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 No.285223[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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
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 No.331656

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There are a lot of islamists and naive leftists who don't know the history of Iran in this board. I suggest the former to fuck off and go back to /pol/ and the latter fuckers to read up.

https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/wl/wl3-5.pdf


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 No.309166[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Blackrock is buying every single family house they can find, paying 20-50% above asking price and outbidding normal home buyers.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801
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 No.331946

>>331920
If someone moves away or dies who pays their mortgage? Presumably there is a mortgage, because people who could afford to pay their share up front probably wouldn't be too interested in the idea.
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 No.331952

>>331945
Also should add that as I see it, the further benefits of this model are that it theoretically keep rents manageable, because it gives the tenants the ability to set their rents, which they have no reason to raise beyond maintenance or expansion of a building, and over time it should open the possibility to lowering them, as debts are paid off and the cost of the property lowers. Normally landlords anticipate this long term cost reduction as their horizon of increasing profitability, but for the tenants it would just be reducing the cost of living.
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 No.331953

>>331946
The co-op pays it with incoming tenants. It’s like a corporation, it’s a separate entity.
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 No.331961

>>331952
if you had a coop spanning multiple buildings or even cities i imagine you could lower the cost dramatically. once certain buildings were paid off rent would lower for all incorporated buildings. if the coop were to expand to incorporate more units then rent would rise across all buildings. that would allow the coop to take advantage of regional changes in the cost of real estate to minimize the cost of expansion and maximize the reduction in rent depending on what the housing market was doing in each region. members of the coop could benefit from both ups and downs in the housing market regardless of where they were living.
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 No.331970

>>331961
Exactly! It just makes so much sense to me, but I don’t know why I’ve never heard of that model or if there is a reason it doesn’t exist. At least, beyond the trouble of raising capital. But worker co-ops exist. They struggle to raise capital, but they’re out there. I’d say this model actually has a benefit over worker co-ops, which is that it has something it can easily collateralize, the building, so that loans should be more available. First of all, there is already loan capital specifically available for something like this through the CDFIs that target coops. They don’t have much money, but if you look them up they’ll publish end of year statements that show they give loans of at least over a million to some projects. That’s decent money for beginning stuff, but they’re not crazy and they do want some security. So having something to back up a purchase other than just the property, like some cash of your own or some confidence in early cash flow, will help. You also have the advantage over some landlords that the co-op does not have to generate income. A lot of landlords are looking to generate income ASAP, and definitely prefer immediate income coming out of rents even if it is small. But the co-op doesn’t actually need a profit at first, nobody is doing this to “make money”. They’re just trying to lower their cost of living, and even if cost of living is market rate at first then it’s competitive, so you aren’t even at a disadvantage. Rather, you’re technically at an advantage on the funding side because you could bare slightly more debt if you have to to fund the purchase.


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 No.331092[Reply]

Did anyone notice a general anti-intellectual trend that's going on in the internet? It seems as if people in general valorize those who don't pay attention to school the yes chad memes that say "Yes I am an idiot and I'm proud" and the preference of simplicity over complexity. I am frankly getting sick of it.
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 No.331797

>>331092
It's based
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 No.331801

>>331092

Whats funny was before 2016 and Drumpgyht being a somewhat knowledgeable person was generally seen as a good thing, hell everyone bullied Dubya for getting Cs in school
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 No.331830

>>331092
when your intellectuals are empiricist retards with their heads in the clouds it's expected that people will oppose intellectualism. it's not the audiences fault that they stop watching the weather when the weatherman's predictions are wrong every day.
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 No.331917

It's sort of a law of averages. Average intelligence does not mean average intelligence relative to idealized maximum and minimum possible intelligence but only an average compared to everyone who is currently alive. People are generally stupider these days because computers think for them and everything comes easy and no one reads or challenges themselves intellectually. So the average person is a bit dumb, and because everyone is on the internet, the average sets the tempo for all the discussion that happens on it. Therefore most discussion on the internet is halfway retarded. Not only that, but because there are more average people than any other grouping, by definition, dumb people are more likely to completely control the conversation on mainstream platforms. Hence Twitter, Reddit, et al.
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 No.331969

>>331801
I guess that is the case, even people here seem to think knowledge is bad.


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Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli far-right settlers raid house of Palestinian activist
The Quds News Agency reported that Bezalel Smotrich, a far-right member of the Knesset, was among a group of Israeli settlers who entered the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and threatened a number of families with expulsion. One of the house owners, Saleh Diab, told the agency that settlers - escorted by Israeli security services - tried to storm three houses belonging to his family, as well as the Kurd and Qasem families.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-far-right-settlers-raid-house-activist-mohammed-kurd

US government ‘SEIZES’ website of Iran’s Press TV, two other media outlets
Visitors to the three domains were greeted on Tuesday with a notice that they were seized under US laws that allow civil and criminal forfeiture of property involved in “trafficking in nuclear, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons technology or material, or the manufacture, importation, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance.”
https://www.rt.com/news/527292-us-seizes-iran-presstv-websites/

EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi soldiers killed dozens in attack on 2019 Baghdad protest
Iraqi security forces killed 32 protesters in Baghdad on one of the first days of the 2019 anti-government demonstrations, Middle East Eye reveals in a new investigation published on Tuesday. For nearly two years, government officials have maintained that two protesters killed in an area near the capital’s al-Nakheel Mall on 4 October 2019 were shot by “unknown snipers”.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-iraqi-soldiers-killed-dozens-attack-2019-baghdad-protest

Communist Party of Swaziland calling for ‘nationwide mass uprising against the regime’
THE Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) is calling for a “nationwide mass uprising against the regime” after government forces opened fire on democracy protesters at the weekend. On Saturday, 15 Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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From Black Lung to BlackRock: Striking Alabama Coal Miners Protest Wall St. Financiers of Warrior Met
More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama. The miners walked off the job on April 1 after their union, the United Mine Workers of America, called the first strike to hit the state’s coal mining industry in four decades. Workers are fighting for improvements to wages and benefits after they agreed to drastic cutbacks in 2016, when Warrior Met Coal took control of the mines after the previous company went bankrupt. Today a group of striking mine workers traveled from Alabama to Wall Street to protest the investment firms backing Warrior Met.
https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/22/kim_kelly_coal_miners_strike_alabama

The Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project to Unionize Amazon
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the country's largest and most powerful unions, has said in an official resolution obtained by Motherboard that unionizing and building worker power at Amazon is the top priority moving forward. The announcement comes on Prime Day, one of Amazon's busiest days of the year.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/akg7pp/the-teamsters-announce-coordinated-nationwide-project-to-unionize-amazon
https://archive.is/IC7zF

Even after Biden tax hike, U.S. firms would pay less than foreign rivals
The U.S. companies paid an average effective tax rate of 16% in 2020 compared to an average rate of 24% paid by 200 foreign companies that the U.S. firms named as their competitors in filings. If Biden’s proposed tax rates were applied to the U.S. firms’ 2020 earnings, the companies would have paid effective rates averaging about five percentage points higher, or 21%, the Reuters analysis found.
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Operation Barbarossa Was a War of Racial Annihilation
Eighty years ago today, the Nazis launched their invasion of the Soviet Union. From the very start, Operation Barbarossa was a war of unprecedented savagery, bent on reducing tens of millions of people to slavery and rooting out Hitler’s “Judeo-Bolshevik” enemy. Heroic resistance to the invasion turned the tide of the entire war, but the Soviet people had to pay a terrible price, with countless millions of soldiers and civilians losing their lives. To mark the anniversary, Jacobin is publishing several articles today about the Soviet experience of war. Abarrage of artillery fire extending over a front that was 1,200 miles long launched Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in the wee hours of June 22, 1941. Panzer and motorized divisions charged onto enemy soil, while bomber planes began to strike nearby Soviet airfields and distant naval bases. The Wehrmacht had amassed more than three million soldiers for this, the most powerful military assault in human history. Operation Barbarossa — code-named after a medieval German emperor who, in addition to championing expansion into Eastern Europe, led a crusade to the Holy Land — was no ordinary war. Hitler saw it as a gigantic showdown between two rival ideologies that were contending for global supremacy: Nazism and Soviet communism (or “Judeo-Bolshevism” in his parlance). In Nazi eyes, communism was a deadly weapon that Jewish intellectuals had forged to harm the world’s most developed races — the German people above all. For Germany to flourish, communism had to die. In the fight against Bolshevik “criminals,” Hitler explained to his generals ahead of the invasion, military conventions held no worth: “The communist is not a comrade beforehand and not a comrade afterwards. It is a war of extermination.”
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/06/operation-barbarossa-war-racial-annihilation-soviet-union-nazi-germany

If Bibi Was the Frying Pan, Is Bennett the Fire? What To Expect from Israel’s New PM
Unlike his predecessors, Bennett is more of a novice than a veteran politician. While he has served in several ministerial roles, his government experience is relatively brief. Bennett began his political career as Netanyahu’s chief of staff iPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.331872

TYBNA
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 No.331876

TYBNA
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 No.331968

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Thanks news anon


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🗽/USAPol/ - United States Politics 🦅
LYNCHIAN EDITION
Thread for petit discussion related to the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the earth.


🏈💵💸🍔
Other livestreams:
CNN: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/cnn-news-usa.html
MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
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Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFE
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 No.331954

>>331937
No more support for Iran, then?
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 No.331956

america gay
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 No.331964

>>331954
We would have to see.
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 No.331966

>>331965
wrong cancerous general mb
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 No.331967

>>331966
It's alright, trash from one dumpster often looks like trash from another.


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 No.215491[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Letzter Pfaden wurde dank der /Pol/acken vom Brett gepusht. Deshalb ein neues Deutschland General.
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 No.331233

>>331192
Mein Gott. Lasst ihm aber noch einen netten Kommentar da
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 No.331421

>>329939
Delta VOC ist doppelt so ansteckend wie Alpha VOC und die Chance mit schwerem Verlauf im Krankenhaus zu landen ist ebenfalls viel höher. Außerdem gibt es Studien mit unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen bzgl. der Wirksamkeit verfügbarer Vakzine. Bei der aktuellen Vervielfältigungsrate wird Delta bei uns ca. im Juli die dominierende VOC sein. Währenddessen wird feste gelockert, Maskenpflicht aufgehoben etc. Es ist, als hätten die verantwortlichen Polit-Honks in Bund und Ländern nicht kapiert, daß die Weichen für die Katastrophe im letzten Herbst/Winter im Sommer gestellt wurden.
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 No.331949

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Ich poste mal einfach das hier….
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 No.331951

>>331421
Ich pack einen vierten Lockdown nicht
Das kann doch nicht sein
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 No.331963

>>331949
Mal kurz drübergeschaut. Nice. Die wissen, dass China keinen Genozid macht und dass Nawalny ein Neonaziarsch ist und posaunen das raus in die Welt. Damit bist du natürlich unten durch bei allen westlichen Qualitätsmedien.


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 No.331903[Reply]

The petty bourgeoisie owns the means of production, while simultaneously relying on their own labor power instead of the exploition of other workers. Does that mean that the petty bourgeoisie is socialist?
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 No.331933

The petite bourgeoisie don't own the means of production any more than the guys changing your oil are the forces of production. Read more and think harder
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 No.331962

>>331933
They do own capital and make a considerable chunk of their daily bread off it.


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 No.275563[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Please use this general thread for discussion of Youtube, Twitter, and other social media postings which don't justify their own thread. Try to keep this thread clean of spam and shitposting, it's everyone's responsibility to keep /leftypol/ and /ITG/ beautiful!
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 No.331771

>>331763
If we can critical support imperial forces like Iran, why can't one critically support America?
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 No.331774

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>>331771
the concept of primary and secondary contradiction
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 No.331776

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>>331771
are you aware what the conflict between the US and Iran is really all about?
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 No.331947

>>331776
>8.3 character filename

NTFS isn't all that bad, anon
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 No.331960

>>331738
no but good looking out


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 No.329878[Reply]

How should reactionaries be dealt with? Many proto fascist, monarchy supporters and other fringe groups are popping up in my country and gaining popularity
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 No.331948

"Dealing with" reactionaries is a trap. By all means defend yourself but the focus should remain on capital itself, not its occasional hired thugs. By all means explain why their solutions won't fix it, but don't go crypto-lib to own the fash.
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 No.331950

>>331948
reactionaries are often anti-capitalist, that's why biden's new designation for domestic terrorists includes all of you.
>anyone opposing capitalism or its institutions
glowchan says the same about antifa, that they're hired by the corporate banks. it's almost like you all need to take your meds and watch some destiny streams.
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 No.331955

This is an exceptionally low quality thread.
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 No.331958

>>331950
>reactionaries are anti-cap
No they’re fucking not and if you think otherwise, you’re a shitty lib
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 No.331959

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>>331943
>liberal bugman


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