Reading GeneralHello 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.
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/USApol/🗽United States Politics🦅
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia and Oceania General6th Edition: 新年快乐！ SEA edition.
/Ukraine/ General #68Advocate peace, get ratio'd.
Hilo latinoamericano 5.0Anything 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.
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea GeneralThread 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.
/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.
News 10/3/22Tunisian labour union warns of strikes as IMF talks loom
Political Implications of AINow 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.
/brg/ - Brazil-Brasil generalSTOP THE COUNT! edition
/Leftybritpol/ RIP Chris Kaba, Fuck the Kinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III
Tips for reading theory/new leftist reading listtGen 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.
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!
/Ukraine/ General #67Lose land, keep men - you're a loser and a failure.
/cybersoc/ - Cybernetic socialismThis 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/
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.
Falklands WarThoughts on the Falklands War?
On the Berdimuhamedow familyWhat 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.
Iran protests thread no.3Last bread >>1187930
The axis of resistance is the targetThis 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.
Red AestheticsHot 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.
Iran workers actions during the protestsThis 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.
What are the best communist/socialist podcasts? and what are the worstI 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)
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?
TIKTOKNowadays 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?
/ita/ - Spaghetti CommunismEdizione del tempo dei mostri
/auspol / - Australia General VlIBowls is life edition
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)
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.
/Ukraine/ General #66Imagine trying to pass off edited footage as real.
WikiGlowpost examples of Wikipedia glowing
News 10/1/22Thousands of car workers hit the street in protest in Germany over job cuts
Critique of generalized productionHow 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.
RUSSIAN THREADThe previous thread died (is full) for our sins. >>326202
Karl Marx Theory1. 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.
Communist News NetworkShould 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.
Black book of capitalismAs I promised a few weeks ago II will translate The Black Book of capitalism from french to English.
OC Thread 13.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.
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:
Nepalese Maoists CucksWhy were the Nepalese Maoists so cucked?
These are the most racist countries in Europe1. Hungary
Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis- APFRANKFURT, 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.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #64/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #64 - PUTINMONKE edition
Spaghetti electionsHello 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?
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.
VOOOOTING Landscape GeneralWelcome 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.
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?
News 9/30/22Workers mobilize across France demanding rise in wages and more purchasing power
geopolitical general /gg/Thread mainly for discussing the war in Ukraine, but discussion of other geopolitical issues such as Yemen CIvil War, the China-US conflict or Iran-US conflict or any X-US conflict is also appreciated.
Ukraine/ General #63Russia to summon UN Security Council
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.
/subcontinent/ generalIndia, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan
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.
/Ukraine/ general #62 bugeria destroying yurop editionPrevious thread: >>1196073
Iran- Iraqi Kurdistan situationhttps://twitter.com/PopularFront_/status/1575273624487034882
News 9/29/22Palestine: West Bank announces strike after Israeli raids
""""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.
Possible US rail strikeThere 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.
/Ukraine/ general #62Prev. thread: >>1195005
Techno-Feudalism: (A Short And Direct Critique In The Name Of Techno-Capitalist-Feudalism)>By Michel Luc Bellemare Ph.d.
News 9/28/22Iranian attacks on Southern Kurdistan result in deaths and injuries
Man the automotive and oil industries suck dick compared to every other capitalist shitfestEven 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
Protests in CzechiaCzech Republic: Thousands take part in Prague anti-government demonstration
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #61Muh Putin is a heckin unwholesome autocrat edition
Culture JammingIT'S TIME TO JAM
News 9/27/22Sudan: Tax increases and salary issues spark more strikes
Actual orginising threadThis 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.
Young Pioneers of AmericaJust 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.
FALSE CONSCIOUSNESSWhat explains why the proletariat is so bluepilled?
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #60 - It's Media edition/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #60 - It's Media Edition
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?
Muh death countAnons what is communism's death count?
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.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #59FUCK NATO, FUCK THE EU, FUCK GLOWIES, FUCK TWITTER, FUCK REDDIT, FUCK NEONAZIS, FUCK BAIZUOS, FUCK WESTERN "LEFTISTS", FUCK THE WESTERN MEDIA
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.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #58If NATO didn't verify it, it isn't true edition.
News 9/26/22Cubans approve same-sex marriage in referendum
/leftypol/ approved movies>California surfers brothers discover they are actually surviving royal heirs of a Pacific island called Patusan
CNQ: Christian Nationalist QuestionMostly US based but also could apply to Hungary/Poland to an extent.
Engel's Pet HedgehogEngels to Marx 10 April 1868
Nurses' and ICU workers' unions getting shafted by the Finnish socdem govt in fear of a strikehttp://heikkijokinen.info/trade-union-news-from-finland/1912-nurses-autumn-of-discontent
/Climate/Figured the climate was serious enough to warrant it's own thread.
Imperialism Today is Conspiracy Praxis>1. Introduction
Iran protests thread no.2Pro-government rally edition.
ProhibitionAlcohol 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.
Who to organise?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_employers
What does /leftypol/ think of Lyndon LaRouche?AKA The man who said Queen Elizabeth was the biggest drug dealer of the world.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #57Fuck NATO alphabet soup edition
The Grand Victor of Socialist InfightingJustify the Sino-Soviet split.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #56/Ukraine/ thread #55: REFERENDUMS HAVE BEGUN edition
News 9/24/22Mexico City police injured by explosion at protest
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?
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?
RENAME THE MONTHSI 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.
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.
Esoteric Hitlerism General: All Fascists Are Still PedosThis 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.
AfghanistanWhat went wrong?
News 9/23/22Colombia’s largest FARC dissident group declares unilateral ceasefire
Notes on Office and Manufacturing WorkI 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.
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.
/Freedom General/Kill that fascist in your head.
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #55/Ukraine/ thread #55: RUSSIA WILL REACH PRIDNESTROVIA edition
News 9/22/22Residence of Swazi pro-democracy leader bombed by alleged state-sponsored hit-squad
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.
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
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.
Police and 50K to 150K townsI am a doomer night walker who finds the day to crowded and warm. Sometimes I observed police.
/Ukraine/ General #54/Ukraine/ thread #54: WAR DECLARED BY ALL edition
/Ukraine/ SIGINT General #53/Ukraine/ thread #53: VLADEMORT PUTLERPATINE PARTIAL MOBILIZATION edition
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
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 +
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?
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.
Unequal ExchangeMaybe I'm just stupid but I don't get unequal exchange.
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).
Honest question about social media usersWhy 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
News 9/21/22Spain fines courier firm Glovo €79 million for pretending workers are self-employed
GeoleftismRevolutionary/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.
Parliaments and MonarchyI 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
speech talking pointshello comrades
Ancappoids are basically anti-imperialist anarchists at this pointLiterally 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.
/Ukraine/ thread #52: IT'S TIME edition/Ukraine/ thread #52: IT'S TIME edition
Demographics in AfricaHaving read article bellow, I was wondering what position if any should I (global north communist) take on the issue.
Red heifers arrive in Israel to facilitate the construction of a Third TempleEvangelical 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.
9/20/2213 killed in attack on school in Myanmar
Turkish and Serbian protests to criminalize LGBTAnti LGBT rallies have sprung up globally today in Turkey and Serbia with a push to criminalize being LGBT.
/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
Wokies destroy another Leftist party.https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/green-mps-threatned-to-leave-party-1.6579691
/wef/ WEF discussionHow 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?
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?
Monkeypox spreads: WHO convenes emergency meetingThe 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.
Spanish civil war martyrsHow can anyone believe this shit?
News 9/19//22Over 32,000 take part in Austrian Trade Union Federation march demanding government act on rising cost-of-living
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
American RenegadesI'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:
Armenia - Azerbaijan war general - lazy bake editionDrones, artillery and tanks involved
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
/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
debate adviceHallo anons, this is my first time really posting here but I really need some advice about debating people.
what is leftypol opinion on internet censorship?will it stop misinformation or centralized our truth?
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?
A thorough rending of Libertarianism, Minarchism, Objectivism, Hoppeanism, etc>Libertarians / Objectivists - The basic issue.
Towards a Party/Org of a Newer TypeVANGUARDIST
Anti-WorkWhat do we think of "work abolition"? Apparently there's traces of this in Marx, although the terminology is reversed:
Shit book #2 shockingly worse than the last oneHoly fuck is this shit boring and badly written
/ukraine/ thread no. 49 - Leninists Without Borders edition>Putin says no ‘hurry’ in Ukraine
News 9/17/22Sudan strikes over unpaid wages and 2022 salaries continue
News 9/16/221,000 flights cancelled across France as air traffic controllers walk out over pay and jobs
Right Wing Electoral Win in SwedenThe 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
violent revolution is the answer only if you can actually winI 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
SCSU MN ReactionariesPosted over Leftypol onion: http://76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion/leftypol/
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.
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.
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.
Pyotr Balayev - a man who can make Grover Furr look like a breadtuberWe 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.
Propose weird lawsPropose weird but constructive laws, to get a lateral perspective on what society could be without the constraints of this hypernormal capitalist status quo.
/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.
How would you change the education systemConsidering 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?
News 9/15/22Nigeria pays compensation to police brutality victims
/Ukraine Thread/ #47 - Let Drop the Bombs of War EditionThe 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.
Marx's shortcomingsRightoids seem to think we worship Marx as a prophet so this is a thread for you intellectuals to criticize Marx in a valid way.
THIS BOOK IS FUCKING TRASHI’m so fucking disappointed by the ending
Resentment PuIf 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.
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
Tendency SurveyI'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
News 9/14/22Civilian rescuers save refugees stranded in the Mediterranean for over a week
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.
Digital Copying and other Post-Scarcity Distribution<Some quick polling questions to everyone:
News 9/13/22One Soldier Killed, Six Wounded in Attack by ELN Guerrillas in Eastern Colombia
/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.
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!"
Question on Russia's invasion of Ukraine- no ziggers allowedWhy 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.
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.
News 9/12/22From free crumpets to store discounts, UK grocers lure workers
/Ukraine/ Thread #44 - "Grüezi, Heizungschützstaffel!" edition/Ukraine/ Thread #44 - "Grüezi, Heizungsschützstaffel!" edition
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.
DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEADhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/08/queen-elizabeth-ii-britains-longest-reigning-monarch-dies-aged-96
/auspol / - Australia General Vl'LNP Bros…It's over' edition
Infinity Cup 7 GeneralGeneral Virtual Divegrass thread for the upcoming Infinity Cup 7
/Ukraine/ Thread #43 - Mexico conquers Burgeria and decolonises it insallahIt's funny how one set back brings out the doomer posting, but the NATO narrative pushing stops.
/Ukraine/ Thread #42 - A single setback brings all the retards backPrevious thread:
News 9/10/22Strong police deployment on 4th day of Chile student protests
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.
News 9/9/22Chile: Escondida Copper Mine Workers Announce Strike
/leftybritpol/ - New PM editionTruss 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!
If you were elected supreme ruler of the world, what would you do?Tell us with Greentext without first person pronouns
Queen Elizabeth on the verge of dyingMaybe she even died…happening thread
/Ukraine/ Thread #41 - The Fire Rises edition/Ukraine/ Thread #41 - The Fire Rises edition
A Question for AnComsAssuming you actually do hate the state, why would you or would you not be responsive to a market-based ancap society?
George Orwell, an anti-communist traitorA 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.
The essence of liberalismThe 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.
News 9/8/22SQA strike action remains on after no breakthrough in talks
HAPINESS INDEX SCAMSo happiness can be measured now ? When was this ?
Technocracy and DeleonismIt struck me that Technocracy is just an ultraleft version of deleonism? Technocracy has many aspects which have parallels in left/marxist/anarchist thought:
/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.
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"
Last leader of East Germany, Egon Krenz, on NATO and war in UkraineBERLIN (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.