Nerve Center

Rethinking Syndicalism in America

So here in the U.S., we encounter an issue in building socialism that our European and Asian comrades don't necessarily have. Namely that the labor movement has been safely kept from actual political power (namely forming anything even resembling a labor party) by the established government, that "communism" is more associated with foreign movements and a "fad" adopted by coastal elite liberals than a legitimate proletarian movement, and our rapidly slipping position as global hegemon allowed the previous generation of workers to see both a large increase in their standard of living as well as comfortable wages leaving communism to the kind of people who would engage in radical politics in times of prosperity: alienated youths and social recluses.

Overall, the mere act of building a cohesive communist movement in America is stymied by these myriad factors all playing off each other: if a communist party is formed it isn't expected to achieve or do anything, if it grows large enough it'll be split by bored coastal suburbanites adopting one strange tendency or another to LARP as being "deep political thinkers" or engage in spectacle politics, finally those making up the movement, initially, would be the kind of people who can afford to dedicate such a large portion of their life to politics so isolated from the common working man that it can hardly be argued that they represent the interest of the proletariat.

Thus, it appears to me that there's only one way to properly organize a leftist movement that doesn't fall into the trap of the three prior points I mentioned: radical unionism. Being elected doesn't matter, because votes alone are just the illusion of power.

Labor, however, is power. Even a small union in a big city can do more to affect policy and economics, than a large party operating only in the electoral sphere. You cannot commodify unionism, as unions are diametrically opposed to the Capitalist class and so advertisement of any workers organization, even if it's "tamed" unions collaborating with the bourgeoisie, would be cancerous on Capitalism's growth. Finally you crack down on woke-takes from IdPol types, after all it's easy for some bougie fuck to claim some "oppressed nationality" and then silence criticism by claiming you committed some terrible (race, sex, etc)-ism against them, or that so and so socialist party is terrible and should be boycotted because they don't cater to their bourgeois idpol tendencies enough, yet when factoring in the union element you wall these people off. They hide among the universalism of Marxism, of this abstract notion of "the people" to claim that since it's for "the people" then it should create a welcoming environment for "all people", thus allowing their liberal wrecking to commence under the guise of making things more "welcoming" for one abstract and superficial group or another. But unions are rooted firmly in the real world, in the real work place and at the real intersection of politics.

How can a bougie journalist condemn a group of coal miners or retail workers for their "intolerance" when they're not a real part of the union, when they don't even work in the same trade? Unions are not passing fads to join like a political party is, but a real commitment that roots you to a group and a work place. It's made up of real people, who at least are part of the workplace and the working class and are "normal" folks trying to make a decent living instead of political-obsessed weirdos.

Thus, in the U.S. at least, adopting a syndicalist line would probably be better for the growth of a real worker's movement than trying to grow a specific tendency in Marxism.

/ita/ - terza edizione

>La crisi consiste appunto nel fatto che il vecchio muore e il nuovo non può nascere: in questo interregno si verificano i fenomeni morbosi più svariati.

Quest'uomo era un genio e un profeta.

Intanto, un ben noto ruffiano, procuratore di mignotte (sia femmine che maschi) d'alto bordo, ha annunciato di voler acquistare la testata de "l'Unità". Al tempo stesso, per un miserabile scazzo di natura corporativa, la "professione" giornalistica italiana organizza flesc' mobbese per le strade. Cosa di cui non si sarebbe reso conto nessuno se gli oziosi telegiornali che ci fanno sorbire tutti i giorni non avessero dato ampio spazio alla cosa. Ovviamente ben più importante dei massacri a Gaza e nello Yemen.

Più fenomeni morbosi di così!

So is there any substance to people like Chomsky and Zizek? All they do is talk about stupid shit and blame other left wingers for the shortcomings of the organized movements against the right wing, it's all entry level shit for people who are too scared of being marxist because it makes them feel morally wrong. Seriously can someone tell me any other reason why those two guys are the most popular ""left"" wing writers?

Cheka/NKVD/Statsi/etc.

Thread for discussing and posting everything related to the intelligence and security agencies of socialist countries/unions.

As a side note, edgy "secret police" memes are an untapped wellspring that we should be doing more of.

Spanish general elections

This Sunday we have general elections here in Spain. How come nobody made a thread?

Who should I vote for, lads?

What is leftypols stance on the kosovo situation

Is it part of serbia is it indipendent

Are they freedom fighters or a imperial colony

/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.

Understanding each other

Today friends, we will try to understand each others positions. Write in this thread question you have for other leftist.

I start

Why the fuck are there Juche fags? I don't get it. It's probably the worst kind of socialism I have ever seen. Name me one positive thing about it

Malthusianism is a brainlet unscientific ideology

I've seen people defend malthusianist point of views on this board and here's a friendly reminder there's no such thing as overpopulation.

Very good twitter thread with marx extracts showing malthusianism for what it is : psychopathic bourgeois rationalization of class genocide: https://twitter.com/_Alex_Shea_/status/1121761465499885569

>What is demographic transition

All countries, as their literacy rate improve, see their natality rates drop dramatically.

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.

I Would Like to be a Leftist Again

I would like to believe that a progressive utopian esque future could be brought about, where racism isn't a serious issue, where people for the most part got along, and where each tomorrow is better than yesterday. But I can't reconcile these fantasies with reality.

Growing up I was never racist, all of my friends were non-white, but over the last few years all of them have begun to view everything through a racial lens, everything is about how whites are the problem, how white men need to be removed from positions of power and influence. The thing is, I am white, and I've always been nice to these people, I've always been there when they needed me, and yet now they view me in a negative light simply because of the color of my skin.

At the same time that all of this happening, as I slowly drifted away from longterm friends, I began to become more isolated. I'm a NEET now, and I haven't seen anyone aside from my parents for months. While I find the majority of posters on /pol/ to be distasteful, a lot of their information is objectively true. Despite having 30% Jewish DNA, I find myself sympathizing with the Nazis. I've been a vegan for the last 7 years, and was a vegetarian before that, so when I found out about all of the animal welfare laws that were passed in Nazi Germany, I opened up to learning more about them.

I suppose I'm rambling now, but I don't know what else to say, I'm depressed and while I despise conservatives, I find myself incredibly drawn to Not Socialism as it aligns with my world views. I don't want to genocide anyone, I don't hate black people, or Hispanics, or any other race, I simply no longer have any faith in multiculturalism working.

I try to browse this board every so often, but nothing on here is ever appealing to me. Is there anyone else like me out there?

Anybody read "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell? If so what do you think of it in general?

I think its the best book honestly for anyone who wants to learn about an ancom society. I love how its framed as a story of Orwell's experiences and what he saw there rather than a long, boring essay about ancom economics or whatever. Makes it 1000x more interesting for non lefties to get to know the subject.

Gender Crit Containment Bunker

I partook in the general shitting up of the Cockshott thread (sorry about that). Let's discuss it here instead. Who is most materialist, the gender crits or the genderists? Is Cockshott right? What about the CPGB-ML?

Lets keep that shit contained, and try to be nice to eachother. A trans comrade is a comrade even if there is disagreement.

Food for discussion: detransitionist chicks talk about their experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxVmSGTgNxI&t=995s

VOL EDIT: From now on this is the only thread where trans discourse is allowed. Report other threads which bring up the topic.

What if Religion doesn't wither away but simply changes under Communism as it did under capitalism?

Why do commies hate the KING?

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/06/21/arts/russians-denounce-michael-jackson.html

imagine being so lame that you hate Michael Jackson in the 1980s

fuck the soviet union.

Listened to a podcast with C Derick Varn and Ben Burgis recently. In it, Varn states that the socialist left being "collectivist" is a notion that comes from right wingers, that leftists eventually started believing but inverted (as in "yes we're collectivists and that's a good thing"). He also said that Marx never espoused "collectivism", and that in fact the only "moral good" or whatever that concerned him was freedom.

I instinctively feel like he is right but I'm not well read enough to make that case confidently. I always cringe when leftists accuse other leftists of being liberals anytime the word "freedom" is mentioned, or when leftists buy into the simplistic Sargon of Akkad style "individualism vs. collectivism" dichotomy and take the side of "collectivism" instead of questioning the validity of the dichotomy itself.

Thoughts? Is Varn right?

Wikipedia – A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDPrpKDjQ5U

>On the latest episode of On Contact hosted by Chris Hedges, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales' egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite.

https://medium.com/@helen.buyniski/wikipedia-rotten-to-the-core-dcc435781c45

>Wikipedia: Rotten to the Core

On porn, im suprised there's still so much debate, just ban any actual acts involving the commodification of actual sex, and permit the drawings of the act of sex

Besides, there will be still many things to fap to, although, what is /leftypol/'s stance on guro/furries/other degen stuff?

Planned agronomy

Market-based agronomy is unsustainable, we need democratically planned agronomy. We need to drastically limit the amount of crops dedicated to feeding cattle.

Antifa

What do you guys think about Antifa? Personally I think that their main goal to bring down fascism is a good idea, but they seem to also do wrong things, and since /leftypol/ is leftist, and Antifa is also leftist, I was just wondering what other leftists had thought about it.

Thread for the appreciation of J Posadas

The US has seen an increase in UFO sightings by pilots. Navy pilots have been reporting the same story of an unidentified aircraft that goes faster than they do.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ufo-sightings-us-navy-aliens-reports-latest-pilots-a8886671.html

This comes following official reports that pilots had attempted to chase the “ufo” and they had recovered some kind of material they did not recognise and could not discover what it was.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pentagon-ufo-alloys-program-recover-material-unidentified-flying-objects-not-recognise-us-government-a8117801.html

Not saying it was aliens but this sure sounds like fucking aliens. It seems like porkys dogs have smelled something and started to bark

/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.

comrades we must hijack clown pepe to spread anarcho-communism instead of the transphobic neo-nazi world view it spreads

/leftybritpol/ Make Britain Wessex Again

Previous thread- >>2838096

Brexit potentially delayed,

Elections in NI for council in may,

Potentially EU elections after.

Where's the RA when you need them most?

Aftermath of the Zizek vs Peterson debate

Now that the dust is starting to settle, what do you think we should do to capitalize on this debate?

Here are my impressions of how various people are viewing it:

>Peterson got BTFO by Zizek who showed the audience how intellectually unprepared Peterson was to talk about the topics

This view is prominent among the leftist circles on Youtube, especially clearly seen in the comments section of Muke's video of the debate.

>it wasn't a debate, it was a civil discussion between two intellectuals who agree a lot with each other

I can see this in the comments section of the most popular video of the debate. I think this is how most regular people are framing the debate.

>this "debate" was a disgrace and the "intellectuals" who participated in it should be ashamed of themselves

I've seen a couple of articles describing the debate this way. I think they're correct but I don't think they know that Zizek fully intended never to debate in an academic manner, instead opting to win over Peterson's fans through SLICK ENTRYISM. I think Zizek pulled this off masterfully (which shocked me, he was more coherent than usual and completely controlled the debate).

How should leftists on Youtube approach this in order to win over people and get them interested in leftist thought? Of course there's the angle of showing how much Peterson is a hack and how he badly he did in the debate but there's another angle to consider.

Take that moment in the debate when Peterson was listening to Zizek as if he's fascinated by him. That I think is representative of some of Peterson's fans who just got introduced to Zizek who was expecting someone else entirely, probably some caricature of a marxist. If we play our cards right and approach in a friendly manner, showing how much we hate the idpol obsessed SJWs and how they're not representative of our side I think we have a good chance of winning people over.

/uspg/ - US Politics General

Mandatory containment for: discussing your dogshit election campaigns and candidates.

Voluntary containment: discussing burger-specific things nobody cares about.

Allowed outside this thread: real political developments pertaining to the USA (IE, laws being passed, strikes, wars, etc)

original OP:

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/

OC Thread 3.0

OC Thread 3.0

I suppose we should establish a new thread dedicated to /leftypol/ original content.

Feel free to post original content you've made, or OC someone else recently made which you would like to share.

Or, collaborate on improving content within this thread.

Why won't liberals accept that somebody is a fascist when they very clearly are? I spoke to one about Charlottesville and he wouldn't admit that the demonstrators were fash simply because they don't themselves identify that way. Why are they like this?

Capitalism is killing of orangutangs

>Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

>Burning forests to make way for plantations to support the world's insatiable demand for palm oil is one of the main causes of the astonishing decline in numbers of this species

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/orangutans-extinction-population-borneo-reasons-palm-oil-hunting-deforestation-rainforest-a7199366.html?fbclid=IwAR2Nwpi0uTHtuS243TXEZwhFje55ELCxmX2DGnGRSCAp5eWEZyJsYGaq1eo

>We produce enough food to feed 10 billion people. So why does hunger still exist?

https://medium.com/@jeremyerdman/we-produce-enough-food-to-feed-10-billion-people-so-why-does-hunger-still-exist-8086d2657539

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.

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/

Take the Tankiepill

Since there's a lot of newfags here I decided it was time for another Marxism-Leninism discussion thread. Anarchists and leftcoms welcome but please try not to fling shit

Starting with some links for discussion

>poll from 2019 shows Stalin viewed positively by 50 percent of Russians today

https://www.rt.com/russia/456690-stalin-rating-historic-maximum/

>60% of Russians want communism back

https://web.archive.org/web/20140223044330/http://www.systemiccapital.com/60-percent-of-russians-want-communism-back/

>Gallup: Former Soviet Countries See More Harm From Breakup

>https://news.gallup.com/poll/166538/former-soviet-countries-harm-breakup.aspx

>76 percent of Soviet citizens voted for preservation of the USSR in 1991

https://sputniknews.com/infographics/20110313162959645/

>Growing Up Under Communism was the Happiest Time in My Life

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221064/Oppressive-grey-No-growing-communism-happiest-time-life.html

>More Fulfilling Relationships and Better Sex Under Socialism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.html

10s of Thousands of Russians Protesting Yeltins Government Adorned in Red Flags and Hammer and Sickle back in 1993

https://youtu.be/bjBmtkW3Tl8

>Michael Parenti-Communism Has Worked

https://youtu.be/6Tmi7JN3LkA

>Michael Parenti-Authoritarianism in Socialist Countries

https://youtu.be/6gtUaGV6mNI

>Truth About Starvation in North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela

https://youtu.be/sknaV0nqVT8

>Why Communism is Important

https://youtu.be/TumR7eTc_-c

Playlist of cool Communist music including from the USSR and other socialist states

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCbbYCusuEhZ50TsgFwVnKdQHha_fz7uv

FAQ and Rules

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Other boards:

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>>>/marx/

>>>/freedu/

>>>/leftyweebpol/

>>>/gnussr/

>>>/leftpol/

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http://bunkermag.org/

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FAQ:

>How can you call yourselves leftist politically incorrect?

/leftypol/ posters are allowed to voice opinions that offend liberals, SJWs, and so on. All sects on the left are allowed to post on /leftypol/, leading to plenty of fighting and shitflinging between leftists, which other forums might ban. However, this was only a minor consideration in the naming of /leftypol/. Since the concept is simply a leftist version of /pol/, the entire name of /pol/ was retained.

>I'm not a leftist can I post here?

Non-leftists can come here to ask questions. Board moderation here is more focused on maintaining a good board index, so non-leftists have to be on better behavior as OP than they do as participants in someone else's thread. If you aren't b8ing or shitposting, your thread is likely to stay up.

>Are you liberals? Are you SJWs? Do you like Clinton? Are you all Zionists???

No liberals here. We hate the Democrat party.

As for Israel, leftism is anti-Zionist. It is not anti-Jew. Unlike /pol/, /leftypol/ fully supports Palestinians, and doesn't think they're "mudslimes."

Pretending to be an SJW or Zionist will very likely get you banned.

>Why did you leave /pol/ and why does this board exist?

/leftypol/ exists to help the 8chan community focus on leftist topics without being slid or flooded to death.

>Do you support gun control?

While posters on /leftypol/ have varying stances on gun control (training requirements, mental health checks, etc.), they are overwhelmingly in favor of arming the proletariat.

>Do you support "national" socialism?

No.

RULES:

Don't:

-spam

-post cuckshit, "commies BTFO," or any of that kind of shit

-post any porn depicting underage (including drawings)

-deny the problems of climate change or imperialism

-attempt to cloak reactionary politics in left-wing rhetoric (Strasserism, "Nazbol" Strasserism, National "Socialism," Zionism, "Die cis scum"/"Kill all white men" SJW shit)

-voice support for NATO intervention, or explicitly state that you support imperialism in any context

-incite specific acts of terrorism or similar acts (use your head, don't act like a fed)

Do:

-be respectful, ask questions, and know your place if you're a reactionary

-feel free to flame, shitpost, and be sectarian if you are a leftist (just keep it somewhat within reason)

mod action log:

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

https://8ch.net/bans.html

What is the /leftypol/ viewpoint of the whole Freemen on the land or Sovereign citizen movement?

I'm interested in how Marxists view this group.

Is there any industry that is more awful and disgusting as the pornography industry?

When I was living in Japan I am Taiwanese btw I witnessed a university girl shooting a porn video for getting cosmetics money. She hid this thing from her mother and brother

I don't know but probably the same thing goes for Hungary and Czechia

How porn managers treat females is utterly horrendous. Most of the pornstars are getting bruises and other shit from the shootings

Capitalism is utterly disgusting so is pornography

Why didn't the world's premier global capitalist power devolve into Fascism near the end of its reign?

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ITT

The Female perspective

To the men of this board, what are your opinions on women in a socialist society or during revolution? Should they have any specific role? What's your take on this? Where do you draw your conclusions from?

To the women of this board (Including trans, but more so interested in a cis perspective) how do you wind up here? What type of lefty are you? Are far left spaces like this more or less easy to navigate as a woman than others you have experience in? What do you believe is your role in revolution, if any? In a socialist society?

In general just discuss a women and how they relate to your preferred method of whatever you believe.

Is the UN worth anything? Does it only support imperialism? Should it be reformed? Abolished? Is the issue with the UN itself, or just its members?

What's the /leftypol/ stance of Khorloogiin Choibalsan, the famous "Mongolian Stalin". Is there stuff I can learn about him?

Hey lefty pol,

new fag from /pol/ here, Decided to have a "lurk" on the other side and I'm really surprised with how many things both boards have in common with regards to problems identified within society, (except one blames Jews and the other capitalists). It surprised me how much i agree with comments on this board (assumed it would be a sea of SJW culture and white hate, but it was informative and interesting). I know this probably gets posted every week here (please don't gulag me) but how do we reconcile? it seems like NutSac is just socialism with a racial consciousness? And can I get your opinions on the "anuddah shoah" that /pol/ is so concerned with? And why or why not race and ethnicity would/wouldn't matter to you?

Not trying to start an argument or "red pill" you all I've just been hearing so much "1488 Nazi masturbation fantasy now" lately I'm kinda sick and would appreciate some other input. Thanks in advance

GORBACHOV IS FUCKING DEAD

CELEBRATE /LEFTYPOL/

PRESS S TO SPIT IN ITS GRAVE

SHOULD WE ALLY WITH THE NATIONAL SOCIALISTS?

/pol/ is discussing this very question here:

https://8ch.net/pol/res/13178742.html

What do you guys think? It is not a very long leap from Marxism to Not Socialism… An alliance could be beneficial for both of our movements.

Is an alliance of Red & Brown possible?

I live in finland, joensuu (utra to be specific) where can i find and buy leftist books?

Are single issue parties ever worth voting for? Are they worth joining to influence their policy on other areas?

100 flowers

It's that time again - bring your criticism and suggestions for /leftypol/ to the table and talk to the mods.

I'll probably keep it pinned for about a week.

Eastern Philosophy

Is there such a thing as good eastern philosophy? I've never been inspired to read it cause everyone I've ever known who says they like eastern philosophy just has platitudes and shit they recite. I'm not saying eastern philosophy is bad, I've just yet to be inspired to read it. Any thoughts?

Why are they so based, /leftypol/? They spend almost all their time debunking regime change propaganda targeted at Venezuela, Syria, Nicaragua, etc. I also like that they call themselves communists without being cringy LARPers.

Globalization and Neoliberalism

Disclaimer I don't really have a largercpoint to make in this thread I just have been researching a lot about how shit the modern world is from a left perspective of course due to a bout of depression and I need to get this out of my system cuz it's weighing on my mind pretty hard.

So capitalism in general is the enemy but does anyone else find our current era of neoliberal globalization particularly nightmarish? In the past when capitalist decadence achieved too excessive a hold on the public it seemed more open and people could see the decimation of decency the system was waging on their lives. Now people can just hide away from it and completely drop out and those who can't are incapable of communicating with the walled off either literally, through physical barriers,security, or geographical distance such as the 3rd world being so far from the 1st and so on, or metaphorically due to the acceleration of ways to tune out the noise IE tech gadgets, consumerism, highly immersive virtual environments becoming more accessible, ever more potent drugs, more access to more food for less, the religion of big budget multi film Hollywood franchises, the infinite "fandoms" one can join gambling, pornography and binge watching media. This is an isolation that cuts across class too and I would say is actually now an even bigger problem among lower classes. In the past all of this stimulus could only be afforded by the bourgeoisie but it has been made cheap, affordable, and largely globalized while the treatment necessary to recover from this multitude of addictions is being further horded and stashed away and made only accessible to the rich.

Those who either can't afford or can't morally square becoming a true atom in a sea of anxious automatons are regulated by massive security and surveillance apparatuses. The attack on homelessness and tent cities is ramping up because of this. The goal is to shove everyone who won't conform to a culture of pure individualism and consumerism into a private prison so they can be used as free capital or to just kill them either directly or through forcing them to kill themselves by either literally taking their own lives or starving them. Anyone who is going to be even a passive or potential threat to the system must be neutralized. Even the leaders of Black Lives Matter, a mostly liberal and identity politics ridden organization that has been on the wane recently, are mysteriously turning up dead over and over.

There are also feedback loops in the system similar to feedback loops in climate change that it causes which seem just as self-perpetuating and deterministic. The recycling industry is a good segue into this. When you recycle plastics, they are stockpiled and then sold to the highest bidder, which used to be China most of the time. China then gets what they can use out of it and simply dumps the rest. Increasingly, more and more dirty plastics are thrown into the mix due to the frenzy for cheap materials and then China is so full of unusable material it simply stops accepting most recyclable imports and begins dumping tons of filth. In the interim the process continued but the plastics are sold to even poorer nations with even lower standards (due to the beauty of deregulation which I'll get to in a second) and even more environmentally unfriendly processing plants and so on. The "fast fashion" industry is very similar but almost worse because they have begun to set up bins in their stores and even give customers discounts if they recycle a certain amount of clothing. These companies then profit from selling these clothes to a middleman who then in turn takes those clothes and what stores like Salvation Army can't sell and ships them to African nations for a profit. These nations then get what they can out of largely unusable material, sell them for tiny profits, then throws them into landfills often where they are simply set ablaze and in the open with large plumes of toxic fumes billowing into the sky.

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/PCG/ Pixelcanvas General

I recently found this r/place clone called pixelcanvas.io and there's a communist faction currently building over an ancap base, let's help them.

https://pixelcanvas.io/@-430,-530

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/br/ - Brazil Thread - Never lose your faith edition

Loyal to our shitposting tradition, we probably already made it through more than 3000 posts spanning several Brazilian Threads. Here's to many more!

Fio anterior:

>>2793892

Lembrando do nosso board, que algum dia será muito movimentado:

>>>/bantifa/

fuck the US

Guys I'm really depressed/anxious my gf is in the states and god I'm helping her as much as I can but there's only so much that can be done right.

Basically her parents are scum and are kicking her out and we got her a job but now she needs a place to live in NJ so she can atleast break even or save money and it seems like it's so fucking hard for anyting to go right.

This all just makes me mad at the people around me that could even have right wing/conservative views. I get everything essentially handed to me, most people in the military don't even know how to pay bills since it's just covered and taken out of your check you literally just show up to work and spend your check. These people will just lambast my gf's situation making her seem like she isn't working hard enough or doing this and that. It makes me furious that these people could talk down about her as if they would even know struggle.

It's just fucked how is it even possible that American society puts the military on this pedastal when they give them SO much. I get healthcare, food, housing, disability compensation after service, VA care after service, tuition paid for, 30 paid days off a year that stacks???? WTF??? How are none of these things standard in america??? 30 days paid vaycay is unheard of??? Americans deserve so much more it makes me sad. At the same time they don't deserve anything since they're not willing to fight and will still fall for the traps laid out by the current institutions.

I have all these benefits and then my gf has to work 12 hours everyday just to literally survive??? and god forbid if she takes one day off or just lost contact with me because I've had to give her like 1.2k or something for her to just be able to move out. She'd be homeless!! What kind of society is this?? How is it possible that like there aren't homeless shelters available they're all full! you would have to wait in a line for the entire day to just get in.

America is the biggest joke I've ever seen!!! I'll say I'm on a diatribe now but I don't care if this get's removed or whatever I just want this off my chest.

my friend got out of the military right and THE FIRST WEEK OUT he GOT STABBED!!! he's 20k in DEBT!! BECAUSE HE GOT STABBED it could have been fucking 100k but he lied the second time and made up a fake name.

What the fuck is wrong with this country?? How are people not rioting in the streets??

I see videos everyday of cops just beating the shit out of kids in crowds how the fuck are they not getting shot or punched these people stand by and do nothing to help their friends?? The yellow vests in France were literally brawling with cops for less!!

I don't even understand how people aren't actively rioting it just seems like people should be looting the streets at this point but somehow they're not? How is American society even still moving?

Anyway I'm done fuck America

Redpill me on vanguardism

It seems to me like vanguardism is the biggest problem with ML'ism with both USSR and China getting their revolution fucked because of it. In USSR already after Lenin died you had a situation where all the revolutionary leaders where infighting between their different factions and after Stalin (who from what I understand kept their bullshit down) died the country pretty much became an oligarchy. There was no new blood admitted to the higher echelons of power, thus near the end of USSR all of these old vanguardists started dropping like flies, leading to Gorbachev getting in power and the union dissolving. And yes, USSR was the first attempt, but Mao had the advantage of foresight, leading to him trying to curtail the power of this newly forming bureaucrat class but it didn't work and after he died you had Deng. So why stick to the idea of a vanguard if it seems they will always try to secure more power for themselves? I imagine this must have been re-thought by ML's over the years and there are some theoretical methods to prevent it, so how? Or am I just misunderstanding / missing some key information?

News 4/25

North Korea wants to denuclearize but needs security guarantees, Putin says after Kim talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/25/putin-has-substantial-talks-with-kim-at-summit.html

https://outline.com/PAACZw

Grenfell fire survivors forced onto general housing waiting list

A family of four who survived the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze in June 2017 have been told by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council that they will be moved onto a general council housing waiting list as the programme to rehouse survivors “has now finished.”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/gren-a25.html

Extinction Rebellion: London Stock Exchange blocked by climate activists

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.Protesters from Extinction Rebellion attached themselves to walls and to each other at the financial centre in the City of London.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-48049040

Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-exclusive/exclusive-irans-zarif-believes-trump-does-not-want-war-but-could-be-lured-into-conflict-idUSKCN1S02VK

Sudan crisis: Three top generals agree to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48049936

France sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait, so an angry China said France couldn't come to its navy's birthday party

A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, U.S. officials told Reuters, a rare voyage by a vessel of a European country that is likely to be welcomed by Washington but increase tensions with Beijing.

https://www.businessinsider.com/exclusive-in-rare-move-french-warship-passes-through-taiwan-strait-2019-4

Sturgeon outlines new Scottish independence referendum plans

Nicola Sturgeon is to introduce new legislation to stage a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming one must be held by May 2021 if Brexit goes ahead.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/24/sturgeon-outlines-new-scottish-independence-referendum-plans

Venezuela's Maduro calls new Citgo financing deal 'illegal'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday called a recent financing deal for state oil company PDVSA’s U.S. refining unit Citgo by the opposition “illegal” and said the U.S. government was “complicit.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-citgo/venezuelas-maduro-calls-new-citgo-financing-deal-illegal-idUSKCN1S0060

Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels

Around 12 million hectares of forest in the world's tropical regions were lost in 2018, equivalent to 30 football fields per minute.While this represents a decline on 2016 and 2017, it is still the fourth highest rate of loss since records began in 2001.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48037913

'It's a groundswell': the farmers fighting to save the Earth's soil

Cherry is one of a growing army of UK farmers who are turning their back on the plough – and centuries of farming tradition – in an effort to tackle a little-noticed but potentially devastating environmental crisis: the degradation of the Earth’s soil.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/24/farmers-save-earths-soil-conservation-agriculture

/officecuck/

https://www.supremereality.us/home/thread?id=-o-f-f-i-c-e-c-u-c-k----g-e-n-e-r-a-l

After working a bunch of shitty jobs i finally went back to school and now i have a 'white collar' job. It sucks just as bad as any fast food place I worked. My boss is an asshole, my work environment is shit and im forced to work in a windowless cubicle and in winter its dark both when i go in and when i leave so i get sunlight once or twice per week.

The daily grind of 9-5 9-5 9-5 (and its more like 9-6 cuz lunch break doesnt count) is really wearing me down. 2 weeks time off is a joke we should have 3-4 months off a year if were forced to work 40/50/60/70 hours a week all the time.

Is this adult life under capitalism I don't know how i can do this another 40 years i fucking hate my life. Please let the revolution come soon you motherfuckers need to send my boss to the gulag

Are debates useless?

After hearing the Zizek-Peterson debate I've realized that 99% of arguments against Marxism from right wingers today are based on their own assumptions and misinterpretations and on shit they heard from other anticommunists. Peterson did all this and openly declared he had only read the Commiefesto (how is he even considered an intellectual?). So, how do we fix this? Is there a point in debating others anymore?

Hezbollah MP: “The state must confiscate the wealth and property of those who extracted millions from citizens. Attempts to make the poorer class carry the burden of what the rich have stolen is categorically rejected.” Whatever the policy outcome, this is unprecedented language

https://twitter.com/Ali_Kourani/status/1119316580993781760

can someone debunk this picture i found on pol. im too lazy to do my own research ————————————————————————————————————————————-

Donbass People's Republics

What do you think of the 'People's Republics' in Ukraine? Are they any good? And what about the foreigners who volunteer to fight for them: are they just delusional or are they actually doing good?

Zizek thread

Explain to me Zizek political position. One day he says "I'm for communism", the other he's peak capitalism realism, saying we need to reform capitalism.

Why aren't there more leftists who have criminal minds?

Most leftists have nothing criminal going on in their heads. Why is this? So many of them flip their shit at the thought of doing a little graffiti, or shoplifting. I know there are a decent amount who are not afraid to do these things, but at the same time so many of them, I'd say 90% or more, cannot convince themselves to commit crime. They'll use all sorts of justifications and such about "being strategic" and "staying under the radar", but TBH that sounds a lot like being a citizen who has revolution fantasies more than anything else.

Basically, where are today's Bonannos and Bonnots?

Arguments you're tired of seeing other leftists use

ITT: Arguments or rhetoric you hate seeing other leftists utilize

Personally, I'm getting really fucking tired of hearing leftists make purely moralist appeals and expecting anyone in modern capitalist society to give a shit. Nobody is interested in hearing a bunch of preachy blog posts about the moral virtues of socialism and the evils of capitalism, and all it does is fortify this idea of "the emotional leftist vs the reasonable capitalist". Nobody is going to care about "virtuous outcries" in today's alienated society.

Is there anything Nietzsche wrote that's worth reading? or am I just wasting my time and better off reading the mountain of other shit I need to get through?

Leftypol BTFO

Sorry losers, the price mechanism wins. If you disagree, you're a luddite.

>>>/liberty/

Sociologically, has transsexualism and transgenderism risen in recent years, or is it simply more socially acceptable to be openly trans? How much of it is based in dysphoria and how much of it is sexual?

News 4/22

Over 200 killed, hundreds injured in series of blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches

A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

https://www.rt.com/news/457129-sri-lanka-church-hotel-blasts/

Jewish effigy hanged and burned in ‘disturbing’ Easter ritual in Poland

A Jewish effigy has been hanged and burned as part of an Easter ritual in Poland, an incident condemned as “deeply disturbing” by the Jewish community.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jewish-poland-effigy-easter-ritual-burned-judas-a8880801.html

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election.With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48007487

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too”

Dozens of public housing advocates protested outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris Monday to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof.

https://www.apnews.com/b21e9857500b4f7f91c3bb1793c55847

Germany’s IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state

Just a few days after the publication of a draft for an “Intelligence Enabling Act,” the German interior minister Horst Seehofer has submitted proposals to the cabinet for a comprehensive extension and tightening up of the 2015 IT Security Act.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/germ-a22.html

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/tripoli-forces-push-opponents-back-slightly-south-of-libyan-capital-witnesses-idUSKCN1RX0NK

Turkish opposition leader attacked at soldier's funeral

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has been attacked at the funeral of a soldier killed in fighting against Kurdish militants. The Republican People’s party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was taken to a nearby house by security forces for his protection, the state news agency Anadolu said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/21/turkish-opposition-leader-kemal-kilicdaroglu-attacked-soldier-funeral

Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli army ‘while blindfolded and handcuffed’ in West Bank

Officials said an investigation had been launched into the incident, which is believed to have taken place last week after a group of youths had thrown stones at troops.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/palestine-israel-west-bank-teenager-shot-soldiers-army-handcuff-blindfold-a8881296.html

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-election/egyptians-vote-for-second-day-on-constitutional-changes-idUSKCN1RX0CF

US offers $10 million reward in hunt for Hezbollah financiers

The US government is offering a bounty of up to $10 million for information about three alleged financiers of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based organization that the US considers to be Iran-backed terrorists.

https://www.rt.com/news/457255-hezbollah-finances-reward-treasury/

Breadpill me on venezuela. All pictures below are unrelated leftist pictures.

Video games are made by males for males, of cause they will appeal to male interests.

Feminists, instead of making their own games which appeal to female interests to create a "safe space", want to force change through an authority, namely the state and media complex shaming companies for blasphemy against progressive values, causing stocks to drop in value.

The people complaining are a miniscule minority and for the most part not even interested in video games in the first place. They don't represent the video game consumer market but want to instate dogmas affecting all of it. Looking at the effects the PC inquisition has on other markets, the passionate hobbyists simply revolted against this literal invasion.

Would anyone call for censorship if a feminist developer team made a "female power fantasy" game?

No, because sane individuals ignore things they don't like as long as they aren't forced upon them, while insane individuals actively seek reasons to feel miserable and/or victimized.

Hello, this thread might be considered a diary thread, but I just felt like sharing what I've observed through my short time working in the construction industry in New Zealand. It may be relevant to other countries across the world, or other industries, I'm not sure. I'm not too well versed in leftist political thought or theory, but I think I understand enough to comment on what I've seen in my life through a marxist lens.

Over the 8 years I've been working I've noticed a sudden shift in the way employment and contracts have been organized. Traditionally, new staff was taken on and given a contract which entitled them to holiday pay, benefits, new boots/safety equipment, etc. I started off on one of these contracts, and have had them in some form ever since I started employment. The next wave of labourers and apprentices, however, are all being put on 'causal contracts', which amount to full time work but the holiday pay and compensation for safety equipment has been entirely stripped away. This has in the last few years become the norm for any small construction business. I currently have two boarders in my house that work in the industry, work is full time but not guaranteed, they could land a 2 day working week one week and the next week be expected to work 60 hours. It is completely arbitrary and leads to gross financial instability.

The thing is though. I don't see this being driven by the typical bourgeois. It's the petit bourgois behind this trend entirely. It's only small construction businesses doing it, the larger ones are all still for the most part offering permanent contracts. Although I've heard rumors that in Auckland it's spreading across the entire industry.

The most striking part is that workers are expected to pay for all the handtools, harnesses and safety boots used on the job. This is to come directly out of their own pocket and can cost from anywhere to $400-$800 a year, and when the tools are worn down they are to be replaced by the worker directly out of his own pocket. My family is petit bourgois and runs a small construction company, and the most striking part is how fast management has now spun this as normal. It's not even insincerity on their part, talking to my sister it genuinely comes across that they believe it's 'right' for the workers to replace their own tools while the company itself makes the profit. That's besides the point but I thought it was worth mentioning.

But anyways. This situation I think has mostly to do with the proliferation of certain health and safety standards and drug testing on major sites and businesses. The construction industry, like the sailing industry, has historically always relied on the lumpen-proletariat to fill its ranks. The lumpen-proletariat, unable to be employed in the major firms and the important sites, are forced out to work for the petit bourgeois. They are left in an even more vulnerable position once there, and the petit bourgois are amping up the wage slavery to even worse conditions.

POL POLL

We're doing it!

This is a general poll for various leftist ideologies you might subscribe to.

https://www.strawpoll.me/17798477/r

Warsaw Pact General

Was gonna make a USSR general, but it's better to expand a little.

Try and go beyond sharing aesthetic pics and post more informative stuff.

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.

Soviet military hardware performance

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

forming terresterial worlds like ours

So far I just see two planets that are canadates to potentially live on. Unfortunatly they both have 95% of thier atmosphere being CO2 and little to no water.

Mars has CO2 ice caps (resulted from the reverse greenhouse effect) that could form a atmosphere so that the temperatures on mars could begin to be tolerable to humans, but there are trace amounts of water so plants can't domesticate on the planet.

Venus has a good atmosphere that cause the greenhouse effect to generate a consistant temperature of 600 degrees so to make it tolerable one will have to get rid of some of the atmosphere. If we could find a large water asteroid in the astroid belt and swing it into Venus it might be possible to make it tolerable for us.

I just want a thought experiment for this. These are not a suitable alternative for earth in the foreseeable future and our planet needs to come first, we need to adapt to the changing conditions that earth will become first. What I'm proposing is hypothetical thought experiments to turn our two closest terresterial worlds to a tolerable landscape.

Only mars has a little of the magnetosphere whereas Venus already has the atmpshere to block most asteroids.

Peterson vs Zizek

Are you ready? Will you attend? Do you think Zizek will be able to debate (I mean, Peterson is a snake and Zizek isn't renown for debating skills)

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

Can someone give me a rundown on Chapo trap house? I keep hearing it thrown around in leftist circles but always thought it was some reddit thing so I ignored it.

Global Paramilitary Cooperative Syndicalism

>Be Cobra from G.I. Joe

>blow up all the world's nukes (sorry Posadists!) and nearly take over the entire world with a global paramilitary arms merchant band

>buy state assets from third-world countries and replace the governments with pro-Cobra industrial governments

>basically turn the entire third world into a single unified government by doing this

>hit england with a giant metal rod from space blowing up the entire city

>Be Big Boss from Metal Gear

>Attempt to create a global state wherein soldiers are not mistreated by their nations

>Soldiers without borders

>Outer Heaven

>Literally just trying to make life better for people with nowhere else to go

>This plan would unironically be incredibly powerful if translated into a real life organization because it's literally a global state of soldiers

>You're still the bad guy tho

>Be the Global Liberation Army from Command & Conquer

>Take over Iran, Kazakhstan, Germany, Iraq, Portions of China, "Aldastan", Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Libya, Yemen, Crete, and Somalia all at once

>Basically eurasianism combined with global paramilitary syndicalism and ba'athism

>Be Worker-Peasant Red Guards in North Korea

>5 million strong

>Not directly tied to the Noko government but heavily supported by it

>Basically a paramilitary militia but not limited to Noko borders

>Be Hezbollah

>Beloved by all anti-imperialists

>Incredibly based, "more akin to Communists than to Islamic theocrats"

>Actively supporting Syria, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, whoever-the-fuck is anti-Israel

>Everybody hates Israel except the USA

>/leftypol/ still denies that global paramilitary cooperative syndicalism is the future

>The greatest enemy of /leftypol/ is a global threat (megacorps)

>We live in a cyberpunk dystopia but no global organizations like these have actually been created correctly

Imagine being this retarded.

Can I still be a Marxist and personally look down on fat people? I just see them as disgusting, self-debasing lesser-thans, I can't help it.

Press F to pay respects, all landlords are bastards

His name was ERSKIN FELIX

My flag needs to be added to this fucking site, I feel like I am being silenced by you prehistoric retards…..

Can we just agree all this "the left today is disconnected from the people" posters are all just fascists from /pol/? Their anti-intelectuallism is tiresome and their intetions too transparent for us to put up with their bullshit

Moderation Thread

Direct all hotpocket related inquiries here.

mod action log:

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

https://8ch.net/bans.html

the conquest of bread 2.0

lets all upload our consciousness to a super computer. I promise it will be fun guys.

What will happen to the NYC poop trains under full communism? Is it fair for New Yorkers to shit on the rest of the country? What do New Yorkers do that besides swindle wealth with financial tricks and shit up the rest of the country? How will this change under a communist government?

https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DfpR91_Ql_IE&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj8ifKvg-rhAhUIW60KHYA5AzAQtwIwA3oECAUQAQ&usg=AOvVaw37_tTwJJP-1fG_nbDLmtZgwww.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/poop-train-carrying-human-waste-cleared-after-months-squatting-alabama-n867426&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwiigPSYg-rhAhWmna0KHYULAy0QFjABegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw32ag_mJkIPPWtHgIgYNTnM

>There are communists who concede on "muh holodomor"

>There are communists who concede on "muh gorillions"

>There are communists who concede on "muh starvations"

>There are communists who concede on "muh ebil Katyn"

>There are communists who concede on "muh secret police"

>There are communists who concede on "muh ebil Bolsheviks"

>There are communists who concede on the The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

>There are communists who concede on "muh USSR aggression"

>There are communists who unironically state "not real communism"

I really hope none of you anons do this around people

/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

Laugh at the Right Thread

Let's post some cringey right-wingers. The alt-right, neo-nazis, conservative boomers, libertarians, etc. My folder is mainly MAGA/Kekistan cringe so any other type would be especially welcome.

Carlylean Restorationist's Critique of Capitalism

We all remember Mencius Moldbug (Curtis Yarvin) trying to get Silicon Valley on board his dystopian, inhuman fantasy of rule by the capitalist class. All of NRx has been contaminated with this Free Market spergery right from the beginning, which it has been a (well duh) reactionary rather than revolutionary movement, and useless from a /leftypol/ perspective.

All that is about to change, as NRx is on fast track to adopting coherent anti-capitalist positions from a radically authoritarian perspective. "Huh. What's not to like?," one might be asking. Indeed, it's pretty top-notch stuff, given the high intellectual level of the discussion.

The most recent example of this phenomenon of NRx going pro-socialist is this blog by Carlylean Restorationist, subtitled "Anti-capitalism from the right." Before dismissing it as typical alt-right rubbish, take a few glances and see for yourself whether or not his arguments make sense to you.

https://chromium.fashion.blog/

(No, not really a fashion blog)

Any good information or books about Lee Harvey Oswald? Specifically on his motives, his personal Marxist ideology, and how he carried out his assassination.

Misconceptions

This isn't a thread for debunking "muh 7 gorrillion", it's a thread for making stuff about parties, unions, and history clear

Here's documents for/by the Wobblies

https://www.iww.org/history/myths/8

https://www.iww.org/history/myths/9

https://archive.org/details/tradeunionisminu00hoxi/page/n6

Ukraine election

Is anyone following the Ukraine election? Poroshenko is about to be ousted by a TV comedian. Where have we seen this before? Ukrainebros, is he a scam artist?

>The actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has taken a commanding lead in the first round of the Ukraine’s presidential elections, early results have shown.

>With just over half of the ballots counted early on Monday, Zelenskiy had 30.2% of the votes. The incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, was in a distant second place with 16.6% followed by former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on 13%, the national elections commission said. The results were closely in line with a major exit poll.

Under Socialism, do people have inherent worth?

And if they do have inherent worth from birth, isn't that an idealist notion? Does Communism assign you an arbitrary "worth" like Capitalism does?

News 4/24

‘Basic needs should be met for free’: Turkey’s new communist mayor wants to create a model socialist city

From collective farming to free public transport, the man described as Turkey’s first communist mayor wants to be a model for other socialists around the world

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-communist-mayor-fatih-mehmet-macoglu-tunceli-a8882786.html

India: BJP makes indicted Hindu supremacist terrorist a “star” election candidate

One of the chief accused in a Hindu supremacist terror network that killed scores of Muslims has been named by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a “star” candidate in the country’s general elections, which are being held over seven phases this month and next.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/24/inth-a24.html

UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. It marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those blamed on their enemies.

https://www.apnews.com/0aa6afe07a23489b8bcefef54c493abb

Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030

Egyptian voters have approved sweeping constitutional amendments that allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and further entrench the power of the military.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/716408260/egypt-approves-constitutional-changes-that-could-keep-el-sissi-in-office-until-2

Pakistan’s Navy fires domestically-made cruise missile in ‘impressive fire power display’

Pakistan showed off its newest domestically-built anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile during a test in the Indian Ocean. The test is part of Islamabad’s ongoing efforts to acquire more “indigenous” weapons.

https://www.rt.com/news/457433-pakistan-cruise-missile-test/

Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology

Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan are now entitled to compensation.Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed "inferior".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48036732

'Umbrella' Protesters Sentenced For 2014 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Demonstration

A court in Hong Kong has sentenced pro-democracy demonstrators to up to 16 months in jail for their role in the 2014 protests that clogged the city's financial district for months.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716628971/umbrella-protesters-sentenced-for-2014-hong-kong-pro-democracy-demonstration

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens over alleged terrorism offences

Saudi Arabia has executed 37 citizens across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of their headless bodies to a pole as a warning.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/23/saudi-arabia-executes-citizens-over-alleged-terrorism-offences

Threat of nuclear war ‘dangerously close’, parliamentary report warns

Lack of meaningful arms control agreements is risking the creation of an arms race and raising the possibility of nuclear weapons being used, according to a parliamentary report.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nuclear-war-threat-trump-russia-arms-cold-war-house-lords-a8883976.html

Teachers' Strike Sweeps Poland

A general strike in Poland’s education sector that began on Monday, April 8 continues with no end in sight. According to organizers from the two unions that initiated the strike—the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP) and the Trade Union Forum (FZZ)—on the first day of the strike 14,000 schools and kindergartens out of 20,400 such institutions joined the walkout.

https://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2019/04/teachers-strike-sweeps-poland

Greenland Is Now Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than It Was in 1980

A new paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows after decades of near equilibrium, Greenland began losing ice in the 1980s and it’s accelerated sixfold since then. That has sped up its contribution to sea level rise and raises concerns about what the future holds.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/greenland-is-now-losing-ice-six-times-faster-than-it-wa-1834215872

This was the most evil man in history and if you know history, you know why.

You know why that is?

Would race mixing be accepted in a Communist society? I want to get a Asian wife and create hapa babies with.

posters thread

What do you get when you combine futurism & socialist art?

It's been a while since I've seen any kind of art threads so I'll dump what I have.

Comrades, my friends are fucking anti-feminists and want to convert dem to anarcho-communism. Any tips n tricks for dis?

Well, if the KGB archives were open after the Soviets fall. Did something about UFOs and extraterrestrial contact emerge?

Minecraft

You are invited to join our communist Minecraft server. Every socialist is welcome. We are already over ~100 members.

As long as you are a leftist you are welcome!

discord invite: [link removed]