstration outside the estate’s office was called by the Glenugie Estate Workers Action Committee (GEWAC).
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/17/trqg-s17.html

Sri Lanka's crisis pushes war-shattered Tamils to the brink
Today's economic crisis is a second blow for Soosaiyamutthu's northern coastal district of Mullaitivu after the mostly Tamil population was ravaged by the war's final offensive. Many residents work as daily labourers to get by, he said, but he cannot. … His family is among 6.2 million Sri Lankans estimated to be food insecure by a United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, as food inflation hit 93.7% last month.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/sri-lankas-crisis-pushes-war-shattered-tamils-brink-2022-09-16/

Footage appears to show desecration of female Armenian soldier
On Friday, the Armenian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the woman in question was killed during the clashes on 13–14 September along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The footage, ostensibly filmed by an Azerbaijani soldier, shows a number of bodies of Armenian soldiers, including two women. One of the women has been stripped naked with text written across her breasts and stomach. A stone has been placed in her eye socket and a severed finger in her mouth.
https://oc-media.org/footage-appears-to-show-desecration-of-female-armenian-soldier/
https://archive.ph/MRjeE

Russian state firm signs $9.1bn loan deal to fund nuclear plant in Turkey
A Russian state-owned company signed a $9.1bn loan deal with Gazprombank in August to fund the construction and development of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant, according to the official documents. In a public announcement on Wednesday, Rosatom Corp published the deal signed on 3 August, which opens a line of credit to finance Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, its subsidiary in Turkey.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/russia-turkey-gazprombank-akkuyu-plant-loan-fund

Turkish soldiers attack Kurdish activists marching to Mount Cudi against ecocide
The Democratic Society Congress (DTK), Free Women's Movement (TJA), Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement are staging a march to Mount Cudi in Şırnak province to protest the destruction of nature carried out by the Turkish state as part of its all-out war against the Kurds.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/turkish-soldiers-attack-kurdish-activists-marching-to-mount-cudi-against-ecocide-62533

Child poverty campaigners call for scrapping of ‘truly catastrophic’ benefit cap
Those whose benefits are capped will on average be left £65 a week worse off from April than they would be if there was no such limit, according to the Child Action Poverty Group. About 120,000 households whose benefits are already capped, containing some 300,000 children, will not see any rise when benefits are increased next April in line with the current inflation rate, the campaign group said.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/child-poverty-campaigners-call-scrapping-truly-catastrophic-benefit-cap

Police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march in Serbia
Police clashed with right-wing protesters on Saturday as several thousand people joined an LGBTQ march in Serbia to mark the end of EuroPride week, an event staged in a different European city each year. Police clashed with two right-wing groups trying to disrupt the march, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said, adding that 10 police officers were slightly injured, five police cars damaged and 64 protesters arrested.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/police-clash-with-right-wing-protesters-lgbtq-march-serbia-2022-09-17/

Zambian debt negotiations hit potential sticking point over treatment of Chinese lender
China rarely cancels concessional or commercial loans and prefers to vary lending terms, such as lengthening the repayment period or reviewing interest rates. However, under the Group of 20’s Common Framework for debt restructuring it is likely to come under pressure from other lenders to agree to a debt haircut – a reduction in either interest payments or the amount repayable.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3192878/zambian-debt-negotiations-hit-potential-sticking-point-over?module=lead_hero_story&pgtype=homepage

Rearmed former FARC guerrillas support Colombia’s “Total Peace” plans
In an interview, Peace Commissioner Danilo Rueda said that Marquez’s guerrilla group “Segunda Marquetalia” was “one of those who have sent messages” agreeing to peace talks.This implies that all Colombia’s major guerrilla organizations would be willing to negotiate their demobilization and disarmament with the government. Paramilitary organization AGC and multiple organized crime groups have also expressed their interest in the “Total Peace” proposal of President Gustavo Petro.
https://colombiareports.com/rearmed-farc-guerrillas-support-colombias-total-peace-plans/

Looting in Haiti on Fifth Day of Protests Over Fuel Increases
Protesters attacked six institutions in the city, including the city's clergy and the UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) office. The situation is currently explosive in the city of independence, reported the digital platform Gazette Haïti.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Looting-in-Haiti-on-Fifth-Day-of-Protests-Over-Fuel-Increases-20220916-0013.html

Uruguayan university students to occupy faculties
The Federation of University Students of Uruguay (FEUU) decided to occupy the faculties starting next Monday, another manifestation of discontent that follows the 24-hour strike of the PIT-CNT trade union on September 15th. The PIT-CNT assured that more than a million Uruguayans joined the strike in protest against the “inequality model” of the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.
https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/09/17/uruguayan-university-students-to-occupy-faculties/

Huge Rally in Manipur Against Assam Rifles Camps, Demand Raised to Repeal AFSP
The protest was organised by civil societies of the Tangkhul community. Thousands of participants demanded immediate withdrawal of Assam Rifles camps that are being established in their villages. They also sought the rollback of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. … According to Tangkhul civil society organisations (CSOs), the Assam Rifles is using public spaces such as playgrounds, schools and community halls to set up camps, leading to the spaces being stopped from their usual functioning.
https://www.newsclick.in/Huge-Rally-Manipur-Against-Assam-Rifles-Camps-Demand-Raised-Repeal-AFSPA
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The FDA approved Abilify MyCite, which is an antipsychotic (aripiprazole) with a sensor inside it that transmits medical information to a cloud that your physician can monitor to improve patient compliance with treatment. They withdrew their application for this in Europe a couple of years ago.
https://www.abilifymycite.com/how-mycite-works
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Was Trofim Lysenko really all that bad? The summaries seem so comical, as if was just a story invented by anticommunists to "verify" whatever nonsense they would say is totally real communism.
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/trot/ Trotskyism General

4th International and chill. Finally a thread for the permanent revolutionary, internationalist, newspaper selling, party splitting, Red Army building, butchers of Kronsdadt.

No Sparts allowed

>inb4 Stalinoids derail this thread with icepick memes.
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News 9/16/22

1,000 flights cancelled across France as air traffic controllers walk out over pay and jobs
A THOUSAND flights were cancelled across France today as workers demanded pay rises keeping pace with inflation and a recruitment strategy for the industry. Air traffic controllers organised in the SNCTA union are not happy with Air France’s announcement of a 5 per cent pay rise plus €1,000 (£875) given the soaring cost of living.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/1000-flights-cancelled-across-france-air-traffic-controllers-walk-out-over-pay-and

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan report ‘heavy weapon’ use in border clash
The border guard said Kyrgyz forces were returning fire on Friday morning, as clashes took place along the length of the border, adding that Tajik forces were using tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and mortars. More than one-third of the 1,000km (600-mile) frontier remains disputed.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/16/renewed-fighting-escalation-at-kyrgyzstan-tajikistan-border

McDonald's faces worldwide reports of sexual harassment
For years, workers at McDonald's around the globe have complained of sexual harassment. As part of a push for corporate accountability, the fast-food chain's accusers were invited to speak at the European Parliament.
https://www.dw.com/en/mcdonalds-faces-worldwide-reports-of-sexual-harassment/a-63152653

Iran woman's death after morals police arrest sparks protests
Videos posted on social media have shown cases of what appeared to be heavy-handed action by morality police units against women who had removed their hijab. Authorities launched probes into the death of Mahsa Amini following a demand by President Ebrahim Raisi, state media reported on Friday, as police said the 22-year-old was taken ill as she waited together with other detained women at a morality police station.
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/iran-woman-dies-after-detention-by-morals-police-reports-2022-09-16/

Forensic Architecture release footage and analysis of Israel's raid on Al-Haq NGO in Ramallah last month
The rights group said the Israeli decision to label Al-Haq a terrorist group last October and to raid its Ramallah offices on August 18 this year were “the latest in a pattern of repressive attacks by Israel, targeting Palestinian civil society organisations who advocate for human rights and international rule of law.”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/forensic-architecture-release-footage-and-analysis-israels-raid-al-haq-ngo-ramallah
Link to the video: https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/the-raid-on-al-haqs-offices-18-august-2022

Chile’s president refuses credentials of Israeli envoy after Palestinian killed
Chile’s President Gabriel Boric refused on Thursday to accept the credentials of Gil Artzyeli, the new Israeli ambassador to the country, after being angered by the Israeli military's killing of a 17-year-old Palestinian overnight. Government sources told the Chilean news site Ex-Ante that Boric, 36, decided not to see the ambassador "because today is a very sensitive day due to the death of a minor in the Gaza Strip".
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/chile-president-israel-envoy-credentials-palestinian-killed-gabriel-boric

Lula campaign mulls new mining royalties in Brazil, spooking industry
Under the proposal drafted by mining specialists working for Lula's Workers' Party (PT), the government would charge an increased royalty rate - known as a "special stake" - on minerals of particularly high value, whether due to geological characteristics or market demand, according to a party geologist and documents seen by Reuters.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/lula-campaign-mulls-new-mining-royalties-brazil-spooking-industry-2022-09-16/

ANC no longer has a following in WC's rural areas - SACP
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape said that it was disappointed the African National Congress (ANC) failed to contest this week’s by-elections in the Karoo town of Prince Albert.
https://ewn.co.za/2022/09/16/anc-no-longer-has-a-following-in-wc-s-rural-areas-sacp

SA Parliament names panel to probe Ramaphosa over farm scandal
South Africa’s Parliament has appointed an independent panel to determine whether President Cyril Ramaphosa should face impeachment over the alleged cover-up of a heist at his luxury farmhouse. National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula named the panel in a statement overnight Wednesday, according to local news outlet News24.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/15/sa-parliament-names-ctee-to-probe-ramaphosa-over-farm-scandal
https://archive.ph/vysRQ

J&K: CITU Seeks Minimum Wages at Par With Other UTs, Submits Memo to J&K Admin
In a memorandum submitted to Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday, the central trade union said that due to “skyrocketing” price rise and inflation during the recent years, their demand for Rs 26,000 as minimum monthly wage was “justified”. “The government should immediately concede the demand,” the memorandum read.
https://www.newsclick.in/Jammu-kashmir-CITU-minimum-wages-other-UTs-submits-memo-jammu-kashmir-dmin
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Right Wing Electoral Win in Sweden

The Moderate Party of Sweden, a centre-right liberal-conservative party, and the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing anti-immigrant populist party with roots in the racist Swedish far-right, have formed a narrow majority coalition after the general election in the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament
How much of a clusterfuck will this end up causing? Only time will tell
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Why should I not support Assad? He is against his country being turned into an imperialist puppet. And he helped nationalized his countries industry. And he is against isis a terrorist organization.
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Why are the bourgeois so against work from home? Because it might lead to a shorter work week or something? I've noticed many neoliberal outlets and CEOs giving "opinion articles" on why workers must return to the office.
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violent revolution is the answer only if you can actually win

I feel like the discourse around whether violence is the solution or not is kinda dumb, cause in most cases if your some western country, your planned revolt is always gonna lose, there's a difference between fighting a bloated glorified police force that calls its self an army and fighting an actual competent army, my nation isn't even western, and we've had plenty of leftist revolts, and Islamist revolts and nationalist revolts and all of them got crushesd in days cause we have a decent army, in the case you have to be realistic and can't imagine some fairy tail
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A short basic question to /leftypol/: Is shit like this the purest form of alienation?
Check the webm it's related to the question.What do you think?
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Among Socialists, (so, excluding people who do not want Socialism) I've noticed two feuding rhetorical instincts when it comes to discussing AES states and socialist experments which I shall refer to as "past socialisms" from here on.

The first instinct, which I call the "Supportive" instinct, is to defend past socialisms as having been successful on the rather compelling basis that they achieved some form of wealth redistribution and social change that was better than what came before under bourgeois regimes. Never mind how ideologically pure or impure they were. That's not what this post is about, that's an entirely different discussion and all too well-trodden.

Specifically, a big part of the "Supportive" narrative is that, when these past socialisms fell apart, it was because of imperial capitalist hegemony imposing its will by force, sabotaging the past socialisms through diplomatic, military, and clandestine means. Coups, embargoes, sanctions, sabotage, war, etc. It was not internal failure, according to the "Supportive" instinct, but because of external ruthlessness and sabotage.

In the Supportive model, past socialisms aren't to blame for their dissolution. They were victims of imperialist aggression.

The other historical instinct, the critical instinct, is to blame past socialisms for their own dissolution. Sure bourgeois imperialist sabotage *occurred* but that doesn't matter. What matters is that Past Socialism failed to defend itself. Past Socialism ought to have known that bourgeois sabotage would happened, and ought to have prepared accordingly.

These two feuding instincts are naturally synthesized as "critical support" where we criticize the past failures of Socialist experiments while upholding them for what they did correctly.

But which of the two narratives is more correct than the other? Are they both equally correct? Which explanation should we look to more often? To me, it is more emotionally compelling and frankly good agitprop to frame Past Socialism as victims of capitalist aggression but it is more constructive moving forward to view them as having failed to defend themselves from the inevitable. Naturally there is a power differential. How could the weak successfully protect themselves from a global hegemony?

And naturally this all dovetails and yin-yangs annoyingly with the "Pure vs. impure" or "ultra vs. pragmatist" discussion that we have all too often. Past Socialisms that defend themselves are decried as "authoritarian" and their defensive tactics, if they stray too far from ideological purity, get them labeled as "state capitalist." Past Socialisms that fail to defend themselves, on the other hand, get seen as martyrs, but they never stick around long enough to become impure or to have to resort to defensive tactics that might seem distasteful or "authoritarian".

(pls read the text and don't argue with the memes, they were merely posted as examples of what I'm talking about in the text)
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SCSU MN Reactionaries

Posted over Leftypol onion: http://76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion/leftypol/

Location:
USA, MN, St. Cloud
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/45.55428/-94.15013

University:
St. Cloud State University
https://www.stcloudstate.edu/
8K to 14K people

The Government:
St. Cloud, MN Police
https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/694/Police

Noteworthy events:
Drag show in Atwood Building and slow buildup of people.
Rumors are it started at 6:30.
Empty by 8:30 due to rumors of arrests that I am inclined to believe are accurate.
My involvement was for the last 20 minutes or less.

My observation:
1. Woke up from nap. This reactionary had a loud speaker.
2. Walked outside. Saw this is it.
3. Got items from a dorm (waterproof camera, camera with 8x zoom NVG, folded flag.)
4. Got their. Informed that arrests occurred. Literally got their just to late to be useful as the masses started leaving in a walking way.
5. I was walking around 40 seconds walking distance near the library. Some cop passed by. I could not hear what he said. He could have told me anything and I would not know. This is bad for me as he could have told me to disperse.

Regime Equipment:
1x Fire Truck full size
1x Ambulance with back doors opened
1x Big pickup truck with police logo and some random cart thing.
3 or more police cars

Theory: Fire trucks and ambulances allow the state to pretend that they are not purely a suppression apparatus.

Reactionaries:
-Noteworthy phrases: "Disgusting"

Observations from Trans Side:
-They stood next to Atwood where the event was. This was a disadvantage since all the dorms are North past the reactionaries.
-About 10 people plus or minus 5 where sitting down on the ground. I assume those people where the arrested.

Prior history of the university:
1. This non-political riot happened in the mid/late 1900s. People from all around came in after it got publicity. Our Homecoming was just straight up canceled for I think multiple decades.
2. The uni got heat in 2016 or so for some conservative sign in Atwood Student Union that was trashing all the usual groups.

Incentives of the university:
1. Political neutrality
2. Commitment to displaying oneself as a gender ally.
3. Avoid bad press of a fight. Their was 2 distinct sides each more than 50. How many are just onlookers is hard to judge.

They will either sweep this under the rug or send out a super vetted email on 9/17 in the afternoon.

The laser google paradox:
1. To protect your eyes from reactionaries is good.
2. The googles protect you from police.
3. #2 is illegal.
-In the future, demonstrators wearing laser googles will be treated the same was as demonstrators who wear gas masks.
-This results in GOP laser wielders being able to blind entire demonstrations with portable IR systems. Nobody is protected from IR lasers, not legally.
-The outcome of this is the left being massed blinded. This is viewed as a good thing by the state and the GOP.

Why I inform leftypol:
1. Seeing a map of a event and state response is good.
2. Being informed over the design of college campuses and how it impacts demonstrators is good.
3.The University will put

TLDR:
Reactionaries are on the North side with a loud speaker near a Trans Event.
Get their just in time to find evacuation due to arrests.
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Why do liberals look to Weimar Germany as a time of great social enlightenment and progressivism?
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How would you define the state?

How would you define what makes up a state or a bureaucracy? Many sociologists have come up with different categories according to different things. One clarification can be made since native Americans nor aborigines or even Mayan civilization can be counted as having a bureaucracy despite them having something of a leader/holy king.

In my opinion the preconditions for a state are a surplus to be managed by that institution which exists outside of production. This is because it's commonly accepted that "civilization" began with accounting and writing when agriculture had us producing surpluses to be accounted for. I'd argue that in many ways accounting is one of the first state institutions that arose.
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Was the Cold War actually a dark age for leftist theory?

Title. While the fall of USSR is lementable, one thing that I am starting to think more and more is that its existance hampered the development of leftism globally.

To keep the story short, I recently decided that I need to do some proper research into leftcommunism, and thus I started reading "Aufheben, What was the USSR?". The piece it self is… well, I haven't finished, but I think its very much in the hysterical bleeding heart side of leftcommunism, although it seems so smug about its own brand of leftcommunism that its kind of hard to tell without reading the whole thing. But anyway, the more important takeaway I got from reading the part 1 was just how grim the Cold War era landscape of leftist discussion seemed.

While I don't trust the authors political perspectives, I do trust the describtion of the debates, and seemingly the Cold War left was absolutely incapable of doing anything else other than navel-gazing USSR and virtue signaling your position on it. Be it trot, leftcom, socdem, critical-supporter or stalinist, everyone couldn't find anything better to do for all that time other than shitting out pointless, retreaded for a million time, with a barrage of then-profound and now cringe-worthy phrases like:
>muh deformed workers state
Seems as if USSR sat rent free in everyones heads, both creating needless leftist infighting about an ultimately pointless topic - even if we now can agree that USSR deserved support, its not like you could do fuck all to support in while living in capitalist, or worse - NATO states. Hence all the effort arguing and bitting each other throats is effort spent not organizing your own countries.

And this last point also contributes to the dark age - everything was placed in terms of learning from or on principle doing a 180 to USSRs leninist praxis. When the reality is that states that aren't 1918 Russia, EPSECIALLY western / industrialized states, need a completely new style of organizing, especially with the collapse of organized labour in the 70's. But even before that, CPUSA was a joke - a Kremlin puppet party with no unique ideas and a retarded and ultimately failed attempt to recreate the patriotism=socialism style of politics that worked in WPO. Cardboard Lincoln wasn't just a joke in Maupin's little sex cult, it was also a joke in the 50's - an artificial praxis that shat up the local American trade union movement.

I am feeling this is getting a bit unorganized, so I'll wrap up by restating that the Cold War, in retrospect, was a theoretical dark age for the left, and that considering the current moment it is a bit sad to see the upsurge in the leftist polarization into two sides between anti-imperialists (a powerless side that can't do fuck all but clench fists and hope for anti-NATO geopolitical developments) and left liberals that just don't want to rock the boat - both equally useless to the historic development of the left.
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Were the world wars arguably due to social collapse?

Especially WWII, the two wars seem to have come out of society basically starting to collapse in the 20th Century as a consequence of imperialism's emergence and spread, idk about pre-WWI, but at least the interwar years were a time of collapsing governments, economic collapse, street brawls as public order dissolved in countries like Germany, etc.
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Pyotr Balayev - a man who can make Grover Furr look like a breadtuber

We have this one anon who always posts about his stuff ( like here >>131457 ), but usually nobody here understands what is he talking about because the majority of leftypol either doesn't know russian, isn't well-versed in soviet history or just doesn't know the russian communist milieu. That's why I made this thread, to explain who he is and why he is important.

I will give you a general information, because I hope the balayevite anon will chime in and explain things more in detail

In the western countries, you don't have many "stalinist" historians, except Grover Furr and maybe Losurdo. But in Russia it is mainstream, so to speak.

The problem is, however, that these "stalinists" are either some freaks (conspiratards or some "red-brown" idiots from the 90s) or they are openly agreeing with the official narratives on Stalin's USSR, but in such a way to make it look they actually support Stalin. I mean shit like "yes, the repressions were bad, but it was necessary!!1" or "Yezhov did that!!! Stalin didn't know about it!", basically making Stalin and people around him look like bloodthirsty maniac (just not THAT bloodthirsty), or making them look like incompetent idiots.

Balayev is probably the only communist-stalinist writer and publicist who disagrees with such methods. Basically, what he claims is that most of modern narratives on Stalin are either based on FAKE ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS or equally as fake "statistics", "testimonies" and other "facts"

Now, how is this different from your mainstream "stalinist" historian - mainstream "stalinists" will agree that documents on Katyn are forgeries but nothing else. Whereas Balayev claims there are many more fake documents, like Order no. 00447, which supposedly started the so called "Great Terror". (there are many weird things about this document - it isn't written on a blank that was usually used for such documents and the language used is really strange - but I don't want to go much into details now to not make a mucho texto OP)

As for The Great Terror, Balayev claims that it is a pure fabrication - no mass repressions were happening in 1937/38. He admits that there were party purges in the party but not some massive repression that would affect the whole population of the USSR. (Unlike the other "stalinists" who claim the mass repressions happened but not in the extent anticommunists say, and were justified).

The official number of 600 thousand victims of The Great Terror that is used even by "revisionist" historians like Arch-Getty, is also fake according to him. Simply, because it wasn't possible for the NKVD to kill so many people in cca 2 years, we don't have mass graves with such large numbers of bodies and the whole narrative stands on just one document published by so called Yakovlev's commission in 1988.

Balayev published a whole book about Great Terror. It's called The Myth of The Great Terror ( Миф о Большом терроре ). This probably made him famous among the russian communists.

I don't want to go further, because I hope the Balayev-poster will show up in this thread, but Balayev has many other unorthodox theories, for example, he says, that the number of human casaulties in WWII was much much lower than the official 27 million estimate (probably 7 million, which is an estimate made right after the war)

Here is a link to his livejournal
https://p-balaev.livejournal.com/
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Propose weird laws

Propose weird but constructive laws, to get a lateral perspective on what society could be without the constraints of this hypernormal capitalist status quo.


i really shouldn't have to say this but if you think this thread is off-topic, you are not fit to moderate this website
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/ukraine/ thread no. 48 - Win/Loss uncertainty edition

>Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted for the first time that Xi Jinping had “concerns” about the situation in Ukraine amid a devastating counter-offensive — but praised China’s leader for his “balanced” approach to the conflict.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/putin-admits-china-has-concerns-over-ukraine/
>Video: Putin’s Headed Toward Defeat in Ukraine. The Only Question Is How Bad a Loser He’ll Be.
https://www.yahoo.com/video/putin-headed-toward-defeat-ukraine-140412408.html
>Getting Ukraine’s Children Back To Learning Is A UNICEF Priority
https://www.forbes.com/sites/unicefusa/2022/09/15/getting-ukraines-children-back-to-learning-is-a-unicef-priority/
>As Ukraine firepower thunders forward, Russian troops fleeing to the border
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-ukraine-firepower-thunders-forward-russian-troops-fleeing-to-the-border-live-updates/ar-AA11RYGCh=7897848b4380

And many more to come.

Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
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Does further development of socialism actually intensify the class struggle more and more as Stalin said, or was Bukharin/Trotsky/Khrushchev correct in denouncing this as simply an excuse to purge rivals?
R: 36 / I: 3

How would you change the education system

Considering the shithole America is in right now, especially with the education system and how it ruins lives for children and teenagers. How would you make it better? Would you grant more rights for students? Make the teachers decide what’s best for the class?
R: 27 / I: 4
Did you work out today leftypol? Post your PRs or any workout program you have. Feel free to post any sports you participate in and your experiences. Also any related Marxist works on physical education ?
R: 40 / I: 3

What are your thoughts on the 'Don't Pay' campaign?

>Don't Pay is a grassroots movement that wants people to leave their winter energy bills unpaid, with the pledge only taking effect after a million people have signed up.
R: 50 / I: 12

Thing Noticing General

A containment thread for all thing noticers to post all the things they have noticed.

Whether these things be big or small, recent or a while ago, online or in real life, etc. as long as they have been noticed, they belong here.
R: 3 / I: 0

News 9/15/22

Nigeria pays compensation to police brutality victims
VICTIMS of Nigerian police brutality have been awarded about £607,000 in compensation by the National Human Rights Commission. It follows investigations into complaints by families of the victims who accused the police of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, illegal arrests, prolonged detentions and illegal seizures of properties.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/nigeria-pays-compensations-sars-police-brutality-victims

More than 70 injured in Khartoum demos, young Sudanese ‘shaved’ again
At least 74 protesters were wounded during anti-junta Marches of the Millions in Khartoum organised by the resistance committees on Tuesday. A day earlier, government forces assaulted young people in the city and forcibly shaved their heads. An officer of the Rapid Support Forces convicted for killing a protester has been released.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/more-than-70-injured-in-khartoum-demos-young-sudanese-shaved-again

Rally Supporting Assange Before Blinken's Arrival in Mexico
The 24F Life and Liberty Coalition called for a rally with cyclists before the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who will arrive in this country on Monday for a dialogue with officials from the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ( AMLO). "I want to thank Mexico for its hospitality and support for Julian Assange. Its support has been tremendous, particularly President Lopez Obrador," Assange's father said.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Rally-Supporting-Assange-Before-Blinkens-Arrival-in-Mexico-20220912-0004.html

Mexico arrests general over 2014 disappearances of 43 students
Mexican authorities have arrested retired general Jose Rodriguez for his suspected involvement in the 2014 disappearance of 43 student teachers, a senior official said Thursday, making him the highest-ranking military officer so far held over the case. Deputy Security Minister Ricardo Mejia said four arrest warrants had recently been issued against military officials over the notorious abduction of the 43 students in the southwestern city of Iguala in 2014.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexico-arrests-general-over-2014-disappearances-43-students-2022-09-15/

Chiquita to trial for financing terrorism in Colombia
American food giant Chiquita Brands will face trial for financing terrorism in Colombia in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, according to victim representatives. In a press statement, human rights NGO EarthRights International said that an appeals court overruled a federal judge who ruled in 2019 that victims of the now-defunct paramilitary organization AUC lacked admissible evidence to sue Chiquita.
https://colombiareports.com/chiquita-to-trial-for-financing-terrorism-in-colombia/

Israeli strikes cause carnage at Syria's airports and raise fear of escalation
The freshly tarmacked runway at Damascus International Airport had barely dried out from lengthy repairs after an Israeli missile attack in June before maintenance workers were mustered for a new mission in Aleppo, where another runway had been damaged. For the third time in three months, a Syrian airport had been targeted and disabled by Israeli night raids, in an apparent escalation unlike any seen before.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-syria-strikes-carnage-airports-escalation

Long March activists protest Turkish chemical attacks in Kurdistan
The Long March of the Kurdish youth movement for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan leads today from Leverkusen to Essen. At the beginning of the twenty-kilometre-long stage, a protest action against the use of chemical weapons by the Turkish army in Kurdistan took place. The activists from several countries gathered at Chempark Leverkusen in protective suits and yellow smoke and displayed symbols of the Kurdish guerrillas.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/long-march-activists-protest-turkish-chemical-attacks-in-kurdistan-62493

US Announces Fund to Benefit Afghan Economy—Using Stolen Afghan Bank Reserves
Rights organizations on Thursday responded to a new Biden administration plan to use $3.5 billion in U.S.-held Afghan funds to "help mitigate the economic challenges" facing the people of Afghanistan by saying the proposal was "better than keeping that money locked away in a U.S. vault" but must only be the first step in returning $7 billion in stolen money to Afghanistan.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/09/15/us-announces-fund-benefit-afghan-economy-using-stolen-afghan-bank-reserves

UP: Outrage Over ‘Rape-Murder’ of Dalit Sisters, Lakhimpur Turns Into Fortress
Poonam Baudh, an advocate who heads the Savitribai Phule Mahila Adhikar Manch that was at the forefront of protests during the Hathras rape, said that such incident won't stop until the government take serious action against the accused so that and future generations could not dare to commit such heinous crime. "In almost every rape case against dalits, you see the same pattern that accused either walk free or are granted bail easily that lead to more such crimes. In many cases, including Hathras case, upper caste group hold a panchayat in favour of the accused. The government must set an example for any petty crime being done against dalit otherwise this won't stop," she told NewsClick.
https://www.newsclick.in/UP-outrage-rape-murder-dalit-sisters-lakhimpur-fortress

Germany Working on Historic Takeover of Three Gas Companies
State ownership of Uniper, VNG AG and Securing Energy for Europe GmbH, formerly Gazprom Germania GmbH, is the main solution under discussion, the people said, declining to be identified because the information is private. The exact specifics have yet to be agreed but a conclusion could be reached in the coming days, given the scale of the crisis, the people said.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-15/germany-working-on-historic-takeover-of-three-gas-companies
https://archive.ph/J0ohx
R: 60 / I: 11

RIP Jean-Luc Godard

French communist filmmaker untill the very end. If you haven't seen his movies you should definitely watch these:
>1967 La Chinoise
>1969 British Sounds
>1971 Vladimir et Rosa
>1972 Tout va bien
>2010 Film Socialisme
R: 638 / I: 133 (full)

/Ukraine Thread/ #47 - Let Drop the Bombs of War Edition

The Butthurt Belt Expanding? Azerbaijan moves in for Armenia, and Georgia considers a renewed war with Russia. Meanwhile, Ukraine must continue to cope with a collapsing power grid.

>Georgian Dream Party promises to hold referendum on beginning war on Russia

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/09/13/georgian-dream-party-promises-to-hold-referendum-on-beginning-war-on-russia/
>EU Commissioner for Competition and Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Control Margrethe Vestager says you have to control your teenagers showers in order to beat Putin.
https://twitter.com/AZmilitary1/status/1569802157221711873?t=LtGb6qVpZt2fsFhFA1N-6w&s=19
>European Manufacturers Reel From Russian Gas Shutoff
https://archive.ph/2aWUK#selection-105.5-105.60
>Erdogan is attending Shanghai Cooperation Council meetings this week with Xi, Modi, Putin, Lukashenko, Raisi, Pashinyan and Aliyev.
https://niter.hu/ragipsoylu/status/1568871705392603138?s=20&t=8ied8j-fVqt_jxSphkSB4Q
>Hostilities along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and reported strikes on civilian objects in Armenia are unacceptable and must stop immediately. There is no military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh; diplomacy must prevail.
-Official Account of Michael Carpenter, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europ
https://nitter.hu/USAmbOSCE/status/1569571214191902721?s=20&t=PjdUX6qELSEN-ha79zA78g


Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
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https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

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https://t.me/milinfolive
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https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 25 / I: 10

Leftist Paramilitaries

Why did paramilitarism died so hard?
While they were connected with fascoids not all them were right wing
Do you any intresting take on their history or their comeback?
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New American Reich

Has Biden gone full fashie and called for the purging of all MAGA republicans? I don’t think I’ve seen him this impassioned about something since he was Vice President.
R: 98 / I: 14

Marx's shortcomings

Rightoids seem to think we worship Marx as a prophet so this is a thread for you intellectuals to criticize Marx in a valid way.
As for me, I think some of his opinions on "progressive power of imperialism/colonialism" were cringe. His theory of false consciousness is too simplistic. He should've never brought up the transformation problem. Marx's bad habit was that often he used to attack people using strawmans rather than critically understanding their viewpoints and become of this you get cringe shit like his awful behavior in the first international and books like the german ideology. He really wasn't a cooperative and understanding person and he definitely suffered from a kind of superiority complex. You gotta give it to Engels for his patience.
I also think marx should've written for the common public too. Das Kapital is too scholarly and obscurantist for your average worker to read and comprehend properly. He should've condensed his thoughts into an accessible form. I mean even now all marxists do is bicker about what Marx meant by this or that.
>inb4 gay authoritarian mods unironically delete this thread for criticizing marx proving rightoids claim
R: 85 / I: 14
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/09/a-new-way-of-life-the-marxist-post-capitalist-green-manifesto-captivating-japan
https://mronline.org/2021/05/06/more-young-japanese-look-to-marx-amid-pandemic-climate-crisis/

Apparently interest in Marx is resurging among younger people in Japan, partly because of the experience of the COVID pandemic, and partly because of how well this Saito guy seems to be popularizing his work within a green-politics context. Pretty remarkable for such a die-hard capitalist country with a ruling conservative party.

Any Japanons around here willing to shed some light on this?
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THIS BOOK IS FUCKING TRASH

I’m so fucking disappointed by the ending
It’s like a worse version of 1984 but instead of at least trying to explore aspects of a troubled society where propaganda is rampant while living conditions are abysmal Bradbury just flat out does nothing with his dystopia and kills off every other character at the end for fucking nothing and drops the book entirely after that

No fucking exploration of how information affects society as a whole, no fucking resolution that feels satisfying. Just a shit ending designed to sound smart or edgy. Fuck this
R: 18 / I: 3

Resentment Pu

If you listen to Putin in recent years, it is clear that he harbored a deep grudge against Lenin, who allegedly created, according to Putin's version, one "quasi-state" that he hates, which he is now trying to eliminate by either decommunization or denazification.

Rather, the first, because a person who pathologically hates the USSR and honors the Russian fascist Ilyin, will definitely talk about the fight against Nazism to mask his true intentions. No wonder Churchill said immediately after the victory over fascism: the fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists.

In addition, Putin harbored a deep grudge against the West, which allegedly deceived him. This is evident from his speech at the Eastern Economic Forum, where he repeatedly addressed this topic:

>It turned out that once again it was just, as people say, rudely thrown, cheated.

>Once again, they just cheated and continue to cheat.
>What we see is another brazen deception.
>This is just a scam, a boorish and arrogant attitude towards those partners for whom all this was allegedly done. They just cheated, you know?

JJudging by the vocabulary and the repeated repetition of the same thought expressed in a vivid emotional form, the depth of Putin's resentment against his partners who betrayed him is very great. Even more than Lenin.

It is understandable. After all, Putin has been trying for many years, fulfilling all the most harmful wishes of the IMF and the WTO for the country, so that the main world bourgeois would recognize him and his friends - the same glavburzhu on a global scale, and also accepted into the Seven and NATO.

But, apparently, the Russian so-called elite, who betrayed the interests of the country after 1991, are in bad shape. Yachts and villas on the Cote d'Azur, Italy and Miami were received, but they did not become equal for Western elites. Hence Putin's deep resentment.

By the way, he should be offended solely by himself. It's not for nothing that they say that if you were deceived once, then it's your cheaters' fault. And if you have been deceived two or more times, then it is solely your fault.
R: 20 / I: 4

What are some experiences you have had with indoctrination?

In the 4th grade when Obama first got elected my teacher sat us down and said basically under Bush, only the front two rows of kids (metaphor for the rich) would get a chance at a good life. Then he said under Obama, now all rows of kids would get a chance. what bullshit. Same teacher also told us bullshit about Tiananmen Square
R: 34 / I: 4

Tendency Survey

I'm tired of guessing so I want to find out what the tendency makeup of this site is. Please use this strawpoll: https://strawpoll.com/polls/XOgOJGGWan3
R: 59 / I: 29

Post all 9/11 inconsistencies

Flight that hit the 2nd tower was going at 560 miles an hour at sea level

Almost 200 mph faster than the aircraft's max speed and would've seen it disintegrate in the air at that speed
R: 5 / I: 1

News 9/14/22

Civilian rescuers save refugees stranded in the Mediterranean for over a week
CIVILIAN rescuers reached a refugee boat in the central Mediterranean on Tuesday night that had been adrift for over a week since leaving Lebanon. The search-and-rescue organisation SOS Humanity announced yesterday morning that the crew of its ship, Humanity 1, had located the boat on Tuesday evening and brought everyone aboard.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/civilian-rescuers-save-refugees-stranded-mediterranean-over-week

Armenia says 105 troops killed in Azerbaijan border clashes
More than 100 Armenian soldiers have been killed in border clashes with Azerbaijan since Monday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said. Azerbaijan says 50 of its own troops have also been killed in the fighting, which both sides blame on the other. … Russia and the US have each called for peace between the two countries.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62828239

Seven soldiers killed in actions by YJA Star guerrillas
According to the Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG), seven soldiers of the Turkish army were killed during the ongoing invasion campaign in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). The guerrillas also destroyed a surveillance camera system installed by the invading forces.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/kurdistan/seven-soldiers-killed-in-actions-by-yja-star-guerrillas-62480

Turkey: New poll shows most believe crisis with Greece triggered by elections
In the survey, conducted by Metropoll between 13 and 17 August in 28 provinces among 1,717 citizens, 52 percent said the crisis with Greece was sparked by the elections, with only 26.2 percent not agreeing. The respondents added that, despite historic tensions, 64 percent of them didn't consider Greece an enemy nation.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-greece-tensions-triggered-elections-poll

Depositors hold up two Lebanese banks to grab their own money
Two seemingly armed and desperate Lebanese depositors held up banks on Wednesday to force access to their own money, which has been blocked during a national financial meltdown. One woman with a gun and some associates briefly held hostages at a branch of BLOM Bank (BLOM.BY) in the capital Beirut, before leaving with more than $13,000 in cash from her account, a source from a depositors' advocacy group said.
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/woman-holds-up-lebanese-bank-13000-her-own-money-advocacy-group-says-2022-09-14/

Election-time Brazil gasoline tax cut to lead mills to shun ethanol
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's move to sharply cut taxes on fuels, particularly gasoline, to boost his reelection chances has squeezed ethanol's profit margins and is expected to lead mills to shun the biofuel and focus strongly on sugar.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/election-time-brazil-gasoline-tax-cut-lead-mills-shun-ethanol-2022-09-13/

Journalist Who Reported Guatemalan Police Brutality is Released
Judge Anibal Arteaga dismissed the accusations that 13 National Civil Police (PNC) agents had filed against the journalist and 11 fishermen. The agents claimed to have been physically attacked by them during a demonstration in the El Estor municipality in October 2021.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Journalist-Who-Reported-Guatemalan-Police-Brutality-is-Released-20220914-0007.html

Third person arrested in Argentina over attempt to assassinate vice-president
Sabag Montiel’s girlfriend, Brenda Uliarte, who was also present at the scene, was arrested a few hours later. On Tuesday, Agustina Díaz, a friend of the couple, was arrested, reportedly after a forensic examination of Uliarte’s cellphone revealed messages between her, Sabag Montiel and Díaz regarding the attack.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/13/argentina-vice-president-assassination-attempt-third-arrest

Climate activists defy protest ban at largest oil terminal in England
CLIMATE change activists have risked prison by defying a court injunction banning protests near a Midland oil terminal. About 50 Just Stop Oil campaigners staged a peaceful sit-down protest near the Kingsbury terminal in Warwickshire in defiance of an injunction obtained by North Warwickshire Borough Council in April.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/climate-activists-defy-protest-ban-at-largest-oil-terminal-in-england

Government announces Poland’s highest ever minimum wage rise
The hikes – which will see the minimum wage go up 480 zloty in January and a further 110 zloty in July – comes after annual inflation reached a new 25-year high of 16.1% last month and is forecast to remain high this year and next. While announcing the rise yesterday, Prime Minister Morawiecki declared that his government was “restoring the dignity of work”. Around 3 million of the lowest paid workers are to receive a raise.
https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/09/14/government-announces-polands-highest-ever-minimum-wage-rise/

TN: Promises at JACTO-GEO Conference Unmet, Workers Feel Betrayed by Stalin
Speaking to NewsClick Bakthavatchalam, President of JACTO-GEO said, “the chief minister has not fulfilled any of our demands. We were expecting many announcements, he only said that our demands would be met one by one over time.” … Many resolutions were passed at the JACTO-GEO conference where they urged the union government to withdraw the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on essential commodities, including rice.
https://www.newsclick.in/TN-promises-JACTO-GEO-conference-unmet-workers-feel-betrayed-stalin

CA confirms Remulla as Justice secretary
Remulla’s nomination as DOJ secretary was met with heavy criticism from human rights and press freedom advocates. Advocates have denounced Remulla’s track record of “red-tagging” activists and civilians, especially after he accused supporters of former Vice President Leni Robredo of being linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army during the 2022 elections.
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1663806/ca-confirms-remulla-as-justice-secretary
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Is neo-liberalism still capitalist ?

One of the defining features of capitalism is using the machine mode of production. Compare that to feudalism that is using a agrarian mode of production.
Socialism is also using the machine mode of production, but it's a more advanced form that removes the fetters on the productive forces that are still present in capitalism.

The reason that makes me question whether neo-liberalism is still capitalist is because the neo-liberals are now sabotaging energy production in Europe, and to a lesser extend in the US as well. The machine mode of production is inextricably linked with large scale energy production. I think that capitalism is contingent on the machine mode of production, because profits are not possible in a agrarian mode of production.

People like Micheal Hudson have proposed to look at neo-liberalism as financial-feudalism. That does seem to have become more plausible recently. However i do think that Marx is correct that finances only contain fictional capital that can't exist without the productive industrial sector. So if the machine mode of production goes away finance capital will too. So maybe it's more correct to say that the neo-feudal stuff grows out of the financial systems ?

Marx also spoke about a power-struggle between industrial capital and financial capital. He expected that Industrial capital would subordinate finances to the needs of the industrial system. That did not happen, at least not in the history of Europe or the US. However it does look like the struggle between the West and China, is early similar to that. In China the financial system has been subordinated to the needs of industry. In concrete terms it means that capital has to reinvest into improving the means of production to continue existing. And the kind of neo-liberal style halt on investment into productive capital in favor for financial speculation is being dismantled. I believe that the constant false predictions of a Chinese collapse might be related to that.

It could be that Europe comes to it's senses and abandons the policy of suicide by sanctions and restores it's energy-supply, and then this post becomes a waste of key-strokes. However that seems unlikely, at least based on the messages that are being broadcast from the centers of political power. (Many European capitalists will get destroyed in the coming energy crunch and i wonder why these don't defend them self)

So once/if Europe has been turned into an "economic deadzone" as Micheal Hudson calls it. What will happen then ? US capital can't really seize the opportunity in this situation. It's not like after WW2 when Europe was destroyed and the US was the primary industrial power that was well positioned to jump in. The only country that has enough industrial capacity to take advantage of this situation is China.

Some people might think that Europe will just exist in a state of low energy production. As in permanently abandoning the machine mode of production. That however goes against the laws of statistical dynamics, that say: low-entropy-maximizing configurations of matter are super improbable. I would say that Europe becomes an economic vacuum and the question is what will rush in to fill it.

Many will claim that US imperial finance is super powerful and it will be them that fills the void. However i find it hard to explain how they could do it in a way that can satisfy the conditions imposed by physical realities described in statistical mechanics. Obviously industrial production of goods and services is not the only way to maximize entropy. Another way to do that is a huge war, with lots of big weapons that release a lot of energy. I don't know where to find the information about the US military to calculate their thermodynamic profile and figure out how likely that scenario is.

So in conclusion, i think that it's possible that the latent neo-feudal tendencies in neo-liberalism can manifest long enough to temporarily wreck the machine-mode of production. However to persist they would have to defy the laws of thermo dynamics.

Is anybody willing to make a prediction how this will play out ?
or comment on the theoretical status of neoliberalism, do you consider neo-liberalism to be still part of capitalism after it has started to sabotage Energy production ?
R: 604 / I: 99 (full)
/Ukraine Thread/ #46 - Blackout Special

More than 50% of Ukraines eletricity network down!

>War as Cope: Ukraine as Desert Storm, Iraq-Afghanistan as Vietnam

https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/war-as-cope-ukraine-as-desert-storm
>Russian regrouping in Kharkov will speed up Battle of Donbass
https://www.indianpunchline.com/russian-regrouping-in-kharkov-will-speed-up-battle-of-donbass/
>European Manufacturers Reel From Russian Gas Shutoff
https://archive.ph/2aWUK#selection-105.5-105.60
>Erdogan is attending Shanghai Cooperation Council meetings this week with Xi, Modi, Putin, Lukashenko, Raisi, Pashinyan and Aliyev.
https://niter.hu/ragipsoylu/status/1568871705392603138?s=20&t=8ied8j-fVqt_jxSphkSB4Q
>Hostilities along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and reported strikes on civilian objects in Armenia are unacceptable and must stop immediately. There is no military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh; diplomacy must prevail.
-Official Account of Michael Carpenter, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europ
https://nitter.hu/USAmbOSCE/status/1569571214191902721?s=20&t=PjdUX6qELSEN-ha79zA78g


Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
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https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT (not posting anymore :<)
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 22 / I: 2

Digital Copying and other Post-Scarcity Distribution

<Some quick polling questions to everyone:
1- Do you use paid streaming services for music or video?
2- Do you engage in illegal digital copying?
3- How common would you say illegal digital copying is today?
4- Which region of the world are you in?
—–
A thread for discussion of social, economic and political themes of digital copying.

>inb4 /tech/

This is not about the technical side, nor for linking to shared files. This is about discussing how post-scarcity of information, a fundamental change to production and distribution, has impacted the world, and how it may continue to do so. This is also an opportunity to discuss how post-scarcity in other areas like food or medicine may affect society and economics, as we can see some of the ways information copying historically interacted with artificial scarcity and intellectual property. Do capitalism and socialism historically treat these differently, and are there other political or cultural divides (such as with Russia and USA's differing approaches)?

A relevant short documentary:
https://archive.org/details/VODO269StealThisFilm2.5
One part that has stood out is how the USA and its music industry has attempted to enforce their copyright laws internationally with major economic threats, which suggests that this issue isn't trivial for them.

Do you have opinions of electoral Pirate parties? Are the ones in your country just libs?
R: 8 / I: 2

News 9/13/22

One Soldier Killed, Six Wounded in Attack by ELN Guerrillas in Eastern Colombia
Three other soldiers, a non-commissioned officer and an army geographic advisor were wounded and were taken to the hospital in Saravena. The ELN recently rejected the “total peace” plan proposed by the new Colombian government of Gustavo Petro, due to this agreement also including organized crime groups, thus depoliticizing the left-wing armed struggle of the ELN, and conflating it with drug traffickers and paramilitary groups.
https://abolitionmedia.noblogs.org/post/2022/09/12/one-soldier-killed-six-wounded-in-attack-by-eln-guerrillas-in-eastern-colombia/

Colombia’s oil company suspends fracking
Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol said Tuesday that it would suspend its fracking operations. The company made the surprise announcement after Congress began debating a bill to ban the controversial practice to extract oil or gas from the earth.
https://colombiareports.com/colombia-suspends-fracking/

Chile: Experts To Accompany Process for a New Constitution
On Monday, a meeting of parties and benches at the beginning of the process for a new Constitution was held in a room of the National Congress with the presence of 40 political leaders from the left and right. The new Convention must have gender parity, as the previous assembly members were elected, and the body's final text to be drafted must be submitted to a referendum.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Experts-To-Accompany-Process-for-a-New-Constitution-20220912-0019.html

UAE: Journalists reportedly sacked en masse over article on cost of living crisis
The Emirati news website Al-Roeya has sacked dozens of editors and journalists after the publication of an article highlighting the economic impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the cost of living for low-income residents of the UAE. Raseef22, a Lebanese news website that revealed the mass sacking last week, reported that employees, journalists and senior editors were fired, and some of them questioned, before Al-Roeya's main online sections were shut down last week.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-journalists-mass-sacking-report-cost-of-living-crisis

UN rapporteur calls for an end to sanctions against Iran
She said delivery of medicines and medical equipment to Iran was “severely undermined” by the effects of sanctions on finance, trade, shipping, insurance and over-compliance on the part of foreign businesses and suppliers. “These constitute serious impediments to the enjoyment of the right to the highest attainable standard of health by all Iranians.”
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/13/un-rapporteur-calls-for-an-end-to-sanctions-against-iran
https://archive.ph/hAkCT

On 10th anniversary of Baldia factory fire in Pakistan, activists demand social security for all workers
The rally was organized by the Association of the Affectees of Baldia Factory Fire, Home-based Women Workers Federation, and National Trade Union Federation (NTUF). The participants lit candles and clay lamps in commemoration of the deceased workers and displayed their pictures. They demanded a safe working environment and social security for all workers and the implementation of labor laws.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/13/on-10th-anniversary-of-baldia-factory-fire-in-pakistan-activists-demand-social-security-for-all-workers/

U.S., Russia call to end new Armenia-Azeri conflict
The governments of Russia, the U.S., and France are all calling for restraint after fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, on their shared border, has killed at least 49 Armenian troops according to the Armenian government, and raised fear of another full-fledged war in former countries of the Soviet Union.
https://news.yahoo.com/u-russia-call-end-armenia-153832429.html?guccounter=1
https://archive.ph/sAf7L

Kremlin speaks out on potential mobilization
Peskov said there was “no talk” of mobilization and downplayed some of the criticism that the military leadership and the ministry faced from various commentators over the retreat and Ukrainian gains. He assessed that the Russian public supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine and was “very sensitive” to events there, meaning some people will take last week’s setback very emotionally.
https://www.rt.com/russia/562708-kremlin-mobilization-ukraine-offensive/

Pro-Kremlin Figures Voice Frustration After Ukraine Routs Moscow’s Forces
Former lawmaker Boris Nadezhdin gave a sobering outlook of Russia’s prospects in the war if it doesn’t change the tactics it’s employed so far. “It’s absolutely impossible to defeat Ukraine using those resources and colonial war methods with which Russia is trying to wage war, using contract soldiers, mercenaries, [there is] no mobilization. A strong army, fully supported by the most powerful countries, is opposing the Russian army,” Nadezhdin said.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/09/12/pro-kremlin-figures-voice-frustration-after-ukraine-routs-moscows-forces-a78769

Wildfires in France tear through 1,000 hectares of land as temperatures hit record high
WILDFIRES in south-western France have torn through over 1,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of residents amid record September temperatures. Fires that began to rage on Monday caused the evacuation of over 500 people in the Gironde region and a smaller blaze burned near Dax, south of Bordeaux, where temperatures hit 39°C.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/wildfires-france-tear-through-1000-hectares-land-temperatures-hit-record-high
R: 67 / I: 24 (sage)

Leak RAND corp documents

America behind ukraine war trying to make EU economy collapse and snipe their top talent. i hope america gets nuked one of these days. fucking american trash behind everything bad in the world arn't they?
R: 598 / I: 175

/ukraine/ thread nr. 45 - «Some help from the opposite side of the world» edition

>Ukraine's armed forces have used Australian Bushmaster vehicles to retake vital territory from Russia.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11203435/Ukraine-armed-forces-use-Australian-Bushmaster-vehicles-retake-ground-Russia.html
>Vladimir Putin has yet to comment on recent Ukrainian gains, but spokesperson says Russia's goal is unchanged
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-invasion-day-201-1.6579663
>Ukraine’s Recent Success Was Anything but Sudden
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ukraine-e2-80-99s-recent-success-was-anything-but-sudden/ar-AA11Jg7O
>Ukraine war: A successful surprise attack - but danger still looms
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62879363

Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 32 / I: 6

Deboonk: "Antifa violence makes fascists win"

This should be a quick and simple thread. Debunk the claims that run along the line of "In 1920-30s Germany (and in USA now), the nazis were peaceful public demonstrators and the mean old antifa were violent scary thugs, so everyone was scared of antifa and communists and the fascists became more popular by defending against the evil antifa. Therefore violent anti-fascism makes fascism more powerful!"

>make an evidence-based argument to either rebut the statement, or otherwise justify [public] violent resistance during 'peace time' in these scenarios as positive to socialist movements

>short one-line knee-jerk shitposts are off-topic derails, don't waste your time. we all know you know it's bullshit
>assume the person you're talking to isn't a fascist, marxist or anarchist
R: 576 / I: 107

Question on Russia's invasion of Ukraine- no ziggers allowed

Why are so many leftists supporting Russia in this war? I'm not just talking about online, I'm talking about famous leftists. Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad, both of whom have spent so much of their criticizing USA and NATO for similar invasions, blame NATO here too. Ukraine got invaded, and its territorial integrity violated, thousands of innocents died, so much infrastructure destroyed. Why do leftists still only focus on how NATO is bad? This is not the time to criticize NATO, this is the time to show solidarity with a besieged country. And the worst part is these people claim to be anti-war, whereas they seem to be more or less cheering on Russia.
R: 32 / I: 0

Thoughts on Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky?

Have any anons here read their books, have criticisms or pros/cons of them and their ideologies? Tolstoy’s life as an Orthodox mystic intrigues me in particular and I think Dostoevsky was correct on his assessment of Slavs, which is why we see no “unity” as Poles and Balkans have consolidated power to capitalist interests.
R: 17 / I: 6
This is what electoralism gets you, "communist" parties and their lackeys proudly defending the neoliberal president masquerading as a socdem masquerading as a socialist to the point they proudly announce their willingness to beat up "anarchists" (keyword for anyone protesting) and report them to the police.

What went so wrong in Chile? (everything)
R: 6 / I: 1

News 9/12/22

From free crumpets to store discounts, UK grocers lure workers
With job vacancies in Britain close to a record high, retailers including Tesco Plc (TSCO.L) have begun offering better perks to workers, enticing them with free food and essentials during a cost-of-living crisis. Britain's labour market emerged from the pandemic with unemployment at its lowest levels since 1974 and record energy prices that have contributed to surging inflation. Vacancies in the three months to July fell for the first time since mid-2020 but stayed close to an all-time high at 1.3 million.
https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/free-crumpets-store-discounts-uk-grocers-lure-workers-2022-09-12/

‘A recipe for privatisation’ — Executives of firms draining cash from NHS appointed to board
NHS have campaigners warned that the new management boards are “a recipe for privatisation” and are resisting the appointments. So-called local integrated care boards (ICBs) are replacing clinical commissioning groups, which decide how taxpayers’ money is spent in the NHS and on what. The boards are being introduced under the Tories’ Health & Care Act, which became law in April.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/a-recipe-for-privatisation-executives-of-firms-draining-cash-from-nhs-appointed-to-board

Met police suspends officer involved in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba
The Metropolitan police officer who fired the shot that killed 24-year-old Chris Kaba has been suspended from frontline dutiesthe Metropolitan police has confirmed in a statement. The unarmed man was shot dead by police in Streatham Hill, south London, last Monday night. Kaba was driving a vehicle which was stopped following the activation of an automatic number plate recognition camera, which indicated the car had been linked to a firearms offence in the previous days.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/12/met-officer-who-shot-chris-kaba-suspended-from-frontline-duties

Sweden election: Result could take days as vote too close to call
Exit polls at first predicted victory for the incumbent left-wing coalition, but results later suggested the right-wing bloc could narrowly win. Crime and integration of communities were major issues in the campaign, and the far-right Sweden Democrats look set to become the second-largest party. It could take until Wednesday for all votes to be counted. Soon after polls closed, an early exit poll by Sweden's public broadcaster suggested Ms Andersson's coalition of four left-wing parties would narrowly win, with 49.8% of the vote compared to 49.2%.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62872545

Okinawa voters re-elect opposition-backed governor, media report
Voters in Japan's Okinawa re-elected Denny Tamaki as governor on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK and other media said, backing an independent candidate who wants a smaller U.S. military footprint on the chain of islands near Taiwan.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/okinawa-voters-expected-turn-backs-central-govt-despite-china-threat-2022-09-11/

Indonesia: Hundreds of Conservative Muslims in Jakarta Protest Fuel Price Hikes
Protests against the increases have been held across Indonesia, mostly by students and workers, but calm had largely returned to Jakarta, the capital, over the past three days before Monday's demonstration. The protest was organised by a conservative Muslim alliance that held mass demonstrations in 2016 against Jakarta's ethnic Chinese Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, that led to him being imprisoned for blasphemy.
https://www.newsclick.in/Indonesia-Hundreds-Conservative-Muslims-Jakarta-Protest-Fuel-Price-Hikes

Hundreds protest across occupied West Bank for release of terminally ill Palestinian prisoner
The protesters carried banners demanding international pressure on Israel to release Hmeid from prison so that he can spend his last days with his family. Hmeid is serving multiple life sentences and has been in Israeli prison since 2002. He is suffering from cancer and has been in a coma since earlier this year. He is currently admitted to Israel’s Ramla prison clinic.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/12/hundreds-protest-across-occupied-west-bank-for-release-of-terminally-ill-palestinian-prisoner/

Israel watches closely as West Bank seethes
Palestinians are waking up almost every day to news of violence and armed clashes across the West Bank. The armed clashes, which for months had been limited to the Jenin refugee camp and the old city of Nablus, have now expanded to other areas of the West Bank, including the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, al-Faraa camp near Tubas, the village of Rujib near Nablus, the village of Silwad near Ramallah and the towns of Burqin and Qabatiya near Jenin.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/israel-watches-closely-west-bank-seethes

Mossad chief: Iran nuclear deal won’t halt Israeli ‘operations’
The head of Israel’s spy agency Mossad said the revival of a nuclear deal with world powers will not give Iran “immunity” from Israeli operations. Israel has long opposed the 2015 nuclear deal, saying it did not go far enough to halt Iran’s nuclear programme and does not address what it sees as hostile Iranian military activity across the Middle East.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/12/mossad-chief-says-will-any-iran-deal-will-not-impact-israel
https://archive.ph/rrMIZ

‘ANC is like a used condom that will be dumped at any time’: Malema
These are the words of EFF leader Julius Malema, who described the ruling party as a tool used by “white monopoly capital” to mislead South Africans. Malema was addressing party members at the EFF People’s Assembly in Gauteng on Sunday. … “The ANC is not our enemy but it is a tool used by the enemy to perpetuate the interest of the enemy forces. So, instead of saying the ANC is an enemy, we must know the ANC is like a used condom that will be dumped at any time once they are finished using it.”
https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2022-09-12-anc-is-like-a-used-condom-that-will-be-dumped-at-any-time-malema/
https://archive.ph/6WOvF
R: 8 / I: 0
Is this true today in the case of the China-Taiwan debate? Or perhaps are they just not considered to be a nation for whatever reason?
>A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture
Taiwan has had economic separation from mainland China for many many decades, has a common language, defined territory, vastly different economic life, and consider themselves to not be "Chinese" unlike other regions of China like Hong Kong where the majority still do consider themselves to be Chinese.
R: 602 / I: 161 (full)

/Ukraine/ Thread #44 - "Grüezi, Heizungschützstaffel!" edition

/Ukraine/ Thread #44 - "Grüezi, Heizungsschützstaffel!" edition
alternatively: /Ukraine/ Thread #44 - Tactical retreat edition

Russian troops have mostly retreated from Kharkov oblast. What is their end game, I dunno.
Also, game bread here because why not: >>>/games/22013

!! LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 61 / I: 5

Curtis Yarvin?

This guy seems like a libertarian larping as a fascist (or vice versa), alot of his ideas just seem like libertarianism(hoppean-variant) dressed up in pedantic wordy language.

He is the ultimate incarnation of the philosophically illiterate "STEMLORD" stereotype where he is incredibly ignorant of thousands of years of political and other philosophy (degree in CS afaik) but instead makes his own philosophy out of his own musings, reading machiavelli and skimming Mises.

To quote another rightoid reviewing his work:

>Yarvin’s approach is typical of the ideologically driven autodidact. His focus is extremely narrow and his analysis and conclusions are Gnostic. The Kingdom of Darkness wars with the Kingdom of Light, but with the keys provided by Curtis Yarvin, we can see the truth. Anything that does not fit the story does not appear. This means that at no point does Yarvin engage with any actual arguments of those he has designated as his opponents, i.e., Progressives, since he regards them all as cover for lies. I suppose that’s satisfying for his acolytes, and internally coherent, but not overly attractive to the world at large—thus justifying Yarvin in his conclusion that discussion is worthless.


TLDR:

- New deal expanded civil service
- Academia graduates a bunch of woke PMCs who staff civil service and media
- Progressives and leftists just want power and wokeshit is just an excuse to get it
- This project is ultimately doomed to fail
- A CEO-King from the business world is needed to run everything because CEOs know how staff and run an organization.

Again, this demonstrates the difference between left-populism and right populism. Both share the use of the term "elite" but it's meaning is protean and nebulous. Left populism is just vulgarized marxism in that it sees the "elites" as the bourgeoisie, the only difference between the socialist aligned populism with the liberal populism is that the liberal version sees this as a corruption of the system which can be correct with campaign finance laws or something.

Whereas what right-populists mean by "the elite" is just civil servants and government bureaucrats. They have no problem with wealthy businessmen influencing shit because they've "earned" the right. They have a problem with liberal civil servants wielding the state apparatus to woke purposes. So the solution is what Bannon calls "deconstructing the administrative state" or "draining the swamp", or what Moldbug/Yarvin calls "RAGE (retire all government employees)". It's just using democracy to implement hoppean libertarianism.

Moldbug/Yarvin goes a step further and says we should have a CEO as an absolute monarch (consistant with Hoppe) however most right populists are happy to stop in step 1 in deconstructing the federal bureaucracy and leave liberal democracy intact otherwise.

Again, how is this literally any different from 1980s small government Reaganism? Yarvin seems like a libertarian teen from the 80s read too much Ayn Rand and started doing pedantic schizoposting and a bunch of people took him seriously.

Also he's just wrong that woke capitalism can't reproduce itself. It can and actually way more successfully than non-woke capitalism. The populist right aligns with a certain subsection of capitalists and the petit-bourgeois who are opposed to other factions which do prefer a more statist approach.

One can imagine an alternative timeline where Paul Ryan majored in computer science, made it in silicon valley, then did a bunch of drugs and started schizoposting on a blog - and this is basically the result.
R: 941 / I: 323 (full)

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/08/queen-elizabeth-ii-britains-longest-reigning-monarch-dies-aged-96

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has died at the age of 96.

May the king perish soon as well.

Preceding thread:
>>1160945
R: 605 / I: 188 (full)  

/auspol / - Australia General Vl

'LNP Bros…It's over' edition

- News/info:
https://www.michaelwest.com.au/
https://www.reddit.com/r/AustralianPolitics/
https://overland.org.au/
https://arena.org.au/
https://www.greenleft.org.au/
https://www.themonthly.com.au/
https://www.crikey.com.au/
https://www.redblacknotes.com/
https://www.surplusvalue.org.au/McQueen/index.htm
https://www.auscp.org.au/militant-monthly
https://redflag.org.au/
https://marxistleftreview.org/?topic=australia

Fresh guardian just dropped:
https://cpa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Guardian2007_2022-05-23.pdf

McNamara and Richmond got turned into Lab v. Green races, So a Lab/Grn MP no matter what there.
Everywhere else except Brisbane is just Lab v. LNP within a % point of each other at 70% counted.
Could end up with Lab-Grn de-facto coalition, Could still just be a Lab majority at this point.
R: 13 / I: 1

Cayman Islands

Why are tax havens like this even allowed to exist? What would happen if Cuba or Venezuela or some anarkidde stopped giving a fuck and bombed it, what would happen to all the money stored in its various funds and banks? Isn't it kind of vulnerable?
R: 163 / I: 45

Infinity Cup 7 General

General Virtual Divegrass thread for the upcoming Infinity Cup 7

Draw stream (with test matches) is set for Friday, 12 August
First match is set for either Saturday 20 August or Sunday 21 August

>w-what?

>>>/games/18613
>>>/games/10211
https://anon.cafe/icup/res/2934.html
ICUP and /pol/eague are two competitions /leftypol/ competes in, it's essentially an excuse for fun and banter. Early this year we competed against various /pol/ boards, but this season we're in the Infinity Cup, a continuation of the 8chan competition which is open to many smaller imageboards. This one is much more laid back and causal, and with some funner boards including /otter/, /kind/, /loomis/, /monster/, /eris/ and /cuckquean/ (full list in the linked /icup/ thread).
8ch users may remember that this is the cup that we won back in 2016, representing the USSC.

This thread serves to organize the team, request changes, create OC, and generally get hyped for some fun matches.

See also: Kit thread at >>>/draw/2554 since our current default is, well, not the best.

Early warning: I may not have the free time to properly backport all the models all by myself, especially if we want any player changes, but the main ones will be there. It's normal to not have models for all the players in this cup.
R: 55 / I: 35
Has any pig narrative been more damaging than the 9/11 propaganda? Even liberals support the US in this bullshit, and don't question how, if being true, it only damages the capitalistic landscape and also how the ones suppressing this debate are the ones who run the imperialistic landscape.
R: 604 / I: 160 (full)

/Ukraine/ Thread #43 - Mexico conquers Burgeria and decolonises it insallah

It's funny how one set back brings out the doomer posting, but the NATO narrative pushing stops.

!!LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 34 / I: 6

Would a major black party in the US be left or right wing?

And why there isn't there a relevant black political party in the US, at least in the majority black areas? Btw, Kanye doesn't count, I think so at least
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The 9/11/1973 coup against Salvador Allende made it to the front page of reddit. Rare opportunity to make a burner account, swoop in, and radicalize lib redditors: Tell them to read Killing Hope by William Blum, Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti, The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins, and Washington Bullets by Vijay Prashad.

The upvoted comments are pretty good and don't have too much glowie cope (yet).

https://old.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/xbgea6/on_911_1973_chile_was_robbed_of_its_democracy_in/
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Any thoughts on this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
R: 638 / I: 159 (full)

/Ukraine/ Thread #42 - A single setback brings all the retards back

Previous thread:
>>1161545 https://archive.ph/wip/bFC1v

It's funny how one set back brings out the doomer posting, but the NATO narrative pushing stops.

!!LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
R: 8 / I: 2

News 9/10/22

Strong police deployment on 4th day of Chile student protests
Protesters came to the Plaza Baquedano sector, epicenter of the protests of the 2019 social outbreak, to make demands such as the improvement of study conditions or a new constituent assembly, after the triumph of the “rejection” in the constitutional plebiscite Sunday.“Education is revolution,” “For a new constituent process” or “Dignity” were some of the slogans displayed on posters and banners during the protest, called by the Revolutionary Secondary School Coordinator and other anti-capitalist student organizations.
https://www.laprensalatina.com/strong-police-deployment-on-4th-day-of-chile-student-protests/

Mexico’s Senate votes to hand over National Guard to army
When the National Guard was created under a Constitutional reform in 2019, it was placed under civilian control. But most of its training and recruitment has been done from within the army. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the guard must now be under military command, to prevent corruption. The lower house of Congress already approved the measure, and López Obrador is expected to sign it into law.
https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-mexico-caribbean-army-7207d107a66b444b41c890c07d639da9

CONAIE Leader: No Major Progress Has Been Made in Ecuador Dialogues
Leonidas Iza, leader of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (CONAIE), specified to the press on Friday that "not much progress has been made on the oil and mining issues". … Iza made this assessment on the same day that the representatives of the Government of Ecuador and the leaders of the three indigenous groups participating in these talks signed an agreement on the issue of energy and natural resources.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/CONAIE-Leader-No-Major-Progress-Has-Been-Made-in-Ecuador-Dialogues-20220910-0002.html

French authorities launch probe into riot police assault on refugees
The prosecutor’s office in Boulogne-sur-Mer opened the investigation into “possible violence committed by people holding public authority” in Calais in August, after the incident was reported by campaigners from Human Rights Observers (HRO).
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/french-authorities-launch-probe-into-riot-police-assault-on-refugees

French MP calls on local authorities to stop paying electricity bills
French MP Fabien Roussel, who is the secretary general of the French communist party (PCF), has called on local authorities and businesses to not pay their electricity bills as they are “increasing in unacceptable proportions". He described it as “a call for Republican resistance” in an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien. France has implemented a system of price rise caps for households which the government is calling a bouclier tarifaire. But this protection is not afforded to local authorities or private businesses.
https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/French-news/French-MP-calls-on-local-authorities-to-stop-paying-electricity-bills

Russian troops withdraw from several settlements in Ukraine – media
The Russian military and allied forces of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk were ordered to leave the city of Izyum on Saturday, several reporters deployed in the conflict zone have said. .. Izum, which is located on the Seversky-Donets River, some 120 kilometers south-east of regional capital Kharkov, was captured by Russia in April after heavy fighting.
https://www.rt.com/russia/562551-ukraine-kharkov-izyum-kupyansk/
https://archive.ph/UBSTp

Israeli demolitions force Palestinians to live in caves
A report published in February by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that “2021 witnessed a five-year-high in the number of structures demolished or seized and in the number of people displaced in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, representing a 6 and 20% increase in the number of structures demolished and people displaced, respectively, compared with 2020.”
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/israeli-demolitions-force-palestinians-live-caves

Syria Kurds seek UN help after three die of cholera
Three people have died of cholera in northern and eastern Syria, the region's Kurdish administration said Saturday, appealing for international help to contain the outbreak. Health authorities warned of "a large number of cholera cases in Raqa province and the western countryside of Deir Ezzor province". … The Kurdish administration called on international agencies, "especially the World Health Organization, to provide necessary support to limit the spread of cholera".
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-kurds-seek-un-help-after-three-die-cholera

U.S. military is developing plans to open a new testing facility in Saudi Arabia
The facility will test new technologies to combat the growing threat from unmanned drones, and it will develop and test integrated air and missile defense capabilities. Early planning by Central Command, or CENTCOM, includes calling the facility the Red Sands Integrated Experimentation Center, drawing a parallel to the White Sands Missile Range, the U.S. military testing facility for extended-range missiles in New Mexico.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/us-military-developing-plans-open-new-testing-facility-saudi-arabia-rcna46343

Activists blast holiday for Philippine dictator’s birthday
Human rights activists in the Philippines rejected on Saturday President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s move to proclaim the birthday of his late father, an ousted dictator, a special holiday in their northern home province. Marcos Jr., who took office in June after a landslide election victory, authorized the declaration of the non-working public holiday in Ilocos Norte province on Monday for celebrations marking the 105th birth anniversary of his namesake father. The dictator was ousted in an army-backed pro-democracy revolt in 1986.
https://apnews.com/article/holidays-occasions-philippines-manila-cd6df0a9b8e14fe7cf74090401f97ff7

CPB demands punishments for attackers on its rally
Central leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh on Saturday at a rally in Dhaka demanded arrest and exemplary punishments for attackers on its party rally at Kalmakanda in Netrakona. Local Chhatra League backed by the police attacked the rally at Kalmakanda Shaheed Minar on Friday afternoon where central general secretary Ruhin Hossain Prince, central leader Dibalok Singha and some others were wounded, the party leaders claimed at a protest rally held at Purana Paltan crossing.
https://www.newagebd.net/article/180770/cpb-demands-punishments-for-attackers-on-its-rally

CPI (Maoist) Squad Clashes With Security Forces In West Singhbhum District
A fierce encounter broke out between a squad of cadres belonging to the CPI (Maoist) and security forces during a search operation on Wednesday in Rengrahatu village under Tonton police station in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district.
https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/cpi-maoist-squad-clashes-with-security-forces-in-west-singhbhum-district/

WB: Huge Left Rally 'Gheraoed' CBI Office Vicinity Demanding Speedy Investigation of Corruption Cases
Left Front Activists held a massive rally before the CGO complex in Saltlake which houses the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) regional headquarters. The rally call had been given by the West Bengal Left Front and the rally was led by the Left Front chairman Biman Basu. However, Police did not give permission for the rally to be held at Saltlake and in the morning took away the materials needed to construct a stage. The Left Leaders then threatened an embargo upon the Bidhan Nagar Commissionerate, following which the police gave permission on the condition that a big stage cannot be constructed.
https://www.newsclick.in/WB-Huge-Left-Rally-Gheraoed-CBI-Office-Vicinity-Demanding-Speedy-Investigation-Corruption-Cases

Coronavirus: authorities apologise for medical woes in locked down Xinjiang prefecture
The authorities in Xinjiang’s Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture have apologised publicly and promised to ensure access to medical services after a massive online backlash over food shortages and other problems amid an anti-pandemic lockdown that has lasted more than a month. After a flood of online messages with videos, recordings and pictures showing desperate residents crying for help, the local government held a news conference on Friday night.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3192067/coronavirus-authorities-apologise-medical-woes-locked-down
https://archive.ph/ZUqSw

Health movement in South Korea fights for universal access to medicines
Patients’ organizations, right to health groups, and other sections of civil society in South Korea remain committed to upholding universal access to essential medicines locally and globally, states a recent report published by the Alliance for a Better Pharmaceutical Production Regime (Alliance). Members of the Alliance, including the People’s Health Institute (PHI), Korean Pharmacists for Democratic Society (KPDS) and others, have expressed their intention to continue the struggle launched in the 2000s, driven by the need to ensure secure access and the public character of medicines.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/10/health-movement-in-south-korea-fights-for-universal-access-to-medicines/
R: 13 / I: 3

Doomsday glacier and Spain.

Ok, so hear me out guys. I was thinking over the Doomsday glacier that people are talking about. This Doomsday glacier, if it were to fall, would elevate the sea levels all around the world by 1 meter or so, more or less.
Of course, this would mean the dissapearence of several cities around the world, but, really, Spain doesn't really need to worry, it's literally the most mountainous country in Europe, only behind maybe Norway or Switzerland, why should it worry about it?
Real easy, my guy. Spain is the most visited country in the world, and there's 2 conditions why this is the way it is. First, it's inside of the European Union, so no need for tourists to have to prepare passports and shit like that, and second for beng the closest, nice place to them. Spain has some of the most beautiful beaches and one of the best climates in order to become a touristic country. To put an example, about 58% of all tourists come to Spain because they want to go to the beach, as easy and simple as that, as well that we need to talk about national tourism, as people from Madrid or another places inside Spain to go to the beach as well.
if this Doomsday glacier were to fall, such beaches would stop existing, all together. Without beaches, tourism would just stop, because of obvious reasons. Tourism is about 16% of the economic power of Spain, and that Tourism alone, hotels needs towels, beds, and it's fountanery to be changed, to be made, to substitute it or to make new hotels and so on. Restaurants also need tourists in order to continue functioning.
All of this will result in a domino effect inside of Spain that will result in a major crash for the spanish economy, as about 16% of all the spanish economy comes from Tourism, and from Tourism depends a lot more sectors.
Of course, the spanish economy already took a hit from the COVID pandemic, but this was temporary, as COVID stops being a relevant threat, people will come back to Spain to spend their summers in there, and thus the goverment has put into action financial help to these companies so they can sustain themselves. Of course, if there were to be no more beaches, that would mean that about 60-70% of the tourism sector would directly fall into bankruptcy. This would have, indeed, big effects in all of the spanish economy, which already is in decline because of both oil prices as well as the COVID aftermath.
Of course, there will be countries greatly affected by this, much more than Spain (to put an example, the Netherlands), but this will affect not only Spain, but most probably also Greece and Italy (talking about the EU context in here).
R: 28 / I: 5

News 9/9/22

Chile: Escondida Copper Mine Workers Announce Strike
The mining company BHP is being accused of anti-union practices and safety violations, so with the strike, the workers intend to "claim and resolve recurring violations of safety and labor laws." Without specifying a date for the start of the action, the workers agreed to initiate a 12-hour warning strike for each shift and a subsequent "definitive strike" in case their demands met deaf ears. The Workers' Union said in a statement, "as of this moment, our contingency plans are activated, both to prepare in a first action the shift stoppages and then the indefinite strike.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Escondida-Copper-Mine-Workers-Announce-Strike-20220908-0019.html

Bolivian coca farmers march on capital, burn disputed market
The growers, who marched five days from the Yungas region north of La Paz, broke through police lines and attacked with dynamite, firecrackers and Molotov cocktails. No one was seriously injured. … Esar Apaza, the indigenous leader of a group demanding the closure of the new coca market, blamed the government of President Luis Arce for allowing it to open.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/bolivian-coca-farmers-march-capital-burn-disputed-market-2022-09-09/

European Taxi Drivers Stage 'Uber Files' Protest in Brussels
On Thursday, over 300 taxis from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland blocked the roads in Brussels, with drivers demanding clarity on the Uber scandal and pledging to defend their interests from what they perceive as unfair competition from the private passenger transport company in the sector.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/European-Taxi-Drivers-Stage-Uber-Files-Protest-in-Brussels-20220909-0004.html

German court to continue hearing farmer's climate case against Volkswagen
ENVIRONMENTALISTS claimed a small legal victory today after a German court said it would continue hearing a case seeking to force car giant Volkswagen to stop selling combustion engine vehicles. Farmer Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, who brought the case, says drier soil and heavier rains caused by climate change are harming his fields, cattle and forests.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/german-court-continue-hearing-farmers-climate-case-against-volkswagen

Palestine campaigners joined by local sports club at Boycott Puma protest
The local football team and sports organisation will gather in their sports kits to join the protest by Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign outside the Sports Direct store, which stocks products by Puma, in Broadmead shopping centre. The action is part of nationwide protests outside Puma outlets and stockists.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/palestine-campaigners-joined-local-sports-club-boycott-puma-protest

Two SDF fighters martyred in clash with an ISIS cell in Hol Camp
The Press Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that two of their fighters were martyred following a clash that erupted last night with a 7-terrorist ISIS cell, including two women and five men masquerading as women in Section 5 where they were trying to escape from the Hol camp.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/rojava-syria/two-sdf-fighters-martyred-in-clash-with-an-isis-cell-in-hol-camp-62357

Turkey seeks gas price cut from Russia
Turkey is seeking a gas price discount from Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday in an interview with local journalists. Erdogan said that he has had talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the gas prices. "If that goes forward positively, that would be really good," he said. "Our only cause is to provide electricity and gas to our citizens in viable conditions."
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-russia-gas-price-cut-seeks

Northern Sudan environmentalists stop army tanker in Sawadra
Sources told Radio Dabanga that the tanker belongs to the Sudan Armed Forces, and that the authorities are trying by all means to restart the facility that processes mining waste containing substances harmful to the environment. The residents of the area categorically reject the gold cyanidation plant in the area.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/northern-sudan-environment-activists-stop-army-tanker-in-sawadra

Niger Delta oil spills bring poverty, low crop yields to farmers
The Niger Delta region, home to more than 6.5 million people who depend on fishing and farming, has all-year-round agricultural production activities by virtue of being in the country’s rainforest and mangrove forest vegetative zones of Nigeria. But it also houses all of the deep oil and gas reserves that have accounted for more than 70 percent of Nigeria’s foreign revenue since the 1970s. And industry insiders say six 60 years of oil exploration have turned it into one of the most polluted places on earth and ruined among other things, farmlands.
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/9/9/niger-delta-oil-spills-bring-poverty-low-crop-yields-to-farmers

World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds
The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/08/world-on-brink-five-climate-tipping-points-study-finds
R: 639 / I: 141 (full)

/leftybritpol/ - New PM edition

Truss or Sunak, who will it be? Make your predictions, it's going to be a close one with only a 32 point gap in the polls between the two!

Some recent highlights from the leadership contest:
>Cheers as Liz Truss says she's ready to press nuclear button and unleash 'global annihilation'
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/audience-liz-truss-ready-press-nuclear-button-unleash-global-annihilation-103552126.html

>Rishi Sunak tells Tories to worry about 'seductive' Scottish nationalism

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20721519.rishi-sunak-tells-tories-worry-seductive-scottish-nationalism/

>Leaked audio reveals Liz Truss said British workers needed ‘more graft’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/16/leaked-audio-reveals-liz-truss-said-british-workers-needed-more-graft

>Rishi Sunak boasted of taking money from “deprived urban areas” to help wealthy towns

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/conservatives/2022/08/exclusive-rishi-sunak-taking-money-deprived-urban-areas

>Liz Truss says she's 'completely horrified' by Love Island

https://www.indy100.com/amp/liz-truss-love-island-horrified-2657769903

>People who vilify Britain will be treated as extremists under Rishi Sunak plan

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/britain-extremists-prevent-radicalisation-rishi-sunak-tory-leadership-conservative-b1016364.html
R: 5 / I: 1  

If you were elected supreme ruler of the world, what would you do?

Tell us with Greentext without first person pronouns
For me:
>Ban all biological reproduction; everyone gets sterilized
>Five year break from anyone having children
>To create new children, grow genetically perfect (high compassion, high intelligence) children in artificial wombs
>Only give children to people who agree to get a monitoring implant, to prevent child abuse
>All non-violent crime is legalized, and those who have been imprisoned for it are released and compensated
>All violent crime is highly punished: assault, sexual assault, bullying, child / animal mistreatment, is all punished by years of forced labor
>Forced labor not only punished evil, but we get something out of it
>Probably force them to do manufacturing 12 hours a day, six days a week, feed them only gross but nutritious food, and bitter water
>Highschool starts at 9AM and ends at 3PM, Monday-Thursday
>No homework, multiple choice tests are the only grades that count, and you can retake any test at any point in your life
R: 603 / I: 172 (full)
VERSIÓN 4.0
Edición: Comunista aun ante adversidad

Anything related to Latinamerica, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being. Feel free to speak engl*sh. Stop voting, gringos.

Para luego buscarlo en el catálogo:
Latinoamérica, Latin America, LATAM, /lat/, latinoamérica, latino américa, hispanoamerica, /ñ/

Cómo traemos a más hispanohablantes aquí?
Inviten a gente de izquierda de facebook, instagram, twitter, MSN, fotolog, whatsapp, etc.
R: 418 / I: 124  

Queen Elizabeth on the verge of dying

Maybe she even died…happening thread

Death protocol:https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/16/what-happens-when-queen-elizabeth-dies-london-bridge

What will the political implications be?
New Death thread: >>1161292
R: 636 / I: 167 (full)

/Ukraine/ Thread #41 - The Fire Rises edition

/Ukraine/ Thread #41 - The Fire Rises edition

New thread:
>>1164348
Archive:
https://archive.ph/wip/bFC1v

Gas tycoon Charif Souki sees US boon from Europe’s energy crisis
>The US stands to be the biggest beneficiary as Europe faces the first of “many miserable winters”, according to Texas-based energy tycoon Charif Souki, who said the continent’s energy crisis would allow American producers to export gas at a “significant premium”.
https://www.ft.com/content/016fe7bc-6d8b-4dda-8422-c67172f8cf8b

US military working on analysis to shape and support Ukraine's military in long term
>The Pentagon is preparing detailed analysis and working out how to support Ukraine's military in the medium and long term, including after the war with Russia has ended, according to three defense officials.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/07/politics/us-military-ukraine-analysis/index.html

Switzerland could jail violators of new gas use rules: Report
>People who fail to comply with new regulations could face fines or jail time of up to 3 years, reports local Swiss media
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/switzerland-could-jail-violators-of-new-gas-use-rules-report/2678309#

Oh yeah, also, Queen Elizabeth II is ded nao.

And more discussions to come.


Reminder that war is horrible and even Z gang should prefer Ukrainians to give up: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/ukraine-sitrep-on-the-ground-report-ukrainian-frontline-collapses.html

!!LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
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>professor of physics and mathematics
>educated thousands of students to give them a better understanding of the world
>developed the first quasi-Newton algorithm
>broke into FBI office and never got caught
Yeah, I'm thinking he's a legend.
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A Question for AnComs

Assuming you actually do hate the state, why would you or would you not be responsive to a market-based ancap society?

co-ops can exist, communal and socialist structures could exist albeit voluntarily rather than compulsory, and communities can uphold rules as they see fit. seems like a win for everyone.
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George Orwell, an anti-communist traitor

A few days ago, the name of George Orwell came to the spotlight during a discussion in the Greek Parliament. In one of their usual dogfights, Prime Minister Mitsotakis and major opposition-Syriza leader Tsipras referred to Orwell's concept of “totalitarianism” in order to attack each other. Mitsotakis quoted the novelist's aversion towards “left totalitarianism”, while Tsipras replied that his party has always been critical towards the actually existing socialism. Their reference to Orwell is no accidental: Despite their particular differences, bourgeois politicians find themselves on the same camp when it comes to anti-communism.

Eric Arthur Blair, commonly known as George Orwell, has been a symbol of enmity against the 20th century socialism. Under the pretext of “anti-totalitarianism”, conservatives, neoliberals, social democrats, progressive leftists and opportunists have idolized Orwell as an uncompromising intellectual who deserves to be respected. His famous allegorical novella, the “Animal Farm”, is considered a masterpiece of literature against Stalin's “totalitarian regime” in the Soviet Union. The so-called Orwell Foundation, based in London, which aims “to perpetuate the achievements of the British writer George Orwell” runs the Orwell Prize seeking to reward books and journalism that “making political writing into an art”.

However, the reality about Blair is quite different from the one the bourgeois propaganda presents. Orwell wasn't merely anti-stalinist or anti-soviet; he was an anti-communist who became an informer on behalf of the British intelligence agencies.

A former officer of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, Blair joined the collaborationist trotskyite Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) during the Spanish Civil War, fighting against communists and anti-fascists. Orwell's participation in POUM shaped his fiercely anti-communist views, covered under the burden of “anti-stalinism”. Between 1941 and 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, he worked in the BBC's Eastern Service. During this period, he wrote a review for Hitler's “Mein Kampf” where he shamelessly admitted: “I should like to put it on record that I have never been able to dislike Hitler”.

Although the bourgeois propaganda presents him as an “anti-fascist”, Orwell's hostility was directed primarily against socialism-communism. His much celebrated works, like the “Homage to Catalonia”, “Animal Farm” and “1984” are deeply anti-communist novels aiming to slander the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union and the other socialist states. For this very reason, his works were enthusiastically promoted by the ruling bourgeoisie of the large imperialist countries (US, Britain, Western Europe). Orwell's novels had a prominent position in the cultural warfare unleashed by the CIA against the Soviet Union. According to CIA historian Michael Warner, following Orwell's death in 1950, the Central Intelligence Agency negotiated with his widow the making of US government-funded propagandistic films based on “Animal Farm” and “1984”.

Eric Arthur Blair wasn't only a reactionary anti-communist novelist and journalist; he was also an informer of the British intelligence agencies. In 1949 Orwell handed over to the Information Research Department (IRD) of the British Foreign Office a list of 38 people, among them intellectuals and artists, who were considered to be communist sympathizers. The intermediary between Blair and IRD was a friend of Orwell called Celia Kirwan who was working in the Foreign Office as an assistant of notorious anti-communist Robert Conquest.

The list remained a secret until 1996, when file FO 111/189 of the Foreign Office became accessible under the Thirty-year Declassification Act. In June 2003, newspaper “The Guardian” published a copy of Orwell's list, verifying his role as an informant of Britain's intelligence agencies. Among the names found in the list were those of Charlie Chaplin, J.B. Priestley, E.H. Carr, Sir Michael Redgrave. In his notebook, Orwell had also included the names of Katharine Hepburn, Cecil Day-Lewis, Paul Robeson, George Bernard Shaw, John Steinbeck, Orson Wells and others. As journalist and writer Alexander Cockburn wrote once, Orwell's list was “a snitch list” that revealed the novelist's bigotry towards Jews, blacks and homosexuals. It is characteristic that in his notebook, Orwell uses words and phrases like “crypto-communist”, “sentimental sympathizer”, “tendency to homosexuality”, “very anti-white”, “Jew”, etc, next to the names of the enlisted personalities.

Now, let's ask ourselves: Why do the bourgeois mechanisms, from mass media to historiography, consistently promote George Orwell and his works? Why do they present him as a “saint” of democratic values and anti-totalitarianism? Orwell's rabid anti-stalinism isn't enough to explain the bourgeoisie's love for him. The answer is clear: Eric Arthur Blair was a committed and staunch anti-communist who devoted his writing talent in the fight against socialism-communism. Keep this in mind next time you hear someone praising the “Animal Farm”, “1984” and other Orwell's works.

http://www.idcommunism.com/2022/07/george-orwell-anti-communist-traitor.html?m=1
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Was Qasem Soleimani based? From what I hear about the Quds force, he seems incredibly based and a brave warrior against American Imperialism and Zionism.
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>"Picture a thirteen-year-old boy sitting in the living room of his family home doing his math assignment while wearing his Walkman headphones or watching MTV. He enjoys the liberties hard won over centuries by the alliance of philosophic genius and political heroism, consecrated by the blood of martyrs; he is provided with comfort and leisure by the most productive economy ever known to mankind; science has penetrated the secrets of nature in order to provide him with the marvelous, lifelike electronic sound and image reproduction he is enjoying. And in what does progress culminate? A pubescent child whose body throbs with orgasmic rhythms; whose feelings are made articulate in hymns to the joys of onanism or the killing of parents; whose ambition is to win fame and wealth in imitating the drag-queen who makes the music. In short, life is made into a nonstop, commercially prepackaged masturbational fantasy.
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The essence of liberalism

The essence of liberalism is the assumption held by its adherents that liberalism is the political center, that it is unbiased, and advocates that institutions be the arbiters of natural right, with the presupposition that everyone has access to said institutions, that the system works, and that the only problems of society are related which virtues people hold.
Liberal democracy is systematized virtue. Self-government works by people electing people who represent their virtues, and these elected individuals work out discussions with their colleagues to bridge the gaps between virtues. This meta-analysis of government and society in the liberal worldview is predicated on the idea that the only thing that really exists is consciousness, that reality is kind of a distraction, and that virtue is the way through which we bridge the void.

The truth is: liberalism is unable to address social problems, because it holds that liberal democracy is genuinely real, that it is the real expression of universal, objective virtues, and that everyone has the same inherent access to institutions. Social problems are conceived in terms of interruptions caused by conflicting virtues, that lack of access to resources or institutions is related to another area in which true, universal, objectives have not permeated yet, that either that area where the social problem manifests is either the expression of a lack of this "true virtue," or the result of a misunderstanding, or a conspiracy of others against the public.
Liberalism only can appear as the political center, as unbiased, to liberals because of clever application of framing. Social organization is framed as being "of nature," that oppression, class society, etc., are the result of nature. Since nothing can be seen as being the result of the system, only as the result of individuals who hold the incorrect virtues, liberalism describes oppression with individualistic terms, describing not material relations, but instead moral, biological, or esoteric relations, but never material relations. The material condition of a person may be poor in liberal society, but to liberals such a condition is not an indictment on the material forces that created those conditions but upon individual people (since they can be blamed for inadequate virtues). The material forces are not to be blamed because the material forces are natural laws, immortal, having no biases, etc. Material forces are conceived as power. The power is not indictable, only the people who hold said power.

The liberal view infects some leftists, causing them to hyperfixate on adhering blindly to "principles" instead of analyzing material conditions and seeing material relationships. These infantile "leftists" will speak of their government being bourgeois and upholding the capitalist order, but will instantly forget the phrase "workers of the WORLD, unite!" and revert to being chauvinists, align themselves with the bourgeois they claim to oppose, and go the route of the liberal, debating other liberals, about points of virtue; totally surrendering their commitment to revolution in the name of taking a moral stand against the great enemy for king and country, etc, etc.

What else would you add to describe liberalism?
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News 9/8/22

SQA strike action remains on after no breakthrough in talks
STAFF at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) launched industrial action against significant cuts to take-home pay today. The workers, who downed tools for 24 hours, will carry out further walkouts on Thursday and Friday next week and on six more days over the next month.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/scot-sqa-strike-action-remains-after-no-breakthrough-talks

Protests erupt in Germany against soaring inflation and rising energy prices
Opposition groups in Germany have started widespread protests demanding that the government tackle the soaring inflation and skyrocketing energy prices. On Monday, September 5, Die Linke (The Left) organized a major demonstration in Leipzig which saw the participation of thousands of people, including activists from the Socialist-Democratic Student Association (SDS) and several other leftist and antifa groups.
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/09/08/protests-erupt-in-germany-against-soaring-inflation-and-rising-energy-prices/

PASOK, SYRIZA MPs leave wiretapping probe panel in protest, accuse ND of coverup
“New Democracy reached the point of not accepting any essential witness, not even the nephew of the prime minister, Grigoris Dimitriadis, who was dismissed by the prime minister himself as the political head of EYP, not even the wiretapped journalist Thanasis Koukakis, not even the witnesses proposed by the Communist Party for the wiretapping of its call center – persons whose testimonies are necessary to find the truth,” she said. “We will not be complicit.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1192831/pasok-syriza-mps-leave-wiretapping-probe-panel-in-protest-accusing-nd-of-coverup/

Egypt: Anger at closure of country's largest coke factory ahead of UN climate summit
The shutting of the factory, the latest in a series of closures of state-owned factories, has stirred up a wave of anger, with critics arguing the government, which owns the factory, is closing key businesses needed by the economy. The government has also been accused of undermining the nationally owned businesses for the benefit of the private sector.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-un-climate-summit-anger-closure-largest-coke-factory

Polls predict new lows in Arab-Israeli voter turnout
With just one week left before the final deadline Sept. 15 to submit lists of candidates for Israel’s November election, many polls show general apathy among the Arab population toward anything to do with the election. … Voting rates in the Arab society are now expected to be slightly less than 40%, as compared to 44.6% in the last election, and as high as 64% in the March 2020 election with all the components of the Arab Joint List running as a unified bloc.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/polls-predict-new-lows-arab-israeli-voter-turnout

Iran: Two women sentenced to death over LGBTQ+ links
Activists Zahra Sediqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Chubdar, 24, are both accused of “corruption on Earth” for “promoting homosexuality”, "promoting Christianity", "communicating with the media opposing the Islamic Republic" and sex trafficking in a joint case by a court in the western Iranian city of Urmia. The two women were sentenced on 1 September, but the details have only been revealed this week in a statement released by Hengaw on 4 September.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-lgbtq-women-link-sentenced-death

Sudan Bar Association to consult pro-democracy forces on draft constitution
The SBA steering committee intends to hold meetings with the various groups that participated in the preparation of the text, in order “to achieve the largest national consensus on the project”. These groups include resistance committees, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Abdelaziz El Hilu in southern Sudan, the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement in Darfur, headed by Abdelwahid El Nur, the Communist Party of Sudan, the Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Council, and other, smaller revolutionary forces.
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-bar-association-to-consult-pro-democracy-forces-on-draft-constitution

One dead in fresh anti-UN mission protests in eastern DR Congo
Protesters on motorbikes had gathered and blocked a MONUSCO convoy in Beni – a continuation of violent demonstrations against the mission that have killed dozens, including civilians, peacekeepers and Congolese police elsewhere in eastern DR Congo in recent months.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/6/one-dead-in-fresh-anti-un-mission-protests-in-eastern-dr-congo
https://archive.ph/FvgFq

‘India aims to control Napalese politics by using Gorkhas recruited under Agnipath Scheme’
Nepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka has already informed Indian ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava that the recruitment of Gorkhas under the Agnipath scheme does not conform with provisions of the Tripartite Agreement, which was signed by Nepal, India and Britain on 9 November 1947. The Tripartite Agreement allows Nepalese soldiers to serve in the Indian Army while assuring them of financial security and benefits at par with the Indians.
https://www.kmsnews.org/kms/2022/09/08/india-aims-to-control-napalese-politics-by-using-gorkhas-recruited-under-agnipath-scheme.html

BJP, CPI(M) activists clash in Tripura’s Sepahijala, 10 injured
Speaking to indianexpress.com, a senior officer of Tripura Police, who didn’t wish to be named, said the clashes broke out after a team of CPI(M) party workers finished submitting a deputation to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and were on their way back. “The clash broke out with another political party (BJP) at Bisgalgarh Officetilla around 3 pm this afternoon. At least 2-3 people were injured and a motorcycle was damaged in the incident.
https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/tripura/bjp-cpim-activists-clash-in-tripuras-sepahijala-10-injured-8139410/
https://archive.ph/EltCI
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Genuinely, why is it that people always have to go out of their way to describe themselves as Marxist, when no one would do the same for something like "Darwinist"? Marxism is literally just analyzing the world through material reality, it should be the default.
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Why isn't capitalism working in the third world when it progressed the first world to the point socialism is viable? I mean India is still semi feudal and 80% of the country is still stuck in the 1700s. SEA isn't doing any better outside of Singapore. What happened to le power of the capital?
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HAPINESS INDEX SCAM

So happiness can be measured now ? When was this ?

People in these countries are happier than all the others ? What is up with these westoids making up random indexes to justify their BS systems and line of thought

>ignores depression

>ignores loss of meaning in life
>ignores lack of family bonds
>ignores fears caused by disinformation
>ignores climbing suicide rates
>etc…

Happiness which is highly subjective supposedly can be measured lmao… absolute state of lib brain
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Technocracy and Deleonism

It struck me that Technocracy is just an ultraleft version of deleonism? Technocracy has many aspects which have parallels in left/marxist/anarchist thought:

Antiwork:

>“One of the lowest social diseases is the belief in the morality of work,” he told an audience in Calgary. “If you want to know what work has done for you, go home and look in the mirror and see what a mess you are.” Scott believed that people, freed from having to work for a living and secure in the knowledge that all their material needs would be taken care of, would be able to fulfill themselves through the arts, recreation, religion or education, all of which would thrive in the Technate.


Deleonism?:

>This meant there would be no room and no need for democracy. All the normal functions of government ― education, health, sanitation, public safety ― would be run by experts chosen by their peers. Doctors would vote for the person in charge of the health-care system, teachers for the person who’d run the schools and so on. There would be a cabinet made up of about a hundred of these experts, and they would select a “continental director” to oversee the whole thing.


In fact technocrat economics like Thorstein Veblen were influences by early utopian socialists like fourier. The only difference is the technocrats based their critique of capitalism on the useless consumption of the upper class not the dialectical contradictions from commodity production.

>That, unlike Marx, who recognised capitalism as superior to feudalism in providing products (goods and services) for mass consumption, Veblen did not recognise that distinction, because capitalism was economic barbarism, and that goods and services produced for conspicuous consumption are fundamentally worthless.


but again is this really foreign to marxism? The idea of production of useless surplus was later incorporated into the ideas of neo marxian economists like Baran and Sweezy and their ideas on monopoly capital.

Again you can see that a modern technocracy could use cockshottist ideas on numerical linear algebra to do their energy vouchers.

even some bolsheviks were technocrats:

>The concept of Tectology developed by Alexander Bogdanov, perhaps the most important of the non-Leninist Bolsheviks, bears some semblance to technocratic ideas. Both Bogdanov's fiction and his political writings as presented by Zenovia Sochor, imply that he expected a coming revolution against capitalism to lead to a technocratic society.


Modern use of the word technocracy has devolved into "when a European bureaucrat manages capitalism" but this is a total distortion.

>The term technocracy is derived from the Greek words τέχνη, tekhne meaning skill and κράτος, kratos meaning power, as in governance, or rule. William Henry Smyth, a California engineer, is usually credited with inventing the word technocracy in 1919 to describe "the rule of the people made effective through the agency of their servants, the scientists and engineers", although the word had been used before on several occasions. Smyth used the term Technocracy in his 1919 article "'Technocracy'—Ways and Means to Gain Industrial Democracy", in the journal Industrial Management (57). Smyth's usage referred to Industrial democracy: a movement to integrate workers into decision making through existing firms or revolution.


So already in the beginning it was about "industrial democracy". And of course Howard Scott in the 1930s:

>In a speech to an American audience in 1963, Howard Scott, the founder and leader of Technocracy Incorporated, declared that “as far as Technocracy’s ideas are concerned, we’re so far left that we make communism look bourgeois.” That may not have been the most effective recruiting slogan at the height of the Cold War, but Scott wasn’t entirely wrong.


>Howard Scott: America might just as well make up its mind that it cannot have economic planning, social justice or guaranteed security under the dominance of a Price System.


So there you have it. The main difference between technocracy and marxism is that technocracy doesn't share a marxist analysis (historical materialism, dialectics, the commodity, LTV) but it is anti capitalist, and the idea of technocracy actually is quit compatible, actually IMO requires a computerized planned economy if to calculate the energy values if nothing else (same problem with marx's labor voucher idea).
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>climate change thread on Reddit saying middle east is warming 4 times faster than the rest of the planet
>Redditors are cheering for the genocide of middle easterners
How did shadenfrude and hatred become the norm
Across the west? Its like a few syrian refugees triggered so many boomers
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/UKRAINE/ THREAD #40 - 2023 Possibility Edition

>Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely stretch into next year, Ukraine’s top army commander, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, warned in an article, where he pleaded for allies to send longer-range weapons.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ukraine-latest-nato-chief-warns-092107095.html

And more discussions to come.

Reminder that war is horrible and even Z gang should prefer Ukrainians to give up: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/ukraine-sitrep-on-the-ground-report-ukrainian-frontline-collapses.html

!!LIVE MAPS AND UPDATES
>N.B. liveuamap.com is not to be trusted
https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Andrei Martyanov YouTube & blog for military strategy: https://www.youtube.com/user/smoothieX12

>CIA involvement in ukrainian nationalism: https://www.redstreetjournal.com/p/cia1?s=r More in >>>/edu/9906

>Here’s two specifically about Operational Art & Ukraine
https://youtu.be/SaZGb5vnzkg
https://youtu.be/h99vQ-CMgu8

WATCH TOGETHER:
📺 NEWS / EVENTS: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 HANGOUT / CHILL: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

WAR TWITTER:
https://nitter.net/rwapodcast
https://nitter.net/asbmilitary (still banned)
https://nitter.net/GeromanAT
https://nitter.net/wargonzoo
https://nitter.net/plnewstoday
https://nitter.net/RALee85
https://nitter.net/MarQs__
https://nitter.net/KofmanMichael
https://nitter.net/IntelCrab
https://nitter.net/NotWoofers
https://nitter.net/michaelh992

WAR TELEGRAM:
https://t.me/milinfolive
https://t.me/hueviykharkov
https://t.me/conflictzone
https://t.me/vorposte
https://t.me/intelslava
https://t.me/grey_zone
https://t.me/AussieCossack
https://t.me/asbmil

UKR WAR CRIMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuWPSZ7rZzM
https://files.catbox.moe/0p26zt.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/g0ipce.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/k5twey.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/0lv22z.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/rv8x2t.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/lywwvl.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/5htqz4.mp4
https://files.catbox.moe/y4mlrg.mp4
More can be found in the Ukraine Videos Thread in /leftypol_archive/
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Why do conservatives accuse the left of defending pedophilia? Child marriage was common before first-wave feminism brought age of consent laws and still is in many religious countries, if anything being pro-pedophilia is reactionary.
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So no threads on sri lanka?

Shits on fire yo, ripe for revolution

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/05/15/violence-intensifies-in-major-riots-in-sri-lanka-over-economic-crisis/
https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/cash-strapped-sri-lanka-out-of-petrol-says-pm-1109768.html

NO PETROL
NO IMPORTS
FOOD RUNNING SCARCE
MASS RIOTING AND LOOTING
REPORTS OF CANNIBALISM ALREADY HAPPENING
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How socially progressive was the pre-Stalin Soviet Union?

"Soviet courts approved of marriage between homosexuals… even recorded instances of sex change operations in the 1920s"
"Women in Soviet Russia could legally take men's names and live as men"
"Prostitution became a matter of public health, not a crime"
https://ufmrg.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wolf-mrg-article-1.pdf
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Last leader of East Germany, Egon Krenz, on NATO and war in Ukraine

BERLIN (Morning Star)—The death of Mikhail Gorbachev last week brought discussion of the collapse of Soviet socialism back to the fore—especially as the neoliberal world order it ushered in is crumbling around us.

Just a couple of days before the last leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s death, I sat with the last leader of East Germany’s ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED), Egon Krenz, a speaker at one of the multiple political talks and rallies that, with music, food, and drink, make up the Unsere Zeit press festival annually in Germany.

Krenz led the German Democratic Republic for a mere six weeks in late 1989 and, unlike Gorbachev, can take neither blame nor credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall: “It was too late for me to do anything.”

But also unlike Gorbachev, he has remained a committed socialist and even something of an unlikely—he is 85—poster boy for “Ostalgie,” as regret for the loss of the GDR is known in Germany.

That was obvious as I waited to interview him, perched on a bench at the back of the tent as a long queue, ranging in age from teenagers sporting FDJ (Free German Youth, the old SED’s youth wing) branded T-shirts who wanted a photo complete with raised fists, to pensioners wanting to exchange a few words and people of all ages wanting the new edition of his autobiography—or even posters of him as a young man—signed. A woman from Dresden asked if he could speak at a local event; an aide quickly informed him that his diary was already full for the rest of the year.

By the time we finally sat down together, with Germany’s resident Morning Star champion Keith Barlow interpreting, a 4 o’clock appointment had been pushed to 5:30. But he’s keen to talk to the Morning Star—like many visitors to our stall that day, remembering the newspaper from the days when it was used to teach English in eastern bloc schools.

“I never intended to lead the GDR into ruin,” he sighs. “I believed in its future as a socialist country—unfortunately it was not possible.”

Like many less prominent East Germans, who witnessed the fire-sale of their public assets in a privatizing frenzy in the early 1990s and the takeover and destruction of most enterprises by West German and foreign capital—industrial production in the east dropped 73% in just two years from 1989 to ’91—Krenz has no time for idealistic depictions of a joyful reunification process.

The GDR had simply been beaten, as he said when jailed by the Federal Republic in 1997: “The victorious power is avenging itself on the representatives of the defeated power.”

The end of the Cold War was supposed to bring a peace dividend, a new age of friendship and cooperation across Europe. Now Ukraine is riven in a tug of war between Moscow and NATO, Europe is militarizing, and the world is dividing again into armed camps. Why?

“Effectively, the Berlin Wall has been pushed to the Russian border,” Krenz says. “The border between NATO and the Warsaw Pact was on the Elbe; now it is the Russian border. NATO has expanded.

“It’s expanded against assurances that were given to Gorbachev at the end of the 1980s” (when Washington promised that NATO would not expa