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Which level are you on?

1. Real Communism has never been tried
2. Only the Paris Commune was real Communism
3. The party was communist until the Bolsheviks kicked out the Mensheviks
4. The USSR was never communist.
5. The USSR was communist until 1921 Kronstadt rebellion and Makhnovia
6. The USSR was communist until 1924 when Lenin died
7. The USSR was communist until 1929 when Trotsky was exiled
8. The USSR was communist until 1953 when Stalin died
9. The USSR was communist until 1956 when Khrushchev did his speech
10. The USSR was communist until 1956 when they put tanks in Hungary
11. The USSR was communist until the Sino-Soviet split
12. The USSR was communist until Brezhnev
13. The USSR was communist until Gorbachev
14. The USSR was communist until Chernobyl
15. The USSR was communist until Pizza Hut
16. The USSR was communist until 1991
17. The Russian Federation was secretly communist until 1996
18. The Russian Federation is still communist and Putin is deep KGB
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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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Defend Gonzalo Megathread

[Edit: 'Defend Gonzalo' Megathread]
The victors of the Syrian civil war share pride for the legacy of Chairman Gonzalo, the Syrian people morn the death of Chairman Gonzalo who synthesised Maoism akin to Stalin synthesising Marxism Leninism.

The Syrian people and sectors of the army realign to Maoism and are militarising for victory. Our Praxis was defeating the US, Nato and UN.

People's war to world socialism, cultural revolution to world communism.
We are building a Maoist Military
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/itg/

/Internet Trash General/ - endless eceleberry
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
https://archive.ph/S2XYA
https://archive.ph/Ytckv
leftypol.org archives:
https://archive.is/https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/30501.html
bunekrchan.xyz archives:
https://archive.is/https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/8925.html
https://archive.is/yrBUN
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How do you cope?

>be me
>a college dropout
>am a Chinese immigrant
>gets a dream about being called a "tankie"
>wakes up
>brush teeth
>make breakfast or brunch
>log onto the interweb
>see how successful your "friends" are right now on social media
>see anti-China posts on Reddit (aka FBI.gov) and starts to cry from a potential "balkanization of China"
>eat a late lunch
>continuing to apply for jobs but you get rejected every time due to "not enough requirements"
>wants to go to school but realized you missed the deadline so you have to start in the spring
>wants to start a trade like electrical or plumbing but you live in a chinlet state
>play video games
>eat dinner
>take shower
>lie in bed
>contemplate about how shitty and pathetic your life is
>cry
>cry
>cry
>maybe self-harm?
>cry
>cry
>cry
>goes to sleep
>repeat

How do you cope? I don't think I'm experiencing the faults of capitalism, maybe a little. I've just been depressed for literally this entire year. I can't talk to people and I feel like a therapist would make fun of me or when I call for an appointment, someone on the other end of the phone will laugh at me.

I want to die.
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OH SHIT COLD WAR PART 2, GLOWNIGHURS ON CHINA NOW

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/7/us-cia-china-mission-center
FUCKING GLOWIES FINALLY FUCKING DID IT
fuckers have finally lost their fucking shit theyre gonna send the entire planet into another cold war.

>The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has announced a new group that will focus solely on China and the strategic challenges posed by Beijing.


>In a statement on Thursday, the CIA said the China Mission Center was formed “to address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the agency’s mission areas”

<The group is just one of fewer than a dozen mission centres operated by the CIA and will hold weekly, director-level meetings meant to better coordinate the agency’s strategy towards China.

<It will address global issues critical to US competitiveness, the CIA said, such as emerging technologies, economic security, climate change and health challenges.

>CIA Director William Burns said the new mission centre “will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government”.

“Throughout our history, CIA has stepped up to meet whatever challenges come our way,” Burns said in a statement on Thursday. “And now facing our toughest geopolitical test in a new era of great power rivalry, CIA will be at the forefront of this effort.”


>The announcement comes amid a wider prioritisation by the administration of President Joe Biden on countering Beijing.


>In June, Biden announced a new task force at the Pentagon to assess and respond to Beijing’s military challenge.

<Relations between the two superpowers have been particularly strained in recent days with China flying military planes near the self-governed island of Taiwan. However, a US official said on Wednesday that Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting by the end of this year.

>China is considered an especially difficult challenge for the US intelligence community given the insularity of its Communist Party leadership, its large military and security services, and its development in advanced technologies that can counter spying.


>Underscoring the challenge, the CIA recently sent a memo to its agents around the world admitting that it was experiencing a shortage of informants from other countries, with some captured or killed, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported.


>The CIA and FBI recently unearthed dozens of cases of China recruiting US citizens to supply it classified or corporate proprietary information, as well as instances of Chinese citizens working in the US as intelligence collectors.


>The CIA also announced on Thursday that it will designate a chief technology officer for the first time as part of a broader effort to implement advanced computing methods at the agency.
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The removal of Jefferson’s statue is a gift to the political right
>The World Socialist Web Site condemns the de Blasio administration’s decision to remove the historic statue from New York City Hall.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/10/19/pers-o19.html

It is hard to express my disgust and anger over this nonentity De Blasio, and others of his ilk who impose their subjective hurt feelings and pseudo-moral finger wagging at what was truly great and progressive, and of world-historic significance. These morons, as the article correctly states, are gifting the fascists who are overjoyed that these poseurs of "progressivism" are spitting on the individuals and ideas that are currently under attack by both capitalist parties. It is certainly the case that it is only the international working class, led by the Marxist party that will simultaneously preserve and advance the great liberating ideas of Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln and the rest.
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/LeftyBritPol/ == FIREMAN SAM EDITION ==

FUCK THE UK

FUCK YOUR DAM

FREE WALES ARMY

FIREMAN SAM

FUCK OWEN JONES

FUCK JOANNA CHERRY

FREE PONTYPANDY

LIBERATE DERRY

ANDREW = NONCE

BORIS = PONCE

FIREMAN SAM ONLY NEEDS LUCK ONCE

FUCK NEW LABOUR

FUCK THE SPHERE

CORBYN FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS DEAR
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Anti Nazi Thread

Post the best pictures you got.

I like to see what others have and we need a thread to combine all the good materials.
Here I concentrated on the fact that Pol-Cel Nazis can literally not read more then 50 characters of text and are proud of it.

For these idiots everything must be a "meme" or have a "joke". Pol-cels are oblivious to the fact that others are giving them information and knowledge not jokes or memes.

Did anyone else observe this behavior from Pol-Cels ?
These idiots are unable to read children literature let alone anything important.

It looks like daddy Hitler hates people who can read or have attention spans greater then ADHD gold fish.
I never imagine the ability to have a attention span or read more then 50 characters of text will ever be something that I need to argue for. However here we are !
And this is no slander you cab go to /pol/ and engage these idiots yourself.
Of course it is like going to a zoo to look at the stupid animals.
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So what exactly is to be done about the left's awful image? We can all agree that radlibs make it cringe to be an open leftist, such as on 4chan where I spent most of my time when I was banned from here. It's kind of a shame that you can't just call yourself a lefty without someone who is pretending to be a millionaire telling you how much Karl Marx is a sucky without going into further detail. I think it's because of the fact that rad libs ruin the experience for everyone, they and not decades of old propaganda are doing the real damage to leftism and porky knows it. He attaches leftist labels into liberal causes and then ships them out for lib consumption. So how exactly do we deal with radlibs? We all agree they are a problem but how exactly should we deal with them? I think we should gatekeep them honestly. They should have to be made to repent for being radlibs, make being a radlib in public humiliating (More so than it already is)
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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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Is Squid game a gay show will it make you gay?

Lots of people are saying I should watch squid game however I am concerned it might be a homosexual show that could make me gay. Squid game is watched by a lot of women and it is also watched by a lot of gay people I think and lots of k pop fans watch it and that has a lot of gay and woman energy as well.
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your thoughts about flq?
they are
>Founded in the early 1960s with the aim of establishing an independent and socialist Quebec through violent means.
are they a real socialist organization striving for the ordinary quebecois?
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Tips for a former chud

I was a pretty big chinlet, but when Drumpf dropped the ball with covid I had to reconsider my views. I feel that I've made a lot of progress since this realization, but was wondering how I could further re-educate myself. Thanks.
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/USApol/

🗽United States Politics🦅

LYNCHIAN EDITION

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

🏈💵💸🍔

News 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=dp8PhLsUcFEegalitarianism
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Hilo general Latinoamérica--LatAm general thread

VERSIÓN 2.0
The other thread was full.
Anything Latinoamérica related, let's unite in discussion while the CIA-funded military hasn't decide to torture us to death for the time being.
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anyone else here only like ugly anime? Kaiji, flowers of evil, ping pong, etc. I can't stand the cutesy moe anime shit.
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Reading General

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Marx and Engels Reading List
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Tier 1:

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

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

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

Tier 2:

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

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

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

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

Tier 3:

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

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

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

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

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

Petit Bourgeois Philistine Tier:

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

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

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

ADHD Tier:

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

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

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

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MLM Reading List
——————–

Essentials:

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

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

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

Mao:

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

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

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

China:

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

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

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

Peru:

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

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

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

India:

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

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

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

Philippines:

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

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

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

Political Economy:

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

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

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

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

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

Bordiga:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pannekoek:

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

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

Herman Gorter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why does its existence cause so much anger among the staff?
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For me, it's gyarus

Recommend me anime, manga and doujins with gyarus
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/brg/ Brasil General /brg

A acelerada degeneração do País continua, o que lhe dar o direito e o dever de esconder seu dinheiro em offshores edition.

Perspectivas para o futuro? Que futuro?

Último Fio: >>>/leftypol_archive/481958
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/CYBERSOC/

Previous thread ( >>210868 ) hit bump limit.

We scientific (STEM) socialism here.

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:
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Torrent file:
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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.

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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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Soviet History Books from the USSR?

Hey /edu/ bros, I'd like to find out if there are any books on Soviet history from historians in the USSR that an English speaker could read? I know there's Trotsky's history of the revolution, but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, covering at least up until the Khrushchev period, if possible. I feel like when people argue about Soviet history, we always toss around names like Conquest, Applebaum, Kotkin, Getty, Tauger, and yes even the dark lord of history Grover Furr, but the only Russian historian I see often on here is Zemzov, but I only know him from graphs and citations. Would very much appreciate feedback, thanks.
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Haiti gang seeks $1M each for kidnapped US missionaries

https://apnews.com/article/business-crime-ohio-united-nations-port-au-prince-bdea158b02a67c4cef77492a89088660

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group demanded $1 million ransom per person, although authorities were not clear whether that amount included the five children being held, a top Haitian official said Tuesday.

The official, who was not authorized to speak to the press, told The Associated Press that someone from the 400 Mawozo gang made the demand Saturday in a call to a leader of the ministry group shortly after the abduction.

A person in contact with the organization, Christian Aid Ministries, confirmed the $1 million per person demand, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. That person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.

The adults range in age from 18 to 48, the children from 8 months to 15 years, according to a statement from the organization on Tuesday. Sixteen of the abductees are Americans and one Canadian.

“This group of workers has been committed to minister throughout poverty-stricken Haiti,” the Ohio-based ministry said, adding that the missionaries worked most recently on a project to help rebuild homes lost in a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck on Aug. 14.

The group was returning from visiting an orphanage when it was abducted, the organization said.

Responding to the recent wave of kidnappings, workers staged a protest strike that shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation starting Monday. The work stoppage was a new blow to Haiti’s anemic economy. Unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown indefinitely.

In a peaceful demonstration Tuesday north of Port-au-Prince, dozens of people walked through the streets of Titanyen demanding the release of the missionaries. Some carried signs that read “Free the Americans” and “No to Kidnapping!”

“They built our schools. They pay our bills,” Zachary Celus said. “They do everything for us. So now we can’t do anything because they kidnapped them.”

Meanwhile, an ongoing fuel shortage worsened, and businesses blamed gangs for blocking roads and gas distribution terminals.

Hundreds of motorcycles zoomed through the streets of Port-au-Prince as the drivers yelled, “If there’s no fuel, we’re going to burn it all down!”

One protest took place near the prime minister’s residence, where police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd demanding fuel.

In Washington, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the FBI was “part of a coordinated U.S. government effort” to free the missionaries. The American Embassy in Port-au-Prince was coordinating with local officials and the hostages’ families.

“We know these groups target U.S. citizens who they assume have the resources and finances to pay ransoms, even if that is not the case,” she added, noting that the government has urged citizens not to visit Haiti.

It is longstanding U.S. policy not to negotiate with hostage takers, and Psaki declined to discuss details of the operation.

The kidnapping was the largest of its kind reported in recent years. Haitian gangs have grown more brazen as the country tries to recover from the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and the earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people

Jean-Louis Abaki, a moto taxi driver who joined the strike Monday, urged authorities in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation to act. He said if Prime Minister Ariel Henry and National Police Chief Léon Charles want to stay in power, “they have to give the population a chance at security.”

At least 328 kidnappings were reported to Haiti’s National Police in the first eight months of 2021, compared with a total of 234 for all of 2020, according to a report issued last month by the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti.

Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, bus passengers and others. Ransom demands range from a few hundred dollars to millions.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said American officials have been in constant contact with Haiti’s National Police, the missionary group and hostages’ relatives.

“This is something that we have treated with the utmost priority since Saturday,” he said, adding that officials are doing “all we can to seek a quick resolution to this.”

Christian Aid Ministries said the kidnapped group included six women, six men and five children. A sign on the door at the organization’s headquarters in Berlin, Ohio, said it was closed due to the kidnapping situation.

News of the kidnappings spread swiftly in and around Holmes County, Ohio, hub of one of the largest populations of Amish and conservative Mennonites in the United States, said Marcus Yoder, executive director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in nearby Millersburg, Ohio.

Christian Aid Ministries is supported by conservative Mennonite, Amish and related groups that are part of the Anabaptist tradition.

The organization was founded in the early 1980s and began working in Haiti later that decade, said Steven Nolt, professor of history and Anabaptist studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. The group has year-round mission staff in Haiti and several countries, he said, and it ships religious, school and medical supplies throughout the world
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porky is based

Porky is based

Yes, the heading/title is clickbait. No, it is not ironic or a shitpost. Compared to the petit-bourgeoisie, the bourgeoisie IS based. STOP SIMPING FOR THE PETIT BOOJ. The petit booj, especially the rural petit booj is even more reactionary and the source of far more rightoid rage than the booj. This is where the Marjorie Taylor Greenes and the Alex Joneses of the world come from.

The full force of neoliberal, malthusian urban technocapital must be unleashed against the barbarians of the hinterlands.

Urbanization is a natural part of the process of proletarianization and therefore progressive. Similarly the process of competition which winnows down the pool of capitalists into smaller and smaller concentrations, into monopolies and oligopolies, is progressive as those companies will ultimately be easier to nationalize than 500 different small mom and pop shops which are inefficient and duplicate tons of work anyway.

Let their farms undercut and bought out, their small businesses driven into the dust, and their towns seized by eminent domain and bulldozed over for agricorps to turn into farmland. Let them be driven into the cities where they can be urbanized and thereby proletarianized. Let capital run it’s course and civilize the savages.

>inb4 some crypto /pol/tards show up to muh blood and soil rural ooga booga


BTW people who deny this are what Marx and Engels would have called bourgeois socialists or petit bourgeois socialists. They want to undo capitalism by going back to some idealized vision of early to mid 19th century economic relations.
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Foot fetish thread - You know what to do

Post them
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/gsg/

Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.

Reposting from the Hoi 4 thread:

I found a supposed leak detailing the L-NPP paths, despite the lib bias of the devs Gus still seems pretty based. Plus it also has the 1976 and 1980 L-NPP candidates.

>At this stage, mass prosecution of the upper class will begin, now that the courts are sufficiently saturated with L-NPP appointees. Hall’s FBI director will have assembled lists and evidence on the illicit gains of the American wealthy, and, starting all at once, mass arrests will be carried out of the most unsavory individuals. This is a crisis as well, as this upheaval causes capital flight from the United States,which Hall can react to in a variety of ways - including shooting down private planes.


Yeah I'm thinking he's based

<The 1976 Election - Bill Epton/Abbie Hoffman

<Cabinet:
<Head of Government - ​Abbie Hoffman
<Foreign Minister - ​Noam Chomsky
<Economy Minister - ​Fred Hampton
<Security Minister -​ Philip Agee

Noam Chomsky and Fred Hampton being in the same cabinet is very funny to me
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Rance, Fire Emblem and anime RPG thread

>be game set in a medieval fantasy
>have mandatory preaching about equality and racism
>also have characters that are just simply much better due to lineage, race, royalty, etc.
Every. Fucking. Time.
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Visual Novels Thread - So...I found this

It is time for us to start the counter-attack, this cannot go on
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BYE BITCH

In this thread here lies Colon Powell. A scumbag who stood out during the Iraq war. Each reply is a toilet full of diarrhea for neocons. This is a day to celebrate bros
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Spaceflight

There has been alot of activity in spaceflight recently, especially the explosion in commericial space companies like Rocketlab, Relativity Space and SpaceX.

American rockets have gone from nearly non-existent after the Space Shuttle shutdown to completely dominating the field within a decade.

Elon Musk is now developing a fully a reusable super heavy launch system that will be easily and rapidly reusable. This thing will completely open up Space for business and could make Mars colonization possible

How will this change material conditions here on earth?
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Oberlin College

I am in my upper-30s, been following politics for about 20 years, and being from the cleveland area I personally know 4 people that graduated from this shithole. all of them, every single one, are absolute fucking losers. poor, whiny, middle-aged bartenders and servers. that's what this six-figure ponzi scheme of an institution gets you.
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/SSA/ - Social Skills Advice

Perhaps it has become your goal to be more charismatic, uninhibited and sociable.

Let's have a thread where we ask questions and give advice to improve exactly that.
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News 10/19/21

Slaughter in Indonesia: Britain’s secret propaganda war
The proof of Britain’s role in inciting what the CIA later described as “one of the worst mass murders of the 20th century” lies in another leafy suburb. In declassified Foreign Office documents – held far beyond the 20-year rule – in Kew in London. Recently released in Britain’s National Archives are pamphlets purporting to be written by Indonesian patriots, but in fact written by British propagandists, calling on Indonesians to eliminate the PKI, then the biggest communist party in the non-communist world.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/17/slaughter-in-indonesia-britains-secret-propaganda-war

Brits concerned murder of MP will lead to internet crackdown, after officials call for end to online anonymity
After the Tory MP was stabbed to death in a church on Friday by a man with links to Islamist extremism, several members of Parliament called for authoritarian social media laws that would prevent anonymity – despite no links having yet been established between the attack and Amess’ social media presence.
https://www.rt.com/uk/537848-brits-concerned-anonymity-ban/

Privacy campaigners condemn rollout of facial recognition in school canteens
But campaigners and some parents have expressed concerns that it risks normalising the use of surveillance technology, and that children may not have been properly informed of the privacy risks. CRB Cunninghams, the firm that installed the systems, said facial recognition cuts the average transaction time to five seconds per pupil.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/facial-recognition-software

Latvia orders lockdown as PM decries low Covid-19 vaccine uptake and far-right MP blames Russian ‘colonists’ reluctant to get jab
Janis Iesalnieks, an MP from the far-right National Alliance Party, risked courting controversy by laying the blame for the rise in deaths at the door of the country’s large Russian ethnic minority, however. “Latvian children will no longer be able to study and play sports because the colonists who arrived in Soviet times are in no hurry to get vaccinated and are now overloading hospitals,” he claimed. “It’s so unfair.”
https://www.rt.com/russia/537888-karins-latvia-orders-covid-lockdown/

Mosques in the Netherlands investigated by private companies: Report
Local media has revealed that at least 10 towns and cities in the Netherlands have been secretly investigating mosques and Islamic institutions through private companies. According to local daily NRC Handelsblad, mosque association officials and members active in the Muslim community were investigated by Nuance door Training and Advice (NTA) on behalf of municipalities, using unlawful undercover methods.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/netherlands-mosques-investigations-private-companies

Turkey’s spy bust escalates rivalry with Iran
The reported capture of Iranian spies in Turkey comes as the latest sign of the rivalry heating up between Ankara and Tehran, as bilateral tensions over Iraq and Syria have been steadily expanding to the Caucasus since last year’s war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/turkeys-spy-bust-escalates-rivalry-iran

Palestinian left-wing factions rejoin PLO meetings after brief boycott
The secretary-general of the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) - the former Palestinian Communist Party - said in a statement to media late on Monday that his party and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) had revoked their previous decision to boycott the PLO's Executive Committee meetings.
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/palestinian-left-wing-factions-end-plo-meeting-boycott

Two more women abducted in occupied Afrin
Just a week ago, 32-year-old pregnant Nemat Bahjat Sheikho bled to death after suffering torture at the headquarters of the Turkish intelligence service. The aftermath of her husband, who had been abducted with her, remains unknown.
https://anfenglishmobile.com/rojava-syria/two-more-women-abducted-in-occupied-afrin-55647

Women make up less than 18% of candidates in Japan general election
Of the 1,051 candidates contesting the 465 seats in the House of Representatives, the powerful lower chamber of parliament, only 186 are women, down 23 from the previous election in 2017. By political party, the Japanese Communist Party has the largest share of women among its 130 candidates at 35.4 percent. Meanwhile, women only make up 33, or 9.8 percent, of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's 336 candidates.
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/10/f52370b0aa00-women-make-up-less-than-18-of-candidates-in-japan-general-election.html
https://archive.md/GXn40

Vox weaves an anti-communist alliance in Latin America | International
Integrists (Catholics and evangelicals), neocons and ultra-liberals, right-wing populists and nostalgic for military dictatorships make up the anti-communist alliance that the Spanish Vox party is weaving in Latin America. Eduardo Bolsonaro, son and political heir of the Brazilian president; Keiko Fujimori, former presidential candidate in Peru; or José Antonio Kast, leader of the Chilean Republican Party, who opposed repealing the Pinochet Constitution, are some of the most prominent figures in this heterogeneous conglomerate to which he joins his visceral rejection of leftist governments, both authoritarian and democratic.
https://marketresearchtelecast.com/vox-weaves-an-anti-communist-alliance-in-latin-america-international/181158/
https://archive.md/2cieF
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Power Metal thread

I fucking love Blind Guardian, I've been neglecting all their albums other than the first 2 for the past 5 or so years, only recently did I begin to appreciate Tales from the Twilight World and Somewhere Far Beyond, they're such wonderful and epic albums
>YOU'RE THE MYSTICAL OLD BARD, ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE DARK
I regret not giving this song a listen years ago. This one, and Lost in the Twilight Hall.

So what's your favorite band? Favorite album?
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IDF

Will they fall? Will the Arabs become victorious over the evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil evil Zionists?
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TTRPG General

Hey guys, I wanna play TTRPG, I've never really played more than a few one off sessions here and there, I was also a DM for some people for a few months but I couldn't deal with the stress.

Anyway, where's the best place I should look for a game (online)? It all seems so intimidating.

I've never been the best at social stuff. Also it would help if the game is furry friendly.
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1990s Eastern European genocide thread

Never forget what the porkies did to us.

And remember that Russia has a good situation, since Russians only emigrate in small numbers and they received immigrants from all the FSU after 1991. In other countries, especially the ones that are EU members, it's even worse.
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Like my third China thread, China isn’t in a housing crisis

TLDR rual population is still moving to cities.
That’s it that’s actually the answer, you would think with so many ghost towns there’s bound to be a housing surplus but in actuality only around 60% of the population is urban leaving a 40% still living in unindustrialized rice farms and hence there’s plenty of room available for massive growth under the belief that the CCP government still gives a shit about modernizing China post Mao and learning to innovate on its own. And here’s a source
https://www.statista.com/graphic/1/278566/urban-and-rural-population-of-china.jpg
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Explain Nepal

I hear a lot of bullshit about Gonzalo this, Gonzalo that, but he's dead. Meanwhile, the Maoists in Nepal control the democratically-elected government. What gives?
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Pocket computers

Why isn't this more of a thing? Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream
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Why are billionaires drinking African spinal fluid

What is the purpose of drinking the body fluids of African children when these people can just age normally as living past 80 is pretty natural especially with modern healthcare instead of being so lenient of staying young?
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Marketing

Let's talk about marketing and PR trends that makes you angry, concerned, revolted or feel violated. Hopefully we can get a few studies, leaked policies or other educational posts in here too so it's not another vapid pseud-fest like the last few popular threads.

The whole concept of marketing is a subcategory of manipulation. The intention is to change your perception of a brand to increase sales and therefore profits. One part of marketing is the way a company and its workers will communicate with people, frequently leading to insincere assertions and creepy cult-like trends. I'd like to see discussed cases where companies have developed obsessed 'fanboys' or an almost religious cult, and understand how they do it.

There are probably technical terms for these things and I'll like to hear them. Think of ideas like:
> We're a family
< Your friends at [company]
< We care about your privacy
> Personification of inanimate objects
< "Meet [this product]" uygha it's a fucking computer chip
< "Hey Google"/"Hey Alexa"
< Windows 10+ using words like "we" to humanize a computer program
> Illusion of empowerment
< Enjoy [x]… Your Way
< "Made for you." (to describe a mass-produced phone that allows you to choose from a few colors)
> BUZZWORDS
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Internet Imperialism In The Third World

Did you know Facebook gave internet to third world countries without it? The catch was they only had access to Facebook and a select hand full of websites. No net-neutrality whatsoever. When Indonesians were asked if "the internet is Facebook" 61% said yes.

https://qz.com/333313/milliions-of-facebook-users-have-no-idea-theyre-using-the-internet/

Facebook is making bank off this investment. It could be the future in the first world as well. What do you think?
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Far cry 6 thread

Alright, what's everyone's opinion on this?
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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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János Kornai died

If you weren't aware, this economist nyukkha had a wild life:
>post-ww2 he joins the Hungarian communist party because… he's a joo himself, and the most openly anti-nazi party in that time was the commie party
>he pretends to be a diehard commie, up until the point when he learns that under Rákosi several of his collegues were tortured to shit
>add onto this 1956, which he views as a propah revolution, and his faith in the party withers
<Kádár era (goulash communism) starts
>this nyukkah gets several state funds, gets officially acknowledged as a talented dude
>he shitposts a book titled The Economics of Shortage in the 80's wherein he "proves" that soviet-style economics will "always" result in shortages, queues, and so on
>book gets translated to twenty billion languages
>regime change happens
>he goes mask off, starts shilling muh free private enterprise. etc.
>several decades later dies, yet still cites the influence of Marx & Engels as crucialto his personal development
RIP, faggot…
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How many of you have actually lived in a "anti-capitalist" community (i.e. a socialist state, an anarchist commune, etc.) ? What was your experience in this community?
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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Hungarian Thread for /voros/ refugees

Második felvonás!
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What does /dead/ make of Agamben's new book? It is a collection of his recent articles written about the pandemic.
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/leftypol/ Opinion on Stocks

What is the /leftypol/ opinion on stocks and the stock market? Do you own any stocks yourself? If so, which ones?
>inb4 stocks are… LE BAD
why do you think so?
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ZAPP THREAD

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP
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Can someone explain to me what the actual fuck is going on in Beirut….and the entire world in general, it's like everybody want to go to war WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ?
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How the hell is this website still alive

>developed in a 3rd world country in the fucking 90s
>gore, cartoonish displays of violence, sexual assault and blatant xenophobia, and documents on CIA and NATOs influence in foreign affairs perfectly allowed
>barely makes any actual revenue meaning it’s moderation team is almost nonexistent
>so moronically dogshit to the point that it got attention from fucking chan users
How has this site survived for so fucking long, it’s not even popular in nigeria
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They won’t die but there certainly gonna reform drastically

Important notes

Neoliberalism isn’t gonna survive past next decade, and when I say it’s not gonna survive I mean it’s gonna die globally not even in the USA it’s just too inefficient as a form of capitalism meaning what’s next is either a return to libertarian policies or fascism for most capitalist states with France already bordering fascism

The USA won’t dissolve as a state(you’d be surprised at how fucked a country needs to get to even reach that point without foreigners trying to annex the country) but the bourgeoisie of that country is gonna have to prepare for massive losses because the recent mass strikes and labour epidemics is reflecting an oncoming trend of increasing resentment for the rich in general and shows how far worker abuse can realistically go before capitalists can no longer exploit proles before either losing influence or becoming fascistic, a trend that’s been documented for years now as more Americans than ever identify as socialists, want the wealthy to pay heavier taxation and most of how public services in the USA to be either reformed or abolished. The future for them is gonna be fascistic because based off American history that’s pretty standard but it’s also likely that they will receive some sort of improved social welfare and living standards as American cities naturally grow and more rural Americans migrate to them
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Can we please ban the weird sex website (WSWS)
They do nothing but spam themselves in /leftypol/
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/webm/ thread 3.0.

first thread: >>>/leftypol_archive/9920
last thread (>>361470) hit the bump limit, so i'm thinking to start a new one

post /lefty/ videos here! we welcome .webm and .mp4, and others
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I am getting transgender news only from right wing sources apparently and because I feel gay rights and transgender rights are fully promoted and being used to suppress other rights by neoliberals (I dont have any problem with any of those, I just feel they take massive air time and discussion time, like how the holocaust is only about jews disregarding the other half massacred and being used by Israel to suppress criticism) I am feeling a bit reactionary on the topic lately. Maybe it just that I am fed too much propaganda in all honesty.

What is the definite book or even good written article that I should read on gay/transgender (are those called identity) rights. Thank you.
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South Asia and Desi General

A general thread for all South Asian related discussion.
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archive.marxists.xyz

Hello /edu/! /read/ ( >>5912 ) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.

We're running what is essentially the Marxist counterpart to The Anarchist Library, same software and all. There are a few advantages this software provides us over a traditional site like marxists.org:
>uses a database for storing data, easier to maintain over time
>texts are formatted in a simple markup language, adding new texts is incredibly easy
>site automatically generates various formats of ebooks for use on different devices or even printing
>advanced search and browsing function
and best of all, it's public, so anyone can contribute! Whether adding new translations or just fixing a typo on an already published piece, anyone can help!

The goal of the archive is to be a public place anyone can use to publish Marxist literature in a general sense, whether republished content from other sources, or new translations and original writings. We try to be non-sectarian, as our community itself is diverse. We'll let most classic works be published right away, but original pieces will require a closer look by moderation.

We've already published a few different pieces so you can see for yourself how it all works. For example this one: archive.marxists.xyz/library/friedrich-engels-principles-of-communism

We'd love to have contributions from you! We also invite the translation team at >>2085 to publish their work on our site.

That is all for now, thank you.
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/draw/ Drawing and visual art general №1

Post your drawings and studies here.

Video Tutorials:
Proko - https://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
Sinix - https://www.youtube.com/user/sinixdesign
Scott Robertson - https://www.youtube.com/user/scottrobertsondesign
Matt Kohr (CtrlPaint) - https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library
Aaron Blaise https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt

Poses/Gestures
QuickPoses - https://www.quickposes.com/en
PoseSpace - https://www.posespace.com/posetool/default.aspx
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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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Sayyid Qutb, the father of modern salafi jihadism, see any two bit mullah could rile up an uneducated peasant into blowing himself up but Qutb created a comprehensive and revamped version of jihadism made for the inteligencia and upper class society

>Qutb never married, in part because of his steadfast religious convictions. While the urban Egyptian society he lived in was becoming more Westernized, Qutb believed the Quran taught women that 'Men are the managers of women's affairs …'[37] Qutb lamented to his readers that he was never able to find a woman of sufficient "moral purity and discretion" and had to reconcile himself to bachelorhood.[38]


>Qutb noted with disapproval the openly displayed sexuality of American women:

>the American girl is well acquainted with her body's seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face, and in expressive eyes, and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the full buttocks, and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs – and she shows all this and does not hide it, These curvy jezebels then pursue boys with wide, strapping chests and ox muscles

>He also commented on the American taste in arts:

>The American is primitive in his artistic taste, both in what he enjoys as art and in his own artistic works. "Jazz" music is his music of choice. This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy on the one hand and to excite bestial tendencies on the other. The American's intoxication in "jazz" music does not reach its full completion until the music is accompanied by singing that is just as coarse and obnoxious as the music itself. Meanwhile, the noise of the instruments and the voices mounts, and it rings in the ears to an unbearable degree… The agitation of the multitude increases, and the voices of approval mount, and their palms ring out in vehement, continuous applause that all but deafens the ears

based or cringe
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So I get a a vast majority of billionaires make their billions via stolen wages.

But what about people who make billions but who don't have any employees, like the best sportsmen, entertainers, those who sell a digital product, etc.

Is it ethical to be a billionaire who didn't steal wages to make their billions?
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What is your favorite Soviet tank?

mine is the t80
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Vagabond

What is your guys opinion on Vagabond and how can a deaf Man such as Kojiro be such a Gigachad
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AI is going to be smarter than humans soon

AI is going to be smarter than humans soon it will be super human.

According to Microsoft "We live in a time where AI advancements are far outpacing Moore’s law."

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/using-deepspeed-and-megatron-to-train-megatron-turing-nlg-530b-the-worlds-largest-and-most-powerful-generative-language-model/


Moore's law is about 41.3% growth a year or about 2.93% a month.

So AI ability is growing FASTER than that. AI could be getting 60+% better a year hell Ray Kurzweils statement of "doubling every 10 months" could be true.

If AI is getting better that fast and can already do a bunch of basic things how long until it can do everything, not long I say.
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Kshama Recall

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/07/seattle-kshama-sawant-recall-attempts-us-covid
>Opponents of Kshama Sawant have spent months collecting thousands of signatures in an attempt to unseat the council member, who became the first socialist on the Seattle council in nearly a century after she beat a Democrat in 2013. Last week, the recall effort officially qualified for an election in December.
>The attempt to oust Sawant during her third term was based on claims that she opened city hall to demonstrators during a protest, disregarding Covid-19 restrictions, used city resources for a “Tax Amazon” effort and led a march to Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan’s home despite the address being protected under state confidentiality laws.
>“I think the fact that it is happening now obviously has a lot to do with our Marxist approach and the way we have used our position so effectively, absolutely refusing to be marginalized and at the same time absolutely refusing to sell out … In that context we should expect attacks like this,” she said.
>The recall proponents have raised over $637,000, while the Kshama Solidarity Campaign has raised over $687,000, according to the Seattle ethics and elections commission.
Porky is trying to purge the only elected communist official in Burgerland, again. This time they made the recall election in December, which is not on election day and is expected to have less turnout as a result.
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Shortages

IS this shit real or fake and gay?

I will admit when I went shopping last time there was less rice and bottled water but other than that things are normal in my east coast town.
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The John Deere strike and the UAW’s lies
>The UAW is working consciously and systematically to isolate and defeat the strike by more than 10,000 John Deere workers after failing to ram through a concessions contract.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/10/16/pers-o16.html

It is very clear, growing discontent is developing among almost every section of the workers. While the unions are working to sabotage the struggle, the workers are seeking a way out. Good work John Deere workers.
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Is anything actually gonna get better

The planets gonna face some kind of revolution or massive change that stops the decades old problems of modern life this century right? It won’t just become a bigger dystopia than it is now
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🐖🇪🇺🐷/EUROpol/ - Europe Politics general💶

Can we get a europe general?
I'm kinda curious what's going on in the countries of my fellow europeans, but I feel like having a general for each separate country, with each speaking their own language segregates us further fellow euro brothers and sisters.

So dump news, banter, events, feels, and so on and so on
Let's create a better general than /USApol/

Reposting this from the bunker cause why not, it's been a while since the last one
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Does anyone of you collect stuff? And are there any stores of which I can buy those mementos from?

I'll start with picrel (I collect bells).
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There are people who spend their entire lives reading Hegel and still manage to come out empty handed.


ITT we discuss the great thinker, Karl Marx's teacher, and he on who's shadow we walk:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

1. What are good things to read/view to get an understanding of Hegel from a philosophical neophyte?

2. What service can Hegel's philosophy provide us today?

3. What an be done to make Hegel more accessible to the masses? Why is it so unpenetrable?
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Consensus on welfare?

I might sound like a socdem but I personally have enjoyed it for the last year and a half. Food stamps, social security, stimulus checks etc. What is leftypols opinion on it?
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Anarcho-primitivism

Why does everyone always make fun of anarcho-primitivism? Is it actually as bad as people make it to be?
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
🎩
👀
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Our enemies are (mostly) retarted

Even in the darkest hour of reaction, their is one thing that we can be optimistic about. Our class enemies by in large are fucking retarded. Most business owners, and ceos, are basically just small business owners and ceos who just won popularity contests. Most of the people who in managment in coroporations are extremly dull, and completly lack strategic thinking. THye are all living day to day and thinking day to day, about what resturant they want to eat at, or if their kid got good school grades, or what car they want to buy. They aren't strategic thinkers. If you want evidence just go talk to you manager for a little bit, every job I've had they were all extremely dull, many of them simply lacked the mental capabilities to properly do their job, and had assistant managers or other helpers who did all their work for them. If anecdotal evidence isn't enough then just look at MySpace, all of the people their just ignored the signs that their company was dying, and just went about their days until they all got jobs somewhere else. Or look at how oblivious the roman empire was to its own collapse, or gorby ignoring the failure of his reforms, or how nazi germany and imperal japan kept denying that they were loosing WW2. All of these people did what they did because they were retards who didn't know what the effects of their actions were. They weren't visionary thinkers or people who analyzed history. They were just a bunch of stumbling idiots. Their is nothing to suggest that the CEOs of the world are different, and their empire will collapse around them as they through parties in their castles, like all emperors of dying empires in history that have came before them.
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What are your takeaways from the Soviet Union?

Name at least three things you've learned through the USSR's existence. This could be either something that was done successfully or a mistake to be learned from.
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USSR media

So my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
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The death of the future redux

First of all, I'm posting this in /tech/ but I'll admit it doesn't involve a very rigorous analysis of any technology, so apologies.

So, Mark Fisher and the "lost future" have become such a cliché on the online left that it's barely interesting to talk about, but people usually focus on the death of _cultural_ imagination, and explain it in terms of _cultural_ factors. What I wanted to ask is more material: does anyone get a sense that there is no real substantial technological development coming in the next 10-20 or even 50 years? Isn't the reason we're unable to conceive of a new futurism simply that there is no future promised at all, not just by the artists but the actual technologists who were supposed to deliver it to us?

The futurists we wax nostalgic about were envisioning worlds that they thought were just around the corner, and that they thought could actually change their lives and make possible entirely new experiences: where you could be anywhere in the world within hours if not minutes; where we could explore and inhabit places no one had ever been able to explore (whether the ocean, space, or wherever); where we'd be able to live for centuries if we so chose.

Regardless of how accurate such visions were, they're gone now; and it's not like there weren't many amazing technological changes in the past few decades. But the amazing things that are in the cards don't seem like they're destined for _us_. They might be something our children and grandchildren will experience, but not us. Space, immortality, wherever. I'm not trying to start a discussion on whether these things are even desirable, by the way; I'm just trying to exemplify something more general.

What does seem like it's coming soon just feels… meaningless. Self-driving cars just let you not drive your car. Big deal; it's a slightly less stressful version of the bus experience. Oh, and they might cause massive unemployment, but that's not something to be excited about, exactly, is it? And who cares about smart appliances; so what if you can have a conversation with your toilet?

My point is, it feels like the "near future" has died not because we've stopped imagining it but because no one is actually developing it. All the technologies that are coming feel like one of either:
>stuff that makes your life slightly more convenient or efficient or cheaper, but not significantly more so
>stuff that will make life considerably better but only for a very small group of people

The hypotheses I have are:
>I'm alone in feeling like this and am being irrationally cynical. If so, fair enough
>there is widespread skepticism of the capacity of technology or corporations to actually better our lives, such that with any new invention we simply can't help but imagine the ways in which it will be disappointing or make our lives worse, regardless of how accurate this is
>most corporations have no interest in pursuing genuinely life-changing technologies, because slightly improving existing ones is a safer bet
>life-changing technological advancements have always been rare and we've only ever thought otherwise because of marketing and misleading histories

Let me know what you think or tell me to kill myself or post images that you find funny
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What does /hobby/ smoke?
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Drop those PDF's or else
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Africa General #2

Because the last one keeps getting to 500 posts, then 1 post get's deleted and someone necro-bumps the 499 post thread and I'm sick of it.

https://www.rbth.com/history/331238-ussr-africa-relations-friendship
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Out of all overrated technologies this might be the most

>its really costly on computers to run regardless of the processing power and hard to optimize
>it frequently makes mistakes because if a task is so complex that you need to train a robot to hopefully make the right decision in a constantly changing environment then that means the task itself needs to be simplified not adding more expensive hardware or hell just build a simple cheap to maintain machine that can handle the 1 specific task it was made for
>rarely is it ever used beyond marketing and shoved into shitty released products by the dogshit pile of financial scamming of investors, overpriced gadgets that have the shelf life of milk left in room temperature and hype culture that is the global big tech industry
>this shit was invented during the early 1900s, the times when the cold war was starting and humanity was entering the atomic age only for the tech to become abandoned when actually qualified engineers and scientists instead of tech billionaires realized the tech was shit and had little function in the real world until decades later the corporate world brought a dead technology back again only for the masses this time to realize it really was useless
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leftypol gone fascist

I do not know the history of Leftypol however it is clear that it is now a liberal fascist board that bans all Maoist posts and bans any post that isn't revisionist.
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Draw Alunya

We anons humbly request Alunya artwork from drawfriends
As Alunya art would be for all leftyanons' sake & .org
Especially from new drawfriends
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News 10/18/21

Thousands march in El Salvador demanding resignation of President Nayib Bukele
Anger has risen against the 40-year-old president’s rule, which opponents say has become increasingly authoritarian in character. They have raised objections to the adoption of the notoriously volatile bitcoin as legal tender, warning that it will plunge El Salvador’s flagging economy into an even deeper economic crisis.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/thousands-march-el-salvador-demanding-resignation-president-nayib-bukele

Reintegration of Colombia’s former guerrillas threatened: UN
The reintegration of demobilized FARC guerrillas is being threatened by ongoing violence and the failure of Colombia’s government to provide farmland, the United Nations said Thursday. Speaking before the UN Security Council, mission chief Carlos Ruiz urged the government of President Ivan Duque to fully implement the 2016 peace deal.
https://colombiareports.com/reintegration-of-colombias-former-guerrillas-threatened-un/

Azerbaijan wants World Court to order Armenia to hand over landmine maps
Azerbaijan on Monday asked the World Court to order neighbouring Armenia to hand over maps it says show the location of landmines on its territory, while the judges consider tit-for-tat claims that the other side violated an anti-discrimination treaty.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/azerbaijan-wants-world-court-order-armenia-hand-over-landmine-maps-2021-10-18/

Italy's unions rally against neo-fascist groups after violent protests
Italy's biggest workers' unions rallied in Rome on Saturday and called on the government to dissolve the neo-fascist groups involved in last weekend's violent protests against the COVID-19 health pass. Last week, police arrested 12 people, including leaders of the extreme right-wing group Forza Nuova, after thousands took to the streets to oppose mandatory 'green passes' for all workers.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italys-unions-rally-against-neo-fascist-groups-after-violent-protests-2021-10-16/

Court of Appeal rules against Stuart Delivery in gig-economy case
FIRMS exploiting workers in the so-called gig economy suffered a huge blow today after the Court of Appeal ruled that refusal to pay the minimum wage, sick pay, holiday pay and other entitlements is unlawful. The case involved food courier company Stuart Delivery, whose corporate clients include Pizza Hut, JustEat, McDonald’s, KFC, Nespresso and Ocado, was brought independently by courier Warren Augustine.
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/court-appeal-rules-against-stuart-delivery-gig-economy-case

Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state and Iraq war proponent dies
Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state and one of the most prominent officials to push for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, died on Monday at the age of 84 from Covid-19 complications, his family announced. “General Colin L. Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid-19,” the family wrote on Facebook.
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-colin-powell-dies-iraq-war-case

UP: Farmers Occupy Tracks During ‘Rail Roko’, Many Leaders Arrested
Undeterred by preventive arrests of farmer leaders, the threat of invoking National Security Act and imposition of Section 144 to prevent assembly of more than four persons, the ‘rail roko’ call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha drew a good response in Uttar Pradesh, where four farmers were mowed down on October 3.
https://www.newsclick.in/UP-farmers-occupy-tracks-rail-roko-leaders-arrested

Cadres Of CPI (Maoist) Clash With Security Forces For Second Time In Malkangiri District
Security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition following a fresh exchange of fire with armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) in Tulasi mountain area within Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district on Friday. This is the second major haul as part of an ongoing area domination operation by District Voluntary Forces (DVF), Special Operations Group (SOG) and Border Security Forces(BSF) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border.
https://www.redspark.nu/en/peoples-war/cadres-of-cpi-maoist-clash-with-security-forces-for-second-time-in-malkangiri-district/

China did not test hypersonic nuclear missile, foreign ministry says
China has denied reports that it recently tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was only carrying out routine test flights in a bid to recycle spacecraft to reduce exploration costs. “This was a routine test of a space vehicle to verify the technology of their reusability,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular briefing in Beijing on Monday.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3152791/china-did-not-test-hypersonic-nuclear-missile-foreign-ministry?module=lead_hero_story&pgtype=homepage

Despite Outcry, Japanese Prime Minister Urges Swift Release of Fukushima Wastewater Into Sea
A South Korean official on Monday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's call to begin releasing contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea starting in 2023. Kishida, who took office last month, visited the plant over the weekend and said the plan to release more than one million tonnes of water into the sea over 30 years should not be delayed.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/10/18/despite-outcry-japanese-prime-minister-urges-swift-release-fukushima-wastewater-sea
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Socialist Wallpaper Thread

Post them all
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a list of sci fi ideas that are sci fi because theyre shit

holograms, sentient ai, clones, flying cars, worker bots, portal guns, multiuniversal travel, faster than light speed space travel, laser based weapons, planet sized cities, life on the surface of other planets
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/nordpol/ - Nordic General - Skåneutgåvan

Thread for all things Nordic. Recommended languages: Finnish, Scandinavian and English.
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Just as we have rejected anglo propaganda about Stalin and lenin, should we also reject anglo propaganda about Pol Pot?

He was basically a socialist who wanted to build his country in peace so anglos made up lies about a supposed "genocide". Sound familiar?
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/DPRK/ - Democratic People's Republic of Korea General

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

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