Nerve Center

Reparations

Should reparations be distributed to descendants of slaves? The fascists were demanded to pay reparations to the countries they destroyed in the first and second World Wars, is making amends for this act of historical injustice any different? Is this a viable alternative to affirmative action?

/uspg/ - US Politics General

The last thread died, long live the new thread.

Midterms rapidly approaching gomrades. With impeachment proceedings likely on the horizon, the next congress will surely be a historic one.

What do you all think will happen? Let's discuss the spectacle of bourgeois liberal democracy in the era of Gronald Grumph.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/

https://www.electionbettingodds.com/

Trump recognizes US-backed head of Venezuela’s opposition Juan Guaido as country’s interim president

https://www.rt.com/news/449533-trump-recognizes-venezuela-opposition/

US President Donald Trump has recognized Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president in a provocative move against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro.

"Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela," Trump said in statement.

He added he would use "the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy" and encouraged other governments in the Western Hemisphere to also recognize Guaido.

Most socialist Jimmy Dore video to date

https://youtube.com/watch?v=TY4E1GLf9Wo

My man is straight up reading a wsws.org article. Jimmyis ourguy and I would like to remind you that chapotards HATE him with a passion.

Are their any on the libertarian socialist side of the left that oppose intersectionality?

How would a Socialist state deal with the mentally ill homeless and drug addicts?

Obviously some homeless are that way because of economic conditions. But I'd say overwhelmingly they are drug addicts or schizos.

Anyone that lives in SF or to a lesser extent NYC knows what I'm talking about. They're in the corridors of the BART station shooting up heroin in a puddle of piss, they're masturbating on street corners, flinging poop at people, hurling obscenities at passerbys that don't give them money.

Now those type of guys will refuse treatment, and even if you gave them a home to live in, they would refuse that or use it as a drug den. How can these people fit in a society where as Lenin put it "He who does not work shall not eat". Would they be forcibly rehabilitated? In my city at least, the liberals in charge are absolutely pussyfooting around the issue, or worse add on to it by providing "shoot-up free zones" and free needles (which understandably is good for public health, but attracts more of them)

It seems like a very difficult problem, and I know some leftists are on the complete opposite side and see no problem with this and would prefer to legalize ALL drugs and have no restrictions on public usage. I'm no policy expert but that sounds like a terrible idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQctLUab5Ks

[Pic/Link related is what I see every day on the way to work]

Sino-Soviet Split

How the fuck did two socialist countries split up and ultimately come to the brink of nuking each other? I thought that socialism was supposed to abolish war? What the hell happened?

/leftytrash/: Once More

ITT: movies, anime, music, feels, e-celebs, internet drama, fetishes, shitposting, etc.

This is a voluntary thread that users can choose to post in, if… I forgot the rest of whatever the old OP was. Honestly, I just wanted to bring this old thread back.

""Leftist"" Consumer Drone Thread

Is there a sadder sight than people who come on here, learn about leftist theory and the nature of capitalist society and then still go on to post threads asking for "leftist" media, music, video games and other assorted garbage? First, this is pure lifestylism and obsession with shallow aesthetics and secondly, it is willingly engaging in the capitalist culture industry. Before liberals and consumer "leftists" flood this thread, let them remember that all culture is colored by class, whether we are talking about art, music, games, TV shows, literature, etc. All culture has a class-character and anyone denying this is either 1) not Marxist or 2) unknowingly influenced by bourgeois ideology. There will never be genuinely revolutionary mainstream music or media in general. Even your taste for these things has been profoundly manipulated from birth. The easiest way to smoke out a liberal is to mention these undeniable facts.

Anime, music, video games, television, movies…into the trash they go

Thread for asking questions that don't deserve their own thread

ITT: ask questions you think don't deserve their own thread, or are simple to the point they don't fit the character limit for thread creation.

This thread can be used by both leftists and non-leftists.

Contributions of individuals in reply to your questions do not represent the posters of this board as a whole.

Demands the current left should be making but aren't

Like the title says, what are some demands that socialist should be making but aren't. I'd like to see more of emphasis on restructuring the current state like in the old Socialist Party of America's program. Pushing for more participatory democracy should be high up on the list. Things like a right to referendum on the national level, abolishing the senate, electing the house proportionally, removing presidential veto power, getting rid of plurality voting etc. are things that socialists in America need to push to the forefront. What demands do you all think are being ignored that should be brought back?

/br/ Brazil Thread - Fio Brasileiro

Quase uma semana depois do limite de bampes, um novo fio.

A new br thread, since the last one died of death.

Um lembrete: o /bantifa/ existe, movitem aquela joça.

Who's hungry?!

I'm heading down to the nearest Mc Donald's restaurant for a NEW Quarter Pounder with cheese made hot from FRESH beef, hot fresh fries and an ice cold Coca Cola!

tucker melts down

gets called out for being rich by historian, refuses to air interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_nFI2Zb7qE

"Capitalism is brutal, you know. I'm a Marxist." - Jimmy Dore

Nu The World According To Jimmy episode, fuckers

>Corporate Debt Crisis & Presidential Wars with Jimmy Dore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjkvcK-_kXo

>Producer Brigida Santos and Jimmy discuss the looming corporate debt crisis. Constitutional Lawyer Bruce Fein talks about ending wars started by presidents without congressional approval.

I'm blackpilled af famalam. Seems like all leftist efforts to bring about change are just neoliberal make believe psyops sponsored by coporations. Cheer me up pls.

Why is social democracy so hated here when alongside unions it's the thing that actually helps the working class on a practical basis?

Why is /leftypol/ more obsessed with abolishing capital than the benefits of doing it?

>Western culture is b-

So much am I right haters?

West > commie east

With out Western culture we would not have this

News 2/23

Thousands march as France's 'yellow vest' protests rumble on

Tens of thousands of people marched on Saturday in Paris and other cities and dozens were arrested as France’s “yellow vest” movement staged its 15th consecutive weekend of demonstrations against the government.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests/thousands-march-as-frances-yellow-vest-protests-rumble-on-idUSKCN1QC0NP

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran maintains compliance with 2015 pact

The news that Iran is respecting the nuclear limits, contained in a confidential report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that was uncovered by Reuters, comes as the Trump administration has renewed U.S. sanctions on the country after deciding to withdraw from the deal last year.

https://archive.is/NorAv

Israel’s accusation that Poles collaborated with Nazis called ‘racist insult’ by Polish PM

Accusations by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis in the Holocaust are the words of a “radical extremist”, Poland’s prime minister said, as a bitter diplomatic row between the two former allies deepened.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-poland-nazis-holocaust-world-war-2-benjamin-netanyahu-katz-a8792031.html

Horrifying VIDEOS show RAMMING at Simon Bolivar bridge in Venezuela

Three Venezuelans, who rammed a barrier blocking a border bridge in Venezuela before defecting to Colombia, seem to have paid little care about the well-being of civilians and injured several people.

https://www.rt.com/news/452260-venezuela-bridge-ramming-video/

Iran says it has many options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran’s regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-shamkhani/iran-says-it-has-many-options-to-neutralize-illegal-us-sanctions-tasnim-idUSKCN1QC0C2

State and corporate attacks escalate against workers in Matamoros, Mexico

Amid the ongoing rebellion against the unions and companies by auto-parts workers in Matamoros, Mexico, the ruling class is escalating its efforts to crack down on the workers.The autoworkers at Fisher Dynamics who had sent a video the previous week to the WSWS in support of the February 9 demonstration were recently assaulted by union thugs.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/22/mexi-f22.html

15-year-old Palestinian Killed by Israeli Fire in Border Protests, Gaza Authorities Say

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli live fire on Friday in protests at the border separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Twenty-three others were wounded by live fire, the ministry said.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/gaza-authorities-three-wounded-by-israeli-fire-in-border-protests12-year-old-killed-1.695967

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training.Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are distinctly savage.

https://www.apnews.com/730b6ee409364975817a82ad9f15d90c

Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term

Thousands of people gathered across Algeria on Friday to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plans to run for a fifth term.Security forces in riot gear fired tear gas to block a march on to the presidential palace in the capital, Algiers. But protests in the rest of country passed off peacefully.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47339414

The Woman Who Plotted a Valentine's Mass Murder Shares How the Internet Radicalized Her

Gamble and Souvannarath would never meet—their plan to firebomb and shoot up the Halifax Shopping Centre was thwarted by a timely Crime Stoppers tip and ended with Souvannarath serving a life sentence and Gamble taking his own life.It’s a chilling listen, as Souvannarath describes planned murders and neo-Nazi beliefs with the same inflection as one would talk about a boring day at the office.

https://outline.com/F8BfeL

why do americans insist on their country being a symbol of freedom when they founded their country on the enshrinement of slavery?

What happens if Sanders wins?

BO edit: keep discussion of US Democrat & Republican candidates in the containment thread

Does anyone else here think that if Sanders wins nothing of note will happen? Both the Republicans and Democrats are staunch opponents of his agenda. Trump couldn't even get his 5b wall through even with a Republican house and senate, how will Sanders be able to push through a trillion dollar healthcare reform bill with virtually everyone in the political sphere opposing him?

Communist meme dump.

Post all of your Communist memes & propaganda.

Pepes, feels and even kawaii bullshit welcome.

The new Leftist experience is shit

Recently I've seen a lot of people express interest in the left, more than the typical urban milieu of disgruntled neoliberals and centrists – but reactionaries as well. The kind of people who a year ago were happily browsing /pol/ or Catholics who've come to reject the political trappings of American Christianity and endeavor to become more "Christ-like".

Either way they're a pretty disparate group, vaguely class conscious, and they come to certain subreddits wanting to learn more. Typically they'll get redirected to some FAQ or Wiki with about a hundred links some of them good, like the Manifesto, V.I. Lenin's writings etc., others quite dry like Das Kapital. There is no rhyme or reason to their order, no natural progression from one thought to another, no evolution from a simple declaration of belief to a thorough analysis. Needless to say the barrier to entry is quite high.

But those that do power through and read the material probably have questions. So they'll go to another subreddit or forum and get absolutely eaten alive. I've seen people asking good faith questions and woke-scolds come out of the woodwork like little fucking gremlins and treat them like absolute shit, if not simply ban them outright for using ableist slurs like idiot or some other trumped up charge. It's enough to make any non-masochist run for the hills.

I remember getting absolutely dogpiled on the Chapo sub by "Dirtbag leftists" when I simply agreed with Amber's "No wokeness" article. I was just about done with that group, when one of the few sane people left PMd me a link to /leftypol/, and I found my little corner of the internet.

This whole thing is fucked until people come up with a better way of welcoming new people.

Cuba General /cg/

This thread is for the discussion of Cuba, whether in the past or the present.

Links:

>Granma: the official voice of the central committee of Cuba

http://en.granma.cu

>Telesur

https://www.telesurenglish.net/SubSecciones/en/country/cuba/

>Twitter account of President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

https://twitter.com/DiazCanelB

Hoi4/gsg thread

Post Hoi4/gsg content of you spreading the revolution, comrades. There have been lots of Hoi4 posts, but they were never appropriate for the thread they were posted in. Also, when you want to post screenshots - you most likely want to post a lot of them or ask for tips on the game.

Gilets jaunes / Yellow vests general

This time with a French OP. Can we get a cycling thread for as long as the crisis is ongoing?

Also as a Frenchman, I can probably answer any questions you guys might have.

Climate Change

When we think of revolutionary solutions to drop carbon emissions to near zero there is one cheap solution that has mass appeal.

Modern Molten Salt reactors don't run the risk of Chernobyl. They are easily marketed to normies due to the reduced cost. I dare say even righty /pol/ wouldn't bitch about it.

For the Green New Deal to have any chance of success, this has to be a part of it.

HAPPENINGS DOWN IN PAJEET LAND

India/Pakistan tensisons grow after bombing that killed 40, and shooting of 3 more the next day

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/world/asia/kashmir-jaish-soldiers.amp.html

Strike in India led by the youth branch of the I.N.C, calls for a law breaking wildcat strike, and flies in the face of Ghandism through it's closing of shops, and in cases of popular backing, even roads.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/kerala-flash-hartal-buses-and-passengers-attacked-shops-forced-shut-across-dists-96922?amp

My dad is a Pajeet, so I could answer some questions

What about Ethiopia

I hear no one talk about ethiopia's communist era. From my limited knowledge it seems like country that just happened and fell with the rest. Was it as bad as sources say, or is there another side? Any reading recommendations?

US-run border ‘provocation’ to topple Maduro set for February 23, Moscow warns.

Moscow has warned that a “provocation” intended to topple Nicolas Maduro is set for this Saturday, which will involve a US-run aid convoy that could spark border clashes between government and opposition forces.

Crisis-plagued Venezuela is now on the brink of sliding into all-out turmoil, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday, warning that Saturday would be crucial for President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

A dangerous large-scale provocation is scheduled for February 23

The US-run “provocation” may take shape of an aid convoy crossing the Venezuelan border

and provoking clashes between “supporters and opponents of the current government,” Zakharova explained.

https://www.rt.com/news/452179-us-venezuela-provocation-border/

DOW/Market Watch Thread

monitoring the market, trends, fluctuations

original post:

How can a lefty exploit this to their advantage? Is it too soon to try? DOW down about 1000 points since Thursday.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/05/dow-falls-300-points-open-extending-declines-last-week/306400002/

Ура товарищи!

Comrades! Today, February 23rd, is the Day of the Red Army and Navy! Why aren't you celebrating?

/leftybritpol/ - Crying Over Split Melts Edition

Thought of a good title, hoping to redeem myself from last thread.

Previous thread:

>>2806827

Crimes of Israel

Israel pharmaceutical firms test medicines on Palestinian prisoners

Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported.

The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on Palestinian children and carry out these tests in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied Jerusalem.

Speaking in Columbia University in New York City, Shalhoub-Kevorkian said that she collected the data while carrying out a research project for the Hebrew University.

“Palestinian spaces are laboratories,” she said. “The invention of products and services of state-sponsored security corporations are fueled by long-term curfews and Palestinian oppression by the Israeli army.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190220-israel-pharmaceutical-firms-test-medicines-on-palestinian-prisoners/#.XG5urf5kX3t.facebook

Is /leftypol/ controlled opposition?

I recently made a thread critical of the racist policy and genocidal actions of the imperialist "state" of Israel, and it only took a few minutes for it to be deleted.

Is Porky mad about real issues been discussed in this board?

Global People’s War Now

When did you realize that all first-world praxis is useless and against the interests of the advanced capitalist labor aristocracy? While workers in countries such as America are exploited in relative rates more than ever, the fruits of imperialism nourish them, while consumerism and bourgeois ideology infects their very being. They will forever remain anti-revolutionary bloodsuckers, ruled by tiny capitalist cliques. The cities of the world (the developed west) will be encircled in the global people’s war by the countryside of the world. Just look at how America reacts with the pink tide. The great capital of world exploitation is slowly being surrounded. As a first world labor aristocrat myself, I can only wait for the true revolutionaries to destroy this society and choke it out once and for all. First world praxis is LARPing. If the struggle was real here people wouldn’t be holed up on imageboards or sitting around reading dusty books. The REAL revolutionaries don’t have time, they’re too busy with the worldwide people’s war of the third world exploited.

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/lin-biao/1965/09/peoples_war/ch07.htm

Leftist YouTube Channels

What would you say are the dos and don't dos of leftist YouTube and podcasts? I've been thinking of making one but I don't want to become just another channel that appeals exclusively to imageboards and preaches to the choir.

I'd guess you'd have to be

>informative and interesting

>not LARPing

>knowledgeable

>not bogged down in inter-channel drama

Is it even worth my time? People say I have a "voice for radio" all the time

/prc/ - People's Republic of China general

To reduce clutter and low-quality threads about China I'm going to start anchoring threads and redirecting to here instead. If the subject is important enough to warrant a separate thread (let's say, a thread discussing maoism) then feel free to do so.

Haiti Protests

Since were talking about Venzuela. Haiti is having huge protests against the government that is accused mismanaging the PetroCaribe funds for fixing the country.

https://www.rt.com/news/451268-haiti-venezuela-protests-difference/

News 2/22

Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in Syria

Trucks loaded with civilians left the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as U.S.-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded jihadists.Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate/truckloads-of-civilians-leave-islamic-state-enclave-in-syria-idUSKCN1QB0N2

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, the heart of the North’s nuclear development and research, is Kim’s biggest carrot as he tries to win security guarantees and free his country from the U.S.-backed trade sanctions that are hobbling its economy.

https://www.apnews.com/af6c3b5de6ef4bfeb676b9fb29884a85

Where are the ‘empty shelves’? Max Blumenthal tours Caracas supermarket (VIDEO)

Corporate media grieve for the barren shelves and empty bellies in Venezuela, but are the alleged food shortages real? After touring a supermarket in Caracas, Max Blumenthal found plenty to buy – even craft beer.

https://www.rt.com/news/452158-blumenthal-venezuela-supermarket-shelves/

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior.

https://www.apnews.com/9d43f4b74260411797043ddd391c13d8

Trump says he'll maintain some troops in Syria, media says 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to stay

The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official.

https://www.rt.com/news/452200-syria-troops-stay-more/

Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalisation with Xi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-saudi-china/saudi-arabia-strikes-10-billion-china-deal-talks-de-radicalization-with-xi-idUSKCN1QB15H

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted

Millions of Indians face eviction after the country’s supreme court ruled that indigenous people illegally living on forest land should move.Campaigners for the rights of tribal and forest-dwelling people have called the court’s decision on Wednesday “an unprecedented disaster” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/22/millions-of-forest-dwelling-indigenous-people-in-india-to-be-evicted

North Korea faces food crisis ahead of landmark summit

North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tonnes this year, forcing the regime to almost halve rations. An undated two-page memo from the North Korean mission to the United Nations, seen by Reuters, blames the shortages of rice, wheat, potatoes and soy beans on soaring temperatures, drought and floods that damaged crops last year.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/22/north-korea-faces-food-crisis-ahead-landmark-summit/

What Do You Need to Know About Sunday's Cuban Referendum?

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Cuban people will participate in a referendum to approve the Republic's new Constitution, a text that modernizes the current one through 760 modifications, which range from the elimination of articles, phrases and words to additions of new laws.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/What-Do-You-Need-to-Know-About-Sundays-Cuban-Referendum--20190222-0014.html

Botswana considers allowing big game hunting, culling elephants

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-botswana-hunting/botswana-considers-allowing-big-game-hunting-culling-elephants-idUSKCN1QB15O

Daily Reminder

The only way to push a communist line is by mass distribution of no-nonsense pamphlets and booklets. We need an extremely basic entry level non-☭TANKIE☭ introduction into the idea of socialism, especially in America. In burger land socialism is literally

>muh taxes for gibs

>muh free stuff

no norman is going to read a giant-ass book filled with antiqued language from some dead guy in the 1800s. People want engagement they understand. It’s not even that they’re unintelligent per se, it’s just they need to be engaged the way they know how.

The quotations should be understandable and relatable told by understandable and relatable people. Nobody wants to read a quotation from Marx (Huh? Who?) or Engels (literally who?) but they would be interested in the words of student revolutionaries in the original BPP who were assassinated at the hands of the FBI at the age of 21. That’s compelling. Fred Hampton’s lecture on idpol is also extremely compelling and unifying. These are themes that the modern person can relate to. Racism, inequality, poverty, etc. This is what will change the minds of Americans, not one hour long theory youtube videos from some yuro with a picture of Stalin or going full ☭TANKIE☭ on the streets.

Blanqui and Blanquism

What is /leftypol/'s opinion on Louis-Auguste Blanqui?

Also is Blanquism a feasible strategy for communist revolution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPQZ1AxfEM8

Are mods on 4chan/k/ right wing? Also general lefty gun thread

>go on /k/

>as always you see at least one active thread about gun control, despite it being against the rules

>as always the board is being filled up with /pol/ trash

>see comment about evil leftist gun grabbers

>post pic related

>get pic related

not even mad, just curious: why are /k/ mods seemingly complicit in that board's /pol/-ification?

That aside, what is this board's view on gun control? Why is the left so silent on the irrational attitude that Democrats have towards weapons?

What are some topics in sociology, economics, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, or history you think leftists should explore more often, and why?

What would make a good topic of exploration if, say, you were writing a graduate thesis from a leftist perspective in the humanities or social sciences?

So how do you commies generally feel about federalism? Wouldn't it be a lot easier for you to have some gay socialist paradise if states were free to do basically whatever they wanted without the feds getting involved? As long as basic human rights aren't being violated? Say I want to abolish all federal welfare/healthcare programs, stuff like SALT deductions, anything forcing one state to subsidize another, and just let each state succeed or fail based on its own merits. Then you could have your commie state for a decade or two before it collapses, and it only hurts the people that wanted it and the rest of the country can just sit back and laugh.

'Forgiveness' in Communism

In a capitalist town if one "provider" (business) screws me over somehow, then I can always go to another "provider" (business).

If the communist party in a nation (like China) were to screw me over wrongly (all humans are imperfect) then how would I remedy that?

Is there a "forgiveness" program from the Communist party?

Whereas capitalism has 'safeguards' in place (so-called competition), it seems that Communism does not.

If the main 'provider' (The Communist Party) goes around screwing anybody over there's no way for the proletariat to get its necessities from anybody else (like somebody who won't screw them over).

????

Khrushchev did nothing wrong

Read his secret speech. I don't understand why everybody shits on him.

That boy is based af

/dprk/ -- North Korea General

Thread for discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Disproving common western myths about North Korea.

Archive of first ~500 posts:

https://archive.fo/pRkxK

Subsequent archives:

https://archive.fo/OKKCX

Related archives:

https://archive.fo/HbuXi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3l_5iJWAPk

Comrades, remember that anal waters said Einstein was wrong? Well, now he says math don't real! This is what Hegelianism does to your brain. Unbelievable how far someone can be so full of themselves like this pseud.

He's trying to defend himself on leddit against real mathematicians hahahaha

https://www.reddit.com/r/badmathematics/comments/asz2nf/summary_reviewnegative_math_how_mathematical/

Video Games Thread Reborn

Okay okay I might have just made this thread to shill my latest video, but still there wasn't one in the catalog.

https://youtu.be/qxdjWNRYtvA

Discuss videogames shit and how to convert the current Bethesda hate into class consciousness.

David Tkachuk

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/02/20/david-tkachuk-united-we-roll-ottawa-convoy_a_23674517/

And yes, this crusty old fool refused to apologize. Where's a doxxer on his family when you need one?

Why do so many left-wingers from the USA and European countries want to bring foreigners (including illegals) into the USA and into European countries?! Exactly that only plays into the hands of the reactionary parties and politicians! Because they can represent themselves again as the protectors of the native workers! For example, when the neoliberal capitalists bring foreigners into their countries to let them work for them as cheap laborers, the neoconservative capitalists use this to portray the foreigners as the enemies of the native workers and to present themselves as protectors and by that win the native workers for themselves and their reactionary, neoconservative parties!

Was this scene from The Incredibles kino?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egzz5L1ZUZ0

This is what the paper on the desk said:

Memo: Policy Notification

To: Employee

From: Gilbert Huph

Due to financial cut-backs, you will be expected to self-expense all office supplies, including but not limited to pencils, erasers, pens, paper, stationery, folders, staples, paper clips, brads, and photocopies. All parking will now be metered by the hour. Electricity consumption and all telephone charges will be deducted from your paycheck.

The Board of Directors at Insuricare wishes to thank you for your selfless sacrifice through this time of financial uncertainty. It is because of you, the employee, that Insuricare has recorded its highest profit in years. Remember, a successful company makes for successful employees. Every penny you save is another penny that goes in… [the rest is covered by Huph's meaty finger]

Salutations,

Gilbert Huph

How much do degrees make

I found out all these articles about lifetime degree earnings that have been pedaled at me for years all cite the same census data from 2000. How much do degrees actually make? Are they still "profitable" or have I fallen for prole propaganda yet again?

Post Left / Insurrectionary Anarchism / Illegalism thread

Haven't had these in a while. Discussion about post left theory, illegalist praxis and insurrection.

Moderation Thread

Direct all hotpocket related inquiries here.

mod action log:

https://8ch.net/log.php?board=leftypol

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Africa Today (Democracy)

Is Africa going backwards on democracy?

More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate". Although studies show that a majority of Africans still want to live in democracies, an increasing number are looking to alternative, autocratic models, reports the BBC's Dickens Olewe.

In the last three years African countries have registered an overall decline in the quality of political participation and rule of law, analysts say.

"Today there are almost the same number of defective democracies (15) as there are hard-line autocracies (16), among the continent's 54 states," Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy at Birmingham University, concludes from his analysis of the last three years.

Nigeria, which will hold its postponed election on Saturday, is among those listed as a "defective democracy".

Cockshott Thread: Towards a New Socialism

Since I couldn't find the Cockshott thread I am now creating a new thread to discuss direct-democracy, cybernetic planning and various assorted socialist ideas for the 21st century.

Cold War sim

>BoP 1953 is a Geopolitical Simulation game which starts in the year 1953, the players play nation states and choose their objectives and methodology to achieve those objectives. Your actions will have an effect both on the external world but also on your own people, you need to worry about both the enemy without and the potential enemy within in order to survive. You will have to contend with other Player nations, but also with NPC nations as simulated by the GM team.

http://eregime.org/index.php?c=57

(also most of the players are leftists)

New here what ppl think of bobby sands?

New to this place of the internet, what do people here think of bobby sands

CPRF & Leftism in Russia

What is status on leftism, Marxism in Russia?

Last I heard the CPRF ran a billionaire or something for president, and another communist party named the Communists of Russia formed splitting from the CPRF? Anyone Russian or knowledgeable on it that can tell about what the fuck is going on over there?

Also is the CPRF just full of old boomer ☭TANKIE☭s and Gorbachev-adjacent remnants, is there efforts to renew it, or what?

Translation

Translation anon here. So I translate a lot of cyryllic language posts on leftybooru, however since not a lot of people visit that site and because Tomoko-Stalinstache poster suggested it, I'm making a translation thread.

/leftpol/ is dead

/leftpol/ is dead. It has been taken over by /pol/ and "NazBols", dressing up racist, Nazi, misogynistic, etc. propaganda as "leftism". Space has spaced out and the volounteers have abandoned the board. Space actually tried to shill his other imageboard (one of two) here: >>2816759. The fucking gall on that guy.

Pic related are the threads that are up right now, that the mods actually thought was a good idea to leave up.

If you still post over there, stop and let it die. Last thing we need is for /pol/yps to infiltrate leftist discussions and have people think those kinds of people are welcome.

Vladimir Jaffe

Can we get a thread on this kulak and kulaks like him? He's a vehement anti-communist who has based his entire life around going to communist protests, debating communists there, and posting the videos on youtube for likes and money.

He was born in the USSR, having witnessed the collapse and the misery caused by people like gorbachev and yeltsin, so he thinks communism is when your great nation collapses because of people like yeltsin.

He's been on the news numerous times, and i wouldn't be surprised if he's a state puppet who recieves funding for propaganda work.

I never see him mentioned here, but he has made such an effort to debate communists for propaganda purposes that i think it's worth mentioning him and others like him.

What are some history books by Marxists on the Proletarian Revolutions in Africa in the 20th century? I don't want to read it through a Rhodesia-fag lens and Wikipedia is a Rhodesia-fag lens.

Soviet military hardware performance

Does anyone knows did Soviet military hardware fared against nato hardware in the field?

Fascist Appropriation of Socialist Iconography and Rhetoric

I'm working on a project on how fascists (historical and modern) co-opt and appropriate socialist imagery and rhetoric.

ITT post images, info, links to text, etc about this topic.

Were you ever embarrassed of being part of a left-wing organization? Maybe not embarrassed but like, left out? Like it's not for you?

I've been attending events and protests organized by a few organizations where I live because I want to join one of them and start doing something, but honestly it seems like everyone in those is always 20 and I just feel like the old weird guy being there.

How do you feel about Zizek's idea of an alienated society with a state bureocracy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn-Vf1-1hrU

Minute 50:50

Why does the media want this evil bitch to be the Dem nominee in 2020 so badly?

/leftypol/ /SIG/ – Self Improvement General

ITT: self-improvement, fitness, body & mind training, life tips, how to organise your life etc.

BO edit: keep discussion of US Democrat & Republican candidates in the containment thread

While attending the University of Chicago, Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth wing of the Socialist Party USA. He also organized for a communist front, the United Packinghouse Workers Union, which at the time was under investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

After graduating with a political science degree, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he headed the American People’s History Society, an organ for Marxist propaganda. There, he produced a glowing documentary on the life of socialist revolutionary Eugene Debs, who was jailed for espionage during the Red Scare and hailed by the Bolsheviks as “America’s greatest Marxist.”

Reuters

This subversive hero of Sanders, denounced even by liberal Democrats as a “traitor,” bashed “the barons of Wall Street” and hailed the “triumphant” Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

“Those Russian comrades of ours have made greater sacrifices, have suffered more, and have shed more heroic blood than any like number of men and women anywhere on Earth,” Debs proclaimed. “They have laid the foundation of the first real democracy that ever drew the breath of life in this world.”

In a 1918 speech in Canton, Ohio, Debs reaffirmed his solidarity with Lenin and Trotsky, despite clear evidence of their violent plunder and treachery.

Sanders still hangs a portrait of Debs on the wall in his Senate office.

In the early ’70s, Sanders helped found the Liberty Union Party, which called for the nationalization of all US banks and the public takeover of all private utility companies.

Mainstreaming Sanders requires whitewashing his radical pro-communist past. It won’t be easy to do.

After failed runs for Congress, Sanders in 1981 managed to get elected mayor of Burlington, Vt., where he restricted property rights for landlords, set price controls and raised property taxes to pay for communal land trusts. Local small businesses distributed fliers complaining their new mayor “does not believe in free enterprise.”

His radical activities didn’t stop at the water’s edge.

Sanders took several “goodwill” trips not only to the USSR, but also to Cuba and Nicaragua, where the Soviets were trying to expand their influence in our hemisphere.

In 1985, he traveled to Managua to celebrate the rise to power of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. He called it a “heroic revolution.” Undermining anti-communist US policy, Sanders denounced the Reagan administration’s backing of the Contra rebels in a letter to the Sandinistas.

His betrayal did not end there. Sanders lobbied the White House to stop the proxy war and even tried to broker a peace deal. He adopted Managua as a sister city and invited Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega to visit the US. He exalted Ortega as “an impressive guy,” while attacking President Reagan.

“The Sandinista government has more support among the Nicaraguan people — substantially more support — than Ronald Reagan has among the American people,” Sanders told Vermont government-access TV in 1985.

Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office, shocking even the Birkenstock-wearing local liberals. At the time, the Evil Empire was on the march around the world, and threatening the US with nuclear annihilation.

Then, in 1989, as the West was on the verge of winning the Cold War, Sanders addressed the national conference of the US Peace Council — a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore an oath not only to the Soviet Union but to “the triumph of Soviet power in the US.”