Translators Wanted! Traducteurs recherchés! Übersetzer gesucht!If you know French or German, please contribute a chapter to /leftypol/'s first crowdsourced translation project! This project started on >>691.
WTF HAPPENED IN AUSTRALIAIn Australia the only large non corporate controlled trade union was attacked, by hundred of it's own members, because its "communist for not preventing forced vaccinations". (The union actually was against forced vaccines lol). So the most radical elements in the Australian working class are anti vax fascists. The country might be closer to fascism then USA I have no idea.
Next season anime watchlistWhat is on your watchlist?
/prc/ - People's Republic of China generalA general thread for all China related discussion.
The Marxist roots of Nazism exposedIt’s quite simple, really.
World War II thread: Soviet editionЗа Победу!
IDPOL: A Meta Discussionaka /leftypol/: An Exploration into the Causes and Effects of Identity Politics.
/USApol/🗽United States Politics🦅
/wt/ watchesNot sure who here is into watches, but I really enjoy them as both time-capsules for the aesthetic sensibilities of a period as well as for craftmanship and engineering.
Moderation threadCome dispute bans, complain, and other such things related to /leftypol/ here.
/brg/ Brasil General /brgFascistas anti-fascistas edition
/auspol/ - Australia General IIINuclear-powered Edition
Leftypol Embassies EmbassyHello everyone, as part of the efforts to grow the site's reputation, I have been assigned the task to create a 'site embassy' on some kind of other website/chan. But I dunno what site would be good. Help please, my dog ate my homework.
Voting Agenda 13/09/21 - 17/09/21These are the votes for this week. Please vote on the posts below, not this OP itself. Once again, please note that anons cannot actually vote, and their opinions are simply advisory. Thank you to all users and mods for their participation.
Alternative chansPost all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
Treatment of AnimatorsDiscussion of the way that Animators are treated in the Anime industry. Firstly. why are animators treated like shit? Why don't they try forming unions? You're thoughts on this whole Animator Dormitory project? How can the West (I'm assuming that most of Bunkerchan is yankees and eurofags) help?
/leftyco/Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake.
Proposal Agenda 20/09/21 - 24/09/21Hello everyone. This is the thread to make this week's proposals. There were no successful proposals last week, so there is no voting topic. We have these proposals which failed previously, that perhaps we should discuss again this week (I won't put these on the docket, unless someone actually brings them up with amendments so they might pass this time):
Can you help me debunk this wehraboo historianThis guy Is called nigel askey, and is apparently a legitimate historian. He published a paper debunking TIK's claim that the K/D ratio of the soviets during WW was 1/1.6, instead claiming that the soviets lost over 4 more times as many combatants as the Germansduring WW2. Here is his paper. I'm not a qualified historian and I dont have access to acrhives or time to research, so I can't debunk him.
Trotsky Appreciation ThreadSo, the New Left movement was Trotskyist
archive.marxists.xyzHello /edu/! /read/ (>>5912) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.
OC Thread 10.0Thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content
/meg/ - Middle East GeneralThis thread is for discussion about the Middle East
Hey, Brosocialism here, I’m still blackpilled but have a gfI told you uyghas women like me because I am handsome
USSR mediaSo my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
/conspiracy/general for nonstandard views on historical and world events. 9/11, JFK, aliens, etc.
COCKSHOTT VS HEGEL - ROUND 4 - FIGHT!!!Quite a few comments on this video claim that Cockshott is misrepresenting Hegel's work.
/leftypol/ Minecraft ServerTo join:
Norwegian Election 1.0: Another Way?The Norwegian Election is now just around the corner lads, with our favourite social democracy having to choose between socialism or neoliberalism. With the Revolutionary Socialist Party Red and the reformist Socialist Left making gains in the polls. Is our Nord Brothers finally being awakened? Before that some context
News 9/21/21Communist Party of Swaziland condemns military storming of student campus
/ttg/ - Tech Team GeneralThis thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use >>>/leftypol/30356
So now the united states is an 18th century shitholeWhat can the world and Americans expect now that they've deindustrialize themselves back into using whips on illegal migrants while wearing potato rags in exchange of foreign capital all while making countries like the democratic republic of congo look like the pillar of civilization at times
/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.
Breitbart and BannonI was recently rewatching this interview with Steve Bannon. Although he fell off after he got banned from Twitter for edgyshit and in legal trouble for some weird fraud shit, I still admire his strategy quite a bit.
/chess/Let's play some chess, my fellow siberians.
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Sci-Hub anniversary partyToday is Sci-Hub anniversary now the project is 10 years old.
DreamsPost about your dreams here, what you dreamed about last night, interpretations, the dreams you remember the most or your favorites, weirdest stuff you saw, etc.
/gsg/Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.
/read/ 2.0Hello and welcome comrades! This is the new /read/ thread.
Welcome Thread and FeedbackThis thread is for feedback related to administration and management. For technical issues use >>>/tech/6724
Lucid Dreaming and Dream JournalingAny anons practice this? How's it going? I was really into LDing when I was younger but drifted away due to the usual suspects of work, school, and alcoholism.
so-bad-it's-good animuHow much of this actually exists? Annie-may that's so embarrassingly incompetent that you can actually sit through and laugh at ironically, like a hilariously bad movie? It's normally a lot harder to do because every bit of animation has thought and effort put into it, so it just comes off as intolerably bad when it's bad. Unlike an incompetent movie, which is much easier for someone with a handheld camera to half-ass their way through to a finished product. Pic related, Psychic Wars is fucking terrible.
Africa General #2Because the last one keeps getting to 500 posts, then 1 post get's deleted and someone necro-bumps the 499 post thread and I'm sick of it.
women with bpdIs BPD aka hysterical thot syndrome a disease characterized by extreme emotional reactions that cause women to become intentionally manipulative the number one threat to leftism? Women who have BPD almost always end up like Gwen Snyder or Aimee Terese and just become these hysterical cunts, they always are prone to woke idpol which sabotages organization around class issues.
XMPP serverThere's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).
adviceI really need something that could keep me going, lately things have become hard due to my loneliness and alienation I dont think I could keep convincing myself that everything is fine and keep on lying to myself about my own emotions. I dont have anyone to talk to and I cant talk to my mom because I dont want stress her out and I dont want to talk to a therapist because they will try to put me on medications I dont need or think im a menace to society.
Visualizing the influence of governments based off geographyAs a region becomes less settled the government loses its influence as they dont have the tools necessary to enforce their laws past a certain distance away from the urban core, the higher the population density and industrialization of a settlement is the more the government can influence civilians due to the benefits of having supplies near where they're needed. This is why espionage from foreign governments fails to get anything significant done or why governments around the world seemingly cant enforce the law on criminals past a certain distance away from cities
ProctectionismDoes /leftypol/ support protectionist measures in both the first and third world to prevent workers in different countries having to component with each other in a "race to a bottom." A lot of modern socdems want to keep global supply chains and think that they can have free trade and social democracy coexist.
Fidel Castro and 40K WomanIs that a myth-lie or an actual reality? Did Castro really had bang 40K woman in his life??
Reorganizing leftypolThis is partly a book review and partly a suggestion for the mods. This is based on the book ‘Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach’ by Burton, Obel, and Håkonsson.
Rightists cancelling othersThe same rightists complaining about cancel culture love to attack others like LGBT. I spoke to some Jordan Peterson fans and said how is cutting people out of your life for being gay not cancelling. They said you can attack gay people without it being caneling because canceling is when you prevent people having a platform to speak.
/GEG/ - growth engineering generalFollowing up on >>>/leftypol/503609
Ah france the beacon of capitalist successYou just gotta love the undrinkable tap water, the nonexistent jobs and social securities, the seemingly never ending debt and inflation, the decaying infrastructure, the rampant crime and rape rates coupled with the rampant police violence, the blatant propaganda, the cultured civilians that view criticizing islam as necessary but criticizing judaism as hate speech, the never ending propaganda french citizens receive all emulate the true success of capitalism. A beautiful country that I would love to visit some time and a beacon of civilization
/edu/ checkpointHello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.
The West needs ShariaForget about Marxism, forget about Fascism, forget about Liberalism. What the West truly needs is Islam to purge it of the degeneracy that has been brought about by centuries of Crusader and Jewish rule, only the rule of the pious guided by the Qur'an and Sunnah will set the Western man straight and mend the divide between him and his brother so that the illnesses of racism, feminism, Marxism and homosexuality are wiped off the face of the earth and no god remains but Allah.
Femdom Thread>no femdom thread
SHOULD I GET THE VACCINE TOMORROW MORNINGTomorrow's finally time for me to go get vaccinated but I'm still afraid and worried about both the side effects and whether natural immunity is better than the vaccine in the long run and whatnot.
Catchy folk/ propaganda music.No boring ass woody Guthrie singing about how sad it to be from Oklahoma while strumming his guitar. I want synthesisers, fast rhythms, weird ass instruments you’ve never heard before. I want shit that would make you want to get up and dance in your local town square with other third world peasants.
Analyzing war and killing in modern times>discipline
Canada Snap ElectionJustin Trudeau has just called for a snap election
Baudrillard critique of MarxismBaudrillard is one of the few who was able to critique Marxism from a resonable and not cucked perspective.
RUSSIAN ELECTIONSKPRF seems to be getting ahead in the russian elections
The Decline and Fall of the American EmpireJust noticed how average Taylor Swift is. I listened to the Shake It Off Video because I wanted to remember the world of 2014.
Values vs. prices regarding labour powerI get it in the abstract world of perfect capitalism, but how does this work in the real world? Cockshott and others have proved there is strong corelation between values and prices. But how come the values and prices of labour power are so different?
Michael Hudson's recent lecturesMichael H gave some quality lectures recently for the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong. And in May he gave a lecture to positiva pengar, a swedish association or whatever. This guy will die soon, so cherish his words of wisdom.
United States of Greater AustriaIs there a socialist case to be made for it? Let's say hypocritically Austria-Hungary survives world war I and turns socialist, is there a socialist case to be made to keep a United States of Greater Austria as a socialist project? Remember Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were originally capitalist.
Picrel is an actual communist futureFrom a thread about the meaning of life:
/wydna/ - Kantbot, Pseudodoxology, Tankerpills, and WydnaSeems like there are a few people on leftypol interested in this subject so I thought I'd create a thread dedicated to discussing the Wydna collective and Pseudodoxology podcast
The youth are based????So I was just told by a friend I have within the Party of communists USA that their Youth League actually just surpassed the CPUSA's YCL and their membership is rising pretty quickly. The PCUSA is firmly Marxist-Leninist and non-revisionist. What is it with youths and wanting to go into non-revisionist parties? One would think they would just settle for DSA but maybe they are more based than some of you would like to think?
News 9/20/21Rivals allege mass fraud as Russian pro-Putin party wins big majority
/nu-imageboard/ megathreadEvery few months, people come up with an idea to create a new imageboard, since mostly everyone is dissatisfied with the state of vichan/lainchan, or thinks they can do it better. Having better software would greatly enhance the experience for both regular users and mods, and have more crossover appeal to “normies”. The problem is that no one can agree on the technical or more importantly non technical decisions on how one would go about making an actual, usable replacement for lainchan.
/pol/ censoring anything anti alt-rightI'm a long time lurker on 4chan, only browsing sections like /pol/ to laugh about how stupid the users there are. But I always thought that it was all for freedom of speech
Curious about /pol/'s beliefs.How can /pol/ become so conservative, if not outright fascistic? Is it because most /pol/cunts are Christians? If yes, do they really live by their standings and statements regarding what is immoral and what isn't (e.g., porn, homosexuality, abortion, alcohol, etc.)?
Lefty Animator Appreciation ThreadLet's have a thread for commie / left wing animators.
I find the entitlement of the bourgeois strangeNormally I wouldn't give too much of a shit as to whatever the hell the wealthy do as they're all just ordinary people like anyone else that spend their time consuming commodities or begging for attention
There is no afterlife, death feels the same as sleepingThe moment your nervous system breaks down and prevents your brain from being able to send electrical signals to your body, simply put your fucking dead permanently and your body will decay due to a lack of stimuli. There is no afterlife only an infinite void of blackness that feels like nothing, you do not become "reborn" as someone else as all living matter is simply electrons neutrons and protons organizing themselves to form complex structures and can only recreate itself through the fertiziliation of eggs or asexual methods of reproduction, you're not a "God" you're an organism that evolved over millions of years to be able to have a brain that can send electrical signals to your body to be able to observe, react and learn to survive and thrive in your environment. God isnt real and there is no proof of him or a god existing throughout the entirety of the universes undefined length of history being that the bug bang is based off observable distances of light, you will die and your systems will decay into tissue which will decay into cells which will decay into simple chemicals which radiate over dozens to millions of years into atoms and decay further down to the most basic of fundamental particles, you will not be remembered for anything special, the human species will go inevitably go extinct long before the universe experiences total heat death or cosmic inflation strong enough to tear whatever holds fundamental particles together apart and you will feel nothing the entire way through it. Religion and belief of a god is a cope for the inevitable reality all living matter will face that can be fully realized through empirical observation.
He ruined everythingNot only did his policies see multiple sectors of the chinese economy slow down if not actively deindustrialize but his push towards dominating every industry in the west regardless if those industries would actually be helpful to china like fucking EVs and shitty smartphones wasted a fuck ton of government revenue that could've been better spent anywhere else like improving and expanding its military and healthcare, and now china experiences 2 billionaires popping into existence every week and more government revenue being distributed to god awful corporations inflating debt and slowing down the industrialization of china in a time where much of china is still poor and lacks basic access to water. It's like watching post stalin leaders of the USSR or even worse putin try to handle their positions without becoming American lapdogs or turning the russia pro corporate neoliberal hellhole
Do you have hope, fellow eastern europeans?Is communism a lost cause in Eastern Europe?
A questionOk now let's say you have 3 states
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.
Africa GeneralAs asked by these users
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Q&AThis is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only.
Nazis' 1932 Anti-Marxist Propaganda GuideI've been digging through a Nazi propaganda archive hosted by Calvin University, a Christian university in Michigan, and came across a 1932 essay from Nazi propagandist Fritz Oerter titled "Our Speakers in the Anti-Marxist Battle," published in their agitprop journal "Our Will and Way."
Martial arts threadComrades let's have a thread for martial arts, combat sports and self defense. Striking, grappling, all styles welcome (except fake ass shit). Let's talk about training, techniques, fights, fighters, etc. Here's a fun fact: One of the many achievements of the soviets was founding their own combat system, sambo, which proved to be extremely effective and is still widely practiced today. Also, Judo orange belt here (AMA if you want)
/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General5th Edition: Real succdem hour edition
On the relation between idpol and fascismDo you guys agree that idpol is a stepping stone towards fascism? Or is idpol petite fascism already?
what's the latest retarded discussion you had?for me, it was about how skin colour in anime is usually white instead of being dark or yellow(considering it was produced by Asians) and how the eyes are bright-coloured for one simple reason, these traits were considered rare and beautiful by people who created anime, and because blonde white people are fetishized in Asia as opposed to blacks, which is, therefore, another example of the superiority of white beauty.
What is the ''origin'' of white supremacy???I've been wondering, if white supremacy does exist, what's the history behind it, according to a socialist perspective? What events have they endured in the Middle Ages that led to them being extremely supremacist and racist? Is it because of trauma? Or something else entirely?
How we've lost both the future and the present.
death noteI love death note. And I love light yagami as a character.
Proposal Agenda 13/09/20 - 17/09/20Hello everyone. This is the thread to make this week's proposals. To see last week's successful proposals, please go to the voting topic for this week. We have these proposals which failed previously, that perhaps we should discuss again this week (I won't put these on the docket, unless someone actually brings them up with amendments so they might pass this time):
Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate ThreadThese two are supposed to be the Citizen Kane of anime, everyone loves them, yet they are such fucking garbage, literal trash, why are they so fucking bad holy shit.
How is social democracy faring?Sup anons. Kind of a theory let here. A lot of Leninist argue that social democracy is bad and is being hollowed out currently and it is only a middle way thing used to appease the working class or oppress them if and when a socialist government is erected somewhere.
Future of Chinese made CPUsSince US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?
Designing Transparency by DefaultThis is a long post, but it's important we do this properly in order to prevent the same bullshit happening again. All constructive feedback is helpful. Feedback from people who don't use Matrix or /meta/ often is especially useful.
post stupid fascist/right wing youtubersi want to self harm my mind by watching sheer stupidity unfold before my eyes on my computer monitor. Show me the dumbest most strawman retarded youtube channels there are. I will start by sharing a youtube channel that my coworker says he gets all of his information from.
Don't use the term communist when talking to normiesIf you want to actually get someone to understand the genuine values of communism, then don't use that word when explaining it. Why? It's because the term has been butchered over the years by countless psyops and now the average joe will refuse to listen to anything that seems supportive of it, they are just set to believe In a misinformed definition they've been taught all their lives to do so, use some made up word, explain, If they seem supportive and really into it then reveal what that ideology actually means, you'll see it's a lot easier to get people to understand you. (Preferably avoid the use of socialism as well)
Time to break up the Ethopian stateEthiopia is still an empire, even though the Solomonic dynasty collapses since 1974. Ethiopia doesn't even exist, there is no "Ethiopian" ethnic group, it's as fake as all those small German or Italian states, or Switzerland or Belgium. The people we westerners historically called "Ethiopians" for centuries where Tigrayan and Amharic peoples. These are the people historically who were Eastern Orthodox Christians, while the east was Islamic and the south and west were tribal African religions. The next phase of decolonization should be the struggle for the liberation of the African peoples from their former colonial borders, Ethiopia just happens to be a weird exception to this as those borders just happened be drawn up by the native Africans. The current situation in Ethiopia and the civil war going on is a direct result of this. Basically my argument is African needs to go though it's own "nationalist" phase like Europe in the context of nationalism from the 18th and 19th century that set the stage for capitalist bourgeoisie revolution.
Russian electionsWhats up with Russian elections? Supposedly the communist party goes well. But is it a serious one? I remember they have some totally systemic communist parties over there. And anyway, weren't russian elections totally pointless since Putin just does what he wants with results or was that propaganda? Who is/ourguy/ in Russia?
/CYBERSOC/Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.
New global financial crisis / great recession.Boys I am hearing a new global financial crisis has started in China akin to 2008. Are we really looking at the new great recession or is it nonsense?
Misguided Perspective on Consumerism and its History.WARNING
What "theory" do rightoids/fascists have to speak of?I was reflecting recently that while socialism has a long and robust intellectual tradition, fascism and far-right ideologies like it are instead defined by anti-intellectualism and a disdain for "higher learning" in general. With that being said, what sort of theory and intellectuals does fascism have to speak of? The only people I can think of are Oswald Spengler and Julius Evola, although calling either of them "intellectuals" (especially Evola) is a massive stretch.
Weird questionHello, I was petting my dog earlier today, he's pretty old, and it got me wondering - why, evolutionarily speaking, do animals or organisms in general (including humans) keep on living after they are no longer able to reproduce due to age?
Any guides on surviving as NEET ?I have given up on the world and would rather watch tv shows and play video games until 2030 (not work or study). I hope that before 2030 artificial intelligence will have reached human level and will make the world a utopia.
BuhbyeMy mental health is improving lately. Not to get too into that. Anyway…
I watched the first 6 episodes of NGENGE GENERAL
/auspol/ - Australia General IIThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
/auspol/ - Australia General IIThread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.
Republic of KanataThe People's Republic Of Kanata
==EPIK HACKED, THIS IS NOT A DRILL==>Epik, host of 8chan, TheDonald, Gab, Parler, The Daily Stormer, Oathkeeper website and the Proudboy has been hacked, the domain information has been released. Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the hack. The hack seems to be legitimate and people have started releasing data.
DivorceWith respect to the will of the users of GETchan, I propose removing both links to /GET/ and /ref/ in the boardlist and the landing page, as well as severing most other remaining ties.
tfw still a virgin>be me
News 9/18/21Communist party leader calls for action as observers report violations in Duma election
Anarchism General: Nihilism edition.>[spoiler][/spoiler]>Thread for the discussion of Anarchism.
Chinese version of TikTok limits use of app by those under 14BASED
Consoooomer Goods under socialismUnfortunately most people are braindead retards that would rather have very expensive IPhones and PS5's than free healthcare, housing and education (the US is the best example of that) so I think that it's a necessity for every socialist country to have these shiny things.
Unruhe-Maupin split has happenedIT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE.
Upcoming HappeningsLet's get a list of all the political happenings to look forward to, like upcoming national elections (Norwegian: >>457815 ), protests, etc.
Kierkegaard>Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, and thought that Swedenborg, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel, and Hans Christian Andersen were all "understood" far too quickly by "scholars".
hedonistic egoismis leftists compatible with the pleasures of the flesh and the senses?
Commander X arrested in Mexicohttps://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/ddos-fugitive-commander-x-arrested-in-mexico-extradited-to-us/
ChromeOS/Chromebook hate threadCan we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
Demoralize the rightComrades, I think I have found a pretty reliable way to further demoralize the right.
New Multitude- For Leftypol, by LeftypolOld thread died so I made a new one.
No wonder why barely anyone votes in Canada>watching a political debate with my co workers
Most schitzo person on the planetIs anyone involved in politics more schitzo then this guy.
Imageboards without "Imageboard Culture"In the western world, almost all imageboards are influenced by ''imageboard culture', usually meaning conventions associated with 4chan (anime reactions, "/b/" or "/pol", edginess, greentexting, reuse of memes, "-fag" suffix, board-tans, etc). People see the site layout and assume that's the culture. Even intentional imageboards often have heavy 4chan influence.