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/ir/ - Infrared General

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl63ZOm_bepvwoKjw24rogA
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Cope, Seethe

Keep responding with:

Cope -> Seethe -> Dilate -> Have Sex -> Cope -> Seethe -> Dilate -> Have Sex -> Cope -> Seethe -> Dilate -> Have Sex -> Cope -> Seethe -> Dilate -> Have Sex -> Cope -> Seethe -> Dilate -> Have Sex ….. etc.

I'll start

COPE
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MAOTISTS LARPERS BTFO BY CPP CHAIRMAN

https://www.descifrandolaguerra.es/interview-with-jose-maria-sison-ii-serving-two-imperialist-powers-that-are-now-conflicting-can-become-a-big-problem-for-duterte/
>Right now, the farm population in the imperialist countries has become quite small. In both the US and Norway where a few infantile Maoists are blabbering about carrying out a protracted people’s war, the farm population is around two per cent of the national population and consists of both monopoly farm capitalists and rich farmers, using a great deal of mechanization, unlike the traditional landlords of China exploiting a great mass of poor and middle peasants using primitive tools of agriculture.

>Mao’s strategic line of encircling the cities from the countryside in protracted people’s war works in countries where the peasants are the majority of the national population and the semi-feudal economy is in chronic crisis. Mao himself said that protracted people’s war, which could be done in China, cannot be done in any imperialist country with a highly unified and centralized economy and system of communications and with a paucity of poor and middle peasants.

How do first worlder Maotist LARPers respond?
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/USApol/ United States Politics

THE CONSEQUENCES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME EDITION

Feel free to watch US related happenings and chat with other anons at : https://tv.leftypol.org (You can create your own channel too)

Other livestreams:
CNN: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/cnn-news-usa.html
MSNBC: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/msnbc.html
FOX: https://www.livenewsnow.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
Bloomberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp8PhLsUcFE
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Between the British Empire and Third Reich; who was more evil?

Let's settle the fuckin score; I want the thick, long, uncut red pill
Who was more evil, the Third Reich or the British Empire? I'm starting to suspect the Brits only claim moral superiority to the Third Reich because their own genocides happened before industrialized extermination campaigns were possible and because most of Germany's victims were other Europeans and because Germany couldn't downplay their crimes the way the British could

Also tbh picrel gave me a boner and I feel guilty for it hence why I made this thread
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So the starving of Ukrainians was something that was half intentional and half accidental/ incompetence.
Ukraine is the most fertile area of Europe. It's the breadbasket. So, like most famines, they dont just "happen."
The Bengal famine was due to fuckery with regards to grain prices and the british refusing to reduce grain taxes on indian peasants and also forcing them to not keep any stores of seeds aside for bad years as they had done for centuries. Disruption of traditional modes of agriculture always causes mass fuck ups with regards to the food supply, since usually these sudden changes aren't because farm workers are choosing to adopt a new effective thing, but because it is being forced on them from the capitol. This is a flaw in both capitalism and bolshevism. It isn't that the collectivization of farms or doing collective work is bad or inherently leads to starvation. It's that the Soviets took on a very very VERY stupid man to come up with the new soviet method of farming
Trofim Lysenko.
This is the most important figure other than stalin when discussing the famines in the ussr and china.
The man got stalin's ear by being a toady and being a politically favorable candidate for being the agri-science czar. Lysenko hadn't been educated under the old Tsarist system, and was born a peasant. That's fine, working people can accomplish anything. Lysenko, however, embraced a soviet aligned idea of science. That natural selection is false, that inherited genetics was false. That plants could be convinced to sacrifice themselves for a greater good, working together to make a super seed if put in the right conditions. He mandated things like burying seeds 6 feet underground. Planting seeds all together in a big pile. Plunging them in cold water would allow seeds to grow during the winter. (Now, that last thing is called invernalization, an old peasant trick that technically works by allowing you to plant your seeds a little earlier in the spring, but shouldn't be done to crops year round and doesnt make them frost proof or even frost resistant)
So, Lysenko is forcing a country that is an eighth of the world's landmass to do bullshit voodoo farming. The Ukrainians know it's not good, the russians know it's not good. But ol joe stalin loves this guy, so they all do it. This causes the seeds to be planted all year round, reducing available yield that way, seeds to be planted in asinine ways that kill most of them, which also reduces yield, and then stalin and lysenko set the tax of grain to match the number projected by lysenko for his wild ass ideas. So, the peasants have no grain they get to keep for themselves and the Soviet leadership insists everyone is just hiding the extra produce so they send soldiers.
Meanwhile, the Soviets cant be made to look bad on the world stage so they just sell all the grain and produce they're getting internationally so it looks like lysenkoisn is working. And this model is exported to china where they do a very similar thing later on.
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Why stalin was a piece of shit

The USSR deeply exploited its satellite states in the wake of WWII, not giving them a fucking chance at prospering. Sure, one can say ”well, they deserved it because their previous governments sided with the fascists”, which is a fair point if you have a very black and white view of history. If you’re able to see nuance, you should be able to realize that 1) a lot of people in those states actually did not side with the fascists just because the people in power did so. A lot of them were socialists, jews, homosexuals, people who by no means had supported fascism. Yet they were punished nonetheless. And 2) if you make the argument that ”well they supported the fascists, so fuck em”, then don’t try to make the argument that the USSR wanted to help them by spreading socialism to their countries. Those two arguments clearly don’t go together. In my experience, tankiddies like to use both.

A few factors worked together to create an unsustainable situation for the satellite states.
1) The US’s Marshall plan made it so that they couldn’t import basically anything from the west. That forced them to only trade with the USSR.
2) The USSR, having 100% of the bargaining power, bought goods at way below market price from their satellite states. Goods that the USSR in some cases then sold, making a nice profit.
3) The satellite states bought goods from the USSR at above market prices.

So, it wasn’t only the USSR’s fault; the actions of the US didn’t help either. But the USSR under Stalin truly fucked over countries like Hungary, Poland, Czechia. Tony Cliff (yes, a filthy Trotskyist, I’m aware) wrote regarding the annual export of Polish coal to the USSR that:
>The robbery of Poland through this transaction alone amounted to over one hundred million dollars a year. British capitalists never got such a large annual profit out of their investments in India.
And, just like we ought to harshly condemn those British capitalists, we ought to do the same to Stalinist USSR.
This is just the first example of why no one should praise or glorify Stalin that came to mind, there are many more.
(That said, other aspects of the USSR, including some during Stalin’s rule, were pretty good. Or at least not worse than most other nations.)
Oh, and I didn’t even mention all the shit the USSR did to those nations on top of this exploitative trade. Like installing puppet governments and greatly limiting free speech. Or sending in tanks when workers called for workers control of the means of production (or just livable working conditions).
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.
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/gamedev/ - Game Development General (SHARE YOUR VIDEOGAME IDEAS ITT)

So I'm not an experienced game developer or anything, but I figured we should have a general dedicated to this sort of thing, especially since I'm interested to hear peoples' ideas on lefty-orientated videogames that would be cool for me to make.
I've been using Blender since I was 11 or 12 years old (I'm 20 now) so I'm pretty much at a level now where I can model any game asset I want. I'm also in school for Computer Engineering, and have been a hobby programmer since I was around 14 working with Python, C, and GLSL shaders, so I can script pretty much anything as well. I would say my main weaknesses when approaching a task like this are Sculpting, Spriting, and Painting, so to any drawfags/artfags with skills: I invite you to contribute on whatever projects we end up embarking on.

FREE, OPEN SOURCE, EASY SOFTWARE I RECOMMEND

>Modelling

Blender: https://www.blender.org/
>Painting
Kritas: https://krita.org/en/
>Game Development
Godot: https://godotengine.org/
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Join the super straight (SS) movement

Transcels NOT welcome!!!, super straight/gay/lesbian/bi peoples welcome
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/leftydeutschpol/ - Deutschland General

Letzter Pfaden wurde dank der /Pol/acken vom Brett gepusht. Deshalb ein neues Deutschland General.
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MYANMAR COUP THREAD

Hello everybody.
It seems a coup is being carried out in Myanmar, but i can't find the politics behind it.
Here a tweet explaining the events:
https://twitter.com/GerberaOf/status/1356157718218727426


Please post sources (better if socialist leaning ofc) and thoughts about it.
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Webm thread?

Webm thread
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Internet Trash General – /ITG/

Containment thread for the lowest forms of internet discussion:
💩 Social Media Screenshots
📞 E-celeb Gossip
🕸️ Internet Happenings
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What if the August Coup succeeded?

There was a real possibility that had this coup succeeded in 1991 order could've been restored to the USSR and its dissolution averted. What do you think a world in which the USSR still exists as a strong socialist state would look like?
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what is the most bourgeois creative pursuit and why is it musicianship?

what is the most proletarian creative pursuit and why is it writing?
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Social climbing narcissistic wreckers

What the fuck is it about Burgerland left organizing that attracts so many narcissists? Do people encounter them as much organizing in other countries as we do here?

How do you deal with them when they make a mistake and then destroy the solidarity of your org by fixating on anyone who criticizes them? I've seen this happen to two orgs I've been in in the last several years now and I genuinely don't know how to deal with it. They often weaponize the most crass of identity politics and as a white male I just don't have the power to stand up to it. If you fight back against a narcissist with facts and logic it usually just makes things worse because they pull out all the most dishonest of tactics to try and destroy you. On the other hand if you let them have their way the constant peddling of self-aggrandizing identity politics does great harm to recruitment in your organization anyway. I sometimes wonder if narcissists are actually more effective are killing organizations than any genuine COINTELPRO operation. How do we stop these fuckers?
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/leftybritpol/ - Abolish The Welsh Assembly Edition

SENEDD, UH YEAH, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (SAY IT AGAIN!)
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are you hiding any pirated copies of skyrim ?
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Bisexuality

Okay so literally i'm creating a new bi porn thread because i realized that some people are staying on bunkerchan just because my nudes are there so i'm gonna make it easier for them to come here by reposting them
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COUP IN ARMENIA?

https://twitter.com/KevorkAlmassian/status/1364863158955999233

It seems the Armenian Army is "asking" the President to resign. Is this another coup? Also is it me or all these coups are a sign of an instability of some sorts in the world right now?
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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👀
🐽
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Question for marxist-leninsts.

Capitalism is creaking and I’m glad - it’s a fucking nonsense in its current form, but do you really believe an alternative political system (marxism leninism), just as corrupt, just as shit if you’re one of the little people, is the answer?
I’m not claiming I have the solution, I don’t, but I recognise poor quality politics. It’s easy because in this world that’s all we’ve got anywhere you care to look.
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/debunk/

We need a debunk thread on here
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How come i never heard of this before?

What are your thoughts on this?
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Your classist bias

Rap is one of my favorite genres, the one I've most been involved with and grew up surrounded by. And I love bringing it up to discussion around so-called lefties because of how effective it is in making petty bourgeoisie, or "the middle class", oust themselves. They're the ones that have been handed relative economic comfort and have been taught to dislike anything that involves poors, especially that of color origin, so the common saying when talking about music preferences is "everything except for country and rap". God damn do I love hearing that.

The mainstream chart topping of both country and rap is of course mostly garbage but that's the working of consumer capitalism. But even lefties who explicitly recognize the workings of our economic and cultural system still fail to ever recognize this bias for what it is: top-down classism. Talk about rap and the lefties nose immediately goes up as to escape the air that just dared to mention such inferior culture.

Why is classism ignored and placidly accepted? Even among lefty circles classism is strong. It's obviously moreso among libs, conservatives and all the right-wing shit, but you'd think it would be more explicitly acknowledged in places like this. I'm calling out most of the board really, so many you obviously of "middle class" background. When people speak of the working class, what it most often really means is the perceived "middle class" who are more affluent. The actual poors among the working class are but secondary afterthought. The idea of a vanguard consisting of this massive difference, even if only perception ultimately, is laughable with what it represents. Are you really for the masses? Or yourself?
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https://bunkerchan.net/

kek
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/WEBM/

Post your based or cringe MP4, WEBM files here

Previous thread: >>1041002
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SQ: SKYSCRAPER QUESTION

Will there be skyscrapers under socialism?

And whats the true ecological solution of sprawl vs density?

Will socialism look like cyberpunk after eco-gentrification or more like european cities with flat buildings?
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COPY PASTA THREAD

POST LEFTY COPYPASTAS

You will never have your ethnostate
You will never have that race war
You will never have a tradwife gf
You will never lose your virginity
You will never have a chin
You will never bed a woman
You will never be a man
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Entertaining Wikipedia Finds

Share Wiki articles or quotes that you found amusing, interesting, weird, etc with your comrades in this thread so that they can share in your amusement, interest, bewilderment, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavarian_Soviet_Republic#Ernst_Toller_government
>Toller's government members were not always well-chosen. For instance, the Foreign Affairs Deputy Dr. Franz Lipp – who had been admitted several times to psychiatric hospitals – declared war on Württemberg and Switzerland over the Swiss refusal to lend 60 locomotives to the Republic.[14][13] He also claimed to be well acquainted with Pope Benedict XV[15] and informed Vladimir Lenin and the Pope by cable that the ousted former Minister-President Hoffmann had fled to Bamberg and taken the key to the ministry toilet with him.[16]
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>he believes communism is good for the environment
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what do you know/think about left wing movements originating from the united states ?
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/auspol.org/ - Australia General

Thread dedicated to the discussion of Australian politics and events.

I get that since the split the number of Australians here probably went from being counted on two hands to just one, but I figured that there should be at least a thread here that we can keep bumping.
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Are you Super Straight, /b/?
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Poljak / le pol face thread

I saw this on KYM lol
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flags

Can everyone post here with different flags -I- WE want to see all of the flags
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GG Allin

What is the material explanation for GG Allin?
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What the fuck even was the cultural revolution?

Can I get a quick rundown? I just read the wikipedia article and I'm even more confused than before.
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Non Ironic leftist monarchist

because this topic is really retarded I'm going to make it on /b/ where the graceposter dwells
file related is an issue of La Toile from 2011, this is the in house magazine of the franch royalist action and in this issue they talk about leftist monarchism, all those movements have been super niche and obscure it's surreal. I really can't recall much of it since I read it long ago and with a worse level in french.
Here is a carlist blog:
http://www.legitimistadigital.com/
I read it years ago and thought it was insightful but that was long ago
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Couldn't Ochaco basically win any encounter by touching her opponent and tossing them up into the air?
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What anime are you watching?
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Capitalism has stolen from us the ability to be our best selves. That much is for certain within the framework of bourgeois society. What I've been pondering is the endgame or tactile convictions of individual reclamation. To me action for the sake of it seems to be a conscious suicide mission. Is this a misinterpretation or am i correct in assuming? I say this as somebody who has become disillusioned with the abilities of agitation in the context of neoliberal society. Never before been a namefag on any iteration of /leftypol/ but thought it'd be worth starting to if i'm now /dead/ inside.
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Paraguay Protesting?

It seems there are some protests going on in the largest paraguayan city, but is too soon to tell if its something or not, so in absence of /LatinoAmerica/ general i'm making a placeholder thread.

Here to watch what's happening: https://twitter.com/ChalecosAmarill/status/1367970561096257539

Sorry for spamming threads but in the absence of general for the various world regions (we only got Europe, Us, Britain, China, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia) i'm gonna do things like this.
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Thoughts on the PRO Act?

There is a labor bill in US Congress right now known as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (PRO Act). If passed, it could potentially be the most sweeping labor reform bill since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, and the most pro-union labor reform bill since the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Here's some changes it could make:
-Anti-union meetings can no longer be required by employers
-Ends "right to work" laws
-Lifts ban on secondary strikes
-Bans proactive lockouts
-Requires transparency from employers - Labor rights must be posted, and anti-union consultants must be disclosed
-Prevents misclassification of workers, i.e. no more independent contractors
-Meaningful penalties for employers for labor law violations
-No permanent replacement of workers on strike
-Prohibition on solidarity action with other workers will be removed

So far this bill has passed the House of Representatives, with 224 (218 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Other) voting yes and 194 (7 Democrats, 186 Republicans, 1 Other) voting no. Passing this bill in the Senate would likely be more difficult though, as it is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with the the Democratic vice-president potentially casting a tie-breaking vote. Nevertheless, the PRO Act seems to be the best shot at sweeping labor reform in the US in decades. Perhaps it can put an end to the decades-long decline unions have been experiencing in the US, and maybe even enable general strikes once again (the US hasn't had a general strike since 1946). Imagine how much more effective social movements could be if they had the general strike at their disposal.

What are your thoughts?

Relevant links:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2474/text
https://justfacts.votesmart.org/bill/27585/
https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/labor-law-reform-bill-pro-act-workers
https://twitter.com/GoIUPAT/status/1366372647366496256
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It wasn't such a bad day today. Maybe it was even a good day.
Im thinking of killing myself.
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ITT: Post actually existing, unironic soyjacks and discuss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfmHGmIbfvs
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>IN THESE UNCERTAIN TRYING TIMES DARK WINTER OF THE NEW NORMAL AS CITIZENS OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE MUST COME TOGETHER AS ONE, BUT APART, AND BUILD BACK BETTER WITH SOME NEW EXTENDED LENGTH TEMPORARY GLOBAL RULES TO KICK START THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
>YOU WILL WEAR THE NWO PROVIDED IOT COCK CAGE FOR YOUR PROTECTION
>YOU WILL DRINK THE RECYCLED PISS
>YOU WILL EAT THE CRICKET BURGER
>YOU WILL DRINK THE COCKROACH MILK
>YOU WILL EAT THE MAGGOT CHIPS
>YOU WILL TAKE THE MANDATORY VACCINE
>YOU WILL WEAR THE MASK WHILE EATING
>YOU WILL WEAR 4 MASKS
>YOU WILL STAY 6FT APART FROM OTHERS EXCEPT FOR DURING YOUR CORPORATION APPROVED BLM RALLIES
>YOU WILL FOLLOW THE ARROWS IN THE SUPERMARKET
>YOU WILL NOT QUESTION OUR SCIENCE
>YOU WILL KNEEL WHEN THE GEORGE FLOYD ANTHEM PLAYS
>YOU WILL GIVE HRT PILLS TO YOUR CHILDREN
>YOU WILL ACCEPT CORPORATION SET UN MIGRANT QUOTAS
>YOU WILL SOCIALLY DISTANCE
>YOU WILL FOLLOW THE ARROWS OUT OF THE SUPERMARKET
>YOU WILL CLAP FOR OUR BLM HEALTH HEROES
>YOU WILL OBEY THE CURFEW
>YOU WILL STOP SEEING YOUR LOVED ONES
>YOU WILL REPORT DISSENTERS
>YOU WILL GIVE UP YOUR PRIVACY AND FREEDOM
>YOU WILL EMBRACE MASS SURVEILLANCE FOR YOUR SAFETY
>YOU WILL TAKE THE VMAT2 GENE KILLING MARK OF THE BEAST "VACCINE"
>YOU WILL BE PLACED IN DEATH CAMPS IF YOU RESIST
>YOU WILL RENT YOUR CLOTHES
>YOU WILL LIVE IN POD HOMES WITH YOUR VAXPASS™
>YOU WILL NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT YOUR YOUR VAXPASS™
>YOU WILL EMBRACE THE CASHLESS SYSTEM
>YOU WILL NOT SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS
>YOU WILL HAVE PROPAGANDA BEAMED INTO YOUR MIND
>YOU WILL ONLY ACCEPT OUR VERSION OF HISTORY
>YOU WILL ONLY READ PRE-APPROVED CONTENT
>YOU WILL ONLY HEAR PRE-APPROVED CONTENT
>YOU WILL ONLY SEE PRE-APPROVED CONTENT
>YOU WILL ONLY THINK PRE-APPROVED CONTENT
>YOU WILL NOT DREAM UNAPPROVED CONTENT
>YOU WILL WORSHIP OUR NEW WORLD ORDER ELECTRONIC GOD DEMIURGE
>YOU WILL EAT THE BUGS
>YOU WILL TAKE THE MEDS
>YOU WILL ACCEPT THE NEW NORMAL
>YOU WILL OWN NOTHING AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY
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News 3/6/21

India threatens to jail Facebook, WhatsApp & Twitter staff over refusal to wipe data that ‘undermines national security’ – reports
The reported warnings come as New Delhi faces down Big Tech platforms amid a wave of heated protests over controversial agricultural bills, which have drawn thousands of farmers to rally in the Indian capital, at times descending to violent clashes with security forces. While the government has long wrangled with the social media platforms, the threats of arrest mark a sharp escalation of pressure.
https://on.rt.com/b37n

3 Jaguar Force Jawans Killed By Landmine Blast Triggered By CPI Maoist In West Singhbhum District
As per sources, the landmine blasts were triggered by the Maoists when a joint team of district police, CRPF and JJ were on a search operation early this morning in and around Langi hills, the site of four encounters in three days between security forces and the Maoists last month.
https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/india/3-jaguar-force-jawans-killed-by-landmine-blast-triggered-by-cpi-maoist-in-west-singhbhum-district/

Arrests over clashes in Lyon as locals blame French police for teenager's scooter crash that left him in coma (VIDEOS)
The Lyon prosecutor's office announced on Friday that it was launching an investigation into the teenager's crash and injuries. The 13-year-old boy is reportedly in a coma after the incident. Eight juveniles and four adults were arrested in the area after cars were torched and police were attacked with fireworks on Thursday.
https://on.rt.com/b376

Missile strikes hit oil refineries in north Syria, killing one
The source in the National Army, which controls swathes of northwest Syria where Turkish troops have a presence, said missile strikes had caused the blasts, wounding eleven people. Anadolu said that they were ballistic missiles and that it was not clear who carried out the strikes, which it said injured 18 people.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-north-blasts-idUSKCN2AX299

SOHR: Turkish-backed factions seize olive fields of displaced people in Afrin
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Turkish-backed factions operating under the banner of the “National Army” seized, in the past few days, large spaces of olive fields in Maydanki area of Shera district in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo.
https://anfenglish.com/rojava-syria/sohr-turkish-backed-factions-seize-olive-fields-of-displaced-people-in-afrin-50458

US, Allies Drop 46 Bombs Per Day for 20 Years, New CODEPINK Research Reveals
ENICE, CALIFORNIA — The United States and its allies have dropped at least 326,000 bombs and missiles on countries in the greater Middle East/ North Africa region since 2001. That is the conclusion of new research by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies of anti-war group CODEPINK.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-drops-46-bombs-per-day-20-years-middle-east/275943/

Iran ready to resume nuclear talks if US lifts sanctions within a year, official says
"They can announce and reassure us that all sanctions imposed after the JCPOA [Iran nuclear deal] would be lifted in less than one year and tell us to go and negotiate this process," said Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of the Expediency Council that advises the supreme leader and a former chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-ready-resume-nuclear-talks-if-sanctions-lifted-year

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting
Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-islamic-state-group-ali-al-sistani-pope-francis-iraq-f95098b179f6a82157e87a7cb6cc0c3d

Algeria: Bill to revoke citizenship met with anger and fear among activists
A new bill being considered by the Algerian government, which could see people have their citizenship revoked if they are considered detrimental to the state, has been decried online by activists and social media users. The draft law was submitted to the Algerian cabinet by Justice Minister Belkacem Zeghmati in the form of an amendment to the nationality law.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/algeria-revoke-citizenship-bill-controversial-criticism-anger-activists

Russia’s Excess Death Toll Approaches 400K
Since the start of the pandemic until the end of January — the latest such data is available — Russia has now recorded 394,000 more deaths than in the previous period. That represents a 24% increase in fatality and one of the highest excess death tolls in the world, even after adjusting for population.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/05/russias-excess-death-toll-approaches-400k-a73168

Europe facing ‘uphill battle’ with Covid vaccines as Italy blocks AstraZeneca shipment
The EU has struggled to distribute Covid-19 shots across the 27-member region and is lagging other advanced economies in the number of inoculations per citizen. There are complaints that regulators are too slow to approve vaccines, there has been manufacturing and delivery issues and national red tape, hindering the process.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/eu-covid-vaccine-under-spotlight-as-italy-blocks-shipment-to-australia.html
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Gulag Bimbofication & Ganguro authors

Why why why? Bbc is good & fine, but then again why there must be something like bimbofication & ganguro? Why those genres/cosmetics styles even existed?

I really had enough of it. In this bidenator era, radlibs shall worship those things. This is so libshit. I don't really care what's your taste, although yeah those bimbos & ganguros are suitable for spies.

But imagine if one of your relatives/comrades kidnapped/harassed by some ancap pimps & corrupted to become a bimbo & a ganguro just like in those cucked retarded doujins made by some japs cucks, what will you do?

Tbf we need to abolish prostitution in general. The sex workers deserve better rebellion. The pimps shall be lynch after all. (Just like in this article: https://proletarianfeminist.medium.com/a-socialist-feminist-and-transgender-analysis-of-sex-work-b08aaf1ee4ab)


For anyone asking for the sauce:
https://www.luscious.net/albums/artist-ganguro_76335/

Screw with this cuck:
https://nhentai.net/artist/inoue-nanaki/popular
https://nhentai.net/g/229861/
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RED PILL ME ON THE THIRTY YEARS WAR

DESCRIBE IT TO ME
I NEED AN EXPLANATION
GIMME DAT RED PILL
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itt: cursed pictures
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/QTDDTOT/ – Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread

Last thread: >>983378

Why did the Soviet Union annex Moldova but not Romania, eventually at least? Might as well have gone all out and annexed all Romanian-speaking lands.
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WEST ASIA GENERAL

Thread on one of the most unstable parts of the world.
Hope local anons will contribute.

WHAT TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW

-Ansarullah's Marib offensive in Yemen is going on but getting progressively slower and slower: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1k_5mC2oHM9Lj4I5irFA0pkXbqKQ&ll=15.368048501226081%2C45.226202631639545&z=12

-Lebanon's collapse accelerating, sparking protests
https://www.rt.com/news/517018-lebanon-protests-currency-crash/
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Wikipedia Love Thread

We have two negative wikipedia threads:
>>42922 and >>73498
Why do we not have a positive Wikipedia thread?
What pages do you know of or relate to your interests that should be improved on?
What start class or stubs interest you that lack citations, both general or inline and are poorly written or translated?
What relevent articles to leftism or radical politics do you think should be tranlated over to wikipedia?
What are you confused about or want to know with regard to Wikipedia policy?

If you are new I think you should start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Socialism
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Yuri

What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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What do you think of the ending to Watchmen?
Do you agree with Ozymandias?
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Socialist parties in the US worth joining?

I’ll tell you the truth, I had a long conversation with my parents where they more or less called me out for being a fucking coward that has beliefs I do absolutely nothing with. And they’re right, having communist beliefs and sitting with them is fucking cowardly, and I’m sick of being this way, I want to make a real difference, a communist who does nothing should have no right to call himself a communist. I’ just looked up US communist parties but the list was so long, can anyone narrow down a decent party that’s actually helping people?
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By the peremptory request of leftyanons, a royal colony.
Peacefully to observe indigenous people of leftypol.org and their bizarre ways.
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ITT:
We talk to each other in different languages except english.

I'll start:

No aguanto para que alguien le de con un pica hielo a la ideología trotskiista jaja
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Austria-Hungary

>fucks up so hard they destroy themselves and European superimperialism
Were they Based?
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What happens if Iran gets the bomb?

What would be the consequences of Iran getting nuclear weapons?
My first idea would be the burgers and israel would try to either give the Saudis bombs or go with the NK plan of hitting everything that can be a nuke and then invade. Would the Euros allow the US and Israel to risk a hot war?
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cybersoc

READING
http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
For a complete reading list, see: https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/two-reading-lists/

Cockshott's Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/williamCockshott/

Cockshott's youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ

Cockshott's Blogs
https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/
http://paulcockshott.co.uk/

Cockshott's videos torrent archive
Here's the torrent with all of Paul Cockshott's YouTube channel videos up to 27/10/2020 (i.e. Eliminating inequality):
Magnet link:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d5e5cc7a91228fef2ea213f816b27cfea8185961&dn=Paul%5FCockshott%5F%28October%5F27th%5F2020%29&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.to%3A2710%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.me%3A2710%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.internetwarriors.net%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.cyberia.is%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fexplodie.org%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fp4p.arenabg.ch%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker1.itzmx.com%3A8080%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker3.itzmx.com%3A6961%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.zerobytes.xyz%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.tiny-vps.com%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ds.is%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.si%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.torrent.eu.org%3A451%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fretracker.lanta-net.ru%3A2710%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fopen.acgnxtracker.com%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.moeking.me%3A6969%2Fannounce
Torrent file:
https://anonymousfiles.io/RileL0Sn/

This thread is for the discussion of cybersocialism, the planning of the socialist economy by computerized means, including discussions of related topics and of course the great immortal scientist himself, WILLIAM PAUL COCKSHOTT.

Archives of previous thread
https://archive.is/uNCEY
https://web.archive.org/web/20201218152831/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/997358.html
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Leftcoms

Thoughts on leftcom
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It had to come someday

What's your last words /b/?
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Petition to rename /b/ to Si/b/eria.
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Did the BLM protests last year accomplish anything?
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OC Thread 8.0

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

Archives:
OC Thread 4.0 >>8622
OC Thread 5.0 >>419177
OC Thread 7.0 >>956315
Unfortunately OC thread 6.0 was lost when we were raided by the chinless horde back in October

This is the place where you can find all leftypol memes n' shit
https://lefty.booru.org/
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Terrifying enemy capabilities

https://youtu.be/cTtIPBPSv0U
US army lecture on unironic mind control capabilities in the present day.
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/ita/ - Spaghetti Communism

A grande richiesta e dopo un'inutile e penosa scissione, rieccoci.
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>he who does not work shall not eat
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Today is the 100 year anniversary of the PCP

Today marks exactly one century of the existence of the Portuguese Communist Party. It is one of the most resilient and storied Marxist-Leninist parties in all of the world.

One of its most iconic and important leaders is named Álvaro Cunhal, pic related. On top of being a brilliant Communist intellectual that developed excellent theory on how to apply Marxist-Leninism to Portuguese conditions, he was also a courageous and unwavering combatant of the fascistic Estado Novo.

Aditionally, the PCP was by far the strongest and most determined force of resistance during the 48 years of right-wing dictatorship which plagued the Portuguese Nation. By the time of the Carnation Revolution which toppled this reactionary dictatorship, in 1974, all the members of the party's central committee had already undergone 308 years in prison combined. This long and hard struggle earned it the loyalty and support of much of the Portuguese people which allowed it to remain a relevant political party to this day, where it still does currently have some weight and influence in important government policy and decision-making.

Lastly, this party has the merit of always remaining a steadfast and reliable ally to the USSR but balancing that loyalty with a drive towards independent action, thinking, and political culture. This was also a very important ingredient in allowing the party to go on existing and organizing the working classes after the fall of the USSR.
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/gsg/

We have a HoI4 thread but why not just have a Grand Strategy general thread? I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people here who play the other grand stratgy games/think hoi4 is too dumbed down shit. Plus /gsg/ on 4chan is infected with /pol/yps and I really want an alternative place to discuss the games. So what's everyone been playing? Here's the results of my recent Serbia to Yugoslavia campaign.
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Ok, so, why are we not talking in this leftist site about the shit that's happening in texas?
I've heard of people sacking stores for food, businesses throwing away all of their food, risk of ACTUAL STARVATION DEATHS on the US.
How is it there's no thread, for the shit it's happening on texas right now?
Shit this might lead to an american holodomor, but actually real this time, why aren't we talking about this?
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Will we have wooden chairs in Socialism? Because wood is bad for the environment and under socialism wooden chairs could probably be illegal.
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Why did 90% of communist parties collapse in 1990-2000? Because financial, material and KGB support vanished. Now we have China supporting Maoist rebels in Nepal (successful revolution), in Philippines and in India and they are gaining more and more support from CPC.

What happens when China shifts its focus from regional supremacy to global supremacy? China is still keeping low profile because Sun Tzu strategy but in the long run they will go full pearl harbor when the time comes and there needs to be 5th column organizations in the west to sabotage and provide intel to our East-Asian comrades. Proles are more useful in sabotaging and causing chaos while educated members should leak useful information and technology.
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consoom

Crack head idea: A relatively short cinematic universe revolving around the Russian Revolution. We get the movies about the main three, Leon, Trotsky, Stalin, during their young revolutionary years, and of course movies for more minor but still important characters maybe people like Feliz. We can even get a Guardians of the Galaxy movie about Rasputin that introduces the big bad Thanos aka Nicholas. All accumulating in the endgame that is October 1917.

its like 4 am in here and i havent slept.
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Benevolent dictatorship

What do you do when the reactionary government is genuinely popular despite the shit it does? How do you resist?
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how big is the skill gap between genre fiction and literary fiction? are there genre fiction writers who are equally as good as literary fiction authors?
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Beer Hall Putsch Vibes

Believe me when i say i'm well a-fuckin-ware that any comparison between Trumpism and National Socialism/Fascism is generally considered to be
>"cringe"
and
>"lib-teir"
But for me at least, ENOUGH similarities have lined up for the idea of Trumpism as American Fascism to be taken seriously. (Opposed to being PURELY a re-asertion reganite neo-liberal economics with populist branding)
Q-Anon pedo conspiracies are a pretty clear fit for the anti-semtic conspiracy theories of central europe in the early 20th century that gave rise to Hitler.
The "Rigged Election" and the subsequent "cucking" of the GOP in the senate is already online being described as a "stab in the back" (Somewhat ironically being similar to the German stab in the back in so far as the GOP much like the German Empire couldn't really do shit to change anything)
The General branding of Trumpism as "populism" and as a inherently borg co-opting of proleterian resentment with Capitalism into National Chauvinism is pretty decent fit for how the Nazis called themselves "National Socialists" in more boomer friendly language
Even when you look at the demographics of Maga itself the class democgaphics map pretty well onto that shared by NSDAP (IE petite suburban borg, rural small holders and lumpin reactionaries)
The Biden presidency interestingly I think may also share a fare amount of similarities with the Hunger Chancellery, especially if the dems keep fuckin around trying to uphold "norms" while half the country is kicked out of their homes in the coming months. This will only be exaserbated if Covid lockdowns are reinstituted and dems once again in the persuit of perserving "norms" refuse to blow up the filibuster to keep McConel from blocking relief or just have the right-wing of their party refuse to support the base keynsian hole patching needed to keep capitalism afloat.
The major between the US and Germany of course being the entrenchment of liberal democracy and its legitimacy in america which weimar germany explicitly DID NOT have as well as far less concentrated demographic majority for the given movement to draw from.
This being the case i think an outright democratic victory is unlikely (excluding extreme measures of voter supression, which is by no means impossible)
Far more likely scenario I se is something simlar to the Spanish civil war with of course a noticable absense of any left-wing force in the county to ballance a war between reganites with D's after their name and Fascists, perhaps a few fed up urban populations create some Chaz's but i dont se this shit getting far.
Anyone got any thoughts/criticisms??
I'm willing to talk seriously about this OR be called a dumbass if thats what you think
Just please give reasons why if you do and what material conditions i'm missing in my analisis
(or if you agree feel free to post other realities you feel reinforce the points)
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The spectre of fascism

A spectre is haunting America and Europe — the spectre of fascism. The far-right has been on the rise in much of the Western world since the 2010s, and many people, especially on the left, have worried that fascism could rise again.

Global warming could potentially accelerate this march towards fascism, giving birth to a new variant of fascism in the process: ecofascism. Global warming will inevitably lead to large waves of climate refugees seek new homes. Most of these refugees will likely come from poor countries, because a) their climates are likely to generally be more adversely affected by global warming (especially in the tropics) and b) they will likely have fewer resources to adapt to it. A large portion of these refugees will likely seek refuge in Europe and North America, but it is very likely that they will be greeted with hostility. The European migrant crisis from 2015 and its xenophobic backlash will likely serve as preview of what's to come. Since global warming will likely send vastly larger numbers of refugees to Europe than came during the 2015 migrant crisis, the reaction from Europeans will likely be vastly larger as well. The logic will probably go something like this: our people are already burdened enough by climate change, so there's no way we can handle taking care of foreigners as well. Migrants, ethnic minorities, and potentially other marginalized groups may increasing become viewed as burden to society. Refugees, and third world people in general, may receive much of the blame for the climate crisis, even though the first world has contributed much more to it. As climate change gets worse, there will also likely be increasing hostility towards big business and the capitalist system, as many people will (correctly) blame them for the crisis. Diverting attention towards migrants and ethnic minorities may be a convenient way for capitalists to keep people from rising up against them.

Whether or not global warming is the cause, fascism seems like a big threat to both liberalism and socialism in some parts of the world. Do you think fascism will be a major threat in coming years? If so, what should be done to combat it?
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i wonder if any of the leftists here/in general that shilled for biden unironically still maintain that biden was a better choice
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Beardtube growing

Post links to good and classpilled left wing youtube, podcasts, etc. no radlibs, grifters, and breadtube liberals
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/leftypol/ feedback thread

Come dispute bans, complain, and other such things related to /leftypol/ here.

Mod Logs: https://leftypol.org/log.php?board=leftypol

You can reach the leftypol team through the matrix chat
https://matrix.to/#/!vdWmErwFTxUwRiefpe:matrix.org?via=matrix.org

Technical suggestions or feedback should be posted for the time being in >>>/leftypol/30303
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what happened to jim sterling?
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How will human civilization go on when we will run out of materials in a century or less?
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People's War

When is the best time to start it? Any time, or is there like a checklist? Everything is pretty chaotic right now, so Mao would say it is excellent.
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>he believes communism is good for the environment
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Privacy general

Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.General tips===* Use free software as much as you can.* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.Firefox====* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history". * See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-securityAdd-ons-----------* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode* HTTPS Everywhere* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allowOS==* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging. * Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.Real life tips===* Pay with cash if you canFeel free to provide tips to each other comrades!
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Banners + Theming + Favicon + Flags

Official leftypol.org embellishment project
Let's make banners, new themes and favicons for leftypol.org! Let's give this place some colors!

The resolution of the banners is 300x100.
The resolution for the favicon is 15x15.
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Hentai Review

>we already have a Hentai thread stop replicating threads you moron
I here you but this isnt like the other thread were people just post pics/gifs
Here we Review and Discuss our favorite Hentai
Best sites to watch Hentai
New Announcements and Hentai that just dropped
I'll start by talking about Overflow
The animation has a high production value and I personally really like the art style
The story is extremely wholesome for Hentai
Which is really a breathe of fresh air between all the rape shit
Season 1 was pretty succesfull
A Season 2 was announced but now cancelled I dont know the specifics
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Does Lebron James and Tom Brady prove Great Man theory?

They are the absolute top tier of their own sport, what makes you think this sort of theory doesn't apply to politics as well?
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Benevolent dictatorship

What do you do when the reactionary government is genuinely popular despite the shit it does? How do you resist?
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/EUROpol/ European Politics General

KABOOOOOM!!!
Are you sitting down?
1. Dutch government resigns amid child welfare benefits scandal
2. Angela Merkel stepping down.
3. Estonia Prime Minister missing
4. Italian government has collapsed.
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Warhammer Thread

Since Star Wars got a thread why can’t this? Discuss anything you like of the universe. lore, art, diy modeling or even Marxist critique of the setting and gw parasitic relationship with it.

To start of the part 5 of Astartes fan film and the promise for more.
https://youtu.be/eoCcpMW8fSs
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Happy Birthday Rosa!

I've actually never read something by her… What are her best works?
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I fucking hate my country, it's a reactionary shit hole that's getting worse and worse
What is the most leftist country? I want to move there.
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/dprk/ -- DPR Korea General

Thread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.
Archive of first ~500 posts on original thread:
https://archive.fo/pRkxK
Subsequent archives:
https://archive.fo/https://8ch.net/leftypol/res/2265496.html
Related archives:
https://archive.fo/HbuXi
https://archive.fo/https://8ch.net/leftpol/res/36983.html
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Personality Tests

Post your big five/OCEAN results. Avoid MBTI/Enneagram/astrology. 16personalities is okay, it's not MBTI so just convert into big five: intuitive = openness, feeling = agreeable, judging = conscientious, turbulent = neuroticism.
My company made me do a DiSC assessment (basically corporate MBTI), and I scored almost entirely SC. I assume they only did it because HR consider big five to be disparaging, e.g. low agreeableness is bad or whatever. Not sure what use it is to them anyways.
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Why didn't imageboards use a framework?

VIchan was forked from tinyboard, the earliest commits I can find from it are from 2011 or 2012. Laravel's first release was in 2011, Codeigniter was in 2006, Symfony came out in '05, Zend came out in '06, CakePHP in '05.

Literally any of these frameworks (even CI), and plenty not named, would have been better than the structureless, hand coded ball of spaghetti code that tinyboard/Vichan/lainchan ended up becoming, with its handcoded crappy ORM and barebones html templating, not to mention lack of a router.

Imposing some basic, even minimal MVC type architecture on tinyboard at the beginning would have made things a HELL of a lot better for all future maintainers even 10+ years later.

At this point coding a new imageboard from scratch is a huge task and few have attempted it successfully (lynx being one).
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BOLIVIANS GOING BASED?

https://twitter.com/KawsachunNews/status/1367480400004718596

It seems they want to change the military/police to make coups more and more hard to pull.
Are they going full based or is it just ordinary politics?
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Black Panther

When i went to go see black panther (i mostly went because of my brother, i never cared for black panther) there was this sjw guy who was in love with the main black woman of the movie. You could hear him say "shes so badass" during her action parts. I actually felt pity for him, that he cared so much over a fictional character's representation.
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Pick up artist shit

Spergy lefty dude I know suddenly started talking about pick artist/red pill shit. Specifically he was trying to get me to read some book called the Rational Male by Rollo T. He seems to be moving to the right as well. Whats your opinion on pick up artistry and does anyone have a opinion on "Rational Male" because I don't want to read that shit.
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Dr Seuss and the implication of outrage culture

I can't wait to look forward to a bunch of people now jumping on the train of looking for people who are going to be offended by things. I wonder if the end result is a culture where taking offense to anything at all would be labeled as cringe. A sort of stepford smiler culture where everything is "Okay" and you have to be "okay" with things. Such a culture is good for markets after all.
Really I am just tired of this shit. What happened to just ignoring people who were offended by things? What happened to just thinking it's okay that people don't like what you like?
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Non-anglo communist spaces

I like leftypol.org, and I used to like bunkerchan. However, with the abolition of the local /ref/ board (which was already really slow on bunkerchan to begin with), this has left posters with a non-English native language without spaces of their own.
The ongoing centralization of discussion fora and news into English-speaking sites such as 4chan, reddit, and their English-speaking derivatives have left me feeling all but powerless in finding a space to discuss leftist politics with my compatriots etc.
So this is a thread for people to share any communist online space they know in their language, no matter how small.
This is not an anglo hate thread, btw. I'll start.

Dutch (Belgian):
https://www.chinasquare.be/ - Dutch-speaking China news and educational site
https://www.dewereldmorgen.be/ - Communist "fellow travelling" site focused on (curated) user-submitted news and opinion pieces
https://zannekinbond.org/ - Flemish nationalist slightly nazbol but nonetheless interesting site
https://archief.pvda.be/ - The Belgian party of Labor's (PVDA/PTB) archive, has a lot of interesting stuff in it about a variety of topics, instrumental in shaping the party line
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Does Lebron James and Tom Brady prove Great Man theory?

They are the absolute top tier of their own sport, what makes you think this sort of theory doesn't apply to politics as well?
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Did they hate him because he told the truth?
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Are we already in the Deus Ex world?
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How would policing work under communism? Criminal justice? Let's have a civil thread.
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Infrared bullshit

Posting this in /meta/ as to not shit up the /leftypol/ catalog

There's been a huge drop in post quality after the split, and while I tried writing a few effortposts they mostly seemed to go nowhere. At least in the earlier days of /leftypol/ there was at a very least prolific production of funny memes despite sectarian shitflinging, but now, both new memes and effortposts are dwindling.

This "infrared" bullshit is the last straw, I create a thread about podcast suggestions and it was INSTANTLY shitted up by hazbros shilling their youtuber. Despite my efforts to debate in good faith they mostly just responded with the same sort of posturing bullshit that Vaush fans would do. I tried hiding the infrared post and just ignoring it but unfortunately those guys don't seem content to stay in their containment thread and spill out into literally everything. I have also requested the jannies to give the ability to at least hide single replies in threads (in tech feedback thread) but that doesn't seem to be on the menu either anytime soon.

I think I'm (unironically) going to reddit. The whole point of choosing leftypol over reddit was to escape the bullshit tone policing, but unfortunately we have gotten to the schizo saturation point where the weirdos outnumber the actual good people. Frankly, I'd rather deal with IDPOL and tone policing bullshit than whatever the fuck this has become. It would be one thing for a clique of autists to stan whatever eceleb there is (happens from time to time) but now you have literal jannies posting with their mod tags in threads supporting them and retweeting their shit from official accounts.

At least something like /r/communism has effortposts, blogs, and links to actually good resources from a ML perspective (and there are other sites/subreddits for other tendencies). I'd rather engage with thoughtful and edifying content thats slightly too identity centric than deal with this nonsense.

I don't want to debate or frankly even listen to debates. I'm tired. And old. My time is limited outside work and I don't have time to be watching some unhinged posturing sociopath stream for 6 hours, I would rather sleep or at least listen to/watch something funny, if not educational for 30 minutes to an hour.

leftypol was the best thing that ever happened to the internet left and I'll miss the mid 2010s "golden era" of leftypol with its memes and actually funny shitposts, but at least leftist reddit has theoryposts, so that will at least half compensate for it.

I wish everyone here the best of luck in rebuilding an actual good content base, and if that ever happens I may come back.

Later
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Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Q&A

This 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.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include:
>Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun
>Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee)
>Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction)
>Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile
>Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia
>Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico
>Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist
>Committee Red Flag, FRG
>Maoist Communist Party, French State
Red Flag Collective, Finland
>Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria
>Tjen Folket - Communist League, Norway
>Committee to Reconstitute the Communist Party of the USA
>Communist Nucleus Nepal
Two other well-known parties are affiliated in part with MLM, although their political orientation overlaps significantly with what we'd call "Mao Zedong Thought" which is not the same thing:
>Communist Party of India (Maoist)
>Communist Party of Philippines
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Thoughts on an idpol struggle session thread?

Clearly we haven't spoken about idpol in the past 2(?) years since the site-wide ban.

Maybe we need to revisit it and engage in a struggle session about idpol, not about specific idpol topics. Newfriends probably don't know what anti-idpol means, and people still repeat vulgar marxist takes on idpol.
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News 3/5/21

Clare memorial for Spanish Civil War volunteer vandalised with anti-communism slogans
A memorial dedicated to an Irish man killed in action fighting for the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War has been vandalised in Ennis, Co Clare. Gardaí have been notified of the suspected act of vandalism which has been described as "totally careless, and totally cowardly".
https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40237307.html
https://archive.is/VRKGs

Duterte Harry: Philippines leader admits ‘faults’ including ‘extrajudicial killings,’ but says corruption isn't one of them
While addressing an official anti-communist taskforce on Friday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended himself against claims of corruption – but said he’s working on his other faults, including “extrajudicial killings.”
https://on.rt.com/b36q

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic
A national budget report issued Friday said China would spend 1.355 trillion yuan ($210 billion) on defense in the coming year. That’s up from 1.3 trillion yuan ($180 billion) last year representing a 6.6% boost, the lowest percentage increase in at least two decades.
https://apnews.com/article/world-news-china-national-budgets-coronavirus-pandemic-c31cc5ca83d77506264006a5d155e299

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to stop 'whining' as deaths top 260,000
The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has triggered a wave of revulsion by telling citizens to stop “whining” about a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 260,000 people. The far-right populist made the inflammatory declaration on Thursday, as Brazil’s already dire Covid situation deteriorated and its average daily death toll rose above that of the United States.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/05/bolsonaro-brazil-covid-coronavirus-death-toll

Venezuela denies incursion into Guyanese territory warning of deliberate misinformation
“Once again, Guyana’s government intends to generate false versions about the regular patrolling operations carried out by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces strictly circumscribed to non-controversial Venezuelan territory,” the foreign ministry said.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/venezuela-denies-incursion-guyanan-territory-warning-deliberate-misinformation

3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot
In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men acknowledged their role alongside Jordan Goudreau, a former American Green Beret and Iraq war veteran, in organizing a rag tag army of a few dozen Venezuelan military deserters intent on overthrowing Venezuela’s socialist leadership. Plans included raiding military installations as well as the presidential palace.
https://apnews.com/article/army-miami-latin-america-colombia-venezuela-89ad386cf7fbdb0873ae5f767ac26b50

Biden Administration Talks to Guaidó, in 'No Rush' to Lift Venezuela Sanctions
Mérida, March 4, 2021 (venezuelanalysis.com) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Tuesday and reiterated Washington’s support for regime change.According to a State Department press release, Blinken defended the importance of a “return to democracy” in the Caribbean nation.
https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/15138

Labour calls for an urgent end to meter readings during lockdown
Shadow employment rights secretary Andy McDonald said that it was “shocking” that the government had encouraged the practice to continue through the lockdown, and to allow workers to operate between tiers while visiting up to 200 homes a day.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/labour-calls-urgent-end-meter-readings-during-lockdown

German intelligence blocked from spying on right-wing AfD party after designation as ‘suspected’ extremists
The decision by the Cologne Administrative Court was taken on Friday as it continues looking into a complaint by the AfD. The court agreed with the party that the information about the designation may affect its election outlook. The party was designated a suspected extremist organization by the BfV earlier this week.
https://on.rt.com/b35z

Canada: Braided Warriors Calls for Release of Stacy Gallagher
Protesters blocked and forced the shutdown of Hastings St. and Clark Drive, an intersection connecting Vancouver's port. Although the protest was carried out peacefully, the Police held in detention four people who were released on a promise to appear in court.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-Braided-Warriors-Calls-for-Release-of-Stacy-Gallagher-20210305-0007.html
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fuck national bolshevism, what we should do is merge syndicalism with monarchism
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Cytube

Cytube thread

https://tv.leftypol.org/

Bump this thread if you're planning on watching a movie, theory, music, memes or whatever. You can join any stream and chat without having to make an account, and no email needed if you do want to make an account.
Here's a list of channels, if you want to make a room and have it added to the list, make a post about it ITT.

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https://tv.leftypol.org/r/MovieNight

https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash

https://tv.leftypol.org/r/eris

https://tv.leftypol.org/r/radio
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Wargame: Red Dragon

The game is free on Epic right now, I already had it on Steam but it's well worth the purchase (for free). It's a Cold War RTS, pretty gritty, if didn't know. If we get enough players, maybe we can get our own little league going!
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Let's trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle
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/Radical/

Itt. The most extreme radical beliefs you hold that are controversial even in leftist spaces

>prison is a horrible deterrent to crime and should be abolished completely. Even if it were effective, the concept of holding humans in cages is disturbing
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/weeaboo/

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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youm,r mom (heartbroke n ) sad. agreementenginewriterpaintnewsnumbersaltsuitcryvaluebalanceservantregretboatbedhelphosemassdinosaursfishrivertentshaderabbitveincurtainsoupbellsmoneyapplesvasereactionstockingweightcatsfalljellyfishcryfeatherbitcoatcordriceseatstartstreetsoapsailfishpricegoatmasscloudpassengerfeelinggradeshakescalebikesgarden
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2008 WAVE

Post every cultural reference (pop culture, political, musical, gaming etc) to the years from 2007 to 2011.
Bonus if its from non Anglo countries.
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150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg
>Rosa Luxemburg, who was born on 5 March, 1871, was among the most important revolutionary Marxists of the 20th century, and her work contains vital lessons for today.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/05/pers-m05.html
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POTENTIAL HAPPENING IN HAITI

Hello guys, its me once again with another thread for a (potential) happening.
Without further ado, here's the deal (cit): the VASTLY unpopular neoliberal president and Us puppet Jovenel Moise just proclaimed that he still has one year of rule left forcing the Constitution to allow him to do it.
This has already been met with resistance by the people (which btw are struggling with mass protest since late 2019 tbf) and both unions and various other subjects said they are determined to go all the way to remove him if necessary.

That said I say this is still something with the potential to happen cause there's huge uncertainty around what will effectively happen, but i'm creating this thread to follow the events around it together.

Good sources to follow:
HaitiInfoProj: https://twitter.com/HaitiInfoProj
Madan Boukman: https://twitter.com/madanboukman

Hoping this thread stays active
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News 3/4/21

India: More than a million people attended a rally of the Communist Party (Marxist) and its allies in Kolkata
A sea of people gathered in the city of Kolkata earlier today during a massive rally organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and left allied forces. The rally, one of the largest political gatherings of the last years, was held at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground which is the city's largest open ground.
http://www.idcommunism.com/2021/02/india-more-than-million-people-attended-a-rally-of-communist-party-marxist-and-.html
https://archive.is/ILjPw

Nepal signs peace agreement with communist rebel group
The group also calls itself the Nepal Communist Party and is known for violence, threats and enforcing general strikes. It split from the Maoist Communist party, which gave up its armed revolt and joined mainstream politics more than a decade ago.
https://wbng.com/2021/03/04/nepal-signs-peace-agreement-with-communist-rebel-group/
https://archive.is/j3V6k

EU Commission justifies Slovakian government's monstrous anti-communist law
Instead of giving a firm answer to the question, the Commissioner ignores the actual question and, instead, refers to the despicable anti-communist resolution of the EU Parliament on 19 September 2019 “on the importance of European memory for the future of Europe”, which in fact equates communism with the fascist monster of nazism and fascism.
http://www.idcommunism.com/2021/03/eu-commission-justifies-slovakian-governments-monstrous-anti-communist-law.html
https://archive.is/wZjDx

Liverpool mayor shortlist scrapped because candidate was considered ‘the wrong type of black woman’
In a hard-hitting statement, the Labour Black Socialists group said that the inclusion of leftwinger Anna Rothery on the shortlist of three local women had prompted the party’s decision to bin the shortlist and impose a new one — at the same time banning the three original potential candidates from standing.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/liverpool-mayor-shortlist-scrapped-because-one-candidates-considered-wrong-type-black

Palestinian election: Israel 'intimidating Hamas supporters' to stop them running
Israel’s internal intelligence agency Shin Bet is intimidating members and supporters of the Hamas movement in the occupied West Bank and warning them against running in the upcoming Palestinian legislative elections on 22 May, according to Haaretz. Hamas, a fierce enemy of Israel, has a strong chance of winning the majority of seats in the Palestinian parliament amid splits inside the rival Fatah movement and the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-election-israel-intelligence-hamas-supporters-not-run

Banned loyalist paramilitary groups drop support for Good Friday Agreement in Brexit border row
The Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) an umbrella group representing banned organisations including the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando, has written to Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin detailing their concerns.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/banned-loyalist-paramilitary-groups-drop-support-good-friday-agreement-brexit-border

Spain To Analyze Bodies of 4,000 Disappeared by Franco Regime
The FEMP President Abel Caballero explained that clarifying what happened during the civil war and Franco's dictatorship is fundamental to strengthening democracy in Spain because without memory "there is no democracy." In 2007, Spanish lawmakers enacted a "Historical Memory "law aimed at making reparations to the victims of the dictatorship.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Spain-To-Analyze-Bodies-of-4000-Disappeared-by-Franco-Regime-20210304-0013.html

Red Sea cables: How UK and US spy agencies listen to the Middle East
“There is no question that, in the broadest sense, from Port Said [in Egypt] to Oman is one of the greatest areas for telecommunications traffic and therefore surveillance. Everything about the Middle East goes through that region except for the odd link through Turkey,” said Duncan Campbell, an investigative journalist specialising in surveillance since 1975.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/red-sea-cables-how-us-uk-spy-agencies-listen-middle-east

Nicaragua to receive more than 340,000 vaccines in March
Nicaragua began immunization on Tuesday with 6,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, donated by the Russian Direct Investment Fund. The vaccines arrived in the country on February 23, Sanz said on Canal Cuatro's Revista En Vivo television program.
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=65014&SEO=nicaragua-to-receive-more-than-340000-vaccines-in-march

Nearly a fifth of all food produced around the world ends up in the bin, UN report says
The global food waste index, released by the UNEP on Thursday, found that 17 percent of the food – some 931 million tons – produced in 2019 ended up in bins. The startling figure does not include food that was wasted during production or while in storage and which never made it to consumers.
https://on.rt.com/b338
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Redpill me on Bukharin. Did he really try to imprison Lenin, Stalin and Sverdlov? Was Stalin right to purge one of his biggest supporters? Have any of you read anything he wrote?
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Escaping Censorship

The tech media monopolies have been ramping up attacks on independent news media ever since the US capital riots, but they have really escalated censorship the last few days. Grayzone story getting tagged by Twitter as "material that may have been obtained through hacking", Analysis.news getting a video about the lack of police presence during the riots flagged by Youtube for spreading misinformation about election fraud, and Consortium News getting a video taken down for talking all about voter suppression.

https://theanalysis.news/commentary/google-bans-theanalysis-news-from-advertising-on-youtube/

https://consortiumnews.com/2021/02/24/youtube-removes-a-cn-live-episode/

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/25/as-leaks-expose-uk-op-to-weaken-russia-suppression-of-grayzone-reporting-backfires/

This is not a thread for discussion about what speech will look like after the revolution; this is about what we can do right now to help our allies escape censorship and keep public discourse open to our politics. How can we help each other?
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Drawing thread

Post about drawing and painting and related
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Imperialism and America

So I was talking with a group of people about the claims made about how America engages in imperialism, and specifically on how the profits of imperialism were distributed among the masses.

I decided to peek into a few books on historic wages and got some inflation calculators.
https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/pricesandwages/1970-1979

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015021301612&view=1up&seq=406
Going by this, an average manufacturing job was netting most factory workers 4.41 an hour. Taking some inflation calculators in,
https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
This comes out to $24/hr in 2021 dollars. Meanwhile, going into a manufacturing job today will net you about $12/hr. This means that the average wage for manufacturing alone has been slashed almost in half. Retail in 1974 was making $2.57/hr, which translates to nearly $15/hr today.

This isn't even including the value of employee benefits, which made up on average about 11% of the employee's income, which in the case of manufacturing brought the average wage up to over $27/hr. The pic related also speaks for itself, showing that paid days off and other options were significantly more widespread.

This has some serious explanatory power for analyzing imperialism in the world 50 years ago and today. That much of the american workforce is making almost half of what it did in the 70's along with the vanishing of the "middle class" points very strongly to value now being extracted from the country and flowing to the hands of trans-national bourgeoisie, along with the rest of the profits of imperialism
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

The highest form of Japanese experimental literature, it is a disruptive, subversive entry into the incestuous world of culture.
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>have an opinion on sonic
>get called a furry
like clockwork
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Who do we owe the money to exactly?

i am pretty sure i know, but i want your guys take on this
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/ttg/ - Tech Team General

This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use >>>/leftypol/30356
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We are currently working on improvements to the site, subject to the need of the tech team to sleep and go to their day jobs. If you need more immediate feedback please join the matrix room[s] and ask around. Feel free to leave comments, concerns, and suggestions about the tech side of the site here and we will try to get to it as soon as possible

Archived thread:
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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.

Is its leftist? cool. Is its advocating for the genocide of some ethnic minority or the establishment of a global caliphate? I don’t give shit as long as the music is fire.
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Why are ugly bastards so popular?
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Police Brutality in Burgerland

What is the materialist explanation of police brutality against blacks in Burgerland?
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Why are econ majors such utter faggots?

Is the class designed to teach you how to lick porky’s cum off the floor or something?
Wtf do they even teach you in econ?
And why do people pretend that it’s a hard science?
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Covid-19

Welp edition
Live Updates: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Global Tracker: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
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Why did he give into revisionism?
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ontological

Repeat after me:

O N T O L O G I C A L
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Dictatorship of the proletariat is the most retarded concept on earth when it prioritizes party members and disallows the average proletarian from having a say in the government. True socialism can only come about when every proletarian has a say in their government and a piece of the political power pie, and when robust systems are in place to keep bourgeois reaction from undoing socialist movements. Mass repression is not the answer, and bourgeois reactionaries only need to be kept out of the system. Proles grounded in theoretical knowledge of Marxism should be at the center of deciding who is bourgeois, but they should not be exempt from being held accountable to the people at large.
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Discussion: Arts under Ideology

This thread is not for dumping art, but feel free to use it to supplement your points.
How do you believe a different political ideology, such as forms of socialism, may affect art nowadays?

For example, George Lucas discusses the artistic limitations of the commerce-driven film making industry of America, describing it as less free than the anti-anti-government limitations of the Soviet film industry: >>>/leftypol/40379

Some art industries, like the US televised animation industry, have moved away from more high-effort styles, settling into the flat digital style we see universally now (contrasted not only with traditional cel and stop-motion styles on the pre-2000s, but also with early 2000s shows with hand-painted backgrounds and more fluid animation) as it approaches the similar generic industrial feel of the music industry.
Is there reason to believe a socialist, communist or anti-capitalist society would avoid most of the quality-of-life pitfalls of the industrialization of art?

On the other hand, I have read accusations that communism such as that of some Soviet eras encouraged arts that emphasized realism, or minimalism and practicality, at the expense of culture and soul (an obvious example may be brutalist architecture, and the iconic geometric style seen in many propaganda posters)
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Fight me

Let's talk about efficiency. Just how much Papa Xi Jin Ping fund you? This website even not very appropriate. After reading about your drama & split, looks like you all larpers in the end. So what's your counter argument?
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Join the yakubite cult before it is too late
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Alunya & Political Ideology Catgirls

Let us promote our revolutionary artists and share Alunya OC!

Leftybooru - To upload, tag, and organize images
https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=all

And praise for any new comrade artists who volunteer to draw Alunya.
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NAZBOL GANG

But seriously, I just want to get this aside. And sorry if this has been discussed many of times (feel free to also link me to another board where this has been discussed). But what is really the appeal of National Bolshevism? It just seems very incoherent to me and just a hodgepodge of right wing and left wing ideas that is ultimately anti-liberal. If you want to have an effect on the world, shouldn't you have a more coherent ideology? Due to its incoherence it just seems more like a social club to me. Or like an aimless petty bourg movement. Does any Nazbol have a more or less unified theory on how human society develops (like Marxism)?
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Rafiq/Ecology Discussion

So some of you may have read the quite popular pdf where Rafiq dunks on eco fetishism, in that thread he references a previous thread where he had spent a lot of time focusing in on eco-fetishism, however this thread has been lost from Revleft. It's available on internet archives but to preserve it I've made this in the style of the previous popular pdf. Hope you guys enjoy!

This thread could serve to discuss this work if anyone ever dedicates the time to read it, or we could debate the place of ecology in modern day Marxism. To provoke discussion: does nature have any value outside how it immediately serves human interests?
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/SEA/ - Southeast Asia General

Volume 4: Finally some actual riots edition

Discuss anything on Southeast Asian politics. Elections, open orgs, jungle NPA or just random shit. There’r still dozens of us! Kiwis are welcome! South Asia can joined too I guess.

Last threads
http://archive.is/0NhJH
http://archive.is/nDq1K
https://archive.vn/cxwty
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Soviet Wars 1917-1923(31)

A million sides, constant changes of allies, a bunch of events - sort of the First World War in the South, in the Crimea and in the Urals, the latest fleet operations against the Germans and the Entente in the Baltic, literally Syria in the Ukraine, the Red Army attacking British tanks with bayonets near Arkhangelsk, the Wild West with Basmachi in Central Asia, Latin American partisanship in Siberia, White Genghis Khan is plotting something, White Czechs are fleeing from the Red Czechs with tsarist gold, finally the fight against anti-Soviet uprisings and simply hellish gang violence.

Red, White, Green, Black, Basmachi
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Post yfw both the Democratic Republic of North Korea and the People's Republic of China have more political parties represented in national congress/parliament.
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What was the worst war to live through and why?

I want Leftypol’s well-informed woke communist opinion, what was the worst war to personally experience in human history from the perspective of a person who survived it?
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Bob Avakian

Memes aside, has anybody read this? I'm curious to know whether there is anything actually worthwhile in it before I read it. From what I know about Bob Avakian and the revcoms, they seem to have some decent ideas, but not exactly a coherent platform, and they don't really seem to do much other than recruit new members. I've met a few of their members and they were all really nice people, but the whole party seems to be just a cult centered around BA (who has probably profited a lot from it over the years), and they will probably fall apart once the guy dies.
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Alternative chans

Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans. >inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.I'll start:Dreamch.netArisuchan.jpUboachan.netThere was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards…
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Esoteric Hitlerism General: AFAP Edition (ALL FASCISTS ARE PEDOS)

This is the thread dedicated to researching, discussing, exploring, and laughing at, that element of the far right which we have come to term "esoteric hitlerist" but more broadly a thread for documenting the extreme right.

To sum up, as it says in the title, this entire strand of thought is more or less an intelligence operation carried out mostly by pedophiles, with a strong satanic/ esoteric influence. On top of this, there are several interesting connections to these operations and operatives and Zionism.

The purpose of these operations, as are the purpose of all CIA operations, is to suppress and destroy the real movement that abolishes the present state of things, the mass movement organised workers, the socialist and communist movement.

What follows is a series of links, references and thoughts which document this feature of capitalist hegemony.


Link to last thread archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210109172410/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/1059488.html

The thread from which it was born:

https://archive.fo/GSZBb

If anybody has the thread inbetween those archived that would be wonderful, all the info is copied into that first link but some of the discussion was good and bants.

Fresh Material courtesy of a Based Anon:

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19031454.former-lib-dem-candidate-now-far-right-racist-organiser/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adn9p/he-stood-for-election-for-a-mainstream-political-party-now-hes-a-far-right-organiser

>NICK HILL (CENTRE LEFT IN THE PHOTO) WITH CONVICTED CHILD SEX OFFENDER JAMES SHAND AT A PATRIOTIC ALTERNATIVE EVENT IN KENT IN OCTOBER.
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anime

anime
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USA Stopping Genocide

Is it right for Anerica to send troops around the world to stop the genocide of The Kurds and The Jews? Should America send troops to stop the Uighur genocide as well? Also why does everyone want to kill The Kurds? Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, it seems everyone us a Kurd killer but Israel.
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Rail Appreciation Thread

It's that time again. Post trams and trains and other rail vehicles. Both vehicles from AES and c*pitalist countries welcome.I am looking for this one very aesthetic picture of a tram going down a grassy incline. I think it was from Czechoslovakia but not sure.
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cheese

cheese
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Leftypedia

Shouldn't we be more on leftypedia as it literally has nothing and we could use this as a reference guide. Barely anyone edits and makes new articles and it won't be a useful link.
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Did they hate him because he told the truth?
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How do I stop being neurotic about privacy? I'm seriously considering turning down a job offer just because thanks to this pandemic I'm going to have to use Google Meet every day for a few minutes. I don't want to give my data to the basilisk but this honestly feels like a losing battle. Should I just give up and perish like a dog?
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Is cultural appropriation real?

I know its an idpoled topic but i dont know if it is completely a meaningless discussion
I cant really make any meaningful critic so i ask if anyone has any good marxist takes on the issue
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TFW no GF movie

watched this today and found it very interesting as it was a very honest dive into the lives of alot of the image board types that make up the vast numbers of pol/ and othe reactionary Mosque shooter types and one thing i was distinctly able to notice throughout was how these young men spoke so strongly of an alienation they felt both from their peers and from any sort of greater meaning in their lives and i think its extremely interesting that alot of the Alt right and groyper types has been able to pick up these sorts at least in the first few years instead of them actually identifying with has created these unfair outcomes in capitalism and then wanting to change it they instead get pulled into this self loathing restarted misery hole of posting online and wanting to die.
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Naruto General

Is there a character that could even possibly EVEN TOUCH Madara Uchiha? Let alone defeat him. And I'm not talking about Edo Tensei Uchiha Madara. I'm not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara either. Hell, I'm not even talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan doujutsus (with the rikodou abilities and being capable of both Amateratsu and Tsukuyomi genjutsu), equipped with his Gunbai, a perfect Susano'o, control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu. I’m also not talking about Kono Yo no Kyūseishu Futarime no Rikudō Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan (which is capable of Enton Amaterasu, Izanagi, Izanami and the Tsyukuyomi Genjutsu), his two original Rinnegan (which grant him Chikushōdō, Shuradō, Tendō, Ningendō, Jigokudō, Gakidō, Gedō, Banshō Ten’in, Chibaku Tensei, Shinra Tensei, Tengai Shinsei and Banbutsu Sōzō) and a third Tomoe Rinnegan on his forehead, capable of using Katon, Fūton, Raiton, Doton, Suiton, Mokuton, Ranton, Inton, Yōton and even Onmyōton Jutsu, equipped with his Gunbai(capable of using Uchihagaeshi) and a Shakujō because he is a master in kenjutsu and taijutsu, a perfect Susano’o (that can use Yasaka no Magatama ), control of both the Juubi and the Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju’s DNA and face implanted on his chest, his four Rinbo Hengoku Clones guarding him and nine Gudōdama floating behind him AFTER he absorbed Senjutsu from the First Hokage, entered Rikudō Senjutsu Mode, cast Mugen Tsukuyomi on everybody and used Shin: Jukai Kōtan so he can use their Chakra while they are under Genjutsu. I'm definitely NOT Talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after Alucard, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu and having eaten Popeye's spinach. I'm talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Legendary Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with his Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after having absorbed Alucard as well as a God Hand, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit, with Kryptonian DNA implanted in him and having eaten Popeye's spinach while possessing quantum powers like Dr. Manhattan and having mastered Hokuto Shinken.
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WSWS spam(?)

Does the guy relentlessly posting WSWS articles, like a bot, count as spam at this point? Should I start reporting it? Should we leave it alone until it triggers a massive backlash?

WoosWoos reporting, while covering subjects mainstream won't touch, is mired in clichés (ghost of Stalinism, sectarianism, autistic self-promotion) that can get grating very fast, and a lot of articles are lacking in analysis in favour of whining (usually about capitalism functioning as intended). So will there be an intervention to reduce user exposure to Trot autism, or will we just give them enough rope to hang themselves with? Because after their review of Judas and Black Messiah, I don't see how they'll stop themselves from saying something that will piss even more people off.
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Now that Paul Miller, aka Gypsy Crusader, got arrested. What do you think will happen now? If he posts bail I doubt anyone will pay for it, since at least with child soldier Rittenhouse Mypillowguy thought he was defending himself. But I don't think any public persona would want to associate themselves with Paul Miller
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Pick up artist shit

Spergy lefty dude I know suddenly started talking about pick artist/red pill shit. Specifically he was trying to get me to read some book called the Rational Male by Rollo T. He seems to be moving to the right as well. Whats your opinion on pick up artistry and does anyone have a opinion on "Rational Male" because I don't want to read that shit.
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I'm blue
I'm a NEET, I will die
I'm a NEET, I will die
I'm a NEET, I will die
I'm a NEET, I will die
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Where the Proud Boys COINTELPRO?

What is says in the title, were the Proud Boys COINTELPRO to distract the radical right from actual wignat terrorism and bring them under a controlled, honeypot org?

Link to article: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/12/proud-boys-splintering-after-capitol-riot-revelations-leader/6709017002/
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Rare versions of the Internationale

Post em'
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New Atheists & Puritans

So previously I stumble this reddit thread about, "Why is almost everything haram in Islam?".
https://www.reddit.com/r/progressive_islam/comments/iodap4/why_is_almost_everything_haram_in_islam_im_sorry/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body

Then it's reminds me:
I'll tell you what, both new atheists & religious nuts have similar characteristics. Most of their debates such as darwinism vs creationism, etc etc, most of it pointless & sectarian thing to do. It's not grasp the real circumstances nor the roots of the problem itself.

Like if you still have & believe in religion, then you shouldn't become a lefty. A lefty must an atheist, if not then you're not part of us, & that's revisionism. State atheism is a must, if not then you're revisionist.

Haram. Everything's haram. Western music is haram, western movies are haram, western culture are haram, drawing is haram, having a dog is haram, have a girlfriend is haram, seeing your opposite gender is haram, etc etc.

Forbidden, everything's forbidden in Christianity, the priests & the nuns are forbidden to marriage, women should keep their chastity, sluts should be slaughter, Jerusalem is only for the Christians, etc etc.

Same like Judaism or others religions besides Abrahamic religions. Why? Why no fun allowed? Why purity balls & prudism? Why living as a monk are so proud? Then again why these 2010-2012 tier new atheists vs puritans debates still even existing? Don't they have something better to do than just debating something pointless? Let's discuss this whether you're an atheist or religious person, I don't care as long as you're a leftist.
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So, what's the fifth song that you've got, /leftypol/?
Common, I wanna see if someone is more based than me.
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Thread For Discussion Of Votes

Updated: Dec.30 10:30PM UTC
This OP will (hopefully) remain updated with the latest information on voting. I won't be explaining too much about the process as it's currently only unofficially being used until a new constitution is written. The basics are that any staff member can create a [proposal]. Two other users approve this proposal for voting, this is not approval of the measure but of the clarity and purpose of the proposal. Once approved it can become a [vote]. Votes finish in 3 days or when a vote has majority approval/disapproval. There are also fast track votes, but we don't need to get into those. With that out of the way, here's the current view:

Ongoing Propositions:
* Proposal: Vote on whether we should use our public names in the mod meeting, if names should be up to moderator choice, or whether all mods should only be identified via numbers.

Votes:
* Vote: Extension of 3 days on board merger vote. – Vote ends Jan.3rd – 4 yay
* Vote: Have a conversation on switching staff rooms from matrix to another, self-hosted, FOSS software. Possible alternatives include, but not limited to: rocket.chat, session messenger, matterhorn, zulip, scuttlebutt, jabber. – 5 yay 2 abstain – Ends January 8th
* Vote: Merge /games/ and /anime/ into /hobby/ (while keeping a backup of the current threads of each for future use) Vote ends 31st Dec 10pm UTC – 6 yay 3 nay

Recently Completed:
* Get rid when possible of the side bar and the HTML frames in the home page. – PASSED 6 yay
* Vote: delete hidden boards from leftypol – PASSED 5 yay
* Make Dark Red the Default Theme for now. – PASSED 4 yay 3 nay
* Use cloudflare as an anti-DDOS protection for the time being, this choice will be rediscussed if needed with the userbase in the future. PASSED 8 yay
* Vote: make a thread for user feedback on onion access to leftypol.org – PASSED 6 yay
* Vote: make a thread for user feedback on future web ring candidates such as 7chan, 420chan, and possible others. – PASSED 6 yay
* Rename when possible and after the priorities have been taken care of, /gulag/ to /meta/. – PASSED 6 yay
* A thread shall be made about merging alt boards. Open to user discussion and suggestions. – PASSED 5 yay 1 nay
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How can a state be a communist one if the mode of production is the capitalist one?
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Anyone else feel stunned at how insane Stalin's life story is?

I'm listening to the Revolutions podcast atm and the dude is discussing the 1907 Bolshevik bankheist Stalin led and organized, to discuss this he gave the background on Stalin's life and holy fuck, this dude's life was crazy! Like, a committed revolutionary as a teenager, leader of the tiny faction of Georgian Bolsheviks, a genius and lover of the arts his entire life, a rough and tumble adventurer who had shootouts with tsarist officials while robbing trains and stagecoaches to fund the revolution, holy fuck this dude's young life is genuinely worthy of a film adaptation! Like, this genuinely sounds like shit out of a movie, a real life fantasy story. A dude who broke out of the gulags to nearly freeze in Siberia, but accomplished his escape later on anyway! Apparently when he attended his first Congress of socialist parties he was thrown off by how so many of them were effete writers and thinkers while he was a true revolutionary soldier. Honestly it's throwing me off since most famous socialists don't have life stories anywhere near as interesting as this.
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Cooking thread!

Just post pictures of delicious food and we'll all try to figure out how to cook it later!
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Papież

Jan Paweł II
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Cucked retarded doujinshi needs gone for good

Hello, fellow lurkers. This is just schizo posting.

But I really curious, should we ban some of hentai genres (such as rape, ntr, blackmail, prostitution, scat, gore, loli, or any others kind degeneracy)?

Since arts imitates life itself, oneday if hentai doujin ain't banned under socialism, what kind of genre that's tolerable & what's not?
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hug a nazi

Why don't we try to combat the Nazis with… hugs?
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Hungarian Thread for /voros/ refugees

Második felvonás!
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What is your thought on Stupidpol?

It seems like there is some animosity between leftypol and stupidpol
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Ghost of Tsushima

Can this be Series become iconic?

I really enjoyed the Story and although the Open World Mechanics were really not perfect, I think Sucker Punch did good for their first major Game as a Studio.

Also the Cinematic Elements of this game are just kino. The game let's you choose to play in Kurosawa Mode if you want, so we already know who this Game is partially dedicated to
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ITT Guilty Pleasures

There one film or TV show, or vidya that you can't help but enjoy, even though you know it's not that great or anti-communist af, or any other reason, feel free to post them in this thread

For me, pic related is definitely a guilty pleasure lmao
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Speedrunning.

I feel as if despite the fact that speedrunning is so popular nowadays, it seems like at the end of the day, there really isn't much skills that you really gained from it, nor did you really artistically influence the game in a way that minecraft building creators, or whatever would have achieved. I mean there is playing a whole variety of games, or just trying to see as much of a game that you can enjoy for yourself but it seems to me that speedrunning feels kind of hollow in a lot of ways to me. It's just doing the same shit over and over again for little benefit. At least with exercise, you gain muscular strength, but what is the light at the end of the tunnel for speedrunners?
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SPA vs Server Side

Are javascript/typscript based single page applications better, or server side template based rendering? Do we really need something like react/angular?

I know /g/entoofags hate javascript because stallman told them to like 10 years ago but normalfags will complain if their front end experience isn't silky smooth with js animations and shit

Obviously some applications like darknet markets try to minimize or eliminate the use of javascript for security reasons.

server side html rendering also makes app deployment simpler since you don't have to worry about the front end and back end separately.

OTOH separating the front from the backend helps make a richer UI and also separation of concerns. Also makes it easier to swap out UIs

What does everyone think?
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Bootstraps silly

So I'm a baby leftist, 19 years old. Living as NEET (unemployed, no experience/still green, haven't go to college but interested in computers & programming).

I don't have laptop nor computer, but I have a smartphone. Also I don't really have internet connection (wifi) since I'm a NEET (I using my sister/my mother internet connection via tethering).

My sister is a high school student (in public school) & my mother is a elementary school teacher (in private school). My father is a fisherman. And I tired hearing bullshit from my parent.

Ever heard about JFK saying, "don't ask your country contribution, but ask what's your contribution". It's like an excuse to hiding government's fault for preserving neolib system.

Why it's sound like we have to give our contributions to the country that ain't even give it's contribution to us?

The people have contributed so much for the state & corporate. I know there's something like internal factor & external factor that causing us unable to access normal life (if it's consider as normal). Even something like lifehacks still need necessary equipments & tools.

It's not always our fault if we've born poor. We're not so lucky like those rich kids & their families. So I asking your advices & suggestions. What must I do, comrades?
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Lefty Music Thread

Godspeed You! You Black Emperor is getting dangerously based. What are some other good contemporary leftist musicians?
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Pokemon general

ITT capitalist guilty pleasures

which tier is your favorite teir?
i leik little cup (lvl 5 only)
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I recently became a gamer Anons, Oh no, i know it was a terrible plan, but fuck it.. What kind of music are best to listen to when gaming?
I have been mostly listening to trip-hop so far but lyrics can be to distraction unless I know them well..
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What do you guys think of Gramsci? What's important of his to read?
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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism
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National Tragedies

What constitutes a national tragedy? Obviously one aspect to a national tragedy is that a wide percentage of the population is affected. Another aspect would be the longitude of the tragedy: the longer people have to suffer it the more severe, unbearable it becomes. In this sense the Holocaust for Jews and Gypsies, WW2 for Russians, or the century of humiliation for the Chinese are obvious "national tragedies" (or "ethnic tragedies" in the case of Jews & gypsies, but you get the point).

So this is the thing. I don't think that in any meaningful sense 9/11 could be called a national tragedy for Americans, not to mention "THE" National Tragedy, as some try to portray it. Merely 0.001% of the population were killed in the incident and the event ended in a few hours. For comparison: not a single family in Russia was left unaffected by WW2 in one horrible way or another, and it went on for years.

Another thing is that 9/11 was retribution for the shit the USA has been doing for decades in the Middle East. For me it seems like if the Roman Empire tried to make into a national tragedy of sorts the Spartacus uprising, like, nigga, just stop having slaves and shit like that won't happen to you, like stop bombing, dominating, couping, etc. the rest of the world and shit like 9/11 won't happen to you. Stop hitting yourself.

In a very real sense what actually made 9/11 a national tragedy to Americans is that it was a moment when reality first crept in to millions of burgers. For the first time they got a taste of what they have been doing for years on a daily basis to other people in the world. So yes, the real "national tragedy" of burgers is coping with reality, and it's still ongoing.

See the media campaign surrounding 9/11. It went on for years, even in non-american countries. Of course it had to be used to justify attacking Afghanistan and Iraq. In this sense what instilled this idea that 9/11 was a national tragedy was constant media campaign used for political purposes.

Take a look at how the Russians or Chinese dealt with their national heroes who helped them end their national tragedy. They are glorified to this day, they get elderly care, etc. Now take a look at the supposed national tragedy of the burgers and their supposed heroes the 'first responders' – like dozens had to die because of lung damage and a lack of access to healthcare.

Take a look at the rampant conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. In a very real sense people can't fucking cope with reality so they strive to reintegrate it into their comfortable fantasy world where if anything bad happens to "us" it could be only done "by us" and not these ay-rabs.

And it is true, the real national tragedy of American people is what they are doing to themselves. How they let die their supposed heroes, first responders and veterans alike, how they have currently half a million COVID-19 deaths, how every year tens of thousands die due to not having healthcare. But dare to touch on the sacred cow of "muh nerner leven" and you are cancelled.

Here, a simplified representation/TL;DR for the reading-impaired:
9/11 - 3,000 deaths ←—- sacred cow "national tragedy"
Covid - 500,000 deaths ←—- "meh"
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Post tik toks and tik tokers. Doesn't matter if they're good.

First off, special mention to the GOAT, Eddie Smith.

He's ridiculously normie friendly and simultaneously extremely based. I don't get how he does it, but he does. He's absurdly wholesome as well, so I don't think he browses this god-forsaken forum.

Here's his youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4j1g1gUv6jgJH49nJwEGIw
And his tik tok:
https://www.tiktok.com/@eddieligersmith?lang=en

>inb4 tik tok
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WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?
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Dimitris Koufodinas Hunger Strike.

Let us have a thread on the current hunger strike of Dimitris Koufodinas as it is clearly becoming a happening.

Today in athens was second day of protests, The Morning Star are reporting 10's of thousands.
>TENS of thousands took to the streets of the Greek capital Athens on Tuesday night in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas, who is believed to be close to death after 55 days without food.

>The prisoner from the revolutionary organisation 17 November, which was banned and disbanded in 2002 as a terrorist group by the Greek authorities, has also gone without water since February 22.

>He is now being treated in the intensive care unit at the Lamia General Hospital, where his condition is said to have deteriorated.
>Mr Koufontinas, who was given 11 life sentences plus 25 years in prison for his participation in a total of 11 murders, explosions and robberies, has been held at the Domokos agricultural prison near Lamia.

this is not a thread to tell us how terrible you think 17N were.
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So, what's the fifth song that you've got, /leftypol/?
Common, I wanna see if someone is more based than me.
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So anarchism is a CIA psyop just like the hippie movement, right?
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/t1g/ - Tyler1 general

Thread for discussing Tyler1 related content
Previous thread >>1288757
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New Multitude magazine

Hi, Leftypol!

I'm the editor of New Multitude, an online magazine for left writers across the globe.

We are non sectarian and so you may not agree with everything we publish, but we are committed to bringing forward new voices. In the past year we have published articles from Uk, Hungary, Sudan, Myanmar, Brazil, Singapore and we are always looking for more! Either if it's a guide to a country's political scene/potential or on the ground reporting or an application of theory..we need you!

[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/newmultitude/ (new normiebook page!)
twitter.com/newmultitude
https://www.patreon.com/newmultitude (NM has no sponsors or corporate backing, please consider a small solidarity donation if you can afford it and appreciate the content. If not, no problem, nothing is paywalled|)


BRAND NEW ARTICLE on the Myanmar Coup. Please read and share if you want to understand the political economy of the coup. We have got some positive reviews of this so far and it even got referenced in a Chuancn.org article.

>Perhaps the idea of the ‘bloc’ was always flawed at one level, given that as long as the Tatmadaw remain an autonomous militia unaccountable to anyone but themselves, an elite partnership is an ontological impossibility. Nevertheless, the institutional oppositions of the power elite are conducted on a platform built on a broad consensus (or doxa) of a political economy based on extractive capitalism and a centralized Bamar-State.

https://newmultitude.org/the-1221-coup-in-myanmar-the-breaking-of-a-hegemonic-bloc-or-business-as-usual/

(on a side note, if anyone would like to show solidarity with Myanmar activists by buying them a VPN, please contact me)

NEW ORIGINAL TRANSLATION from Brazilian Communist Party writer André Brandão.

>Reproducing postmodern cultural logic, many people have resorted to the revolutionary theory of the proletariat as an individual response to the impacts of the contemporary identity crisis. It is in this sense that several times Marxism-Leninism has erroneously appeared to the youth: simply as an identity, a kind of new social tribe to participate in. It is a mercantile absorption of the theoretical construction that aims to overcome the capitalist mode of production.

https://newmultitude.org/andre-brandao-the-potential-and-the-historical-limitations-of-the-proliferation-of-marxism-leninism-in-the-brazilian-youth-translation/
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leftypol.orgt jannies are trans
discuss
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Reporting threads

Is there anyway I can report a thread without actually clicking on it? When I see some infested with CP for example, I immediately push the back button, you know, a normal reaction, and don't want to click it again to report it.
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am I getting this back

I had a bunch of servers and friends on that account that I am not sure I will be able to find again, I even had nitro. What are the chances that I will be getting the account back?
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So labor conditions have improved a lot since the 19th century, why can't they keep on improving? People used to work 12hr days, now they work 8hr days. Why do we need socialism is everyone is comfortable working 5hr days, is paid enough to support themselves, and there is welfare for those who can't work.
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Any other LGBT+ people hate Bougeois "acceptance"?

I just feel so lost right now. Almost everybody that I like hates LGBT+ people and all the liberals, neocons and other Atlanticists are wrapping themselves in the rainbow flag. How has it helped LGBT+ people in Russia, who are now villified as pro-NATO agents and sympathizers? Are gay Yemenis supposed the cheer the gay drone pilot that murdered their families? Are trans Venezuelans supposted to cheer now that trans North Americans can join the imperialist military? Is somebody who just got thrown into homelessness by their parents for coming out supposed to feel better that funds that could have been used to build housing for them were plowed into regime change ops and military boondoggles instead? How can they call themselves the "new civil rights movement" but be pro-empire and pro-austerity? I hate them, I hate their "open society" and "liberal democracy", I don't want them on my side and I would thank them by finding a way to stab them in the back.
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>the author of Welcome to the NHK turned to spiritualism after shitting on religion on his works
>also a decade of not doing anything at all later he's now making a fanservice-filled generic isekai with a hikki MC
God it feels like Berserk all over again.
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lib.
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Noooo its over Muskbros

How could Musk do this to us?????
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New episode dropped (yeah!)

Hey friendos its saturday you know what that means
the new episode of "The hidden dungeon only I can enter (feat. Grace-Chan)" just dropped.
It's the 7. episode and personally its in my top 3 the last one (6.) was a bit weak bit still ok
So anon did you like the new episode?
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Meanwhile on bunkerchan….

https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/1326406.html#q1326412
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What the FUCK is going on in Xinjiang?

I've heard wildly differing reports on what's going on there, ranging from China committing literal genocide against Uighurs, to China just re-educating terrorists, to nothing out of the ordinary going on there at all, or even that China is treating Uighurs better than Han people. This seems to be a highly polarizing issue, with liberals, conservatives, demsocs, and libsocs saying that China is eating Uighur babies for breakfast, and tankies saying the China is doing nothing wrong and that anything bad they allegedly do is just a CIA/Adrian Zenz fabrication.
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News 3/3/21

Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 33 protesters
Myanmar security forces dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, killing at least 33 protesters Wednesday in several cities, according to accounts on social media and local news reports compiled by a data analyst.
https://apnews.com/article/world-news-aung-san-suu-kyi-yangon-myanmar-united-nations-e378d9bc703f7363c71ca639d47df738

Iraq military base used by U.S. hit by rockets year after similar attack brought U.S. and Iran close to war
The Iraqi military released a statement later saying the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles. An Iraqi official said it was found in the al-Baghdadi area of Anbar, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to brief media.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rockets-strike-al-asad-airbase-iraq-hosting-us-troops/

Macron admits France tortured and murdered Algerian freedom fighter
French President Emmanuel Macron has admitted that France's army “tortured and murdered” Algerian nationalist Ali Boumendjel, whose death was previously framed as a suicide during the country's war of independence.“Ali Boumendjel did not commit suicide. He was tortured and then murdered,” the president told the former freedom fighter’s grandchildren in a meeting on Tuesday.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/france-algeria-macron-ali-boumendjel-torture-murder

Israeli Defense System Shot Down Russian Missile in Karabakh War – Reports
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in response that an overwhelming majority of Iskanders had misfired, comments that led to a tense row with top generals who demanded his resignation. Russian officials also took umbrage with Pashinyan’s comments, leading him to walk back the remarks Monday and attributing them to misinformation.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/02/israeli-defense-system-shot-down-russian-missile-in-karabakh-war-reports-a73116

Chile: Court Releases Officer Who Pushed Teenager From Bridge
teleSUR's correspondent in Chile, Paola Dragnic, explained that "the court's decision dramatically contrasts with several protestors that currently are being kept in preventive prison for more than a year without evidence of the charges they are accused of."
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Court-Releases-Officer-Who-Pushed-Teenager-From-Bridge-20210302-0018.html

Bolivian president defends health and education for his people
Bolivian President Luis Arce on Tuesday emphasized his commitment to the right to education and health of his people. The president highlighted the recent beginning of mass and free Covid-19 vaccination in the country and, based on this, announced that face-to-face classes will return to improve the Bolivians' education.
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=64976&SEO=bolivian-president-defends-health-and-education-for-his-people

Moscow Metro to Implement 'FacePay' Fare Payment System
To use the FacePay system, passengers must have a Russian bank account that has their biometric data on file, according to Kichigin. After passengers approach one of the cameras installed at the turnstiles or ticket booths, the fare is automatically debited from their account and the turnstiles will open.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/03/moscow-metro-to-implement-facepay-fare-payment-system-a73125

Chinese court says homosexuality can be deemed MENTAL DISORDER after former student brings case over textbook definition
The inclusion of homosexuality as a psychological disorder in a popular university textbook constitutes “not factual error but a divergent academic view,” the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court ruled last week. Located in the eastern province of Jiangsu, the court upheld a previous ruling handed down by the Suyu District People’s Court last year.
https://on.rt.com/b2zf

UK hikes corporation tax to 25% as pandemic support hits £407 billion
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak announced Wednesday that U.K. corporation tax will increase to 25% in April 2023 as the government looks to restore public finances in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his Budget statement Wednesday, Sunak said the changes would take effect after the Office for Budget Responsibility, a public body that provides independent forecasts, expects the economy to have returned to its pre-Covid level.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/uk-hikes-corporation-tax-to-25percent-as-pandemic-supports-hits-407-billion.html

Private-hire drivers strike to remember murdered colleague
As the Morning Star went to press, members of the Independent Workers’ Union (IWGB) were due to switch off their apps for two hours and light candles in memory of Gabriel Bringye, who was stabbed while working for the operator Bolt in north London on February 17.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/private-hire-drivers-strike-remember-murdered-colleague

German intelligence agency to spy on far-right AfD party
The Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) agency is now able by law to monitor the phones of AfD members and spy on its activities as a suspected extreme rightwing organisation, following a decision that the party argues could affect its chances in the autumn federal elections. It is currently the largest opposition party in parliament.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/03/german-intelligence-agency-to-spy-on-far-right-afd-party

Far-right anti-migrant group ‘Generation Identitaire’ outlawed in France
In a tweet on Wednesday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed that Generation Identitaire had been outlawed following a cabinet meeting with the French president. Darmanin said the group “incites discrimination, hatred and violence” and had no place in France.
https://on.rt.com/b2zm
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Dutch Van Der Linde

Was he based? It seems like he was a flawed individual that did his best until he went mad. By the time of RDR2 the gang was already well past it's prime. To me Hosea seemed more so the wise one of the two. Sure Arthur understood the Pinkertons were pawns of the capitalists. Nonetheless he still thought the gang were the bad guys, maybe worse than the capitalists. He particularly despised the usury practices of Strauss and Micah's killing of innocents but went along anyways. There's also the influence the fictional writer Evelyn Miller had on Dutch's supposed ideology. Funny enough Miller admits he's an urbanite hack in side missions and ends up killing himself in the last one. The anti-civilization ideology Arthur and i assume Dutch hold is hardly expanded upon but I'm sure there's real world examples of the era the developers drew from. Despite this their gang seems to be the most civilized out of the enemy ones encountered in the game. So what's the conclusion? Was he just a caricature of leftism the same way Reyes was in the first game or something else?
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Metaphysics and Idealism

There's been alot of talk lately of Metaphysics and Idealism as bad andf wrong
Contrary to Materialism and Dialectics which is the right method worldview etc
But I got the feeling alot of people use Idealism and Metaphysics interchangable without really understanding both
So I want to start a constructive discussion about these things
I'll start with a quote
The two basic (or two possible? or two historically observable?) conceptions of development (evolution) are: development as decrease and increase, as repetition, and development as a unity of opposites (the division of a unity into mutually exclusive opposites and their reciprocal relation)The two basic (or two possible? or two historically observable?) conceptions of development (evolution) are: development as decrease and increase, as repetition, and development as a unity of opposites (the division of a unity into mutually exclusive opposites and their reciprocal relation)
-Lenin
The metaphysical or vulgar evolutionist world outlook sees things as isolated, static and one-sided. It regards all things in the universe, their forms and their species, as eternally isolated from one another and immutable. Such change as there is can only be an increase or decrease in quantity or a change of place. Moreover, the cause of such an increase or decrease or change of place is not inside things but outside them, that is, the motive force is external. Metaphysicians hold that all the different kinds of things in the universe and all their characteristics have been the same ever since they first came into being. All subsequent changes have simply been increases or decreases in quantity. They contend that a thing can only keep on repeating itself as the same kind of thing and cannot change into anything different.
-Mao
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News 3/2/21

Food Prices Are Soaring Faster Than Inflation and Incomes
Emerging markets are feeling the pain of a blistering surge in raw material costs, as commodities from oil to copper and grains are driven higher by expectations for a “roaring 20s” post-pandemic economic recovery as well as ultra-loose monetary policies.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-01/inflation-2021-malnutrition-and-hunger-fears-rise-as-food-prices-soar-globally
https://archive.is/Phqn6

Ecuador's Leftist Candidate Ratified as First Round Winner
After reviewing over 1.4 million votes, Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) ratified that the Union For Hope (UNES) Candidate Andres Arauz came in first place in the first round of the presidential election held on February 8. The recount of the tallies presenting some inconsistency awarded an additional 403,484 votes to this leftist economist, who was Knowledge Minister during President Rafael Correa's administration (2007-2017)
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuadors-Leftist-Candidate-Ratified-as-First-Round-Winner-20210302-0008.html

==Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev turns 90
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, The University of Sydney historian of modern Russia, joins Michael to discuss the life and legacy of Russian & former Soviet politician Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, who was born 90 years ago today on 2 March 1931.
https://www.2gb.com/podcast/former-leader-of-the-soviet-union-mikhail-gorbachev-turns-90/
https://archive.is/WjTUH

House braces for Nepal Communist Party factional infighting
Three years ago, the Nepal Communist Party ruled the roost, enjoying nearly a two-thirds majority in Parliament. When the Parliament meeting convenes after a tumultuous period of eight months on March 7, half of it will be the “ruling” party and the other half the “opposition”.
https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/02/house-braces-for-nepal-communist-party-factional-infighting
https://archive.is/6medB

Japan opposition parties slam gov't over press official's resignation, call her 'victim'
Akira Koike, the second-in-command of the Japanese Communist Party, also pressured Prime Minister Suga, telling reporters on March 1, "If the government was to act like the issues at hand have been resolved by handing down punitive measures, they will develop into questions over the prime minister's accountability."
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210302/p2a/00m/0na/025000c
https://archive.is/hchJq

Brexiters buy KGB artefacts for ‘museum of communist terror’
While a Soviet-era oil painting of Vladimir Lenin, which sold for nearly $2,000 at auction in the US, might capture the man as many know him, its buyers are not exactly Bolsheviks. They are a group of fervent Brexiters who aim to establish a “museum of communist terror” in the UK, and the Lenin portrait is among a range of Soviet paraphernalia they acquired for more than £24,000.
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/feb/28/brexiters-buy-kgb-artefacts-for-museum-of-communist-terror

Government accused of ‘insulting thousands of workers’ over axing of union learning fund
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson refused to reconsider withdrawing £12 million granted to the Union Learning Fund (ULF) when asked in the Commons on Monday. Unionlearn provides skills training which improves the lives and productivity of 200,000 workers a year.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/government-accused-insulting-thousands-workers-over-axing-union-learning-fund

Mexican president satisfied with response to national election accord
Until Monday, 25 of the country's 32 governors -including the head of government of Mexico City - have already accepted the agreement that should govern the June 6 midterm elections when 15 governors, 30 state legislators, hundreds of mayors and 500 seats at the Chamber of Deputies will be renewed.
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=64938&SEO=mexican-president-satisfied-with-response-to-national-election-accord

Arauz hails victory for Ecuadorian people as bank privatisation Bill rejected
ECUADORIAN presidential frontrunner Andre Arauz celebrated parliament’s rejection of a bid to privatise the country’s central bank on Monday as “a triumph for all the Ecuadorian people.” The Bill submitted by President Lenin Moreno, which would also have allowed a $400 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was rejected by the legislative administrative council (CAL) as unconstitutional for a second time.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/arauz-hails-victory-ecuadorian-people-bank-privatisation-bill-rejected

2 in 3 Russians Believe Coronavirus Is a Bioweapon – Poll
According to Levada’s results, 64% of Russian respondents said Covid-19 was artificially created as a new form of biological weapon. That compares with 23% who said the virus emerged naturally and 13% who couldn’t answer.Levada’s survey also found a correlation between rapidly declining daily caseloads and Russians’ fear of getting infected.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/01/2-in-3-russians-believe-coronavirus-is-a-bioweapon-poll-a73101
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Borat 2

So… How was it?
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overzealous modship.

This isn't even about me, it's about bantz being banned. Cull your fucking modteam right the fuck now assholes.
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Radical Liberalism as a parody of neoconservatism

Burgerland post.

Radical Liberalism, or radlibs, as we call them, is a form of liberal politics which emerged in the early 2010s, starting from blogs and college campuses and eventually spreading its hyperwoke culture into mainstream corporations, movies/tv, etc. Radical liberalism is often associated with the "millennial" generation, especially upper-middle class college graduates and also “identity politics”. Contrary to right wing beliefs, this is mostly an organic cultural shift due to the fact that college graduates make more money on average and are also more liberal on average, so corporations becoming work is actually just the result of normal market forces responding to the consumer preferences of the people who actually have money now, which is the mostlyl liberal knowledge workers.

My argument is that Millennial politics is mostly motivated by a backlash against the Bush era and neoconservatism, but this backlash actually imitates the thing it's lashing against very closely.

In the early 2000s, the culture was very different. You couldn’t criticize Bush, or criticize the war, without someone jumping down your throat, calling you a faggot prick who hated America, hated freedom and was a terrorist sympathizer or Saddam lover. Famously, the dixie chicks, a country group got shitcanned by conservatives after one of them said something mildly against the Iraq war while on tour. Overnight, thousands of people protested, sperged out, smashed their CD’s in the streets, and one guy even rolled over their CD’s with a steamroller.

Millennials who got this imprinted on them as children, teens, or young adults, learned – this is how we deal with people politically. Effective, isn’t it? According to these people, the problem conservatives have with cancel culture isn’t that people couldn’t be hounded out of polite society at the end of a pitchfork, only that they were on the wrong end of the pitchfork – that the culture had shifted from a post 9/11 conservatism so that people other than “conservative white males” could flex their power, unlike before.

Wokeness is a religion. It’s a religion for a new secular age. As urbanization and modernity erode traditional religious beliefs, humans still have the needs of religion, to find meaning in the world. Wokeness isn’t entirely political, although it overlaps with politics. It’s individualistic, it is more about feeling like a good person individually than any form of praxis, let alone praxis oriented towards economic change. 2010s hyper-wokeness embodied the new left slogan of “the personal is political” more than anything else and even went further – to nearly implying that ONLY the personal is political, that politics is reducible to individualized interactions. This isn’t even Gramsci’s war of position, but in actuality is closer to a Foucaultian notion of micropolitics.

I went to a woke poetry slam, for a date I had with a liberal girl. It was an event that happened every few weeks. I also went to church as a kid. The similarities are striking. Its a periodic repeating event that people go to, to reaffirm their beliefs. They ask for money. There’s singing and/or music involved. And there is a person on a stage preaching about morality. The people murmur their assent.

Boomers call them socialist or communist because that’s a word they know to describe people to the left of them that they don’t like. The truth is they aren’t socialist or communist, because socialist would imply that they care about economics, which they don’t unless it overlaps with race/gender categories. When is the last time someone has been cancelled for saying something problematic about race, LGBT, gender, etc.? All the time. Has a similar hounding out of polite society EVER happened to someone who for example was for treating uber drivers as contractors and not full time employees? Or someone who was against raising the minimum wage? Literally never. Their true wrath, their zeal, a religious zeal is directed towards cultural issues only. Liberalism vs conservatism. Libertine hedonism vs tradition and morality. Youth versus middle age. Open mindedness versus Contentiousness and firm belief. Who are these people, do they inject heroin by day and party by night? No, they are “normal” upper middle class knowledge economy workers who live either in the city or suburban areas. In fact they look like the old demographics of what used to be the Republican base, ye upper middle class white anglo-saxon protestants of old (although the new group is slightly more diverse).

People kept saying, when Millennials get older they will become conservative. When they graduate college and get into the “real world” they will change. Well it didn’t happen. Millennials are old now and the world didn’t change them, the culture simply shifted. Because of course it would. The boomers reaching their 30s didn’t bring back Pleasantville, leave it to beaver 1950s society no matter how much Reagan’s evangelical base wanted it to. Society had already been changed forever. People could have sex before marriage, and homosexuality was legal, even if still there was a stigma against it.

People asked “when will Millennials become conservative” the short answer is, they already are. What is a conservative is relative. A Communist is radical in America, but conservative in 1980s Russia. Radical Liberals today actually are conservative, the difference is instead of being conservative in relation to traditional American anglo-protestant culture, they are conservative to a newer, secular form of morality and pseudo-religion which the cultural right doesn’t like or agree with. Their bible is a collection of Kimberle Crenshaw essays, their catechism, a copy of “white fragility”. Radical liberalism is not libertine in the slightist. It is radically moralist. There is policing around what words and attitudes are proper. There is policing of sexuality, sexual behavior, and even how we talk about sex. Just like fundamentalist christians denied material conditions and described the great recession as a “spiritual crisis”, radical liberals eschew talking about class politics in favor of identitarian sources of economic problems. Christian Conservatives decried “taking prayer out of schools”. Modern liberals put extreme wokeness into schools, even the public school system in places like New York City for example.

Now, it is the liberals who are the ones who claim decency and morality and civility, and the right who are the edgy transgressives – the vulgarians, the angry people. And with things like Russiagate they get to even play at being cold-warriors. With the capitol riot they get to say that liberals are the patriots, and the right are the traitors. A strange inversion! And famously, they support interventionist aggressive foreign policy as well, ex: Rachel Maddow, a gay woman but also a warmonger and insane russiagate conspiracy theorist, the grad-school educated Alex Jones.

In one of the early Covid relief bills, for the first time, the democrats included a provision to cut the SALT cap. Yes, in 2017, TRUMP passed a bill that limited the amount of state and local taxes you can reduce off your federal taxes to $10,000 max, while the Democrats under Pelosi proposed to eliminate or raise this cap so that upper middle class suburbanites would be benefitting most from this, reflecting the new upper middle class, class interests of the democratic party.

Yes, the best way to understand radlibs, who ten years ago were college students, now the white collar suburban base of the democrats is that they are essentially Bush era neoconservatives, but their evangelical christianity is wokeness.
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When will cuck ever recover?

Tell me more about this shit. Stockholm syndrome & cuckoldry can be cure, no? I don't try to become a dengoid, but is there anything worse than becoming a cuck? Why there are so many cucks out there?
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Now that Paul Miller, aka Gypsy Crusader, got arrested. What do you think will happen now? If he posts bail I doubt anyone will pay for it, since at least with child soldier Rittenhouse Mypillowguy thought he was defending himself. But I don't think any public persona would want to associate themselves with Paul Miller
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When will cuck ever recover?

Tell me more about this shit. Stockholm syndrome & cuckoldry can be cure, no? I don't try to become a dengoid, but is there anything worse than becoming a cuck? Why there are so many cucks out there?
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Graphic Design, Flags, Logos, Posters

First thread I've ever made here. I'm really interested in graphic design and I make shitty flags all the time. Therefore: Post your flags, your logos, your posters, your whatever. Or you can post cool shit you found - point is, post some based shit.

>Lefty shit is best, but if you think it's cool, post.
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What do you think about value and abstract labor, natural or temporary?

In another thread >>96519 I wrote an explanation of Marx's use of value, exchange-value, and use-value. In my explanation, I tried to write from the perspective of describing processes, not defining terms, since Marx didn't treat them as terms to be defined.

Since this is a controversial topic, I'd really like to see what others think about value, abstract labor, and commodities; this is a fundamental issue that affects our understanding of capitalism as a whole and especially communism.

One type of a commodity is a useful item that is produced for the purpose of exchange. Nothing is a commodity independently, because the state of an item being a commodity depends on the existence of the social relation of value and exchange. A useful item, such as a brick, is a use-value as long as it's in use. Use-values don't have to be commodities, and they don't have to be produced by humans; the air that you breathe is a use-value. Marx doesn't care why a thing is useful, just whether it is. Use-value is not synonymous with utility; a use-value is useful but it isn't "a utility". This is important because utility as a concept in modern economics is distinct, they try to quantify it.

Exchange value is the necessary form of appearance of value. The ratios at which a commodity exchanges to other commodities are its exchange-values. 10 bricks exchange for 1 bottle of vodka, but could also exchange for 5 bananas. Eventually market economies develop a universal equivalent, commodities are exchanged with money as the prime mediator; price is the form of expression of exchange-value measured in money. To be exchanged they must be reduced to a common element. It isn’t the use values themselves, because they are plainly qualitatively different. It isn’t the type of labor that went into making them, because the concrete labor that went into making the bricks is qualitatively completely different from the concrete labor that went into making the vodka. The basic common element between commodities must therefore be human labor in the abstract. This reduction to abstract human labor is occurs in both the act of exchange, which equates commodities as values, and commodity-producing labor, which presupposes exchange. These commodities are values.

Value is therefore objectified abstract human labor. The magnitude of value is determined by the amount of abstract human labor time that the commodity takes to produce under normal conditions, in Marxese this is the socially necessary labor time. Point of clarification: concrete labor is expended to make a commodity and is measured in the hours and seconds it took to make the commodity, while abstract labor isn’t expended and is measured as fractions of the total labor of society, measured in units of time, but always expressed in units of money. The concrete amount of time it took to produce a particular commodity may not match up with the measure of abstract labor, translated to units of money (its price).
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So anarchism is a CIA psyop just like the hippie movement, right?
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The breadtuber

What is it that leads modern "internet" leftists in the west to be so individualistic? Everyone wants to make their own ideology (ex: Anarcho-[insert]ism or Marxism-[insert]-[insert]-ism). Why are modern western leftists so disconnected from actual working class struggle and lean so hard into pedantry, arbitrary contrarianism, debate-bro-ism, edgy bullshit and just straight up grifting?

The solution of working class unity requires people going out and doing shit in numbers, so many "internet leftists" seem more like AM radio pundits who are just grifting a niche audience for money and fame rather than actually trying to advance the working class.

Of course they rationalize it by saying twitch streaming is their praxis: well assuming its true and not just a post hoc rationalization for their grifting internet-boi careers, then its a bad form of praxis. Doing anything, literally extremely basic liberal/charity stuff like attending/organizing a protest, organizing feeding the homeless, working with a tenants union or something, would be more productive than the bullshit they do.

Of course, it would also require them to 1) get a real job because they would no longer be able to support themselves off patreon bux, and 2)humble themselves and be a team player who works with others, not just an attention whore dudebro primadonna.

The left really needs an American/Western Mao who will send all these breadtube radlibs down to the countryside to actually learn what work is. Make no mistake: these are not "leftists". If you try and interpret their actions as that of a person coming to conclusions and conversing in good faith you will be confused: a breadtuber, as a youtuber, is really just a self-employed person. Petit bourgeois by class status, and that is their mentality.

Consciously or unconsciously, they follow the market. Being a "leftist" is just a shtick for them, the same way Belle Delphine is a "gamer girl" because she identified a market of lonely video game nerds. Breadtubers were people who identified an underserved market of liberals and leftists who wanted a pushback on mid 2010s anti-sjw shit. They are entrepreneurs first and leftists second, if at all.

That is why people like socialism done left, Hasan pivot from being leftists to being liberals, because it's a bigger market. These types quickly figure out that they either have to branch out or quit, because there aren't enough people on the actual left to grift. The only people who don't quit or sell out are people who have a day job and only do it as a hobby, or get quasi-mainstream journalism gigs at places like RT, Press TV, etc. (mainly shitting on American foreign policy), or are just plain too autistic to know when to give up.

Debating which breadtuber is a grifter is pointless: they're ALL PETIT BOOJ GRIFTERS, BY DEFINITION, EXCEPT THE ONES THAT ARE TOO SMALL TO MAKE MONEY AND EVEN THEN THAT JUST MEANS THEY'RE FAILED GRIFTERS HALF THE TIME.
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I just want you to do one thing.
Get into this tweet and see the replies.
What is to be done about right-wingers?
https://twitter.com/LeftyMoment/status/1366675325204193281?s=19
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/bane/

Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA.
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BOOBA
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Sectarianism and Debate

It's quite revealing that sectarianism is the word so often used to describe leftist infighting, since it's typically in reference to conflict within religious groups. Regardless, this is how sectarianism is defined according to Wikipedia:
>Sectarianism is a form of prejudice, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching relations of inferiority and superiority to differences between subdivisions within a group.
This bears some similarity with Freud's idea of the "narcissism of small differences". Again, according to Wikipedia:
>The narcissism of small differences is the thesis that communities with adjoining territories and close relationships are especially likely to engage in feuds and mutual ridicule because of hypersensitivity to details of differentiation.
What both of these concepts share in common is that groups of people, who appear to have many similarities, tend to come into conflict with each other over perceived differences, even just minor ones. Additionally, in both cases the conflict has a significant emotional content to it.
What do you think causes sectarianism? Is there a solution to sectarianism? If so, what is it? If not, why?

Being the idealist I am, I want leftypol to be a place where honorable and reasoned discussion between opposing points of view can flourish. Because of this, I think it's important to point out the obvious: UNMODERATED DEBATE IS A HARMFUL
The key word here is unmoderated. Debate is not only useful, but in my opinion necessary. However, debate can be very flawed, hence the presence of moderators and rules that help guide good debates. Without such factors, debates can descend into the realm of emotionalism and rhetoric. Banter is one thing, but bullying should have no place in any serious discussion. A good forum will not only allow but actively encourage debate, yet specifically in a form that is regulated.
Ideally, debaters would moderate themselves, but this is clearly not the case. This is why I am in favor of taking an authoritarian stance towards sectarianism and aggressive rhetoric in debate threads. There is no reason why either fair and free debate or even just banter across the board should be stifled by such a policy. All that would need to be done is for an OP to title their thread something like "DEBATE: Should jaywalking be punished with the death penalty?". Then, any such threads should have a clearly defined set of procedures (sort of like Robert's Rules) applied to it, and any replies which deviate from the rules will be deleted. No banning aside from what is already considered bannable, just cleaning up the discussion so that debates can take place unmolested.
Do you agree or disagree, and why?
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Radical Liberalism as a parody of neoconservatism

Burgerland post.

Radical Liberalism, or radlibs, as we call them, is a form of liberal politics which emerged in the early 2010s, starting from blogs and college campuses and eventually spreading its hyperwoke culture into mainstream corporations, movies/tv, etc. Radical liberalism is often associated with the "millennial" generation, especially upper-middle class college graduates and also “identity politics”. Contrary to right wing beliefs, this is mostly an organic cultural shift due to the fact that college graduates make more money on average and are also more liberal on average, so corporations becoming work is actually just the result of normal market forces responding to the consumer preferences of the people who actually have money now, which is the mostlyl liberal knowledge workers.

My argument is that Millennial politics is mostly motivated by a backlash against the Bush era and neoconservatism, but this backlash actually imitates the thing it's lashing against very closely.

In the early 2000s, the culture was very different. You couldn’t criticize Bush, or criticize the war, without someone jumping down your throat, calling you a faggot prick who hated America, hated freedom and was a terrorist sympathizer or Saddam lover. Famously, the dixie chicks, a country group got shitcanned by conservatives after one of them said something mildly against the Iraq war while on tour. Overnight, thousands of people protested, sperged out, smashed their CD’s in the streets, and one guy even rolled over their CD’s with a steamroller.

Millennials who got this imprinted on them as children, teens, or young adults, learned – this is how we deal with people politically. Effective, isn’t it? According to these people, the problem conservatives have with cancel culture isn’t that people couldn’t be hounded out of polite society at the end of a pitchfork, only that they were on the wrong end of the pitchfork – that the culture had shifted from a post 9/11 conservatism so that people other than “conservative white males” could flex their power, unlike before.

Wokeness is a religion. It’s a religion for a new secular age. As urbanization and modernity erode traditional religious beliefs, humans still have the needs of religion, to find meaning in the world. Wokeness isn’t entirely political, although it overlaps with politics. It’s individualistic, it is more about feeling like a good person individually than any form of praxis, let alone praxis oriented towards economic change. 2010s hyper-wokeness embodied the new left slogan of “the personal is political” more than anything else and even went further – to nearly implying that ONLY the personal is political, that politics is reducible to individualized interactions. This isn’t even Gramsci’s war of position, but in actuality is closer to a Foucaultian notion of micropolitics.

I went to a woke poetry slam, for a date I had with a liberal girl. It was an event that happened every few weeks. I also went to church as a kid. The similarities are striking. Its a periodic repeating event that people go to, to reaffirm their beliefs. They ask for money. There’s singing and/or music involved. And there is a person on a stage preaching about morality. The people murmur their assent.

Boomers call them socialist or communist because that’s a word they know to describe people to the left of them that they don’t like. The truth is they aren’t socialist or communist, because socialist would imply that they care about economics, which they don’t unless it overlaps with race/gender categories. When is the last time someone has been cancelled for saying something problematic about race, LGBT, gender, etc.? All the time. Has a similar hounding out of polite society EVER happened to someone who for example was for treating uber drivers as contractors and not full time employees? Or someone who was against raising the minimum wage? Literally never. Their true wrath, their zeal, a religious zeal is directed towards cultural issues only. Liberalism vs conservatism. Libertine hedonism vs tradition and morality. Youth versus middle age. Open mindedness versus Contentiousness and firm belief. Who are these people, do they inject heroin by day and party by night? No, they are “normal” upper middle class knowledge economy workers who live either in the city or suburban areas. In fact they look like the old demographics of what used to be the Republican base, ye upper middle class white anglo-saxon protestants of old (although the new group is slightly more diverse).

People kept saying, when Millennials get older they will become conservative. When they graduate college and get into the “real world” they will change. Well it didn’t happen. Millennials are old now and the world didn’t change them, the culture simply shifted. Because of course it would. The boomers reaching their 30s didn’t bring back Pleasantville, leave it to beaver 1950s society no matter how much Reagan’s evangelical base wanted it to. Society had already been changed forever. People could have sex before marriage, and homosexuality was legal, even if still there was a stigma against it.

People asked “when will Millennials become conservative” the short answer is, they already are. What is a conservative is relative. A Communist is radical in America, but conservative in 1980s Russia. Radical Liberals today actually are conservative, the difference is instead of being conservative in relation to traditional American anglo-protestant culture, they are conservative to a newer, secular form of morality and pseudo-religion which the cultural right doesn’t like or agree with. Their bible is a collection of Kimberle Crenshaw essays, their catechism, a copy of “white fragility”. Radical liberalism is not libertine in the slightist. It is radically moralist. There is policing around what words and attitudes are proper. There is policing of sexuality, sexual behavior, and even how we talk about sex. Just like fundamentalist christians denied material conditions and described the great recession as a “spiritual crisis”, radical liberals eschew talking about class politics in favor of identitarian sources of economic problems. Christian Conservatives decried “taking prayer out of schools”. Modern liberals put extreme wokeness into schools, even the public school system in places like New York City for example.

Now, it is the liberals who are the ones who claim decency and morality and civility, and the right who are the edgy transgressives – the vulgarians, the angry people. And with things like Russiagate they get to even play at being cold-warriors. With the capitol riot they get to say that liberals are the patriots, and the right are the traitors. A strange inversion! And famously, they support interventionist aggressive foreign policy as well, ex: Rachel Maddow, a gay woman but also a warmonger and insane russiagate conspiracy theorist, the grad-school educated Alex Jones.

In one of the early Covid relief bills, for the first time, the democrats included a provision to cut the SALT cap. Yes, in 2017, TRUMP passed a bill that limited the amount of state and local taxes you can reduce off your federal taxes to $10,000 max, while the Democrats under Pelosi proposed to eliminate or raise this cap so that upper middle class suburbanites would be benefitting most from this, reflecting the new upper middle class, class interests of the democratic party.

Yes, the best way to understand radlibs, who ten years ago were college students, now the white collar suburban base of the democrats is that they are essentially Bush era neoconservatives, but their evangelical christianity is wokeness.
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>so youre saying we can keep all our crops without having to pay taxes?
>yes by doing a revolution
>um okay but after that who will protect us?
>er well youll probably need another ruler to protect you
>then whats the point?
>this ruler will be better, trust me bros.
>no thanks i think ill just pay my taxes
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things you got away with as a child

small shit you got away with as a child that nobody even noticed

ill start

>be me

>be like 9 years old
>whole class has to do these shitty mandatory swiming lessons where we get on this rusty old bus to go to this nearby public pool which fucking sucks because we have to stand on this gigantic metal pool in the deep end which dosent even fit all of us on it so all the kids on in the center push out which in turn sends all the other kids on the outside flying into the water
>shit sucks but we get back from swimming lessons and we are all sitting at our desks back at school still kinda covered in that chlorine sheen on us so we all kinda smell like ammonia
>suddenly need to piss badly
>the teacher was cool but he had this weird hang up about never letting kids go to the bathroom during class time which im pretty sure is illegal but your 8 so what are you going to do?
>need to piss grows stronger
>"sir can i go to the bathroom"
>"no you have 30 mins till the end of day then you can go"

>fuck


>i realize i basically only have one choice and that is to just piss my pants right here right now and just become a social pariah but im going to do this right.


>i sit down and piss like in little controlled bursts to like disguise it?


>expecting to get caught and laughed at but nobody notices


>bell rings i get up and leave and my pants which are super dark and nylon dont even look wet.


>go home shower


>and nobody even suspected a thing.


smooth criminal.jpeg
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*clink clink*
I have an announcement to make.
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Waco siege thread

Whats leftypols feelings on the waco siege? Ill start.

I know its something that Libright love to go on about because it has all the things they love like guns, killing feds and fucking children but Im seeing a bunch of extremely cringe takes that refuse to even acknowledge the horrible shit that the ATF did and how enormous their fuck up was. How can we ever expect the average amerifag to ever sympathize with our historic instances of the feds killing ours when we wont even acknowledge the monstrous behavior from the federal government?
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Was Michael parenti right when he said this?
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Gorbachev just turned 90

When will this piece of shit finally bite the dust?
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Trump won. Deal with it
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I am getting bored of the current political landscape.

>go on leddit
>Typical lib shit
ohkay cool time to go to 4chan
>still have threads about trannies
>get warped into tranny hate
>get out of 4chan
>barely see any trannies
when will this shit fucking end? It's so obnoxious and I keep getting roped into it.
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Why have so many “Marxists” abandoned dialectics for metaphysics?
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Suzerain General - Uphold Sollism edition

Without Colonel Soll, there would be no New Sordland!
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Piracy General.

General for all things piracy related:
Share Torrents, Private Trackers, information about how to obtain a particular commodity for free on the internet; Requests.

piratebayztemzmv.onion

Current onion for the piratebay^

Pirate the planet.
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Foco theory

In Guerrilla Warfare (La Guerra de Guerrillas), Guevara did not count on a Leninist insurrection led by the proletariat as had happened during the 1917 October Revolution, but on popular uprisings which would gain strength in rural areas and would overthrow the regime. The vanguard guerrilla was supposed to bolster the population's morale, not to take control of the state apparatus itself and this overthrow would occur without any external or foreign help. According to him, guerrillas were to be supported by conventional armed forces:

>It is well established that guerrilla warfare constitutes one of the phases of war; this phase can not, on its own, lead to victory.


What does /leftypol/ think of foco theory? is it adventurism? is it terrorism? Why did it succeed in Cuba and fail in the other countries Che tried it in?
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Marxist-Leninists are literally reactionaries with their vanguards and personality cults that lead into actual dictatorships. An absolute monarchy with a planned economy like in North Korea is not socialism and still less communism. Its feudalism with factories.
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WINDOWS XP SOURCE CODE GOT LEAKED
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Request: wordfilter

Please bring back wordfilters.

Some suggestions

bring back Vaush -> Agent Kochinski

and filter breadtuber to fedtube
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What is /leftypol/'s opinion on vtubers? I think some of them are cute and funny.
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Is the internet compatible with capitalism?

When one sees how much the internet today has been stripped of any of its revolutionary potential and just made into a gigantic surveillance and propaganda machine one has to wonder if capitalism can really even function properly with novel civilization-changing technologies like the internet. Of course we know that the capitalist mode of production can't exist without constantly revolutionizing the means of production and technology and thus reshaping society as a whole in a fundamentally different way, but this time it feels like capitalism has hit a roadblock with this process and gave rise to a technology that could potentially be a threat to the very existence of the system, and thus it had to strip it of any meaningful difference between it and older communication technologies to where the internet has become just a faster TV, radio and telephone with higher rates of surveillance added on top.

So what do you think? Will this process still continue uninhibited in the future and the internet will just become just one massive intellectual prison for all of humanity or could this be the start of a new process where the very productive forces of society don't even function properly with capitalism?
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Pay your respects /b/
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Hello and welcome comrades!, this is a reading club thread, we will be reading and discussing Marxist theory books.
We've already started and completed reading and discussing The Communist Manifesto and The Principles of Communism yesterday.
Anyone can join the reading club, if you want to read and understand theory and you're serious about it then don't be afraid to join! we're still reading the basics so you don't have to be intimidated.

Our current reading list:
https://leftyread.neocities.org/

/leftytrash/ matrix community link:
https://matrix.to/#/+leftytrash:matrix.org
/read/ matrix room link:
https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread:matrix.org

Also we are closely related to the /GET/ Reading group who helped us make our own reading group:
https://www.getchan.net/GET/res/469.html
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i wonder if any of the leftists here/in general that shilled for biden unironically still maintain that biden was a better choice
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>NOOOOO PIRACY IS A SERIOUS CRIME AND CAN BE PUNISHABLE BY 5 YEARS IN PRISON AND A MAXIMUM FINE OF UP TO $200,000!!!!!!
>NOOOOOO YOU CANT GET STUFF FOR FREE ITS ILLEGAL THINK OF THE POOR CORPORATIONERINOS WHO ARE LITERALLY SUFFERING BECAUSE YOU PIRATED THE GAME!!!!!!! THATS LITERALLY THEFT!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
name even bigger faggots than anti-piracy shills
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Am I a radlib?

I identify as an anarcho-communist but I think social issues like racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia etc should be treated on the same level as class struggle,
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McDonald’s Secretive Intel Team Spies on ‘Fight for $15’ Workers, Internal Documents Show

McDonald’s collects ‘strategic intelligence’ on workers advocating for a $15 minimum wage, including ‘how and where will FF$15 attack the brand.’

The fast food giant's secretive intelligence unit has monitored its own workers’ activities with the movement, which seeks to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, including by using social media monitoring tools, according to two sources who worked at McDonald's who had direct knowledge of the surveillance and leaked documents that explain the surveillance strategy and tactics. A team of intelligence analysts in the Chicago and London offices keep an eye on the activities of Fight for $15 labor organizers across the world, figure out which McDonald's workers are active in the movement, and who they are working with to organize strikes, protests, or attempt to form unions.

"The idea was to figure out their strategy, counter it, and find out where the key players are, and who they know"

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdkz9/mcdonalds-secretive-intel-team-spies-on-fight-for-15-workers
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Thread for PDFs related to the 'Anti-Anglo reading group - left deviation'
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wigger genocide

i dont understand why china hates these guys so much.
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What makes him not a leftist?
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On March 1, 1881, in St. Petersburg, with a single wave of a white handkerchief, Sophia Perovskaya completed a long-term hunt for Emperor Alexander II. It seemed that on this day, the luck again turned against the people's Will, when the tsar's carriage drove past the mined Malaya Sadovaya, where the bombers were waiting for it. In order to get to the tsar, Narodnaya Volya mined an entire street (and before that, the bridge and the railway). The bombers decide not to give up. And while the tsar was drinking the last tea of his life, four young people were choosing a suitable place on the embankment of the Catherine Canal. On this day, with the light hand of Perovskaya, there was one less tyrant in Europe.

One can treat this event differently, but the fact remains that for the first time in the history of Russia, the Russian tsar was dismissed by the direct will of the people. This is how direct democracy works. Well, as for the methods that the Narodovoltsy chose for themselves, here is their own attitude to terror:

Terror is a terrible thing, there is only one thing worse than terror: it is to endure violence without a murmur
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TFW no GF movie

watched this today and found it very interesting as it was a very honest dive into the lives of alot of the image board types that make up the vast numbers of pol/ and othe reactionary Mosque shooter types and one thing i was distinctly able to notice throughout was how these young men spoke so strongly of an alienation they felt both from their peers and from any sort of greater meaning in their lives and i think its extremely interesting that alot of the Alt right and groyper types has been able to pick up these sorts at least in the first few years instead of them actually identifying with has created these unfair outcomes in capitalism and then wanting to change it they instead get pulled into this self loathing restarted misery hole of posting online and wanting to die.
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How to cancel cancel culture

This twitch shit is just too much, how do we even supposed to deal with this shit anymore? Hanging our hats with the trannies have tanked support for the left, face it retards. We must embrace at least some form of "nazbol"
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How smart is /leftypol/ ?
https://test.mensa.no/

128 IQ here
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Terminator Cyborg

This maybe has been discussed before, but what if porkies steps ahead of us? I mean, they're building cyborgs to quell mass rebellion & exterminate us, don't they? What's the odds later? Can we survive against them? I don't want to be a doomer retard, but just how strong us the masses? It's never too late, isn't it?
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Am I a radlib?

I identify as an anarcho-communist but I think social issues like racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia etc should be treated on the same level as class struggle,
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What do you think actually living through and experiencing WWII was like?

Sometimes I wish I experienced it since it sounds like the last truly epic event in human history and everything after will never be worthy of the history books in the way WWII was
That or the US Civil War for Burger-specific history
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Remember anon, check out /ref/
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Renounce communism or the cat gets it

do you want his blood on your hands?
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Hayek on Engineers

>It is important, however, to observe that the engineer's view of his job as complete in itself is, in some measure, a delusion. He is in a position in a competitive society to treat it as such because he can regard that assistance from society at large on which he counts as one of his data, as given to him without having to bother about it. That he can buy at given prices the materials and the services of the men he needs, that if he pays his men they will be able to procure their food and other necessities, he will usually take for granted. It is through basing his plans on the data offered to him by the market that they are fitted into the larger complex of social activities; and it is because he need not concern himself how the market provides him with what he needs that he can treat his job as self-contained. So long as market prices do not change unexpectedly he uses them as a guide in his calculations without much reflection about their significance.

https://mises.org/library/engineers-and-planners

Reminder that Hayek got so buttblasted that he wrote a whole essay ranting about how engineers can't possibly understand the magic of the market.
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/mu/sic thread

>No music thread
Step it up lads

>Boards of canda - 5.9.78

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A786lOX8jc

>Blackmores night - Journeyman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0gFz3_js1Y
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This man saved socialism. Without him there would be 0 realistic attempts at establishing future communism right now.
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How do I indoctrinate my child into communism? My daughter is one year old and soon she's going to be getting her head pumped full of capitalist propaganda by the media and school and her friends and whatnot. I need to counter this but I also don't want my kindergartener to say "daddy loves Stalin and told me the kulaks deserved it" to her teacher
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For Those About to Rock

We salute you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsaTFcXVCNU
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I just came here from bunkerchan.xyz. How much more different is this place than from bunkerchan?
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Sorry prole, but you don't have standing to sue to avoid being killed by climate change!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5iwQFSFBkg
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how can we make communism less cringe?

every time i try to promote leftism i get called cringe. seems everyone is gravitating towards fascism and nazism because its the only thing the establishment seems to attack all the time. they wouldn't attack it if they weren't scared of it they tell me
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>Leftypol.org is not currently under investigation by any Federal, State, or Local Authorities.
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Renounce communism or the cat gets it

do you want his blood on your hands?
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Is this how you all think?

Is this the reasoning leftists have? They are frustrated they can't consume as much as they want to, compared to other people. They're unironically greedy and materialistic. These are people that get resentful of others.
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DOOOOOOOOOM

>No doom thread
Pathetic.
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Upon waking up, you exit your bedroom and find yourself confronted to this:
A room full of young single lonely Uighur women that want to have some fun.
How would you get out, unscathed, of this predicament, /b/?
One last detail: Xi is watching
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What is type of politics from techoids called when they say they don't believe in politics, but implicitly spout libertarian bullshit? Gotta say, it really triggers my sensitivities.

How can we save the tech workers?
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How can a world that makes such beautiful things, be so bad?

I want a leftypol thread about the Duality of Man
At once mankind is both creative and destructive, capable of acts of both amazing altruism and self-sacrifice as well as acts of great barbarism, man creates art but also wages war, man ponders the secrets of the universe and the depths of the soul, man is truly an amazing creature; let’s discuss this without a spooked idea like “Muh Terialism” getting in the way :)
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Creative Destruction

Creative destruction is the driving force behind capitalistic economic growth. Marx was the first to mention its destructive power.

Creative destruction is the idea that good ideas/corporations survive and bad ideas/corporations die and give room and wasted resources to better ideas/corporations. Its basically evolutionary theory applied to market economics.

Can this theory be emulated in a planned economy? Is it even desirable to emulate this theory as Marx was very critical about it? In my opinion Marx failed to see the benefits of letting bad ideas die that waste resources.
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AIDS should die

Before you delete this thread, tell me why you so attached with degeneracy? Why would communism embrace degeneracy? Degeneracy won't bring you nothing more than wasted efforts. It must be because you all have cucked DNA.
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Thought on accelerationism?
Fascist porky on acid or some aspects legit?
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News 3/1/21

South Korea's Moon says Olympics may be chance for North Korea, U.S. talks
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 102nd anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement Day in Seoul, Moon also said South Korea will work with Japan for the success of the Tokyo Olympics, which could help the two countries recover from the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-independenceday-moon/south-koreas-moon-says-olympics-may-be-chance-for-north-korea-u-s-talks-idUSKCN2AT0ZL?il=0

Kremlin Rejects Research Showing Falling Incomes
A Nielsen survey, published Monday, found 53% of Russian respondents said they were worse off as a result of the crisis — that was twice the level recorded by the same survey in September and above the global average of 46%. “We have different data. We consider the conclusions reached by this publication’s authors to be incorrect,” Kommersant cited him as saying.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/03/01/kremlin-rejects-research-showing-falling-incomes-a73113

Palestinian solidarity group refuses to be silenced after terrorist destination by Israel
THE Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network said that it would not be silenced today after Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz designated it as a terrorist organisation. Samidoun said the move was “the latest manifestation of a smear campaign that is intended to silence international support for the Palestinian people and especially the nearly 5,000 Palestinians jailed by the Israeli occupation.”
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/palestinian-solidarity-group-refuses-be-silenced-after-terrorist-destination-israel

Court in Israel sentences Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar to two years in prison
Jarrar, a prominent political activist and member of the Marxist-Leninist organisation the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was arrested at her home in Ramallah on 31 October 2019, and has since been in detention. The court at the Ofer military base northwest of Jerusalem also ordered her to pay a fine of $1,300.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-politician-khailda-jarrar-prison-sentenced-court

Class dismissed: England’s poorer students ‘five grades behind’ richer ones – report
On average, the study found that, by the time students reached the age of 16-19, they were the equivalent of three grades behind more affluent peers, with some in particularly disadvantaged parts of England as much as five grades behind.
https://on.rt.com/b2t4

Oldknow loses legal bid to reveal who allegedly leaked Labour anti-semitism report
EX-LABOUR staffer Emilie Oldknow has lost her legal bid to force the party to say who leaked its internal report into the handling of allegations of anti-semitism. In a ruling in the High Court in London today, Ms Justice Tipples refused Ms Oldknow’s application for an order forcing Labour to disclose who the party “reasonably believes” was responsible for the leak.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/oldknow-loses-legal-bid-to-reveal-who-allegedly-leaked-labour-anti-semitism-report

German soldier, relatives arrested over ‘hoarding’ weapons & ammo, and making ‘extremist statements’
On Monday, police in the German western state of Hesse said they arrested two men, including a 21-year-old Bundeswehr soldier, as part of a series of raids over the weekend. While searching their apartments, the Special Forces officers discovered “extensive evidence” of their illegal activities and seized “military-grade weapons, various ammunition and explosives.”
https://on.rt.com/b2v3

Argentina's President to Sue Mauricio Macri Over IMF Loan
"A US$44 billion loan… vanished before the administration changed in December 2019," Fernandez said and accused Macri of embezzling public funds. The former president took on the debt without prior legislative debate. The Constitution requires this type of loan to be previously approved by Parliament.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinas-President-to-Sue-Mauricio-Macri-Over-IMF-Loan-20210301-0015.html

The Century of Women virtual meeting to be held in Bolivia
The event will be held virtually until March 3, with participants from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and the host country, in order to bring together the continent's creators. The director of the Goethe-Institut La Paz, Sabine Hentzsch, said that the aim is to 'lead to new actions on how we can work to counteract the growing violence against girls and women.'
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=64883&SEO=the-century-of-women-virtual-meeting-to-be-held-in-bolivia

Unemployment Grows in Colombia
Between January 2020 and January 2021, the employed population dropped from 21.5 million to 19.9 million, which represented a reduction of -7.3 percent. The active population grew by 1.5 million to 15.9 million while the unemployed population went from 3.2 million to 4.1 million.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Unemployment-Grows-in-Colombia-20210301-0011.html
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Lost and Found Games Edition

For all those oldie goldies, cartridges, CDs, and games that you remember but have since been lost to planned redundancy, discontinued product lines, sites being shut down, just generally losing it, or you only caught a glimpse of it before it was swept away and now are seeking it again. AKA you want a game found that you can no longer get or one you kinda only vaguely remember and need help finding the SAUCE.

I'll start it off: Before the 2012 remake there was a fan made version of XCOM; it had mid 2000s 3D top down graphics, was more grounded in irl military equipment in terms of looks and effects, entirely free, and was rebranded as something else which I have entirely forgotten and why I need help finding it since these days searching for "Xcom fan game" usually nets all the spinoffs since the 2012 remake(which is kinda garbo in my opinion) or Xenonauts. So does anyone know which game I'm talking about? I remember it was very oversaturated with the colour green if that's any help at all.
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What led to the collapse of Keynesian economics in the 1970s in favor of neoliberal Friedman economics?

What caused it's stagnation etc.?
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Martial arts thread

Comrades 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)
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YO why the adms are not adding new banners? the banner thread is getting new banners for some time now without any being added

What is happening? did we reach the maximum number of banners? if we have already reached the maximum number of banners it's time to expand it
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E-Reader appreciation thread

I love my electronic reader, I must have read hundreds of books on it, all free thanks to the pirate comrades and websites like library genesis, mobilism or archive.org.

Picrel is a Kobo Aura with Plato as OS. I hear KOreader is also good.

So fellow anons, do you live fully in the current year? Do you own an e-reader? Do you love it? Are you still hesitating to get one?
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Any other LGBT+ people hate Bougeois "acceptance"?

I just feel so lost right now. Almost everybody that I like hates LGBT+ people and all the liberals, neocons and other Atlanticists are wrapping themselves in the rainbow flag. How has it helped LGBT+ people in Russia, who are now villified as pro-NATO agents and sympathizers? Are gay Yemenis supposed the cheer the gay drone pilot that murdered their families? Are trans Venezuelans supposted to cheer now that trans North Americans can join the imperialist military? Is somebody who just got thrown into homelessness by their parents for coming out supposed to feel better that funds that could have been used to build housing for them were plowed into regime change ops and military boondoggles instead? How can they call themselves the "new civil rights movement" but be pro-empire and pro-austerity? I hate them, I hate their "open society" and "liberal democracy", I don't want them on my side and I would thank them by finding a way to stab them in the back.
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why do chuds like this dude?

When most of his video thumbnails are something childish like this or a soiface
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Spain: Protests erupt across country after rapper's arrest

>Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel's arrest has sparked protests in major cities, with critics calling his prosecution an assault on free speech. The artist was convicted for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism.

>Thousands of protesters took to the streets across Spanish cities on Tuesday evening demanding the release of a rapper arrested by police over a series of tweets in a controversial free speech case.


>Police in riot gear stormed a university 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Barcelona on Tuesday morning and arrested rapper Pablo Hasel, who had barricaded himself inside the campus to avoid jail.


>Later in the day, around 2,000 people rallied in central Barcelona waving banners and placards that said: "Freedom for Pablo Hasel."


>A handful of protesters also set trash cans on fire, erected street barricades, and threw stones, bottles, and firecrackers at the police, chanting slogans such as "Death to the Spanish regime."


>Video footage on Twitter also showed police charging at protesters hurling objects at them, trying to disperse the crowd, in some cases using batons and foam projectiles.


>Several stores and banks were damaged, and police stations in the Catalan capital were vandalized, with windows smashed and spray-paints on the walls.


>The Catalan regional police Mossos d'Escuadra said on Twitter that protesters burned motorbikes and bins, creating barricades and blocking streets in Barcelona, adding that 14 people had been arrested.


Tl;dr a rapper got thrown in jail for insulting the Spanish monarchy and now spain is burning

Article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/spain-protests-erupt-across-country-after-rappers-arrest/a-56593648

Thread theme: https://youtu.be/4XmNNb63TVo
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Nuclear Energy

REDpill me on nuclear energy. Is it really the solution to all our energy problems?
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Question for AnComs and other assorted anarchists

Would you work with real ancaps (not crypto-fash larpers) in destroying the state? Even the most radical of them I've seen say their ancap utopia is being something where they live in extremely decentralized autonomous zones. Keeping aside the fact that capitalism always produces monopolies they're at least against the government.
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Is socialism when worker cooperatives? Or is socialism when state capitalism? Or is socialism when
About vouchers?
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OpSec

What are some good operational security tips, both in person and online? Obviously don't use your real name or face online, but what are some additional steps I can take to remain anonymous, especially during irl protests?
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I think I'm officially a college dropout
I just realized that I missed the re-enrollment deadline by two days
I also found out that tomorrow the new semester starts at 6am and I don't even know if I'm still in or not
It took me almost 6 years to get only 60% of necessary credits to graduate
Why did I lose all motivation? Why did I become so uninterested in college in the past year? I mean, I guess it's no big deal, it's a public university, I can easily repay my parents by working again, and after some time I can re-enter and start from the beginning, hopefully this time around it'll be easier. If I could reach 60% once I can do it again, but the difference is that I'm already familiar with all those subjects. Or maybe I could study programming this time around, idk


Hahaha fuck
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Why are there still unironic anarchists in 2021?

Despite the fact that anarchists have not been able to pull off even (1) successful revolution, there are still millions of people, especially in the imperialist core, that cling to this impotent ideology. Are they really naive enough to think you can pull off a successful revolution without centralization and means of repressing reactionaries? Or did they just fall for CIA propaganda about muh authoritarianism. I honestly wonder how many anarchists are unironic glowies.
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What's the deal with latinx?

Why is this word a thing? English already has a native gender-neutral synonym for "latino": latin. You know, like in Latin America.

It makes zero sense in Spanish, phonetic and grammar wise. From the point of view of a spanish-speaker the word latinx is impossible to pronounce as written.

It's also retarded how woke liberals use the adjective "latino" as to mean non-white (I know colonial racial classifications about whiteness are bs, just bear with me for a sec), when there are plenty of caucasian South Americans, plus of course the majority of the population of Portugal, Spain, France and Italy who are after all, latin peoples as well.
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i miss the early 2010s of gaming
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How do I appeal bans?

pic unrelated, got banned for some cringe shit.
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100th anniversary of Kronstadt

Is this the most glaring "everyone i don't like is a counter revolutionary" moment ?
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ECUADOR ELECTION THREAD

This thread will be dedicated to the upcoming Feb 7 elections in Ecuador.

The three main contenders are
Andres Arauz (Correista, so socdem but antiimperialism pilled)
Guillermo Lasso (literal comprador porky)
Yaku Perez (cringe indigenous idpol candidate)

The stakes of these elections, besides governing a country of 17 million people:

-Possibility of further breaking the blockade in Venezuela
-Some benefits for Cuba
-Possibility to definitely affirm the rebirth of leftism in Latin America as a force in ascent
-(Maybe) Some more support for Peruvian leftist candidates in the upcoming elections in April

And last but not least the possibility of making some Porklets somewhere shake in their boots as stated by Bloomberg in this article:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-05/why-ecuador-s-sunday-vote-matters-for-the-bond-market-quicktake


Hoping this thread will get busy and good as the Bolivian one pre-split was.
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Collapse: A Political Simulator

Made by our favorite game developers, Kremlingames, the game will have you take on managing your own fictional country (called "Republic") right after the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union between 1992 and 2004. Diverting from the previous games' path, you will play not as the country's president, but as the leader of a party of your choosing. This means that you will be able to play as the opposition for the first time in a Kremlingames product.

You will get to shape the personality, sex and background of your party's leader as well as to be able to choose between seven different parties:
>the liberals
>the conservatives
>the social-democrats
>the "socialists"
>the communists
>the nazbols
>the fascists
Each of these parties are then divided between three different factions vying for power. You can go for a reformist or revolutionary path as the communists.
There are many other features, such as interactions with foreign powers, regional separatism, international integration, etc… I'm pretty intrigued by it tbh, I hope it won't be as hard and save-scummy as their previous games. It seems to be a better version of what Suzerain aims to be.


The game will release on tuesday the 23th.
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China worshippers eternally BTFO

Dengoids and Xi simps can finally return to /pol/ where they belong and kill themselves. Chinese intellectuals and party officials are openly embracing the works of OG Nazi ideologues.

>Though Chinese academics are often circumscribed in what they can and cannot say, they nevertheless do disagree in public. At times, they even offer limited, and careful, critiques of China’s leadership. This time, however, the sheer volume of pieces that Chinese scholars produced, as well as the nature of those arguments—consistent, coordinated, and often couched in sophisticated legal jargon—suggested a new level of cohesion in Beijing on the acceptable scope of the state’s power.


>Chinese President Xi Jinping has markedly shifted the ideological center of gravity within the Communist Party. The limited tolerance China had toward dissent has all but dissipated, while ostensibly autonomous regions (geographically as well as culturally), including Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Hong Kong, have seen their freedoms curtailed. All the while, a new group of scholars has been in ascendance.


>Known as “statists,” these academics subscribe to an expansive view of state authority, one even broader than their establishment counterparts. Only with a heavy hand, they believe, can a nation secure the stability required to protect liberty and prosperity. As a 2012 article in Utopia, a Chinese online forum for statist ideas, once put it, “Stability overrides all else.”


>Prioritizing order to this degree is anathema to much of the West, yet perspectives such as these are not unprecedented in Western history. In fact, China’s new statists have much in common with a faction that swept through Germany in the early 20th century.


China has in recent years witnessed a surge of interest in the work of the German legal theorist Carl Schmitt. Known as Hitler’s “Crown Jurist,” Schmitt joined the National Socialist Party in 1933, and, though he was only officially a Nazi Party member for three years, his anti-liberal jurisprudence had a lasting impact—at the time, by helping to justify Hitler’s extrajudicial killings of Jews and political opponents, and then long afterward. Whereas liberal scholars view the rule of law as the final authority on value conflicts, Schmitt believed that the sovereign should always have the final say.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/12/nazi-china-communists-carl-schmitt/617237/
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Fight me

Let's talk about efficiency. Just how much Papa Xi Jin Ping fund you? This website even not very appropriate. After reading about your drama & split, looks like you all larpers in the end. So what's your counter argument?
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AIDS should die

Before you delete this thread, tell me why you so attached with degeneracy? Why would communism embrace degeneracy? Degeneracy won't bring you nothing more than wasted efforts. It must be because you all have cucked DNA.
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May Day

What has become of this great event? Originally, International Workers' Day was a series of strikes intended to achieve the 8 hour work day. Nowadays, it's either just a mild socdem holiday, or some "revolutionary" anarchist LARP against the police. It's literally worthless. We won't achieve anything by going out to the streets to get beaten up by the police while also alienating the populace, because let's face it, no one likes it when random people start smashing shit for no apparent reason. It just makes the average people hate the left in general. That's why I think leftist movements shoud try to find a new goal to strive towards. This could be anything from demilitarization, protecting the environment or - preferably - workers' rights. In my opinion, at this point we could literally start a 6-hour movement and it would actually be feasible. We could also get massive popular support again this way. What's your opinion? Do you have any ideas for such a movement?
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futa

hot young women with penis right here
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Gab leaks just dropped

The team at Distributed Denial of Secrets released a new leak today, 70GB of Gab posts. Check it out: https://ddosecrets.com/wiki/GabLeaks
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Can we discuss the communist phenotype?

Why do communist almost always look like this?
>inb4 post physique okay check next post
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What is your favorite Soviet tank?

mine is the t80
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Tigray War

Can I get a quick rundown on what the fuck is going on here? I know very little about it. From what I understand, the Ethiopian government shut down an election in Tigray, so Tigray wants to become independent, but the Ethiopian government does not approve and the conflict spiraled out of control. Tigray's nationalist party is leftist in nature, but I have heard people accuse them of being western backed with the intention of sabotaging China's efforts in Ethiopia.
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Communism vs anarchism middle ground?

I feel like I can't really see myself ever truly aligning myself with either the classical state socialist model or a more anarchist one. I feel both have good things to offer in different contexts so I've been trying to think of some kind of middle ground both groups could find in common.

Basically what are other models beyond this binary?
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Art Deco

http://markluskin.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-archive-dark-deco-by-dr-michael.html?m=1
&ltthe Art Deco enthusiast, like the devotee of Expressionism, is by that interest making a statement about the nature of his or her soul. He or she is impatient with surface images, bored with frippery, and drawn by the weird and the outré. Art Deco portrays the human being as one secretly wishes to be: a kind of _Metropolis_ robot[rix] with a dispassionate, cool, and cruel disposition. Art Deco is never warm, cozy, reassuring; it is glacial and impersonal. Those fearful of, dissatisfied with, or contemptuous of human emotions seek in Art Deco a mirror which will show them - and reinforce in them - only the non-human aspects of their souls.

Post pics of your favourite pieces of art deco.
Pic related: Hoover building, A40 (Western Avenue), London, England.
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Why are there "leftists" who defend the Hungarian counter-revolution of 1956 and the Czechoslovak counter-revolution of 1968?
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Could there be a split in the Republican Party in the near future?

We've seen how the republicans have been split into two camps over the Trump fiasco: those who stood with Trump and thought he was the future of the party and the more "moderate" republicans who want to distance themselves from Trump and his ideology. Could this schism be the breaking point in the GOP's history, especially if the Democrats demonstrate that they could handle the current crisis better?
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Why are there still unironic anarchists in 2021?

Despite the fact that anarchists have not been able to pull off even (1) successful revolution, there are still millions of people, especially in the imperialist core, that cling to this impotent ideology. Are they really naive enough to think you can pull off a successful revolution without centralization and means of repressing reactionaries? Or did they just fall for CIA propaganda about muh authoritarianism. I honestly wonder how many anarchists are unironic glowies.
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"Ownership" is arbitrary.

Commies are dumb for thinking that ownership is a real thing because the category of the means of production in relation to its ownership is something that is measured through taxonomy, the same as a nation. The concept of prot and broug weren't enough, so you add the concept of petty bourg, taxonomy doesnt have the potential to be objective in the truest sense
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If private property and land ownership aren’t natural, why do wolves have territories?

Checkmate gommies
The problem with comunisms is that when u r a commie u cant handle teh power of SCIENCE
So tell me gommies
If private property isn’t natural, y do wolves defend their kills and their territories from other wolves?
U rlly think u can just make everyone nice and equal and get rid of the innovators and society will just function?
U know where they tried that? Somalia, look at it now.
Tell me again gommies, tell me if wolves believe in your system
Lmao, anyway imma enjoy this nice juicy burger CAPITALISM lets me have, it’s nice to have FOOD

Checkmate, later commies 😎
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Would historical materialism be wrong if there was an alien civilization?

Let’s say there’s life on another planet that even had a civilization but that civilization never went through the modes of production on Earth, would histomat be wrong? Did Marx think there could possibly be life on other planets?
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when the
the
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Are cops in socialist states bastards?

"All cops are bastards" is common saying on the left, which is blunt way of saying that the institution of policing is inherently oppressive and should be abolished. I would imagine that leftypol believes that all capitalist cops are bastards, but what about socialist cops?
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Why is anarchism so idpoled yet so white

This is focused on the first world, because outside of there it is more different.
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The author of assigned male was outed as a babyfur
Archive of his old furaffinity gallery now erased: https://archive.vn/5x03Q
First picture is a coming out letter.
And later accused of pedophilia for tracing real pictures of babies for his babyfur art, see second picture.
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China worshippers eternally BTFO

Dengoids and Xi simps can finally return to /pol/ where they belong and kill themselves. Chinese intellectuals and party officials are openly embracing the works of OG Nazi ideologues.

>Though Chinese academics are often circumscribed in what they can and cannot say, they nevertheless do disagree in public. At times, they even offer limited, and careful, critiques of China’s leadership. This time, however, the sheer volume of pieces that Chinese scholars produced, as well as the nature of those arguments—consistent, coordinated, and often couched in sophisticated legal jargon—suggested a new level of cohesion in Beijing on the acceptable scope of the state’s power.


>Chinese President Xi Jinping has markedly shifted the ideological center of gravity within the Communist Party. The limited tolerance China had toward dissent has all but dissipated, while ostensibly autonomous regions (geographically as well as culturally), including Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Hong Kong, have seen their freedoms curtailed. All the while, a new group of scholars has been in ascendance.


>Known as “statists,” these academics subscribe to an expansive view of state authority, one even broader than their establishment counterparts. Only with a heavy hand, they believe, can a nation secure the stability required to protect liberty and prosperity. As a 2012 article in Utopia, a Chinese online forum for statist ideas, once put it, “Stability overrides all else.”


>Prioritizing order to this degree is anathema to much of the West, yet perspectives such as these are not unprecedented in Western history. In fact, China’s new statists have much in common with a faction that swept through Germany in the early 20th century.


China has in recent years witnessed a surge of interest in the work of the German legal theorist Carl Schmitt. Known as Hitler’s “Crown Jurist,” Schmitt joined the National Socialist Party in 1933, and, though he was only officially a Nazi Party member for three years, his anti-liberal jurisprudence had a lasting impact—at the time, by helping to justify Hitler’s extrajudicial killings of Jews and political opponents, and then long afterward. Whereas liberal scholars view the rule of law as the final authority on value conflicts, Schmitt believed that the sovereign should always have the final say.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/12/nazi-china-communists-carl-schmitt/617237/
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Vegetarianism

Not talking about Veganism, just about Vegetarianism. What are the pros and cons of it? Should Marxists support it? When yes, based on what reasoning?

Tbh I see a lot of Libs approaching this from the Morals Angle, while saying Meat is healthier, because it provides nutricients that a Vegetarian has trouble consuming. That sounds like bollocks desu
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/k/ - Guns in general

Just don't talk about gun control
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This man saved socialism. Without him there would be 0 realistic attempts at establishing future communism right now.
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This man saved socialism. Without him there would be 0 realistic attempts at establishing future communism right now.
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Is any of Engels' math in Anti-Dühring wrong, or outdated (wrong to a lesser extent)? I showed my STEMlord friend some of these quotes and they didn't understand what they meant:

>It is for example a contradiction that a root of A should be a power of A, and yet A^(1/2) = square root of A.


> It is a contradiction that a negative quantity should be the square of anything, for every negative quantity multiplied by itself gives a positive square. The square root of minus one is therefore not only a contradiction, but even an absurd contradiction, a real absurdity. And yet the square root of minus one is in many cases a necessary result of correct mathematical operations. Furthermore, where would mathematics — lower or higher — be, if it were prohibited from operation with square root of minus one?


>We have already noted that one of the basic principles of higher mathematics is the contradiction that in certain circumstances straight lines and curves may be the same. It also gets up this other contradiction: that lines which intersect each other before our eyes nevertheless, only five or six centimetres from their point of intersection, can be shown to be parallel, that is, that they will never meet even if extended to infinity. And yet, working with these and with even far greater contradictions, it attains results which are not only correct but also quite unattainable for lower mathematics.
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>You will never be a real women with a real zpusy— IIMoIkYGwE
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Taxes evasion and capital movement

Is the movement of financial capital the largest reason why a return to a sociodemocratic status quo in the West is impossible?
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Copypasta

Let me see all your favourite Commiepastas, ill start

I used to love Marxism. Even voted for Sanders for communist president in the democratic primaries.
I knew democracy was the only true path to a communist utopia. Like Marx said:

>Killing people and destroying property solves nothing. Democracy is the only road to socialism.


Used to read Marx daily. I must have scrolled through brainyquote.com reading ALL his quotes. Oh, I don't know what "human labor in the abstract" means WHO THE FUCK CARES. I don't know what "commodity production" means? Fuck off, you purists.
Revolution isn't made by armchair theorists like you, sitting around all smug in your mom's basement nickpicking every little detail anyone gets wrong. It's made by DEMOCRACY when the PEOPLE come together and realize they can create something BETTER. A society created in our own image, THAT's what Marx was really fighting for. Assholes.

I started going down the wrong path. I started getting real deep into Marx, far down the rabbit hole. I found some works written by Marx, the really dark stuff. I started getting into his Theory of White Genocide. Quoted:

>The White Man is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor he sucks.


I realized that the white man must be destroyed if we were to create a communist utopia. At that point I realized it was too great a cost to humanity, and realized my own path down insanity.

Started reading Mises, Hayek, Rothbard. The good guys. Learned about the sanctity of property. Learned about how to DEBUNK the labor theory of value with the mudpie argument. But most important of all, I learned about INDIVIDUALISM and how Capitalism is really the best system for that.

I was like "Holy shit. When you get a job, you actually AGREED to sell your labor to him. Wild". Marx's arguments just fell apart.

But the nail in the coffin, for Marx? He forgot about human nature.
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Imperial alliances and rivalries

Why are some imperial states long-time allies with each other, and enemies with others? The UK, France, and the United States have been allied for quite a long time, though have considered Germany as an opponent for its first several decades as a unified state itself. Why Germany though? Doesn't France have competing interests for colonies with the UK and everything else like that? And what's with the UK having been allied with Portugal since 1386?
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Is fascist propaganda overrated

Was nazi and fash lies as effective as described or is it a liberal cop out for the issues of capitalism
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"China is Imperialist"

This is the regional military commands of the United States and the regional military commands of the People's Republic of China.

Even if you think China has a couple examples of belligerent foreign policy, how do you think these are even remotely comparable?
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Was it moral to kill the Czar's children?
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what does leftypol think of modern Europeans tearing down medieval monuments and buildings for industrial expansion?
I consider myself pretty socially liberal, I don’t really care if people want to burn churches in their neighborhoods and shit like that, but isn’t it somewhat important to keep historic monuments intact for the sake of studying it? to me this is not that different from discovering a bunch of ancient Mesopotamian artifacts and just destroying them, I would think it a bane to future scholars to prevent them from accessing these things.
honest to god I’m not a /pol/ troll trying to spread idpol. I think these thinks can be viewed from a scientific materialist perspective.
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Is the UN good or evil?

What is the UN’s role in this world?
What was their role in the Cold War?
If they’re evil, why did the Soviets help to create it?
Does the UN truly exist to prevent another world war?
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Should I take the Pol Pot pill bros? Life just keeps getting harder and harder and I unironically am starting to believe Saloth did nothing wrong
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Take the rouge pill
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the movie fight club and generation X

I used to like this movie when I was still undergoing edgelord phase as newly recruited wage slave in manual labour setting. It was one of few films I watched more than thrice as I liked sober 90s aesthetics and I liked Pitt's performance.

I tried to watch it again recently but realized I could not really enjoy it and I had to quit it by mid act.

I'm still trying to understand why my attitude toward this film changed so much over few years and I suspect two things.

1. My attitude toward women changed by a lot. I was not incel per se but I was struggling in relationship department as I didn't know how to make comfortable around me for a long time. Now I'm much more comfortable with myself and didn't have much trouble talking to one or befriending one that lead to intimate moments.

Then I realized I worked in radically different environment from 90s or early 2000s. There are visibly more women in every sectors. There are wage gap but it's diminishing rapidly and I wouldn't be surprised if majority of women actually achieve financial independence as economical function of marriage is becoming obsolete.

This two factors reshaped my understanding of 'feminist' movement and masculinity. I am not saying women can do no wrong. I personally know of few incidents where they abused their newly found political / societal leverage to their unfair advantage. I wasn't target of such 'attack' but I am well aware of its existence and hope for its constructive resolution as we progresses toward new equilibrium.

What I cannot stand however is reassertion of masculinity as antithesis or reaction against rise of women in sociopolitical sphere. Not only do I sense weakness and schizophrenic inconsistency in their appeal to authority/nature, I never benefited from 'male dominant' atmosphere and I have little incentive to back their propaganda.

And I don't want to chimp out in 'safe space' exchanging punches with insecure retards. That's not what I need or want.

2. current economic landscape is nothing like what it used to be. Days of cushy 9-5 office jobs are over and union jobs around manufacturing industry has been nothing but legacy for over a decade. Unless you are lucky STEMfag who managed to get coding job through connection, you probably are working in precarious work in service sector, sales, construction or freelance contract. even if you somehow secured coding job in industry you are probably doing much more work than your counterparts before thanks to rise of devops/microservices. not that it matters as most of you will get laid off before you turn 35 unless you reinvent yourself as project manager anyway Most of us will not be able to afford our own flat to be populated with consumerist products in the first place.

Zoomers and millennials are not angry that they are not going to be 'millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars'. They are angry because they have to live with consequences of corruptions, compromises and pollution that they were thrown into without consent. And unlike gen X's aesthetic struggle, we have clear political agenda that will be shaped into an actual emancipatory movement not underground terrorism.


Anyway sorry you had to read all that but that's my take on why fight club should be considered to be gen X shit along with breakfast club not as an actual classic.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Who is best girl
And why is it Misato Katsuragi