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/mrg/ Muslim Resistance General - Gaddafi's Ghost Edition

Discussion about the Muslim/Arab world, MENA, and it's intersection with the Capitalist/Colonialist west. Muslim resistance in the nations of the West as well. I'm not a Muslim but I've been studying it for years and have an appreciation for it and many of it's 20th and 21st century figures have taken a great deal of their inspiration from Communist thought. I'm studying Arabic at university and would love it if there was a Muslim imageboard but I don't know of such a thing.
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"We must acknowledge our privilege compared to historically marginalized groups."

"Listen to black women."

"I'm not your model minority."

"Y'all aren't ready for that conversation."
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Private economy thriving in DPRK, but still with great difficulty, of course. How many more years until DPRK becomes capitalist like China?
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/ukraine/ - Russia-Ukraine war general #168: The Greater Canadien Reich Edition

REMEMBER: слава Канаді! Slava Klanadi!

>european officials say they'll stop buying russian energy

>russian officials say that if europeans stop buying russian energy they will freeze
>european officials keep buying russian energy despite the posturing

>McConnell: American support for Ukraine is not charity. It’s in our own direct interests – not least because degrading Russia helps to deter China.


>america could grind china to a stalemate against taiw-ACK

>"why isn’t russia building epic wunderwaffen during a war instead of sticking to the more reliable and available models they already have??"

<putting the pathetic nazi faggots who lost WW2 in charge of NATO did irreparable damage to your militaries, jesus christ

>You will eat the vkusno i tochka burger.

>"Belarus is closer to socialism and revolution than any other European country."

<Lassalle vindicated again.

>Truckers are petite bourgeois since they own their trucks which are their means of production.

>Actual proletarians like Starbucks cashiers don't even own their own cashier stands.
<Patsocs btfo
>The real proletarians are the Hollywood writers.
<Hollywood writers are actually lumpenprole because they're all hired by the CIA to churn out propaganda garbage. That and they all do a lot of drugs and visit prostitutes.

>Putin is true communist prolerarian revolutionary because owns every single mean of production in Russia (is like Stalin) so is embodiment of higher stage communism. Is the dialectic materialism himself.

>✔️No respect for private property

>✔️Communal sharing of the means of production
>✔️Hatred for wage slavery
>✔️Environmentally-friendly solutions to modern problems
<Are Romanians

>Don't do this again mods someone started a fake thread with porn as the header

<did you really think you could post on reddit and not have it removed? Even if it stayed up it would have been shadowbanned. When the war started I made an effortpost on r/dankmemes which got no responses or even downvotes. I logged out and found my post disappeared. I went to the moderators with screenshots proving how my post disappeared when logged out, or logged in as a different account, and they said that this was a consequence of shadowbanning because I used non-American news sources and used certain terms which triggered administrative policies that were beyond their control. you cannot reeducatedredditors because all attempts at educating people will be removed or hidden from everyone but you.

>was a Ukrainian journalist and writer known for his criticism of Ukrainian politics and for the support of closer ties of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

>He was found killed by a gunshot on 16 April 2015, near his residence in Kyiv. The murder case remains unsolved.

>I got called Indian on reddit for posting about the Canada Nazi debacle. Person said I am trying to distract from what India did in Canada. It's no longer Russian shill now you are Indian shill too

<Absolute state of canada. They acted like the worst strawmen from this thread.


Evidence of the influence and origin of neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine



Developments of multipolarity timeline
https://www.pacemaker.global/multipolar-transition-timeline (Note: Dead link. Update with new link, por favor.)

Live maps and updates
DeepStateMap: https://deepstatemap.live
Events in Ukraine: https://eventsinukraine.substack.com/
SouthFront: https://southfront.org/category/all-articles/world/europe/ukraine/

Watch Together
📺 News/events: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/HappeningsviaKlash
📺 Hangout/chill: https://tv.leftypol.org/r/bloodcast

Watch By Yourself
>Video Essays / Historical Background
📺 Ukraine: The Avoidable War - Boy Boy

📺 America, Russia, and Ukraine's Far Right - Gravel Institute

📺 Crimea vs Taiwan: Who Gets Self-Determination? - BadEmpanada

📺 The Nature of Putin's Russia and Its Causes (3-Part Series) - 1Dime

<Current Happenings

📺 Defense Politics Asia: https://www.youtube.com/@DefensePoliticsAsia
📺 The Duran: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdeMVChrumySxV9N1w0Au-w
📺 The News Atlas: https://www.youtube.com/c/thenewatlas
📺 Military Summary: https://www.youtube.com/@militarysummary


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What happened to this site? it is barely populated compared the user count a few years ago, or compared to bunkerchan/8chan
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

A general thread for all China related discussion.

Original threads:
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🗽United States Politics🦅

Absolute State of America Edition

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


State mandated propaganda 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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/isg/ - Internet Spectacle General

A thread focused on discussing the parasocial relationships cultivated by the Almighty Algorithm to generate profit off of our atomization and society's hyper-normalization of petty internet drama.
Make sure to check and consider to read the reading list!

Reminder That None of This Is Real!


>The Society of the Spectacle (1967) by Guy Debord
📖 • https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEww2oeqWuoI3wL-PyJmo2Vbv

<The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936) by Walter Benjamin

📖 • https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwynPKHnsxfdpM7jq68JN8vL

>The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception from Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944) by Theodore Adorno & Max Horkheimer

📓 • https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm
📖 • https://libcom.org/article/dialectic-enlightenment-philosophical-fragments-theodor-adorno-and-marx-horkheimer
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwxFYWxXQ3mhdPFAqzaC5d2z

<Discipline and Punish (1975) by Michel Foucault

📖 • https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/michel-foucault-discipline-and-punishment
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwxr7D9HUhMnbam2Yh9rxPin

>Simulacra and Simulation (1981) by Jean Baudrillard

📖 • https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=DBF3E860993373223D72E98FADF0F2DC
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEww4BP9g03lhoAL79zf_qZMX

<Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988) by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky

📖 • https://libcom.org/article/manufacturing-consent-political-economy-mass-media-noam-chomsky-and-edward-s-herman
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwyWgXldbUfHRU2C7G_pnmfh

>The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989) by Slavoj Zizek

📖 • https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=054E022C8BD24EE2C5595B575BCED7DC
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwyYw_qleRMbG_ButG5cXLSe

<Postscript on the Societies of Control (1990) by Gilles Deleuze

📖 • https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/gilles-deleuze-postscript-on-the-societies-of-control
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwzT37X6qTM9aprSsZwfIVGB

>Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991) by Fredric Jameson

📖 • https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=5BD20E0E22FC8BC2CB4F8A7760D57027
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwwpfwZshVw631SUuXI0T5tw

<Spectres of Marx (1993) by Jacques Derrida

📖 • https://libcom.org/library/specters-marx-jacques-derrida
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwxwyxbQE4oQ_zFAOm00VlBy

>Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative (2009) by Mark Fisher

📖 • https://libcom.org/article/capitalist-realism-mark-fisher
📺 • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7oEabMTmEwy0syEzQU81XRAeHtHZBCQ1



>Precursor Material to Post-modernity and Critical Theory

📖 • Karl Marx - Book 1, Chapter 4 of Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844)
📺 • Why Marx Was Right: Alienation - PlasticPills

📖 • Antonio Gramsci - Book 1, Chapter 1 of Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1929)
📺 • Hegemony: WTF? An introduction to Gramsci and cultural hegemony - Tom Nicholas

📖 • Louis Althusser - Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (1970)
📺 • Althusser's Concept of Ideology: A Discussion with Anthony Gavin - Acid Horizon

<On Neo-Liberalism and Post-Fordism

[Work in progress]


Manufacturing Consent (1992) by Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick, with Noam Chomsky

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) by Sophie Fiennes, with Slavoj Zizek

HyperNormalisation (2006) by Adam Curtis

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) by Sophie Fiennes, with Slavoj Zizek

<Easy-Bake Breadtube (for absolute beginners)

We're All Fake Now - Wisecrack

Are Cell Phones Replacing Reality? - PBS Idea Channel

The Cultural Significance of Cyberpunk - Cuck Philosophy


I Don’t Want to Be an Internet Person by Ginevra Davis

Pluralistic: Tiktok's enshittification by Cory Doctorow

Facebook's Threads is so depressing by Jason O. Gilbert
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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 creators. Drama belongs in /isg/

Towards a New Socialism by Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell: http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
Brain of the Firm by Stafford Beer
Cybernetic Revolutionaries by Eden Medina
Cybernetics: Or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine and The Human Use of Human Beings (1st edition) by Norbert Wiener
Economic cybernetics by Nikolay Veduta
People's Republic of Walmart by Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski
Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
Economics in kind, Total socialisation and A system of socialisation by Otto Neurath (Incommensurability, Ecology, and Planning: Neurath in the Socialist Calculation Debate by Thomas Uebel provides a summary)

Active writers/creators
Sorted by last name
>Paul Cockshott
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCVBfIU1_zO-P_R9keEGdDHQ)
https://twitter.com/PaulCockshott (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/PaulCockshott)
>Cibcom (Spanish)
https://twitter.com/cibcomorg (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/cibcomorg)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCav9ad3TMuhiWV6yP5t2IpA)
>Tomas Härdin
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UC5fDgA_eHleDiTLC5qb5g8w)
>Victor Magariño
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw (https://invidious.snopyta.org/channel/UCJJwfW0R3Lv486AjwUWxIYw)
https://twitter.com/Victormagajr (https://nitter.pussthecat.org/Victormagajr)
>Elena Veduta
Various videos on YouTube but no channel of her own
>Dave Zachariah
One video on Paul Cockshott's channel

>General Intellect Unit
Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists

Previous threads in chronological order
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Previous thread: >>1263434

Talk about job/career advice and other related stuff from a leftist perspective. EX: How to get a job, promotion, skill, switch companies, resume, life hacks, etc.
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Ungern-Sternberg, chevalier romantique, tu attends la mort comme un amant sa promise
Ungern-Sternberg, chevalier romantique, les rêves les plus fous sont les seuls que l’on réalise
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History of work

YouTube historian destroys the myth that capitalism has made people work less hours that pre-industrial societies. Why is this myth perpetuated? Anthropology has demosntarted that humans have worked for most of our history in bursts. (8 hours a day but 2 hours the next day). The mean is 4 to 6 hours per week. I think it is the best time to push for 6 or 5 hour workdays. Thoughts?
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Why don't leftists care about the potential second Armenian Genocide?

Since losing the 2020 Artsakh war to Azerbaijan, the Armenian nation has faced an intense existential crisis over its very existence. Azerbaijan was able to win because Israel sold it advanced weaponry that it used to flatten the Artsakh forces. Since the end of the war, Azerbaijan has been blockading what's left of the Artsakh Republic, and threatening to invade Armenia proper. The ultimate goal of Turkey and Azerbaijan is to take the Zangzeur Corridor from Armenia, thereby connecting Turkey to Azerbaijan to Central Asia. This was the exact same goal the Turks had in 1915, to wipe out the Armenians and create a Greater Turan.

Russia has abandoned Armenia as punishment for the 2018 color revolution. Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia is a traitor and almost probably a Turkish agent. Iran is the only country that has said it would back Armenia if Armenia proper is invaded, because the Islamic Republic hates Azerbaijan for being anti-IRI and pro-Israel. But there's also a huge Azeri population in Iran that could spoil things.

A lot of leftists, especially those who endorse multipolarity, seem to see Turkey as an ally even though it is literally in NATO and can never be trusted.
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WebP zero day exploit lol
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Marxism curriculum

Hey comrades. College senior here. I’ve often been told that in order to be a good Marxist one must simultaneously be a good philosopher, good economist, good psychologist, and good historian.

So, what would you recommend if I were to ask you for six books on philosophy from a Marxist perspective, six books on economics from a Marxist perspective, six books on psychology from a Marxist perspective, and six books on history from a Marxist perspective?

Hard mode: NO Marx and Engels, Lenin, or any of the “classics” but more secondary sources by scholars in the Marxist tradition.
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Mass production kills off spectacles

I’ve been thinking about advertising under capitalism and how much of society today revolves around constant consumption on goods alongside services that function as commodities and spectacles. However I’ve noticed a trend, one that commonly occurs in industrialized states where spectacles should have the most influence. An inverse relationship can be seen between the industriousness of a settlement with respect to how many spectacles occupy the minds of its civilians. Just take a walk in a bigger city and compare the density of advertising to a sparse small town, or how much less eye catching modern clothing is despite how unprofessional most of it is. Even by historical standards the vast majority of modern clothing is on par or even as visually boring as peasant attire in the Middle Ages. Commodities themselves as products are slowly losing their visual intrigue, take cars. Modern cars thanks to global pushes towards mass standardization have seen centralization in their design and aspects of their visuals become consolidated to the point where the distinction between one car and another is their immediate function and lifespan. Another are the modern day homes and stores built today, younger generations will grow up seeing less or even no street vendors, small shops with bright and colourful logos but rather similarly designed blocks of concrete and brick meant to efficiently house and support as many small businesses in smaller amounts of space. Many in my city are hard to distinguish from one another without direct viewership of the logos representing each company. I can keep going on about how the increased infrastructural and industrial development of the planet had led to visual homogeneity of commodities, thus ending critical aspects of spectacle society, but what’s important is to recognize that this is even a trend. What’s the capitalist world gonna look like now that were in its final years? Will fascism be even more boring and repetitive before a socialist revolution towards mass standardization of all that’s produced? Will media be the only spectacle left in a homogenizing planet?
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it's been up for over 20 min on /siberia/
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The Lesser of Two Evils is a Democracy for Psychopaths

<The Lesser of Two Evils is a Democracy for Psychopaths

>Donald Trump has to be stopped. The man is a menace to democracy with an insatiable appetite for debauchery, a geriatric career gangster with a rap sheet longer than his Freudian phallic tie. The bastard has left a gruesome trail of mutilated corpses in shallow graves from Atlantic City to Jerusalem and has grievously molested nearly as many institutions as he has teenage sex workers with his greasy little orange pussy grabbers. His crimes have all been absurdly well publicized and flamboyantly brazen, yet somehow all the available polls seem to indicate that this Hammer House monster of a political supervillain could very well take the White House back with a vengeance again in 2024. The mind boggles at such madness. How? How could any sane human being possibly justify voting for such an unapologetically revolting sewer mutant?

>The answer is actually pretty simple, because Joe Biden has to be stopped. After all isn’t he also a geriatric career gangster with an insatiable appetite for debauchery? Pretty much every mortal sin that Donald Trump has ever committed, Joe Biden has committed at least twice. The man is a barely veiled racist sexual predator and serial plagiarist who has built a seemingly endless career pushing Black children in front of armored police trucks before posing for selfies with Bono and telling a crowded Baptist church that he was the first white member of the Jackson Five.

>And now that crusty old bitch has added full-blown dementia to his routine. This is why the Democrats store him in a warehouse freezer in Delaware for most of the year and only cart him out when the wreckage of his administration needs to be publicly surveyed in order to prevent an all-out riot. The reasonably dire need to stop a creature like Donald Trump is the only reason why a creature like Joe Biden is even in the White House and the equally reasonably dire need to stop Joe Biden is simultaneously making Donald Trump’s seemingly unthinkable return to the scene of the crime a very real possibility.

>This, ladies and gentlemen, is American democracy in 2024 and everybody is doing it. While polls show the two grabbiest perverts in the convalescent home neck in neck in their crawl to the White House, they also show a country horrified by these options with CNN finding more people who despise both of these candidates than anybody who actually likes either one of them. This is the rotten fruit of the lesser of two evils, that despicably American fetish shoved down ever bored teenager’s throat by jingoistic civics teachers since Jefferson was in nipple clamps.

>“There are only two monsters to choose from and you have to vote for whichever one nauseates you the least, otherwise you forfeit the right to bitch about getting raped by one of them at your local drinking hole for the next four years.” Fuck you, Mr. Fitzgerald, stop living in my skull. This is the twisted reasoning that has led us to a contest between the two most hated and depraved plutocrats since the last two war criminals who ran for Duce and Americans are beginning to resemble what they vote for.

>In every living room, bar, and hair salon across the country you will find perfectly decent working-class human beings mounting passionate defenses for increasingly heinous crimes in the name of American democracy. You will find loving stay-at-home moms defending Donald Trump’s attempts to shred the votes of other loving stay-at-home moms because Joe Biden had his flunkies in the media kick sand over the latest escapades of his crackhead son. You will hear hippie peaceniks justify Biden sending cluster munitions to Ukraine because Trump sold worse to the Saudis. This is sick and it just keeps getting worse. The lesser of two evils is nothing more than a mask of sanity to place on the face of an insatiable imperial beast, the kind of moral parlor trick that serves as the cornerstone for any psychopath and that is precisely the path that Americans have chosen.

>We are a country of descent people living comfortably in a spacious ranch house in the suburbs of the first world but there are bodies rotting in the basement and they have been there for a very long time. The imperial killer who built this house for us has done a masterful job of keeping its occupants detached from the crimes committed in our name across the globe but the chickens always come home to roost and the killers we sanction with our votes are increasingly bringing their work home with them, behaving like the dictators they sponsor in the third world while we all smile politely and wash the blood from our dishes before shouting “Everything’s fine!” over the screams and power tools. We are living in a horror movie. We aren’t the victims in this story yet, but we will be shortly if we don’t find a way to flip the script and retake our dignity.

>Had they stuck to politics, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy would have had a running shot at winning this game by 2028. After all, Ted was a handsome and charming Rockefeller Republican who worked as an assistant to the chairman of the Wahington state Republican Party and Gacy was a successful Chicago businessman whose work for the local Democratic Party earned him an audience with then First Lady Rosalyn Carter. So, which is the lesser evil? I’m fucking serious here, this is the system, isn’t it? If it’s Bundy vs Gacy 2028 then which is the responsible choice for American democracy? Bundy is great on taxes but pretty vile on women’s lib but hey, at least he’s straight and most of his victims are over the age of consent and somebody has to stop that killer clown.

>Do you feel sick yet? Are you ashamed of yourself? Good, that’s a start. It’s a sign that you still have a functioning conscience but mark my words, you won’t for long if we continue to use democracy as an excuse to avoid the uncomfortable fact that America is a fundamentally evil institution, one built on genocide and slavery, one that exports mass murder and fascism to every corner of the globe, and both parties are in on it. The candidates are irrelevant. They all serve the same masters, but they are getting worse because America is getting worse, and America is getting worse for the simple reason that evil is not sustainable. Human beings are not designed to live in an amoral cesspool indefinitely. We all crack eventually beneath the weight of our sins.

>So, what do we do? Who do we vote for? Here’s a radical idea, how about no one? This is a rigged system, and we all know it, so, let’s stop justifying its increasingly demented existence by refusing to participate in it. Even if some knight in white shining armor from a third party managed to jump the barricade, what difference would it make? You could put Eugene goddamn Debbs in charge of a slaughterhouse, and it would still be a fucking slaughterhouse. So, let’s boycott the slaughterhouse and demand something better as loudly as humanly possible. Let’s protest the debates. Let’s hold sit-ins outside the polling stations and demand direct referendums on the war in Ukraine and the runaway police state instead of ferrying these responsibilities out to known psychopaths.

>Or just simply stop engaging the American government at all. Use your campaign donations to buy a patch of dirt in the sticks and start your own goddamn government. Turn the nearest abandoned box store into a squat and turn that squat into a commune. Do what the real hippies and the Amish did, drop out of a sickening system and start living like human beings again. But whatever you do, stop making excuses for people that we all know are evil just because the other guy sickens you more. That kind of relationship is abusive and believe it or not, you deserve better than to be governed by a democracy of psychopaths. We all do.

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Stallman has cancer

Is the FSF going to die with him? That's sad to think about.
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/CINEMATIC/ general

Post game animations, both official and fan made
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News 9/29/23

European unions call for solidarity ahead of Turkish health workers union officials' trial
In May 2021 police carried out a dawn raid against the SES and arrested officials Selma Atabey and Gonul Erden. Both were accused of terrorism, but the unions believe that both officials were arrested because of their trade union activities. Ms Erden, former chair of the SES, was sent to prison in September 2021 but released after a hearing in March of this year.

Protesters confront security forces as Iran marks anniversary of crackdown
The clashes came on the heels of an incident at a facility in southwest Iran in which prisoners started a fire to protest against a death sentence issued against a fellow inmate, and shots were heard, an Iranian news agency reported. “Following the announcement of the death sentence of a prisoner in Ramhormoz prison, several prisoners have started a riot by starting a fire,” the semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Friday. “Gunfire could be heard from outside the prison.”

A journalist and four HDP politicians sentenced to one and a half years in prison in Bursa
An appeal trial against several members of the Kurdish democratic opposition ended at a criminal court in the western Turkish province of Bursa on Thursday with a verdict of one and a half years' imprisonment each. The defendants were Aynur Yılmaz and Mehmet Akbaş, the former co-chairs of the provincial association of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Bursa, Halis Şanlı responsible for the Mudanya district, and the HDP activist Ismail Hakkı Gökçe. Journalist Emrah Çaçan was the fifth defendant to appear in court.

Libya’s coast guard rams into a dingy with some 50 migrants. Many onboard get thrown into the sea
A Libyan coast guard boat rammed into a dingy carrying some 50 migrants just off Libya’s coast on Friday, partially sinking the vessel. Many of those onboard were thrown into the Mediterranean Sea and had to swim to another Libyan ship nearby for safety, a rescue group said.

France's Macron backs ‘autonomy’ for Corsica ‘within the French Republic’
The French president set a six-month deadline for the government and Corsican political parties to agree on a proposed revision to the Constitution, which would then be examined by parliament in Paris. “This will not be autonomy against the state, nor autonomy without the state,” he warned. Macron’s government had floated the prospect of autonomy for Corsica in the run-up to France’s presidential election last year, hoping to calm days of violent protests sparked by the death in jail of Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna.

Councillors and MSPs join carers and parents fighting against nursery's ‘fire-and-rehire’ plans
After earlier closure plans were put on ice in May, New College Lanarkshire told parents and staff earlier this month that it planned to shut the nursery at its Cumbernauld campus on December 31. The college stated that the running of the nursery at the site would be transferred to Amcol, a charity wholly owned by the college, and would resume in August next year.

Russia to Draft 130K Young Men in Fall Military Call-Up
Russia’s military will enlist 130,000 young men for compulsory service this fall, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Combined with the 147,000 men drafted during the spring draft, Russia’s Defense Ministry will field 277,000 conscripts in 2023. From Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, Russia’s military will be allowed to call up men aged 18-27 for their 12-month training period.

Mob Tries to Attack Manipur CM's Ancestral House; Manipur IPS Officer Brought Back from J&K
A mob tried to attack Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s empty ancestral house on Thursday night, despite a security clampdown and curfew in the Imphal valley where protesters have been holding violent demonstrations after photos of bodies of two youths missing since July surfaced on social media earlier this week. Security forces, however, were successful in foiling the attempt and stopping them 100-150 metres from the residence after firing several rounds of tear gas shells.

Mainland China consumer market still holds appeal for Taiwanese investors, despite tensions
About 4,200 Taiwanese companies have set up shop in mainland China – the world’s second largest economy – since the 1980s to make a host of goods, such as sports gear and consumer electronics. Taiwanese investors typically re-export those wares to Western countries, but since 2018 they have been daunted by US import tariffs targeting China and Western pressure to shift production outside the mainland. “In recent years, the overall business environment in mainland China has deteriorated, and the US-China technology and trade wars have caused the supply chains of some Taiwanese businessmen engaged in triangular trade to move overseas,” the council said.

9 years after mine spill in northern Mexico, new report gives locals hope for long-awaited cleanup
Summarizing a 239-page report, officials also confirmed, using satellite images, that the spill was not solely caused by dramatic rainfall, as was initially reported, but by the “inadequate design” of a dam at Buenavista del Cobre mine, owned by the country’s largest copper producer, Grupo México. Locals and environmental advocates say the report offers the clearest view yet of the catastrophic scale of the accident and, with it, new hope that Grupo México may finally be held financially accountable after almost a decade of legal battles and broken promises.
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Kronstadt Anarchists BTFO

<1. In view of the fact that the present soviets do not represent the will of the workers and peasants, to re-elect the soviets immediately by secret voting, with free canvassing among all workers and peasants before the elections.
The soviets that existed in 1921 represented the dictatorship of the proletariat, which was necessary to defend the revolution from internal and external enemies. Re-electing the soviets by secret voting would have allowed the influence of counter-revolutionary parties and sabotaged the workers’ power. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to restore the bourgeois democracy and weaken the proletariat state.

<2. Freedom of speech and press for workers, peasants, Anarchists and Left Socialist Parties.

Freedom of speech and press for the proletariat was already guaranteed by the Soviet constitution, but not for Anarchists and Left "Socialist" Parties, who were agents of the bourgeoisie and sought to overthrow the Soviet state. They had to be suppressed by the proletarian dictatorship. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to give a platform to the enemies of the revolution and spread their propaganda.

<3. Freedom of meetings, trade unions and peasant associations.

Freedom of meetings and worker associations was also guaranteed by the Soviet constitution, but only for the proletariat. Any organization that opposed the proletariat state was a tool of the bourgeoisie and had to be banned. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to create a network of fascist opposition and bourgeois resistance to the Soviet authority.

<4. To convene, not later than 1 March 1921, a non-party conference of workers, soldiers and sailors of Petrograd City, Kronstadt and Petrograd Province.

A non-party conference of workers, soldiers and sailors was unnecessary and dangerous, as it would have created a parallel bourgeois power to the soviets and the Communist Party, which were the only legitimate representatives of the working class. Such a conference would have been infiltrated by counter-revolutionaries and used to undermine the Soviet authority. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to challenge the leadership of the Communist Party and divide the workers’ movement.

<5. To liberate all political prisoners of Socialist Parties, and also all workers, peasants, soldiers and sailors who have been imprisoned in connection with working-class and peasant movements.

Political prisoners of Socialist Parties and workers’ and peasants’ movements were not innocent victims, but traitors and enemies of the revolution. They had been tried and sentenced by the revolutionary tribunals, which were the expression of the workers’ justice. They did not deserve any mercy or amnesty. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to free the subversives and conspirators who had plotted against the Soviet state.

<6. To elect a commission to review the cases of those who are imprisoned in jails and concentration camps.

A commission to review the cases of the reactionaries who were imprisoned was unnecessary and harmful, as it would have questioned the legitimacy and validity of the infallible revolutionary tribunals and their verdicts. It would also have created an utterly false impression of injustice and repression by the Soviet state. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to discredit the revolutionary justice and undermine the confidence of the masses in the Soviet power.

<7. To abolish all Political Departments, because no single party may enjoy privileges in the propagation of its ideas and receive funds from the state for this purpose. Instead of these Departments, locally elected cultural-educational commissions must be established and supported by the state. This is the reason for the inclusion of this document in a collection otherwise devoted entirely to official publications.

Political Departments were essential to ensure the economical and political education of the proletariat, and to combat the influence of the bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology. They were funded by the proletariat as a part of the cultural and educational work of the Communist Party. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to abolish the Political Departments and replace them with locally elected cultural-educational commissions, which would have been dominated by the anti-communist elements and served their interests.

<8. All ‘cordon detachments” are to be abolished immediately.

Cordon detachments were necessary to prevent the desertion and defection of the soldiers and sailors, who were under the constant pressure and temptation of the counter-revolutionary forces. They were also needed to maintain the discipline and order in the army and navy, which were vital for the defense of the revolution. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to abolish the cordon detachments and encourage the disintegration and demoralization of the armed forces.

<9. To equalize rations for all workers, harmful sectors being excepted.

The rationing system was based on the principle of socialist distribution, which gave priority to the most productive and useful sectors of the economy. The workers in the harmful sectors were compensated by extra benefits and privileges. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to equalize the rations for all workers, regardless of their contribution and role in the socialist construction. This would have undermined the basis of socialist production and led to the waste and inefficiency of the resources.

<10. To abolish all Communist fighting detachments in all military units, and also the various Communist guards at factories. If such detachments and guards are needed they may be chosen from the companies in military units and in the factories according to the judgment of the workers.

The Communist fighting detachments and guards were necessary to protect the factories and military units from the attacks and sabotage of the counter-revolutionaries. They were also needed to ensure the loyalty and commitment of the workers and soldiers to the Soviet state and the Communist Party. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to abolish the Communist fighting detachments and guards, and replace them with detachments and guards chosen by the workers and soldiers themselves. This would have exposed the factories and military units to the danger of infiltration and subversion by the enemies of the revolution.

<11. To grant the peasant full right to do what he sees fit with his land and also to possess cattle, which he must maintain and manage with his own strength, but without employing hired labor.

The kulaks had the right to use the land and the cattle as they saw fit, but they had to respect the collective and state ownership of the land and the cattle, which were the property of the whole people. They also had to refrain from employing hired labor, which was a form of exploitation and a remnant of the capitalist system. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to grant the peasants full right to do what they saw fit with their land and cattle, and also to possess cattle, which they could maintain and manage with their own strength, but without employing hired labor. This would have encouraged the development of the private property and the class differentiation among the , and weakened the unity of class interests between the agricultural and industrial proletariat.

<12. To ask all military units and also our comrades, the military cadets, to associate themselves with our resolutions.

The military units and the military cadets had to support the resolutions of the Soviet state and the Communist Party, which were the only legitimate and justified expressions of the will of the proletariat. They had to reject the resolutions of the Kronstadt rebels, which were counter-revolutionary and harmful to the interests of the socialist society. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to persuade the military units and the military cadets to associate themselves with their resolutions, and to create a rift and a conflict between the army and navy and the Soviet state and the Communist Party.

<13. We demand that all resolutions be widely published in the press.

The resolutions of the Kronstadt rebels had to be suppressed and censored by the Soviet state and the Communist Party, as they were dangerous and misleading for the workers and peasants. They had to be exposed and denounced as the manifestations of the bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology, which aimed to overthrow the Soviet power and restore the capitalist system. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to publish their resolutions widely in the press, and to spread their lies and illusions among the masses.

<14. To appoint a traveling bureau for control.

A traveling bureau for control was unnecessary and harmful, as it would have interfered with the work and the decisions of the local soviets and the Communist Party organizations, which were the only legitimate and competent organs of the proletariat's power. It would also have created a confusion and a distrust among the proletariat, and undermined the authority and the unity of the Soviet state and the Communist Party. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to appoint a traveling bureau for control, and to challenge and criticize the actions and the policies of the Soviet state and the Communist Party.

<15. To permit free artisan production with individual labor.

Free artisan production with individual labor was a form of petty-bourgeois production, which was incompatible with the socialist mode of production. It was also a source of the private property and the class differentiation, which had to be eliminated by the proletarian dictatorship. The Kronstadt rebels wanted to permit free artisan production with individual labor, and to encourage the survival and the growth of the non-socialist elements in the economy.
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Kurdistan General

This will be the official for all things pertaining to the Kurdish plight and struggle against the imperialistic forces of Iran, Türkiye and Syria. I know Rojava and YPG are a touchy subject for some communists, but in no way is it a good idea to be against them. If we can manage to establish an independent Kurdistan, it will be the sole Marxist nation in the Middle East and that only bodes good things for the region long-term.
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PDF / EPUB Dump Thread

Drop those PDF's or else
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Post in this thread every time you come to this board. Post music you like here, whatever it may be.
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Permaculture v2

Old thread (v1): https://leftypol.org/hobby/res/7136.html

The practice and principles of Permaculture are one of the most important tools for not only creating a sustainable socialism, but also for repairing the damage done to the global ecosystem by capitalism, and lessening your individual reliance on the current capitalist system.Permacultural practice and socialism are two very powerful allies, and learning about permaculture should be necessity for modern socialists and communists.
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F-35 Hate Thread - All My Homies Hate the F-35

Thread for hating on the F-35 "Lightning II" stealth turkey a.k.a the most expensive military project in history to date.

The USAF declared it ready for service in 2016
As of that date the following problems I can list just off the top of my head
- Vulnerable to lightning; it's practically a lightning rod https://archive.is/QSIii
- 0 redundancies in the cyber or mechanical aggregates; any malfunction
- RADAR glitches means it literally ahs to be turned off and on again https://archive.ph/EEd9y
- Ejection seat is banned for anyone 136 pounds or below and anyone not above 150 pounds has significant injury risk, it literally can break your neck.
- F-35 helmets glow too brightly for air-to-air refueling https://archive.is/pKE0Y
- F-35 helmets are so heavy at nearly 5 kilograms so that maneuvers cause them to bang their heads on the inside of the cockpit https://archive.ph/WsRxA https://archive.ph/dE1gP
(keep in mind these helmets are 400,000 dollars each).
- The oxygen system is unreliable (something that the F-22 shares) https://archive.ph/kGGKq

The Plane was supposed to be ready by 2010-12 having been projected in the early 2000s
the list of problems in its past and that are remaining in various levels of urgency number over 800.
Such as but not limited to
- Current aircraft software is inadequate for even basic pilot training.
- Ejection seat may fail, causing pilot fatality. Lacking safety measures for automatic pilot release.
- Several pilot-vehicle interface issues, including lack of feedback on touchscreen controls.
- The radar performs poorly, or not at all.
- Engine replacement takes an average of 52 hours, instead of the two hours specified.
- Maintenance tools do not work.
- It has inferior maneuverability and aerodynamics to the planes it is meant to succeed the F-16 and the F-18
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How would music sampling work under socialism, given that intellectual property laws wouldn't exist?
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/strike/ - Labor organizing and activism general

Protests, Strikes & Labor News Thread
A strike action, also called labor strike, labour strike, or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.


🛠️ Recent Developments 🛠️
>A few minutes ago, thousands of UAW members at Ford, GM, and Stellantis walked out, marking the beginning of the Stand Up Strike.
<UAW members at GM Wentzville Assembly, Local 2250 in Region 4 are ON STRIKE.
<UAW members at Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex, Local 12 in Region 2B are ON STRIKE.
<UAW members at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant – Final Assembly and Paint, Local 900 in Region 1A are ON STRIKE.

🛠️ Labor Action Tracker 🛠️

🐈‍⬛🌹 • Solidarity! • 🌹🐈‍⬛


(PS: The >>1598813 UAW strike and the >>1536945 WGA-SAG strike threads were merged to this general)
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/brg/ - Brazil General


🚨URGENTE: O Ministro Alexandre de Moraes, do STF, acaba de acatar o pedido da PF de cooperação internacional junto aos Estados Unidos. Com isso, haverá as quebras de sigilos bancários das contas de Jair Bolsonaro, Frederick Wassef e Mauro Cid. Agora, os três passam a ser investigados pelo FBI

Previous thread: >>1531166
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Sonic the Hedgehog

I have a weird fascination with this franchise, particularly its fans. How do they remain so loyal when there's been maybe one or two good games in the last two decades in a sea of average-to-terrible garbage released year after year? How did Sega manage to take all the wrong lessons away from their colossal fuckups of the mid-late 2000s?
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Meme Thread

Meme thread for /AK/
Post memes, stories, funny shit and /k/ screencaps.
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
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/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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The complexity of building a new web browser from scratch

It wasn't supposed to be like this.
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/crisis/ General

💰️DOW/Market Watch Thread💰️
monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations, etc.
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Hip Hop General

Hip hop of any genre
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Are there any "reverse Orwell" cases, like British conservatives or American republicans or straight up fascists who became communists or socialists later in life?
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Overpopulation vs Pop Collapse


WTF is the truth about population boom vs bust? And why are so many rightoids and porkies like Musk obsessed with the birth rates? It makes me suspicious that the porkoids just want us to make more wage slaves? OTOH you have people claiming the WEF/ "elites" are malthusian and want population decrease? which one is it? Wont population collapse be better for the environment, plus doesn't population decline make the rate of profit decline since human labor is the source of value?
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Do reserve armies actually do anything to harm workers?

I know this question sounds redundant but it’s one I found rather important because of the implications of having them, paired with labour division. I find equating reserve armies as harming the prospects of workers the same as using AI as a threat to people’s employment, it’s a contextual threat not a guaranteed one.

Most jobs, even the ones requiring the lowest amount of training, involve some sort of division these days. This often times means employers, especially ones working for the largest corporations typically need to hire a lot of people to get everything done on time since most people aren’t working on everything at once but one or a set of things to keep everything in check. This also means that having reserve armies of unemployed, experienced, migrants, students, inexperienced you name it can mean pretty little to someone else’s position, especially if that role requires some kind of advanced training or education which alone acts as a massive filter for many job seekers.

Wouldn’t it be far more convenient for most governments to simply subsidize employment programs and job fairs like what corporations and businesses of all lower sizes already do by constantly advertising their vacancies and training offers? It’s something I feel is worth keeping in mind about Marx’s and Engels’s theories on capitalist implications on workers compared to what’s seen in real life.
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Furry General 2.0

I love you guys lol
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Post music to cry to.
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/QTDDTOT/ - Questions that don't need their own thread

Dump all the seemingly pointless, dubious, and frivolous questions that don't deserve their own shitty threads.

Got a question that's probably been asked a million times before? You're in the right landfill, buddy. Post it here.

Threads that otherwise might go in here will eventually find themselves become merged to this thread.
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Zmiena režymu ŭ Bielarusi

JA chaču papiaredzić svaich lievych tavaryšaŭ ab nastupnych źmienach, jakija adbuducca, kali ja zhvaltuju Lukašenku i vaźmu na siabie kantroĺ:

>Ja ŭstanaŭliu kamunizm

>Ja ŭvajdu va Ŭkrainu i Poĺšču z metaj ich źniščeńnia
>Za zdradnika spravy pucina paklapočusia
>Budu pravodzić ekspiedycyi ŭ Antarktydu
>Ja stanu pracoŭnym manarcham, jak Stalin

Usio heta adbudziecca praz dvaccać dvaccać piać (2025).
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/leftybritpol/ - pet genocide edition

First they came for the cows, and I did not speak out - because I was not a cow
Then they came for the pitbulls, and I did not speak out - because I was not a pitbull
Then they came for the American Bully XLs, and I did not speak out - because I was not an American Bully XL
Then they came for the cats, and I did not speak out - because I was not a cat
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me

Previous thread: >>1549803
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Does anyone know anything about South Yemen?

It seems to be horribly understudied. But they BTFO the British in a guerilla war and were the only Marxist Arab state. America labeled them a "sponsor of terrorism" so they must have been doing something right. I don't much about them otherwise. Are the southern separatists in Yemen today, who want to recreate South Yemen, communists or not?
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what the fuck is going on with wikipedia

whats with all the weird white washing going on in English wikipedia, especially when it comes to anything involving the ukrainian ss or the guy who was given a standing ovation in canadian parliament recently, it's kinda surreal with how much they're just letting slide.
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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Any fans? Anyone still playing? Thoughts on the setting?
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Would you rather live in a capitalist state where capitalists own the means of production with one giant monopoly but the economy is planned? Or would you rather live in a society where workers own the means of production but worker owned companies compete on the market?
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What is the correct position on Kosovo?

Brief blogpost before I get into the meat of things. I am a Serb living in Serbia and practically everywhere I look, everyone from far-right neonazis to the handful of communists, even a significant number of liberals, is against the independence of Kosovo. A recent incident has sparked a wave of what I could describe as schizophrenia.

Serb gunmen battle police in Kosovo monastery siege; four dead
>Ethnic Serb gunmen in armoured vehicles stormed a village in north Kosovo on Sunday, battling police and barricading themselves in a monastery in a resurgence of violence in the restive north that killed four people.
>The siege centred on a Serbian Orthodox monastery near the village of Banjska in the Serb-majority region where monks and pilgrims hid inside a temple as a shootout raged.
>One police officer and three of the attackers died, according to authorities in Kosovo and Serbia.
>A group of Kosovo Serbs positioned trucks on a bridge into the village, shooting at police who approached them, before the battle moved to the nearby monastery, according to accounts by both Kosovo police and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
>The gunmen had left the monastery by night, the Serbian Orthodox Church said, though it was unclear where they went.
>Vucic said the action was a rebellion against Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti, who has refused to form an association of Serb municipalities in north Kosovo. “Serbia will never recognise independent Kosovo, you can kill us all,” he said.
>Two Serbs were seriously injured and a fourth among them may have died, Vucic said. He condemned the killing of the police officer and urged restraint from Kosovo Serbs.
>The Serbian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Raska-Prizren, which includes Banjska, said men in an armoured vehicle entered the monastery compound, forcing monks and visiting faithful to lock themselves inside the temple.
>The Kosovo police later said they had entered the monastery and were checking for possible infiltrators among worshippers. Three of their personnel were also injured, as well as the fatality in their ranks, police said.
>Kosovo’s Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla said police found a large number of heavy weapons, explosives and uniforms “that were enough for hundreds of other attackers”, indicating preparations for a massive assault.

Reactions in Serbia walked the thin line of, shall we say, reactionary sentiment and hysteria. With a good dose of double standards. Albanian gunmen kill Serbian police officers? Terrorism. Serbian gunmen kill Albanian police officers? Freedom fighters. The old dichotomy. Let's ignore that they kept the monks basically hostage and endangered their lives, since that would be bad PR given that Serbs love The Faith. Or The Heritage, whichever you prefer.

There have been rumors, understandably, that the Serbian ruling party was involved in this incident. I cannot verify these rumors but what I can tell you is that it is a public secret, as we would say, that Kosovo is a central route for drug smugglers. The ties of the Serbian ruling party with drug cartels are very well known at this point. The biggest cannabis plantation in Europe was discovered in Serbia and the president, Mr. Vucic, went live on TV to defend the owner of the plantation, saying weed isn't a big deal, that Germany is planning to legalize it. Nevermind that Serbian coppers harass and beat kids for possessing a quarter of a gram. But I digress.

Anyhow, this incident and the reactions to it made me wonder: what IS the correct position on Kosovo? In Serbia, committing to anything short of the forcible re-integration of Kosovo is political, let alone social, suicide. The ruling party ensures its European friends that the Kosovo situation will be peacefully solved, yet mysterious benefactors have gifted the walls of Belgrade ominous messages, that popped up overnight, about the return of the Army to Kosovo ("When the Army returns to Kosovo…", pictured in OP). Only a fool would think these ominous messages are of an organic character, as typically political graffiti are made by football hooligans with explicit signature from said hooligans, which these ominous messages lack. Whether that is a feature or a bug (intentional or a mistake), in this case leads to the same conclusion. It wouldn't be the first time, as there have been several such recent events (graffiti "calling out" certain politicians in the opposition, graffiti glorifying war criminals, etc. all showing up overnight at several locations and mysteriously lacking signatures from their authors.)

An interesting statistic concerning Kosovo: of the 1.8 million people living in Kosovo, 92% are ethnic Albanians and only 6% are ethnic Serbs. Let's say I follow the line of the handful of Serbian communists, self-declared anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninists, and agree that Kosovo is an inseparable part of Serbia. What, exactly, would they do with over 1.7 million Albanians that, if I were to take a generous guess, want nothing to do with Serbia after the Milosevic saga?

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1% Motorcycle clubs

>Be an adult man wealthy enough to own a harley
>Join a weird group with a bunch of rules that they will treat you like shit when you are a prospect
>Get into fights with other riders and take part in all shorts of illegal activities
>Get a case cause the boss you elected ratted you out

What drives people from all over a the world to become edgy freemasons?
Like i understand intercity gang crime but why do this people ruin what in theory could be good lives?
there are plenty safer ways to act like a macho man
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/leftybritpol/ - By-election blowout edition

Previous thread: >>1488281

In the news:
Scottish Labour would defeat SNP at general election, poll suggests

Radiographers in England stage two-day strike over pay and staffing

Grimsby man wrongly jailed for 17 years may have to pay prison service 'board and lodgings'

NatWest CEO resigns after admitting to be source for inaccurate story on Nigel Farage

Rail ticket office mass closure consultation extended after more than 170,000 responses submitted
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How to Make School Admin Afraid They're Going to Be Held Accountable?

Hello, I'm an activist in several somewhat influential advocacy groups and other things, including environmental, Native Land related, and Palestinian related groups. I'm a semi-influencer, and I've been having a problem with my school, so much so that I'm making it my area of focus and leveraging all the things I can and gathering other motivated students to help. I had some unique things happen to me, but I'm a top student now so I've been speaking in front of audiences of hundreds of people for the last 2 years, and now I've even been invited to be a guest on a show to talk about it and college in general, in the topic of the student debt crisis, and I want some good input how to threaten these administrators to start taking me seriously. I've been emailing them back and forth for months very cordially, but it hasn't worked, so now I'm transitioning the carrot to the stick. I plan to tell them about the upcoming T.V. appearance and how I won't be saying any names the 1st time, then I will email them the clip of me actually on T.V. talking about the way the school takes advantage of students, they will really realize "holy shit, he's serious about this."

Obviously I want to drop some good words like "marginalized students" and talk about "no wonder they care, the schools on stolen land anyways" etc. They are loading students up with debt by arbitrarily making them take classes they've already taken at another school, just to make more money. They don't give a fuck how ridiculous it sounds saying "Transferology said X" so I guess that's that! Even though that's against their policies and state Dept of Higher Ed. guidelines. I also want to sound very litigious, I've tee'd this up very well, and I want as much insight as you can think up. Everything short of illegal threats, I mean I'm PISSED.
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Anyone here ever given plasma? What are your thoughts on the whole thing?
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Study Fascism General

Glasses edition.

The Purpose of This Thread
I've seen about a dozen threads asking about Fascists: "Why are they like this?" "What is Fascism?" "Is Fascism Far Right?" "Is the modern KPRF Fascist?" "Why do laymen Nazis hate America?" "How did Hitler organize the Nazis?" "What does /leftypol/ think of <insert random Fascist here>"

These repetitive threads get a lot of attention and people end up retreading the same few questions, so I figured I'd make a general for all questions and inquiries into Fascism. Consider it a study group for a niche subject. Whether it be out of genuine curiosity or means of countering Fascist ideology, I'm hoping people can point to this thread instead of starting new ones or bumping a dozen different old ones.

Links and Fascist Literature
>Biblioteca Fascista
<Collection of translated articles from Italian Fascists, useful as a historical source.

>Fascism: One Hundred Questions Asked and Answered

<Pamphlet written by Oswald Mosley. It was famous enough that Fascist parties in other countries imitated it. He outlines in detail the British interpretation of the Fascist Political and Economic system.

>The Doctrine of Fascism

<Pamphlet by ᴉuᴉlossnW where he lays out the basic beliefs of Fascist ideology.

>The Concept of The Political

<Work by a German Nazi-Jurist elaborating his view on authoritarianism and politics. Influential enough to be studied by neocons, Pinochet's regime, and even by scholars in China.

>Reflections on Violence

<George Sorel's infamous work outlining his philosophy of revolutionary syndicalism. It was instrumental for the foundation of Fascist ideology.

Closing Statement
This thread is not for the propagation of Fascist ideals or apologism for Fascism. However, in some instances, I may practice a neutral tone when describing Fascism or give it the benefit of the doubt to better understand the Fascist psyche and its stated ideals. In that regard, I'll be treating Fascism as an alternative theory of social, political, and economic organization no more incapable or insidious than any other and not dismissing it out of hand.
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>In the fall of 2020, gig workers in Venezuela posted a series of images to online forums where they gathered to talk shop. The photos were mundane, if sometimes intimate, household scenes captured from low angles—including some you really wouldn’t want shared on the Internet.
>In one particularly revealing shot, a young woman in a lavender T-shirt sits on the toilet, her shorts pulled down to mid-thigh.
>The images were not taken by a person, but by development versions of iRobot’s Roomba J7 series robot vacuum. They were then sent to Scale AI, a startup that contracts workers around the world to label audio, photo, and video data used to train artificial intelligence.

I wanted a robot vacuum but now I'm not so sure.
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Disco Elysium(spoilers)

I just beat this game, I remember seeing another discussion thread about this game but I can't find it, but I want to talk about the game, full spoilers.
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shonen manga has never again reached the peak that Sgt Frog did but thats ok there always needs to be the standard that everything else is compared against
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>SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

>Why is Socialism Weak in the United States?

>It has long been a popular observation that the socialist movement never took root in the United States as deeply as it has in other countries. This view is not entirely accurate — we have the history of the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the World, the Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Black Panthers, and many other revolutionary organizations and radical working class trends to look to in our history — but the kernel of truth behind it has been explained in number of fashions.

>Some of the more popular explanations include that the U.S. working class has been bought off by imperialism or has living conditions which don’t require it to struggle in a radical manner, that racism has broken the basis for working class solidarity, or that deep-rooted individualism and adherence to America’s “democratic tradition” have created infertile soil. There are elements of truth in these explanations; in some more than others. But, a key dynamic that needs to be understood is that living in an unjust society does not automatically produce organization and militant resistance to oppressive conditions. This divergence between experience and action is more acute here than in most countries.

>The U.S. working class doesn’t lack things to complain about: ballooning rents, insurmountable debt, declining real wages, precarious employment, abuse on the job, and a daily life dominated by alienation and scarred by racist violence, patriarchal relations, anti-queer political campaigns, and a whole host of other oppressive dynamics. Nonetheless, the nature of resistance to these injustices expresses itself more often than not in short periods of mass explosion rather than as concerted movements to organize our fight for liberation. These explosions, like the riots and mass demonstrations in 2020 demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to racist violence, are inspiring shows of force by the masses.

>However, as we saw in the aftermath of this struggle, these explosions can cause fear in the ruling class and their police lackeys, but they can be contained. When the masses' energy was spent, the Democratic and Republican Parties commenced their ideological clampdown on the demands for racial justice and an end to police repression. They manufactured a panic around the so-called “crime wave” and blamed anti-police rhetoric for it. While the Republicans blamed the defunding of police in cities (which in fact never took place), the Democrats distanced themselves even further from defunding the police and reaffirmed their belief in the centrality of police repression in maintaining “order.”

>When the two wings of the U.S. ruling class commenced their campaign of co-optation and ideological attack on the movement, there was no one left to fight back. The spontaneous energy was spent, and discontent fell back into its normal expression — festering underground.

>Organization and Your Role in the Struggle

>In the United States our tradition of organization generally leaves much to be desired, and the situation has, in the main, only gotten worse in the 4 decades of the ruling class offensive known as neoliberalism. The ruling class here encourages a culture of atomized individuals who only participate in the country’s political culture once every 2 or 4 years by voting, and even that group is a small minority of the population. The problem goes even deeper: true communities are rare in the United States, and few Americans feel empowered to build them. We have school, work and family, but beyond that, many millions in this country are not part of any social community which can provide them support and purpose. Even organized religion has seen a sharp decline. What’s left of these communities is often either actively reactionary or has little to offer people who are seeking change in society.

>This is the hurdle to be overcome. You know that this society is run by a criminal clique with little support from the people which oppresses not only the 332 million in this country, but many times more worldwide. You know that capitalism is dependent on the exploitation of the working class, that imperialist violence is an inextricable part of the system, and that racism, sexism, and all the other forms of oppression are a tool the ruling class uses to oppress us all even further.

>When faced with the enormity of these problems and the strength of the oppressors, it is natural to feel that resistance is futile. However, it is you and others like you who are the key to building the organizations which can begin the concerted struggle needed to vanquish them.

>What our organization and others like ours can offer you is a community, a vehicle for fighting for your rights, an education in the nature of our oppression and the methods of fighting it, and a structure for using your energies effectively. What you can offer us is your skills, your unique experiences and insights, and your dedication to the liberation of all people. It is up to people like you to get involved in organizations so you can train yourself and bring more people into the protracted struggle against capitalism.

>As the revolutionary Amilcar Cabral once proclaimed, “Tell no lies, claim no easy victories.” Our organization is weak, and all organizations like ours are as well. We do not have the numbers and the collective experience to advance the struggle in the ways which are needed. This is why we need you and why you need us. What we and other organizations like ours can offer you is a supportive community, a vehicle for fighting for your rights, an education in the nature of our oppression and the methods of fighting it, and a structure for using your energies effectively. What you can offer us is your skills, your unique experiences and insights, and your dedication to the liberation of all people. In this era of weakness, it is necessary for passionate individuals like you to seek out and organize within revolutionary organizations so as to train yourself and bring more people into the protracted struggle against capitalism. We need the commitment of people like you today so we can transform the movement from one of thousands into one of millions.

>Our Place in History and Your Potential

>There is purpose and meaning in struggle. Since thousands of years ago when human societies first began to develop classes, there has always been resistance. Rebellions, riots, strikes, and mutinies have been a common theme running through each new form of class rule which oppresses the majority in any given epoch.

>What is unique in the modern era however is that we have the means to bring humanity back to the equality which existed before classes and before the gendered and racist oppression that we know today through moving forward. Capitalist society has produced the technological capacity and social forces necessary to provide for every human being on this planet. Yet, our antiquated social relations accrue the labor of billions into the hands of a gang of thousands. Capitalism has produced efficiency and plenty, but it has also produced the class that can dig its grave and the grave of all exploiters.

>From the narrow standpoint of our individual lives, world capitalism seems to be an eternal force: unshakeable, deeply rooted. But the past 200 years have been the most unstable, the most transformative. We live in the age of revolutions, even though the lull we’ve lived in appears to us as eternal.

>This is why we need you. It is the masses who make history, and it takes scattered individuals in a period like this to create the channels by which millions can eventually take destiny into their own hands. Through our revolutionary organizations, our unions, our tenants unions, and the variety of forms waiting to be built, we can turn our individual energy into a collective vehicle in the service of total liberation.

>We need to educate, agitate, and organize today. The struggle continues until final victory. And it is our collective duty today to lay the groundwork for every worker and oppressed person on this planet to accomplish our collective interest — to initiate the world revolution and wipe away every last bit of exploitation and oppression which is the order of the day. The communist future is ours for the taking if only we reach out to grasp it.
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Was the Soviet Union a failure?

Was the Soviet Union a failure? I mean it failed to establish a communist society and completely collapsed in on itself. And before you mention Gorby and accuse him being the reason the union fell apart, for him to do that he would have needed massive dictorial powers, which if had that power shows a failure of the state to be a workers run one, or the entire bureaucracy was a corrupt bloated entity. And what can be done in the future to prevent this from happening?
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Esoteric Hitlerism General: All Fascists Are Still 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 of 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:



the one before:


the one before that:

https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html (oh fuck this archive is dead now, how can we get it back? )
[mod edit: https://web.archive.org/web/20210124080840/https://bunkerchan.net/leftypol/res/702127.html ]

The thread from which it was born:

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>rely on this every day
>literally ctrl+v an image in
>it crops out the focused object with 90% accuracy
>saves me from having to crop stuff by hand
>can just right click -> copy image when I'm done
>paste it directly into GIMP
>it was perfect

<they "update it"

<it goes way slower now by giving you a stupid animation
<they wrap the actual image file in some javashit so you can't actually right click and copy the image anymore (artificial scarcity moment)
<try to inspect in browser console
<the url is a fucking blob link now
<they harass you to make an account
<you need to click the big blue download button for retards

this is like the 7th website I use that has become victim to the javashit enshittification process. I would say kill all web developers but I know it's really porky responsible for this, trying to desperately grasp onto private property by arbitrarily putting digital "commodities" that have almost 0 Socially Necessary Labor Time required to create behind paywalls and javashit. But web devs could simply refuse to implement these shitty features, but they have petit booj brain and are too handsomely paid to form a union, let alone refuse to implement porky's designs.
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Right Wing Cringe Thread

Its been to long scene we had a thread about this important subject. I'll start with a post about this nazi group in Ohio called "blood tribe" they are super larpy and retarded. They are all cowards who wear masks except their leader who has a retarded facetats. They are constantly harassing the LGBTQ+ community and protesting drag shows.
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Hilo Latinoamericano 6.0

Hilo latino flacos, tratemos de mantenerlo mas activo que el hilo pasado. Ameribros as always we allow you to speak english, we are not Ukrainian fascists.

Para luego buscarlo en el catálogo:
Latinoamérica, Latin America, LATAM, /lat/, latinoamérica, latino américa, hispanoamerica, /ñ/
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someone please suggest more songs and singers like this one

singer:benee from new zealand
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The mods need to bring junko back
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"This person does not grasp class struggle; he has never referred to this key link. Still his theme of ’white cat, black cat’, making no distinction between imperialism and Marxism."


"He does not understand Marxism-Leninism, he represents the capitalist class."


Mao on dengbeetle
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post banger quotes

let's get back to our roots. post banger quotes from marx, engels, lenin, stalin, mao etc.

>Bakunin has become a monster, A HUGE MASS OF FLESH AND FAT, and is barely capable of walking any more. To crown it all, he is sexually perverse and jealous of the seventeen year-old Polish girl who married him in Siberia because of his martyrdom. He is presently in Sweden, where he is hatching 'revolution' with the Finns.

Marx to Engels. 12 September 1863 (Marx and Engels Collected Works, Volume 41, page 492)
>Liebknecht is growing more and more imbecile in his South-German stupidity. He is not enough of a dialectician to criticise both sides at the same time.
>Jennychen [Marx's daughter] was driven to anger by that disgusting article in the Daily News, the officious paper of the Gladstone Ministry, in which this bitchy publication turns to the “liberal” brothers in France and cautions them not to confuse the cases of Rochefort and O'Donovan Rossa.
>Ignorant louts like Heinzen, who deny not merely the class struggle but even the existence of classes, only prove that, despite all their blood-curdling yelps and the humanitarian airs they give themselves, they regard the social conditions under which the bourgeoisie rules as the final product, the non plus ultra [highest point attainable] of history, and that they are only the servants of the bourgeoisie. And the less these louts realize the greatness and transient necessity of the bourgeois regime itself the more disgusting is their servitude….
>So far established right and the right of man “have amounted to the same thing”, so that Saint Sancho [Max Stirner] could reduce to nothing a struggle that exists outside his mind, in history. Now our saint proves that he is as keen-witted in drawing distinctions as he is all-powerful in heaping everything together, in order to be able to bring about a new terrible struggle in the “creative nothing” of his head.
>[…]a French army was marched into Spain, in order to overturn the Constitution of that country, and to deliver it up to the merciless revenge of the Bourbon idiot and his suite of bigot monks[…]
>This is no longer an attack upon individual persons, but a dragging of the whole German labor movement through the mud. At the same time it grotesquely shows his absolute lack of understanding of the doctrine he formerly dealt in. It is babbling so silly, so illogical, so degenerate, that it finally dissolves into nothing, viz., Johann Most’s boundless personal vanity. As he was unable to accomplish anything in Germany in spite of all his ranting, except among a certain Berlin mob, he has allied himself with the younger generation of Bakuninists in Paris[…]
>I quote this little work because it is a very sink of all long-ago-rotten, apologetic commonplaces.
> The finance aristocracy, in its mode of acquisition as well as in its pleasures, is nothing but the rebirth of the lumpenproletariat on the heights of bourgeois society.
> The relative productivity of labour necessary before a profit-monger, a parasite, can come, into being is very small.
> Particularly in France, whose total production is sufficient only in Bastiat’s fantasy to give anyone at all very much to eat, Mr Bastiat could have found convincing testimony that a mass of parasitic bodies come to cluster around capital, and, under one or another title, they lay hands on so much of the total production as to leave little danger of the workers being overwhelmed by abundance.
>William Cobbett was the most able representative, or, rather, the creator of old English Radicalism. He was the first who revealed the mystery of the hereditary party warfare between Tories and Whigs, stripped the parasitic Whig Oligarchy of their sham liberalism, opposed landlordism in its every form, ridiculed the hypocritical rapacity of the Established Church, and attacked the moneyocracy in its two most eminent incarnations — the “Old Lady of Threadneedlest” (Bank of England) and Mr. Muckworm & Co. (the national creditors).
>[Modern natural science] was the greatest revolution that the world had so far experienced. Natural science also flourished in this revolution, was revolutionary through and through, advanced hand in hand with the awakening modern philosophy of the great Italians, and provided its martyrs for the stake and the prisons. It is characteristic that Protestants and Catholics vied [competed] with one another in persecuting it. The former burned Servetus, the latter Giordano Bruno.
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Fashion thread: the third

Post what you're wearing today, pieces you want to wear, recent cops, thrifting, inspo, concepts, runways, designers, questions, etc.

Previous thread: >>25977
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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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Opinons on Gabriel Boric?

As a Chilean I am immensely disappointed with how he has run the country, he has completed none of his promises including the most important one of rewriting the fascist constitution of Pinochet and now the people who are supposed to rewrite the constitution as now all fascists due to his many blunders. I want to be hopeful that this can be turned around so we can at least see some social reform or socialist policies enacted but it seems that this is a far dream now. I am hoping that someone else here from Chile is optimistic
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draw you

draw yourself
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Hayao Miyazaki / Ghibli

Do you have anything to say about this man?
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Artists are so mad about "AI art" that they're going to go after boorus now.
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News 9/28/23

Bolivia faces water shortage as winter heat wave drives drought
A prolonged drought in Bolivia and one of the hottest winters on record is threatening to leave parts of the South American country short of water, including in the high-altitude city of El Alto, some 4,000 meters above sea level. Climate change is affecting glaciers in the Bolivian Andes that provide fresh water to the surrounding wetlands, springs and dams, with residents of El Alto, perched above La Paz, now only able to access water at certain times of the day.

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest faces a severe drought that may affect around 500,000 people
Many are already struggling to access essential supplies such as food and water, because the principal means of transportation in the region is waterways, and river levels are historically low. Droughts also impact fishing, a means of subsistence for many riverside communities.

Indigenous people march on Bogota to demand justice for killings
A six-month ceasefire with the largest remaining rebel group in Colombia, the National Liberation Army (ELN), which was celebrated as a political victory in August, has so far held. But a number of informal ceasefires with other armed groups this year have since collapsed, and violence in rural areas has largely continued unabated.

Protests against mining concession given to Canadian company intensify in Panama
Since early August, Panamanian trade unions, Indigenous groups, and people’s movements have been taking to the streets in different parts of the country in rejection of a concession contract signed in March between the government of President Laurentino Cortizo and Minera Panamá S.A., a subsidiary of the Canadian multinational mining company First Quantum Minerals Limited.

Rights watchdog accuses the World Bank of complicity in rights abuses around Tanzanian national park
A rights watchdog is accusing the World Bank of enabling the Tanzanian government’s violent expansion of a national park through financing from the global lender. The World Bank has failed to hold Tanzanian authorities accountable for serious rights violations, including extrajudicial killings and sexual assaults, relating to the expansion of Ruaha National Park in the south of the East African country, according to a new report by the Oakland Institute.

Sudan and Niger discuss RSF ‘mercenaries’, Khartoum clashes continue
The Sudanese FA Ministry reported yesterday that El Sadig met with Sangaré to talk about alarming reports concerning the presence of RSF .mercenaries’ from Niger in Sudan. These ‘mercenaries’ are allegedly also engaged in acts of theft and plundering in areas occupied by the paramilitaries. During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, on Monday, as reported by the Sudan News Agency (SUNA), El Sadig underscored the imperative of prompt and effective action.

Lebanese Armenians scuffle with riot police during protest outside Azerbaijan Embassy
Hundreds of Lebanese Armenians scuffled with riot police on Thursday outside the Azerbaijan Embassy in northern Beirut during a protest against the Azerbaijani military offensive that recaptured Nagorno-Karabakh from the enclave’s separatist Armenian authorities. Protesters waved flags of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and burned posters of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the demonstration in the Ein Aar suburb of the Lebanese capital.

Over half of Nagorno-Karabakh's population flees as the separatist government says it will dissolve
The separatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh said Thursday it will dissolve itself and the unrecognized republic will cease to exist by year's end after a three-decade bid for independence, while Armenian officials said over half of the region's population has already fled.

Germany bans far-right group that tried to indoctrinate children with Nazi ideology
The German government on Wednesday banned a far-right, racist group known for its indoctrination of children as police raided dozens of homes of its members and other buildings early in the morning. A statement from the German interior ministry said it banned the Artgemeinschaft group, an anti-democratic association with around 150 members. All of its sub-organizations, including the Gefaehrtschaften, Gilden, Freundeskreise, and Familienwerk e.V., were also banned, the ministry said.

Living wage should rise to €14.80 an hour, says lobby group for unions and charities
The living wage should rise to €14.80 an hour from its current rate of €13.85 per hour to compensate workers for inflation, an advisory group has said. The Living Wage Technical Group (LWTG) was set up in 2014 by trade unions and charities to lobby for a wage it believes allows a full-time worker (without dependants) to afford the goods and services that people have agreed are essential for enabling a life with dignity. The recommended living wage of €14.80 per hour represents a 6.9 per cent (€0.95 per hour) change from the 2022/2023 rate of €13.85 per hour.

Shipping companies profit from exploitation of Bangladeshi workers, says new report
The scathing 90-page report, called Trading Lives for Profit, Human Rights Watch and the Shipbreaking Platform, said that Bangladeshi ship-breaking yards often take shortcuts on safety measures, dump toxic waste directly onto the beach and the surrounding environment. It also says that they deny workers living wages, rest or compensation in case of injuries. The report outlines how ship owners have created a network to by-pass international regulations that prohibit the export of ships to facilities like those in Bangladesh that have weak environmental and workers’ protections.

The Student Deaths That Have Manipur on the Boil Again
On Monday, 25 September, around 300 students thronged outside Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s house demanding justice and quick action against the perpetrators. Soon, the agitation spread to different parts of Imphal. On Tuesday, an already tense situation escalated into a confrontation between students and security forces. Tear gas and pellets were used to disperse the crowds. But it only angered people more. “Seeing police firing tear gas and bullets at students hurt me. It is shocking,” says Phijam.
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i was looking up info about the hiyama saya incident and it's easy to shit on "virgins" and "incels" but why would you be surprised that fans react badly when you have an industry that specifically targets mentally unhealthy men? this word is great because that's what it is
when you have these kind of parasocial relationships there are three actors: the "idol", the fans and the businesses that create this environment to profit from it. the first two are aware this is not healthy; to my eyes they're both victims & perpetrators
but the latter, the businesses, are the only ones who aren't victims cause they will always find a way to profit from everything; preying on lonely men and attention-seeking women (both unhealthy groups) is profitable and they will keep this cycle going
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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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Yet another movement study

I’ve been coding some more in vscode and learned a few important things about coding player movement for really any 3d game. I then went to test and compare results to both movement shooters like ultrakill, apex and titanfall and with games with generally pretty good movement overall but aren’t as free like mw2022, insurgency sandstorm and the latest version of arma 3

It’s hard and complicated, and should be treated with a lot of care. Generally the players overall speed should never, under any conditions be set to a specific value. What do I mean? It’s simple, just make sure the players net velocity is always open to change and isn’t locked into a set speed under any given moment(unless they’re attacking or preforming an interaction that’s a little tricker to handle) since it gives the player the inertia they need to quickly transition into other forms of movement or interaction they wouldn’t be able to preform if it was locked completely on frame one. Why locking in movement causes this is because of startup frames, if your speed ever gets locked in to a set value then every time you try to preform any other action you have to wait for the startup frame duration to end before you have the speed to preform any other action. For example transitioning rapidly between ADS while sprinting. From what I could gather if the player quickly decelerates but doesn’t lock immediately into their aiming speed they have the momentum to cancel out of that speed and go back into a full sprint without stopping. If there speed and movement were locked frames they would aim but they’d have to wait slightly longer for the end lag of the ADS animation to start and then finish before they can move at a faster speed again. There’s many more interactions that handle way better with a little acceleration like this and it’s part of why it’s important to allow some level of inertia for the players character available at all times, helps make movement feel faster even in games that don’t have necessarily strong movement in comparison to others.
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Anti-imperialist progress in West Africa

Last month big news came from Niger. The military announced it had seized power and arrested the ProFrench President Mohamed Bazoum. The Constitution has been suspended and power transferred to a military junta. This was caused by increased unrest in the country, caused by the failure of the government to fight the ISIS insurgency and the endemic poverty that has gripped the country since independence from France.
Many nigeriens rightfully resent French neocolonialism over the country, especially since 2022 when huge amounts of French soldiers established bases in the country after they were kicked out of neighbouring Mali by a proRussia military junta.
After the coup was announced today, hundreds of procoup civilians came out in the center of the capital, waving flags of Russia and Wagner PMC and chanting antiFrench slogans. This seems to be signaling that Niger might be joining their neighbours Mali and Burkina Faso, who broke free of French control and established alliances with Russia after their French puppet governments were overthrown by military juntas.
Indeed, Mali recently removed French as an official language, demoting it to a "working language", while promoting only local languages to the official status. Like in Mali and Burkina Faso, this coup in Niger was followed by harsh western condemnation, and if the junta doesnt cave in to western demands, sanctions might soon follow like in Mali and Burkina Faso.
This is especially a problem for France, since Niger supplies up to 35% of its uranium. If Niger takes control of its natural resources like uranium, this could spell big trouble for French nuclear energy.

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I don’t like these guys

I’m worried about this stupid ass country because I live here and am too poor to move out. Knowing these twats are gaining any kind of influence over the situation here only has me even more shaky considering I went out of my way to see what they advocate for and avoided anything related to their leader so I could see what they actually do versus what they advertised. Unfortunately my suspicions were correct and they’re just another shitty corrupt neoliberal party advocating for socialist policies they’ll never move forward with to appease millionaires and trick wagecucks like me into thinking things are ever gonna get better.

I’m glad voter turnout and emigration rates among wealthier Canadians are so high here since they at least have the awareness that the country sucks and isn’t gonna suddenly become less shit on a state level in a single new term. What the fuck do I do to survive the coming years despite this knowing what’s about to happen?
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The Grateful Dead

Why do boomers revere this guy as if he was the third coming of Jesus Christ?
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Here's why I think Trotskyism became so popular in the west. I'm interested in responses/criticisms/clarifications. I don't think I'm smart or anything, just trying to better understand.

(not a trotskyist either, this is not a defense of trotskyism but rather an attempt to understand how it became so appealing in the first place)

1. molotov-ribbentrop. we know now that the USSR was doing this for strategic reasons, but in 1939 this move came as a shock to many communists in the west when it happened

2. the assassination of trotsky. this made trotsky a martyr, and came only 1 year after the above. people back then didn't think like sociopathic internet posters "haha he got owned, god stalin is such a gigachad, i'm gonna draw him as a wojack getting icepicked!!!" they thought more empathetically, "wow stalin's main political opponent, a communist, and a jew, got killed in the middle of the holocaust, right after stalin teamed up with hitler!"

of course this isn't the truth, but this is how things looked to many people

3. the great purge. the number of bolsheviks who shed their blood to overthrow the tsar but made the shit list and got purged was many. seeing this, communists in the west easily got the impression that stalin and hence "stalinism" was some kind of soviet equivalent of the thermidor reaction, killing the revolutions' children.

combine this with the conspiracy theories that stalin poisoned lenin, lenin's testament, the NKVD poisoned yakov yurovsky, stalin was a wrecker who made it to the top, etc etc.

4. stalin teamed up with the american and british bourgeoisie to defeat hitler, then settled a negotiated peace with this bourgeoisie after WW2, complete with "spheres of influence." Even with fascism defeated, it was looking like Stalin was willing to compromise with the bourgeoisie. Everyone in WW2 had played their part in enabling Hitler. Even if Stalin only signed MR pact for strategic reasons, many in the west thought this was bad.

5. stalin actually brought american and german bourgeoisie into the USSR during the late 20s to assist in rapid industrialization

6. the commodity form was never abolished in the USSR

7. the trotskyists were always great organizers and propagandists, doing as much outreach as possible, nonstop. To this day many of us rely on a trotskyist website, marxists.org, just to read key marxist works going back to the 1st international, including stalin's works.

these are the reasons I think trotskyism became popular in the west, even if its popularity has massively decreased since 1991.
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Multipolarism is left-communism

>The positions of Bordiga on the war seemed clear from an internationalist point of view, what we can judge by some testimonies of the time. At the beginning of the years 1940, Bordiga had affirmed, discussing with the socialist lawyer Mario Paone, that the enemy for the proletariat was always capitalism, in particular its most developed form, the North-American Capitalism: "Dear Paone, remember that Fascism and Nazism are the completely contingent and transitory forms of capitalist and bourgeois conservation, and that the enemy who is to be beaten is always the American imperialism."

Left-communists vindicated again - the opportunist Stalin rolling in his mausoleu- oh wait lmao
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How can revive anti-idpol movement on /leftypol/? To me it seems that this site has regressed into "white people bad because multipolarism" or that one eco-anarchist thinking his vegetarian diet choice is revolutionary or that walkable cities is socialism. Not to mention transhumanism.
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Glowiepedia thread

post instances of Wikipedia glowing, that is WP displaying blatant US/NATO propaganda or disinformation as facts
discuss ways of making WP glow less, including sharing sources that counter the glow. meta studies by reliable institutions are best
what to do if you discover radioactive material on WP:
>do NOT edit without logging in. otherwise your IP will be displayed. IP edits are viewed with more suspicion by editors. VPN or Tor IPs even more so
>DO register an account
>do NOT register more than one account per IP. sockpuppetry is not difficult to detect
>DO edit more articles than just those that glow. this helps build good reputation
>DO complain loudly on Talk pages. some articles are restricted, but Talk pages generally are not
>DO familiarize yourself with WP's bureaucracy. lib editors love referring to WP:OR, WP:SYNTH and similar to try and shut down discussion
WP editors are autistic, but not as autistic as the average poster here is. dedicated comrades can de-glow pages given sufficient numbers and patience
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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From Trotsky to the 'reformed' trot Kruschev to George "Rapey" Orwell to Solzhenitsyn, Trotskyism reveals itself to be the most sinister enemy of revolutionary socialism.
The Soviet 'Yeonmi Park,' Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, regarded as a hero by the American Right-Wing for defecting to America in order to make money off defaming his homeland, has finally been exposed as a complete fraud.
Adored by midwits like Jordan Peterson for supposedly representing 'traditional Russian & Orthodox Christian values' against 'Soviet totalitarianism,' Solzhenitsyn has always presented himself as a kind of traditional Russian peasant resisting brutal Soviet modernization.
Yet the truth just recently unveiled from Soviet secret archives reveals he was anything but that. Solzhenitsyn was bourgeois to the core - completely urban and cosmopolitan in his real outlook. He was a follower of none other than LEON TROTSKY.
After his arrest in 1945, he was interrogated by Soviet police, in which the following was revealed:
>QUESTION: During a search, a portrait of the enemy of the people, TROTSKY, was confiscated from you. Where did you get it and for what purpose did you keep it?
>ANSWER: I tore out the portrait of Trotsky from the book "Welt Krieg" (World War) of the German edition. I took this book in one of the settlements of East Prussia, in the region of Liebstadt. I must admit that I had the intention of writing an anti-Soviet work in which I was going to praise the enemy of the people, TROTSKY. For this purpose, I kept his portrait.
>QUESTION: Under the influence of what reasons did you come to such criminal intentions?
>ANSWER:It seemed to me that Trotsky and his associates were right in matters of the development of the Soviet state and the building of the party. According to my anti- Soviet convictions, TROTSKY stood on Leninist positions and I wanted to prove this in my literary works, contrasting Leninism with the teachings of the party leader.
>QUESTION: With whom did you share these criminal plans of yours?
>ANSWER: I shared my intention to write an anti-Soviet work with Nikolai Dmitrievich VITKEVICH and Kirill Semenovich SIMONYAN.
<(FSB Central Archive. Archival investigative file R-20699. Sheet 21.)
Solzhenitsyn explained that he possessed a portrait of Trotsky because he believed "Trotsky and his associates were right in matters of the development of the Soviet state and the building of the party."
Why is this fact important? Because Trotsky stood for the complete opposite of everything Solzhenitsyn claimed to believe in.
Trotsky was fanatically anti-traditional. He was far more militantly atheistic than Stalin, and deplored traditional Russian peasant culture, and the peasant majority in general.
Trotsky's 'plan of development' for the Soviet state consisted in a policy called 'super-industrialization,' where he believed in turning the Soviet Union into a militarist-fascist dictatorship of the urban population, who would impose militarized slavery on the 80-90% peasant majority, more brutal even than War Communism during the civil war years, where grain was simply requisitioned at gunpoint.
Trotsky vehemently opposed Lenin and Stalin's notion of 'democratic dictatorship of the Proletariat & Peasantry,' and was VIOLENTLY OPPOSED to the idea of 'backward, Asiatic' Russian peasants participating in the governance of the Soviet state.
Trotsky was fiercely anti-Russian, and his agents within the Soviet Union - who would not be fully purged until the late 1930's - were responsible for the overwhelming cases of brutality against the Soviet peasant population.
For Solzhenitsyn to be a follower of Trotsky means unequivocally that he was lying about everything he was telling naive gullible westerners - that he was a 'conservative' who wanted to defend 'traditional Russian values' against 'godless communism.'
For those who want to call into question the reliability of his testimony, here he mentions his collaborator, Nikolai VITKEVICH. That he was a collaborator of Solzhenitsyn was confirmed by TIME MAGAZINE in 1974 as you can see here:
>In reality, Solzhenitsyn and Vitkevich had exchanged letters criticizing Stalin when both were Red Army officers in World War II. Solzhenitsyn writes in Gulag that this was the cause of their imprisonment in 1945. After being confronted with the letters, Solzhenitsyn was sentenced to eight years of hard labor, plus "perpetual exile"; Vitkevich got ten years, without exile. But last week Vitkevich claimed that Solzhenitsyn had betrayed him and three other people, including the writer's own wife, in order to get "a lighter sentence." As proof, Vitkevich alleged that when he was released in 1957, he was shown part of the record of Solzhenitsyn's 1945 interrogation, bearing notes in Solzhenitsyn's handwriting.
To speak even worse of the rodent Solzhenitsyn's despicable character, he sold out his friend in order to get a lighter sentence!
Moreover, VITKEVICH's interrogations are illuminating. In them, he references how he and Solzhenitsyn were attempting to disseminate a propaganda narrative called 'Resolution No. 1.'
In line with Trotskyite beliefs, they attempted to sew demoralization among the ranks of the Red Army, telling them - in accordance with Trotsky's dogma, that the Soviet Union cannot win the war with Nazi Germany, and that the victory of the Nazis must be welcomed as a precondition for 'true world revolution:'
>In 1941, we assessed the beginning of the war as a war that would inevitably develop into a series of European revolutions. Events (the insufficient strength of the USSR to win an exhaustive victory over Germany in single combat; the establishment of a real military alliance with England and the USA; the dissolution of the Third International; the consistent - from the moment of the German attack on their countries - the removal of all international slogans not only by the Russian, but also by the European Communist Parties and the replacement of these slogans with slogans of national liberation, support for one's government - exclusively in the interests of the already victorious revolution in Russia, which did not happen in 1914) showed that a different end to the modern war in Europe is possible and very likely… The emerging outcome of the war will not mean the defeat of the world or European proletarian revolution, but only its postponement instead of the threatened defeat.
Some 'Russian patriot!' Solzhenitsyn was willing to facilitate the defeat and conquest of his own homeland by the Nazis, in order to fulfill Trotsky's cosmopolitan vision of 'world revolution.'
This fully corroborates the known connections between Trotsky and international fascism, and Nazi Germany in particular.
But Solzhenitsyn's involvement in this conspiracy is a bombshell revelation, that is sure to exposure the fraudulent nature of the American right-wing. For so many years Neo-Nazis have regarded Solzhenitsyn as a hero for his attacks on so-called 'Jewish Bolsehvism.'
Little do they know, the was a follower of the ideas of none other than Leon Trotsky! This just proves that fascism, the dog of international monopoly capital, has no principles, and has no problem allying with 'Jewish conspirators' like Trotsky as long as it serves the goals of their capitalist masters to destroy the first worker's dictatorship in history.
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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:
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/punk/ general

ITT we talk about anything related to punk, hardcore, and any subgenres of punk and hardcore.
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/Leftypol/ on AI

What does /leftypol/ think about artificial intelligence and its potential implications for the future of humanity as well as the future of the economy and work?

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Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
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What are you playing/running/home-brewing? What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

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OC Thread 15.0

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/edu/ checkpoint

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A quick note on the video @ >>>/leftypol/1538283
Also [vid related] for archival purposes

Around the 29 minute mark Peterson criticizes Marx and Engel's for assuming that workers would magically become more productive once they took over.

This actually happened historically, most of the actually effective productivity tricks work places use now were developed by Stakhanovites.


Reality has a Marxist bias
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Baldur's Gate 3 Thread

Is it any good? I haven't played it myself
Also do I have to play the previous games to understand what's going on?
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Welcome to /leftymu/ sticky (WIP)

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